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I am seeing more of this sorta "supplement" - it claims to be actual food that has been processed into a drinkable powder - does this count as a supplement? I ask because of the posts regarding the use of vitamins and other supplementation recommending "real food" instead. 

I love eating real food for my nutrients but sometimes this kind of thing appeals to me for occasional convenience - does anyone have any info on this kind of thing? I love getting the imprimatur of my CR pals before trying anything!








PVOS-SUPPLEMENT-FACTS-1-copy.jpgOrganic-Supergreens-350.pngNutrient-Dense, Raw, Organic, Superfood Complex (4768 mg): Organic Spirulina, Organic Apple, Organic Sea Kelp, Organic Kale, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf, Organic Broccoli Sprout, Organic Dulse

Antioxidant Complex (2938 mg): Organic Amla, Organic Acerola, Organic Pineapple, Organic Reishi Mushroom, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Turmeric, Organic Monk Fruit Extract, Organic Carrot, Organic Raspberry, Organic Blueberry
Digestive Enzyme Complex (43 mg): Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase
Other ingredients: Organic Apple Flavor, Organic Berry Flavor, Organic Lemon Lime flavor, Organic Peppermint Flavor


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Actually, I cannot see much bang for the buck. Vit. A and C are readily available by fruit or vegetables and iodine is readily available by iodized salt or other supplements. B12 is also available by supplements. Since that's a plant-based product, B12 must be added like in any other ordinary supplement. Other micronutrients are present in practically negligible amounts. It's not clear if the digestive enzyme complex is natural or just added into the powder. Antioxidant complex = 3 g, is that particularly concentrated? 


Bottom line, I don't know if I'm missing something, maybe so, but these green powders just don't seem to be very advantageous, unless you take multiple servings per day, when you don't have fruits & veggies available, or unless maybe you are in the woods (with no berries around) or on the road.

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