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IsaGenix Bedtime Belly Buster Weight and Fat Loss Program

The IsaGenix Bedtime Belly Buster or BBB Program has taken the Isagenix world by storm. The BBB developed as a convenient way to release stubborn belly fat.

Name: Kim O.
Location: Spanishfork, Utah
Age: 44
Height: 5’2”
Was: 297 poundsLost: 152 pounds* and 12 sizes*100 / 200 lb. Club
Kim O Before Kim O After

 

Basically pairing protein with calcium just before bed could help you sleep better, preserve muscle, boost fat burning, and assist weight management. “That’s when the Belly Buster was born and it took the Isagenix world by storm,”

Larry F., of Florida—who is the first member of the Isagenix 200-Pound Club, a group of members who have lost more than 200 pounds with Isagenix products has used this to great success to help him become a member of the club.

Based on the complex interactions of the nutrients in the BBB—dietary whey protein and muscle, dietary calcium and fat, and both nutrients with the serotonin- and melatonin-mediated sleep-wake cycle—there is actually excellent evidence to support the combination as a real belly-blaster.

The quality of protein is key. According to studies, whey protein not only boosts metabolism (for extra fat burning during sleep and upon awakening) and satiety (feeling full longer), but also improves post exercise overnight recovery and overall sleep . One way it might improve sleep is because it provides a good dose of tryptophan, which increases the amino acid’s access to the brain for creating serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which converts to melatonin to regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle.

Officially, the BBB now consists of core components below: 

Core Components:

Complementary Products: 

Click on the links above for more info on the individual products.

Together the different components of the BBB are able to support weight loss. Beyond being a great way to satisfy an after-dinner sweet tooth, the science behind why the combination works is pretty straightforward:

IsaPro: IsaPro comes in two delicious flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla, which give you that sweet sensation without the empty calories, fat, and sugar. Additionally, the high-quality whey protein that is found in IsaPro as part of the BBB has been shown to stimulate metabolism and energy expenditure.  In short, that means the extra protein helps you burn more calories while you sleep.

Sleep Support & Renewal: Everyone knows quality sleep is a cornerstone of good health, but what might be surprising is that it also can help with weight loss. A study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that those who habitually lack quality sleep, whether due to a late bedtime or because of the inability to fall asleep once in bed, are more susceptible to weight gain.

Isagenix Fruits or Isagenix Greens: Containing only a gram of sugar, Isagenix Fruits and Isagenix Greens add flavor to the BBB without the extra calories. In addition, it provides some valuable phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables. While traditionally the BBB is used with Vanilla IsaPro and Isagenix Fruits, the combination of the new IsaPro Chocolate and Greens is also becoming a favorite.

Complementing your diet with the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients found in the Ageless Essentials Daily Pack, or the omega-3 essential fatty acids found in IsaOmega, gives you nutritional insurance so you can feel confident knowing you are providing your body with the right amounts of nutrients to support overall health and wellness.

FiberPro adds prebiotic fiber, designed to support digestive health and promote regularity.

Instructions: 30 to 60 minutes before bed is the ideal time to prepare your BBB.

Step 1: With an IsaBlender® vessel, combine 4 or 5 oz of water, the core components (see list above), and the FiberPro if you choose it as your addition. Because the mix foams so rapidly, shake the vessel vigorously before blending.

Step 2: Blend all of the ingredients for 30 to 60 seconds.

Step 3: If desired, add a few ice cubes and reblend. Then enjoy this nutrient- and protein-dense bedtime treat alongside the IsaOmega or Ageless Essentials Daily Pack if those were your additions of choice.

The bottom line of the Bedtime Belly Buster is that there are a variety of different ways to reach your goals. But by supplementing your nighttime regimen with Sleep Support & Renewal spray and the high-quality undenatured whey protein in IsaPro, your body and waistline can transform.

Article How Oxidative Stress Shortens Telomeres

Here is an excellent article on how free radicals – oxidative stress can impact and even shorten telomeres. This is not a good thing.

