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If you’re looking for an honest Shakelogy review, you’ve come to the right place. Before we talk about Shakeology, first let’s talk about nutrition.
If you’ve ever researched much into the science behind workout systems, you probably know that nutrition plays an extremely important role in recovery and improvement. After all, we don’t get more fit while doing workouts; it is only after the body rebuilds our muscles bigger and stronger that we reap the benefits of our efforts. Studies by the Journal of Exercise Physiology Online have shown that getting the proper mix of nutrients after a workout can greatly aid recovery. Simply put, if you aren’t refueling your body soon after a workout, you probably aren’t appreciating the full rewards of your workout.
While the importance of post-workout nutrition is clear, just what constitutes nutrition is not. The products on the market range from sugary sports drinks with no protein to thick, gritty, awful tasting protein shakes. What is the proper mix of carbs to protein? And what about fat? How about electrolytes? Such questions are hard to answer, since just about everyone you ask will give a different answer. It becomes even more difficult when you’re trying to lose weight, as so many exercisers are. Many shakes and drinks are very high in calories and sugar, and leave users feeling bloated. The ones that aren’t tend to taste pretty bad and lack the necessary nutrients for recovery.
After reviewing the Shakeology nutrition facts and trying out the product my self I found it to be an excellent alternative to the myriad of advertised products out in the market. Here’s a brief look at the Shakeology nutrition facts for the Green Berry flavor.
Directions: Add 1 full scoop (40 g) of Shakeology powder to 1 cup (8 fl . oz.) cold water or beverage (milk, soy milk, rice milk, juice, etc.) and mix. It can also be mixed in a blender with ice for a creamy, frosty smoothie.
Serving Size: 1 scoop (40 g)
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**||PROPRIETARY SUPER-FRUIT BLEND:||2075 mg||†|
|Calories||140||Acerola powder (fruit), Camu-Camu powder (fruit), Pomegranate powder (fruit), Bilberry powder (fruit), Blueberry powder (fruit), Lycium (Goji) powder (berry), Açai powder (berry), Cordyceps, Maitake powder, Reishi powder, Citrus biofl avonoids, Rose Hips powder (fruit), Schisandra powder (berry), Suma powder (root), Gingko powder (leaf).|
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||<0.5 g||0 %|
|Sodium||95 mg||4%||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Total Carbohydrate||19 g||6%||PROPRIETARY FRUIT POWDER BLEND:||1500 mg||†|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||13%||Banana powder, Carrot powder, Orange powder, Pineapple powder, Raspberry powder, Strawberry powder.|
|Protein||15g||30%||Maca powder (root)||1000 mg||†|
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)||5000 IU||100%||Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis)||1000 mg||†|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||180 mg||300%||Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)||1000 mg||†|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||200 IU||50%||Flax (seed)||700 mg||†|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl||15 IU||50%||Chia (seed)||500 mg||†|
|Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione)||40 mcg||50%||Chlorella||350 mg||†|
|Vitamin B1 (as thiamin HCL)||1.5 mg||100%||Spirulina||350 mg||†|
|Vitamin B2 (as ribofl avin)||1.3 mg||77%||Hydrilla||300 mg||†|
|Vitamin B3 (as niacin)||5 mg||25%||Apple fi ber powder||250 mg||†|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL)||2 mg||100%||Astragalus powder (root)||200 mg||†|
|Folic acid||200 mcg||50%||Blue green algae||200 mg||†|
|Vitamin B12||6 mcg||100%||Spinach powder||200 mg||†|
|Biotin||90 mcg||30%||MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)||150 mg||†|
|Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||5 mg||50%||Pea fi ber||150 mg||†|
|Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)||500 mg||50%||Quinoa||150 mg||†|
|Iron (as ferrous fumarate)||4.5 mg||25%||PROPRIETARY NONDAIRYPROBIOTIC BLEND:||150 mg||†|
|Phosphorous (as dicalcium phosphate)||250 mg||25%|
|Iodine (as kelp)||52 mcg||35%||Bifodobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus thermophilus.|
|Magnesium (as oxide)||80 mg||20%|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||6 mg||40%|
|Copper (as copper oxide)||0.8 mg||40%||PROPRIETARY ENZYME BLEND:||130 mg||†|
|Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate)||2 mg||100%||Amylase, Papain, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelain.|
|Chromium (as chromium amino acid chelate)||60 mcg||50%||Ashwagandha powder (root)||100 mg||†|
|Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate)||30 mcg||40%||Barley grass||100 mg||†|
|Whey protein (isolate)||15g||†||Kamut grass||100 mg||†|
|Oat grass||100 mg||†|
|Wheat grass||100 mg||†|
|Amaranth (sprouted) (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)||50 mg||†|
|Grape seed extract (seed, 95% proanthocyanins)||50 mg||†|
|Green tea decaffeinated extract(leaf, 50% polyphenols)||50 mg||†|
|Holy basil powder (leaf)||50 mg||†|
|** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
|† Daily Value not established|
Other Ingridients: Fructose, xantham gum, natural strawberry and raspberry flavors, guar gum, natural vanilla flavor, and cinnamon powder.
