Super greens vs Multivitamins : The best way to get your vitamins!




As we move into Winter, it’s important to pay attention to micronutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. After all, you don’t want your training derailed by a cold. How do you boost immune health?

We all know that vitamins and minerals help keep away colds and other viruses.
How much attention do we pay to the micro-details of our diets?

We’re all on board with macros by now. What about those micros? The micronutrient content of your diet is arguably just as important as your macro split. But the question remains, is it best to pop a multivitamin, or get a wide spectrum of micronutrients from diet and supplementation?

How about greens powders and greens supplements for better immune health?
Greens are a relatively new addition to the sports supplement market but have gained in popularity really quickly with athletes, bodybuilders and people simply wanting to train harder for better body composition. And for good reason. A quality greens supplement powder is an awesome way to pack your diet full of natural wholefood benefits including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Far better than popping a multivitamin pill! Greens powders are derived from whole foods, are processed in such a way that nothing gets damaged and have a better dosage of all those important nutrients.

Look for a greens powder which uses organic ingredients and is made with minimal heat processing. This is how greens powders can retain almost 100% of the original plant’s benefits, unlike multivitamin tablets which are almost unrecognisable to their natural origins.

You could either choose a single-ingredient greens powder (such as organic wheatgrass, barleygrass, alfalfa or spirulina powder), or take a super greens powder which combines the top greens powders in one. Either way, greens powders are superior to multivitamins because they deliver the most potent benefits of nature’s superfoods (including vitamins!) without heat damage, fillers or unnecessary processing.

Wheatgrass
Has more than 90 essential and semi-essential minerals, is high in Vitamin E, a great source of iron and (like most plants used in greens powders) high in chlorophyll. It doesn’t actually contain any wheat (it’s made from the young grass-like wheat plant before the seed heads form), so totally safe for anyone with a wheat, gluten or avenin intolerance.

Barleygrass
Is considered by many to be nature’s most potent source of balanced nutrients. It’s packed with plant enzymes which are anti-inflammatory and very cleansing. It’s incredibly high in iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and minerals magnesium, calcium, potassium and beta-carotene.

Alfalfa
Is one of nature’s best sources of healthy nutrients including the B-complex vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, E, K. It is high in chlorophyll (very cleansing) and it is a great source of high levels of magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and trace minerals.

Spirulina
Contains over 100 nutrients and a whopping 60% protein (it’s actually considered the most complete single food source in the world). Another reason to choose a supergreens powder over a multivitamin pill is that these natural powders contain useful extras, like dietary fibre (essential for good gut health) and plant protein. People who use greens powders tend to report seeing a difference in their energy levels, sleep quality, immunity, tissue regeneration and endurance. You don’t get all that from a multivit!

 

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