Maximum Vibrance VS Shakeology, Battle of the Healthy Protein
In today’s world it seems like everything is moving so fast. Finding the time to do anything, let alone eat healthy meals on a regular basis is extremely difficult. As a result, people often have fast food, or junk food snacks in order to get something in their system fast. However, there are many supplement companies that are coming up with supplements that allow people to get the nutrients they need to maintain optimal health.
These supplements come in different forms including capsules, powders, and are designed for you to get in all the nutrients you need in a fast manner.
Two of the most popular options in this category are Maximum Vibrance and Shakeology. Both of which are powders designed to be complete meal replacements in a shake. In this blog post, we’re going to compare both supplements, going over their ingredients, price, flavors, effectiveness, and more, to help you figure out which one of the supplements are better for you!
About The Companies
Before we get into the supplements. We’re going to go over the companies behind them. When it comes to buying supplements, trust is one of the most important things to consider. So let’s dive into both of them in order to show why you should trust them.
Founded in 1992, by Mark Timon (nutrition Scientist), the company began with just 500 jars of Green Vibrance (their original product). Which was the first superfood formula of its kind. The rest is history, and they know plenty of different supplements and continue to push forward to make improvements. With more than 50 awards, Vibrant Health is today's most award-winning supplement brand and can be found all over from the high amount of retail stores they are found in, and their own ecommerce store.
Lastly, when it comes to trust, the company has a huge commitment to using the best ingredients and being transparent about the ingredients they use. They don’t use any proprietary blends, so you know exactly what you’re getting when you take their supplements.
Shakeology is a supplement of Beachbody, which is a company that has multiple products from weight loss programs, supplements (like shakeology), and more. If you’ve ever heard of p90x, that program was created by Beachbody. The company was founded by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon in 1998, in Santa Monica, CA and has been evolving in all aspects of fitness since it started.
Now that we know a little bit about each company, let's dive into all of the aspects of both supplements starting with the ingredients.
Ingredients: Maximum Vibrance VS Shakeology
Maximum Vibrance Ingredients
Maximum Vibrance has plenty of great ingredients. First we’re going to list every single one of their ingredients, then we’re going to follow up with what they are good for.
CONCENTRATED PLANT NUTRITION
Bamboo 75% Silica extract, Sunflower lecithin power, certified organic (Orgen-Si®), Parsley leaf & stem powder cert. org., Guava 4% Zinc ext. certified organic, Beet root juice powder cert. org., Zucchini (cucurbita pepo) fruit power, Methylcobalamin 1% vitamin B12 triturate, Carrot root powder certified organic, Chromium Nicotinate 10%, Moringa leaf powder
ENZYMES & TONICS
Spinach leaf powder certified organic, Alpha-galactosidase, Brussels sprouts powder, Enzymes, Carrot juice powder certified organic, Protease 4.5 (aspergillus orzae), Green cabbage powder, Protease 6.0 (aspergillus orzae), Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed powder certified organic, Lipase (aspergillus niger), Amvlase (aspergillus orzae®), Broccoli sprouts powder cert. org., Invertase (saccharomyces cerevisiae), Kale leaf powder, Cellulase (trichoderma lonabrachiatum), Turmeric root power certified organic, Ginger root powder certified organic
Cayenne pepper powder cert. org., Strawberry fruit powder, Raspberry fruit powder cert. org., Apricot fruit powder, Cranberry whole fruit pdr. cert. org., Goi berry juice powder cert. org., Acai fruit juice powder cert. org., Blackberry fruit powder cert. org., Blueberry fruit powder cert. org., Papaya fruit juice powder, Peach fruit powder, Pear fruit powder, Prune (blum) powder
Probiotics, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus case, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus (B), Lactococcus lactis, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus helveticus
ANTIOXIDANT LIFE PRESERVERS
Haematococcus pluvialis supplying 4mg Astaxanthin, Tomato fruit powder, Amla fruit powder
As you can see, Maximum Vibrance has a bunch of great ingredients, which aren’t blends. If you go here, you can see the exact amounts of every ingredient, which is the transparency we look for when looking into different products. Now that we’ve listed out each category and their ingredients, we’re going to take a deep look into what each category could do for you.
Concentrated Plant Nutrition
These ingredients as a whole provide many different benefits including bone health, collagen production, healthy digestion, immune function, antioxidant protection, healthy skin, healthy nails, eyesight, blood sugar balance, and last but not least supporting healthy inflammation levels.
Enzymes and Tonics
Enzymes and tonic are responsible for helping catalyze, or speed up, metabolic reactions. In other words, they help break down foods and get rid of waste in the body. They also help regulate your metabolism and energy production. These processes are very important for your health and well-being.
