Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The proven power of vigorous brain-boosting nutrients, combined with a powerful melatonin and nutrient complex spray make the Isagenix® Brain and Sleep Support System an ideal way to achieve a restful night’s sleep while supporting healthy brain function. Formulated by Dr. Michael Colgan and Isagenix Scientists this total cognitive health system is designed to work seamlessly with a total Isagenix wellness program.
Save Your Brain!
Studies show that cognitive decline begins in your 30s. The earlier you support brain health, the better. Brain Boost & Renewal provides natural dietary support for aiding memory and assisting in overall brain function.
“It’s never too early or late to start giving our brain everything it needs to build a long, healthy and sustained life. The Brain and Sleep Support System is the best investment you will ever make in the future health of your brain.” – Dr. Michael Colgan, Ph.D., CCN
The Brain Boost & Renewal:
- Supports healthy brain function and increased cognitive function
- Improves mental clarity, focus, concentration and memory
- Optimizes your ability to learn new information
As we age, natural melatonin levels drop. Sleep Support & Renewal replenishes lost melatonin. Poor sleep quality is associated with problems like binge eating, weight gain, cognitive decline, impaired memory and shorter telomeres. The benefits of improved sleep quality include better focus, memory and alertness.
The Sleep Support & Renewal:
- Reduces the time it takes to fall asleep
- Improves quality of sleep
- Increases total time of sleep in persons who suffer from sleep restriction or altered sleep
Measure your brain’s cognitive ability.
Standardized brain tests help define the level of brain function for each of us, thus helping scientists assess the biological age of your brain–not chronological age. In his book, Save Your Brain: Expand Your Mind, Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. Michael Colgan outlines online tests to help you determine the cognitive functionality of your brain. After purchasing the Brain Boost and Renewal we recommend you go to your Back Office IsaMail and open the “Test Your Brain Now” IsaMail and follow the instructions. Brain nutrition should be a daily habit along with weekly brain stimulation to make new connections and grow new cells.
Save Money While Saving Your Brain!
Plus, save $8.90 when purchasing these two items together. Purchase your Brain and Sleep Support System today by going to your Back Office “My Orders” section. These products are sold individually, but are best when used together as a system and when combined with Isagenix Cleansing and Replenishing products like IsaLean Shake, Cleanse for Life and Ageless Essentials with Product B.
For more information about our revolutionary new Brain and Sleep Support System, check out this flyer for links to videos, training webinars, articles, tips and more.
Now available in Creamy French Vanilla and Creamy Dutch Chocolate, your favoriteIsaLean® Shake now features our new Myo-IsaLean Complex™. This propriety protein blend has 50 percent more whey protein, 100 percent more fiber, fewer carbohydrates and less sugar as compared to the current IsaLean Shake. It’s also completely soy free!
It’s the protein that makes IsaLean Shakes so different. This complete nutritious meal replacement shake uses only the highest-quality, undenatured protein sourced from New Zealand grass-fed cows not treated with hormones or antibiotics. What you get is an all-natural, great-tasting, 240-calorie shake that’s healthier and perfect for achieving your weight loss, healthy aging, and energy and performance goals.
The new Myo-IsaLean Complex provides a higher whey-to-milk ratio comparable to the nutritional value found in human mother’s milk and is clinically proven to support muscle growth and maintenance, manage healthy blood sugar levels and increase satiety. Isagenix Founder, Master Formulator and Product B Formula Developer John W. Anderson’s supercharged reformulation also includes an increased amount of digestive enzymes to help with lactose intolerance. Plus, to align with our Cheerful Planet initiative to keep our planet clean for the next generation, our new shake packaging is biodegradable. Stay tuned for exciting developments on our new corporate sustainability initiative.
Here’s what some Associates are saying about the final reformulation after months of taste testing several different flavor profiles:
“The new shakes are creamier than ever and taste so delicious; they’re the best part of my day!”
“Just when I thought Chocolate IsaLean Shake couldn’t get any better, Isagenix does it again.”
“They’re supposed to be a meal, but they taste more like dessert!”
To get the new IsaLean Shakes* delivered to your doorstep, simply add your favorite system or pak to your next Autoship order.
