Gundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake Reviews

Gundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake
( 60 reviews )

The ProPlant Complete Shake promises improved digestion, increased energy, muscle support, and an increase in overall health and wellness.

It also claims that you will have lessened food cravings and sustained energy throughout the day.  

ProPlant Complete was developed by Dr. Steven Gundry, a pediatric heart surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, director of the International Heart and Lung Institute located in Palm Springs. 

His company, Gundry MD, has been steadily releasing a variety of supplements to address a myriad of health issues.

Product and Ingredients

The ProPlant shake is derived from 100% plant protein and features the following Ingredients:

Flaxseed - Like its name suggests, flaxseed is the seed of a plant that goes by many names, the scientific designation being Linum Usitatissimum, which is both a fiber and food crop.

Flaxseed has been used with some success in treating Type 2 Diabetes, some autoimmune diseases like Lupus, and high cholesterol levels.

Flax has also been used for such conditions as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, weight loss, and irritable bowel syndrome, but there is insufficient scientific data to back up these claims.

What is known is that flaxseed is definitely a good source of dietary fiber – one tablespoon of ground flaxseed provides 1.9 grams of fiber.

Keep in mind that flaxseed and flaxseed oil will have different effects and may help with differing conditions.

Hemp protein - is derived from hemp seeds, which despite the name, are actually nuts.  Like flaxseed, hemp is also both a food and fiber crop.

Three tablespoons of hemp seed have 9.47 grams of protein and 1.2 grams of fiber. Hemp seeds also contain a good amount of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.

They make a good protein substitute for vegans and vegetarians because they have all nine of the essential amino acids that are found in meat products.

Hemp seeds are also a good source of magnesium, and they contain a chemical known as linoleic acid, which could possibly reduce cholesterol levels, although more scientific research is needed to confirm this.

Spirulina - is a type of algae – blue-green algae to be precise – which is thought to be one of the oldest forms of life on Earth. It was used by the Aztecs to boost endurance.

It is nutrient dense – the protein it provides is comparable to the protein found in eggs. The one drawback is taste – spirulina is said to have a bitter taste, so it’s best mixed in with other food.

One tablespoon of spirulina has 4 grams of protein.  It’s also a good source of niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, copper, and iron.

Spirulina may have anti-inflammatory properties and may improve your immune system.  Research has also revealed that spirulina may reduce your body’s absorption of cholesterol and possibly reduces harmful triglyceride levels.  

More research must be done to verify the benefits of spirulina.

Thiamine -  also known as Vitamin B1, is an essential nutrient.  It helps your body turn food into fuel for the heart, nerves, and brain.

It's needed to process proteins and fats, but is absolutely essential for the processing of carbohydrates such as starches and sugars.  Thiamine is naturally found in cereals, meat, whole grains, nuts, peas, and beans.

Riboflavin -  is another B Vitamin, in this case it is also known as Vitamin B2.  It is found naturally in meat, eggs, nuts, milk, and green vegetables.

Riboflavin is necessary for a number of bodily processes. It is required for development of skin and red blood cells, as well as for proper brain functioning.

Riboflavin is used for migraine prevention and to reduce harmful levels of homocysteine in the blood.

Vitamin B6 -  is essential for a healthy immune and nervous system. It is found naturally in eggs, legumes, and cereals.

Vitamin B6 is used, along with folic acid, to reduce harmful levels of homocysteine in the blood. 

Vitamin B6 shows promise in the treatment of kidney stones, morning sickness, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), although more research is needed to prove these benefits.

Vitamin B12 -  is essential for the formation of red blood cells, nerve production, and cell metabolism. It is found naturally in dairy products, meat, poultry, and fish.

Research has shown Vitamin B12 levels seem to have an effect on heart disease, athletic performance, and dementia, but it is not yet known if Vitamin B12 supplementation can have a positive impact on these conditions.

Women of perimenopausal age, as well as vegetarians and vegans, commonly have to take Vitamin B12 supplements.

Like the other B Vitamins already discussed, Vitamin B12 also shows promise in lowering harmful levels of homocysteine in the blood.

Niacin - is also known as Vitamin B3. It is found naturally in yeast, tortillas, milk, and cereal grains. It is typically used to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Calcium -  is another essential nutrient for bone maintenance, blood clotting, and heart and nerve functioning.  It is found naturally in many foods, particularly in dairy products.

Calcium has been used for years as an antacid and for osteoporosis.

It's also promising in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), colon cancer, and high blood pressure, although more scientific research is needed to verify these claims.

