IMPORTANT UPDATE: Changes to System Paks

Here at Isagenix®, we value the feedback sent through to us by all our Associates. We always ensure you’re receiving not only the best, no-compromise products but also the best price possible so you can have the transformation you desire and help to transform countless lives too. We have made an update to all the system paks with the newly launch IsaLean Shake.

Here’s why IsaLean Shake is our next generation products! 

IsaLean Shake comes in a 14-serving canister and provides very similar in nutrition with IsaShake. A single serving-size of two scoops provides 24 grams of high-quality undenatured whey and milk protein, and a balanced profile of carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, IsaLean Shake provides ingredients such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil, increased fiber, psyllium seed powder, and several trace minerals that are not present in the IsaShake. Nourish your body with the enhanced formula of the IsaLean Shake now!

With effect on 13 April 2018, the following are the updated system paks with a new pak – Basic 30-Day Weight Wellness Pak (Provides the basic products that a new prospect would need to achieve their weight loss goals):

If your Autoship includes any of these Paks you will automatically be shipped with the new system pak. If you would like to change your Autoship order please login to your Back Office to make those changes or call our Customer Service Team who will be able to assist you.

Take a look at our bundled offerings, conveniently packaged to not only take the guesswork out of reaching your nutritional goals but also offer the best value.

2018-05-02T14:53:43+00:00April 13th, 2018|Products|

IsaLean Shake: Natural ingredients with no artificial colors, flavours, or sweeteners

No matter how good a food or meal is for you, the likelihood of consuming it on a regular basis is low if it doesn’t taste good. When creating IsaLean Shakes, the taste was given careful consideration. There are no artificial flavourings or sweeteners added to enhance the flavour of any Isagenix product. IsaLean Shakes include only natural flavourings

Natural Colours as Ingredients
Colour influences flavour – we associate strawberry flavour with red, orange flavour with orange and grape flavour with purple. When using colours in foods, any use of artificial colour or artificial food dye must be clearly labelled as required per labelling guidelines (1). The use of natural colours, however, are not labelled as such as the term might be interpreted to mean that the colour is naturally occurring in the food itself.

However, unlike the complexity that exists with natural flavours, natural colours are generally present as one or only a few ingredients so these are listed out individually. Among these might be saffron or turmeric for yellow, tomato concentrate or lycopene for red, caramel made up of heated sugar for brown, or purple carrot extract for purple.

Natural Flavours as Ingredients
Based on its legal definition, natural flavours used as an ingredient in a food must consist of only aromatic compounds that are found in nature (1). Natural flavours can be derived directly from a foodstuff in the form of a spice, plant extract, essence, essential oil, or a distillate. They can also be a product of a foodstuff such as from after being subjected to use of enzymes, fermentation, roasting, or heating.

There more than 1200 different natural flavour aromatic compounds that can be used in various combinations in food (1). Most of these natural flavours are identified by their chemical names. Examples include benzaldehyde for wild cherry or almond, ethyl butyrate for pineapple, methyl anthranilate for a grape, and methyl salicylate for wintergreen (1).

The number and complexity of these compounds to produce a signature flavour are why they are all individually combined with the term natural flavours on a label of a packaged food. The term helps to inform customers of the function of these ingredients – reducing confusion that may occur from an actual listing of their chemical names or underlying sources.

Natural Sweeteners as Ingredients
Carbohydrates, which include sugars, are the preferred source of fuel for your brain, muscles, and immune system. However, a high dose of refined sugars can cause blood sugar to spike and then crash, leaving you feeling fatigued, hungry, and unsatisfied.

To help stay energized yet keep blood sugar in check, it’s important to choose meals that are known for their low glycemic response. For example, IsaLean Shake is shown to be low-glycemic referring to the slower rate that the carbohydrates are absorbed due to the proper balance and presence of fat, fiber, and protein and has only about as much sugar as ½ an apple or a small peach.

