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Herbalife the free encyclopedia Wikipedia

Type Public (NYSE: HLF)
Founded Los Angeles, CA (1980)
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Key people Michael O. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

Gregory L. Probert, President and Chief Operating Officer
Brett R. Chapman, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Richard P. Goudis, Chief Financial Officer
Y. Steve Henig, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Paul E. Noack, Chief Strategic Officer
Industry Nutrition & Skin Care products
Products Weight management, nutritional supplements, personal care
Website http://www.herbalife.com/


Founded in 1980, Herbalife International (NYSEHLF) is a company that sells weight-loss, nutrition and skin-care products by multi-level marketing, also known as network marketing.

Company History

In February 1980, Mark Hughes began selling the original Herbalife weight loss product from the trunk of his car. By 1982, Herbalife had reached $2,000,000 in sales and opened a distributorship in Canada, its first outside of the United States. In 1986 Herbalife became a publicly traded company via NASDAQ. Independent distributors' personal vehicles could be seen on the street, decorated by decals bearing the mysterious slogan "Lose weight now, ask me how!". In 1994 Mark Hughes started the Herbalife Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping children. The organization receives donations from Herbalife itself as well as individuals within and outside the company. The Herbalife Family Foundation has donated more than $6.5 million to children's causes worldwide. In 1996 Herbalife reached $1,000,000,000 in annual sales.

In 2000, Hughes died at the age of 44 from an overdose of alcohol and doxepin after a four-day drinking binge.[1][2] The company has continued to grow after his death.

In 2003, Michael O. Johnson joined Herbalife as CEO following a 17-year career with The Walt Disney Company, most recently as president of Walt Disney International. On December 16 2004 the company had an initial public offering on the NYSE of 14,500,000 common shares at $14/share. 2004 net sales were reported as $1.3 billion. In April 2005, the company celebrated its 25th anniversary with a four-day event attended by 35,000 Herbalife Independent Distributors from around the world. In August 2005, Dr. Steve Henig joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer, responsible for product research and development.

The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and employs 3500 worldwide. Products are distributed in 65 countries through a network that Herbalife claims contains 1.5 million independent distributors.

Product overview

Herbalife's product offering includes weight-management products such as Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, a meal-replacement shake and one of the first products introduced by the company. Other nutritional products offered by Herbalife range from dietary supplements made from vitamins, minerals and herbs to personal care products emphasizing nutritional and herbal ingredients, such as aloe vera and vitamin C.

As of 2005, it is not immediately clear what method Herbalife's weight loss products employ[citation needed], although the nutritional ingredients are listed on the product. Recent advertisements indicate that the current philosophy is one of meal replacement via diet shakes, and nutritional supplements.

Proponents claim that the Herbalife strategy is aligned with health industry recommendations for safe weight control, eating a balanced diet, low-energy food with regular exercises, and that their nutritional and weight management line of products facilitate this through macronutrient and micronutrient food formulas.

Herbalife provides testimonials from health professionals as part of their marketing campaign. Some of the products are vegetarian, some are even kosha or helal, being certified by independent assessors. The products neither conform the fairtrade guidelines, nor does the company guarantee that the products were manufactured without animal testing.

Some of the original Herbalife weight loss products contained the active ingredient Ma Huang or Sida cordifolia, two herbs containing ephedrine alkaloids. Adverse reactions involving the company's Thermojetics original green tablets were recorded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Herbalife subsequently stopped using ephedrine in its products in the face of rising insurance premiums.[3][4] The U.S. FDA banned supplements containing ephedra in 2004.[5]

In its annual report (SEC Form 10-K) Herbalife declares that all of its products are manufactured by outside companies, except for a small amount of products manufactured in its own manufacturing facility in China. The major suppliers include NBTY (Nature’s Bounty), Fine Foods (Italy), PharmaChem Labs and JB Labs which together account for more than 40% of its product purchases in 2006. [6] In addition Herbalife declared in its annual report 2005 that the Company’s research and development is primarily performed by outside consultants and that 2005 Herbalife did not incurred any material R&D costs.

