What is Dense Nutrition

What is this thing you hear me call my Dense Nutrition or Superfood Shake!? Shakeology!!

Shakeology is a delicious way to help fill the nutritional gaps common in the modern diet. It’s powerful daily nutrition that helps real change begin on the inside.

Shakeology is meticulously crafted with a potent blend of protein, probiotics, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and more, carefully sourced from suppliers we know and trust. It’s the result of thousands of hours of research, testing, and formulation, a no-compromise approach, and world-class quality assurance—all to deliver a powerful yet delicious shake that helps you build a healthy nutritional foundation!

Shakeology can help:

  • Benefit your overall health so you can feel better
  • Provide healthy energy
  • Support healthy weight loss
  • Support regularity and healthy digestion
  • Curb cravings

Shakeology was created for one reason: Your health.

We drew from decades of personal experience to craft a shake that helps feed your body the nutrition it needs to function at an optimum level. But from the very beginning we made a promise—we didn’t want to cut any corners or create a lower-quality product to help our margins.

Instead, we chose to include some of the most potent ingredients on the planet, and painstakingly sourced them from suppliers who shared our commitment to quality.

The result is a delicious shake that helps you build a foundation for good health. One you’ll want to drink every single day. Because when you feel like your body is firing on all cylinders, it’s easier to be consistent, stay on-track, and reach your potential.

Shakeology’s potent blend of ingredients — proteins, probiotics, fiber, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, antioxidants, superfoods, vitamins, and minerals — helps your body do what it was designed to do and perform at a higher level.

Protein, Carbs, and Fiber – This grouping is what makes Shakeology low-glycemic. When you eat too many carbohydrates without anything to slow their absorption, it can cause a blood-sugar spike.

Eventually, that sugar burns off, causing a sugar crash that your body addresses by signaling a craving for more carbs to fill the void.

Pairing protein and fiber with other carbohydrates slows down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream. Because blood sugar doesn’t spike in the first place, you avoid the sugar crash and garbage cravings that can follow.

Probiotics and Prebiotics – Your digestive system is filled with bacteria — and that’s a good thing since these little guys aid an ever-emerging list of important bodily functions, including digestion.

However, there are both “good” and “bad” bacteria in there, which is why it’s important to consume probiotics (aka, “good” bacteria) as well as prebiotics (non-digestible fiber). Shakeology contains both, so you can have your cake and eat it, too — only it’s really healthy “cake.”

Vitamins, Phytonutrients, and Fat – This may not sound like a match made in heaven, but vitamins A, D, E, and K and phytonutrients such as lutein (which you’ll find in kale and spinach) are all fat-soluble, meaning your body needs fat to better absorb them into your system.

Shakeology contains at least two grams of fat, depending on the flavor, and that helps you better absorb those fantastic nutrients.

Whey Protein and Lactase – Whey protein comes from dairy. It’s one of the most efficiently digested proteins around and you’ll find it in all non-vegan Shakeology flavors.

Unfortunately, some people may have challenges with the small amount of lactose found in whey. To help solve this, we added lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose — and we didn’t just throw some in to be fancy

Phytonutrients – The science behind how these nutrients from plants function within the body is still emerging. Frankly, we simply don’t understand all their benefits.

Studies do seem to show they work best synergistically with the other components of the organisms they exist in. So instead of adding isolated nutrients, we generally include whole plant powders and extracts in Shakeology.

Iron and Vitamin C – Plants contain a kind of iron called “nonheme” iron, which can be challenging for the body to absorb. Luckily, most flavors of Shakeology contain vitamin C, which greatly helps with nonheme iron absorption.

Calcium and Vitamin D – Your body needs calcium to support your bones, muscles, and heart. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Shakeology contains both.

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