Green Superfood Powder Buying Guide
So, you’re considering purchasing a green superfood powder but you don’t know how to decide and are starting to feel a little overwhelmed.
I don’t blame you, with so many options out there and so much confusing information getting thrown around it can seem almost impossible to know where to begin.
So, please allow me to break things down for you and help guide you through the process of what to look for when buying a green superfood powder.
3 Things To Consider When Buying A Green Superfood Powder
When it comes to choosing a green superfood powder, you may notice that price tends to vary quite a lot.
This is typically a result of the types of ingredients a company uses in their product but also on the quantity of each.
Or, in the case of some not-so-nice companies, the price is inflated due to the desire to make as much profit as possible even if the formula they’re selling costs almost nothing to produce.
To a degree, price does dictate the quality of the product but don’t use price alone when deciding which green superfood powder to choose.
Instead, take the time to truly learn which ingredients you desire, what the best quality forms of those ingredients are and of course: the quantity of those ingredients.
Now, speaking of nutritional quality, how do you know if the green superfood powder you choose is any good?
With some research you may learn which ingredients are the most important but did you know that there can also be many different forms of the same ingredient?
For example, let’s say you want to buy a magnesium supplement because you’re getting muscle cramps from lots of exercise.
You go to your local healthfood store or pharmacy and notice that there are about 5 different types of magnesium on the shelf.
You pick one up and check out the label and notice that it says “Magnesium Oxide”, you also notice that this one is the cheapest of them all.
There’s a reason for this.
Magnesium oxide is cheap, difficult to absorb, and very likely to cause you to have to run to the bathroom, while also not doing a very good job of preventing those pesky cramps.
If you go up the shelf and pick up one of the more expensive bottles of magnesium you may notice that the ingredient on the label is “Magnesium Citrate” or “Magnesium Glycinate.”
Both are excellent forms of Magnesium, with Glycinate, in my opinion, being the better.
You’ll pay more for this ingredient but guess what, you’ll rid yourself of those pesky cramps and all without the nasty side effects.
The same rule applies when searching for a green superfood powder.
When you look at the ingredient list and nutrition panel on the back, pay attention not only to what ingredients are in it but also what form those ingredients are provided in.
Some people are hardcore and enjoy drinking down a grassy tasting green superfood powder because hey, if it tastes this bad it must be good for you right?
But if you, like most mere mortals, care about the taste of a powder that you’re going to be drinking every day of the week then this is something to consider.
Now, when you combine green grasses, green vegetables and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals you typically don’t end up with a nice tasting powder.
So how can a green superfood powder be made to not only taste great but to also be healthy at the same time?
The answer: Carefully choosing the right ingredients and testing over and over until you find the ideal amount.
By using a little naturally sweet stevia combined with a few powdered fruits, we’ve managed to create a green superfood powder that definitely does not taste like it looks.
In fact, you may learn to not only tolerate it but to actually enjoy the taste and look forward to your daily serving.
How We Cracked The Green Superfood Powder Formula
Athletic Greens contains 75 ingredients that have been specifically chosen to address 11 different areas of health.
At this stage we are unaware of any other green superfood powder on the entire planet that does this.
So why do we do this?
You see, we want you to be able to take just one supplement each and every day and for it to be the most complete nutritional supplement you’ve ever taken.
Athletic Greens doesn’t just contain a bunch of green grasses with a sprinkling of vegetables on top.
Athletic Greens contains specifically chosen nutrients in their best and highest quality form to help you to improve your health in 11 different ways:
Blood Sugar Support
Green Superfood Blend
Neurological Health Blend
Liver Health Formula
Digestive Enzyme Formula
Athletic Greens contains a full spectrum multivitamin blend including Vitamins A,C,E and K plus the full range of B Vitamins in superior doses and forms, such as 5MTHF (5 Methylfolate) which is far superior to Folic Acid.
The good thing about getting your vitamins in the form of a highly absorbable green superfood powder is that it will be much easier for you to assimilate those vitamins than if you were to take a multivitamin tablet instead.
Also, with the superior forms of vitamins used in our formula, your chances of absorbing these vitamins becomes even higher.
Athletic Greens also contains a full spectrum of essential minerals including Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Chromium and Copper, all in high quality forms such as Magnesium Glycinate and Zinc Citrate.
Minerals are often neglected in the pursuit of covering your nutritional bases but are just as important as vitamins when it comes to achieving and maintaining optimal health.
With modern agricultural practices and over-farming, the mineral levels in our soil are becoming depleted and unfortunately this shows through in the foods we grow as a nation.
So now more than ever, supplementing with the right minerals in the right amounts is critical to maintaining excellent health.
