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Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
Just as I was about to order some of the Shakeology, I was searching to find the answer to the question: Does Shakeology contain ANY GMO ingredients? I was elated to find that you do not have any soy in this product, since so many others are loaded with soy. But until I find out the answer to this question, I will not order the product. So a simple yes or no would do for those of us concerned with consuming GMOs.
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/7/12 6:18 AM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
Anyone? Can I assume that since no one responded to my post that Shakeology does, in fact, contain genetically modified organisms?
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/7/12 9:41 AM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
fiddlinmargo:
Just as I was about to order some of the Shakeology, I was searching to find the answer to the question: Does Shakeology contain ANY GMO ingredients? I was elated to find that you do not have any soy in this product, since so many others are loaded with soy. But until I find out the answer to this question, I will not order the product. So a simple yes or no would do for those of us concerned with consuming GMOs.


Shakeology is made from whole-food sources, which means no chemicals or additives. The ingredient list is actually made up of 70 whole-food ingredients, not just extracts, harvested from indigenous sources from around the world.

What it has:

1.Highly absorbable protein with all 8 essential amino acids helps build muscles & reduce food cravings
2.Daily supply of 23 vitamins & minerals so you don’t have to take your multivitamin any more
3.Red & blue superfoods are high in cancer-preventing antioxidants
4.Green superfoods help to detoxify the body, neutralize pH, and have anti-inflammatory properties
5.Adaptogen herbs help the body to cope with environmental stresses and toxins
6.Digestive enzymes and pre & probiotic aids improve digestion & nutrient absorption

What it doesn’t have:

1.NO artificial anything- colors, preservatives, flavors, or chemicals
2.NO caffeine- whole foods supply the body with all the nutrients it needs so it eliminates the need for additional stimulants making it safe for everyone
3.NO heat processing- considered a “raw” food, the whole-food ingredients won’t be denatured because they are never heated over 117 degrees, allowing them to maintain the maximum amount of nutrients and bioavailability
4.NO added sugar- certified low glycemic index helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, keep calories low, and promotes weight loss.
5. NO gluten- limits bowel irritability while promoting nutrient absorption

Hope this helps!

In Health,
Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/7/12 11:02 AM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Does the product actually have "Does not contain GMOs" on the label?
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/7/12 7:28 PM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
fiddlinmargo:
Does the product actually have "Does not contain GMOs" on the label?


No, it does not say that on the label -- and I'm not sure why anyone would tell you that Shakeology does not contain any GMO ingredients, as if they know that for a fact...? I would love a link to this info, if someone has it. If Beachbody was actually able to make sure that over SEVENTY ingredients were non-GMO, I am fairly confident that they would be advertising it as such.

I will point out once again that it also DOES contain some caffeine -- because it contains green tea, which is no longer listed as "decaffeinated".
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/8/12 6:14 AM as a reply to hopeful0131.
There are most likely GMO ingredients in Shakeology. So people shouldn't post that there are non-GMO if they don't know the facts.

Here is the e-mail directly from Beachbody customer service:

"Please be aware that we make every effort to source non-GMO ingredients for Shakeology but many times this information is not readily available. Until we can guarantee with certainty the non-GMO status of all ingredients, a non-GMO claim will not be possible. We are evaluating the situation currently and hope to make a certified non-GMO claim on the product in the future.

There are no soys present in the Shakeology formulas but our allergen statement warns that Shakeology is manufactured in a facility that also processes soy, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and wheat (gluten) ingredients. There are also no bananas present in the Chocolate Shakeology, however there is banana powder present in the Tropical Strawberry formula."

I hope they can make it certified non-GMO soon, as it sounds like an excellent product.
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
1/15/13 10:05 AM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
Thank you so much! I had been looking for the answer to this for a potential customer. It's too bad because I love Shakeology and will still use it but I know it's really important to some people that it be certified non-GMO.
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
2/26/13 4:45 PM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
This is in the Shakeology FAQ:
GMO in Shakeology
Does the Shakeology contain any GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) ingredients?
Please be aware that we make every effort to source non-GMO ingredients for Shakeology but many times this information is not readily available. Until we can guarantee with certainty the non-GMO status of all ingredients, a non-GMO claim will not be possible. We are evaluating the situation currently and hope to make a certified non-GMO claim on the product in the future.
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RE: Does Shakeology contain any GMO ingredients???????
12/6/13 6:20 AM as a reply to fiddlinmargo.
I realize this post is pretty old but this post is the first google search result so...

I think it's safe to assume any whey/milk ingredients in non-vegan shakeo products has a good chance of coming from cows fed GMO feed since it is not labeled as organic. However, vegan varieties do not contain any typically GMO ingredients (soy or soy products like lecithin, corn, cottonseed, canola, golden rice, animal products from animals fed GMO feed i.e. whey/milk, papaya, potatoes, aspartame, etc).

I avoid GMO products like the plague. I've learned how to identify them even if they aren't labeled. IMHO Vegan Shakeo doesn't contain GMO ingredients.
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