For years, Shakeology customers (myself included!) have been saying that this Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition has drastically changed their lives. And while almost everyone who drinks Shakeology on a regular basis has lost weight, many have lowered their cholesterol, while others were able to reduce their blood sugar levels and speak to their doctor about getting off prescription medications. Plus, most every Shakeology customer we’ve heard from has commented on how this superfood shake has helped curb their cravings for junk food as well as helped improve their digestion. One of my personal favorite side effects: ENERGY that lasts…a much needed thing for a momma of two busy kiddos.
A large majority of the people who have submitted their Success Stories to the Beachbody Challenge made note that Shakeology made all the difference in their transformation. It didn’t matter how much they worked out, if their diet wasn’t right they couldn’t shed all the pounds they set out to lose.
Shakeology results are real.
To once and for all find out if what our customers were saying was based on anything more than their personal opinions, Beachbody conducted an independent clinical study that sought the answer to the one question everyone keeps asking: “How effective is Shakeology?”
Numbers don’t lie.
This study was administered by Medicus Research, a leading clinical research organization for natural health products, and was supervised by Dr. Jay Udani, Medical Director and CEO. After a rigorous selection process, 50 individuals were chosen to participate in a 90-day clinical study and their results blew everyone away—including the clinic administering the trial.
Details on the study.
All 50 participants were required to drink Shakeology for breakfast and lunch for 90 days, without making any other diet or exercise modifications. Participation in the trial was monitored with a proprietary app that tracked their compliance every single day. This was a very valuable study because it isolated the effects of Shakeology, which is something that had never been done before!
Turns out, when participants drank Shakeology for breakfast they had a significant reduction in the desire to eat lunch. Over the course of 90 days participants lost an average of 9.3 pounds, with the highest weight loss coming in at 24 pounds. WOW—losing that much weight in 90 days is quite impressive!
Another interesting fact about the results is that participants continued to lose weight throughout the entire study. This shows that the continuous use of Shakeology resulted in the healthy type of weight loss—slow and steady. And those are the kind of results that are sustainable for the long haul.
In addition to lowering the digits on the scale, another very important number that shrunk was participants’ cholesterol. The average total cholesterol reduction was 7% with the maximum reduction being 50%.
Lowered blood sugar.
The study also monitored participants’ blood sugar levels. And rather than testing just a single day’s blood sugar (which can vary based on what you ate that day or even the day before) the study evaluated the average blood sugar for each day over the 3-month period (also known as HbA1c). Turns out, participants reduced their blood sugar (HbA1c) by an average of 5% while some reduced their numbers by up to 19%. And keeping your blood sugar levels steady is important in helping reduce the risk of diabetes.
Shakeology saves the day!
Thanks to this study, there’s now proof that Shakeology really works. And that all the testimonials shared by Shakeology drinkers over the years about how it changed their lives wasn’t just a random thing that only they experienced. This stuff works. And it works really well.
Even Dr. Udani was impressed by Shakeology’s results. “These numbers are quite impressive for a meal replacement therapy, especially when you have not modified the diet or exercise components. The results we are seeing here are ONLY due to Shakeology.”
So the bottom line is: Shakeology is now clinically proven to help you:*
• Lose weight
• Lower cholesterol
• Reduce blood sugar levels (as measured by HbA1c)
And it tastes pretty darn good, too.
If you’re already a Shakeology drinker, you already know that. If you’re not yet, what are you waiting for? You gotta get your stash ASAP. You can even sample the flavors for $19.95 with our Taste Samplers. There’s one that includes 1 packet each of Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Greenberry. And a Vegan Taste Sampler that includes 2 packets each of Chocolate Vegan and Tropical Strawberry Vegan.
Remember, it’s called the Healthiest Meal of the Day® for a reason. And now we’ve got proof!
*Results vary. Results based on a twelve-week independent clinical trial sponsored by Beachbody, where fifty people consumed Shakeology as their breakfast and lunch with no other changes to their diet or exercise regimen. 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.
*information for this blog post was retrieved from: http://www.shakeology.com/blogs/2014/07/03/shakeology-now-clinically-proven/?SHAKEOLOGY_CART_ID=0?TRACKING=SOCIAL_SHK_FB_CLINICAL&linkId=8748149