Isagenix Diet Review

Product Evaluation

5.7 out of 10

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Isagenix was founded in April of 2002, and is a multi-level marketing business that aims to sign individuals up to be brand ambassadors. Based out of Chandler, AZ they sell nutritional products such as protein shakes, weight loss supplements, diet snacks and meals. When calling into their support line, I was routed through three different systems to simply talk to one person about some general questions. This was a long process to simply talk to someone real, so I would try and get your questions answered in one shot versus having to call in multiple times. When they try and sell customers on becoming millionaires by selling their product, I already have a gut feeling that this is too good to be true.

Do Dieters Lose Weight on the Isagenix Diet?

When dealing with multi-level marketing platforms, it is always hard to get a straight answer because it is hard to distinguish who was a rep trying to make their way up the pyramid, and who was a genuine customer with feedback. The Isagenix website is only going to post fabulous reviews, so I searched other outlets for raw feedback. There was a more negative outcome with customer reviews on the internet, when compared to the actual website. Some people said it was a complete waste of money, while there were only a select few who saw results. Once again, it is hard to distinguish who is a rep, and who is not.

We have found some reviews available outside the official or distributor sites:

"Please don't waste your money on this product! I was super excited when I heard about this product, and how well it supposedly worked. I followed the directions to make my first shake, and the taste was terrible! It doesn't taste like chocolate at all. It is very chalky and has a texture like cake batter. Over the next week I tried adding peanut butter and fruit, but nothing made it taste better. Also, it didn't keep me feeling full either, each day that I took the shake, I would end up with a bad head ache every after noon.

"To have been so expensive, this product neither tasted great nor did it help me lose weight. It is not worth its cost."

"This is so gross. I've had other protein shakes but this one just taste so bad. I tried it with milk and water and ice and I can never drink the entire glass"

As far as scientific backing and clinical trials, the company does not make it easy to find out the real details behind the science of their product. There is no tab on their website talking about the development of the product. In small print on their 22 page booklet on how to take their product they provided the only clinical study I could find:

“A 2012 study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found an average weight loss of 9 pounds with an average visceral fat loss of 2 pounds after 30 days on an Isagenix system. Results may vary based on your own individual metabolism and energy expenditure.”

All of the descriptions are vague, and full of fluff. The transparency is not there, when taking a deeper dive into what you will be consuming. Good reviews can simply be purchased, which has me thinking that this mega company has invested their money in trying to pull popularity through reviews on their website.

Is the Isagenix Diet Easy to Follow?

No it is not easy to follow. There are many different products that Isagenix offers, but the most popular package to buy is the 30-day Cleansing and Fat Burning System. You are required to replace one normal meal with 1 Isalean shake accompanied with a 400-600 calorie diet to start out on the “shake days.” On the cleanse days they were not clear if you could eat or not? I am assuming you cannot, so you are required to take 4 cleanse servings along with four snacks for the day. In the 30-day system you are allowed 26 “Shake Days” and 4 “Cleanse Days.” Because this program promotes intermittent fasting you may feel lighted headed, and it can do damage to your metabolism long term. When purchasing this system, you are provided a 22-page booklet that is extremely in depth. They do not simply let you know how to get started. You have to read 11 pages in to even get a glimpse of a confusing calendar:

Day 1 S** Day 2 S** Day 3 C Day 4 S Day 5 S Day 6 S Day 7 S Day 8 S Day 9 S Day 10 C Day 11 S Day 12 S Day 13 S Day 14 S Day 15 S Day 16 S Day 17 C Day 18 S Day 19 S Day 20* S Day 21 S Day 22 S Day 23 S Day 24 C Day 25 S Day 26 S Day 27 S Day 28 S Day 29 S Day 30

You will receive these products in the package:

  • 4 IsaLean® Shake
  • 1 Ionix® Supreme
  • 2 Cleanse for Life®
  • 1 Isagenix Snacks™
  • 1 Natural Accelerator™
  • 4 Replenish® (Sticks)
  • 1 IsaFlush®
  • 1 Guide - 30 Day Pak w/ CD


You can purchase Isagenix on multiple different sites such as Amazon, the Isagenix site, and Ebay. I believe this company is just another multi-level marketing company that offers nutritional supplements with little to no benefits for your overall health. I would call them a multi-level marketing scam myself, because of the inaccurate reviews on their website versus the rest of the internet. The cost of the 30-day system is $350.00 which is over the top expensive, when there are red flags present. I do not feel that this diet program is worth the investment, and the time!

