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Description
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  • Heathly meal replacement or snack
  • 25 grams of high quality protein
  • 170 calories
  • 24 vitamins and minerals
  • Lactose Free

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Shake well before drinking. Use as a meal replacement or snack. Chill before drinking. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bottle
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 170.00
Calories from Fat 50.00
Total Fat 6.00 g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.50 g 7%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 20.00 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6.00 g 2%
Sugars 2.00 g
Sodium 390.00 mg 16%
Potassium 475.00 mg 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.00 g 12%
Protein 25.00 g 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 25%
Vitamin A 0.00 25%
Vitamin C 0.00 25%
Vitamin C 0.00 25%
Calcium 0.00 50%
Calcium 0.00 50%
Iron 0.00 25%
Iron 0.00 25%
Vitamin D 0.00 25%
Vitamin D 0.00 25%
Vitamin E 0.00 25%
Vitamin E 0.00 25%
Vitamin K 0.00 25%
Vitamin K 0.00 25%
Thiamin 0.00 25%
Thiamin 0.00 25%
Riboflavin 0.00 25%
Riboflavin 0.00 25%
Niacin 0.00 25%
Niacin 0.00 25%
Vitamin B6 0.00 25%
Vitamin B6 0.00 25%
Folic Acid 0.00 25%
Folic Acid 0.00 25%
Biotin 0.00 25%
Biotin 0.00 25%
Pantothenic Acid 0.00 25%
Pantothenic Acid 0.00 25%
Phosphorus 0.00 60%
Phosphorus 0.00 60%
Iodine 0.00 25%
Iodine 0.00 25%
Magnesium 0.00 25%
Magnesium 0.00 25%
Zinc 0.00 25%
Zinc 0.00 25%
Selenium 0.00 25%
Selenium 0.00 25%
Copper 0.00 25%
Copper 0.00 25%
Manganese 0.00 25%
Manganese 0.00 25%
Chromium 0.00 25%
Chromium 0.00 25%
Molybdenum 0.00 25%
Molybdenum 0.00 25%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: Filtered Water, Filtered Water, Diafiltered Skim Milk, Diafiltered Skim Milk, Proprietary Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate), Proprietary Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate), Less Than 2% of : Sunflower, Safflower and/or Canola Oil, Cocoa processed with Alkalo, Maltodextrin 807, Less Than 2% of : Sunflower, Safflower and/or Canola Oil, Cocoa processed with Alkalo, Maltodextrin 807, Vitamin and Mineral Blend: (Biotin, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Vitamin A Palmitate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Sodium Ascorbate, Chromium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ferric Orthophosphate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Thiamine, Potassium Citrate, Cyanocobalamin, Potassium Iodide, Niacinamide, Zinc Amino Acid, Phytomenadione, Copper Amino Acid), Vitamin and Mineral Blend: (Biotin, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Vitamin A Palmitate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Sodium Ascorbate, Chromium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ferric Orthophosphate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Thiamine, Potassium Citrate, Cyanocobalamin, Potassium Iodide, Niacinamide, Zinc Amino Acid, Phytomenadione, Copper Amino Acid), Lactase, Lactase, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Cellulose Gum, Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium, Datem, Datem, Sucralose, Sucralose, Carrageenan, Carrageenan, Salt, Salt

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Contains: Milk. Suitable for individuals following a low lactose diet.

General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Power Up with Protein

Power Up with Protein
Power Up with Protein
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Fuel your body more effectively, and get the most from your workouts
Do you ever feel you're slogging through your workouts, barely able to complete what you've planned, and anxious to hit the showers? Or maybe you've wondered how you might take the next step, fuel your body more effectively, and get the most "bang for your buck" from your workouts. Either way, a great place to start is with the basics, and one of the most basic nutrients for optimal athletic performance is protein.

The A, B, Cs of protein and performance

Muscles are made of protein, so it's no surprise that protein is vital to enhancing their performance. Knowing what type, how much, and when to fit protein into your daily routine is the key to getting the most from this important nutrient.

