Top 25 Questions about Isagenix and Nutritional Cleansing

 

Will I put the weight back on when I go off the program?

If you went to the gym for 30 days every day, you would lose weight. What would happen if you stopped going to the gym for the next 30 days and became a couch potato? You would put all of the weight back on!

It’s the same concept. If you don’t change your eating and lifestyle habits, yes, you will regain weight. However, if you continue to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan then you’re likely to maintain your results.

Are the Isagenix products considered organic or not?

Our products are considered all-natural using non-genetically modified (GM) ingredients. They also contain organic ingredients wherever possible, and some ingredients that even exceed organic standards. However, some of our ingredients are sourced from parts of the world that do not have organic certification systems.

I'm an athlete, personal trainer, body builder, fitness professional... how can Isagenix help me?

IsaLean Shakes contain exclusively sourced IsaPro® Complex -  the highest quality whey protein concentrate and casein protein from the world’s largest dairy group in New Zealand, whose standards exceed the USDA organic standards. The cows are pasture-fed and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. The protein in our shakes is extracted from the milk using a proprietary technology that no other company in the world can mimic. As a result, IsaLean Shakes contain lower lactose levels and a superior amino acid profile. IsaLean Shakes also contain Ionic Alfalfa™—our proprietary alfalfa juice concentrate enriched in ionic minerals to keep the body running at peak performance.

Our exclusive shakes also have added enzymes to break down the carbohydrates, proteins and fats for maximum absorption of key nutrients. If you combine the Isalean shakes with the Isapro whey pure protein powder you would have 50 grams of the HIGHEST grade protein that you wouldn’t find in any other products.

We have several leading athletes and fitness models using our products including Jana Pittman (Athlete) and Lori Harder (Winner of Ms Bikini Universe).

How does the program work? What will I be eating on the program?

On the program you replace 2 meals per day with the nutritional shakes, so you can still enjoy your social life and catch up with friends for lunch or dinner. The shakes are yummy and filling and contain pure, grass-fed whey protein with original living enzymes and probiotics, adaptagens, minerals and a range of other exclusive nutrients that cleanse, replenish and revitalise the body.
The shakes are packed FULL of nutrients that your body would not usually get in one meal – in fact to get the same amount of nutrients in 1 Isagenix shake, you would need to eat a meal of around 1000 calories! Our shakes are just 250 calories!

What We DON’T Have:
• No artificial colouring or flavours
• No artificial sweeteners
• No stimulants
• No soy protein

What We DO Have:
• We are gluten free, wheat free, barley free, soy free, calcium casein free, nearly 100% lactose free, digestive friendly, kid friendly and vegetarian friendly!

• All natural and organic
• All raw ingredients are cold processed with tender loving care to ensure that the integrity of all phyto-nutrients remain unharmed
• All raw ingredients are grown in various regions in the world and are harvested to season
• 70+ ionic minerals and trace minerals
• 8 digestive enzymes for proper digestion and assimilation
• Exclusive organic undenatured whey protein concentrate from New Zealand
• Over 600 raw ingredients in Isagenix products, all tested prior to being used
• Best of all, fast and safe results that are measurable by days 2-4

What are the ingredients in the Shakes?

Overall, you can see below all of the ingredients are natural and/or organic (where possible) and are used to increase metabolism, curb cravings, boost mood and energy, build lean muscle PLUS detox and rid your body of excess fat. And let’s not forget the health benefits; such as relieving depression, anxiety, high cholesterol, Parkinson disease, Crohns disease and even cancer.

Important to note: There are a few natural ingredients that act as mild laxatives e.g. flax seed and psyllium seed – these are added to counteract the amount of protein in the shakes, as high protein diets can make some people constipated.

ISAGENIX SHAKE INGREDIENTS:

Whey Protein: Whey protein is a natural food supplement and is a normal by-product of cheese-making. Filtering and purifying produces whey protein, then the water is removed to produce a powder that, while high in quality protein, is free of fat and lactose (milk sugar). This supplement helps to build lean body mass by increasing the body’s production of muscle protein. A 30 gram serving of whey protein contains nearly all of the essential amino acids necessary each day. For this reason it is popular among athletes and body builders, and may also help to protect against muscle wasting in people with such diseases as AIDS and cancer. In addition to it’s effect on muscles, it appears to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells, protect against free radical damage, and enhance immune function. Compared to soy protein, whey is more effective at promoting weight loss.

Calcium Caseinate: Calcium is a mineral and is vital for strong bones and teeth. Calcium caseinate is a protein produced from skim milk. It is also used as a dietary supplement by bodybuilders and other athletes who ingest it before bed, with breakfast, or as a meal after working out as it breaks down at a slower rate than whey protein, thus supplying the body with a sustained amino acid release.

