By Carla Oates
When it comes to shopping for a supergreens powder, it can be overwhelming deciding on which blend is right for you given the sheer number of formulas available these days.
From helping you to reach your daily recommended vegetable intake to boosting your energy levels, promoting healthy detoxification, giving your gut a cleanse and increasing immunity—the claims made by supergreens powders can also be super enticing to us as consumers.
But as with any supplement, not all are created equal which is why it’s important to do your research, understand what you actually need in a detox product, gut cleansing powder or supergreens blend—and discover how to reap the benefits of your chosen supplement.
Here’s everything you need to know…
What Is A Supergreens Powder?
First up, we’re looking at what a supergreens powder or greens powder actually is. While the clue is in the name, supergreens formulas are typically bright green in colour and have a fairly ‘grassy’ flavour due to the myriad of ‘green’ ingredients included.
While the amount of ingredients (as well as their source) differs from brand to brand, most typically contain a good variety of leafy greens like kale, spinach or collard greens, some kind of seaweed, other nutrient-dense vegetables like broccoli, various grasses, fruits, digestive enzymes, prebiotics or probiotics, herbs and fibre. They are also intended to ‘plug the gap’ so to speak in terms of your daily nutritionals requirements, helping you to receive a concentrated dose of vegetables and support your digestive health. This is why so many supergreens powders are often linked to a gut cleanse or digestive reset—as the belly boosting benefits of greens should not be underestimated.
Do Gut Cleanses Work & What Are The Benefits?
While detoxes and gut cleanses have become a bit of a buzzword in the health and wellness industry in recent years—it’s important to understand that our body already has its very own complex system of detoxification. And, under normal circumstances, it’s able to detoxify itself fairly effectively. The trouble is, it’s often our dietary and lifestyle choices that can instigate a further need to cleanse, but the important thing is to recognise and learn to read your body’s signs and symptoms—as this will tell you whether you can benefit from a gentle reboot, or not.
Some common symptoms that indicate you could benefit from a gut cleanse include:
- Skin changes: such as rashes,irritation, breakouts or dry, dehydrated skin
- General fatigue: including frequent tiredness or lethargy especially upon waking
- Body odours: such as bad breath or excessive or smelly body odour
- Digestive issues: flatulence, bloating, indigestion, constipation and/or diarrhoea
- Frequent headaches
- Weakened immunity
As with your symptoms, the benefits felt after completing a gut cleanse or detox will differ from person to person, but typically post-cleanse you’ll feel revitalised and full of energy, enjoy a clearer, sharper mind with more stable moods and your skin should also look calmer and clearer.
The Beauty Chef Difference: How Our CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support Works
What sets CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support apart from its competitors is its unique bio-fermented formula which uses our exclusive Flora Culture™ fermentation process to supercharge the wholefood ingredients, increasing their bioavailability whilst simultaneously producing a natural, broad-spectrum probiotic with postbiotic compounds. As a highly-nutritious supergreens powder, CLEANSE has been specifically formulated to help your body realign, support its natural cleansing and detoxification processes and leave you feeling lighter, clearer and full of energy.
Containing fibre from banana starch and Jerusalem artichoke, as well as choline to aid liver function and fat metabolism—this delicious apple-flavoured formula also includes an abundance of greens from broccoli sprout, barley grass, spinach, kale and spiruline to milk thistle, digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics to boost digestive wellbeing and help you reduce feelings of sluggishness after times of excess.
To reap the benefits, simply stir one teaspoon of CLEANSE through water each day—or take part in one of our supercharged cleanse programs. For a quick reboot, opt for our 5-Day Cleanse & Reset, or for a more intensive gut cleanse, our 14-Day Cleanse Program will have you feeling fabulous in just two weeks.