Isagenix Isalean is a multi-level marketing appetite suppressant shake that uses a hormone-free whey foundation from New Zealand. We are very happy to see the use of whey as a protein base rather than soy. The filtered protein isolate is done with organic materials and this would make it a great shake option in our opinion except for the fact that this product contains an ingredient we just aren’t crazy about.
Fructose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar) that the body can use for energy. At one point, fructose was thought of as a good alternative to sucrose (table sugar) because it has a low glycemic index, which means it does not cause blood sugar to rise tremendously. However, it has been a controversial ingredient lately, as the American Diabetes Association and nutritional experts have found that when too much fructose enters the liver, the liver cannot process it fast enough for the body to use as sugar. It actually makes fats from the fructose and sends them to the bloodstream as triglycerides, which in turn can cause you to gain weight. Excess consumption is a major contributor to obesity, cancer, liver disease and insulin resistance, amongst a number of other health risks.
In conclusion, this is a good, soy-free product that is high in protein, but since fructose is also high up in its list of ingredients, and because of its steep price point ($56 for a 2 week supply), it is not our first choice!