Milk Powder: Milk is dried to form a powder which enhances the shelf life of milk. Milk powders contain all twenty-one standard amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, and are high in soluble vitamins and minerals. The typical average amounts of major nutrients in the un-reconstituted non-fat dry milk are (by weight) 36% protein, 52% carbohydrates, calcium 1.3%, potassium 1.8%.

Fructose: Fructose is found in honey, tree and vine fruits, flowers, berries, and most root vegetables. It is a natural sweetener. Fructose is often recommended for diabetics because it does not trigger the production of insulin by pancreatic cells. Fructose has a very low glycemic index compared with glucose and sucrose.Fructose is also seventy-three percent sweeter than sucrose at room temperature, so diabetics can use less of it. Studies show that fructose consumed before a meal may even lessen the glycemic response of the meal.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is produced from oil type sunflower seeds. It is a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels. Sunflower oil is high in the essential vitamin E and low in saturated fat and like other oils, can help your body retain moisture in the skin. Sunflower oil has also been known to help reduce cholesterol levels.

Fibersol: Fibersol is a digestion-resistant maltodextrin, a soluble corn fibre that can satiety by decreasing hunger, prolonging satiation or increasing satiety signals from the gut. The effects of Fibersol increase hormones that are released from the intestine to help tell your brain that you are full.

Lecithin: It is used commercially in foods requiring a natural emulsifier or lubricant. It’s main use is to improve shelf life for some products.

Olive Oil: Olive oil contains a wide variety of valuable antioxidants that are not found in other oils. Hydroxytyrosol is thought to be the main antioxidant compound in olives, and believed to play a significant role in the many health benefits attributed to olive oil. Epidemiological studies suggest that olive oil has a protective effect against certain malignant tumours in the breast, prostate, endometrium and digestive tract.

Flax Seed: Flax seeds (plant based) contain high levels of dietary fibre, is an antioxidant and has an abundance of micro-nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids . Studies have shown that flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers and may stunt the growth of prostate tumors. Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels and  is very high in dietary fibre.

Vanilla Bean: Vanilla bean is plant based and is used for flavouring purposes.

Guar Gum: Guar Gum is primarily the ground endosperm of guar beans. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain the guar gum. Guar gum, as a water-soluble fibre, acts as a bulk-forming laxative, so is claimed to be effective in promoting regular bowel movements and relieving constipation and chronic related functional bowel ailments, such as diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Several studies have found significant decreases in human serum cholesterol levels following guar gum ingestion. These decreases are thought to be a function of it’s high soluble fibre content. Guar gum has been considered of interest in regard to both weight loss and diabetic diets.

Tricalcium phosphate: Tricalcium Phosphate is a calcium salt found in rock. It is primarily used as an anti caking agent (to eliviate the shakes from going hard).

Xanthan Gum: It is produced by the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose and is commonly used as a thickening agent.

Cellulose: Cellulose is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes. Cellulose is the most common organic compound on Earth. About 33% of all plant matter is cellulose.

Lemon Powder: Lemon powder is derived from lemons. Lemons are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts immune system, lowers hyper tension, aids treatment of caner and strokes, maintains elasticity of skin, heals wounds and supports asthma treatment.

Beta Carotene: Beta Carotene is a strongly coloured red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. High in Vitamin A and antioxidants it has been known to assist in cancer prevention.

Honey Powder: Derived from honey, honey powder is mostly sugars and contains trace amounts of vitamins or minerals. Honey also contains tiny amounts of several compounds thought to function as antioxidants.

Magnesium Oxide: Magnesium oxide is used for relief of heartburn and sore stomach, as an antacid, magnesium supplement, and as a short-term laxative. It also assists detoxification, energy production, formation of healthy bones and teeth, aids calcium absorption, relieves PMS and menopause symptoms.

Acidophilus: Some strains of acidophilus have been studied extensively for health effects. Some acidophilus strains may be able to survive gastrointenstinal transit, being resistant to bile, low pH, and digestive enzymes. Acidophilus helps with digestion and internal flora (very important if you have ever taken antibiotics, as antibiotics strip your body of the good and bad bacteria from your gut and lower your immune system).

Butterscotch: Used to add flavour.

Alfalfa Juice Concentrate: Fresh alfalfa juice can help to guard against a wide range of diseases and contribute to your overall health and well-being. A high-fibre, protein-rich plant, alfalfa roots as much as 30 or 40 feet into the earth and absorbs valuable trace minerals, such as manganese and phosphorus. These trace minerals, combined with other vitamins and nutrients including amino acids and chlorophyll, support everything from digestive health to hair growth.

