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Brilliant Formula of a Brilliant Product – Ionix Supreme

I am a label reader so when a product or anything new is introduced whether it is food, cosmetics, supplements or medicinal I study the labels. I did of course study this product from Isagenix that I take the first thing in the morning called Ionix Supreme. This is only one of the many quality products as part of their packages. It really does make a difference to your energy levels. I take it before I head off on my 27K ride in the mornings and I do believe it makes a difference.

You may or may not be interested but if you are considering this weight loss program it is well worth knowing what you are consuming and its quality.

“Ionix is perhaps the most complex formula from Isagenix. It includes a proprietary trace mineral complex rich in fulvic acid to facilitate the bioavailability of nutrients. Other key biologically active substances are provided via the inclusion of a select group of adaptogens.

The term ‘adaptogen’ was coined by Dr. Israel Brekhman, a famous Russian scientist who is widely recognized as the father of adaptogens. Dr. Brekhman was head of the Institute of Biologically Active Substances and oversaw a team of nearly 1,300 scientists whose job it was to identify natural plant, animal, and marine substances that could boost human performance and support good health.

The institute was based in Vladivostok in the Far East of Russia, primarily because of its proximity to the Primoria region. The Primoria is an extremely hash and remote area about the size of California. It is largely made up of a primordial forest and peat bogs. Many of the adaptogens in Ionix are sourced from this region, including Siberian ginseng, Rhodiola rosea, and schisandra.

Isagenix Co-Founder Jim Coover developed a relationship with Dr. Brekhman in 1991 immediately upon the fall of the former Soviet Union and was responsible for helping introduce the science of adaptogens to the Western world.

When John W. Anderson formulated Ionix Supreme, he also decided to include some adaptogens sourced from India (ashwagandha) and the Himalayas (shilajit). Shilajit is particularly interesting, as it is a mineral substance made up of decomposed forests that were trapped during the shifting of the tectonic plates that formed the Himalayas. It literally oozes out of the cracks of the earth during the spring thaw as the mountains give up their magic.

The unique combination of adaptogens in Ionix helps bring the body’s systems into balance, or ‘homeostasis.’ These adaptogens have also been shown to help normalize body systems and support prevention of the damaging effects of stress. The benefits of adaptogens are well-documented, but the real proof is in the experience. No matter what other nutritional products or wellness strategies you might be following, Ionix Supreme can be a game changer.” — Peta Kelly

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Are You A Label Reader?

I am totally. I try to stick to the natural most of the time except red wine. This comment below is a Truism (a statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting: the truism that you get what you pay for.) We all know that this statement is true but we still continue to buy low-fat, no sugar etc. All filled with chemicals. I guess I have lived this long it is not such a bother to me.

 

The food industry is one of the biggest cons going.  #Food #nutrition #dietetics #scam #chronicillness #disease #diet #dietitian #nutritionist #calories #con

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9 Food Label Lies

The healthiest food often has the least marketing muscle behind it. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently published a comprehensive report on the subject, a persuasive indictment called “Food Labeling Chaos.”

Here are nine of the most common ways food labels lie, so you can prepare before your next trip to the grocery store.

“Made With Whole Grains”

Unbleached wheat flour is still the main ingredient; whole wheat flour is further down on the list, indicating that the product contains relatively little. One truth — the presence of whole grains — masks another; that whole grains make up an insignificant portion of the food.

Another factor to keep in mind is the presence of potassium bromate, a dough conditioner found in commercial bakery products and some flours, which is a major, but hidden cause of thyroid dysfunction. This ingredient may be used even in whole grain breads. For more information, please review this previous article.

Ingredients

Even if the first ingredient listed isn’t sugar, the product may contain more sugar than anything else. How is it possible? Just add up all the sugars that go by different names, such as sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup and white grape juice concentrate.

Serving Size

There are 2.5 official servings in a 20 ounce soda bottles, meaning that 100 calories per “serving” is really 240 calories per bottle.

Omega 3

Everyone knows omega-3 fats are healthy, but that doesn’t mean every product emblazoned with the word is a healthy source of it. The FDA allows certain foods that are rich in two of the omega-3 fats to advertise that they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, but only if they’re also low in saturated fats or other risk factors. Which is why some unhealthy foods use a bit of marketing misdirection: the packaging has the word “omega-3,” but nothing specifically about heart health.

“Made With Real Fruit”

Usually the only thing approximating fruit is concentrate (sugar). If you want real fruit, buy real fruit. If you want candy, buy candy.

“0 Trans Fat”

Many reformulated foods are basically just as bad, but they scream one truth: “0 trans fats!” to obscure another: “still bad for your heart!”

“Free Range Eggs”

This means chickens must be granted the luxury of exactly five minutes of “access” to the outdoors every day. Those eggs you buy may have been raised ethically, with room enough for hens to roam the yard. But there’s no guarantee in the “free range” label.

Fiber

The fibers advertised in many foods are mainly “purified powders” called inulin, polydextrose and maltodextrin. These “isolated” unnatural fibers are unlikely to lower blood cholesterol or blood sugar, as other fibers can.

Tastes Like Medicine!

The FDA allows food manufacturers to make certain pre-approved “qualified health claims” about the health benefits of nutrients in food. But marketers have stretched this inch into a long mile. For instance, food makers can’t say that their product “helps reduce the risk of heart disease” without FDA approval, so they say that it “helps maintain a healthy heart.”

That’s why several public health groups, including the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society, have voiced concern about this trend.

Sources:

The Daily Green February 1, 2010

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