Though formulations of greens powders vary by brand, they’re generally made from dried leafy greens and other vegetables, seaweed, grasses, high-antioxidant fruits and herbs. Probiotics and digestive enzymes are often added as well
.Greens powders are generally low in calories but high in certain minerals and vitamins, including selenium, iodine, chromium and vitamins A, C and K, as well as plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions.
Greens powders may enhance overall wellness, support immune function and help reduce chronic disease risk.
Greens powders generally contain 25–40 or more different ingredients, which vary by brand. These commonly include::
Leafy greens: Spinach, kale, collards, parsley
Seaweed: Spirulina, chlorella, dulse, kelp
Other vegetables: Broccoli, beets, carrots, tomatoes, green cabbage
Grasses: Barley grass, wheatgrass, oat grass, alfalfa grass
High-antioxidant fruits: Blueberries, raspberries, goji and acai berries
Nutritional extracts: Green tea extract, grape seed extract, ginkgo biloba extract
Probiotics: Lactobacillus (L.) rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis
Plant-based digestive enzymes: Amylase, cellulase, lipase, papain, protease
Herbs: Holy basil, astragalus, echinacea, milk thistle
Mushrooms: Maitake mushroom extract, shiitake mushroom extract
Natural sugar substitutes: Stevia leaf extract, monk fruit extract
Extra fiber: Rice bran, inulin, apple fibre
Note: This does not constitute medical advice, always consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.