Is Shakeology Safe While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Is Shakeology Safe While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Jan 2, 2016

Shakeology While Pregnant

Is Shakeology Safe to Drink While Pregnant or Breastfeeding? 

YES Shakeology is safe to drink while Pregnant or Breastfeeding, however with that being said each women and pregnancy is different so it’s ALWAYS recommended to check with your doctor first.  

Did I personal drink Shakeology While Pregnant & Breastfeeding?

YES! My doctor was over the moon with the Shake and said it was better than a prenatal vitamin and was happy I was choosing to incorporate it into my pregnancy diet, but again that was my doctor, please check with yours. In full disclosure I DID and still DO drink Shakeology regularly while pregnant and while I breastfeed my baby boy. 

Isn’t Shakeology a Weight Loss Shake & Shouldn’t You Not Be Trying tO Lose Weight While Pregnant & Breastfeeding?

The Simple Answer is NO! Many People look at Shakeology as a Meal Replacement or Weight Loss Shake and then think that’s detrimental during Pregnancy or while Breast Feeding. In actuality Shakeology is a Superfood Health Shake that helps people with digestion, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and overall getting in all the nutrients their body needs. As far as weight loss goes every pregnancy is different and you need to discuss with your doctor the ideal weight gain for you during your pregnancy. On average women really only need to add 500 additional calories to their normal diet while pregnant or breastfeeding, but again each pregnancy is different. Don’t skip meals, add Shakeology as one of the healthiest meals you can feed your baby but don’t relay solely on Shakeology to get in all your nutrients and vitamins. You’re doctor will probably still recommend a Prenatal vitamin or additional supplements to get the right level of vitamins for you and your baby.

Can’t You Overdoes or Have Too Many of Certain Vitamins?

Some women are concerned about having an overdoes of certain vitamins but this isn’t something to be worried about. When extract vitamins from Whole Foods like Shakeology, your body will naturally rid itself of any excess vitamins and minerals it doesn’t need.

Beachbody makes the following statement “Shakeology is dietary supplement in a food form, and since our vegan formulas are not fortified, the levels of any one nutrient should not be an issue for anyone or for a pregnant woman.  Pregnant women need to careful about levels of Vitamin A (10,000 IU is the upper limit), but the amounts we have at unfortified levels are similar to those found  in unfortified foods, and in fruits and vegetables.  Accordingly, pregnant women should consider their intake of Vegan Shakeology as part of their normal diet, but should not rely solely on Shakeology to meet the needs of pregnancy for nutrients like iron, folate, vitamin A, and calcium.”  

Downloadable Nutrition Labels To Take to Your Doctor:

Tropical Strawberry Vegan
Chocolate Vegan

Beachbody’s official statement regarding drinking Shakeology while pregnant or breastfeeding, “As with all of our supplements; we recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or if you have any medical conditions.”