  • Fructose: “Fruit sugar,” or Fructose is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, and unlike other sources of simple sugars it helps contribute to a low-glycemic profile. In addition, fructose is a little sweeter than other sources of sugar, providing a naturally sweet taste with less use of sugar overall.

Flavours and Colours Isagenix Products
In its no-compromise policy, Isagenix commits to developing nutritional products that don’t contain any artificial ingredients. That includes no use of artificial flavours, colours & sweeteners. Because of this framework for product development, the company partners with specialized experts and suppliers that have invested in technologies for flavouring, colouring & sweetening of natural products.

References

  1. FDA Code of Federal Regulations Title 21: https://tinyurl.com/y7tab8ug
2018-04-14T02:50:01+00:00March 29th, 2018|Products|

Isagenix Provides The Right Type of Protein

One of the most important aspects of any meal is the source, amount, and quality of protein. The protein in IsaLean Shake helps set it apart from others. Packed with 24 grams of protein, IsaLean Shake helps satiate hunger, optimize muscle building, and support fat burning (1-4). Not only amount but protein type matters! Isagenix Whey protein is derived from dairy, and the efforts we put in to verify standards for responsible, ethical, and sustainable sourcing is as important to our Customers as it is to our company. Let’s see our responsible dairy sourcing practices to further understand:

1. Dairy sourcing from quality suppliers in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States
Since the founding of our company in 2002, we have sourced most of our dairy from suppliers in New Zealand in an effort to meet and maintain high-quality standards. To support growing demand for our products worldwide, Isagenix has expanded to using quality suppliers in Australia and  the United States, that align with our existing no-compromise standards. We maintain a stringent process to ensure that any supplier we use meets our no-compromise guarantee. Our guidelines for choosing these suppliers are described below.

2. Verified quality animal care and sustainability standards
Our company is built upon a no-compromise policy that includes developing meaningful partnerships with our suppliers to understand their sourcing practices and quality of animal care. We want our products to be humanely produced and seek out suppliers with track records of quality animal care. We also use our influence to encourage actions that strengthen ethical and sustainable practices, including animal welfare, within our supply chain.

3. Verified standards for well-managed natural grazing activity
As part of our efforts to promote responsible sourcing, dairy ingredients, including whey protein and milk protein concentrate, are sourced from farms with cows that subsist on pastures. Our reasoning is simple: It’s good for the animals and good for the environment.

When cows spend more time grazing on pastures, the animals are well-exercised and generally healthier, among other benefits (5). A well-managed dairy operation that includes natural grazing also helps to keep pastures from overgrowth, improves plant diversity, and reduces the risk of wildfires in wooded areas, which supports responsible land management.

We understand that there are times when factors such as weather unpredictability require supplementing a cow’s diet with hay or a balanced feed mixture (e.g. hay and ground barley mix) to prevent undernourishment and provide responsible animal care.

4. Verified hormone-free, rBGH-free
We source from dairy farms that don’t give hormones to their animals. The cows are also milked according to their natural production within a normal milking routine and season. Historically, hormones such as recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) have been used to increase the rate of animal growth and to stimulate milk production. The overuse of these hormones has led to concerns over possible health and reproductive issues for the animals, as well as concerns about potential effects on human health and the environment (6, 7). While studies are not necessarily conclusive, we choose to err on the side of caution.

5. No routine antibiotic use
Because of strong concerns regarding the overuse of antibiotics in food animals, our dairy suppliers are not permitted to use antibiotics unless it is necessary to treat a sick animal as part of good veterinary care. Even then, the milk cannot be used until the affected animal’s health has improved and an appropriate clearance period has passed. The inappropriate overuse of routine antibiotics in food animals for purposes of increasing the rate of growth is a known contributor to antibiotic resistance (8, 9).

6. Flash-pasteurized, undenatured, ultra-filtrated
Isagenix takes special care to obtain undenatured whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate. These ingredients are made using a cold-membrane ultra-filtration process that keeps the native proteins intact.

