Human vitality can be described as the combined vitality - what we call "Vibrance" -- of each cell in the body. Green Vibrance provides trace nutrition that should help each cell to function at peak efficiency. When we push each cell toward peak efficiency through diet and supplementation, the result may be increased energy and endurance, greater clarity of thought, more robust immunity, and a general shift in all bodily functions toward the ideal.
Green Vibrance achieves these goals by addressing some very basic and essential biological requirements.
1.) A healthy gastrointestinal tract must function efficiently.
2.) The body must take in sufficient quantities of a complete group of healthful nutrients.
3.) Those nutrients must be delivered to all cells of the body, even those at the periphery of the capillaries' reach.
Under these influences, optimal health can be achieved, manifested by a strong immune system, sustained energy production, and systems that run smoothly and cleanly.
A nutritional formula should have a well-defined purpose in order to deliver true value to the consumer, and delivering true value is the goal of Vibrant Health. A formula's components should be present at potencies that will achieve the stated goal. Green Vibrance is designed as a concentrated, nutrient-dense food from vegetable sources that is meant to:
- Support a healthy digestive tract, thereby improving nutrient absorption;
- Deliver a host of trace nutrients that may be lacking in modern diets;
- Improve circulation and cardiovascular health in order to deliver those nutrients to every cell of the body;*
- Support a vigorous and efficient immune system;
- Support directly or indirectly the other body systems (i.e. musculoskeletal, neurological, integumentary (skin), respiratory, urinary, endocrine, cardiovascular/circulatory, digestive, reproductive and immune)
Nutrient density refers to the ratio of micro- nutrients (i.e. vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, etc.) to macro-nutients (i.e. protein, fat and carbohydrate). Relative to the amount of protein, fat and carbohydrate in the foods we eat today, our ancestors commonly received far greater amounts of micro- nutrients. Human biochemistry adapted to that ancient food supply with its greater nutrient density. It is that same, ancient biochemistry that attempts to run us today.
But today something is missing. Indeed, statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture verify a precipitous drop in nutrient density within our common food supply in just the last forty years. The loss of trace nutrients is so great as to remove any argument that dietary supplementation may be optional. We firmly believe supplementation is mandatory in order to achieve optimal health.
Green food supplements, if properly formulated, can provide astounding nutrient density. They can, in effect, return our dietary intake of micro- nutrients to something more closely approximating the richness of our ancestral, Paleolithic diet.
Nutrients in their natural state are highly bioavailable. Green Vibrance delivers a multitude of nutrients that can be used by each cell to support efficient cellular metabolism, and maintain health.
The ingredients in Green Vibrance were selected to support essential bodily functions without which life cannot be sustained. Cereal grass powders and juices (i.e. Certified organic alfalfa, barley, oat, wheat, and Kamut) deliver virtually all known nutrients and several uncharacterized co-nutrients of great value. For example, cereal grasses contain a hidden "growth factor" that causes young animals to more rapidly develop, growing larger, stronger, and healthier with robust immune systems. Those same cereal grasses allow mature animals (and undoubtedly humans) to repair bodily tissues more quickly. Organic alfalfa sprouts, organic broccoli sprouts, organic spirulina, soft-cell chlorella, stabilized rice bran, organic beet juice, organic parsley, organic spinach, organic carrot, green bean, zucchini, Hydrilla verticillata and three sea vegetables enrich the nutrient density and diversity of the primary food ingredients in Green Vibrance.
