Nutritional Cleansing FAQ

Nutritional cleansing is a popular health trend that has gained significant attention in recent years.

Unlike traditional diets that focus solely on weight loss, nutritional cleansing takes a holistic approach to improving overall well-being.

It is not about starving or restricting calories, but rather about nourishing your body with essential nutrients while simultaneously eliminating harmful toxins and waste.

In this blog post, I’ll answer the most commonly asked questions about the Isagenix cleansing program.

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What Is The Isagenix Cleansing System?

The Isagenix nutritional cleansing system is a specific program designed to support overall health and well-being through a combination of high-quality nutritional products, intermittent fasting, and detoxification protocols.

While individual experiences may vary, proponents of the Isagenix system claim several potential benefits:

  • Weight Management: The Isagenix system aims to help with weight loss and weight maintenance through a structured approach that combines nutritious meal replacements, clean eating, and intermittent fasting.
  • Improved Energy Levels: By providing essential nutrients and promoting efficient detoxification, some users report increased energy levels and improved overall vitality.
  • Enhanced Digestive Health: The program emphasizes the consumption of nutrient-dense foods and supports digestive health through the inclusion of probiotics and digestive enzymes.
  • Mental Clarity and Focus: Some users claim that they experience enhanced mental clarity and focus during the Isagenix program, possibly attributed to improved nutrient intake and balanced blood sugar levels.
  • Muscle Maintenance: The Isagenix system encourages the consumption of high-quality protein sources, which may aid in preserving muscle mass while on a calorie-restricted diet.
  • Support for Detoxification: The system incorporates products designed to support the body’s natural detoxification processes, which may help eliminate waste and harmful toxins from the body.
  • Convenience: Isagenix offers ready-to-use shakes and snacks, making it a convenient option for people with busy lifestyles who may struggle to find time to prepare nutritious meals.

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Q. Why Do I Need Nutritional Cleansing?

A. Toxins and stress in our modern environment subject our bodies to continual risk of poor health.

Once you begin cleansing you’ll notice you’ll feel cleaner (like the feeling you get after a shower), and more energized.

You’ll be healthier, too. Next time you look in the mirror you may also notice you are a few pounds leaner.

Q. How Does Nutritional Cleansing Work?

A. Over time, the human body has had to adjust to natural toxins in the environment, often with significant help from certain plants that provide special active components.
Nutritional cleansing enlists a blend of these botanicals along with vitamins and minerals to support the body nutritionally for the modern world’s onslaught of new toxins.

Q. Why Does Cleanse For Life Have Two Sets Of Directions? 

A. Keeping your body free of toxins is not too different from maintaining a home.

To renew the beauty of your home, an annual “spring cleaning” does the job, but to keep your home safe and orderly, regular daily cleaning is necessary.

Cleanse for Life Tropical Berry flavor can be used to serve both the function of giving the internal body a thorough wash-down and that of providing for its daily upkeep, which is why its label now features two sets of directions.

The first set of directions highlights Everyday Cleansing and the second highlights Deep Cleansing.

Everyday Cleansing consists of drinking 1-2 fl. oz. up to twice daily, first thing in the morning or between meals.

Deep Cleansing consists of its use as an all-day drink for up to two consecutive Cleanse Days, drinking 4 fl. oz. with 4 fl. oz. of cold water four times daily as part of the Cleansing and Fat Burning System or Total Health and Wellness System.

Q. How Do I Order the Isagenix 30-Day System?

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Q. Does Isagenix Have Coupons or Product Promotions?

A: Go here for current discount codes.

Q. Where Can I Find Instructions On How To Use The Cleansing and Fat Burning System?

A. You can find instructions on how to use the Cleansing and Fat Burning System here.

Q. Is Cleanse for Life Safe For Long-term Use?

A. Yes. It is absolutely safe. And healthy.

You can use Cleanse for Life on a daily basis long-term.

Deep Cleansing should be limited to no more than two consecutive days per week.