Iron -  is a mineral essential for the body in transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. Iron can be found naturally in foods like fish, tofu, meat, beans, cereals, and spinach.

It is used in the treatment of anemia and low iron levels in the blood. It shows promise in treating heart failure and restless leg syndrome (RLS), although more research is needed to confirm this.

Potential Side Effects

Flaxseed - Keep in mind that when you are adding fiber to your diet you will increase the number of bowel movements you have.

Flaxseed may also cause bloating, stomach pain, and gas.  Raw or unripe flaxseed may be poisonous.

Avoid flaxseed if you are pregnant, nursing, taking hormone replacements, or have any condition or cancer that may be sensitive to estrogen. 

Also avoid flaxseed if you have very high triglycerides, as it may increase levels even further.

Flaxseed may increase the risk of bleeding after surgery, so avoid consuming it for at least two weeks before any planned procedure.

Avoid consuming flaxseed if you are taking diabetes medication, blood thinners, antibiotics, estrogen, or blood pressure medication.

Hemp Seeds - Although hemp seeds provide a good amount of protein, they also have a good amount of fat – so consume them in moderation or you may become nauseous or have diarrhea.

Avoid hemp seeds if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking blood thinners.

The fiber content of hemp seeds could cause constipation, so make sure you drink adequate water.

Also keep in mind that hemp seeds could potentially contain trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. It wouldn’t be enough to impact you, but it could show up on a drug test if you have to take one.

Spirulina - is harvested in the wild, so it could contain heavy metals or bacteria. Side effects of spirulina include gas, upset stomach, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.

Avoid spirulina if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Spirulina may reduce blood clotting and increase bleeding in those with certain conditions.

Avoid spirulina if you are at high risk for infection, take blood thinners, have liver problems, or have Phenylketonuria (PKU).

Niacin - may make you dizzy and using alcohol or marijuana at the same time may increase this effect.

Do not take niacin if you take blood thinners, have low blood pressure, or have a history of alcoholism.

Also avoid niacin if you have diabetes, glaucoma, gallbladder disease, gout, recent heart attack, liver or kidney disease, stomach ulcers, or under active thyroid. Avoid niacin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Thiamine - side effects may include nausea, sweating, rash, or restlessness. Avoid thiamine if you have kidney disease or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Riboflavin - may cause nausea. It may also turn urine a bright yellow color – which is a harmless side effect. Don’t take riboflavin while you are taking tetracycline antibiotics.

Vitamin B6 - may cause headache, loss of appetite, stomach pain, and nausea. Don’t take Vitamin B6 if you have had weight loss surgery or after having coronary stent placements.

Do not take Vitamin B6 if you are taking phenytoin, amiodarone, phenobarbital, high blood pressure medications, or levodopa.

Vitamin B12 - may cause nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, or a tingling sensation in the hands and feet.

Avoid using Vitamin B12 after having coronary stent placement or if you have an allergy to cobalt or cobalamin.

Do not take Vitamin B12 if you are taking amino salicylic acid, colchicine, metformin, or proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec and Prevacid).

Iron supplements - can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation. Do not take iron if you have been diagnosed with a hemoglobin disease.

Do not take iron if you are taking quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, bisphosphonates, levodopa, levothyroxine, methyldopa, mycophenolate mofetil, penicillamine, dolutegravir, integrase inhibitors, or chloramphenicol.

Calcium - may cause constipation.  Do not take calcium if you are taking ceftriaxone, dolutegravir, elvitegravir, quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, bisphosphonates, calcipotriene, digoxin, diltiazem, levothyroxine, sotalol, verapamil, diuretics, aluminum, lithium, raltegravir, or high blood pressure medications.

Cost and Price Plans

One jar is $49.95. Three jars cost $134.85. Six jars cost $254.70. Shipping is free on any order. The company offers a 90-day money back guarantee.

Customer Service

Customer service can be reached at 1-800-852-0477. No hours were listed.

Online Reviews/Complaints

The company lists the average review at 4.8 out of 5 stars, taken from 633 reviews.


Where To Buy?

This product is available only on the company website.

How to Use?

Mix one scoop of the powder into any beverage – such as water, unsweetened coconut milk, or a smoothie – and consume one shake per day. The canister has 20 servings.

What Flavors Does the ProPlant Shake Come In?

The only flavor that seems to be available is chocolate.

What is the shelf life of the ProPlant Shake?

The ProPlant Shake is good for two years from the manufacturing date.

Competitors and Alternatives

A similar product would be Isagenix IsaLean Shake, which is also a nutrient-rich protein shake. It has 4.5 out of five stars on Amazon, taken from 1,827 reviews. One canister has 14 meals and costs $54.95.

