Green Defense 180g - grasses, chlorofyll,vegetables and botanicals | Jarrow Formulas

Green Defense 180g - grasses, chlorofyll,vegetables and botanicals | Jarrow Formulas

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brand ingredient:Metabolin®
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Jarrow Formulas Green Defense provides an array of nature's best ingredients without refined sugars, artificial flavors or preservatives.

who can benefit from Green Defense?
Green Defense is ideal for those who seek the benefits of green vegetables and nature's best phytonutrients in a great tasting formula. It is also helpful for those trying to boost their dietary intake of vegetables to meet their RDAs.

Green Defense Features:
• Antioxidants, including resveratrol along with other polyphenols from green tea, grape seed and citrus
Metabolin probiotic metabolites (a rich source of organic acids, polysaccharides and putrefactive bacteria-inhibiting bacteriocins) to help balance the intestinal microflora and reduce the accumulation of toxins produced by putrefactive bacteria. Peptidoglycans (from cell walls of friendly bacteria, Propionibacterium shermani ssp.) to support immune function.
Fibers from apple fiber, rice bran and FOS (FructoOligoSaccharides) to promote the growth of good bacteria and enhance detoxification.

Green Defense is a easy way to get the best of nature in one scoop - high ORAC profile.

key benefits
• a high ORAC value > 2100
• for optimal cardiovascular health

background reading

Jarrow Formulas new and improved Green Defense provides an assortment of nature’s best ingredients in a pleasant and ready-to-mix drink powder. Scientific studies confirm that phytonutrients such as chlorophyll, polyphenols, carotenoids and botanical antioxidants help protect the body from free radical damage. Green Defense now features sulforaphane, resveratrol and one of nature’s strongest antioxidants quercetin to help support the body’s self-defense mechanisms, detoxify and nourish the body, and assist in the achievement of total well-being.

Veggie power
In recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated indicating that the beneficial action of vegetables is due, at least in part, to the induction of phase II detoxification enzymes.
These enzymes detoxify many harmful substances by converting them to hydrophilic metabolites that can be excreted readily from the body. They also afford protection against certain carcinogens and other toxic substances, including reactive oxygen species.

Green Defense includes sulforaphane, the major isothiocyanate that accumulates in broccoli florets and a potent inducer of phase II detoxification enzymes such as glutathione S-transferase.

The tomato-derived carotenoids have been shown to support proper cell replication regulation by activating detoxifying enzymes through the activation of what is known as the antioxidant response element (ARE) transcription system.

Botanical sources of antioxidants
Plant antioxidants are among the most powerful and effective known for human health. Green Defense contains resveratrol, the ingredient in red wine that continues to make healthy headlines. Resveratrol has also been studied for its ability to activate phase II detoxifi cation enzymes and to maintain healthy cell replication.

Green Defense also contains one of nature’s strongest antioxidants, quercetin. Quercetin is a member of a group of polyphenolic compounds known as flavonoids. Flavonoids, including quercetin, occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, flowers and bark. Scientific evidence has shown quercetin to scavenge superoxide anion, singlet oxygen and lipid peroxy radicals as well as to inhibit copper-catalyzed oxidation and cytotoxicity of LDL cholesterol.

Grasses, algae and the benefits of chlorophyll
Each serving of Green Defense supplies significant amounts of organically grown spirulina, wheat grass juice, and barley grass juice.
Spirulina has been used as a food by Central American and African tribes for centuries. It is sold around the world as a natural food supplement rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is also believed to offer immune support.

Algae and cereal grass juices are rich sources of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that is also a highly effective antioxidant. It is often touted to control purification and unwanted odors and is used as an aid to healing in the body. Traditional herbalism classifies chlorophyll as a blood purifier.

Deep green foods are said to have “alkalizing” and “detoxifying” effects upon the body. A European cohort study completed in 2006 found chlorophyll may support colon health by protecting against the adverse effects of red meat consumption. Heme is the pro-oxidant, iron-containing porphyrin pigment of meat. Chlorophyll is believed to block the reactivity of heme in the gastrointestinal tract and thus prevent the formation of cytotoxic heme metabolites.

Feeding the protective bacteria of the gut
An important element in detoxifi cation programs, which goes beyond supporting the actions of the liver, is supporting elimination by the intestinal tract. Toxins are usually removed from the system by being bound up in the bile or by being conjugated in the liver and then eliminated by excretion. However, if the wrong mix of bacteria inhabits the gut; these toxins can be released by deconjugation and then reabsorbed. An effective way to reduce the accumulation of toxins in the intestines is to make use of nature’s own control mechanisms.
Inulin-fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and a variety of fibers and plant nutrients are included in Green Defense to directly support the health of probiotic bacteria. Metabolin is a specialty supplement consisting of the metabolites (lactic and propionic acids) and cell walls of bacteria. Metabolin helps to balance the intestinal microflora and to support immune function while reducing the accumulation of toxins produced by putrefactive bacteria.

