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Frequently Asked Questions

New to Herbalife

When it comes to dieting most people start controlling portions and counting calories. But very often, the desired results are not achieved. Factors as skipping meals, not eating the correct foods, lack of regular exercise and getting the correct vitamins & minerals all contribute to the scale refusing to budge.

Herbalife takes care of this all for you and gives you the products and tools you need to help you lose weight responsibly, feel great and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Formula 1 shake is Herbalife's flagship product. Replace 1 or 2 meals per day for a Herbalife Formula 1 shake.

For starters, we should make clear what Formula 1 actually is and why it’s one of the world’s most popular shakes. It is a high-quality meal replacement shake that provides vital nutrients, vitamins, and proteins. It is built on sound science. And it’s delicious.

If you are new to Herbalife you can best choose for one of our Product Packs. They contain all the products you need to kickstart your Herbalife journey. If you like to get some advice, please get in touch with us.

Weight Loss

The Formula 1 meal replacement shake is one Herbalife’s core weight loss products. The shakes are used to replace your normal breakfast and lunch and contain a unique blend of carbohydrates, protein and essential vitamins and minerals making them a complete healthy meal. The various supplements are used hand in hand with the shakes to help you reach your goals and give you everything you need to lose weight responsibly. Please ask us for a personal plan and depending on your goals we can advise you on which products would be suitable for you!

Herbalife products are competitively priced health and wellbeing products that deliver value for money. Herbalife Nutrition’s products are the result of significant investment combining scientific rigour, innovation and proven results.

As an example – most of our Formula 1 meal replacement shakes contain 21 servings in each canister, each canister provides 18 grams of high-quality protein along with 25 essential vitamins and minerals (when prepared as directed on the label), for £1.45 per serving. For anyone looking to improve their lifestyle, you won’t find a more cost-effective, nutritionally dense meal replacement solution.

One of the biggest attractions for me when I looked at the Herbalife Diet was that I could still eat my favourite foods everyday and all that I needed to do was cut back on the amount that I was eating. I found that the shakes gave me a real feeling of fullness and I just wasn’t as hungry as I thought I might be. Being able to still eat the food that I loved, just in smaller amounts made it really easy to fit Herbalife into my lifestyle.

One health resource suggests aiming for a 500-calorie deficit per day for weight loss over time. This will help you lose about 0.45 kg of body weight per week. That is almost 2kgs a month and 12kgs over six months.

  • For an average woman, some guides suggest that number is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day.
  • An average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight.

Slow, steady weight loss using a consistent plan is generally regarded as a smart option for long-term weight loss. Rapid weight loss has been viewed as a potentially dangerous to your health. Furthermore, dieting can be harmful because the body responds to these periods of semi-starvation by lowering its metabolic rate.

You will find a wide range of snack ideas and recipes on our 'Herbalife Routine' page. Please click here to check them out.

Herbalife encourages participants to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, regular exercise, moderation in the use of alcohol and avoiding tobacco use. The Herbalife Program works even if individuals do not or cannot exercise. Many people cannot exercise because of serious injuries or other health programs. Even these individuals can use the Herbalife Program to lose weight successfully.


The Formula 1 shakes are vegetarian, some products do contain gelatine (Protein Bars & Cell Activator) and fish oils (Herbalifeline).

The supplements are used to maximise weight loss, boost energy and give you everything your body needs to lose weight effectively. Please ask for suitable products depending on your personal goals.

The Herbalife program is based entirely on nutrition and herbs. The program does not use drugs, medications, hormones or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss. All ingredients in the Herbalife program must fulfill three important conditions: purity, potency and stability. This is how we maintain the high level of quality associated with the Herbalife name.

We promote the Herbalife 'Healthy Breakfast' this is used as a weight maintenance plan or simply as an alternative to your normal breakfast that will help boost energy levels, set you up for the day and keep your weight in check! Simply replace your normal breakfast with a shake and eat a nutritionally balanced lunch and dinner. Please ask us for a personal plan :)

Trust us once you start Herbalife, it will probably become part of your everyday! There are so many products to choose from that will help in all areas of wellness that you will have a little bit of Herbalife everywhere from your bathroom to the fridge :). Your breakfast shake should become part of your daily routine.

Formula 1 shake

Yes, our Formula 1 Healthy Meal works. When used in conjunction with a healthy, balanced lifestyle our tasty meal replacement shakes help you to keep on top of your dietary goals. All Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Meal Replacement products are formulated in compliance with global and local regulations. In Europe, our products are manufactured in compliance with Commission Regulation 2016/1413, which sets out in detail the compositional requirements that a product must meet in order to qualify as a meal replacement for weight control.

2x scoops of Formula 1 to 250ml of low-fat milk or a milk alternative for example light soy/almond milk. Fresh fruit or frozen berries can be blended up to make a delicious smoothie, check out our shake recipe ideas!

There are 21 servings in a canister of Formula 1, when used to aid weigh loss one canister of F1 will last just under 2 weeks.

Medication, intolerance & pregnancy

It is advisable to have a discussion with your doctor, before making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle, or if you have been identified with a medical condition and are taking prescribed medications.

There are no problems in using medication and our program at the same time, as the products in our program are entirely naturally based nutrition products. You should always consult your doctor before starting any weight loss program. It is advisable that you show the product containers to your doctor so that he can read the lists of ingredients and advise you of any particular ingredients you should avoid, depending on your condition.

Herbalife has an allergen free Formula 1, so you can enjoy the products as well, the Formula 1 'Free From' is gluten, lactose and soy free. Herbalife are also introducing a new generation of Formula 1 shakes that will be all gluten free! Currently there are 3 new flavours, Cafe Latte, Banana Cream and Apple Spice. Ask us what other products are suitable for you :)

You can use some products yes. Many of the Herbalife shakes contain milk ingredients, which are not lactose-free. If you are lactose intolerant, you should use Our Formula 1 Free Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix “free from cholesterol, lactose and gluten.

Pregnancy is one of the most extraordinary processes our body undergoes and optimum nutrition is important to maintain your health during this precious time. While most adults can safely use Herbalife, with no side effects some of the products are not recommended while pregnant and breastfeeding. These include products that contain caffeine and certain herbs.

It is important that all nutritional supplementation during pregnancy should be discussed with your Gynaecologist, and use the best possible nutrition during pregnancy is important. Although Herbalife products are safe to be used by most adults, a few Herbalife products showing they are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. I used the Herbalife shake through my pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

If you have been diagnosed with a specific condition or are taking prescribed medication, we advise you to have a chat with your health care provider before making significant changes in your diet. We can supply product labels with all nutritionally information if this is required.


We accept payments by PayPal and (credit)cards. The cards we accept are Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and China UnionPay. When using a mobile device it is also possible to pay by Apple Pay and Google Pay.

No, orders can only be placed online in our shop and payment need to be done online as well.


Delivery takes between 1-2 business days. We always try to process your order on the same day as it is placed.

The Herbalife warehouse uses DPD as their main transporter, some parcels are shipped with Yodel. Please remember to include your mobile number with your order so they can give you delivery updates via SMS.

We supply products directly from the Herbalife warehouse. The warehouses are situated in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain, and your order will be shipped from the warehouse in the country you are ordering to.

We ship Herbalife products to the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.