Shakeology Ingredient Change

shake_hate_v1_300x250As you know, we’re constantly looking for ways to make Shakeology even better—and help even more people achieve their goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

To that end, we’ll be removing TWO ingredients from the Chocolate and Greenberry formulas to satisfy our standards of excellence and improve your reach—blue-green algae and suma root. Read below to find out why and rest assured, both Chocolate and Greenberry will be just as delicious as always.

Please note: Neither blue-green algae nor suma root can be found in the Tropical Strawberry formula, so no changes there! You’ll be able to spot the changes by looking at the list of ingredients on the back of one of your next shipments. If suma root and blue-green algae are not listed, then you received an updated bag.


Blue-Green Algae Removed from Supergreens Blend in Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology

Due to future concerns about the ability to source blue-green algae in a way that ensures its purity, it is being removed from all Shakeology formulations. Additionally, while blue-green algae is a widely recognized dietary supplement ingredient in the United States, many countries around the world are still evaluating its status for supplement and food use. Because of our intention to make Shakeology available in Canada and other countries worldwide, the removal of blue-green algae from the formula will allow us to more easily register Shakeology for sale in these other markets.

It’s important to note that similar health benefits derived from blue-green algae are also found in various other nutrients in our formula such as spirulina, as well as the other supergreens and grasses which contain protein, vitamins, and minerals for energy, digestive, cognitive, immune, anti-aging, and mood support.

Suma Root Removed from the Adaptogen Herb Blend in Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology

The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and the National Football League (NFL) updated their list of nationally banned substances to encompass a group of all-natural phyto-chemical compounds known as ecdysteroids, found in various plants around the globe, including suma root.

Because current drug-screening technologies are unable to differentiate between natural, healthy substances and synthetic banned substances, the ecdysterone found in suma root could result in a false positive test reading. With the growing popularity of Shakeology amongst high performance athletes, the military, and other customer groups subject to testing, we have chosen to exclude it from all Shakeology formulations.

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