Monday, December 12, 2011

Vitamins... Do they even help?

Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011

After successfully quitting Diet Coke and all soda pop for that matter I have been trying out all kinds of new healthy products this past year to try and help my body instead of hurting it. My main goal was to find a way to get the lacking nutrition my body needed on a daily basis.

Like most I started researching the key vitamins and minerals that we all need to have healthy bodies and I hit my local GNC to find some good vitamins to take every morning. I spent a small fortune!
That probably lasted about 3 months and I didn't really notice much of a difference.

Diana, my wife, had also been doing extensive research as well, watching countless videos, documentaries on health and reading books. (I don't read that much... but I do give her my undivided attention when it comes to something she has discovered. She's my research team.)

I had heard it many times before and came across it several times myself that most vitamins and supplements that we buy from the store don't help us that much because only a small percentage of them actually absorb into our bodies and is used. Not to mention that MANY vitamins are not even organic trace minerals!! That's super important. That's what your body is able to absorb naturally... not synthetic man made chemicals! I just wasted a bunch of money :(

Diana was determined to get our entire family healthy and continued to research all the options. She pointed out a few facts that she had uncovered about vitamins and minerals that really got my attention:

This really made sense to me because I had just spent hundreds of dollars trying to promote a healthier lifestyle for myself by taking vitamins and supplements each morning and I didn't notice even the slightest bit of difference. I was totally discouraged.

Somehow along the way after searching through all the diets, plans and programs that seem to flood the internet, Diana came across Isagenix. After doing quite a bit of research, she invited a consultant over to our house and he made his pitch.

I was completely not interested. Although his presentation was pretty convincing and the facts and promises he made of the products sounded delightful... I was skeptical.

Diana said "We're doing it ok?"

"Uhhhmmmm.... ok?" I said. lol

Hahaha. That's exactly how it went too. That was the end of this summer 2011. I think it was August. A box of isagenix products came to our house and Diana instructed everyone that instead of taking vitamins (which do practically nothing for you...) that we should make these IsaLean Shakes in the mornings as our replacement for breakfast.

I usually don't eat breakfast anyways... That's also not a good thing I later found out. So... willing to try it out, I began making these isagenix shakes every morning. I've been taking them ever since. And I'm glad I did.

After just a couple weeks of adding this "shake" thing to my daily regimen, I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel. I honestly feel "good" throughout the day. So I started asking questions.... "What the heck are in these shakes Diana?" LOL

Turns out that the IsaLean Shake is LOADED with trace vitamins, amino acids, minerals and live enzymes. (You are supposed to drink them within 10 minutes after making them for the most absorption)  Hmmmm.... I wanted to know more. I mean I AM a guinea pig after all. Tell me more about what's in these shakes I'm drinking everyday.
IsaLean Shake Facts

They contain 23 grams of the highest quality New Zealand whey and casein protein from grass-fed cows with no added hormones or antibiotics, as well as filling fiber, calcium and vitamins to support your body’s vital functions. This perfectly balanced shake also contains Ionic Alfalfa™, our proprietary blend of 70 super-charged minerals, trace minerals and alfalfa juice. Active enzymes in each serving helps maximize the absorption of key nutrients.

Only 240 calories, 6 grams of fat and less than $3.50 a meal, an IsaLean Shake is the perfect, well-balanced meal, no matter your lifestyle. Also low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol and have added enzymes that break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to maximize the absorption of key nutrients. Only natural ingredients with no hydrogenated oils, fillers, artificial flavors, or high fructose corn syrup.

IsaLean Shakes are an important part of Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning System and may help you slim down, while preserving and building lean muscle mass.*

• May support your body in burning fat*
• May support increased energy*
• Highest quality of amino acids
• Exclusive source of whey and casein protein
• Supports digestive health*
• Low lactose
• Zero trans fats
• No artificial flavors
• Gluten-Free
• Wheat-Free

Flavors: Natural Creamy Chocolate & Natural Creamy Vanilla

Ok, so I've been on the IsaLean Shakes since August or so and to be honest, You couldn't stop me from making them every morning. I love the way I feel. They obviously are doing me good. Not to mention if you replace 2 meals with these you're most likely gonna start dropping a few pounds. That doesn't mean you get to eat a 2,000 calorie meal in between!!!

But as far as a daily "do something good for your body" type of change... I truly believe I made a good decision. FINALLY!! LOL (Actually, it was Diana's decision)

So... after months of feeling good about the shakes I decided to see what else does Isagenix have to offer. I even watched some of their promo videos for other products like the 9-Day cleanse as well as Product B. (I will later reveal some of the results of Product B sometime in January. The "guinea pig" is at work again!)

If you want to make some changes in how your body feels, flood it with healthy trace vitamins, minerals and enzymes everyday. You'll notice a difference.



  1. I've learned that vitamins are a waste of money, "Expensive piss" as my teacher put it. You need to eat vitamin rich food not supplement. Vitamins (pills) after a while stop taking effect. Just thought I'd share.