Products For Freckles and Stretch Marks

I'm a native Texan so that means I have years of sun damage to my skin! I have a lot of freckles on my face and across my shoulders, being a natural red head doesn't help!

 I'm testing/researching this new product and so far I like it, a lot!

Here's a little bit of what their website says: Remove Those Freckles With SkinBright! Developed through years of research, Skinbright's exclusive formula combines nature's most effective lightening ingredients into one powerful solution, for both men and women, that will remove the appearance of all types of freckles. SkinBright is also a potent overall skin brightener that will bring your skin a light healthy glow, and a more radiant and even tone. SkinBright will begin to remove the appearance of freckling, in some cases, in as little as 2 weeks!

 I'm not going to tell you that this product is going to give dramatic skin changes, I'll let you discover that for yourself. Remove freckles with SkinBright!
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Let us know how it worked for your freckles :)

Another problem area is stretch marks for women after having babies.  This product is another one I'm checking out!  What they say on their site:

Make Your Stretch Marks a Thing of the Past!
StriaFade for stretch marksAre you suffering from stretch marks due to pregnancy, or weight changes? Have they made you feel self conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance? Perhaps you are pregnant and afraid you may develop stretch marks during pregnancy. If so we have the solution. Through extensive research and development, StriaFade was specifically formulated to prevent stretch marks and reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks in both men and women. Whether your stretch marks are due to pregnancy, weight loss, or body building, StriaFade is the answer. StriaFade will begin to reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks, in some cases, in as little as one month!
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Diet and Lifestyle Changes Can Help IBS, Lactose Intolerance and More Stomach Problems

Living with a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder has its challenges in a world of fast food, carbonated and sugary beverages, and high-stress living, and the most important step for a person to take is to consult a doctor who can diagnose the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment – from diet therapy to more specialized care from a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon.

Among the most common disorders, which affect about one in four people in North America, are  lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis.

The good news is that each of these common GI conditions can usually benefit through simple changes to diet and lifestyle.


Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is a condition when a person is unable to produce enough of a digestive enzyme known as lactase to break down a milk sugar known as lactose—a disaccharide (double sugar), consisting of galactose and glucose.
People who are lactose intolerant are not able to fully digest dairy products. When people who are lactose intolerant do try to ingest dairy, the condition’s symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, gas, bloating and nausea.
As we age, the risk of developing lactose intolerance can increase because lactase production decreases. Ethnicity can also be a risk factor: those of African, Asian, Native American or Latin American descent are at higher risk for lactose intolerance. In addition, premature birth or existence of other GI disorders can result in lactose intolerance.
When suffering from lactose intolerance, here are some things people can do to support their GI health:
  • Take a lactase supplement when consuming dairy products. Many people with lactose intolerance could avoid common symptoms simply by taking a quality digestive enzyme supplement.
  • If extremely sensitive, avoid milk products, but don’t forget your calcium. For some people, even a minimal amount of lactose is not tolerable. They are unable to use products that contain any milk-derived components. For these people, getting calcium by other means, such as through supplementation, is necessary for bone health.
  • Try probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that reside naturally in the intestines, helping to promote a healthy digestive system, and may help with digestion of lactose. Prebiotics support the growth of intestinal flora. Great sources of prebiotics and probiotics are fruit, legumes, whole grains, and yogurt.
Acid Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux, is a condition that occurs when gastric acid backs up into the esophagus. The most common symptom is heartburn or regurgitation, which results when the lower esophageal sphincter cannot relax properly to allow food and liquid to flow down into the stomach; the acid then flows back up into the esophagus, causing a burning pain in the chest.
When a person has a history of acid reflux, here are some things they can do support their GI health:
  • Eat smaller meals. Consumption of a large meal, especially one high in fat, can increase the likelihood of having acid reflux.
  • Avoid late-night eating. Lying down after eating, or bending over, can worsen the condition. It is important to keep your head elevated for at least 2 to 3 hours after meals.
  • Avoid heartburn triggers. These include fatty or fried foods, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, and acidic or spicy foods.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight puts pressure on the abdomen, which can cause acid reflux.
  • Elevate the head of your bed, using supports under the legs or a wedge under the head portion of the mattress.  This helps gravity work for you instead of against you.
  • Avoid stress. A busy schedule can often lead to poor eating habits such as relying mainly on fatty foods, and may affect stomach function.   
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition in which the large intestine does not function properly. In some cases, food is forced through the intestines too quickly, causing abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. In other cases, food passes very slowly, causing stools to become dry and hard, leading to constipation. People who are most at risk for IBS includes the elderly, women and having a family history of IBS. Medications should not be modified without discussion with the person’s physician.
When a person is managing IBS, here are some things that they can do to support their GI health:
  • Optimize fiber intake. Getting enough fiber in the diet, especially soluble fiber, from fruits and vegetables, can provide support for GI health, leading to better management of IBS.
  • Avoid trigger foods. IBS flare-ups can vary from person to person. Response depends to some extent on whether the person has food intolerances (such as lactose) or food allergies.
  • Eat small, frequent meals and consume plenty of water.
  • Exercise regularly. Increased physical activity can support GI health.
  • Try prebiotics and probiotics. Increasing your consumption of probiotics can help promote healthy gut flora and may ease symptoms, but should be used after consultation with a doctor. Great sources of prebiotics and probiotics are fruit, legumes and whole grains, and yogurt, respectively.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
The presence of diverticuli in the colon is a condition known as diverticulosis. The diverticuli are small pouches caused by protrusion of the inner lining of the colon. People who have diverticulosis may be asymptomatic or may have cramping, bloating, and constipation.
When a diverticulum in the digestive system becomes inflamed, perforated, or infected, the condition is referred to as diverticulitis. People with diverticulitis often suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea and constipation.
When a person has diverticulosis or diverticulitis, here are some things they may consider (after consultation with a doctor) to support GI health:
  • Exercise regularly and lose weight. Obesity and lack of physical activity are both high risk factors for someone with a history of diverticulitis. By adopting a quality weight management and exercise program (as recommended by your doctor), you can help achieve goals of improving your GI health.
  • Optimize fiber intake. One of the main causes of diverticular disease is following a low-fiber diet. Making dietary changes to ensure you consume enough fiber daily can be one of the principal ways to avoid having a flare-up, and can be easily achieved by eating plenty of whole fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. If you are not used to having fiber in your diet, start slowly—add a small amount (about 4 grams) to your diet at a time and build up (to about 5 to 6 grams) per serving.
  • Drink water throughout the day. Increasing water intake and spacing water intake periodically can help normalize bowel movements. Fiber is very absorbent, and will draw water from your intestinal lining, leading to constipation, unless you consume enough water.
  • Magnesium. Getting enough magnesium in your diet such as from leafy green vegetables can be important for helping to attract water into your colon for normalized bowel movements.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis)
Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with a major auto-immune component that requires consultation with a medical doctor and proper medical treatment. They both cause inflammation in the digestive tract. Crohn’s can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, usually in patches, whereas ulcerative colitis affects only the lining of the colon.
People with IBD may suffer from symptoms that range from mild to severe that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Those at highest risk are those with a family history of IBD, cigarette smoking, and, possibly, environmental factors.
When a person has had a history of IBD, here are some things they can do to support GI health:
  • Try prebiotics and probiotics. Studies where people incorporated probiotics and prebiotics into their diets have shown potential advantages in GI health. Great sources of prebiotics and probiotics are fruit, legumes and whole grains, and yogurt, respectively.
  • Consume fish oil. Fish oil contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown in studies to support GI health.
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are collections of arteries and veins under the anal lining that can become swollen, painful, and bleed. They affect about 5 percent of the population in North America. Often they can be managed with diet, but if they do not improve, it is important to see a colorectal surgeon, as not all anal discomfort is from hemorrhoids, and, even if you are suffering from hemorrhoids, other treatments may be indicated.
When a person suffers from swollen hemorrhoids, here are some things they can consider doing to manage symptoms:
  • Optimize fiber and water. Consume plenty of fiber (25 to 30 grams of fiber) and water (at least 8 glasses) throughout each day to aid bowel function and regularity, reducing risk of constipation and decreasing stress in the anal area.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods or turning the bathroom into a library. Sitting too long puts pressure where it doesn’t need to be – in the veins of the anus.
  • Avoid strain on the toilet. Relax and let your natural function work.
 