Can you imagine entering the doctor’s office one day and obtaining a blood test that measures your biological age, as a better indicator of health than chronological age? That day could arrive soon with tests that measure the length of telomeres.

Images of Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells, DNA, and Telomeres
Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells, DNA, and Telomeres

Substantial evidence has led to findings that premature aging and its core cellular mechanisms are governed by the onset of telomere shortening (1-5). In this article, we hope to help increase understanding of the relationship between chronic oxidative stress and telomere instability.

The glutathione (GSH)-dependent antioxidant system is the cell’s primary defense against oxidative stress, and plays a major role in detoxification and bolstering the body’s immune system. Emerging data are helping to explain the role of the GSH-redox cycle for preserving telomeres.

Structurally, telomeres are formed by non-coding DNA sequences along with specialized proteins that act as protective caps at the physical ends of chromosomes. Human telomeric DNA consists of repeated sequences of TTAGG and extends over several thousand base pairs. Because guanine-rich sequences are more sensitive and less capable of DNA repair, telomeres are more vulnerable to oxidation.

Telomeres fold back onto themselves in a loop to provide functional stability. The telomeric DNA is synthesized by the enzyme telomerase, the absence of which results in a progressive erosion. Evidence indicates that chronic oxidative stress not only causes progressive damage to cellular membranes, proteins, and molecules, but also induces the slowing down of existing telomerase activity and accelerates telomere shortening (1&2).

Chronic oxidative stress develops into a state of progressive telomere shortening induced by elevated homocysteine levels, and reduced glutathione, or an otherwise compromised GSH-redox cycle.

Lower amounts of reduced glutathione, and diminished activity of the enzymes GSH peroxidase and catalase, cause a failure to protect cell components from damaging peroxides (1-3). The mitochondria become dysfunctional, producing increasing amounts of free radicals and less ATP energy (1-3). Together, these effects lead the cell to cease division or appropriate function, known as replicative senescence.

Guarding the GSH-antioxidant System

Because the GSH-antioxidant system is the predominant guardian against oxidative stress, it is proposed that maintaining its integrity can support against telomere erosion and “stress-induced” premature onset of accelerated aging.

Scientific research suggests that a variety of consistent behaviors in humans in-vivo are available to alter the amount of oxidative stress placed on cells of the body.

Among factors thought to adversely affect telomeres are smoking, drinking heavily, obesity, and chronic psychological stress (1-3). On the other hand, meditation, socialization, and regular exercise are associated with longer telomeres (1-3).

In addition, studies suggest diet and supplementation habits can be help preserve telomere integrity. Some choices linked with longer telomeres are:

  • consuming higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids
  • obtaining higher amounts of vitamin D, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a diet higher in dietary fiber (particularly insoluble fiber)
  • drinking green tea regularly
  • and taking a quality multivitamin (containing sufficient amounts of B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and E) daily (4)

Whey to Glutathione

Another method to gain optimal  protection against oxidative stress and telomere attrition is by using methods to naturally increase the levels of glutathione in the body by way of regular ingestion of whey protein, according to recent studies (5-7).

Bioactive whey protein,” as one study calls it, provides a high concentration of the amino acids cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. These amino acid precursors are used in the synthesis of glutathione by the enzyme GSH-synthase. Several studies have shown that bioactive whey protein can dramatically raise the levels of glutathione in the cells of the body without side effects (5 & 6). Increases in levels of circulating glutathione from whey are associated with a stronger immune system and greater capacity of detoxification.

Whey also offers other anti-aging benefits such as protection against sarcopenia (the loss of muscle and strength with age) and by supporting weight management through increases of thermogenesis and satiety.

Supplementing to Optimize Telomere Protection

Supplementing with antioxidant vitamins and minerals supports activity of antioxidant enzymes that can assist in protecting cells and their components, including telomeres, against oxidative stress.

GSH peroxidase plays a major role using GSH as its reducing agent in detoxification of peroxides (types of reactive oxygen species, such as hydrogen peroxide), which can inflict harm to cell membranes, proteins, and telomeric DNA.

