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No Synthetics, Aluminum, Silicones, Parabens, Sulfates, Binders, Fillers or Coatings

Immediate Maximum Absorption

Making the switch from traditional tablets & pills to Isotonix

Isotonix offers the fastest and most efficient delivery system and are formulated using only the most advanced and scientifically proven formulas!

To sustain optimum overall health, our bodies require 90 Vitamins & Minerals, on a daily basis


Isotonix Multivitamin


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Isotonix OPC-3
Contains red wine extract, grape seed extract, bilberry extract, citrus extract, and isotonic-capable Pycnogenol to make up the most powerful antioxidant available for overall good health.

Antioxidant for the maintenance of good health, More powerful than vitamin C and vitamin E, Gluten-free / No GMOs / Vegetarian

Isotonix OPC-3 is an isotonic-capable food supplement that is made from a combination of bilberry, grape seed, red wine, pine bark extracts and citrus extract bioflavonoids, all found to be potent antioxidants. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are bioflavonoids (complex organic plant compounds) found in fruits, vegetables and certain tree barks that provide exceptional nutritional benefits to the human body. Studies have shown OPCs to be up to 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. Isotonix OPC-3 contains the only isotonic form of Pycnogenol in the world. Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, and the most clinically researched and potent bioflavonoid.

Amazing product!
"I've been using this and many of the other Isotonix products for nearly 15 years! I get totally blown away when I tell people I'm approaching 70 years of age and they always tell me I look so much younger! I attribute this primarily to OPC-3 and what it does for your overall health & what it can do for your skin!"
Mark B.

"I have spoken with two ladies with Lupus who have seen dramatic results with OPC-3."
D. Noggle

Suggested OPC-3 dose amount based on weight range, plus 1 (if not healthy); 75lbs each cap if healthy and 2 caps if not healthy; 151- 225lbs 3 caps. Use ORAC with OPC-3 to increase potency.

The best-kept wellness secret in France lies in the Les Landes de Gascogne forest. This area of southwestern France is the source of the star ingredient of our top-selling OPC-3: Pycnogenol

What is Pycnogenol?

Everyone is subject to free radical damage and oxidative stress. Free radicals develop as by-products of physiological processes that occur within the body. This damage does not cause noticeable harm at first, yet may add up over the years. This process is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals have been linked directly to premature aging, poor circulation, poor heart health and poor immune health.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are small, highly reactive molecules which can be formed in cigarette smoke, processed, fried or microwaved foods, environmental chemical pollution, radiation, and essentially normal metabolism.

The damage caused by free radicals adds up with time. A cause for more worry is the fact that your body’s own mechanisms to keep free radicals in check decline with age - when you need them most. Suddenly, we find ourselves confronted with some typical age-related problems. Some cells of our body are more vulnerable to free radicals than others.

What exactly is Pycnogenol?

Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France in Les Landes de Gascogne. This unspoiled and natural forest environment is the unique source of pine bark. Pycnogenol is one of the most researched ingredients in the natural product marketplace. Published findings have demonstrated Pycnogenol’s wide array of beneficial affects on the body.

Pycnogenol is the most clinically researched and potent bioflavonoid. More than 200 scientific studies and clinical trials have confirmed pycnogenol’s safety, absence of toxicity, and clinical efficacy over the past 35 years, making it one of the most researched ingredients in the natural product marketplace.

The extract has four basic properties - it’s a powerful antioxidant, acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, selectively binds to collagen and elastin, and promotes the normal production of endothelial nitric oxide, which promotes the normal dilation of dilate blood vessels.

As one of the most potent natural scavenger of free radicals, Pycnogenol combats many aggressive free radicals before they cause oxidative stress to vital organs. Its super-antioxidant capabilities help strengthen blood vessel walls and capillaries and supports optimal circulation.



French Maritime Pine Bark Extract Inhibits Viral Replication and Prevents Development of Viral Myocarditis


Background: French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) revealed diverse anti-inflammatory actions by an inhibition of NF-kappaB-dependent gene expression. The aim of this study was to determine whether Pycnogenol had a beneficial effect on viral myocarditis in mice.