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How to love your body?

With all these standards for beauty, it’s easy to plummet into a spiral of body-hating. Don’t succumb to the pressure! Love your body, no matter what!
Body shaming is, sadly, a trend these days. You have songs that hate on the skinny girls because “real women have curves.” Then you have songs about shaming people who don’t happen to have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model. We all know that no one is perfect, but there are still some people who insist on telling people how they should look, how they should act, what size they should be, what their hair color should look like.

Everyone has the right to love their own body. Whether you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, missing a limb, dark-skinned, pale-skinned, what have you, every single body in the world deserves to be loved. It’s just a shame that so many people insist on hating on their bodies, simply because they don’t conform to the unrealistic standards set by society.

How to get in enough fluids and not feel embarassed 

Whomever is interested in health and fitness will have been told countless times to drink enough fluids to stay healthy!
What they never tell you, is how to combine drinking plenty fluids with being out and about on the road or stuck in a place where you aren't allowed to take potty breaks! Yikes!

I can't even begin to tell you the amount of times when I was cycling some event and needing to pee so badly, but not find a bush to hide behind. Or, when I did see one, already have gone past it, and of course you never ever turn around, but pedal onwards.
Oh, how I envied my shameless male companions, who simply could get off at a tree and empty their bladder.
But even men encounter a problem when it comes to what is called, doing a 'number 2'.

Exercise or diet, what's better for weight loss?

Especially in January, we are asked whether it is better to lose weight by exercise or by diet.
The response I mostly give is that diet is the more efficient method but makes you grumpy and if you overdo it, will lose muscle, while exercise can make you happy, fit and strong.
A few years ago the discovery how in general, exercise doesn't make you lose weight made headlines.
In my former life as a long-distance cyclist I'd have shaken my head in disbelief.. after all, every single spring, fat would almost literally melt away once the cycling season started.

Anyhow, as counterintuitive as it seems to mile-eating cardio-junkies, exercising more is not the best solution to weight loss mostly because the weight piles on off-season.
True enough , once the season was over, the fat would pile on equally fast. Why?
Quite simply, unlike many of my cycling buddies who were also passionate about (marathon) skating, I didn't practice any other sport. Some others refused to skate indoor and only wanted to skate on natural ice, which has become a rarity in the the past 30 years!
Of course I knew exercise burns calories, but somehow it is very difficult to adjust to diet upwards or downwards as appetite lags behind so much!

What foods deserve the name 'superfoods' and why?

Many different foods have been touted as superfoods over the past few decades and undoubtedly many more will come.
Why are we all so focussed on superfoods? Secretly, we all hope for the miracle natural 'drug' to cure or prevent heart diseases and other degenerative diseases, especially when it can compensate for other bad habits, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping enough and moving too little.

In order to do away with the hype of it all, we at Pasio decided to get rid of the category of 'superfoods' and merge all edible products (fats, proteins and superfoods) into one major category called 'nutrition'.
While there is no official legal definition of superfoods, this doesn't mean there isn't a scientific basis for calling a food “super.”

According to nutritionists, a superfood is the type of fruit and veggies that packs a lot of micronutrients into each calorie and is linked with a reduced risk of chronic disease. Studies also suggest that people who eat more of them tend to be thinner and live longer than those who rarely or never eat them.
However, what type of micronutrients these are , is up for debate.

What are free radicals?

The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.

Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. They also may have a link to aging, which has been defined as a gradual accumulation of free-radical damage.

Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These substances include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants.

Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals can be seen as as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body.

Yet, free radicals are essential to life. The body's ability to turn air and food into chemical energy depends on a chain reaction of free radicals. Free radicals are also a crucial part of the immune system, floating through the veins and attacking foreign invaders.

How to make a habit out of good intentions

Sometimes you stumble on articles, that are too good to pass up on. For those who have started the year with good intentions, we are sharing an article on how to make a habit out of good intentions. It's written by a guy who changed his habits after he became a father and wanted to be a good parent by setting an example.

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”
~Benjamin Franklin
You probably agree with that statement.

But, for you (and everyone else) the problem is that good habits are hard to form and bad habits are easy to keep.
It is certainly true for me. Like most of us, I meant to start exercising for about six years after I started my career.
But it never happened. I’d do it for two or three weeks here and there, but nothing that ever stuck.
Then, all of a sudden, it did.

