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LEARN MORE ABOUT GOOD GREENS, HOW WE GOT STARTED, AND OUR INGREDIENTS 

Our Story

At Good Greens we believe that there should be a simple and delicious way to get the nutrients necessary to support a healthy body. 

From children to seniors, we want to supply every body with the vitamins, probiotics and antioxidants that it needs. In a world where there never seems to be enough time to eat healthy, Good Greens is here to fix the fast food situation. We offer you real whole food and natural bars, made with organic ingredients, that taste delicious and give you the energy you need to take on the day.

Our company founder got the inspiration for Good Greens while working with a wellness physician on improving his practice. The difference that superfoods could make in health and well being was easy to see − the only problem was that most green superfoods tasted awful.

After developing Z-52, the core of our Good Greens powder, we searched for an easy way to get people to try it- that’s when we developed the Good Greens bars! (It’s amazing what people will try when it’s covered in organic dairy free dark chocolate!) Since making our first appearance on the market, all eleven Good Greens bar flavors have become top selling bars at stores Nationwide.

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Ingredient Descriptions

Proprietary Greens Blend

Spirulina

A type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. It contains B complex vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Spirulina is a complete protein containing 60% of protein and all essential amino acids. The algae are full of nutrients and easy to digest, making it a super food for the body. Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, and enzymes, it is considered a “wholefood” meaning that it is capable of sustaining life without the need of other food. Spirulina is used as a natural wholesome food and can help get body fat down to a healthy level. It is a “super food” that makes a great addition to the human diet. According to a study done by Swati S. Thomas on “the role of parry organic spirulina in health management”, Spirulina may help in age related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and cerebrovascular disease.

Barley Grass

Barley Grass is a member of the grass family containing beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, and folic acid, and the minerals potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium. Barley grass also contains chlorophyll, amino acids, protein, fiber, and enzymes.  Barley grass has many health benefits when added to your diet. In 2006, the FDA finalized a rule that allows foods containing barley to claim that they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It also contains significant amounts of inflammatory contents that may help with anti-inflammatory. Research from Science University of Tokyo, Dr. k Kubota, discovered that barley grass could cut down dietary cholesterol. Barley grass also contains essential nutrients that are believed to support cellular repair and regeneration.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a single-celled green algae. An attractive food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and 10% minerals and vitamins. According to a clinical trial done by the Medical College of Virginia, Chlorella may reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and accelerate wound healing. It is packed with important nutrients that may help your body find and maintain optimal wellness. Incorporating chlorella into every day diets may increase metabolism and energy, slow down aging, strengthen the immune system, and normalize blood pressure and blood sugar.

Proprietary Antioxidant Blend

Acai Berry

Acai berries come from the acai palm tree. A powdered preparation of freeze-dried acai fruit pulp and skin contains dietary fiber, vitamin C, A, calcium, iron, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. Acai also contains beta-sitosterol, polyphenols such as procyanidinoligomers and vanillic acid, syringic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, and ferulic acid. Acai berries are considered a true antioxidant powerhouse loaded with polyunsaturated fatty acids. In a study done by the University of Florida with Professor Stephan Talcott, antioxidants extracted from acai berries, when tested on their effects against cancer in a cell culture model, triggered leukemia cells to self-destruct up to 86%. Another study done by Texas AgriLife in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that acai berries are packed with tons of antioxidants that are easily absolved by the body.

Life’s DHA

Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain and retina accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in the retina. It is also a key component of the heart. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefits from an adequate supply of DHA. Life’s DHA omega-3 is found throughout the body, specifically in the brain, eyes, and heart. A recent study by Martek in the current edition of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Journal shows that life DHA improves memory and learning.

Bioperine

The metabolic process that generates energy at the cellular level in the human body is called thermogenesis. Though thermogenesis has been identified as a key factor in maintaining weight loss, it has also been identified as playing an integral role in utilizing the daily food and nutrients that the human body consumes. It sets in motion the mechanism that lead to digestion and subsequent gastrointestinal absorption. Piperine, in the patented form of BioPerine enhances the body’s natural thermo-genic activity. A study done on mice, published in the August Volume of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research on “Enhancing the bioavailability of resveratrol by combining it with perperine (black pepper extract)” found that the absorption of resveratrol was increased when combined with piperine.

