Nutritional Cleansing With Cleanse for Life

Confused about all the different types of cleanses out there? The concept of cleansing can be completely foreign to many people. Add on conflicting information on the Internet and so many options to choose from and it’s no surprise that there can be misunderstandings about cleansing, how cleansing works, or how to complete a successful cleanse. For health-informed consumers, Isagenix offers a different approach to nutritional cleansing that is supported by clinical studies. A key difference in cleansing with Isagenix is intermittent fasting. The scientifically supported system incorporates intermittent fasting on Cleanse Days and calorie restriction on Shake Days.

The combination of Cleanse and Shake Days is shown to be more effective than traditional dieting for initial weight loss and weight maintenance (1). When used as directed in our system guidelines, Isagenix products including Cleanse for Life® as part of Cleanse Days and IsaShake as part of Shake Days have demonstrated excellent results.

Cleanse for Life 101

Intermittent fasting is the term used for an eating pattern that involves the regular abstinence from normal foods and meals. Fasting normally is performed for a period of one or two days per week or month.

While weight loss or weight maintenance is seen as a primary benefit from intermittent fasting, the practice has demonstrated efficacy for reducing abdominal fat (visceral fat) and, as a result, an improvement in insulin sensitivity and overall cardiovascular health (1-3).

Additionally, research has found that fasting initiates the recycling of old and dysfunctional components of cells through enzymatic pathways termed “autophagy” (4). Autophagy is thought of as a cellular self-cleaning mechanism that is suggested to have benefits for overall health.

Cleanse for Life is the nutritional support that is considered a key distinction of intermittent fasting with Isagenix. Its inclusion is what defines Cleanse Days and separates them from normal fasting completed only with water. The inclusion of the drink as a Cleanse Day companion provides nutrient-packed benefits along with a greater chance for a successful cleanse. Cleanse for Life contains a mixture of botanical extracts and nutrients to support detoxification. This proprietary blend is especially designed for use in conjunction with intermittent fasting. With its addition of turmeric and ashwagandha, Cleanse for Life is shown to be effective in studies for influencing antioxidant and detoxification pathways in cells (5). The support for the body’s own antioxidant and detoxification systems offers a complete cleanse experience and better overall health.

How to Use Cleanse for Life

Daily Cleansing – As a daily supplement, directions for taking Cleanse for Life are to consume with 60ml – 120ml of water (3 quick squeezes) to twice daily. There’s no wrong time to take Cleanse for Life. However, while it’s not so important when the product is taken, some report better results when taking a daily dose before they go to bed.

Deep Cleansing – Double the daily serving (6 quick squeezes with 120ml – 20ml of watere) and take four times spread throughout the day. The four servings of Cleanse for Life on a Cleanse Day are designed to be accompanied by up to six Isagenix Snacks™ per day and plenty of water. Other optional Cleanse Day support products include taking up to eight Isagenix chocolates, up to two e+™ shots, Ionix® Supreme.

Cleanse Day routines can vary among different participants, depending on individual goals. Some cleansers may also need to modify dietary intake on a Cleanse Day so that it includes more than suggested guidelines call for to support blood sugar control depending on their situation.

Those seeking weight loss can often find Cleanse Days intimidating or requiring quite a lot of effort. New cleansers are encouraged to take it easy—not immediately jumping into performing full Cleanse Days or two consecutive days of Deep Cleansing. Starting out with Shake Days allows for a more gradual reduction in calorie intake. Some may wish to attempt half a Cleanse Day before working up to a full Cleanse Day.

No Juices, Laxatives, or Diuretics
A common concern about cleansing is the involvement of either drastic starvation plans, use of sugary juices, or use of dangerous ingredients that act as laxatives and diuretics. There are no laxatives or diuretics in Cleanse for Life. Unlike other cleanses, the Isagenix System includes cleansing that is clinically shown to be effective and safe.

With the right preparation and a little self-motivation, participants are often pleasantly surprised at how effortless Cleanse Days can be. After seeing and feeling the results in the form of consistent weight loss and improved health, they may also find that Cleanse Days become the favorite part of their week.

