Is Maltodextrin Bad for You? The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

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Although I went into pretty good detail above with the Shakeology ingredients, some people might still need some more details for allergy reasons or just to know. I avoided seeing people that knew me from before I gained all the weight, because I was so embarrassed. For this Independent Clinical Study of Shakeology, the following was accounted for during the 90 Day study: Thus they can advertise their product as sugar-free but it will still cause spikes in blood sugar. In conclusion, I honestly believe you just threw up some references you thought would substantiate your argument because you were defensive about being asked to provide factual references in the first place. Is there a difference in benefits between the Vegan and Non-Vegan Shakeology flavors?

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Perhaps kids should move away from the tv and the video games a little more often. These videos are long, but insightful on the matter.

If you want studies to backup claims you should start by backing up your own comments with proper scientific evidence. Wow, you are really mean! She only asked you for the references you were touting as facts, probably because she DID want to research and learn more about the subject matter your comment was addressing. The first rule in science to proving your hypothesis is providing actual testable data.

They make some pretty sound guesses on other factors like overfeeding but both articles warn that there is no index to measure obesity in infants. He mentions it around the mark. If you had mentioned juice or soda then it would be a different story; he talks about both extensively. In conclusion, I honestly believe you just threw up some references you thought would substantiate your argument because you were defensive about being asked to provide factual references in the first place.

This is America; We question everything… at least we should anyhow. It is true, some sugars are more dangerous than others like fructose but, the bigger question is why are we adding it in the first place, especially in baby formula when there is no nutritional value what so ever?

We should all be nice to each other and show kindness. It is never more important than when we disagree. I know it is hard when you feel that you have been questioned but, you will learn more if you also question yourself. The response was snide and condescending. Not sure if its true just heard of it. As well as away from fast food, fried food, and candy! My poor kid is inundated with the addictive stuff. I feel sorry he has to go through this life with an educated mother.

And it makes ME look like the bad guy. My son was exclusively breastfed until 6 months and he was a porker, my cute little Michelin man.

He still struggles with weight gain if he eats wheat, dairy, sugar, corn and high glycemic foods just as I always struggled until I figured this out.

We were never meant to eat such calorie dense, nutrient-stripped foods on a sedentary lifestyle. That is not how our bodies have been engineered. Blaming formula and shaming moms who have no other choice is not how we change the epidemic. Seriously, just look at the babies. Formula fed babies are chubbier than they should be and breast fed babies are not. Hey D, Thank you for being real and honest.

Would you like to change your present condition? Has anyone talked to you about food allergies? The body will protect itself from a perceived threat food allergy by surrounding the allergen in fat and storing it, thereby protecting the body from further harm.

After I eliminated gluten, with diet and exercise, I was able to drop 78 lbs. This was after an unsuccessful year of dieting. I eliminated potatoes and potato starch and dropped 7 lbs.

After eliminating dairy, I dropped another 5 while changing nothing else. There are ways you can narrow down your quest: Hope this was helpful. Formula feeding just predisposes a person a bit to having health issues later on in life. If your infant is suffering from any digestive issues diarrhea or breathing issues or skin rashes than switch formula and see if it helps. Hi I have lupus and sugar causes flares for me.

By the way, artificial sweeteners swell me up as well! Check the brand of stevia. Maltodextrin comes from corn, Stevia is an Herb, so raw stevia cannot have maltodextrin.

However, the best advise is to avoid sweeteners altogether! I have a bag of Stevia in the raw sitting right in front of me here and it does say it has Maltodextrin in it so how can that be?

Does that mean this label is false. Labels are required by law from the FDA, but what the Brand advertised is not so closely scrutinized. Where did we all get our sweet tooth from anyway? And get our sugar from natural fruits. Go on give it a go. No he is saying Stevia that comes in raw form. It was a misunderstanding due to semantics.