Business methods and controversy

Supporters and merchants involved with Herbalife contend that it is a genuine and profitable multi-level marketing business opportunity. Critics of Herbalife contended (in 1985) that it was a Pyramid scheme[7] and that the company did not make enough effort to curb abuses by individual distributors. Herbalife is a member of the Direct Selling Association in most countries in which it operates.

In its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), company management specifically noted problems with inappropriate business practices many years ago, their subsequent long-lasting effects and the need to avoid any repetition. Herbalife's September 2006 quarterly report to the SEC describes a distributor network that is relatively easy to enter and exit, financially, by comparison with those of many other network marketing companies. The company tracks distributor retention by annually "re-qualifying" active distributors; most recently, 41.5% of distributors were still active after twelve months, up from 39.7% a year before. Company management considers the number and retention of distributors a key parameter and tracks it closely in financial reports. As of early 2006, the company had over 240,000 qualified distributors around the world, up 21% over the previous year; over 80% of these distributors were outside North America.[8] The company reports the difference between the listed retail price and the actual amount distributors pay the company as "distributor allowances"; in the third calendar quarter of 2006, these allowances totaled $368 million. Assuming distributors always sold their product at listed prices, this amount spread over the qualified distributors would amount to an average "allowance" of about $500 per distributor per month. The company also paid out $109 million that quarter in "royalty overrides" – basically commissions and bonuses – to qualifying distributors.

In April 2006, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission proposed new rules to regulate all sellers of "business opportunities" in the United States. Under the proposed rules, sellers such as Herbalife would be required to (i) implement a seven day waiting period before entering into an agreement with new distributors, (ii) provide prospective distributors with substantial written information regarding the business opportunity, including: the earnings experience of other distributors, contact data for new distributors in their area, cancellation or refund policies and requests within the prior two years, certain legal actions against the company, its affiliated companies and officials. In its quarterly report, the Herbalife notes "if implemented in its original form, would negatively impact our U.S. business". Many other publicly-traded network marketing stocks have since suffered, based on investor expectations the new rules would go through as proposed, substantially choking company profits[9]; Herbalife's stock, however, has fully recovered since the initial announcement.

Herbalife's Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by David Heber, M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N., who is professor of medicine and public health and the founding director of the Center for Human Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. According to a 2004 Forbes article, Dr. Heber joined the board at roughly the same time Herbalife made a $3 million donation to establish the Mark Hughes Cellular & Molecular Nutrition Laboratory at his Center for Human Nutrition, leading to criticism of Heber's actions as an inappropriate conflict of interest.

Louis J. Ignarro, Ph.D., a Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine, is also a member of Herbalife's Scientific Advisory Board. Ignarro worked with Herbalife to develop Niteworks, a dietary supplement designed to boost the body's own production of nitric oxide, and later became a member of the company's Scientific Advisory Board. Ignarro endorsed this product in exchange for a royalty agreement reported to have earned his consulting firm over $1 million in the first 12 months. Ignarro also promoted Niteworks' ingredients in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, without disclosing his financial interest to the publication. After Ignarro's ties to Herbalife were revealed, the journal issued a correction to the article, citing Ignarro's undisclosed "conflict of interest". Ignarro also stars as the primary speaker in a one-hour Herbalife promotional video for Niteworks.

Current Litigation

In a routine financial report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in mid-2006, Herbalife management identified two pending lawsuits significant enough to warrant notifiying their investors:

  • In a California class action suit, Minton v. Herbalife International, et al, the plaintiff is "challenging the marketing practices of certain Herbalife International independent distributors and Herbalife International under various state laws prohibiting "endless chain schemes", insufficient disclosure in assisted marketing plans, unfair and deceptive business practices, and fraud and deceit".
  • In a West Virginia class action suit, Mey v. Herbalife International, Inc., et al, the plaintiffs allege that some "telemarketing practices of certain Herbalife International distributors violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, and seeks to hold Herbalife International vicariously liable for the practices of these distributors. More specifically, the plaintiffs' complaint alleges that several of Herbalife International's distributors used pre-recorded telephone messages and autodialers to contact prospective customers in violation of the TCPA's prohibition of such practices".