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  • Mike Perry

    The shakes taste HORRIBLE!!! For the cost of the program yiu would expect it to taste decent.

  • Lucy Caves

    My friend convinced me i HAVE to try it. She is a distributor. I felt bad to say “no”. So I caved in and purchased at a “special” friend’s price (not so friendly for my pocket). Anyways, I felt like i was starving, shakes tasted horrible and I simply didn’t have it in me to tell her it is a HORRIBLE product why is she selling it???Now, every time we are in a company of other people I have to walk away when she tries to convince other people to try. I think she has been brainwashed by the promises she can make money with it. Would not recommend this. Sorry Brinda :O

  • Roxy

    I was invited to the group of people on Facebook (closed group) and they have tried talking me into how “wonderful” this product is. People that buy into this bullshit need to check their heads. How can you believe a product that entrusts people with no medical or health background to sell “nutritional” supplements and shakes. They have no idea what they are talking about. This business model is disgusting and most of the reviews you find online are posted by distributors. I am not lying when I say there are tens of thousands of them. Just the site I was invited to had over 5000 distributors and they all fight over who will bring more customers as this is an MLM type of company. The more people you recruit the more you get paid. Would never trust to buy this sort of product. Plus I have heard it tastes gross too.

  • Mary Cole

    I am never going a day without these products. I have tried just about every weight loss product/scheme out there with no lasting results to speak of. I started Isagenix August of 2013 and at 55 I feel better than I have in 20 years. For me this is not a diet but a beautiful lifestyle, for me weight loss stopped being the main thing long before the end of my first 30 days on these products. While I can’t say Isagenix will cure or prevent illness I can say,, before I couldn’t sleep now I do, before I had severe joint pain and now I don’t, before I was exhausted and bitter, now I have more energy than day and I’m joyful again. These products are free of GMOs and artificial sweeteners pure and natural. It is very difficult to get the equivalent in nutrients from our food sources now, they have been so genetically altered with GMOs and pesticides. And as far as costs, well this is my health care and we all now how expense being sick costs, I have also save a small fortune giving up diet sodas, expensive coffees and Rx drugs I needed to sleep, hormone balance and pain management.

  • Brooke

    I have been doing Isagenix since August. I have found two things to be very true 1) if you stop using the product you gain your weight back fast and more than you originally had and 2)the corporation itself is a glorified pyramid scheme set up to make you spend money. Whenever I tried to change or alter my autoship, Isagenix website would not allow me to do so. I couldn’t even delete my OWN credit card information! This morning I received a shipment I did not authorize. I called Isagenix and cancelled my membership. This was the ONLY way I could alter my account. Also, the so-called sponsors are trained to cater to the members who are SELLING the product, not just those of us who want to try and lose weight without having to push a product on someone else. It is like a cult.

    • Angela

      Brook sorry you had a bad experience, not all teams are built to just push the product. Many of us are actually there to be a support system for people like you who want to lose weight. Also the fact is that with many systems that people use to lose weight they will gain their weight back in no time and even then some. Isagenix should be used as a tool to learn a new healthy life style to not go back to old habits of eating. I do hope you found a system that can support you on your journey to health and happiness. Sincerely Angela

  • momofsix

    Hi, I just started this two days ago. So far so good…however this is pricey and doesn’t have the best flavor. Do comparable products exist?

  • Nancy Griffin

    I have done diet after diet after diet.. the reason that I tried this one was due to my arthritis that was causing so much inflammation that I was taking meds and injections all the time and still in pain. What a great decision I made! I’m off all my meds, I’ve lost 30 lbs and average 150 per month. It may seem expensive to some but per meal it is not bad at all plus I eliminated nsaids and steroids which is amazing!

  • Margit Willems

    Hi everyone, just like Carol, I too am with Isagenix and want to correct a few misconceptions about the products. First and foremost, Isagenix is a meal replacement. Anyone who has read up on Isagenix is familiar that the product(s) are sold under three different categories–weight loss, healthy aging, and high performance. Therefore, it is important to look at what your goals are. IsaLean, the product that is pretty much the backbone of all three, is a great high quality meal replacement that gives you the nutrients your body needs on a per meal basis. While I originally started out with Isagenix to find out if the products are an option for me to use as a breakfast replacement–breakfast has always been a challenge for me, I actually started to lose weight. Hence, I continued with Isagenix and lost over the period of three months 20 pounds and two dress sizes, without the strict plan as described above. I replaced one meal a day, used the fiber snacks for when I needed a quick pick-up in the afternoon, but ate regular, healthful meals for lunch and dinner. As for gaining the weight if you stop really depends on your overall eating habits. I was off of the product for several months due to an emergency in Europe and didn’t have any problems. I recently went back on Isagenix not so much to lose the last few pounds I want to release, but because of a) the high quality of the product, b) the ease to eat a nutrition meal when I am out and about, and c) to help manage stress. I also want to add, I have lactose and gluten intolerance without any reactions–even the regular shakes. Yes, there are cheaper shakes etc out there, but the taste and quality are not the same. For less than $3.00 a meal, I know what I get .

