Should Different Athletes Consume Protein Differently?


Do I need more protein if I’m a bodybuilder? Do I need less protein if I’m a marathon runner? These are valid questions, as athletes participating in various activities manipulate their intakes of carbohydrates, fat, and protein differently to achieve their goals. The simple answer is that protein is key in optimizing the performance of all types of athletes and anyone who exercises, offering numerous advantages when consumed at levels above the recommended daily allowance (RDA). Some studies even show that athletes can benefit from as much as twice the RDA (1).

Athletes can be categorized into three main groups based on the goals associated with their chosen activities: endurance athletes, high-intensity athletes, and strength athletes. Endurance athletes include those who participate in activities requiring stamina, such as distance runners, swimmers, cyclists, and triathletes. High-intensity athletes compete in activities that require short, intense bursts of energy focusing on technique, lasting from seconds to only a few minutes. Such athletes include sprinters, volleyball players, and gymnasts. Like high-intensity athletes, strength athletes also engage in activities that require short bursts of energy. However, their primary goal is to attain strength and muscle mass rather than honing a sport-specific skill. The term strength athlete is synonymous with bodybuilder. 

Protein has been shown to boost performance among the three categories of athletes in the following ways:

1. Endurance Athletes 

Endurance athletes engage in low to medium intensity activities that elevate the heart rate for prolonged periods. To generate the energy needed to sustain low intensity exercise over a long duration, the body mainly uses the aerobic system—a system relying on the cardiovascular system to supply oxygen to the muscle. Improving endurance in athletes demands optimizing aerobic energy production, improving cardiovascular fitness, and maximizing the ability of muscle fibers to contract. 

Historically, much more attention has been paid to carbohydrates in maximizing endurance than protein. “Carb-loading” is a popular dietary strategy used by endurance athletes to improve performance, and involves eating foods high in starch prior to events in an effort to maximize muscle glycogen. Glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrate that can be used by the aerobic system to supply muscles with energy. With importance placed on carbohydrate consumption in endurance activities, protein is often pushed to the wayside. Many myths regarding protein intake have circulated among endurance athletes, such as the idea that high protein intake will cause bulky muscle gains that hinder efficiency, or that high protein intake is of greater relevance to strength athletes. 

However, strength and endurance athletes each have similar protein needs, with the only difference being how the body uses the protein in relation to different training regimens. While the protein consumed by strength athletes is primarily used to build muscle, it is used by endurance athletes for muscle repair and other functions related to the effects of prolonged training. Because protein improves endurance performance in a variety of ways, false beliefs resulting in low protein intake are detrimental to the athlete. 

2. High-intensity Athletes

High-intensity athletes seek to perfect technique and train their muscles to perform the powerful functional movements necessary to their sport. They engage in activity that consists of repeated bouts of short intense exercise. Such activity draws on the anaerobic system to make energy. 

In contrast to the aerobic system, the anaerobic system is able to make muscle energy in the absence of oxygen. Although this system is able to rapidly produce the energy needed to drive intense bursts of activity, it cannot be relied upon for extended periods of time—less than a 2 minute maximum. 

The primary goal of high-intensity athletes is to improve performance by perfecting technique and increasing speed, strength, and agility. This requires developing muscle memory for optimally performing a sport-specific movement. It also requires increasing the speed and force with which a muscle contracts, optimizing the lean muscle to fat ratio, and raising the anaerobic threshold. Supplying the body with adequate protein is essential for improving the performance of high-intensity athletes, as protein plays a key role in muscular development and fat loss, and may even beneficially influence factors that affect the anaerobic system.

Protein is the primary substrate used by muscle to achieve the optimal physical adaptations that enhance high-intensity performance. Following a strenuous workout, the body is very sensitive to the effects of protein in stimulating muscle synthesis. Eating protein during the post-exercise period promotes the synthesis of new muscle fiber proteins and an increase in contractile muscle proteins, resulting in greater strength and speed (2). 

3. Strength Athletes

Strength athletes share the same goal as high-intensity athletes in improving strength, but they place a particular emphasis on aesthetics, seeking to achieve optimal muscular proportion while maximizing muscle size and definition. 

