When Beachbody first introduced Shakeology several years ago, it was advertised as a meal replacement shake. This was necessary due to the limitations of the market, because there was simply nothing available at the time which was comparable to Shakeology. The closest approximation was the lowly meal replacement shake. Through the years, this comparison has not served Shakeology well in my opinion because it has little in common with the meal replacement cans and powders that you could find at your local supermarket. Shakeology can be used as a healthy meal replacement shake, but it is so much more than that. When I’m on the run (and that’s often with three small children), I would mix myself a Shakeology smoothie with my favorite fruits rather than fixing a proper breakfast. I am comfortable doing this because I know that with just one smoothie, I am getting the equivalent of a super nutritionally dense meal. In fact, one serving of Shakeology can supply me with over half of all the recommended vitamins and minerals, as well as a large serving of protein. No meal replacement shake can even come close.
What Can Shakeology Do for You?
So you know that Shakeology can be an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, but what else does it do? Many of my friends, before trying Shakeology, have asked me what Shakeology is actually supposed to do for them. While each person’s body is unique and different, here are some benefits which you can expect to receive from drinking Shakeology on a regular basis.
Antioxidants. Shakeology contains some of the most potent antioxidants: flavonoids and phytonutrients such as spinach, blue green algae, carrot powder, strawberry powder, and vitamins E and C. These help to prevent free radicals from oxidizing and destroying cells. The ingredients in Shakelogy’s antioxidant blend such as pomegranate, acai berry, camu-camu, goji, and blueberry help to support your immune system and protect your body from normal inflammatory response. This is one of the greatest benefits of antioxidants.
Energy. Shakeology contains a range of B vitamins and trace minerals, like zinc and magnesium, from whole food sources that regulate metabolism and increase energy. Shakeology also contains maca root, an adaptogen herb known to promote endurance and stamina. If you want to know why I have so much energy that I can do several workouts each day, look no further than what’s in Shakeology. I have never felt so energized until Shakeology came into my life.
Digestion. Shakeology has non-dairy prebiotic and probiotic blends which contain fiber and different enzymes like amylase, papain, cellulose, and lactase, which all support digestion. These ingredients aid in breaking down food molecules into smaller molecules that can be properly digested, so all of the nutrients can be absorbed into your system.
Mood. One scoop of Shakeology provides 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12. B12 is often linked with good mood maintenance; B vitamins are also essential for the production and proper functioning of neurotransmitters like dopamine, crucial to the experience of pleasure. Shakeology also contains cacao, which is very high in phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts as a neuromodulator to enhance one’s mood. Nice, mood enhancement without the lava lamps and mood rings.
Detoxification. Many of the ingredients in Shakeology (spirulina, chlorella, flaxseed, barley grass, spinach) contain powerful detoxification compounds such as chlorophyll and alpha-linolenic acid. These ingredients may help rid the body of environmental toxins such as smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products, and pesticides. They also aid in liver detoxification. Shakeology also includes kamut grass, an ingredient coined “nature’s most powerful detoxifier.” This grass has been known to cleanse the body and detoxify the cells to restore health and vitality. Shakeology gets the gunk out of your gas, so to speak.
Immunity. The antioxidants, bioflavanoids, and flavanoids in Shakeology work to support immunity. Some of these ingredients include ashwaganda, acerola cherry, rose hips, and goji berries. The goji berries in Shakeology are one of the richest sources of antioxidants; not only does goji berry promote eye, reproductive, and circulatory health, but it also supports your immune system and promotes longevity.
Satiety/cravings. The protein, chromium, and nutrient-dense calories from the superfoods in Shakeology work to help decrease your appetite. Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels, which reduces sugar cravings and promotes fat metabolism. Plus, protein-rich meals are a great way to keep you feeling full, longer! I know that after drinking Shakeology for almost six months now, I am free from the cravings which used to ravage me. I can literally have a box of chocolates in front of me without feeling the need to eat any. It’s such a blessing to be able to control food, as opposed to being controlled by it.
Complete nutrition. Each Shakeology ingredient plays an important role in feeding your body on a cellular level, but it is important to remember that the synergy of the 70+ ingredients working together is what truly fuels your body to keep you looking and feeling your best. Best of all, Shakeology’s nutrients come from plants and roots, not a chemical laboratory.
So there you have it! That’s a snapshot of all the wonderful things Shakeology does for your body. I know that it works as advertised. When Beachbody makes the claim that Shakeology “helps you lose weight, curb cravings, lower cholesterol, and increase energy,” I can happily back up this statement with my own experience.
You Might Like My Other Shakeology Related Posts
- I wrote about Vegan Chocolate Shakeology here, and Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology here.
- Read this article on the New Superfood Formula Chocolate Shakeology
- Shakeology stops my cravings for chocolate truffles, and this lady’s cravings for sugary cereals. Watch the video here.
- Wondering if you should take Shakeology with multivitamins and supplements, read this article.
- Shakeology helped this man reverse the onset of diabetes. Watch the video.
- In another post, Kristin talks about how Shakeology allowed her to toss away her medications for her digestive problems.
- Watch a cool video about how Doctors are loving Shakeology and recommending it to their patients.
- Shakeology’s ingredients are grown and harvested around the world. This video reveals it all.
- I have a little fun and compare Shakeology to a McDonald’s Hamburger Happy Meal. It wasn’t pretty.
- I also compared Shakeology to a popular beverage from Starbucks.
- Daren Olien, the creator Shakeology, discusses how he partnered with Beachbody in this article. Read Part 2 of the Birth of Shakeology here.
- Check out out how Shakeology can help you with digestion with its prebiotics.
If you have any questions about Shakeology and what it can do for your health, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a friend request and private message through Facebook. Let’s get the conversation started!
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