Now Phyto Food Help

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Luke5181, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Luke5181

    Luke5181 Blue Belt

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    I just bought my first container of NOW phyto foods and I can't stand to drink it. It makes me gag after every drink. I have taken a lot of nasty supplements, but this is unbearable. I love how the company says it's "pleasant tasting" Any suggestions to make this crap go down easier??
     
  2. Luke5181

    Luke5181 Blue Belt

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    Okay I drank it twice so far, once with cold water and the other with Lemonade Crystal Light. Both times I gagged it was so nasty. I felt like I was drinking grass from my front yard.
     
  3. Vedic

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    *sigh* you don't drink it for the taste.
     
  4. Luke5181

    Luke5181 Blue Belt

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    Yeah I get that, but I can't seem to choke it down without nearly throwing up. It doesn't seem worth the torture
     
  5. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    Are you just using enough water to get it to mix in? Like a shot-sized bit of liquid?

    NOW phyto is probably the worst tasting greens I've ever tried, but it's not so bad I can't take it.
     
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    Out of all the greens I've tried, NOW is easily the worst tasting. But even still, you get used to it after a while. Keep at it, the gagging will go away. Keep at it longer and it won't bother you at all.
     
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    My opinion is that a banana is one of the strongest flavoring agents. Try and throw that nasty stuff in a shake and add in a banana, stevia, cinammon, flax, etc. and make it a super shake. See if you can still taste it in that. I've never been able to taste my greens through it.
     
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    Come on, it's not that bad. I admit it sucks tho. Mix BA with it. It somehow neutralizes the horribleness a bit.
     
  9. Luke5181

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    It is definetly that bad! That stuff is disgusting. I mixed it with 8oz of liquid both times
     
  10. eneyman86**

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    lol, drinking grass from my front yard. Add some vodka!
     
  11. MuyThaiFighter

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    The stuff isn't that bad. In fact, I like the fact that it tastes like greens SHOULD taste. Tells me it's natural with no sweeteners added. Best greens product on the market for the price.

    If you think this is bad, down a TBSP of Arginine and then tell me what's the worst tasting supp you've had.
     
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    I just started taking Garden of Life greens powder. I've gagged on it too, but here's what I find helps:

    -Hold your breath before you drink it
    -Mix with 8oz of juice in a blender (the granules that form along the top aren't pleasant if you try mixing with a spoon)
    -Drink it before you eat anything
    -Chug that bitch all at once, don't stop til you see the green sludge on the bottom draining into your mouth
    -NEVER inhale while drinking. The taste isn't so bad but the smell of it is what gets to me.
     
  13. Luke5181

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    It's getting better, but damn it still sucks!
     
  14. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Have you tried putting it in a protein shake in the blender?
     
  15. Luke5181

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    Nope, but I can't imagine Rocky Road Whey Protein and that nasty shit would be good, I think it would forever ruin my opinion of the delicious Rocky Road
     
  16. Jake Martin

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    Don't mix it with a shake. I once threw it in my PWO shake (Milk, MPI, oats and berries) and you can taste it through the shake.

    I think it's the spearmint they put in that makes it have such a distinctly disgusting taste, no other greens powder comes close.
     
  17. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    OK, forget my idea then, I was not aware that it was that nasty. I use Macro Greens and I hardly notice them in my shakes. Guess you'll just have to suck it up and down it. At least you'll know which brand not to buy next time.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Loomy

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    Stir that shit into a small glass of V8, comrade
     
  19. Luke5181

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    Will this really help? Because its been a few weeks and I still gag every time
     
  20. ChingChang

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    how do you guys drink your greens? just mix in water? would it taste better in orange juice or something?
     

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