Allergy Information: Contains milk-based ingredients and is manufactured in a plant that also processes soy ingredients.
Shakeology is gluten free and caffeine free.
The Shakeology recipe contains over 70 healthy ingredients. I really like the fact that the shakes are caffeine free, meaning I can drink one in the evening and not have to worry about sleep. The shakes are also sweetened without any refined sugars or artificial sweeteners; all the sweetness comes from a fruit blend and Stevia, a plant extract naturally sweeter and lower in calories than cane sugar. Each shake contains 15 grams of whey, a milk protein with high bioavailability. The shakes contain a long list of vitamins and minerals which should help with maintaining ideal nutrition. There are also a variety of vegetable extracts, which provide chlorophylls and polyphenols which may help lower cholesterol. In addition, several probiotics are included in each shake. These help promote healthy digestion and regularity. Each scoop contains 3 grams of dietary fiber and only 9 grams of sugar. For comparison, even plain unsweetened yogurt generally has about 15 grams of sugar, so healthwise Shakeology really can’t be beat.
As an added benefit, the Shakeology websites offers several different Shakeology recipes you can prepare to add additional flavor to your shake. You can read more about Shakeology recipes here. Briefly the recipes include:
Chocolate Shakeology Recipes
Greenberry Shakeology Recipes
You can also get a free Team Beachbody membership for additional shakeology recipes.
There were a few aspects of the shakes that I really appreciated. When I drank one after working out, I noticed that I had a lot more energy for the rest of my day. I also felt better the next day, with noticeably less soreness than usual. When I first tried out Shakeology shakes, I was trying to drop a few pounds. What I noticed was that the shakes helped me control my appetite and drop the stubborn last few pounds that I had always struggled to get rid of. This worked by replacing a meal with a shake. I found that I was much better able to fend off the hunger cravings than I had been when just cutting out meals or eating small snacks.
After I noticed some of the benefits of Shakeology, I did some research to see what other people said about it. I found that many other people were saying they had lost weight while using the shakes. Another widely recognized benefit is actually lowering cholesterol. A 90 day study conducted by Beachbody found that persons who replaced one meal a day with the shakes and worked out three times a week, and managed to drop their total cholesterol by an average of 30% and LDL (bad) cholesterol by 38%. Those drops are really impressive, especially for those of us worried about the side effects of cholesterol medications. Do you want a medical professional’s opinion? Here is what Doctors are saying about Shakeology!
The difference between other shakes or meal replacements and Shakeology is that these shakes are very low in sugar but still high in protein and also contain good amounts of fiber and an amazing variety of vitamins. Most shakes are either terrible tasting or contain way too much sugar, but these really surprised me. They’re low in sugar, but actually taste great. The shakes come in two flavors: Chocolate and Greenberry. The shake comes as a powder and is mixed with cold water or another beverage; it can be purchased in bulk in buckets or individually packaged in packets.
I know the health claims might be a little hard to swallow; after all, almost every health food on the market has amazing claims. What’s great about these shakes, though, is that the claims are all proven. People really did lose weight when they used them, and their cholesterol really did go way down. For my money, there isn’t a better meal replacement than Shakeology out there, and the health benefits push it over the top.
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