Grape seed extract

Human case reports and results from laboratory and animal studies show that grape seed extract may be useful to treat heart diseases such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A polyphenol contained in grape seeds is resveratrol that may interfere with cancer cell growth and proliferation. Other anti- disease properties include wound healing, preventing tooth decay, osteoporosis, skin cancer, and ultraviolet damage to skin. There is good evidence that grape seed extract can help treat chronic venous insufficiency and edema. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine conducted a study showing that when grape seed extract was administered to mice with Alzheimer’s disease, the extract significantly reduced Alzheimer’s disease type cognitive deterioration.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea comes from the leaves of camellia sinensis. The properties of green tea extract may help aid health conditions such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, liver disease, weight loss. Green tea extracts are more effective than black tea extracts due with better preservation of catechins. A study done at the Department of Biophysics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India studied the effects of green tea extract on animals. The study found that green tea extract was effective in enhancing learning and memory and may serve useful in reversing age-related deficits.

White Tea Extract

White tea comes from the buds of younger leaves of the camellia sinesnsis plant. Catechins, a group of polyphenol antioxidants found in white tea, has been found to reduce cholesterol, decrease blood pressure, and improve the function of blood vessels, thereby decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study done at Pace University indicated that white tea extract might have prophylactic application in reducing growth of bacteria that causes Staphylococcus infections, Streptococcus infections, pneumonia and dental caries. It also may help the immune system to further help in preventing illnesses.

Super Vegetables Blend

Spinach

Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. It is a rich source of vitamin A (and especially high in lutein),C, E, K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids

Nova Scotia Dulse

Dulse is red seaweed that grows in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific oceans that attaches to rocks. Dulse is a good source of minerals and vitamins, with all trace elements needed by humans, and it has a high protein and iodine content. The purple seaweed dulse helps to purify and strengthen the bloodstream by alkalizing it if it is too acidic and reducing any excess stores of fat and mucus. Dulse strengthens the intestines, digestive system, liver, pancreas, and sexual organs. It also enhances mental clarity and awareness; and promotes skin and hair health. A study done by the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University conducted a study evaluating the antioxidant and antiproliferative activies of dulse. They found dulse to be effective antioxidants and inhibitors of cell proliferation.

Parsley

Parsley is a source of phytochemicals such as carotenoids, which are known to exert various biological effects. The methanolic extract of parsley is antimicrobial. Parsley seed extract can reduce blood pressure, possibly due to its diuretic effects. Apigenin, a chemical found in great quantities in parsley, has been found to have potent anti-cancer activity. It works by inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels that feed a tumor. Parsley has also been used to help fight urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, and many other illnesses. Studies have shown that parsley is a natural alternative to help in treatments for metabolic bone disorders and for maintenance of bone health.

Beet Juice Powder

Beetroot are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid B12 and C, folic acid, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and many antioxidants. The pigment betacyanin, which is responsible for the beet's deep, red-magenta color is also a powerful antioxidant. Beets are an instant source of energy because they are rich in carbohydrates. They have no saturated fat and are low in calories. Researchers claim that compounds found in beets detoxify the liver and protect the liver. They also have the ability to cure diseases of the digestive system.

Carrot Juice Powder

Carrot juice has a particularly high content of beta carotene, and is also high in B complex vitamins like folate, and many minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Carrot juice is great for supporting eye health. It has also been proven to reduce genetic damage to humans due to a decrease in oxidative and other damage to DNA.

Broccoli Sprout Powder

Broccoli sprouts are three to four day old broccoli plants. Compounds in broccoli sprouts have been shown to reduce the risk of getting breast and colon cancer and to act as an anti-bacterial agent against Helicobacter pylori, an organism associated with causing stomach ulcers. As reported in the May 10, 2004 edition of Time, a new study indicates that eating broccoli sprouts may cut the risk of stroke, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Broccoli sprouts contain high levels of glucoraphanin, a protein inducer that helps fight, free radicals, and unstable chemical byproducts of metabolism, cell damage. Scientist from Johns Hopkins University isolated a cancer fighting phytochemical in broccoli sprouts called glucoraphanin. Glucoraphain and sulforaphane help mobilize the bodies natural cancer fighting resources and reduces risk of developing cancer.

Alfalfa Sprout Powder

Alfalfa has been used as an herbal medicine for over 1,500 years. Alfalfa is high in protein, calcium, minerals, vitamins B, C, E, and K. In early Chinese medicines, physicians used young alfalfa leaves to treat disorders related to the digestive tract and the kidneys. In Ayurvedic medicine, physicians used the leaves for treating poor digestion. Alfalfa sprouts are thought to have diuretic properties and might lower cholesterol. They are also thought to be effective against diabetes, thyroid gland malfunction, arthritis, and peptic ulcers.