Q. Can I Use Cleanse for Life By Itself For The Cleansing Benefit?

 A. Yes.

However, the product was designed to be used as part of one of our complete programs: the Cleansing and Fat Burning System (9-day cleanse or 30-day cleanse)

Q. Why Is Ashwaghanda In Cleanse For Life?

A. Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera), also known as Winter Cherry, is classified in Ayurvedic medicine as a plant that helps the body resist stress.

The plant helps reduce oxidative stress, supports liver health and detoxification, and has the potential for slowing aging.

Q. Why Is Yellow Dock In Cleanse For Life?

A. Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) leaves, sometimes used in salads, can help encourage bile production, serving the needs of the liver for ridding itself of toxins.

In larger doses, it can serve in helping with constipation.

Q. Why Are Bilberry, Blueberry, And Raspberry In Cleanse For Life?

A. Three berries that are well known for their antioxidant activity are now part of Cleanse for Life.

Bilberry and blueberry, touted for supporting vision and mental health, also assist in strongly supporting detoxification.

Raspberry’s content of ellagic acid provides strong free-radical scavenging activity.

Q. Why Does Cleanse for Life Contain Inner-leaf Aloe vera gel?

A. Aloe vera gel consists of polysaccharides, glycoproteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The gel can help soothe and reduce inflammation in the gut and colon, may enhance the bioavailability of vitamins C and E and its natural antioxidant activity can help reduce oxidative stress.

The gel’s polysaccharides have been studied for their ability to balance the immune system and their actions as natural detoxifiers, helping to move along biochemical processes in the liver to neutralize toxins.

Q. Is Aloe Vera Gel A Laxative?

A. No. Unlike “aloe bitters,” a yellow sap that contains anthroquinones, the gel contains no laxative effect and is absolutely non-toxic.

Note: Use of “aloe bitters” is not legal in dietary supplement drinks.

Q. Why Is Pau d’Arco Used In Cleanse For Life?

A. Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla) is an herb with a history of use in Paraguay for a wide variety of ailments.

It nourishes cells within the digestive tract and can help the body resist infection.

The plant may help reduce inflammation and guard against damage from cumulative toxins.

Q. Why Is Burdock In Cleanse For Life?

A. Burdock root (Arctium lappa) has historic use as a blood purifier and helps rid the circulation system of toxins.

This thistle relative offers components that help protect the liver.

Q. Why Is Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice In Cleanse For Life?

A. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), or DGL, is commonly used for detoxification in Asia and helps offer protection to the liver.

Its antioxidant activity helps protect DNA against damage.

Isagenix uses the deglycyrrhizinated version of licorice root so there’s no contraindication for people with high blood pressure.

Q. Why Is There Fructose In Cleanse For Life?

A. Cleanse for Life includes a small amount of natural fructose (fruit sugar) because it provides a pleasant taste and feeds the body a steady stream of carbohydrates for energy.

Isagenix does not use high-fructose corn syrup or any artificial flavors or sweeteners in any products.

Q. Why Are B vitamins In Cleanse for Life?

A. A healthy amount of B vitamins is needed to support your metabolism to break down fats and carbohydrates.

Daily B vitamins can also support your immune system and help maintain muscle tone, healthy skin, and steady energy.

Q. I See You Offer Cleanse for Life On Liquid And Powder. Which is more effective for nutritional cleansing?

A. Both products offer the same potency from its ingredient.

Q. Are There Any Contraindications When Performing Cleanse Days?

A. Because of the reduced calories, Cleanse Days should not be performed by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

In addition, those on medication or with a medical condition should consult a physician before Deep Cleansing.

Q. Should Someone On Blood Thinners Perform Cleanse Days?

A. If you’re on blood thinners or any other medication, we strongly advise you seek the supervision of your healthcare professional.

Your physician will need to monitor your Pt levels if you choose to cleanse.

Performing cleanse days may result in natural thinning of the blood. This is because you are drinking lots of fluids and limiting caloric intake. For more information, click here.

Q. Should athletes and “thin” people use Cleanse for Life?

A. Athletes and thin people can benefit from Cleanse for Life. We regard nutritional cleansing to be the “missing link” to many health benefits such as vitality, more energy and better absorption of nutrients.

