Isagenix Nutritional Sciences

Early to Bed, Early to Drop Pounds

Notice a surge in your food cravings? You may want to check your bedtime. In the first laboratory study of its kind, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania showed that otherwise healthy people who stay up late and don’t get a good night’s sleep are likely to gain weight from indulging in fattier foods during the late-night hours.

In the study, published in the journal Sleep, 225 non-obese people between the ages of 22 and 50 were randomized into a sleep restriction group or control group for 5 nights—the sleep restricted group slept from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. while the control group slept from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

How to Stop Late-Night Cravings

It’s 11 p.m. and you’ve just scarfed down a slice of leftover pizza and a few too many Oreo cookies. The satisfying taste of salty and sweet is quickly overcome by guilt, frustration, and what is now an uncomfortably full belly. After eating balanced meals and healthy snacks all day, you are defeated by your late-night craving for junk food.

How can you avoid this self-defeating debacle? New research shows that eating a high-protein breakfast is the best way to avoid those p.m. cravings.

A study from the University of Missouri-Columbia showed that subjects who ate a high-protein breakfast had increased levels of satiety along with reductions in brain activity responsible for controlling food cravings that lasted into the evening.

The Science Behind Cleansing

Cleanse InfographicCleansing is one of the many reasons that Isagenix systems are different from other “diets”. In fact, diet is really the wrong word to use to describe Isagenix. We offer a collection of systems that can be customized to your own health goals and adopted as a lifestyle, meaning these are habits and tools you’ll have for the long haul. Cleansing is one of those habits within an Isagenix lifestyle.

Isagenix has been leading the way to health by advocating the practice of cleansing for more than a decade. Now, recent scientific findings are leading nutritional researchers to believe that this practice of “cleansing”—a combination of intermittent fasting with herbs and vitamins that support detoxification—provides surprising health benefits.

Isagenix System Edges Out Well-Recognized Diet in New Study

Did you hear? The University of Illinois Chicago just studied our Isagenix® system and measured it against a recognized heart-healthy diet. Not only were researchers astonished at the results, but they were also pleased with the study participants’ adherence to the system!

Study Finds Isagenix Superior to Leading “Heart Healthy” Diet

The highly anticipated results are in—Isagenix products are superior to a leading “heart healthy” dietary plan for weight loss and visceral fat loss. The manuscript has been submitted to two peer-reviewed journals and is still under review; however, you can read more details about the study on our clinical research summary and marketing flyer.

Can’t Make the Scale Budge? 11 Questions to Ask Yourself

Amazing transformational changes to our health and our body composition are seen with the Isagenix nutritional cleansing and fat burning systems,  but every now and then we get “stuck.” Sometimes the weight seems to be coming off too slowly, or compared to other people’s results it doesn’t feel “up to par.”

Why Health Professionals Should Choose Isagenix

Trainer: Nick Messina, M.D.

Are you a health professional interested in how Isagenix can improve your practice? Listen in as Dr. Nick Messina shares his experience using the products and why he recommends Isagenix® to other medical doctors.

More Calcium Linked to Lower Percent Body Fat in Young Adults

Getting enough calcium in the diet is associated with lower percent body fat in young adults, according to researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

Their study evaluated dietary calcium in 76 men and 121 women aged 18 to 28 years—all university students—across all weight categories using food-frequency questionnaires, dietary recalls, and blood draws to measure and confirm intakes.

The authors reported that an intake of approximately 1500 milligrams per day “could aid in the management of whole body fat and truncal fat [belly fat]” irrespective of gender in young adults. In addition, the association between higher dietary calcium intake and lower percent body fat was maintained even after controlling for physical activity.

The Role of Muscle in Weight Loss

Trainer: Dr. Michael Colgan

With so many people who would like to lose weight, there is a great need for health professionals to properly guide these people through the process. Dr. Michael Colgan, world-renowned research scientist, has provided nutrition and training programs for thousands of people, and is director of his eponymous Colgan Institute, a consulting, educational and research facility concerned with the effects of nutrition and exercise on athletic performance, along with prevention of chronic degenerative disease, and prevention of degeneration of the brain. Listen in as he discusses the importance of retaining lean muscle mass while losing weight, and why muscle just might hold the secret to successful and healthy weight loss for anyone embarking on the journey.

A Doctor’s Isagenix Story

Trainer: Dennis Harper, DO, Scientific Advisory Board Chair

Listen in as Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board Chair Dennis Harper, DO, discusses his experience with Isagenix along with his patients’ results, and why he encourages other doctors to use it in their clinical practices.

The Isagenix Lifestyle for Ultimate Telomere Health

Products BThe wait is over.

Nearly a year ago, we reported on the teaming up of Isagenix Founder and Master Formulator John Andrews and molecular biologist Bill Andrews, Ph.D. The two had just announced a strategic partnership wherein they would begin seeking out natural, safe compounds to create a revolutionary product that could help “turn back the clock” on aging.

The focus of their research would be telomerase, the enzyme that maintains telomeres, or the protective caps of chromosomes that shorten with age. Telomere length was already starting to become an exciting new biomarker of aging.