Take a look around you. Green is nature’s favorite and most dominant colour. Life on earth mainly depends on greens. The aquatic plants, terrestrial plants, and grasses that are densely spread across the globe have been the primary source of food for hundreds of thousands of years, providing energy and sustenance to all living creatures on earth.
Active Greens provides the richest greens grown in soil and also in freshwater and seawater to produce the healthiest combination. A total of 4 types of green plants can be found in Active Greens:
- Ashitaba Leaves – “The Jewel of Vegetables”
- Barley Grass – “The Jewel of Plants”
- Chlorella – “The Jewel of Freshwater Algae”
- Spirulina – “The Jewel of Seawater Algae”
People nowadays are becoming actively interested in the amazing qualities of green foods. It contains the finest combination of essential food elements for the complete nourishment of the human body.
So many people today have built up a great deal of acidity in their bodies through eating too much meat, sweets and junk foods. That acidity will set up a wide variety of symptoms, and these can easily be overcome by taking Active Greens, because it has a definite alkalinizing effect on the body’s system. The pain will disappear as soon as the acidity neutralizes.
Active Greens is extremely rich in antioxidants, live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, chlorella growth factor, fibers and other micronutrients. The greens in our formula are grown or cultured organically and spray dried within a few seconds at low temperature to preserve its full nutritional value.
Some Benefits of Taking Active Greens:
- Derived from pure organic source.
- Strengthens our immune system.
- An alkaline food, which helps neutralize our body’s acidity.
- A known prebiotic, which increases our friendly bacteria count in the colon.
- 100% all natural – no salt, sugar, preservatives, coloring, flavoring, sweeteners or additives.
Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei Koidzumi)
Ashitaba is called the “Plant of Longevity”. Japanese, who are well-known for their longevity, consume raw Ashitaba as part of their daily diet to preserve their health. It is also considered as the “King of Vegetables” in Japan for its high nutritional value. Ashitaba has an excellent nutritional balance and provides one of the widest spectrums of naturally occurring nutrients from a single source. It contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, vegetable fiber, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients including chalcone.
A thick, sticky yellow juice will flow out when cutting the stem and root of Ashitaba. This yellow juice is called chalcone and is rarely found anywhere else in the world. There are two kinds of chalcone conductors namely; ‘Xanthoangelol’ and ‘4-Hydroxyderricin’. These were discovered by Dr. Kimie Baba (MD, Osaka University of Pharmacy). Chalcone is high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, C, E, calcium, protein, chlorophyll and vegetable fiber, making it superior than any other greenish-yellow vegetables. It also contains vitamin B12, which is normally found only in animals and not in plants.
The Main Functions of Chalcone are:
- Strengthens our immune system.
- Monitors cholesterol level.
- Regulates blood pressure.
- Suppresses acid secretion.
- Prevents thrombus.
- Suppresses cythphy.
- Antibacterial activities.
- Prevents occurrence of tumor.
- Promotes metabolism.
Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare)
Barley Grass contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins, EFAs, chlorophyll and multiple enzymes. The antioxidants found in barley grass include vitamin E succinate, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and 2″-0 glycosylisovitein (2″-0-GIV), which are all extremely aggressive free radical, scavenging and destroying substances. It has also been studied for its potential as a deodorizer and as a stimulant for tissue growth and production of red blood cells.
A key therapeutic action of barley grass is to prevent inflammation. In 1983, The Japanese Journal of Inflammation reported that Japanese scientists Matsuoka and Kubota had identified and isolated two special proteins in barley grass, naming them P4-D1 and D1-G1. These proteins unleashes a powerful anti-inflammatory effect when injected and are considered to be more powerful than traditional steroid treatments such as cortisone injections.
Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa)
‘Chlor’ means green and ‘ella’ means small, and when combined chlorella means ‘a small green food’. It has been nourishing aquatic life for millions of years, and is a nutritional giant filled with a vast array of health-promoting nutrients. This freshwater algae has the highest source of chlorophyll in the Plant Kingdom with the most photosynthetic activity and generates the most oxygen of all plants. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, EFAs and high amounts of DNA and RNA nucleic acids.
Scientific studies show that nutrients in chlorella stimulate the immune system and exert cancer-protective action. Chlorella is a powerful internal cleanser. Recently, it was found that chlorella could reduce the accumulation of toxicity in the body. It is also known to be an effective intestinal deodorizer, offering up its rich supply of chlorophyll to kill bacteria that produce unpleasant odor and gas.
Spirulina (Spirulina platensis)
Scientists believe that the tiny spirulina plant is close to the ‘perfect food’. It is rich in iron, antioxidants (including beta carotene, selenium, vit-E and super oxide dismutase [SOD]), vit-B12, essential fatty acid GLA, calcium and amino acids. It also contain other important substances such as chlorophyll, phycocyanin, bioflavonoids, RNA/DNA plus an array or ‘life force’ enzymes.
The blue pigment in spirulina is called phycocyanin. It’s also naturally loaded with vitamins and vitamin-like substances called carotenoids, minerals, EFAs and natural digestive enzymes.