The term “undenatured” does not mean that the product hasn’t been pasteurized. In line with standards for pasteurization and safety, the milk used for Isagenix products is flash-pasteurized at 161 degrees Fahrenheit (72 degrees Celsius) for 15 seconds. This is enough heat to kill pathogenic bacteria (e.g. E. coli), yet the milk isn’t exposed long enough to denature the dairy proteins to any significant degree (10).

Denatured proteins are those that have lost their biologically active shape when subjected to extremely high heat, heat over a long period, or extensive processing steps. While denaturation won’t affect the protein content of dairy ingredients, it can affect flavor and may cause loss of biological activity of certain peptides that are naturally present in milk.

7. Rigorously tested for safety
Finally, as with any raw material used in manufacturing Isagenix products, the dairy proteins we use are rigorously tested for safety. This includes testing for potential adulterants or contaminants that include heavy metals, pesticides, and microbes. After manufacturing is completed, samples of finished products are sent to a third-party laboratory for additional Finished Product Verification testing. Your health and safety remain our top priority.

References

  1. Mamerow MM, Mettler JA, English KL et al. Dietary Protein Distribution Positively Influences 24-h Muscle Protein Synthesis in Healthy Adults. J Nutr 2014.
  2. Chungchunlam SM, Henare SJ, Ganesh S, Moughan PJ. Effect of whey protein and glycomacropeptide on measures of satiety in normal-weight adult women. Appetite2014;78C:172-8.
  3. Miller PE, Alexander DD, Perez V. Effects of whey protein and resistance exercise on body composition: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Am Coll Nutr 2014;33:163-75.
  4. Tang JE, Moore DR, Kujbida GW, et al. Ingestion of whey hydrolysate, casein, or soy protein isolate: effects on mixed muscle protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in young men. J Appl Physiol 107: 987-992, 2009.
  5. Saleem F, Ametaj BN, Bouatra S et al. A metabolomics approach to uncover the effects of grain diets on rumen health in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Nov;95(11):6606-23. doi: 3168/jds.2012-5403
  6. USDA, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Dairy 2007 part i: Reference of dairy cattle health and management practices in the United States, 2007.
  7. Raloff J. Hormones: Here’s the beef – environmental concerns reemerge over steroids given to livestock. 2002; Science News, 161(1). Doi: 10.2307/4013043
  8. United States Food and Drug Administration. Summary report on antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals. 2009; Department of Health and Human Services.
  9. Graham JP, Leibler JH, Price LB, Otte JM, et al. The animal-human interface and infectious disease in industrial food animal production: Rethinking biosecurity and biocontainment. 2008; Public Health Reports, 123(3), 282-299. Available at: http://onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Food%20safety.pdf
  10. Rynne NM, Beresford TP, Kelly AL, Guinee. Effect of milk pasteurization temperature and in situ whey protein denaturation on the composition, texture and heat-induced functionality of half-fat Cheddar cheese. International Dairy Journal. 2004 Nov;14(11):989-1001. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idairyj.2004.03.010
2018-04-14T02:51:19+00:00March 21st, 2018|Products|

5 Reasons to Love IsaLean Shake

At the core of any Isagenix System is IsaLean Shake, our complete meal option and the staple product of all our systems and packs across Weight Management and Energy & Performance solutions – the Isagenix IsaLean Shake is the ultimate must-have, and we’re here to tell you why!

1.       Nutrition made simple
Good eating habits and physical activity are key to reaching and maintaining your goals, but it can be challenging to get the nutrition you need each day. IsaLean Shakes take the effort out of healthy eating and provide your body with the essential nutrients it needs to perform at its best; protein, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It’s calorie-controlled too, with just 240 kcals per serving. This isn’t just a shake, it’s a delicious meal!

