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Meal replacement shakes are all the rage nowadays, especially as they’re a pretty much a fool-proof way of losing weight (only requiring willpower), does SixPackAbs’ Alpha Meal bring anything new to the table? In this Alpha Meal review, we’re taking a look at this popular diet shake to establish what we believe consumers can expect from it.

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What Is Alpha Meal?

Alpha Meal is a diet shake produced by a US-based supplement company named SixPackAbs (also known as Six Pack Shortcuts).

Alpha Meal is available via the SixPackAbs website (shop.sixpackabs.com). We do not believe that it is available in stores.

One canister of Alpha Meal contains 30 servings, costs $67.00 and will last users between 10-30 days depending on how many meals they decide to replace per day.

This product is targeted towards those who are looking for help losing weight, but it’s also made out to be a suitable post-workout shake for anybody who is just looking to increase their daily protein intake.

SixPackAbs describe Alpha Meal as “a 100% grass-fed whey protein which delivers a high concentration of omega-3, vitamins and minerals and CLA per serving”.

Does Alpha Meal Work?

After researching further into Alpha Meal, we believe that the product can be utilized for the purposes of weight loss, though it does seem to be more of a low-calorie meal replacement shake rather than a bonafide “fat burning shake”.

We believe that, as long as it’s used correctly, consumers may be able to see decent weight loss results from using Alpha Meal over a period of 8-12 weeks.

Firstly, it’s important to clear up any misconceptions you may have about Alpha Meal – the formula doesn’t contain ingredients that’ll literally “burn fat”, nor does it contain anything that’ll really boost your metabolic rates; this isn’t a product that you can use to combat a bad diet and inactive lifestyle.

In our opinion, Alpha Meal is best viewed as a convenience product, as it allows users to put themselves on a VLCD (very low calorie diet) without having to rigorously plan out a full low calorie food list – simply replace your 3 daily meals with a serving of Alpha Meal and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see gradual weight loss (provided you aren’t snacking in-between the shakes).

It’s worth noting that VLCDs take lots of willpower and dedication to successfully stick to, however if you’re able to do so you’ll certainly reap the rewards.

The Pros & Cons Of Alpha Meal

Let’s take a look at the top level pros and cons of this product:

The Pros

  • Contains lots of protein.
  • Can be used as a meal replacement shake.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals useful for general health.

The Cons

  • Formula doesn’t contain any ingredients that directly and independently “burn fat”.
  • Product is unlikely to cause long-term appetite suppression.
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What Are The Alpha Meal Ingredients?

We have found the following supplement facts via the SixPackAbs website:

One 30g Serving Contains: Calories 115, Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 33mg, Sodum 35.2mg, Potassium 110mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Protein 22g, Vitamin A 24.2 IU, Vitamin C 400mcg, Vitamin D 1.8IU, Calcium 85.8mg, Phosphorous 70.4mg and Magnesium 13.2mg.

Is Alpha Meal Suitable For Everyone?

These meal replacement shakes aren’t suitable for those with allergens to milk and soy.

Is Alpha Meal Safe?

Based on the ingredients used within Alpha Meal, we believe that the product is very likely safe, as long as consumers follow the directions of usage careful.

What Are The Alpha Meal Side Effects?

We’ve compiled the following potential side effects based on the ingredients inside this formula:

  • Increased bowel movements
  • Nausea
  • Increased thirst
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Headache [1]

Note: these side effects are possible but may not be the typical user experience.

Our Final Verdict On Alpha Meal

To conclude our Alpha Meal review, it’s a bit of a mixed bag – there are things that we like about it and things that we aren’t too blown away by.

Overall, Alpha Meal seems to be a decent meal replacement shake – while it’s not going to win any awards for innovation, if you’re just looking for a low-calorie shake that contains lots of vitamins and minerals then it’s certainly a good choice.

Always remember that this product has no magical fat burning capabilities; any weight that you do lose will be from your own disciplined low calorie diet. Alpha Meal merely provides you with a convenient way of lowing your daily caloric intake without having to painstakingly plan out a diet.

Kath Ross, PhD
Kath Ross, PhD
Health Editor & Fact Checker at DietProbe
Kathryn is a Ph.D Health Editor here at DietProbe. She specializes in diabetes and weight control research and in her spare time she's a professional cat lady and wine connoisseur!
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