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BennyBikes 10-09-21 01:40 AM

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 !

Seattle Forrest 10-11-21 11:20 AM

Does this mean eating your vegetables like Popeye? Is that a brand of supplement? Maybe a euphemism for marijuana?

BennyBikes 10-11-21 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest (Post 22265980)
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

ThermionicScott 10-11-21 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22266203)
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? ;)

wolfchild 10-12-21 02:46 AM


Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22266203)
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.

pdlamb 10-12-21 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22266203)
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.

Carbonfiberboy 10-12-21 11:21 AM

"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.

Seattle Forrest 10-12-21 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22266203)
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.

tempocyclist 10-12-21 03:34 PM

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.

canklecat 10-13-21 04:33 PM

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.

RH Clark 10-13-21 08:16 PM

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.

Iride01 10-14-21 10:43 AM

Battle of the processed foods to tell us which is more "healthy" for us. Everyone has a gimmick.

Machka 10-16-21 03:17 AM

We grow some of our fruit and veggies. Takes a bit of work. Could be considered somewhat athletic.

obrentharris 10-17-21 10:19 AM

My favorite "athletic green" is the local soccer field.
Brent

wolfchild 10-17-21 01:26 PM

The best "athletic greens" I've come across is a fresh made salad.

Seattle Forrest 10-17-21 11:09 PM

The best "athletic green" is the Hulk.

Flip Flop Rider 10-20-21 01:36 PM

the best athletic green was Mean Joe of the Steel Curtain

canklecat 10-22-21 12:54 AM

The best non-athletic Green was Tom.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a8124aa0eb.gif
Mostly meat. Hardly any greens.

work4bike 12-02-21 08:55 AM

That stuff is expensive. I do, do the juice thing with greens, but only from what I grow in my yard.

I bought two moringa trees for $10 and they supply me with all the greens I can stand, plus I've planted more moringa trees from the seeds of the original trees. I also have many other plants, including native "weeds" that I include in my juice mixtures -- so many plants that I did away with all my grass, to help build up the soil for healthier plants. Unlike growing traditional annual plants in a garden, most of what I grow are perennials, which require so much less work than a traditional garden.

Athletic Greens is nothing more than another marketing gimmick, period. Home grown greens is where it's at;)

Happy Feet 12-02-21 02:30 PM

My choice, Broccoli, was not one of the poll options.

RH Clark 12-12-21 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by Happy Feet (Post 22326937)
My choice, Broccoli, was not one of the poll options.

Broccoli sprouts seem to be the most nutritional. Dr. Rhonda Patric has lots of very interesting research on Broccoli on YouTube if anyone is interested.

PeteHski 12-18-21 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22266203)
quite popular with the youtubers/health bloggers of the Internet world

Not a great endorsement. I would stick to advice from published peer reviewed books. It seems the best approach is to eat a wide variety of whole foods and avoid processed junk and fad diets. Maybe with winter Vitamin D supplement for those of us living in the north.

work4bike 12-23-21 09:49 AM

Interesting stuff about regenerative farming, including a little bit of talk on unnatural food sources.


msyed786 03-29-22 01:13 PM

Great for energy but is it Pregnancy Safe?
 

Originally Posted by BennyBikes (Post 22263212)
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 !

I have been using it for the last couple of months and I feel a big difference in my energy levels. I also have generalized anxiety which also improved since Iíve been taking it. Itís definitely an acquired taste though. But totally doable. Now I am pregnant and I stopped taking it since I found out. I really would like to continue and Iím hoping to find someone who has taken it during pregnancy and has had a healthy baby.

Iride01 03-29-22 04:08 PM


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