Soy lecithin: Soy lecithin is extracted from soybeans. It’s actually a byproduct of the soybean oil production. Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks). Some people use it as a supplement because it’s high choline content. Choline is a micro-nutrient that is good for heart health and brain development.

Lactase: Lactase is an enzyme, produced in the digestive system of infants and many (but not all) adult humans, which is essential to the complete digestion of whole milk. Lactase breaks down lactose, a complex sugar which gives milk it’s sweetness. Lacking lactase, a person consuming dairy products may experience the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Psyllium Seed Powder: Psyllium seed husk are indigestible and are a source of soluble dietary fibre. They are used to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diarrhea. They are also used as a regular dietary supplement to improve and maintain regular GI transit. The inert bulk of the husks helps provide a constant volume of solid material irrespective of other aspects of the diet or any disease condition of the gut. Some recent research is also showing them to be promising in lowering cholesterol and controlling diabetes.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is plant based and has many health benefits including raising metabolism, maintaining blood sugar levels in the body, lowering cholesterol, cancer prevention, brain health and is a great source of manganese, fibre, iron, and calcium.

Silicon Dioxide: Silica is derived from the ground and is a common additive in the production of foods, where it is used primarily as a flow agent in powdered foods.

Mixed Tocopherols: Mixed tocopherols is vitamin E and support circulation, brain clarity, PMS, heart health and respirator health and is an antioxidant.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C boosts immune system, lowers hyper tension, aids treatment of cancer and strokes, maintains elasticity of skin, heals wounds and supports asthma treatment.

Kelp: Kelps are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae. Kelp is rich in vitamin K; several B vitamins, including folate, riboflavin, or vitamin B2, and pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5; and minerals such as iodine, magnesium, iron and calcium, according to the World’s Healthiest Foods website. These nutrients are needed in small amounts daily for optimum health and normal bodily functions.

Iron Lactase: It is an acidity regulator and colour retention agent, and is also used to fortify foods with iron.

Zinc Oxide: Zinc is immune boosting, increases fertility, increases libido, slows aging and helps with stress.

Wild Yam: Wild Yam is a species of a twining tuberous vine that is native to and found growing wild in North America. Wild yam aids in the relief of PMS, menopause, blood sugar and cholesterol regulation. It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in treating other ailments, such as asthma, neuritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and for regulating the metabolism.

Niacin: Otherwise know as vitamin B3 – it helps with circulation, heart health, diabetes prevention, muscle and joint support. In high doses it has also been suggested to help alleviate depression and mental illness.

Selenomethionine: Otherwise know as selenium it assist’s skin health, improves mental health, immune boost, balanced cholesterol and increases the metabolism.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps intestine absorb nutrients,prevents weakness of bones and muscles, provides calcium, regulates blood pressure, reduces stress, helps fight depression and reduces wrinkles and improves overall skin health.

Vitamin B6: Promotes immune system, balances serotonin levels (mental health) and aids enzyme function.

Calcium Pantothenate: Calcium pantothenate is Vitamin B5 and helps metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy.

Riboflavin: Metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy.

Vitamin B1: Enhances circulation and assist in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and helps aid digestion. It has a positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity and is needed for proper muscle tone of the intestines, stomach and heart.

Biotin: Biotin aids in the cell growth and in the utilization of other B vitamins.

Vitamin B12: May help prevent Parkinson disease, bells palsy and shows promise in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.

Folic Acid: Folate (folic acid) is considered a brain food and is needed for energy production and the formation of red blood cells. It also strengthens immunity and may help with depression and anxiety.

But I don’t need to lose weight – so what are the health benefits?

Although not everybody is overweight, every single one of us is toxic. We live in an environment steeped in chemicals that our bodies were not designed to process. Scientists at the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) found that nearly every person they tested was packing a host of nasty chemicals, including flame retardants stored in fatty tissue and Bisphenol A, a hormone-like substance found in plastics, excreted in urine. Even babies are contaminated. The average newborn has 287 chemicals in her umbilical cord blood, 217 of which are neurotoxic (poisonous to nerves or nerve cells).

We are exposed to toxins every day and if ignored over time these toxins can turn into disease or health issues.
Everybody needs to ‘Cleanse’ to remove toxicity. Cleanse Days should be the same no matter what. However for people who don’t wish to lose weight, your Shake Days should be different: Instead of enjoying two shakes and one meal consisting of 400 to 600 calories, add more calories into your day. For example, you could have two shakes, two meals, plus lots of healthy, nutrient-dense snacks in between. Each shake can include fresh or frozen fruit, natural nut butters, etc., to add extra nutrient-dense (not empty) calories. The meals should include lean protein, lots of fresh vegetables, healthy fats, and a generous amount of low-glycemic carbohydrates such as from brown rice, baked sweet potatoes, or whole-grain pasta.