The oxidized GSH is then recycled by another enzyme, GSH reductase, which uses nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) as its coenzyme and reducing agent. Catalase is also an enzyme that acts as an efficient detoxifier of hydrogen peroxide, while superoxide dismutases (SOD) are a class of enzymes that act to quench superoxide, a highly reactive form of oxygen, and convert it to hydrogen peroxide or stabilized oxygen.

It’s notable that selenium, niacin, zinc, and copper are important dietary factors because these enzymes rely on them to function.

Interestingly, data are emerging that particular dietary factors and supplements could act to promote antioxidant enzyme activity further and thereby further support telomere integrity. These supplements will be subject of future blog posts.

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IsaGenix Product B and Ageless Essentials w/ Product B

Some exciting news and Information about IsaGenix Product B and the Ageless Essentials Pak with Product B.
IsaGenix Product B Telomeres bottle
IsaGenix released Product B Telomeres Support on August 14th to much excitement and fanfare. The excitement I have seen around this product is like virtually nothing I have seen before in my 16 years experience working with nutrition and health products.

Also Product B can be purchased as Ageless Essentials with Product B. This is a complete nutrition system that provides all your necessary vitamins, minerals, high powered antioxidants, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and much more.

Be sure to watch the Video of Bill Andrews on Telomeres, Product B and Aging – Click Here!

Another great telomeres resource is the following: This webpage analyzes the various botanicals contained in IsaGenix Product B – Click Here!

Here as an example is the writeup on Ashwagandha Root Extract Nutrition Information – Click Here!

IsaGenix – Your Diet is Missing 4 Essential Health Nutrients

Do you ever feel sluggish late in the afternoon around 2 or 3 p.m.? Wishing you could rekindle that child-like energy that makes everyday life seem easier?
IsaGenix girl with fruit
Well, you could be missing the four essential nutrients to unlock your vibrant energy.

Many times, that tired feeling we get as we trudge through the day is our body’s way of saying “I need more nourishment!” Even though you may be fitting in all of your calories, that doesn’t mean your body is getting the essential nutrients it needs to function at its utmost.

Here are four essential vitamins you need every day to kick that sluggish feeling to the curb:

1. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. According to a recent study by the British Journal of Nutrition, you should be consuming at least 250 mg of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA daily to protect your heart and keep it functioning optimally. To get 250 mg of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids every day, you’d have to eat a serving of tuna or cod that’s the size of a deck of cards!
IsaGenix Isaomega Supreme omega-3 fatty acids
Or instead you could easily and conveniently get your intake with IsaGenix IsaOmega Supreme®. You’ll be flooding your body with 2,000 mg of healthy fish oil daily (1,200 mg long-chain, 600 mg EPA and 480 mg DHA), a great way to boost your heart health. Another plus? Did you know that fish oil can help you lose weight and might even help you keep it off?

2. Vitamin D. Our bodies create Vitamin D thanks to the sun, but most of us neglect getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin” because we’re stuck indoors too much, are carrying extra weight or simply live in a place where certain times of the year yield less of the direct rays than in others. To solve the issue, adding a daily supplement with at least 2,000 IU of Vitamin D. By taking your daily dose of Vitamin D, you’ll be helping to protect your body from the effects of aging and helping to ward off brittle, weak bones, too.

IsaGenix Rejuvity Ageless Actives™ offers 1,000 IU of Vitamin D along with a synergistic blend of other nutrients such as CoQ10 and Resveratrol to support heart health as well. Essentials for Women™ and Essentials for Men™ multivitamins offer another 1,000 IU of Vitamin D. Together, they provide the daily dose of 2,000 IU for your body. Here’s a little more about why you need Vitamin D.
IsaGenix C-lyte Vitamin C
3. Vitamin C. We all know that the key to a healthy immune system is plenty of Vitamin C, but how often do you grab that orange and how much do you really need? Researchers stated in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that people need to maintain an ongoing and constant vitamin C intake to sustain tissue concentration. That means your Vitamin C intake goes even beyond keeping the sniffles at bay!

