Super Greens Foods Supplements: Revitalize Your Life and Workouts
Part 1: Chlorophyll, Chlorella and Medicinal Mushrooms
If you haven’t already joined the many thousands of people to have benefited from greens powder products, it may be time to add this unsurpassed health tonic to your ever-growing supply of key health supplements.
While calling greens powders an ‘unsurpassed health tonic’ may seem a little bold, closer inspection reveals that the many unique benefits to be derived from these nutrient-packed products can, and will, give you an edge in health and fitness that other health products simply cannot come close to achieving.
Greens powders have for decades been heralded for their healing and health-boosting properties. By using the right product at the right time, pH balance, protein synthesis, endurance, recovery, immune function, detoxification and digestion can all be greatly enhanced.5 This adds up to more muscle, lower body fat levels and a greater quality of life overall.
Greens products are some of the most potent in today’s supplement market and it is certain that you will experience more combined health benefits than ever before. But why do greens supplements work the way they do and what makes up a quality greens formula? Could greens be the missing link in your quest for perfect health and the body you’ve always wanted? Read on to find out!
Chlorophyll and Chlorella for Health
Chlorophyll and Chlorella are two of the most power-packed substances known to nutritional science. Chlorophyll, a super nutrient contained in the pigment of green plant foods, has in recent times gained notoriety for its considerable health benefits. You name the health benefit and chlorophyll is likely to provide it. This potent health extract promises to put more spring in your step and, for lifters at all levels, add more weight to the bar.5,6,7,8,10
- Energizes (nourishes, enriches & builds heme component of hemoglobin & red blood cells)
- Detoxifies (binds with harmful substances, like mercury, lead & arsenic & flushes them from body)
- Balances pH
- Cleanses the blood
- Wound healing
- Aides digestion (via the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria)
But not all chlorophyll is created equal. To get enough of it to supercharge health and to gain the many benefits outlined above would require a daily green-leafy-vegetable-binge-fest. You could commit to the vast consumption of copious greens. Or you could instead take two daily servings of CYTOGREENS, the most potent greens product on today’s market – thereby saturating your cells with 40 times the amount of chlorophyll found in a single serving of dark green broccoli (and 21 times the amount of chlorophyll contained in a full serving of dark leafy greens!).
Furthermore, the chlorophyll found in nutritious foods such as broccoli and green leafy vegetables is greatly depleted whenever high temperatures are used to prepare these foods. By contrast, the chlorophyll used in quality green foods formulas is pure, potent and highly concentrated.
Chlorella, is a nutrient-dense superfood that cleanses the blood, helps to replenish key hormones. It also improves digestion (among many other benefits) and it’s particularly useful in supporting a healthy immune system response and aiding “natural killer” cell activity.7
Chlorella is packed with B vitamins, our friend chlorophyll, key immune vitamins E and C, beta-carotene, magnesium and amino acids for muscle contraction and protein synthesis, and iron to increase energy levels.8, 9 It also contains more protein than meat per gram of weight. CYTOGREENS provides the richest source of pure chlorella to be found in any such product.
When we consider all the foods purported to enhance health and wellbeing, the decidedly unsexy mushroom usually ranks low on the list. But it should be near the top, and here’s why. The power of mushrooms has not escaped the scientific scrutiny of the manufacturers of CYTOGREENS, who have included this fruiting body of various fungi in a powerful extract blend.
Featuring the uniquely beneficial flammulina velutipes (FVE) and its biologically-active compound, mycosterol (a fungi sterol which reduces blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure), CYTOGREENS can also take its place as a go-to supplement for heart health.1
That’s not all. FVE also acts as a potent antioxidant and is rich in dietary fiber, thus inhibiting cell-destroying oxidation and lowering blood cholesterol and blood glucose respectively.
Also included in CYTOGREENS is Reishi Mushroom Hyphae Extract, a fungus with proven immune-enhancing and fatigue-fighting properties. Scientists as far back as the 70s, in China and Japan, discovered in Reishi mushrooms highly active beta-(1>3)-glucans, which work to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells.2, 11
High levels of secondary metabolites called triterpenoids were also discovered in the humble Reishi.2
It is the potent actions of these metabolites that are thought to set the Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.
While many mushroom powders claim to improve health on multiple levels, it’s the extract form that really possesses the scientifically proven benefits of Reishi mushrooms. The Reishi Mushroom Hyphae Extract contained in CYTOGREENS is the most potent of these forms.
Coming Soon – Part 2: pH Balance, High ORAC Nutrients, Aloe Vera, and Flax Fiber
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