Organic Meal Replacement Drink

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Organic Man

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Jul 16, 2009
Hi there,

I had previously seen that many of you were looking for an Organic Meal Replacement Drink and I finally found one and wanted to share. It's called Orgain and I believe it's world's first rtd? Can someone verify that?

www.drinkorgain.com
RSkowsky

Huntington Beach, CA

#2 Jul 22, 2009
I tried this drink a couple weeks ago and I honestly thought it was going to taste horrible with all the stuff they put in it (kale, beets, spinach, carrots!?).

Anyways, Orgain was delicious! I give it 2 thumbs way up. Really smooth and actually refreshing. I'm going to be ordering more for sure and highly recommend it. My friend who is a health freak just ordered a case so I'll post her review when she gets it.
Leslie Pinoza

Huntington Beach, CA

#3 Sep 5, 2009
So I just tried this drink (both vanilla and chocolate)
I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND ORGAIN!!!! I use it as my breafkast in the morning and it's been perfect. Keeps me full and gives me great energy!
I also have a friend that used to drink Muscle Milk and made the switch.
mindurbody

Denver, CO

#4 Sep 5, 2009
I think isagenix has a more comlex organic meal replacement drink. and it's been around for 7 years now. The new formula uses organic undenatured whey protein from New Zeland.
mindurbody.isagenix.com
strength77

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Sep 8, 2009
I found this coupon code online:

www.drinkorgain.com


BUY ONLINE!


Use Coupon Code: tryorgain


And get free shipping ($11 value)
Triathlete22

Lake Forest, CA

#6 Sep 27, 2009
I found this drink at a local health food store and decided to give it a try. I chilled them overnight and had one in the morning prior to my workout routine.

It was FANTASTIC!!!!! Not only was it delicious, but it gave me a great morning boost. This is now my daily breakfast on the run and I can't believe all the good stuff that's in it. Great Job!!
Melanie

Surry Hills, Australia

#7 Sep 28, 2009
I love it !
It tastes really good!

( www.greentimes.com.au )
awilliams

Stafford, TX

#8 Oct 16, 2009
I was really excited about this when I saw it and was going to order it for my son and then I read the ingredients. It has carrageenan in it. Very bad. Has been linked to stomach cancer. I avoid ANYTHING with carrageenan in it and don't understand why food makers have to put this in anything. You can follow this link on Dr. Weil's website to learn more about carrageenan and why you should avoid it. I was very disappointed that a drink that costs $3.50 each has this ingredient in it. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA44833
Alan

Denver, CO

#9 Oct 25, 2009
Thanks for the carageenan link. WHO KNEW?? I will definitely avoid this additive.
awilliams wrote:
I was really excited about this when I saw it and was going to order it for my son and then I read the ingredients. It has carrageenan in it. Very bad. Has been linked to stomach cancer. I avoid ANYTHING with carrageenan in it and don't understand why food makers have to put this in anything. You can follow this link on Dr. Weil's website to learn more about carrageenan and why you should avoid it. I was very disappointed that a drink that costs $3.50 each has this ingredient in it. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA44833
Alan

Denver, CO

#10 Oct 27, 2009
I wrote to Orgain about the carrageenan and founder Andrew Abraham provided substantial reassuring evidence that the food-grade carrageenan he uses is not harmful.

See below:

Carrageenan is a naturally occurring thickener derived from red seaweed. It is also known as chondrus extract or Irish moss. There are two different types of carrageenan, food-grade and degraded. Orgain uses only food-grade carrageenan as a natural thickening agent. It is used in many other food products such as cottage and cream cheeses, pie fillings, chocolate products, ice cream and salad dressings, among others. Degraded carrageenan is never used as a food ingredient.

Recently there has been some negative press on the safety of carrageenan. An article published in 2001 by Joanne Tobacman, a researcher at the University of Iowa, claimed that carrageenan may cause lesions or cancer in the gastro intestinal tract (Tobacman: Env. Health Per., Vol. 109, No. 10, Oct 2001). However, the Tobacman study was performed using only degraded carrageenan, not food-grade carrageenan, an entirely different substance.

Many consumers express concern that stomach acid could turn food-grade carrageenan into degraded carrageenan during the digestion process. However numerous studies on the digestion of food-grade carrageenan have shown that "it is either not degraded, not degraded to the same molecular weight, or not degraded in the same way" as the degraded form, and that the limited degradation that has been detected, has had "no effect on the gut wall"
(Sept., 2003 578. Carrageenan and furcellaran (WHO Food Additives Series 19)).

The safety of food-grade carrageenan was substantiated at a joint meeting of the FAO/WHO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in June 2001. JECFA recommended an Acceptable Daily Intake of "not specified", the most favorable ADI a food additive can receive. The JECFA review was based on extensive safety studies of food-grade carrageenan, including evaluation of such matters as degradation and carcinogenicity.

