Everybody ages. It’s inevitable and a fact of life. But aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down or settling for less-than-perfect health. It’s time to say goodbye to the ways people have aged in the past and introduce a new way to age.
As with all aspects of health, no one product is the answer. Instead, we offer total health and longevity products formulated to target the physiological changes associated with accelerated aging: muscle loss, weight gain, oxidative stress, insufficient micronutrient intake, and threatened cellular integrity.
Here are 5 steps to combat unwanted, age-related changes.
Step 1. Age Strong
Age-related muscle wasting, or sarcopenia, is caused by inadequate dietary protein intake, lack of exercise, increased oxidative stress, and other nutritional imbalances. People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. With 24 grams of the right type of protein including whey protein rich in branched-chain amino acids, the IsaLean® Shake supports optimal protein absorption and effective muscle building for aging adults.
Step 2. Age Lean
With age-related muscle loss comes fat gain. Adults can gain as much as 1/2 a pound of fat every year after age 30. It’s not surprising then that more than one-third of U.S. adults over age 65 are obese (1). The Isagenix Healthy Aging solution combines protein rich Shake Days using IsaLean® Shake with very low calorie-intake Cleanse Days to build muscle, burn fat, and assist with long-term weight maintenance. Making Cleanse Days a lifelong habit using Cleanse for Life® can also assist with healthy aging.
Step 3. Age Happy
One of the greatest contributors to premature aging is stress. While short bursts of the stress hormone, cortisol, can help avoid life-threatening situations (think “fight or flight”), chronically elevated levels create an imbalance of oxidative stress within the body leading to serious health consequences over time (2, 3). Priming the body with the Adaptogens found in Ionix® Supreme can help strengthen your capacity to resist and reduce the effects of stress.
Step 4: Age Nourished
Complete Essentials™ Daily Pack is more than a vitamin pack. It contains the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants in convenient A.M. and P.M. packs to complement your diet and support healthy aging. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2010 shows that nearly the entire U.S. population is at risk of vitamin and mineral insufficiency—and older adults are no exception. (Complete Essentials™ with IsaGenesis® is also available combining the benefits for steps 4 and 5)
Step 5. Age Protected
An important part of healthy aging is maintaining the integrity of the 100 trillion cells that make up the body, specifically by supporting telomere health. These little clusters of DNA at the end of chromosomes provide cellular protection and allow cells to divide and replicate—an essential function for tissue growth. IsaGenesis® is scientifically designed to deliver optimal levels of active ingredients targeted to support telomere health. (Complete Essentials™ with IsaGenesis® is also available combining the benefits for steps 4 and 5)
Aging is a complex interaction of genetics, chemistry, physiology, and behavior. With this in mind, Isagenix is committed to creating products and systems supported by science to establish a new way to age—one that’s defined by a high quality of life.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “State of Aging and Health in America.” Retrieved on September 16, 2014 from: http://www.cdc.gov/features/agingandhealth/state_of_aging_and_health_in_america_2013.pdf
- Morley, et al. From sarcopenia to frailty: a road less traveled. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2014 Mar; 5(1):5-8.
Nabi et al. Increased risk of coronary heart disease among individuals reporting adverse impact of stress on their health: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study. European Heart Journal, 2013.