With the much anticipated release of Shakeology from Beachbody, the big question is:
Should I continue to take my multivitamins, such as Activit or P90X Peak Health Formula in addition to Shakeolgy?
Before we answer that question, let me tell you briefly about Shakeology. Shakeology can be considered as a meal replacement shake, or better yet, as the Healthiest Meal of the Day! It’s packed with everything you need, that you may not be able to get from the foods you eat. Shakeology provides your body with nutrients that help you maintain healthy body weight, support your immune system and well-being, protect your long-term health, and give you energy.*
It may not be as inexpensive as other meal replacement drinks, or “green drinks” etc, but you get what you pay for! You can consume a drink for less, that does less, or you can consume a drink that works! The price of one shake a day is about what you would spend on a cup of coffee at Starbucks, or a quick trip through the McDonald’s drive thru. But at least with Shakeology, you get something that contributes to your health! Check our product information for all the details of Shakeology.
So now, let’s answer the question. Should we continue to take a multivitamin along with Shakeology, that is already packed with nutrients.
This question is best answered by one of the fitness experts at Beachbody, Steve Edwards.
The short answer is yes, but since Shakeology has a lot of vitamins in it already, this requires further explanation. First off, taking your vitamins with Shakeology will improve their bioavailability. It’s a perfect transport vehicle for most of your supplements. All of them, really, except for creatine, Recovery, and other sports specific supplements. As you’ve probably heard, you don’t get all the nutrients on the label of a vitamin, nor do you get all of the nutrients in the foods you eat. The better your diet is (more balanced, pH-wise, in short) the better it can utilize nutrients in the foods you eat. Shakeology will help with both. Next we need to address the RDA. It’s important to keep in mind that the RDA for everything is targeted for a subsistence level. An active person needs more, and it can be a lot more. When we try and decide how much more we should use the example of an extreme athlete. When you’re involved in something like the Tour de France, you CAN’T consume enough nutrients in a day to recover from what you’ve done. This is why drugs are used and why doping in sports is such a problem. With this in mind it’s easy to see how someone working construction would have a vastly different RDA than a computer programmer. So you can see how RDAs have little relevance to you, especially if you’re doing something like P90X. This is why you’ll want to continue to take your vitamins. As you get into better and better shape your nutrient needs continue to grow. The cool thing is that you get to eat more. The downside is that the harder you train the more you’re at risk for over training. And the best way to keep from over training is to eat well. The more nutrients your calories contain the better you are eating. There’s an old sports adage that states, “There is no such thing as over training. There is only under eating, under sleeping, and failure of will.” With Shakeology as a component of your diet you stand a better chance of checking off, at least, one part of this equation.
A big thanks to Steve Edwards for clarifying a question that I even asked myself once Shakeology was made available. If you haven’t tried Shakeology yet, you should! It tastes great. Here’s what others are saying as well.
- “I felt full and didn’t struggle with hunger.”
- “I felt a better sustained energy throughout the day.”
- “I have tons of energy. I feel so healthy!”
- “I replaced all my vitamin supplements. I felt healthy and energized.”
- “I was able to think more clearly and stay focused.”
- “I have more energy, less cravings, more endurance, and feel more youthful.”