Protein particulars

"Wheying" your options

For repairing hardworking muscles after a cardio or resistance training ("weight lifting") workout, nothing beats whey protein. Whey comes from dairy and allows your muscles to refuel effectively. Whey protein is found in powder form and comes in a variety of flavors, making it easy to incorporate into your diet. It can be stirred into yogurt, added to a smoothie, or mixed vigorously with water or another liquid in a lidded container.

The body best absorbs protein when eaten in amounts ranging from 15 to 30 grams in a single meal or snack. Unless you're a serious body-builder, there's no benefit to eating more than 30 grams of protein at one time.

Whey protein makes its way into muscles most efficiently when taken immediately after a workout, ideally within 30 minutes. Eating whey with carbohydrates promotes the movement of the protein from your bloodstream into your muscles as well. Aim for a ratio of 1 gram of protein for every 2 to 4 grams of carbohydrate.

As an example, combine whey powder to provide about 15 grams of protein in a blender with a banana, ice, and water. A large banana adds around 30 grams of carbohydrate and most whey powders contain a bit of carbohydrate as well. This gives you a finished smoothie with 2 to 3 grams of carbohydrate for every gram of protein-an ideal ratio.

HMB power

Amino acids are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. Hydroxy-methyl butyrate, or HMB, is a breakdown product of leucine, of of the essential amino acids that are used as building blocks of protein. Studies have shown that HMB can improve strength and help the body maintain muscle mass. Ideally, HMB is used in conjunction with strength training to obtain the most benefit; it is not used to improve cardiovascular athletic performance.

Our bodies can make some HMB, but it isn't found in significant amounts in most foods, so taking a supplement is the best way to get enough HMB to enhance a resistance training routine.

The optimal amount of HMB is about 3 grams per day, but there isn't agreement on when to take it for best benefit. In order to avoid having HMB "compete" for absorption with whey protein, try taking this supplement in the morning, at bedtime, or about 15 to 30 minutes before a workout.

Final protein pointers

Be sure you're eating a good quality, well-balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, fruit, legumes (beans), and whole grains. Without these essential foods, all the whey protein and HMB in the world isn't going to do you any good. Think about creating a nutrient network in your body; they don't work well in isolation.

Also keep in mind that while whey and HMB are considered safe for most people, there are some who should not use these supplements, including people with impaired kidney or liver function. If you have questions about whether whey and HMB are safe for you, ask your doctor or pharmacist for guidance.

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by The New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
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GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate
 
4.5

(based on 110 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (88)
  • Goes down easy (77)
  • Good taste (62)
  • Good value (59)
  • Provides A boost (43)

Cons

  • Poor value (6)
  • Tastes bad (4)
  • Too sweet (4)

Best Uses

  • Meal replacement (87)
  • Weight loss (74)
  • Women (59)
  • Everyday use (56)
  • As A snack (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Rarely work out (30), Runner (12), Weekend warrior (8), Competitive athlete (4)

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5.0

Swear by it!!!

By nena_white

from Georgia

About Me Getting There, Losing It Properly

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Supplement A Meal
    • Women

    Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

    REally honestly swear by this product. Ive been using it now for about 3 weeks. I use it as my refuel meal replacement after my walks/ jogs. I grab either a chocolate, vanilla or strawberry and grab a huge cup of crushed ice and pour it over. It taste just like a melted milk shake to me YUMMY!!! I actually ran out this last week and GNC had my order to me FAST! No complaints. I love this product. It actually works and fills me up compared to the other brands that are def lacking in taste and doing what its suppose too.

     
    5.0

    Blood Sugar Savior

    By joycelafleur

    from Wesern Michigan

    About Me Health Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supplement A Meal

      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

      Before my blood sugar dips (hypoglycemia), drinking half a bottle keeps me stable for 3 hours. It's tasty, portable, and a healthy way to keep my blood sugar stable without having to eat so often.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      TASTES AMAZING...

      By pjaustinmd

      from Maryland

      About Me 48 Yrs Old Menopausal, Have Lost 18 Lbs In 3 Mo

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

      • Can Only Afford On Sale

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • Older People
      • Supplement A Meal
      • Weight loss
      • Women

      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

      Surprised at how GREAT this tastes. Was expecting a chalky taste from having used similar products from other manufacturers.
      Curbs appetite and gives me the energy to start my day.

