Vi-shake: Is This Good for You 64

Vi-shake: Is This Good for You

The following article is a guest post.

Vi-Shake is a meal replacement shake for weight loss produced by ViSalus.

As they claim, it contains exclusively picked ingredients from all over the world and its formula was invented jointly with a scientific advisory board. We’ll try to figure out if Vi-Shake is really that beneficial. You can find out more information about shakes for weight loss on Health Guide Reviews.


Here is the list of the Vi-Shake’s components:

  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Digestive Resistant Maltodextrin
  • Whey Protein Hydrolysate
  • Di-Calcium Phosphate
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Artificial Flavor
  • Natural Flavor
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • DiMagnesium Phosphate
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • Maltodextrin
  • Gum Arabic
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Mono and Diglycerides
  • Patented Protease
  • DiPotassium Phosphate
  • Sucralose

Nothing special is used there. Furthermore, there’s Sucralose which impact on human health isn’t 100% studied, as well as artificial flavors and mono- and diglycerides portably extracted from unnatural chemicals and animal fats respectively.

Now, see the value of Vi-Shake’s micronutrients:

  • 90 Calories, 10 from fat
  • 1 gram of fat
  • Cholesterol 15 mg, 5%
  • Sodium 75 mg, 3%
  • Potassium 125 mg, 4%
  • Carbohydrate 7 g, 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g, 22%
  • Sugars, less than 1 gram
  • Protein 12 grams, 24%
  • 0 grams Saturated and Trans Fat

So it’s actually standard for meal replacement shakes. Likewise, there are 30% vitamins and minerals added.

Protein quality

Vi-Shake features a Tri-Sorb formula encompassing 3 different forms of protein. According to the table 1, the very first ingredient is Soy Protein Isolate. It means the protein is primarily soy based.
Particular studies show that soy can harmfully impact your hormones, which causes certain diseases. Moreover, this is the super cheap source of protein so buying Vi-Shake, you have to overpay.

Vi-Shake’s price/quality ratio

There are 30 servings in a pouch costing $49.99. To lose weight, they recommend you getting 2 scoops a day, which means 1 bag is sufficient for 15 days.

$49.99 divided by 15 days equals $3.32 a day. Don’t you think it’s too much for artificial flavors, unnecessary ingredients, and cheap soy protein?

“Better” protein synthesis

ViSalus claim they added Protease digestive enzymes to help you digest their product better. However, those are necessary only if you have certain medical conditions. Not to mention there are possible side effects like joint pain, abdominal cramps and pain, and frequent urination.

Next, the shake is presented as gluten free and calcium containing. Yet this doesn’t make it unique at all.

They also patented the Aminogen digestive enzyme. This is a mixture of two molds: Aspergillus Niger and Aspergillus Oryzae.

We often meet Aspergillus Niger in autopsy reports for people died from lung and bronchial failure. Moreover, it can aggravate diseases and destroy foods like onions, peanuts, and grapes.

In conclusion

Vi-Shake is well-publicized yet it doesn’t guarantee any safety or effectiveness. It’s not really different from most shake brands and overly expensive.

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 4

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Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.