*Please note that those Associates who order our great-tasting shakes a la carte on Autoship or through the Wholesale Order Catalog will not receive the new IsaLean Shakes until the Original, Natural Creamy Vanilla and Natural Creamy Chocolate stocks have depleted. We anticipate that will happen fairly quickly.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Author or Source: Naturally Savvy
Do you know what's in your foods? Label reading is key for healthy eating, and we believe in it so much we made it a key part of our book, Unjunk Your Junk Food (Gallery Books). If you're just starting to read labels, we want to make it easy for you to recognize the worst of the worst offenders. Here is our list of the seven worst ingredients in food - The Scary Seven.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a concentrated and inexpensive sugar substitute made from yellow dent corn. It's used to sweeten beverages, including soft drinks, and according to the American Heart Association, these liquid calories are more likely to lead to weight gain as compared to calories from solid foods. In fact, HFCS goes right to your liver where it's converted to fat, increasing your risk of heart disease. HFCS is definitely one of the worst ingredients you can find in your junk food.
While sugar is to be avoided, many of the artificial sweeteners on the market are about as bad for you. Acesulfame potassium (also known as ace K and sold under the brand names Sunett and Sweet One) is a calorie-free sweetener, and while early studies indicated it may cause cancer in animals, little research has been done since it was approved in 1988. Aspartame, the sweetener in Equal and NutraSweet, is found in more than 5,000 products. The body converts aspartame to formaldehyde, a carcinogen that's used in embalming and to treat lumber. Aspartame has been linked to numerous adverse effects, including headaches, dizziness, mood changes, convulsions and memory loss, and the FDA has received more complaints related to aspartame than any other food additive. Neotame is chemically similar to aspartame, but there have been no long-term studies to ensure its safety. Saccharin, in Sweet'N Low, was the first commercial artificial sweetener, and it's been shown to cause cancer in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen. Finally, Sucralose, sold under the name Splenda, is 600 times sweeter than sugar, and a study out of Duke University showed it reduced the healthy bacteria in the intestines of male rats by 50 percent.
Third on our worst ingredients list is monosodium glutamate, or MSG, which is an artificial flavor found in thousands of processed foods, from fast food to chips to soup. While the FDA has classified MSG as "generally recognized as safe," there have been numerous consumer complaints related to adverse reactions to foods containing MSG, including swelling, facial numbness, heart palpitations, nausea and weakness. The good news? There are lots of MSG-free alternatives out there to choose from, so you can still enjoy your favourite foods simply by choosing brands that don't contain this additive.
When you see "artificial flavors" on a food label, it could mean a single unnatural additive or a blend of hundreds of chemicals. Strawberry flavor, for example, contains 49 chemical ingredients. Other worst offenders in this category include artificial raspberry flavor and artificial butter flavor (found in popcorn). And with so many delicious naturally flavored foods out there, why reach for something loaded with artificial ingredients?
Each day Americans ingest an average of 5.8 grams of trans fat--also referred to as partially hydrogenated oils. Vegetable oils are hydrogenated to transform them from a liquid to a solid fat, which is done to create a desired consistency and to increase the shelf life of foods. But trans fat raises your triglyceride and low density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol) levels, which not only increases your risk of heart attack, but has been linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and obesity. Indeed, it's estimated that trans fats cause at least 30,000 deaths each year. Even if you already check labels for "trans fat," you could be ingesting small amounts in your foods because the FDA allows food manufacturers to state "0 trans fat" on labels if the food contains less than 0.5 grams trans fat per serving. Read the ingredients list and if you see "partially hydrogenated," you'll know it does, in fact, contain trans fat.
Found in everything from cereals to cosmetics, candy to pharmaceutical drugs, artificial colours make things look pretty, but they're deceptive. Pediatricians and parents have long complained about artificial colours in foods, and recent studies support anecdotal evidence that artificial dyes affect children's behavior. Most artificial dyes have been linked to hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and two studies have found that artificial dyes affect the behavior of children without behavioral disorders.
Prepared foods are packed with preservatives to elongate their shelf life. But these chemicals can have a detrimental effect on your health, and many are allergens and/or possible carcinogens. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) have been known to affect kidney and liver function, and they're considered a possible carcinogen. Polysorbate 60, 65 and 80 have been shown to affect the immune system and have caused severe anaphylactic shock--a potentially lethal allergic reaction. Several studies have also linked polysorbate 80 to infertility. Sodium benzoate is also linked to allergic reactions and is a carcinogen. Sulfites, a type of preservative used in dried fruit, wine, flavored vinegars, sausages and other foods, are common allergens and have been linked to headaches, bowel irritability, behavioral problems and rashes. Asthmatics need to be particularly careful about sulfites as they can cause a sudden constriction of the airways. TBHQ (tertiary butylhyroquinone), a petroleum-based food additive, has been associated with nausea, vomiting and tinnitus, and it has been linked to cancer. Lastly, nitrates, used to cure meats, combine with stomach acids to produce nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer.