isagenix

Isagenix reformulated their shake and it’s not that we weren’t aware of the change, it was just hard for us to justify buying the shake again when it’s so expensive and we had already given it a review. However, in the interest of a fair review, we would be remiss to not give it a second shake (ha!) in our “Closer Look” review.

So we went to Amazon (their website is a constant MLM up sale) and picked up some of the Creamy Dutch Chocolate in their IsaLean line for their second time around.

Value

7.4

You’re going to end up spending $52 per 14-day supply with the Isagenix shakes which ends up being just about $3.71 per shake. Far and away, the biggest hurdle of these shakes is going to be the price tag on them. As good as they are, some of us just can’t afford it. You can join their MLM program and get the shakes for under $3 per serving, if you’re into selling it to your friends and family…

Hunger Blockers

7.7

The shake uses 8g of fiber and chromium as the hunger blocker with satisfactory results. The shake filled most of us up to an extent, but it didn’t last as long as some of the others. Several of the staffers were munching on snacks within an hour or two to hold out for their next meal. It wasn’t the best or the worst in this aspect, but it did hold out for about 2 hours.

Nutrition

9.3

We know we’re going to get people jumping down our throats in this area, but first of all we will say that these shakes do really well with nutrition. However, we’re rating the nutrition for losing weight as a meal replacement, not as a protein shake.

The shake has a great balance of vitamins and minerals (ranging from 30% to 150% of your daily intake), and as we said earlier, 8 grams of fiber is nothing to sneeze at. However, you’ll need to combine this shake with exercise to make the best use of the 24 grams of protein.

Having that much protein is why these shakes contain so many calories. Remember, even protein when not processed by the body will just be stored as fat.

Unless you’re doing some heavy weight lifting or strenuous workouts, most of that 36 grams of protein isn’t going to benefit you. 12-18 grams of protein per meal is the sweet spot. (Lower end for women, higher end for men.)

Isagenix IsaLean shakes also have 11 grams of sugar per serving which is a bit higher than we would like, but their old formula was well into the double digits on sugar. So a big improvement here.

Taste

8.9

The higher sugar means you’re going to get a better tasting product and most of us were quite impressed with the chocolate shake. The high protein led to the inevitable “protein drink aftertaste” which is pretty unpleasant, but all in all the shakes were quite tasty.

So, on closer inspection the Isalean Pro shakes have definitely moved up the rankings with their new formulation. Hooray!

Isagenix Scam

Most of what we hear relating to any Isagenix scam relates to peoples’ experiences with the business side, not their shake. So, don’t confuse any info related to MLM Isagenix scam with their shakes. We won’t comment on any scam-related issues–we’re just here for the shake reviews.

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Comments

  1. i order mine online and i never receive it

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    • I lost 30 pounds on Isagenix, and havce kept it of with no problem for 2 years! Starting with the 9- day cleanse. ( 2 days cleanse/ 5 days of 2meal-replacent shakes per day/ 2 more days cleanse) I was never hungry, I lost 6 pounds the first 9 days , then 14 more over the next 2 months. Then I went to Florida to exhibit my artwork and had a shake every morning before leaving for the venue, which cut my interest in eating till late lunch. I ate what I wanted after that but in small quantities as the Isa totally changed my behaviour, from someone who ate everything in sight. Over the holidays I gained 7 pounds, still looked good but not as thin as I like to be so I went back to the shake a day and lost it. I always have an Isa bar with me, and the vanilla tabs, so if Im waling around the city and am hungry, instead if spending $20 on a fat-snack, O take one of those and am good for another 2-5 hours, till it’s time for the next reaI meal. I feel like I’ve found a friend for life! I introduce my friends to it when they look at ME and say they want to do this, but few stay on it and then say it doesn’t work. It is not the ISA that doesnt work, it is because they just don’t commit. And there is SO little to commit to- it was so easy! I love wearing my good clothes again and looking and feeling good, and younger, and having fewer aches and pains!

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      • It’s awesome that you’ve found something great Lynn, but my advice would be to give your friends some credit. Isagenix working for you doesn’t mean it works for everybody. Body types, BMR, the way your body processes sugar, fats, proteins; there are TONS of factors when it comes to losing weight. Not one of the shakes we’ve reviewed on our site is going to work for EVERYONE commitment or no…

        That’s why we’re try to review as many products as we can. The more you try, the more likely you are to find the one that works for your lifestyle and your body type.

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        • you dont know what you are talking about. of course it wont work the same….everyone is different. but will it work for everyone ABSOLUTELY! Its a system, not a diet. you reviewed but did you actually try it? hmmm…you need to try it before you give your answers… you will find it works for you as well.

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          • I’m sorry your comment doesn’t make much sense, S.

            If everyone is very different, how can this work for EVERYONE?

            There is no solution that works for everyone, every single time. There are strong genetic factors, especially with obesity and these shakes aren’t the magic pill.

            We certainly have tried the product, that’s how we wrote down this review…by trying it and telling everyone what we thought. That’s how the review process works.

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          • If you’re trying to host an authoritative health blog, try not falling into the petty name-calling garbage. Your reaction to these comments kind of undermined your authority, IMO.

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          • Sorry, we’re not robots keith. We are job professionals in the industry but sometimes when we’ve slogged through constant comments insinuating we’re liars one of them gets to us and the person approving might throw out something that seems a bit snippy.

            We’re pretty sarcastic, but calling a bit too much sarcasm; “petty name-calling” is making a mountain out of a molehill, no?

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        • Teacher4Scheuer says:

          I agree with you. I have been on Isagenix for two months now, and have lost 19 pounds and lots of inches, but my friend, who also signed up, lost only two pounds after a few weeks. Every person’s body will react differently to something. That’s why we have choices. The key is to find something that works for you. :)

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          • Phyllis Knight says:

            Isagenix was not invented simply as a weight-loss program. The whole idea of Isagenix products is to rid your body of toxins and inflammation and refill / refuel it with perfect nutrition — ie: Isagenix Shakes, Bars. Essential Vitamins and their other products — to be used as a total system… The by-product of this is a loss of weight if one has visceral fat to release. There are many Pro and Olympic Athletes are on the Isa Program to build muscle mass, increase energy and stamina. Others’ goals are to simply rid their bodies of toxins, which will also eliminate pain; while some people just want a healthier lifestyle… Isagenix DOES work for all these different needs. Many very thin people are also using the Isa Products — and their goal is certainly NOT to lose weight. However, there are hundreds who are in the 100 + lbs. weight-loss group and have successfully kept their weight off. I think until you are one of these committed product users, you cannot comment with any authority.

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          • you all are really not helping your bodies by putting so much sugar into them!! you need to metabolize you body and replenish your cells!! Try herbalife products!!

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        • Where exactly did you get your medical degree? The doctor that turned me on to this program was valedictorian of his medical school class and did his internship at Mayo. But I’m sure your credentials are much more impressive.

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          • This doctor of yours runs a meal replacement shake review site in his free time does he?

            No? Well, then everyone else except you is stuck with just us who have degrees ranging from sports medicine to a BA in health and wellness.

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          • Where did I write that he runs a website of any kind? Not sure where you came up with that assumption. I also noticed that you didn’t answer the question about your medical degree. Why am I not in a state of shock?

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          • You see, what we meant was that while you may have access to this doctor friend of yours, most people don’t. Unless he runs his own website/blog. We gave you our credentials, and nope, no one here has a medical degree. Just nutritional/health and wellness degrees.

            We run this site because we have tried a lot of shakes and know the health industry very well and figured people might enjoy our opinion.

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        • Ballerina25 says:

          2 comments first…my moms friend used this product and lost a lot of weight she suggested it to my nieghbor who did not loose any….then one day i was visiting and saw her mix the shake with her diet pepsi…um….she even knows better but she said it tasted better that way…. My point just cuz someone is on a supplement or plan doenst always mean they are doing it correctly.
          Second point my mother is a doctor and my grand mother is a nutritionist…. Both say if it messes with your liver kidney or colon stay away…listening to them and seeing some of the thing detoxes have done to my moms patients I would have to agree with no the detoxes….people we are trying to become healthier, you need trust your body and feed it right….as soon as I figured this out I was able to loose 87 pounds ya it took two years sweat and lots of nutrition guidance but I am happier and healthier and only have 45 pound left to go!

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          • I have been on Isagenix for over 30 days. I drink it with water only and eat a meal plan that was recommended by my doctor (as was the Isagenix). I work out very hard a minimum of 45 minutes a day, at least four days a week. Not only have I not lost any weight, as of yesterday morning, I gained 1 pound. It hasn’t worked for me from a weight loss perspective but I do feel better and have lost some fat — not sure I couldn’t have done this just by working out though (could’ve saved some money).

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        • I have to agree with S Says. I have been using Isagenix since April first and it is a total life changer. Down 60 lbs and feeling awesome. I really think that Mrs. R needs to do product tasting and more research before compairing.

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        • I tried Isagenix; no way could I do that fasting stuff and even my MD said it is not good considering my type of employment (night nurse) to NOT eat for 48 hours and drink the energy and other stuff they want you to do. The shakes are ok; but only if you add some form of fruit to them and yes; I do experience some mild hunger about 2-3 hours after consuming them. I am going to look for a less expensive product!

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      • Isagenix is the best, the 2 day cleanse powder taste good too, I lost 7 pounds in doing the 9 day plan. I will continue to use the shakes. Very Pleased

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        • I too am on the same product. Work very well by the way (Lost 40lbs in 36 days)
          I just dont know how anyone can say the cleanse powder taste good. Yuck!

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          • Yea right i think they are sales reps…everone knows how it works

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          • You say the cleanse powder tastes bad. Try the liquid cleanse, it tastes great. The cleanse period be it 24 hours or 48 is NOT fasting. You get enough nutriments to keep you healthy and I have never been hungry during the cleansing period. And I have lost 35 pounds in less than two months and never have felt better. More energy now than when I was much younger and I sleep better than I have in long time. I’m 70 years old. So if you think this is just for the younger set try it. Some say this is expensive, they are right. Sit down and check your grocery/food bills…you may be surprised. It works out what we have saved by not buying fast foods and ‘stuff’ that is not good for you, it isn’t that pricey. Nuff said? Try it and stick with the program, no cheating. You are only cheating yourself!

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      • Kathy Lux says:

        I agree with you. My friends have not stuck to it, either. They have the same old excuses but i have used it for weight loss and maintenance for 5 years now. I love it!

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      • I am a new person on Isagenix. Originally I started the product with the 30 day plan with the intention of dropping a few pounds and then hoping to maintain with just a few of the products but I was pleasantly surprised when I had more energy and mental clarity. I decided to investigate more products and since I have 2 herniated discs and have been avoiding surgery I got the joint support system. My pain levels have gone from a 10 everyday down to a 3 or 4 most days. Between my new found energy, my pain relief and mental clarity I will remain on the products regardless of the cost. It’s cheaper than doctors bills, surgery lost wages and sick days! As for the MLM bit I sold it to the people I care about because I want them to feel better. You don’t have to hound your friends, you will naturally want to share it positive effects.

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    • OH, forgot to mention- when you sign up as a member, it is only about $150 / month NOT over $350. But as stated before all is a la carte- you may choose from many products, or just take the basics.

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      • Chris Davis says:

        That is not true Lynn Matsuoka. I did try Isagenix for 2 months so far. Their basic autoship package for weight loss is $296.58. That does not include shipping because I live near their facility and can pick it up.

        Their whole system, while awesome for some, did not work with my screwed up metabolism. When my “upline” and I tried to price out the few parts I wanted ala cart, it ended up costing way more than the package price for the whole system.

        The bars you are mentioning are delicious, but they are not part of the basic package and end out costing a member about $3.00 per tiny little bar. I am glad it worked for you, but please be factual.

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        • I’ve been on it for 7days and only lost 1.5lbs!! I usually can lose 3-4lbs if I don’t eat for a day – The last thing I ate was 3days ago – grilled ckn breast and lettuce w/vinegar – I’m sorry you didn’t lose too, but at least I know I’m not alone

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        • I have been on Isa for 4 months and love it. It is only about $150 a month for me; the reason is I don’t order the same thing every month. I switch up my order so one month I get lots of shakes and the next the snacks and meal re-placers. This way I only get what I need and order enough to get my 100 BV.
          My first two months I bought the weight loss packages and those, yes, were about $300 but not now as I have become a savvy shopper and only spend about $150.
          That really is a fact.

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        • I think what Lynn means by ‘it only costs about $150 per month’ is that you only need to purchase that much in order to stay an ‘active’ associate. Also, most people buy the 30-day system once, then after they a la carte it according to their needs. I LOVE Isagenix products, but I don’t sell them. The MLM thing just isn’t for me.

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    • These people sell the stuff, what do you expect them to say? Multi-level marketing scam and don’t give a crap what any of them think. Eat right and exercise, plain and simple .

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      • I would think that trying a real food diet would be less expensive and better for your body. If you want to drink your food, then freshly made juice would be a far better option and would give your body nutrients instead of chemicals. Spend $200 on a juicer and fill up your grocery cart with fruits and veggies. Toss a tablespoon of chia seeds in to help keep you full. You’ll lose weight and have more energy naturally.

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      • Janelle says:

        You are correct about eating right & exercising. The thing is most people these days have absolutely NO CLUE on how to start eating healthy & it stresses them out to even think about it. isagenix should be viewed as a way to star eating healthy & educate yourself rather than a diet. I’m Canadian & paid 326.00 CAD dollars for the whole 30 day system & that included the annual sign up fee. So I’m not sure where she’s getting her numbers. Also- isagenix is all natural & has no crap like some other plans out
        there. You get one well rounded meal a day & they make it super easy to follow with no guess work. I always tell people- you don’t even have to think about 2 of your meals daily- so take your time with the one meal you do get & really educate yourself on healthy food so when you are done the plan you can keep eatig healthy. Otherwise all is for nothing.

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      • Bingo! Edmond you have hit the essence of weight control and health!

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      • PrincessMom says:

        You people do know the “cleanse” is absolute nonsense. Of course you’ll lose some weight, it’s called starvation. Cut junkie carbs and get off your arse!

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      • I have always eaten regular food and I found it is not enough. You cannot get all the nutrients you need daily from a salad, some broccoli, a piece of chicken. Also, with these food I was still undernourished but kept gaining weight and couldn’t lose it with dieting and exercise. Isagenix helped me be energetic and alive again. I even lost 6 pounds which I have kept off since 2009.

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      • Edmond, You are so right when you say, “Eat right, plain and simple”. I just find it easier to eat right when I have the nutrition I need which I don’t always find with my busy schedule. I feel so much better on Isa that I don’t WANT to go to McDonalds anymore. I feel too good to go get junk. So sometimes eating right is plain and simple with a little help and not just plain and simple by itself.
        When people say it is so expensive it isn’t true when you add up the money you’re no longer spending on “traditional” meals. Do the math and you’ll quickly see you are replacing meals with Isa meals and therefore spending less “extra” than you think.

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        • Theresa Satton says:

          It really bugs me when people are put off from the product because it is “MLM” “its a scam!” oh my! Multi level marketing just means that the company pays product users directly to market instead of grocery chains. A scam is referenced when you purchase something with money and get no return. You purchase Isagenix and get pure health, all essential amino acids in one meal. pure undenatured whey protein by non GMO cows, gluten free, soy free, no preservatives, FULL of vitamins and minerals. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!
          So let me get this straight: You wont put something healthy in your body because it offends you that your neighbor can make a few dollars off your order instead of the billionaire that owns the grocery chain in your local neighborhood. Yes, by helping yourself to health, you are helping your friend to continue his/her orders AND you have the opportunity to share this wealth of health with others too!!
          DON’T BE SO PARANOID.
          I love my shake!!! Love my bars!!! AND love my soup!! Also love the health it’s provided, the mental clarity, and the energy it gives me. Yes, you can contact me and yes I will coach you and sign you up however I am not desperate. So if you don’t want that kind of help, your loss, not mine. I”m still drinking away!!

