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Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
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I was looking for a shake and found some had CA Prop 65 warnings due to having too much heavy metals.

Muscle Milk and Vitacost for example contain metals such as Cadmium and Lead, which can cause birth defects at the recommended dosage.

I asked Beach Body if they had this issue and didn't hear back (its only been 24 hours).

So I started my own research and found the state of CA has warned Beach Body that the Chocolate Shake has unacceptable levels of Lead.

The issue seems to be that certain plants, such as spinach soak up all the heavy metals in the ground and then it goes into the Shake.

Can someone at Beach Body please explain more about this and if there are any other Prop 65 warnings for your products?

Do all of the flavors contain Lead?

Do any of the flavors contain Cadmium?


After reading the reports about how much Cadmium is in some of the protein products out there I am just doing my due diligence.

The only report I saw for Shakeology was for Lead in the Chocolate mix.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/22/12 9:47 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
I hope Beachbody responds as I'd be interested in reading the comments.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/22/12 9:56 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
i am also interested in BB's response.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/22/12 10:04 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
Wow, that's interesting. I would really like to know BB's answer too. I know a lot of vegetables especially spinach carry high levels of oxalic acid (blocks calcium absorption) but lead??? Eep.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 6:02 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
yeah i'm interested too ... hopefull Adstaff sees this thread ....
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 9:21 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
I'm interested in this as well. Are you able to post a link to the warnings?
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 9:37 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
Yes, please back up your claims with the report you found as my own internet search is not bringing up anything about beachbody or shakeology....in fact most "reports' on this date as far back as 2005 to about 2010, and even then what I'm finding is mostly blog site sharing old reports, and then promoting their own products.

Before anyone freaks out you need to see the source....the report, which so far I don't see.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 11:14 AM as a reply to MelissaOGrady.
Here is the notice to Beach Body from Dec. 2011

http://proposition65.doj.ca.gov/PDF/2011/2011-01064.pdf


I have read that some of the herbs and plants, such as spinach, absorb the fertilizers.

It is typically not a big deal until you concentrate them all into a high dosage and eat them daily.

The reason I am posting is because I want some honest answers before I commit to drink this stuff.

I'm hoping there is nothing to worry about. I certainly am not posting to spread bad info.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 11:28 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
this is some pretty damning evidence here. by the way, other manufacturers of products that fall under this Proposition can still be sold -- they just have to print very clearly on the label that they can cause cancer &/or birth defects.

some websites even bring up a notice if you try to buy these types of products, just saying something like "Do you realize that this product falls under California's Prop ___" -- you can still buy it, just have to acknowledge that you know the risks b/c that info is public.

i simply can't believe that BB and PP, LLC have had this notice since December but haven't notified the users. if a single bag of Chocolate Shakeology left the warehouse after that date without a notice on it, they could have a huge lawsuit on their hands ...
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 11:34 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
After reading this .pdf, this appears to be a private organization (as opposed to an agency of the State of California) that filed a notice with the State DOJ that they found levels of lead in excess of what is considered safe according to the law founded upon Prop 65. The curious thng about the notice is that it alleges that Chocolate Shakeology contains unsafe levels of lead, but it does not provide any proof of that through descripion of the test procedure performed, nor does it cite test results, or peer review of the results from a disinterested third party. It seems that based on this notice that this is merely a "claim" based on reading the ingredients label. If there's more substantial scientific information out there the describes the tests performed, the amounts of lead found in representative samples, and peer review to corroborate the claim found in the notice of violation, I'd like to see it. Until then, this seems to be a claim that the Earth is flat.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 11:57 AM as a reply to TRogers91.
@TRogers91 - I wouldn't say the claim is baseless. This is a common problem with shakes. Calcium harvested from certain sources have been found to contain lead. That is why I am asking Beach Body for more information.


Look, everyone can feel free to dismiss it entirely. I'm not trying to scare anyone.

But I do want to hear from Beach Body directly. They still have not replied to my email.

There are tons of shakes that carry Prop 65 warnings.

I am looking for one that is safe.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 1:58 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
I'm glad this information was brought out. If indeed this product has unsafe amounts of lead in it, then BB needs to address this and do something about it. Companies like the Environmental Research Center, I'm sure are very careful when it concerns making truthful, scientific reports to the courts, because if they aren't, they are also liable if their claims are not true.

