This Living Green Supremefood review, is a nutritional supplement created by Dr Don Colbert, Divine Health.
There are a great many green ‘superfoods’ on the market. At a guess there would easily be more than 200 brands and they all have different formulations. But what are superfoods? There are many definitions. Some will have goji berries, acai berries, wheatgrass powder, or based on herbs, veggie powders or grains, some have single-celled algae called organic Spirulina in them, some are densely packed with these active ingredients, others are mostly a carrier with only a speckle of ingredients, the list goes on and on and on.
With so many different brands this is clearly a highly competitive market and because they all claim to offer different health benefits and they will all make claims of their superiority over competing products it also causes massive confusion for consumers, myself included.
So when Dr Don Colbert from Divine Health holistic healing center approached me for a review his Living Green Supremefood I was excited to see what makes this product special and reading the ingredients list (see below) it certainly promises to be one of the elite green superfoods.
This product contains powdered greens and has been certified as “organic supplements” by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a for-profit corporation, established in 1989, and headquartered in San Diego, California.
QAI is one of the world’s largest certifiers, operating in the United States, Canada, Latin America, European Union, and Japan and has itself achieved the following accreditations:
- United States Department of Agriculture – Organic (USDA)
- International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS)
- Conseil des appellations reservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV, Canada)
- Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein (DEKRA, Germany for ISO 14001)
- Japanese Agricultural Stan (JAS) through QAI’s Japan-based partner EcoCert.
This product is a green powder drink supplement made up by mixing water with the powder that, in addition to organic Flavours, Stevia sweetener and Citric Acid, has the following main active ingredients (ie organic powders and extracts, pre/probiotics and digestive enzymes):
The science and the benefits
The literature on each of these and every one of ingredients in the table above is replete with accolades of their efficacy and benefits and a quick search on the US Food and Drug Administration (fda.gov) and US Department of Agriculture (usda.gov) websites gave me a very clear understanding as to why so many people say such good things about these ingredients.
What Dr Colbert has done is to put them together in his own unique formulation and packaged them up in a convenient and easy to use format. According to his website, the ingredients for this product help:
- break down proteins and fat providing optimal nourishment for your cells
- support healthy functioning of the liver and immune system to aid in detoxification
- support cell reproduction, as well as restorative processes that promote healthy organs and tissues
- overcome the ill effects of oxygen toxicity and decreasing oxidative stress
- treat skin disorders such as skin ulcers, impetigo, and eczema
- protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses
- the liver repair itself by growing new cells through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
As I said I was excited, so now it’s time to dig deeper so here is my review of this holistic nutrition product.
Can I use this product if I have food allergies
While it is important to know something about the ingredients in this product, it is equally important to know what is not in it, particularly for those people who have certain food allergies. This greens supplement is diary-free, gluten-free, soy-free and does not contain any ingredients that have been genetically modified (ie GMO), which is an absolute pre-requisite under any organic labelling scheme.
How is this product made
According to the Dr Colbert website, to preserve the quality of the ingredients they are dried using a slow low-temperature drying process. The key benefit of this is in the way it preserves the delicate molecular structure of the heat sensitive bioactive compounds, phytonutrients and digestive enzymes, all of which are easily destroyed when using faster but harsher high heat processes adopted by most other manufacturers.
It is this level of care that sets apart a high quality product from all the “also-rans”.
How is it packaged for safe shipping
Our package arrived in a timely manner, it was well secured and in perfect condition with all seals intact along with the receipt and product documentation. All this attests to the care that was put into the packaging to guaranteeing the freshness of the contents.
Judging from the website I did expect a larger box but what arrived measured roughly 4” x 4” x 4”, (10cm x 10cm x 10cm) which for one month’s supply (30 servings) seemed small, but no doubt a direct result of the high potency of the contents – ie no filler that contributes nothing other than unnecessary bulk.
The aroma … what did it smell like
I excitedly opened the box, had a quick scan of the accompanying literature and proceeded forthwith opening the container. The first two things I noticed when I took off the lid were the vibrant olive green color and the absolutely delicious aroma as it filled the air enveloping me with the smell of freshly cut grass and organic herbs with a hint of sweetness. It made me salivate and couldn’t wait to taste it!
The texture of the product is one of a very refined finely crushed super greens powder which, for the most part dissolves easily, but some of the ingredients naturally don’t dissolve and need to be stirred through just prior to drinking. The process of preparing this product is easy:
|Step 1||Measure out 8oz (1 cup or 250ml) of drinkable liquid (eg water or juice) or alternatively half that amount (ie 4oz or ½ cup or 125ml)|
|Step 2||Open the sealed of the container and using the supplied scoop place the contents of one level scoop into a large enough glass to hold the amount of liquid|
|Step 3||Add a small amount of the liquid and stir to make a smooth slurry and then add the remaining liquid. Stir well|
|Step 4||You can drink the whole amount immediately or over time, in which case you’ll need to stir the mixture again just prior to drinking|
The indicated amount is the equivalent of one serve, enough for one day per person and it is best to drink 30 minutes after eating so that the goodness is absorbed quickly into your body.
What does it taste like
While it’s all very well for something to be healthy, if it doesn’t taste good then it’s unlikely to be used. There is certainly a perception that green products taste weird, however that is not what we found.
It is probably the best greens supplement we’ve ever tried and enjoyed drinking just for the taste alone, and the healthiness almost felt like an added bonus. I know it sounds weird but we did like it that much.
This densely packed nutritious living fuel super greens drink tasted fresh and light with just a hint of sweetness to counterbalance a slight earthy flavour on the side and back of the tongue. The result is a complex and very enjoyable balance in the mouth.
What were our results
Immediately upon drinking this product we could actually feel the goodness of the ingredients as soon as it hit our stomach. There was no denying this felt like something very special. It felt alive!
Because we eat incredibly healthily and we look after our bodies with regular exercise and because of that we didn’t actually expect this product to make a massive impact, however, drinking this supplement of mass nutrition gave us an incredible sense of wellbeing, we felt warm and fuzzy and more energised, fuller and more satisfied between meals and it improved our digestion. As a result of all this we felt less of a need to eat as often or as much as before. For those looking to address a weight issue, this will be a good thing.
Where can I purchase this product
You can purchase this product directly from www.drcolbert.com or www.amazon.com
Note: Not only is this product available in powder form (as tested here) for your convenience is is also available in cube (12 Packs).
What is our conclusion
One this website we always talk about how a healthy and well-balanced diet is the absolute fundamental requirement for healthy living. We believe that organic supplements such as this product are the perfect addition to your daily routine regardless if you eat healthy foods or not.
Based on our own personal experience I can confidently say that Living Green Supremefood has had a very positive impact on our lives, as healthy as we are. There is plenty of evidence that the ingredients used in this product are known to be health-giving and the way Dr Colbert and his team have treated them shows care and utmost respect.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in using this product as part of our ongoing regime and hope that you will give it a try and experience for yourself the benefits you can derive from this delicious supplement.
Disclaimer: Our findings have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration and are entirely based on our personal experience in using Living Green Supremefood. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Click here to read more about Dr Don Colbert, the man behind this product.
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