Man, this purchase has been a long time coming….
Finally, after first hearing about the power of the green drink via Anthony Robbins many, many years ago I went online and got me some.
Why? For increased energy – and to make up some of those essential vitamins and minerals I may be lacking. What may they be, I hear you ask?
First up : Here’s the ingredient list – it’s very impressive;
barley grass, beet root powder, bilberry leaf, broccoli powder, carrot powder, dandelion leaf, garlic, ginger root, red raspberry leaf, rosemary leaf powder, sage leaf, spearmint, spinach, olive leaf, alfalfa leaf, alfalfa sprouts powder, Aloe 200:1, barley sprouts, beet leaf powder, cabbage leaf, celery, kale, MSM, okra, parsley leaf powder, peppermint leaves, shave grass, strawberry leaf, watercress aerial parts (I’m hazarding a guess at what that is), wintergreen leaf, cauliflower, avocado, cucumber, green tea extract, L-beta carotine.
Yummy, or what? All fairly recognisable, except perhaps MSM. MSM is a dietary supplement (organic) form of sulfur (sulphur). You might find this site useful in explaining its potential health benefits.
So, being very brave, I made this powder into a drink, by adding 375mls of water as directed, and here’s what it looks like:
Believe me, it tastes worse than it looks. I barely made it to the end of the glass without vomiting.
So, what am I hoping to achieve? First off I’m delighted to be supplementing my predominantly healthy, organic, veggie diet with this formidable list of vitamins;
Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin G and Vitamin K
And then there’s the minerals, most of which I haven’t even heard of – and which make me slightly more nervous;
Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Trace Minerals, Folic Acid, Niacin, Folate, Copper, Panothenic Acid, Choline, Soluble Iron, Fibre, Manganese, Omega 3 fatty acids, Thiamine, Tryptophan, Dietry Fibre (?), Calcium, Molybdenum, Caffeic Acid, Mineral Silica, Zinc, Boron, Silicon, Selenium, Histidine, Glycine, Tyrosine, Zirconium, Chromium, Aluminium, Saponins, Phytosterols , Alkaloids, Tannins, Phenolic Acids, Riboflavin, Protein, Sulfur, Nitrogen, Salicylic acid.
Phew! The other thing I’m looking for is an obvious increase in my energy levels. I have to say I don’t imagine it can have taken effect with only one drink, but I haven’t stopped since 6am today – and that’s now a whole 15 hours ago! Perhaps I’ll just wait and see until the end of the tub. That should be in about 30 days…. If all of those extra minerals haven’t killed me.
(the ingredients have been certified 100% organic. of course, it doesn’t state on the packaging by whom.)
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