Is It Safe to Drink Shakeology If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Safe to Drink Shakeology If you are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
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If you are reading this article, you are probably either pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. But you might also be one of the fans of Shakeology who want to find out if they can continue drinking it in the next 9 months before they are even pregnant. The main question is – what do all mothers want? To keep their babies safe, of course. And since the topic about whether pregnant and nursing mothers should continue drinking Shakeology or not has been one of the most controversial ones, we decided to dedicate the following article on this exact topic and answer all of your questions that you might have about this topic!

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology has been one of the topics that people seem to love to talk about. This is for those of you who are looking into this topic for the first time, we will explain what Shakeology is before we proceed with the further questions. Shakeology is a formula that combines all the needed nutrients – e.g. proteins, healthy carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, and with that, it helps you to go through your day and stay away from the unhealthy food choices more easily. This is exactly why so many pregnant mothers choose this option since they are dealing with food cravings throughout the day. But is that the right decision? Continue reading our article and find out!

What are the Ingredients of Shakeology?

Naturally when you are buying a new product you should always look and inspect the label of it. And that is exactly what we have done with Shakeology! Let’s see what the label of Shakeology told us!

Folic Acid Info
  • Folic acid – or Vitamin B9, which has many benefits – prevention of heart attack, stroke, cancer and birth defects.
  • Biotin – or Vitamin H, which can be easily referred to as a fat burner since it helps by breaking your fat cells and improves* your metabolism.
  • Pantothenic acid – that helps your muscles to relief any soreness and aches which are why this product is so commonly used by people who love their daily exercise!
  • Iodine – which is beneficial for a number of tissues – starting with your thyroid, breast, stomach, brain and other tissues?
  • Magnesium – which is especially important for moms-to-be since it helps strengthen your immune system and you know how important is to keep away from any diseases and infections during pregnancy and nursing.
  • Zinc – another mineral that helps your immune system and keeps your bones strong and healthy.

These are just a few of the most common ingredients that can be found in a Shakeology. Or should we say that these are just the basic ingredients present? There are many others to come. But all of these ingredients seem natural and needed for our bodies, right? So what reason there could possibly be to skip drinking Shakeology during your pregnancy or nursing period?

Shakeology Breastfeeding

Should You Drink Shakeology During Your Pregnancy or Nursing Period?

Naturally, during your pregnancy and nursing period for any action that you intend to persuade with doing, you should always ask for your doctor’s opinion. And this is not an exception. There are few reasons why you should think twice before proceeding with buying and drinking Shakeology. First of all, this is not an organic product. For all that you know, all of the ingredients contained in the Shakeology could be sprayed with pesticides. Also, too much is not always too good, meaning that this product contains vitamins that could create additional problems if consumed in too high amounts. If you are watching your diet and taking supplements, maybe you do not need the Shakeology after all. Shakeology also contains a lot of different herbs with hormonal effects in the body. One thing that you must always be cautious about is the hormonal changes in your body while you are pregnant and breastfeeding. As we mentioned in the beginning, Shakeology is something that has to be discussed with your doctor before you proceed with doing anything about it.

Conclusion

During your pregnancy and nursing period, all that you will hear is people’s opinions. There is not much that you can do about it, except consulting your doctor. After all, your doctor’s opinion is the only opinion that matters. During pregnancy and nursing, maybe you will be freighted of that baby weight that you have got out of that experience. So you hear people talking about Shakeology and how it has helped them with losing extra body weight, improving* their metabolism and what not. That is exactly why we created this article – to point out all of the important things that other people might forget to tell you about Shakeology so you and your doctor can decide if this is the best option for losing weight and gaining control over your body once again.

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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.

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