Soy lecithin is not soy protein, but instead a component of the soybean plant that is used an emulsifier in a variety of foods.
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.”
Guar Gum a natural food thickener, similar to tapioca flour.
It has significantly more thickening ability than cornstarch, at a fraction of the cost.
Thiamine mononitrate is a form of vitamin B1.
Riboflavin also known as vitamin B12. This is naturally found in many foods and it is added to many protein shakes.
Niacinamide and niacin are slightly varying forms of vitamin B3.
Vitamin B3 is naturally in many foods like fish and green vegetables and is also found in many vitamin B complex supplements.
Pyridoxine is one of the compounds that can be called vitamin B6, along with pyridoxal and pyridoxamine.
Another name for vitamin B5, calcium pantothenate or pantothenic acid is a water soluble found in most food.
Milk naturally contains calcium phosphate.
Foods such as breads, cereals and drink mixes also commonly contain calcium phosphate.
Manufacturers also frequently fortify packaged foods and drinks with calcium phosphate.
Iron is a mineral needed in the body for a variety of functions. Many health problems in the world are related to an iron deficiency than by lack of any other nutrient.
Sodium is needed for muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, maintaining pH balance, and hydration. Sodium regulates the fluid outside of the cells and is needed to pump fluid into the cells as potassium carries by-products out.
Shaklee Cinch is part of a multi-level marketing brand, and in the past their blend was not up to par with the standards of high ranking meal replacement shakes. However, they have recently introduced a new option, and we were able to look into the components and see whether or not they improved on their previous mistakes.
The good news is that Shaklee Cinch increases their protein, removes fillers, adds natural elements, vitamins and minerals, and delivers a powerful punch. However, they derive their protein from soy and rice, which are not necessarily in line with the best shakes on the market.
Soy – Albeit inexpensive, soy is not an ideal protein source, in our opinion, as there are a lot of alternatives out there. Recent studies have linked soy proteins to thyroid issues, food allergies, danger for pregnant or nursing women, immune system problems, and much more.
Shaklee Cinch really did improve their formulation, added some vitamins and minerals, boosted their overall meal replacement shake, but we cannot recommend it higher because of the soy isolated protein. Other than that, this is a solid product that really had us changing our minds on the shake.