Monday, May 20, 2013

Shaklee Review and Giveaway

When giveaway ends, another begins......

I am very flattered that my friend Carrie reads my blog. She is a friend from high school and we reconnected over facebook. It turns out she only lives a few miles from me (and she blogs, too)! She reached out to me after reading about some of my crazy health issues. She mentioned had some "all natural" Shaklee products that were a must try. I hmmmmed and haaaaaed because when I see the words "Independent Distributor" I usually spin on my heels and run the opposite direction because I don't want the high pressure sales. This was not the case with Carrie. She urged me to try them and promised I would love them. So we met up one night, our daughters started wrestling in a Panera and became life long friends, and......
...I did just that, I tried them.

I first tried the Energy Chews. I was kind of excited to try something new because while I like Gu, it is not easy on my stomach. My other energy methods I have used in the past weren't so great....Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy shots. I decided to try these on all of my runs over the course of a week and these are my thoughts: 
  • Liked the taste. It was mild citrus flavor.
  • Mellow energy. It sounds like an oxymoron but was a nice burst of energy that lasted but didn't give me the jitters.
  • Easy on the stomach. I get "Gu gut" pretty easy and if you know what I am talking about it is not fun. I had no issues with these.
  • Easy packaging with little waste.
  • Natural ingredients (no artificial *anything* in them).
  • I just felt good. I can't articulate it further than that. It could have been a runners high, it could have been the weather, it could have been in my mind. But I do know that when a popped a couple of these my runs were better than when I didn't have them.

Carrie also told me that over 100 Olympians have used Shaklee products, and 60+ have been gold medals. Apparently their products are on the Anti-Doping list. She also said she has stories of runners who have had their best times ever after switching to Shaklee products. If that is the case I am going to eat an entire bag before Grandmas!!!
The only down side is that they cannot be purchased in a store and they are not cheap. When you break down the cost, it is only a few cents more than Gu.

I also tried the Joint Health Complex. She gave me a sample of 5 days worth to try. I took it, but rolled my eyes because my joints are "fine". Somehow I forgot that my knees, ankles, and hips can get angry from time to time (more often than not these days). I didn't want to waste the sample so I took it. She emailed me a few days later and asked how I liked it. I wanted to say she was full of it but I couldn't. I told her that it was perhaps my imagination, but I have not had any issues with my joints letting me know that I have abused them. She didn't say it but I know she was thinking it...."I told ya so". (I guess we WERE on High School dance line together, so our knees are probably in similar shape, as we were doing a lot of knee drops back in the day).
Shaklee has a whole line of products devote to active lifestyles. They also have a "Pure Hydration Drink" called Performance. Apparently it's clinically proven to hydrate better than water and it has more electrolytes and provides more energy than the leading hydration drink. Oh yeah, and it has nothing artificial in it. Hmmm. I might need to try this next! 

One lucky winner will win a canister of Performance! Wanna win it? Hit me up in the comments as well as give her facebook page a thumbs up! Additional information and a catalog of products can be found at you can gain further information from her on the "Contact Me" section of that page. Hit Carrie up-she's great about trying something for the first time at member's price, before joining, and she helps out in the shipping department, too!
I will choose the one lucky winner at random next week. 

Thank you Carrie for the samples and for introducing me to a great product that I truly did not want to like but ended up loving!


Stacey said...

Love Shaklee for cleaning products, did not know they had food! I would love to try this.

Losing Lindy said...

Never heard of them until now

Mooshie Michele said...

I'm already a fan of Carrie's Shaklee page and LOOOOOVE the cleaning products I have tried. I'm saving up for the health products. If they work half as great as the H2, the cherry pit scrub, the dishwasher detergent (LOVE THIS ESPECIALLY!), etc I will be a happy camper!

Danise said...

YAY!!! I haven't tried those so far, but I'm LOVING the Shaklee face products I got from Carrie!

Bookerson said...

Love Shaklee, and always up for trying something new.

Lori R said...

I am a big fan of Shaklee products and take several of them every day... but I've never tried Performance! I'd love to try. :)

Taryn said...

I had no idea Shaklee made performance type products - that's awesome!!

sunbear24 said...

I've never heard of these products, BUT I am all too familiar with "Gu Gut." Would love to try these to avoid the "where's the porta-a-let" dance.

Tracy said...

I adore Carrie and i would love to win Performance! I run/jog/flail regularly so any help i could get... Haha!