What are your thoughts on Greens Supplements. I have been taking one since before I started eating paleo and I just ran out. I am wondering if it is worth buying again. On the one hand, it seems like a very quality nutrient dense product that can't hurt. On the other hand, it includes alot of grasses and stuff that definately are not paleo. Is it worth taking. Sorry for the long list, but here is the ingredient list of the one that have been taking
Nutrient Dense, healing and support foods Dosage Spirulina (certified organic) 1,500 mg. Alfalfa grass juice powder (certified organic) 570 mg. Barley grass juice powder (certified organic) 570 mg. Oat grass juice powder (certified organic) 570 mg. Wheat grass juice powder (certified organic) 570 mg. Hydrilla verticillata leaf & stem (wild crafted) 500 mg. Alfalfa seed sprout powder (from certified organic seeds) 440 mg. Kamut® grass juice powder (certified organic) 400 mg. Chlorella, soft cell, pharmaceutical grade 300 mg. Beet root juice powder (certified organic) 250 mg. Parsley leaf powder, freeze dried, (certified organic) 250 mg. Zucchini fruit powder, freeze dried 250 mg. Carrot root powder, (certified organic) 150 mg. Green bean & pod powder, freeze dried 120 mg. Broccoli Seed sprout powder (certified organic) 100 mg. Spinach leaf powder, freeze dried, (certified organic) 100 mg.
Cell membrane & nerve support
Lecithin powder, canola oil, (non-GMO) 98% oil-free 750 mg.
Vitamin E (water dispersible d-alpha-tocopherol succinate) 100 i.u. Policosanol (60% Octacosanol; from rice bran wax) 5 mg. High fiber foods & Prebiotics
Larch arabinogalactan (FiberAid™ AG) 600 mg. Fructo-oligosaccharides 600 mg. Stabilized Brown rice Bran 500 mg. Whole apple fruit powder (certified organic) 250 mg. Milled Flaxseed concentrate (certified organic; de-oiled, non-GMO) 200 mg.
Antioxidants and Circulatory support
Acerola berry juice powder ,25% natural vit. C (certified organic) 200 mg. Silymarin milk thistle fruit extract, 80% silybin (Silibum marianum) 60 mg. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, 20 mg. (24% ginkgoflavonglycosides/6% terpene lactones)
Grape seed standardized extract 20 mg. (95% polyphenols, 90% proanthocyanidins)
Green tea leaf standardized extract, ) 20 mg. (90% polyphenols, 80% catechins, 45% EGCG
Pomegranate fruit extract, (40% ellagic acid) 20 mg.
Schizandra berry extract, 2% schizandrin 150 mg. Eleutherococcus senticosus root extract, 0.8% eleutherosides 80 mg. Suma (Pfaffia paniculata) root extract, (2.5% beta-ecdysterone) 60 mg.
Astragalus membranaceus root extract, 70% polysaccharides 60 mg. Larch arabinogalactan (Resistaid™) 30 mg. Beta 1,3 – 1,6 glucans (yeast) 30 mg.
Sea Vegetable complex (providing Iodine + trace minerals)
Nova Scotia Dulse leaf (certified organic) 180 mg. Bladderwrack leaf (wild harvested) 180 mg. Rockweed leaf (certified organic) 360 mg.
Dairy-free Probiotic Cultures from 12 strains
(25 billion total at date of manufacture)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus HA-111 2.5 billion Lactobacillus rhamnosus B, HA-114 2.5 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus HA-122 2.5 billion Bifidobacterium bifidum HA-132 1.25 billion Bifidobacterium breve HA-129 2.5 billion Bifidobacterium longum HA-135 2.5 billion Lactobacillus helveticus HA-128 0.5 billion Lactobacillus paracasei HA-108 2.5 billion
Lactobacillus plantarum HA-119 2.5 billion
Lactococcus lactis HA-136 2.5 billion
Streptococcus thermophilus HA-110 0.75 billion Propioinibacterium shermanii HA-182 2.5 billion
Protease 4.5, (Aspergillus oryzae) 110 HUT Protease 6.0, (Aspergillus oryzae) 110 HUT Lipase (Aspergillus niger) 150 FCCLU Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae) 6 DU Invertase (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 1 SU Cellulase (Trichoderma longbrachiatum) 7 CU
Vitamin D3 (in organic alfalfa base) 1,000 i.u. Phyto-Boron, (patented, from calcium fructo borate) 3 mg. Fortifying Phyto-minerals
Phyto-Chromium 80 mcg. (from Indian mustard, whole plant, hydroponically grown)
Phyto-Selenium 50 mcg. (from Indian mustard, whole plant, hydroponically grown)
Ginger root powder (certified organic) 20 mg. Cayenne pepper fruit powder (certified organic) 2 mg.
Mango fruit pulp powder, freeze dried 100 mg.