Should I still take an omega-3 supplement?

While the flaxseed, chia seeds, and sacha inchi in Shakeology provide some omega-3 fatty acids, it is still recommended that you take the Beachbody Core Omega-3™ supplement to meet your daily requirement.
Can I take both Shakeology and Results and Recovery Formula?

Yes, but not together! Results and Recovery Formula should only be taken during or after exercise, when you’ve been exhausting your body’s blood sugar. At any other time, Shakeology would be your preferred option.
I already have some Meal Replacement Shake. Should I throw it out and switch to Shakeology?
You don’t have to throw it out. Meal Replacement is a high-quality protein shake. Shakeology offers a wide array of nutrients in addition to protein. Because Meal Replacement has higher sugar content and less fiber, a good time to use it is around the time you are exercising (Results and Recovery Formula is also good for this purpose). Shakeology is a better option for a meal that’s at least 2 hours before a workout or 1 hour afterwards.
Does Shakeology contain any ingredient on the NCAA banned substances list?

No, Shakeology does not contain any banned substances. Furthermore, Shakeology is manufactured in a plant that doesn’t contain any banned substances, either. There are no free-form amino acids added to Shakeology, and there is no caffeine or other stimulants included.
Does Shakeology interfere with any medication?
While Shakeology has been tested as safe for most people, you should always consult with your physician if you are on any medication (especially heart medication, since Shakeology contains Vitamin K1) or if you have any other unique health conditions.
Is it safe for celiacs or people with gluten allergies?

It says "gluten free" on the package, but the label lists wheatgrass and kamut grass as ingredients. After extensive testing, Shakeology has been found to be 100% gluten -free. As such, Shakeology should be an appropriate snack or meal for people suffering from gluten allergies or celiac disease. However, since individual allergies and conditions vary, it is recommended to test a small amount first before proceeding with a full serving.
Is it safe for people with diabetes?

Since needs vary for each person with diabetes, it is recommended to check with your doctor first. However, since Shakeology is a low-caloric meal replacement, with a lower glycemic index than most meals, it should be acceptable for most people with diabetes.
Why does the Chocolate flavor have more protein?

The serving size for Chocolate is 8 grams higher than for Greenberry. The extra ingredients added for the Chocolate blend (mostly chocolate powder and cocoa powder) add an additional 2 grams of protein for the serving size.
Does this mean I don’t have to eat any more veggies?

Unfortunately, no. Fresh fruits and vegetables will always be important for a healthy, balanced diet. Shakeology can, however, help you fill in the nutritional gaps that occur when you’re too busy to eat the right balance of fruits and veggies. Plus it’s much easier to tuck into a purse or backpack than a head of lettuce!
Do I use a full scoop or just up to the line?

Use a full scoop to get the recommended serving (40 grams for Greenberry and 48 grams for Chocolate).
Can I mix this in with food I'm cooking/baking?

Cooking or heating Shakeology would destroy many of the nutrients in Shakeology and upset the nutrient balance. It’s highly recommended that you drink it at room temperature or cooler.
Can I drink this right after a workout?

Again, it’s better than many other options available, but less ideal than something designed primarily for this purpose, such as Results and Recovery Formula.
Can pregnant women and nursing mothers drink Shakeology?

Shakeology should only be taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers under the direction of their physicians.
Is it OK to drink more than one shake per day? Or to replace more than one meal per day?

Yes, but it's not recommended to replace more than two meals per day for an extended period of time.
Shakeology mentions “whole-food ingredients”—what does this mean? How can this be possible when it’s ground to a powder?

Shakeology uses several whole-food sources of nutrients, rather than using only synthetic extracts or isolates (like some multivitamin pills do). The benefit of whole-food derived ingredients is that the nutrients are preserved as close to their natural state as possible and are therefore delivered to your body in the most holistic way possible. Your body will better absorb and more efficiently use nutrients from whole-food sources. The process of converting a food from its natural state to a powder, if done incorrectly, can destroy the nutrients in that food. With Shakeology, we ensure that the highest levels of nutrients are preserved through strict temperature-controlled drying and processing.
Is Shakeology certified Kosher?

