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|

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|

Get Energized With Our Product in the Spotlight

PowerPoint PresentationLooking to feel revitalized, refreshed, and ready to conquer the year ahead with positive intentions, goals, and aspirations for overall health and wellness? e+™ could be what’s missing to fill that void! Not only do these energy shots help boost energy, fight fatigue, and fuel athletic performance, but you can reap all of these benefits with  Apple Raspberry & Pomegranate Flavour.

Don’t keep this secret weapon all to yourself, Share the e+! What does this mean exactly? It’s simple. We want all of you to share the (e+) shot with someone you know! Share you experience, share your favourite flavour, and most of all, share why you choose to fuel your body with e+!

What Are You Waiting For?
Give yourself (and others) the best experience possible on this journey of ultimate health.

Make e+ a part of your goal to transform your body, starting today!

2018-01-15T14:24:06+00:00January 15th, 2018|Products|

Yerba Mate and Adaptogens: What’s Inside e+

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Whether you use it for a morning jolt, an afternoon pick-me-up, or an exercise elixir, Isagenix e+ Concentrate has become an essential tool for many to stay energized throughout the day. But do you really know what’s inside e+ and how it works to give you that healthy boost of energy?

Although the delicious taste can be reason enough to enjoy the beverage, the real magic happens after you slug down the shot. With about as much caffeine as a cup of regular coffee, e+ gives you a healthy energy boost—all for only 35 calories. What’s more, the source of caffeine in e+ is from yerba mate and green tea extracts.

“Vitamin P”
Yerba mate is an herbal beverage popular in South America made from dried leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis plant and is a natural source of caffeine. Research has linked yerba mate consumption to many health benefits—including heart health and antioxidant protection—that are largely attributed to its high concentration of bioactive compounds including polyphenols and flavonoids.

Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidant in the human diet, topping all other phytochemicals (compounds that occur in plants) and even known dietary antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids (1). Flavonoids, also known as bioflavonoids, are a type of polyphenol and were even once referred to as “Vitamin P” due to their key role in health.

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is also a natural source of caffeine. In addition to giving you a boost, the catechins—another type of polyphenol with antioxidant properties—present in green tea extract have been shown to stimulate thermogenesis (i.e. support calorie- and fat-burning potential), increase antioxidant status, and reduce oxidative stress from free radicals (2, 3).

Just Enough Natural Caffeine
Research shows it takes 15 to 45 minutes after ingestion for caffeine levels to elevate in the body with peak concentrations evident within one hour (4). As caffeine levels start to rise in the body, the caffeine molecule crosses the blood-brain barrier and blocks the neurotransmitter, adenosine, from binding to receptors on the brain. Think of adenosine as the “lazy” neurotransmitter—it signals the brain to slow down nerve cell activity causing you to feel drowsy and tired. In the brain, this also causes blood vessels to dilate, possibly to allow more oxygen to get to the brain during sleep.

Conversely, when caffeine binds to the receptors on the brain, nerve cells speed up. As a result, brain cells start firing off signals that make the body feel like it is in an alert state. This leads to the release of hormones causing a cascade of physiological responses, all of which are aimed at making you more focused and in control. This explains why after your e+ shot, you feel energized, primed, and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

There’s no need to consume dangerously excessive doses of synthetic caffeine to gain energizing benefits, as supplied in some other energy drinks. In e+ shot, natural caffeine from yerba mate and green tea is only supplied in moderate amounts that are healthy. The drink is fast acting and its supply of energy is long lasting. A half bottle is recommended for moderate energy and a whole bottle for maximum energy. Recommendations are to not exceed two bottles daily and to avoid mixing with alcoholic beverages. In addition, those who are under age 18, pregnant, or with any medical conditions should check with a physician before using e+.

Fatigue-Fighting Adaptogens
While the naturally sourced caffeine from green tea and yerba mate are key components of e+, the real superstar is the adaptogenic blend. Adaptogens are herbs and botanicals that have been shown to help normalize the body’s response to stress and improving the body’s capacity to perform and function under stressful circumstances. They do this by stimulating biochemical pathways that decrease the body’s sensitivity to harmful stressors, resulting in stress “protection” (5, 6).

Take this scenario: You are standing at the top a ten-foot tall diving board. There are butterflies in your stomach, your pulse rate quickens, you get nervous, feel flushed, perhaps your legs feel a little weak as you inch towards the edge. Your imagination and anticipation have activated the nervous and endocrine systems, sending hormones surging though your body. Finally, you jump. The second time around, you don’t have such a severe hormonal flux, the butterflies aren’t as active, and your limbs are more compliant. What was the difference? Your body had experienced the stress before, and it had built up a resistance. This conditioning is the principle behind adaptogens and how they work to strengthen the body’s response to stress.

