Its changed :-(
Isowhey used to be my shake of choice. After trying a number of different brands, isowhey had the best flavour (not too sweet), best consistency, kept me full for ages and helped me keep my eating on track. Then it changed. Xylitol?!? It is a laxative! Took me ages to work out where my tummy pains, cramps and gurgles were coming from - so inconvenient and uncomfortable!. Why? Why put this ingredient into your beautiful shakes that I can no longer have? Does anyone else have this reaction? Please Isowhey, take out this ingredient!
- Short-term physical illness
A great low sugar meal replacement
I love the classic coffee flavour, just like a morning coffee. I really like that Isowhey has hardly any sugar and low in carbs. Nothing artificial at all - sweetened with xylitol. And as someone with a gluten intolerance, Isowhey is gluten free :-) I use 2 serves per shake (which only comes to about 218 calories) and some raspberries. So yummy! And the Madagascan Vanilla is great as a base, and add flavours to. I'm using Isowhey to drop fat slowly.....
I am returning to use IsoWhey after initially being recommended to use by my wholistic GP 20 years ago. I don’t have results yet but just some tips after reading the negative reviews !
- the product is best mixed in a blender!
- Isowhey put out an on line Menu Booklet and Diet Plan. Read them! As those comments I read about being unpalatable we’re those who simply used water! I was always initially recommended to use skim milk. I am now using almond milk, coconut milk or water. Mix with a banana, LSA or Flaxmeal. I add berries or another fruit....
Purchased in September 2019 at Blooms Phatmacy.
A great product that needs to be tweaked a little
This is a great product. I've only been using it for a little over 2 weeks, I've lost a couple of kilos and I'm feeling so much better. It does need some tweaking to be enjoyable though. First of all, it's awful mixed with water so you might want to give that a big miss. It needs to be mixed with milk and although I'm not a fan of unsweetened almond milk, it is (in my opinion) the best milk to use with Isowhey. As an added bonus almond milk is creamy and very low in calories. Secondly, using one of those plastic hand mixers is a waste of ti...me - it will give you thin, watery results. You're going to need a blender, but you don't need to spend a fortune on one. Something like the George Foreman Mix And Go will do the job nicely. Thirdly, adding some fruit, ice and other flavourings really improves the taste. Madagascan Vanilla is my personal favourite. It's delicious with frozen banana, ice cubes and some cinnamon, or some frozen mango chunks with a small splash of coconut essence. The Ivory Coast chocolate is nice with frozen banana and ice cubes, or just ice and a splash of coconut essence (it tastes a bit like a Bounty chocolate). Frozen banana or mango in the Strawberry Smoothie flavour is nice as is frozen banana and ice in the Banana Smoothie flavour. Really, it's up to the individual - just choose what fruit you like and whiz it all up. So if you're not a fan and you feel you've wasted your money on this product why not give these suggestions a go? I guarantee your shake will be creamy and delicious (and you might even like it!).
Purchased in August 2019 for $27.99.
BEWARE Foreign Object inside Container! Poor Quality!!
I purchased the chocolate flavour from Chemist Warehouse Online, it took 1 week to finally arrive. (Slowest online purchase experience - that's another story). When it did arrive a large white chunk of plastic was inside the powder. I have no idea what it is!!!
Contacted both Chemistware House and IsoWhey...3 weeks on I am still stuck with my contaminated container - completely useless! A replacement still hasn't arrived, between the two companies they cannot work out decent customer service. I would have expected a refund and express shipped replacement for wasting my time.
Buy another brand like I did. Don't waste your time!
I look forward to this each morning, sometimes twice a day
Tried Banana and Vanilla. Both good but I always add fresh ingredients and play around with natural flavouring. Today I mixed one heaped scoop of vanilla powder, added a lady finger banana, a peeled and chopped pear, a quarter of a paw paw to 300ml of Almond coconut milk in the blender. After blending I added half teaspoon of cinnamon and gave it another few seconds blending, ( you can add a couple of ice cubes to blender if you wish) . Its delicious and full of good stuff and helps me avoid animal protein. Give it a try.
Strong chemical taste
I really wanted to use this as it didn't have added folate, like some others do. (My body cannot process the synthetic folate used in food manufacture - can't even buy a loaf of bread that's not an over-priced organic loaf).
Firstly it wouldn't mix, I had to get the stick mixer. It looked really thin.
It tasted so strongly of chemicals, that I didn't drink it until I read reviews on if that was normal. I suspect it's one of those things like the 'gene' for coriander to taste like soap, etc etc.
So I figured out that it was safe, as some others...experienced this. Then it was so thin, it was like having a glass of water. Not filling in the least, and almost nauseating in flavour. I threw in some rice bran and a couple of drops flavour essence, just to make it drinkable. I think I'll look for something else!
Purchased in March 2019.
all good so far
Been on IsoWhey for about 8 weeks and lost around 6kgs, tried chocolate, strawberry, coffee and mango, all good, most times I have breakfast and lunch shakes and normal food for dinner. I have fruit or Carmen bars (10g protein) for afternoon munchies. I am excising moderately 5 times a week, I was not heavy to start with but wanted to tone up from too much gym bulk in upper body, I cannot complain of the product. I have milk or water to mix in a hand held plastic shaker, I reduce crap food and no alcohol and the product does what it says, but it requires the user to be disciplined as well.
Goal is 10kg so well on track.