Additionally, a review paper by Samuel Cohen, M.D., Ph.D and Dr. Nobuyuki Ito, adopted by the JEFCA in their deliberations, evaluated and rebutted the evidence of claims of carcinogenity. The paper states, "In long term bioassays, carrageenan has not been found to be carcinogenic, and there is no credible evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect or a tumor-promoting effect on the colon in rodents." Drs. Cohen and Ito are well-known and respected cancer researchers.

A review of existing scientific literature indicates that food-grade carrageenan is safe for all food uses. It is neither toxic nor carcinogenic. Orgain contains only the highest quality food-grade carrageenan available and we will continue to use only natural and safe ingredients in all of our future products.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit consumer advocacy group, rated the safety of gums and other food additives in their Chemical Cuisine Guide (see below)

.http://www.cspinet.org/report s/chemcuisine.htm
Reynold

Huntington Beach, CA

#11 Nov 22, 2009
I've tried over 10 meal replacement/protein drinks and Orgain is by far the best tasting, most nutritious. I actually feel much better when I drink this! Increased energy!

My wife is using Orgain as well as a meal replacement 1-2x a day to lose weight and she has had excellent results. Great find!
healthyguy

Newport Beach, CA

#12 Jan 20, 2010
Geez..I'm suspicious of all the hard sell comming out of Rowland Heights, CA...
Kelley

Arlington, TX

#13 Jan 26, 2010
I've been drinking Orgain daily for the last month and I love it! I never have time to eat in the am and when I drink Orgain I feel full for hours and avoid starving eating binges in the pm. A perfect 2:1 protein to carb ratio is impossible to find in anything that tastes this good. No sat fat and a lot of vitamins make this even more perfect. In my opinion, this is not only is the most perfect meal drink available today but it's the most delicious! And I'm from New Mexico and not affiliated with Orgain in any way. I just believe in this product as I know what it has done for me!
Fitness Freak

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Jan 31, 2010
I've been looking for a nutritonal drink like this for 10 years. Finally! I'm a personal trainer at a very prominent gym and every one of my clients is using Orgain -- not only do they love the taste but they feel so much better.

Excellent product and I will continue to recommend it. Please make another flavor soon!
John-K

Massapequa Park, NY

#15 Feb 22, 2010
Overall a good tasting drink in my opinion. And a solid (albeit expensive) choice compared to the competing products.
However, for all its claims on being natural/organic, calling it "Sweet Vanilla Bean", and putting a picture of vanilla bean pods on the container, I don't see Vanilla anywhere on the ingredient label. Are they using natural vanillin instead, a pale imitation vanilla that only contains about 1 of the 200 natural flavor compounds in actual vanilla? The label only lists "organic natural flavors", so I'm not sure.
Also, it touts using fruits and vegetables, but the "fruit blend" and "veggie blend" are each only 50mg. Together that's 1/10th of a gram, which seems like a trivial amount. Considering one container is 300 grams, that means the drink is 0.03% fruits/vegetables. Why even bother? It makes me a little skeptical; is it only a marketing ploy?
SamMarcus

Palm Desert, CA

#17 Mar 27, 2010
Best tasting, best nutritional drink I've ever had. This drink keeps me going all day and my mom who is on chemotherapy uses 2-3 a day and has been regaining her energy and weight. I found out about the drink at my local health food store from the on-site nutritionist and I've been hooked ever since. Doesn't use any cheap soy protein either which is a huge plus! I don't think I've seen any other drink that uses organic whey protein.

If anyone else knows of a drink that uses organic whey protein like Orgain , please let me know.
Skeptic

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#18 Apr 4, 2010
Gotta say that I was a skeptic initially.........now I'm a believer. I drink Orgain every day. So tasty and healthy!
Veggie Girl

Pawtucket, RI

#20 Jun 8, 2010
Organic Man wrote:
Hi there,
I had previously seen that many of you were looking for an Organic Meal Replacement Drink and I finally found one and wanted to share. It's called Orgain and I believe it's world's first rtd? Can someone verify that?
www.drinkorgain.com
Orgain is a fantastic meal replacement. I have read that it is the 1st organic meal replacement so I believe that to be true. The chocolate flavor is delicious! It almost tastes too good to be true. Can this really be healthy? And it is! The vanilla flavor however pales in comparison to the chocolate.
nan

Vancouver, Canada

#21 Jun 13, 2010
Is it available in Canada
healthy life

Anaheim, CA

#22 Aug 1, 2010
This is the best health drink! Do not be skeptical! I know Dr. Abraham thru mutual friends & believe me when I tell you he dedicated so much time in perfecting this drink. He is a cancer survivor himself & strived in creating a nutritous drink that can be use during & after treatments. & the best part is it can be used for maintaining an everyday healthly lifestyle. Trust me, not only does it taste excellent but is so benefitical to your body. I work in a healthcare environment & the mds & rns absolutely love this drink for themselves as well as refering to others!

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