The specific blend found in e+ was inspired by the research of the late Dr. Israel Brekhman, a pioneer in the study of adaptogens. Some of the stress-modulating, fatigue-fighting adaptogens in e+ include:

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Also known as Siberian ginseng, this thin, thorny shrub has been shown to improve endurance performance by supporting optimal cardiovascular functions and oxygen uptake (7).

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea): This adaptogenic plant is native to the arctic and mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and America. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been shown to increase energy, reduce fatigue, and help maintain cognitive function during stressful circumstances (8).

Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus oxyacantha): Evidence supports hawthorn berry’s ability to mediate both the physiological and psychological stress response in the body (9).

The novel combination of energy-boosting caffeine and stress-modulating adaptogens in e+ Natural Energy shot set it apart from any other energy beverage on the market. The blend of natural ingredients makes it a healthy and safe alternative to high-calorie, excessively caffeinated, artificially sweetened energy drinks and shots. You only get the best with Isagenix, and e+ is no exception.

References

  1. Scalbert et al. Polyphenols: antioxidants and beyond. J Clin Nutr 2005;18:2155-2175.
  2. Nago et al. Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-nodified LDL in men. Am J Clin Ntr 2005;81(1):122-9.
  3. Higdon et al. Tea catechins and polyphenols: health effects, metabolism, and antioxidant functions. Crit Rev Food Nutr 2003;43(1):89-143.
  4. Goldstein ER, et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2010;7:5.
  5. Panossian A, Wikman G. Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity. Curr Clin Pharmacol 2009;4:198-219
  6. Panossian A, Wikman G. Effects of adaptogens on the central nervous system and the molecular mechanisms associated with their stress—protective activity.  Pharmaceuticals 2010;3:188-224. doi: 10.3390/ph3010188
  7. Kuo et al. The effect of eight weeks of supplementation with Eleutherococcus senticosus on endurance capacity and metabolism in human. Chin J Physiol 2010;53:105-11.
  8. Darbinyan V, et al. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue–a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine 2000;7:365-71.
  9. Can O, et al. Effects of hawthorn seed and pulp extracts on the central nervous system. Pharm Biol 2010;48(8):924-31.
2016-10-14T12:47:27+00:00October 14th, 2016|Products|

Why e+ is the right energy shot for you

DBy Suk Cho, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor and SAB Chair

Everyone needs a pick-me-up once in a while. The fast pace and constant stresses of modern society have underpinned the rising popularity of energy drinks and shots. However, to meet the insatiable demand of consumers, many companies have sacrificed corporate responsibility.

There exists a surplus of unhealthy concoctions that are used in unhealthy and even dangerous ways. All are claiming to give you the biggest boost for your buck. But most just contain excessive amounts of synthetic caffeine, artificial ingredients, sugar, and other additives. Unfortunately, this has led to a lot of media coverage about possible harmful effects of energy drinks and shots.

Isagenix has chosen the path of corporate responsibility to bring you e+ Concentrate, a balanced, healthy energy beverage. Containing only as much caffeine as a cup of drip coffee or premium tea, it has only 1/3 to 1/2 the amount of caffeine as found in other shots on the market. e+ pairs naturally sourced caffeine from green tea and yerba maté with a proprietary blend of adaptogens backed by scientific evidence. The combination is a powerful, healthy boost for you for energizing a workout, sharpening your mind, and promoting your overall health.

While excessive caffeine amounts can have undesirable effects on blood pressure and the heart in at-risk populations (1;2), a growing body of evidence has shown that moderate caffeine amounts daily is associated with considerable benefits including cognitive and cardiovascular health.

Findings from the large, well-known Cardiovascular Health Study were that caffeine consumption enhances cognitive function in the short-term and can slow cognitive decline when consumed regularly over the long-term (3). Lifetime regular caffeine consumption in the form of coffee and tea is also associated with long-term management of healthy blood pressure (4), healthy blood sugar (5), and brain health (6). In addition, caffeine consumption can be especially useful for powering physical performance during aerobic and resistance training exercise (7). The evidence is clear: caffeine in amounts provided by nature can be good for you.

sg-zh-e-plus-apple-pomegranate-2013-800When developing e+, the question raised was how the product might affect healthy weight management goals while cleansing on an Isagenix system. We were pleased to see these results. They make intuitive sense since we know that green tea has reported benefits to metabolism and satiety (8;9).

