Shakeology Key Ingredients
Shakeology contains over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients conveniently located in one glass, to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet. It’s good for you and good for everyone, because everyone’s diet is deficient in some of the key nutrient groups that are packed into just one Shakeology serving.
Shakeology Key Ingredients fall into these 5 Nutrient Groups:
- PROTEIN and ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
- PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
PROTEIN and ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS can help you:
- Build and repair muscles
- Reduce hunger and food cravings
- Promote ideal blood sugar levels
- Support brain function to help promote alert thinking and a positive mood
- Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
INTRODUCING VEGAN SHAKEOLOGY’S NEW COMPLETE PROTEIN SOURCE.
In our vegan Shakeology formulas, we blended brown rice protein with pea protein to create a complete protein source with high levels of lysine and methionine. These two very important amino acids are often limited in most plant-based diets. Along with brown rice protein and pea protein, we also blended in sacha inchi, chia, quinoa, flax, amaranth, and spirulina. There is absolutely no soy protein used in any Shakeology formulations. Though crafting this proprietary plant-based protein blend might sound easy, it truly is a rare feat.
SUPERFOOD, SUPER PROTEIN: SACHA INCHI.
Not only is sacha inchi a great source of protein, it’s also a superfood. Which makes this Shakeology ingredient twice as good for you.
- An organic vegetable protein that’s easily assimilated
- Naturally rich in good fats and fiber, which help control your appetite
- Helps promote the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response
- Has a high concentration of omega fatty acids—providing a perfect balance of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9
SHAKEOLOGY NON-VEGAN FORMULAS USE WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATES INSTEAD OF CONCENTRATES.
If you’re thinking to yourself right now, “Why isolates? What’s the difference between an isolate and a concentrate? And why should I care?” keep reading.
- Whey protein is a high-quality complete protein with rich amounts of all theessential and branched-chain amino acids.
- Isolates are purer than concentrates, containing 90% or more protein.Concentrates contain between 29% and 89% protein.
- Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein, which is why they’re assimilated so quickly and efficiently into the body.
- Isolates contain very little, if any, fat and lactose.
- Isolates are a great choice if you’re lactose intolerant, or if you experience bloating or other problems associated with concentrates.
- Nutrients in foods that slow down the oxidation of our bodies
- Protect your body from free radical damage
- Help promote the body’s natural inflammatory response*
Antioxidants help protect the body from “free radicals” which cause cellular damage.
Free radicals are natural by-products that cells produce. The way free radicals damage your body is similar to how oxygen in the air rusts exposed metal on a car. If you don’t have enough antioxidants to absorb free radicals in your body, they overwhelm your cells, oxidizing and destroying them. Cellular damage is now known to lead to all chronic illnesses, including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and even dementia.
The good news is, you can rid your body of these destructive little devils by flooding it with antioxidants from potent whole-food-based superfoods like Shakeology. Antioxidants absorb free radicals and shed them from your body. Helping keep you strong and healthy.
TWO OF THE MANY EXTREMELY POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS IN SHAKEOLOGY INCLUDE:
This superfood from Peru has the highest concentration of vitamin C of any food on the planet. In fact, it has 60 times more vitamin C than an orange. It’s energizing, helps promote a strong immune system, and keeps your gums, skin, and eyes healthy. And if that’s not enough, camu-camu also may help increase serotonin in the brain. The more serotonin you have, the happier you tend to be.
Rich in vitamin A, this nutritionally dense little fruit has played a vital role in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It contains 19 amino acids (including the 8 that are essential for life), has more vitamin C than an orange, and is packed with immense amounts of beta-carotene—more than carrots.
- Nutrients derived from plants that are believed to be necessary for sustaining human life
- Promote a strong immune system*
- Believed to slow down aging
- Help detoxify and alkalize the body*
Phytonutrients are the active elements found in fruits,
vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and teas.
All the green superfoods in Shakeology contain phytonutrients that are known to promote a healthy immune system, may slow down aging, and help to detoxify and alkalize the body. Chlorophyll is the green pigment molecule in plants that’s responsible for absorbing the sun’s energy used in the photosynthesis process. Chlorophyll may detoxify and purify the blood and liver, help build red blood cells, and aid in tissue repair.
The alkaline nature of phytonutrients helps neutralizes the acidity in your body that typically comes from things like eating overcooked meat or processed deli meat, and drinking diet sodas. An acidic environment in the body may lead to disease.
In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.
Studies suggest that the natural mix of phytonutrients you get from whole-plant sources is more effective than taking them individually as nutritional supplements.
Many of Shakeology’s fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances are known to have antioxidant effects, promote the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response, and help repair and rebuild cells.
SHAKEOLOGY IS PACKED WITH TONS OF PHYTONUTRIENTS, INCLUDING THESE 3 SUPERSTARS:
Moringa is a nutrient-rich superfood that’s packed with more vitamin A than carrots, more calcium
than milk, more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas.
No wonder moringa is considered to be one of the most nutrient-rich plants on earth. Moringa has
natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is known to promote energy, vitality, athletic performance, and weight loss, while boosting the immune system and protecting against disease.