Because lifting weights primes the muscles for growth, resistance training is the central component in the work-out regimen of the strength athlete. Like high-intensity athletes, strength athletes draw on the anaerobic system to get the energy they need to fuel their grueling resistance workouts. High protein intake has always been a central component of the dietary strategy used by strength athletes, as they have long recognized its value in promoting muscle synthesis. 

In addition, the beneficial effects of protein in promoting fat loss and preserving muscle is extremely important to strength athletes, who desire a particularly high lean muscle to fat ratio in achieving their aesthetic goals. Although all athletes will benefit from using dietary strategies to maximize muscular development and body composition, this is particularly important to strength athletes. 

Timing, Type, and Source of Protein for Any Athlete 

Following intense exercise, the body is very sensitive to the effects of protein in provoking muscle synthesis. Studies suggest that there is an optimal window during which maximal benefits can be derived from eating protein. Most experts agree that protein eaten close to the end of a workout provides the greatest benefit, especially within an hour after finishing exercise. However, some benefit has even shown to be derived up to 2 hours post-exercise (1, 3). 

An optimal amount of protein is needed to maximally stimulate muscle growth. Studies have shown that a dose of about 18 to 40 grams (depending on body weight, age, and workout length and type) is necessary to trigger muscle synthesis, although no greater benefit is derived from consuming amounts above this level in one sitting (2). 

To optimize muscle growth and repair throughout the day, studies suggest that several meals consisting of about 30 grams of protein each should be eaten throughout the day (3).

Whey Protein

Whey protein, derived from milk, is superior to other protein sources for promoting muscle growth and repair. It is absorbed faster than either casein or soy protein and is higher in BCAAs, ultimately leading to greater muscle synthesis (1, 3). In addition, its high leucine content serves as a trigger for muscle growth. Whey is also the most satiating protein, helping achieve fat loss and an improved body composition.

With the numerous advantages conferred by protein, and whey in particular, incorporating this macronutrient into a dietary and training plan will help any athlete get a leg up on the competition:

  • Whey is classified as a fast-absorbing protein. It is absorbed faster to maximize peak muscle growth for high-intensity and strength athletes.
  • Compared to other protein sources, whey is higher in BCAAs. BCAAs serve as a trigger for muscle growth after resistance training exercise. 
  • Whey protein enhances recovery after exercise because it elicits a higher insulin response that speeds up glycogen resynthesis.
  • Enhanced recovery from whey protein enables greater training volume to support increased muscle growth or more frequent training.
  • Whey protein stimulates greater fat oxidation following a test meal compared to other protein sources like casein or soy.

Although the goals and training techniques used to improve performance varies by athlete, protein has unanimous benefits among all athletes and exercisers of any kind and should be a central component of any good dietary strategy. 


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  3. Phillips SM, Tang JE, Moore DR. The role of milk- and soy-based protein in support of muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein accretion in young and elderly persons.J Am Coll Nut. 2009 Aug;28:343-54.

Optimizing Nutrition for Sports Performance

Athletes are usually so focused on how macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, fat—affect their performance, but what about bioactive compounds and micronutrients? Can they improve performance? The answer is a resounding “yes!” Ageless Essentials Daily Pack has exactly what you need to take your skills to the next level. Here are seven powerful ingredients in Ageless Essentials that can help you gain a competitive edge:

1. Coenzyme 10 (CoQ10): Coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) is a vitamin-like substance that is essential in generating about 95 percent of the body’s energy. It is also a potent fat-soluble antioxidant. Exercise increases the need for oxygen—10 to 20 times more than the resting state—causing an intensified metabolic process known as oxidative stress. The coping strategies that the body has developed to combat oxidative stress can become maxed out during times of intense physical activity and can lead to tissue damage and inflammation, excess fatigue, and delayed recovery. A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that supplements of coQ10 not only decreased oxidative stress but also reduced over-expression of pro-inflammatory genes and reduced levels of creatinine, an indicator of muscle breakdown (1). Although a degree of muscle breakdown stimulates growth, minimizing damage can allow athletes to recover faster and train harder.

