Is Isagenix a scam?

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Review by Michael M

I am a long-time health and fitness enthusiast, a life-long athlete, and dedicated to my personal health and wellness. My degree is in health, and I’ve also taught health, exercise, and fitness classes both at the university level and in my own training facilities for years.

Part of my job is to know what’s going on in the health and wellness industry, including various diet supplement fads and trends, in order to evaluate them for my clients who might be personally using them.

In addition to my professional interest in health and wellness supplement, I also take nutritional products myself, both to help improve my performance, increase my recovery from exercise, and to combat the effects of a lifetime of wear and tear on my body.

How I Came To Try Isagenix Products

Once I hit my mid-thirties, I started trying different supplements that claimed to help the body recuperate from stress and exercise, that helped heal joint injuries, that could help the body deal with stress, and so forth – all in the hopes of alleviating some of the pain and fatigue I was experiencing more and more with my activities and schedule.

I’ve personally tried and researched (meaning I read labels, looked up customer reviews, checked out ingredients, etc.) dozens of different products. No-ni juice? Did it. Asah-ee berries? Yup. Go-ji and Mango-steen fruit? You bet. Energy pills and drinks? Tons. Various multivitamin and mineral supplements, including pills, powders, and liquids? I’ve tried dozens.

Yet, out of all the products I tried over the years, none of them really made a noticeable and lasting impact on my health. Oh, a few showed some initial promise, but after a few days it would seem to level out, and I’d just chalk it up to the placebo effect. (Note: Despite that, I still was taking certain basic supplements daily that were part of my longtime regimen – a multivitamin, a B-complex, an antioxidant supplement, a protein supplement, powdered greens, and a joint supplement.)

A Lot of People Sell Isagenix – Does That Mean It’s Good?

So, in my line of work I kept running across trainers who were selling Isagenix products. Now, most trainers sell some sort of nutritional product line, because their clients are going to take something anyway, and you want to be able to offer them something they won’t be wasting their money on. At first, I didn’t pay much attention, but after the third or fourth trainer that I saw using or endorsing Isagenix, I started to wonder if it was something that might help me.

I started looking up info on the stuff, and found a ton of people claiming weight loss stories from taking it. “That’s great”, I thought, “but it doesn’t help me much in my situation.” I couldn’t find very much in the way of negative stuff about the company, so that was good – just the usual, “I hate all network marketing companies” stuff (if people only knew – many of the mainstream companies out there either started as network marketing companies, or they have divisions that sell their products via network marketing).

Anyway, the next step was checking out the ingredients. I’ve studied a lot about nutrition and supplements, so I can usually spot a crummy product just by reading the label. Nothing I found was dubious, so I did a web search to find someone I could order from. I found a distributor and ordered some products, which came to my front door a few days later.

My Experience With The Isagenix Products

That night, I took what I had ordered according to the instructions, stayed up a few hours working and reading, then went to bed. I slept through the whole night, and that floored me, because I usually toss and turn and wake up several times throughout the night. The reason is because I have so many nagging injuries from a lifetime of abusing my joints, that I have to change positions often to get comfortable.

So, that alone impressed me, but I thought it might just be a fluke. Next night, not so noticeable, but still I slept a lot better than normal. Then, slowly over about a week or so I noticed a gradual increase in my energy and mental alertness. Whether it was due to the improved sleep I was getting or the products, I wasn’t sure, so I stopped taking it for a few days and took an over the counter sleep aid to help me sleep.

The results were not the same. I didn’t feel as energetic, nor as alert (but that could have been after-effects of the sleep aid). So, I started taking Isagenix again and felt more rested and felt more energetic after a few days.

Let Me Tell You About My Wife Who Hates Taking Vitamins…

Now, I am constantly trying to get my wife to take better care of herself. She has a congenital heart arrhythmia, so I am always reminding her to take some standard supplements that are supposed to help with that sort of thing. But, she hates taking even a single daily multivitamin, so it’s a constant struggle.

However, I wanted to see if she’d experience the same effects from taking the Isagenix products. So, I talked her into trying the 30 Day Isagenix Cleanse. At first, she balked at the flavor of the Ionix and Cleanse for Life liquids, but she liked the flavor of the shake so she kept taking it. Two days later out of the blue she says, “I have more energy since I started taking this stuff.”

Now, we have a new baby and are both career professionals, so we are both worn out most of the time. She had actually been complaining about being tired a lot and stressed, so that was a really big deal to her. Now, she gets up every day and makes her own shake or prepares the power in a bottle to take to work and mix. I’ve never seen her do this before, so I know she must like how she feels now.

But Does Isagenix Help You Lose Weight?

Personally, I can’t speak to that – I eat a very good diet and although I could probably lose a few pounds that’s not why I’m taking it. However, you can see from these photos that people really can lose a lot of weight taking this stuff.

There are a lot more photos of people who have lost weight on Isagenixs products; some are people who were in relatively good shape and then got ripped taking it, while others are people who were overweight and then lost a ton while doing it over an extended period of time.