I hope BB responds to this soon. I for one like Shakeology but more importantly, if something has the possibility of being unsafe, no matter what it is, I will discontinue use until it's proven otherwise. You wouldn't drive a car that isn't safe, so why put something into your body that could be unsafe? I'll be practicing the watchful waiting approach until BB makes a response about this claim.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 7:13 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
thanks for the link. interesting reading. eventually we'll be able to find out the results of this by monitoring the Prop65 site. Prop65 requires the person suing to report the outcome.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 7:35 PM as a reply to TRogers91.
TRogers91:
it does not provide any proof of that through descripion of the test procedure performed, nor does it cite test results, or peer review of the results from a disinterested third party.


I can understand the need for objective, proven data. I've been looking for exactly the same about the benefits of shakeology but haven't seen that level of evidence in support of the product. Does that exist somewhere?

Not trying to start trouble here or sidetrack the thread. I'm honestly interested in this regarding the benefits. I'm considering using shakeology and have felt the need to spend a lot of time doing my own research because I haven't found that info. Seeing it would save me a lot of time and make the decision a lot easier.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/24/12 10:27 AM as a reply to mocarski.
mocarski:
thanks for the link. interesting reading. eventually we'll be able to find out the results of this by monitoring the Prop65 site. Prop65 requires the person suing to report the outcome.


That is good to know. Thanks!

mocarski:
TRogers91:
it does not provide any proof of that through descripion of the test procedure performed, nor does it cite test results, or peer review of the results from a disinterested third party.


I can understand the need for objective, proven data. I've been looking for exactly the same about the benefits of shakeology but haven't seen that level of evidence in support of the product. Does that exist somewhere?

Not trying to start trouble here or sidetrack the thread. I'm honestly interested in this regarding the benefits. I'm considering using shakeology and have felt the need to spend a lot of time doing my own research because I haven't found that info. Seeing it would save me a lot of time and make the decision a lot easier.


I think the benefits of Shakeology depends on the opinion of each person. I've read reviews where some people have stated their body cannot tolerate the product for one reason or another. Personally, when I use it, I know that it keeps me full longer so I don't snack as much. As for taste, chocolate Shakeology is good. GreenBerry tastes odd to me so I don't care for it. I haven't tried the new flavor so I can't give an opinion of that. I've also tried other products like BSN Lean Dessert that basically does the same thing, though it doesn't keep me full as long. That is one reason I keep going back to Shakeology but truthfully, I can't say that it's a truly a superior product over other products. Every other product out there will say their product is the best, is the most unique and nothing else quite exists like their product.

Seriously, I'd like to see more scientific data on Shakeology. Something that is truly non-biased, showing that it's really the best. I'd like to see comments by Consumers Reports or scientific journals.

So anyway, back to the topic of this tread. I like the product and would like to continue because I like the taste so it will be interesting to see what BB has to say. So I'll keep tabs on this topic.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 8:30 PM as a reply to o1webdawg.
I am interested in the response for this as well. I have been researching Shakeology and weighing the benefits of changing from my organic raw green powder that I use. I don't think research is starting trouble...it's all about education. Thanks for bringing this up.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/23/12 9:46 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
for anyone who wants to know more about the ingredients, I posted what I found at http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/161142569
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/24/12 5:42 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
as i posted above, i'm interested in finding out about this proceeding. however, those of us who are willing to question TBB or Shakeology as a product should be aware that even by posing questions, we are inevitably going to anger some ppl, particularly those who generate revenue (no matter how small or large) from the product b/c we are threatening at least part of their income stream.

that said, i'd still love to hear what Consumer Reports says about Shakeology specifically.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/24/12 7:24 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
Where I come from if you are taking my money for a product you have some level of responsibility to provide objective info and a good product and to do the right thing. I don't view anything that's been posted here as questioning the character of the company or anyone selling it. Their character will be revealed based upon how they react to things. Success in life isn't determined by what happens to you but by how you respond to it. Anybody that is so interested in selling their side of the story to the extent that they feel the need to suppress objective data that isn't to their liking or by shouting down the opposition won't have me as a customer for very long.
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RE: Shakeology CA Prop 65 Warnings
2/24/12 7:39 AM as a reply to o1webdawg.
i think the department of busines administration can help BB to give us an answer about this matter
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