Good results in short time
I have tried the chocolate and vanilla flavours. I found both a little on the artificial flavour side and not very filling so I improvised to make it go further. Add 1 tsp psyllium husks (it thickens it), 200ml coconut milk, 15 frozen blueberries and a couple of ice cubes. Totals 166 calories. The taste is ‘ok’ for both flavours but I think I ever so slightly prefer vanilla. Beware, I can’t take this product at night as it messes with my sleep but maybe that’s just me. At this stage I have 1 replacement meal per day, sometimes 2 if I had a bad day calorie wise the day before. My loss after 3.5 weeks is at 8.9kg which is a great result for me as I’m in my 50’s with a slight physical disability and limited exercise capability.
Purchased in January 2019 for $29.95.
Stomach, chest pain and vomitting from a single dose
Bought at suggestion of Doctor and specialist to lose weight BUT How the hell can they sell this stuff, one single carefully measured dose gave me terrible stomach pain not too far removed from stomach ulcer pain my chest got terribly tight and uncomfortable actually thought I was having heart issues, I was extremely nauseas and even my lip was trembling as if I was about to be sick. I tried one dose the next day with the same effect, because the Docs had encouraged me to buy this stuff I tried a third time a few days later with the same effect. Wouldn't wish this stuff on my worst enemy. The taste is crap too so no compensation for the pain & suffering.
HOW ON EARTH CAN THEY SELL THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the strawberry
Love the strawberry ( not so fussed with the choc as the flavour isn’t very strong )
Leaves me full and energised for my workouts. Highly recommend and was easy to purchase online
Purchased in January 2019 for $23.00.
Pre mix for better flavour and texture
I have used Iso Whey on and off for a few years, and its my go to meal replacement when the kilos creep up. It is best if you pre mix it with a blender of some sort (I use a nutribullet) so that the power dissolves and thickens. Leave it in the fridge for a while to thicken and chill. I mix it with 200mL of low fat milk for a milkshake consistency, and for a thickshake I add half an avocado. I use the ivory coast chocolate and add a small teaspoon of raw cacao powder for a slightly bitter chocolate flavour. For a treat I mix it all up (cacao and avocado) and freeze and its like a bowl of chocolate icecream.
Hope these ideas help :)
Extremely happy with Isowhey
I have purchased and used the vanilla flavour with milk and a fresh banana for breakfast for over a year. I found it great and was able to drink it easily. I found some other shakes too thick and not drinkable. My weight loss over 2 years has been about 25kg inconjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. You do the math about a kg per month but it's staying off. I have tried reverting to eggs or oats for breakfast but revert back to my shake. I felt Isowhey was one of the healthier options in shakes based to reviews of the Drs behind it but that's my opinion
I don’t know exactly how it works but I don’t care!
I’ve just started Isowhey, 10 days in and have lost 2.8kg. Goal is 68-72kg so only a minimum of 3.2kg to go. I’m still in my first tub, strawberry and it is delicious, tastes exactly like a strawberry Oak milk.
Besides replacing my breakfast which was usually around 11am, I haven’t made any other changes and have been to an all you can eat Pizza Hut, had Spaghetti for dinner and even had Chinese takeout and still lost weight.
I’ve never tried a diet anything before and don’t think I’ll try anything other than isowhey as it works so well for...
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1 week in
So far I am on my first tub of chocolate Isowhey. It is a little bitter, but not so much that it isn't enjoyable.
Very thin consistency. I put the milk in first and then add the powder and shake it up in my shaker. I have my shake with milk, 2 times a day at breakfast and lunch. I have a protein bar and banana as my snacks thoughout the day and I just eat whatever we have bought to make for dinner.
On the weekends I'm a little more relaxed about what I eat.
Not sure if I've lost any weight yet as my boyfriend took my scales away from me ag...
Nourishing and Sensible
I watched a friend loose alot of weight so I decided I would try it.
Strawberry is my favorite now I am not using it to totally lose weight I use it to maintain my weight because of its nourishing content.
I use water and have only one a day.
I enjoy it.
Low sugar good, Reduced amt in container bad
I loved the fact it had reduced sugar, and less sugar than many other meal replacements.
The taste was OK, as I tried the Caramel, but to be honest have preferred the taste of other meal replacement products better.
Was definitely more effective in getting the weight down than other Meal Replacement products.
My BIGGEST MOAN was as a previous reviewer said my container was only 3/4 full, so that upset me.
Works for me
Have been on this shake for a while, lost weight, feel full and taste is ok. Fav is chocolate, had all of them. Choc not as tasty as before but still ok. I mix with fruit and yoghurt in morning. Replace two meals a day with shakes and have whatever I want for my meal. Losing weight this way. Drink plenty of water. Best shakes on market according to my pharmacist. Read labels much better then other brands also. Best prices for me is chemist warehouse. Always have sales on these.
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Questions & Answers
Does anyone else have an adverse reaction to their ingredient xylitol? I now get terrible tummy pains, cramps and gurgles when I never used to. Is such a shame as I used to enjoy this...
Hi, I was just wondering how many kgs people are losing? I have been using the product for a month and replacing 2 meals - I have with almond milk. I eat healthy snacks during the day I.e fruit, crackers as I dont want to starve myself. I have one meal for dinner and in the last month I would of only lost 1-1.5kg. Is this normal? From what I am seeing a lot of people are losing much more?
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