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Isagenix Review - Do These Weight Loss Products Work? Are price and poor customer reviews deal breakers?

PUBLISHED: 01/29/2016 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
Editor's Review: 3.0 / 5.0

Isagenix SnacksPeople are talking about Isagenix, so we thought it a good idea to take a closer look into the product ingredients, pricing, customer service and clinical support. We read user comments from hundreds of dieters all over the web. We took this information and compacted it into the most important details.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Isagenix with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

To start, Isagenix is a supplement company that offers weight-loss solutions. Products from the company include shakes, formulas to flush toxins from the body and energy boosters. Supplements are taken in the morning and at night. One good thing is that you can take the meal-replacements with you to drink on the go.

The products, introduced to the market around 2002, appear to contain all-natural ingredients, which is always good. Isagenix is available by phone and from marketing associates. We like the good BBB rating and the company has been in business for more than 13 years, but read on…

Price – “Over the Top”

We are concerned about prices associated with Isagenix products. You can purchase the 30-day weight-loss program for around $350. “You can’t put a price tag on weight-loss, but when a company charges two or three times what others are charging there is a problem,” says our Research Editor. “Isagenix formulas may help you lose a little weight, but the cost is just too high.”

“I should have listened to my smarter side before dishing out close to $400 for this product, but I’m only human and fell for the empty promises that their website offered,” according to one customer.

Another dieter said, “This is an insanely small jar for the insanely high price.”

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Poor Customer Reviews – “Something to Think About”

We read through hundreds of customer reviews on forums and websites. A large percentage of the comments were negative. Bad flavor and no results were two of the more common complaints. “All of this stuff tastes nasty. Like a big glass of grape Robitussin,” offers one dieter.

“I didn’t like it. It made me bloat up and feel nasty. It wasn’t what I expected. Didn’t work for me,” claims another customer. Still another user says, “I tried this for a week and saw no difference in my weight, health or energy.”

In our research, we’ve found poor customer experience or high price can negatively affect long-term success. Due to this, we found potential problems with Isagenix.

The Science

Isagenix offers videos and marketing materials, but no real “science.” There is some evidence meal-replacement shakes can help a dieter lose more weight, but Isagenix does not present clinical research supporting a price higher than similar products. At DietSpotlight we look for published data to back up a company’s weight-loss claims. If that does not exist, to us that’s a warning.

The Bottom Line

The Isagenix company has longevity on its side and a supportive customer service department, but we have trouble recommending products without clinical support. We’re also concerned about the high price and negative customer reviews.

If the time has come to shed those extra pounds, we suggest a supplement with good customer results and a blend of ingredients supported with scientific research.

We’ve seen a lot of weight-loss products and Leptigen is one of the best in 2015. A proprietary blend of four ingredients showing a positive effect on fat loss and metabolism. There’s no talk among customers of negative side effects and results are great, based on customer reviews.

The company responsible for Leptigen is confident enough to present customers with a special trial offer – that’s a good sign.

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How Does Isagenix Compare?

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What You Should Know

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Isagenix is marketed as a company that wants to impact world health, according to the Isagenix website. The company has a line of products for cleansing, nutrition, and skin care. One of the products in the cleansing line, Cleanse for Life, is advertised as a tool for weight loss along with energy and good health. (Take a look at their wikipedia page if you'd like). Other companies that have similar product lines are Yoli Better Body System and Purium. with The bottles of Cleanse for Life are sold in a two pack, and each 32 ounce bottle is good for two cleansing days. This product appears to be recommended as a part of a complete system designed to cleanse your body over a 30 day stretch. It is also sold as part of the accelerated nine day program, which promises an average weight loss of seven pounds during that time frame. They also have meal replacement options, including shakes and soups. A similar meal replacement product is Prolessa Duo which is an appetite suppressant. The entire product line is available from the official Isagenix website, and also through a network of independent affiliate retailers similar to the classic Avon business model. We are pleased to see that the company provides complete ingredient lists for all of its products, but we are not so inclined to buy into the idea of a complete system with numerous products as the best weight loss method. It's nice to know Isagenix has a favorable BBB rating. We believe that many dieters can find success through a low calorie diet, daily exercise and a single, effective weight loss supplement. Incorporating an exercise routines like PiYo might help in the weight-loss process.

