Darin Olien is the co-creator of Shakeology. He was recently interviewed about the ingredients in Shakeology as well as it's health benefits. One specific question was, "How is Shakeology different from a protein shake?"
Here is a summary of Darin's response:
"Protein has become a badge of courage in the health world. Protein is in everything. It’s in every food. Shakeology has whey protein in the original formula, less fat, clean protein. Also a wide variety of vegetable proteins and grain proteins in both vegan and normal shakes. Protein is protein. Shakeology delivers this in a healthy way, while other shakes involve chemicals and colors. Nutrients cannot be delivered alone. You can't just consume protein, with nothing to deliver it and expect it to benefit your system. This alone makes Shakeology a meal replacement shake that supports your entire system, making protein more effective. It is multidimensional."
Shakeology is NOT a protein shake. You can't really compare it to other protein shakes that are cheaper because it is like comparing an apple to an orange. It just doesn't compute. Unless you are engaging in heavy weight workouts, have orders from your doctor or eat like a bird, you don't NEED a protein shake. You need a complete, balanced, nutrient dense meal replacement shake. That's what Shakeology is and here are just a few of the reasons why Shakeology is the only shake you need...
Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*
Help build and repair muscles
Reduce hunger and food cravings
Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorb-able source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bio-available source of essential amino acids.
It also contains antioxidants, B vitamins and trace minerals for overall increased energy, improves digestion, improves mood, promotes detoxification, and boosts your immune system. If you want more details on these properties then check this out.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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