It’s been a while since I put together a list of Isagenix Reviews from clients of mine and others around the web so I figured It would be a helpful post for anyone who’s on the fence about starting with the Isagenix diet or should I call it a lifestyle? I’ll go with lifestyle 🙂
The first Review comes from a review site called MealReplacementShakes.com. They review tons of different meal replacement shakes and they give Isagenix 8/10 stars! Check out their review below.
Isagenix Isalean meal replacement shake is a somewhat lesser known than others that we’ve reviewed and that are on the market. That doesn’t speak to its quality or effectiveness, it just means chances are greater that consumers haven’t heard of it and don’t know anything about it.
Isagenix Isalean uses what it calls an Exclusive Myo-Isalean Complex, which is a combination of whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, and low-heat nonfat dry milk. One of the most important parts of any meal replacement shake is the protein type and content. Protein usually has the highest content in a meal replacement shake because it fills you up. This is why it’s important, not only for meal replacement shakes to have a high amount of protein, but for them to also have a nutritious type of protein.
Soy is controversial, so we’re glad that Isagenix doesn’t use soy in this shake. Whey and milk proteins are great choices. Whey protein contains 9 essential amino acids and is low in lactose content. If this shake didn’t also contain milk protein, we would say it’s probably safe for consumption for those who are lactose intolerant. Whey protein concentrate is different than other types of whey protein (isolate and hydrolysate). It’s low in fat and carbohydrates. It may contain anywhere from 30 to 90% protein.
Another important factor in the best meal replacement shakes on the market is the amount of fiber contained. This shake has 8 grams of fiber per serving, which is not only a good amount, it’s also a bit higher than many other meal replacement shakes out there. Fiber is digested slowly so it keeps you feeling fuller, longer. This combined with protein is essential in the top meal replacement shakes. However, even with such a high amount of fiber, it’s almost unnecessary considering that Isagenix Isalean contains a whopping 24 grams of protein. The more the merrier, we say.
We do have a few concerns about this shake though. While it contains stevia, a natural and low calorie sweetener, the perfect substitute for sugar, it also contains fructose. This might not be an issue, except for how high up on the ingredient list fructose is, and how low on the list stevia is. It’s almost like, what’s the point of including stevia at all? That being said, fiber combined with fructose makes fructose much better because the fiber slows down the digestion of fructose.
However, the calorie count is not good and there’s no way around that fact. 240 calories for a meal replacement shake is a lot. Every flavor contains that many calories, so there’s no avoiding that. Depending on what sort of milk you combine the shake powder with, this count could go up another 90 calories. While this combination alone is not very high calorie compared to the meals this shake replaces, chances are you’ll be adding a few other ingredients to this shake, such as fresh or frozen fruit, maybe some peanut butter, or oats. These extra ingredients up the calorie count significantly.
You know what would have solved this problem? Replacing all that fructose with stevia instead. There are 11 grams of sugar per serving in this shake, which is much higher than the best meal replacement shakes and several grams higher than even the mediocre shakes.
We’ll give Isagenix the benefit of the doubt in this case. Because stevia is a high quality ingredient, including more of it in order to replace the fructose content would have raised the price. Considering that this shake is about $50 for 14 servings, the price is already high enough as it is. In fact, this is another con for this shake. As much as we like high quality ingredients, which this shake does have, it’s not particularly affordable for any focused weight loss. Drinking two meal replacement shakes a day is ideal for weight loss, which would mean this shake would only last a week at a time. For $50 per container, that’s not sustainable.
To be fair, this shake does have other positive qualities. The flavors, for example, are unique and varied. Although the flavors may be little more than fancy names to make them seem more exciting than they are, it’s a good marketing strategy and may even trick your mind into thinking the shake tastes better than it does – not that any of these flavors are even bad, though everyone has different taste and is likely to prefer one over another. Unlike the typical chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, Isagenix Isalean has Strawberry Cream, French Vanilla, Black Sesame, and Creamy Dutch Chocolate. Who could say no to flavors like that?
This meal replacement shake also contains an enzyme blend that aids digestion. While that’s a positive quality, we don’t want digestion to happen too quickly or effectively, as that not only makes you hungrier faster, but is more likely to turn that fructose into fat rather than energy. This shake is also fantastic in terms of the amount of vitamins and minerals it contains. It has about half of your recommended daily amount of countless vitamins and minerals, up to 200% of your RDA for Vitamin B12.
Another thing we look for in any meal replacement shake is a blend of appetite suppressing supplements. This shake doesn’t have anything like that, but very few do, so we can’t judge it too harshly in that regard. The level of protein and fiber it has make up for any appetite suppressing complexes.
Over all, this is a high quality protein shake. Had the amount of total sugar been reduced and the price been more affordable, we have no doubt it would have been ranked much higher.
PROTEIN QUALITY : 8.9/10
24 grams of protein per serving, whey and milk protein
APPETITE SUPPRESSANT : 7.9/10
8 grams of fiber per serving
TASTE : 9.0/10
VALUE : 6.0/10
$56.00 for a 2-week supply or $3.80 per shake
(Review Source) – Thanks for the very detailed review!
Amazon Isagenix Reviews
On Amazon, Dutch Chocolate IsaLean shakes get an impressive 4.1 out of 5 stars with 355 reviews! This is the most impressive review count I’ve seen for Isagenix. Amazon is an authority source in reviews so if I see a solid Amazon review, I usually feel confident in the product itself.
The french vanilla IsaLean shake had even better reviews at 4.3 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews!!
Although I would never advise ordering Isagenix from Amazon since you will have no guidance from a coach and will pay more (Signup with a coach for SURE!)
Here are a few images shared by Amazon customers…
“Absolutely LOVED this product I lost 30lbs in 3 months! It kept me full and helped with my craving of chocolate boosted my energy and overall a wonderful product I didn’t have any bad side effects. I drank this in the morning on my way to work and before I went to bed. Plus worked out every other day.”
How about Isagenix Reviews of the corporation itself (Isagenix International)?
The second portion of our Isagenix reviews research was to see how the Isagenix business itself was ranked. The most credible site I could think about going to is the BBB. After checking with the Better Business Bureau, here are the results…
Looks like Isagenix International is reviewed at an A+ with the Better Business Bureau. Not too shabby!!!
Let’s look at it from the EMPLOYEE’S point of view now….
I headed over to Indeed.com to see what the Isagenix Reviews are of those who actually work at or have worked at Isagenix in the past. Check it out…
An overall rating of 4.2/5 stars for employees is pretty impressive as well. This is only based off 24 reviews so it’s not a huge population, but it’s still enough to make a statement.
Here are a few reviews I found on Indeed.com about working at Isagenix:
Independent business owner opportunity with salary advancement and health benefits!