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Let's talk Superfood Green Powders - Plants VS. Plant Extract
Greens supplements are veggies, fruits, grasses, herbs, algae and other nutritional foods that have been dried and turned into powder.
Not all greens supplements are created equal. Look at the prices of similar products. Some cost $20 and some cost $60 or more for 30 servings. Why is this?
Are the cheap ones as good as the expensive ones?
Drying a plant such as green tea leaves and grinding them up finely gives you a powder the can be used in the supplement. With the green tea, it is called Matcha and it is not very expensive to produce or add to the product. Making a dried green tea extract is a much more extensive process and super concentrates all the antioxidants called catechins. You can consume much less of it with the same biological benefits.
This is true for all of the other nutrients found in “Superfood Greens” found on the market. Products that simply take dried grapes and make a powder are very different than products that create an extract from grape skins using advanced lab equipment and a scientific process.
The best seller on Amazon is not always the best product. Sometimes it is just less expensive and has the right label or advertising. Sometimes it is very misleading. You may get some benefit from using a powdered green that uses the “dry and grind” method but it will be nothing compared to the benefits of other products that formulate a group of specific extracts, enzymes, phytochemicals, and superfood nutrients.
Perfect Greens from BodyHealth is perhaps the most advanced and healthful Superfood greens supplement powder on the market. It contains the concentrated extracts from many of the superfood ingredients. Perfect Greens was formulated by Dr. David Minkoff, one of the worlds leading integrative medicine practitioners. Integrative medicine is where both Conventional treatments that you would find in an ER or hospital are used as well as Natural or Alternative medicine with proven successful results.
If there was such thing as a magic health elixir Perfect Greens would come close to that description. This blend of extracts, prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, and phytochemicals reaps a whole bushel of health benefits.
Perfect Greens ingredient with health benefits list:
Moringa: An African tree known as the “Miracle Tree” for its many health benefits. It is full of vitamins A, C, and E and is a source of all essential amino acids. Aminos are the building blocks of the body. This food is packed with more than 90 different flavonoids, isothiocyanates, and phenolic acid––essential compounds for cellular health. Balances hormones naturally, improving complexion, libido, improving digestive health and fights candida.
Chlorella: A nutrient dense blue-green algae.It is a rich source of B vitamins, an excellent source of iron, magnesium, and zinc. It binds and detoxifies heavy metals and supports immune function.
Wheatgrass: A superfood packed with dozens of health-promoting compounds. It alkalizes the body, improving overall health, mental clarity, and nutrient absorption. It is dense in chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier that aids the liver and strengthens the blood flow. It is a great source of enzymes to improve nutrient absorption and digestion. It improves nerve signaling, therefore, mental well-being and boosts metabolism for higher energy levels.
Soluble fiber: Is essential for your gut health, which in turn impacts every other aspect of your health and well-being.It slows digestion so you absorb more nutrition. It balances blood sugar levels avoiding dangerous insulin spikes and helps manage appetite and weight levels. It lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol levels for improved cardiovascular health. Improves bowel movements so you eliminate toxins and waste from your system which is one of the most overlooked aspects of optimal health. Most importantly, as a prebiotic, it feeds your gut microbiome, the trillions of beneficial bacteria living in your gut. Probiotics improve immunity, make neurotransmitters, fight infection, and perform dozens of other essential functions for your daily life.
Flax Seeds: Also known as linseeds, they are rich high in both fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds: A nutrient dense seed from central America high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Acacia root: In addition to being a great source of soluble fiber, this root is also known as a potent anti-inflammatory.
Apples: While not one of the popular “Superfoods” of today the old saying is true. An apple a day… They are a rich source of phytonutrients for blood sugar improvements and much more. This also gives Perfect Greens its delicious taste.
Cinnamon: This favorite spice contains Cinnamaldehyde, a unique compound that increases insulin sensitivity and helps you manage your nutrient absorption and energy levels more efficiently. Proven to lower fasting blood sugar levels by 10-29%. Known for remarkable antiviral, antifungal, and anti-cancer properties, its one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory compounds.
