Here are answers to common questions about the ingredients in Shakeology.
Is Shakeology vegetarian?
The only non-vegetarian ingredient is whey protein, which comes from milk.
With what kind of protein is it made?
The primary source of protein is from whey, which comes from milk. Whey is one of the most bioavailable protein sources. Translation: it rapidly gets to work on repairing your muscles and the amino acids are easily absorbed and used by your body.
Is the whey protein antibiotic free?
Yes, the whey protein in Shakeology has been certified free of antibiotics
Does it contain caffeine?
Shakeology contains no caffeine. It does contain green tea extract, but the caffeine has been removed.
There is no food coloring. How is one green and the other brown?
The ingredients (herbal powders, grass powders, vegetable powders, spirulina, chlorella, plus some of the fruit and berry powders) make the color green. The base of chocolate blend is also green, but the chocolate and cocoa powders turn the color “chocolate.”
Is Shakeology organic?
We have put every effort into making sure that these ingredients do not contain pesticides, are not destroyed in processing, are produced using the best of fair trade practices, and have many of the benefits of what is considered “organic.” So you might ask, “Why isn’t it ‘certified organic’?” The experience of our development team has shown that sometimes certified organic does not necessarily translate to higher quality. Certifying something can simply jack up the price, especially with ingredients of this quality and quantity. So we decided to focus on making sure the quality and integrity of the product lives up to the promise, without asking you to pay the premium it would cost for us to say it with a stamp of approval from a certification lab.
Shakeology mentions “whole-food ingredients”—what does this mean? How can it be possible when it’s ground to a powder?
Shakeology uses several whole-food sources of nutrients, rather than using only synthetic extracts or isolates (like some multivitamin pills). The benefit of whole-food derived ingredients is that the nutrients are preserved as close to their natural state as possible and are therefore delivered to your body in the most holistic way possible. Your body will better absorb and more efficiently use the nutrients from whole-food sources. The process of converting a food from its natural state to a powder, if done incorrectly, can destroy the nutrients in that food. With Shakeology, we ensure the highest levels of nutrients are preserved through strict temperature-controlled drying and processing.
Why is there fructose in Shakeology?
To give Shakeology its great taste and for a balanced, well-rounded macronutrient profile we’ve used fructose. Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit and some vegetables. The good thing about fructose–as opposed to
glucose (table sugar) or high-fructose corn syrup (chemically altered sugar)– is that it is very low on the glycemic index (GI). This means that your body sends it directly to the liver for absorption, which minimizes its impact on insulin and blood sugar levels. The fructose in Shakeology is from non-GMO (not genetically-modified) sources and is processed cleanly in GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities.
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