You may feel as though you are making every effort to educate yourself about your pre- and post-workout nutrition, and this is an increasingly important part of exercise if you are especially focused on maximising your physical potential. Making sure you are getting all the powerful nutrients and antioxidants you need to keep going (and growing!) is just part of an optimalapproach to fitness, right? So why do people so often overlook the basics and start going for more headline-grabbing, fad new diet functional foods?
You’re doing everything you can to get those gains; obviously you’re working out, hydrating, getting enough rest and watching your diet. But are you also ensuring that your micro (as well as macro-) nutrition is covered?
Ok, so you might not be reaching for the peperoni pizza every time you’re hungry, and you might think you have your macros vs energy expenditure down to a ‘T’, but I’d like to bet that there’s one area of your diet that is still lacking: super greens.
Super leafy greens – plus the powerful algae that often accompanies the formulation – are important for so many metabolic processes, it’s hard to know where to start.
If you’re not already taking super greens as part of your gains schedule, you might want to read on and see why thousands of lifters are returning to their super greens blends to experience the powerful properties of plants.
So let’s take a look at the literature and see what you might have missed.
Firstly, and probably the most well-known facts about super greens is that they are abundant in leafy greens – powerfully packed with essential vitamins and minerals which your body needs to function at an optimal level. But not only this, keep reading to see how super greens can really benefit our bodies when we put them through the paces of an intense workout:
High in adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha – which are proving essential in fighting anxiety and stress, therefore improving your body’s ability to cope under duress and better repair itself – super greens can help you to go that extra mile, push through that wall.
Many greens powders also contain Rhodiola which is beating prescription medication to the post in terms of helping people to cope under stress.
Another favorite Chlorella has proven antioxidant effects which include benefits to the body’s immune system and the potential to help the body fight disease. The power of spirulina is one which really shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of enabling the body to do more – it’s a greens ‘powerhouse’, packed with nutrients and protein. Research is showing that supplementation can lead to improved muscle strength and performance endurance, plus enhanced fat oxidation.
Super greens also include a spectrum of vitamins and minerals not only help to boost your immune system, it is supercharged with Dandelion leaf, Garlic extract, Moringa and Olive leaf extract, all of which are known to have beneficial effects on immunity, anti-inflammatory properties or antioxidant power.
Nootropic herbs such as Bacopa Monerii (and the amino acid L-Theanine) help with focus and mental clarity, also enabling the body to relax without drowsiness making them perfect partners as you put your body through its paces.
One of the new greens on the block is SuperGreen TONIK. Not only does their formula contains all these powerful ingredients, they have been carefully selected at the right doses to be meaningful in terms of your body’s needs and the effect on metabolic outcomes. What this means is that we don’t just hide our powerful plant ingredients in a proprietary blend, we tell you how much we are including and we are honest about how much you need.
So, with no fat, no sugar, typically less than 40 calories and absolutely packed with performance power, whether you add it to your protein supplement or take it straight, can you and your workout schedule really afford notto be boosted with these powerful green super-compounds? We challenge you to take a fresh look at super greens and see what a difference they could make to your gains.