Great tasting greens food made with organic ingredients PaleoGreens is the great tasting lemon/lime flavored Designs for Health greens food made with organic ingredients, and with the principles of wholesome Paleolithic nutrition in mind. It contains cleansing, regenerative and alkalizing grass juices, algae, enzymes, prebiotics, and is combined with high ORAC value vegetables, fruits and berries. Unlike other greens products, we never add fillers or bulking agents (such as whole grasses, apple fiber or pectin, rice bran, or flax), which can greatly dilute nutritional potency and are a potential source of genetically modified material. Because the cellulose fiber in whole grass is indigestible, it prevents the grasss valuable phytonutrients from being released in the digestive system. For this reason, we use only grass juices. In every spoonful of PaleoGreens, you receive densely packed nutrition that intensely nourishes and strengthens every system in your body, resulting in sustained energy, enhanced recovery, mental clarity and overall well-being.
PaleoGreens is special not only because of its extraordinary formula, but also because we meticulously cultivate and protect all the precious constituents contained in it. We work closely with our certified organic growers to ensure the optimal development of enzymes and beneficial phytonutrients in PaleoGreens ingredients. These ingredients are harvested at their peak of potency and immediately concentrated and dried by utilizing proprietary cool-temperature processes that preserve their energetic and nutritional integrity. Studies have shown that these unique technologies offer unprecedented protection of the enzymes and other valuable phytonutrient constituents. Our PET packaging further protects PaleoGreens from damaging light, oxygen and moisture after bottling. We are certain you will find PaleoGreens to be the highest quality and best tasting greens product youve ever experienced.
Why are PaleoGreens unique and superior to other greens products?
Organic ingredients, which means PaleoGreens is free of pesticides, insecticides, heavy metals
Paleo profile: no grain/legumes fibers or components, least allergenic
No alfalfa, a common ingredient in all other leading brands (which has been shown to cause autoimmune disease)
Special gentle processing that retains potency
Proven ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) value
Great taste, with no added sugar; organic lemon/lime flavor
PaleoGreens is recommended for:
Cleansing & strengthening the Liver
Alkalinizing and healing the intestines
Soothes gastrointestinal upsets
Constipation, Irritable Bowel
Increasing enzyme activity in body
Accelerating wound healing and recovery
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California residents who order this product may have a different nutritional label than what is listed here. It is has the exact same ingredients as listed here, just the serving size is different.
One serving has equivalent antioxidant capacity to 4 servings of vegetables, based on ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), a USDA-developed method for measuring antioxidant activity.
Recommended Use: One tablespoon mixed in water or 1/2 juice 1/2 water.
This product does not contain yeast, soy protein, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.
Caution: *People with sensitivities to soy is mainly generated from the protein fraction of soy. The soy lecithin in PaleoGreens is coming from the fat fraction of soy and will have little to no protein residues in the end product. As with all allergy situations, if a person is extremely allergic to soy or has an anaphylaxis type reaction, they would want to either avoid this product or start with very small amounts to see if they have no reaction. Otherwise, they should be able to tolerate this product just fine.
PaleoGreens is not recommended to those allergic to wheat. If you have a wheat allergy - which may or may not include a sensitivity to gluten and can even occur in conjunction with gluten sensitivity - you should be avoiding wheatgrass regardless of no gluten content. Wheat allergy could be attributed to any number of elements in wheat, some of which may be present in wheatgrass. Please read more here about gluten:
Cynthia Kupper, RD, CD, Executive Director of the Gluten Intolerance Group cites - "According to information from USDA research chemists, specializing in wheat gluten and cereal proteins and a statement from the American Association of Cereal Chemists, gluten is found only in the seed kernel (endosperm) and not in the stem and grass leaves. If the grass is cut from a growing plant and does not include the seed kernel, it should be safe for persons with gluten intolerance to use."