Dr. Nicole KafkaDr. Nicole Kafka
Nicole J Kafka, MD, is a board-certified general and colon and rectal surgeon with a private practice in New York City. She received her medical degree from Cornell University and her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard University. She is also a published author in her field, has been interviewed for print publications, and has appeared on radio and television. By night, Dr. Kafka is also an accomplished “Renaissance woman,” entertaining as a trained classical singer in venues ranging from New Jersey bars to Carnegie Hall. 
 
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Tips to Slow Aging and Feel Great

I read a lot of health magazines and have seen more and more ads for products to make you look younger.  Sure a lot of these are natural products but it's still like putting a band-aid on instead of going from the inside out.

We are all going to age and even grow old if we are lucky! Wouldn't you prefer to age with great health, vitality, energy and looking younger than your age?  It starts from the inside out.

Exercise is key for feeling and looking great. Strength training helps build bone mass.  It helps build muscle mass, boosts metabolism, helps with balance and keeps us limber. Aerobic helps circulation, strengthens the heart and lungs and helps digestion. 

The move you move the the better off your body will be and the sharper your mind will be.

You are what you eat!  Eat a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits.  Eat fish, flax seeds, cod liver oil (lemon flavor is the best!)  for the important Omega 3 fatty acids. Cut down on the sugary and salty snacks.  Eat organic as often as possible.  Find grass-fed meats and eggs from chickens raised on grass for best nutrition.  If  breakfast is not possible make a smoothie using a good protein powder.  Drink filtered water and green tea.  

 Great enough sleep! If you get less than 6 hours of sleep a night you could have an increased risk for viral infections, heart disease, obesity and stroke.  I struggled with sleep for years.  I would fall asleep quickly but wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn for hours.  Three little sprays of this new product 30 min before bed helped!

 If you are still smoking, STOP now.  I know it's hard (I quit cold turkey during a juice fast) but it's not impossible to quit.  Keep trying, it's worth it and you can do it.

Keep your smile healthy.  Studies have shown that gum disease can cause heart and lung problems..  Brush twice a day and see your dentist for professional cleanings.  

Protect your skin and eyes from over exposure of sun.  You need vitamin D from the sun so get at least 15 min of sun on exposed skin everyday if possible.  And/or take a Vitamin D supplement.

Keep your brain sharp! Keep it young with word games, puzzles, reading, going to movies, concerts and hanging out with friends.  

I'm determined to slow down the aging from the inside out. I'm not looking for a fountain of youth but close.  I've used a supplement for the last 3 months with pretty incredible results.  My hair isn't graying as much, I have energy to hike with the family and dogs again, the lines around my eyes are reduced,  belly fat is shrinking :) and I simply feel younger.  I turned 54 this year and have people tell me there's no way I'm that old - awesome!  Check out what I'm using ... here. 

What are you doing for anti-aging?
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What is a Complete Meal Replacement, Exactly?

Not everyone uses a meal replacement for weight loss, they are looking for a "meal replacement."  For weight loss, a healthy meal replacement should supply a range of essential nutrients within its fewer calories. Because they’re so convenient and easy to use, meal replacements are perfect tools for achieving weight-loss goals.

Unfortunately, some products that claim to be meal replacements are lacking components of a healthy, balanced meal and can actually be detrimental to your health.

