Difference in Supplements

>> Friday, October 30, 2009

Are You Taking Quality Nutritional Supplements?
October 17, 2009 by Isagenix Nutritional Sciences

If you want only the best for your body, then you don’t want to be purchasing from a company that settles for junk, especially when they’re selling it to you for a premium. When choosing nutritional products, it’s important to know what’s considered quality.

The problem of companies not properly evaluating quality of ingredients becomes all the worse in an environment where saving money is what counts. Some companies will simply avoid analyzing their raw materials.

Continual quality analysis is ever important. Not only should companies test raw materials for possible contamination with microbes, pesticides and heavy metals, but also to determine their potency. After all, it’s the potency of each ingredient that ultimately determines whether or not a finished product will satisfy customer’s needs.

For example, if a supplier provides a raw material for a botanical that doesn’t meet specified potency, then it’s up to a responsible company whose sights are set on quality to reject the material. Sometimes companies don’t reject poor quality raw materials from suppliers, but even more shocking is that when companies do reject materials, those materials often don’t get disposed of or destroyed.

The rejected batches just end up going on to the next bidder—companies who sell stuff cheap. And the trash they sell is often never tested beyond the federal requirement of “fingerprinting” each botanical powder to make sure it really is what it is. Too often enough, unfortunately, some companies even avoid doing the fingerprinting. These same disreputables are also known for tainting their products making them even cheaper.

The integrity of a dietary supplement company must be maintained through a “no compromise” quality policy. Such a company is Isagenix, for example, which spends millions of dollars annually just on analysis of ingredients. Upon receipt of raw materials, they are immediately quarantined and thoroughly inspected. The materials then go through rigorous tests for safety and purity. The company requires industry-standard evaluation methods to determine potency of each ingredient.

Only after full testing of ingredients does Isagenix allow finished products to be manufactured. They are only produced in facilities that meet and exceed Good Manufacturing Practices and are regularly audited by third-party qualified organizations. As if that wasn’t enough, the company goes the extra mile. To make sure that products are effective, Isagenix is one of the only companies in the world that has all finished products re-inspected and re-analyzed.

Why does Isagenix go through all the trouble and expense to do double-testing? To make sure every finished product will really achieve real end-results.


Get off the blood sugar Rollar Coaster

>> Monday, October 19, 2009

Get Off The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster Naturally
October 10, 2009 by Isagenix Nutritional Sciences

green tea and cinnamonMaybe you had a big lunch, ate that side of mashed potatoes, washed it all down with a Coke. For dessert, maybe you had just a cookie. Should be more than enough calories to last ‘til dinner. But what happens by early afternoon? Crash! Energy drains out you like water from a sink. So it’s back to the vending machine. More calories and more sugar to last you only a few more hours. By the end of the workday, and despite an extra cup of coffee (with extra cream and sugar), you’re yawning again.

We’ve all been there. This is bad blood sugar management at its worst. And where do all those extra carbs go? To belly bulge, no doubt thanks to insulin. Insulin is the hormone that stimulates uptake of blood sugar (glucose) into tissues and the hormone that sends excess dietary sugar straight to be produced into fat.

How can you get your body under control so you can have lasting energy and also lose weight? No special drugs or treatments needed. Here are five natural ways to keep blood sugar in check.

Exercise to sensitize. Being active can have drastic effects on insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, just one intense workout may lower blood glucose levels for hours. For consistent blood sugar control, however, regular exercise is best. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can help improve blood sugar levels long term.

Eat balanced meals. When you eat meals, it’s the carbohydrates that are broken down and absorbed that raise blood sugar (glucose). Getting too much too quickly can cause glucose levels to spike. Then, after insulin kicks in, glucose takes a nosedive. But combining carbs with proteins, fats and fiber can help provide you with only gradual, manageable rises of blood sugar. An example of a nutritionally balanced meal is Isagenix® IsaLean Shake.

Stick to low-glycemic carbs. Glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a meal with carbs raises blood sugar. Proteins and fats serve to lower glycemic index of a meal, but fiber itself lowers glycemic index of carbs. “Good” carbs, as are called those low in glycemic index, include whole grains and high-fiber vegetables while “bad” carbs, those high in glycemic index, include white bread and mashed potatoes.

Use soluble fiber to solve blood sugar woes. Soluble fiber absorbs water and becomes gelatinous slowing the time that food leaves the stomach, which lowers glycemic response for better blood sugar control. Great sources of soluble fiber are oats such as found in Isagenix® SlimCakes®. And, according to a 2006 study in Diabetes Care, you may even have a greater effect on stabilizing blood sugar levels by combining soluble fiber from oats with resistant starch such as found in Isagenix® FiberPro.

Keep amount of carbs low per meal. Carbs are the body’s main fuel source, but lowering glycemic load by limiting carbs to less than 30g-45g total carbs can keep blood sugar from rising too high. Some experts even suggest breaking up breakfast, lunch and dinner into smaller meals spread throughout the day. For example, IsaLean Shake can be taken into two servings for two smaller meals (1 scoop in 4 oz) three hours apart and followed by smaller balanced meals high in fiber three hours apart.

Take control with chromium and cinnamon. Getting sufficient chromium in your diet can help you better maintain appropriate blood sugar levels. And, if you must have dessert, try sprinkling on plenty of cinnamon. Both chromium and cinnamon appear to potentiate insulin activity. To get enough with each meal, consider taking a high-quality supplement such as Isagenix® Natural Accelerator™.

Replace high-sugar sodas with green tea. Not only will you eliminate a lot of carbs, but you’ll be getting antioxidants called catechins such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). New research from National Institutes of Health suggests EGCG may help blood sugar management. ECGC appears to enhance vascular flow by improving delivery of glucose to tissues as well as by improving insulin activity. For optimal benefits, drink plenty of green tea throughout the day, or try supplementing with ECGC found in Isagenix® Natural Accelerator™ and Isagenix® Antioxidants.


No doubt about it,....We have depleted our foods

>> Wednesday, October 14, 2009

September 25th, 2008 by Chatelaine Mahler

No doubt about it … we have depleted our foods. Do you know that to get the same amount of nutrients you used to get from one head of lettuce in 1930, you’d need to eat 10 wheel barrows full!? How about an apple? If you ate an apple in 1976, you’d need to eat 12 apples today to get the same benefits. Astounding, right?
organic lettuce

Well, it is. But that’s only one piece of the problem. We now rush to health food stores and buy our organic fruit and vegetables! Well … wait a minute! Organic is no longer part of our world … they get rained on with toxic jet fuel! Some recent research showed 72 chemicals on organic lettuce!

The best of all is jet fuel being found in breast milk.

Okay, you may think this is way over the top. This few examples of the huge nutrition problem we find ourselves in is part of a long keynote address given by Peter Greenlaw a few weeks ago. At the date of this post, we do not have the actual backup research information, but we will get it. In the meantime, know that Peter Greenlaw is a trusted source for us.

People, it’s time to wake up! Our bodies are super toxic! This is why we advocate nutritional cleansing with Isagenix superfoods. Cleansing once a week or 2-3 times per month is the answer to our problem. Nutritional cleansing is about “cell” cleansing, not “colon” cleansing. Big difference. Although we agree that colon cleansing is a good practice, it will not eliminate toxicity from your cells - nutritional cleansing will.
Your body is the miracle - give it what it needs!


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