However, one of the concerns from the gluten sensitive community is with cross contamination. How sure can you be that absolutely no seeds got in with the wheatgrass itself. We contacted Design's for Health to see if they test for gluten in this product and this was the reply we received:
No, we do not have any physical assays on file for gluten.We do not test for gluten as part of our quality procedures, but we do receive and review documentation from our manufacturer that our PaleoGreens have been analyzed and are gluten free.
Below is information directly from our manufacturer - "We hereby guarantee that gluten is not present in PaleoGreen (then the flavor) made with organic powder blend. Neither the production process nor the gluten containing grains like rye, oats, barley, triticale, spelt and kamut are used in the manufacturing facility."
Higher temperatures can cause caking in the product. Store in a cool, dark, and dry area. Do not freeze. Keep away from direct sunlight/heat source.
This is my favorite green food supplement. I recommend that all my clients and family start each day with 1 Tbsp of PaleoGreens mixed into their protein smoothie such as PaleoMeal or Whey Cool Whey Protein. The benefits are noticeable within the first week!
gram of the broccoli sprouts found in PaleoGreens are equivalent to an average 1 cup serving (100grams) of fresh broccoli (based on glucoraphanine content?which is the precursor to sulphuraphanes). This means broccoli sprouts have a glucoraphanine content that is between 100:1 and 1000:1 more potent than fresh broccoli?depending on the broccoli variety.
To learn more listen to an interview with Greens expert Mitchell May. Click here to listen to this interview in streaming format or download the MP3.
A Nurses Health Study (2000) found that American women who ate the most fruits and vegetables had a 21-32% lower risk of lung cancer. The greatest protection was found with the intake of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage) and citrus fruits. Another study showed a 41% reduction in prostate risk with intake of cruciferous vegetables. Did you have your PaleoGreens today?
Only Grass Juices, No Fillers or Bulking Agents No fillers or bulking agents added (such as whole grasses, apple fiber or pectin, rice bran, or flax), which can greatly dilute nutritional potency and are a potential source of genetically modified material. Because the cellulose fiber in whole grass is indigestible, it prevents the grass's valuable phytonutrients from being released in the digestive system. For this reason, Designs For Health uses only grass juices. In every spoonful of PaleoGreens, you receive densely packed nutrition that intensely nourishes and strengthens every system in the body, resulting in sustained energy, enhanced recovery, mental clarity and overall well-being.
Harvesting of Organic Ingredients Certified organic growers work closely with DFH to ensure the optimal development of enzymes and beneficial phytonutrients in PaleoGreens ingredients. These ingredients are harvested at their peak of potency and immediately concentrated and dried by utilizing proprietary cool-temperature processes that preserve their energetic and nutritional integrity. Studies have shown that these unique technologies offer unprecedented protection of the enzymes and other valuable phytonutrient constituents. The PET packaging further protects PaleoGreens from damaging light, oxygen and moisture after bottling. PaleoGreens has the highest quality and best tasting green food product.
Research Review Why Are Dfh Paleogreens Unique And Superior To Others On The Market?
Organic Ingredients: which means free of
Paleo Profile: no grain/legumes fibers or
No alfalfa, a common ingredient in all pesticides, insecticides, heavy metals components, least allergenic. other leading brands (which was shown to cause autoimmune disease).
Special gentle processing that retains potency.
Proven ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) value equivalent to three servings of blueberries (2 cups) in one teaspoon of PaleoGreens powder.
Great taste, with no added sugar! Organic lemon/lime flavor.
PaleoGreens is special not only because of its extraordinary formula, but also because we meticulously cultivate and protect all the precious constituents contained in it. We work closely with our certified organic growers to ensure the optimal development of enzymes and beneficial phytonutrients in PaleoGreens ingredients. These ingredients are harvested at their peak of potency and immediately concentrated and dried by utilizing proprietary cool-temperature processes that preserve their energetic and nutritional integrity. Studies have shown that these unique technologies offer unprecedented protection of the enzymes and other valuable phytonutrient constituents. Our PET packaging further protects PaleoGreens from damaging light, oxygen and moisture after bottling. We are certain you will find PaleoGreens to be the highest quality and best tasting greens product you've ever experienced.
