What are the main points to be taken into account when selecting a meal replacement shake? Some may say that the brand name is important, others consider that users’ feedbacks disclose the truth about the product, and there are many other opinions. In fact, you should consider every point in order to choose the best product for your needs. It is also advised to make a comparison between brands if you doubt which one to choose. An example of such comparison is provided below. We compare ingredients, efficiency and price of Shakeology and Plexus Shake.
Ingredients and nutrition value
Plexus Shake is also known as P96. The product is designed as a substitute for junk food. The shake contains many vitamins and minerals along with the protein of good quality. The sources of protein are whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. The supplement contains the other ingredients such as xanthan gum, maltodextrin, stevia, glucomannan, soy lecithin and natural sweeteners. In total. Around 20 nutrients are contained in the shake for maximum efficiency.
Each serving of Plexus 96 provides 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 15 grams of protein and less than 1 gram of sugar. The values are rather good for a meal replacement, but it should be noted that the protein of the shake is filled with amino acids, which in fact reduce the value of total protein in the product.
Shakeology offers much more ingredients along with the protein made by several sources. The total protein of the shake is mostly plant-based with an addition of whey protein. The shake provides numerous vitamins and minerals such as iodine, zinc, calcium, magnesium as well as Vitamins C, A, B12, B2, B1, B6 and D. In addition, the supplement contains a blend of digestive enzymes, which is generally unnecessary unless they are prescribed.
One dosage of Shakeology supplies 160 calories, 16g of protein, 6g of sugar, 2g of fat and 6g of fiber.
Shakeology is available for $129.95. This sum covers a package containing 30 servings. However, the recommended dosage of the supplement is two times a day. In this case, the price of a month supply of the product amounts to almost $260.
At first glance, Plexus Shake costs much cheaper than the competitor. The price of a package is $32.95. However, it should be noted that this sum covers 12 servings only. It means that 30 servings of the shake will cost a bit more than $80.
Efficiency and customers’ feedbacks
Plexus Shake does not contain harmful ingredients and is generally safe product. However, the shake has no approval by the FDA. The consumers are satisfied with the efficiency of the shake for suppressing hunger. As for the weight loss effects of the supplement, no claims or feedbacks are available.
Shakeology is a rather popular product. Its main flaw is the price. The consumers complain about overpriced ingredients of the shake. However, the efficiency of the product in suppressing craving is proven by numerous positive feedbacks. The lack of side effects or possible health issues is also highly appreciated by the users.