What You Should Know
Green supplements typically supply dieters with dietary support when they know they are not eating enough vegetables. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and healthy nutrients. Ultimate Nutrition Vegetables Greens contains more than enough antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients for the average dieter, but there are a few ingredients on the list that change our minds.
List of Ingredients
Essential Fatty Acids: Organic Non-GMO Lecthin, Flax Seed Oil, Borage Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Primrose Oil, Sunflower Oil.
Green Food Concentrate: Barley Greens, Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Buckwheat, Spinach, Aloe Vera, Parsley.
Sea Vegetables: Spirulina, Chlorella, Dulse Seaweed, Kelp, Green Algae.
Land Vegetables: Brown Rice, Beet Root, Carrot, Organic Fermented Soy, Celery, Olive Leaf Extract.
Phytonutrients: Acerola Berries, Blueberry Fruit, Quercetin, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Bilberry Extract, Lycopene, Resveratrol, Lutein.
Cruciferous Vegetables: Broccoli Extract, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Watercress.
Standardized Herbal Extracts: Cranberry Extract, Astragalus Extract, Milk Thistle Extract, Siberian Ginseng Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Hawthorn Berry Extract, Dandelion Extract, Nettle Extract.
Fiber Blend: Apple Pectin, Oat Bran, Inulin.
Digestive Support: Fructooligosaccharides, Probiotic Blend, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Black Pepper Extract.
Stevia Leaf, Organic Maple Syrup Powder.
Essential fatty acids support cardiovascular health. The ingredients in Ultimate Nutrition Vegetables Greens support healthy omega fatty acid balance and heart health. The Green Food Concentrate, Sea Vegetables, Land Vegetables, Cruciferous Vegetables and Phytonutrients support healthy vitamin and nutrient levels and provide antioxidant support to fight free radical damage.
When we reach the Standardized Herbal Blends, things change. Dandelion root is a diuretic. There is no need for a diuretic in a green food supplement like Ultimate Nutrition Vegetables Greens. Diuretics cause dehydration, constipation, increased urination and potassium loss. There are no health benefits associated with dandelion root that is not covered by the other ingredients in Ultimate Nutrition Vegetables Greens.
Milk thistle is commonly used to detox the liver. Patients with liver disease or impaired liver function should not use this ingredient.
- Provides a healthy source of vitamins and nutrients.
- Supplements the diet lacking vegetables and phytonutrients.
- Contains dandelion root, a diuretic.
- Contains a liver cleansing herb.
Ultimate Nutrition Vegetables Greens is a great source of vegetables, vitamins and nutrients, but the inclusion of standardized herbs does not make the supplement more effective. Dandelion root is not safe for all dieters nor is milk thistle extract. If the herbs were removed, this supplement would be safe for all dieters who want to the more vegetables in the diet without eating more vegetables. As it stands, dieters taking prescription diuretics or blood pressure medications should not take this supplement because certain ingredients could interfere with those medications.