Do you take a multi vitamin?
If I drink Shakeology daily do I “need” one?
What’s the difference between vegan and regular Shakeology?
I get these questions a lot.
So to make things easier for you (and me!) I summed it all up here for you!
First things first: Do I take a multi vitamin?
Today? Yes. When I first started? No.
Let me explain…
I still remember the JOY I had when I started drinking Shakeology 3.5 years ago and could DITCH my costly prenatal vitamins. It was truly JOYFUL.
I didn’t actually LIKE taking them and could never remember to get my prescription filled, but as a nursing mama I was committed to giving my body what it needed and I knew my growing babe needed the nutrients.
When I cross referenced my prenatal to the nutrition facts of my chocolate Shakeology they were in LINE. I talked to my Doctor and we agreed that with Shakeology daily, an additional vitamin wasn’t necessary. I added a DHA supplement and was set – #winning
Fast forward a few years and as I approached 30, I developed an unwanted dairy allergy. I tried to ignore it for a bit but it wasn’t going anywhere!!!
My skin was breaking out and I was constantly bloated. When I finally made the decision to go dairy free I knew I had to make a change with my daily superfoods.
So without a second thought I swapped out my daily whey-based Shakeology for the plant-based vegan option – easy breezy!
And much to my misunderstanding – I thought the ONLY difference between the vegan and regular was the whey protein vs. pea/quinoa protein. #wrong
But as I made the switch from regular chocolate to vegan chocolate and then vegan vanilla many of my challengers and team members followed suit.
And before long I was asked: WHY DO THE VITAMIN CONTENTS ON THE BAG OF VEGAN DIFFER FROM THE REGULAR?
Hmmm great question. I honestly NEVER even noticed.
I had to do some research on this one…
Big picture – both varieties are formulated from a combination of over 70 superfoods that work TOGETHER to give you the healthiest meal in a CUP!
The Whey blends (regular) of Shakeology have been fortified with added vitamins and minerals to help support health and vitality.
The Vegan Shakeology blends include a variety of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. But because they are derived exclusively from the ingredients in Shakeology and are not fortified with added vitamins and minerals, these amounts of vitamins and minerals will vary naturally from batch to batch. For this reason, the amounts of all vitamins and minerals are not specified on the Vegan Shakeology labels.
So both still amazingly nutritious – however you just can’t be QUITE so sure on the exact amounts of some vitamins.
Soooo how do I NOW- bridge that gap?
Activit is a daily multivitamin packed with 22 vitamins and minerals and extra ingredients to enhance your results from regular fitness training.
To be honest I thought it was just a multivitamin to take if you DIDN’T use Shakeology regularly.
But what its done for me is fill a nutritional gap that I had when I started drinking vegan!
Activit also has quercetin which helps with energy with the B vitamins in the most bioavailable forms! And I mean, who doesn’t need MORE energy?!
The vegan shakeology doesn’t have Biotin added like the whey-based shakeology does so I’ve also been getting my biotin here in my Activit instead of another supplement and I think its safe to say the nails speak for themselves!
And for those who have the MTHFR mutations (like some of my challengers!!!) – this vitamin includes methylated folate!
So because the vegan Shakeology is not fortified with extras – I have combined my daily activit with my daily Shakeology for my own optimal health!
If you’d like to try Activit and/or Shakeology or just chat about how you can optimize your personal health and well-being – you can contact me at the form below!
***I want to add that with any dietary restrictions, changes, supplements, etc… you should always consult your physician.
This post is not meant to be medical “advice” for you but rather it is meant to share MY personal experience and what I have found to work for me, as a busy entrepreneur working from home raising two kids and trying to stay on top of the demands of every day LIFE without losing my shiz.