Methods and materials: Four-week-old inbred male DBA/2 mice were inoculated intraperitoneally with 10 plaque-forming units (pfu) of the encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus. Pycnogenol was administered orally at a dose of 1 or 10 mg/kg per day for the histologic study, and 10 or 100 mg/kg for the gene expression study, beginning on the day of viral inoculation.

Results: The area of myocardial infiltration and necrosis on day 7 was significantly smaller in the hearts of mice treated with Pycnogenol 10 mg/kg (16.2 +/- 8.9% and 19.2 +/- 9.7%, respectively, n = 10, mean +/- SEM) compared with controls (27.6 +/- 15.0% and 30.1 +/- 15.7%, respectively, n = 10, P < .05). There was a nonsignificant trend for less myocardial infiltration in the Pycnogenol 1 mg/kg group. Myocardial virus concentration on day 7 was 8.4 +/- 0.3 x 10(3) pfu/mg in mice treated with 1 mg/kg of Pycnogenol, and 2.7 +/- 0.6 x 10(4) pfu/mg in control mice, and the difference was statistically significant (P < .05). Gene expressions of tumor necrosis factor, type-I procollagen, stem cell factor, and mast cell tryptase were significantly suppressed in the hearts of mice treated with Pycnogenol 100 mg/kg.

Conclusions: These results suggest that Pycnogenol exerts its beneficial effects on viral myocarditis by decreasing virus replication, and by suppressing expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, genes related to cardiac remodeling, and mast cell-related genes in the hearts of mice.




Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend - Single Bottle (45 servings)


Isotonix Maximum ORAC

An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
Helps in connective tissue formation
Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums

Great drink for the morning!

"Every day our family uses Isotonix Orac with Opc-3 in the morning. Feel more energy during day & tastes great."
Min l.

"I love these products! They are fast acting and have given me my life back!"
Amy H.

After dealing with hip pain for over a year, I went to my Doctor, who diagnosed me with Bursitis in my hip. 5 weeks of Physiotherapy, 2 times a week, did nothing but irritate it. I was reluctantly contemplating a Cortisone shot. 2 weeks after taking Isotonix Bromelain & Curcumin the pain is reduced by about 85%! I can't believe it! I'll never be without Isotonix!
Georgi A.


NutriClean 7-Day Cleansing System - 7 Servings (7-day Cleanse)

Natural and gentle detox
Helps provide gentle relief of constipation
No harsh laxatives
Contains beneficial, cleansing herbs
Vegetarian formula

Introducing the NutriClean 7-Day Cleansing System:

HepatoCleanse, Release & Advanced Fiber Powder

Natural & gentle detox, Contains a variety of beneficial herbs, No harsh laxatives, Helps provide gentle relief of constipation and/or irregularity

The NutriClean 7-Day Cleansing System uses exceptional herbs, botanicals, fibres and extracts to detoxify, cleanse, and purify the digestive tract and liver. In providing select nutrients and botanicals, the NutriClean system helps the body eliminate potential or accumulated toxins. This innovative three-step process only requires a week to cleanse your digestive system.
There are three components to the NutriClean 7-Day System: HepatoCleanse, Release and Advanced Fiber Powder. The trio works in tandem to help cleanse the digestive system as it flushes out the colon and supports the body’s natural processes of restoration and cleansing.

Best Body Tune Up! "I use 7-Day nutriClean for gut and liver detoxification every six months. The best body tune up I can find - so gentle yet effective. I feel lighter and more energetic. More importantly, it helps reduce my cravings for carbs!"
Teresa L.

Gets me back on track! "I use this detox system 2-4 times a year. Not only does it get me back on track after the holidays and summer BBQ’s but it really helps to clean out toxins we eat and breathe in every day. And the energy from cleansing is unbelievable!"
Kristy V.

This is a great way to reset! "I do this cleanse every 3 to 4 months. It keeps cravings under control. Day 2 & 3 are hard but so worth it for the energy I have on day 5!"
Carissa G.

The true sugar craving buster! "I did the full 7 days of this cleanse and by the end I did not crave sugar at all. My sweet tooth has been my biggest barrier in my weight loss and this truly helped."
Lisa W.