I see on the back for ingredients it says Maltodextrin, Stevia Leaf Extract…and I was told the Maltodextrin was not good for him cause it spikes his sugar level. Just saying, read the ingredients! That goes for me too. Quick question, can you explain how stevia spikes blood sugar levels if the product has no caleries? I am missing something here I think. So if I have water with lemon and a tsp of stevia, that will affect blood sugar levels?

Even if you could point me to a scientific study that explains how that process works that would be cool too. A lot of Sweetener Brands that promote having stevia in their product have more than stevia in it, such as maltodextrin. Stevia seems most ethically used right now in some health drinks like Shakeology and nutritional snacks like Quest Bars.

What causes a spike is the artificial sweetener. The sweetness passes over the tongue to alert the pancreas that sugar is coming in. The pancreas releases insulin. If there is no sugar for the insulin to bond to, then the liver dumps sugar into the system cause the body thinks it is starving for fuel.

This is the spike in blood sugar. Yes, I eat the Blue Diamond Almonds too and noticed maltodextrin was an ingredient. Disappointing, since I like the dry roasted almonds to avoid the fats associated with cooking in oil. Are you allergic to nuts of any kind or just blue diamond brand with maltodextrin md? She uses the stuff as a meal replacement, so I was concerned after reading ingredient list.. Water, Corn Maltodextrin, Sugar, Canola Oil, etc… Only 20g of sugar are listed, are you saying that her body thinks its consuming much, much more?

My dad had esophageal cancer and was also put on Ensure. In general, I do not recommend Ensure to anyone, and refer to Shakeology instead.

Thank you for this post, very helpful!! I was looking into getting Advocare Spark energy drink and Maltodextrin was listed in the ingredients, it is the 4th to the last listed. To be honest, most Advocare products are complete crap. Unfortunately, vitamins are not absorbed well by artificial means. Sure it costs more, but at least what you pay for wont get flushed down the toilet! A friend of mine mentioned that my baby would sleep longer if i fead her formula at night.

When reading the ingredients of the formula, the first ingredient is corn maltodextrin. I should probably go with my gut and just avoid the formula. Should I feel guilty giving my baby formula? My wife and I had our first baby last year and came across the same scenario. I bought aproduct without reading the label. H a s more multi — Dextrin then the more than 20 others.

Could I use a dose cinnamon To weaken the mltidextrin, norma. Thanks a bunch for this informative article on this substance. I have heard a lot of mixed information regarding it, and finally decided to read five seperate articles on maltodextrin. Yours is the best in my opinion. Your info on marathon training sessions, and post workout nutrition are great, because I thought this stuff was bad all the time.

Thanks again, and great site. Would just like to say, that the article is really educational. Only before one week I bought myself pure carbs, maltodextrin, to mix it up with some whey protein.

Took them like it was said, after the training and went to sleep. Woke up in superb condition. Would really recommend maltodextrine after intense workouts! I just read this and I am shocked! I exercise all of the time and eat pretty healthy, but I use stevia a lot!! What a great article you posted. Thank you for sharing!!

Glad you liked it Jennifer! In my research, products that use Stevia as a substitute for sugar are almost always just as processed as sugar. And like you pointed out, NOT the only ingredient! The reason maltodextrin is in your sweetener packets or sweetener blend is that Stevia leaf extract is x as sweet as sugar. The calorie content should be very low if not zero. Yes Marie that is true, however, it depends on how many packets someone uses to sweeten their food or beverage.

Also, and more importantly, many people who buy Stevia products also want a more natural product, and maltodextrin does not fit into that category. It is the same enzyme we have in our own saliva to digest starchy foods. Starches ultimately break down to sugar and maltodextrin is what you end up with if you stop that process in the middle. Everything is technically natural. From plastic, to rubber, to high fructose corn syrup, they all have to start with a substance found in nature.

But then refining, isolating, breaking down, and recombining through artificial processes makes such things artificial products. I consider Maltodextrin artificial because of the process taken to make it the way it is.

One could also argue that White Bread is natural by a similar measure. In my definition, natural should be as close to the whole-food source as possible i. The fact that is has to have a lab-made name speaks for itself. Hi, thank you for this information. As Maltodextrin is in most sports gels and drinks, I am looking into making my own as i do endurance sports any suggestions?