Even when you are decreasing your overall calorie intake as a means to lose weight, your body still requires a broad spectrum of nutrients to properly function. Whether your meal replacement is in the form of shakes or bars, you should be sure that it offers a range of essential nutrients within its fewer calories to properly replace normal food.
What to look for
Another way to look at this concept of “complete meal replacement” is to think about what it actually does. Although there is no black and white definition of a complete meal replacement, it should supply your body with adequate amounts of essential amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to nourish your body. You also want to feel satisfied after consuming your meal replacement, because what’s the point if you’re ready to eat your arm off an hour later?
The content of a meal replacement is so important. Your body needs the right dose of each of the macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat) along with dietary fiber to fill you up. Research has shown that a higher proportion of protein (1), as well as fiber and low-glycemic carbohydrates (2) help sustain satiety. In addition to the macronutrient content, it’s equally important to have a full range of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in a meal replacement option. When replacing one or more meals per day, it’s essential to choose an option that has at least 30 percent of the daily value of most vitamins and minerals.
What to avoid
Though other products in the market may claim themselves to be “complete meal replacements”, their nutritional profiles can suggest otherwise. It’s all too common to see a product with only 100 calories, around 12 grams of protein, as little as 10 grams of carbohydrate, a measly 2 grams of fat, and maybe 5 grams of dietary fiber. On top of that, they use artificial sweeteners and flavors to make up the difference for taste and satisfaction. Will these products help you lose weight? Maybe. But are they appropriate for healthy weight loss? Surely not.
IsaLean Shake
On the other hand, consider IsaLean Shakes Bars, and Soups. These complete meal replacements provide the optimal nutritional profile and more – in the form of highest-quality protein, prebiotics for gut health, olive and flax oil for heart health, and enzymes for easy digestion. Their macronutrient/micronutrient makeup is also backed by clinical research showing better results than typical dieting for healthy weight loss, healthy fat loss, and maintenance of muscle.
For a truly nutritious, delicious healthy meal, you’ve got a winner in IsaLean Shake.
References
  1. Perala MM, Kajantie E, Valsta LM, Holst JJ, Leiviska J, Eriksson JG. Early growth and postprandial appetite regulatory hormone responses. Br J Nutr 2013;1-10.
  2. Chang KT, Lampe JW, Schwarz Y et al. Low glycemic load experimental diet more satiating than high glycemic load diet. Nutr Cancer 2012;64:666-73.
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You Can't Exercise Out Bad Food Choices

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Have you heard that Abs are made in the kitchen not the gym?  Well I don't believe that exactly. I do think it's more like 80% happens in kitchen and 20% in the gym. Why? Because you have to burn the fat to see the abs, working out isn't going to burn fat like eating a great diet will.

Know someone who works out often, but can’t seem to lose any weight? Many Americans are having the same problem: a new study from the University of Washington has found that while more people are exercising, the rate of obesity is climbing too.

The findings imply that many people are ramping up their exercise routine with hopes of dropping weight quickly; only they’re finding out that weight loss is more about what you put in your mouth rather than the time you put in at the gym.

“Americans are not doing enough to control what they eat,” said the study’s senior author Ali Mokdad in a press release. “They still consume more energy than they burn off through exercise.”

The nine-year study included data from two U.S. health surveys and found that, from 2001 to 2009, the amount of adults who met recommendations for physical activity increased in most U.S. counties. Those recommendations are 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.

People exercising more is always a good thing, since exercise boosts health in multiple ways—keeping bones and muscles strong, supporting brain function, revving up energy levels, and reducing overall risk of chronic disease. But on the other hand, the corresponding rise in obesity raises concerns.

Unfortunately, the fact is that physical activity can rarely compensate for overeating a poor diet. Consider that an average 150-pound person would have to run more than 5 miles just to work off the calories found in a fast food milk shake or a quarter pounder (~600 kcals). Exercising off excess calories daily is not always easy when you are continuously tempted by high-calorie foods.

Sticking with a weight-loss or weight-maintenance program is easier with Isagenix products. The company provides clinically supported nutritional products and systems along with program guides that offer an easy and efficient way to get thinner, or maintain that thin, without risking your nutritional needs.

When compared against a doctor-prescribed heart-healthy diet, a clinical research study (see details here) found that the Isagenix system resulted in more weight loss, more fat loss–including twice as much loss of deadly visceral fat–and more improvements to overall health markers. The subjects on the Isagenix system also reported better compliance and more predictable weight loss. Not to mention, they didn’t want to stop taking the IsaLean Shakes.

