Q. I take a prescription medication. Do I need to check with my doctor before starting Isagenix? After all, it’s just food and supplements!
A. Anyone taking medication and/or under the care of a medical doctor for any medical condition should check with his/her doctor before starting Isagenix or any other nutritional program. Just bring the ingredients of all the products you plan to take to your doctor. Tell the doctor you are about to start a low-calorie healthy eating program and that it involves periodic fasting and incorporates some nutritional supplements. Ask him or her to make sure all the ingredients are okay for your health situation. And then state that you would like him or her to monitor your results. The reason this is important is that sometimes medications need to be adjusted as a result of your increasing health, and only your doctor can do that. (To learn more about the most frequently asked questions from health professionals, listen to this podcast.)
Q. Should I stop taking my other supplements and medications while I’m doing Isagenix?
A. Anything that has been recommended by your medical doctor or health professional should be continued while you are doing Isagenix. As for any other supplements you may be taking, you might want to give yourself a break during the initial phase of the program. See what the Isagenix products can do for your body. After your initial program, you may wish to consider switching over to our Ageless Essentials Daily Pak or some of our other superior supplements. The formulas, ingredient quality, and bioavailability of these supplements are extremely hard to beat.
Q. Is Isagenix a good product line for people who have had gastric bypass surgery?
A. Yes. Many people who have had bariatric surgery find themselves becoming malnourished, since it is very challenging to eat enough nutritious food and absorb the nutrients contained in them. The IsaLean Shake for example, is extremely nutrient dense, and is a fantastic way to nourish your body with the right protein and other nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Depending on how soon it is after your surgery and how much volume you can accommodate, you may need to start with only half a shake at a time. For more information, see this article.
Q. Can I cleanse before blood work or giving blood?
According to nutritionist and Isagenix millionaire Dr. Ina Nozek, prior to any blood work or donation of blood, your system must be clean and clear of the Isagenix Cleanse for Life, Ionix Supreme, and Isagenix Greens for a period of 5 to 7 days. To be safe, I would recommend 7 days. Having the Cleanse for Life in your system, can cause the blood test results to be skewed.
Q. I am feeling sick, which products can I continue to take?
You may continue to take all of the Isagenix products because they simply replace your food. If you are taking antibiotics, then do not do cleanse days, but instead continue to follow shake day schedule. Great nutrition in the Isagenix products may help your body recover faster. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Q. Can I take Airborne while on this program?
Airborne has sucralose which is a very toxic artificial sweetener that should be avoided. I would just grab some Vitamin C and Zinc that did not have anything artificial. The isagenix isamune and C-Lyte are fantastic for the immune system so you may want to consider those in the future