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GNC Total Lean® Lean Shake™ 25


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Your busy lifestyle doesn’t need to halt your weight loss goals. Enjoy a Ready-To-Drink Lean Shake 25 when you need a meal replacement on-the-go. Lean Shakes come in a range of flavor options so you can stay on top of your goals and be totally you.


  • Clinically proven to improve weight loss and BMI ^ 
  • Only has 170 calories per serving
  • Contains 25g of protein per serving
  • Only has 2g of sugar per serving
  • Gluten free, lactose free ✦  and low-carb friendly

^ A randomized clinical study consisting of 109 healthy participants compared the use of Lean Shake 25 Ready-to-Drink in conjunction with a meal and exercise plan (total daily caloric intake of 1500 calories) to a 1500 calorie diet & exercise plan alone. This study resulted in nearly twice as much total weight loss (-7.6 vs. -3.9 pounds), along with improvements in Body Mass Index (BMI) among the Lean Shake 25 RTD users at the end of 12 weeks. Meal & exercise plan available at

✦ Contains a trivial amount of lactose. Suitable for individuals following a lactose-free diet. Contains lactase, a natural enzyme that breaks down lactose so you can digest dairy without discomfort.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  1 Bottle(s)
Servings Per Container  4

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 170  

Total Fat 5.2g   8%
  Saturated Fat 1.6g   8%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 20mg   7%
Total Carbohydrate 6g   2%
  Dietary Fiber 3g   11%
Protein 25g   50%
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0  
Sodium 390mg   17%
Total Sugars 2g  

Vitamin A 225 mcg   25%
Vitamin C 23 mg   25%
Iron 5 mg   25%
Vitamin D 5 mcg   25%
Vitamin E 4 mg   25%
Vitamin K 30 mcg   25%
Thiamin 0.3 mg   25%
Riboflavin 0.3 mg   25%
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg   25%
Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg   25%
Biotin 7.5 mcg   25%
Pantothenic Acid 1.3 mg   25%
Phosphorus 600 mg   25%
Magnesium 100 mg   25%
Zinc 2.8 mg   25%
Copper 0.2 mg   25%
Manganese 0.6 mg   25%
Chromium 9 mcg   25%
Molybdenum 11 mcg   25%
Folate 100 mcg   25%
Potassium 475 mg   10%

Calcium  500 mg   **
Niacin  4 mg   **
Iodine   38 mcg   **
Selenium  14 mcg   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients
Filtered Water, Diafiltered Skim Milk, Proprietary Protein Blend (Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate), Sunflower, Safflower, Maltodextrin, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Sucralose, Salt, Vitamin & Mineral Blend, Lactase, Carrageenan , Acesulfame Potassium, Datem
Contains Milk
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How To Use

Shake well before drinking. Use as a meal replacement or convenient snack. Chill before drinking. Refrigerate after opening
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
Distributed by:
General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA


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I really like the lean shakes, they taste good.
July 6, 2019
1 month ago
My sweet tooth fix
These shakes are a great pick me up for yhe morning or even that afternoon sugar craving.
July 3, 2019
1 month ago
Great shakes
I really enjoy these shakes
June 28, 2019
1 month ago
I love the Lean shake. The flavor is amazing and the low carb count is awesome.
June 27, 2019
1 month ago
Great tasting, low carbs. high protein and fiber makes it a delicious way to lose weight.
June 23, 2019
1 month ago
I think the cookie Butter should be a permanent flavor! It is so good! I also think you should make the caramel vanilla in the lean 25
June 22, 2019
1 month ago
Great on the go!
They're good but I still prefer the powder form. It seems to be longer lasting and helps to prolong food cravings.
June 21, 2019
1 month ago
Tastes delicious, smooth, creamy texture and no aftertaste.
June 20, 2019
1 month ago
Yummy Shakes
I love these Lean Shakes. The banana cream is wonderful and the Cookie Butter is to die for!!!!
June 19, 2019
1 month ago
It won’t send you to the bathroom
It won’t send you to the bathroom this one is good no bathroom ????
June 19, 2019
1 month ago
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lactose free, good flavor, I love it
w a on Apr 10, 2015
Love the shakes they've helped me stay on track with my healthy regimen.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
lactose free, good flavor, I love it
w a on Apr 10, 2015
Great taste...perfect for after workouts or meal replacement
r e on Apr 6, 2015
Love the shakes they've helped me stay on track with my healthy regimen.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
Love the shakes they've helped me stay on track with my healthy regimen.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
Love the shakes they've helped me stay on track with my healthy regimen.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
Love the shakes and wanted to try a new flavor.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
Great taste...perfect for after workouts or meal replacement
r e on Apr 6, 2015
Love the shakes they've helped me stay on track with my healthy regimen.
b l on Apr 4, 2015
I am a 40 yr old female about 50 lbs overweight. How many meals and which meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner, should I replace with GNC Total Lean Shake?
A shopper on May 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You want to replace breakfast and dinner with this product. Have a late lunch about 1-2 p.M. Until you meet your desired weight.
Are these shakes ok for diabetics on insulin?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2016
How long does the bottle (powder form) of this lean shake last?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2016
Are these caffeine free?
Kristen C on Apr 24, 2018
How is this lactose free if it contains milk?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Lactose isn't milk, lactose is the sugar in milk just like fructose is the type of sugar in fruits, and lactose can be either removed, or (and this is actually misleading) can be left in the product, and then be accompanied by a lactose enzyme called "lactase" artificially added. This is misleading because they can put "lactose free" on it, but all it really is is the lactose and the enzyme "lactase" that is added to "cancel" out the it's not technically "lactose free" but apparently close enough that they can legally get away with it.
Can I use the total lean shake 1 hr to 30 mins prior to my workout?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You can drink this shake anytime during the day.
are Lean Shakes Gluten Free?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Actually, the prior answer is outdated. it states right on the bottle now that they are Lactose & Gluten-Free.
I was looking at the calories on this product. It says 170 calories per serving. Does one bottle have four servings or does it mean that one bottle has 170 calories?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The serving size is one bottle, which contains 170 calories. The "container" they are referring to is the four-pack of bottles.
when to have the lean shake; before or after workout of weights and cardio?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer suggests using it as a meal replacement, for losing weight. I take it for breakfast. I am not sure it will help with work outs.
Does Lean Shake make you gain weight or lose weight?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The GNC Lean Shake is a meal replacement or snack that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
i purchased lean shakes and the expiration date is feb 10 2012 is ok to still drink them ..
A shopper on Mar 12, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Your Lean Shakes with the 10 Feb 2012 expiration dates are safe to drink. But if you want you can return them for either 100% refund or exchange for unexpired product.
The only flavor I LOVE is cookie butter. I can’t live without it. Can GNC please make it a permanent flavor?
Jessica D on Feb 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had cookie butter - it sounds delicious. However, by sending this comment to GNC, and if you can get enough customers to like it,, they will make it permanent. My thinking is that they try to entice customers on seasonal flavors. The key is to get plenty during the season the flavor is offered.
Does the Total lean Swiss chocolate and vanilla lactose free shakes have amino acids in it or do I need to supplement with an amino acid?

