FORMULA HEALTH - GREEN BOOST | CERTIFIED ORGANIC GREENS SUPERFOOD (30 SERVE) (300G)
Naturopath formulated, Green Boost combines organic ingredients which has been carefully selected to create a supercharged blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to give your body the daily nutrients it needs. Added to the blend are probiotics and digestive enzymes to enhance nutrient absorption and support digestive health. Great tasting with an anti-oxidant level equal to 10 serves of vegetables in just one serve, your body will thank you. Green Boost contains nutrients that may contribute to:
As a great tasting and easy to mix drink, Green Boost is a great solution for those wanting to add more plant based, alkaline superfoods in their daily diet.
WHAT'S IN IT?
Often deemed the most nutritionally complete superfood. It contains a rich supply of nutrients, including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, vitamins A, K, and B complex. It also has a high supply of carotenoids such as beta carotene and yellow xanthophylls which have antioxidant properties. As well as beta carotene, spirulina contains other nutrients such manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, and chromium. These nutrients help fight free radicals, cell-damaging molecules absorbed by the body through pollution, poor diet, injury, or stress. By removing free radicals, the nutrients help the immune system fight cancer and cellular degeneration.
Organic Wheat Grass & Barley Grass
has twice the amount of vitamin A as carrots and is higher in vitamin C than oranges. It contains all the B Vitamins as well as calcium and magnesium. In addition, both contain antioxidants, enzymes and other phytonutrients such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) that act as powerful detoxifiers of the liver and blood. SOD is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant enzymes and has been shown to; lessen the effects of radiation; digest toxins in the body; protect cells from free radicals which contribute to the aging process and cleanse the body of any heavy metals , toxins or pollutants that may be stored in the body's tissues and organs.
Contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, it is loaded with important minerals such as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium and many others.It has been found that regular ingestion of alfalfa can aid in flushing the bowels of built up toxins. Widely used for its diuretic actions, its is very useful for people experiencing water retention, urinary tract infections, arthritis and gout. The latter due to its ability to break down uric acid crystals located in the joints.
A single-celled fresh water algae, is the life blood of plants and is rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll carries high levels of oxygen (among other nutrients) which assists the body to restore cell and organ functions and a pH balance. Its high oxygen content helps deliver more oxygen to the blood which is very useful for the brain which uses 25% of the body's oxygen supply. Chlorella has a number of health benefits which include; repairing nerve tissues, enhancing the immune system, normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure levels and promoting healthy pH levels in your gut which supports good bacterial growth.
Organic Flaxseed Meal (Cold Pressed)
One of nature’s richest source of Omega 3 (55-60% as Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA)). Every human cell uses Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) to maintain a healthy cell wall and cannot exist without them. Our bodies can NOT make Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's), so we must get them from food sources. Research has shown that Omega 3 can have beneficial results in many illnesses and conditions including - heart disease, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, premenstrual syndrome, allergies, inflammatory tissue conditions, water retention and skin conditions.
Organic Inulin (Prebiotic)
A polysaccharide, which is a soluble fibre classed as a fructan. Fructans are chains of fructose indigestible by our body, but loved by the good bacteria in our gut flora. Since our body cannot digest the fructans, Inulin has very little impact on blood sugar and unlike other sugars is not insulemic. A daily dose of the recommended intake of Inulin promotes immune system function, supports the cardiovascular system, and enhances the absorption of minerals in the body. Furthermore inulin can be vital for weight loss or calorie reduced diets, works as a digestive aid, and can be invaluable for diabetics. The Organic Inulin used in Green Boost is sourced from Jerusalem Artichoke.
Loaded with anti-oxidants including polyphenols. In fact, Cinnamon is commonly ranked 3rd on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorpance Capacity) scale which measures the anti-oxidant capacity of foods. Most of cinnamon's benefits on health and metabolism as well as its distinct smell and taste are due to the compound called Cinnameldehyde. Cinnamon has shown to be useful for, inflammation, blood sugar regulation and improved insulin sensitivity, heart disease by reducing LDL "bad" cholesterol and blood pressure and infections through anti-fungal/bacterial actions. The organic cinnamon used in Green Boost is Cinnamon zeylanicum - "True Cinnamon".
Organic Dandelion Root
A great source of beta-carotene, vitamin c, iron, calcium, magnesium and Luteolin, a powerful anti-oxidant. As well as being nutrient rich, most of the health benefits are attributed to its bitter tasting compounds. The effects of these compounds are contributed in helping its overall effect in maintaining a healthy digestive system. By improving liver function and promoting healthy bile flow, Dandelion root may assist with a sluggish liver, constipation and poor appetite as well as reduce cholesterol, weight loss, acne and protect cells from free radicals.
Milk Thistle Extract (Silymarin)
Nature’s own liver protector and supporter. In addition to having numerous health benefits including, anti-aging properties, free radical scavenger and supporting menopausal related symptoms, its main actions are exerted on the liver. These include; cell protection through blocking the entrance of certain toxins thereby slowing the progression of liver damage, also known as cirrhosis and uniquely having the ability to regenerate damaged liver cells to normal function.
Plant Based Digestive Enzyme Blend (Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease)
A multi-enzyme complex consisting mainly of amylase (starch hydrolyzing enzyme), protease (protein hydrolyzing enzyme) and lipase (fat hydrolyzing enzyme). In addition to these, it also contains cellulase (that hydrolyzes cellulose) and lactase (that hydrolyzes lactose). The enzymes in this complex are of microbial origin (fungal amylase, lipase, lactase, cellulase; and a bacterial neutral protease), entirely plant based that are derived from fermented grain (Aspergillus oryzae). Amylase…24,000 U/g, Cellulase…200 U/g, Lactase…4,000 U/g, Lipase…1,000 U/g, Neutral Protease… 6,000 U/g. This digestive enzyme blend facilitates the breakdown of carbohydrates, protein, fats and fibre which may assist digestive function and also be useful for allergies, fatigue and headaches.
