HMR 500

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Protein type
Milk
Taste
great
Price
$2.13 per serv
Guarantee
n/a
Label Rating
controversial ingredient
User Rating
Cal 170
Protein 16g
Carb/Sugar 22/20
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INGREDIENTS:
  • Nonfat milk

    Dairy milk with zero perfect fat.

  • Calcium caseinate

    Calcium Caseinate is derived from fresh skim milk. It is comprised of 92% protein and is found in your common weight gainers for that thick taste. Casein is very very slow to digest, thus it leaves a constant flow of aminos through your blood stream long after you take it in.

  • Whole Milk Powder

    Powdered milk or dried milk is a manufactured dairy product made by evaporating milk to a dry form. One purpose of drying milk is to preserve it; milk powder has a far longer shelf life than liquid milk and does not need to be kept cold, due to its low moisture content.  Often an inexpensive filler in protein shakes.

  • Sucrose

    Sucrose or common table sugar is now being viewed as the American cancer.  In The New Sugar Busters the authors contend that sugar makes it difficult to lose weight, promotes  an increase in insulin, and encourages the storage of fat.  Our society’s love affair with sugar not only creates obesity,  it also is at least in part responsible for a whole host of infectious diseases.  For this reason, we classify sugar, especially in quantities typically consumed in our society, as controversial.

  • Dried egg white/solids

    Egg white powder is dried egg white (pure albumen).

    It can be reconstituted by mixing the powder with water.

  • Partially hydrogenated soybean oil

    The problem with partially hydrogenated soybean oil is the trans fat it contains. The other problem relates to the health hazards of soy itself. And an added hazard factor is the fact that the majority of both corn and soybeans are genetically engineered.

  • Natural flavors

    The definition of natural flavor under the Code of Federal Regulations is: “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.”

  • Artificial flavors

    The search for “natural” sources of chemicals often requires that a manufacturer go to great lengths and expenses to obtain a given chemical. For this reason, synthetically produced flavors are frequently used in foods and beverages.

    Artificial flavors have been known to cause an array of health problems such as chest pain, headaches, fatigue, nervous system depression, allergies, brain damage, seizures, nausea, dizziness and many more.

  • Xanthan gum

    Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged, or fermented, sugars with a certain kind of bacteria.

    In manufacturing, xanthan gum is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in foods.

  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose

    Used as a thickening agent and emulsifier in food.

  • Maltodextrin

    Maltodextrin is a white powder often used in processed foods as a thickener or filler since it’s fairly inexpensive, as well as in pharmaceuticals as a binding agent.

    You’ll find it in canned fruits, snacks, cereal, desserts, instant pudding, sauces, and salad dressings.

    Since it contains fewer calories than sugar, it’s also found in sugar substitutes, such as Splenda or Equal.

  • Soy lecithin

    Soy lecithin is not soy protein, but instead a component of the soybean plant that is used an emulsifier in a variety of foods.

  • Sodium saccharin

    Sodium saccharin is the salt form of saccharin, an artificial sweetener.

    A 1997 report from the Center for the Science in Public Interest felt that it would be “highly imprudent for the National Toxicology Program to delist saccharin.”

    They believed that doing so “would give the public a false sense of security, remove any incentive for further testing, and result in greater exposure to this probable carcinogen in tens of millions of people, including children (indeed, fetuses).”

  • Mono- and diglycerides

    The public apparently caught on that partially hydrogenated oils were unhealthy; so now the FDA requires labeling for trans fat content, BUT only if it contains more than .49 g per serving, AND only if it comes from triglycerides! Not too difficult to get around that rule…simply decrease the serving size, or disguise the trans fats somehow…

    Of course, big industry doesn’t want us to know that they’re poisoning us…so, they exploited the loophole. They started using monoglycerides and diglycerides so they aren’t required to label the food as containing trans fats.

    Monoglycerides and Diglycerides are still manufactured, just like partially hydrogenated oils, and they still contain dangerous trans fats. Trans fats that aren’t required to be reported on the labels. Trans fats that are still dangerous to your health. Trans fats that are causing our children to develop diabetes and heart attacks.

  • Manganese oxide

    Manganese(II) oxide is an inorganic compound with chemical formula MnO. It forms green crystals and is odorless. Manganese(II) oxide is the simplest ionic manganese oxide. Although it is classified as a very strong base, dissolved manganese(II) oxide is non-corrosive and does not attack the skin.

  • Sodium phosphate

    Sodium phoshates and Disodium Phosphates have trace amounts of arsenic and arsenic is known to cause cancer.

  • Potassium chloride

    Potassium is an essential nutrient we get from the food we eat. It typically comes in the form of potassium chloride.

    Along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning that it helps to conduct electrical charges in the body. Like all the other electrolytes, our bodies have evolved elaborate systems to control blood levels in a narrow range.

