Discover how this powerful nutrient-rich drink can help you rejuvenate your body, help you achieve improved mental and physical performance, improve your relationship with a significant other, and live a longer, happier life.
[Editor’s note: Déjà vu? This article is republished from an original booklet published in 2006 (minor updates included – DD)]
Isagenix’s flagship product may well be the Cleansing and Fat Burning System—which includes many key products for improving health—but one of its component products, Ionix Supreme, has such potential that it could have been the focus of the company from the start. The health drink features a deluge of natural ingredients that have demonstrated benefits for the body.
“It’s an excellent foundation for good nutrition, and if we had chosen to, we could’ve built the company around Ionix Supreme,” says Isagenix President and CEO Jim Coover. “The product is a real results product for optimal health, and can help improve mental and physical performance.”
Most of the ingredients included in Ionix Supreme are not typically found on your average grocery shelf. Among them are herbs and natural substances—some of them quite rare—that provide powerful adaptogenic and antioxidant properties. Isagenix Founder and Formulator John Anderson says he designed the formula with the intention of bringing together health-giving nutrients from all over the world.
“Ionix Supreme is very potent,” says Anderson. His mission was to create “nature’s answer for optimal health” by incorporating the planet’s finest to support energy and stamina. The quest of searching for the best formula lasted more than a decade, and led Anderson to research candidate ingredients from various countries such as India, Russia, China and Peru.
In the nutrient-rich drink, Anderson included Wolfberry, Nepali Shilajit, Ashwagandha, Licorice root, Shizandra berry, Ginger, Amla berry, Eleuthero root, Siberian Golden root, Suma and Maca root. All but the last are recognized as herbal adaptogens and most have been used extensively in Ayurvedic or traditional Chinese medicine. Maca root from Peru probably should be on the list of adaptogens (and may be recognized eventually), but is best known for its historical use as a natural aphrodisiac. Shilajit and Ashwagandha share a similar fame through its inclusion in the Indian Kama Sutra.
“Ionix Supreme is the most powerful nutritional drink I’ve seen,” says Dennis Harper, D.O., Isagenix Scientific Advisory Board Chair. “Its ingredients include a lot of beneficial ingredients and adaptogens, which Russian sport trainers tried to keep secret years ago.”
A Brief History on Adaptogens and Performance
We have former Soviet Union research scientists Nicolai Lazarev and Israel Brekhman to thank for first identifying what they coined as adaptogens in 1947. Their criteria for these herbs were that they create a noticeable beneficial effect on the body’s performance under stress, while not causing any harm to it.
The researchers drew their inspiration from ancient Chinese and Siberian traditions, whose followers made use of special herbs before a hunt or a battle. Lazarev and Brekhman studied these herbs during World War II, some of which they classified as stimulants, and were harmful after prolonged use. The other nontoxic adaptogens, could be used safely for continual benefits.
Attention to adaptogens in North America first came about in 1990, after former Soviet Olympic Coach Ben Tabachnik, who had emigrated to the U.S., revealed that Soviet athletes and cosmonauts had clandestinely used the herbs in the early 1970s. The most famous of these was Eleuthero [original common name was “Siberian ginseng”].
Adaptogens and Athletes
Athletes who’ve used Ionix Supreme say the drink’s adaptogens provided them with powerful benefits. NFL player Josh Savage of Tenessee said he used the drink to help him in trying out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I started taking 2 ounces after each practice,” he said. “Ionix made me feel refreshed and energized. After the second practice, I felt better than I did the first.”
Forty-two-year-old mountain climber Dan Morgado says an ounce of Ionix Supreme daily helped him reach the top of Washington’s Mount Rainier. “I used a liquid food diet that included Ionix Supreme and I couldn’t believe how much easier climbing was,” he says. “I made it to the summit and I felt absolutely great—just as good at 14,410 feet as at 5,000 feet.”
Long-distance runner Marolyn Allred from Tulsa, Okla., says Ionix Supreme helped her improve her performance. “I know that Ionix Supreme and other Isagenix products are the reasons my running has improved so much this year,” she said. “My improvement hasn’t escaped my running group; after this last race, they all wanted more information on this wonderful product.”
Sport physician and leading vitamin C and cancer researcher Michael J. Gonzalez, Ph.D., D.Sc. of the University of Puerto Rico says Ionix Supreme created as a liquid is revolutionary. “I’ve seen its effectiveness,” the scientist says. He added that the “concentrated formula with a broad base of nutrients” should be used by anyone searching to help fill nutritional gaps.
