Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse vs. 30 Day Cleanse

Both the ?Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse and the Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse have been featured in the CleanseMasters’ Wellness Toolbox for a number of years. The three questions we keep getting about these two programs are “What is the difference between the two?”, “Which one is better?”, and “Which one will work best for me?”

The answer we usually give may sound a bit weird at first.

Our advice is always to buy the 30 Day Cleanse and to do the 9 Day Cleanse.

To make more sense of this advice we have to explain the difference between the Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse product package and 9 day cleansing schedule as well as between the 30 Day Cleanse product package and 30 day cleansing schedule. These terms are often used interchangeably and this creates confusion.

Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse

When the Isagenix Cleansing and Fat Burning System first appeared on the market in 2005 there was no choice except between chocolate and vanilla shake. Only one product package was available – the original Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse – and only one cleansing schedule was recommended. This cleansing schedule consisted of two pre-cleanse days, followed by the 9 day cleanse itself. The 9 days started with two full cleanse days that were followed by five shakes days (two shakes and one healthy meal per day) and ended with two more cleanse days.

This original cleansing schedule is now called deep cleansing. It is still the schedule that produces the most impressive results. The 9 Day Cleanse product package has been renamed and is now shown on the Isagenix website as the 9 Day Deep Cleansing System. Still both the package and the cleansing schedule are most often referred to as just the Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse.

The 9 Day Cleanse (meaning the 9 day cleansing schedule) is what made the Isagenix cleanse famous. It has what we call a WOW factor. When you do an Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse people around you notice the change. All other cleansing schedules are more conservative. They still bring you to your desired results, but much slower.

Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse

The Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse (the full name is Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System) is a further development of the Isagenix cleansing technology. In comparison with the Isagenix original 9 Day Cleanse it has the following three important improvements.


The first improvement is obvious – the 30 Day Cleanse System has enough products to do a longer program. The 9 Day System included only one jar of shake – just enough to complete the cleanse program. The immediate switching back to the previous way of eating felt a bit abrupt for many people. The 30 day system contains 4 jars of shake which is enough for at least a month and allows better stabilization of achieved results.


As a second improvement, Isagenix added a product to improve digestion, help with regularity, and soothe intestinal discomfort. The new product called IsaFlush contains magnesium and herbs and helps with cleansing the colon. Many people who suffered from occasional constipation have told us that IsaFlush is the most gentle and comfortable product they found that really helps with bowel regularity.


The third improvement is also an additional product. It is an herbal tonic, Ionix Supreme, based on adaptogens. Adaptogens are natural plant based substances that have the ability to protect the human body from the negative effects of various types of stress including mental, emotional, and physical stress. By including Ionix Supreme in their 30 Day Cleansing System, Isagenix added a whole new dimension – stress protection – to their original program.

Besides the enhanced experience resulting from the two additional products there are a few more reasons to choose the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System over the 9 Day Deep Cleansing System when you are deciding which product package to buy.


Since the 30 day cleanse package contains more products, it offers much more flexibility with your cleansing. The standard 30 day program is done with one cleanse day per week (the rest are shake days) but this is just one of the options. You can also choose to do a 9 day cleanse (deep cleansing) or the most gentle everyday cleansing (a bit of the cleanse drink every day). For more details about different cleansing schedules that you can do with the 30 Day System please read about the 30 day schedules.


Although the Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse product package costs less than the 30 Day package it lasts only for 11 days (2 pre-cleanse days + 9 days). Because of this it ends up being much more expensive when you look at how much you spend per day. The 30 Day Cleanse System costs much less per day plus it replaces more than 60 meals per month which results in a smaller grocery bill.

Habit forming

You cannot build a habit in 11 days. By staying on a wellness program for 30 days you give your body a better chance to get used to a healthier way of eating and release the addiction to junk food.

To summarize all the above, the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System product package has a more complete set of products for a lower cost while the 9 day cleansing protocol is more effective for weight loss and cleansing. By combining them you can have the best of both.

The best way to do your first Isagenix cleanse

If you are looking for the most impressive results and for the most complete and cost effective program then here is your best plan of action.

  1. Buy the Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System in the Isagenix online store
  2. Start with several pre-cleanse days and then, if you do not have any health issues, start a 9 day cleanse – 2 full cleanse days followed by 5 shake days followed by 2 cleanse days again. If you need more explanations about pre-cleanse, cleanse, and shake days please visit Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse Guide.
  3. After you have completed your 9 day cleanse you will still have close to three jars of shake so you can keep having two shakes per day plus one healthy meal until the end of the month. An even better option is to buy one extra bottle of Cleanse for Life with your 30 Day System. This will allow you to have one cleanse day per week during the remaining two weeks.

Not everyone would be able, or would want, to do the most intense Isagenix cleanse. Those who are older or have health challenges may find it more comfortable to follow the standard 30 day cleansing schedule (one cleanse day a week).

What’s next?

When your first month is over you can design the rest of your wellness program depending on the results you plan to achieve. You can stay on the 30 day program (package) until you reach you goals. You can use different cleansing protocols/schedules depending on how fast you want to move forward.  The 9 day cleansing schedule will give you the fastest transformation. Please note though that Isagenix does not recommend you do more than two back to back 9 day cleanses.

If you are still not sure which Isagenix program would be best for you or have any other questions feel free to contact one of our Isagenix wellness coaches for more explanations or for personal recommendations.