Digestive Enzyme Blend

Protease

All of the minerals and vitamins you eat and all of the hormones your body produces need enzymes in order to work properly. In fact, enzymes govern every single metabolic function in your body: your stamina, energy level, ability to utilize vitamins and minerals, immune system and more. Protease can help reduce inflammation and the risk of blood clots, improve immune function and kill harmful bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi, and dissolve scar tissue

Lipase

Lipase is an enzyme that the body uses to break down fats in food so they can be absorbed in the intestines. Lipase is primarily produced in the pancreas but is also in the mouth and stomach. Most people produce enough pancreatic lipase, but people with cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease, and celiac disease may not have enough lipase to get the nutrition they need from their food.

Amylase

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Amylase digests carbohydrates (polysaccharides) into smaller disaccharide units, eventually converting them into monosaccharides such as glucose. Research has shown that amylase is an essential enzyme that helps breakdown starch and breakdown carbohydrates, which may lead to weight loss and weight management.

Super Probiotics Blend

Fructo-oligosaccharides

Fructo-oligosaccharides are made up of plant sugars linked in chains. They are taken from asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, and soybeans, or produced in the laboratory. People use these sugars to make medicine. Fructo-oligosaccharides are used for constipation, traveler’s diarrhea and high cholesterol levels. Fructo-oligosaccharides are also used as prebiotics. Prebiotics act as food for “good” bacteria in the intestine. In foods, fructo-oligosaccharides are used as a sweetener. Clinical trails and research have been conducted to determine the benefits of fructooligosaccharides. One such study showed that fructooligosaccharides may help increase calcium absorption in the body as well as increased absorption of other beneficial nutrients.

Lactobacillus Group

Some Lactobacillus and other lactic acid bacteria have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. It has been shown to improve bowel regularity and has been shown to have a preventative effect against traveler’s diarrhea, as well has antibiotic related bowel issue.

Bifidobacterium

Bifidobacteria are considered as important probiotics and used in the food industry to relieve and treat many intestinal disorders. Bifidobacteria exert a range of beneficial health effects, including the regulation of intestinal microbial homeostasis, the inhibition of pathogens and harmful bacteria that colonize and/or infect the gut. A study done by the University College Cork, Microbiology research center studied bifidobacterium and its effects on the gut. They discovered that bifidobacterium produce findger-like appendages called TAD pili that colonise the gut.

Streptoccus Salivarius

The Streptococcus salivarius probiotic bacteria are the number one ingredient in bad breath remedies. This oral probiotic replaces the bacteria in your mouth with the desirable Streptococcus salivarius.

Metabolic Blend

Cha de Bugre

Cha de Burge is a popular weight loss aid in Brazil and is a common ingredient in "Brazilian diet pills" that are also becoming popular in North America. Cha de Bugre is also used to treat cellulite, cough, fluid retention (edema), gout, cancer, herpes, viral infections, fever, and diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is also used as a general tonic to improve blood circulation and heart function.

Siberian Eleuthero Root Extract

Eleuthero has been used for centuries in Eastern Countries. The active ingredients in Eluthero are though to stimulate the immune system. It has been traditionaly used to help prevent cold and flu as well as to increase energy. Siberian Eleuthero Root extract has been shown to possess a variety of beneficial properties, such as, increased endurance, memory/learning improvement, and anti-inflammatory, immunogenic. In human studies, Eleuthero has been successfully used to treat bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia, and neurasthenia with headache, insomnia, and poor appetite. Many studies have been conducted to test the benefits of Siberian root. One such study measured the effect of Siberian root when used as a supplement to patients with respiratory tract infections. The study showed that Siberian root might be useful to help lessen symptoms and cure symptoms of respiratory tract infections.

Super Fruits and Berries

Raspberry Powder

As an antioxidant food containing ellagic acid, raspberries help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. Anthocyanins give these raspberries unique antioxidant properties, as well as some antimicrobial ones, including the ability to prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body. They are also a good source of riboflavin, folate, niacin, magnesium, potassium, copper, vitamin B fiber, and minerals. Research on raspberry properties has shown to help inhibit growth on tumor and stimulate apoptosis oh human cancer cells invitro.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants. These beautiful red fruits contain all the beneficial antioxidants, including tannins, anthocyanins, and polyphenols. The antioxidants in pomegranates have been proven to be one of the keys to preventing debilitating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration. Studies have shown pomegranates role in prostate cancer protection. Pomegranates contain phytochemicals such as ellagitannins, that aid in prevention of prostate cancer. They are potent antioxidant compounds and anti-inflammatory agents.