References

  1. Klempel MC, Kroeger CM, Bhutani S, Trepanowski JF, Varady KA. Intermittent fasting combined with calorie restriction is effective for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese women. Nutr J.2012 Nov 21;11:98.
  2. Harvie MN, Pegington M, Mattson MP et al. The effects of intermittent or continuous energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers: a randomized trial in young overweight women. Int J Obes (Lond) 2011;35:714-27.
  3. Heilbronn LK1, Smith SR, Martin CK, Anton SD, Ravussin E. Alternate-day fasting in nonobese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jan;81(1):69-73.
  4. Bergamini E, Cavallini G, Donati A, Gori Z. The role of autophagy in aging: its essential part in the anti-aging mechanism of caloric restriction. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2007 Oct;1114:69-78.
  5. Gumpricht E, Kumar R, Hussain A, Sabarwal A, Ramteke A, Cho S, Deep G.  A Natural Herbal Beverage Exhibits Significant Cytoprotection and Promotes Nrf-2 Activation in Cells April 2015FASEB J 2015;29 (Supplement) Abstract # 607.1.
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What’s your Cleanse Day style?

1200px-cleanse-graphicCleansing in a way that works for you helps to make Cleanse Days a perfect fit for your lifestyle. Here are three Cleanse Day styles you can try on for size.

The Busy Cleanser
If this is your Cleanse Day style, you feel like cleansing helps to boost your productivity. After all, if you don’t need to take time out for cooking, eating meals or cleaning up, you’ll be able to get more done during the day.

  • Whether your day is packed with errands or nonstop meetings, you breeze through your Cleanse Days by checking off your to-do list.
  • Cleanse Days are marked on your calendar so you can avoid scheduling conflicts and plan ahead.
  • You keep a supply of Cleanse for Life handy at your desk or in your bag so it’s always ready to go when you are.
  • Because you have a lot going on, you set reminders on your phone to help you stay on schedule with your next snack or next serving of Cleanse for Life.

The Relaxed Cleanser
If this is your Cleanse Day style, you think of Cleanse Days as a chance to relax and nurture yourself. Pampered cleansers use Cleanse Days as a break from the everyday routine and as a time to let their bodies rest and recharge.

  • You enjoy drinking your Cleanse for Life™ out of your most elegant glasses.
  • If you usually cook for others, Cleanse Days are your night off from the kitchen.
  • You take a hot bath or treat yourself to a massage to make your day especially relaxing.
  • You give yourself permission to sleep in a little or even take a nap.

The Sporty Cleanser
If this is your cleansing style, you are a fitness enthusiast who has an urge to get moving every day. Sporty cleansers integrate gentle exercise into Cleanse Days because they know that light exercise boosts mood and helps them to feel their best.

  • If temptation strikes, taking a brisk walk is your first choice to help you to stay motivated.
  • Because you train hard during the rest of the week, Cleanse Days are your day to work on flexibility with yoga or stretching exercises.
  • You choose AMPED Hydrate as one of your support tools because there’s a good chance you’ll be getting a little sweaty on Cleanse Days.
  • You don’t overdo it! Gentle exercise can be great when you’re cleansing but you save your hard workouts for days when you are fueling your body for performance.

Customising your Cleanse Day experience to fit with your personality and lifestyle can be an effective approach to achieve lasting success. These Cleanse Day styles are just a few examples of how you can create a Cleanse Day routine suited to fit your own personal sense of style.

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Get Ready! Global Cleanse Day is Coming January 4

Isagenix has been leading the way to health by advocating the practice of cleansing for more than a decade. Make cleansing part of your New Year’s Solution and join Isagenix in celebrating the first annual Global Cleanse Day on January 4, 2016!

One Day to Celebrate the System

Cleansing is an important component of a healthy lifestyle when used regularly as part of a system. Cleanse for Life® is a botanical rich concentrate that gives your body the nutritional support it needs every day, including on Cleanse Days.

Reach Your Ideal Weight and Reclaim Your Youthful Vitality

The systems that Isagenix has to offer are a ground-breaking path to healthy weight loss and designed to gently rid the body of potentially harmful impurities, while infusing it with essential vitamins, botanicals and other natural ingredients to help shed pounds naturally without the use of laxatives, stimulants, or diuretics.

Are You With Us? And Who’s With You?

Don’t keep it to yourself. Share your commitment to Global Cleanse Day on social media, and encourage people to join you, with the hashtag #GlobalCleanseDay or share one of the images below.

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