Many of our customers and potential customers ask us what Shakeology is actually supposed to do for them. While each person’s body is unique and different, we have come up with some short summaries of effects that anyone taking Shakeology on a regular basis should experience.
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 our antioxidant blend such as pomegranate, acai berry, camu-camu, goji, and blueberry also have powerful antioxidant effects to support your immune system and help protect your body from normal inflammatory response.
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. Check out our Ingredient Spotlight on maca root to learn more.
Digestion. The Shakeology non-dairy prebiotic and probiotic blend contains 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.
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.
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 superfoods such as Chia seeds 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!
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.
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How Does Shakeology Work?
Shakeology contains the following nutrient groups and ingredients. Each nutrient group helps your body on a variety of levels. Here’s the breakdown!
Protein and Amino Acids: Whey, Pea, Brown Rice, Chia, Quinoa, Amaranth, Flax, Sacha Inchi.
What these do in your body: Help build lean muscles, improve skin and hair, support optimal brain function, improve mood, and reduce cravings.
Antioxidants and Super-Fruits: Cacao, Coconut Flower Nectar, Acerola Cherry, Pomegranate, Camu-Camu, Bilberry, Goji Berry, Blueberry, Acai, Green Tea, Rose Hips, Cinnamon, Luo Han Guo.
What these do in your body: Help reduce oxidative damage from free radicals, promote heart health and ideal blood pressure, support joint health, and keep your brain healthy.
Phytonutrients and Super-Greens: Moringa, Spirulina, Chlorella, Spinach, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass, Oat Grass, Wheat Grass.
What these do in your body: Help alkalize the body and promote detoxification of the liver, kidneys, and blood to restore health and vitality.
Adaptogen Herbs: Maca, Astragulus, Ashwagandha, Maitake Mushroom, Cordyceps, Reishi Mushroom, Schisandra, Ginkgo, Tulsi (Holy Basil).
What these do in your body: Help protect the body from stress, support the immune system, and balance the endocrine system.
Prebiotics and Probiotics: Yacon Root, Lactobacillus Sporogenes (Bacillus Coagulans).
What these do in your body: Help promote regularity, support a balanced microflora environment in the intestinal tract, and improve digestion.
Digestive Enzymes: Amylase, Papain, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelain.
What these do in your body: Help the body break down foods and increase absorption of nutrients.
So there you have it! That’s a snapshot of all the wonderful things Shakeology does for your body.
Doctors are using and recommending Shakeology to their patients.
Tony Horton: How Healthy is Your Shake?
P90X super-trainer Tony Horton takes you inside the bag and through the 70 ingredients of his go-to health shake—Shakeology! Also featuring Darin Olien, Dr. Mark Cheng, and other renowned doctors.
Congrats to Miranda on losing over 100 lbs with P90x and Shakeology!
I lost 117lbs and Shakeology has been the most amazing tool for me. I worked a 10 hour day with little to no breaks and having Shakeology made eating healthy not only taste good but able to fit into my schedule. I am so thankful for the shake and to its creators. You guys ROCK!!!” – Miranda S, P90X grad
One of the beautiful things about Shakeology is how versatile it is. Because it helps you digest anything you consume along with it, there isn’t really a wrong time to have it. It can be effective pre-workout, post-workout, or any time during the day when your energy is flagging and you need a pick-me-up. Or you can make smoothies and simply replace your meals. You basically can’t go wrong. Read “7 Ways to Use Shakeology in Your Daily Life”