What You Should Know
Garden Greens is a division of Windmill Health Products. Windmill Health Products, based in Caldwell, New Jersey, manufactures a range of dietary supplements and other health care products. The Garden Greens division of this company manufactures vitamin and detox supplements. These supplements are made from a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and roots, that are thought to be full of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, etc. The manufacturer claims that these dietary supplements are natural and effective.
Garden Greens makes the following products: Barry Splash, Vege Splash, Protein Shakes, Essential Greens, Essential Greens 3000, Greens Complete Multi-Vitamin, and 24 Hour Cleanse. These products come in various forms including tablet, capsule, and powder. Barry Splash is a soluble powder containing super ORAC acai berry drink mix with 8 berries, grape skin, cherry, green tea, and pomegranate extracts. According to the manufacturers, Vege Splash powder contains extract from fourteen vegetables and ten green foods. This product comes in three flavors: tomato, apple and carrot. Essential Greens combines foods that are Green (algae, chlorella, wheat grass and green tea) into a soluble powder form that can be dissolved in water. Garden Greens’ protein-shakes mix soy, pea, and spirulina proteins into a powder form. The multi-vitamin combines concentrated vitamins and minerals with extracts from green foods. Essential Greens 3000 combines several foods that have potent, antioxidant capacities. The 24 hour Inner Cleanse contains, among other things, cascara sagrada and rhubarb root both of which are powerful, natural laxatives. The inner-cleanse seems designed to help evacuate the bowels.
List of Ingredients
24 Hour Inner Cleanse (daytime): dandelion root, black cohosh, alfalfa, kelp, buchu leaf, burdock, chickweed, cayenne, echinacea, ginger, fennel, fenugreek, ginkgo biloba, grapefruit seed, horsetail, hawthorn, Irish moss, marshmallow root, licorice root, milk thistle, peppermint, mullein, papaya leaf, plantain, red clover, safflower oil, red raspberry, scullcap, slippery elm, yellow dock, uva ursi, yarrow, and cranberry.
(Nighttime): cascara sagrada, psyllium, beet fiber, apple pectin, oat bran, rice fiber, acacia gum, fennel seed, alfalfa, barley grass, lemon balm, guar gum, peppermint, red raspberry, slippery elm, ginger, chlorella, rhubarb, bentonite trace minerals, glucomannan, lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium bifidum, lactobacillus plantarum, and lactobacillus casei.
The nighttime inner-cleanse product contains hawthorn. This substance has been used to combat heart disease in America for over 200 years. It contains antioxidant flavinoids that aid circulation and protect blood vessels.
The nighttime inner-cleanse product contains cascara sagrada. This ingredient is a powerful laxative. In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of cascara sagrada in over-the-counter drugs. This ban does not affect the health food or alternative medicine industries because they are not closely regulated by the FDA.
- These products could be beneficial when combined with a healthy diet and routine exercise.
- These products are widely distributed. As a result, you could find some near you.
- Garden Greens’ products do not directly promote weight loss.
- Many of these products leave an unpleasant aftertaste.
- One product contains cascara sagrada, a potentially dangerous ingredient.
If you are looking for a healthy boost to your diet, Garden Greens may have something to offer. If you are looking to shave some pounds and keep them off, you should look elsewhere.