Exercise should always be encouraged; however, Isagenix exists to help people get their diet under control and keep it that way, which is the larger part of the equation for weight control. With delicious products based on the latest findings in nutritional science and systems that are clinically studied and easy to follow, what Isagenix offers is perfectly primed to help reverse the trend of increasing waistlines—exercise included or not.

Reference: Dwyer-Lindgren L, Freedman G, Engell RE et al. Prevalence of physical activity and obesity in US counties, 2001–2011: a road map for action. Popul Health Metr 2013;11:7.
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Most Asked Ingredient Questions For Isagenix Products

Questions about ingredients? Isagenix has answers.
Let's talk about how keeping things simple will be an important part of weight loss. Being successful with weight loss really depends on simplifying our choices and approach so that simple becomes something we can stick with.

Now, many Americans are making a move to simplify the ingredients on their food labels. Unfortunately, this is not so easy for people that can’t cook at home or that require quick, on-the-go meals.

However, quality nutrition can come in more than one package. Isagenix works to provide simple dietary solutions based on science to help you lose weight, and then maintain that healthy body weight, even with a fast-paced schedule.

Like any nutritional product, shelf-life, stability, texture, taste, balanced nutrition, and a palatable appearance are among our many priorities. Nonetheless, Isagenix has a commitment to providing all-natural, high-quality ingredients. Everything in our food and on our label has a purpose. With careful attention to detail, we make foods that are easily digestible, nutrient available, and free of processing contaminants. To put some common concerns at bay, here are five ingredients that you may have been wondering about, explained:

1. Silicon Dioxide
Silicon dioxide is not just in your IsaLean Shake, it is in the ground, your body, and your bones. Silicon dioxide is a type of sedimentary rock that is one of the most abundant naturally-occurring minerals on Earth.
Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration have recognized silicon dioxide as absolutely harmless and safe for consumption (1;2). Underlining the absence of a threat, these authorities don’t even require silicon dioxide to be included on the label.

In the IsaLean Shakes, silicon dioxide prevents the powder from clumping by stabilizing the other ingredients and allowing the shake to blend well. No one wants a shake that won’t mix. Silicon dioxide plays a part in that smooth, creamy consistency that we all love from an IsaLean Shake.
Silicon is simply earth. It is found in oats, barley, rice bran, green beans, spinach, bananas, dried fruits, and nuts. It is important not to confuse the all-natural silicon with “silicone.” Silicone is a synthetic polymer (as a liquid or rubber-like plastic) that is used in breast implants. Silicone only happens to be made from silicon and other chemicals.

2. Chromium
Chromium amino acid chelate is not the easiest name to read—it makes sense that some uneasiness may follow when it’s in your food. So what is this odd-sounding nutrient?

Let’s stick with the mineral part: chromium (the amino acid chelate is provided for absorption). Chromium is essential for humans, particularly for managing blood sugar levels. Some confusion surrounds chromium as some people think it’s a toxic byproduct of industry, while others recognize it as a normal part of the food chain. It can’t be both, can it?

Chromium comes in two forms: chromium 3+ (trivalent) and chromium 6+ (tetravalent). The 3 and 6 correspond to the number of electrons the chromium atom has, or more correctly, the number of electrons it is missing. A master of oxidative damage, chromium 6+ is harmful to health, is a byproduct of industry, and is not found in the food supply. And most certainly not is it found in Isagenix products!

Chromium 3+ is widely distributed in the food supply, found in egg yolks, brewer’s yeast, apple peels, black pepper, dietary supplements, and the IsaLean Shake. Trivalent chromium gained fame in 1959 for its redeeming qualities that dubbed it the “glucose tolerance factor.” The chromium in brewer’s yeast improved glucose tolerance in aging mice (3)—a finding that is particularly relevant to consumers today as it shows the potential chromium 3+ has as a safe, essential mineral that manages metabolism and blood sugar.

There is no RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for chromium, but the AI (adequate intake) has been set. There is little research into chromium deficiency; however, some symptoms of diabetes or poor blood glucose regulation have been reported.