Is The ProPlant Complete Shake Worth It?

This product brings to mind the fact that while we may be more cautious about supplements, we tend to dive in when we hear the word vitamins – and the side effect section of this review can attest to the fact that it’s not a great policy.  

That said, if you already take vitamins, multivitamins, or supplements watch that you are not overdosing on ingredients.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, this is probably a supplement to be avoided.  

If you have any medical condition or take any prescription medications, it would be highly advisable to take the nutritional information sheet from this supplement to your next doctor’s appointment and get advice directly from your physician.

Just because this shake was formulated by a doctor, it wasn’t formulated by your doctor, and none of your pre-existing conditions were taken into account.

See Also:  What Vitamins and Supplements Should You Be Taking?

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Gundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake Customer Reviews

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Chocolate the way to go.
March 30, 2022
Go for the Chocolate. Vanilla not as good. I like the ingredient statement but would be better if the protein amount was higher.

Improves water intake; reduces cravings for energy-intensive animal products
March 28, 2022

I am very happy with the Gundry MD ProPlant shake. I mix it with 24 oz. of water in a blender every morning, and it makes the water taste so good that I drink the whole batch, and usually at least 12 oz. before I go to the gym to work out. J

ust getting more water into my system is a big help, but I also find that I am not hungry for solid food for several hours once I have finished my shake. And I am less interested in animal flesh than I was before. Somehow, the shake is replacing my craving for animal protein.

And despite the fact that the shake powder comes in a plastic canister, I am hoping this new routine translates to a net reduction in my carbon footprint.

I want to be an Excellant in my experience !!
March 27, 2022

Dear Dr Gundry, I have been enjoying the shake for breakfast in the mornings.

Today I added the avocado for the first time. I did notice potassium is one of the ingredients in your formula, to the tune of 550 mg, and I was wondering if that has anything to do with the good nature of your product. Is there more to look forward to ?

I will be 80 in October and feel like this is my window of opportunity. I would like to live another 10 or 15 years if those years are healthy. Most sincerely, Roberta Castillo

pro plant instead of red meat
March 27, 2022
i blend my shake with coconut milk, ice and some beet powder. More energy, more stamina, more protein

Great product definitely recommend
March 27, 2022

Overall product experience. Resolved digestion issues, eliminated acid reflux, easy on stomach, more energy, slept better, dropped 8 lbs in 1st week by drinking shake for breakfast and late afternoon and notice my skin more radiant.

love the vanilla shake. Awesome product. I will be a repeat customer. The science behind your product is fabulous.

Great product
March 27, 2022

Great tasting, it does subdue cravings. It keeps you feeling full most of the day.

Great product I will order again

Best Plant Protein
March 27, 2022
Gundry offers the best plant based protein on the market. I recommend the vanilla flavor.

Very satisfying!!!
March 26, 2022
This ProPlant Shake is great! Its easy to make in the morning rush! It tastes really good and it fills me up till lunch! I have lost about 5 pounds without doing anything else but changing to the shakes for breakfast every day. I have been using it for about 3 1/2 weeks.

A1c lower by 3 points... From 9.5 to 6.8 with in 2 months.
March 24, 2022

I am a diabetic, back at the end of January of this year 2022 my A1c was 9.5, I have had diabetes for over 20 years and this was the highest my A1c has ever been, that I can remember. I was so upset and had enough.

So, I started doing some research. I found a video of Dr. Gundry and Gut Health. It made so much sense to me so I started following some of his food recommendations to eat lectin free vegetables. I stopped eating bread and whole grain anything. No more pasta and potatoes.

Then in further research I came across a video of Dr. Gundry talking about ProPlant shake. I placed an order. I have been using it for just over a month as a breakfast replacement. I don't use it everyday as I really should but, I have gone through one container. I took another A1c test March 22nd and it is now down to 6.8....

I AM SO Happy.... I have not started exercising because the weather is to cold to get out so I contribute the lower A1c to Dr. Gundry's ProPlant shake and a lectin free meal plan..... THANK YOU

Lost 32 lbs in one month!
March 23, 2022
I've tried many things. Ive lost 32 lbs in one month drinking one shake a day. 100 lbs to go. I'm committed & confident that I will lose my weight with this product.

I'm a fan of the chocolate flavor
March 23, 2022
This stuff tastes good. The chocolate. I make my shake with a bit of coffee and coconut milk non sweetened. Does a good job of maintaining my sugar levels through the day.

