“Don’t you think that it’s a little ironic that you eat like a caveman, yet you take supplements made in a modern factory?”
That’s a question that I’ve been asked more than once. For a number of reasons my answer is a resounding no. Even though I try to eat like our earliest ancestors, I don’t live in their environment. Today we are subject to all sorts of stresses that our Paleolithic forbearers weren’t. Stresses such as pollution, food grown in mineral depleted soil, environmental toxins, and damage done to the body with all those years spent eating processed foods and grains, to name just a few. Taking supplements to help counteract these stresses makes good sense. While I pretty much reject “conventional wisdom” regarding a healthy diet, I don’t reject the advances that science has made regarding the benefits of vitamins and minerals to optimizing our health and well being. That would be like saying since I’m eating like a caveman, I can only cook like a caveman over an open fire. Sorry, but I love my dacor oven and stove! Modern life and modern science do have some benefits.
The supplements that I use help me to offset the effects of our modern environment and since I’m not always perfect in what I eat, they ensure I’m getting the vitamins and minerals I need.
Here’s a list of what I use:
Ionix Supreme- This is a tonic that contains a variety of antioxidants, minerals and adaptogens that help normalize the body’s functions, help the body better cope with stress and increase energy. Adaptogens are derived from plants. They help neutralize the effects of stress and power performance. These natural botanicals are literally nature’s answer to stress because they work without the side effects of conventional stimulants
Isagenix Cleanse for Life-This product helps give your body the ability to cleanse itself naturally. Unlike other “cleanses” that deplete your body with laxatives or diruetics, it helps the body better cope with stress and supports improved mental and physical performance and overall health. Using this product on a daily basis helps the body remove impurities with collect in the body.
Ageless Essentials-This is a daily vitamin pack which comes with 4 primary Isagenix anti-aging products:
Essentials for Men or Women-These vitamins contain therapeutic doses of key nutrients. Essentials for women contain extra forms of Calcium and B vitamins for strong bones, breast health, and healthy hair, skin and nails. Essentials for Men contains ingredients such as lycopene and saw palmetto to help support prostate health.
Ageless Actives-As the name implies this supplement helps to combat the effects of aging. It combines CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and resveratrol to help support the body to rebuild and restore its vital systems
IsaOmega Supreme-These contain a combination of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, which help improve cardiovascular health and support healthy cholesterol.
C-Lyte- This supplement utilizes three forms of vitamin C, including calcium, magnesium and sodium ascorbates. Along with immune system support Vitamin C also helps to protect against prenatal health problems, eye disease, aging skin and free-radical damage.
Product B Antioxidants Plus Telomere Support- This is an amazing product. Product B will help you regain and maintain youthful cell function and healthy telomeres with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and age-defying nutrients scientifically formulated to protect telomeres and promote higher antioxidant enzyme defenses. If you’re not familiar with telomeres, read here.
Ageless Joint Support- I love this product. It’s really helped me with some nagging knee pain. It combines a proprietary blend of over 19 scientfically-supported, all natural ingredients like MSM, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Boswellia and Turmeric that provide support to protect, rejuvenate and soothe joints. It also supports the production and strengthening of cartilage as well as improving agility.
Isapro Protein Powder –Protein shakes are a great way to have a quick, nutritious meal on the go and a great recovery meal after a tough workout. Since I tolerate dairy, Isapro is my go to shake. It’s made with undenatured whey protein concentrate from New Zealand cows that are pasture-fed and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. One scoop of IsaPro contains 18g of whey protein.
The decision whether or not to take supplements is a personal one. When I stop taking them, particularly Ionix Supreme and Product B, I definitely feel a difference. I like the insurance of knowing that I’m giving my self the best shot possible in maintaining optimum health.
Obviously I’m plugging products that I sell. However, I do firmly believe in the quality and integrity of Isagenix. My philosophy of food, to eat only the highest quality foods I can find carries over to the supplements I choose. Isagenix products are the highest quality supplements that I can find. If you’re interested in trying these, or any other Isageinix products, click here.