Why Shakeology Beats the Competitors

When we launched Shakeology back in March of 2009, our goal was to fill a dietary void in the marketplace. We didn’t set out to create another protein shake to compete with all the others already packing the shelves. We set out to create something better. Something different. Something that was missing in the world.

And that something was Shakeology—Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition®.


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Sure, Shakeology is a bit more expensive than other protein shakes on the market. But there’s one very important thing you’ve got to remember, and that is Shakeology is far beyond a protein shake. It’s a nutrition shake. Designed for people who know they need more than just protein. The truth is, protein alone isn’t enough to make you, and keep you, healthy. Your body desperately needs other stuff like fiber, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, superfoods, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes (just to name a few) to run at optimum capacity.

You could spend more than $700 on supplements, just to re-create all the healthy ingredients in one bag of Shakeology.

But why do that when for only about $4 a serving, you can get it all in one delicious shake. Dollar for dollar, Shakeology is a great value in nutrition. Even with all that said, a lot of people still question whether or not Shakeology is worth the money when other shakes cost much less. So to help you see beyond others’ marketing fluff, as well as understand all the science talk, we’ve broken it down for you.

What makes Shakeology different?*


1. It’s the WHOLE package.

For starters, Shakeology’s ingredients are derived from whole-food sources. All too often, the “magical ingredients” in other shakes have been isolated from their enzymes and phytonutrients. And when that isolation occurs, those magical ingredients are no longer effective when consumed.

2. Synergy.

Another huge thing Shakeology has going for it is the synergistic benefits between its ingredients. Shakeology is specially formulated so all of its ingredients work together like a symphony. And this harmonious combination is so effective that many people report health and digestive improvements within the very first week. Not only have many of our customers quickly dropped a few pounds, their regularity improved, their energy increased, and their junk-food cravings fell by the wayside!

3. Better than the sum of its parts.

Another big difference between Shakeology and other shakes is that while the competition usually points to one or two individual ingredients then builds a story around those superfood attributes, all of Shakeology’s specially selected ingredients work together like the Dream Team. While each and every ingredient in Shakeology has a strength of its own, when partnered with the right supporting ingredient, they form a bond that’s undeniably stronger than when they stand on their own.

4. Look at the protein source.

One very important thing to be aware of when shake-shopping is the Whey Protein source, because “Whey Protein Isolates” and “Whey Protein Concentrates” are extremely different. Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)—which is the protein source used in Shakeology—is a more pure form of protein that contains 87% to 95% protein and almost no fat or lactose. On the other hand, Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is only 34% to 80% protein. And even though a WPC label can legally say “100% Whey Protein Concentrate,” technically that means there is only 34% protein content in that shake.** So if it’s a high level of protein that you’re after, Whey Protein Isolate is the winner. And with that being said, not only is Shakeology’s protein source Whey Protein Isolate, it’s also loaded with digestive enzymes as well as lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose and is found in over-the-counter products like Lactaid®.

5. We keep a hawkeye on all our vendors.

To ensure that every batch of Shakeology is of the utmost quality, we analyze the source of every single shipment that shows up at our manufacturer. If we discover that the manufacturer is cutting corners, or that there are any quality or safety concerns (allergens), or shelf-life issues, we tell them to find another source, or else we’ll take our business elsewhere—no matter how inconvenient it is for us. This is the kind of scrutiny that other companies simply don’t give their products.

6. The not-so-sweet truth about sugar content.

Even though a lot of other protein shakes only have 1 gram of sugar documented in their Nutritional Facts, this is because they’re loaded with artificial chemical sweeteners (check the label for sucralose, aspartame, or sugar alcohols). But we refuse to sweeten our shakes with something so detrimental to the body. Shakeology’s small amount of sugar only comes from natural sources, which can easily be processed by the body. Plus, Shakeology has been tested and certified by an independent lab to have a Low Glycemic Index (GI) of between 14 and 29 (depending on the flavor).*** This is lower than most fruits (an apple has a GI of 39, and a ripe banana has a GI of 62).

7. Watch out for the competitors’ hidden cost.

While other shakes might not cost as much as Shakeology at first glance, because they’re not as nutritious as Shakeology, the companies might recommend that you buy a separate vitamin and mineral pack that could run an extra $150 per month! If you want chocolate flavoring, then you might be out another $25 per month for a separate flavor packet. And if you want metabolism-boosting effects and appetite control, you might have to buy two additional products at $50 each. Once you add it all up, most other shakes are hardly a good deal.