Herbalife managements insists they have meritorious defences in both cases and that in the West Virginia case, any such distributor actions also went against Herbalife's own policies. Management also contends that any adverse legal outcomes Herbalife might suffer would not significantly affect their financial condition, particularly since they have already set aside an amount that they "believe represents the likely outcome of the resolution of these disputes".

Sports sponsorships

Herbalife and its nutritional products sponsor a number of sports events, venues and athletes. Herbalife is the sponsor of and Official Nutritional Advisor to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for the seasons 2005 through 2007. Herbalife’s Liftoff™ is the official drink of the tour and also sponsors AVP athletes Elaine Youngs and Rachel Wacholder.

Herbalife was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2005 & 2006 JPMorgan Chase Open WTA tennis tournament. In addition, this year the company became the Official Nutrition Company and Shirt Sponsor of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Tour of California bicycle road race.[10]

Herbalife is the Official Nutrition Sponsor of the Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon, Nautica Malibu Triathlon, the Thai Airways International Laguna Phuket Triathlon, and triathletes Olly Freeman and Erika Aklufi. Herbalife’s current CEO, Michael O. Johnson, is a fitness enthusiast and a participant in triathlon competitions.[11]

In January, 2008, Herbalife signed a four-year contract to become a major sponsor for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). In addition to funding delivered directly to AYSO at the national level, each of the roughly 1100 AYSO regions electing to display a small Herbalife logo on their region's uniforms will receive additional money.[12]

Nutrition Advisory Board

This advisory board was created in order to ensure quality and scientific integrity.

  • David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
  • Louis Ignarro, Ph.D.
  • Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Joaquim Caetano, M.D.
  • Belong Cho, M.D.
  • Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D.
  • Lazlo Halmy, M.D., Ph.D., DMSci
  • Marion Flechtner-Mors, Ph.D.
  • Patricio Kenny, M.D.
  • Ali Kocailik, M.D.
  • Rocio Medina, M.D.
  • Alla Pogozheva, M.D.
  • Ralph Rogers, M.D., Ph.D., FECSS, FACSM, FFSEM
  • Nikolaos Sitaras, M.D.
  • Ryuzaburo Tanino, M.D.
  • Jean de la Tullaye, M.D.
  • Nataniel Viuniski, M.D.
  • Yoshio Yoshimoto, M.D.

Louis Ignarro NO (Nitric Oxide)


His Life

Louis Ignarro was born May 31, 1941

Louis J. Ignarro (May 31, 1941 – ) is an American pharmacologist. He was corecipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad for demonstrating the signalling properties of nitric oxide.

He is currently a distinguished professor of pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine's department of molecular and medical pharmacology in Los Angeles, which he joined in 1985. Before relocating to California, he was a professor of pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, for 12 years. Ignarro has also previously worked as a staff scientist, research department, for the pharmaceutical division of CIBA-GEIGY Corporation in New York.

Ignarro has published numerous articles on his research. He received the Basic Research Prize of the American Heart Association in 1998, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science. That same year, he was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and the following year, into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is the founder of the Nitric Oxide Society, and founder and editor-in-chief of “Nitric Oxide Biology and Chemistry.” Ignarro holds a B.S. in pharmacy, Columbia University, 1962, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology, University of Minnesota, School of Medicine, 1966. He also received a postdoctoral fellowship in chemical pharmacology from National Institutes of Health in 1968. He is a member of the scientific committee of Nicox, a French pharmaceutical company, a member of the Board of Directors of Antibe Therapeutics[1], a Canadian drug discovery company, and a member of the Nutritional Advisory Board for Herbalife, a nutrition and weight-loss company.