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          • rod bowen says:

            Maybe you can help me out here, i have been on the product for 7 days now. I was turned onto it by a friend who swears by it and it has worked for her, I ordered the 30 day plan. I have absolutely no medical background at all but here is what is going on. Since I have been on it I have felt horrible and the two day cleansing days have been pure hell. I have lost no weight at all and have stuck to it very close. I have read all the back and forth comments and the only thing I can come up with is not everything works for everyone. Last year i have tried medifast and it worked perfectly and never felt hungry. Each time I speak with the person who sold it to me I always hear the same canned speech about the wonders of this product. While I want this to be a success for me I am beginning to lose faith and contemplating returning it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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      • I have used the isagenix system for almost 3 years . lost 14.7 kilos on 30 day program. went from 99kgs down to 84 .3 kgs and maintained my weight .
        got rid of a number of health problems. My secret ( Stick with the system it works)
        dont have to be a jenius to follow it. If i go over a couple of kilos, I just go back to the system that works.

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      • Lynn Davis says:

        OMG a voice of REASON. I’ve been reading the comments post the reviewer’s comments and see many deluded folks. FASTING (ie: cleansing) doesn’t work and once you go off this program, you will regain the weight. Period. I lost over 100 lbs the ‘old fashioned way’ (30 yrs. ago) by cutting back, cutting out crap and walking. After the loss, I joined a gym, and got the ‘fitness bug’, then found myself competing in bodybuilding (now at a national level). I’m 53, and even after going thru the ‘change’ I am able to maintain a healthy bodyweight by eating nutritionally. I looked into the protein shakes partly out of curiousity and partly due to an acquiancances recommendations*(she is involved in MLM side of the product). While the shakes may be good, I can find similar products for much less $.

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    • Did you order it from an actual Isagenix associate or from Amazon? I would NOT recommend purchasing it from Amazon.

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  2. Thank you, thank you for reviewing Isagenix Isalean shake! We love it! To clarify, that $55 price is the retail price, and most folks join Isagenix (similar to joining Costco) so they can get it wholesale.

    The Isagenix 30-day program is really about nutritional cleansing–gentle whole body cleansing. Raising the nutrient levels in your body while at the same time removing the impurities and toxic fats. Great products, great company, great compensation plan!

    Tami

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    • Huh, I thought we looked at the figures and the wholesale price with the membership was more expensive than retail. As an Isagenix member, how much is the membership and how much does the price of a shake drop to? That would be some great numbers for us to put in a review.

      While we’re happy that you’ve found such a great product for you, we would like to reiterate for our readers our stance on cleanses. Studies show that they don’t work/do anything they claim. That said, we’re just a meal replacement review site and cleanses fall outside of our jurisdiction. Which is why we only reviewed the shakes.

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      • By your own admittance you are reviewing a product that you know very little about.why should I pay attention to Mrs. R. when she dose not do her research before degrading an extremely good and helpful product.Glenn E.

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        • We know quite a bit about the Isalean shakes, and I fail to see where we misrepresent this product.

          Here’s the thing Glenn.

          People assume that because we give a lower rating that we’re saying the product doesn’t work, when that’s not the point at all. People will be successful on Isalean just like they’re going to be successful on most of the shakes on the market. It’s a lot about the individual taking the shakes.

          However, some people spend the time to research the products and they don’t just blindly grab the first shake they see that claims they are going to lose weight. That’s where our knowledge can be helpful. I don’t think pointing out everything that’s in the shake, informing potential customers about all aspects of the shake is somehow degrading it. If you have something that we’ve gotten wrong, or you believe our research is faulty, let us know what it is. As far as I can see, the facts are facts and there’s nothing misleading in this review.

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          • Just FYI: There are 15 grams of sugar per serving of the shakes.

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          • Mrs. R, Thank you for your unbiased reviews. Although I am currently drinking an Isagenix shake right now I am not even close to being sold on them and the fact that they are MLM. I could go on and on why I am not impressed with this product. I am impressed with how you are handling these people who seem to have closed minds and think Isagenix is the only good thing out there. Once again, MLM at it’s best.

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      • Janelle says:

        You do realize that wholesale is cheaper than retail right? I’m Canadian & even in CAD dollars I only paid 326.00 & that included shipping, 30 day plan & the sign up fee. Really should have looked into your numbers more. Most people tell me isagenix is one of the least costliest meal replacement plans out there.

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        • Uh, if I shake is $90 retail, but you can get the wholesale price (say $70) if you pay a $25 coaching fee…then you end up paying $95. Which is more than retail.

          We weren’t comparing wholesale vs retail, we were comparing wholesale + coaching fees, vs retail. And was that $326 for a single month? Because that is incredibly expensive.

          I know there are products on our site that give four month supplies for $160….soooo…yeah.

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          • Does that link go to a colon cleanse review? What are you calling a ‘coaching fee’?

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          • Im glad I found this site accidentally. I had been on Isagenix for about 5 years. I lost about 85 pounds and had kept them off, at a cost of about $500 a month. Recently, they terminated my account over a $1.19 dispute in membership cost. I have gained 40 pounds waiting to figure out what program to do next. Lots of bad reasons for the 40 pounds. My fault. I need a simple program and that was it. Im tired of calling to reinstate my account. I cant believe will lose a $500 monthly sale over a $1.19.

            Im going to try the highest rated programs here. I dont like planning meals, or cooking, or care to eat a certain this or that. The 40 pounds came from ice cream and chocolate along with other issues, point is I might just save myself $300 or more a month and drop that weight again and keep it off for a long time. I will stick to anything that is simple and works. Isagenix works. Reason why I see people not sticking to it is cost, not whether or not it doesnt work. Thats why I got suckered into paying Isagenix $500 a month. I went from size 28 or something, to size 2, right now, I feel I cant breathe. I did gain the weight very quickly. Only 2-3 months top. Hopefully I can dump it just as fast.

            Thanks for your reviews and information. I’ll stick around with you all for a while… ;-)

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          • Phyllis Knight says:

            When comparing price. I hope you are also comparing Content …. This I do know, any Isa Meal is cheaper than going to even a Waffle House; and a heck of a lot healthier.

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      • Vicki Martin says:

        I used Isogenisx for a few months now and have not lost any significant weight loss. I ‘m going to switch to the Ideal shape and see if I get any better results. I couldn’t afford the isagenix anymore. It’s just too expensive. As for the cleanse, those days were pure hell. I was starved . I really felt horrible. Of course you will lose weight because you don’t eat anything!. The taste is also gross. It was all I could do to get the cleanse down. I hope the idealShape shakes taste better that the Isagenix

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        • So glad to have found someone else that thinks these shakes are absolutely disgusting!! I ordered a canister in each flavor and am able to tolerate the french vanilla only if I add fresh berries to it. I’m thinking about sending it back and trying something else as well.

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      • “Studies show”? I could say that about anything .
        I can safely say that proper fasting relieves stresses on the body and mind. This is based on my own experience and the fact that fasting goes back thousands of years.

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        • Studies can be interpreted in a way to show anything or can be set up without proper controls, so that the answer is a forgone conclusion based upon the Control group. That’s why you should dig deep and actually read the studies and methods.

          Well done studies reveal truths.

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      • Theresa Satton says:

        I feel wonderful after I cleanse! My skin is soft, my hair is shiny. Im glowing..and Im not even pregnant (46 yrs old!). Love it. Cleanse For Life is not a fasting or starving. Its a way to keep the GI system in slow motion to keep the liver in detox mode..people who do not understand this google your physiology of the liver and see when it kick in gear..at night, 4 hrs after eating. Cleanse Flo Life drink supports your ability with minimal nutrition for 48 hrs. Cleansing out toxins and preservatives (that stimulate your appetite) from your fat cells causing your fat cells to shrink up! You can’t get that from just fasting!

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    • Ginny, RN says:

      I couldn’t agree more! Isagenix does a great job at balancing nutrition (fats, carbs, & protein) in their snacks & meal replacement lines. They taste great, and their satiety value keeps me feeling satisfied all day. Prior to trying Isagenix, I had chronic medical conditions – overweight, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney failure immediately after my 2nd knee replacment (which then turned chronic for 5 yrs.), & hypothyroidism. Am more active, lost 77 lbs., no longer diabetic, and, most dramatically, went from type 3 chronic kidney failure w/an initial GFR (glomular filtration rate) of 55% to 72%! For my age of 66 yrs., normal GFR limits range from 60 % or >. Last week the Nephologist actually released me from his care. I still have to take a minute dose of synthroid for my hypothyroidism, but even my eyebrows have grown back. Sure their products are expensive, but compare their their pricing to a single latte or cappucino at Starbucks!

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  3. Hi, I am an associate with Isagenix and the price to join is $19.00 per year to get the lowest prices. When you sign up this way you are supposed to order a certain amount every month BUT you can cancel or delay your autoship at anytime. That “certain amount” comes to around $150.00 a month that is with taxes and shipping. If you stay on Autoship my shake cost me $39.00 a canister. So with shipping and handling it comes to approximately $45.00. Divide that by the 14 shakes you get per canister and it comes to $3.21 a shake. Not too shabby for a TON of nutrition! What you do is replace some of your grocery money with Isagenix Shakes. It does not take long for you to get your product for free either! You didn’t mention that the whey protein in Isagenix Shakes is from New Zealand. Why? Because New Zealands standards for Whey Protein is higher than the USA! It is a grade 7 to 8 verses the USA 3- 4. The cows are fed grass that have no chemicals and no antibiotics or pesticides etc. Now to see the ingredients go to: http://www.isagenix.com/us/en/isaleanshake1.dhtml You will see that it only has 6 grams of fat, only 1 gram being saturated. Also,the sugar is only 15 grams. I went to a convention in August for Isagenix and there were 6000 people there that lost weight, anywhere from 10 pounds up to 432 pounds. It was AMAZING. People who love Isagenix are the most beautiful people in the world and FULL of energy. You can see and feel a difference in 5 days on an Isagenix system! money back guaranteed. I swear within 5 days your hair and skin start to glow, your nails get harder, why, because the system is packed full of nutrition! If you are interested check out: http://www.facebook.com/BethsHealingGarden

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    • Cheri Collins says:

      I don’t know where (in the USA?) you are, but where I live, in California, it’s extremely easy to walk into many stores and find milk from grass fed (ocean side grass, too), growth hormone free dairy cows. When you eat food, any food, shipped from far away from your residence, you’re costing the environment a great deal. If I buy apples from New Zealand, instead of waiting until they’re in season here on the West Coast where so many are grown, the cost of them in waste of resources and environmental polution is huge. Huge. The same is true of milk. Have you read the cartons of all the brands of milk available where you live? All food is simply protein (PRO), fat (FAT) and carbohydrate (CHO). I looked at the ingredients in the shakes. Milk protein, sunflower oil — not by any means the best fat for you — and sugar. You could mix up a far better meal replacement shake in your kitchen with a blender and a few ingredients. Some fresh fruit, for example, would add a lot of nutrition.

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      • soooo you don’t buy apples unless they are in season from trees where you are? I can buy milk here, but I see the planes that spray the fields the fly right by the feed lots. Pretty sure I dont want “local milk” and I think it is too bad that ‘raw milk’ got shut down by the dairy guys. I mean, the govrnmnt.

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      • Cheri,
        I absolutely agree. It’s about good nutrition, whole foods, non processed foods, eating correctly for your body etc. As with any “diet” ( I’ll say diet to mean a meal replacement program or weight loss alternative) when you change what is going into your body for two weeks YES you will lose weight. I have always had to watch my weight but I eat correctly. I eat a variety fruits and vegetables which give me natural, unprocessed fiber, minerals, hydration etc., I eats raw nuts ( protein and more vitamins, antioxidants) I eat as lean of protein as I can find to cook and try to eat it regularly. Clearly any excess of cheese, fatty foods, refined carbs will promote weight gain. Instead of everyone reading into and living by a MLM crutch, hire a nutritionist, learn how to eat, learn how to enjoy more than broccoli, salad and bland chicken and shakes. My skin is clear , I have no digestive issues, I eat real whole food.
        By the way I do make my own “shakes” I buy whey powder at MOM’S or trader joes that has less sugar than Isalean. I put in wonderful things like real fruit with pectin and unprocessed, I use flax seed, chia seeds, maybe a little raw honey and they are just as good, and cheaper than supporting someones MLM level. And yes I have tried the Isagenix cleanse, 5 days, I was starving the whole time, lost like 4 lbs…. But frankly I didnt need to cleanse my body. I just needed to watch calories, quality and quantity of food.

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        • Hi Mary. I’ve read your comment and would like to ask if you’d be willing to post a full recipe of one of your shakes. I’ve just been introduced to Isagenix, haven’t purchased any products yet.

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  4. Jeane Martin says:

    Talk about one sided and uninformed. Did your “tester” have one shake and make a decision or did you actually give the product a chance? You need to really give any product a test of 6 weeks before you go spouting off. This is the first product I have tried that didn’t taste nasty and actually worked as advertised. No hunder cravings, weight loss and a feeling of fullness.

    So my next question is, did you use ice as recommended and blend the mixture for the full minute? That actually makes a difference.

    I suggest that you go back and test it the right way and then write your review. In reality the shake costs under $2 a serving. Way less then a meal and a fast food joint and a lot healthier

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    • Uninformed? All of our facts are posted on why we give the score we do, one reason is that if we get something wrong, a commenter can correct us. It’s helpful and we have fixed a review based on that. What part of our information is inaccurate? Yes, we just tried one shake, but that doesn’t change the fact that the hunger blockers fell flat and the nutrients aren’t on point with most of the other shakes we’ve tried.

      It’s interesting that people call us one-sided when we give negative reviews to the products they enjoy then go off about how awesome theirs is without ever having tried any of the others out there. I mean, just look at the poster above you. “People who use Isagenix are the most beautiful people in the world.”? Really now?

      You got us, we didn’t use Isagenix for the full 6 weeks, we DID just test it. So here’s the thing. We test these shakes for flavor alone. Based on our experience in the industry we can look at the label and tell you how well these shakes are going to do. A shake with over 200 calories and 27 grams of sugar per serving is just not going to be as useful as one with 100 calories and 2 grams of sugar. It’s not biased. It’s facts. We just tested all of the products on our site, and some of them work right away!

      Also the whole “isagenix drops to 2 dollars if you join the MLM and spend a minimum of $150 per month on the product.” That’s not a huge value to us.

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      • Interesting that you check the label for product information. The label tells you WHAT is in it and not the QUALITY of what you are getting. I gained 20 lbs that I could not lose. Dr’s said it was pre-menopause, I disagreed. I tried Isagenix and lost all of the weight and then some. I have more energy than ever. I am 45 and wearing a size 6. Not to mention, my muscle tone has improved.

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        • They usually speak of the quality of their ingredients on the label, so I guess I don’t understand that statement.

          That’s awesome for you, though, Kim! Great Job!

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          • Mrs. R, I just wanted to thank you. You seem to be getting lambasted on this site. I think your review of the shake alone, which is what your site does, is fair. Isagenix is more than shakes, but you do state that that isn’t your area of expertise. I think your statement about Pyramid schemes is unfortunate because even though you retract it later, that fear has already been instilled in your readers.

            Thank you though, for a succinct, and clear system for comparing of meal replacement shakes.

            Bayne

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        • I too have lost 40 lbs and I’m a size 6. I did it by working out & eating right. My Doctor stated to me that I am in “pristine health” and a shake never crossed my lips. I don’t think you lost all that weight and gained muscle tone by just drinking a shake. I’ve seen the plan and even ordered the basic starter kit at the tune of $463.27! It was for one person and for 1 month. Do yourself a favor and eat less and move more very simple and cost less too.

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      • Yes Paul. 100 Calories can be healthy because calories are just a measurement of heat. Meal Replacement shakes are meant to replace meals to keep your calories low while you use your other meals regularly to supplement your current fitness level however you deem fit. Which is why when people asked if they should replace ALL their meals with shakes, on any of the reviews we’ve posted, we’ve said “Nope. Don’t do that.”

        If a shake can fill you up on 100 calories and still give you the vitamins and minerals of a healthy meal, well that’s a terrific thing for dieters!

        Shakes aren’t a cleanse. They don’t replace all your meals. They replace one meal or a snack throughout the day that you would’ve consumed 600+ calories. Which I’m pretty sure that’s how the Isagenix shakes are supposed to work as well, no?

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        • If a shake is less than 190 calories it is a SNACK not a meal , you should know this

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          • Really? Because there are shakes that have less than that and fill us up just fine.

            How do calories matter? Calories are a measurement of heat. They are not anything specific. Increasing the calories in your shake to over 190 by adding sugar doesn’t turn it into something else.