When preparing for competitions such as endurance events, Deep Cleansing should be avoided because limiting caloric intake may deplete muscle glycogen.

Q. I Get Headaches While Deep Cleansing. What Can I Do About Them?

A. First-time cleansers may experience mild headaches (for up to a week) as a common caffeine withdrawal symptom from giving up coffee or caffeinated soda. If necessary, headaches can usually be alleviated by drinking a cup of green tea.

Q. I experience leg cramping while Deep Cleansing. What can I do to avoid the cramping?

A. Some cleansers will experience leg cramps if they are receiving insufficient mineral electrolytes—magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium. These can be alleviated by taking IsaFlush®  and/or snacking on nuts, fruits or leafy green vegetables.

If cramping continues or becomes chronic, please be sure to follow up with a visit to your doctor’s office.

Q. I experience constipation while Deep Cleansing. How can I make sure to stay regular?

A. The key to avoiding constipation during a Cleanse Day is to keep dietary fiber intake high on Shake Days. Our recommendation is to gradually increase fiber intake to 25-30g daily in line with recommendations from the National Fiber Council. Getting enough is easily achieved by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as taking advantage of products such as FiberPro and SlimCakes®. Regular water intake also works with fiber to help alleviate constipation. If constipation continues beyond a few days, please be sure to follow up with a visit to your doctor’s office.

On Cleanse Days, you may also wish to include some fiber by adding FiberPro to your Cleanse for Life drink throughout the day.

Q. I feel cold when Deep Cleansing. How can I stay warm?

A. Customers may feel cold while cleansing because they are drinking cold water and liquids regularly and avoiding regular amounts of food, which in itself produces a thermal effect during digestion. To alleviate feelings of coldness during cleansing in the winter months, consider drinking Cleanse for Life and accompanying water and herbal teas at warm temperatures.

Q. I feel flu-like symptoms or feel like I may be becoming sick while Deep Cleansing. How can I avoid this feeling?

A. If you begin to feel like you are coming down with the flu, please stop your Cleanse Day, return to Shake Days, and be sure to follow up with a doctor’s visit. If it turns out you have caught a bug, you may need medical treatment and steady nutrition for your immune system.

Q. I experience “flushing” when I cleanse. Is this harmful? How can I avoid it?

A. Customers may experience “flushing” while on the program. This reaction is safe and may be related to an individual sensitivity to nicotinic acid, a form of niacin. Flushing can be avoided by taking the following products, which contain nicotinic acid, separately: Cleanse for Life, Ionix Supreme® and Natural Accelerator®. Because Natural Accelerator contains other ingredients that may result in a more pronounced flushing experience, it should be taken with food or replaced with Antioxidants.

Q. I experienced an allergic reaction while Deep Cleansing. What should I do?

A. If you experience an allergic reaction, please discontinue whichever product may have been associated with the reaction and be sure to follow up with a doctor’s visit. Please also report your reaction or any other serious adverse event to

Q. I feel dizzy like I will pass out when I’m cleansing. Could this be because my blood pressure is too low?

A. Yes. Lower blood pressure may be a natural result of performing Cleanse Days. If you have low blood pressure or are on blood pressure medications, please have your doctor monitor you and make adjustments as necessary before and while cleansing. (Reviewed by Dr. Dennis Harper.) Dizziness can also be caused by blood sugar becoming too low (See next question.)

Q. I have diabetes. Should I be worried about my blood glucose rising too high or falling too low?

A. Blood glucose levels should be monitored closely while on the program if you have diabetes. Not every individual will have similar results and you may need to make modifications as necessary. Please consult your doctor before adjusting medication. (Reviewed by Dr. Dennis Harper)

Q. How should someone who is diabetic and insulin dependent use Cleanse for Life?

A. We strongly advise anyone who is diabetic perform Cleanse Days only under close medical supervision. A physician will be able to help a patient with diabetes monitor glucose levels, modify medication and transition to short-acting insulin versus long-acting insulin when needed for cleansing. 

Q. Where cane I see before/after photos of people who had success on Isagenix Cleanse.

Go here to my Isagenix testimonial page

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.