Do you have products that are Gluten free?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The GNC Total Lean Lean Shake has 25 grams of protein per bottle. Depending on your dietary needs, you may want to use the product in conjunction with the Total Lean meal and exercise plan.
What is in the GNC total lean shake that makes it not gluten free?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: There are many rules to labeling a product as gluten free. The milk flavoring as well as protein combinations may make this product unsuitable for gluten free labeling. There is a lising of gluten free GNC products located at
What is the best protein to use if you're lactose intolerant?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Take the shake. It is lactose free. The powder drink mix is not. The bars are also lactose free and never bother me at all. I have the same problem. Take the pre made shake. Do not get the powder mix.
Hi, i just bought this shake and on the bottom it says "use in conjunction with total lean meal and exercise plan found on", where on the site is that? Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 26, 2012
BEST ANSWER: If you scroll to the bottom and look under the category "Only at GNC," you can find the meal plan for Total Lean.
What does Shamrock taste like?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: mint. it's very good.
Is this product safe to use while you're pregnant as long as you are supplementing with other food & not restricting calories too much?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes this is safe to take wile pregant.
Why do the Ready-to-Drink Lean Shakes contain only 6g Carbohydrates per serving, but the canister's serving size of two scoops contains THIRTYg carbs per serving?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Comparing the two, it appears that the ready-to-drink version contains more fat than the powdered version. GNC likely had to add fat in order to increase the shelf-life or palatability of the ready-to-drink shake. They thus decreased the amount of carbohydrates to maintain the low calorie count.
I cannot drink anything made out of dairy products and I also have a HIGH metabolism (Thyroid problem) and I would love to GAIN some weight. Would anyone recommend this product to gain weight? Unless you see another product that is also Lactose free that can help me gain weight--.
-Desperate to gain weight-
A shopper on Sep 5, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product is not recommended to gain weight, but rather to increase the lean muscle in the body, which will in turn cause you to gain weight.
how many meals does one bottle replace?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Just one. I drink one for breakfast and one for lunch daily. Lost 45 pounds so far.
How many bottle lean shake can I drink a day?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I drink 2 a day, breakfast and lunch. these shakes are filling and taste great. Banana is my favorite. I always stock up when they are buy 1 get one 1/2 off. worth every penny
How many carbs?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 6 carbs per 14 fl oz bottle
Will Cookie Butter be coming back?
James on Dec 9, 2018
can I still drink this shake as a meal replacement even if I don't workout?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can absolutely drink this shake even if you do not work out.
How come in the Total Lean example meal plan, it doesn't include replacing 1 meal or snack for a shake?
A shopper on May 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This product clearly states it can be used as a meal or snack replacement.
Does it have caffeine?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product does not contain caffeine.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2016
Can I take this earlier than 30mins before workout? I don’t like the feeling having something in my stomach while doing mountainclimbers. Lol!
Tummy on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can drink Lean Shakes anytime of the day. It is a meal replacement not meant for a preworkout but definitely can be used for preworkout meal. Drink it and then workout whenever your ready!
Could I replace two meals with this and still exercise?
Katie on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can, I usually drink one in the morning and the other later that evening and it keeps me full the whole day.