Not Enough Greens Extracts of greens, fruits and vegetables are possibly the most important and most needed supplement for today's lifestyles. An estimated 77% of Americans are not getting the recommended 2-4 servings of fruits, and 59% are not getting the recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables. On top of this, white potatoes account for about 50% of the total vegetables consumed, mainly in the form of french fries. So, the percentage of people consuming adequate levels of phytonutrient rich vegetables might be less than 20%.(1) Up to a third of the children under 2 consumed no fruits or vegetables, according to the survey. And for those who did have a vegetable, french fries were the most common selection for children 15 months and older.(2)
Why Do We Need Fruits And Vegetables In The First Place? Man evolved adapting to a hunter gatherer diet rich in phytonutrients over millions of years. Only in the last 10000-50000 years have we begun to substitute fruits, vegetables and grass-fed meats with starches coming from grains and tubers, and meats from corn-fed animals and their dairy products. This diet shift is responsible for a much lower intake of phytonutrients and important minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc, and selenium. Our physiology is simply not functioning properly due to the deficiencies and imbalances created by modern diets and we are paying the price with increased rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease (stroke, hypertension), osteoporosis, immune system deregulation, and various degenerative disease manifestations like neurological/eye disorders, and kidney impairment.(3)
One very important aspect of physiological homeostasis is the acid-base balance.(4) Modern diets are characterized by a severe acid load due to the predominance of meat and grain consumption.(5,6) We have adapted to eating meat(7) but it was always balanced by alkalinizing fruits and vegetables. The reduction of animal flesh consumption is often advocated as a solution to reducing acidity, but most people are unaware that grain products are acid forming as well.
The Food Pyramid can be blamed for many of these attitudes, but thankfully there now is a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of grains and starches. The elegant, evolution based solution is to replace grains and starches with as many vegetables as possible, and with adequate amounts of fruits. Also, an adequate amount of protein should be provided from primarily grass-fed animals which store these same phytonutrients in their body fat and milk.
A very simple method of assessing the daily acid load is the first morning urine pH. If it's lower than 6.8, the patient should become aware that they either need more alkalinizing nutrients like fruits and vegetables, green extracts and Ca and Mg and/or they should reduce the grain consumption, NaCl salt and carbonated beverages. The official recommendations put emphasis on increasing Ca intake, but if the typical diets were more alkaline to begin with, we would need less supplementation from Ca.(8) Practitioners should have their patients check their urine pH often. This would be a great motivator for patients to eat right and take their supplements.
Why did we choose the ingredients to be "Paleo"? Because we are trying to stay true to the philosophy that our physiology does best with foods and extracts that we were exposed to for millions of years. Unlike other Greens extracts, we did not include any grain derived components (like oat or pea fibers/particles). This is not just for the sake of a philosophy but because there is ample scientific evidence pointing to the detrimental effects of grains' and legumes' allergenic components on the immune system.
Lastly, we should note that the inclusion of alfalfa grass is very common in many of the other Greens products. Most contain alfalfa extract from seeds or sprouts/grass in spite of the fact that there is clear research showing that it may have adverse health effects. Alfalfa contains a toxic element, the non-protein amino acid L-canavanine, an antagonist to Arginine.(9)
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love it! put in my morning protein shake and and get all the great ingredients and no after taste!
Reviewed by Deb from Woodland Park, CO.
I appreciate the quality and combination of ingredients in this product. Even MORE, I appreciate it's taste.
Most greens products are horrible tasting and I frankly didn't expect this product to be much different, even after reading other reviews.
I am pleasantly surprised with the taste, it is very drinkable mixed with just water!