No, Shakeology is not certified Kosher at this time. However, we’re actively evaluating this option.
Is Shakeology FDA-approved?

The FDA does not approve any dietary supplements. However, the FDA does set regulations and guidelines for the manufacturing of supplements, which we follow. Shakeology is manufactured in a facility that is registered with the FDA, adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and is GMP-Certified by the NSF (National Science Foundation) and the NPA (Natural Products Association).
What's the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? Which does Shakeology have?

Prebiotics are specific nutrients naturally occurring in whole grains, fruits, legumes, and certain plants. They stimulate the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract, making them either grow or become more active, thereby increasing good digestive health. Probiotics are the friendly bacteria strains that live in your intestines and help to digest food. Shakeology contains both prebiotics and probiotics. Prebiotics in Shakeology are found in the yacon root (an ingredient listed on the back label). The yacon root is a tuber similar to the sweet potato that has the highest natural form of FOS, a powerful prebiotic, which helps support regularity, healthy intestinal bacteria, and a strong immune system. If you look at the list of ingredients again, you'll see “Proprietary Nondairy Probiotic Blend” listed. In fact, there are 6 different strains included in this blend: Bifobacterium longum, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, lactobacillus bulgaris, lactobacillus casei, and Streptococcus thermophilus. Probiotics are measured in billions of CFUs (Colony-Forming Units) and are very delicate ingredients. While we put in as many as we could at the time of manufacture, there's no way to guarantee that the same amount we put in will still be “active” by the time you mix it in your shake. That isn’t to say that they don’t play a role in Shakeology—healthy foods and ingredients work in ways that science can’t always measure, but because of this, we can’t make the same claims that other probiotic products (like refrigerated yogurt) can.
If there's no food coloring, why is one flavor green and the other brown?

The ingredients (herbal powders, grass powders, vegetable powders, spirulina, and chlorella, plus some of the fruit and berry powders) make the Greenberry flavor green in color. The base of Chocolate flavor is also green, but the chocolate and cocoa powders turn its color brown.
Does it contain caffeine?
Shakeology contains no caffeine. It does contain green tea extract, but the caffeine has been removed.
With what kind of protein is it made?

The primary source of protein is whey, which comes from cow's milk. Whey is one of the most bioavailable protein sources. Translation: it rapidly gets to work on repairing your muscles, and its amino acids are easily absorbed and used by your body.
Is the whey protein antibiotic free?

Yes, the whey protein in Shakeology has been certified free of antibiotics.
Is Shakeology® vegetarian?

Shakeology contains whey protein, which is derived from cow's milk, so it's not vegan, but it is vegetarian.
Can someone with lactose intolerance drink Shakeology even though it has 15 grams of whey protein (which is derived from milk)?

Because needs vary for each person with lactose intolerance, it is recommended you check with your doctor first. However, the whey protein in Shakeology is whey protein isolate , which is more than 90 percent pure protein, leaving less than 10 percent of the ingredient, or 1.5 grams, where some lactose can be found. In addition, Shakeology is loaded with digestive enzymes—and lactase is one of them. lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose and is found in over-the-counter products like Lactaid®. So, because Shakeology is made with whey protein isolate and contains lactase, it may have a higher likelihood of being acceptable for most people with lactose intolerance. It’s recommended that someone with lactose intolerance start with a small amount of Shakeology, monitor their body’s reaction, and, if tolerant, slowly build up to a full serving or take a half-serving at two separate times during the day.
Is Shakeology Organic?

We've put every effort into making sure these ingredients do not contain pesticides, are not destroyed in processing, are produced using the best of fair trade practices, and have many of the benefits of what is considered "organic." So you might ask, "Why isn't Shakeology 'certified organic'?" The experience of our development team has shown that sometimes certified organic doesn't necessarily translate to higher quality. Certifying something can simply jack up the price, especially with ingredients of this quality and quantity. So we decided to focus on making sure the quality and integrity of the product lives up to the promise, without asking you to pay the premium it would cost for us to say it with a stamp of approval from a certification lab.
Should I continue to take ActiVit® or other multivitamins along with Shakeology?