As a fitness expert, I can tell you that the worst thing a person can do is go on a crash diet to lose weight. That sort of diet can put your body into starvation mode, slow your metabolism, and then cause you to gain all the weight back as soon as you start eating your normal diet again.

After looking at how the program works, I can tell you that Isagenix is not a crash diet at all. The way it works is the exact same way I instruct my client to eat to lose weight at a healthy and reasonable pace.

Cut out around 500 calories a day from what you body needs to maintain your current weight, eat sensible meals, and supplement with a good solid protein supplement, or increase your protein intake slightly, to ensure your body doesn’t cannibalize muscle to make up for the reduced calories. That, in a nutshell, is what the thirty day cleanse allows you to do. The difference is that it makes it a lot easier to do, because you don’t have to think so hard about what you need to eat to cut out those 500 calories.

I believe that’s the reason why people are so successful on this diet plan; it takes the guesswork out of modifying your eating habits. Plus, I’ve read the ingredients on the products, and they are designed to provide your body with all the nutrients it requires. This is obviously important when you’re dieting, because you want to be getting all the nutrition you need while still losing weight.

Now, let me also say that I am not a big fan of extremely high protein diets. They are bad for your body, they make you constipated and give you a foul breath and body odor, and they are also hard on your kidneys and liver.

Isagenix is not a high protein diet! The amount of protein in the shakes is adequate for your needs, but not so much that it is unhealthy. Besides that, from what I understand it’s the highest quality whey protein that you can get.

Downsides To Taking Isagenix

Like I mentioned earlier, the taste. Some people will not like the taste of the drinks, especially the Ionix and Cleanse. However, they amounts you take are so minuscule it isn’t a big deal. Personally, I think the shakes taste delicious; the chocolate tasted like pudding to me.

But, my wife says the Isagenix Snacks! taste like chocolate chalk. I’d probably not mind them, but that’s just what she said. Since they’re a high-protein chewable wafer, that doesn’t surprise me. The idea is not to taste good, but to give you something to snack on when you get cravings so you’re not so hungry.

And, from what I understand the Isadelight chocolates are very good, and you can eat a few a day while doing the cleanse, so that’s good news.

Other things: I have heard that you might get constipated when cleansing, so they give you some herbal flush pills in case that happens. I suggest you take them on weekends, since there’s nothing worse than having the urge to go when you are in the middle of a meeting or dealing with a customer. Not trying to be crass, but that’s just a fact of taking an herbal cleanse.

The regular Cleanse for Life  liquid is very gentle though - I take it every single day. So, don’t worry that you’ll be running to the bathroom all the time while you’re taking this stuff; I don’t have that problem and you probably won’t either.

Is The Isagenix Opportunity A Scam?

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I decided to start selling Isagenix to my clients after I had such a positive experience with it. Before I made that decision, I checked out the company, the compensation plan, and asked Isagenix distributors what their experience was with the company. In addition, as I said before I looked online to try to find any negative reviews of the company.

I found that the company was very solid financially, and also very fair to its distributors. Their pay plan is a lot more attractive than others I’ve seen, although at first I didn’t understand it very well. I just wanted to make sure they weren’t ripping people off, and I didn’t find any evidence of it.

Granted, I am used to investing tens of thousands of dollars to start traditional businesses, so spending $197 (about what it costs to get a month’s worth of the 30 Day cleanse and to enroll as a distributor) is really not a big deal to me.

But, I can see how the average person might be leery of spending $200 to start a home business, so I wanted to be sure it was legitimate. Since the company offers a money back guarantee, I figured they at least stand behind their products, so that was a good sign.

I received very positive feedback from distributors, which sometimes can be just sales and recruiting talk. So, I searched around and still came back with very little in the way of negative talk about the company.

Plus, I met some people who were making very good money with the company, that never intended to make a career of it when they first tried the products. That’s very interesting to me, because when someone likes something so much they start telling their friends, that speaks volumes as to its quality.

Final Thoughts on My Isagenix Review

So, that’s my Isagenix scam review – I hope you can see that I’ve tried to present a balanced and honest opinion of the products, company, and opportunity. If you would like to order the products, find out more about the opportunity, or become a distributor, you can click on the button that matches your interests below.

Thanks for reading this review. I hope it helped you in your research for the truth about Isagenix.


Michael Massie

Jillian's Isagenix story

When I moved to a new place I had made a strong decision to fix my health and to get back into the right shape no matter how hard that it would be. I started exercising regularly, running, rollerblading, eating the right food and dieting.

All of this was helping to some degree, but it still did not return my health to the point that I used to have before I was affected by that smoker. I also tried several different health and cleansing methods, but the effect was less than average.

Then, one of my friends introduced me to the Isagenix program. I was very skeptical at the beginning as I thought it's just another sales pitch. But after hearing from him and others of how good this program is, I decided that I don't have much to lose and to give it a shot. Boy, I am glad that I did.

I started with the 9 day program and I could not believe my eyes when I had looked at myself in a mirror after the program was done. Then, in three short weeks I had become a new person. (Look at the picture on a right.)