It is somewhat expensive but compared with the price of other products + the cost of veggie juice to mix them with so I can get them down, the price on Paleogreens actually is less.
Great product - great supplier in Rockwell!
Reviewed by Stan from New Boston, Texas.
This item is excellent, and the company is the best supplier that I have found. Thanks so much for shipping the item so quick. Outstanding customer service.
Works as advertised
Reviewed by Senia from Arizona.
Provides great nutrition. Taste is quite acceptable.
Reviewed by Debra from Minneapolis/MN.
I love the PaleoReds. First time I have ordered them and use them as an addition to my morning shake or as an afternoon snack.
Reviewed by Joyce Wilson from Jefferson City, MO.
First green drink I've found that actually tastes good. Thank you!!
Plain/no flavored: good nutrition, not great taste
Reviewed by Crystal from Savannah GA.
I bought this product to sneak into my daughter's already cooked foods (pizza, quesadilla, things with red/marinara sauce, etc) and as long as I don't completely cover it, she'll eat it. I, however, have attempted to add these to my smoothies (green w/fruits) and not found the taste to be great. It's tolerable, but I think most people would prefer the flavored versions. Great product, but I should have gotten the flavored :) If you don't mind the dark green taste, it will be great.
Reviewed by Barbara Wilkins from California.
I drink PaleoGreens in the late afternoon when I would be tempted to snack. The lemon-lime flavor is very refreshing and the drink not only satisfies my hunger, but it also guarantees me I'm getting all the servings of vegetables my body needs to function at its best. I'm going on a cruise in January and plan on taking PaleoGreens with me...that's how much I feel I benefit from it.
Love the greens
Reviewed by djpiep from mpls/MN.
This product is the best.
Reviewed by Dawn from California.
The Lemon Lime flavored PaleoGreens has great flavor. I just add it to water and drink with no bad after taste!
Overall it's good
Reviewed by Kim from Moore, OK.
I mix it with my morning smoothies. It tastes better than any other greens supplement I've tasted. It seems to help my digestive problems. I'll buy more of it.
Good for you!
Reviewed by Lois from Middletown, DE.
This product is good for you and it doesn't really have a taste. I was afraid it would taste bad, but it doesn't!
Reds and greens
Reviewed by Joe D from Haverhill, Ma.
Absolutely love this stuff
Love the Greens
Reviewed by Deb from Minneapolis, MN.
I mix with water in the afternoon for an energy boost and also in my morning smoothie. An Easy way to add nutrients to your diet.
Great for energy
Reviewed by Diana from South China, Maine.
I use only a tablespoon each morning in my smoothie, and it gives me great energy throughout the morning and lasts through the day. I don't notice any taste and it blends easily. Excellent product and an important part of my overall health.
Reviewed by Lisa Q from Folsom, CA.
This product has a good flavor, I purchased lemon-lime. It has the texture of a very light pulp orange juice when added to water, and may take some getting used to. I drink it with water & a flavor tablet and it is great!! My husband mixes it into his protein shakes. I feel more hydrated with these extra veggies and will continue with this product for a long, long time!! I may also be trying the PaleoReds next...
Reviewed by Melissa from Roseville, CA.
Paleo greens is a great way to get a natural energy boost and supplement your veggie intake. The taste is very manageable, and the results speak for themselves. This product has been an important part of my dietary intake and I will continue to use it!
Reviewed by Joe D'agati from Haverhill, Ma 01832.
Superior supplement.I mix the Paleo greens with the Paleo red great taste with superior ingredients
Reviewed by Lisa Marie from Pittsburg/California.
I just add the Lemon Lime flavor Paleogreens to my protein shakes, and it tastes great. Also, add to my water. Love the fact that it is equal to approx. 4 servings of vegetables!
Reviewed by Joseph D'agati from Haverhill Ma.
5 Stars. Great product. I actually mix it with the Paleo Red. Ingredients are unbelievable