            If it fills you up, it replaces a meal. Clearly you haven’t tried any other shake beyond Isagenix and have fallen totally into the company line.

            We have had shakes with 100 calories fill us up and shakes with 280 calories not do much. Appetite Suppression has very little to do with calories.

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        • all MLM’s are pyramids

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      • Wendy Hines says:

        I started the Isagenix plan about 6 weeks ago after a friend recommended it to me, knowing i have a number of auto-immune issues. Firstly, I love the taste of the shakes and tolerate the sancks. Am only using the shakes for meal replacement, and have lost 13 pounds in the 6 weeks of use. My only comment is, having just looked at the nutrition label on the creamy vanilla and chocoate shake mixes, there are indeed 27 grams of CARBOHYDRATE in each serving, but only 16 AND 15 GRAMS OF SUGAR, respectively. Secondly, I an not now nor have I ever been a fan of usual “cleanse” products. They are usually laxative-type products (what I refer to as “Poop yourself thin”). Isagenix, as I understand it, defines a cleanse as ridding your system, slowly and over time, of the preservatives, food dyes, and other crap that is prevalent in so much of our food. Thirdly, I do feel better physically using their system, find it very easy to be compliant, and am not bothered by hunger or food cravings.

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      • Barbara Simonelli says:

        YOu need more than 100 calories for a meal or you are starving your body. Isagenix is based on science and what our body needs. It gets rid of toxins and put back what it needs. It builds lean muscle. You can definately get “less calories” and other things in other shakes, but those are snack and workout shakes at best..not a full, healthy , meal…there is a difference. I get in 1200 calroies a day and with that lost 19lbs in one month without feeling hungry, cravings gone, migraines goine, fatigue gone, energy up, muscle mass way up without exercising yet, and satisfaction.

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        • Calories are not a nutritional thing. Calories come from sugars, fats, and proteins. A lot of the calories in these shakes come from sugar, which is NOT helpful for you. Especially with the overconsumption of it that we see in the U.S.

          If it fills you up by giving you carbs/proteins/vitamins and minerals than it is a good way to replace a meal (and not just a snack) which most of the shakes we have reviewed do quite a good job at this. Also shakes will never replace all your meals with perfect nutrition (which is why we never recommend doing so) because none of them have all the nutrients absolutely necessary. For example, protein supplements are not complete proteins, which means that they do not provide the 8 essential amino acids that your body needs.

          It’s up to each person to balance the rest of their meals accordingly, which less calories in the shake (especially when it still fills you up) means a higher calorie allotment for your other meals.

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          • “Calories are not a nutritional thing. Calories come from sugars, fats, and proteins” ummmm OK… I mean I know what you meant, as a measuring device, but caloric intake and creating a deficit CAN rid you of fat. BUT it is a measurement on the things we eat BECAUSE it is related to “nutritional density” at least if you are using the calorie to nutrients ratio vs volume, right? I find that from what I have read and experience the nutritional density seems to FAR outweigh the simple measurement of calories. Just saying..

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          • We’ve clarified what we meant in our “How much weight Should I Expect To Lose” post on ask Mrs. R. Calories are important for determining weight loss, but from our tests and from what we’ve seen nutritionally, calories mean very little towards a feeling of fullness.

            There is no amount of caloric requirement for something to qualify as a “meal” instead of a “snack”.

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        • Hi Barbara. Did you stick w Isagenix? If so, what is your monthly cost to maintain? Did you become a Consultant? And if not, what were your reasons for not staying with the program?

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      • rachelle rauma says:

        Just curiosity here: why is a shake with 100 calories even considered a meal replacement? That sounds like a snack to me. I don’t see a problem with the amount of calories in isagenix shakes if all the ingredients are natural. In fact, not having to add in other ingredients such as almond milk or protein powder to make the shake work for an active, healthy lifestyle makes more sense to me, and gives the isagenix shakes more value for their cost. Because they actually. Can. Replace. A. Meal. Yes? Thanks for all your work reviewing and distributing knowledge!

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        • In our experience most people mix-in ingredients to their shakes. 100 calories could be a low number of calories for a meal replacement if it is added only to water. More often than not people are going to add other ingredients to the shake mix dramatically increasing the number of calories. For example if all you did was add the Isagenix mix to a cup of milk it would raise the calories to over 330 but a lot of people don’t stop there.

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  5. I think that this is a fair review of Iagenix Shakes. There is more value for those that want to build an income around the products that people love! Yes, I am also a rep for Isagenix.

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    • Hi Brent~ are you still an Isagenix rep? If so, how’s your business?? And if not, would you please share with me your reasons for no longer being w the company.

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  6. Multi-level marketing is not a pyramid scheme.

    The overall success of a program can be born out by the number of repeat users. Of all the hundreds of thousands of users since its inception in 2002, around 75% still use the product. They are one of the top 4 all-time MLM companies in the history of MLM based on several factors according to the Direct Seller’s Association. This year alone over 600 new users are added daily and sales will top $300 million.

    I’ve used the product since 2006, releasing then 50 lbs and I’ve kept it off to now.

    It’s a great company, a great product and it gets lasting, healthy results.

    God bless you and keep up the good work.

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    • We did clarify the difference between an MLM and a pyramid scheme, and yes, for some it might be the way to go.

      Some of us are just looking for a weight loss product and not a job and as we can see from the price, MLM’s have some inflation. For people that don’t want to spend time selling the product, it’s not always the best option.

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      • Michelle Dupar, RN says:

        I have been a nurse for 34years and on Isagenix for over 2 years. Isagenix was not initially designed to be weight loss program. When you feed the body the nutrients it needs the cravings go away and the body functions the way it was designed. Weight loss is actually a side effect of consuming a meal replacement shake. I personally know people on this product that have lost 100-200lbs and kept it off 5 years later. And they did not require surgery to remove the excess skin becuse their skin shrank as they lost the weight. You cannot say that with lap band surgery patients. You cannot argue with success and this company has what no other company can offer.

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        • “this company has what no other company can offer.”

          Hi Michelle,

          These statements are the kind that have us staring at the screen for minutes on end, foaming at the mouth. Please specify what this company has that no other company has…because to us…Isagenix was just another meal replacement plan. They have cleanses and they have hunger blocking snacks but neither of those things are new.

          It’s just…it’s just how can you go to a site that has dedicated itself to reviewing the hundreds of meal replacement shakes on the market, and say something to the effect of “they have a meal replacement shake! No one else has that!”

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        • SueAnn Sheridan says:

          You have been a nurse for 34 years & believe that skin shrinks when you lose over 200 pounds? Yeah right. I’ve been an Emergency Dept/Life Flight nurse for 36 yrs with a master’s degree in nursing & haven’t heard this one before. With that much weight loss you will have saggy skin. Never heard of it shrinking
          I have heard good & bad about this product line & have been tempted to try it until I have read more about it and the negativity
          I read where we are all dying of toxins and fungus internally and this body, not colon cleanse, is supposed to rid our bodies from these negative problems? Could someone explain how?
          $150/mo is a little steep
          SueAnn

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  7. Your review is correct. I bought this product 6 weeks ago from a represenative on a flight. I was looking for a nutrional meal replacement and frankly do not know what good nutrition is. I was on the low fat frozen meal diet and was not getting any results. I have lost 15lbs and do have more energy. I agree with your assessment that the chocolate shakes are the best tasting. I also agree that the cost of this meal plan is high. I will try your other recommendations. Thank you for your article, it was very helpful.

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  8. Interesting article. Enjoy Isagenix for six years now. Will continue to use it for the foreseeable future. More often than not, for anyone, eating anything, if we lack regular water intake, we’ll think we’re hungry in a couple hours. Ask any professional about this! When you ‘feel hungry’ you’re actually ‘thirsty.’ When you feel thirsty, you’re actually dehydrated. Drink a glass of purified water and waaaalla! That hunger often goes away if you’ve eaten (or drank) a nutritious meal.

    Next – Isagenix is a network marketing company regarding the business side of things. It doe NOT matter when or ‘where’ you join in Isagenix. Your success is solely based on your efforts. MLM’s are all about placement and when you join. Frankly, as long as companies have “Presidents, Vice-Presidents, etc.” then every company is an MLM LOL – for it’s unlikely you’ll earn more than those at the top! Your article seems to flavor MLM’s as in a light less then positive.

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    • Many of our staff dislike MLM’s because there are a lot of negatives that come with this type of marketing.

      The big difference when you say “Every company is an MLM” is that there are boundaries for employees in a normal work environment. We had a reviewer make false claims in one of our reviews and we let them go, simple as that. When you have employees that have only tried the product but aren’t part of the company, they feel free to make a lot of claims because who’s going to stop them? What happens when the company find out that one of their customers is going around telling people that you are guaranteed to lose 30 lbs a month on their shake? Nothing.

      Once again, check the commenter above you “people that use this product are the most beautiful people in the world” and we’re guessing they were just part of the MLM and not even an actual company representative. When your livelihood is partially based on the product that you’re using, it’s really hard to sound like an unbiased user.

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      • I have defended some of your comments, so I am going to defend a couple that you seem to be focused on – “People who love Isagenix are the most beautiful people in the world and FULL of energy.” Is the full and accurately quoted comment you have referred to at least twice. I THINK that person was referring to NOT physical beauty (though I think healthy looks good) but rather the energy and ‘love’ they experienced. I kinda wish they would clarify that, so it could quit being misused. I TOTALLY admit to being biased in Isagenixs favor. Just listen to all those that have tried SO MANY other programs, eating”right” and all the effort that has NOT come to fruition. Then I find something that works for me. Its pretty simple. If I see a crap movie and a good one, I m biased. Kinda how the opinion thing works, which this site is based on.

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        • The movie comparison would work better if most of the coaches had actually tried other shakes.

          Saying “I watched Jurassic Park and it was the greatest movie of all time. I only watch Jurassic Park and know that all other movies fall short by comparison” would be more accurate to the bias stuff.

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  9. I also am a member of Isagenic’s and have been now for the last seven months, have not felt this healthy in many years. This product is loaded with so many healthy vitamins, minerals along with other nutrients our bodies require. The product is pure from New Zealand and organic products are suggested. Yes, I have lost weight, 45 pounds and find the shakes quite tasty and a wonderful food source. The comments do not include how much money is saved from the monthly budget from traditional foods.

    Along with feeling great, I have experienced more energy, lower blood pressure, lower levels of cholesterol, healthy skin with very few break outs. My nails are strong and healthy. I understand there are so many opinion to all of this but for me this has been a life saver!!

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    • so this is were i stop reading reviews. it seems the company is just flooding this with their reviews. no one else has put anything in that does not use the product. not sure why Mrs. R even replys anymore.

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  10. audrey dibella says:

    if you are on zoloft and ativan also b/p meds and cholestro meds can you take isagentics?

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    • I think this would be best answered with a quick call to your doctor or your local pharmacist.

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      • Audrey – you can go to http://www.isaproduct.com. There you will see a phone number and call in times to speak with a clinical nutritionist. She will not give medical advice – and she will tell you to speak with your own medical professional – but may be able to give you some suggestions about what to present to your doctor so that he/she can see exactly what the product contains. Good for you for asking that question. Everyone’s body is different and it’s important to get specific information for your particular situation.

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        • Or you could simply talk to your doctor instead of talking to a “clinical nutritionist”. Your doctor won’t try to sell you as much. A google search about isagenix ingredients will give you any information you would need to show your doctor.

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    • Phyllis Knight says:

      Isagenix is just PURE FOOD …. Do you refuse to eat because you are on meds??? I think not…

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  11. Marlene says:

    One thing you keep mentioning is the calorie count. I’ve tried drinking shakes that are only 100 calories and 2 grams of sugar. I’m usually hungry within 15 minutes. There may be more calories but the nutritional level is so much better. It’s worth the extra 170 calories to me if it cancels my hunger pangs. I’ve only been on it for approximately a month – pretty much just drinking the shakes, not following the diet correctly, but I do feel so much better – my butt no longer drags at work and I have a more positive outlook on things. Have I lost weight – no. But I blame myself for not following the diet correctly. I’ll continue to buy the shakes and enjoy them to keep the energy level up. Supplementing vanilla with fresh fruit is a good way to change the flavor.

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    • Calories come in many different forms and if a company uses those calories on dense ingredients like fiber then you’re much more likely to feel fuller, longer. Some of them don’t work, it’s true, but lower calories doesn’t equate to less-filling in our experience. The shake I believe you’re referencing (100 calories and 2 grams of sugar) is IdealShape and they got a 10 on hunger blockers because it did a great job filling us up. Whereas some of the 300+ calorie shakes have provided little in the way of appetite suppression.

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      • Our bodies don’t even recognize calories so I don’t feel the calories in the shake are even worth mentioning. The product surpasses USDA Organic standards, tastes great and allows you to build lean muscle mass while losing fat and toxins. That’s pretty amazing!!!

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        • Calories are a measurement of heat and therefore insubstantial, but they have a significant effect on our body.

          For anyone saying otherwise, I would recommend checking out Mark Haub and The Twinkie Diet. All natural is great, but it’s not everything!

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          • I have been doing this Isagenix system for seven weeks and am consuming way more than I ever did and still losing weight…I’m losing fat and gaining lean muscle. I lost 15 lbs in 4 weeks and am still at 15 lbs lost but my pants are still getting looser by the week. It’s pretty awesome!

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  12. Hi, My husband & I were on Isagenix about 3 yrs ago. The reason we quit was because of the $ and our rep was a little pushy in a personal trainer/coach kinda way. I know he was trying to help, but I didnt want the push in that way. While we were on Isagenix (30 day program) the 1st thing we noticed after about 1 1/2-2 wks was increased energy, no pain at all when climbing up the stairs and we didnt have to catch our breath. After about 1 month or so, my husband was able to get totally off all his meds (blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetic). I am no Dr. and make no claimes for anyone except for what it did for us. Now that we are not on it we are back where we started. The meds cost more than the Isagenix. You may pay more for the product and it may not look as good as other ones, but I can say that we are going back to Isagenix. I have tried many different programs and I’m not sure why Isagenix works best, but it does. There are other protien shakes that have more vitamins in them with less calories, etc but to me they dont work as fast or taste as good. I do believe that the whole cleansing package works very well together. Isagenix here we come…. Hope this helps and thanks for all the posts.

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    • Michelle, I am a consultant with Isagenix and would be happy to help you without being pushy:)

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      • Maureen, coudos to you and i hope that Michele and her husband have gotten the quality support from you they deserve. I have been an Isagenix consultant for 3 years and have many customers return to Isagenix because they feel the difference. After exploring other meal replacements they tell me simply… Isagenix works. One interesting thing about this network marketing company is that a good majority of their customers are simply that, customers with wholesale accounts with no connection to the business end. That is saying alot. For most MLMs it is the other way around.

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        • It positively bewilders me that some of you talk about how isagenix has gotten you off cholesterol/bp meds & others… and then how when you stopped isagenix, you had to start meds again. Why don’t you empower yourself with knowledge, and learn how to eat nutritionally abundant foods. Rather than drinking this powder, eat whole, beautiful, healthful, plant-based foods… And I promise all of your nutritional ailments will disappear. Aside from cholesterol that’s produced by our own livers (whose level may be elevated, even on a vegan diet), we have no excuse to be on most medication… Take charge of your health and stop relying on these bogus “systems.”

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  13. just wanted to let you know that the Aug 2011 price of Isa Lean shakes – 14 meal canister is $39. That’s $2.79 per shake. This price is the wholesale member’s price with the annual membership cost of $19.

    Thanks :)

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  14. I got a couple of the containers of the shakes at a DU event. They were donated and auctioned. I found them to be tasty and filling. I thought I would buy some more from the rep, however to sign up and actually get the discounted rate, I was asked to provide my SSN (Social Security Number) and birth date. If I don’t provide it, I get to pay about 60.00 more for the 4 containers. Seriously you need my SSN???

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    • Karen – sorry you had that experience. The SS# is needed to report any earnings – that’s a U.S. IRS mandate that Isagenix is bound by. But if you just want to take the shakes, you can get the best wholesale prices by becoming a Preferred Customer – with the option to be able to earn an income in the future if you choose. I would be happy to guide you. I have been with Isagenix for over five years – have worked with many people who are just using the products as well as with many who are making an income to pay for not only their Isagenix products, but for family vacations, remodeling of homes – cars and vacations. Your choice. Would be happy to have you get great results.

