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Introduction

It’s a sign of the times that meal replacement drinks and shakes have become so popular – with more and more people being unable to control their daily caloric intake, these weight management products offer users a relatively easy way to limit their calorie intake. In this Dunns River Nurishment review, we’re taking an in-depth look into this product to establish what we believe consumers can and cannot expect from this product.

Readers please note that statements on this page are fair comment based on observation. This content is produced on a matter of public interest. Statements on this page are our honest opinion.

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What Is Dunns River Nurishment?

Nurishment is a meal replacement shake created by a UK-based health and wellness brand named Dunns River.

This product can be ordered directly from the official Dunns River Nurishment website. It’s also available in supermarkets across the UK and on Amazon too.

One 400g can of Nurishment costs just £1, contains 4 servings and will last users for approximately 1-4 days depending on how many meals you decide to replace with the shake mixture.

Like many other meal replacement shakes, Nurishment seems to be primarily marketed as a weight management drink, however Dunns River never actually fully state it is designed for this purpose. The official website simply claims this product is a “nutritionally enriched milk drink”.

The product itself is simply a complex of various milk powders with an added multivitamin blend – the product does not contain any whey protein and is absent of any fully-dedicated “weight loss ingredients”.

Does Dunns River Nurishment Work?

Whether or not this product “actually works” really depends on what your end goal is. If you’re simply just looking for a convenient, nutrient-dense powdered drink that you can consume when you don’t have time to cook a meal, then the Nurishment shakes are a genuinely good choice – they’re cheap, loaded with vitamins and are milk-based (meaning the protein content is good).

If you are planning to use the Nurishment shakes for the purposes of losing weight, then you’ll need to make sure you use them in the correct manner, otherwise you may not really see any results from using them.

Firstly, it’s important to note that these shakes do not really have any “fat burning” capabilities (though Dunns River have never claimed the formula could burn fat); no ingredients inside this product have the ability to directly and independently “burn body fat”. Furthermore, the formula doesn’t really contain any ingredients that and specifically intended to cause appetite suppression.

This product literally is just a powdered milk drink with lots of vitamins and minerals added. The way you lose weight with this product is by using it as a convenient shake to crash your daily caloric intake through the floor.

By replacing your three daily meals with servings of Nurishment, you’ll be significantly lowering your daily caloric intake to the point where you’ll naturally start to lose weight over a period of 8-16 weeks.

This type of diet is known as a VLCD (very low calorie diet) and requires lots of willpower and determination, however can be highly effective if you’re able to stick to it.

The Pros And Cons Of Dunns River Nurishment

Below we have listed what we believe are the main positive and negative aspects of these shakes:

The Pros

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Ideal to be used as a low-calorie meal replacement drink.
  • Very affordable.
  • Isn’t likely to product any negative side effects.

The Cons

  • This product doesn’t contain any “fat burning” ingredients.
  • May not keep your appetite suppressed for very long after consumption.
  • Nothing remarkable about the formulation.
  • Quite high in sugar.
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What Are The Dunns River Nurishment Ingredients?

We have found the following nutritional information for this product:

One Serving Contains: Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Milk Protein, Emulsifier (E471), Vitamins and Minerals (Vitamin C, Ferrous Sulphate, Niacin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Sulphate, Vitamin D3, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12), Stabilizer (E331), Salt, Flavoring, Color (E101).

Is Dunns River Nurishment Suitable For Everyone?

This product is not suitable for vegans. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consider consulting with a healthcare professional prior to usage.

Is Dunns River Nurishment Safe?

This product is free from banned, dangerous or overdosed ingredients; it poses no health risk to consumers at all.

What Are The Dunns River Nurishment Side Effects?

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

  • Increased bowel movements
  • Nausea
  • Thirst
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Gas
  • Headache [1]

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

Are There Any Dunns River Nurishment Reviews From Customers?

We have found the following Dunns River Nurishment review testimonials via customers on Amazon:

Nourishment tastes great, has vitamins and minerals plus protein, I personally drink this as a breakfast substitute and it gives me the energy I need in the morning, previously found it hard to eat breakfast so this helps a lot, This can be used as a relatively cheaper version of a protein shake.

As a quick fix this product performs well, has a great taste and does fuel you till your next meal. The only down side is the amount of sugar, which at 60g per can is very high. If you are looking for similar products, then pay attention to the added sugars as these effect the over all calorie count. I wouldn’t recommend more than two cans per day. The chocolate flavour hides helps to hide the high sugar taste.

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Our Final Verdict On Dunns River Nurishment

To conclude our Dunns River Nurishment review, this is a decent meal replacement shake, but certainly isn’t the most cutting-edge weight loss drink we’ve ever seen (but we accept that it isn’t specifically marketed as a weight loss product)

Starting with the positives, we like how this product has decent protein content and is absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals. If you don’t have time to cook, or you’re just looking for a way of drinking your daily calories, Nurishment shakes provide users with a perfect product for such purposes.

It’s also a good product to use for targeting a leaner physique. If you replace all your daily meals with 100g servings of Nurishment, you’ll very likely see slow and steady weight loss over a long term period.

Obviously, there are some downsides to Nurishment too. If your goal is weight loss, this isn’t the most advanced or cutting-edge weight loss shake you can buy (but what did you really expect for a product that costs £1 for 4 servings?). If you’re looking for a shake that burns fat, boosts your metabolic rates and suppresses your appetite, this isn’t it.

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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