The best way to get an answer to your health-related questions is to talk to your doctor, but we understand that it can sometimes be hard to know exactly what to ask, especially when your question is related to Isagenix products.
To help you get the conversation started, we have gathered five frequently asked health-related questions with a few suggestions on how to discuss them with your doctor.
1. I’m having blood work soon. Do I need to stop using Isagenix products prior my appointment?
It isn’t necessary to stop using Isagenix products prior to getting blood work done unless your healthcare provider asks you to. For many common blood tests, your doctor may instruct you to fast overnight or for eight hours before your appointment. Generally, this means no food, nutritional supplements, or beverages other than water for the period of time that you have been instructed to fast. Be certain to check with your doctor to find out if you should follow any special instructions.
2. I’m taking antibiotics. Is it OK for me to do a Cleanse Day?
It’s best to avoid Cleanse Days when you’re not feeling well. If you’re recovering from a recent injury or illness, your body needs both nutrients and energy to support the healing process. It’s a good idea to check with your doctor or pharmacist for any special instructions regarding your treatment and recovery. For example, you might be instructed to take your medications with food. Once you have completed your treatment and are feeling well again, you can return to your normal Cleanse Day schedule.
3. I’m having surgery in a few weeks. Should I stop taking Isagenix products before my operation?
If you’re planning to have surgery, your first step should be to make sure your doctor has a full list of the prescription medications and dietary supplements that you are currently using. There is no general reason why you should stop using Isagenix products for a set length of time prior to having surgery, but your doctor may have specific instructions based on the type of procedure you have scheduled. When you provide a complete list of your dietary supplements, including Isagenix products, your doctor can make the best recommendation for your personal circumstances.
4. I take a daily prescription medication. Will performing Cleanse Days cause a problem with my prescriptions?
An Isagenix Cleanse Day is a type of nutritionally supported fast. One way that Cleanse Days might be a concern is if your medications need to be taken with a meal. Since Cleanse Days involve abstaining from most food, Cleanse Days may not be appropriate for some people. Another example of a potential area of concern may be medications that are used to manage blood sugar levels, since some of these medications are balanced according to how much you normally eat. Having a conversation with your healthcare provider can help you decide how to modify the way you use Isagenix products to suit your personal circumstances.
5. I have a medical condition. Are Isagenix products appropriate for me?
While receiving balanced nutrition is important for everybody, not everyone requires the same nutrient quantities to meet dietary needs. This is especially important if you have a medical condition that requires you to make adjustments to your diet or lifestyle. Isagenix offers food and nutritional supplements, and these products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, or treat any medical condition. Isagenix products have helped many people reach their performance, healthy aging, energy, and weight loss goals. However, some people may need to adjust which products they use or how they use an Isagenix System to meet their individual needs.
If you have a health condition or take regular medication, talking with your doctor can help you understand how to individualize the way you use Isagenix products, such as customizing your schedule to accommodate any instructions given by your doctor. As a reminder, the best way to get an answer to your health-related questions is to check with your healthcare provider.