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  15. Lois Wagner says:

    For customer service:
    Your program was made known to me through a friend. I am taking medications .
    I approached my medical doctor about the program. She would like to see a list of
    ingrediants to make sure nothing interfers with metablisim. Could you sent me that
    information.
    I am very interested in your products.

    Thank you.
    Lois

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  16. First of all I would like to say thanks for reviewing various meal replacement shakes and informing the public of the details. One needs to remember that we have different taste buds & standards of quality. Not all of us can have 27 grams of sugar & some of us can’t tolerate the taste of sucralose. This was intended as a comparison period. I for one have used Isagenix for 3 years now and love it!!! I have yet to find a meal replacement shake that really tastes like a shake. I prefer the vanilla and add whatever fresh fruit I have (bananas, cantalope, mango, papaya, berries, etc…) If you like the product keep using it, if you don’t their are other options. I for one will stick with Isagenix-thank you very much :-)

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  17. The cleanse day drinks are actually very, very good and the furthest from “horrifying”. Everyone I’ve ever talked to about them and that’s been hundreds and hundreds of folks have said they are wonderful. So, have no fear. :)

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    • I had my first cleanse today and yes they are horrible. I don’t know anyone who thinks they are wonderful. I am thinking about tomorrow and having my shake in the morning.

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  18. I have truly enjoyed reading all of the comments. So informative. My 30-day Isagenix product package just arrived in the mail today and I am so excited to give these products a try. Will have to post back to you all in 9 days and share my experience.

    God Bless.

    Grace

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  19. I have just stumbled onto this site. I have to say that this review is accurate as far as taste & hunger blockers. I have just tried the product and decided to return it because for the price, I did not feel better, and was hungry on the product. And personally, I did not feel well with the other supplements that were part of the 30day system. I also agree with the shakeology review. I found shakeology much more filing than the isagenix….however, the shakeology taste (chocolate) is really hard to stomach without adding to the shake. If I had to chose between the two healthwise, I felt better on shakeology than isagenix. I will be trying the idealshake next. Thanks for the honest reviews.

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    • Hi Laura,

      I just started Isagenix two weeks ago (30 day cleanse), and might I ask how long you tried the products ? I only ask because the first few days I really did not like the shakes (and I still have trouble with the Isa snacks), but I am really, really glad that I stuck with it. I think the reviews of this site are fair if you look at it purely from a Shake perspective (which is what this site does), but I’d recommend looking at it from a complete package. I’d be glad to share my experiences if you’d like.

      Bayne

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  20. My wife was given a bottle of the vanilla shake and really likes it and would like more. I have told a friend about it and he wants to try it, but we cannot find it anywhere. Can you only buy it through a distributor, or do retail stores have it. I see I can purchase it online, but is there anywhere where I can get it cheaper. We are also on a budget like everyone else and are looking for the best deal possible. We don’t want to be distrubutors necessarily, but would like to get more of the product. Will someone please help us.

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  21. I have been using Isagenix for almost 7 weeks. The reason I started was because of the cleanse to remove the toxins from my body. This is NOT a weight loss system. It is a nutritional cleanse which is very different. I am cleansing my body of toxins and the weight loss is a huge benefit of the cleanse. I lost 5.5 lbs the first week, 3.0 lbs the second week and 6 lbs since then. I lost 24 inches from my body only two weeks. I feel amazing, have more energy and more clarity!!!!! I have since become a consultant and LOVE his product. I am so excited to tell my friends and family about the toxin cleanse which is so iimportant for our bodies t work optimally. I would love to share this with you and get you started. You can email me at dboggs38@yahoo.com to get started. I have spent so much less in the supermarket, only picking up odds and ends. My husband does it with me and my child does the shakes and loves them!!! 2 scoops of vanilla, peanut butter, banana and ice. It’s amazing!!!!!! Email me for more information!!

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    • Not to burst your bubble Dena, but I think reading up on the science of cleanses might be a good thing. Cleanses are largely useless for your body which is why we don’t review them. All the studies show that they either don’t do anything or leave your body worse off than before.

      It’s mostly a mental thing, but if it’s working for you, then that’s awesome.

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      • Ok so you have already. Admitted that you don’t do anything but read labels and taste test one shake so how does that qualify you to make a call like that? It doesn’t! So I hate to burst YOUR bubble but you have no idea wha you are talking about, and that is not a personal opinion it is what you have personaly stated yourself! So with all due respect you have NO say so what so ever in making any comment on that subject at all.

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        • No, we said we decided not to review the cleanse part of it because the science behind it says “nope, this does nothing.”

          Sorry you’re so upset we didn’t give the best rating to the product you’re pushing, but we do know a lot about this industry. And we try to tone down the criticism because as time has gone on “correcting misinformation” in people’s comments has become a “Mrs. R is really just snotty and rude”. I’m beginning to realize that the only way we could avoid that title is by giving every product a perfect 10 and allowing every baseless claim stand.

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    • Mrs. R.
      I have to disagree with your idea and view of “cleanses.” All cleanses are NOT created equal! What you may speak of is not the isagenix cleanse. Sounds like you may be speaking of a colon cleanse. Cleanses are not “a mental thing”, as you have stated, but rather a physical thing. If you have ever done one the correct way, you would not be able to say that it is a mental thing. Secondly, most cleanses are limited to the colon and not the entire system. The Isagenix cleanse is a FULL SYSTEM NUTRITIONAL AND REPLENISHING Cleansing ..which means it cleanses your entire system ..including all of your major organs, blood, colon, arteries, and CELLS.. ALL 100 TRILLION cells in your body…AND YOU “FEEL” THE DIFFERENCE! Isagenix not only cleanses, but it also replenishes the system with a correct balance of nutrients ..through allowing maximum absorption, once the system is flushed of toxins. I personally use Isagenix and can INFORM you from EXPERIENCE that it is NOT A MENTAL THING. I am 55 years old..in menopause for 5 years..had a stomach the size of a 6 month pregnant woman..wearing a size 20 going into a size 22 ..for 15 -20 years! According to what is statistically spoken about menopausal women ..losing estrogen..I was NOT suppose to lose weight as fast as I did and especially lose my stomach!! I have lost 80 pounds, over 150 inches, 11 sizes, and 13% body fat..going from a size 20 to a size 9/10 in 8 MONTHS!!!! with lean muscle ..NO HANGING FLESH..and FLAT ABS!!!! I HAVE more energy than I had when I raised my children in my late 20’s early 30’s!! ..AND I sleep like a baby because it allows the body to rest deeply ..becoming refreshed for your everyday!. I USED THE ISAGENIX SYSTEM TO DO ALL OF THIS! Truly..you can not argue with RESULTS. You need to try Isagenix and do it the correct way for at least 30 days..then come back to this forum with YOUR results and EXPERIENCE..

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      • Sorry Rhonda, but that’s just more of the company line, which is, well untrue.

        Isagenix cleanse is no better than regular cleanses, which is to say, not useful.

        The second half is a doctor’s write up of Isagenix’s cleanse specifically.

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        • I don’t want to argue with you over the scientific evidence of nutritional cleanses (which are completely different from colon cleanses, yuk!). I would; however, like to suggest that the research may not be conclusive. There have been many drugs recalled after years of use, because something was missed in the research. I also recognized that as a professional, you have to go on the evidence as it exists. I would just encourage you to keep exploring the issue, because many agree the science of nutrition is VASTLY under-studied.
          I am not an Isagenix rep. I do think my personal story is compelling…a few years ago I was struggling with a variety of chronic, annoying health issues….anxiety, dizziness, not sleeping well, bloating and fatigue. Visits to my family doc and OB/GYN did not reveal any particular problem. The only negative “finding” was my cholesteral was over 250. A friend recommended the Isagenix 9-day cleanse, and at my 30 day check up, my cholesterol was 89. The nurse who called with the report was astounded. Needless to say, my health issues were much improved. (I’m still a 44 year old working mom of 4, and I don’t eat well or excercise enough LOL) However, my personal experience was nothing short of amazing. It wasn’t in my head…I have the test results to prove it. So, let the scientific process continue…

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          • If you could link to one positive third-party study of cleanses instead of saying “they’re out there!” We might reconsider our stance on cleanses. However, whenever someone isn’t paid to do the study by a cleanse company they pretty much come back to the same conclusion. Save your money.

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  22. In my opinion the review is very accurate and very helpful. I have been taking Isa Lean for more than a month. It is a bit expensive and doesn’t keep me full but it is very tasty and seems to be nutritious. However, I think about food all the time after taking it. My coach is pushy and gets irritated lightening fast whenever other products are mentioned. I do start to gradually feel better and have more energy. After finding this site, I switched to Ideal Shape in the morning and immediately stopped thinking about food and started to lose weight. It keeps me full for many hours. The Ideal Shape also tastes great. Because I have read so many good testimonials on Isagenix products I will continue to take it, now mainly before dinner after I get through the day on Ideal Shape. There are many good companies out there making excellent meal replacement shakes and the best strategy might be to rotate through them or combine them. There is no need to put all your eggs in one basket. I am very grateful for the reviews on this site and I will next give Prograde a try. Thank you.

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    • Alright this is going to get us in trouble, but we’re going to say this anyway. Tracy, why are you still on Isagenix products?

      You don’t seem to be enjoying them very much and you are talking about them being expensive…so why stay on it? Yes, they have lots of testimonials (all the weight loss shakes do) and you have a touchy sales rep that’s making you feel bad about making a decision that is right for you?

      No product is going to work for everyone, and Isagenix just doesn’t seem to be working for you as well as it should. Does that mean Isagenix doesn’t work? Of course not! It works for many people in many situations! Just not for you and yours. You seem to have found something that works better. So save your money.

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  23. as i have read through this about Isagenix i see that mrs. r. clearly doesnt know what she’s talking about and i see nothing but good reviews about Isagenix.

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    • Umm yeah, that’s because 90% of the good reviews are from reps. Half of the comments are copied and pasted from the isagenix website. Do your own research people!

      It is true that this product could help you if you have really bad eating habits or are overweight. From what I have read elsewhere on other sites (on athletic forums, no reps, unbiased opinions) if you already eat well enough or are in decent shape this product does little and definitely does NOT increase energy.

      The people here who HONESTLY feel more energy and aren’t just toeing the company line are likely to feel that way because the are not filling themselves up with horrible food anymore and losing weight in itself will bring more energy. The less mass you carry around all day the less tired you will be. I often think of food to the body as gasoline to a car. If you fill it with the good stuff you’ll get optimum performance, if you fill it with bad gas the results won’t be as good, especially in the long run.

      So yes it can work, if only because its a better alternative than most people who buy it know how to eat, but honestly you can get SO MUCH better results if you learn how to eat and excercise correctly and for a lot less money! Do you really want to drink overpriced shakes for the rest of your life or would you rather be getting healthy by eating lean meats, fruits and vegetables which is the proven method for hundreds of years?

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      • Anthony!!

        Finally someone posted this! I’ve been reading all these comments thinking the same thing. Would I ever use Isagenix? No! Why? Because I do not need it. I eat clean and work out regularly.

        My mom was 4’10” and almost 200lbs. She started eating clean and working out daily and lost 80lbs. in one year and has never felt better. I advocate this. She is happier and healthier and doesn’t have to “rid her body of toxins” because everything she puts in is healthy.

        I think most people rather use a shake because it’s quick and lazy. It’s a lot of work cooking and preparing food.

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      • Anthony, thank you for your comment. I agree that eating healthy and exercising is the way to go. Unfortunately for me, I’m exactly the type of person you make reference about. I have to look at it as the lesser of two evils – never eating breakfast, sometimes eating lunch, eating an unhealthy dinner, late night meal, snacking all the time on chocolate and chips (right now, the chips have been replaced by little smokies sausages,) and working in a grocery store doesn’t help. I also have severe anemia because my body doesn’t absorb iron from the food or supplements I do eat/take. Liquid form is fast and easy for someone as lazy as I am. I look at it as a leap in the right direction – definitely not a cure all. Just another weight loss/nutritional tool.

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  24. The article was ok. I have never used shakes as I’m just investigating shakes in order try to tone that last little bit but the Mrs R replies are delightfully snotty! Lmao!

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  25. Judi Bennett says:

    I love the Isagenix products I’ve used and lost 8 lbs.on the 9 day program, now a total of 10 lbs. My problem is there is no way I can afford the $150 a month price and no it doesn’t work for me counting per meals. I’m on disability and go without groceries often to afford my medications. I’ve also done several MLM programs and am still trying to recuperate not only the money I lost like an idiot but the friends I hurt who invested with me. So I don’t even want to hear about the benefits of being an associate but would love to get the wholesale price. I don’t want to gain the weight back and more importantly the health benefits I received, lowering my cholestrol and my thyroid back at the normal level. I don’t want to ever again do the whole multi-level marketing buidling a downline team thing again. So its very frustrating. My chiropractor introduced me to the product but I cant afford to go there anymore.

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    • The associate program should only cost you 20 bucks to join and then you get the wholesale price. You don’t have to invest any money or buy a certain amount of product.
      Wholesale pricing saves about $9 to $10 per item. Maybe supplement GNC Lean 25 (my sisters says they taste great) and ingredients are pretty close with less sugar price is better when on sale) and then supplement your program with some of your favorite Isagenix treats like slimcake cookies and Isadeight chocolates or even Accelerator pills. Ithink that is what I am going to do.

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      • Didn’t someone point out earlier that although you get wholesale prices there is a monthly minimum that you have to spend?

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        • There is no monthly minimum purchases required.

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        • If you are distributing it and want to make money each month off of your efforts with the company, you do have to purchase about $150 in product, taxes and shipping included. But for those using the product, there is no minimum purchase — you don’t even have to buy a single item for an entire year if you don’t want to. You pay the $19 annual fee, set up autoship, and then you’re set for the year! You can delay your second autoship payment for 11 months if you want to – or order just the one thing you are using or want to use for a month. It’s really completely up to you. And you don’t have to sell it to use it. I think only about 2% of the company really work the business, though more than that have shared with at least two people and get paid for that.

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    • Liz campbell says:

      Cannot say enough about isagenix. Am nurse anesthetist for 25 years and have tried many high level shakes with some improvement but nothing like this. Healthier, sleeping better, more energy, happier, lost 12lbs all from my flanks. Best yet is teenage boys raving about better sports performance. Great for recovery. Isagenix has full sports line. Great for kids. No drugs, just high level nutrition. Google john B Anderson. Vitamin guru who developed product. Think of this product like an oil change. Yes, I am now a rep but quite by accident!

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  26. This is all very entertaining! I LOVE listening to people when they get all up on their soap boxes and totally lose site of everything!!! The point here people is to review the products. I love this site, it gave me all the info I needed. My trainer sells Isagenix and tends to get all up on his pedestal pushing his product!! You all are pushing it too… BECAUSE YOUR MAKING $$$$$$$, which brings me to the point… How can you possibly be bias if the more you sell the more you make??? Mrs. R is NOT profiting from these companies therefore can judge properly!!! Case and point, eat a Isa-snack and move on people!!!!
    Thanks Mrs. R, you answered my questions on Shakeology and I’m gonna try Idealshape. Thanks for doing the dirty work and taste testing this stuff, and saving me $160.

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    • Just a quick note. We’ve mentioned it a few places, but we do have our “buy now” buttons on ALL reviews linked to affiliates so we make a small amount on every product we sell (so far it barely covers the cost of the shakes we review and that’s okay with us). Though, since it’s on all of the reviews and such a small amount, it doesn’t have much effect on our opinions.

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  27. FishHunter says:

    I’ve read most of the posts and am going to add my two cents. First, yes it is a MLM plan and that doesn’t appeal to me, but I can also choose not to participate, and will not. Second, I heard about Isagenix on the radio, called the number and signed up. Shame on me, I did no research and went into this totally blind.

    Total cost for the 11-day package was $171. I am on the 9th of the 11 days and thus far have lost 13 lbs, which works out to about $13 per lb. I’ll probably peak somewhere north of 15 lbs lost after the next two days of the 11-day program are completed. How much work in a gym would be required to lose 13 lbs? So yes, I’m happy about the product. I don’t buy into the whole “toxin-cleansing” aspect, but I can’t argue about the weight loss benefit. I don’t find the taste of the products unappealing and have no complaints. The snacks provided, if taken with the recommended amount of water, do help curb your appetite. The first set of cleanse days was hard, but I think that was because I misread the meal recommendations on the first two days and went into the cleanse days a little hungry to begin with; I expect the last pair of cleanse days will be easier. I would recommend setting up your program so that your cleanse days do not fall on the weekends; I like to watch football on the weekends, and snacking is a part of watching football. Plus, have you ever noticed how much food they advertise during football games?

