Bodybuilding.com’s newest line of plant-based supplements features a greens detox supplement to help you easily consume a variety of nutrient dense fruits, vegetables, grasses, algae, and other superfoods. This green powder contains over 20 scientifically based ingredients to provide you with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help you feel and perform your best. Here are the highlights of the most impactful ingredients that can help you alkalize, detoxify, anti-oxidize, enhance your immune system and boost your energy.
This powder contains a 1.25-gram mix of brown rice bran, flax seed, and barley malt. All three of these ingredients can minimize your bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels which can support cardiovascular health (1)(2)(3).
This supplement has a full gram of herbs including alfalfa, parsley, bee pollen, ginseng, aloe vera, ginger, gingko, green tea, licorice, milk thistle, peppermint, and royal jelly to help enhance your body’s natural immune system. All these ingredients can help your immune response, here are few stand-outs with bonus effects. Alfalfa can help minimize the effect of harmful substances with its antioxidant properties (4). Parsley can help maintain your oxidative status (5). Bee pollen has anti-allergic properties (6) Ginseng can help maintain homeostasis and resistance to microbial attacks (7). Aloe vera can promote macrophages which play an essential role as the first line of defense against invading pathogens. (8) Ginger aids the proliferation of T lymphocytes which has a beneficial effect on chronic inflammation (9). Ginkgo Biloba could have a promising effect on peripheral blood leukocytes in certain populations (10). Green Tea has polyphenols which have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect (11). Royal Jelly is a substance used by bees to feed the Queen bee and it has promising anti-aging properties (12).
This supplement also has 900 mg of three sea vegetables: spirulina, chlorella, and sea whistle. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that contains phycocyanobilin, a rare and powerful constituent with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antiallergic properties that can enhance body fat composition, aerobic capacity, strength performance, and exercise-induced inflammation (13)(14)(15)(16). Chlorella is unicellular green algae which can promote a healthier gut microbiome (17). Sea Whistle is brown seaweed with bioactive compounds that could help with obesity, high blood pressure, and plasma glucose levels (18).
Lastly, this supplement has 700 mg of grasses including barley grass, kamut grass, oat grass, rye grass, and wheat grass which contain high amounts of chlorophyll, flavonoids, and vitamins C and E which can have benefits for immunological activity and oxidative stress (19)(20)(21).