6.35oz/180 g powder
Six of the world’s most nutritious vegetables (barley grass, spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard and broccoli sprouts) combine to form a veritable powerhouse of plant antioxidants, flavonoids and nutrients.
- Low Energy
- Cardiovascular, Immune System and Digestive Health
Plants in their most nutritious form
Leaves, especially sprouts, are among the best and most prolific sources of nutrients on the planet. This combination of barley leaf, spinach, kale, arugula, swiss chard, and broccoli sprout powder is the only product on the market using this unique blend of leaves and sprouts that work together to boost your health.
And it is Plant Based, 0 Carb, Ketogenic Friendly Nutrition!
Lets get into the details:
Barley leaf (Hordeum vulgare) is the most nutritious of the green grasses! Barley leaf contributes to the high Vitamin K and chlorophyll in LeafGreens.
Vitamin K is essential for the body to use calcium, which helps with healthy bone density and healthy formation of blood clots to heal wounds. New research indicates that vitamin K may also help prevent the calcification of arteries, slow the cognitive decline associated with aging process, and regulate blood sugar. This great article shows that plants are your best source of Vitamin K, and you cant really reach the optimum amounts without them!
Chlorophyll protects the body from the daily onslaught of carcinogens, radiation, and DNA damage. It also helps the body heal wounds, improve regularity, and control odor.
Spinach leaf (Spinacia oleracea) is rich in nutrients, including many essential vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants. Research shows that lutein, a nutrient particularly abundant in LeafGreens, may prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Among its many documented health benefits, the spinach leaf may also aid in curbing anemia, constipation, insomnia, obesity, high blood pressure, bronchitis, and indigestion.
Kale leaf (Brassica oleracea Acephala) leaf has an abundance of flavonoids. Quercetin, found naturally in kale, arugula, swiss chard, and spinach leaves, belongs to a group of plant pigments known as flavanoids that are partly responsible for the color of many fruits and vegetables.
The synthetic quercetin dihydrate found in most supplements is not soluble in water and thus provides no meaningful benefits. The natural quercetin found in LeafGreens is bioavailable and absorbable.
Recent studies have found quercetin to inhibit the production and release of histamine and other allergic and inflammatory substances. Histamine contributes to allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, and the swelling of soft tissue. Quercetin can provide arthritis relief, inhibit joint inflammation, inhibit the aggregation of platelets (abnormal clotting), and help improve circulation.
National Cancer Institute research has shown that phytochemicals known as indoles found in kale “inhibit the development of cancer in several organs in rats and mice, including the bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach.”
Arugula leaf (Eruca sativa) contains a group of compounds known as glucosinolates responsible for the distinct flavor of arugula. When digested, glucosinolates are broken down into indoles, nitriles, thiocynates, and isothiocyanates. These compounds have been found to deactivate carcinogens, protect cells from DNA damage, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris) leaf contains the flavonoid kaempferol. Kaempferol inhibits the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and the formation of platelet clusters in the blood, providing benefits for those with arteriosclerosis. Kaempferol also plays a role in regulating our blood’s water-sodium/glucose balance and kidney cell function often problematic in diabetics. A study in 2002 found that flavonoids such as kaempferol can suppress oxidative stress, which may help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Swiss chard is also a source of syringic acid, a flavonoid that according to a study published in the Journal of Acute Disease helps to stabilize blood sugars.
Broccoli sprout (Brassica oleracea) contains the highest concentration of sulforaphane among brassicas. Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient that may lower inflammatory response and improve cardiovascular health. One serving of LeafGreens powder provides the recommended 400 μg of sulforaphane daily.
A study published in 2009 found that oral consumption of sulforaphane reduced inflammation in human airways by increasing naturally occurring enzymes in the body. An animal study in 2004 found that broccoli sprouts decreased stress in both cardiovascular and kidney tissues. A 2015 study found that after drinking sulfophane-rich juice, protective changes were detectable in the lining of the test subjects’ mouths. University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences believe these protective changes may reduce the likelihood of oral cancer.
Key Benefits and Features
- The flavonoid kaempferol improves kidney function and inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol
- The flavonoid quercetin inhibits the production and release of histamine
- Quercetin can reduce joint inflammation
- Vitamin K is crucial to healthy bone density, may help prevent the hardening of arteries, and may regulate blood sugar
- Lutein may prevent macular degeneration and protect the skin and eyes from free-radical damage
- Sulforaphane can improve cardiovascular and kidney health
- Rich levels of antioxidants
- Ideal for low-carbohydrate and low-sugar or diabetic diets
- High levels of natural chlorophyll, 21 mg per serving
- Contains the recommended 400 μg of sulforaphane per serving
- Certified Non-GMO & Vegan
- Smooth and mild citrus taste
LeafGreens is also available in a delicious cocoa flavor.