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HIGH PROTEIN ENERGY SHAKE
  • 14 grams of vegetarian, non-GMO protein per serving
  • Features spirulina, digestive enzymes, 3 grams of dietary fiber and all 9 essential amino acids
  • Provides 100% Daily Value of an array of vitamins & minerals
GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ delivers a robust blend of vitamins and minerals typically found in wholesome super foods, protein and other key nutrients necessary for maintaining optimal health and wellness. Each easy-to-mix serving contains spirulina and bee pollen, which provide beneficial vitamins and minerals to support optimal nutrition and health. This premium formula is also loaded with 14 grams of protein derived from non-GMO (genetically modified organism), vegetarian sources such a soy protein, brown rice protein and pea protein, as well as food-based enzymes to support digestive health. Great-tasting, nutrients-dense SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ offers a hearty helping of natural goodness in every delicious, easy-to-mix serving.

ESSESNTIAL VITAMINS & MINERALS
Provides 100% Daily Value of an array of essential vitamins and minerals typically responsible for the health benefits of the most wholesome super foods.

NATURAL PROTEIN BLEND
Contains 14g of protein derived from non-GMO, vegetarian sources including soy protein, brown rice protein and pea protein to support energy production.

NATURAL DIGESTIVE ENZYME BLEND
Features digestive enzymes including papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple, plus lipase and cellulose to help improve digestion of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

DIETARTY FIBER
Includes 3g of dietary fiber from oat bran, cellulose and apple pectin to support digestive health.
Supplement Facts

Mix two scoops (30.5g) with 6 fl. Oz. of milk, juice, water or your favorite beverage. SEE CHART ON MANUFACTURER’S LABEL.

Serving Size 2 Scoops
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 110.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 3.00 g 12%
Potassium 250.00 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 10.00 g 3%
Sugars 5.00 g
Protein 14.00 g 0%
Sodium 200.00 mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.00 100%
Vitamin A 0.00 100%
Vitamin C 0.00 100%
Vitamin C 0.00 100%
Calcium 0.00 30%
Calcium 0.00 30%
Iron 0.00 25%
Iron 0.00 25%
Vitamin D 0.00 100%
Vitamin D 0.00 100%
Vitamin E 0.00 100%
Vitamin E 0.00 100%
Thiamin 0.00 80%
Thiamin 0.00 80%
Riboflavin 0.00 100%
Riboflavin 0.00 100%
Niacin 0.00 100%
Niacin 0.00 100%
Vitamin B6 0.00 100%
Vitamin B6 0.00 100%
Folic Acid 0.00 100%
Folic Acid 0.00 100%
Vitamin B12 0.00 100%
Vitamin B12 0.00 100%
Biotin 0.00 100%
Biotin 0.00 100%
Pantothenic Acid 0.00 100%
Pantothenic Acid 0.00 100%
Phosphorus 0.00 20%
Phosphorus 0.00 20%
Iodine 0.00 100%
Iodine 0.00 100%
Magnesium 0.00 20%
Magnesium 0.00 20%
Zinc 0.00 100%
Zinc 0.00 100%
Selenium 0.00 30%
Selenium 0.00 30%
Manganese 0.00 250%
Manganese 0.00 250%
Chromium 0.00 15%
Chromium 0.00 15%
Molybdenum 0.00 27%
Molybdenum 0.00 27%
Chloride 0.00 2%
Chloride 0.00 2%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Non-GMO Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein), Crystalline Fructose, Cocoa (Processed with alkali, ), Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phocphate, Dimagnesium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate,, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium D-Pantothenate,, Pyridoxine HCI, Riboflavin, thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin Am Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Chromium Chloride,, Sodium Molybate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin B-12), Cellulose Powder, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin,, Salt, Apple Pectin, Natural Vanillin, Reb A (Natural Stevia Leaf Sweetener), Choline (as Choline Bitartrate), Inositol,, Oat Bran, Bee Pollen, Enzyme Blend (Lipase, Cellulase, Papain, Bromelain), Spirulina, Chlorophyllim (from Alfalfa)

No crustaceans, No eggs, No Peanuts, No Fish, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
NOTICE:Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction. Significant product settling may occur.

Contains Soybeans and Wheat.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate

The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate
The Bright Side of Dark Chocolate 
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Researchers found that those eating dark chocolate performed significantly better on cognitive and vision tests
Chocolate is no longer considered a diet-busting indulgence-as long as it's the dark variety. Studies have shown heart health benefits and now we can add better vision and clearer thinking to the list of advantages we may gain by enjoying this favorite treat (in moderation).

Capturing chocolate's benefits

Researchers invited 30 healthy, college students to participate in a study to examine the effects of chocolate on vision and thinking (cognitive) abilities. For the first portion of the study, half of the participants ate a single serving of dark chocolate, while the other half ate white chocolate. For the second portion of the study, the groups switched to the other type of chocolate, and for one week in between, participants ate no chocolate at all.

