Andrew – Thank you for this info. I had used Secure about 10 times (double scoups!). I became worried about the aftertaste and wondered what sweetener was being used. I stopped using it even though I have faith in you and have seen results from your other products. After watching this video I will be using it again. I’m assured you are as cautious about sweeteners as I am. Ina – a fan from Philadelphia
Stevia has been used in Asia for years and I have been unable to locate any research that shows stevia is detrimental to one’s health. Unfortunately, most products that use stevia have the horrible black licorice after-taste.
I am disappointed that you use Sucralose and due to the chlorine molecule attachment, it has been show to destroy some of the friendly flora or bacteria in the gut.
I would rather you use organic cane juice or a natural sweetner.
I am using up the secure products I purchased but probable will not purchase until the Sucralose is removed. Maybe offer a product that is clear of the sugar and/or sugar substitute and allow purchaser to mix with whatever they want to gain the benefits. Andrew I use many of your products, I am also a caregiver who is looking for products that fall into supporting his cancer.
I love all of the flavors of the Secure — my favorites are Pina Colada & Coffee — but I (and my extended family) feel strongly that you should make the Secure without sweetener and allow the customer to add their own preference for sweetener(s) as another poster mentioned above. I, and my family, have had to greatly reduce our use of Secure due to its overly sweet taste and have had to resort to "cutting" it with other brands. This has become inconvenient to do when on the run, so sometimes I have to skip the Secure and just go with a competitor. Can’t you trust us to sweeten to taste, and with our preference for sweetener, as we see fit? Also, when I mix the Secure with juice or berries that’s often all of the sweetness that I need! Thanks.
I wish you would reconsider Stevia as a sweetener. I suffer from migraines and splenda and asparatame both cause 3-day migraines for me. Stevia is the only noncalorie sweetener I can use. I would love to use the Secure products but it is not an option as long as splenda is in it.
Some time ago I ordered a vanilla Secure unit and returned it due to unpleasant sweet aftertase. I ordered it again after your recent showing on HSN and mixed it as usual with skim milk, but also threw in frozen strawberries. It still was a bit overly sweet. I have read and heard anecdotal tales of aspertame and sorbitol and other artificial sweeteners remaining in the liver and not able to flush out. Is this true? What about stevia? Is that a possibility? What about letting us add our own sugars, i.e. Sucanat or other. Loved my first re-taste of Secure today. I think the fruit helps cut the sweetness. I’ll reorder. It was very satisfying. Other meal replacement formulas have not satisfied,i.e. the Shaklee ones, although they don’t have the sweet taste, which is good. Thank you.
I can’t tolerate artificial sweeteners of any kind, except Stevia. I bought and used Secure this week. Stupid me, I didn’t read the label and knew something was up, when my heart palpitations kicked up this week. Sorry Andrew, I don’t know if there is a market for people like me, who need protein powder without sweeteners, but I will not buy Secure again. Consider making a version with no sweetener (add your own) or offer a choice with Stevia. I have used Stevia in all my drinks for about 10 years. I buy Stevia in bulk and use it in my green tea every day. I have had no problems with it. By the way, Secure was delicious. Sorry I have to drop it. Thanks for reading.
I love the product but am more concerned with the soy base.Can you comment on what my doctor has told me about soy protein:
* High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
* Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
* Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
* Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
* Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12.
* Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D.
* Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
* Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
* Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
* Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.
Andrew, I would like for you to come up with a protein powder without anything added but the protein itself, in other words,unflavored. There are a lot of people like myself,that make their own smoothies and we add just what we like to them without having some other flavor present or any sweeteners.
I have type two diabetes and sugar and artificial sweeteners are off limits. My wife and use stevia for everything. I love your secure but cant use it. I would be better if it had 3 grams of raw cane sugar or let sweeten it themselves. We started using your unsweetened whey protein or soy plant protein. (garden of life raw protein) We sweeten tea and protein shakes with stevia. Cane juice is also natural in the right form. We use a lot of your products.
It’s 7+ years past from the time of your posting. New research has probably revealed more facts about Stevia. Has anything out there from clinical studies that cleared up the contradictions about Stevia you mentioned in the video clip?
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