Ingredient Spotlight: Green Balance®
It’s no secret that proper nutrition plays an essential role in building muscle, losing fat, and performing to your max.
While “proper nutrition” might mean different things to different people based on their lifestyle, genetics, performance and physique goals, most people will generally agree that a “healthy” diet consists of:
- Lean protein
- Healthy fats
- Whole grains
Despite this fact, countless individuals fail to fuel their body’s properly on a regular basis. In fact, estimates indicate that only about 9% of US adults consume enough vegetables daily, and a mere 12.2% consume the recommended amounts of fruit.
This is really a shame because fruits and vegetables are rife with beneficial phytonutrients, including polyphenols and antioxidants, that can support health, wellness, and performance.
Why a given individual struggles to get enough quality nutrition depends on a variety of factors, but one of the most common reasons is a lack of time to properly source and prepare healthy food.
For this exact reason, we created PhytoActivMax -- the most scientifically-advanced total body health supplement on the market.
A crucial component of PhytoActivMax is our greens blend-- Green Balance®.
PhytoActivMax includes a robust 2,000mg of Green Balance® in every serving!
What is Green Balance®?
Now, before the collective eye-roll and sign of yet another greens supplement, the greens blend in PhytoActivMax isn’t just any old greens blend like you’d find amid the myriad of greens and reds supplements on the market.
Green Balance® is a premium blend of organic, micronutrient-rich foods (“superfoods”) including:
- Alfalfa grass
- Barley grass
- Lemon juice
- Oat grass
Collectively, this array of complementary foods offer a valuable source of naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that may help support micronutrient needs, aid energy production, and assist with a healthy pH balance.
Let’s now take a closer look at some of the standout superfoods in Green Balance, beginning with:
Contains 300+ nutrients and phytonutrients, including non-heme iron, calcium, vitamin C, and chlorophyll, as well as other bioactive compounds such as saponins, phytosterols, terpenes, flavonoids and carotenoids
Contains a diverse array of phytochemicals including triterpenoid saponins, bioflavonoids, polysaccharides, trace minerals and amino acids that support cardiovascular health
Offers a bevy of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids (such as ALA), protein, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), peptides, polysaccharides and beta-glucans as well as a broad spectrum of phytochemicals including chlorophyll and carotenoids
A well-known dark green leafy vegetable, kale is one of the most micronutrient-dense foods available, containing a mix of essential vitamins and minerals (including manganese, copper & potassium) as well as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane.
A complete plant protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) as well as flavonoids, beta-sitosterol and beta-carotene. Barley grass is also high in dietary fiber and contains superoxide dismutase (SOD) -- a vital part of the body’s antioxidant defense
A type of blue-green algae known to benefit humans, spirulina is a good source of nucleic acids, essential fatty acids, polysaccharides, and assorted phytochemicals including phycocyanin, chlorophyll and carotenoids. Spirulina also happens to be one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12.
How to Use PhytoActivMax
PhytoActivMax is meant to complement and supplement your diet. It is NOT meant to be used in lieu of consuming sufficient amounts of fruits and veggies each day.
You can mix up a serving and drink it alongside one of your meals during the day or toss a scoop into your morning smoothie along with fresh/frozen fruit and a scoop of protein powder.
- Lee-Kwan SH, Moore LV, Blanck HM, et al. Disparities in state-specific adult fruit and vegetable consumption — United States, 2015. MMWR. 2017;66:1241–1247.
- Wang, D., Zhuang, Y., Tian, Y., Thomas, G. N., Ying, M., & Tomlinson, B. (2012). Study of the Effects of Total Flavonoids of Astragalus on Atherosclerosis Formation and Potential Mechanisms. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2012, 282383. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/282383
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