The only isotonic-capable greens supplement on the market.

Provides plant-sourced nutrients to improve your nutrient intake, help maintain a healthy digestive tract, support a healthy immune system and more.  As the market’s only isotonic-capable greens supplement, you also get the added benefit of our Isotonix delivery system: rapid absorption, high concentration of nutrients and maximum results.  Gluten Free, Vegetarian and an Isotonic-Capable Drinkable Supplement.

Contains organic ingredients, Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract
Helps individuals receive well-rounded nutrition
Aids in providing the body with plant-sourced nutrients and phytonutrients, May help to increase energy levels, Offers a blend of phytonutrients to support healthy detoxification
Supports an alkaline environment in the body
Offers a powerful blend of plant-sourced nutrients and antioxidants
Supports a healthy immune system

Helps add nutritive value to your diet with organic greens.  Complete Greens aims to improve nutrient intake and help maintain a healthy digestive tract. Helps regulate physiology and maintain overall health.  The formula features a combination of organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa grass, organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic broccoli powder,  organic spinach powder and organic cabbage powder; all carefully selected ingredients for their efficacy for optimal results.  Simply scoop and mix with water for a serving of plant-sourced nutrients.



Isotonix Daily Essentials Packets

Isotonix Daily Essentials Packets - Single Box (30 Packets) Each packet contains: One capful each of Isotonix OPC-3, Isotonix Multivitamin, Isotonix Advanced B-Complex, and Isotonix Calcium Plus



Isotonix Digestive Health Formula (Code: C13029)


Isotonix Calcium Plus - Single Bottle (90 Servings)


Isotonix Advanced B-Complex - Single Bottle (30 Servings)


Isotonix Vitamin C - Single Bottle (30/90 Servings)


Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 - Single Bottle (30 Servings)



Magnesium: The Relaxation Mineral

Maggie Holbik, CLC, CHN, NNCP

Minerals are essential for nutrition and nutrition assimilation for our bodies. Minerals work in similar ways to vitamins, as helper’s for the body’s enzymes. They are needed to make our bones (calcium) and our blood (iron) and for our nervous system. One of the key players is Magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is a common condition. If you are wondering if you could be deficient, check to see if any of the following apply to you:

Depression, Irritable, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Autism, Insomnia, Muscle Twitching, Wiggly Toes, Premenstrual Syndrome, Heart Flutters, Skipped Beats or Palpitations, Frequent Headaches or Migraines, Leg or Hand Cramps, Restless Leg Syndrome, Trouble Swallowing, Acid Reflux, Sensitivity to Loud Noises, Fatigue, Asthma, Constipation, Stress, Kidney Stones, Heart Disease or Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Diabetes, Cluster Headaches, Drink a lot of Soda-Pop, Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoporosis

According to a report by the World Health Organization three quarters of the population eat a diet that is deficient in Magnesium.

World Health Organization. Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water: Public health significance. Geneva: World Health Organization Press; 2009.

One of the most bio-available sources of magnesium supplementation found is the Isotonix form.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and supports more than 300 enzyme systems. It supports normal energy release, regulation of the body temperature, nerve function, adaptation to stress, metabolism and much more. One of the main mechanisms of magnesium in the body is its support of normal protein synthesis. Normal protein synthesis relies on optimal magnesium concentrations, as magnesium supports the normal delivery to the building blocks of life - our DNA - of signals that trigger the expression of amino acids. In other words, this process supports the body’s normal ability to make proteins.

The recommended daily value for adults is 400 mg of magnesium. However, average daily intakes are much less. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that most adults - especially those over the age of 30 - were receiving, on average, approximately 290 mg of magnesium daily. That study also showed that dietary intake is particularly low among women. Unfortunately, inadequate levels of magnesium have been linked to poorer concentration, memory and cognitive function and muscle discomfort. Sleep quality is associated with higher levels of magnesium and when these levels are low, sleep quality may suffer.

Isotonix Magnesium provides the body with 100 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium in a highly-bioavailable formula. Thanks to its unique formula, which includes two different types of magnesium to increase its absorption by the body, Isotonix Magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure and supports bone health and sleep quality, while promoting head comfort and optimal muscle health.