    The personal website account created for me also provided me some low-cal recipes, and has got me thinking about altering my diet to maintain my progress.

    Do I think Isagenix products are unique: absolutely not, but they work for me, and I’ll continue using them at least for the short term.

    Like I said above, I’m not a rep, I don’t plan on being one as I have enough to do with three kids in HS/JHS. Isagenix worked for me, and I would recommend it to anyone if asked but I would also suggest they look at the products reviewed here.

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  28. Well, this is the first time I’ve ever been on this site so maybe I’m pointing out things that have already been discussed. BUT…..

    It seems a little funny to me that some people become upset if they hear the negative side of a product they like. There are always 2 sides. But since I have tried a few programs, with and without products attached to them, I do know this: Every program that changes a currently unhealthy lifestyle or diet will lead to weight-loss, especially in the beginning and if there is much weight to lose. So I’m not impressed by all the testimonials about one product in particular. Yes, programs work if you follow them. Nothing new there.

    Also, doing a quick google search on cleansing within the medical community will bear out what this reviewer has stated: They do next to nothing that is useful and can actually cause harm. Anyone who tells you otherwise is usually selling something.

    Not wanting to be a complete Negative Nancy, I will wish everyone good luck on their quest to a healthier body, weight, and lifestyle–because that’s what is important, regardless of our method to get there.

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  29. Jimmy the Vike says:

    A friend told me about this product today and I decided to Google it and see what it is all about. I have been losing weight by diet and exersizing. The slower one takes weight off the longer it will stay off. I am on a restricted diet and the sugar content of this product isn/t something that I need to consume. I am losing ten pounds a month just by cutting way back on beer drinking and eating smartly. Cut back on carbs. Walk. It works!!
    I’m not too sure of all the glowing reviews on this board of this product. How many work for this company or distributors? I think I’ll stick to my plan and not try something that sounds too good to be true.

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  30. These reviews are either Biased or there are no real criteria. The cost of Shakeology i.e. is $4.00 a shake vs. Isagenix $3.70 but SHAKEOLOGY got a better score . Maybe that is because they are affiliates of Beach Body. Also Shakeology is soy based and has artificial sweetners , isagenix does not. Still Shakeology gets a better score. I think Isagenix should look into legal action on this one and I think anyone who took the misleading advice of this site where it is NOT DISCLOSED that she sells her top 3 products might consider a class action law suit !

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    • Hi Jami,

      Whoops! Yes, currently Shakeology is higher on value when it shouldn’t be. Originally Shakeology was a 4.0 before we created a concrete price line for our reviews. Isagenix should be a 5.5 based on our scale and we will go ahead and fix that.

      Now, for the other part: We use the EXACT same affiliate program on Isagenix that we do on Shakeology…so, it really isn’t more profitable for us to rate them above Isagenix.

      And really now? A class action law suit? For giving our opinions on a shake. Wow. We’ve made mistakes and we’ve corrected them when we see them, but I have to wonder why you feel the need to call us out in this specific review? I mean, I’m sure we’ve given differing opinions than yours (clearly law suit material) on other shakes. Hmmm…it couldn’t possibly be that you’re part of their MLM?

      This is our opinion on an obscure shake reviewing site and you’re throwing around law suits? ITS A SHAKE. They’re all just shakes! Let’s take a moment to step back from the keyboard and breathe for a second because if you’re getting this riled up about our opinion…well, that tells you something.

      And people wonder why we struggle with MLMs…

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  31. I have been drinking Isalean shakes for about 4-5 months now and I see no difference at all. Though they taste half decent, I agree that the 240 calorie and high sugar content doesn’t assist me in my desire to lose weight. With this product you are supposed to drink two shakes a day and a sensible meal no more than 600 calories. Who can live like that? I do enjoy drinking the shake for my breakfast, but by they time I get to work, I am hungry again. I am in the process of looking for a better choice. I appreciate this website because I can compare a lot of the products out there and I am ready to try something new. I recently tried Secure and G R O S S! The 77 calories might sound good, but they definitely do not taste good, so what’s the point? I am going to try the IdealShakes…thanks for the info!

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  32. I started using Isagenix almost a year ago after I let my friend con me into joining the whole MLM gig to get the discount on the shakes. In my opinion, those who sing the praises of Isagenix all drank the Kool Aid and are still under the spell. I lost about five lbs after I did the whole cleanse and all that jazz, but I had already lost 15 lbs by eating properly and adding moderate exercise to my daily routine. The shakes are filling, to me anyway, but I am sure another less expensive meal replacement will do the trick as well. So, I am glad I stumbled across your site! Good luck trying to order Isagenix shakes and expect them to arrive in a timely fashion!

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  33. Hi – just wondering why you aren’t approving my comments. You seem to be selective there as well, which again does not lend credibility to your site. Except that the only people who would know that are those who are writing comments that aren’t being published because you are being deliberate in the picture you want people to have of the shakes you are reviewing. You still have not corrected errors here that you said you would correct. It really does make you question why.

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    • I think the comments just take a while to post!

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      • Actually, I had written a comment, but it was not approved and has now been deleted. I guess she didn’t want people to read what I had written about objectivity and the fact that she leaves wrong information uncorrected and uses very strong words to evoke certain emotions in people about certain products while leaving others unbiased or favored by her reviews. Guess I’ll have to look at other ways to alert people of what she is doing with this site.

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        • Actually Melinda, you went from post to post lambasting other products about little things, linking to Isagenix in your comment, and then made a 3 page document for this one. It was longer than our review! You’re clearly an Isagenix Rep with an axe to grind and that didn’t sit well with whoever was approving comments that day. We approved the relevant and concise posts, but if you want to post a 3 page review, our comment section is not the place for it.

          A few paragraphs maximum. Trust us, we’ve approved much more convincing rebuttals than yours…it’s not a conspiracy.

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  34. I just want to say that I appreciate your review and I will check out the rest (I did find this site based on a google search for isagenix).

    I had a whole other reason for not trying the shakes. A little over a year ago I was laid off from a job where I was on the phone all the time and I’m currently a student. This leaves me with very little time and very little extraneous money.

    My friend tried it and is doing very well with it, although I firmly believe that losing 18 pounds in three weeks is really unhealthy. In any case, I considered trying it before a breast reduction surgery I have scheduled. The guy who sold it to her contacted me after I inquired about the post but refused to chat with me about it over the internet. He would only agree to talk to me over the phone. That’s a red flag to me. Combine that with the pyramid selling technique and I decided against it and that’s without knowing the prices (or exactly what’s in it).

    In any case, I will read your other reviews and see if any of them catches my fancy. I have also considered the volumetrics “diet”, seems to be the healthiest most well balanced of everything I’ve researched so far, and replacement shakes could easily be made a part of it. And when I think about it, if I had been on this when going for my preadmissions test, they may have made me stop anyway.

    Thanks again for your unbiased reviews!

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  35. I think this review is very fair for the shakes. I am new to Isagenix, and I’ve recently just began the 30 day cleanse and the shakes are part of this program. Now I know you are not reviewing cleanses, which is fine, but for those reading this that may want to explore the entire system, here is what I’ve experienced.

    Day 1: Massive headache. Just an all ’round bad day because I just felt really bad. I figured I would be going through an adjustment period, so luckily, I started this on my day off. My headache was so incredibly bad that I had to go to bed early because I just couldn’t stand it any longer.

    Day 2: I learned that there is an abundance of vitamin B12 in many of the products, including the shakes and Ionix Supreme. When you have an overdose of B12, you get a headache – it’s usually at the top of your headache and goes straight down the left side of your neck. I’ve always been able to tell when something has had too much B12 for me because this happens, and this product certainly had way too much than my body can handle, so I had to change up to a half serving of the shakes along with the Natural Accelerator and do my Ionix Supreme part about a couple hours later to help spread those B12 vitamins out. It helped immensely!! Just a dull headache that really didn’t bother me.

    Day 3: I really hate the taste of the Ionix Supreme – it is disgusting! The vanilla shake tastes good at first, but it really isn’t. The chocolate shake is BY FAR the better tasting of the two, and I’m a person who would prefer vanilla over chocolate, so it surprises me to say this. I am continuing with this program because I am determined to get through this 30 days to find out if this program does everything is says, but so far, energy is not one of those things. In fact, I am finding myself dread drinking the Ionix Supreme and the shakes. The Natural Accelerator that you take twice a day and the IsaFlush that you take at bedtime – I have no problems with those at all. I’m quickly figuring out that this flush just makes you pee a lot. Drinking all of the water it suggests is important, and having snacks on hand, like an apple or the snacks you can buy from Isagenix is a good thing. The morning and the night time is the hardest for me, but I am getting through this! For lunch, you can eat 400-600 calories. You begin to look forward to lunch and real food! I am not an over-eater to begin with, so 400-600 calories is actually a good sized meal for me.

    Since my program came with 2 vanilla and 2 chocolate canisters, I’m going to try to mix the vanilla and chocolate together for a black & white shake – that way I won’t be left with only the vanilla flavor after I’m done with the chocolate.

    I did lose 2.5 lbs so far. I was excited to see my scale move!

    I know this review is only for shakes, but I just wanted to talk a little about the cleanse part for those looking to see what it’s like. Definitely give yourself an adjustment period. I’m not sorry that I’ve tried this program, but at the same time, it’s not easy, even though the program appears to be “take this in the a.m, drink this, eat this, drink more of this, do this, and drink lots of water”. Easier said than done, but I’m doing it!

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    • Deci… try adding some of the orange “want more enegy?” electrolyte mix (an Isagenix product) to the vanilla and a little packet of stevia. It turns something that is almost unpalatable into something rather delicious. That’s the only way my husband and I can drink the vanilla. We add stevia to the chocolate as well. Our sponsor said to not add anything, but hey, it’s either that or give up.

      We also think the Ionix supreme is disgusting. Even watered down over ice we have to take a deep breath to drink it. We’ve only been on it 3 days, so we haven’t experienced the cleanse days yet. It will be interesting to see what happens.

      Oh my husband is diabetic on insulin shots, and already he has had plummeting blood sugar after the morning shakes and ionix supreme. We’re keeping a close eye on that, but if it leads to a long term decrease in insulin use, that would be fabulous.

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    • Cherry Nellessen says:

      Deci – wow … you just enlightened me with regards to B12 overdose! I’ve been having nasty headaches which I thought at first was brought on by overuse my traps (I’m a fitness instructor). Saw the doctor and she said to take it easy and put me on muscle relaxer (which I didn’t take). I just took OTC pain reducer and lots of massage. The pain went away but the headache never went away. After seeing your post, I’m thinking that the overdose of B12 is the cause of my headache … and yest it’s the top of my head and goes down to the left side of my neck! I use Isagenix shakes mostly for breakfast and I have it daily. My purpose is not to lose weight but rather to ensure that I have breakfast for energy and yes so my metabolism doesn’t slow down. I hate hate hate the sweetness of the Ionix Supreme. I’ve writen to Isagenix about the sweetness of both the Ionix Supreme and the Lemon Bar and also the not so good taste of the vanilla shake. I like the chocolate shake. I’m so glad to have discovered this website. Thanks!

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    • I agree the ionic supreme not that good but I usually mix mine with the shake and one of the want more energy flavors but that wouldn’t work for you cause the b 12 vit, some one posted having penut butter with there shake.. just an idea, on your ordering you choose all chocolate or all vanilla.

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    • Check the labels on all Isa products for ingredients and amounts of B12. The B12 amounts are staggering to say the least. I tried it and liked the taste of both shakes. The cleanse was awful – it took me a few days to feel better afterwards. It is not a colon cleanse. They claim it is cleansing at the ‘cellular level”. I was having heart palpitations and my dr told me to either bring her in the info or research the ingredients myself. As it turns out a couple of the herbs are equivilant to stimulants. My Dr told me to go off and have been fine ever since. I do know several people that are really into Isa and have had incredible weight loss and quality of life improvements – off meds, better labs, etc. Whats good for one is not good for all. Be sure and check out the B12 levels in all Isa products!

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    • Just so you know. B12 is a water soluble vitamin. As somebody who has been b12 deficient since a young age I know a lot about it… With a water soluble vitamin you can’t over dose… If you have to much you pee it out. You might want to look into what else is causing that issue.

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  36. One more thing – the person I knew didn’t want to talk to me over the computer either (by e-mail). Only by phone because he was “busy coaching and really doesn’t have time to type out answers to my questions.”

    Sooo… I ordered the 30 day cleanse program as a one-time thing because the guy kept pushing auto-ship, which I said that I did not want up-front. I no longer associate with this person, and I’m doing it on my own. I’ve been in contact with others who do not sell the product and are only using it, which I would recommend at first. I am SO HAPPY that I’m not on auto-ship.

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    • Hi,

      Just wanted to ask where I can purchase the isagenix products without anyone wanting to call me & push me into anything?
      I was with isagenix & I loved the results I had gotten but my coach was so pushy & calling me constantly so I canceled with isagenix. I just want to start over again without having someone call me.

      thank you for a reply,
      Valerie

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      • Check for them on Amazon, usually you don’t have to deal with the upline when you do that.

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        • I think you can purchase directly from the website but it would be the retail price instead of the whole sale price, this is sad there is this pressure issue but I deal with my mother… no pressure

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          • Yes, you might be able to buy a la carte from the site, but it’s about her not wanting to deal with the upline. Any time we’ve bought directly from an MLM site, (even just a la carte) we usually get a call from a rep within a week or two to sell us the full package.

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  37. Ms R.

    After reviewing more of your reviews, I noticed you gave Isagenix same grade as ViSalus review. After reading it, could you please read the two reviews side by side with taste and Nurtirional value, ease of ordering, value and hunger blockers and please explain to me why you gave them same grade?

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    • Yes, Paul, we can. In fact we’re doing that to a lot of the shakes. If you check out our Year In Review post on Ask Mrs. R you will see that we are doing “A closer look” section to the most popular shakes. We plan to compare them all side by side with a little more scrutiny, though no promises on if any of the scores will change.

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  38. I came upon this site specifically to find out about the interaction and side effects of insulin use and Isogenix. It’s been interesting reading for sure but I still don’t hear the answer to my question. I guess the most critical issue would be by doing the cleanse (whether is has any merit or not) not eating anything for 11 days and being diabetic, will I fall off my stool and die? It doesn’t have any ingredients that would do me in it seems so should be okay in that respect.
    I’ve got to add this; reading all of the posts beginning a couple of years ago up to now I’m amazed at how critical some folks can get. I appreciate the comments made, good and not so good, and am grown up enough to make my own assumptions.
    I see no reason to go on the attack and get your panties in a knot over an opinion, especially one based on research. We’re here because we want information and user opinion, period. Everyone reading and contributing to this page wants to get healthier or already has, I appreciate that.
    My friend sells it as well, he’s a great salesman but doesn’t push me at all and in fact suggested I just do the cleanse to start. If I like the results then I’ll decide what I want to do from there. I do not want another “job” even one that works into my daily life, it’s busy enough already. I do want to get healthier and since I’m eligible for social security now I’m running out of time.
    Thank you for your reviews,I appreciate them all. I would like to get an answer to my specific question though…will I pass out from doing the cleanse because of the effects on my blood sugar???
    Oh, by the way, the person who suggested a law suit? Seriously? This kind of comment is precisely why humankind is in such turmoil, there is no need to even go there…period!
    Thanks again,
    Marilee

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  39. I have been on the Isa shakes for 2 months. I read the rave reviews on their facebook pages and I decided to try it. I had two shakes a day for 2 months, several 2 day cleanses (in which you eat NO food at all). After each cleanse, I would several pounds, as I had not eaten in 2 days. But that weight would return after I started back on the shakes and one meal a day. I had the accelerators, slimcakes, snacks, isaflush, Isapro, etc. I lost 10 pounds in the first 9 days. After weighing in at two months into the plan, I have lost about 12 pounds.