Mix it with Frozen Fruit for Cool & Refreshing Smoothy
March 21, 2022

Love the vanilla version. I mix it with Almond Milk, Coconut Milk and frozen Great Value Cherry Berry Blend fruit. It whips up into a great smoothy.

No more tummy pain
March 21, 2022

This product really works! I stopped having chronic stomach pain after one shake. I was stunned. Everything I ate seemed to make my stomach hurt. After trying this shake, no more pain.

It tastes good to boot! I tried the chocolate but I’m sure the vanilla will be equally delicious. I’ve also started losing weight slowly l, day by day. Before, nothing seemed to make the weigh budge. Thank you Dr. Gundry!

Great meal replacement for those seeking to lose weight.
March 17, 2022
After going on a keto-based diet plan and adding Gundry MD ProPlant Skake along with Vital Reds, I am down 21 lbs. and feeling energized. I am hoping that by continuing this way of eating I will take off enough weight that my arthritis pain eases some.

Pro Plant Shake - Best Protein Drink on the Market
March 17, 2022
I feel great every time I substitute ProPlant chocolate shake for a meal. It tastes so delicious, too.

Perfect Protein Pursuit
March 17, 2022

The protein powder is rich, filling and blend well in my morning shake. I am energized and have no food cravings for several hours. While chocolate is a favorite, it does not blend well with some fruits.

I believe a vanilla counterpart would be exceptional. Nonetheless, I enjoy the shakes and would wholeheartedly recommend it to family and friends. Consider producing vanilla.

Delicious Shake that Really Works for Me
March 16, 2022

I have been using the Gundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake for about 6 weeks now. When I began, I didn't really know how it would help me. Everything I had tried before really never helped me with my appetite or to feel better. It seemed I was always very hungry.

I am pleased to say that I drink one shake in the morning for breakfast and I feel satisfied till lunch with no hunger like I had before. The shake is very filling. At lunch time, I am a little hungry, but nothing like what I used to be.

I also found that it was helping me to cut back on portion size without even thinking about it as I felt fuller faster which I really needed in order to lose excess weight. I use 1 scoop of mix with 10 ounces of cold water, shake it up, let it sit for about 5 minutes, shake it up again, then pour it into a glass and drink it. I let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow it time to dissolve better in the cold water.

Then it is a creamy chocolate shake that really tastes good. I wanted to give it a chance to see how well it would work. I try to drink a shake every day for breakfast and now after six weeks and looking back on it, I can really say that it really has helped me. I actually feel better, and I am taking off weight at a nice and easy pace that doesn't shock my body. I don't have the cravings for food that I used to have and I seem to eat less and less for a more important appropriate portion size without it leaving me still hungry.

I am 70 years old and handicapped. Due to my physical limitations, exercise was not a good option when you think of walking a lot or jogging. I can't do those things anymore. What I can do is feel good enough and have the energy to start moving better, not be as hungry, losing excess weight, and finally realizing there is something that can help me. I have been tracking my weight since I began drinking the shakes. I have lost 7 lbs just from drinking the shake every day without exercise like everyone would think you have to do.

Exercise would definitely increase the weight loss and be good for you, but as I said, I have physical limitations that prevent normal exercise. The weight loss is a steady and stable weight loss. The weight is staying off and I am feeling good and no excessive cravings like I used to have. I will share this with you.

I have a triple fusion in my neck and a triple fusion in my lower back. Both my knees are worn out with bone on bone and need replacing. I also have moderate osteoarthritis. Every day I seem to be able to do more and more and feel better. Thank you Dr. Gundry!

Losing weight at 74
March 16, 2022

I was on the SCD diet which works for my IBS symptoms but was gaining weight. I am replacing lunch at least 5 times a week with ProPlant Complete shake. I am also using Mct Wellness once a day in the Mid afternoon.

I am also following the plant paradox diet. So far I have lost 9 lbs. in about 30 days. I wish the shake powder would dissolve a little thinner but it still can be taken ok.

I believe some chronic sinus issues and gastrointestinal and IBS symptoms appear to be greatly improved as well. The diet takes a lot of effort and it is very hard to find Grass-fed and pastured products in Wisconsin in the winter. But so far so good.

Amazing chocolate mug cakes
March 16, 2022
The mug cakes were so good, we haven't tried it any other way! I'd imagine it'd be great as a milkshake too. I have a lot of GI problems and it didn't upset my stomach

Good substitute from junk
March 15, 2022
I have enjoyed these shakes. I've been able to use them the way in which I hoped which is to keep me from snacking on unhealthy foods and getting me through those periods that I need something until my next meal. They do taste pretty good and do seem to fill me up