Boulder Endless Energy Micro Food (Great Tasting Powdered Nutrient Booster)
Micro Food is an amazing powdered formulation providing essential nutrients that we all need more of. This comprehensive formula incorporates an innovative blend of organic greens, vegetables, fruits, berries, phytonutrients, organic fiber sources, probiotics, and digestive enzymes.
Micro Food also features OxyPhyte®, a bioavailable, antioxidant-rich blend of green tea and apple extracts. In addition, truebroc™ broccoli seed extract with standardized glucoraphanin content is present to provide long-lasting antioxidant support. This nutrient-dense formula features concentrates from “superfoods” known to provide phytonutrients and antioxidants that play important roles in maintaining our health and well-being.
Organic Fiber Blend Organic gum acacia, inulin, and flaxseeds provide a total of 3 g of dietary fiber per scoop of Micro Food to support gastrointestinal function and probiotic activity as well as to assure multiple health benefits from increased dietary fiber intake.*
Organic Greens and Veggies Blend Organic carrots, green cabbage, broccoli, beets, chlorella, and spinach provide concentrated sources of folate, chlorophyll, carotenoids, and a multitude of phytonutrients that promote health and fight disease.[8,9] The greens in Micro Food are naturally alkalizing. An alkaline pH is needed for optimal metabolic, enzymatic, repair, and immune functions in the body.*
Antioxidant Support Ascorbic acid, organic astragalus root, organic ginger root, and organic lycium berry extract provide an antioxidantrich foundation to protect tissues from free-radical damage and promote cellular health. OxyPhyte® Ultra Blend (white tea leaf extract, apple fruit extract, and rosemary leaf extract) provides antioxidant support. In fact, in a preclinical bioavailability trial, results suggested that this blend increased serum antioxidant levels in human subjects.*
Organic Fruits and Berries Blend Organic apple juice powder, strawberry juice powder, sea buckthorn juice powder, açai, acerola fruit extract, plum fruit extract, and blueberry concentrates provide additional antioxidant capacity and health-promoting phytonutrients.*
truebroc™ Broccoli Seed Extract truebroc provides a concentrated source of sulforaphane glucosinolate, also known as glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin is a phytochemical precursor to sulforaphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate in broccoli that supports and promotes antioxidant and detoxification activity.[11,12] Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine identified glucoraphanin (GR) and sulforaphane (SFN) as the “missing links” that correlate a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables with the maintenance of good health. Broccoli sprouts and seeds provide higher concentrations of GR than the mature vegetable.[13,14] Glucoraphanin is converted to SFN via the action of myrosinase, an enzyme in broccoli that is released during chewing, cutting, or slicing. Microorganisms can also convert GR to SFN; the presence of probiotics and broccoli in Micro Food may enhance this conversion in the body. Research suggests that GR and SFN provide long-lasting antioxidant and detoxification support that may improve overall health and well-being.*
Digestive Support Blend Probiotic organisms L acidophilus, B longum, L casei, and L rhamnosus are present to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal microflora. A healthy microflora provides gastrointestinal and immune support and helps to moderate and eliminate pathogenic bacteria. Digestive enzymes (protease, amylase, bromelain, cellulase, lactase, papain, and lipase) in Micro Food assist in the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and lactose to enhance nutrient digestion and availability.*
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14. Brassica®. http://www.brassica.com. Accessed July 12, 2012. Does Not Contain Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.