Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit and some vegetables. The good thing about fructose–as opposed to glucose (table sugar) or high-fructose corn syrup (chemically altered sugar)– is that it is very low on the glycemic index (GI). This means that your body sends it directly to the liver for absorption, which minimizes its impact on insulin and blood sugar levels. The fructose in Shakeology is from non-GMO (not genetically-modified) sources and is processed cleanly in GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities. It has a low glycemic index and is derived from beets.
In our newly revamped Chocolate flavor, newer superfood ingredients coconut flower nectar and Luo Han Guo fruit lend natural sweetness to the formulation along with other fruit ingredients (which have natural levels of fructose and glucose already) in such a way that fructose was not needed in this formula.