2. Resveratrol: Phenols are compounds naturally produced by plants and are used to protect against pests and pathogens. Resveratrol, a phenol, has exhibits similar protective properties in the human body. Now research has found that, when paired with exercise, resveratrol can enhance strength, metabolism, cardiovascular efficiency and exercise capacity. In this study, rats consuming resveratrol ran longer and faster (2). Additionally, the rats developed stronger leg muscles with an 18 percent strength gain in the calf muscle and 58 percent gain in their tibialis anterior (on the front of the leg) muscle. Even more important for athletes, scientists found that resveratrol’s ability to improve cardiovascular efficiency lead to higher levels of fat burning, increased muscle mass, and improved endurance.

3. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is renowned for quenching free radicals, as well as playing a major role in collagen synthesis, hormone formation, and fat metabolism. The newest skill to add to the vitamin C resume is its ability to act as an ergogenic (exercise-enhancing) aid. In a study conducted at Arizona State University, researchers found that subjects who supplemented with vitamin C had decreased heart rates during exercise and a 10 percent decrease in the perceived difficulty of physical activity compared to the placebo group (3). In addition to decreasing the effects of oxidative stress in athletes, vitamin C supplementation may be able to optimize performance by decreasing the discomfort of high-intensity physical exertion.

4. Fish Oil: Strength training has long been thought to have health benefits, but now research shows that supplementing with fish oil can amplify the benefits of resistance training. A study shows that elderly women taking fish oil who began a strength training regimen had increased neuromuscular responses compared to women who did not take the supplement (4). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which can alter cell membrane fluidity. This fluidity may affect the uptake of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers the process of muscle contraction. The combination of fish oil and strength training may lead to faster communication between nerves and muscles, and thus faster muscle contraction for athletes. An additional bonus for athletes is the soothing effects of omega-3s to assist with a proper recovery.

5. Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly recognized as one of the most common health problems in the world today, with athletes being no exception. Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is a hormone that is essential for bone growth & repair, cell function, management of inflammation, and mineral balance in the body. It can either be consumed through the diet or synthesized in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight; however, evidence is showing that people are not getting adequate amounts. Vitamin D deficiency may make an impact on training quality and injury, and as a result, athletic performance. A study of elderly patients found that supplementation with vitamin D significantly increased the mean diameter of type II muscle fibers (5). The discovery of vitamin D receptors (VDR) on muscle cells provides further evidence that vitamin D plays a significant role in muscle structure and function. Finally, apart from supporting optimal athletic performance, higher vitamin D status has been link to improved overall physical health and muscle function well into old age.

6. Calcium: Getting enough calcium in your diet is so important that your body will actually “rob” calcium from your bones if there is not enough in the blood. Lacking calcium in the diet not only leads to poor bone health, but it can also severely affect nerves and muscles causing weakness, muscle spasms, and muscle pain. Calcium is an integral part in the communication between nerves and muscle cells for muscle contraction to occur. Without sufficient amounts of calcium, muscle weakness will result in decreased athletic performance and discomfort. Athletes most at risk for inadequate dietary calcium intake are those who are involved in weight-control sports such as figure skating and distance running. Additionally, some evidence points to increased calcium losses related to intense endurance training (6). Be sure you’re getting enough.

7. Electrolytes: Ever notice that your skin feels gritty after a workout? That is actually salt that has escaped through your pores. The evaporation of sweat from the skin’s surface assists the body in regulating core temperature. Unfortunately, the side effect of this temperature-regulating mechanism is the loss of essential electrolytes and fluid. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 1 to 2 percent loss of body weight in sweat begins to compromise physiologic function and negatively influence performance. Greater than 3 percent further disturbs physiologic function and increases the risk of developing cramps or heat exhaustion. Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, are important minerals that for regulating the hydration status of the body. It is not only important for athletes to rehydrate but also to replace the electrolytes lost during exercise to perform well and recovery quickly.

The greatest concern when choosing the right supplement is to find a product that is high in quality and supported by science. Isagenix Ageless Essentials Daily Packs are carefully formulated to contain proper nutrients to help you power your workouts—helping you reach athletic goals. Let Isagenix nourish your body so you can focus on preparing to win the gold


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  2. Dolinsky VW, Jones KE, Sidhu RS et al. Improvements in skeletal muscle strength and cardiac function induced by resveratrol during exercise training contribute to enhanced exercise performance in rats. J Physiol 2012;590:2783-99.
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  5. Sato Y, Iwamoto J, Kanoko T, Satoh K. Low-dose vitamin D prevents muscular atrophy and reduces falls and hip fractures in women after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Cerebrovasc Dis 2005;20:187-92.
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What It Means to Be “Skinny Fat”

The ratio of fat to lean body mass is a greater determinant of health than body weight.

