Green supplements may be a way to get the nutrients found in green plants and herbs, that may not be standard in your everyday diet. Green supplements may appeal to you if you are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Most green supplements contain "super-food" sea greens like spirulina, chlorella, kelp, seaweed or algae. Greens such as barley grass, alfalfa and wheat grass may also be present along with beneficial herbs, vegetables and vitamins. Green supplements are available in liquid and capsule form. Consult with your doctor before adding green supplements to your diet.
Macro Greens from MacroLife Naturals comes in a powder form that can be mixed with water or apple juice, or blended into a smoothie. The MacroLife website claims that Macro Greens will strengthen your immune system, boost your energy and metabolism, detox and cleanse your body, improve digestion, calm down food cravings and help you lose or maintain weight naturally.
Some ingredients found in Macro Greens include organic barley juice powder, spirulina, chlorella, aloe vera, probiotics, lecithin, organic flax seed, ginkgo biloba, apple fiber, natural plant enzymes, milk thistle, barley juice powder, ginger, red raspberry, parsley, horsetail, yucca, watercress and carrot juice powder and Stevia.
VegeGreens by Progressive Nutritional Therapies comes in both capsule and powder form. The powder is available in Original or Blueberry Medley flavor and can be mixed with water, juice or added to smoothies. According to Progressive's website, VegeGreens will provide you with the nutrient equivalent of six to eight servings of fresh vegetables and will benefit you by restoring a healthy pH balance; detoxifying your body; cleansing your colon; increasing your energy; relieving allergies; lowering cholesterol; slowing the aging process and preventing osteoporosis.
The powder contains essential fatty acids like flax seed oil, green food concentrates like spinach and barley greens, sea vegetables such as chlorella and spirulina, land vegetables, phytonutrients, vegetables, herbal extracts, a fiber blend and digestive support blend.
TerraGreens by TerraCeutics comes in capsule form. The recommended dosage is four capsules. TerraCeutics promises that their super-green food formulas will make you feel better and help to improve your quality of life by alkalizing, energizing and nourishing the cells in your body. TerraGreens have a relatively short ingredient list that includes spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa, kelp, broccoli powder extract and gelatin.
Sarah Bourque has been a freelance writer since 2006 and is based in the Pacific Northwest. She writes and edits for the local publisher, Pacific Crest Imprint and has written for several online content sites. Her work recently appeared in "The Goldendale Tourism and Economic Development Magazine" and "Sail the Gorge!" magazine. She attended Portland Community College where she studied psychology.