Is there any real science behind the Shakeology ingredients or is Shakeology just a bunch of random superfoods designed to make you think it’s something worth buying? For a long time critics of Shakeology have asked if it even makes sense to have all these different ingredients in Shakeology. Are they of any benefit at all? Today, Darin Olien will share in greater detail why Shakeology is made the way it is…
In this article, we cover a interview between Sandi Bouhadana and Darin Olien, the Shakeology Ingredient Hunter and formulator of Shakeology! There’s NO ONE at Beachbody that knows more about Shakeology than Darin Olien. During the following interview you’ll learn the following key points about the science behind Shakeology:
- How Shakeology helps reduce cravings?
- You’ll learn why the following nutrient groups are important to your health:
- Super-fruits & vitamins
- Pre and Probiotics
- Digestive Enzymes
- And Why our bodies need something as healthy as Shakeology?
What is the Science Behind Shakeology? – Interview
We’re here to answer some of your questions and today’s topic is “What is the science behind Shakeology?” Here’s the question, “How does Shakeology work to reduce cravings, increase energy and improve digestion?”
I tell you, it’s quite simple. If you’re eating processed foods all the time and they have less and less nutrients in them, you’re eating all of these kind of volume food and you may be getting the sense of being full but you’re not getting cellularly satisfied – then your body’s going to keep sending out that craving signal.
I could eat a whole bag of Doritos. And really in a half an hour, I’ll eat a whole another bag of Oreo cookies. It’s not getting you the nutrients you need and that’s really what it comes down to.
Is that what you mean by the “body not recognizing this food” type?
And responding correctly?
Oftentimes, I mentioned this a few other times and different ways the nutrient stress – we’re making pizzas and burgers and all of these stuff and pastas and all that stuff. It didn’t come off at the tree it didn’t come out at the ground. The body has to deal with that. That’s why we’re kind of going back to the tradition.
We’re going back to these foods that have been consumed for a very long time. We’re leaving them alone the best that we can. We’re dehydrating them and getting them in a way that the body can receive them in this beautiful bag. It has all the cofactors that the body needs and then naturally search shutting off that signal. You don’t feel like you need to start shovelling all this food.
That’s good to know. How do the cumulative benefits of Shakeology work?
Good question. Disease is created overtime but also health is created and supported overtime. That’s why when we say, “Take your daily dose of dense nutrition.” It’s not just this sexy phrase. This is literally at the core of what creates health.
If you’re constantly taking in this nutrient dense food – the cellular recognizable food, then you’re creating the building blocks for your body to have what it needs in order to combat and support your body. Having a strong sense of repair and a strong immune system – all these thing.
So it’s a compound effect that we need to have in every day.
That makes perfect sense. Let’s talk about “Why our bodies need super nutrients?”
It’s a great question. This could be many reasons.
Tell me about super-fruits and vitamins that are in Shakeology.
Inherently, they have high amounts of vitamin C and E and A, and also antioxidants within them. This definitely help support the immune system. It helps to combat free radicals with the antioxidants in those. We try to get as many of those super-fruits in as possible so they can do their thing.
What phytonutrients do we have and what do they do?
Good question. Consider it like micronutrients. If we look at macronutrients, it’s carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Micronutrients are the antioxidants, the carotenoids, the phytonutrients, the antioxidants that help support the body, the chlorophylls.
You have tons of them and things like Moringa or tons of them in Spirulina. Phytonutrients are essentially the food that fuels the cell.
What about adaptogens? I don’t even know what they do.
You know the word “adapt”?
We adapt to life. We do the best we can. The plants also as well and we have things like Schisandra, you have Maitake, you have Cordyceps. These are some of the greatest herbs.
A lot of the adaptogen herbs are in severe, ecological-strain areas. For example, Maca, it’s at over 15,000 feet. The strain that it takes for that plant to grow develop its compounds in that plant that adapt it and strengthen it to survive in that area.
Now the interesting thing about adaptogens is that when we consume them, it actually helps our body. So it can help support lowering stress, it can support modulating and supporting the immune system. It can do all of these things to help strengthen our body, lower stressors in the body.
That makes a lot of sense.
The cool thing about adaptogens is they’ve been used traditionally for thousands of years. A lot of that knowledge points us towards the ability that these herbs have to help combat stress that we have in our daily lives.
So we’re following tradition by using them in a way that they’ve been used for thousands of years.
That’s great Darin, thank you. Pre and probiotics are in Shakeology. What’s their importance there?