Do you know someone who can eat whatever he or she wants without ever gaining an ounce? No need to be envious anymore, because science says body composition—the ratio of fat to lean body mass—is a greater determinant of health than just plain body weight.

Normal-weight obesity, also known as “skinny fat,” is a growing problem in the United States. These terms describe a person’s body composition that is high in fatty tissue in comparison to lean tissue, while still within normal limits of the body mass index (BMI). Those who are considered to be “skinny fat” do not appear to be overweight; however, they have a high percent body fat, especially visceral fat—the fat that surrounds vital organs.

A major problem for these folks is that they often are misclassified as healthy when they actually could be at high risk for chronic disease. The fact is that “skinny” is not at all synonymous with “fit and healthy”. In the same manner that muscular athletes can still have optimal body composition while technically being in the overweight BMI category, people who appear to be thin can actually have high levels of body fat. Think of sumo wrestlers who can weigh upwards of 300 pounds—it is possible that they are more fit and healthy than the thin spectators who have a higher fat-to-muscle ratio.

A recent study showed that percent body fat was inversely related to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)—a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease and premature death (1).  Subjects that had larger amounts of body fat were found to be less fit, independent of body weight or stature.

Numerous studies show similar trends between body fat and risk of chronic disease and mortality. While much focus has been on how increased body weight can lead to a greater risk of disease, little emphasis has been on the health risks associated with being underweight and unfit.

In a study that reviewed the relationship between cancer mortality and various adiposity (obesity) measures as well as fitness (quantified as the duration of maximal treadmill exercise test), researchers found that unfit, underweight subjects were at a higher risk of mortality than the obese, fit subjects (2). These results suggest that, in addition to weight management, physical activity should be emphasized as a critical part of a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

“Good health is more than a BMI or a number on a scale. We know that people who choose a healthy lifestyle enjoy better health,” reported Keith Bachman, M.D., a weight-management specialist with Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute, in a press release. Dr. Bachman emphasized a balanced diet, physical activity, and stress management as healthy lifestyle practices.

In addition to supporting weight loss and preventing weight gain, increasing your muscle mass contributes to overall health and prevention of disease.

Take skinny out of your vocabulary and focus more on healthy, strong, and fit. Get there by incorporating more protein into your diet with Isagenix IsaLean products (Shakes, Bars, and Soups), IsaPro, and IsaLean Pro, which pack in anywhere from 18 to 35 grams of undenatured whey protein to promote and maintain muscle and strength.






  1. Lakoski SG, Barlow CE, Farrell SW, Berry JD, Morrow JR, Jr., Haskell WL. Impact of body mass index, physical activity, and other clinical factors on cardiorespiratory fitness (from the Cooper Center longitudinal study). Am J Cardiol 2011;108:34-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.02.338
  2. Farrell SW, Finley CE, McAuley PA, Frierson GM. Cardiorespiratory fitness, different measures of adiposity, and total cancer mortality in women. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011;19:2261-7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.345

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Peptide in Whey Boosts Heart Health

A whey-derived bioactive peptide promotes more blood vessel relaxation, a new study finds.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that a peptide extract from undenatured whey protein improved endothelial function in middle-aged adults, thus reduced the burden of blood flow on the heart.

Measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an indicator of arterial stiffness, the authors reveal that a whey protein extract successfully reminds arteries to relax. Noting that previous studies have found that dairy proteins support healthy blood pressure, this is the first research documenting a direct benefit of whey protein on endothelial function in an elderly, at risk, population.

Researchers dosed 21 men and women between the ages of 45 and 65 with a 5 gram supplement of whey protein extract or a placebo. Amino acid concentrations, FMD, insulin, and compounds known to act on the blood vessels were measured for 2 hours after ingestion.