Everyone in the study completed tests of visual function and thinking ability approximately two hours after eating 35 grams (1.25 ounces) of dark or white chocolate. The researchers found that those eating dark chocolate performed significantly better on these tests than those eating white chocolate:

  • Contrast sensitivity: The ability to distinguish an object from its background
  • Visual motion detection: The ability to determine the direction of motion of objects in an image
  • Spatial memory: The ability to remember types and arrangements of shapes in an image, specific features of your physical environment, and where you are within that environment
  • Reaction time: Tested by how quickly a person could press one of three buttons on a computer keyboard in response to letters or numbers that appeared on the screen

Why color matters

Dark chocolate contains dozens of nutrients called flavonols and health experts theorize that dark chocolate improves brain function because flavonols improve blood flow to the brain. This study supports this hypothesis: that improvements in visual and thinking ability after eating dark chocolate indicate this food may improve brain function. White chocolate does not contain these healthful nutrients.

These tips for enjoying dark chocolate just may give your brain that extra edge to power through the toughest mental tasks, without expanding your waistline.

  • Stick to chocolate that is 60% (or greater) cocoa. Skip the candy bars. Dark chocolate, not milk chocolate, is a source of healthful flavonols.
  • Exercise portion control. 1 or 2 ounces of chocolate-just a few squares-is enough to reap potential health benefits of this food. Smaller portions will help you avoid overdoing it and gaining weight.
  • Drink up. Dark chocolate cocoa, which you can make at home with pure dark cocoa powder, a teaspoon of sugar, and skim, soy, rice, or almond milk, offers another way to get this healthy treat into your diet when the temperatures drop.
  • Feast on flavonols. If you want additional (or alternative) low-calorie options for boosting flavonols in your diet, try yellow onions, scallions, kale, broccoli, apples, berries, and green and black tea, all of which contain similar nutrients to those found in dark chocolate.

(Physiol Behav 2011; 103:255-60)

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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3.7

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67%

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      5.0

      I'm using this for weight loss

      By DaLynne3

      from Kitsap County, Washington State

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dietary Replacement

        Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

        This was recommended by a GNC store manager because I had low energy and am lactose intolerant. I began using this twice a day on with a 1400 cal a day diet. I started it on June 5 at 231 lbs and on Aug 7 weigh 212 lbs. this product has stopped all uncontrollable food cravings making it possible for me to stick to a diet. I only like the chocolate and the GNC stores in my area can't seem to keep the chocolate in stock. I use a cup of crushed ice, a cup of unsweetened almond milk and monk fruit extract to add a little extra sweetness without adding cal.

         
        1.0

        Yuck!

        By lindsaypatton15

        from Florida

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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        Pros

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          • Hard to Mix
          • Not Effective
          • Pricey / Poor Value

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            Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

            This stuff is terrible. I bought it out of convenience because I was at GNC and they don't carry the brand that I typically use- plus it was bogo 1/2 off.

            It isn't very filling and I find myself doubling the serving to get any benefit at all. It does not mix well with a shaker bottle...it turns into a clumpy watery disgusting concoction. I've tried blending it in the Nutri Bullet and that works ok, but it turns into an almost "whipped" airy consistency. I could see maybe using this as an added powder in fruit/veggie smoothies, but on it's own it's definitely lacking. I would not recommend this at all and wish that I had returned it instead of trying to "tough it out" until it's gone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good vegan protein powder

            By christianpeirson

            from Chambersburg, PA

            About Me Dj Warehouse Worker, Runner

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • After Workout
              • Before Bed
              • Before Workout
              • Everyday

              Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

              I have tried 3 different powders since becoming vegan in march of 2013. They were Ultimate meal (Spirulina, Raw meal Chocolate (Garden of life), and Sun Warrior Chocolate.

              I prefer the smell and taste of this brand to the ones above, since I eat a lot of food anyway I am not super concerned about the protein as much as the sugar content. This brand powder only has 5g of sugar. I mix this powder with a 12-14 oz glass of unsweetened almond milk.

              I work 10-12 hours a day in a warehouse and still find time to lift in the early morning. If you are a vegan and have a tough time finding a protein powder that works for you. Try this brand..

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy again

              By cwalker827

              from Columbia SC

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              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

                Spiru-Meal has more protein than the lean shakes and less calories; I have one for breakfast every morning. It kept me full most of the day the first time I used it and I have lost weight. I mix with 3/4 cold water and 1/4 skim milk.

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                • 3-5 Supplements Daily
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                5.0

                Taste great with ice cold water

                By maggiechenyy

                from New York

                About Me Workout Daily

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                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

                  I take it every morning before breakfast. It's easy on stomach and I feel full after having half portion of my regular breakfast. It is not as smooth and sweet as other types of protein shakes, but I find its flavor unique and enjoyable. Ice cold water really brings out its flavor. Do not try it with warm water.

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                  1.0

                  Disgusting

                  By lahteb

                  from Brooklyn

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                  Pros

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                    • Mixes poorly
                    • Not Effective
                    • Tastes Bad

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                    • Never

                    Comments about GNC SuperFoods SPIRU-MEAL™- Chocolate:

                    This shake is disgusting. It tastes terrible. It mixes poorly, even when you use a blender or hand mixer. Most of the powder clumped to the side of the container I used to blend.

                    This drink is not filling at all, even when you add extra scoops for more protein. I felt like I gained a fair bit of weight during the period when I drank this. I don't know if I did, but I felt better as soon as I got rid of it.

                    I would have given this zero stars, but that system does not all that.

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