I’ll never forget the first time I tried a greens powder… OMG, what was that?!?
It was like someone scraped the bottom of a lawn mower and put it into a tub. Sure, I could attempt to give a go for a few days before I eventually dreaded it and would throw it away.
So, if you were to ask me back then if greens powders were worth it, I’d say no! Not unless you were okay with holding your nose while quickly drinking it down, or got used to the grittiness of those powders in liquid. They never dissolved.
Getting my greens in had been a constant struggle, especially in an easy and tasty way.
I really didn’t like salads, unless you put all the goodies on top and then it’s less about getting my greens in and getting all the toppings.
I had heard that greens had tons of benefits for women trying to conceive, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding. So, I really started looking into greens powders and what made them so amazing in the first place.
Here’s what I discovered.
Here’s 5 Things To Look Out For
Nº 1 - Most greens powders are not designed for new moms.
In fact, as a new mother most of these products are totally inappropriate. They contain synthetic vitamins in super doses, stimulant based herbs and adaptogens better suited for athletes that don’t have to worry about passing something through their breast milk.
Plus, just because it says greens on the package doesn’t mean much at all because of the quality of the ingredients.
One of the shocking things I discovered was that most greens powders have fillers hidden in them, because in order to get the powders to run through machines, they need to add maltodextrin or similar “carriers”. What was even more surprising is that these “carriers” don’t have to appear on the labels!
Nº 2 - Chlorophyll is what makes Greens, well green. The thing about chlorophyll is that it’s very temperature sensitive.
What I discovered is that most of these big companies are storing their products in non-temperature controlled warehouses and produce their products in such large quantities that they have to shuffle them around a lot before they get to you. Chlorophyll breaks down rapidly in high temperatures and begins to degrade and lose its health benefits.
Nº 3 - When it comes to Wheat Grass or Barley Grass, make sure it’s a juice powder!
There is a big difference in nutrition when they blend the whole grass vs. cold-press juicing and then gently dehydrating it into a powder.
A little insider secret, the whole grass powders are way cheaper, but you can still list it on the label for marketing purposes. Another thing to look for is what they list first on the ingredient list. This will let you know what ingredient has the greatest amount, followed by ingredients that have lesser amounts.
FDA law states it has to be listed in order of weight. So if it has “Wheat Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Juice Powder”, just know that this means they could have 1 gram of the whole grass powder and .0001mcg of the more expensive juice powder. This is one of the many sneaky ways the supplement industry tries to sell us what we think is healthy, but may not contain a lot of the ingredient(s) that we’re looking for.
Here’s a bit of knowledge: Wheat Grass is nutritionally great, but doesn’t taste the best. Barley Grass is almost nutritionally identical to Wheat Grass, but has a sweeter and milder taste.
Since Barley Grass is also a known Galactagogue, which helps you produce more milk naturally, it’s something that you’ll want to get in your diet.
Nº 4 - There is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”. Here’s something to really look out for.
A lot of supplement brands will add synthetic vitamins that allow them to list very impressive % of nutrients on the label without the need to do any additional testing… which is expensive. You don’t necessarily want or need a bunch of synthetic vitamins or probiotics mixed in with your greens.
Also, anytime you add a probiotic it makes the product even more temperature sensitive and it can cause weird interactions with the ingredients in the product.
Remember, probiotics are living organisms feeding on the surrounding materials. I believe the best source of probiotics is fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and pickles.
Nº 5 - And finally, taste is really important for a long term health habit.
It doesn’t matter how amazingly healthy something is or what the latest popular ingredient is. If you can’t consume it daily with pleasure, it’s not going to have ANY long term positive effects. It’s really, really important to enjoy any health habit, otherwise we just run out of will power.
Daily Dose is the only Superfood Greens powder specifically designed with the mother in mind.
Most greens powders try to be all things for all people. This means that they often contain ingredients that are totally inappropriate for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
Our superfood blend has key ingredients specially designed to support you and your baby during this precious time.
Now, you may be wondering, can’t I just go to Amazon and look for some greens powder?
Sure you could, but here’s why I wouldn’t recommend it.
Often the products on Amazon are not of the highest quality. Due to the extremely competitive nature and high fees that Amazon charges, other companies often sacrifice ingredient quality in order to compete at a lower price.
Then, when I looked at selling on Amazon I was shocked that they cannot guarantee the temperatures at which they would store our product.
For a greens powder this is especially important because chlorophyll begins to break down in high temperatures. What this means for you is that it starts losing its health benefits before it ever reaches you.
I wanted to ensure that our product not only had the best quality ingredients, but was also stored at optimal temperatures. That’s why we have our own small warehouse where we store and ship our products directly to you.
We believe in our product so much that we offer a full 365 Day Money-Back Guarantee. If you don’t love it, you get your money back.
If you’d like to learn more, here are 11 reasons why New Mothers love our greens.