Isagenix has shown once again that as a company, we are driven by a genuine mission to develop healthy products that provide real results for our customers. Whether you’re an athlete looking to step up your competitive game, a college student preparing for a big exam, or a driven business associate working to meet a critical deadline, e+ is the right energy boost for you.

*Individual weight loss results may vary.

References 

  1. Nawrot P, Jordan S, Eastwood J, Rotstein J, Hugenholtz A, Feeley M. Effects of caffeine on human health. Food Addit Contam 2003;20:1-30.
  2. Katan MB, Schouten E. Caffeine and arrhythmia. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;81:539-40.
  3.  Arab L, Biggs ML, O’Meara ES, Longstreth WT, Crane PK, Fitzpatrick AL. Gender differences in tea, coffee, and cognitive decline in the elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Alzheimers Dis 2011;27:553-66.
  4. Zhang WL, Lopez-Garcia E, Li TY, Hu FB, van Dam RM. Coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality among women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 2009;52:810-7.
  5. Bhupathiraju SN, Pan A, Malik VS et al. Caffeinated and caffeine-free beverages and risk of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr 2013;97:155-66.
  6. Gelber RP, Petrovitch H, Masaki KH, Ross GW, White LR. Coffee intake in midlife and risk of dementia and its neuropathologic correlates. J Alzheimers Dis 2011;23:607-15.
  7. Goldstein ER, Ziegenfuss T, Kalman D et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2010;7:5.
  8. Dulloo AG, Geissler CA, Horton T, Collins A, Miller DS. Normal caffeine consumption: influence on thermogenesis and daily energy expenditure in lean and postobese human volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr 1989;49:44-50.
  9. Josic J, Olsson AT, Wickeberg J, Lindstedt S, Hlebowicz J. Does green tea affect postprandial glucose, insulin and satiety in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J 2010;9:63.
2016-10-12T12:29:54+00:00October 12th, 2016|Products|

Yerba Mate and Adaptogens: What’s Inside e+

sg-zh-e-plus-apple-pomegranate-2013-800

Although the delicious taste can be reason enough to enjoy the beverage, the real magic happens after you slug down the shot. With about as much caffeine as a cup of regular coffee, e+ gives you a healthy energy boost—all for only 35 calories. What’s more, the source of caffeine in e+ is from yerba mate and green tea extracts.


“Vitamin P”
Yerba mate is an herbal beverage popular in South America made from dried leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis plant and is a natural source of caffeine. Research has linked yerba mate consumption to many health benefits—including heart health and antioxidant protection—that are largely attributed to its high concentration of bioactive compounds including polyphenols and flavonoids.

Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidant in the human diet, topping all other phytochemicals (compounds that occur in plants) and even known dietary antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids (1). Flavonoids, also known as bioflavonoids, are a type of polyphenol and were even once referred to as “Vitamin P” due to their key role in health.

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is also a natural source of caffeine. In addition to giving you a boost, the catechins—another type of polyphenol with antioxidant properties—present in green tea extract have been shown to stimulate thermogenesis (i.e. support calorie- and fat-burning potential), increase antioxidant status, and reduce oxidative stress from free radicals (2, 3).

Just Enough Natural Caffeine
Research shows it takes 15 to 45 minutes after ingestion for caffeine levels to elevate in the body with peak concentrations evident within one hour (4). As caffeine levels start to rise in the body, the caffeine molecule crosses the blood-brain barrier and blocks the neurotransmitter, adenosine, from binding to receptors on the brain. Think of adenosine as the “lazy” neurotransmitter—it signals the brain to slow down nerve cell activity causing you to feel drowsy and tired. In the brain, this also causes blood vessels to dilate, possibly to allow more oxygen to get to the brain during sleep.

Conversely, when caffeine binds to the receptors on the brain, nerve cells speed up. As a result, brain cells start firing off signals that make the body feel like it is in an alert state. This leads to the release of hormones causing a cascade of physiological responses, all of which are aimed at making you more focused and in control. This explains why after your e+ shot, you feel energized, primed, and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

There’s no need to consume dangerously excessive doses of synthetic caffeine to gain energizing benefits, as supplied in some other energy drinks. In e+ shot, natural caffeine from yerba mate and green tea is only supplied in moderate amounts that are healthy. The drink is fast acting and its supply of energy is long lasting. A half bottle is recommended for moderate energy and a whole bottle for maximum energy. Recommendations are to not exceed two bottles daily and to avoid mixing with alcoholic beverages. In addition, those who are under age 18, pregnant, or with any medical conditions should check with a physician before using e+.

