Today, there are probably countless protein shake brands, but two of the most prevalent names are Isagenix vs. Shakeology. And these two are perpetually compared, thanks to their good reviews.
When you hear weight loss, you think dieting, working out, and protein shakes. And I can’t blame ya. These three may be the trifecta of getting in the tip-top shape.
But I will not be focusing on all these in today’s post. I will zero in, instead, on the last entry in that trilogy-the protein shakes.
Let’s start with a bit of history.
According to Consumer Health Digest, it was first introduced in the 1950’s and it’s become a bodybuilder’s or weight watcher’s best friend ever since.
The first protein shake introduced was Hi-Protein, which contained soy flour and a whole lot of sweeteners to mask its bad taste.
So here’s my brief yet an informational comparison of the two brands.
- Nutritious Shake: Isagenix IsaLean Shake is a delicious, convenient, and nutritional complete meal replacement with...
- Make It a Meal: It contains active enzymes to help ease digestion. Isagenix IsaLean Protein Shake, the healthy living...
- Achieve Goals: High-quality undenatured protein supports lean muscle growth. This means that it provides support for...
- Shakeology is a powerful Superfood formula designed to give your body the perfect combination of nutrients to help give...
- Shakeology contains over 70 healthy ingredients from around the world, including super-proteins, super-fruits,...
- Sweet and decadent, every bag of decadent Chocolate Shakeology contains a 30 day supply.
Nutrition, without a doubt, is our topmost consideration when juxtaposing protein shakes. Anyway, it is their nutritional information that determines if they’ll complement our program or not.
Which is why I chose to compare Isagenix’s and Shakeology’s nutrition facts first.
These two have quite a number of vitamins and minerals in it, so I’ll try concentrate only on the crucial contents.
Note, though, that these two brands have several flavors (which we’ll tackle later on) and each flavor has its own nutritional value.
So just to give you an idea of how these two compare in terms of nutrition, I’m picking a flavor that exists in both brands: chocolate. For Isagenix, it’s the Creamy Dutch Chocolate while it’s Chocolate Shakeology for the other.
For a serving size of two scoops or 61 grams, Isagenix Chocolate gives you 240 calories. Shakeology, on the other hand, has a serving size of one scoop or 42 grams and that gives you 160 calories.
Now I’m not very good at math, but we can assume from the above information that Isagenix has 0.25 calories/gram while Shakeology has 0.26 per gram.
In other words, these two brands have highly similar caloric content.
Without a doubt, the protein content is one of the most significant minerals you should consider when picking one that’ll work for you.
Looking at the images, it clearly states that Isagenix has more protein content than Shakeology. The former has 24 grams, which is 48% of the Daily Values based on the 2000-calorie diet. The latter has 17 grams, which is 29% of the recommended Daily Values.
However, let’s not forget again that the serving size of these two is different. Doing some math again, it appears that Isagenix has 2.54 grams of protein per gram of the serving while Shakeology has 2.47 grams.
The next factor we always consider is the carbohydrates. Yes, the carbs. For those who are trying to lose weight, the fewer carbs the better.
So how do these two compare?
Isagenix has 24 grams of carbs while Shakeology has 17. That’s 8% and 6% of the Daily Values respectively.
Looking at the previous computation, Isagenix has 2.54 grams of protein per gram of the serving while Shakeology has 2.47 grams as well.
To help us lose weight faster, fiber is necessary. Hence, it is but proper that this mineral is included on this list.
Isagenix has 8 grams of fiber, which is 32% of the recommended Daily Values while Shakeology has 6 grams equivalent to 24%.
A little math will tell us that the former has 7.625 grams of fiber for every gram of serving; the latter, on the other hand, has 7 g.
If you are glucose/sucrose conscious, it is necessary to check the sugar content, of course. Which is why I’m giving you a preview here.
Isagenix has 11 grams of sugar while Shakeology has 7. But then again, Isagenix’s serving size is bigger than that of Shakeology. If a math is applied to it, it would appear that there are 5.55 grams of sugar for every gram of Isagenix and 6 grams for Shakeology.
In other words, the sugar content in Shakeology is higher albeit the difference is minimal.
Now that we have compared some of the main ingredients that we, weight-conscious individuals are looking for, let’s proceed to the number of available flavors for each brand.
Isagenix has the basic: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cream although each of these has its own variations. Chocolate, for example, has chocolate mint, Dutch chocolate, and natural chocolate.
For the Kosher fans, there’s the Kosher Shake Nat Creamy Vanilla.
On the other hand, Shakeology has cafe latte, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and Greenberry. These have vegan versions, too, except the cafe latter and Greenberry.
Taste-wise, both taste great. But still, it will depend on your preference. If you’re not a big fan of either of these, you may mix them with other ingredients. Both brands provide recipe lists that you can find here and here.
As I have mentioned before, both of these products have positive reviews from quite a number of people. This means that both of them work really well.
However, considering the nutritional information, Isagenix seems to have the upper hand. What’s more, Isagenix is more affordable.
The downside with Isagenix, though, is its lack of flavors for our vegan friends.
So to pick the winner in the Isagenix vs. Shakeology battle basically falls on your preferences. If you’re after the price without compromising results, go for Isagenix. But if you’re a bit picky when it comes to flavors, choose Shakeology.
Whichever you pick, be reminded that protein shakes are just supplements. You should still get your protein from natural food such as beans, meat, and some fruits.
Last update on 2021-10-22 at 02:37 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API