2.       Make, shake and take!
Unlike other meal replacements, the IsaLean Shake does not have to be mixed with milk to make a complete meal, but with water! This makes it easy to make, shake and take: simply mix the powder with water, shake it up in your IsaShaker (or blend with ice if you prefer) and enjoy it wherever you are– at work, at home, at the gym or on the go!

3.        The power of protein
Whatever your goal, protein is essential. Among other benefits, protein supports muscle recovery as well as contributing to growth of muscle mass and maintenance of normal muscle and normal bones. IsaLean Shakes contain 24g of high-quality, undenatured whey and milk protein in every serving to help you reach your daily protein intake and reach both your Weight Management and Energy & Performance goals. Our high-quality whey protein formula contains a superior branched-chain amino acid profile and is combined with all the other essential nutrients for optimal health and wellness.

4.       Tailored to your taste buds
IsaLean Shakes taste delicious simply mixed with water, but when you’re consuming them every day, it’s natural to want a bit of variety! IsaLean Shakes are incredibly versatile and are the perfect base to add your own ingredients. Customise it by adding your favourite fruit, leafy vegetables or even other Isagenix products such as Ionix® Supreme and Cleanse for Life (more on these products in the coming weeks!) to your shake. These extra ingredients will add calories as well as key nutrients, but as long as you’re keeping track, there’s no reason not to indulge your creativity as well as your taste buds!

5.       Free from…
As well as having natural sweeteners, no artificial colours or flavours in our shakes, they are also free from both soy and gluten. Why is this important? People are becoming increasingly aware of food intolerances, and by ensuring IsaLean Shakes are soy-free and gluten-free, we enable more people to enjoy their rich taste and reap the benefits of this nutritionally balanced meal replacement to support their healthy and active lifestyle.

2018-04-14T02:51:43+00:00March 20th, 2018|Products|

What’s the Benefits of e-Shot Compared to Other Energy Drinks?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve learnt how e-ShotTM can help you through Cleanse Days*, boost your workouts, and more about one of the key ingredients in e-Shot; green tea. This article will look at how e-Shot compares with other energy drinks available.

Calories
Compared to other energy drinks, e-Shot provides relatively few calories. Many caffeinated drinks available today can provide as much as 200 calories, and these calories don’t tend to provide any positive nutrients such as protein or fibre. Over time, these additional calories can add up, increasing energy intake and even leading in weight gain.

An e-Shot provides just 35 calories, meaning it’s also a great Cleanse Day* tool. It can give you the boost you need without providing you with an excess of calories or sugars, which can negatively affect the achievement of your goals.

Sugar
Many of the calories that we often find in energy drinks are from the sugars, and some energy drinks provide over 50g of sugars per serving.

In an e-Shot, there is 6g of sugars. The sugars are derived from the fruit juices added to create the apple and pomegranate flavour we all love, as well as some additional ingredients, included to sweeten the drink. But overall, the relatively low amount of sugar explains the relatively few calories per serving.

Herbal ingredients
The combination of the plant-based caffeine from green tea and yerba mate, along with the herbal ingredients like Siberian ginseng, hawthorn berry, and Schisandra, is what makes e-Shot such a powerful product.

* A Cleanse Day is a nutritionally supported fast that nourishes and energizes your body’s own detoxification systems. For further Cleanse Day information, visit Isagenix.com
2018-04-14T02:53:27+00:00March 13th, 2018|Products|

Meet the Next Generation of IsaLean Shake!

We are always looking to advance nutritional science and get the most out of nature’s fine ingredients, as well as to ensure that you are getting your hands on your favourite flavours of the Shake!

The convenient and nutritionally-complete meal replacement is a cornerstone of the Isagenix system around the world and is now available to you in your Associate Back Office (ABO). IsaLean Shake is the perfect tool to support good eating habits and physical activity so you can maintain your goals.

What’s in IsaLean Shake?
Balanced nutrition requires a healthy mix of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibre, vitamins, and mineral. The high-quality protein formula found in IsaLean Shake contains a superior branched-chain amino acid profile combined with a blend of essential nutrients. Simply put, it’s a complete meal that tastes great!