By 1998 Ignarro was the winner of 11 consecutive Golden Apples, the award UCLA medical students give to the year's best teacher. [1]


Nitric Oxide

Not to be confused with nitrous oxide (a gas used in anesthesia), nitric oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that, now has widespread potential including the treatment of heart disease, shock, cancer, impotence, and pulmonary hypertension. In 1994, the respected journal Science declared nitric oxide as its "molecule of the year."

Nitric oxide is now known to play a key role in many biological functions including inflammation, blood flow regulation, cell growth, smooth muscle relaxation, and preserving memory. Each year, thousands of research papers are written about the molecule. [2]

National Bestseller

In 2005, Ignarro published through St Martin's Press the book "NO More Heart Disease: How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent - Even Reverse - Heart Disease and Strokes". It includes a regimen for boosting naturally occurring nitric oxide in the body.

Dr. Lou Ignarro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries about Nitric Oxide, which enhances blood flow to support cardiovascular health.

For Louis Ignarro, the Nobel Prize was not the capstone of a career, but the beginning of something new. It has opened opportunities "to expand and further my research" and for traveling to "tell my story" about new therapies Ignarro hopes eventually will help to reduce mortality.

His work, Ignarro says, has helped to "keep me younger," which is fitting enough for the man whose research indirectly led to the development of Viagra. A former speed skater and race-car driver, Ignarro runs, plays tennis and prides himself on the "brutal exercise" he says he needs to balance the meticulous lab work, grant writing and other activities of high-level science that would otherwise "drive you crazy."

Coincidentally, Ignarro was travelling in Italy in 1998 when he learned he had won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. By that time, enough friends had told him to expect the honor that he'd allowed himself to think it might happen. But he, like Boyer, had encountered professional skepticism about his theories concerning nitric oxide.

At first, major professional journals refused to publish his contention that a substance that is basic to nitroglycerin and part of the chemistry of smog is also crucial to the life process. But over the years, others repeated his work and confirmed his discovery that nitric oxide is a neurotransmitter that is, says Ignarro, "perhaps the most widespread signaling molecule that allows a variety of different cell types to communicate with one another."

Viagra is only the first and most immediate therapeutic application, but it is hardly a trivial one, since impotency affects some 9 percent of the world's human males. Ignarro is proud of the pile of letters he has accumulated from grateful spouses.

But, important as that may be, Ignarro believes his work eventually will help prevent the vascular complications of diabetes, and his ultimate goal is advancing his work to the point of "actually cutting back on deaths due to cardiovascular disease." He hopes the prestige, and the accompanying financial clout, from the Nobel Prize will help him to accelerate progress in that direction.

His wife, Sharon Ignarro M.D. '96, is also a resident at UCLA, where she teaches family medicine. When they married, two-and-a-half years ago, "she thought she was marrying a nice, quiet professor. She's a bit shy, and I think the first thing she thought after the Nobel Prize was announced was, 'Oh, my lord, now I have to go meet all these new people.' But she's really enjoyed this, and the Nobel Prize has opened up some avenues for her. She gets treated with respect here as a physician and she's had opportunities to practice family medicine in different ways."

What hasn't changed is Ignarro's commitment to teaching. He is the winner of 11 consecutive Golden Apples, the award UCLA medical students give to the year's best teacher. "Most people either focus on research or focus on teaching," Ignarro says. "I work very hard to focus on both."

During the academic year, he arrives at work at 4 o'clock in the morning, works on his lecture 'til 8, delivers the lecture and then spends another four hours preparing for the next one. "I am very busy, but I do not do it at the expense of my research."

And, says the Nobel laureate, the Golden Apple is "a great reward."

Louis Ignarro was born May 31, 1941.