    • Judy Nolan Gallagher

      When you continued did you still just do the breakfast replacement or did you go to the full 30 day cleanse?

  • Carol

    I too am with Isagenix. In my first 30 days, I lost 12 lbs and 26 inches..lost the weight and inches in the places that I wanted to release. No other “diet” has done this for me and I feel better now than I have felt in over a year. My ability to handle the stressers in my life are much much more easily handled. It is not expensive if you look at the amount of junk food and convenience food that people eat everyday. Heck for one value meal at McDonalds most wouldn’t bat an eye to spend $6 or $7 a meal…we are a lot less than that per meal and WE are putting GOOD nutrirition in our body..not a bunch of grease that is going to build up around our heart.

  • Scott Gee

    Geesh – just download the free app Lose it!, eat real food, slowly lose weight, and enjoy life. And there is absolutely nothing “cleansing” about Isagenix or any other diet. Eat less and your body “cleanses” itself, lol

    • Deanna Eiting

      Scott , as a RN and health coach I felt compelled to comment. While it is true eating real food is of the upmost importance, the availability of said “real food” is difficult. Its generally blasted with pesticides, herbicides and other cides. If you werent raised on an organic farm then you must cleanse the body. Colon, liver, and cellular detoxification IS necessary. Due to the fact that our environment has radically changed we are all toxic. Our cells are the building blocks of our bodies and they too get overloaded. Just look at the average american. When the cells and liver and colon are overloaded with toxins they get locked away in our fat cells and thus the fat cells expand! YOU Can not just eat better these days and hope for better health. The MDS and research team at Isagenix have painstakingly shown this to be true. Let it be known I am not currently a distributor. I have been looking for a solution or supplementalbregimen for my clients that gives them superior nutraceuticals to augment a healthy lifestyle. I have read numerous studies and will becomee my own guinea pig with Isagenix soon. And as far as cost.. as an RN who also worked for an insurance company I assure you that the cost in the long run far outweighs a couple hundred bucks of supplements monthly. Dont be fooled to think it wont happen to you (general public ).. 2/3 of americans have chronic disease that will with a high degree of statistical probability give them serious problems. Not every nutraceutical company is in this game for greed! Some really want to help people live better lives. And if they can make a good living helping others qchieve the same then more power to them. In fact, robert Kiyosaki and donald trump both agree that MLMS beat the hell out of working for corporate america. JUST A THOUGHT!

      • Kam

        You couldn’t be more right! I am a distributor and if there is anything I can help you with, please feel free to contact me.

      • Angela

        Deanne, what a wonderful response.

  • Fran Tellor

    I have been on the Isagenix diet plan for about 3 weeks and have lost about 15 pounds and 22 inches. I lost 8 inches in my abdomen- the bad fat that is really bad for my health. It isn’t as expensive as your review states. I paid less than $300 for a 30 day supply and it is the first diet that I could actually see the major decrease in the area I needed most. I’ve also learned to avoid carbs and no longer crave them or want them. I was a sweets junkie before. I have not been hungry at all on this diet and I have lots of energy. It is a cleansing diet, so because the toxins are out of my system I feel better and my skin looks healthier.

    • Elizabeth

      Fran Tellor: I am going to order my 30 day supply this weekend, have you continued to still lose the weight? How effective is it 4 months later?

      • Ashley Laws Fletcher

        Hi Elizabeth! Have you ordered your pack yet? If not, I’d be glad to help you. I have been doing Isagenix since mid-July and continue to lose weight, but I am still doing the shakes 2x/day.

  • Cindy

    I absolutely LOVE this product! It is the only diet program that has worked for me n I have kept off the weight while stuck in bed recovering from surgeries! I only have been doing 1-3 shakes a week. I lost my goal weight plus inches I never thought I would lose. The price is not $500 for a 30 day program so where they got there info….
    I take the active ageless vitamins n am super pleased w my health results!
    Its like any other. Product out there. But this one by far is the best!

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