When Life Hits You Hardest—Adapt With Ionix Supreme

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Ionix Supreme contains a carefully selected blend of Adaptogens.

In the 1960s, former Soviet Union scientists led by Dr. Israel Brekhman knew they were on to something special with the discovery and study of Adaptogens (1). As a result, they recommended Adaptogens and Adaptogenic blends to all the country’s professional and Olympic athletes to improve their training, optimize their mental and physical performance, and speed recovery.

After the word was out concerning Adaptogens, Dr. Brekhman brought his scientific research expertise overseas to the Western hemisphere. Because of Dr. Brekhman’s knowledge, scientists in the United States learned how to create a potent Adaptogen cocktail. A variation of this cocktail can be found in Ionix® Supreme that Isagenix users utilize every day.

Ionix Supreme contains a carefully selected combination of Adaptogens that include well-studied plants such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), bacopa (Bacopa monnieri), eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), and rhodiola (rhodiola rosea).

As an integral part of an Isagenix lifestyle, Ionix Supreme lives up to its name by helping your body adapt to life’s stresses. But these life stresses can mean different things for different people, which is why we’ve put together these tips on when to best use Ionix Supreme depending on your situation.

Adapt in the Morning                                  

Have problems getting up and going in the morning? Upon waking, reach for a shot of Ionix Supreme. Or, if you prefer, add either liquid or powered Ionix Supreme to hot water and consume as an herbal tea. You could even include it in your IsaLean® or IsaLean PRO Shake. Whichever way you consume it, the drink will help you move forward with the rest of your day.

Adapt to Your Workout

Isagenix has another Adaptogen product entirely devoted to kick-starting your workout. E+™ is an energy shot with a moderate dose of natural caffeine from green tea and yerba mate. But if you’re not the type who loves to train on a caffeinated buzz, Ionix Supreme can work for you. Research suggests that eleuthero and rhodiola found in Ionix Supreme lead to significant improvements in athletic performance (2, 3).

Post-Workout Adaptive Recovery

If you’re satisfied with taking e+ as a pre-workout, you can still use Ionix Supreme after your workout for recovery. After all, what you’re looking for from your workout is straight-up adaptation. Adaptogens are demonstrated in studies to support athletic recovery through beneficial effects on the immune system and on reducing oxidative stress (4, 5). Ionix Supreme also helps replenish glycogen stores with its content of natural molasses.

Acclimatize to Cleanse Days

Ionix Supreme makes for a cherished Cleanse Day companion—one that helps you settle in to your change of routine. When taken alongside Cleanse for Life® on these days, Ionix Supreme’s rich content of Adaptogens can bolster the body’s natural process of detoxification (6-10). Take up to two ounces of Ionix Supreme on Cleanse Days for best results.

Bedtime Adaptive Restoration

Bedtime is when you allow your mind and body to recuperate and regenerate—so it should not be a surprise that Adaptogens taken in the evening could help you make the most of your sleeping time. Adaptogens have been proven to help with improving sleep quality (11).

Adapt to Life

The benefits of Ionix Supreme can be enjoyed any time of the day, so it’s really up to you to decide when the best time is to take it. That’s just how Adaptogens work – they function to “normalize” and allow you to adapt your own unique biochemistry and physiology to a variety of life situations (1). No matter how you prefer to take it, there is a time when Ionix Supreme is right for you.



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Snack Attack! How Snacking Can Hurt or Help Your Waistline

Snaking can help or hurt your weight loss goals, depending on what you choose.

Snaking can help or hurt your weight loss goals, depending on what you choose.

Americans are snacking now more than ever. In fact, recent studies have shown that for many people, typical eating habits are more like an all-day buffet rather than the classic three meals a day (1-3). With this new shift from traditional meal times to constant grazing, health researchers have wondered about the effect snacking has on weight gain as well as weight loss. Does snacking curb appetite and prevent over-eating or can it pack in extra calories? A close look at the science of snacking reveals some surprising facts: Snacking between meals can be either bad or good for your waistline, depending on your snacking choices. This article will break down the science of snacking and show how Isagenix can help you snack smartly while slimming down in the process.

Skip Late-Night Snacking

A recent study carried out by researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California highlights some concerns with typical snacking habits (1). The researchers used a smartphone app to track the eating habits of more than 550 overweight adults and found that the majority of them were snacking up to 15 hours a day. The researchers also noticed a tendency toward eating more food late in the day. The people who participated in this study ate less than 25 percent of their calories before noon, but ate more than 35 percent of their calories after 6:00 p.m. For the second phase of this study, the participants were coached to limit their eating to a 10-to 11-hour period during the day for 16 weeks without making any other changes in their eating habits. By the end of the study, the participants had not only lost weight, but also reported better sleep and more energy.

 What You Eat Matters Most

Several studies have investigated the relationship between snacking and body weight. Some of the snacking habits associated with weight gain are not surprising. For example, one study published in the International Journal of Obesity, compared the snack choices of obese and lean individuals. The researchers found that obese individuals snacked more frequently on sweet or fatty foods, like cookies and potato chips (4).