BENEFITS of Isotonix Magnesium

Promotes head comfort, optimal muscle health & comfort, Helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, Supports a healthy sleep quality, Helps maintain normal blood pressure, Supports cardiovascular health, Promotes cognitive health, Supports bone health, Helps the body maintain a healthy (or sufficient or proper) level of magnesium, combating magnesium deficiency


Magnesium (Citrate & Glycinate) (400 mg)
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and supports the normal metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It also promotes the normal mobilization of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilization. It plays a key role in supporting the normal functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. Magnesium promotes the normal synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates.

Magnesium works together with calcium to help maintain the normal regulation of the heart and blood pressure. Importantly, magnesium also supports the body’s ability to build healthy bones and teeth, and promotes proper muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong. Magnesium also promotes cardiovascular health by supporting normal platelet activity and helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels. 

Potassium (Bicarbonate) (150 mg)
Potassium is an electrolyte stored in the muscles. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps maintain fluid balance in the body. It also supports a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, potassium supports the normal transmission of nerve impulses, contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, synthesis of nucleic acids, maintenance of intracellular tonicity and maintenance of normal blood pressure. In 1928, it was first suggested that high potassium intake could help maintain cardiovascular health. Potassium supports normal muscle relaxation and insulin release. It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes normal heartbeat. Potassium supports the body’s ability to regulate water balance, recover from exercise and eliminate wastes.





Vitamins Are Not a Waste of Money

by Raymond Francis

A lot of doctors tell their patients that vitamins are a waste of money and just make expensive urine. As a result, we frequently get questions regarding the effectiveness of vitamins. The truth is vitamin supplements are a necessity for most people, but most vitamin products are ineffective and not worth what you pay for them. Sources of confusion include an editorial and two deeply flawed studies that were published in the 2013 Annals of Internal Medicine concluding that multivitamins are a waste of money because they do nothing to prevent disease. These studies and the opinions expressed in the editorial are outrageous, misleading and dishonest, demanding a thoughtful response.

An estimated half of the population takes vitamin and mineral supplements, and multivitamins amount to about half of all vitamin sales. The so-called experts behind this recent research are urging people to save their money and abandon use of these supplements. Unfortunately, for the most part, this is actually good advice because most multivitamins don’t work. But what about the ones that do work?

Without getting into the flawed methodology used in these studies, there is a major reason the multivitamins were guaranteed to not show benefits. The products used in the studies were low-dose, low-quality multivitamins that could not be expected to produce beneficial results. The studies were doomed to fail from the start because high-quality vitamins were never used.
One study used a popular vitamin brand that contained 75 mg of vitamin C, an amount so inadequate that it is highly unlikely to show measurable health benefits. Minerals such as zinc, magnesium, copper, manganese, and calcium were all in chemical forms that offer low biological activity and minimal benefit. The vitamin E was in a synthetic form that is known to be poorly utilized. The B vitamins did not include the most biologically active forms, and the vitamin B12 was in the form of cyanocobalamin, an unnatural molecular form that is known to have low biological activity and to even have toxic effects.
Among other insults to your health, this brand is loaded with fillers, some of which are allergenic such as corn starch and modified food starch. It even contains toxic talcum powder. This product is full of artificial colors, including FD&C Blue 2, Red 40, and Yellow 6. Artificial colors have a long history of toxicity. It also contains the allergenic and toxic preservative sodium benzoate along with BHT. BHT has been banned in other countries, including England, Sweden, and Australia. It is simply not possible for such a formula to prevent disease.

Yet, when these studies failed, the researchers concluded that all multivitamins are a waste of money. This is nonsense! The only scientifically-valid conclusion is that low-quality multivitamins are a waste of money. Thousands of studies prove that vitamins prevent and reverse disease. Properly designed multivitamins are an excellent source of nutrients to fill the gaps in our less than perfect diets. High-quality formulas are made with biologically correct and active molecules that the body needs and wants. They do not contain anything that can be toxic, allergenic, or interfere with proper metabolism. These formulas work and are worth what you pay for them.