This high-protein blue-green algae superfood can help boost your immune system, as well as regulate cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Spirulina is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12, and provides high concentrations of amino acids, chelated minerals, pigmentations, rhamnose sugars (complex natural plant sugars), trace elements, and enzymes—all in an easily assimilable form.
Chlorella is a blue-green algae superfood that has an amazing ability to cleanse the blood, digestive system, and liver of toxins and heavy metals. It regulates blood sugar, helps lower cholesterol, promotes healthy blood pressure, heals wounds, enhances the immune system, and battles free radicals. Chlorella also contains high concentrations of iron and B-complex vitamins.
- Promote a strong immune system
- Help increase energy
- Protect the body from stress
- Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where
the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly
concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system.
Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.
HERE ARE JUST 4 OUT OF THE 9 ADAPTOGEN SUPERSTARS:
Maca root is a rare and powerful member of the radish family that contains almost 60 phytonutrients. It helps increase energy and endurance. Promotes memory, learning, and mental ability. Helps strengthen the endocrine system and may promote a healthy libido.
This difficult-to-pronounce, yet potent herb, has been used in holistic healing for thousands of years. Known to provide support for a healthy immune system, this herb helps strengthen cognitive functions like learning, memory, and reaction time. It combats stress and can help provide a healthy mood and feeling of well-being. It also helps the body achieve ideal blood sugar and optimal cholesterol levels. As a powerful adaptogen, it helps with brain cell regeneration and promoting the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
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PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
- Support a healthy intestinal tract
- Aid in digestion
- Help promote regularity
- Help increase the absorption of nutrients
PREBIOTICS are naturally occurring undigestible carbohydrates, which are found in high-fiber foods and feed the “good” bacteria living in your intestines. Prebiotics, in combination with probiotics, are needed to help keep your
Think of prebiotics as the “food” that fuels the growth of probiotics, or good bacteria, in your intestines to help maintain good intestinal health and healthy digestion, and increase the ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. If your body can extract more nutrients from nutritious food, you may feel less hungry and won’t eat as much. This helps with weight loss!
ONE KEY PREBIOTIC IN SHAKEOLOGY IS:
- Has the highest concentration of prebiotics of any plant in the world
- May help to reduce cholesterol levels
- Supports a strong immune system
- Promotes the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines
PROBIOTICS are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL STRAINS OF PROBIOTICS IS:
Bacillus Coagulans (Lactobacillus Sporogenes)
While most probiotics get destroyed in the stomach by acids and never make it to the digestive tract, this one is different. This powerful strain is proven to pass through the digestive process, survive stomach acids, and reach the intestines, where it is intended to function.
- Supports a healthy colon
- Has been clinically shown to help with bloating
- Promotes strong digestive function
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES are from plant sources, such as pineapples and papayas, that help your body break food down into its individual components, making nutrients easier to absorb. Cooking can destroy foods’ natural digestive enzymes, so there’s a good chance that you don’t get enough of these enzymes in your diet.
TWO KEY DIGESTIVE ENZYMES FOUND IN SHAKEOLOGY ARE:
- Is a mixture of enzymes foundin pineapples
- Helps with the digestion of protein
- Contains natural anti-inflammatory properties
- Is a protein-cleaving enzyme derived from papaya
- Used as a digestive aid
- Helps promote the body’s natural inflammatory response
- Aids in helping the body dispose of excessive fluid following injury
VITAMINS and MINERALS
Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets.
Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food.
Vegan Shakeology formulas derive all their vitamins and minerals from whole-food ingredients.
And why is that important? Because vitamins and minerals delivered through whole foods are more easily assimilated and recognized by the body than ones derived from isolates. Plus it’s more beneficial that way, since science can’t decipher all the different cofactors nature provides in the fruits and vegetables that make vitamins and minerals do their magic in your body.
Because vitamins and minerals found in the fruits and vegetables we use vary from season to season, or even from tree to tree, you won’t see the vitamins and minerals listed on the ingredient label on the back of the bag.
Our other Shakeology formulas (the non-vegan ones) are fortified with added vitamins and minerals, so that’s why you’ll see them listed on the back of the bag. While some people feel they need added vitamin and mineral fortification, others prefer to get their vitamins and minerals only from the natural levels found in whole foods. The choice is up to you. That’s why we have both to choose from.
Salt. We’ve been taught that it’s bad for us and to use it sparingly. But what most people don’t know is that there’s a HUGE difference between traditional table salt (which IS bad for you) and Himalayan salt (which is incredibly good for you).
Traditional table salt (iodized salt) is bleached and chemically altered, and can create some serious health risks. All the negative health reports you hear about salt is referring to that fine, granular stuff most of us grew up with. Not Himalayan salt—the kind that’s in Shakeology. Himalayan salt is one of the best things we can put into our bodies because it contains more than 70 trace minerals absorbed naturally from the Earth over thousands of years. It’s salt the way nature intended it.
Our bodies are superconductors.
If you don’t have salt, your whole primary operating system doesn’t work. Think of your 70 trillion cells as batteries. If you don’t have salt and electrolytes, those cells won’t work. Instead, you use up the glycogen in the cells and they acidify. You don’t know what’s happening. You start feeling not so great. You get adrenal fatigue. Cholesterol goes up. And your immune system doesn’t work as well.
So you body needs salt. But only the good kind.