I’ve recently been asked quite a few times for my thoughts in Isagenix. So I had a quick look over the ingredients list of their products. Here are a few ingredients I avoid daily which I found within the Isagenix products. Personally, I concentrate on eating real food in its whole form so it’s safe to say I wouldn’t be placing any Isagenix products in my body. Remember that good health, clear skin, weight loss and fitness take time. They’re not achieved via a convenient quick-fix method. They’re achieved via dedication and hard work.
Canola Oil – most canola is GMO, canola oil is partially hydrogenated, high in Omega 6’s (which we already consume enough of from nuts and seeds), causes inflammation.
Soy Lecithin – emulsifier, by product of soil bean oil, found in most processed food, it’s an unfermented soy product which means it’s extremely difficult to digest because it contains enzyme inhibiters.
Palm Oil – unsustainable, triglyceride structure in palm oil does not support good health, all forms of palm oil are heavily processed.
Synthetic Vitamins – isolated synthetic vitamins do not take into consideration phytonutrients, nutritional science is slowly starting to realise that the composition of wholefoods is better for our health, rather than isolated components.
Agave – high in fructose, highly processed, fructose is converted to fat by the liver, contains no vitamins, minerals or enzymes, therefore it can rob the body of these in order to assimilate itself. Agave is actually on my list of 6 Fake Health Foods.
Xantham Gum – made by fermenting corn sugar and bacteria (can also be made with wheat or soy), most corn is GMO, acts a binding agent or thickener in processed food.
Maltodextrin – glucose sugar/carbohydrate made from starch, not complex in nature, therefore readily absorbed by the body to produce a rapid spike in blood sugar.
Maltitol – sugar alcohol, not completely absorbed by the body, what’s not absorbed feeds the bacteria in your large intestine so can lead to bloating and diarrhoea.
Remember to listen to YOUR body. Everyone is different. I encourage you to do your own research.