3. Phenylalanine
The IsaDelight is an enjoyable indulgence packaged with a warning. Chances are if you chomp at the bit for a piece of chocolate, you have stumbled across an IsaDelight and read the label: “Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine.” So what is phenylalanine and why would it be selectively pointed out beyond inclusion in the ingredient list?

Some individuals have a rare disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU) and they must avoid all foods with phenylalanine because they cannot metabolize it. However, for most of us, it is simply an essential amino acid.

There are nine amino acids that are essential, meaning they must be obtained from the diet. Phenylalanine is one of the essential amino acids, notable for mood, brain function, and energy. Naturally occurring, phenylalanine is found in many protein-rich foods, including milk, eggs, and beef. Phenylalanine has many functions in the body, among them being a precursor for body proteins and some of the brain chemicals responsible for mood, as well as being a component of the hormones that govern metabolism and parts of the body’s stress response (4).

A point of confusion people may have with phenylalanine is because of its use as a component of a commonly used artificial sweetener. Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet, is a methyl ester of a dipeptide that includes both aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Foods containing aspartame must also contain a warning for phenylketonurics. However, the artificial sweetener is not used in IsaDelight or any Isagenix products.

4. Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is a stable vegetable oil that is extracted from the seed of Elaeis guineensis, the oil palm. Thriving in tropical areas, oil palm is commonly found in Southeast Asia and central Africa. Palm kernel oil is solid at room temperature, which is something that is unique for a plant-based oil. The reason is because of its high content in the medium-chain triglyceride lauric acid (similar to coconut oil).
A cardio-friendly alternative to animal fat, palm kernel oil is free of dietary cholesterol, and there is no evidence that it increases production of cholesterol in the body (5). Palm kernel oil is stable at room temperature, does not require hydrogenation (the process behind trans-fat formation), and has a long shelf life. You may recognize this palatable plant-base in nutritious treats like the SlimCakes.

5. Maltodextrin
A derivative of starch, maltodextrin is more easily digestible than other complex carbs, but it does not cause the same blood sugar spike associated with simple sugars. Semi-sweet or flavorless, this polysaccharide (chain of sugar units) comes from corn, tapioca, potato, wheat, or rice (6). Used as a thickening agent or to round out sweetness, maltodextrin is a white powder that is native to both home-cooking and packaged foods.

There is some evidence that maltodextrin is ideal for a pre- or post-workout carbohydrate source due to readily available fuel without the digestive discomfort associated with simple sugars. The maltodextrin in FiberPro is resistant to digestion. It acts more like a soluble, prebiotic fiber that helps support normal gastrointestinal health.

Finding your way through food labels is rapidly becoming an art-form. With new ingredient names, new discoveries, and new research unleashed every day, staying on top of your food is practically a full-time job. Isagenix is firmly committed to high quality foods and supplements to augment and sustain your efforts of attaining an ideal weight. Whether your goal is weight loss, body sculpting, or defying aging—Isagenix is here to help.

References:
  1. Lewis & Harrison, LLC. Generally recognized as safe determination for silicon dioxide when added directly and/or indirectly to human food. GRAS Exemption CLAIM CAS#7631-86-9. Online: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/gras_notices/GRN000321.pdf?utm_campaign=Google2&utm_source=fdaSearch&utm_medium=website&utm_term=silicon dioxide&utm_content=3
  2. R.E.D. Facts. Silicon Dioxide and Silica Gel. United States Environmental Protection Agency; Pesticides and Toxic Substances 1991; 738-F-91-107. Online:http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/4081fact.pdf
  3. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Chromium. Office of Dietary Supplement: National Institues of Health. 2005; Online: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Chromium-HealthProfessional/.
  4. Phenylalanine. Univesrity of Maryland Medical Center. 2011; Online: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/phenylalanine-000318.htm
  5. Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Small-scale palm oil processing in Africa. FAO Corporate Document Repository. Online: http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/y4355e/y4355e03.htm
  6. Department of Health and Human Services. Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS. Part 184, Subpart B, Sec. 184.1444 Maltodextrin. 2011; 21:3. CITE: 21CFR184.1444. Online: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1444
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