Frequently Asked Questions - Herbalife
What is Herbalife?
Herbalife is a scientifically formulated, herbal-based, calorie-reduced nutrition program. It is
centered around our unique high-energy, protein-rich, nutritional "shake" or meal replacement
drink, Formula #1, to which has been added food supplements containing important vitamins,
minerals, essential fatty acids and nutritional herbs. The Herbalife program has been used for
weight control and health enhancement since 1980, literally by millions of people from around
Do You Lose Weight Because You Skip Meals?
No. Herbalife's calorie-reduced program encourages participants to eat three meals daily.
Two usual meals are in the form of our nutritionally balanced meal replacement drink, and the
third is any meal of your choice. In addition, Herbalife has devised a seven-day recommended
meal plan which is distributed with its program. Diets which require people to skip meals are
unhealthy and stimulate binge eating. The Herbalife program supplies at least 1000 Calories
daily and is nutritionally complete so individuals can lose weight safely and effectively, and,
just as important, keep the weight off.
How Does Herbalife Work?
Herbalife supplies all the balanced nutrition the body needs on a daily basis. Individuals, who
choose to, can lose excess weight by reducing excess calories without sacrificing important
nutrients like protein, potassium and iron. As a result, they feel their best while they lose both
excess weight and inches.
Is Herbalife "Natural"?
The Herbalife program is based entirely on nutrition and herbs. The program does not use
drugs, medications, hormones or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss. All
ingredients in the Herbalife program must fulfill three important conditions: purity, potency and
stability. This is how we maintain the high level of quality associated with the Herbalife name.
What Causes The Feeling Of Increased Energy?
The weight loss and energy-enhancing effects of Herbalife are the result of its scientifically
balanced nutritional formula. They are not due to caffeine or any natural or synthetic stimulant.
Herbalife's 100% Herbal Guarana product contains pure guarana which has a naturally
occurring caffeine content of about 30 mg. per tablet (the same amount of caffeine as a small
cola drink). No chemical caffeine is added to our guarana product.
Are The Vitamin Levels Safe?
The levels of vitamins and minerals in all Herbalife formulas are carefully designed to assure
that individuals consuming them will not develop deficiencies or excesses. All of our formulas
are created to assure that all individuals, regardless of their nutritional needs, receive
optimum nutrition. Studies demonstrate that there are no "buildup" of vitamins or minerals
associated with the use of Herbalife products, including Vitamin A. In formulating Herbalife
products, we have taken special care to assure that Vitamin A levels are completely safe and
never lead to accumulation, even when consumed together with a diet rich in Vitamin A.
What Do The Herbs Do? Are They Safe?
Herbs are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, fibre and related nutrients essential for good
health. The herbal mixtures used in Herbalife products have been created by experts to
maximise nutritional potency. The herbs are the highest quality available anywhere in the
world and are free of pesticide residues and other possible contaminants. Tableting of the
herbal mixtures occurs under strict quality control to assure both purity and safety.
Can Everyone Use Herbalife?
Yes. Since Herbalife products are 100% nutritional food supplements, they are safe for
everyone. Certain individuals including children, pregnant or lactating women, insulin
dependent diabetics and those with compromised kidney function are advised to consult with
their physician before beginning this or any other weight loss program.
Is Herbalife FDA Approved?
In 1986 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration thoroughly evaluated the Herbalife Program
and issued a statement declaring that all of the Herbalife products were safe. However, the
FDA does not actually approve any nutritional product or food supplement, only drugs,
medications and medical devices. In addition, whenever Herbalife is introduced into a new
country, it is reviewed by that country's government before it is approved for importation and
Has The Herbalife Program Been Tested?
Absolutely. The Herbalife program has had extensive clinical testing in the United States and
Great Britain. All of the studies have demonstrated that Herbalife products are safe and
effective on both the short term and long term basis. In addition, each batch of Herbalife
products is quality-control tested to ensure product integrity before it is shipped anywhere in
Do Herbalife Distributors Require Professional Training?
No. The Herbalife Weight Control Program has been specifically designed by experts and
doctors in the fields of food technology and nutritional medicine so that it is completely self-
explanatory and therefore does not require or expect nutritional expertise on the part of its
distributors. However, the Herbalife Medical and Scientific Advisory Board offers its distributors
extensive nutritional education in the form of literature, tapes, and seminars.
Does The Herbalife Program Change Eating Habits?
Definitely. The Herbalife Program promotes good nutritional habits like reducing fat, fried
foods, salt and sugar in the diet and increasing fibre and complex carbohydrates. Most
important, Herbalife teaches individuals how to achieve and maintain an ideal weight. It is a
lifetime health program that works for everyone.
Is Exercise A Part Of The Herbalife Program?
Herbalife encourages participants to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition,
regular exercise, moderation in the use of alcohol and avoiding tobacco use. However, the
Herbalife Program works even if individuals do not or cannot exercise. Many people cannot
exercise because of serious injuries or other health programs. Even these individuals can
use the Herbalife Program to lose weight successfully.
Is The Herbalife Program Recommended By Doctors?
Yes. Herbalife has a Medical and Scientific Advisory Board that tests and researches Herbalife
products and continually monitors reports of results sent by customers and distributors. In
addition, many physicians and other professionals in all parts of the world use Herbalife both
in their personal lives and in their practices.
Where can I buy Herbalife products?
Herbalife products can ONLY be purchased directly from your Independent Herbalife
Distributor . Regardless of whether your distributor is local or in another country, the Shape
Specialists team will help you reach your individual goals with weekly or even daily support if
necessary. (You don’t need to attend meetings, we bring the support to you)
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