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! :)
Below, I have compared Shakeology with a whey protein.
IF you don't want to read about it.. watch the video below to learn about the benefits of Shakeology!
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.
Now lets look at the second side of the nutrition label:
You can continue to read the nutrition label and compare. You will find that Shakeology is a daily does of dense nutrition with a ton of superfoods, which are what we call the most incredibly healthy foods on our planet. These foods are low in calories, high in nutrients, and go beyond meeting basic nutritional needs. It has high concentrations of multiple nutrients that work together to support the immune system and help fight aging. It’s blend of digestive enzymes, prebiotic and probiotic blends help your body eliminate toxins that have built up over the years due to eating bad food. And its 100% whole-food ingredients fuel your body with essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and nutrients that the average diet lacks.
I absolutely love it, It gives me energy, my nails and hair are longer and my skin is clearer, and I have piece of mind knowing I'm getting all the nutrients I need.