Poten-Zyme Whole Food Matrix
Garden of life’s green powder uses a proprietary method in its formula that we wanted to touch on more thoroughly. It’s called the Poten-Zyme process for rendering food into a usable powder form. The Poten-Zyme process involves lacto-fermentation and enzymatic predigestion, which basically means that the food you’re ingesting is already somewhat predigested, making it much easier to absorb by the intestinal tract. The Poten-Zyme process is known as bio-fermentation and uses 14 strains of beneficial micro-organisms to help render complex foods down to their most basic components. The process both creates and frees up valuable nutritional compounds from foods, things like enzymes, antioxidants, phytosterols and more. It can be said that the Poten-Zyme process actually enhances the nutritional value of the food. This is a very promising system that deserves some recognition.
Their Green Powder Poten-Zyme Ingredients
There’s just one hang up we’ve noticed with the Poten-Zyme process as it’s applied to Garden of Life’s formula. The powder only delivers 1200mg of ingredients per serving that have undergone the Poten-Zyme process, which is only a fraction of the whole. And of those ingredients, many aren’t particularly useful ingredients. Some of the ingredients that they apply the Poten-Zyme process to are:
- Garbanzo Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
While the Poten-Zyme process does render these ingredients more absorptive to the intestinal tract, it would be nice to see the process applied to other ingredients that have a higher base nutritional value. To be fair however, the first few ingredients in the list were barley grass, oat grass, and wheat grass. But since the overall Poten-Zyme ingredients only amount to 1200mg per serving, it’s difficult to say how many extra nutrients a person is getting from the rich grasses and other ingredients. There isn’t really any way of telling. A person just needs to decide for themselves whether or not it’s worth giving it a shot. We definitely believe that Garden of Life’s green powder is a very good green powder formula, comparable with the leading brands in the industry like Green Vibrance and Miracle Greens. But whether or not you want to put a lot of stock in their proprietary Poten-Zyme process is up to you. We’re just here to inform.