Blueberry Juice Powder

Blueberries have many health benefits including antioxidants, cardiovascular benefits, increased brain and eye health, and they help protect against cancer. Research has shown that blueberry juice can reverse age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction. It also can reverse cognitive and motor deficits. Studies have also shown blueberry juices possible ability to reduce prostate cancer cells.

Whole Apple Powder

Certified organic whole apple powder provides a generous quantity of pectin’s to bind cholesterol and heavy metals in the gut, preventing their absorption. Water-soluble pectin’s from the apple also enter the blood stream to bind heavy metals there for elimination through the kidneys. Apple fiber helps maintain intestinal balance by cleansing the intestinal tract with its soluble and insoluble fibers. Research has been conducted to show the effects of apple powder properties. One such study evaluated apple components and their effects on lipid. Results showed that apple pectin and apple concentrate are effective at reducing plasma lipids in the body.

Goji Berry

Wolfberries contain many nutrients and phytochemicals including 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals, 18 amino acids, 6 essential vitamins, 8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides, 5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols. 5 carotenoids, including beta carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, anthophyll, and antioxidant rich phenols. Many studies have been done to show the health benefits of goji berries. One such study done at the Department of Pathophysiology, Beijing Medical University showed that goji berries might help reduce blood pressure and help regulate blood pressure.

Concord Grape

Concord grape juice is loaded with natural, protective antioxidants – with more than two times the antioxidant power of grapefruit, orange or tomato juice. Concord grape juice is heart healthy – helps keep arteries healthy, clear and flexible to help promote healthy circulation and blood pressure. A study led by Rober Kirkorianan of the UC College of Medicines Department of Psychiatry, examined the properties of grape juice and its effect on memory. Concord grapes contain polyphenol compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may affect signaling in memory centers of the brain.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen fruit contains compounds that have antioxidant - anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Scientific research indicates activity against several cancer cell lines, including breast cancer, liver cancer and leukemia. In addition, Mangosteen also exhibits anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally, Mangosteen has been used for many years as a medicinal treatment for diarrhea, skin infection and wounds in throughout South Asia. The latest in scientific research shows Mangosteen contains a class of naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds known as xanthones. Xanthones may provide beneficial effects on cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and thrombosis.

Acerola Berry

Acerola berries have antidiarrheal properties. This affects the gastrointestinal tract by shrinking and tightening the mucous membrane and helps to relieve the irritation. A powerful antioxidant the berries contain high amounts of flavanoids called anthocyanosides which prevents the damaging effects of free radicals that cause aging, inflammation, cancer and degenerative disorders like macular degeneration. Acerola Berry also strengthens blood vessels and improves circulation, and contains vitamin A, C, catechol tannins, and hydroquinone. Acerola berries are on e of the richest sources of vitamin C.

Bilberry

Bilberries are a close relative of the blueberry and cranberry. They are packed with Vitamin C, an important vitamin that supports immunity and the growth and repair of body tissues. They also contain a high amount of antioxidants and have many health benefits.

Detoxification Blend

Soy Lecithin Powder

Lecithin also helps cholesterol deposits from forming in our blood vessels, and is involved in the process of moving cholesterol through our bodies. Soy lecithin chemically binds with cholesterol, and in this manner reduces the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstreams, and may lower cholesterol levels. It also assists with the neurotransmitters crucial for memory, muscle control, and brain function. Research suggests that lecithin may be helpful for repairing liver damage, and protecting against liver damage.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is said to promote healthy teeth and gums, improve digestion, repair skin, enhance energy levels and boost the immune system. Some tests have shown that aloe can help balance the blood glucose levels of diabetics, relieve heartburn and reduce inflammation for those suffering from colitis. Aloe Vera is a detoxifier, meaning it will help to cleanse the body, especially the digestive tract, of unwanted bacteria. It gives users a healthy dose of minerals as it naturally contains such helpful substances as zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron. Studies show that Aloe Vera might be affecting in lowering blood glucose in diabetic patients as well as lowering lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidemia.

Milk Thistle Extract

Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. It is typically used to treat liver cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, toxin-induced liver damage and the prevention of severe liver damage and gallbladder disorders, while reducing the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. Milk thistle may help treat alcoholic cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis. It also may help liver function and health.

Ginger Root Powder

Scientists have found evidence to support ginger's wide range of medicinal actions. These actions include the lowering of cholesterol levels, relief for allergies and asthma, arthritis, colds, and nausea; and protecting the digestive tract and liver against toxins and parasites. Research has shown that ginger root may be able to prevent motion sickness and help with motion sickness symptoms. Studies have also shown that ginger root can help with inflammation and osteoarthritis.