Probiotics & Enzymes
Our industry leading, dose of 25 billion friendly probiotics from 12 strains in each serving of Green Vibrance bolsters the one system that must function well first and foremost above all others if health is to be improved or optimized. One must be able to digest food and transport nutrients into the body from the gastrointestinal tract before health can be sustained. The 12 strains of probiotics in Green Vibrance help assure a healthy G.I. tract by building and maintaining colonies of robust intestinal flora throughout the intestinal tract. The strains in Green Vibrance help break down proteins for easy assimilation, help transport minerals and B-vitamins across the intestinal mucosa, synthesize several B-vitamins, help maintain healthy cholesterol, and create an unfriendly (acidic) environment for unfriendly bacteria and yeast (Candida). Natural antibiotic substances made by some of the probiotics can reduce the number of unhealthful microbes in the gut.* Their action is supported by both fructo-oligosaccharides and FiberAid arabinogalactans. Each of these prebiotics plays a role in reducing the number of "bad" bacteria and their colonies by feeding and boosting the number of beneficial bacteria.*
Most strains used in Green Vibrance are derived from the human gastrointestinal tract, and then cultivated in a contaminant free production laboratory. One is from a plant source (L. plantarum), and four others were isolated from cow's milk and cheese (L. helveticus, L. lactis, S. thermophilus, & P. shermanii). The "human" strains originally came from the soil and water in the ancient environment, inoculating the human digestive tract and entering into a symbiotic relationship with us many millennia ago. Indeed, each person on Earth harbors different ratios of probiotic bacteria - and quite often a few different strains - in his or her intestines. The differences reflect the parental lineage and home environment of each of us. We all "picked up" various strains at various times from mother's milk, and from dirty hands or toys we may have put in our mouths during outside play. Even an apple picked up off the ground, lightly buffed on a shirt, and then eaten can deliver a specific strain or two of probiotic (and possibly pathogenic) bacteria to the gut.
Every food contains the three macro-nutrients, protein, fat and carbohydrate. Green Vibrance is no exception. Whole foods contain enzymes in their natural state that can help their breakdown and release of nutrients when eaten. We can expect to find some of these enzymes in Green Vibrance. Yet even though it is made up of gently processed, certified organic and natural foods, we recognize that some of the natural enzyme content has been lost simply by changing fresh, whole foods into powders. We have, therefore, added a sufficient quantity of plant and fungal enzymes to match the amount of macronutrients in Green Vibrance as a corrective measure to support efficient delivery of those nutrients Green Vibrance.
Chlorophyll from the green foods in Green Vibrance further supports the action of the probiotics. Apple fiber from our certified organic whole apple powder plus lecithin help support elimination of heavy metals, cholesterol and toxins from the intestinal tract before they can be absorbed. To a lesser degree, they can perform similar tasks in the circulating blood itself.
Cell membranes are made up primarily of of a double layer of phospholipids (i.e. phosphorus containing fats.) Lecithin is 97 to 98% phospholipids, the remaining percentages being water and mineral ash. Lecithin, therefore, supplies major structural components to every cell membrane in the human body. You can't keep your cells together or functioning without them.
Dr. Richard Wurtman, at M.I.T. demonstrated how just 35 mg. of phosphatidyl choline each day could improve intelligence and cognitive function. The 750 mg of lecithin in one serving of Green Vibrance delivers approximately 165 milligrams of phosphatidyl choline, 4.7 times the dosage Wurtman found to improve cognition. The great depth of research on lecithin shows how it is not only critical to brain function, but also helps maintain the myelin sheath protecting and insulating nerves. Lecithin additionally mobilizes cholesterol for use in hormone synthesis and for removal from the body.
The functions of lecithin are basic, foundational functions critical to human survival. For that reason, Green Vibrance contains lecithin. It is difficult to build a house of good health on a flawed foundation where nerves misfire, circulation is inadequate, and cell membranes are stiff and crippled in their ability to function because lecithin is undersupplied.
Oxidation, Incineration, Quenching
Human metabolism is built on oxidation, which both keeps us alive and slowly pushes us toward the grave. The quiet damage to cells caused by necessary cellular oxidation is recognized as the degenerative changes of aging. Oxidative damage to cells defines aging. Oxidative damage is involved, too, in the progression of every known degenerative disease such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes and others. Certainly one's personal genetic code and lifestyle also contribute.
Aging and degenerative disease are ubiquitous -- we all will encounter them in time. Nutritive antioxidants may diminish the severity and slow the speed of aging and degeneration.* Each serving of Green Vibrance delivers a powerful 340 mg of herbal antioxidants in addition to the beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and other antioxidants naturally present from the other plant components of the formula. These antioxidants, plus lecithin, soluble fibers, policosanol and other ingredients help support cardiovascular health.* A strong heart and clear arteries are essential to delivering nutrients to and removing waste from every cell in the body. In fact, Ginkgo biloba extract, grape seed extract, green tea extract pomegranate extract, and Silymarin (milk thistle) extract are all known to improve peripheral circulation.