8. Nutrition simplified.

When you break down all the healthy stuff you get with Shakeology, alongside all the non-healthy stuff you don’t, Shakeology is an incredible deal. So not only do you get what you pay for with Shakeology, because it tastes so amazing, is so healthy, and the attention to every detail is so complete, you actually get way more than you pay for. Besides, it’s your body and your life—and aren’t you worth the very best of the best? We think so—and that’s the Shakeology difference.

For the next few weeks, we’re going to be making some hard hitting comparisons to some of the other choices you have out there, they look like this:


Some fall into the “health food” category, and others are simply masquerading as healthy choices. This idea isn’t to diminish other brands, it’s to illustrate that there’s an option for those who want best of the best, and that option holds really high value for you and your well-being.

CIZE and Shakeology: Fun. Nutrition. Results.

If you’re over every day workout moves that don’t get you the results you want, then it’s time to check out CIZE, Shaun T ‘s latest and greatest dance-based program. Shaun T went back to his dancing roots and put together an incredibly fun and effective workout that truly is for everyone, regardless if you have two left feet.

CIZE is not about doing pushups. It’s not about doing jumps. It’s about moving your body and grooving to the beat. The moves are all the things you’ve done with your body before. It’s just that Shaun T put them into a rhythm so you know exactly how to do it. And doing it is what gives you results. The bottom line is, CIZE will change the way you workout—forever.

CIZE is a really cool way to dance of the pounds, and when you add a dose of nutrition to help you fuel your body during the program, you get maximum results. Try it and see with the CIZE  and Shakeology Challenge Pack—which is on special this month for only.

Also, when you purchase CIZE, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free 1-year membership to access hundreds of workouts on Beachbody® On Demand! We are giving away a free membership each day for a limited time!

I’ve never had so much fun doing cardio!”

“CIZE IS changing my life in more ways then one. The biggest change is happening on the inside because CIZE is helping me learn how to let go and freely express my whole self. My favorite thing about CIZE is how freakin FUN it is! I LOVE the way I feel when I get a routine down, especially if it looks particularly challenging. When I’m in it, I’m like, Yah girl, WORK IT!

I think everyone should try CIZE because it’s too fun not to! So many people dread working out, but when you’re having so much fun doing it, you actually look forward to it. Plus, it doesn’t even feel like work. CIZE isn’t just ‘The end of exercise’—for me, it’s the start of a new journey of self-discovery and living in the present moment. I’ve never felt more alive.”

“In 30 days I lost 21 lbs. and 31 inches total, and I never felt like I was exercising!”

“CIZE is the first fitness program that’s helped me achieve my goals beyond the scale. When it’s time to CIZE it up, I just let go and have fun. Before I know it, I’m drenched in sweat and burned a ton of calories—yet I never felt like I ‘worked out’. Each routine has its own flavor and style, which not only challenges my brain but also my body. Now I have a better attitude at work and live each day feeling happier, healthier and lighter.

CIZE is unlike anything else out there! If you never want to feel like you’re working out again, then CIZE is the program for you. You get to learn professional dance routines to incredible music and it’s paired with an awesome nutrition plan. If you want to sizedown your waistline, you should definitely start to CIZE it up!”

“If I can move my body in ways I never imagined, I can handle anything life has to offer!”

“CIZE was so much fun and has given me confidence and swag in all areas of my life. The music is current and the choreography is actual dance choreography; I was not just being taught to do the two-step and throw my hands up in the air. My body moved in ways I never imagined and I was truly dancing like the professionals

Prior to CIZE I’d always find ways to disrupt my workouts. I’d check my phone, tie my shoe, answer text messages, etc. But with CIZE, there was no time for distractions. I had to concentrate to learn the moves. My mind, body and soul were completely engaged and I sweated more, and pusher harder, than ever before.

There’s nothing else like CIZE on the market. It doesn’t matter if you know how to dance or not, you’ll get so much out of this program—weight loss, happiness, confidence, and LIFE!”