About Raymond Francis

Raymond Francis has been cited as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.”



Take Omega 3 with lunch

Oxygen Extreme Ultimate Aloe - Strawberry Kiwi Flavor

Take Oxygen Extreme at night


Heart Health Essential Omega III Fish Oil with Vitamin E

Take Omega 3 with lunch


Heart Health Advanced Co-Q10 (Cardiovascular & Immune Support)

Aloe Juice kills Herpes, Bacterial Infections & Boosts the Immune System.  Along with Vitamins & Minerals, Aloe Vera is rich in Monosaccharides & Polysaccharides. Together, these compounds strengthen white blood cells, making the body more capable of fending off bacteria, viruses, and other diseases. Aloe vera is also full of Antioxidants that help block Free Radicals that adversely affect health and contribute to aging. Drinking Aloe Vera Juice regularly could help to naturally enhance the immune system.


Prime Astaxanthin Antioxidant & Ocular Support Formula

In a double blind, placebo controlled human study, astaxanthin supported the immune response by increasing the number and activity of certain immune system cells

Natural astaxanthin supports the body’s immune system function, and may also protect immune cells against oxidative stress


Primary Benefits of Isotonix Astaxanthin

Supports cardiovascular health, Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels by helping to maintain normal serum triglycerides and HDL cholesterol levels, Promotes healthy blood flow to and from the heart, supporting the body’s delivery of nutrients and removal of wastes, Helps maintain normal blood pressure, Protects LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidative stress, which promotes healthy arteries, Promotes healthy vision, Helps to fight the effects of oxidative stress in the eye, Helps reduce the occurrence of occasional eye fatigue and eye strain associated with visual electronics, Supports healthy blood flow in the eye, promoting nourishment for the eye and helping to maintain proper eye function, Supports healthy visual focus, Supports healthy visual accommodation, Provides powerful antioxidant defense, Supports epigastric health, Supports gastrointestinal tissue health and gastric function, Supports a healthy digestive tract, Supports gastrointestinal immune functions, Helps maintain the epithelial structure and barrier function, Promotes healthy skin by improving skin moisture and helping to maintain skin elasticity, Supports muscle endurance and muscle performance by protecting the skeletal muscle from oxidative stress generated by physical activity


SA Brand Primium Immune Plus

Prime Sleep

Key Benefits of CannabiQuin:

Supports memory, cognition and attention; Helps balance emotions in stressful situations; Promotes feelings of physical and mental comfort; May assist the body in maintaining gastric tone and comfort; Promotes feelings of calmness; Helps maintain normal levels of triglycerides; Helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol; Helps maintain normal blood glucose levels; Demonstrates a healthy inflammatory response; Supports cellular health and function; Powerful antioxidant, protecting the body from the effects of free radicals


Key benefits of CannabiCool:

Provides temporary relief from pain and itching; Fast-acting formula; Cooling formula provides targeted relief; Convenient roll-on for easy, no touch application; Child-resistant packaging; Rolls on clear


Key benefits of Thymenol:

Cap-in-cap technology; Provides controlled-multiphase release of ingredients; Promotes healthy blood flow to the brain; Helps promote/supports cardiovascular health; Promotes/supports healthy blood vessel dilation/function; Helps maintain normal blood pressure; Promotes/supports healthy nitric oxide levels; Helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol; Helps maintain normal levels of triglycerides


Pure Collagen

Convenient way to get your daily collagen, Helps to reduce joint pain, Delicious berry flavour, Contains 5g of hydrolysed collagen per serving

What Makes Pure Collagen Unique?

Over the years, wear and tear on skin, hair, bone and joints become more prevalent. Ultimately, this wear and tear can result in dry and wrinkled skin, joint aches, and weakened bones. Our bodies depend on their natural collagen production to maintain skin elasticity and provide structural support in connective tissue and muscles and joints. However, as we age, the production of this vital protein begins to slow down—supplementing with collagen may help this issue. Pure Collagen offers a comprehensive collagen formula hydrolyzed into small bioactive peptides that support healthy collagen production throughout the body.