It’s important to keep in mind that most minerals tend to accumulate in the body and can be dangerous in high doses. This is why we have carefully selected the quantities of minerals to include for you, as well as only using the highest quality and most absorbable forms of these minerals.
Athletic Greens is absolutely jam packed with antioxidants.
There’s Vitamins A,C and E, Acerola Cherry, Bilberry aka. Wild Blueberry, Goji Berry, Cocoa Bean Polyphenols, Grape seed Extract, Green Tea Extract and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Not only do these antioxidants protect your cells from damage but they can also help to increase the effectiveness of the other ingredients in the formula.
Blood Sugar Support
Athletic Greens contains Chromium Picolinate and Alpha Lipoic Acid to help you maintain healthy and stable blood sugar levels.
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels isn’t just important for diabetics. It’s also important for the general population as more stable blood sugar levels tend to result in better daily energy levels and less unwanted fat storage after meals.
Green Superfood Blend
We could hardly call ourselves a green superfood powder if we didn’t contain green superfoods now could we?
So we have added all of the most important and potent green superfood powders to the formula including Spirulina, Chlorella, Wheatgrass, Barley grass and Alfalfa.
We have also added some additional green vegetables for extra nutrients such as spinach and kelp (a sea vegetable) which provide nutrients not easily found in most diets.
Adaptogens are a specific group of herbs that are gaining popularity for their use in helping people adapt to stress.
They have been used for hundreds of years in eastern medicine but have only recently come into vogue in the western world.
Since 2009 we have been adding the most potent adaptogens into the Athletic Greens formula.
Inside Athletic Greens you’ll find Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwagandha, Licorice Root Extract and Eleuthero aka. Eleutherococcus Senticosus Root Extract.
Neurological Health Blend
For neurological support you’ll find Lecithin, Gotu Kola and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
All of these potent ingredients can help you maintain healthy nervous system function.
And we don’t just throw any old form in there either, the Lecithin we use is standardized for maximum effectiveness.
This means it is tested to make sure it contains as much of the active ingredients, called phosphatides, as possible.
Liver Health Formula
Liver health is very important not only for the function that most people think of, such as breaking down alcohol ,but also for the proper breakdown of fat and the production of bile for digestion.
To help you maintain healthy liver function we’ve included Milk Thistle Extract and Dandelion Root extract, both proven to help with liver function.
To make things even easier for your liver and other organs, be sure to drink plenty of water each and every day.
Fiber is critically important when it comes to maintaining healthy digestive function and proper elimination of waste from the body.
To assist with this we’ve included Beta Glucans and Inulin (not to be confused with Insulin!).
Both of these ingredients have been proven to aid digestive health and also to help improve the multiplication of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Now that you’re getting fiber, it’s time to take advantage of that by throwing in some probiotics aka. Good bacteria.
In Athletic Greens you’ll find the 2 most researched and proven strains of probiotics available:
Lactobacillus acidophilus and;
By having more of the “good guys” living in your digestive system, not only will you reap the digestive benefits, but more and more studies show that a healthy gut environment can also positively affect other areas of health such as immune health, mental health and skin health.
Digestive Enzyme Formula
And finally, to assist with the initial stages of digestion we have included some digestive enzymes for you.
These include Papain (from the Papaya fruit) and Bromelain (from Pineapple).
Both are proven to help assist with the proper digestion of a wide variety of foods.
How We Chose Our Green Superfood Powder Dosages
So, now that you know how many ingredients are contained within Athletic Greens, just how much of each ingredient is included?
This is an important question as it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing.
This is why we have carefully selected the dosages for each and every ingredient to be at a level which is sustainable to take each and every day without the risk of overdosing.
Also, by choosing superior forms of each ingredient, you will have the best chance of absorbing those nutrients.
This means we can keep the doses on many ingredients at a conservative level, which even further reduces the risk of you ever taking too much.
How Does The Quality Of Athletic Greens Compare To Other Green Superfood Powders?
I’d like to share something with you that many people don’t really think about when choosing a green superfood powder.
Unlike most other green superfood powders out there we choose to manufacture in New Zealand in a facility that exceeds all minimum standards required in the manufacturing of nutritional supplements.
Why do we bother to do this?
Because at present this is the absolute best way to ensure that the product being produced is of the highest possible standard.
Australia and New Zealand have the highest standards for the manufacturing of nutritional supplements in the world.
So by manufacturing in New Zealand, we are able to give you, the consumer, peace of mind about the quality of what you are putting into your body each and every day.
That’s our wrap up of green superfood powders. Hopefully it’s helped you narrow down your search!