And it did because something changed for me. I had a son that was old enough to mimic me and that I wanted to be able to keep up with for the next twenty years. That scared me straight essentially.

In a number of areas in my life, including fitness, I realized he was going to base a significant portion of his view of how to live life and what habits were important off of what he watched me do.
So I stopped acting like I was going start exercising and I actually did it.

To create my new habit, I used a combination of the techniques below. You can use them to firm up your new habit and get your good habit quotient up.

How reliable is the Glycemic index?

Almost everyone who's ever started a diet in the past decade, will have heard about the glycemic index (GI) and have been advised to eat predominantly foods that have a lower glycemic response, that is, foods that will not increase blood sugar level so much.

A high blood sugar level is closely associated with health problems such as diabetes and obesity, and it's easy to measure using a continuous glucose monitor.
A standard developed decades ago, called the glycemic index (GI), is used to rank foods based on how they affect blood sugar level and is a factor used by doctors and nutritionists to develop healthy diets. However, this system was based on studies that average how small groups of people responded to various foods.
This method of the glycemic index (GI) was developed at the University of Sydney where the glycemic response to foods were compared with those of glucose after an overnight fast.

The emphasis on the glycemic index led to an oversimplification of food items as being 'good' or 'wrong' based on their GI-ratings. It can even falsely portray unhealthy foods as “safe.”
Frequently agave syrup and coconut sugar are being advertised as “healthy” because of their low glycemic indexes, yet they lack nutrients such as fiber and vitamins and are nothing but 'empty sugar'.

A bigger problem with the glycemic index is that glycemic responses to foods are highly individual.
While the University of Sidney did their research on just 10 persons, a study with no less than 800 healthy and pre-diabetic volunteers, whose blood glucose levels were monitored every five minutes for a prolonged period of time, a startling difference between individual response on specific foods were shown.

Be kind to your bowels!

Probiotics or beneficial bacteria are important for good digestive health. In order to keep these same bacteria happy and thriving, they need to be fed PRE-biotics, in other words, fiber!
Fiber is the undigestable part of vegetable foods. The most common source of fiber are beans and legumes, onions and garlic, cabbage, unpeeled potatoes as well as fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes, berries and (unripe) bananas.

Veggie happiness!

In the past week, we were enlightened with a blog article, telling us there is now final proof how people that eat more veggies, are happier. Isn't that awesome! Wow, how could this come about? We started wondering...could it be these folks, who outeat all others regarding veggies have all ducks in a row in which living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthily with lots of veggies is just the final 'duck' in the 'row'.

recommended use
for overall good health
take one serving (6 gram) with water, fruit juice or a protein shake once a day and drink it during the day or take one serving for breakfast

contains per daily serving (6 gram)/ per 100 gram
calories 23 kcal/383 kcal
protein <1g/<15g
carbohydrates 5g/83g
fats < 1g/<15g
fiber 3g/50g
cholesterol 0 mg/0mg
sodium 9 mg/150mg

organically grown algae & grasses as powder from juice 2780 mg/46g †
- organic barley grass (Hordeum vulgaris)
- organic wheat grass (Triticum aestivum)
- organic oat grass (Avena sativa)
- organic quinoa (Chendopodium quinoa)
- organic spirulina (Spirulina platensis)
vegetables 1.170 mg/20g †
- spinach juice powder (Spinacia oleracea)
- broccoli juice powder (1,2% sulforafaan, Brassica oleracea)
- tomato powder (Solanum Lycopersicon Linné)
- beet root juice powder (Beta vulgaris)
botanicals 320 mg/5g †
- resveratrol (from tiger cane extract (Polygonum cuspidatum)
- quercetine (from Dimorphandra mollis)
- milk thistle extract (80% silymarin, Silybum marianum)
- citrus bioflavonoids
- ginger (50:1 extract, Zingiber officinale)
- green tea extract (45% polyphenols, 30% catechins, Camellia sinensis)
- grape seed extract (90% polyphenols, Vitis vinifera)
fibers 1.220 mg/20g †
- organic acacia gum
- rice bran
- apple fiber
- nutraFOS (fructo-oligosachharides)
probiotic metabolites 60 mg/1000mg †
- metabolin (from Propionibacterium shermani)

† = Recommended Daily Intake not established

Grasses and algaes, vegetables and botanicals all in one blend, organic acacia gum, organic tapioca (manioc) starch, natural flavor (Lo Han), anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature 
keep out of reach of young children

Note: Packaged with desiccant. Do NOT eat or swallow the desiccant.

allergy information
this product contains a source of soy (lecithin) and wheat, but no gluten (wheat as grass, not as a grain)
contains no other familiar allergens (gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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