Often referred to as a “complex protein,” collagen contains a plethora of different amino acids, including hydroxyproline, which does not occur in other proteins, and is found everywhere in the body. Studies show that it is one of the most plentiful proteins in mammals as it is responsible for several biological functions. Because collagen is a unique type of protein accounting for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein, it is an essential component of our dietary regimen. Pure Collagen is especially unique because it offers 5 grams of hydrolyzed collagen, which is generous compared to other collagen products.

Pure Collagen is Perfect for Women & Men

It is often assumed that collagen supplements can only benefit women versus men due to their association with beauty products, especially those offering lifting and firming benefits. While it is true that collagen is a great skin health supplement, this does not limit it to a specific gender; collagen’s powerful skin, bone and joint benefits are essential to both women and men’s health. As a matter of fact, studies show that men who are dealing with a loss of muscle mass due to aging can benefit from adding collagen into their daily supplement intake. Pure Collagen makes for an easy on-the-go supplement due to its nifty packaging in small vials, convenient for both travel and work.

Pure Collagen can be taken by itself or can be mixed with water, smoothies, juices or even added to your favorite Isotonix supplement! When mixing with liquid, Pure Collagen can be mixed to your taste in 4-12 oz of water. This allows you to lighten or make as flavorful as you may like. You should consume one vial per day for optimal results.

Primary Benefits of Pure Collagen:

Helps maintain healthy skin elasticity, thickness and hydration, Supports skin health, Supports healthy collagen maintenance throughout the body, Supports healthy bones, May support joint health, Protects and helps maintain hair and nail quality, Supports bone health, Supports healthy joint tissue health & function involving cartilage, tendons & ligaments, May help maintain muscle strength, May support a healthy gut lining




Taiwan tea leaves, Features a fresh & rich aroma, Great taste in hot or cold water, A sweet aftertaste

Can be re-brewed 1 time

100% green tea leaves; Premium Green Tea is both refreshing and convenient. Made with pure, even and fresh leaves to ensure its quality. It features a rich, delicious chestnut-like aroma.


SA Brand Premium ImmuniTea


Protein powders have been the hot topic for some time. The growth of new fitness trends and awareness of nutritional needs are only boosting the $12.4 billion protein powder industry with no signs of slowing. Whether you’re new to the protein game or someone who settled in before the hype, you’ve probably heard some of the rumors flying around. Most of us know protein is important, but myths and bad science leave many people with more questions than answers. We’ve set the facts straight with our top 5 protein myths debunked!


1. More Protein Is Always Better

We know consuming enough protein is crucial, be that through powders, meat, dairy or plant-based sources, but packing your diet full of protein isn’t the key to a fit physique or healthy diet! Exactly how much protein you need per day depends on a few things, like your size, gender, and activity level.

The average individual only needs 0.8g of protein per kg of lean body weight, so a sedentary 150-pound person only needs 54g of protein per day. Looking for your individual protein requirement? Try this simple calculation:

Body weight (in pounds) x 0.36 =

Your recommended daily intake of protein (in grams).

Of course, this can change depending on your goals and personal exercise routine, but it’s a good rule-of-thumb to start with!


2. Protein Goes Straight To Your Muscles

Some believe that the more protein you eat the more muscle you build. In a perfect world, maybe. But, as it turns out, too much of anything is a bad thing!

Our bodies use about 25 to 30 grams of protein at a time for muscle growth + repair depending on how often you’re training. Any protein you consume beyond what your body needs is just extra calories that get broken down like a carb. This means it’s either used for energy or stored as fat.


3. "Real” Protein Is From Meat, Not Plants

Sources of protein found in meat are excellent, but to assume that you can only get your protein from that single source is simply incorrect! Foods such as eggs and dairy are also popular sources, as well as:

  • Protein powders
  • Quinoa
  • Edimame
  • Chickpeas
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Chia Seeds
  • Tempeh
  • Nut Butters
  • Seitan

Much of the confusion stems from the fact that different protein sources contain different types and amounts of amino acids. Yes, animal proteins have higher amounts of branched-chain amino acids to support muscle synthesis and growth and plant proteins are often lower in those amino acids. This is why plant-based sources of protein are known as ‘incomplete’ sources of protein.

