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Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
One of the coaches I signed up called me tonight and told me that the artifical sweetener in Shakeology is triggering her migraines. How much is in there? Any ideas on what she can do to avoid getting the migraines but still be able to drink her shakes?

Thanks for any information you can offer!

Lori
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
3/24/11 2:57 PM as a reply to bringitpink.
Hi Lori,

Did she say specifically which "artificial" sweetener was the culprit? The reason I ask is because I don't believe there are any artificial sweeteners in Shakeology...it's all natural!

(If anyone else knows something different, though, let me know!)

CoachSusanH
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
3/21/11 3:46 PM as a reply to bringitpink.
If Shakeology doesn't work for her, she might try something else, like Vega Protein Performance. It's organic, gluten free, mostly raw vegan protein recovery drink and does not contain fructose.
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
3/24/11 2:59 PM as a reply to CoachSusanH.
Actually, there's a little stevia in Shakeology. I don't know if that's the culprit, but if it is, there's always the money back guarantee.
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
3/25/11 10:28 PM as a reply to bringitpink.
Interesting question! One of my coaches was using Shakeology to control her migraines and she was telling everyone how much Shakeology has helped her in that area.

My understanding is that there are no artificial ingredients in Shakeology. Stevia is a plant used as an alternative to sugar for about 500 years. The extract of the plant is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. So you only need one or two leaves of it, to sweeten one cup of tea for example.

I would ask her 2 questions, first – what other ingredients is she combining with Shakeology in her recipes and second – what time of day is she taking it?
Some people with migraines might be sensitive to lactose for example so replacing skim milk with almond milk, adding a spoon of PB or almond butter, but leaving out additional fruit (extra sugar) might help. Also, for some people it might be a bit too much first thing in the morning but they can take it just fine mid-day or afternoon. One of my coaches takes ½ in the AM and the other ½ in the PM. Everyone’s a bit different and they need to experiment and figure out what works for them.

Keep us posted!

Hana
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
1/7/13 11:17 AM as a reply to bringitpink.
stevia is all natural. Its a plant-like sugar cane-but healthier
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
1/10/13 11:12 AM as a reply to bringitpink.
Nothing artificial in shakeology. I would suggest them go to half a serving and see if that helps for a week or so then go up to the full amount.
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RE: Artificial Sweeteners in Shakeology Triggering Migraines?
5/7/14 6:04 PM as a reply to bringitpink.
I know this is an older post but Shakeology does not have artificial sweeteners in it, but from my understanding, Stevia is a member of the ragweed family. If you have an allergy to ragweed, it can cause similar signs and symptoms, including headaches. Has anyone else as of recent had any issues like this?
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