Shakeology is Beachbody’s premier daily dose of dense nutrition. It is a meal replacement shake that is meant to give your body all the nutrients it needs on a daily basis. And it tastes great too!
What Shakeology is Not
The easiest way for me to describe to you what shakeology is, may be for me to first describe what Shakeology ISN’T.
Isn’t Shakeology just a protein shake?
While Shakeology does contain 20 grams of proteins and essential Amino Acids, it is not in the same ballpark as Whey Protein Shakes. Shakeology contains prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are not found in any whey protein shake on the market.
Isn’t Shakeology just a weight loss shake?
No. There are no ingredients in Shakeology that directly promote weight loss, but many people to loose weight on Shakeology. Why? Because Shakeology eliminates one reason why we overeat: Our bodies are not properly fed.
One reason we overeat is that our bodies know we are lacking something. We may be lacking some vitamin, mineral, amino acid, something! So our bodies tell us to eat until we get enough of that thing it needs. In today’s fast food options, our diets are often nutrient deficient, meaning we need to eat more and more to get what our bodies are asking for. Guess where the excess goes and is stored?
With Shakeology, your body is getting properly fed, so those cravings go away, you’re not overeating, and THAT is why people lose weight on Shakeology.
Isn’t Shakeology a Post-Workout Recovery Drink?
No! In the moments after your workout, your body is most accepting and ready for a post-workout recovery drink, especially rich in protein. Since Shakeology does have 20 grams of protein per serving, it is better than having no post-workout drink. However, with all the additional nutrients in Shakeology, it will not be absorbed into the body fast enough to be a valid recovery drink. I recommend either the P90X Results and Recovery drink or a simple Whey Protein shake for your post workout recovery drink, as both are specifically formulated for post workout recovery.
What’s in Shakeology?
Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*
- Help build and repair muscles
- Reduce hunger and food cravings
- Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
- Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that’s ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*
- Aids digestion
- Support a healthy intestinal tract
- Increase absorption of nutrients
- Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
- Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive tract.
- Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
- Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.
- Help promote a strong immune system
- Help increase energy
- Help protect the body from stress
- Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
- Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*
- Help neutralize harmful free radicals
- Help decrease inflammation
- Help maintain the immune system
- Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
- Many of Shakeology’s fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.
23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*
- Get a wide range of essential nutrients
- Get your necessary vitamins every day
- Make up for dietary deficiencies
- Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)
How Do I get Shakeology?
The most economical way to order Shakeology is by ordering a Challenge Pack. Challenge Packs bundle an exercise program with your shakeology order for a very deep discount. Often times, you can get an exercise program normally priced at $60-$90 for as little as $10-$30. To order a challenge pack, you can browse my reviews of individual programs, and at the bottom of each review is a link to purchase the challenge pack for each program.
To order Shakeology without an exercise program, I recommend ordering a bag with home direct shipping. Home direct qualifies for super saver shipping, at just $2.00. Home direct also ensures that you do not run out of Shakeology, as your next month’s order is automatically shipped each month at the same time. You many call and cancel home direct at any time.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.