It depends on the kind of grain that a product uses to make Maltodextrin. Most American products usually use corn Maltodextrin like the Recovery Drink I mentioned in the post , and corn is gluten free. If you are, then best bet is to stick to water and maybe add some corn derived Maltodextrin. I found using coconut water on my long runs helped me. Coconut Water is awesome to use intra-workout. WAY better than artificial sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade.

My six year old son is not a water drinker, he is also lactose intolerant, but he loves soda and juices. The dental hygenist warned me yesterday about childrens developing bodies and aspartame.

I know about the bad rap of that and try to avoid it, but she said to researcb Splenda as well. I came across your article on Maltodextrine which is one of the two ingrediants in Splenda. Sucralose being the other one. Needless to say I am worried. Can you tell me what issupposed to be safe to sweeten Koolaid and recipes with? Juicing your own fruit is the best option, but that can be time consuming. Basically, adding sugar, splenda, or even Agave Nectar to Koolaid will pretty much have the same effect in raising blood sugar levels.

Are you saying maltodextrine is a form of msg? No, MSG and Maltodextrin are completely different. Maltodextrin is sugar in complex carbohydrate form again, basically.

Hope that helps differentiate the two. MSG is a naturally occurring substance. Technically, everything is naturally sourced. Right on Wolfy, MSG is naturally occuring. MSG occurs naturally in our bodies as well. Some people are just sensitive to it whether it is naturally derived or not. I have a question, recently I brought this unsweetened green tea powder to mix in my drinks, I am thinking of drinking this on a regular basis, but I found out it has maltodexin in it as a first ingredient, then the second ingredient is green tea powder.

Since it is unsweetened, does it still act as a sugar? How bad would it be if I drink this on a regular basis? Just as bad maybe worse as drinking Green Tea and adding sugar. Maltodextrin, since it is technically a complex carb, is allowed to not be listed as a sugar. Yet, it raises blood sugar faster than table sugar.

Thus, as I said in the post, the only real reason to have Maltodextrin is after workouts. If you have to have some sweetness, opt for agave nectar or as natural of sugar as you can get to add to natural green tea.

Agave by itself is what I am ok with, in moderation, as it is still a sugar. As with any product, you should always read the ingredients to see if it matches up with their advertising. Read your labels people! We all are aware of the source. Honey is great, but be careful to buy it from a local source. I just read a magazine article that stated that millions of pounds of honey are imported illegally into the U. Thanks for the info! So what are your thoughts on sensa?

Almost always these companies just try to get away with technicalities, such as maltodextrin technically not being a sugar. Thus they can advertise their product as sugar-free but it will still cause spikes in blood sugar. Also, Sensa has Splenda surculose an artificial sugar in it.

Splenda has chlorine in it. I am allergic to splenda, so I did some research. I started checking my labels and was shocked to see the taboo ingredients! I was offered a nutrician drink called Vemma. Have you heard anything about it good or bad?

Glad you liked the article Pat! Before getting on Shakeology, I did my research of many different health juices, shakes, and meal replacements. Shakeology beat all of them by a mile. Vemma is no exception. All Vemma has going for it is Mangosteen and Aloe Vera, 2 super foods. Shakeology has over Which leads me to my final point: Thick-It was prescribed for me to thicken all liquids to the consistency of honey and it has malodextrin in it.

Do you know of anything that I could use instead or of any thickened juice or whatever is available. Thank you for your reply. Hey Mary, I found this youtube video that may help: I would in any case, talk to your doctor before making any changes though. I would try getting some organic chia seed and grinding that into a powder with your blender.

Chia will thicken wonderfully and it also helps to keep your body hydrated. And as an added bonus is very good for you! Hey Marilyn, thanks for the question. I am a little skeptical of JuicePlus, though not as much as some health supplements. Given that it is in pill form is what makes me most skeptical: If it was a bunch of super foods that have high and concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. Contrasted with my favorite supplement, Shakeology, JuicePlus is just a really expensive and not very potent multivitamin, whereas Shakeology has far more whole-food sources; is a meal replacement with protein, carbs, and healthy fat; and has much more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, plus prebiotics and probiotics.

