Isagenix is a multi-level marketing (MLM) company offering health, diet, and wellness products. Among the most popular of its products is the Ionix Supreme supplement. Recognized for it’s claims to protect users from the negative effects of stress in the body. It comes in liquid or powder form (single-serving sticks or a canister). It retails for $45 and should last a month (it’s included as part of Isageix’s 30-day Cleanse System).
From the website:
Ionix Supreme is a nutrient-rich tonic, featuring a blend of Adaptogens designed to protect against the negative effects of stress.*
- Helps balance and normalize the body’s systems*
- Energizes cells to support faster post-exercise recovery*
- Supports clarity and focus* (standard disclaimer-isks, there)
How Does Ionix Supreme Work?
Again, from the website:
Ionix Supreme is a comprehensive collection of proven ingredients that are well-documented to support mental and physical performance.* It is made with quality ingredients tested for potency and purity and produced by experts using a proprietary brewing process to help preserve benefits of the included ingredients. …
We found the most complete group of ingredients from around the world to create a powerful, nutrient-rich supplement containing a variety of Adaptogens that help balance the body, protect against the effects of stress, and support overall health.* …
Adaptogenic ingredients derived from plants help combat the effects of stress and power performance.* …
The key is to listen to your body; it will often tell you when something is working positively for you. You may start off conservatively by taking a half to one teaspoon a day and adjust based on what works best for you.
“Listening to your body” is basically a fancy way of saying start small and see how a little affects your system, then adjust up to the maximum recommended does as needed.
How Does Isagenix Ionix Supreme Taste?
That you don’t have to take much is a good thing, because it has been said to taste…rather pungent. One Amazon.com reviewer said:
I find Ionix Supreme to be REVOLTING…can pretty much tolerate a lot in the name of good health, but I just can’t do it…have the liquid version. I’ve even tried holding my nose and drinking it and then chasing it with a giant glass of water. Doesn’t help. For me I think it’s the black-strap molasses flavor that’s killing me. I’m giving up on it and just using the other products!
(NOTE: Isagenix states bluntly that sales on sites like eBay and Amazon are illegal by company policy and cannot be guaranteed; In fact, they warn product purchased through such sites may be outdated, tampered with, or knockoffs with an Isagenix label slapped on them)
Is Ionix Supreme Safe?
For the most part, Ionix Supreme is made up of various fruit and herb extracts. Unless you have an allergy to one or more of them, it’s fairly safe. But you absolutely should not take this supplement if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, for two reasons (and possibly more; I didn’t check every single ingredient for pregnancy/nursing side effects):
- Ashwagandha root: WARNING: Ashwagandha could potentially induce spontaneous abortion of the fetus, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
- Alfalfa extract can mess with your hormones, so if you have any hormone sensitivities you probably should steer clear According to couple’s issues blog The Nest: “Alfalfa sprouts are one of the sprout types most likely to cause sickness, according to the Canadian government health website Health Canada. While your baby won’t get sick from you eating sprouts, you could develop severe gastrointestinal illness, which could further decrease your milk supply.”
You should always check with your doctor before starting on a supplement or weight-loss program anyway. If you’re pregnant or nursing (or even looking to get pregnant), that advice is even more important.
Pros and Cons of Ionix Supreme
Without the benefit of a lot (or even a few) genuine reviews—verified users as opposed to distributors looking to praise up their product—it’s hard to judge if Ionix Supreme does what it claims, either on its own or in conjunction with the 9- or 30-Day Systems. So we have to go from Amazon.com reviews, which admittedly may not be for genuine product. Fruits and herbs do hold a lot of antioxidant properties, so that alone can be a help in de-stressing your system. And a lot of people swear by it, both athletes and everyday folks. I didn’t see any reports of side effects, though one may assume allergy issues can arise. Many said it made them feel better overall and kept them healthy throughout the cold and flu season.
But when it’s expensive and not particularly palatable—even passionate users admit they often force it down—is it worth it? A few reviewers suggested it’s way too high in B vitamins (and you can overdose on some Bs) and wouldn’t be for people with nervous system conditions. A few more said it did nothing for them.
The Bottom Line
Like the previous Isagenix reviews we’ve done (9-Day, 30-Day, and Cleanse for Life), Ionix Supreme rates an overall “meh.” It’s a subtle product; its claims are hard to verify because the experience is highly individualized. It doesn’t claim to induce weight loss. It apparently tastes awful, though fortunately you don’t have to endure much of it, a teaspoon at the most. It’s only properly available through multi-level marketing distributors, who are often so desperate to make any profit for their investment that they’ll ignore health information you ask about, or gloss over it so you’ll buy. And it’s pricey—$45 a month.
But there are people who swear Ionix Supreme gives them energy and makes them feel better. So if you can afford it (or split the cost with a friend who just wants to try it as well before committing to more purchases), it may surprise you.