SCI-MX is a UK supplements company based in Gloucestershire that specialises in bodybuilding and fitness supplements. There is also a range aimed at weight loss.
SCI MX Diet Meal Replacement is a protein shake with added vitamins and minerals. It is available in three flavours; chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry, which have been described as both delicious and as disgusting by customers, so the only way to find out the truth is to try it yourself! Although the supplement is marked Diet Meal Replacement on the packaging, if you buy from the official website or via Holland and Barrett, it is called Diet Pro Meal. There seems to be no reason for this and it is confusing, but the supplements are the same.
SCI-MX Diet Meal Replacement comes in two sizes of a 1kg bag (18 servings) or a 2kg tub (37 servings). Compared to many protein supplements on the market. SCI MX Diet Meal Replacement is well priced, so offers good value.
Protein powders can cause side effects and some customers have mentioned some of these. Side effects include bloating, gas, thirst, increased bowel movements, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, headaches, abdominal cramps, and weight gain.
SCI MX Diet Meal Replacement is not expensive. Buy from the official website (where it is called Diet Pro Meal) it currently costs £10.00 for a 1kg bag (18 servings), although it is usually advertised at £29.99. The 2kg bag (37 servings) costs £37.49. You choose your flavour and size at the point of sale. Shipping to UK addresses is free on orders over £15.00
You can also buy SCI MX Diet Meal Replacement via Amazon where it costs £15.41 for 1 kg and £21.80 for 2kg.
This supplement is more expensive if you buy from Holland & Barrett.
SCI-MX Diet Meal Replacement is fairly inexpensive which we like and if you are looking for a cheap meal replacement Shake, you may find this is a good choice. However, it is high in carbs and sugars and is not especially healthy, so it all depends on your own habits as to whether it will help you lose weight rather than put it on. Adding vitamins does not necessarily make something healthy, and we would be very concerned about using this Shake long-term in place of a healthy balanced diet.
Confusingly, the product information recommends using as a snack in between meals which in our opinion is a bad idea at 200 calories per serving. Of course, some people will get away with this – especially those who are spending a lot of time in the gym and working out, but for the rest of us, we think that this supplement is more likely to make you put on weight than lose it.
The flavour and consistency of the Shake has divided customer opinion more than usual and without a money-back guarantee, you cannot get a refund if you don’t like it. That said, it is inexpensive so if you don’t like it, you will not have wasted too much money finding out.
Although we think that this supplement looks OK, in our opinion it is just not good enough to approve. We do not recommend SCI-MX Nutrition Diet Meal Replacement to the Watchdog readers.
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SCI-MX Diet Meal Replacement is as the name suggests a meal replacement shake. It is available in three flavours: chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla, and you just add to water in order to make a shake. According to the product information, each Shake contains 200 calories.
SCI-MX Diet Replacement contains a full vitamin and mineral profile. It also contains green tea extract and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). The protein content is derived from whey protein concentrate and soy protein isolate. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
SCI-MX Nutrition is a British company based in Gloucester. The company provides full contact details including a phone number: 01452 656 010 (available 9 to 5, Monday to Friday). You can also contact the company by email
SCI-MX Nutrition mainly specialises in bodybuilding and fitness supplements. We covered SCI-MX Shred X Ripped Core in a previous review on our sister website, Muscle Watchdog.
According to the product information,
“DIET MEAL REPLACEMENT is a high protein meal shake with diet-support nutrients.”
Strangely the advertising does not promote the supplement as a meal replacement but as a snack,
“Taking two to three servings of DIET MEAL REPLACEMENT as a snack between your normal calorie controlled and healthy food meals can help you to achieve your fat-loss and toning goals, as part of your healthy-eating and exercise regime.”
The supplement is obviously aimed at athletes and people, who work out,
“DIET MEAL REPLACEMENT contains whey protein, green tea, CLA and other key ingredients which together help to curb hunger and cravings. The amino acids naturally found in whey protein also help to improve muscle-tone and support your exercise regime.
Our premium grade CLA, a scientifically researched healthy fatty-acid, helps the body to preferentially use fat for energy. Metabolic support is provided by a blend of niacin, folic acid, biotin and iodine that contributes to normal thyroid function, energy-yielding metabolism and the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The combination of effective ingredients has been carefully selected to work together in synergy with your body to help you achieve a lean and toned physique.”
Further on in the product information, the supplement is derived as a healthy meal replacement,
“DIET MEAL REPLACEMENT has all the vitamins and minerals you need from a meal to support your body whilst on a calorie restricted or controlled diet. Look forward to enjoying our smooth meal replacement shake whilst choosing from a range of delicious flavours, simply add water.”
It all depends upon how you use it and your lifestyle. If you work out and have a consistent exercise regime, taking Diet Meal Replacement as a snack after your workout is preferable to eating chocolate or drinking a soda, often the only foods available in the gym. The protein content is good for building muscle and with 200 calories per serving, it is unlikely to do much harm.
However, at 200 calories a serving and the advice to take three times a day between meals, you will be adding a whopping 600 calories to your calorie intake. Do this and you will probably put on weight and not lose it. The Shake does contain a lot of carbs and sugars as well as saturated fats, so there really is nothing slimming or healthy about it even though it does contain vitamins.
That said, many customers are using SCI Diet Meal Replacement as a meal replacement as the name suggest. If you do use it like this you may lose weight. It all depends upon whether you like the idea of replacing a meal with a Shake, whether you like this one and whether you can manage to avoid snacking on top of it.
In the end, it does come down to your calorific intake compared with your exercise output. We think this supplement may suit the more athletic users but Shakes do not work for everyone, and certainly don’t provide a healthy alternative to a balanced meal.
Of course, if you are pressed for time and use in the place of an unhealthy meal choice, you may find it helps you stick to your calorie controlled diet. So it also may be effective for occasional use.
Serving size is equal to 1 x 25g scoop of powder.
VitMx Trim: Vitamin and Mineral blend. RI stands for Reference Intake of an average adult.
Vitamin A (240UG): 30% RI
Protein powders can cause side effects such as:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid supplements or dieting if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before using if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are hundreds of customer reviews on Amazon UK for this supplement and as ever, there is a range of opinion.
Some people are happy with this supplement,
Smells and tastes delicious! Definitely recommend it with ice, I also add a little coffee and cinnamon in mine. I haven’t lost any weight tho as I can’t stick to a proper diet so I don’t know if it works. My fault…
Great product tastes really nice and mixes well
The taste is a divisive issue,
Smells horrible and chemical like, tastes so bad, I would stay away
Some customers have been disappointed that it is not more filling and have mentioned stomach pains,
The taste is okay but not great (that’s expected) however it’s not filling at all and gave me severe stomach pain
Other customers say that it is filling and that they enjoy the flavours
The shake is very thick which is great and tastes delicious (chocolate) I’m currently losing weight and have this for my breakfast and dinner and fills me up for a long time…..
Many people like the low price,
Good value @ £21.80 and a great sweet taste, and seems to stop the hunger
Tried this because it was overall cheaper than the first shake I tried…. and it tastes and smells so much worse…..I can hardly stomach…. Might be ok if you just chug it quickly?
SCI MX Diet Meal Replacement does not come with a money-back guarantee.
You can buy SCI-MX via the SCI-MX Nutrition website. It is also on sale via Amazon and other UK outlets including Holland & Barrett.
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