Fatigue-Fighting Adaptogens
While the naturally sourced caffeine from green tea and yerba mate are key components of e+, the real superstar is the adaptogenic blend. Adaptogens are herbs and botanicals that have been shown to help normalize the body’s response to stress and improving the body’s capacity to perform and function under stressful circumstances. They do this by stimulating biochemical pathways that decrease the body’s sensitivity to harmful stressors, resulting in stress “protection” (5, 6).

Take this scenario: You are standing at the top a ten-foot tall diving board. There are butterflies in your stomach, your pulse rate quickens, you get nervous, feel flushed, perhaps your legs feel a little weak as you inch towards the edge. Your imagination and anticipation have activated the nervous and endocrine systems, sending hormones surging though your body. Finally, you jump. The second time around, you don’t have such a severe hormonal flux, the butterflies aren’t as active, and your limbs are more compliant. What was the difference? Your body had experienced the stress before, and it had built up a resistance. This conditioning is the principle behind adaptogens and how they work to strengthen the body’s response to stress.

The specific blend found in e+ was inspired by the research of the late Dr. Israel Brekhman, a pioneer in the study of adaptogens. Some of the stress-modulating, fatigue-fighting adaptogens in e+ include:

  • Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Also known as Siberian ginseng, this thin, thorny shrub has been shown to improve endurance performance by supporting optimal cardiovascular functions and oxygen uptake (7).
  • Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea): This adaptogenic plant is native to the arctic and mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and America. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been shown to increase energy, reduce fatigue, and help maintain cognitive function during stressful circumstances (8).
  • Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus oxyacantha): Evidence supports hawthorn berry’s ability to mediate both the physiological and psychological stress response in the body (9).

The novel combination of energy-boosting caffeine and stress-modulating adaptogens in e+ Natural Energy shot set it apart from any other energy beverage on the market. The blend of natural ingredients makes it a healthy and safe alternative to high-calorie, excessively caffeinated, artificially sweetened energy drinks and shots. You only get the best with Isagenix, and e+ is no exception.

References

  1. Scalbert et al. Polyphenols: antioxidants and beyond. J Clin Nutr 2005;18:2155-2175.
  2. Nago et al. Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-nodified LDL in men. Am J Clin Ntr 2005;81(1):122-9.
  3. Higdon et al. Tea catechins and polyphenols: health effects, metabolism, and antioxidant functions. Crit Rev Food Nutr 2003;43(1):89-143.
  4. Goldstein ER, et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: caffeine and performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2010;7:5.
  5. Panossian A, Wikman G. Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity. Curr Clin Pharmacol 2009;4:198-219
  6. Panossian A, Wikman G. Effects of adaptogens on the central nervous system and the molecular mechanisms associated with their stress—protective activity.  Pharmaceuticals 2010;3:188-224. doi: 10.3390/ph3010188
  7. Kuo et al. The effect of eight weeks of supplementation with Eleutherococcus senticosus on endurance capacity and metabolism in human. Chin J Physiol 2010;53:105-11.
  8. Darbinyan V, et al. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue–a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine 2000;7:365-71.
  9. Can O, et al. Effects of hawthorn seed and pulp extracts on the central nervous system. Pharm Biol 2010;48(8):924-31.
2016-10-12T01:01:07+00:00October 12th, 2016|Products|

New Affordable, No-Compromise Product Line

15-4014ASIA-B LowCostProduct-IsaFYI-121615-Week2Introducing our new e+™ Natural Energy Drink concentrate packaging*

*Each bottle contains 15 servings.

In October, we announced our latest product advancement: the new affordable, no-compromise product line. This game-changing product line will improve how we share Isagenix across the world, making healthy nutrition and cleansing solutions easier than ever to discover!

We look forward to introducing the full product line in March 2016 at our first regional convention in Asia. In the meantime, these new products will be phased into the market as they are available, and you will learn more about each product and its affordable pricing in the coming weeks.

Leak-proof, no-fuss packaging that is small enough to take on the go provides economical and convenient options your Isagenix customers will love!

Plus, these new products provide Associates the opportunity to:

  • Share products with a larger percentage of the population who previously were unable to purchase the products
  • Help more people in Asia achieve their personal health and wellness goals
  • Expand your Isagenix business by building long-term product users

Be sure to share this exciting news with your product users and stay tuned to IsaFYI.com/International for more information!

2016-01-07T20:18:58+00:00January 7th, 2016|News, Products|