    I don’t know if it is all water weight or what, but I have spent around $600.00 for all this stuff and everyone has different suggestions such as — 1) you must eat a lunch, not a dinner, 2) you can’t have breads, rice, pasta; potatoes, dairy products; artificial sweetners; diet sodas or even chewing gum! 3) you have to drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. of water; 4) eat lean meats like turkey and fish, rather than beef; 5) have your thyroid checked, 6) you’re not eating enough; 7) you’re eating too much;and I even was adivsed this is a nutrition program not a weight loss program, weight loss is just a “side effect”. That may be, but I invested to lose weight, I was healthy to begin with, just overweight. —- whatever the case is, I followed all the rules for 2 months and still only lost 10-12 pounds, depending on what day it is.

    At any rate, I wasn’t in it to make money, but to lose weight which didn’t happen–at least not at the rate people were saying THEY were losing at. I saw one post where someone lost 10 pounds in a week. I thought “Nice—- it took me 2 months to acheive that”. I can do that with Weight Watchers and I can eat real food, have sugarless gum and diet cokes. Just seems like if the program doesn’t work for you, they grasp at straws and tell you that it HAS to work and you must not be doing something right. Heck, how can having two shakes a day and one meal not be right? It hasn’t worked!!! :(

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  40. I am sorry Miss R,
    I am a rep for Isagenix and I see and understand your reviews are about shakes and only shakes and all subject matter should pertain to this but it has gone the business aspect, peoples pure personal feeling and statments based on personal feeling and not fact and last but not least taking your statments way to personally instead of taking it for what it is.

    Readers are smart and decide based on reviews what products works for them.

    Lost 20 pounds in the last 3 months, it works for me as well as others and the support happen to be my mother so no pressure but love, I agree with the more energy and over all health and I have the least call in at my work which is retail up in alaska.

    the cleans program does not pertain to the shakes subject nor is it relavent to shakes. wheather it works or not, I haven’t taken it but I do know my shakes work for me.

    I first took the program in 2009 because my mother was concerned for my health as I was working retail at the international airport in Anchorage and was concerned because I was not getting better, after 2 weeks I was over my sickness of 2 months and was energetic again, healthier, sharper on my memory as well as better overal cordnation, I can’t say it was the program but I have a hunch it might have been sadly I quite for 3 years and not been back for 3 months as stated above.

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    • That’s awesome Larry, good for you!

      Though I’m not sure I understand what you’re telling us in the first couple sentences. We review the shake and reviews are always going to be someone’s personal feelings at some point. We look at the facts, we taste the shake, and then give our opinion on what we see. Pretty sure that’s how this process is supposed to work.

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  41. I started it yesterday and did great..but today not as good since i wasnt home most of the day to have the drinks 4 time a day…so I have a question do I start tomm and day one again or just drink the drink 4 time a day or start the shakes….dont know what too do..

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  42. Carol S. says:

    Oh my GOSH! I feel so bad for Mrs. R., All she is trying to do is give us a tip on how her team rated these products to help us make a more informed decision. Ultimately it’s up to us to make the final decision, but should we really be insulting her and her findings?
    I understand that we may have had a different experience than what Mrs. R. commented on but do we really have to attack her? Afterall she is only trying to help us by saving us time.
    I too have tried Isagenix for several weeks and I’m am not comvinced of all of the positives that most of you have spoken of, however my friend and her family have had great results and that’s ok, because, everyBODY is different and I can accept that.
    Thank you Mrs. Ray, I appreciate your reviews.

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    • It has nothing to do with her opinion. She is supposedly comparing facts which lead to the conclusion that the products she SELLS are the best . Unfortunately her facts are knowingly WRONG Is that not misleading ? It is actually Illegal according to the FCC .

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      • We sell ALL our products through affiliates. Including Isagenix, imagine that. We could make more money by pushing the more expensive products, but we don’t.

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  43. Hi Dawn,

    Isagenix says that you are suppose to drink the shakes to replace 2 meals then eat a sensable dinner then do a cleanse day. Drink the cleanse 3-4 times in that day, you can have some almonds also & also the snacks on the cleanse day.
    Then after your cleanse day drink the shakes again to replace 2 meals. I cleanse once a week (with the 30 day syatem) not sure if you have the 30 day or the 9 day
    I never did the 2 day cleanse just once a week & I feel great & lost 15 pounds

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  44. Lioba Logan says:

    I really don’t understand why you still use sugar. It’s so old fashioned. Stevia would be the way to go. Many people even slightly knowlegeable would prefer to have a choice to add some of their own sweeter.

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    • It’s unbleached cane sugar…yes it’s “old fashioned” but not bad in small amounts whatsoever . We also don’t recommend adding your own ingredients to the shakes as 1. they are a complete meal and 2. you through off the synergism of the shakes by adding and subtracting ingredients. That’s OK if you are maintaining your weight but if you are trying to lose you should follow the program as formulated.

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  45. What I would like to know is what are you and your teams credentials for even being able to compare these products? Any scientific data backing your reviews? It seems to me that your ratings are biased and unfounded. Do you know the difference between whey and soy protein? Organic and non-organic? What is good for your body and what is toxic? I see no facts in your ratings, only opinions!!!

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    • Yes, these are our opinions. That’s what reviews are about. All reviews, movie reviews, restaurant reviews, shake reviews, they’re someone’s opinion on the subject. We’re a third party review site so there isn’t any company bias.

      As for the difference between whey and soy protein, yes we do! In fact you can check out our ‘Ask Mrs. R’ post about that very thing! Craziness! As for the whole, “what is toxic” comment, I’m guessing you’re referring to artificial sweeteners…so I’ll direct you to our ‘Ask Mrs. R’ post about those too!

      So, my question is are YOU as informed as you seem to think you are? Calling shake ingredients toxic and your understanding of the term ‘biased’ leads us to believe otherwise.

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  46. Or you know… you could eat vegetables and fruits, and exercise… for a fraction of the cost.

    Just saying :)

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  47. I’ve tried both their regular and creamy versions of their shakes and both vanilla and chocolate of each type. I’m not certain which one was tested but the creamy version isn’t their own creation. They both have a pretty good taste but they are expensive and only available through mail order so you need to add the shipping cost to the total order value. If you follow the Isagenix plan and replace two meals per day you will run of shake mix in two weeks and at $39.00 per canister plus shipping that adds up quickly.

    As a side note, I’ve tried their cleanse product and it has an awful taste. They recently changed the flavor and it’s still disgusting. It’s no wonder people lose weight using the cleanse, you lose your appetite to eat anything form the taste.

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    • Julianna Wroblewski says:

      I have read all the interesting comments and it sorta makes me laugh at those who have an opinion about a product they never tried. As far as the cleanse tasting bad it only does when your body is toxic….as you remove the toxins from your body the taste goes away. This is the best product I ever used and for anyone thinking of trying it you should because most who do stay on it because of the results and because its easy and it works. No one pushes you to sell it…people see your results; they see your energy and your glow and they ask you about it…then they try it because they want those results….I don’t tell anyone about the product unless they ask me. I am 52 years old and have never looked or felt better in my life…thanks to Isagenix!

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      • Oh Julianna,

        Where to begin.

        How about with a simple question of which toxins are leaving your body? I mean, obviously it’s the ones on our taste buds, correct? Detox is a loaded word, and actually means nothing. There are no toxic chemicals flushed out of your body when you ‘cleanse’. That’s just sales fluff.

        And no one pushes you to sell it? I don’t know what MLM you’re seeing, but from the sales comments alone on this review, that’s a tad inaccurate.

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        • Care to comment on cumulative poisons?

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          • If you are actually suffering from Bioaccumulation we would comment that you should go to your Doctor and see what can be done.

            A cleanse isn’t going to fix actual Bioaccumulation of toxins like lead or pesticides.

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  48. I am currently on Isagenix for 10 days now. I do like the shakes. The price is really high. I have lost about 5 lbs in 9 days and feel exhausted. I only have 5 more lbs to lose and I discontinued my Isagenix yesterday and have ordered Ideal Shape. I hope to have more energy and continue my weight loss and healthy eating. Me and my husband both cannot stay on this product due to the price. I feel like the great push behind this product is the business (selling) part of it.

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    • Cindy
      How do you like Idealshape? I am thinking of switching to it from isagenix solely for the price. But does it taste good? keeps you full?

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  49. Mrs R,
    I think you review is fair. I like how you stay polite and positive no matter the comment. To the isagenix users, I have no clue if you’re product works or not, I have spent a week reviewing it online. The worst things I have noticed is that the users get super defensive and rude to anyone who makes even the slightest negative comment. If it works for you great!!!! …but it may not work for others for whatever reason, and that is okay. It does not mean it’s a bad product. The users that are rude and over defensive make the company look really bad. It makes me not want to buy it at all even if it does work. I am happy for anyone who has used it with success, I just think these people should find a kinder way of defending/promoting the product. …On another note, I’d really like to hear a review from someone who is NOT selling it or helping a friend sell it. Thanks =)

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  50. I am not selling it….I have signed up as an associate to get a better price. I absolutely love the products. It is a little pricey but i am spending less money a day when I tgravel. I did nutisystems 2 years ago and they were more exspensive. Not only have I lost weight I have lost inches and I have more energy. Not going to lie…the first week is tough! But now it is super easier and I;m not hungry. After my 30 days I will continue with the shakes. I think they are really good!!!

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  51. Some of the comments are amusing. Einstein often referred to “man’s capacity for ignorance”, and Voltaire was spot on when he said, “Common sense is not so common”.
    I have used the Isagenix products, and yes, I got results. However, I am a certified fitness trainer, and I work out 5-7 days a week, eat pretty healthy foods, and limit my junk food intake. I’m not sure I wouldn’t get similar results with most of the other products reviewed. My intent in reading the reviews here is to identifiy other nutritious shakes that might give me the same results, but at a lower cost. I’m not sure that part of the Isagenix results for many folks doesn’t come from the “push” and awareness of simply becoming more cognizant of your food intake. Sure, I know Isagenix has a “team of nutritionists”, but so do most of the other companies that make and distribute nutritional products. I like Isagenix products, and use them when I have extra cash, but I am not ready to drink the “kool aid” that says their team of scientists is the best & most knowledgeable, and their products are unparalled. Come on people, use some common sense…how could you ever substantiate or quantify such a claim? This website is a nice tool to have, but there is a reason most tool boxes have multiple tools in them…because no one tool solves every need. Just saying…..

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    • Swarna says:

      Dave,

      Your comments are the most sensible of all on this site. I have been on Isagenix for a little over a month and have lost weight and feel better but it is mostly because I am more cognizant of my food intake. The shakes just make it easier for me to eat less. Since I have just the one meal to take care of – I make sure it is good – lean meat, lots of greens and only whole grains. After another 3 weeks of this, I will continue with Isagenix but with just one shake a day and maybe a periodic cleanse — for no other reason but that a fast now and then is not a bad thing. And, I am not pushing this product either. I will get it because it works for me – my way. The whole marketing thing makes me very uneasy.

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    • Smfeltner says:

      Thank you! I wish the Isagenix reps would use a different avenue to push their products. This site is meant to help people make an informed decision about something that could aid their weight loss or nutrition. I am personally not swayed by someone lashing out at people who have the audacity to suggest the product they sell might not be right for everyone. I will not be buying this product, because there is a higher rated product available to try for a reasonable price as well as the fact that the reps for this product are belligerent and insulting.

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  52. I am in my third week of Isagenix and I love it. It is very filling for me, but I have never been one to keep eating after I am full either. My biggest problem has always been after work eating. Having dinner, then snacks while watching tv would be non stop for me. Now I have my shake about 6:30 and I really am full, sometimes i cant even finish it. Then best thing I like about the shake is that it is still better than how I was eating and I am not starving my self. Good luck to you in whichever you choose.

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  53. Steve Ryan says:

    Curious if these are all just opinions as you are getting referrals from amazon for your ranking of shakes? Did you review any clinical
    test done for any of these products? I read the site more as people with “years” of experience battling other people with “years” of experience, but no one is stating any real facts other than a reference to a vogue magazine.

    Try reading up on the FDA site about toxins and ingredients used to help clean the system. One docs opinion should out weigh the governing body for food and drug. Or seach the epa site or other hospitals for clinical studies done on this topic.

    I think the proper thing to do would be to rate the science behind these products and see what outcomes truly arise base on their claims. Saying a shake of 90 calories is better than one of 150 calories is plain dumb, regadless of the ingredients. What are they trying to accomplish and can those claims be proven. Otherwise thus site is nothing more than a taste test site.

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    • Actually, we’ve done a lot of research when doing the reviews.

      We do not actually take every ingredient on the label and run a check on the studies for it. We talk general ideas (safety of hunger blockers, artificial sweeteners, proteins) and we have done the research. We always get information on several different sources and studies from 3rd party research centers. We do not usually read too much from the FDA, as that’s its own can of worms (many people have very serious issues with how the FDA operates).

      It’s a balancing act. Something that has 90 calories but all of those calories are from sugar is going to score lower than a shake that has 150 calories from mostly protein. If you read our nutrition rating in the reviews you can see where we break that down.

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        The point I am making is that you need to back up and review the claims of each product. Using a 3rd party site is suspect in itself where they are probably not doing a blind prospective study on the products.

        What you are trying to justify is some form of retrospective study that you need clearly defined guidelines. I don’t see that in your outline of how you measure these products.

        As you know combing ingredients can have advantages and disadvantages of working together. So if you do not run each ingredient listed on the label you are not really painting a true picture of comparison. I have done a lot of research in this field to be able to understand the differences of what I just mentioned. This is truly compare what is better from one product to the next.

        Just the simple fact of how protien is extracted is important for quality. What type of protien (soy, organic etc) as these have different factors on what is released into your body.

        What types of facilities are these shakes made in, are any of them exceeding guidelines from the FDA?

        Which companies send their products out for batch run testing to make sure what they say on their bottle is true from bottle to bottle. I know 2 of your top 3 choices of shake companies do not do this. So it is impossible to even compare them if you don’t know what’s inside could change.

        I don’t work for the FDA or even support them. But next time you take meds for a headache or have the smallest operation done, at least you can feel partially good that those products do get reviewed by some of the things I just mentioned above.

        So by saying the FDA is suspect in your book and they go to great lengths to review products but you don’t do a portion of what I just listed above makes me go back to my statement of this is more of a taste test site for revenue than a true review site.

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        • Okay, those can be pretty legitimate hold ups for why you don’t want to use our site. We’re not scientists, we can’t afford the time to set up clinical studies and review every ingredient of every shake that we’ve tried. We do a lot of research on the claims and we’ve pointed to research done about the claims.

          Of our top 3, we assume you’re saying Shakeology is doing batch run testing because they advertise the fact. One of the others is Kosher certified, which we’re fairly certain has some pretty stringent standards on the quality of each batch so I’m guessing they do batch testing as well.

          In the end, we might not be the site you are looking for. We cannot afford (the revenue you seem to think this site gets is not very much, trust us.) to make this site a full time job. However, for the last year and a half we have spent a lot of time with shakes and in the meal replacement world.

          We’ve tried more shakes and we’ve learned quite a bit about the industry as a whole. When we created this site, the only review sites we found on the net about the subject were clearly created by the distributors themselves. We felt that having a 3rd party review site that just doesn’t spout company line at potential customers would be helpful. It’s a review. It’s our opinion on the shakes.

          Could there be better sites where they do more scientific research on each and every shake? Probably, but we haven’t seen them.

          I don’t know how that makes us completely untrustworthy…or illegitimate.

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  54. Bill Moyer says:

    I have been using Isagenix for 28 days now and have lost18 pounds. 1 shake a day and then a very low carb diet for the other 2 meals. 31/2 oz of meat/fish- 1 cup vegies – 1 cup fruit. 2 pieces of gluten free bread a day max. For a snack almonds or an apple. All water intake is from what I receive from my DC once a week It is working for me at present. I do feel I am going to have to find a different outlet, for a more reasonable price. By the way, NO DAIRY PRODUCTS.

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  55. I am 67 and went on the 30 day program, lost 15 pounds in first 8 days and got one of the worst bouts of gout in my life. Still suffering and rep told me to drink more water and is checking with their Dr’s who have been on vacation as to what is causing it. “Cutting back on shakes but no relief yet. Will see this week but results are results so just have to find out what in the program is causing it. I have been told too much weight loss too quick but that stinks. Works for me, other than the gout, I am not a rep.