I have lost a lot of weight as you can see and it happened in only in three weeks. Until this program, I have never had so much weight loss no matter how religiously and hard I exercised every day. The wrinkles on my face became much smaller in size and I felt great overall.

Of course as you might guess I got hooked and decided to continue with Isagenix.

I bought the 30 days program after that and the results were even more spectacular.

I got rid of many embarrassing gastro symptoms that I used to have also. And I lost 25 pounds overall after doing just this two programs, all this in only in a short period of 1.5 months! It was real proof that the program works.

Later on I hooked my 70 years old mother up on Isagenix. She got a lot of health improvement too and she says that the most amazing thing about these products is that they don't taste like medical stuff at all; they are very tasty and you simply cannot wait till the time when you have to take another shake or Isagenix snack.

After doing the 9 days and 30 days programs my wins are still staying with me and that’s amazing to see.

If you have various health problems and are overweight, then I hope my story will inspire you to take action.

I still continue to take this fantastic product and I am hooked for life and would definitely recommend this program for everybody.

Eve's Isagenix Story.

Until the age of 25 (oh youth :-) I have always been in good physical shape - I ate what I wanted as much as I wanted and never gained an extra pound. But I guess as part of a natural aging process, such dietary freedom began to take a toll on my body as I noticed a slight weight gain during my mid twenties.

Thinking that I can still get away with my old eating habits (like munching on chocolates at midnight, having 2 slices of cheese pizza for lunch and a rich baked ziti for dinner), I continued on, not having any regard for nutritional labels and value. Needless to say, eventually my clothes just didn’t fit me anymore.

Since then I have struggled like a yo-yo up and down with my weight. I tried numerous diets, but most of them failed me (some didn’t help at all, some provided only temporary results). Being 5’3’’ in height - an extra 20-30 pounds can be a devastating transformation, in appearance and in psyche, so my self-esteem plummeted like an apple from a tree.

At my heaviest (145 lbs as opposed to a normal 115 lbs body weight) I felt as a bloated balloon and my life became a constant obsession with how bad I looked and felt. To skip all of the psychological trauma, I will just say that I finally understood how hard it is to be happy when you don’t like what you see in the mirror.

I met a wonderful human being at the age of 29, who with respect and understanding showed me that there is a simple natural way to help my overindulged body gain back its youthful presence and long-forgotten confidence.

I did a 9-day Isagenix program and lost over seven pounds the first time. Then I did their Health and Wellness program the following month and lost another five. Several months later I am as confident and feeling as beautiful as I did when I was 19.

Not much explanation to the Isagenix system - clean the body of all the accumulated toxins (that attach to fat cells) and weight will be lost. It’s simple.

Although it was a bit difficult in the beginning to fast and to drink the Isalean shake as a meal replacement for a few days, I must say it was well worth it. In the long run the results are astounding. I look and feel better, and I finally found a way to remain this way.

Review by Carol in St. Louis

The program is NOT starvation by any means since it includes highly potent nutrition. The first few days were hardest for me, but as my body adjusted the hunger and cravings nearly disappeared completely.

It's not so much feeling hungry as that you have to give up doing much chewing for awhile, and we are all used to chewing. However, I was amazed at the increase in my energy level and in general an increased vibrancy in skin tone and even mental clarity while doing this cleanse.

About the 9 Days
The first two and last two are cleansing days, meaning liquids only. You also drink LOTS of water, so trips to the bathroom tend to be quite frequent.

During the middle five days, you have a meal replacement shake twice, and then eat a sensible and well-balanced meal of your choice once each day. The shakes are delicious and do satisfy hunger.

The Isagenix cleanse includes these chewable snack tablets, 5 per day. They're not particularly tasty, but not bad either. They are not considered optional, since they help keep blood sugar stable. I found that they DO help me to ignore cravings, and at least it's something to chew.

Natural Accelerator Capsules:
These were formulated based on natural thermogenics and contain neither Ephedra nor Ma Huang.


Other Options:
Isagenix Cleanse also offers a 30 day cleanse program for those who find the 9 day program too restrictive. The goal toward detoxing is the same, however with slower results. The 30 day program is also recommended as a maintenance plan after the 9 day cleanse.

Why it Works:
Fats and cellulite tend to stick like glue to toxins stored in our bodies. Release the toxins and the fat follows. Whether weight-loss is a goal or not, cleansing on a regular basis is recommended to clean out our inner organs and thereby prevent disease.

Why Cleanse?
Cleansing internally is a practice used by most cultures since time began. This cleanse is designed to feed, not starve the body as was often done in the past.

What is included in the 9 day program?

  • 2 bottles Cleanse for Life dietary liquid supplement
  • 1 canister Isalean Shake (14 meal replacements)
  • A bottle accelerator capsules
  • A bottle Isagenix snacks
  • Instruction Booklet
  • 1 measuring tape
  • 1 CD - Isagenix for Life.

Carol in St. Louis

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