The immune support delivered by Green Vibrance is found in its content of the beta-glucans, Immune Enhancer arabinogalactans, Astragalus extract, and royal jelly.* But let us not loose sight of the immune enhancing effect of a healthy digestive tract. 50% of your own immune cells are found there. Well nourished, vibrant cells, amply protected by the army of antioxidants in Green Vibrance, are themselves resistant to disease.*
Green Vibrance has always supported good skeletal health, undoubtedly due to its alkalinizing nature, and bioavailable boron and calcium from Hydrilla (and other ingredients. ) Beginning with version 9.0, Green Vibrance added another key nutrient for bone health: Vitamin D3. The vitamin D in Green Vibrance is specially made material combining D3 with organic sunflower oil and organic alfalfa grass only. There are no starches or sugar or artificial ingredients used in its composition.
The total Green Vibrance formula was designed and balanced to help establish and sustain good health.
Therefore, Green Vibrance:
1. Helps improve a sub-par digestive tract or strengthens and maintains one that is already operating efficiently.
Ingredients that deliver this benefit are:
- 25 billion probiotic bacteria (inhibit "bad" bacteria and yeast; aids digestion and nutrient absorption)*
- Chlorophyll from cereal grass juices and algae (sterilizes & heals intestinal lesions)
- Stabilized brown rice bran (nutrient dense high fiber food; provides both bulk and healthful nutrients)
- Certified organic whole apple powder, providing free radical scavenging, trace nutrients and apple pectin (supports detoxification)*
- Fructo-oligosaccharides (feeds probiotics)*
- Certified organic de-oiled Flax seed concentrate (provides mucilage that removes waste and stimulates cell growth of intestinal lining)*
- Larch arabinogalactans (an effective prebiotic; increases total beneficial gut microflora while shrinking populations of harmful bacteria)*
2. Provides a host of trace nutrients from nutrient-dense, organically grown, concentrated whole foods.
- Certified organic Alfalfa Grass juice powder
- Certified organic Barley grass juice powder
- Certified organic Oat grass juice powder
- Certified organic Kamut grass juice powder
- Certified organic Wheat grass juice powder
- Wild crafted Hydrilla verticillata powder
- Certified organic Spirulina powder
- Chlorella (soft cell, pharmaceutical gradel) (Japan)
- Stabilized Brown Rice bran
- Certified organic Beet juice powder
- Certified organic, de-oiled Flax seed concentrate
- Certified organic Acerola berry juice powder (25% natural vitamin C)
- Certified organic Parsley
- Certified organic Carrot root powder
- Certified organic Spinach
- Certified organic Alfalfa sprout powder
- Certified organic Broccoli sprout powder
- Freeze dried Green Bean powder
- Freeze dried Zucchini powder
- Certified organic Kelp (sea vegetable)
- Certified organic Rockweed (sea vegetable)
- Certified organic Laver (sea vegetable)
- Certified organic Alaria (sea vegetable)
3. Improves circulation to assure that the benefits of improved digestion and all trace nutrients are actually delivered to each cell of the body.*
Ingredients that aid circulation are:
- Lecithin powder*
- Vitamin E*
- Silymarin standardized extract*
- Ginkgo biloba standardized extract*
- Green tea catechins standardized extract*
- Grape seed standardized OPC extract*
- Pomegranate extract (40% ellagic acid)*
4. Supports efficient immunity both as a result of 1.), 2.) & 3.) above (because healthier cells generate more energy and cells of the immune system are more vigorous, and as a result of specific ingredients known to support active immune cells.*
- Elutherecoccus senticossus standardized extract
- Suma powder
- Astragalus membranaceus standardized extract
- Schizandra berry extract, 2% schizandrin
- Vitamin E
- FiberAid arabinogalactan
- ResistAid arabinogalactan
- Beta-1,3-1,6 glucans
5. Delivers a host of potent anti-aging antioxidants (534 mg.)*
- Vitamin E (143 mg./100 i.u.)
- Silymarin standardized extract (60 mg.)
- Ginkgo biloba standardized extract (20 mg.)
- Green tea catechins standardized extract (20 mg.)
- Grape seed standardized OPC extract (20 mg.)
- Pomegranate extract (40% ellagic acid)
- Schizandra berry extract, 2% schizandrin
- Acerola berry juice powder (200 mg.)
- + All the carotenoids from cereal grass juice powders, algae, and Hydrilla
- Plus uncounted milligrams of polyphenols from green food components and tocotrienols from stabilized rice bran.
6. Help assure skeletal health*
- Hydrilla verticillata
- Vitamin D3 in alfalfa base
- Other mineral rich concentrated foods in Green Vibrance.