Is Shakeology worth the money?

I have researched and taken supplements, vitamins, superfoods, and products for YEARS. I have spent thousands of dollars on products to invest in my health, because, well, it’s important to me. But, over the years I’ve learned that not all vitamins & supplements are created equal. Unfortunately, some of that money I spent over the years might as well have been flushed down the toilet. The supplement industry is kinda like the Wild Wild West. It’s not regulated like pharmaceuticals and a lot of companies unfortunately take advantage of this. Because there is no regulation, companies capitalize on this and make lots of money selling less quality products. Beware. There are a ton of fake supplements out there…and a ton are sold on the first place we tend to go when we want something quick and easy…you guessed it, Amazon.  

Shakoeology Formula:

Shakeology contains a 5-part formula in each serving. It can be overwhelming or seem like I’m speaking a foreign language when I describe it’s contents, but stay with me. The most important takeaway is that you understand the QUALITY of it’s ingredients.

1. Super Protein Blend:

This part of your shakeology will change depending on if you order the vegan formula 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!

3. Super Green/ Phytonutrient Blend

“Phyto”= plant“nutrient”= the stuff that makes you a super human! Super greens are have all sorts of benefits! These super greens aid in detoxification, purification, and alkalization 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? EATING MORE PHYTO AKA PLANTS PREVENTS CANCER!! Why isn’t this all over the news?? CRAZY…I know!!

4. Adaptogen Blend

This formula, will explain why I think EVERYONE in America should be drinking shakeology! 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 the bomb.

Quality Ingredients:

Now, that may have been information overload, but like I mentioned earlier, the most important takeaway is that you understand the QUALITY of shakeology’s ingredients. 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 separately, even ON SALE, you’d spend WAAAAY more than what you’d spend on Shakeology, even before the coach discount! I did the math and it would cost between $180-$220 for a one-month supply of all of these nutrients separately.

Still Not Convinced? Check out these videos!

Shakeology Superfood Hunting: Darin Olien in Peru
What is Shakeology and Why Should I drink it?

You may recognize this guy Darin from the Netflix series DOWN TO EARTH with Zac Effron. Darin is THE SUPERFOOD HUNTER!!

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As always, feel free to email me with any questions you have brianne@briannebell.com

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