PHYTOFORM: FRUITS & GREENS FORMULA

Nov 25 2015

PHYTOFORM:
Fruits & Greens Formula

The Easy Solution to Mom’s “Eat Your Veggies!”

Chances are you already know that eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential to having a strong and healthy body, but let’s face it, that’s often easier said than done. The reasons for falling short on adequate nutrition can range from specialized diets (vegan), personal taste preferences, to the ultra restrictive and variety-lacking diets of bodybuilding competitors. Whatever the cause, there are products available that can fill in the gaps in your nutrition to ensure that you obtain all of the benefits provided by a nutrient-rich and varied diet. Phytoform, a superfood formula, is a concentrated source of phytonutrients that provides the body with the following ingredients and their benefits:


    1. Green Blend: Alfalfa juice concentrate, Organic Spirulina, Organic Chlorella (Broken Cell Wall), and Kelp provide protein, calcium, vitamin A, B vitamins, as well as vitamin C, D, E, and K. In addition, the greens present provide additional phytonutrients in the form of lipids including EPA and DHA, as well as pigments such as beta-carotene.

    1. Antioxidant Fruit Blend: Organic Acai, Pomegranate Extract, Goji Berry, Bilberry Extract, Organic Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Acai Berry, and Papaya Extract contain many nutrients and phytochemicals which provide dietary minerals, amino acids, vitamins, fatty acids, phytosterols, carotenoids, and pigments associated with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The compounds in fruit help to control the oxidative stress and excessive inflammation caused by oxidation reactions and free radicals.

    1. Vegetable Blend: Carrot, Spinach, Broccoli, and Beet. These provide multiple vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and are especially beneficial for providing folate, beta-carotene, vitamin C, lutein, folate, and omega-3 fatty acid. Notably, betaine found in beets may protect against liver disease and diindolylmethane from broccoli supports the immune system.

    1. Fiber Blend: Fructooligosaccharides, Bran, Apple Fiber, Apple Pectin. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are an alternative sweetener, extracted from fruits and vegetables that is a natural source of fiber but that is lower in caloric value and insulin stimulation than table sugar. In addition, the FDA classifies FOS as safe, and several studies have shown that it reduces the pH of the intestines and promotes mineral absorption, especially calcium. Along with FOS, the additional fiber components help to raise the dietary fiber intake and provide fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Overall, consuming fiber is beneficial by regulating the digestive system, promoting colon health, and stabilizing blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

    1. Plant Multi-Enzyme Blend: Protease, Acid-Stable Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase, Papain, and Bromelain serve to aid the digestive system in breaking down large nutrients into smaller ones, so that they can be absorbed by the body. These ingredients ensure that you get the most from this SuperFood formula.

  1. Green Tea Extract (Min 40% Catechins) and Pyrroloquionoline quinone: Green tea extract has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as anti-obesity effects. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a cofactor, which in studies, has been shown to promote the generation of new mitochondria-aiding metabolism and energy expenditure and may have similar benefits with supplementation. Together, these ingredients help to support the metabolism and promote weight loss.

With Phytoform, there is an easier way to ensure that you are providing your body with the full complement of nutrients to achieve optimal health and wellness. The type and variety of ingredients are also not typically consumed in the average diet, elevating this formula to true SuperFood status. In addition to what Phytoform does provide, it is also notable for what it does not. This blend of concentrated phytonutrients provides all of the benefits without the negative impact of sugar and starches that can occur when consuming the entire fruit and vegetable. Whatever your current diet regimen or physical activity level, everyone can benefit from the addition of this supplement to their diet. Our parents and mom in particular, was right when she forced us to eat our veggies, but I’m thankful that with Phytoform now just one scoop a day, keeps the beets away!!

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