Q: I have a friend who wants me to try the Shakeology (weight loss), and I am really concerned about the sugar content (I am pre-diabetic), Paleocleanse doesn’t have any sugar. I truly want to get her off my back (“no one else has those issues”, RE sugar), have you done a comparison of these two products? I didn’t even find any milk thistle or any of those detox ingredients in the Shakeology.
A: Honestly, I’ve not heard of Shakeology, so because you asked, I looked it up and read about it. It is out of California, and I’m in Florida, so maybe the popularity of it hasn’t happened here yet.
I reviewed the ingredients, and for detox purposes, I really do think that the PaleoCleanse is better. It is formulated to be used as a low-carb meal replacement when you are trying to detox, so it is fortified. It doesn’t seem so for the vegan flavors of the Shakeology.
Also, the whey protein in the PaleoCleanse is also high quality whey (from cows given no antibiotics or hormones), not so sure about the whey protein in in the Shakeology. And yes, the sugar & carbs are less in the PaleoCleanse (1g sugar & 7g carb per 2 scoop serving), though the types of sugars used in Shakeology are low glycemic (avg 10g sugar, 20g carb per 1 scoop serving), so they give you the sweet taste without greatly spiking your blood sugars. But they are also adding some grains to the mix, PaleoCleanse WP does not.
Lastly, I copied this from their website “Shakeology is sold exclusively through the Beachbody Coach Network, so you can’t buy it in stores, but you can purchase it from one of our thousands of authorized Coaches.” ~ it is expensive too! Maybe so they can pay their “coaches”. Seems like plenty of the coaches are selling it on e-Bay! 😉
This said, as per your question, if you are happy with the PaleoCleanse (& other DFH Paleo products) stick with it. It may end up costing you less in the long-run, and supporting you better with detox and have less of an effect on your blood sugar!