  • 24 grams of high-quality undenatured whey and milk protein to support lean muscle growth
  • Full Spectrum of vitamins and minerals to nourish an active lifestyle
  • 8 grams of fibre per serving for regularity
  • Active Enzymes and probiotics for easier digestion
  • A high-quality protein that has superior Branched-Chain Amino Acid Profile
  • no artificial colours, flavours, or sweeteners

 The Importance of “Shake Every Day”
Now that IsaLean Shake is in the market, it’s important to remember why enjoying a shake every day has so many benefits.

  • Protein-Rich Meal: 24 grams of high-quality protein.
  • Complete Nutrition: Contains carbohydrates, fat, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Convenience: Simply add water then shake or blend. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • Isagenix System: IsaLean Shake is part of your daily Isagenix System to help achieve results.
  • Amazing Taste: taste so good that you can’t wait for the next.

Order Yours Today! Visit your Back Office to add IsaLean Shake to your next Autoship or Wholesale order!

2018-04-14T02:53:44+00:00March 10th, 2018|Products|

8 Ways to Feel Fabulous This Women’s Day

Ladies, it’s time to celebrate! International Women’s Day is March 8, and it’s a glorious day where the world takes a moment to stop and think about the challenges women are working to conquer, the outstanding accomplishments achieved by women worldwide, and the crucial role(s) that women play in society. Women’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to appreciate the inspiring women in your life (that includes YOU!).

Here are a few things you can do to empower yourself this Women’s Day:

1. Try morning meditation.
From the minute your alarm clock screams at you to wake up in the morning to the evening when you’re setting it to go off the next day, we know how busy your days are. Between work, family responsibilities, errands, and personal wellness, there’s never time to accomplish everything. Our advice? From now on, wake up 10-20 minutes earlier and spend those precious moments meditating. This small change to your daily routine can help you clear your mind, prepare for a fresh start, and aid with the focus for the rest of the day. YouTube has a massive library of meditation how-to videos to help you get started.

2. Start a new endeavour.
Newsflash: it’s never going to be the perfect time to start on a new project, but if you’ve been quietly mulling it over for a while, now could be the time to pursue an opportunity in network marketing! We hear so many stories of smart, successful women who decide to do so. In fact, more than 80 percent of our direct sellers are women! They oversee their own businesses, manage their own schedules, and ultimately decide how much or little time they want to invest in building – it’s truly inspiring to see.

3. Travel somewhere new.
You don’t need to spend an outrageous amount of money on a wine tour through Tuscany (but if you can, that would be amazing) to experience the benefits of travel. Just hopping in your car and spending a weekend exploring a nearby city can open the mental floodgates to let curiosity and creativity flow in.

4. Join a new fitness group.
Nothing tackles stress like a good workout! Give your body a healthy boost by adding a new element to your fitness routine. Whether you’re just switching up your current workout or starting your exercise regime from scratch, a new fitness group can fuel your motivation. Try that kickboxing class that your friend is always raving about, or sign up for a marathon (or half marathon) to ensure you commit to a workout plan. If you need a little extra push, start a family workout competition, or join our IsaBody Challenge® to help you stay on track and hit your most ambitious fitness goals.

5. Volunteer to help women in your community.
Women’s Day is an important reminder for women to stick together and support one another. Giving back to your community is truly rewarding on so many levels. Check out local organizations that provide guidance for women who have faced violence, trauma, and other hardships. You can also organize meetups for women in your neighbourhood to brainstorm everything from better childcare solutions to new tools to inspire career growth. If you need ideas for ways to give back, check out some of the causes we’ve participated in!

6. Call the ladies in your life.
Women’s Day makes you think of all the incredible women in your life that have guided you to where you are now. Whether it’s your grandmother, mom, sister, aunt, cousin, best friend, or colleague who comes to mind when you’re thinking about influential women in your life, show your appreciation for them today. A quick call or email to express your gratitude for their contribution is all it takes to make someone’s day.