The authors reported an increase in vasodilation (vessel relaxation) by 1 to 1.5 percent. Although a small number, the researchers emphasize that this change packs a big punch. A stiffer artery accompanies a low FMD. Boosting arterial elasticity by just 1 percentage point, the researchers explain, cuts potential perils to the heart by a factor of 12.

“The findings of the present study indicate that acute ingestion of an extract derived from whey protein was rapidly absorbed and improved endothelium-dependent dilation in older adults with vascular endothelial dysfunction,” the authors report.

Whey’s benefit on blood pressure, the authors suggest, may be explained by this relaxation of the vessels, allowing for easier circulation throughout the body. According to these findings, the rapidly absorbed amino acids found in whey protein promote vasodilation—a likely explanation for the decreases in blood pressure reported in other studies.

The jury is still out on how the composition of whey protein, and this whey protein extract, enables arterial release. For example, two important factors in vascular health are nitric oxide—a potent vasodilator—and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), an important enzyme in blood pressure regulation. Interestingly, however, the whey protein supplement failed to effect levels of either nitric oxide or ACE, suggesting other likely ways may be responsible for whey’s benefits on circulation.

The researchers used a bioactive tri-peptide—a short protein chain consisting of three amino acids—derived from whey. Maintaining the integrity of this protein chain, from milk, in processing, and through the gut, may be the key to explaining how this extract boosts endothelial function.

Amino acids are used to build body proteins; peptides, on the other hand, are used to communicate, interact with, and direct the functional responses of cells. Undenatured whey protein undergoes less processing and is more likely to retain these bioactive peptides—preserving the small protein during absorption is the tough part.

This research suggests that the hearty benefits of this tripeptide may come from the nature of the structure, not just the amino acids that it is composed of. Further investigation, the authors write, is required to confirm that this peptide retains its structure during absorption and goes on to act as a signaling molecule in the body. In this case, the tripeptide’s signal is acting on the arterial walls.

Tight blood vessels counteract cardiac health, an effect common in aging. With room for more research, the authors write that older individuals experiencing impaired endothelial function could release some strain in the arteries by eating these bioactive peptides sourced from whey protein.

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Ballard KD et al. Acute effects of ingestion of a novel whey-derived extract on vascular endothelial function in overweight, middle-aged men and women. British Journal of Nutrition 2012.

Green Tea May Add to Protection Against UV Rays


Just in time to battle the sizzling summer time sun, new studies have shown that consuming or adding to with natural tea may help secure your epidermis from dangerous UV light.

Green tea is full of anti-oxidants that feed on dangerous free-radicals in the body and, as new analysis reports, on the epidermis. Scientists from the School of Witten-Herdecke in Malaysia discovered that “consumption of dietary flavonoids from tea may consult photoprotection and improve epidermis quality.”

Published in this month’s issue of the Publication of Nutrition, they discovered that, moreover to external application, consuming huge amounts of natural tea conferred similar safety benefits against UV light and visible wrinkles.

The researchers at random allocated 60 female volunteers between a natural tea and a sugar pill group. Each woman consumed one litre of either natural tea or a control drink designed with a essence flavor daily for 12 several weeks. The researchers calculated serum flavonoid content and performed epidermis tests at guideline, week 6, and again after 12 several weeks.

After 12 several weeks of tea intake, they discovered that moreover to reduces in the volume, roughness and climbing of epidermis, ladies epidermis solidity and epidermis water increased. Beyond appearance, they verified that consuming natural tea full of antioxidising polyphenols defends against dangerous UV light.

The researchers determined, “regular intake of a drink full of tea flavanols provided photoprotection against dangerous UV light and helped maintain epidermis framework and function.”

The framework of natural tea’s flavonoids may explain some of the noticed beneifts, the writers recommended. Often called anti-oxidants, these flavonoids may also process dangerous ultra-violet light before they can damage the skins surface. The researchers recommend that it is these anti-oxidants that  offer  defense for DNA, fats and necessary protein that are the primary affected individuals in sun burns.

The sun’s UV light are a continuous risk, particularly during summer time season season. Drinking natural tea full of flavonoids, adding to with natural tea ingredients, and using natural tea ingredients topically along with your sun block could afford you the greatest level of protection.

