Anyone used Isotonix products?
My client was given some Isotonix products from a chemist friend of his. It appears to be mostly a vitamin supplement, but I was wondering if you or your clients have used these products and found them to be helpful with increasing energy and/or assisting metabolic rate?
I can walk downstairs, walk around for up to 1/2 hour & basically have my life back - I endorse it (contains glucosamine & pine bark extract)
Now personally, I don't have an issue with direct selling, multi-level marketing, however, one wants to describe it. My rationale for this is that Avon and Tupperware are successful companies that use entrepreneurial women who desire to work for themselves to distribute their products.
I am often approached my many of clients, friends, business, acquaintances, etc about becoming a distributor for a supplement, nutraceutical or some other product they feel that fitness professionals might purchase.
I tend to decline. Reason? I have a business and I could use my energies better promoting my business as opposed to promoting someone else's business.
Lastly, I learned over the years that the best way to increase one's energy and metabolic rate is by engaging in regular physical activity and eating well.
My current knowledge is insufficient to support the claims many make regarding nutritional supplements.
Lastly, Nicole nutritional supplements are not regulated by the FDA.
While the ingredients in most of the Isotonix products can be found in many other supplements, they are more readily available for the body to use because of the form they come in. We had many clients taking various supplements in this line with great results. Clients can also have a "custom blend" made with the specific vitamins, etc. they want to include in their regimen. This makes it easier than taking multiple products at once. I personally have always had issues with nausea when taking vitamins, but I find that the Isotonix products are very easy on my stomach.
With that said, I would not personally sell these products to my clients, but that is no different than with any other. I am with Joanne in believing that my energies are better spent concentrating on training my clients. However, if I had a client looking for a good product line for supplements, Isotonix is one that I would recommend.
Our bodies are made to burn calories and injest calories, our bodies are meant to move, not to take short cuts.
We have become a lazy society and products like Isotonix are "feeding" off of it.
All the supplements are powder instead of pill, which means they are absorbed into the body within 15 minutes, as opposed to pills that are made with binders and fillers that pass through the body with very little absorbtion.
OPC3 is the flagship product for Isotonix, the reason for this is because it is an extremely powerful anti-flammatory. Almost all human ailments stem from inflammation, including high blood pressure, muscle soreness, allergies, and digestive issues and OPC3 treats these issues so well that customers have quit their medications.
Of course eating well and excersicing is always important, and no its not FDA approved. Please don't judge something just because its not approved by the FDA, the fact is people die from FDA approved drugs all the time.. all the Isotonix products are natural and perfectly safe. Doctors sell Isotonix and Nutrametrix products to their patients all the time.
I am in my 30's and recovered from numerous blood clots, ischemic bowel, and fatty liver. I have a good friend who was able to ween herself from harmful drugs that didn't really help her RA. I have other friends whose children are no longer considered ADHD because they are finally nurished the way they need to be. All because of Isotonix.
I'm in no way saying this is a fix all, or a lazy way to deal with our health problems. It still takes healthy eating and exercise, but, this nourishes you and allows food to break down to nourish you. Well worth every last little penny. Even for someone living paycheck to paycheck!
Although I tend to shy away from supplements, in this day and age where our food sources are comprimised with having to feed millions of people, the nutritional value of what we consume has declined. The GMO topic is of course all the rage and while I might not put money on it's harmful effects to food, the cost to farmers is undeniable (they have to purchase these seeds every year so their cost increases). All that (and the hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides) mean the cost of food is increasing but we don't want to pay more. Hence the profit margins of food manufacturers narrow and they have to cut costs on quality to be lucrative... and the consumer suffers.
I'm trying the 90 days of OPC-3 due to the recommendation of a friend, but will let the results speak for themselves. The FDA is most certainly NOT the governance I rely upon for "approving" foods and drugs so I woud dismiss all claims saying that they are not "FDA approved" - so was Fen Phen and we see how that turned out!
Listen to your body, keep a food log (including water intake, exercise, and HOW YOU FEEL) for a few months and see if you notice a difference.