Ingredients

The ingredients in the berry flavored Cleanse for Life include a proprietary blend that contains aloe Vera leaf, IsaLyte trace minerals, Pau d'Arco inner bark, suma root, eleutherococcus senticosus root extract, burdock root, fennel seed, peppermint leaf, licorice root, choline bitartrate, inositol, betain HCL and I-methionine. We go over the Isagenix Ingredients in greater detail here. Another similar weight loss product that contains aloe vera is Calorad. By the way, it's interesting to view science produced by Isagenix themselves here. We do not see anything on this list that stands out as an effective weight loss supplement. While many of the ingredients may be quite healthy in other ways, we prefer to see an appetite suppressant and proven fat burner on the list for maximum weight loss benefit. Well known weight loss substances like chromium, green tea, guarana and hoodia are noticeably absent from this list.

Product Features

Some of the Isagenix products appear to be quite pricey, although a double order of the Cleanse for Life sells for a reasonable $43 at the time of this review. We could not find any information about a free trial offer or money back guarantee.

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Advantages

  • The idea of cleansing the body from the inside out does offer a number of health benefits.
  • The company provides complete ingredient lists for its products.

Disadvantages

  • We could not find a money back guarantee.
  • The product we looked at doesn't contain any proven weight loss ingredients.
  • The product is sold as part of a complete package that includes many products and is quite expensive.

Conclusion

We like the idea of an effective cleansing product as a method of jump starting a diet. However, cleansing programs are rarely the best choice for long term weight loss. This particular product doesn't pack much in the way of proven weight loss ingredients to instill much confidence from us in its ability to help dieters shed excess weight. We encourage dieters to look for more effective formulas from other companies for best results.

Isagenix FAQ:

We looked at the available literature provided by the manufacturer of the Isagenix shakes as well as numerous individual reviews and testimonials to make this FAQ.

What are the side effects of Isagenix?

Customers have only noted a few side effects of the Isagenix shakes which some commenters suggested might be because the product is primarily a business and the people selling it are motivated to flood the internet with glowing reviews in order to make more money. However, a few places show people discussing the excessive amount of weight gain after finishing the program and others complained of severe back pain while using the shakes.

What are the ingredients in Isagenix?

The primary ingredients in Isagenix are a proprietary blend but the manufacturer does list whey protein powder as a main component of all but their vegan shakes. While they claim there are no artificial sweeteners in the products, the main sweetener is stevia, which is derived from a plant but is far from its natural state. The full list of ingredients varies based on flavor.

Does Isagenix Work?

Isagenix is essentially a meal replacement plan and there have been numerous studies that show meal replacement plans do work because they reduce overall caloric consumption. However, the Isagenix doesn’t provide any scientific evidence that their product works any better than the meal replacement shakes that can be found for far less from other manufacturers. You may want to consider substituting Isagenix shakes for a product able to provide clinical reviews, such as Leptigen.

How much does Isagenix cost?

Isagenix shakes are among the most expensive meal replacement shakes available. A single cannister is about $50 and has only 14 servings. The company recommends two shakes per day which means a one month supply would be about $200, just for the shakes. Packages with additional products in the Isalean line or purchasing the supplemental products separately can quickly lead to twice that cost per month.

How should I take Isagenix?

The manufacturer recommends two shakes each day to replace both breakfast and dinner while actively trying to lose weight and many people revert back to one per day for maintenance.

Can I take Isagenix if I have a health condition?

Diet supplements are not regulated by the FDA and their medical claims do not have to be supported by any scientific proof. Regardless, the ingredients found in these products can negatively impact the efficacy of some medications and a primary care provider should be consulted before beginning any new supplement.

What do users like about Isagenix?

The most frequently mentioned things users liked about the Isagenix shakes was the taste and ease of use. Some people found their favorite flavor to be pleasing enough to prefer it to a meal over long periods of time and even if weight loss wasn’t a primary goal.

What do users NOT like about Isagenix?

The high cost of Isagenix products is the single most cited complaint of the product. Many people can not justify spending this amount of money on what is essentially a protein powder with a phenomenal and aggressive marketing department.

Can I use Isagenix if I am lactose intolerant?

No, the shakes are made with protein derived from milk. However, there is one vegan option that might be suitable.

Do I have to have a blender to use Isagenix?

Using a blender is not necessary to blend the Isagenix shakes.

How do I contact the Isagenix customer service department?