7. Select a fabulous female mentor.
Whether it’s Oprah Winfrey, your favourite author, or your wildly artistic next-door neighbour, find a woman that inspires you on multiple levels and work toward imitating the qualities you admire in her. At Isagenix, we have so many women who are constantly inspiring others to fulfil their dreams. Of those women, Isagenix Co-Founder Kathy Coover leads the way with her dedication to transforming people’s lives for the better. A devoted mother and fierce entrepreneur, Kathy still take time to personally coach newcomers to the Isagenix business. Her motto is simple, but powerful: “Do more, give more, have more.” Whoever you choose to be your mentor, emulating an inspiring woman is the best way to be an example to other women.

8. Take care of yourself.
Women’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate YOU. Take advantage of the occasion by pampering yourself! This doesn’t mean you need to book a full spa day (although if you want to, we’re all for it!), but making choices like stocking your fridge with fresh produce can help you pave the way to better health this week. Need help? Check out some of our favourite products to help you jump on the wellness train:

  • Cleanse for Life® Concentrate is a gentle cleanse that supports your body’s own detoxification processes. It’s a great tool to help you take care of yourself from the inside out.
  • Product B™ is designed for superior telomere and antioxidant support to promote healthy ageing.
  • Isagenix Snack is a nutritional, chewable wafer that naturally satisfies cravings and supports better Cleanse Days.
  • IsaShake is an easy, way to stay on top of your balanced diet. We make IsaLean Shake in so many yummy flavours and are always coming up with new ones, so check back often for more protein-packed options to fill your day with something sweet.

Happy Women’s Day! Empower yourself and be well.

2018-04-14T02:55:53+00:00March 8th, 2018|Announcements, Products|

Have We Talked About Adaptogens Lately?

700x112e+™ Concentrate would not be the powerhouse product it is without the dedicated work of a few good men.

During the 1930s, an emerging scientist by the name of Dr. Hans Selye began studying “stressors” and their effect on the body. His career spanned more than 40 years, and during that time, he focused his work on the influence of stress on the body’s internal systems.

Fast forward to the 1960s when Selye’s work caught the attention of preventative medicine scientist Dr. Nikolai Lazarev. Lazarev was a pioneer during his time and became so intrigued by Selye’s research that he chose to completely change the direction of his own scientific focuses. Lazarev picked up where Selye’s work left off and was fascinated by a group of herbs that he believed could boast a variety of positive effects on the body, including physical and mental capacity, reduced fatigue, and improved resistance to stress. He named this specific class of herbs adaptogens.

The Story Continues…

In the early 1960s, Lazarev’s protégé Dr. Israel Brekhman took over his body of research, specifically on adaptogens, and shifted his focus into two main areas: stress research and identifying (and recording) how specific adaptogens could help improve physical and mental performance.† Brekhman’s decades-long work solidified his peer-coined nickname as the “father of adaptogens.”

Brekhman Meets Isagenix

You’re probably thinking…What does this have to do with e+? We’ll tell you:

Owner and Chairman of the Board Jim Coover along with Isagenix Founder John W. Anderson worked with Brekhman to spearhead his development of botanicals rich in adaptogens, specifically targeting stress support and performance.† These gentlemen had a vision, and from the fruit of that vision, e+ was born. e+ was designed to include adaptogens from botanicals that are supported by Brekham’s research. In combination with naturally sourced caffeine, the adaptogens found in e+ help support the body’s ability to perform physically and mentally.†

Jim and Father of Adaptogens

The Moral of the Story

As a leader in health and wellness, we remain committed to our products, and e+ is no exception. A lifetime of research has been invested into adaptogens alone, so why not spend your lifetime fueling your body with a product that you can use to help transform your life? Elevate your days with the power of e+ and its unique adaptogen blend!

​†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

2018-04-14T02:56:31+00:00March 7th, 2018|Products|
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