Cheaper greens alternative?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by MuyThaiFighter, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. MuyThaiFighter Orange Belt

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    I love NOW brand supps and they offer a greens product at about half the price of most others. I was hoping those in the know could analyze the ingredients vs. some of the other popular brands.

    http://www4.netrition.com/now_green_phytofoods.html

    NOW
    Green PhytoFoods Powder
    10 oz(283g)
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Heaping Tbsp. (9 g)
    Servings Per Container: 31


    Amount
    Per Serving % Daily
    Value*

    Total Calories 40

    Calories From Fat 15

    Total Fat 2 g 4%

    Saturated Fat 0.5 g 2%

    Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

    Sodium 25 mg 2%

    Total Carbohydrates 4 g 2%

    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 6%

    Sugars 1.5 g

    Show Net Carbs
    Net Carbs
    Minus Fiber 2.5 g

    Protein 2 g 4%

    Vitamin A ( as beta carotene) 2,450 I.U. 50%
    Calcium 125 mg 10%
    Iron 2.8 mg 15%
    Vitamin K 35 mcg 45%
    Cyanocobalamin (B12) 3.7 mcg 60%
    Iodine (from Kelp) 90 mcg 60%
    Magnesium 23 mg 6%
    Zinc 160 mg 2%


    Lecithin (fine powder) 2.0 g

    Spirulina (hawaiian, org.) 1.0 g

    Alfalfa Juice Concentrate 700 mg

    Wheat Grass Powder (org.) 500 mg

    Barley Grass Powder (org.) 500 mg

    Carrot Powder 500 mg

    Barley Malt Powder 400 mg

    Broccoli Powder 350 mg

    Brown Rice Bran 350 mg

    Apple Fiber 350 mg

    Apple Pectin 300 mg

    Oat Bran 300 mg

    Chlorella Powder 300 mg

    Red Beet Powder 300 mg

    Panax Ginseng Root Powder (C.A.Mayer) (min. 5% ginsenosides) 250 mg

    Eleuthero (eleuthrococcus senticosus)(root) 100 mg

    Peppermint Powder 150 mg

    Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis)(40% catechins) 100 mg

    Royal Jelly Powder (min. 5% 10-HDA) 100 mg

    Fructooligosaccharides (nutraflora FOS) 100 mg

    Trace Mineral Concentrate 100 mg

    Milk Thistle Extract (80% Silymarin) 80 mg

    Kelp Powder 50 mg

    Ginko Biloba Extract (24% ginkgoflavonglycosides)(leaves) 20 mg

    Grapeseed Extract (95% polyphenols)(vitis unifera) 20 mg


    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    Vegetarian formula.


    Other Ingredients: Bilberry Extract (25% anthocyanidins) 20mg, Plant Based Enzymes 350mg, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 10mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 10mg, Stevia Extract (leaves) 10mg.
     
  2. Scott McDonald Amateur Fighter

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  3. MuyThaiFighter Orange Belt

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    I realize there are a lot of legit greens products out there, but this one is about half the price of the others.
     
  4. Scott McDonald Amateur Fighter

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    Sometimes the price does'nt match the quality. Maxium Greens is only 20$ with a gnc card normally its around 30$. its is a great green replacement powder. I know the website says 31.99 with gold card but I believe that's over the internet. But if that supplement works by all means get it. Im just telling you what I've used and its great stuff.
     
  5. WRoutson Purple Belt Professional Fighter

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    There are a couple people here who use NOW Phytogreens. It seems to be a quality product especially if you're on a budget.
     
  6. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I sued to use Nows green phyto, but I can't comment on how it compares
     
  7. Scott McDonald Amateur Fighter

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    Here are the ingredients for Maxium Greens

     
  8. mateo Blue Belt

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    I just bought some Maximum Greens this weekend, and it was $32 at the store (although the next one was 50% off).
    I got the berry flavor, and I'm sorry to say that it tastes much worse (almost coffee-like) than the regular greens plus.
     
  9. Valgarv Guest

    I had to pick up Maximum Greens at GNC recently because I couldn't mail order.

    In comparison with the other Greens powders I'd have to say Maximum Greens tastes like ass and Greens powders aren't known for their taste so that's saying something.

    I've used More than a Greens Powder and that was pretty good. You can get it for $15 online.

    You can get Greens+ for about $16.02 from http://www.luckyvitamin.com/769745100030.html so there isn't much of a cost difference unless you're paying retail.
     
  10. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I saw them

    E-mailed them last week- the bastards don't ship outside the US
     
  11. KillerTKO Blue Belt

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    hey ian, where do you go for all your supps and stuff, Greens, Proteins in the UK, if you do it online is there a cheap place what sells the good stuff?

    I am on MetRX supreme Whey at the minute and it costs me
     
  12. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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  13. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    That is the 4.7oz bottle. It is only a 2 week supply. The one month supply is 9.4oz. You can order it at many places online for about $26+$5 shipping. If you have a VitaminShoppe local to you, you can circumvent the shipping costs. I ordered one tub online, and like it. I'll be buying mine locally from now on, though.
     
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  15. KillerTKO Blue Belt

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    Cheers ian will look at those websites, if they have a reference section ill make sure to put you down, might get you some discount...
     
  16. MetaHuman uəɯ,ōōʎɥ•ɐʇǝɯ

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    Didn't know about them. Thanks.


    Tried other brands before, but I always go back to Greens+. The wild berry variety mixes well with my berry PWO shakes, too. And for $16 (as mentioned above), I don't see a need for an alternative.
     
  17. Valgarv Guest

    I didn't notice the size. In that case a $10 savings is enough for me go with alternative brands. More Than a Greens Powder is what I normally use. It tastes kinda like rabbit pellets dissolved in water.
     
  18. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I asked them abot the 2lb container.

    In the uk mate, never heard of them and I think shipping would be a bit more then $5
     
  19. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    cheers mate but I doubt they do :icon_cry2
     
  20. Valgarv Guest

    You know I see a lot of Canadians and UK people looking for online supplement stores around here. With all the home-brew MMA clothing suppliers that are members of the forum I'm surprised that none of the Canadian/UK members are starting their own supplement store.
     

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