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Old 10-09-21, 01:40 AM
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Athletic greens?

Are there any real users of ďathletic greensĒ on this forum?
looking for some real world feedback.
no problem if you arenít a nutrition expert, more thinking any general thoughts, practicality, taste etc.
thanks !
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Old 10-11-21, 11:20 AM
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Does this mean eating your vegetables like Popeye? Is that a brand of supplement? Maybe a euphemism for marijuana?
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Old 10-11-21, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Does this mean eating your vegetables like Popeye? Is that a brand of supplement? Maybe a euphemism for marijuana?
itís a whole food shake thing, supposed to be like a super multi vit all in one jobber.
quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world
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itís a whole food shake thing, supposed to be like a super multi vit all in one jobber.
quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world
Ah, the folks who derive no pleasure from food, so they drink veggie shakes to get the act over with quickly?
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Old 10-12-21, 02:46 AM
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quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world
That right there should be your warning sign to stay away from this crap.
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Originally Posted by BennyBikes View Post
itís a whole food shake thing, supposed to be like a super multi vit all in one jobber.
quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world
I was guessing it was like the green facial mud pack my sister recommended for a very bad case of poison ivy a few years back.

The facial mud worked, clearing up the poison ivy in two days. I wouldn't touch that other stuff you're supposed to drink.
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Old 10-12-21, 11:21 AM
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"Eat food, mostly plants, not too much." "Plants" of course means almost everything we eat except animal flesh. And yes, interest as displayed by the OP is a warning sign. Just stay away from that sort of information. My rule is that if the person who is pushing some nutritional product or point of view is making money from said product or viewpoint, stay away from it. So that means all those influencers on YT and FB. Also, kill your television. It sucks your brains out through your eyeballs. Read a good book instead.
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Originally Posted by BennyBikes View Post
itís a whole food shake thing, supposed to be like a super multi vit all in one jobber.
quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world
That sounds like a hard no to me.
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Old 10-12-21, 03:34 PM
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Okay I googled "Athletic Greens" so you don't have to. Thank me later...

Their tag line on the homepage is "Welcome to the Essentialist Nutrition Movement" so that right there is a warning sign of the YouTube influencer generation.

Apparently it contains 75 vitamins and minerals sourced from whole foods. Works out at around $3 a serving.

Personally I like to eat food to get all my nutrition, but hey I guess I'm not a time-poor Gen Z Instafamous fit-fluencer who NEEDS to slam down their daily veggie intake with a 30 second shake.

Another hard no from me I'm afraid.
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Old 10-13-21, 04:33 PM
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I already take most of those supplements, or use the ingredients in cooking.

Some work for me, measurable through lab tests -- vitamin D, calcium and iron, which I've needed after thyroid cancer and osteopenia and anemia. Over the course of a year my lab results improved.

Others have a noticeable sensation soon after consuming them: niacin; bee propolis and echinacea for sinuses (I'm surprised those work for me because I was skeptical when my ENT doc suggested them for my chronic sinus inflammation); bromelain (from pineapples, mostly the stems and leaves) for digestion and respiratory inflammation (bromelain may also help with the cytokine storm associated with COVID, although research isn't complete); kratom and CBD for chronic pain from various injuries; ecdysterone, a non-steroidal anabolic agent found in some greens, roots and the exoskeletons of some bugs and shellfish (sports regulatory agencies are considering whether to regulate or ban ecdysterone, but no determinations yet).

But most supplements, vitamins and minerals have no immediate effect. Over time we can only guess at whether they do anything useful. Ashwagandha was like that for me. Tried it for a month, didn't notice any consistent effects. Same with stuff recommended for joint health -- shark cartilage, chondroitin, etc.

One advantage to trying individual supplements is it's easier to decide whether it works for you. For example, taking a separate niacin supplement has the benefit of an unmistakable sensation for most folks -- reddish skin flushing and tingling for about 15 minutes. When niacin is combined with other supplements, it's likely that some users attribute that sensation to the entire special supplement "doing something."

Bulk Supplements (that's the name of the company) is a good source for affordable individually packaged supplements. There are a few things they don't carry, so I buy those elsewhere.

I'll try anything once. But there are very few supplements I'll purchase a second time since they have no noticeable effect.
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Old 10-13-21, 08:16 PM
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Don't know a thing about it but I'm always skeptical when some company tries to take all the nutrients from foods to create some product. I personally would rather just go to the original source.
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Old 10-14-21, 10:43 AM
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Battle of the processed foods to tell us which is more "healthy" for us. Everyone has a gimmick.
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We grow some of our fruit and veggies. Takes a bit of work. Could be considered somewhat athletic.
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Old 10-17-21, 10:19 AM
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My favorite "athletic green" is the local soccer field.
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The best "athletic greens" I've come across is a fresh made salad.
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The best "athletic green" is the Hulk.
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