Thank you so much for this helpful information. I have been a type 2 diabetic for over 20 years now and have been cutting down and in some cases eliminating any type of artificial sweetener from my diet. I have also found that if I eat anything with maltodextrin in it I get lose stool and very bad smelling gas and stomach cramps within 1 to two hours after ingesting it. The information you added about elevated blood sugars is helpful and important.

Hope you liked it! Thanks for pointing that out Vicky. There are a few non-gmo Maltodextrin brands out there, so that would be my recommendation. I have a question for you. I have celiac diease and when I took my probotic pill or plant enzymes i got very bloated and my stomach got sick feeling. I look up the ingredients and it had maltodextrin. My friends doctor informed her not to take maltodextrin due to it being gluten. Please give me your input. It depends on the grain that was used to make the Maltodextrin mdx.

I have severe Chronic Lyme Disease and sugar is an intense inflammatory problem for me. I am working at following a diet which helps to lower and repair the havoc caused by this hideous disease.

I eat super fruits and lots of good vegetables but there are times I want to eat something that requires a sweetener. Outside of agave nectar, is there a sweetener to put on fruit,cereal or to bake with? I had heard Stevia in the Raw was much healthier than refined sugar so recently purchased a bag of it. First listed ingredient was maltodextrin. Do you have healthier suggestions as a substitute to use when I feel I absolutely need a sweetener?

If you take it sparingly, it may not be that bad. Agave nectar for me would be the go to. You should be able to find some stevia without Maltodextrin in it though. You said md can be made from corn, rice or wheat and soy? How will this percentage affect me? See how you react to it, but my opinion would be to avoid. Remember, md is only really good to have after a workout in a drink, not in a snack or food.

Lower GI foods such as agave, and table sugar often founds in muffins,sweets,cookies,and soda also have fructose which gets stored as fat initially. Hey Kris, it seems a lot of your points are unfounded.

First, carrots have a GI of 35, which is really low, not high. You also make it out to be that carbs of any kind, even whole food derived complex carbs, are bad. The body was designed to utilize carbs for energy.

Whole grains have a lot more going for them than fiber, they have protein, vitimins, minerals, and antioxidants. Whole grains can still get stored as fat for someone not exercising, but not nearly as fast or as bad as fact acting sugars can. Furthermore, you are slightly mistaken that fructose get stored as fat initially. When fructose is digested, the liver has three options of what to do with it: Strawberries , you will probably not store fructose as fat in most circumstances.

I had a lot of ensure and some sport drinks powerade with my last child. I was eating LOTS of food ensure and bananas being the main 2. Could this ingredient have anything 2do with it? Surprised that no one having systemic yeast infection has responded. Even more expensive than pure Stevia but also available in health food stores.

Which caused me to check the list of ingredients. Not legally wrong but do these companies have any morals? Or is it just greed? Thanks for the forum. Also to note, Stevia even by itself in large quantities can be harmful. I also learned that people wanting to use stevia are being screwed by the companies selling it! It would take extra work, but the stevia plant can be bought and grown like a houseplant and used without the need for additives.

I have no idea how strong that would be or how many plants you need. I grow stevia for personal use. I plant nursery sets very poor results when I started from seed, which are quite expensive a couple of weeks after the last frost in mediocre soil and water every other day I live in a very dry climate.

Dry the leaves on a screen, or in your dehydrator at degrees for a few hours. When completely dry crumbly when rubbed between fingers cool to room temp and store in a jar with tight-fitting lid. Real, unadulterated stevia, when dried, looks like dried leaves, not like the lily-white powder of the processed stuff. Maltodextrin is a real hazard to diabetics. My wife is a type 1, insulin dependent and she cannot use any product with maltodextrin in it.

