The Difference Between the Isagenix Active Pack and the JM Ocean Avenue Life Pack

Let's look at what's in the Isagenix Athlete's Pak and the JM Ocean Avenue LifePack 

If you are like me, your fitness is very important to who you are, and is a big part of your lifestyle. Supplementation as well as whole foods are also a big part of my lifestyle and I have to be sure any supplementation is going to naturally support my body in a healthy manner with as many real whole food sources as possible. So, I wanted to check out the difference between two of the leading companies packages for athletes because fitness is my business, so I looked into one company that a lot of people have talked about, Isagenix, to compare with Ocean Avenue

The components of the Athlete's Pak is
  • 2 canisters of IsaLean® Shake
    1 Ionix® Supreme (liquid or powder)
    1 IsaPro®
    1 Want More Energy?® canister (45-servings) or 2 boxes of 24-count sticks
    1 box IsaLean® Bars
The Isagenix Athlete's Pak contains first off the IsaLean Shake, which is also using an undenatured whey like JM Ocean Avenue's shakes use, flaxseed like the WAVSmart shake offers. Now remember that it also has guar gum. Guar gum be described as a natural food thickener, similar to locust bean gum, cornstarch or tapioca flour. It is said to have significantly more thickening ability than cornstarch, at a fraction of the cost. The use of guar gum as an ingredient in non-prescription diet aids was officially banned in the early 1990s by the FDA. It would bind with liquids in the stomach and swell, causing a feeling of satisfying fullness. This swollen mass could also cause dangerous intestinal and duodenal blockages, however. Guar gum was declared unsafe and ineffective for use as a non-prescription diet aid, although it is still used in small amounts as a food thickener and binder.It has a lot of vitamins, but doesn't appear to have anything that is real whole foods. It also has "natural flavors" in it.

The IsaLean is sweetened with yucca root, honey, vanilla bean and about 14 grams of sugar.

The Ionix Supreme has what they call their proprietary blend of fruit extracts, and blackstrap molasses. You can google about all of the benefits of blackstrap molasses, but you are here on this site because you are living a different life, a paleo vegetarian life. 
It goes through three boilings of the sugar syrup and the majority of sucrose from the original juice has been crystallized. The blackstrap molasses is still mostly sugar by calories. Blackstrap molasses goes through extensive boiling and probably destroys the integrity of the product.  

With WheyBeyond, you get not only amazing bioactive whey, but you get the high ORAC {antioxidant} value without the extra product, and without the blackstrap molasses.

The IsaPro is just another whey product, with stevia and more "natural flavors" and ionic alfalfa (some sort of aloe vera apparently). 
The exact definition of natural flavors from the Code of Federal Regulations is as follows:
The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.

The I Want More Energy is full of more vitamins, which your body can only process so many vitamins and minerals at one time,  and 7 grams of sugar. Now the Ocean Avenue Focus is not in the LifePack, you can add it on, but it contains no sugar. Focus contains a natural caffeine dose derived from Green Tea Extract combined with L-Theanine that promotes a calming effect for a sustained flow of positive energy.

This natural energy matrix in Focus offers B vitamins to help naturally metabolize carbohydrates as energy sources. It also supplies a healthy dose of B12 to support healthy synaptic activity in the brain.

FOCUS also delivers a payload of key amino acids like taurine to support insulin, brain and cardiovascular activity; tyrosine to support resilience to stress and improve performance while under stress. It's exactly what any athlete is looking for in order to enhance the workout, or keep the system going naturally.

I don't even want to get into the IsaLean Bars because I am not going to promote that you eat a bar that you have made at home, out of your own natural ingredients.

So let's talk about the Ocean Avenue LifePack. It's two products, that you can also add the Focus in to for a very affordable price. It start with the WheyBeyond shake
WheyBeyond is a delicious, sweet undenatured whey protein combined with glutathione precursors to support enhanced immune system response, optimal glutathione antioxidant activity and improved appetite control. Unlike typical artificial flavored whey proteins, WheyBeyond is all naturally flavored while maintaining high protein count making it among the highest biological value proteins on the planet.

WheyBeyond comes in a convenient stick pouch that you can take anywhere for any family member; for use as a mid-day or late night snack or as a pre-workout or post-workout replenishment program.
  • Helps Strengthen and Tone Muscle
  • Supports a Healthy Immune System
  • Supports Recovery from Muscle Fatigue
  • Valuable Source of Essential BCAA's 
  • High ORAC Antioxidant Value
It's made with undenatured whey, raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate and beet powder. It is sweetened with stevia.

The second ingredient is Empower that I've talked a lot about before. Empower is an innovative breakthrough anti-inflammatory and immune system support supplement empowering your body through our unique patent-pending Nanofractionate formula which may offer relief from discomfort, swelling and other common ailments associated with systematic inflammation.

Empower's nutrient-gene activity provides anti-aging support by protecting the disulfide bonds in connective tissues throughout the body.

There is nothing like Empower to promote recovery, regeneration and rebuilding of tissues.

So what do you want to use, you elite athletes, aging marathoners and moms looking for more energy (curcumin is widely known for creating energy naturally) that want to get more out of their workout. I'm a believer in the less is more approach to whole foods, and so it doesn't seem like a hard decision to make. 



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