The super fruits in Maximum Vibrance have many benefits including supporting a healthy inflammation response (cayenne pepper), supporting healthy digestion, healthy urinary tract, and more.
Maximum Vibrance has 25 billion probiotics. This helps support healthy digestion and metabolism, a healthy immune system, and more.
Antioxidant Life Preservers
Antioxidant life preservers play a huge role in helping your body defend against free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can cause damage to the cells, proteins and DNA in the body. If not protected against you could end up with disease, and the aging process will be sped up.
20 Grams of Plant-Based Protein
Since the goal is to be a meal replacement shake. Maximum Vibrance has 20 grams of protein. Not only does it have 20g of protein, but the protein is plant-based. Taking plant-based protein over time has many benefits. Check out our article here, describing why plant-based protein stacks up pretty good against other types.
Ingredients In Shakeology
Why, Pea, Acha Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa
Super-Fruit Antioxidant Blend
Camu-Camu, Acerola Cherry, Bilberry, Lycium Berry (Goji Berry), Green Tea, Luo Han Guo, Pomegranate, Rose Hips, Vitamins A, C, E
Super Green/Phytonutrient Blend
Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Spinach, Kale
Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Cordyceps, Maca, Maitake, Reihst, Schisandra
Pre and Probiotic/Digestive Enzyme Blend
Yacon Root, Chicory Root, Bacillus coagulans, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Glucoamylase, Alpha-Galactosidase, Invertase
As stated above for Maximum Vibrance, getting your protein in is very important, especially when you’re talking about meal replacement supplements that are supposed to have all the macronutrients of a meal. Shakeology has 17 grams of protein (plant-based as well).
Antioxidants, as we stated above are important when it comes to protecting your cells. Shakeology has a nice blend of fruits that help achieve this goal.
Adaptogens are meant to help keep stress levels at a minimum. One of the ingredients that stands out in the blend of adaptogens is Maca Root, which is the most well known for its adaptogenic properties and high level phytonutrients (antioxidants).
Prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes
Prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes are all important for maintaining healthy digestion. Shakeology's Pre and Probiotic/Digestive Enzyme Blend includes ingredients such as yacon root and bacillus coagulans, which provide the body with "good bacteria" to support regularity and healthy digestion.
Price Comparison Of Maximum Vibrance And Shakeology
Shakeology is $129.95 for 30 servings. This comes out to $4.33 per serving. On the other hand Maximum Vibrance is $75.20 for 15 servings which comes out to $5.01 per serving.
Although Maximum Vibrance is slightly more expensive per serving, the value of Maximum Vibrance is much higher due to the fact that you know exactly how much you’re getting of each ingredient. When ingredients have proprietary blends, you don’t know exactly how much you’re getting.
If you’re focusing solely on your health, which most people are when deciding between two supplements of this nature, ingredient amounts matter.
Keep In Mind: These serving prices are based on the main tubs on the website. Each supplement has different types of packaging.
Taste Comparison Between Maximum Vibrance and Shakeology
Maximum Vibrance Taste
Maximum Vibrance has two flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla. Both are considered pretty good, and most people describe the taste as being slightly sweet, with an earthy undertone.
When you have so many good ingredients, it’s almost impossible to avoid the grassy taste, however, most customers enjoy having their Maximum Vibrance (based on the reviews we’ve read).
Shakeology has a mixture of vegan and non vegan flavors. The non vegan are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and cafe latte whey. Their vegan flavors include: chocolate, vanilla, cafe latte, and tropical strawberry.
The verdict: Taste when it comes to shakes like these are never going to be perfect no matter which one you try. Most of the time, it’s going to come down to the ingredients and efficiency of the product. So let’s go over which one is better overall.
Winner: Maximum Vibrance, More Transparent and Better Ingredients
Maximum vibrance comes out on top for many reasons. Below we will go over why.
Maximum Vibrance is committed to providing its customers with transparency when it comes to ingredients. They do not have any proprietary blends, which means the exact dosage of each ingredient is listed on the label (which is extremely important). Over time, Vibrant Health has evolved Maximum Vibrance to become better and better, and we don’t think that will ever stop.
In shakeology, a lot of different micronutrients are missing. The plant based version only has 6 different micronutrients. On the other hand Maximum Vibrance contains 24 micronutrients. These micronutrients are carefully selected in order to provide the body with necessary support for your well being.
In conclusion, both Maximum Vibrance and Shakeology are great options for a convenient and nutritious meal replacement supplement. Each supplement is unique in their own way and could cater to different preferences. However, after reviewing all the facts, Maximum Vibrance offers a wide range of micronutrients and provides full transparency in their ingredients.