What’s Astragalus Root and why in the world is it in Shakeology®?


We don’t call Shakeology the Healthiest Meal of the Day® just for kicks. No sir. Shakeology is packed to the gills with all kinds of ridiculously healthy and delicious stuff that could seriously transform your life.

  What’s Shakeology’s superpower?

Shakeology has lots of superpowers—and superfoods—not to mention digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, proteins, and adaptogens…speaking of adaptogens…one super-potent, superpowerful, adaptogen we use in Shakeology is called Astragalus Root.

Astraga…….whaaaaat? ASTRAGALUS ROOT.




Made in China.

Astragalus Root is an ancient Chinese herb that’s been used for thousands of years for natural therapeutic healing. It contains high amounts of antioxidants, which protect cells against free radical damage, plus it’s packed with tons of nutrients that promote a healthy immune and respiratory system. Astragalus Root has been known to help maintain normal blood sugar levels as well as help protect the body against physical, mental, and emotional stress.


Need a recap? Here you go.

Astragalus Root helps to:*

• Protect cells against free radical damage

• Promote a healthy respiratory system

• Increase energy

• Protect the body from stress

• Balance endocrine hormones and the immune system


Where does this stuff come from? Besides China, of course

Astragalus Root grows in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system.*


The family tree.

Astragalus Root falls into a class of herbs called an adaptogens, and Shakeology has a total of 9 of them—which is more than any other shake out there. Other adaptogens in Shakeology include Maca Root, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra. Can’t pronounce the last two, no one can. But really, you don’t need to. Since they already come in Shakeology, it’s not like you’re gonna to need to go to the market and ask for them by name. Just keep on ordering Shakeology and you’ll be set. For life.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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