To choose the proper diet shake a number of factors should be considered. First, you need to know the purpose of use of the shake. Usually, people take meal replacements to substitute a full meal or to lose weight. Based on the purpose, you need to select proper nutritional data such as calories, protein, fat, carbs, sugar etc.
Nowadays, the assortment of shakes is huge. There are different brands offering different products of various quality and prices. Below, a compare of Shakeology and Vega Shake in terms of quality, efficiency, nutrition value and pricing is introduced.
Ingredients and nutrition value
The content of Vega Shake is generally natural. The product provides many minerals and vitamins without any GMO. The protein of the supplement is also plant based. One serving of the product offers 20g of protein, which comes from pea, hemp, saviseed (also known as sacha inchi) and chlorella vulgaris. Though the amount of protein source is rather significant, it should be considered that the plant protein is not as good as whey protein. The plant-based protein lacks in essential amino acids required for proper digestion and other processes in the body. For this reason, four protein sources are used to refill this lack of amino acids.
One portion of Vega Shake supplies 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber, and less than 1 gram of sugar.
The components of the Shakeology shake cannot be called absolutely natural, however they are free of soy and GMO. The only harmful ingredient is fructose. It can trigger issues with liver and other health issues. The protein of the shake is made of several mostly plant-based sources including quinoa, sacha inchi, flax, pea and chia. It is also specified that whey protein is added to the shake, but the share of each protein source in the blend is unknown.
A serving of Shakeology provides 160 calories, 17g of protein, 6g of fiber and 6g of sugar, as well as 2g of fat.
A month supply of Shakeology is available for almost $130. This price is rated for 30 servings. However, if you are going to take the shake two times a day, be ready to double the costs for this supplement.
A package of Vega Shake costs almost $70 and contains 20 servings. The price seems quite affordable, but if you increase your daily dosage of the shake twofold, the price will amount to $210 for a month supply.
Efficiency and customers’ feedbacks
The efficiency of Vega Shake is poor. The users are dissatisfied with the price, quality, taste of this shake. Besides, several cases of side effects including vomiting have been reported. The product is not intended for losing weight, while its main purpose is to substitute a meal.
Despite the high price, Shakeology is rather good meal replacement. It has only one potentially harmful ingredient. The shake offers sufficient amount of calories and protein resulting in good efficiency as a meal replacement. The consumers are not so critical about Shakeology, and no cases of side effects have been reported