Any time I ever share my love for Shakeology people respond with
"Oh I just get my Whey protein at GNC! So much cheaper!"
I just smile and nod... Because Shakeology is SO MUCH MORE than a protein shake!
I call it my nutrition shake! :)
Lets compare Shakeo with Whey Protein:
Okay so let's start with serving size:
Whey protein 1 scoop =29 grams Shakeology 1 scoop = 42 grams
Calories: Whey Gold Standard 160 Shakeology 160
Sugars: Whey Gold Standard 1 g Shakeology 6 grams
Total fat: Whey Gold Standard 2% Shakeology 3 %
Cholesterol: 30mg Shakeology: <1mg
Protiens: Whey Gold Standard 24g Shakeology: 17 g
Sodium: 60 mg 3% Shakeology: 150mg 6%
Carbohydrates: 3g Shakeology: 17 g
Shakeology's 1 serving is almost exactly 1.5 times the amount as wheys 1 serving, so lets double Whey to make the two equivalent:
Whey servings size is now 42 grams:
Whey calories: 240 calories
Total fat: 4.5%
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Protein 36 g
Sodium: 90 4.5%
Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
(Feel free to check my math, I'm not the greatest!)
Okay so, we can now see Whey Gold Standards has less carbs, less sugar by 3.5 grams, less total fat by 1.5 grams, less sodium by 1.5 %.
Whey also has 45 times the amount of cholesterol, 1.5 times the amount of calories, and 19 more grams of protein than Shakeology.
If you consume that much protein in a supplement on top of your daily nutrition plan with protein in other forms, all you're doing is excreting it and potentially damaging your kidneys.
Consuming 1.5 extra grams, 1.5% more sodium, and 3.5g more sugar is worth Shakeology, and honestly is not a substantial amount greater over Whey. Shakeology's content is meant to boost energy levels and burn fat.
Now lets look at the second side of the nutrition label:
Whey Gold Standard has:
0% Vitamin A
10 % Calcium
0% Vitamin C
Not a significant source of Dietary Fiber
100 % Vitamin A
300% Vitamin C
50% Vitamin D
50% Vitamin E
50% Vitamin K1
100% Vitamin B1
77% Vitamin B2
25% Vitamin B3
100% Vitamin B6
100% Vitamin B 12
You tell me which one looks healthier!