I eat really healthy anyway, so why would I need to cleanse?

As per above, even if you eat organic produce and drink filtered water, your body is still subjected to toxins. Your body cannot run at an optimum level when it is dealing with toxic substances.

So it’s another shake diet? I’ve done them before! What's the difference?

Most other shakes work on the principal of low calorie dieting i.e. restrict your calories and then lose weight. Isagenix works on the principal of providing your body with maximum nutrition, minerals and vitamins needed to assist the body to rid the toxins stored in your fat cells and give you energy. Our shakes have the same nutrients of a 1000-calorie meal!

The only common thing between them and us is we both deliver our products in a shake form.

Our shakes are all natural and organic and have no artificial colouring, flavours,stimulants, soy protein or sweeteners. They also contain 8 live digestive enzymes.

Why do I lose weight so fast? Isn't that unsafe and unhealthy? Why is this different from other weight loss programs?

Rapid weight loss is unsafe only if you are denying your body of the vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs for optimal performance. However, if you are able to get your body to burn fat, and build lean muscle mass, and provide all the necessary nutrients, you can lose kilos and inches at an accelerated rate and get healthier in the process!

So doesn’t fasting make your body go into starvation mode?

It can if you are depriving your body of crucial nutrients and calories, forcing your body into starvation mode. Read above for more info.

I am pregnant or breast-feeding. Can I use Isagenix for weight loss?

Pregnancy and/or lactation are not the time to focus on weight loss. You’ll need calories to gain healthy amounts of weight for your baby, so it is not the time to cut down. You may incorporate IsaLean Shakes and Bars, FibreSnacks, and SlimCakes; however, these should not be used to replace meals.
At the same time, you should of course be “cleaning up” what you eat—avoiding excess sugar, fatty foods, etc…
Cleanse for Life is not appropriate for pregnant or lactating women, nor are the following products: Ionix Supreme, Natural Accelerator, or IsaFlush!. What you ingest goes right to your baby, and some of the botanicals used in these products have just not been studied well enough in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Finally, you should be aware that our Essentials for Women is not a substitute for a prenatal multivitamin. Once you have weaned your baby, it will be a perfect time to begin an Isagenix program.

Is this another network-marketing thing?

Yes, it is a network marketing business but the question you need to ask yourself is “what do I know and understand about network marketing?”.

Network marketing has been around since 1945 and has received some criticism over the years. The criticisms are mainly caused by some less reputable companies using this solution to promote their businesses and include high initial start-up costs and sometimes-exaggerated compensation plans promoting a “get rich quick scheme” mentality.

Fortunately Isagenix doesn’t operate this way. We don’t have high start-up costs or exaggerated compensation plans. Here are some company facts:

▪ We are debt free
▪ Our sales are over $1.5 billion and growing
▪ Currently 80 millionaires
▪ Tens of thousands making 5 and 6 figures annually
▪ Outstanding executive leadership
▪ $30 million dollar website
▪ Unparalleled business opportunity
▪ Positive environment and unique culture
▪ Our products work and taste awesome!

Network marketing has been endorsed by financial moguls such as Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump and Warren Buffett*.

“Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.”
– Robert Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

* Robert Kiyosaki is an American investor, businessman, self-help author, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, and occasional financial commentator.
* Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century.
* Donald Trump, Sr. is an American business magnate, television personality and author.

Do I have to be a salesperson or know a lot of people to do well in network marketing?

No, you don’t need to be a salesperson. Network marketing is simply sharing your experience with people and then being financially rewarded for this.

You don’t need sales skills, marketing knowledge or to know a city full of people. Some of the Isagenix millionaires have no sales or marketing experience and come from all backgrounds including chiropractors, doctors, personal trainers, corporates, blue collar workers, lawyers… the list goes on!

What do I say to people when I want to tell them about Isagenix?

Find out what their goal is e.g. weight loss, more energy, better health, make more income etc… And answer accordingly.

E.g. if their concern is weight loss, tell them about your experience (and your friends’ experiences) with the Isagenix cleanse program. It’s all about sharing your experiences, not pushy selling. Then invite them to our Facebook private group page to read reviews, ask questions and get more information.

Don’t you have to be at the top of this type of business to make money?

Isn’t everyone at the “top” of every business making the most money? e.g. your boss?

The Isagenix compensation plan rewards you financially every time someone underneath you makes a purchase so yes, you will be at the top of your own tree. After a period of time in this business you should be making a decent income if people underneath you keep using the products and making referrals.

Isagenix has only been in Australia for around 5 years so it’s still a relatively young company here. There are 23 million people in Australia, and over half of these are overweight! I’m sure the other half are either interested in better health or making more income. The target market is huge so it’s unlikely to run out of people to talk to about this opportunity.