I was impressed by the viewpoint from all angles, and by the general attitude in the comments. Cascadian Farms Granola Any thoughts on it? Other than it being excessively sweet, I quite like it. Glad you like the article Eric! I personally love making my own granola from scratch with oats, macadamia oil, raw honey or raw maple syrup, and other stuff like different nuts, maybe some dried fruits, and even some flavorless whey protein.

Im trying to tell my mother in law to stop using herbal life products for te ingredients in there ae horrible here re some in her herbal tea concentrate supportsenergy and metabolism… maltodextrin, fructose, orange pekoe extract and other extracts now the other supplements a liftoff tablets by herbal life ready for this… citic acid, sodium BENZOATES, sodium bicarbonate yellow number 6 corn syrup solids and other interesing ingredients sigh how can i scare her more when i have already told her about the effects of these ingredients???

Perhaps a documentary on such ingredients would help. Also, familiarity breeds contempt, i. Perhaps hearing it from someone else will give her a fresh perspective. Thanks for the article Jed. I really like it, but found when I took quite a lot of it, I. I normally have no adverse reactions to food.

The ingredients list a heavy inclusion of Maltodextrin. Any thoughts greatly appreciated, thanks. Not sure I follow Brian. Maltodextrin is a complex carb because it is a long-chain saccharide polysaccharide. As I mention in the article though, Maltodextrin still has a high glycemic index despite the technicality of it being a complex carb.

I arrived at your article about maltodextrin while researching some of the ingredients in the popular probiotic supplement: Keybiotics, by Whole Body Research. I am disappointed to find unfavorable comments about maltodextrin as well as about fructooligosaccharides FOS.

Maltodextrin with a glycemic index of ? One index uses White Bread as the main reference point i. Glucose on the White Bread Index is , as it is much more easily absorbed than white bread.

The number I used in this article is from the White Bread referenced index. Maltodextrin enters the blood stream faster than White Bread, and thus has a number greater than I came across this post while researching additives in a supplement I have started taking, which contains maltodextrin.

I am a little confused … is it added to some of their items and not others? Were one of those the supplement you are referring to? As you can see from my article, Maltodextrin can be used post-workout to help speedily deliver protein if also included to broken down muscles. This is, in my opinion, the only beneficial nutritional use for maltodextrin. If you want to know more about shakeology, check out my Shakeology page. I am seriously thinking of drinking it.

Soylent is awful, too much processed crap, and Maltodextrin should not be a primary source of carbs. Shakeology is immeasurably better, and even then you have to eat whole foods to make up most of your diet. You want results, you have to work for it, just like anything in life. Wow, I came across your article when I googled Maltodextrin because I noticed it is in my iced tea powder — which is just plain Lipton tea, supposedly no sugar or flavors.

I have been on a sugar-free diet and cut out everything including sugar-free gum and thought I was doing well. How disappointing to find that I have been guzzling this sugar-like substance! I do usually drink just water or brew green or black tea, but when I am super busy I was using instant. Just goes to show how insanely processed everything is these days! Thanks for your info. Any thoughts on this new product Soylent? One of the main ingredients is maltodextrin.

Apparently, you can use it to completely substitute food. The creator was recently on the Colbert Report, so the product is getting a lot of publicity. It is one thing to use a shake for a meal or snack replacement, I do so with Shakeology all the time, but to have Soylent as the MAIN source of food?

No, there is no way that is gonna be good for you. The fact that maltodextrin is one of the primary ingredients should be reason enough to steer clear of the stuff. I have two questions for you.

I do have concerns about Shakeology, though, as Consumerlab has raised concerns about the lead content Is Bestbody working to change this other vegetable sources…? The fact of the matter is that the Shakeology sample that was used in the Lead study was an old Greenberry formula, which was already being replaced when the study came out. You can read more at this link here.

When possessive, use its instead. Thanks for all your research! Shakeology still remains undefeated in my book. The best article in this post, i love it thanks for this ideas and i really happy to follow you. Thanks for this post too much! Check with your doctor on the extra iron to be sure.

