Vitamineral Green Review – Best Green Powder?

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So usually I judge a product by if I actually buy it again! Many health products – if not an overwhelming majority – I do not finish and never end up re-purchasing. This is because rarely do I feel the effects of a product or notice an increase in my overall wellbeing. There has to be something special, real, and noticeable about a health product to inspire me to purchase it over and over again and use it on a regular basis. While this is only my second bottle of Vitamineral Green I decided to invest in a larger bottle… that says something!!
 
This product isn’t super cheap. I think at Sprouts I paid about 35$ for the first smaller bottle and ~50$ for my bigger bottle I have now. The pricing on Amazon seems to be a bit more but I’m sure you can shop around and experiment with the smaller bottle first 🙂 This product though is so dense, does not have a bunch of fillers or fiber, and you can use a much smaller amount for the same benefits. Think quality over quantity. 
 
When I first started using this I was mixing a large spoonful with a small glass of green juice. I bought the Odwalla green superfood smoothie in a big jug (under 10$ in store) to mix with this, and they are totally complementary! This is still my mix to this day, my recommendation is to put in the powder before pouring your liquid into the cup as this makes it a bit easier for mixing, and then stirring with a KNIFE. When I would stir with a spoon some of the powder would mix with the juice and clot leaving me with chunks of powder on my spoon that were not so pleasant to lick off. Make sure to mix well and really get all of the powder separated, as it goes down a lot smoother. I have tried this product with water and it was not super friendly tasting. It wasn’t horrible but mixed with juice or the thick green smoothie it was almost unnoticeable and tasted extra healthy. I have also heard of some people mixing it with coconut water and stevia, will have to try that one!
 
As far as physical results go, I really do feel more energized when I take this!! Not sure if it is placebo or the real deal but about an hour after I drink some of this green concoction I always have a boost of clean energy and my mood seems to increase. Taking the product daily and I’m on a roll! I haven’t taken the product in a week or 2 because I have been out of juice (I just put an alarm in my phone to pick up more green juice after work) (update: forgot the juice again)  and I was literally wondering today why I felt low on energy and not as bright as I have been feeling. – Also update: I took the powder with water since I forgot to buy juice and it really wasn’t as bad as I remember, I think the key really is just to make sure it is stirred properly. 
 
Something about downing very concentrated amounts of green into my body just makes me breathe a little easier, knowing that my nutritional gaps are being filled and I am giving my body as much concentrated vitamins and minerals as possible without any additional calories or fat. I feel that the powder is also very cleansing and detoxifying as I notice a certain sparkle and glow in my skin whenever I have been taking this supplement for a few days. 
 
This powder is made from whole foods not isolated nutrients which makes it more readily available to us when we consume it. Nature doing as nature intended – So what is in this magical stuff that makes me feel so good? Lets dive in:
 
Chlorophyll:
Even though there are no studies that Chlorophyll works in mammals as it does in plants (converting the suns energy into our own) the tree-hugger in me wants to believe it is a little bit true!! Even if I’m dead wrong on this there is still a LOT of great evidence backing up the benefits of Chlorophyll. 
  • Skin healing – chlorophyll has been shown to reduce inflammation and bacterial growth in skinwounds
  • Detoxifies your blood
  • Reduces inflammation 
  • Can bind to potential carcinogens and interfere with their absorption in the GI track
  • Slows the rate at which harmful bacteria reproduce
 
Alkalizing Minerals: 
  • A fish cannot live in water that is too acidic. Most diseases cannot manifest in an alkaline environment
  • It is essential to keep your body healthy so it keeps all of its fluids at the right pH
  • When the levels of acid in your blood are too high, it’s called acidosis
  • When your blood is too alkaline, it is called alkalosis
 
Phytonutrients: 
  • Phyto refers to the greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect the plant from bugs, free radicals from the sun, and other toxins
  • Phytonutrients are the basis for more than 40 percent of medications today 
  • Dairy may block the absorption of phytonutrients.
  • A diet with a high variety of plant foods will increase the effectiveness of each phytonutrient as they work together in unison
  • Prevent cell damage —> decrease inflammation
  • There are various estimates of how many phytonutrients exist ranging from 20,000-100,000 varieties
  • Different types of phytonutrients/antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables such as cartenoids, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, catechins, polyphenols, and resveratrol giving them their taste and color
Unlike vitamins and minerals which are essential for your daily functions, phytonutrients are almost like boosters which can help fend off disease and prevent chronic illness. As these phytonutrient effects last only a few hours, we should make sure to eat healthy plant foods at every meal.
 
Amino Acids and Protein:
  • Amino acids are the building blocks of protein
  • They essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair 
  • Helps to regulate and maintain a healthy metabolism 
  • The right amino acid mix acts like a repair treatment from within
 
These are just a few of the massive benefits from this product as they pretty much have their bases covered! I would recommend trying the product for yourself to truly see and feel the results. Let me know your experience with this product and any other recommendations in the comments below! Thanks!
 

 
After doing some research I’m finding out that this company makes such a large line of products from liver savers, antioxidant compounds, and algae based formulas! Something I have recently been interested in purchasing is an algae based formula for the benefits of DHA. Article on that soon! I’m always looking for something that will give me sustained energy and a good mood! The quest continues! 
 
Below is the link to Vitamineral Green on Thrive Market, if you don’t already know who they are you should check them out 🙂  
 
Love, Marisa

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