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It all began in the early 1970’s.....
 ...when Sam Graci, author and nutritional researcher, was working with at-risk teenagers.  He introduced them to the importance and benefits of healthy foods and physical activity, and when the teens adopted these healthier habits, the results were incredible- they experienced improved overall health, temperament, vitality and mental focus.  Sam attributed these amazing results to his theory that the healthiest diet was one rich in phyto (plant) nutrients derived from a variety of colourful foods. Further motivated by his innate desire to help people live healthier lives, Sam began formulating greens+ in 1989, and spent 3 years perfecting the formula to create a holistic green food supplement that enhances and maintains great health.  This discovery, now supported by scientific evidence, is at the heart of greens+- a formula created from a genuine passion for wellness that detoxifies, energizes, supports and protects the body, safely and naturally.

....And now in 2012..
...marks twenty years that greens+ has remained Canada’s favourite Green Food Supplement- winning many awards along the way for its unique, synergistic blend of over 23 full spectrum, plant-based ingredients, providing essential nutrients and energizing botanicals. Before greens+ there was no other superfood supplement available, and since then many competitors have emerged and fallen away. The simple is reason behind this success is Sam’s commitment to creating an effective Green Food Supplement that helps people live happier, healthier lives.  As Sam often says ‘The main ingredient in greens+ is love’.

The consumer response over the years has been overwhelming, and with testimonials pouring in from all walks of life about how greens+ has improved people’s energy and health, we were inspired to discover all the ways that greens+ works. Since 1999 Genuine Health has invested in 8 research studies to prove the efficacy of greens+ and it’s far reaching health benefits, including: 

• Increased energy and improved overall well-being - guaranteed* 
• High Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) - a measure of antioxidant ability for anti-aging support 
• Bone support through the production of osteoblasts** 
• Antioxidant equivalent of 6 servings of organic fruits and vegetables 
• Low Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) - a measure of alkalinity (a more alkaline body = a healthier body)

greens+ is fully compliant with Health Canada and registered with the Canadian Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) as the only Green Food with a Natural Product Number ( NPN).

2012 marks the 20 year anniversary of greens+ - a product that has stood the test of time because it works!

Available in original, mixed berry, tangerine & watermelon flavours. Also available: convenient greens+ capsules.

*As found in a clinical, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by a pharmacist from the University of Toronto and published in the Canadian Journal of Dietetics Practice and Research. 

**Findings from the University of Toronto suggest greens+ may be used effectively in the management of osteoporosis.

 

Ingredient Highlights

Wheat grass
Every 8.5g serving of greens+ contains 383mg of organic, field grown wheat grass sprouts that are generally free from allergens found in mature wheat. The wheat grass powder made from these sprouts contains chlorophyll and acts as a blood purifier and a cell-cleansing agent.

Note: Due to regulations of Health Canada greens+ cannot be legally classified as “gluten-free” – However, a full serving of greens+ has less than 20ppm gluten.

Spirulina
Spirulina is the most nutrient-rich of any blue-green algae. It's known as a "whole" food, since each cell is a complete organism, containing most of the nutrients necessary to sustain more evolved life forms. It is a potent source of beta-carotene, with ten times the concentration found in carrots. Research indicates that we should consume a wide range of colour pigmented foods, and there are a number of naturally occurring enzymatic pigments in Spirulina contains many enzymes. It is also a terrific source of essential fatty acids.

Lecithin is the most bioavailable ‘cell-friendly’ source of the critical B vitamin choline. Phosphatidylcholine (PC), the active ingredient in lecithin, is a fatty nutrient of critical importance to the nervous system and is important for healthy mental outlook and the prevention of cognitive decline and/or neurological conditions. Additionally, it may be protective against cardiovascular disease.

Phosphatidylcholine also enhances the absorption of antioxidants in greens+.  Lecithin, and its PC, through its unique emulsification action, allows both water (hydrophilic) and fat soluble (lipophilic) antioxidants to be absorbed more effectively, and scientists have recently reported that plant based phytochemicals pass through the gastrointestinal tract much more readily – as much as 5x better with in the presence of PC.

Standardized herbal extracts
Herbs are integral in providing the energy in our greens+ formulas and are a critical part of what makes it so effective. greens+ contains 100% standardized herbal extracts – for their premium quality and consistent results. There is not a single large, or specifically therapeutic dose of any particular herbal ingredient, as greens+ has been synergistically formulated to be taken on a daily basis over a long term.

Siberian ginseng –an adaptogenic herb, with qualities to help normalize the body’s functions so it can better withstand a range of stresses. Adaptogens promote rapid mobilization of the body’s energy and swift recovery following physical, emotional or bio-chemical stresses.
• Licorice root –rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Within Chinese medicine it is known as a “carrier herb”, aiding in the absorption of other botanical ingredients. Licorice root helps to prevent the suppression of immunity by stress, and displays antibiotic activity.

