Rightsize is an American based brand that produces smoothies and diet plans. The brand isn’t based around health and wellbeing, but instead, weight loss.
The weight loss market, especially for supplements in this market, is vast, but that also means it’s competitive. People are always looking for the newest product that will provide them with the quickest, most impressive results.
Rightsize are definitely targeting these people, and the brand claims that following their diet plans and using the Rightsize smoothies, previous consumers have lost 20 pounds in one month. This certainly sounds impressive, but it also sounds like it could be a bit of a dramatization, and we’ll be taking a look at these weight loss claims a little later on.
However, overall at first glance, the Rightsize smoothie drink seems pretty good. The brand claims that it’s packed full of protein, fiber, and over 20 essential vitamins and minerals. It also comes in an array of different flavors and is marketed as being flavored like a dessert. So, it’s definitely intriguing as to how the formula tastes like a sweet, whilst at the same time containing so many essential nutrients.
In addition, it’s gluten-free, nut-free, and although it isn’t marketed as being vegetarian, it seems to not contain anything that would compromise a vegetarian diet. Let’s take a look at the supposed health benefits and ingredients list to take a closer inspection of this sweet tasting, apparently incredibly nutritious smoothie drink!
As mentioned above, the brand uses a lot of previous customer reviews on their website to show off how much weight people can lose when consuming this smoothie drink.
On the homepage of the website, there is an array of previous consumer weight-loss claims, from claims one man lost 20 pounds in a month to others saying a lady dropped from a size 11 to a size 6 in 12 weeks.
When looking further onto the brand’s website, the brand actually claims that the product should help you lose 6 pounds a month, which is a big difference!
Although people might have had huge weight loss results with this product, it seems a little concerning that the brand promotes such big results from previous customers, then actually states the product won’t give you those results.
In addition, on the brand’s FAQ page, they say that they don’t recommend losing over 2 pounds a month;
we encourage people to strive for no more than two pounds per week for healthy weight loss
It’s therefore really concerning that the brand markets its product with results that they actually don’t condone themselves. It straight away makes the consumer lose faith in the transparency of the brand.
However, other benefits of the brand include the 20 essential vitamins and minerals within the formula. Unlike superfood formulas, these vitamins and minerals do not come from fresh food sources, but nevertheless they are in the formula and will help the body to function at a higher level of health.
The Rightsize Smoothie Drink Mix contains over 40 ingredients. The brand seems to be fairly transparent with the ingredients list, apart from the flavoring which ambiguously mentions ‘natural and artificial flavors’.
The amount of each ingredient is not shown on the ingredients list, which is disappointing as the consumer will not be able to work out how much of any specific ingredient they are consuming.
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However, the brand does show the percentage amount of each vitamin and mineral within the formula, as well as the total fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, protein, and carbohydrate amount, which is a bonus.
The ingredients within the formula are:
SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, CRYSTALLINE FRUCTOSE, RESISTANT MALTODEXTRIN (SOLUBLE DIETARY FIBER), COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), CANOLA OIL, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SILICON DIOXIDE (AN ANTICAKING AGENT), CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE GUM, XANTHAN GUM, SALT, SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE), GREEN TEA EXTRACT, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SOY LECITHIN, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, GINGER ROOT EXTRACT, SUCRALOSE, CINNAMON BARK EXTRACT.
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DIMAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, ASCORBIC ACID, VITAMIN E ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, ZINC CITRATE, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, RIBOFLAVIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, COPPER GLUCONATE, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, PHYTONADIONE, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, SODIUM SELENITE, CHOLECALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D3), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12).
As you can see, there are a lot of artificial ingredients within this formula, which therefore means that this formula is simply not going to benefit the consumer in the way that a super greens formula would – natural ingredients are always the best.
Ingredients like corn syrup, canola oil, and crystalline fructose can actually do real damage to the health of someone’s body, and definitely shouldn’t be present in a smoothie formula that’s supposed to benefit health and help the consumer to lose weight.
Although the brand doesn’t market any of the ingredients specifically, it does claim that one scoop of Rightsize Smoothie formula contains more protein than that found in 21 cups of spinach.
On the nutrition information of the product, it states that there are 7g of protein in each scoop. One average-sized cup of spinach contains roughly 1g of protein, and therefore this is an absolute lie and complete exaggeration.
Things like this just make the brand seem really untrustworthy and it also makes you question where the brand got this information from.
Not surprisingly because of all the flavorings that can be found on the ingredients list, this formula does taste good. There are four different flavors – Cocoa Bean, Skinni Vanilli, Slenda Berry, and Leano Cappuccino and they all taste sweet and yummy. The brand definitely doesn’t lie when they promote the product saying it has a dessert taste.
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the price of the Rightsize Smoothie Drink Mix because the brand tries to sell it to the consumer for free initially. Straight away, this seems too good to be true – either the brand is producing the best product possible and they know they will get orders off the back of giving away formula for free, or there’s a bit of a scam involved.
Unfortunately, the latter seems to be true. There is no option on the brand’s website to order this product and pay in full for it. Instead, you have to choose to purchase the product for free, whilst still entering your payment details to pay for the postage and packaging.
On the brand’s Amazon store, the price of the product is also unavailable to see, because the product is currently unavailable. However, on some of the reviews from customers that have been charged for the product, they mention the price.
One tub of Rightsize Smoothie Drink Mix contains 580g (20.5oz) of formula, and the recommended serving size is 29g.
Therefore, one tub will contain 20 servings. The brand recommends consuming two smoothies a day, so one tub will last 10 days.
After the free period, the price of one tub is $52.04. If you were to use the recommended serving size, this would work out at a cost per serving of $2.60.
This is a really expensive cost per serving, especially in comparison to super greens formulas that are so much cheaper and offer so much more, both in terms of nutrition and health benefits.
There are over one hundred reviews of this product on Amazon, and surprisingly 65% of the reviews are a 5-star rating. However, most of these reviews do not talk about the weight loss they’ve experienced or the nutrition side of the product. Let’s take a look at one of these positive reviews below:
Yum! I use the mix with unsweetened almond milk and frozen strawberries (sometimes a packet of Stevia too-I like it sweet). I haven’t really tried it for losing weight, it’s just an awesome breakfast for me and keeps me satisfied until lunchtime.
There’s also a fair share of more critical reviews about this product, with 25% of the reviews having a 3 star or less rating. Take a look at one of these negative reviews below:
Adds weight to the body. It has dry milk, and on top of that, you have to add low-fat milk which doesn’t help. Otherwise, taste really good.
If you are interested in buying Rightsize Smoothie Drink Mix, you can do so on the brand’s website directly, as well as through Amazon. This product is not sold in any high street store.
This formula is quite honestly, disappointing. The marketing that the brand does for this product is so impressive and the mix catches your eye as it promises so much, but as soon as you start to look deeper into the ingredients list, the claims that the brand makes and the pricing, you realize that this is a product has an array of problems.
The formula is not only packed with artificial products, but it also has little scientific backing and the price is high.
Not only that but the fact that the brand provides the product for free initially and then automatically charges the consumer for the next tub seems like a scam. A super green powder would be much more beneficial than this.
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