Frequently Asked Questions for NO (Nitric Oxide)

Dr. Lou Ignarro’s new book discusses the role of “NO” and cardiovascular health NO More Heart Disease is a compelling account in Dr. Ignarro’s own words about his breakthrough research that led to his collaboration with Herbalife resulting in our Niteworks™ dietary supplement. Each serving of Niteworks™ powder contains the exact combination of L-arginine and L-citrulline that generates heart-healthy Nitric Oxide, or “NO”–essential for one’s cardiovascular system.

Q: Can you explain how L-citrulline and L-taurine fit into the Niteworks™ formula?

A: L-citrulline is of critical importance because of its synergistic role with L-arginine in the production of Nitric Oxide, or NO. L-citrulline is actually a by-product in the production of NO and is recycled by the body to make more L-arginine to form NO. This “recycling” action is further enhanced because L-citrulline and L-arginine reach cells by different paths, resulting in broader support for NO production. L-taurine has been shown to strengthen the heart muscle, and as an antioxidant, it protects NO during its brief lifetime.*

Q: Can you tell us a little about your continuing research on Nitric Oxide?

A: I continue to focus my research on the benefits of Nitric Oxide in several different areas of health. While cardiovascular health and function continues to be a primary area of focus, I am also seeking to understand the critical relationship between NO and antioxidant activity in the body. In addition, I am working to further define the synergistic relationship of L-arginine, L-citrulline, and antioxidants in the human cardiovascular system.

Q: What has the response been like to your new book NO More Heart Disease?

A: The response to NO More Heart Disease has been tremendous. The book is bringing the Nitric Oxide story to millions of people. I’m the lucky one, because every day I get to hear the grateful stories of people whose lives have been transformed.

Ignarro worked with Herbalife to develop Niteworks, a dietary supplement designed to boost the body’s own production of nitric oxide, and later became a member of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Ignarro endorsed this product in exchange for a royalty agreement reported to have earned his consulting firm over $1 million in the first 12 months. Ignarro also promoted Niteworks' ingredients in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, without disclosing his financial interest to the publication. After Ignarro's ties to Herbalife were revealed, the journal issued a correction to the article, citing Ignarro's undisclosed "conflict of interest."

NOTE: Niteworks™ dietary supplement from Herbalife is not intended to iagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The opinions expressed in the book are those of Dr. Ignarro and are not endorsed by Herbalife. As an Independent Herbalife Distributor, you may not promote Niteworks™ dietary supplement citing any disease risk reduction claims appearing in this educational reference. Herbalife created the unique Niteworks™ dietary supplement formula with the exact combination of L-arginine and L-citrulline that generates heart-healthy Nitric Oxide–essential for one’s cardiovascular system.


— adapted from many sourses from internet including a story by Warren Olney in UCLA Magazine


Night time nutrition


Niteworks is an impressive supplement. It's carefully balanced ingredients can make an enormous difference to your cardiovascular health by increasing the body's natural internal medicine - Nitric Oxide.

Niteworks was developed in collaboration with Herbalife and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Louis J. Ignarro. He was awarded this prestigious award for his studies on Nitric Oxide in 1998.*


The ingredients in Niteworks, he has shown ".have the potential to lower your blood pressure, improve your circulation, delay the onset or progression of atherosclerosis and reduce your likelihood of (and possibly prevent) having a heart attack or a stroke."

Our vascular system uses Nitric Oxide to control the flow of blood to every part of our bodies. We produce Nitric Oxide naturally in our bodies, but at night it is at it's lowest. While we sleep our bodies are busy repairing themselves. By giving your body the ingredients to produce Nitric Oxide while we sleep, we will give it the opportunity to apply it's preventative abilities.

Niteworks is the combination of key ingredients that work together mainly to produce Nitric Oxide.


The key ingredients are: 

L-Arginine: This is a natural occurring amino acid that is found in food proteins. It's a building block of Nitric Oxide.

L-Citrulline: This is an amino acid that stimulates the body to produce more L-Arginine, which then produces more Nitric Oxide.