Using Ionix Supreme for Isagenix Systems
Isagenix customers report that the adaptogens in Ionix Supreme are “extremely important” as they follow an Isagenix system, specifically for its ability to promote harmony in the body and to prepare people for a healthier diet of less calories, good nutrition and cleansing.
“We get a lot of new people who have a hard time adjusting to cleansing, especially heavy coffee drinkers and those who aren’t used to eating right,” says Isagenix Associate Peter Oelmann. “But if customers start with Ionix Supreme a few days or more beforehand, we’ve found it’s easier for them and they experience better results.”
“The most exciting part of the Isagenix nutritional program for me is
when I open the refrigerator in the morning and reach for my Ionix Supreme
bottle,” said Judy Gray, from Seattle, Wash. “I call it ‘The Elixir of Life.’ I feel so great after I’ve had my glass of Ionix first thing. It has replaced my three cups of coffee habit in the morning, and I never crave coffee when I’ve had a glass of Ionix. It is truly the ‘cornerstone’ of my program.”
“I started out taking 1 ounce [of Ionix Supreme] every morning with my IsaLean Shake and noticed that my energy was sustained throughout the day—no more tired feeling at two o’clock every afternoon,” said Lyne Simons, from Palm Desert, Calif. “But the real surprise for me came when I started taking an ounce every evening. I thought I had taken a sleeping pill because I went to sleep faster and woke up feeling more refreshed each morning.
Anderson says these “harmonizing” benefits are a cause of the adaptogenic nutrients included in Ionix Supreme as well as its supply of antioxidants.
The Antioxidants of Ionix Supreme
The health drink does include plenty of antioxidant protection for the body, much of which comes from the berries and herbs included in the product as well as alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin C. The range of antioxidants provides a broad spectrum of benefits for the body, and the latter two ingredients are heavily researched because of their benefits in all parts of the body.**
As you burn fat in your body—likely using Isagenix’s Cleansing and Fat Burning System—antioxidants are extremely important to help neutralize free radicals, which can be harmful as they are cycled through your blood stream. For this reason among others, supplementing with antioxidants from Ionix Supreme, as well as Natural Accelerator capsules (which includes antioxidants), IsaFruits and Isagenix Antioxidants, is highly recommended while losing weight.
Other Benefits: Improved Energy, Mental Clarity and Sleep
Lyne Simons of Palm Desert, Calif. used Ionix Supreme while losing weight and noticed other benefits, “My energy was sustained throughout the day and I had no more tired feeling at two o’clock every afternoon. But the real surprise for me came when I started taking an ounce every evening. I thought I had taken a sleeping pill because I went to sleep faster and woke up feeling more refreshed each morning.”
Other Ionix Supreme users report better mental clarity, as does Lora-Lee McLean, CTC, of Unionville, Ontario. She said, “I’m now able to focus on tasks at hand and think much more clearly. I didn’t realize that the results had been from Ionix until I ran out. Thank you Isagenix—you’ve saved me my marriage.”
Nutrition for Boosting Romance
In addition to losing weight with Isagenix’s Cleansing and Fat Burning System, Paul and Linda Ausseresses of Benson, Ariz. noticed benefits they weren’t expecting from Ionix Supreme. “We’re falling in love all over again,” they said.
Cynthia Watson, M.D., an expert on natural aphrodisiacs, says the Ausseresses’ success in romance is an expected benefit from the product’s adaptogens. “Ionix Supreme’s got Ashwagandha, Maca and Shilajit, all historically used for their sexual benefits,” she said.
Ionix Supreme for Longevity
Because of its supply of antioxidants as well as adaptogens, Dr. Watson and Tom McNeilis, M.D., say Ionix Supreme serves as a tonic to promote longevity. Dr. Watson says the antioxidants’ protective effect on the body helps to keep you healthy and young; the adaptogens help you maintain vitality.
Dr. McNeilis adds that the body’s health is especially improved when Ionix Supreme is used alongside regular nutritional cleansing. This lifestyle can be followed using Isagenix’s Cleansing and Fat Burning System or Total Health and Wellness System.
The advice of the doctors is shared by Marylin Territo, C.E., who says skin care and the search for looking younger starts with proper nutrition. “The fountain of youth isn’t outside of you, but within you,” she says. “If you want an elixir to help you hold back the hands of time, then Ionix Supreme is your health drink of choice. It’s The Rejuvenator! I recommend it to all my clients for its restorative properties to improved skin health, vitality and healthy aging.”
Isagenix was founded on the philosophy of cleansing regularly and replenishing the body with high-quality nutrients to promote optimal health. According to the company, a diet low in calories but high in nutrients—as delivered through an Isagenix program along with Ionix Supreme—is the answer to living a long and healthy life.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Isagenix products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the Food and Drug Administration has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.