No single food can supply you with all these nutrients in the amounts you need, except for Shakeology because it contains the most potent superfoods and essential nutrients available. I have tried various well-known protein shakes, and some worked better than others, but none made me feel the way Shakeology does. I used to take multiple supplements to gain energy, lose weight, boost my immune system, and aid in digestion. Well, now I just drink Shakeology to gain all those benefits and more!
Before you think this is just another "infomercial type blog" read through the information. I know you don't know me personally, but if you did you would know that I do not promote products unless I truly believe in them (and it is not easy to get me to go ga-ga over something). I don't even consider Shakeology to be on the same playing field as a typical protein shake. To me it is more like a delicious way to take my vitamins every day!
What is in Shakeology?
"Shakeology is an ultra-premium superfood protein shake. To create it, we searched
the world for the most potent ingredients your body can easily absorb and utilize. This
perfect combination of enzymes, prebiotics, antioxidants, and many rare superfoods—like
Maca Root, Camu-Camu, and Sacha Inchi—provides unique nutrients you can’t get from an average diet. Even eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day won’t
give you this much nutrition.That’s why we call it the Healthiest Meal of the Day®" (from the Shakeology website)
This powerhouse of a shake includes proteins, amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes. All of these are important to improving and maintaining good health (Shakeology website). Shakeology provides a bounty of essential nutrients from the fruits and vegetables you should be eating every day, as well as incredibly nutritious food from around the world you might never have the opportunity to eat. Nutrition science has shown these exceptional food sources to be highly advantageous to your health (Shakeology website). Let's watch the following video to find out more about the ingredients and their benefits!
Of course, I could write a book here telling you about my life's ups and downs, but who wants to listen to that? So instead I will spare you that agony and just sum up some of the highlights. As a young person I loved working out in the weight room at school, and I attended dance class (tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe) from age 6 to about 17. My family ate a lot of fruits and vegetables daily so my diet was good. Although fast food was available when I was a child (McDonald's, pizza, etc) it was considered a rare treat rather than a daily staple. I would say my parents provided a good start to healthy living.
By the time I was 22 I was married and having my first child. About 6 months later I became pregnant with my second child. The first time around I had no trouble losing that baby weight, but the second round wasn't so easy. I continued to struggle with my weight through the stress of two divorces, an abusive marriage, the death of my mother (breast cancer), and my own diagnosis with breast cancer.
The medications I was on to alleviate the side-effects of chemotherapy caused me to gain weight. The chemo itself caused a host of other issues such as, neuropathy, muscle spasms, digestive issues, fibromyalgia, and it intensified my psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. My immune system and liver never fully recovered and I was always getting sick. I felt like I was falling apart. The daily bouts of pain from all of these conditions was sometimes too much to handle. I'm not one that wants to rely on pain killers or other prescribed medications so I have been looking for a more natural form of relief.
It was suggested that I use Astragalus, Ginko, and Holy Basil to boost my immune system as well as Wheat Grass, Milk Thistle, and Oat Grass to help detoxify my liver. I was also using Quinoa, Biotin, and Chia to try to bring my hair and skin back to some sort of normal state. I knew through research that many prepackaged herbs are not as potent as you might think so I bought my own from a trusted organic source to make my own infusions. This was helping some of my issues but not all, and to be honest some of these herbs do not taste very good.
A friend of mine was already using Shakeology, and she convinced me to try it. I'll be honest, I was skeptical because of the price, but now I would never go another day without it. You cannot imagine how happy I was to see many of the same ingredients I was already taking included in Shakeology! The first thing I noticed was how much energy it gave me without any jitters or racing heart beat. I have been drinking Shakeology for about 3 months now, and I have never felt better in my life! I am finally losing weight, my hair and skin are noticeably healthier, and my digestion issues are gone! I still have some very minor episodes from the neuropathy, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and psoratic arthritis but they are quickly disappearing!!
I feel like a new woman. The happiness I have on pain-free days almost brings tears of joy to my eyes. Those of you who suffer from daily pain know what I am talking about here. I realize that not every person responds the same way to a product so maybe this won't be the answer for you, but I can honestly say that I have yet to meet someone who uses Shakeology that isn't thrilled with the results.
Optimum Nutrition That Tastes Great!
When you watch the video below it will mention the Chocolate and Greenberry flavors, but Shakeology now also has Vanilla and Tropical Strawberry to choose from. I have so many different recipes that I use to make my shake, but my favorite is the Chocolate Shakeology with vanilla almond milk, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, and frozen pineapples. It comes out like ice cream and tastes like a banana split!! Of course, you can just shake it up in a shaker cup, and it blends well, but I still prefer to add some personal flare to all my shakes.
Is It Worth The Price?
As I mentioned before, I was initially turned off by the price of Shakeology, but then I did the math. All of the previous protein shake supplements I had used before were only a quarter of the price (or more), but if I used the product as suggested on the package it would only last me 7-10 days. That means I would have to buy four containers to last me the month. A bag of Shakeology has 30 servings so I would only need the one bag. The price comparison came out the same or close in each case. With Shakeology my cost per day/shake is around $4.00, and honestly, I would pay triple that if necessary just to have this product.
- 70 ingredients from around the world
- Proteins & Amino Acids to build lean muscle, improve skin & hair, and support brain function, alertness, mood, and reduction of cravings
- Antioxidents to reduce damage caused by free radicals and may lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, and arthritis
- Phytonutrients to promote a strong immune system, detox the body, and slow the aging process
- Adaptogens to protect the body from stress and balance the body's systems
- Prebiotics to aid the digestive process
- Digestive Enzymes help break down food and absorb nutrients
I want you to know that I wholeheartedly believe in this product, and the truth is, I became a representative so I could help spread the word and product because I believe in it that much.
I want others to experience the positive changes this product has brought to my life. I want you to have the information available to you. If you choose to try it then I am thrilled you want to experience this for yourself, but if you choose not to that's fine too. My goal here is to enlighten others about the superior nutrition and health benefits this product has to offer. To learn more about Shakeology visit http://myshakeology.com/esuite/home/HeadToToeHealth
*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.