When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, Almased is a German food supplement that claims to be an all-natural “weight loss phenomenon” that combines just three ingredients into a “synergistic” drink. As such, you’ve probably seen advertisements for it and have read some positive press, and now you want to know if it really works.
With this in mind, is Almased really as effective as it claims? Let’s dig in and find out.
Quick Facts About Almased
Although Almased has only been offered in the U.S. since 1998, it has been available in Germany since 1985, where it is claimed to be the best selling weight loss supplement. Almased’s all-natural ingredients—consisting of only non-GMO soy protein, honey enzymes, and skim milk probiotic yogurt powder—are claimed to ferment inside your body and to work together in a “synergistic way.” The supplement does not contain any artificial fillers, flavors, sugars, or preservatives, and is claimed to provide the following benefits:
- Improve overall wellbeing
- Provide the nutrients your body needs
- Improve digestion
- Speed up metabolism
- Increase energy
- Boost immune system effectiveness
- Increase thermogenesis
- Improve cell regeneration
- Improve mental function
- Promote healthy leptin, ghrelin, and blood sugar levels, which help you to feel satiated
- Target fat deposits—not muscle.
In order to begin using Almased, you’ll simply mix the appropriate amount (based on your height) with 10-12oz of filtered water, or the product of your choice. Then, you’ll add 1-2 teaspoons of olive, flaxseed, walnut or canola oil, in addition to flavoring such as cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla, etc. According to the company, Almased needs to be consumed immediately after preparation.
The company claims that Almased is backed by several German and U.S. clinical studies, all of which used the supplement itself (not just the ingredients found in it). However, while these studies are available for review on the product’s website, they are extremely detailed, and will probably not be fully understood by the average consumer.
While Almased claims that you can lose weight without changing your diet or exercise level, they highly recommend combining the supplement with regular exercise in order to maximize its benefits. Also, for best results, you’ll need to continue using Almased for a minimum of 6 weeks.
Almased is claimed to be safe and effective for most individuals, including those with diabetes.
Almased Pricing & Refund Policy
Almased is available in two different options:
- 17.6 oz can (10 servings) = $37.95
- Almased Diet Kit (30 servings) = $109.95
You can purchase Almased directly through the manufacturer, in addition to GNC, Whole Foods, The Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon.com, and more.
What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Almased?
Almased USA holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, with just 2 closed complaints over the past three years.
Outside of the BBB, online customer reviews appear to be primarily positive, with most users reporting a feeling of being satiated (not hungry), losing weight, and increased energy levels. On the other hand, the most common complaints appear to reference failure to experience results, bad taste/texture, and fluctuating quality (one good batch, while the next batch is bad).
What’s the Bottom Line About Almased?
We’ll admit it: We were more than a little suspicious of Almased’s claims at first, primarily because much of the language on the product’s website is very vague, which, in our extensive experience, is a tactic that many of the less-than-reputable manufacturers use to make their products sound legitimate. Take the following as an example: “The powder, made from high quality soy, probiotic yogurt and particularly enzyme-rich honey, provides the body with all essential amino acids. The honey enzymes activate a fermentation process that ensures easy digestion and high bioavailability of the protein. Blending all of the raw ingredients leads to a synergistic effect. The components of one ingredient increase the benefit of the others.”
On top of this, although Almased does list some clinical studies on its website (unlike many other supplement manufacturers), they are very detailed, and extremely difficult for the average consumer to review and to comprehend.
Finally, like most supplements, Almased comes with a very high price, which works out to more than $3 per serving. This means that if you replace two meals per day, you’ll be spending more than $50 per week. And with a suggested cycle of 6 weeks, your total will be roughly $300.
However, even with these initial concerns, online customer reviews appear to be primarily positive. In fact, so much more than most supplements we’ve reviewed that we were initially a little taken aback. So what’s the bottom line?
More than most nutritional supplements we’ve reviewed, Almased seems to have high customer satisfaction ratings, and hundreds of reports of real results. However, keep in mind that the product is very expensive, and appears to have a taste/texture that some people simply can’t stomach.
Have you experienced results with Almased—good or bad? If so, share your thoughts with the world by writing a review!