It does contain ingredients like wheat grass, barley grass and oat grass, which might be confusing for some people as wheat and barley especially are associated with gluten. Wheat grass is actually a vegetable and is typically harvested before it becomes a grain, which is the point in its growth where gluten proteins develop as its seed appears. Put another way, gluten is only found in the seed kernel, the endosperm, and not in the stem and leaves. Still, there can be contamination with gluten at the farm level so testing is important.
Cleansing Greens with a little bit extra:
Beyond Greens gives you premium greens from barley, alfalfa, oat and rye grasses, plus spirulina and chlorella. These greens are rich in detoxifying chlorophyll and provide a spectrum of nutritional components, helping support optimum health. For example, barley grass contains many nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, B-vitamins, carotene and vitamins C and E.
Fats that heal:
What sets Beyond Greens apart from other greens products is its high content of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Each tablespoon provides more than 1000mg of high quality flax, sunflower and sesame seed oil, derived from the same seed mixture used to produce Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend. EFAs are required by every cell of the body for proper development, optimal function and structural renewal. Furthermore, EFAs are a source of energy and endurance.
Deep cleansing Fibre:
Beyond Greens supplies soluble fibre, which carries cholesterol out of the body and feeds friendly intestinal bacteria, and insoluble fibre which provides the necessary bulk for promoting regularity. The average person only consumes an average of fourteen grammes of fibre a day, barely half the recommended daily amount. Without adequate fibre intake, food takes much longer to go through the digestive tract, and stagnates. The stagnating food builds up ‘sludge’, or residue that clings to the microvilli, which are hair-like projections lining the entire intestinal tract. When the microvilli are covered with residue, nutrient absorption may be compromised. Ensuring an adequate level of fibre in the diet loosens this residue and gently scrubs the microvilli so they are able to absorb a significantly higher amount of vitamins and nutrients. This combination of fibre, detoxifying greens, and digestive enzymes makes Beyond Greens an effective, deep cleansing formula. The ingredients provide day-to-day digestive support to maintain optimal nutrient absorption.
Another distinctive aspect of Beyond Greens is its content of antioxidant-rich whole food concentrates and phytonutrients such as carrots, soy sprouts, kale, bilberry and standardized grape seed extract. Flaxseed is the richest known source of lignans, which are antioxidants found in plant fibre.
Digestive enzymes are only a few of the thousands of known enzymes. They are like scissors that cut up the foods we eat into basic building blocks that our body then absorbs and reassembles to build cells, tissues, organs, glands and entire body systems. They have been included in Beyond Greens to ensure the proper breakdown and therefore optimum absorption of the full-spectrum of essential compounds in this formula.
The combination of fibre, detoxifying greens and digestive enzymes makes Beyond Greens an effective deep cleansing formula that rejuvenates the gastro-intestinal system, and provides day-to-day digestive support to maintain optimal nutrient absorption.
- Greens: Barley, Alfalfa, Oat and Rye Grass powders, Chlorella, Spirulina.
- Defatted seed and fibre: Brown flax seed, sesame seed, sunflower seed, oat bran, rice bran, golden flax seed (whole), psyllium husk.
- Food Concentrates: Carrot, Soyforce™ powdered sprouted soybeans, tomato, beet powder, broccoli, kale, parsley, Udo’s Choice Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend powder (amylase, lipase, protease, cellulase, glucoamylase, invertase, malt diastase, lactase, pectinase (with phytase) and bromelain in a base of beet root fibre.
- Phytonutrients blend: Cinnamon bark, ginger root, peppermint leaf, bilberry leaf, licorice root, red clover blossom, lemongrass, artichoke leaf, dandelion root and leaf, rosemary leaf, thyme herb, standardized grape seed extract.
Flavoured with natural almond flavour.
Free of wheat, dairy, yeast, animal & genetically modified ingredients.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened keep refrigerated
|Item||per 100g||per 5g (Dssp)|
|Energy||423 kcal / 1770 kJ||21 kcal / 89 kJ|
|of which Sugars||5.2g||0.26g|
|Monounsaturates (Oleic Acid)||3.4g||0.17g|
|Omega 3 fatty acids||6.3g||0.32g|
|- alpha linoleic acid (LNA)||6.3g||0.32g|
255g bottle (powder)