There are several ways to contact the customer service department of Isagenix. Their department has representatives available Monday – Friday from 5am to 6pm and on Saturday from 6am to 2:30pm Mountain Standard Time. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-877-8111 or 1-480-889-5777. Their email address is Support@IsagenixCorp.com and they offer a live chat option on their website seven days a week from 8am to 10:30pm MST. http://www.isagenix.com/en-US/network-marketing-company/contact-us.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Isagenix?

It is quite difficult to find any of the Isagenix shake products at a discount. Those that are available at a marginally reduced cost have received complaints of being imitation products or being past the expiration date. Over the last several months many readers have been taking advantage of Leptigen’s special trial offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a shot.

517 User Reviews About Isagenix

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  • 1
    Your Name

    My “friend” has become OBSESSED with Isagenix and spends about $600 A m9nth and pushes it on everyone as if its a miracle. And to be honest I don’t hardly see a difference and shes been crazy on it for over 4 months. Its crap. Eat correct portions, eat healthy, workout and you will see REAL change with no harmful effects on your body OR your wallet :-)

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  • 2
    Sylvia Blevins

    I had the same experience with Isagenix! Didn’t lose an ounce in over two months! I was bloated also! Not happy after the all the money spent! They didn’t care!

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  • 3
    Amanda

    Hi. I am about to purchase Isagenix does it really work. i am skeptical on using it does it really work. I was looking to see if there are any effects on it. Let me know more thank you.

    Amanda

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    Christina (Editor)

    Hi Amanda, Isagenix is a supplement that offers weight-loss solutions that some users claim aid in weight loss. For details on the product please visit the Isagenix official website.

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    Your Name

    Where would i see this?

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  • 5
    Patricia K.

    I have been using Isagenix for 2 years, and absolutely LOVE it! I released 60 lbs of toxic fat. Dropped from a size 18 to 10 in just under 6 months. I gained an increase in energy, regained my health, and better sleep. It’s life changing for sure! There’s no scam. I’ve maintained my weight for a year and a half. Cellular cleansing is not a “poopy” cleanse. There is no starvation. There are many different ways to “cleanse.” Just find what suits you and your lifestyle. I love that it’s not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle. You can pay to be “healthy” now, or you can pay for healthcare later. Healthy easy is my choice.

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    Your Name

    Great answer!

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    tristan

    Did you say that you spent 240 on a 9 day cleanse? Why was it so much? For that price u could have spent $30 more and got a 30day system. Did you have anyone coaching through it or that you could ask questions to?

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  • 8
    Sarah

    I’m only on my second day of the isagenix 30 day challenge and I started feeling nauseous and I threw up. I still don’t feel to well. Can anyone tell me what might be the cause of that!?

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    Christina (Editor)

    Hi Sarah, some users may experience some side effects. It is advised to consult your physician before you continue using any weight loss products.

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    Christina (Editor)

    Hi Sarah, Hi Sarah, some users may experience some side effects. It is advised to consult your physician before you continue using any weight loss products.

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Sarah, It is possible you are experiencing an bodily rejection, among other possible reasons. We advise you to stop taking this product until your doctor confirms it is safe for your use.

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  • 9
    Malissa

    Were you still interested in finding a rep? I am one and can help!

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  • 10
    Your Name

    I started the program in May 2015 and have had great results! Down 15lbs (my goal was 10lbs) and 20″ ( which I did not expect). I feel strong and have my “get up and go” energy back. I will continue using the product, love the chocolate shakes and the snacks are satisfying. Works for me!!!

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Debra, we feel you might like Leptigen as it is a proven fat burner! Good luck!

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  • 12
    Joan

    Im curious how you can afford this that long of a period. I have used it for 2 weeks and have already gone down a size. There’s no question the product works. But there HAS to be a cheaper way?

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  • 13
    Your Name

    I am on isagenix and eating meat. I would never stop feeding my body good nutrition by using just supplements and pills. I am not al all brainwashed about isagenix. I do a lot of research and study the system to learn how best to use it. And by the so way I am down 13 lbs. I eat five small meals a day which includes to snacks with real food not isagenix snacks or supplements. For breakfast only I drink the isalean shake because I like it and it fills me up. I do two deep cleanses a month. No back to backs and nothing crazy because I do not believe in starving myself either. That’s plain dumb with any diet system. I admit that I never did the system the way you are supposed to do to and I adjusted it to my lifestyle and liking and guess what, it still works because I learned to eat less. Slowly but surely I

    managed to lose the weight. Still have a few lbs to go toge to my goal weight.

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