Key Ingredients Found In Complete Greens® :
Apple Fiber: 353 mg
Apple fiber contributes to a wide array of functions. It can be used to support normal cholesterol levels, maintain healthy blood sugar levels and support healthy blood pressure levels. Apple fiber is most beneficial in supporting normal bowel function. It also cleanses toxic substances from the colon and supports healthy colon function.
Fiber is generally found in the seeds, stems and leaves of plants. Fiber found in foods is usually a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is dissolvable in water and can be broken down by bacteria enzymes in the digestive tract and insoluble fiber cannot. The fibers found in foods such as apples contain both types of fiber.
Apple fiber helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It hinders the absorption of glucose in the bloodstream and may help normalize blood glucose levels by slowing the absorption of dietary sugar.
The fiber aids in binding certain antioxidant causing compounds in the colon, and helps to speed the removal of toxins from the body. By doing so, apple fiber helps ensure that toxic metals are eliminated from the body system without being absorbed. This cleanses and protects the colon from serious problems. Fiber aids in maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Soy Lecithin: 549 mg
Soy Lecithin, or phosphatidylcholine, is a phospholipid that supplies an exceptional source of choline that is a major component of cell membranes and is important for cellular repair. It is important because without it, the cell membranes would harden, which would prohibit essential nutrients from entering and leaving the cell. It also acts as an emulsifier to sustain healthy heart function. It is a mixture of neutral and polar lipids that are mainly produced from vegetable sources. Soybean, sunflower and rapeseed are the major plant sources, with soybean being the most common source.
Soy lecithin's role in the maintenance of cell membranes is essential to all the basic biological processes. These processes consist of information flow that occurs within cells from DNA to RNA proteins, formation of cellular energy, intracellular communication or signal transduction and fluidizing effects on cellular membranes. Soy lecithin is absorbed into the mucosal cells of the small intestine following the digestion by the pancreatic enzyme phospholipase.
Barley Grass: 98 mg
Barley Grass contains essential vitamins, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants and many other nutrients that the body needs every day to optimize health. It is a rich source of chlorophyll, which is believed to have some health-promoting functions. Some common uses of barley grass are supporting digestive health, detoxifying systems, increasing energy and rejuvenating the skin.
Barley grass contains several additional nutrients that have antioxidant activity. Surprising amounts of vitamins and minerals are found in the green barley leaves. They have an ability to absorb nutrients from the soil that are necessary for the human diet. Potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta carotene, folic acid, pantothenic acid and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C are all nutrients included in the leaves.
Barley also contains a glucan, which is a fiber that has been found to support healthy cholesterol levels. The root of barley grass contains the alkaloid hordenine, which excites peripheral blood circulation. When digested, the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in the barley grass are absorbed and metabolized by normal physiological processes.
Barley Malt: 78 mg
Barley malt is made from sprouted barley and is a thick, dark, slow-digesting sweetener. Malting is a process that is applied to barley, as well as other cereal grains, where the grains are made to germinate and then are quickly dried before the plant develops. Barley is the most common malt because of its high enzymes, which convert its starch supply into simple sugars.
Barley malt helps to normalize proper bacterial colonization of the colon, which helps to reduce toxin build up. It supports normal digestion and is used for maintaining normal bowel movement. It also promotes a soothing effect on the digestive tract.
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica (HSP): 314 mg
Spirulina is a genus of the phylum Cyanobacteria. It is classified as a blue-green algae or blue-green bacteria. Spirulina is a rich source of protein that also contains chlorophyll, carotenoids, minerals and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The spirulina plants are aquatic and grow naturally in lakes that are rich in salt, mainly in Central and South America and in Africa. Those used in supplements are typically grown and harvested in outdoor tanks in California, Hawaii and Asia.