Note: greens+ is naturally rich in both magnesium and potassium, assisting the metabolism of licorice root and has a lower sodium to higher potassium ratio which helps lower high blood pressure levels.

Ginkgo biloba – has 3x the antioxidant ability of Vitamin C and when used daily, improves blood flow throughout the body. It also prevents the destruction of cellular Omega-3 content, and has been administered to enhance memory and cognitive function.

Full spectrum grape extract (natural process extraction) standardized to 95% procyanidolic value; 200ppm Resveratrol
Full spectrum grape extract contains all the protective ingredients of red wine that help diminish the signs of premature aging. Recent research at the University of Toronto found our exclusive Biovin™ full spectrum grape extract to be strong protection against free radicals. With the same benefits of a glass of red wine, Biovin™ protects against the signs of aging, plus a whole lot more

Eight bacterial cultures containing Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria  (2.5 billion per serving) in a special base of fructo-oligosaccharides (F.O.S.). These beneficial lactobacilli restore the balance of microflora necessary for a healthy gastro-intestinal tract.

All of the ingredients in greens+ are safe and well-tolerated, and are all part of the synergistic formula that promotes energy and mental well-being as well as overall vitality.

 

The Formula

Per 8.5g serving of greens+
Phosphatide complex Lecithin (26% phosphatidyl choline; 97% oil free; soybean)
In the brain, phosphatidyl choline is changed into actylcholine a compound essential for the transmission of messages from one nerve ending to another. In the intestinal tract, lecithin helps with the absorption of vitamins A and D, and other fat-soluble nutrients. In the bloodstream, lecithin may help prevent cholesterol and other fat from accumulating on the walls of the arteries.
2,171mg
Hordeum vulgare, Medicago sativa, Triticum aestivum, Beta vulgaris: Barley, alfalfa and wheat grass & red beet root
Each of these three grasses contain high levels of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is one of the finest blood builders and blood rejuvenators

Organic alfalfa is high in chlorophyll and is a well-documented colon cleanser, deodorizer and detoxifier. Alfalfa contains octacosanol, an energy extender, and is very alkalinizing.

Barley is highly alkaline, providing stamina and is rich in enzymes, especially superoxide dismutase (SOD). According to recent research, the life span of humans and many mammals is directly proportional to the SOD content in the heart, brain and liver. It also has a purifying effect that enables the body to eliminate toxins.

Wheat Grass contains only organic, field grown wheat grass sprouts that are generally free from the gluten and allergens found in mature wheat. The wheat grass powder made from these sprouts is a blood purifier and a cell-cleansing agent.

