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Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex

This post was last updated on Aug 10, 2018 @ 5:15 pm
Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex |

Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex |

Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex

Lately I’ve been asked one question more than any other – “What alternatives do I have to Shakeology?” Many people ask me specifically about Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex protein shakes. First of all, I have to reiterate….Shakeology is so much more than a protein shake. Nonetheless, a lot of people want to know how it stacks up against these two commonly used protein shakes, so let’s take a look at how they stack up against each other.

I want to be clear that I’m not reviewing any complete line of supplements or options here. I’ve gone to the sites and pulled the Nutrition Facts for the protein shakes only and using them as the basis for my review. I’ve also included some information with concerns from consumer organizations regarding these Nutrition Facts. You can make the ultimate decision.

As you’ll see, the comparison really isn’t really fair because Shakeology is not just a protein shake. It is so much more valuable than that, which is why the price is higher. Read more about What’s in Shakeology.

Shakeology vs Muscle Milk

Here are the Nutrition Facts for Muscle Milk. I’m using the 1 scoop serving, because that is the most comparable to Shakeology from a calorie perspective.

  • Shakeology vs Muscle Milk and Myoplex | by Dave Ward of TheFitClubNetwork.comCalories: 150 (pretty close to Shakeology’s 140 calories)
  • Protein & Essential Amino Acids: 16g of a combination of Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate (inferior to Shakelogy’s 100% Whey Isolate…one reason for the lower price)
  • Prebiotics & Digestive Enzymes: None (as compared to a bunch in Shakeology)
  • Antioxidants & Phytonutrients: No phytonutrients; contains fairly low amounts of Vitamins E, C and beta carotene (for example, Shakeology contains 300% of your RDA for Vitamin C, while Muscle Milk has only 17%.)
  • Vitamins & Minerals: Limited; contains 17% of your RDA of Vitamins A, B1, B6 and B12 (Shakeology contains 100% of the RDA)

Shakeology vs Myoplex

The Myoplex serving size is 78g. This is larger than the 48g Shakeology serving size and basically double from a caloric perspective, so I used a double serving of Shakeology in this comparison.

  • Calories: 300 (a double serving of Shakeology would be 280 calories)
  • Protein & Essential Amino Acids: 42g in their MyoPro® Protein Blend, consisting of Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Egg Albumin, Taurine, and L-Glutamine  (a double serving of Chocolate Shakeology would have 34g of pure Whey Isolate protein and more amino acids)
  • Prebiotics & Digestive Enzymes: None (as compared to a bunch in Shakeology)
  • Antioxidants & Phytonutrients: There are no phytonutrients in Myoplex and 50% of your RDA for Vitamin A, 40% of Vitamin C, and 100% of Vitamin E (a double serving of Shakeology would have 200% RDA for Vitamin A, 600% for Vitamin C, and 100% for Vitamin E)
  • Vitamins & Minerals: There are a lot more calories involved, but there are a good amount of vitamins and minerals (a double serving of Shakeologycontains at least 200% of the RDA of key vitamins and minerals)

Heavy Metals in Muscle Milk and Myoplex

One of the reasons I felt compelled to write this review was because of concerning reports about both of these supplements. In short, both Consumer Reports and CBS News found lead and heavy metals in both of these supplements. You won’t find this listed on the Nutrition Facts for either supplement, which does bring into question whether their Nutrition Facts are accurate for the remainder of their items. Mostly, it shows serious corner cutting. Given the results of these investigations, it is pretty easy to see why there is such a dramatic price difference between these products and Shakeology. Read more about the heavy metal situation here.

Try Shakeology for Free

Yes, free. Click below to request your free sample of Shakeology. I also want to point out that Shakeology has a 30 day money back guarantee. You are not going to find that with any of these other supplements. So, if you take it for a few weeks and just don’t like it, you can send it back. That’s it. Just send it back.


Author: Dave

Father, retired attorney, cyclist (road & track), skier, surfer, recovered triathlete, half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. Living my passion as an entrepreneur helping people achieve their fitness and financial goals.

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