Not only can sun burns improve getting older, but recurring and unsecured exposure to UV light can damage cells and bargain your cells. This study shows that along with using a broad-spectrum sun block, consuming a diet full of plant polyphenols can prevent sun-induced wrinkles and secure you from the inside, out.

Source: Heinrich U et al. Teas Polyphenols Provide Photoprotection, Increase Microcirculation, and Regulate Skin Qualities of Women. J Nutr 2011; 141: 1202-8. doi: 10.3945/jn.110.136465

Easy Steps to Ease Joints

“Support your joints into old age with Isagenix.”

More than 30 percent of adults are in pain because of their joints, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). It may come as no surprise that the knee took the uncomfortable cake with 18 percent of adults reporting pain in this hinge space.

The knee, a hinge joint that flexes and extends the leg, bears a heavy burden that gets heavier with more body weight. Older adults who are obese are three times more likely to have knee pain than their normal weight counterparts (2). However, researchers have found that weight loss can prevent nearly one-fifth of all new cases of severe knee pain in the elderly.

Many Americans (at least 30 percent) have a hard time imagining a life without physical discomfort. For those chronically affected by disaffected joints, pain is a part of life. Rather than accepting the fate of a breaking down body, perhaps defy it. Living long and living well require a very active effort—unfortunately time, toxins, and stress will not relent, and so neither should you. While some cases of joint pain require more to correct the condition, little steps and a little proactive thinking may take your joints a long way.

Know Your Joints

Joints are primary places for pain because they are complex, multi-functional, and used a great deal. Three types of joints exist in the body: fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial. Synovial joints are the most mobile and most common joints in the body—they are also the most prone to injury and pain.

Synovial fluid is a viscous gel within a joint space that reduces friction. With a high content of hyaluronic acid to attract and trap water molecules, the fluid functions as a lubricant providing pain free movement. While synovial fluid is continually synthesized, levels decrease with age and activity.

The other majesty of movement within a synovial joint comes in the form of cartilage—the cushion that pads the ends of bones. A connective tissue with a soft spot, the function of cartilage is not particularly noticeable, until it is gone. Years of wear and tear on bones and joints will whittle away this protective covering, resulting in something synovial fluid can’t prevent: a bone-on-bone joint.

Stepping Out of Pain

While weight loss is an important preventative measure for managing joint pain in overweight and obese adults, there must be a strategy for people of all ages wearing all sizes. In the U.S. alone, young athletes incur more than three million knee injuries each year (3). Total relief and protection must come in many suits, and as you may have guessed, Isagenix has a solution to arrest your pain and promote lifelong joint health.

Ageless Pain Relief Cream provides a fast-acting topical solution for joint pain relief. Including key ingredients like menthol and methyl salicylates, this cream provides immediate comfort to joints and can help put you on the path to greater mobility. Over-the-counter pain killers can help reduce pain, but when taken too often they may also cause problems. Give your liver and stomach a break and instead go straight to the source; Ageless Pain Relief Cream does not have to be ingested and metabolized so you can choose where it goes and which body part reaps the benefits.

Lifelong Joint Support

Glucosamine is a foundational ingredient that supports cartilage from the ground up. Combined with proteins that form the base for cartilage, glucosamine supplementation helps give this rate-limiting step a step-up (4). Chondroitin pairs with glucosamine in the formation of cartilage, mostly noted for its promotion of a firm and flexible structure.

Synovial fluid is more readily rejuvenated than cartilage, but taking it for granted could take the spring out of your step. Hyaluronan, the water-grabbing molecule found in synovial fluid, may help increase the fluid in the joint space (5). Building on what we know to build up joints, Ageless Joint Support is a triple-action support for protecting, rejuvenating, and supporting the joint.

Complete with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM (methyl-sulphonyl methane), and collagen, the major building blocks of cartilage, as well as hyaluronan to support synovial fluid, this supplement is part of the Isagenix solution to soothe and support.  Why take eight different supplements for your joints when one has everything you need?

Optimal joint support provides protection as well as relief. Isagenix provides a one-two punch to gain immediate relief while supporting your joints for a healthier tomorrow. Living with constant pain should not be the default. It’s time to get away from acceptance and move toward renewal.


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