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Meet Crystal E. She lost 57 lbs in about 8 months with Shakeology, and a variety of Beachbody programs. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for March 9th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting this program I was desperate. I was so tired of being fat! I tried every fad diet out there. I was trying to get my insurance to cover the gastric bypass. My BMI was 37.9, my cholesterol was high, and I had sleep apnea. My doctor told me that I would have to be on the CPAP machine for 6 months, and if that didn’t help the sleep apnea then I could have the surgery. She also told me that if my BMI was 40 the surgery would be covered sooner. I only needed to gain 11 pounds to get my BMI to 40. I was so desperate that I was hiding snicker bars all over the house, and I went to my doctor appointment with an 8 pound weighted vest under my clothes. They didn’t weigh me that day! I spent three days crying, not just crying… balling. I was disgusted with myself.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?

After my three days of crying, my Coach sent me another invite. I finally decided that I had to work for it. I cried some more when I messaged her back, and told her I was ready. I even cried on the way to my first fit club. I’m done crying! I knew my Coach from high school, and I saw how amazing she looks. She’s a real person that I’ve met. It worked for her, and I knew it would work for me. Not to mention, I have an amazing husband, and two teenage boys, that are very active. I’m tired of being the one slowing them down.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before starting this program was my mental health. I was so depressed. I would actually get an anxiety attack when I dressed up, or put on makeup on and looked in the mirror. I wasn’t always fat, and I constantly dwell on my skinny pics, and the way I used to look. So, when I looked in the mirror, it was a reminder of who I wasn’t. This program helped me so much. Now, when I look in the mirror, I see the progress I’ve made in such a short period of time. I still have a long way to go before I get to where I want to be, but I have confidence that I will get there. I’m not depressed anymore. I’m off of my depression meds, and I don’t have to use the CPAP anymore. I sleep great. I have so much energy. I feel amazing, and sometimes my family has a hard time keeping up with me.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
For my first program, I chose the Brazil Butt Lift. I wanted to chose a fitness program that was at a beginner level, because I was really out of shape. I also had a tiny butt. I was big everywhere except my butt. It was so flat. I desperately wanted one. I also thought that the videos were fun. It was like dancing. Really sweaty dancing. After I finished Brazil Butt Lift, I moved on to LES MILLS COMBAT. I love COMBAT. I had so much fun with that program. It was a great workout, and I never got bored. After COMBAT I moved on to 21 Day Fix. I love the 30 minute workouts, and the meal planning. After 21 Day Fix, I decided to try the 3-Day Refresh. After the third day I felt so much energy.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am amazed at the results I got from these programs. Not only is my butt much more shapely, I lost 57 pounds, and went from a size 18 to a size 10. I am so much stronger. I always wanted to be skinny. That’s all I focused on. Now I’ve realized I don’t just want to be skinny. I want to be strong. Being skinny doesn’t mean your in shape. I can do real pushups. I’ve never been able to do a real push up, and by real I mean not on my knees. I’m so happy.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I eat clean. I drink Shakeology daily. I haven’t been to a drive-thru in 6 months. I don’t miss it! I don’t have indigestion, heartburn, gas, or any other stomach issues for that matter. I have energy! I’m happy. Exercise is, and always will, be part of my daily routine. My clothes are too big instead of too small. I have confidence. I could go on for days. This is by far the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. It saved my life!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My Challenge Groups played a huge role in my success. I don’t think I would have had such amazing results without my Group. Everyone was so motivating and supportive. I didn’t want to let anyone see me fail, so I kept going. Not to mention the only way I was going to feel better about those before pics I posted was if I posted the after pics. There was a day when I posted a comment that I was feeling unmotivated, and I didn’t feel like working out. One of my group members sent me a message back that I said, ” I don’t feel like working out either, but lets push play together”. I got up, pushed play, and so did she. We both posted a sweaty pic, and went on with our day.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was, and is, amazing! She is always there if I have any questions. She always checks on me. She always writes encouraging comments. She found me at just the right time in my life. Thank you so much Rachel for helping me change my life. I hope one day I can run as fast, jump as high, and look as amazing as you do. You’re awesome! I said I was done crying…. I lied!

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?

I am addicted to Shakeology. Like I mentioned earlier, I have no more stomach issues. I have sustainable energy. The only real craving I have anymore is my Shakeology craving. I sleep through the whole night. That’s impressive to me. I used to wake up 5 to 10 times a night.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I haven’t been back to the doctor to check my cholesterol yet, but I am really anxious to see if I’ve lowered it. A few people in my Challenge Group had lowered cholesterol. I’m sure mine is lowered too.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.

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