As you know, Beachbody is constantly looking for ways to help even more people achieve their goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives (after all, that IS their mission statement!). That includes making Shakeology the best it can be.
To that end, the company announced today that TWO ingredients will be removed from the Chocolate and Greenberry formulas to satisfy their standards of excellence and improve its reach worldwide: blue-green algae and suma root. Read the statement below to find out why.
Rest assured, Chocolate will be just as delicious as always. Greenberry on the other hand, well…you know! 🙂
Neither blue-green algae nor suma root can be found in the Tropical Strawberry formula, so no changes there! If you purchased Shakeology recently you’ll be able to spot the changes by looking at the list of ingredients on the back of the bag. If suma root and blue-green algae are not listed, then you received an updated bag.
Simple enough, right?
From the Beachbody corporate office:
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.
I applaud Beachbody in their efforts to constantly make their products better and meet the needs of their coaches and customers!