Is an enzyme that specifically digests proteins. Bromelain has been found to help your body digest food and absorb nutrients more efficiently, as well as being extremely effective at healing issues in the gastrointestinal tract. It may be useful for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Dyspepsia, Colon Cancer, Constipation and Crohn’s Disease.
Plant Based Probiotic Blend
A natural probiotic blend that may assist to provide the body with a daily source of fiber, probiotics, and nutrients which may contribute to; the promotion healthy intestinal flora, improving intestinal health and enhancing nutrient absorption. With 8 highly viable living strains derived from non-GMO, organic, vegetarian sources, this probiotic blend has the ability to survive stomach acid and be stable at room temperature. Each strain is unique in its own way:
L. acidophilus & L. bulgaricus - thrive in the gastrointestinal tract; produce their own anti-biotics that help neutralize toxins and kill harmful bacteria and are beneficial in relieving IBS symptoms and diarrhoea. L. rhamnosus & L. casei - are stable in stomach acids of the gastrointestinal tract; are beneficial for anti-viral immunity, respiratory tract infections and reducing flatulent gas and diarrhoea. L. plantarum - are stable in stomach acids of the gastrointestinal tract and posseses anti-microbial and anti-bacterial benefits. B. coagulans - spores activate in stomach acids then begin to germinate and proliferate in the intestines. Ability to improve vaginal flora, abdominal pain, Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS) bloating and immune response in viral challenges. B. bifidum & B. breve - are two of the major genera of bacteria that make up the lower digestive tract flora. They have shown to exert a range of beneficial health effects, including inhibition of pathogens and harmful bacteria that may cause inflammation of gut mucosa.
An excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, and manganese. It is a very good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids phosphorus, protein, folate, and niacin. Kale is an especially rich source of glucosinolates, and once kale is eaten and digested, these glucosinolates can be converted by the body into cancer preventive compounds.
Organic Spinach has various health benefits due to the presence and phytonutrients, including potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium. Spinach is a rich source of beta carotene, lutein and xanthene, all of which are beneficial for eyesight. The folate present in spinach also contributes to the reduction of hypertension and relaxes blood vessels, while maintaining proper blood flow. A pigment called lutein that is found in spinach has been shown to reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
Broccoli is a rich source of phytonutrient glucosinolates, flavonoids, and various other antioxidant compounds that boost our health in a major way. This includes its ability to prevent many types of cancer, improve our digestive system, lower cholesterol, detoxify the body, maximize vitamin and mineral uptake, prevent allergic reactions, boost the immune system, protect the skin, prevent birth defects, lower blood pressure, eliminate inflammation, and improve vision and ocular health.
High in vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. Studies have revealed that beets are good at preventing skin, lung, and colon cancer, since they contain the pigment betacyaninis, which counteracts cancerous cell growth. The beta-carotene found in beetroot aids in reducing or slowing macular degeneration in the eyes. Macular degeneration is often associated with an increase in free radicals, which drastically affect the premature aging process of many people.
The B vitamins in asparagus helps maintain normal healthy levels of homocysteine. Raised levels of homocysteine can lead to damage of blood vessels, venous thrombosis in which clotting of blood happens in the veins, and atherosclerosis, which can all further lead to cardiac disorders.
High in manganese, iron, potassium and magnesium, turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory abilities, specifically due to the action of Curcumin. In fact, the strength of this substance (curcumin) is likened to some of the strongest pharmaceutical options for reducing inflammation. Useful for treating pain and swelling, turmeric may also assist with, arthritis, gout, cramps, menstrual disorders, reducing cholesterol, heart health, cancer prevention, detoxification and gastrointestinal disorders.
Contains high levels of vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids and polyphenols which can pack a major punch for a better immune system. It can improve white blood cell count and stimulate growth, especially if you are recovering from an injury, illness or surgery. It’s also useful for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, faster healing of irritated or dry skin, and prevent infections and inflammation, such as flare-ups of psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Organic Paw Paw
Is rich in antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as vitamin B (folate and pantothenic acid). It is also a good source of fibre and minerals such as magnesium. Together, these nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer. The presence of papain, a digestive super enzyme, improves digestion by breaking down proteins and also cleanses the digestive tract. This ensures a reduced conversion of protein into body fat. If the protein in our diet is not digested properly, it may cause arthritis, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure and other related health conditions.
Organic Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Having more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable, some of the most notable benefits of amla include minimizing the signs of aging, lowering cholesterol levels, optimizing digestion, preventing chronic disease, treating respiratory infections, stimulating the immune system and promoting growth and development.
Contains the minerals - potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, zinc and sodium. It is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin. Pomegranate juice can help promote brain health. The punicalagin found in pomegranates can inhibit neuroinflammation responsible for damaging brain cells known as micrologia. These central nervous system immune cells are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Also, high antioxidants in the juice, while protecting memory, help stop the progress of Alzheimer disease.
Mix 1o grams (2 heaped teaspoons) in 250-300ml of water or juice (non acidic) once or twice daily. Alternatively, sprinkle onto cereal, blend into yoghurt or smoothie or add to a protein shake.
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