Adding Isagenix products to your nightly routine has become more popular than ever, and is a great way to get a nutritional boost before bed. With so many choices to consider, focusing on your goals can help you select the right mix of Isagenix products to add to your evening schedule.
Whether you’re focused on health, weight management or performance, keep reading to find out the best routine for you.
For those who choose not to complete full Cleanse Days* but would still like to receive the nutritional benefits from the essential nutrients in Nourish for LifeTM, nightly cleansing can be an ideal way to incorporate this routine into your day. Nourish for Life contains a blend of B vitamins, herbs and botanicals that support your body’s functions≠, including the reduction of fatigue∆ and the contribution to normal metabolism†.
The guideline for nightly cleansing is to drink one serving (4 tbsp) of Nourish for Life before bed. This can be mixed with cold water, ice, or warm water and made into a tea. While you can receive benefits from drinking Nourish for Life at any time of day, there are many who prefer having the product in the evening.
The idea behind nightly cleansing stems from the benefits of using Nourish for Life during Cleanse Days. When you are fasting on a Cleanse Day, Nourish for Life helps to nourish your body and its intrinsic detoxification system with phytonutrient-rich botanical ingredients. Since the body naturally experiences a ‘mini-fast’ overnight as you sleep, those who add nightly cleansing to their bedtime routine aim to maximise benefits for overall health.
Protein before bed
Many Isagenix Associates across the world consume whey protein before bed, and research has shown possible benefits to consuming whey protein before going to bed to support both weight loss and muscle building goals (1, 2). IsaPro® contains 18g of high quality whey protein per scoop, and is the ideal product for this night time routine.
Research carried out by scientists in the USA found that when a whey protein drink was consumed at night before going to bed participants felt more full the following morning, and had a reduced desire to eat compared to consuming other types of protein, or carbohydrate (2). One interpretation of this is that this can help to keep you feeling full the following morning. This could help to control overall calorie intake which, over time, could help to support weight loss.
Researchers have also found that consuming a serving of protein following an evening resistance training session can increase muscle protein synthesis (3), as well as positive effects on V02 max, a measure of the volume of oxygen you can consume and use, often used as a measure of aerobic fitness, and resting energy expenditure, which is the amount of energy used up when at rest (1).
Although your IsaPro shake before bed as a routine isn’t approved for Cleanse Days, as they’re a form of intermittent fasting and the goal is to consume as few calories as you need, however it’s a smart way to satisfy appetite, support metabolism during sleep and complete your Shake Day.
Some of the most popular ways to add Isagenix products into your nightly routine include nightly cleansing and consuming protein before bed, which has the added benefit of protein pacing. Whether your goal is health, weight management, or performance, you can take advantage of the benefits of Isagenix products with a nightly routine that works for you.
* A Cleanse Day is a nutritionally supported fast that nourishes and energizes your body’s own detoxification systems. For further Cleanse Day information, visit Isagenix.com
≠ Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous, psychological and immune systems. Riboflavin (B2) contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and vision. Thiamin contributes to normal functioning of the heart system.
∆ B vitamins [B6, B12 and niacin (B3)] contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
† Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
- Madzima TA, Panton LB, Fretti SK, Kinsey AW, Ormsbee MJ. Night-time consumption of protein or carbohydrate results in increased moring resting energy expenditure in active college-aged men. Brit J Nutr 2014;111:71-77
- Kinsey AW, Eddy WR, Madzime TA, Panton LB, Arciero PJ, Kim J, Ormsbee MJ. Influence of night-time protein and carbohydrate intake on appetite and cardiometabolic risk in sedentary overweight and obese women. Brit J Nutr 2014;112:320-327
- Res PT, Groen B, Pennings B, Beelen M, Wallis GA, Gijsen AP, Senden JM, VAN Loon LJ. Protein ingestion before sleep improves postexercise overnight recovery. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012 Aug;44(8):1560-9