Organic Meal Replacement Drink

United States

#23 Aug 2, 2010
Fyi- Orgain is available at Whole Foods in MA for only $2.99. A substantial savings vs the website. I love it. Delicious and nutritious!

New Milford, CT

#24 Oct 13, 2010
Love it hands down. My personal trainer told me to try it and I can't stop! I buy it considerably cheap at whole foods for 2.99 rather than the health food store in my area that sells it for 3.50! Took a class on this drink an couldn't believe the results and changes that your body goes through just by drinking this!

Santa Clarita, CA

#25 Dec 3, 2010
The protein sources in Orgain are both from milk. Isn't this an issue for many people with or without lactose intolerance?

Atlanta, GA

#26 Jan 29, 2011
Is orgain safe to give to toddlers? Its nutrition label shows only the daily intake based on adult standards.
Ceo Mom

Austin, TX

#27 Feb 10, 2011
mindurbody wrote:
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.
I don't agree with you on this referral. I combed their site and found nothing organic.

Could you give and exact product name or link?
Ceo Mom

Austin, TX

#28 Feb 10, 2011
I combed this site and found NOTHING organic. Could you post the product name you were thinking of; or a direct link to it?

Thank you
keeley rochester ny

Rochester, NY

#32 Feb 17, 2011
This is beyond tasty!
I have been drinking it for several months @ least one and often two a day!
Chilled w/ 2 Tbs. ground flax meal..delish..both flavors are great BUT I favor the choc.
It is sold @ local Wegmans for 27.00 per case of 12 11oz. drink.
Convient,healthy, yum!

Kansas City, KS

#33 Mar 10, 2011
Sorry to disappoint the dear Doctor but seaweed or not, many people that think they are lactose intolerant are really allergic to this. IN ANY FORM. I know I tried and I had Severe bowel problems and there was nothing else in the product that could cause the problem. Blood test comfirmed you can be allergic to both kinds. So I keep looking for a Lactose free, low carb, Carageenan free MEAL REPLACEMENT not protein drink.

Salt Lake City, UT

#34 May 3, 2011
I drink a meal replacement shake twice a day and love it! Chocolate is my favorite!! Meal replacements shakes are so easy and fast to make and take with you for breakfast and/or lunch!!

Clifton Park, NY

#35 Sep 25, 2011
uh, this all sounds like bs to me.
Mia Girl

Miami Beach, FL

#36 Jan 2, 2012
I have the worst sweet tooth known to man and have to work out really hard to maintain my weight because I snack any and every time I feel like it.
I discovered Orgain about 1 month ago at Whole Foods and almost ended up throwing it out because it really didn't look that great. I juice kale, celery etc and I have to force myself to drink that. I ended up trying it when I got home starving from a trip without any food in the fridge and LOVED it.
I used to spend $8 at starbucks everyday for a spinach wrap and unsweetened coffee and i started replacing that with orgain every morning. I feel so much better now that I start my day with that. It no kidding-- tastes like dessert. Whenever i feel like I want a snack, I have a couple sips of orgain and feel very satisfied (surprisingly). Anyways, highly recommended.
Mia Girl

Miami Beach, FL

#37 Jan 2, 2012
oh yeah and ps. my favorite is the Iced Mocha

Great Neck, NY

#38 Jan 27, 2012
To tell you the truth with ALL the controversy surrounding the food additive carrageenan, why would the makers of "Orgain" include it in their too suspicious and know one knows what the long term use will bring onto them...
Alan wrote:
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)
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Loved it UNTIL

Sarasota, FL

#39 Feb 12, 2012
Soy Lecithin the only thing non Organic and critical to those who know about SOY see link:
Claire Olsen

Clifton Forge, VA

#40 Mar 11, 2012
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?
I have tried everything.. I LOVE this product.. I order it from Amazon on a subscription so it is cheaper.. Definately tastes great. For health nuts and those that want to lose weight. TRY IT.
Claire Olsen

Clifton Forge, VA

#41 Mar 11, 2012
I love this product.. The Vanilla Bean tastes fantastic. For those who want to lose weight or stay healthy.

Columbia, SC

#42 Mar 13, 2012
I looked at the post regarding carrageenan in Orgain's high protein drink. I did a little research myself and found that (with my family history weighed against my current health) it was worth trying to find something else to replace Orgain. I would suggest that you do your own research and decide what is best for your body. It tastes great and is wonderful for those who do not want to make their own shake. However, is being lazy worth the risk if cancer already runs heavily in your family? Short term use or occasional use vs. no use at all? You decide.
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.
Susan Ingram

North Vancouver, Canada

#43 Mar 29, 2012
The natural gut flora changes the carrageenan to polygeenan which is carcinogenic. Thus the link to stomach cancer.


#44 Apr 25, 2012
Isagenix is NOT organic... read labels people!!!

If you want an Organic meal replacement shake you should look at
Bill G

Vernon Hills, IL

#45 May 17, 2012
Tried Orgain one morning at the Heath Club. It is now an everday morning meal replacement. Went from 195 poundbody weight to 177 in six weeks! Wow!!!

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