    This is good news since normal levels of potassium are absolutely critical to life—if potassium levels get too high or too low, the heart and nervous system completely shut down.

  • Vitamin A palmitate

    Vitamin A palmitate is the form of vitamin A found naturally in animal sources and also produced synthetically.

  • Phytomenadione

    Phytomenadione naturally occurs in a variety of green plants and is often referred to as vitamin K1.

  • Vitamin K

    Vitamin K, and vitamin K as MK-7 in particular, plays an important role in keeping calcium in the bones and out of the arteries. Hopefully, as we cast a broader net of understanding, clinical bone trials will include analysis of vitamin K status along with calcium intake evaluation.

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. The main function of vitamin D is to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bones and aid in cell to cell communication throughout the body.

  • Saccharin

    Saccharin is a sulfa-based sweetener; its primary ingredient is benzoic sulfimide.  So what the heck is that and more importantly is it harmful?

    Let’s begin with the reported side effects: For those with sulfa allergies, saccharin may cause nausea, diarrhea, skin problems or other allergy-related symptoms.

    Concerns: Early safety studies of saccharin showed the sweetener caused bladder cancer in rats.

    The FDA recently lifted the requirement that saccharin be labeled as a probable carcinogen on food packaging. The link between saccharin and bladder cancer has contributed to saccharin being the most investigated of all artificial sweeteners. To date, no connection between saccharin and bladder cancer in humans has been proven.

    We encourage you to test yourself.

    Simply try switching out this artificial sweetener for all-natural alternative (agave syrup, stevia, etc) and you might feel better.

&Nutritive Sweeteners: Contains milk, eggs, soy
SOURCE: www.hmrprogram.com 12/20/13
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2 thoughts on “HMR 500

  1. joie sears

    I love this shake but my doctor recently told me of the high sugar content, not to mention artificial flavors which are not good. He advised me to get something with more natural ingredients like Shakeology. I’m going to look at this shake.

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  2. MDtarps

    I have been on the HMR 120 diet for almost two weeks now, I’ve lost near 5 lbs. I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate, I perfer the vanilla better. The vanilla is much better to add in different fruits. I would recommend trying these shakes to others.

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HMR 500 claims it is medically supervised and engineered to help those that are obese. The validity of those claims makes us a bit uneasy, and haven’t been able to verify the veracity, so instead we have taken a look at their ingredients to find out if they at least have some quality points.

At first glance, there is soy, artificial ingredients, and sucralose. The trifecta of bad when it comes to meal replacement shakes is found right up front, and that’s just the beginning. The overall blend features high sugar, and calories that are derived from fat, which is not conducive to weight loss plans.

Controversial Ingredients

Saccharin  Saccharin is a sulfa-based sweetener; its primary ingredient is benzoic sulfimide.  So what the heck is that and more importantly is it harmful?
Let’s begin with the reported side effects: For those with sulfa allergies, saccharin may cause nausea, diarrhea, skin problems or other allergy-related symptoms.
Concerns: Early safety studies of saccharin showed the sweetener caused bladder cancer in rats. The FDA recently lifted the requirement that saccharin be labeled as a probable carcinogen on food packaging.
The link between saccharin and bladder cancer has contributed to saccharin being the most investigated of all artificial sweeteners. To date, no connection between saccharin andbladder cancer in humans has been proven.
We encourage you to test yourself.  Simply try switching out this artificial sweetener for all-natural alternative (agave syrup, stevia, etc) and you might feel better.

Sucrose or table sugar.  Once thought to be an innocuous indulgence sugar is now being viewed as the american cancer.  In “The New Sugar Busters,” the authors contend that sugar makes it difficult to lose weight. Sugar consumption results in an increase in insulin, which promotes the storage of sugar in the liver and muscles. Insulin interferes with the breakdown of glycogen–sugar stored in the liver–and triglycerides, also known as fat. This disturbance makes it difficult to lose weight, as even low levels of insulin inhibit fat breakdown.
Artificial Flavors The search for “natural” sources of chemicals often requires that a manufacturer go to great lengths and expenses to obtain a given chemical. For this reason, synthetically produced flavors are frequently used in foods and beverages. Artificial flavors have been known to cause an array of health problems such as chest pain, headaches, fatigue, nervous system depression, allergies, brain damage, seizures, nausea, dizziness and many more.

Conclusion

Overall HMR 500 is less than ideal when it comes to replacing a meal, and is not preferable overall. Fillers and controversial ingredients are high on the ingredient list and “Dry Milk” as your core engine and or  protein is a bit shaky in our opinion.  Even with 16 grams of protein, 20 grams of sugar, and less than ideal vitamins and minerals, you are not going to get the benefits of a meal with just this shake.

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