Herbalife vs Advocare Shake Comparison

Herbalife vs Advocare Shake Comparison

Herbalife has less of everything, including cost, but with Advocare’s higher quality ingredients and overall better product, we say it wins!

Ahh, the Herbalife vs Advocare battle. Who will come out on top?

Advocare is definitely the more well-known company overall (because of their celebrity athelete endorsements and Super Bowl commercials), but Herbalife is also coming up there in popularity. Advocare probably has more members registered within its ranks, but Herbalife is coming up there as well.

1) Advocare is Almost 3x the Cost

One of the first things that we always look at is how much does each shake cost. In this case, The Herbalife shakes are coming in about $1.13 per shake, where the Advocare alternatives are all the way up at $3.21 per shake! Now that is almost 3 times more that you will pay with Advocare compared to Herbalife. For some people, this doesn’t mean very much, but for others, this could be a deal breaker.

Herbalife is definitely a cheaper product, but everyone will need to look at the bottom line of cost before deciding on which one is actually ‘best’.

2) Advocare just has more substance across the board

It seems that across the board, the Advocare shakes just packs more punch nutritionally and in terms of ingredients. Now this isn’t that unexpected because of the 3 times higher price, but at the same time, is nice to have.

When it comes to a meal replacement shake, you definitely want it to be full of good stuff, because it has to keep you going through the day. If you are trying to get by on a daily basis with under 700 calories, then chances are you a seriously hurting your body, and could be making life-long damages that you will regret.

In terms of calories (220 vs 90), protein (24g vs 9g) and even carbs (24g vs 13g), the Advocare shakes just have more substance and less filler. The higher quality ingredients are also noted in the source of protein and source of fats, which clearly show that Herbalife is using some ingredients that aren’t quite good for you.

3) About the same with Micro-nutrition

The one are that we were more surprised about is the micronutrition of each shake, and how they are actually very similar overall. Sure there are some differences in some areas, but overall, both are fairly comparable.

Conclusion – Go with the Higher Quality (and price) Option

So in the end, we choose to recommend the Advocare shakes above the Herbalife, just because of the higher quality overall. They are definitely more expensive, but you get much more bang for your buck with them. You owe it to yourself, your health and your body to put the right things into it for the long run.

1) General Info

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Company Herbalife Advocare
Product Video
Flavors Available French Vanilla, Dulce de Leche, Pumpkin Spice, Orange Cream, Mint Chocolate, Vanilla (Allergen Free), Dutch Chocolate, Wild Berry, Cookies 'm Cream, Pina Colada, Cafe Latte, Kosher Vanilla Chocolate, Chocolate Mocha, Vanilla, Berry

2) Servings and Price

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  Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake
Servings 30 14
Price 33.75 44.95
Price / Serving $1.13 $3.21

3) Allergens

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  Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake
Gluten Free? Yes Yes
Dairy Free? No No
Soy Free? No No

4) Macro Nutrition

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  Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake
Calories? 90 220
Fat 1 3
Saturated Fat 0 5
Source of Fat Canola Oil, medium-chain triglycerides Milk Isolate
Carbohydrates 13 24
Sugar 9 12
Source of Sugar Fructose Fructose
Fiber 3 3
Protein 9 24
Source of Protein Soy Protein Whey Protein, Whole Milk Protien
Sugar 9 12
Artificial Sweetneners? No No
Artificial Flavors? Yes Yes

5) Vitamins & Minerals

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Percentage of Daily Value based on a 2,000 Calorie diet

  Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake
Vitamin A 25% 15%
Vitamin C 25% 15%
Calcium 8% 50%
Iron 15% 20%
Vitamin D 25% 15 %
Vitamin E 25% 15%
Thiamin 25% 15%
Riboflavin 20% 15%
Niacin 25% 15%
Vitamin B6 25% 15%
Vitamin B12 25% 20%
Biotin 20% 15%
Pantothenic Acid 30% 15%
Phosphorus 15% 30%
Iodine -% 20%
Magnesium 15% 40%
Zinc 30% 15%
Selenium 20% 15%
Copper 30% 20%
Manganese -% 30%
Chromium 10% 15%
Molybdenum 20% 30%