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, simply aim to mix and match your protein sources to acquire the full array of essential amino acids. If you’re opting for a protein supplement, find a plant-based protein shake that blends different plant-based sources to create a complete protein like your TLS Plant-Based Protein Shake!


4. Too Much Protein Hurts Kidneys + Bones

Protein is processed by your kidneys, but protein isn’t going to hurt them as long as you’re eating a healthy diet. A little extra protein won’t hurt them but, like anything, you can have too much of a good thing. As long as you aren’t eating an extraordinary amount of protein (think 300g) then your kidneys shouldn’t have a problem.

Now, for the bones. The worry with bone demineralization is that too much protein increases your body’s acidity, causing it to take the calcium from your bones in order to neutralize that acid. This rumor was pulled into the limelight when acidity was sensationalized in popular media, but there’s no real evidence that bone mineral density drops when you up your protein intake. In fact, research suggests that a high-protein diet may actually support bone health and that healthy people shouldn’t worry about protein leaching calcium from their bones.


5. Only Bodybuilders Use Protein Powder

There’s more than one rumor that sounds like this floating around out there.

“Protein makes women bulky.”

“Protein powder makes you gain weight.”

“I’m an endurance athlete, so I don’t need to worry about building muscle.”

Sound familiar? While bodybuilders and heavily invested weight trainers are usually the ones focused on macros and protein supplementation, they aren’t the only ones who need to worry about their protein intake! It’s important to keep in mind the fact that protein does a lot more than just help us pick up heavy things and create a muscular physique; protein plays a major role in supporting the body’s normal ability to :

  • Repair and maintain organs
  • Maintain a healthy metabolism and other biochemical reactions
  • Regulate hormones
  • Transport molecules
  • Regulate cell division
  • Form antibodies
  • Repair muscle fiber

As you can see, protein is more than a bulking component. It’s a part of a healthy, balanced diet and is especially necessary for those who are leading active lifestyles!


Isotonix products have certain quantities of fructose, glucose and maltodextrin. These entities have been placed to improve, delivery of, and the taste of many key nutrients. Many nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and plant extracts have a quite a bitter taste. Our products are devoid of any binders, fillers, animal gelatin or colorants which characterize many pills, soft gels or hard capsules.

Isotonix products are isotonic and this is one of the strongest selling points due to the remarkable 97% delivery to the small bowel within 5-15 minutes. That isotonicity is made possible due to the fructose, maltodextrin and glucose present in the formulations. Fructose is the major sugar in our products and it's glycemic index is 19 out of 100, whereas glucose is 100 out of 100. Glucose is known to facilitate absorption of nutrients.

Do we want the nutrient to be absorbed or are we happy to just swallow it and subsequently flush it? Isotonix products contain approximately 2 grams of sugar which is mostly fructose; keep in mind the low glycemic index of fructose. An 8 ounce serving of grape juice contains 36 grams of sugar and 121 mg of OPC whereas 2 doses of OPC contains 250 mg of bioflavinoids (anti-oxidants) of which 150 mg is OPC and contains only 4 grams of sugar. You have options; do nothing (not a good option) or drink juice and a lot of it. You will get some nutrients but your sugar intake greatly escalates; best to take Isotonix with better delivery, more nutrients and less sugar. The glycemic index in Isotonix is far less than the equivalent amount of OPC intake in fruit juice.

To give you a frame of reference, Isotonix products will have between 2-4 grams of fructose per serving depending on the dose or product. This is equivalent to a small bite of sweet fruit. A 12 ounce can of soda has approximately 30 grams of fructose. An 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 35 grams of fructose/glucose and sucrose.

Maltodextrin, the third form of sugar ingredient is a form of starch which is used in very small quantities and adds very little to the glycemic index of the products. It is used primarily as a drying agent in the product line.

All in all, there are very good reasons to utilize Isotonix products; knowing that much thought has been placed into the products for your benefit.

I would like to thank Dr. Patricia J. Danaher for her excellent discussion on this question. Her presentation has been reformulated for the lay person in mind.

Dr. Ed


* Not intended to Diagnose, Treat, Cure, or Prevent Disease