In another study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the aim was to describe snacking behaviors in a group of office workers and compare snack habits with diet quality and body mass index (BMI) (5). The researchers found that the most significant factor associating BMI and diet quality was the type of food people chose for snacking. On average, people who regularly ate snack foods rich in protein or fiber, such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables, had a higher diet quality and lower BMI. The opposite was true of people who snacked on desserts and sweets; these snacking habits were associated with lower diet quality and higher BMI.

Something to Chew On

When done smartly, snacking can be one of your best allies for weight-loss success. Allowing your appetite to get out of control makes the temptation of high-calorie junk foods hard to resist and can increase the likelihood of overeating during meals. Planning healthy snacks throughout the day will help keep your appetite in check (6). If you are ready to shape up your snacks, Isagenix can help. These three snacking solutions have been carefully formulated to be your secret weapon for curbing appetite:

1. Feel full longer with fiber

Fiber Snacks™ are a delicious and satisfying way to boost fiber and a great alternative to a typical sugary granola bar with only 150 calories and six grams of fiber.

Slim Cakes® are another quick, filling option that contain five grams of fiber to keep hunger at bay.

2. Power up with protein

Whey Thins™ provide a crunchy, protein-packed snack with 10 grams of protein and only 100 calories. Whey Thins are a smart alternative to other savory snacks that are high in fat and empty calories like chips.

3. Be smart about your sweets

If sugary snacks are your weakness, IsaDelight® milk or dark chocolates satisfy any sweet tooth without the guilt. These individually wrapped chocolates with green tea extract are perfectly portioned so you can still enjoy chocolate without the excess calories.

Snacking has become the new normal as the increasing trend toward all-day grazing replaces the traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. The science of snacking shows that munching throughout the day can be a great tool to support your weight-loss goals, as long as you snack smartly. Whether you are craving something sweet or savory, chewy or crunchy, Isagenix has convenient, grab-and-go snacks that will help you steer clear of the vending machine so you can snack your way to success.



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Are You Overestimating Calories Burned During Exercise?

Exercise is one part of the weight-loss equation

Exercise is one part of the weight-loss equation

If you’re working out simply to burn calories, you may be in for some disappointment. New research reinforces the message that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet, although that hasn’t kept some from trying.

In a new study, researchers found that healthy men and women significantly overestimated the amount of energy they expended during a high-intensity, 60-minute workout (1).

The subjects thought they burned close to 400 calories while in reality the scientific measurements found energy expenditure to be only 250 calories during the workout, or an average of 36 percent off the actual amount.

For those hoping to lose weight, research suggests that the amount of energy people expend during exercise is often much less than they think. In reality, exercise is vastly overshadowed by diet in determining weight-loss success. While exercise does contribute to more energy burned in a day, a change in diet will generally be the largest factor in whether or not a person loses weight (2).

Does that mean that exercise doesn’t play any role in weight loss? No. Exercise can be important for adding and retaining lean muscle tissue while improving overall fitness and health. Plus, research has shown that over time exercise helps prevent weight gain or regain by supporting metabolism and fat burning (2).

The type of exercise performed and diet quality can also affect how many calories—and what type of calories, be they from fat tissue or otherwise—are burned post-workout. For example, getting more protein per day can support greater fat burning daily.

This effect of greater energy expenditure and fat burning was demonstrated in a recent study comparing six different combinations of exercise and nutritional interventions (3). The researchers compared the following exercises: aerobic jogging, high intensity sprints, and resistance training. The nutritional interventions evaluated included protein supplementation with and without carbohydrates after exercise. The results showed that only the combination of high-intensity sprints and protein supplementation increased energy expenditure and fat burning after training.

The takeaway from the research is that even a person’s best estimation of calories burned during exercise is likely to be inaccurate. Additionally, it’s more important to maintain a diet rich in quality protein, and sticking to good nutrition for training to help support muscle growth and metabolism.

Exercise is a great addition to any weight loss regimen, but it can’t act alone.



  1. Berthiaume MP, Lalande-Gauthier M, Chrone S, & Karelis AD. Energy expenditure during the group exercise course BodypumpTM in young healthy individuals. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2015 Jun; 55(6):563-8.
  2. Donnelly JE, Smith BK. Is exercise effective for weight loss with ad libitum diet? Energy balance, compensation, and gender differences. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2005 Oct; 33(4):169-74.
  3. Wingfield HL, et al. The acute effect of exercise modality and nutrition manipulations on post-exercise resting energy expenditure and respiratory exchange ratio in women: a randomized trial. Sports Med Open. 2015 Jun; 2. pii: 11.

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Too Many Kids Are Overweight or Obese and YOU Can Do Something About It

ScienceTalks_092915_HealthyKids1Trainer: David Despain, M.Sc., Director of Science Communications


It’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in the United States. Isagenix Director of Science Communications David Despain, M.Sc., explains how weight and obesity are really measured for our kids. “The growing number of children considered overweight or obese since 1970 is staggering,” says David, “and it’s unfortunate because we know what we’re supposed to do to turn this around.” Nearly 17 percent (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents ages 2 to19 years are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Listen to David analyze what’s happening and what we can do to combat it.


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