L-Taurine: This is also an amino acid. It is found in eggs and dairy products, fish and meat. This ingredient also plays an important part in Nitric Oxide production.

D-Alpha Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E): This fat soluble antioxidant supports the activity of Nitric Oxide.

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : A water soluble vitamin that enhances Nitric Oxide production.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: This ingredient helps to protect the Nitric Oxide in the body.

Niteworks also contains:

Folic Acid: This protects the vascular system, and gives nutritional support.

Lemon Balm: This soothes and relaxes, and gives it a refreshing lemon flavour.


All these ingredients are carefully balanced in Niteworks to help optimise the production of Nitric Oxide while you sleep. Niteworks is one of the only supplements on the market that combines all the necessary ingredients with the proper amount of L-arginine and L-citrulline, therefore enabling you to benefit from it's full effects.


To take Niteworks, you mix 2 scoops (scoop in container) with 250ml of cold water and drink it before you go to bed. It's as easy as that.




Label Information:

NiteWorks™ Nutritional Information:

Per daily serving %RDA

Energy 163,8 kj 39 kcal, Fat 0,15g, Carbohydrates 4g, Fibre 0,1g, Vitamin C 500 mg 833%, Vitamin E 147 mg 1470%, Folic Acid 400 μg 200%.

Ingreidents: L-arginine, citric acid, natural lemon flavour, ascorbic acid, d-alpha ocopherylacetate, maltodextrin, L-taurine, L-citrulline, sweetner: sucralose powder; lemon balm extract, folic acid, anti-caking agents: silicon dioxide; alpha lipoic acid.

Recommended Use: Two scoops (two teaspoons or about 9.7 grams) in 250 ml of cold water. May also be mixed with sparkling water or juice. Drink at night before bedtime.

Storage: store in a cool dry place

Packaged: in a bottle containing 15 servings


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Notice: This product contains 200 IU Vitamin E. Not recommended for usage by children, pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed recommended serving size if you have a bleeding disorder, use blood thinning medication or are contemplating surgery.

* The Nobel Foundation has no affiliation with Herbalife and does not review, approve or endorse Herbalife products.


Shapeworks Formula 1


A delicious and nutritious meal in a shake. Created with advance food technology, this specially formulated unique blend of ingredients provides easily absorbed, high-quality soy proteins, dietary fibres, minerals, antioxidant vitamins C and E and a combination of slow- and quick-release carbohydrates. They also provide essential amino acids to support your body in maintaining good health.

If you take a look at the ingredients in a Formula 1 shake you will find a long list of nutrients on the label.  Each ingredient is there for a good reason; to provide you with a highly nutritious and balanced meal, easily.  To put these ingredients into perspective for you - the table below show you what one shake provides.

  Equivalent to EU RDA
Vitamin A 120g cheddar cheese 47%
Vitamin C 100g boiled cabbage 29%
Vitamin D 50g tinned tuna 50%
Vitamin E 50g dry roasted cashew nuts 51%
Vitamin B6 100g cooked lentils 33%
Vitamin B12 two raw eggs 154%
Calcium 80g Tofu 52%
Zinc 85g cooked crab 32%
Magnesium 248ml carrot juice 18%
Iron 155g cooked beef steak 38%
Potassium 100g cooked soya beans NA
Copper one avocardo NA
Selenium 90g cooked liver NA
Dietary fibre four slices wholemeal bread 20%


Everyone can enjoy the benefits of a Formula 1 shake.  It is very versatile and can serve several different purposes.

Weight Control

Replace 2 meals a day with 2 shakes, prepared with with semi-skimmed milk, soy milk or diluted fruit juice.

Healthy Nutrition

When you acheive your ideal weight you can replace one meal a day with a shake.  Formula 1 shake will provide your body with quick nutritious meal anytime of the day.

Sports Nutrition

Ideal to give your body the best fuel and recovery before and after your workout or sports activity.  Sports men and women all over the world rely on the nutrient rich formula 1 shake.