MSG is just free glutamin acid, having no macronutrients or caloric content. Do you get paid by Shakeology or receive any benefit? If someone purchases Shakeology I do get a benefit, as well as other Beachbody Products. Beachbody sells Whey Protein, but I would never recommend it because you can get better for cheaper elsewhere.

Mdx is the product of an industrial process right? Why are food manufacturers allowed to lie and pretend their products are natural when they are not? Food companies are allowed to do this because the FDA is a joke. You always have to do your own research to see if what a company is purporting to be true really is.

I was reading a earlier artical about maltodextrin which stated that the ingredient was not a complex carbohydrate but your artcle states that it is. Which is truth here? It is technically a complex carbohydrate. Maltodextrin is by no means a healthy sugar substitute. Unbeknownst to me, under ingredients, Maltodextrin is listed at the first ingredient, with Stevia second. This ticks me off. Reading labels is a must. Ingredients are probably the only true thing on the label.

Thanks for posting this blog. Also, beware its other names. Maltodextrin is bad if it has nothing to do in body like repairing muscle tissues or giving energy. So if you are not working out, doing any sports, do not need high energy level, avoid using maltodextrin containing products. That is the message I picked up from this article. Vegetables carrot, celery, onion ; salt; hydrolized corn protein; Maltodextrin; Cane sugar; canola oil; Yeast Extract; corn syrup solids; dried potato; natural flavor; turmeric.

Well, at least your not using loads. I have knee problems and i been taking turmeric but it contains maltodextrin. Is that ok or what other herb supplement would you recommend? It has help me a lot. Just get a different brand of turmeric. Not every brand includes maltodextrin. I would imagine that the amount would be very small in such a supplement, but if you are trying to be as natural as possible, just search for a brand with better integrity. Herbalife has crap ingredients in them for trying to be meal replacement shakes.

Shakeology is way better. One reason to keep an eye out for maltodextrin in ingredients is that for some people, it can cause extreme discomfort and IBS symptoms within minutes of ingesting maltodextrin.

For example, with myself, within minutes into eating a dish with maltodextrin in it, I get severe gastro pains and IBS issues think explosive , and find myself in or needing to stay near a bathroom for the next 48 hours. From my looking around, it seems quite a few people have this issue.

So if anyone is finding they have the runs immediately after or during eating certain things, and no dairy is involved, this is a possibility. This is a lot to absorb. I also have hypoglycemia which further complicates this. Could this be a short term solution to helping me put on some pounds until I can get this dialed in better? Is there any difference in buying malto from a brew shop vs. Not entirely sure what you are asking, but I know from others with IBS, supplements in general are hard to handle unless accompanied by a well-balanced diet.

I have a bag in front of me and number one under non- medicinal ingredients is Maltodextrin So what gives Thanks. Hi Joe, you are actually correct. Likely the small amount of maltodextrin is for better dilution with liquid. I notice that even Stevia, Stevia in The Raw, etc. I was a consistent over-eater and emotional eater. I overate at meals, then I would feel guilty and disappointed in myself, and would eat more to drown my feelings!

The 21 Day Fix program with the color coded containers helped me greatly! I was also skeptical of doing the Shakeology shakes at first. But once I started, I was hooked. I love them so much that now I crave them in the afternoon, instead of junk food! They are fast and easy for my grab-and-go breakfast, and I could tell a huge difference in my digestion and regularity.

Tracy Alloway lost 36 lbs. Before I started 21 Day Fix, I was an unhappy, unhealthy person. I always looked at the moms that were out running with their kids and wished I could do that without being out of breath.

I had tried the gym, personal trainers, and tried to eat healthy but always failed, got discouraged, and gave up. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. I hid behind my clothes. I hated the way I looked and felt. I saw an infomercial about 21 Day Fix and decided to take the plunge. I had a gym membership with childcare but with two little ones, one of them was always sick, leaving me no option of taking them. I went two weeks with one of them being sick and not being able to get to the gym and I was done!

My husband asked if I wanted to try it, probably 3 months into my journey, and assured me we would find a way to fit it in our budget.