Because of the way Shakeology is formulated, one shake pretty much covers your body’s normal daily requirement for vitamins and minerals. However, if you’re following a recommended exercise routine, your body is likely to be using up those nutrients at a faster rate. For example, if you’re doing P90X® or INSANITY®—hard-charging routines that burn more calories, along with vitamins and minerals—you may need some additional supplementation, like ActiVit. Due to the digestive enzymes in Shakeology, taking ActiVit at the same time you drink Shakeology will help your body to better absorb all the nutrients.
I’ve tried Shakeology and seem to be experiencing digestive discomfort. Does this mean Shakeology doesn’t work for me?

Not at all! For some people, experiencing digestive sensitivities is a normal part of the cleansing process. It just means your body is working hard to eliminate the toxins built up in your system over several years. These won't get flushed out in one day. Help your body to clean itself out more gently by reducing the amount you consume to a half-scoop once a day. Slowly build up to a half-scoop twice per day as your tolerance increases. You can then work up to one full scoop per day. (Although it's perfectly fine to continue to use Shakeology as 2 small snacks (a half-scoop each) throughout your day.) For some people, this process could take as long as 3 months. Since everyone's body reacts differently, if you continue to experience digestive problems when you consumer smaller amounts, please consult your doctor.

What's in Shakeology?


Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*

  • Help build and repair muscles
  • Reduce hunger and food cravings
  • Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include
    high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.


Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*

  • Aid digestion
  • Support a healthy intestinal tract
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
  • Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract.
  • Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing
    nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
  • Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual
    components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.



  • Help promote a strong immune system
  • Help increase energy
  • Help protect the body from stress
  • Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
  • Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly
    concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.


Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*

  • Help neutralize harmful free radicals
  • Help decrease inflammation
  • Help maintain the immune system
  • Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
  • Many of Shakeology's fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.


23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*

  • Get a wide range of essential nutrients
  • Get your necessary vitamins every day
  • Make up for dietary deficiencies
  • Most of us don't get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they're flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Warning:  Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish. This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

*Please find the nutrition label for each Shakeology formula at the bottom of our website located at

With 9 to 11 grams of sugar per serving, how does Shakeology impact blood sugar levels? What is the Glycemic Index for Shakeology?

Shakeology has been certified by an independent third-party lab (Glycemic Index Laboratories) as having a Low Glycemic Index of 24. Believe it or not, Shakeology’s GI rating of 24 is much lower than most fruits, some vegetables, and pretty much every processed food ever made. It helps to keep your sugar levels in balance while providing steady energy (avoiding that sugar spike and crash), supplying nutrition that satisfies, and helping to promote good health.
Why is there fructose in Shakeology?

To give Shakeology its great taste and for a balanced, well-rounded macronutrient profile, we've used naturally sourced fructose. Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruits and some vegetables. The good thing about fructose—as opposed to sucrose (table sugar) or high-fructose corn syrup (chemically altered sugar)—is that it's very low on the glycemic index (GI). This means that your body sends it directly to your liver for absorption, which minimizes its impact on insulin and blood sugar levels. The fructose in Shakeology is from non-GMO (not genetically modified) sources and is processed cleanly in GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities.
Can I give it to my kids? Is it safe for kids?
Since the needs of every child may vary, please check with your pediatrician. However, since Shakeology is a healthy drink with low sugar and a wide variety of nutrients, it is a much healthier option than many other drinks or snacks on the market and should be appropriate for most children over the age of 6. You may want to start out with a smaller serving size until you are sure of the child’s tolerance. It is not recommended to give as a meal replacement for children younger than six years old without first checking with your pediatrician.
Is Shakeology "certified" as a meal replacement?

Shakeology is a dietary supplement that when prepared with certain liquids, healthy ingredients, and/or fruit can contain enough calories to replace a meal. As with all dietary supplements, Shakeology is designed to supplement your healthy diet and not be the only source of nutrition throughout the day. Shakeology is not recommended to replace more than two meals per day.