Serving Size:  Mix 2 dessert (26g) of the powder with 250ml of semi-skimmed milk

Serving per container:  21


Label Information:

Nutritional Shake Mix Meal Replacement for Weight Control

Vanilla Flavour(1)

Serving Size: 26 g

Servings per Container: 21

per 100 g per 26 g portion with 250ml semi-skimmed milk:

Energy 356 kcal (1502 kJ) 217 kcal (914 kJ).  Protein 34,6 g 17,5 g.  Carbohydrates 34,6 g 22 g of which Sugar 32,7 g 21,5 g.  Fat 8,8 g 6,5 g. saturated fatty acids 1,9 g 3,1 g.  unsaturated fatty acids 7,0 g 3,1 g.  Dietary Fibre 9,6 g 2,5 g.  Sodium 0,52 g 0,28 g


Vitamin A 1212 μ g 370 μ g 46 %, Vitamin D 9,6 μg 2,5 μg 50 %, Vitamin E 19,2 mg 5,0 mg 50 %, Vitamin C 57,7 mg 15,0 mg 25 %, Thiamin 1,08 mg 0,38 mg 27 %, Riboflavin 1,62 mg 0,88 mg 55 %, Niacin 20,8 mg 5,6 mg 31 %, Vitamin B6 1,92 mg 0,5 mg 25 %, Folic Acid 231 μg 60 μg 30 %, Vitamin B12 1,92 μg 1,5 μg 150 %, Biotin 96 μg 25 μg 17 %, Pantothenic Acid 6,5 mg 2,5 mg 42 %


Calcium 385,0 mg 412 mg 52 %, Iron 20,0 mg 5,2 mg 37 %, Phosphorus 658 mg 416 mg 52 %, Magnesium 92,3 mg 53 mg. 18 %, Zinc 14,2 mg 4,7 mg 31 %, Iodine 154 μ g 40 μ g 27 %, Potassium 500 mg 520 mg, Copper 1,92 mg 0,5 mg, Selenium 76,9 μg 20,0 μg, Manganese 1,15 mg 0,30 mg

**EU Recommended Daily Allowance per shake

INGREDIENTS: Soy protein isolate, fructose, soy lecithin, soy oil, thickeners (cellulose powder, guar gum powder, carrageenan, xanthan gum, citrus pectin), flavours, oat fibre, corn bran, calcium citrate, fructooligosaccharides, anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide), milk protein, dextrose, potassium phosphate, magnesium oxide, rapeseed oil, vitamin C, ferrous fumarate, honey powder, vitamin E, niacin, parsley powder, papaya powder, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, vitamin A, pantothenic acid, vitamin D, antioxidants (alphatocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, manganese carbonate, riboflavin, thiamin, folic acid, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, biotin.

1Nutritional Information may differ by flavour.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Mix two dessert (26g) of the powder with 250 ml of semi-skimmed milk (1,5% fat). May be used in conjunction with ShapeWorks T Formula 2 and 3: Multivitamin Complex and Personalised Protein Powder.

NOTICE: Before using this product as part of a weight control programme it is advisable to consult a physician. This is especially important for individuals with chronic kidneyproblems or insulin-dependent diabetes.

Thermojetics Herbal Beverage

Thermojetics Herbal Beverage is a perfect replacement for tea and coffee.  Combining ancient herbal wisdom with modern day ingenuity.  It is low in calories and contributes to your well being and supports your vitality.

Too much coffee can rob your body of essential nutrients and increase free radical damage.  Thermojetics Herbal Beverage contains botanical ingredients that provide a refreshing and invigorating feeling, in a natural and gentle way.  It contains green tea which is rich in antioxidants.  Green tea contains caffeine, although only a third of the amount of a cup of coffee.

Other  ingredients include Malva Sylvestris Extract, which helps soothe the digestive system.  Cardomon Extract which helps the digestive function and Lemon Peel Extract, which  is rich in bio-flavinoids.