Bitter Melon: Momordica Charantia is found throughout Asia and Africa. It is one of the most medicinal fruits in the world known as a remedy for regulating blood sugar and insulin levels. Ayurvedic medicine calls it a “blood purifier”. Packed with potent anti-cancer, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant properties it boosts overall immunity with complex polysaccharides. It is our best natural source of Polypeptide P, Vicine, Momordin, and Charantin all are powerful blood glucose regulators.
Digestive Enzymes are vital to digestion:
Amylase - Breaks down carbohydrates.
Protease - Breaks down protein.
Lipase - Breaks down fats.
Cellulase - Breaks down the fiber.
Organic Grape Skin:The best plant source of resveratrol, the anti-aging phytonutrient found in red wine. Resveratrol crosses the blood-brain barrier, helping protect the brain from damaging oxidation. It has dozens of antioxidants that improve eye, skin, and hair. It fights herpes and other viruses.
Organic Green Tea:Loaded with antioxidants. Contains catechins, special molecules that supercharge your body’s detox system famous for its anti-cancer effects. Contains the magic cocktail of caffeine + L-theanine. These increase both dopamine and GABA to keep you alert and focused yet relaxed.
Turmeric: The most researched spice on the planet with more than 6200 published scientific papers. It is the best source of curcumin, one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory compounds known. A proven remedy for all kinds of inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, IBS and other GI issues, heart disease, neurodegenerative conditions, and more. More effective than Prozac for depression, it also modulates the expression of over 700 genes.
Milk Thistle:A powerful liver cleanser, it boosts every aspect of liver health. It prevents depletion of glutathione, the body’s primary detox molecule. It strengthens and soothes mucosal membranes for better immune health.
Artichoke extract:Contains high levels of Silymarin which helps protect the liver from damage. Contains Cynarin, which stimulates healthy bile production for better digestion and nutrient absorption. Is extremely high in antioxidants, for anti-aging and health benefits.
Dandelion Root:Protects the liver from damage by toxins including alcohol. Stimulates liver detox, improving liver function and overall health.
Organic veggies: including sweet potato, carrots, kale, spinach, broccoli, and parsley. All are full of micronutrients and minerals for overall health.
Blueberry:Researchers have found that they protect the brain from stress and reduce age-related conditions of it.
Perfect Greens is perhaps the most complete product on the market for gaining the level of antioxidants needed for total health. It tastes delicious and especially so if you add a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
A year-long study by Dr. Minkoff found that over 90% of his patients had less than half of the levels of antioxidants in their systems vital to maintaining health. That is the reason for the product. The video on Youtube where he talks about it is right here.
Perfect Greens can be purchased by clicking here.
You need these antioxidants to have total health.
If you suffer chronic inflammation, chances are you’ve tried everything you could think of to make the pain go away.
The usual solutions people turn to include:
For most people, these solutions fail to provide consistent, long-term relief.
Medications provide short-term relief, special exercises help to some extent, but herbal remedies or supplements may not have worked as well as you hoped.
In today’s highly competitive economy, the new normal is for food manufacturers to use marketing ploys to make their products appear healthy – even when they aren’t.
Maltodextrin is one of the most common, hidden-in-plain-sight cons on the market today. It is glorified, processed sugar that masquerades as “carbs.”
It might sound unbelievable, but read the following quote from BellChem – a top US producer of maltodextrin:
“Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that can be hundreds of sugar molecules in length, which is much larger than the simple carbohydrate arrangement of glucose. Many soft drinks and other flavored beverages contain maltodextrin in their formulas so that they can have a lower amount of sugar on their nutrition facts labels. On the nutrition label, maltodextrin is included under the “Total Carbohydrate” heading, instead of the “sugars” label.”
The Infantry Battalion that I am fortunate enough to command - 3-187 Infantry, the Iron Rakkasans - conducts an event each Spring called the Iron Warrior Challenge (IWC).
The IWC can be a single event or a series of events designed to test Soldiers physically and mentally. The purpose of this event is to link the currently serving Soldiers with those who previously served in the unit, and to remember those that have gone before us and all they endured in the service of our Great Nation. The event was started by GEN (retired) David Petraeus when he commanded the Iron Rakkasans in the early 90s, and has continued on ever since.