Red beet is organically grown whole red beet powder has been used to facilitate digestion as well as stimulate the kidneys and lymphatic system.
1,543mg
Spirulina platensis
Spirulina platensis is the most nutrient-rich of any blue-green algae. It's known as a "whole" food, since each cell is a complete organism, containing most of the nutrients necessary to sustain more evolved life forms. It is a potent source of beta-carotene, with ten times the concentration found in carrots. It contains many enzymes - catalysts for chemical changes in the body. It is also a terrific source of essential fatty acids.
1,450mg
Malus domestica: Apple fruit
Apple fibre helps to maintain intestinal balance. It cleanses the intestinal tract with its soluble and insoluble fibres.
1,033mg
Chlorella pyrenoidosa: Japanese chlorella (cracked cell)
It is made up of 60% easily digested protein. It has nearly twice the protein of soy and 8 times that of rice, as well as an immense amount of chlorphyll. It contains over 20 different vitamins and minerals. Studies have found that chlorella helps detoxify the body of toxins.
383mg
Glycine max: Organic soy sprouts
Soy sprouts are a source of many protective compounds such as superoxide dismutase (SOD); enzymes that protect the body from free radicals.
383mg
Oryza sativa: Organic whole brown rice kernel
The combined fibres in our whole brown rice powder gently "sweep" the lining of the intestinal tract, helping to eliminate dietary toxins.
383mg
Stevia leaf powder 225mg
Eight bacterial cultures: Lactobacillus: helveticus (R0052) - 0.19 billion cfu, rhamnosus (R0011) - 0.43 billion cfu; casei (R0215) 0.09 billion cfu, plantarum (R1012) - 0.09 billion cfu and salivarius (R0078) - 0.04 billion cfu; Bifidobacterium: longum (R0175) - 0.04 billion cfu, bifidum (R0071) - 0.04 billion cfu and breve (R0070) - 0.24 billion cfu - 100mg
These beneficial lactobacilli restore the balance of microflora necessary for a healthy gastro-intestinal tract.
200mg
Royal jelly (5% 10-HDA)
Royal jelly is well known to support immune functions and increase energy. Royal jelly can decrease allergic reactions by its immune boosting effects, lower LDL cholesterol and has antihypertensive properties.
150mg
Bee pollen
Bee pollen contains high amounts of many different nutrients. It may help some people desensitize their allergic reactions to pollen. Bee pollen has also been shown to be high in antioxidant phenolic compounds such as flavonoids.
150mg
FOS (fructooligosaccharides)(from chicory root (Chichorium intybus  
Standardized herbal ingredients:
Glycyrrhiza uralensis: Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin (5:1 = 580mg)
Licorice root has been used for several thousand years as an herbal transporter because it helps with absorption of other herbs. Licorice root also helps to prevent the depletion of the immune system often caused by stress. It does this by nourishing and helping to sustain proper adrenal functions. Licorice has antiviral properties and increases the antioxidant activity of the liver.
116mg
Malpighia glabra: Acerola berry juice extract standardized to 18% Vitamin C
Acerola berries are the most potent natural source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids available.
115mg
Eleutherococcus senticosus: Siberian ginseng root extract standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides (28:1 = 1,680mg)
Ginseng has been used for centuries as an anti-fatigue, anti-stress herb. It is a powerful adaptogens that helps your body cope with stress.
60mg
Silybum marianum L.:Milk thistle seed extract. standardized to 80% silymarin (15:1 = 900mg)
Milk thistle contains bioflavonoids that encourage liver cells to increase their rate of regeneration, or self repair.
60mg
Palmaria palmata: Organic Atlantic dulse seaweed
Dulse, (a purple-red seaweed), is a rich source of rare minerals otherwise difficult to find in today's diet.
33mg
Ginkgo biloba extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1,000mg)
Ginkgo biloba extract enhances the body's utilization of oxygen and glucose and has a cleansing effect on the circulatory system.
20mg
Camellia sinensis L.: Japanese green tea leaf extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (20:1 = 300mg)
Japanese green tea assists digestion and the proliferation of 'friendly bacteria' in the intestines. It has become quite popular due to its antioxidant abilities, cholesterol lowering affects and may be protective against cardiovascular disease. More good news - green tea can increase metabolism and help promote weight loss.
15mg
Camellia sinensis L.: European bilberry extractt standardized to 25% anthocyanidins (100:1 = 1,000mg)
The dried berries and the pigments derived from them may positively affect visual function, helping people who have normal myopia or near-sightedness.
10mg
Vitis vinifera: Grape extract (natural process extraction) standardized to 95% procyanidolic value; 200ppm Resveratrol (500:1 = 2,500mg)
Full spectrum grape extract contains all the protective ingredients of red wine that help diminish the signs of premature aging. Recent research at the University of Toronto found our exclusive Biovin™ full spectrum grape extract to be strong protection against free radicals. With the same benefits of a glass of red wine, Biovin™ protects against the signs of aging, plus a whole lot more.
5mg
Flavoured products: Additional Ingredients
Natural Watermelon flavour blend with stevia (in Watermelon greens+ only) 1,105mg
Natural Mixed Berry flavour blend with stevia (in Berry greens+ only) 1,019mg
Natural Tangerine/Orange flavour blend with stevia (in Tangerine greens+ only) 911mg
Citric Acid (Naturally occurring fruit acid) (Berry/Tangerine greens+ only) 57mg/138mg
Malic Acid (Naturally occurring fruit acid) (Berry/ Tangerine greens+ only) 57mg/138mg
Nutritional information:
Per 8.5g serving of greens+*:
Calories 41.62
Fat 2.10g
Protein 1.89g
Carbohydrates 3.92g
Dietary Fibre 1.11g
Sugars 0.51g
Sodium 32.24mg
*Includes greens+ flavoured and unflavoured.

Adult Dosage:

To increase your energy and well-being, mix 3 rounded teaspoons (8.5g) of greens+ in one cup (250mL) of pure water or juice. Shake well. It is preferable to take greens+ on an empty stomach. If you are a new user of greens+, begin with 1 teaspoon daily and gradually increase to 3 teaspoons daily over a 3 week period.

Caution:

Not be taken by children, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, by those on medication or with chronic health problems unless under the recommendation of a health care practitioner. Do not use if you have gastrointestinal blockage. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days. Use with caution if allergic to bee products.

Note: greens+ contains no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, corn, egg, yeast or animal products. Keep greens+ refrigerated after opening. greens+ is non-irradiated.

 

 

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