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  56. C Kanzenbach says:

    I’ve been using Isagenix for about 5 weeks. I’ve lost about 7 lbs. The program IS expensive so I won’t stay on it, but I will probably order my favorite items ala carte unless I find something just as good but cheaper. The only way to get the discounted prices is to sign up for auto-ship. I personally feel that forces me to order whether I want to or not. I do like the products and have had good results. I just wish they were more affordable to EVERYONE without users having to become associates and dealers to get better prices. If the products were affordable for everyone, I think more people would buy them. I’ve tried other products and I find Isagenix to be much more paletable. Even the yucky looking drinks for cleaning really aren’t bad. Powder mixes taste better than liquids. And I’m very squeamish about how things taste. I understand that people may really believe in this product, but why would that make them verbally attack someone who disagrees with them? I like the product, too, but I don’t expect everyone to share my opinions.

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  57. This is an excellent site that provides an unbiased review and much needed information, thank you! The Isagenix disciples remind me of a quote from Nietzche, “Convictions are worse enemies of truth than lies”. They are definitely more interested in defending their ” beliefs” than just accepting they are utilizing a good, not great, product that is grossly overpriced. That’s okay, it’s their money and their belief system. Personally, I prefer quality and value. For me, I have found, thanks to your reviews, that ” Ideal Shape” is an excellent product that is of great value.

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  58. Started the cleanse 9 days ago, I did the cleanse for 2 days and then the shake for the next 7… couldn’t do the cleanse the last two based on schedule so I will save it. I lost 7.4 lbs and over 8 inches. I am in now way overweight, so losing 7.4 lbs in 9 days is amazing especially since I am active working out 5 days a week and always eating healthy. Its the best thing I ever did to get rid of some stubborn weight that has always been a trouble spot. I will continue with the shakes.

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  59. Thanks Mrs. R for such a good review. I was introduced to Isagenix by my friend 4 months ago and have been using the Isalean shake since then. I was very skeptical in the beginning, as I didn’t like the MLM idea and thought that she was just tried to sell me something. I was not overweight and I work out regularly. I started with the Isagenix 9-day cleanse mainly to detox and improve energy. To my surprise, I lost 7% of my body fat and got a flat ab and very nice definition on my arms. I also gained more energy, has less joint pain, and sleep better after the cleanse. The vanilla shake is delicious, much better than the muscle milk and the other brands that I have tried. I use the shake daily after workout. The shake is organic and the ingredient is premium. I am 55 and have a body like a 30 years old and feel fantastic. People around me all noticed the difference and asked me what I have done. I am going to use the shake everyday to help me build more muscles and keep me looking good. The cost is not too bad considering I use it to replace a meal.

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  60. I have been using the Isagenix IsaLean Shake for only 7 days and not once have I had a craving for chocolate donuts. I use to eat anywhere from 6-8 chocolate donuts in one week and I had terrible cravings for fattening sugary foods. I have not had the slightest craving. Along with consuming the shake and other Isagenix products, I’m pretty sure you need to eat healthier, drink plenty of water and exercise. I believe these products are simply there to add an extra bonus. I have lost 4 lbs. in one week and I plan to continue to eat healthier, exercise and use these products. :)

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  61. WOW! I have spent almost 2 hrs reading these comments over the past 1 1/2 yrs…and Mrs R …gets thrown under the bus ever time!

    I have not tried all teh shakes on here that you have tried….I have not tried Isagenix I have tried Visalus the taste was not great…infact it put me in the ER I am lactose intolerant and have a bowel obstruction….the Dr said I need to read lables…

    I did try ADvocare shake and that is one of the best flavors…you cna use water and a spoon to stir it!!

    I do not work for any MLM company and do not like the fact that you need to buy into the company just to get a lower price….but I do love costco so I guess if that is the way to look at it. :)

    I might try isagenix for the taste….I need to lose weight and really find drinking my food not very applealing… I am afriad of trying some of these weight lsos shakes and systems that include a cleanse because I have so many stomach issues. can not have a lot of sugar or fiber or protein….any suggestions? Also when you do a TRUE cleanse liek from teh Dr you are suppsoe to fast….not eat :) any thoughts?

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    • Well, you can do it without that much fasting… I started Isagenix on July 4 and do the very easy way. I take Ionix twice a day and replace my breakfast with IsaLean Shake or IsaLean Pro. I sometimes replace my launch or dinner too. I do either deep cleanse or moderated cleanse (depend on if I really need to eat) twice a month. It’s much easier with my plan. Here are the results:

      I am 48 and 5’11. I go to gym every day for at least 2 hours since 2006 and I weight was down from 215 to 194 pound. I was 194 pound for the past 2 years.

      I am now 183 pound after 3 months Isagenix easy plan. I am much stronger because I beat almost all of my badminton playmates who can easily beat me 3 months ago.

      I don’t know if there are something to do with Isagenix but I just want to let you know that my blood glucose was always 150 gm/dL for the past 4 years and now (Sept 28, 2012) is 114 gm/dL.

      I believe I can lost 11 pound and become much more stronger without any additional training with my easy plan is a combination of eating healthier (not being hungry) and exercise regularly.

      I also want to bring out that I save a lot of money by eating healthier with Isagenix products. I used to spent $4.65 on my breakfast and about $15 eat out with my friends about 3 times a week. I now only spend less than $3 IsaLean Shake for my breakfast which saves me about $7.50/week and don’t like to eat out that much which saves me about $30/week. I also don’t like snacks, soft drinks and other unhealthy foods which saves me about $20/week. As you can see, I save about $60/week now and much healthier than even before.

      I loved McDonald very much but I don’t even want to eat it any more after July 4 (I only went there twice since). That is the other reason I can lose 11 pounds.

      I hope this helps or you can reply to me if you want to know how to do it in a easy way.

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  62. A few years ago I did the Isagenix protocol. Fasted on Sundays – drank nothing but water and it was very difficult but I did it. I worked out everyday so I’m sure that helped a lot, I lost about 25lbs and then gained most of it back over the course of 3 years. Much later, about 3 years later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The shakes and supplements were expensive and the protocol not easy, takes a lot of will power to starve. My two cents….
    Mrs R – would you please review Vega One and Emerge.

    Thanks!!

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  63. Well I did the 9 day cleanse and even though the shake was palatable it took me 5 days to have a bowel movement. I did the cleanse for just that purpose. The person whom I got the product from I’d met at some street fair (the ones they have everywhere during the year). She had no follow through and when we did communicate she said she was putting me down as under her kid to help her kid get started in the multi level scheme (without saying multi level). I did have more NRG but it was pretty expensive for what you got.

    I would like to find a protein shake that does not taste too sweet (this one fills that bill). I’m using up some awful Whey powder from the Muscle Milk people. My bro likes it. Nasty sweet and it says it has less sugar than this IsaLean Shake but must have some artificial stuff (I can’t tolerate it, gives me a headache….go figure….artificial makes some people sick!!!). ANYONE have suggestions for Protein drink that would be like IsaLean in taste but closer to reality for price?

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  64. jackie gauche says:

    I would like to take this product for the health reasons as I don’t need or want to gain or lose weight. I weigh 110 bs and am 5’3″ tall. So how would I take this?

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  65. Isagenix is for the consumer who is more discriminating when it comes to what they put into their bodies. The food in the shakes is the clenaest food on earth. You can lose weight on any shake and calorie restrictred plan. However, you can lose much more than weight if you are not getting enough protien and getting it in the right form. Soy is drenched with pesticides (and often avoided by women who are concerned about female cancers) and you do not need artificial sweeteners in your body. It is the long term effects of Isagenix that make it the most valuable choice. Give it a try. After all, it’s guaranteed.

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  66. I am baffled as to how your system of points works, how can you give vi such a lower taste rating than IsaGenix? I thought IsaGenix was chalky and boring, and after every shake i was clenching my cheeks all the way to the toilet, having so much magnesium sends patients straight for poop city.

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    • Were you drinking shakes or using a system? I personally have talked to people on both sides of the pendulum and right in the middle.

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  67. Jackie, I did not need to lose weight either (hubby & I raw foodies for 10 yrs.) but have been using for 3 months and find the results amazing! More energy (therefore I work out more), feel stronger, feel healthier, no aches nor pains anymore (the early morning Ionix Supreme makes the difference), more balance and clarity in body mind and spirit! And my friend who began taking a month ago has lost 10 lbs by cleansing the 2 days, where I only cleanse 1 day a week. ~ I eat a big, giant salad each day and fill it with tons of anti-oxidizing foods. My attitude has improved and well, guess I’m just a walking, talking advocate. I do take the “Ageless Essentials with Product B” ea. day which is not in the 30 day cleanse. ~

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  68. I see this as an option only if I don’t plan on ever enjoying real food again.

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  69. Hello. I’ve been using IsaGenix (IG) for almost a month. I don’t like the taste of the shakes (vanilla and chocolate). They do help to keep my hunger satisfied. I did the 1st required 2 day cleanse, but it was hard because the cleanse made me want to retch. I did the next 5 days using the shakes twice a day. I couldn’t make it through the 2nd required 2 day cleanse due to the taste and my desire to throw it up. I haven’t lost any weight. I am hypoglycemic so my body’s desire to flood my system with insulin may have something to do with me not loosing weight. I’m not a doctor – that’s just my guess. I had asked my IG rep to take me off auto shipment about 2 weeks ago, but I just got a notice of shipment. I think the cost taken out of my account was around $150. The price isn’t too bad when understand that you are replacing the cost of 2 meals/day with the cost of IG.
    THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEW. Sometimes some user’s comments aren’t worth the energy you expend when responding. Some tend to take critic personally when you’re reviewing a product they are selling or has worked for them. We are all entitled to our opinion :)

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    • Did you get your autoship reversed?? Did the upline help you? I can not stand it when people get left alone in this kind of situation. I admit I have had people (one) quit, but she did it after actually losing weight and feeling better. You called customer service to get a return and they wouldn’t let you? AAHHHHHH need more details. It is WAY too late to help, I started at the bottom of the page and just figured out I am commenting on something from November. ug

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  70. Isagenix works like a charm while using it. But the weight does not stay off. It came back.
    I had more energy while using it, better brain function, less hunger and I really did enjoy the taste. I actually craved it.

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    • “Works like a charm while using it” . So does HCG for some people. Makes me wonder what you did when you didn’t use it. PEOPLE – NOTHING will make you lose weight and stay thin if you lose weight and go back to whatever caused you to need any of these systems in the first place.

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    • It’s obviously not going to stay off if you go back to eating the way you used to.

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  71. Mrs. R

    You compeletly do NOT know what you are talking about!
    Peoples bodies ARE little toxic cesspools…. full of all sorts of
    toxins from all sorts of sources! My advice to anyone reading
    your advice is to NOT listen!

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    • You’re right Janet! We shall correct that by dawning our tinfoil hats and screaming “Toxins!” at everyone, all the time.

      Will that make us fitness gurus?

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      • Rebecca Sweetser says:

        We have these organs called kidneys and liver. Their jobs are to remove those toxins from our bodies. If your body is a toxic cesspool, I suggest you get immediate testing to see if those organs are not functioning properly, or if you are unnecessarily exposing yourself to chemical and environmental toxins.

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  72. I tried the Isogenix program and didn’t lose a single pound, did the 30 day, it was a big waste of money. When I called customer service, they never offered to refund the money or even give me another 30 day supply to try again. I wouldn’t waste my money on this product again, and yes, I went by all the directions and suggestions, followed it to the core and nothing.

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    • PLEASE note people – it is a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you get to the third week, and you are not happy, contact customer service an TELL THEM you want your money back. Thanks

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  73. I started an Isagenix 9 day cleanse as a way to support my wife, who wanted to try the product.
    Here is what I personally experienced:
    1) Increase in energy : so much so that I had to increase the amount I was exercising.
    2) Better sleep: this could have been a result from the increase in exercise, but who cares, it was better.
    3) My mood seemed to become more stable.
    It is definitely more expensive then just eating my regular meals at home, but the benefits sure out way the extra cost.

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  74. This is an affiliate review blog … You get paid on every link we click … Your reviews can’t be considered true as you have the same stake in it as the people who are pushing MLM products.

    Please be honest …

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    • We’ve stated it several times actually that we are an affiliate of ALL the shakes that we review. This site does cost money to maintain plus the cost of shakes to review. This site is not a full time position for any of our reviewers and the money we make pretty much covers more reviews and the site’s server. When we made a little extra we actually contracted a real designer to update the look of the site (it’s pretty spiffy, no?) instead of running home with the paycheck.

      If we were doing this to make money we wouldn’t give lower ratings to any shake we’d say they’re ALL wonderful, especially the more expensive ones because we would make more money on affiliate sales with higher costing shakes.

      There is a huge difference between having an affiliate on all the shakes we review vs being in a single MLM.

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    • Do they get paid per click, or JUST if you buy? AND no matter which way it is, they admit that in a very upfront way. I don’t even agree with them about the different shakes (yes Mrs. R, I actually read some other pages, even if I haven’t commented….yet) but I respect the organization and presentation they have achieved here. So if they make a buck or two off the shakes you try, and it is based on a panel of peoples opinions, it is not like this is going to make them rich. If they didn’t at least make enough to maintain the webpage, do you think there would be a page devoted to the different shakes? Nope. You would just be left to the massive amount of reps out there (here). When I research any product or MLM, I look to find supporting information outside of the marketing from the company. That can be very difficult to filter through. Having a place where not only do you get the review in a clean format and they tell you how they pay for it, but that is multi company based so as to not lean towards one or the other can be a rare find. AND they even let people argue.. I mean debate, as in argumentation, which I think lends itself towards MORE info. Even if it is skewed by reps like me = ).

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  75. Kelly E says:

    I tried Isagenix and was NOT impressed with the products .. or the Snake Oil mentality that I noticed in the users … I heard everything up to and including it will cure cancer and if you aren’t using their products you are just consuming poison .. the taste was good in the shakes but the other products were HORRIBLE and costly

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  76. I think the review of the shake is actually quite accurate. A couple of key points tho that I feel are important to note:

    Everyone is different — especially tastebuds. So no surprise that some folks love it and others don’t, or other products in the line. Not everything does work for everyone — that doesn’t mean is a bad product or not for you. The only way to have a opinion is to actually try it yourself. Just because it worked or didn’t work for your friend or aunt Betty doesn’tean it will or won’t for you.

    Reviews are only as good as how one compares to the reviewer; there are some movie critics that tend to like it dislike the same films I do. So I go by their reviews, not random other critics that I don’t have a history of knowing those preferences.

    As one who has sold over 1000 cars, I am very experienced on how tastes differ — and how what is a great value to one is overpriced to another. A Dodge and a BMW are both useful transportation , but clearly not equal in quality. Just because something is more expensive doesn’t mean it is overpriced or not a great value for what is offering.
    Simply comparing labels is not is not an accurate way to compare quality or effectiveness.

    Grams of protein or amount of sugar or calories is meaningless if dont detail the quality, source, type or bioavailability of the item. 14g of sugar from HFCS is not the same as the 14g of fructose found in a medium apple. Few people would say that an apple has too much sugar but will freak out about same type and amount in a meal replacement shake.

    If it works for you keep doing it. If it doesn’t, stop it. Do be open to options o how to adjust for individual circumstances.

    For folks that say is too expensive — how mic is your cable or phone bill? It’s a matter of perceived value to you. One persons unaffordable is another’s. great value.

    Thx for the info — my advice based on experience is that taste buds do change, so give any shake at least a week to gain an opinion. :)

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  77. Just wondering if everyone with great results using the products need to stay on it for the rest of their lives to keep the weight off. I can’t see myself only eating one meal a day for the rest of my life to maintain the weight loss. Has anyone maintained the weight loss off the shakes?

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    • Excellent question. I used Isagenix occasionally. I do the 9-day and yes I lose about 3 -9 pounds. THERE IS NO REASON FOR IT TO BE SOOO EXPENSIVE plus all the water you drink that’s what’s really “cleansing “you. I’m a dance professor who does yoga all the time, and the toxins from the “cleanse” leave your body with the excess water. The shakes and snacks? eat some protein bars and you’ll get the same affect. If you want a program to follow and have the money (like I did years ago) then yes Isagenix is great. But if you’re nutrition savvy (like I am now) then you can create the same affect and results with a better choice of foods, protein bars and a bottles of water. Just follow the 9 day schedule or 30 day schedule.

