Meal Replacement Powders, also known as MRPs, provide complete nutrition in a convenient protein shake. However, unlike Protein Shakes, with which MRPs are often confused, meal replacement powders are fortified to include substantial amounts of other important nutrients like carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and fat. Both protein shakes and MRPs are sold in bars, powders and in ready-to-drink formulas, and both nutritional supplements have a lot of protein, but protein shakes should not be used as complete meal replacements.
All Star Health carries a wide selection of high-performance MRPs. You can choose from a high carb or low carb meal replacement powder. Our vegan meal replacement powder contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, digestive enzymes and omega-3. There are soy MRPs and meal replacement powder with rolled oats and oat fiber. There are special formulas for women and meal replacement powders designed for fat burning and muscle building.
What's in A Meal Replacement Powder?
These fortified protein powder supplements contain various kinds of protein, just as you would find in a protein shake. There are blends of casein and milk protein, egg protein, whey protein and soy protein. They also contain healthy sources of carbohydrates and fats in addition to vitamins, minerals and fiber that has been added for a more nutritionally complete, satisfying shake.
The Benefits of Meal Replacement Shake Powder Supplements
Meal replacement powders offer several attractive benefits for those with a busy lifestyle or people who are trying to lose weight without skimping on the necessary nutrients. These benefits include:
- Fast, portable and convenient
- Usually low in calories; can be a useful tool in weight loss programs or weight management
- Satisfying and filling
- Good for a midday snack when having a meal isn't practical
Note: Meal replacement powders should not be used to regularly replace nutritious meals. They are meant to be used along with a healthy diet.