Shakeology has been a huge help in my transformation. I noticed a huge difference within the first month of trying it. I was losing more weight, having more stamina throughout the day, and giving up more sweets because I had this in my back pocket. Krista Patten lost 67 lbs. After five years, I was just finally tired of feeling sick and tired. I wanted to be able to look in that mirror and see a happy and confident woman.

After trying many diets and going through many gym memberships, I finally found a Beachbody program and my life was forever changed. Shakeology was the best thing that I could have ever implemented into my journey to health and fitness. It has changed my life in ways I believe nothing else could. I recommend this stuff to anyone and everyone. Darlene Garnhart lost My greatest challenge was finding time for me. I love that the programs I followed were often 30 minutes or less, and that I can do it on my own time in my own home.

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Shakeology increased my energy, regularity, and my mood. My cravings for junk? I was the type of person who could eat pizza every day! Alexandria Conners lost 36 lbs. Thinking about buying Shakeology? Before Shakeology I was a total mess! I had gained double the weight than what my Doctor wanted me to gain during pregnancy.

I was so uncomfortable in my skin… Every little move I made simply reminded me of how big I was…. Yes…Yes… I know I was pregnant, but I just felt so huge and life was simply a struggle every single day! I knew my hormones were a mess but I also knew my weight was holding me back from fully enjoying life….

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She also shared how she had way more energy and was happier since drinking it. So, I decided to contact her and see what it was all about. I was shocked about what I learned about Shakeology. First off, the Shakeology ingredients were sourced from all over the place! For example, Beachbody gets:. And these are just a few ingredients that Beachbody travels around the world to ensure they only get the most potent ingredients possible. Interestingly, they have their own people going around all these location to ensure the farmers are well trained to get the best quality possible.

The Shakeology ingredients were amazing because every Health Magazine and health show have talked about them and how great they are for your health. Plus, the Shakeology Ingredient Hunter, Darin Olien, took the time to speak with Medicine Men and Shamans across the World to discover what Ancient Civilizations have used for centuries and continue to use today. Darin Olien reported to Discovery News that:.

Enough that they can get off their prescription medications. The reason big time junk food companies are making so much money is because there is no nutrition in their food! Once our body gets enough vitamins, protein, carbs, fats, fiber, and so on… then your stomach will tell your brain that it no longer wants food.

Which results in us eating and eating until out bellies are ready to bust! How does Shakeology work? It includes the following core nutrients:.

Oz, the Doctors, Health Magazines, and several News stations have also covered them over and over again as the best for health and weight loss….

I have been drinking Vanilla Shakeology for almost two years now and I have never missed a day. My husband loves it too! He prefers the Chocolate Shakeology flavor…. Thanks to Shakeology I no longer crave those salty and sugary foods that Big Time Weight Gaining Companies would want you and I to keep eating in order to get fat, destroy our health, and make them big time profits. This will get you craving less junk, get you energized, and feeling better about yourself in no time at all.

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I read about Shakeology and decided to try it, mostly to see if it would increase my energy like it said it would. I am doing this for my heart health and feel like I have hit upon a real treasure. It's worth what it costs I just gave up my daily cappuccino and it was a good trade! I have hashimoto's hypothyroidism which is an autoimmune illness that attaches the thyroid gland, which results in a unexplained excessive weight gain.

I also have PCOS and am a diabetic, all of these medical condition cause weight gain. I have tried everything with no results I did all the shakes and pills and diet out there. My doctor even suggest that I do weight-loss surgery. However after a friend suggested this to me I tried it. Drink shakeology and doing T25 I lost 10lbs in one month while it may not seem a lot to me it was hope that I can lose weight with my medical conditions when my doctor said only way I would lose weight was through surgery.

I am a beachbody coach and have been drinking shakeology since January I absolutely love this product. I have done the cleanse twice and feel great everytime I do it. I have so much energy. My hair and nails have seen great improvement. I went from 3 cups of coffee per day to 1 within in 3 days. I still have the 1 cup because I like the taste not because I need the energy boost.