Thanks to IsaGenix C-Lyte®, you get 520 mg of Vitamin C, the equivalent of drinking more than five cups of orange juice! With three different types of Vitamin C included such as mineral ascorbates (to buffer acidity), your stomach will thank you for providing such a gentle formula.

4. Calcium. A study published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association reported that U.S. adults aren’t getting the adequate amount of calcium needed to maintain strong bone health. Whether we’re trying to cut down on our fat intake, we’re lactose intolerant, or we just aren’t big milk drinkers, most of us aren’t getting the amount of calcium we need on a daily basis to keep our bones strong. To make sure you’re getting what you need (1,000 to 1,300 mg daily), supplementation is necessary.

The Essentials for Women multivitamin offers 900 mg daily while the Essentials for Men multivitamin provides 800 mg daily, a great supplement to your regular IsaGenix IsaLean® Shake, leafy greens, fortified cereal and low-fat milk.

Wondering how you can fit in all of these supplements AND save money? We have a simple solution that will save you nearly $30 off wholesale pricing of each individual supplement while also providing a convenient way to take them!
IsaGenix Ageless Essentials
The Isagenix Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pack for Men and Ageless Essentials Daily Pack for Women features two small daily packets that contain just the right amount of these vitamins and minerals along with blends of antioxidants, botanicals and other key nutrients. The best part? Isagenix Master Formulator and Founder John Anderson says pairing this dynamic vitamin pack with the IsaGenix 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System and all of the other products actually improves the nutritional benefits and is “essential” to your Nutritional Cleansing and Replenishing lifestyle!

Select “Rejuvity” to order your Ageless Essentials Daily Pack today, or try the 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System with Ageless Essentials Daily Pack!

Also be sure to check out Product B Antioxidants Plus Telomere Support.

Telomeres and Dietary Fiber is There a Link?

New evidence published in Archives of Internal Medicine has it that eating more dietary fiber, particularly from whole grains, could lead to a longer life. The large study found a high-fiber diet reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as infectious and respiratory illnesses.

This is great news for those eating diets high in fiber. What’s also interesting is that another reason why dietary fiber is protective to health is because of its influence on telomeres. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of chromosomes, and their length is considered the closest way to measure lifespan in humans.

As reported in a prospective cohort study published in the March 2010 edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), telomere length is positively associated with higher fiber intake in women. Dietary fiber from whole grains appears to provide the strongest benefit.

In addition, in the AJCN study, the researchers found telomere length was effected negatively as a person’s  waist size increased. Also higher intake of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet had a negative effect on Telomere length. People need to get more Omega-3 Fatty acids in their diet and less of the Omega-6′s.

Here is what is interesting. Certain habits that you would think would have a bigger effect on telomere length didn’t. Eating too much and being over weight tended to decrease telomere length. However, physical activity itself in one study with women showed no effect on telomere lengths. This same study interestingly enough showed that smoking and postmenopausal hormone use also had no negative effect on telomeres.

Because the study was only observational, the authors reported that further investigation is necessary to further illuminate the link between dietary fiber and telomere length.

Excellent whole grain examples (high in fiber) are rolled oats, buckwheat, whole wheat, and wild rice. The grains contain the entire grain kernel, which include the bran, germ and endosperm. Less than 5 percent of Americans consume the minimum recommended amount of whole grains, which is about 3 ounce-equivalents per day, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Americans barely receive half the amounts of dietary fiber recommended daily. How much dietary fiber is enough? The recommended amounts are 25 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams of fiber for men.

The AJCN study was among the first to document the relationship between diet and telomere length. The authors of the study concluded that the results provided more support that an improved diet and lifestyle would indeed help to slow the aging process.

“Telomere shortening is accelerated by oxidative stress and inflammation, and diet affects both of these processes,” the authors report. That is what was interesting about the observation that smoking had no real effect on telomeres at least for the length of the study.

In summary the following activities and habits had a positive beneficial affect on telomeres.

Most people have trouble getting enough fiber in their diet from the foods they eat. That’s why IsaGenix FiberPro™ Multi-Fiber Complex is such a great supplement to be sure you get enough fiber every day.