This page was set up to share information about the Visalus protein drink which I took every day for some years.
I experienced an improvement at the time I started on the Vi.
This page used to be a full article and recommendation.
However, some time ago I watched a health programme where an expert suggested that sucralose, one of the ingredients in the Vi Shake, was probably not suitable for consumption and has not yet been around long enough to be fully tested.
In its favour the manufacturer states that Visalus protein drink is used by Olympic athletes. Nonetheless, I didn't feel happy recommending a product of which I am unsure. I took down the article.
I have now returned to this page to once more include the link for the protein drink. I have not yet found an alternative and think it might be helpful for someon with chronic fatigue syndrome or hypoglycemia.
Although the symptoms are often absent, I still manage my diet to avoid hypoglycemia (dizzy spells and the need to eat frequently). I find it very handy to have an easy protein meal to take for breakfast or to take with me if I go out.
(I do wish I had known about protein drinks when I lived bedbound with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It would have been so good to have something by the bed that I knew I could take if I did not have someone to feed more or when a caregiver did not turn up .)
Whilst I am no longer on a strict rotation diet, I know from my history with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I am vulnerable to food sensitivities, so I do not take the protein drink every day. (I try to avoid eating any one food on every single day of the week.)
Please, as always, make your own decision about taking a protein shake.
And if you have a protein drink you recommend, please feel free to let me know, especially if you live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitits. Also, if you want to want more information about the Vi protein shake, please feel free to ask me.
Whatever treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you are engaged in, make sure to manage your health by getting a healthy amount of rest.
I wish you healing,
Katherine T Owen
Author, Webmaster at www.HealingCFSME.com, and someone finding HEALTH WITHIN CFS/ME