Easy way to explain that is – we talk about microbes, we talk about probiotics, we talk about prebiotics. What is all that mean?
You have a whole ecosystem going on inside – certainly your digestive system. You have microbe, the good bacteria. You have ten times the amount of microbes than you have human cells.
I didn’t know that.
By understanding that, we wanted to provide a prebiotics which is essentially food for the good bacteria that will help digest and absorb food – all of these things. Help the immune system, help brain health, serotonin – all of these things when you have a healthy digestive system can support.
Essentially, we’re sending in these green berets – the microbes – to help our body kind of shift back to that healthy balance of microbes. These things are incredible.
With the prebiotics, we use things that’s been used traditionally for a very long time. The Incans used to use it and that’s the Yacon Root.
And then when we found these probiotics that were actually stable within the formula, the biggest key of this whole thing is they are proven to actually pass through the digestion and get to where they need to and seed the small intestines and things like that.
That’s a very important distinction. Not a lot of probiotics on the market, you would be able to use in this way and we’re very proud of that.
Interesting. Darin, what about digestive enzymes? How does that work in Shakeology?
When your body’s off and your kidneys and liver and digestion, you can actually be compromised in developing the digestive enzymes that are important to actually break down food. That was one of the things in starting to formulate Shakeology.
I realized like listen, “Where are we compromised and where do we need the support?”
By adding in things like cellulase and lactase and invertase – all of these things are different enzymes that help digest certain parts of the food that you’re taking in.
That was just another bonus that we added in to Shakeology to give people that nice foundation so they could actually assimilate the food and actually, build a foundation of that very important enzymatic activity.
That’s great. In wrapping up, our bodies really need all of these things to run effectively every single day. Any last things you want to say about super nutrients and their importance in Shakeology?
We’re in this day and age, Sandi, we are getting hit with stress. We have invisible stressors, we have electromagnetic stressors. We have stress in the water that we never had before. We have chemicals in the atmosphere.
All of that stuff creates cortisol. All of that stuff creates the stress in the body. So our bodies actually require more this nutrient density, more than ever.
The ability to put all of these together. These whole array of antioxidants and phytonutrients and minerals and vitamins – we need it. We need it in this day and age. We need all of the help we can get. I just want to say that this is really what starts to separate us from anyone else.
Thoughts on What is the Science Behind Shakeology?
Health is a struggle because there are several foods on the market that are overly processed and are basically Frankenstein foods that our bodies DO NOT recognize. As a result, our bodies work hard to digest and get some form of nutrition from everything we eat. Often causing health problems in the process…
We all know that eating mainly fruits, vegetables, and whole food products is the healthiest way to take care of your health and to lose weight… However, this is easier said than done. For this reason, Beachbody created Shakeology. A nutrient dense food that uses only whole food ingredients and ensures you get only the most active super food ingredients possible.
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Shakeology has been my daily dose of dense nutrition for over seven months. When I have ran out for a day or so, I feel like I am missing something. Shakeology has given me that sweetness that has taken the edge off for my cravings as well. I feel as though after I have it, I feel like I have more energy as well as being in a better mood!
I have been using Shakeology for 2 months best meal replacement shake I have tried. Taste good and have lost 15 pounds. I put half milk and half water add 5 ice cubes and mix it in a blender sometimes add 1/2 a banana. It is a little high priced but I don't buy allot of the junk food I use to so my grocery bill has went down. Oh that is with the Strawberry flavor. Vanilla was good to. didn't care much for the chocolate and have not tried the Goberry. I would try the 25 packet sample box that way you can try the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and figure out which one you like best.
I have one for breakfast and one for lunch. After a couple of days my cravings for sweets were completely gone. I was left feeling satisfied for hours after drinking shakeology. I haven't found any other protein shake that even comes close to the way shakeology curbs your appetite and eliminates cravings.After drinking shakeology daily for 2 months and engaging in moderate exercise for 30 mins a day, I lost 31 lbs. I highly recommend shakeology to anyone who is looking for something to reduce cravings, gives you energy, and boosts metabolism to help you lose weight. Yes, it's pricey, but to me it's worth it.
I have tried GNC and Costco protein options hoping to save some money. Several reasons I will go back to shakeology. 1) definitely curves the sweet graving 2) very filling; with fruits and veggies added. All I have for breakfast 3) I have had many hot flashes with the other brands and none with shakeology. Only negative is price and monthly commitment.