Fact- I am not a bazillionaire (not yet atleast! Ha!). My family, like many other families, is on a budget and we refuse to spend more than we make. We refuse to work so hard at our jobs and live lifestyles that don’t allow us to save a certain amount of money each month.
That being said, while we know our health is our most valuable and important investment, I’m not one to go spend a ton of money on something I don’t believe in whole heartedly or on the latest fad going around. For me to invest my hard earned money in a nutritional anything, there can’t be one thing I disagree with, and it better have multiple health benefits.
If you’re comparing Shakeology to other protein powders, or even other meal replacements, I can almost guarantee you that Shakeology has more than what you’re comparing it to. That’s not to say there aren’t other amazing products out there because I know there are! But when comparing, look at the ingredients and formulas, and the quality of those ingredients, not just the nutritional facts.
Let’s break down what’s actually inside a bag of Shakeology, shall we? Well yes Jessica, I never thought you’d ask! 😉
1. Super Protein Blend
- This part of your shakeology will change depending on if you order the vegan formula (as shown above) or if you order the regular whey protein. In both cases, there is a protein complex used to develop the protein aspect of this shake. Even in the whey protein shakeology flavors, the other superfood plant based proteins are included. And NO SOY! Woohoo! The whey that is used is exclusively from pastured, grass-fed cows and processed at a low-temperature to ensure nutrient retention. This is AWESOME and often overlooked in most protein formulas.
2. Super fruit/ Antioxidant Blend
- I’m sure you’ve heard of antioxidants, they are popular for their anti-aging, cellular regenerating, and heart health properties. I wish I had the time to explain to you the benefit of each of the ingredients listed in this category. Just know…your vitamin C tabs have NOTHING on these superfood powerhouses! Beachbody has included the ALL-STARS of immune boosting antioxidants in this blend. Camu Camu ALONE is insane not to mention goji berry, acerola cherry, and then there’s ROSE HIPS which SPECIFICALLY are paired with high vitamin C herbs to enhance our body’s ability to absorb all that C goodness! See you got me started…this stuff is so fun!! (insert nerd emoji here).
3. Super Green/ Phytonutrient Blend
- “Phyto”= plant – “nutrient”= the stuff that makes you a super human! Super greens are like miniature gift bags exploding at the seems with all sorts of benefits for your machine of a body. I’m such a weirdo, I get SO excited about these incredibly nutrient dense foods! These supergreens aid in detoxification, purification, and alkalinization of the body. They feed our cleansing powerhouses (liver and kidneys) to function optimally and create homeostasis in our body. Let me also note here how critical pH balance is in the body… did you know in 1921 Dr. Ottoman won a NOBEL PRIZE for discovering that cancer cells cannot survive in oxygen-rich, alkaline environments, but THRIVE in oxygen deprived, acidic environments?!?! Say what? Why isn’t this all over the news?? Ya…I know!
“All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. “Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.” Dr. Warburg has made it clear that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body. Dr Warburg also discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.
4. Adaptogen Blend
- This formula, I am SO excited about. America has the special characteristic that most other countries don’t quite have….we are all freaking stressed out all the time! We’re so stressed that we don’t even realize we’re stressed because stress is our “normal”. Go to Europe, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. We all move at a million miles a minute, are worried about deadlines, dates, projects, work, appointments, etc…we rarely rest. Well, guys, when we live these awesome lives of ours, we burn out our hormones, especially our adrenal glands (The adrenals control the release of the stress hormone cortisol and have a domino effect on the rest of our sex hormones as well as our thyroid). The herbs in this formula are in a class of their own called adaptogenic herbs. This essentially means that they help bring us back to baseline. If you are stressed & anxious, they’ll help bring you down; if you’re lagging, depressed, and have no energy, they’ll help bring you up. It’s that simple. These amazing herbs help NOURISH our hormonal system to find homeostasis, which in turn revs up our metabolism and helps us (especially women) lose that dreaded belly fat! These adaptogenic herbs go above and beyond helping with hormonal balance and stress management, but you’ll have to look them up individually on your own time to see what I’m really talking about. I could go on for hours…they’re SO incredible!
5. Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Digestive Enzymes
- The superstars of gut & immune health, these suckers are vital to decrease belly bloat and improve digestive function, moving out the gunk and creating a health flora within the intestines for optimal absorption of key nutrients. I could do a whole class on the importance of this area alone. There is a theory that all disease starts in the gut. The gut is where we absorb our nutrients and where we can create toxic sludge. If damaged, the digestive system can make our lives miserable! 70% of the immune system resides within the digestive system, which also makes addressing this area HUGE in preventing disease and illnesses of any kind. It simply cannot be overlooked in order to achieve optimal health. The probiotics available in Shakeology are specifically chosen and designed to survive the stomach acid and make their journey to the small intestines where they are really needed to clean house and heal the intestinal lining. Enzymes are also SO very important in aiding the body with absorption, decreasing inflammation, and so many other important benefits. THIS formula is why so many find digestive aid when they start Shakeology. It’s bomb.com.
Now that I’ve addressed the various formulas available in Shakeology, I also want to inform you that the QUALITY of these ingredients are held to an incredibly high standard. All ingredients are continuously tested to make sure they are not contaminated by GMO’s (SUPER IMPORTANT TO AVOID!), and that they are grown in nutrient rich soil free from toxins and pesticides. Do you know how HARD that is to find these days?! If you haven’t noticed already, the price of this bad-ass formula is incredibly reasonable for what you’re getting in each serving. If you were to purchase each of these 5 formulas seperately, even ON SALE, you’d spend WAAAAY more than what you’d spend on Shakeology, even before the coach discount!
If you’d like to try out Shakeology or have any other questions, I’d love to talk with you! Feel free to contact me at TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com I understand that finances can still be tight for some people. However, if you WANT this nutritious goodness in your body, my recommendation is to become a coach, help other people get healthier, and EARN your protein superfoods!! It’s that easy! I’ll tell you exactly how I did it too!
It’s time for you to start investing in yourself, living our your purpose, and finding the energy and vitality to do the things you love!