I just read an email from one of the nutrition industries "Guru's" I guess you call them, and they basically just said that Shakeology is a rip-off. Now, I was at first kind of shocked. First of all, I've been using Shakeology personally for a few years, and yes, I've had my doubts so I stopped using it for a few weeks, felt like crap, energy levels went down the drain, so I started back up on it. But yes, in all honestly, I've had times when I'd thought, "If i wasn't a Coach, would I really use Shakeology?"
And it's after weeks like the ones where I actually stop using it for one reason or another that I become more of a believer in not only what I do as a coach but what I recommend to our Challengers who trust me and put their faith that my recommendations are worth their hard-earned income. And I take that responsibility very seriously.
So to see some new guru go off in his email about how nutritional companies all around the country are ripping people off caught me off guard. Yes, it was good marketing because I read his whole email and while it looks to be scientifically backed because he's recommended by some other "gurus". And that's what these health gurus do---they all have a nice blog (can't knock them for that! ha ha!), a podcast or YouTube Channel, and just recommend one another's products for affiliate commissions. Not a bad living but honestly, when they resort to knockin' other people's products that have seriously changed people's lives... That's no way to operate. Just sayin ;)
So what started this off? Here's a screenshot of the email I received:
Although Yuri has a bunch of letters after his name and he does provide some value in his email, his ultimate goal when you scroll down he's ultimately selling his own version of Superfood Green Powders. And no harm, there, it's probably a great product if that's what you are looking for.
But there a few errors in his reasoning that I wanted to point out...
#1 He's dissatisfied with Shakeology and Beachbody's representation of the vegetables outlined in the graphic he displayed. And yes, that's a graphic that Beachbody as well a Team Beachbody Coaches use all of the time.
Here's the graphic:
Now, Yuri is upset that from the four cups of broccoli, Shakeology should contain 750% of your daily broccoli intake. What it looks like Yuri is assuming is first of all he's arguing about Shakeology being strictly a "Greens Powder". He's selling a Greens Supplement, Shakeology is higher priced compared to most other supplements, so it's an easy target to make his price point look a little better (good strategy from a marketing standpoint, I guess).
But Shakeology is not a greens supplement... Beachbody has a "greens" supplement that is similar to what Yuri is comparing. But Yuri's green's powders contain simply greens. Yes, and his intention may not even be to "compare" the two supplements. But just by publishing the post and then pushing his supplement at the end, that's what he's doing!
Shakeology contains protein, superfoods, some greens, and bunch of other proprietary blends. The two aren't comparable!
Here's Shakeology's list of ingredients:
(click the image to download a clearer image)
Compare that to Yuri's ingredient list for his Green's supplement:
It's great that he has certified Organic Ingredients but it's like comparing a Mercedes Benz to tricycle! It's like comparing the two, buying the Mercedes, and wondering where the actual 300 horses are that make up the horsepower that is stated in the advertising!
So yes, I agree you should be careful in reading your labels when it comes to supplements... You can get ripped off out there. And I'm sure Yuri's heart is in the right place for the most part... (Don't let his smiling picture fool you, he's still out to make a buck... he's an internet marketer! But so am I... ha ha!) But at least I don't make silly assumptions and comparisons that don't make sense.
I've been personally using Shakeology for a few years, as stated earlier, I had my doubts after a while thinking maybe I really don't need to use it---I can save a few bucks and use something cheaper. And after a few weeks I felt like crap! Seriously...
And stopping using it had is what really sold me again after a few years and why i will keep using it.
So there ya go...
Be careful out there with new "gurus" pitching their latest supplement that isn't even proven in the marketplace. Shakeology has been around long enough to withstand the test of time. And I understand cost being an issue---if that's a serious concern, email me and I'll share with you how we even did before we became coaches so it didn't hurt the pocketbook.
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