Thursday, January 10, 2013

Supplements and Shakeology

With the new year upon us and LOTS of resolutions, I have recently received LOTS of questions about Shakeology and supplements...everyone wants to be healthy and fit in 2013!  So, I have included some of the questions and answers below (from the Beachbody website).  Happy reading! 

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, it's likely that your body is using up those nutrients at a faster rate. For example, if you're doing P90X® or ChaLEAN Extreme®—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 better absorb all the nutrients.

Can I take Shakeology and P90X® Peak Health Formula Vitamins?
If you're using P90X Peak Health Formula vitamins, it's recommended that you take only 1 serving or scoop of Shakeology per day. If you're taking any other supplements in addition to Shakeology and P90X Peak Health Formula vitamins, watch your total intake to ensure that you don't exceed Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for copper is 10 mg/day, for magnesium 350 mg/day, for manganese 11 mg/day, and for zinc 40 mg/day.

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 on top of protein. Because Meal Replacement has higher sugar content and less fiber, a good time to use it is around the time you're exercising (Results and Recovery 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.

Can I take this and P90X 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.

Should I still take an omega supplement?
While the flaxseed and chia seeds in Shakeology provide some omega-3 fatty acids, it is still recommended that you take the Core Omega-3™ supplement to meet your daily requirement.

How about Core Cal-Mag™?
The recommended daily allowance of calcium is 1,200 mg/day for women and 1,500 mg/day for post-menopausal women. Shakeology provides 500 mg of calcium, so it is recommended to supplement with Core Cal-Mag to meet the daily recommended allowance. Due to the digestive enzymes in Shakeology, taking Core Cal-Mag at the same time you drink Shakeology will help your body to better absorb the nutrients.