Berry Green Powder

Berry Green Powder Review -- An average green powder

 

 

 

 

 

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Berry Green Review

Berry Green formula has what we consider to be an average list of ingredients.  If it weren’t as expensive as the leading brands, it might be something we’d consider as a great green powder, but it’s just as expensive as Green Vibrance and Miracle Vibrance, and has a much less impressive list of ingredients than either.  That’s why this green powder got only 3 stars for both completeness and cost.  Don’t get us wrong, Berry Green is definitely a very healthy powder, but the purpose of this website is to compare different green powders and try and give you the best bang for your buck.  A few key differences.  Berry Greens has probiotic cultures in its formula, but only has 1 billion cultures per serving.  That may sound like a lot but not really when compared with Green Vibrance which has 25 billion probiotic cultures per serving.  1 billion cultures per serving really isn’t enough to make an impact.  Another big thing that we think that Berry Green powder is lacking is algae.  Most green powder formulas contain both organic Chlorella and organic Spirulina, and sometimes others, but Berry Green powder doesn’t have any algae in its formula.

Bio-Availability

The one relative strength of Berry Green powder is its bio-availability.  Berry Green powder freeze drys its ingredients, which is a very good way to capture the nutrients that are locked inside, delivering lots of nutritional value to the body.  According to Berry Green’s website: “Freeze-drying has been widely recognized as the best way to instantly capture and to preserve the vital integrity of whole organic foods. Foods processed in this way retain their optimal color, shape, flavor and nutritional values, and become concentrated up to 10 times their original form.”  So this makes Berry Green powder good in terms of bio-availability.  We don’t quite agree with them that freeze-drying is the very best way to process fruits and vegetables for human digestion, but it’s definitely a very good way to go.  The Poten-Zyme process that we talked about in the last article is another very great way to process foods for human digestion, and is probably a little bit superior to freeze-drying.

Cost

If you’re going to pay top dollar for a green powder, you should probably go for one that has 5 stars for completeness.  There are a couple of other brands that we’ve reviewed that are comparable in terms of cost, but we feel that they’re much more complete green powder formulas.  Check out our “Best Green Powders” page to see how we’ve rated each powder.  But as always, the choice is yours.

Garden of Life Green Powder — Poten-Zyme

Super Green Powder Review -- a very great green powder for sale

 

 

 

 

 

Garden of Life’s Green Powder on Sale Here

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
  • Lentils
  • 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.