HSP naturally contains fatty acids, vitamin B12, iron, protein, and essential amino acids that the body cannot produce. It also contains chlorophyll and carotenoids, both of which are known for their antioxidant properties. Spirulina contains high levels of protein and low levels of fat, therefore, the powder made from this alga is often mixed with juice as a supplement to low calorie diets. HSP can also aid in the maintenance of the immune system, mineral absorption improving energy and mood, supporting weight loss and maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Wheat Grass: 110 mg
Wheat grass is a rich source of chlorophyll, which is believed to have health-promoting activities. Wheat grass is also filled with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are essential in building and maintaining a healthy immune system. Wheat grass can help to improve natural immunity while increasing stamina and energy.
Wheat Grass is believed to neutralize toxins in the body, which helps the body's immune system to naturally resist illness. It can also stimulate the metabolism, restore alkalinity and neutralize acid production, as well as support digestion, enhance metabolism, increase vigor and assist in the recovery from stress or illness. Wheat grass has been shown to purify the blood, by restoring the blood to a healthy pH balance, which is often too acidic due to diets that containing many processed foods. It also is believed to support red blood cell count, support healthy blood sugar levels and maintain healthy cardiovascular system.
Alfalfa Grass: 78 mg
Alfalfa is a fiber-rich, perennial herb that grows throughout the world. The leaves of the plant are rich in minerals and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, potassium and carotene. Because of its generally nutritive value, Alfalfa increases energy to those with vitamin and mineral deficiency or protein energy malnutrition. Alfalfa grass aids in promoting healthy liver function, healthy bowel movement, body and breath odor, and supports the circulatory and respiratory systems.
Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, which has a neutralizing effect on the intestinal tract and assists with digestive problems.
It is also said to support normal blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and promote pituitary gland function. Alfalfa promotes normal blood clotting because it stimulates the immune system.
Brown Rice Bran: 78 mg
Bran is the hard outer layer of cereal grains that consists of combined aleurone and pericarp. Bran is an essential part of whole grains and is usually produced as a by-product during the milling process in the production of refined grains. Bran is milled from rice and all cereal grains, including maize, oats, millet and wheat.
Rice Bran contains a variety of antioxidants that pass on valuable effects to human health. The majority of rice bran contains 12-13 percent oil and highly unsaponifiable components. It also contains tocotrienol, gamma-oryzanol and beta-sitosterol. Brown rice bran contains a high level of dietary fibers, both soluble and insoluble, and also ferulic acid.
Bee Pollen: 39 mg
Bee pollen consists of plant pollens gathered by worker bees combined with plant nectar and bee saliva. Pollen includes the male germ seeds of plants, flowers or blossoms on trees. Bee pollen is made up of about 25-30 percent proteins, 30-55 percent carbohydrates, one to 20 percent lipids, along with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and trace amounts of other organic substances.
Common uses of bee pollen include supporting the immune system, combating fatigue and low moods, supporting colon health, supporting memory and supporting healthy respiratory function. Bee pollen is an excellent source of antioxidants, which gives it an immunizing effect. Bee pollen aids in helping the body to recover from exercise by returning breathing and heart rate to normal and improving endurance for repeat exertion.
Acerola Berry Juice: 24 mg
The acerola berry is the fruit of the small tree or bush known as Malphighia glabra. It is native to the Antilles and northern South America. The acerola berry is also known as the Barbados cherry, Antilles cherry, West Indies cherry or the Puerto Rican cherry. It was first analyzed by researchers in 1945 at the University of Puerto Rico's School of Medicine, and it was found to be very rich in vitamin C. This research inspired the use of the fruit for colds.
One of the richest sources of vitamin C in the world is the acerola. The vitamin C content of the fruit depends on the season, ripeness, location and climate. The fruit contains the highest amount of vitamin C when the fruit is still green, and contains the lowest amount when it is ripe. In the unripe fruit, the vitamin C content can be up to 4.7 grams per 100 grams of fruit and about two grams per 100 grams in ripe fruit. To compare with an orange, another fruit that is known for containing vitamin C, it has about 50 milligrams per 100 grams, which is a significantly lower amount than contained in a green acerola berry. Acerola also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, beta carotene, magnesium, potassium and flavonoids. In addition to its antioxidant properties from vitamin C, it also helps to maintain the skin and supports liver function.