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  78. Robin Shelby says:

    Thanks for the review. Many of my friends have approached me with different supplements. I myself have used Reliv for 1 1/2 years with great results. When I compare what I already use to these other companies I know that I made the right choice. My distributor fee is only $25 a year and there are NEVER any requirements for me to order each month. My product’s nutritional labels just trounce Shakeology, Isagenix, Advocare, and Body by Vi. Have you ever done a review of Reliv? Would love to see that. :)

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  79. Rhiannon Seneli says:

    I found this website as I was searching for information on Isagenix protein shakes. I wanted to comment on your rating for their nutrition. You said 36 g of protein was going to be way to much… however, research has shown that 30g per meal is ideal for helping to reduce the effects of losing muscle mass (sarcopenia) (see Paddon-Jones & Rasmussen, COCNMC, 2009… you can find it on pubmed). By maintaining muscle mass, more calories will be utilized to help maintain the muscle and weight loss is possible. Secondly, I noticed that their protein shakes had only 24g (as stated on their label)… I don’t know if the recipe has changed since this was initially posted.

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    • 30 grams of protein on days with intense physical activity, yes. But the average person on days without exercise will not process more than 12-18 grams per meal.

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  80. I for one, over the age of 50, have nothing but the best to say about there vitimine packets, they cost no more than any other package and don’t seem to drop me in the afternoons, in fact I really feel like running again, and may soon, after years of pain from normal aging and working hard, I find the essentials packet for men with product B, and the ageless joint stuff is the ticket, I’ll stick with them as long as they are around, and no I do not partake in the network part of it, per say, but have told the person I signed up with about a few, and got a debit card in the mail, that I use quite frequent ? not sure how that part works, but the packets I take are by far better than any I’ve ever had, always open to new opinions,

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  81. I’m so disappointed with the “Isagenix Craze”, but mostly by the professional trainers that sell it in their gyms/ websites/ blogs. We need to learn to eat clean healthy food, by a serving size that supports our body’s composition, and activity level. We need to find a balance, and figure out why we are having an issue with food. We need to set an example for our children, and chew our food! I agree with what was said about the mlm… in this economy, save your money and buy quality ingredients and feed your body. Use your teeth before you lose them!

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  82. I am 86yrs young my granson josh started me on the 9day three weeks ago iwas 52 waist weight 118 lbs i now have 46waist and lost 10lbs it is fabuless.

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  83. Totally entranced with all the comments. Here’s mine. The IsaLean Pro shake is one with extra protein – designed for use by people with more physical activity. Compare and contrast with the IsaLean Shake with 24 grams of protein. Real food, the closer to the earth, the better is true. Know-how (think typical American diet), availability, acquisition, time, preparation are sometimes challenging. The shake program(s) are great training wheels to create a whole food lifestyle. What people spend on snacks and coffee is often more expensive than the energizing, satisfying nutrition Isagenix has to offer. Here’s to whole food, exercise and mediation – and everything that helps us get there.

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  84. i can tell none of you know anything. you all must be fat as hell and sit in front of ur tv all day and expect to lose weight LOL

    get into reality, its called Metabolism, its called the gym, its called the After Burn Effect.

    ive been on this diet for about 8 months now and its the best diet you can possibly be on

    lets just say the ladies call me Arnold

    See ya Fatties

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  85. Yes, I politely agree that you folks don’t look into the facts enough. But regardless of that, just looking at the hundreds of thousands of people who have transformed lives by using Isagenix is review enough. As with pretty well any product, you pay for quality and although Isagenix is top quality, it’s still less expensive than many shakes out there. And when you compare it to the cost of groceries that it replaces and medications that it helps avoid, it’s a real bargain. Anyway, how can we put a price on optimal health?

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  86. Forgot to point out one reason why I believe you aren’t comparing with full knowledge.
    Isalean Pro is higher in protein because it is specifically designed for the athletic, people who are majorly working out. There is still the Isalean Shake for the regular person with 24 gms of protein per meal.

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  87. Good Lord :-(

    A good portion of these comments come from people who obviously did not carefully read Mrs. R’s review thoroughly. Simple fact: not all food plans, exercise plans, nor even treatment for illnesses work the same for all people. If it were that easy, everyone who wanted to to be thin would be.

    I respectfully suggest you people get off your high horses (especially those of you who sell these products as “coaches”. Thanks, Mrs. R. , for your unbiased reviews.

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  88. Karen Taylor says:

    My membership has just been revoked because I tried to utilize Isagenix’ buy back policy because I overbought some shake mix. I have to wait six months to rejoin. With this kind of business practice, who would want to. Buy Back my A&&!!!

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  89. Rebecca Sweetser says:

    My cousin is into Isagenix, and raves about how good the shakes are and how good the cleanse days are and how she isn’t even hungry. She sent me samples of Isalean Pro and Isalean, in the vanilla and berry harvest flavors respectively. The Isalean Pro mixed in a shaker bottle with 8 ounces of water and 4 ice cubes was incredibly thick, chalky, a bit gritty and kind of slimy. Unlike the other meal replacement shakes I have used, quite a bit of the product didn’t dissolve, and stuck to the inside of the shaker bottle lid. It had no vanilla flavor that I could detect, and could have stood 2-4 stevia packets to give it some sort of flavor. I next tried the Isalean berry harvest. The texture almost did me in. Gritty, super thick, slimy. The flavor was okay, but again, could have used some stevia for sweetening. Perhaps both of these would have had a better texture if mixed in a blender and/or made with mild, but the blender would negate the ease of using a powder meal replacement shake, IMO.

    I am surprised that this product got the high rating on taste that it did. I have used both Labrada Lean Body for Her and Doterra Slim and Sassy shakes. Both of them at least taste vanilla, even if the LBFH is too sweet (I mix with 8 oz milk and 4 oz water to counter the sweetness) and the Doterra S&S not sweet enough (I add a packet of Stevia).

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    • Rebecca Sweetser says:

      I should add that although the Isagenix shakes’ texture and flavor were not at all desirable, they did seem to fill me up and quell the hunger.

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  90. Stephanie says:

    The system works great for me. However, I do not trust those who sell it. The one I know will say anything to sell you additional products. She also gives medical advice about my medications, and she has no medical training. Be careful who you listen to.

    You can also buy Isagenix products on Amazon.com if you don’t want to pay the oonsult fee.

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  91. I was just introduced to this product today. I told the rep I would research it before trying it. She claimed that the product was made out of the U.S. it contained Whey products that had not processed out the enzymes and more minerals than I could grow in veggies in my organic garden. She said that a local organic gardener had tested the shake and found that they had minerals that she did not. She claimed that because the veggies they used were grown in Europe, they were as healthy as veggies grown here in the U.S. 100 years ago and that we can not get the minerals from food now because the soil is ruined here in the U.S.. Did you do any testing of the shakes to find if they really contained better quality and more variety of minerals and vitamins? I am very skeptical but need proof to show her this line of information is bogus.

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  92. Mary- colorado says:

    I purchased their 30 day detox package. Unfortunately I did not lose any weight. I like the shakes, but find they are pricey. Shipping and handling fees are ridiculous. You could probably go to a health food store like Vitamin cottage, GNC etc. and find a product of the same quality for less price. I like Metagenics products which cost a little less and many of the sites offer free shipping.

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  93. I was thinking of trying a meal replacement shake to help with weight loss and make good nutrition easier when working (I seldom take a lunch). Your advice seems well thought out. I am confused at all the snarky remarks. This is exactly the info I was researching. Thank you.

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  94. About the company aspect. Some companies are better than others, however, most companies have a cap on growth, aside from sales. Upward mobility is very important in a job. Why? It produces more income. Isagenix is a MLM company. Your salary will be effected by the ins and outs of the business. Also, take in account it gives you the chance to grow it without a daily commute (wear and tear, long driving hours early or late into and from work, gas, road hazards, time spent in a commute, etc). If you are a young family, who is going to go to work and who is staying home with the kids? Oh, wait, day care is pretty inexpensive these days (if $750 is your idea of it). You mentioned the overhead of staying involved in the company (around $160 monthly). That is taking into account warehouse storage, distribution, etc. That is a bargain to spend in order to make money. On top of that, you can physically EAT your overhead (products shipped to you) or resale or gift. About detoxing….no? Really? Never? With our depleted food supply and non labeling of GMOs? Exposure to environmental toxins? Really? You mean to tell me the folks who do nails for a living need not to detoxify after a 20-40 week? Second hand smoke ring a bell?

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  95. Is this review on the Isalean Pro or the Isalean Shake? Just curious because you talk about the overabundance of protein and also because the picture is of the Isalean Shake but the title of the review is Isalean Pro. They are two different products. The Pro series is designed to be higher in protein and is for athletes and “active” people. The Isalean Shake is for us regular Joes.

    Thanks!

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  96. Lynnmarie says:

    Thank you for your excellent reviews. I want to add my 2 cents worth. My friend convinced me to try the Isagenix 9 day cleanse and shake program because she had some pretty impressive results. I spent my hard earned money, followed the program to the letter and it did not work for me. Compared to others I have heard of, I have had meager returns as of now. I have only lost 3 lbs so far. I have had other benefits and so I will continue on with a meal replacement program but do not think Isagenix is the miracle program for everyone. After reading your reviews I have ordered the Ideal Shape Shakes as they seem like a better fit for me. I do not need the high amount of protein in the Isagenix shakes and cannot afford to pay the high cost of them. I just wanted the nay sayers to hear from a “real life” person who has tried the program. I repeat, it did not work for me. It does not work for everyone. Everyone is different. Thank you and Be Well!

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  97. Thank you Mrs. R for your reviews.

    I can’t believe these Isagenix comments. They’re like a pack of rabid cult leaders.

    It all boils down to intake/output.

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  98. Hi;

    Just wanted to add – NOPE – Isagenix did not work for me; but emptied my bank accont of $270 for the first month – a ridiculous amount considering I still had to spend additional $$ to feed my family. Eating healthy, in moderation and cutting out most processed foods, sugars and empty calorie foods will work for everyone and yes, it is a discipline – but after all aren’t most of these “diet” plans formulated the same way? Most of them use portion control and that is why most will lose weight on it – simple physics; reduce caloric intake and increase metabolic burn and that equals weight loss. And without spending hard earned money on any weight loss program!

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  99. This is a great read. It’s hard to find unbiased reviews about meal replacement drinks. When I was going through my weight loss journey I found it difficult to find 3rd party info. Unfortunately all a consumer gets is company hype. It is interesting how comments are so personal & it makes me think they are probably coaches or marketing reps for these products. I can’t imagine reading a negative comment about the product that I used & getting so bent out of shape because someone else didn’t agree. So I think it’s safe to say that there is an underlying monetary incentive behind the anonymous users comments. Any

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  100. I joined Isagenix program three months ago because a friend said the program was helping her lose weight. She is on the weight loss program and has lost over 40 pounds. I am on the Athletic/Energy program. The products are good, (Energy drinks, shakes etc.) I do feel more energized which I need because of my job. (I am a wellness/fitness counselor and train clients as well as present workshops) I travel 75% of the time. The main thing is earning income so when your monthly shipment comes, it is paid for through your “inline group”
    She has become very successful in it earning over $2500 the first month in residuals. I on the other hand don’t have the time she does to get more people. Basically, the products are good and can earn you money if you want. (Like most drinks/shakes on here)

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  101. You do not have to sell it to your friends and family to get the wholesale price…you just pay the $29 membership fee, and you can save 10% by buying 6 or more.

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  102. I didn’t know that they’d reformulated their shakes.
    Still a bit high in sugar for most of my clients though. BUT considering what how much more sugar most people usually consume, this is still better than the average diet!
    Heck their kids cereal probably has more sugar!

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  103. Patty B says:

    Not only did Isagenix not work for me, I actually gained weight on the program and stopped after the second week (and no, I wasn’t “cheating” on the diet or mixing my shakes with Pepsi). I believe I had an allergic reaction to something in one of the products. However, if you read the ingredients of almost every Isagenix product the FIRST (or one of the first five) ingredients in everything is fructose (aka SUGAR). Horrible.

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  104. These comments have been fun to read. I have been putting Isagenix products (most of them) into my body for 6 years and have had sustained, life-tranfrorming benefits, including not getting sick for that entire period of time! Neither has my 17 yo daughter who’s still in the public school system! I am an equestrian and compete in the jumper arena. After one 30-day System, my balance, focus and mental clarity completely changed! I started sharing those benefits with other riders and got my 2-meals/day completely paid for 6 years ago! Now I make an extra-ordinary living helping others do the same. I am 61 years young, but feel, act and (sometimes) look like I’m in my late 40’s. I have no blood “issues”, low blood pressure and take no medication, except L-Thyroxine because my thyroid was removed a # of years ago (prior to Isagenix). My medication level for that, however, has been lower substantially after I started putting Isagenix superfood products into my body.

    Isagenix superfoods are only 100% pure nutrition and can only benefit the body. Everyone has different goals; some need to hang in there longer to achieve them; that’s where the Test comes…how badly do you want to feel better? I only work with people who want to get their Isagenix products at the same wholesale price I pay; cheap enough for amazing health and no doctor visits! You can pay retail, but I honestly don’t know why anyone would. When I travel, I take my Isagenix foods with me (easy to do) and know exactly what I’m eating, besides saving a ton of $ on food with very little nutrition in it which makes me tired. This company makes it so easy for everyone (who wants it) to receive ALL the benefits that are available.

    Oh, btw, the “sugar” in Isagenix products (except for the chocolates) comes from organic beet, apple and pear juice. As well, the whey protein comes from organic New Zealand cows that work 6-months of the year, eating grass that has no chemicals on it. These cows have NOT been injected with antibiotics and hormones. The organic whey is “undenatured”, which means it hasn’t been cooked and pasteurized so all the good stuff is still in it. As well, it’s the ONLY organic whey protein shake in the world that has an active enzyme in it. What that means is that when you mix the protein shake (with water and a couple ice cubes, if you like it colder and thicker, it activates the enzyme and now you have live, whole food! Cool, huh?

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  105. I used Isagenix 30 day program which included the shakes to try to break through a plateau after losing 30+ pounds. I was eating very natural and healthy up until that point. I found the shakes very sugary and the taste was bad. Was told I would soon crave them…ha, ha!!! I also gained 5 pounds the first week drinking them, felt bloated, got constipated and craved REAL FOOD!!! Isagenix people kept telling me to eat their products and I just felt like I was swimming in sugar and chocolate and I felt HORRIBLE. I quit using the products and started eating very organic again. It took me a month to get that extra weight back off and start to feel better again…..No thanks Isagenix!!!!!!

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  106. I have been on Isagenix for 2 mo. now, I’m 15 lbs down and also inches gone. I find that I have a lot more energy with their products. I have a friend who was doing the Arbonne shake and started same time as I did. She is a little more active then I am so she is about 5 lbs more in loss then me. She also likes the taste of the Arbonne shake better then the Isagenix shakes. I add to my shakes so I have no problem with taste. She did sign up for Isagenix and likes it and I gave her some info on how to add to the shakes. None of those diet shakes taste that great so adding is a must. I also only spend about 150.00 a month on my products. And what I love is all their supplements taste great with the Isalean bars being the best. I have tried all sorts of diets with no results so since I feel great and have so much energy, and Im loosing slowly, the way it should be, I’m staying with Isagenix. They have a lot of snacks on the menu where most other shake diets only offer the shake and a couple other things to curb the appetite. I was a skeptic when someone mentioned Isagenix to me, and appalled on the prices. But with any diet it is not cheap. If you compare price to Arbonne verses Isagenix shake, there is a huge price difference. Isagenix shakes are only 39.99 for the same size. Arbonne is over 50.00. :(

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  107. I have a friend and a her sister who are on this program and seem to rave about it. I will be watching and asking them both how they are feeling and the results in the next 30 days, it seems the product is worth looking into of course it is what you put into any program that you decide to do correctly ………. without a resolve to stick to it and give it your best even the best guidelines for any product will be compromised. Just saying! !

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  108. I am guessing that everyone on here whose doctor turned them on to Isagenix has a doctor that is marketing it from their office. I am sure that the Isagenix “system” works as well as any of the plethora of systems and shakes that are out there. But my gripe is with the way it is being marketed over social media by all of the Isa-bots trying to make an income off all of their “friends.” Even if it is the world’s greatest, I don’t want to try it because the Isa disciples have turned me off so strongly.

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