       
      4.0

      Way more than I expected!

      By LeTrael69

      from Florida

      About Me First Time User

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Supplement A Meal

        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

        Very surprised by the great taste. Definitely going to order another soon.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Ummmmm

        By apriljay1990

        from Hampton, VA

        About Me Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

        • Hard To Swallow
        • Tastes Bad
        • Upsets Stomach

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Supplement A Meal

        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

        I love GNC's Lean shake period; however these new 25G High -Protein shake in Chocolate is disgusting. Every other flavor is fine but it tastes like watered down chocolate.I do not recommend this flavor.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So good I had to create a username!

        By Lee

        from Stamford, CT

        About Me First Time User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Supplement A Meal
          • Women

          Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

          Not going to lie, I went into this really skeptical and I have to say I'm really glad I tried it. I brought the four pack and I've drank them by themselves or added in some peanut butter and bananas to create a post workout drink and usually about half way through I feel like a stuffed pig. It lasts for hours and I have a ton of energy on it. I am going to pick up a case now!

          (20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          OMG these are wonderful!

          By jenniferouarrhi

          from Philadelphia PA

          About Me Rarely Work Out

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Goes Down Easy
          • Good Value
          • Nutritional
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

          • Want More All The Time

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Meal Replacement
          • Men
          • Weight Loss
          • Women

          Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

          Well I am an emotional eater, so when I stepped on the scale at 212, I hit the roof with disappointment in myself. Ugh! So anyway, I try to get to the gym when I can, which isn't really often. I have anxiety attacks so have to be careful what I put in my body. Started the rtd shakes because I cant really be bothered to mix and mess with the powder. Got the chocolate and strawberry. Started yesterday and took some of the lean pill pack pills, and from the day I started a day and a half ago, I was 212.2, now I am 210. ONE DAY AND A HALF! So I do one shake for breakfast, one shake for lunch, and then a salad for dinner then a small snack like a pudding or something, drink water and tea..........I can not believe that I lost almost 2 and a half lbs in one day..I know that its probably water weight, but who cares, its weight!

          My mind wants to binge on food, but after seeing the scale, I want to stick to this and keep going and see how much more I can lose. My goal is 40lbs. So today I took most of the lean pack pill pack (a lot of pills though, thats one downfall), so now I think I will go to the gym and see if I can start to get into that again. Really motivating!

          I was disappointed to read some comments on here, no one really mentions their weight loss amount, but I will update everyone.

          By the way, shakes taste INCREDIBLE, I could drink them all day, but alas will stick to the plan. The guy at GNC told me that I could use sparingly, as a meal replacement, or snack. I chose to do it this way and wow, cant be happier with the results after just one day. Will keep everyone updated!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Tasting

          By madhu.vijaykumar

          from Chicago, IL

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Goes Down Easy
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As A Snack
            • Meal Replacement
            • Weight Loss
            • Women

            Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

            These RTD shakes act a good meal replacement. But you have to follow the given diet plan who includes consuming a low calorie snack like a fruit in between after every shake.
            They taste good and I find the seasonal pumpkin spice one really good to have.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By msz1

            from Doylestown, PA

            About Me Rarely Work Out

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy For Traveling
            • Goes Down Easy
            • Grab On The Go
            • Healthy Snack For Kids
            • Nutritional
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • As A Snack
            • Everyday Use
            • Meal Replacement
            • Weight Loss

            Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

            It is pricey but worth it. I would spend thus much buying something on the road not as healthy. I use it as part of my weight lose regiment. I have lost over 100 lbs this past year and I use this daily.

            I follow the specials online and order by the cases when I can get a big band for my buck. I swear by this stuff.

             
            5.0

            so GOOD!

            By BiancaG109

            from IL

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Goes Down Easy
            • Good Value
            • Nutritional
            • Provides A Boost
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Snack
              • Everyday Use
              • Meal Replacement
              • Weight Loss

              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ - Swiss Chocolate:

              When I first ordered this i was a little nervous because it was my first time ever ordering a shake online, but after i read the reviews i felt good about buying because everybody said it tasted amazing..and thats what i go for. and they were right! this shake tasted exactly like vanilla pudding except in liquid form... SO GOOD that i re-purchased more!

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