One cup of Thermojetics Herbal Beverage contains only 5 calories (original flavour) and 6 calories (fruit flavours).

Comes in 4 great flavours: Raspberry, Peach, Lemon and Original. 

(100g is only available in Original flavour)  



Directions for use:  Mix 1/2 teasoon (approx. 1.7g) with 200-250ml of hot or cold water.


Label Information:

Original/Lemon/Raspberry/Peach – Thermojetics® Instant Herbal Beverage


Lemon: Maltodextrin, Camellia sinensis (orange pekoe and green tea extracts), fructose, natural lemon flavour, natural caffeine powder, sweetener: acesulfame K; citric acid, cardamom seed extract, hibiscus flower powder, Malva sylvestris leaf extract.

Raspberry: Maltodextrin, Camellia sinensis (orange pekoe and green tea extracts), natural raspberry flavour, fructose, natural caffeine powder, sweetener: acesulfame K; citric acid, cardamom seed extract, hibiscus flower powder, Malva sylvestris leaf  extract.

Peach: Maltodextrin, Camelia sinensis (orange pekoe and green tea extracts), fructose, natural peach flavour, natural caffeine powder, sweetener: acesulfame K, citric acid, cardamon seed extract, hibiscus flower powder, Malva sylvestris extract.

Original: Maltodextrin, Camellia sinsesis (Orange pekoe and Green tea extract), Fructose, Lemon peel extract, Natural caffeine powder, Cardamom seed extract, Malva sylvestris extract, Hibiscus flower powder.

Directions for Use: Mix 1/2 teaspoon (approx. 1.7 g) with 200-250 ml of hot or cold water.

Thermojetics® Instant Herbal Beverage is a calorie reduced refreshing drink that can be enjoyed alone or with meals.

Storage: Store with lid closed in a cool dry place.

Packaged: Bottle containing approximately 30 servings per 50g container & 60 servings per 100g container

Tang Kuei


This is a special formulated hebal supplement that can help with challenges associated with exercise.  It will also help females of child-bearing age by balancing the body's systems.


Chinese herbalists have considered Tang Kuei a 'superior herb' for centuries.  It can be taken on a daily basis as a tonic.  It is a rich source of vitamin A and B, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium.

Women of child-bearing age undergo monthy hormonal changes and suffer from minor discomfort.  The gentle herbal properties of Tang Kuei encourage the body to restore it's natural balance. 

Tang Kuei contains Angelica and Chamomile. 

Tang Kuei is made from the root of Angelica Sinensis herb.  The root of the plant is preferred as it provides good quantities of calcium, B-vitamins, iron, magnesium and essential oils.  Calcium in the diet helps maintain normal muscle tone and will help relax muscles.  Calcium-deficient muslces can become hyperactive and more likely to spasm.

Chamomile is used for it's relaxing and calming properties.  It is a traditional herb that is helpful in reducing muscular discomforts.



Serving size: One to three tablets daily as an herbal supplement.  Formulated for adults, not suitable for children.

Tang Kuei is a ideal supplement for women of child bearing age, and those involved in strenuous physical exercise.

Serving per container: 60 tablets



Label Information:

Tang Kuei - Herbal Mixture Tablets

Ingredients: Tang Kuei Powder, Chamomile Powder, Dicalcium Phosphate, Starch, Anti-caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate; Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and Glazing Agents: E466, Dextrin, Dextrose Monohydrate, E322 and E331.

Each Tablet contains: 200 mg Chinese Tang Kuei (Angelica sinensis) and 200 mg Chamomile.

Recommended Use: One to three tablets daily as a herbal supplement. Formulated for adults. Not suitable for children.

Tang Kuei is an ideal supplement for women of child bearing age, and those involved in strenuous physical exercise.

Storage: Store with lid closed in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Packaged: Child-proof bottles containing 60 tablets.

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