Written by Amber Dawn Fokken

AMPD Beauty Greens: REVIEW

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Inflammation in the body is the root cause of disease and the #1 leading factor of death in America. In order to reduce inflammation and truly detoxify your body you must address health at a cellular level. Of course in order to completely detox, your overall diet must have a healthy/balanced intake. However, beauty greens is something I believe everyone can benefit from to assist in this process.

Most Americans lack greens in their diet. Whether you do not have a palate for them or you just don’t like them, they are definitely under utilized in our daily intake. AMPD Beauty Greens gives you an easy method to getting in your micronutrients through a drink that actually doesn’t taste like dirt! I personally have tried SO many green powders that I have to choke down, just to get the heath benefits from. I was very surprised to find that although still very earthy, Beauty Greens is easy to drink and actually tastes GREAT!

So let’s break down the components of what all encompasses Beauty Greens and what makes it such a vital supplement for your overall health:

AMPD Beauty Greens

Collagen Peptides

Some would consider collagen the most important protein in our body. It is the main structural protein found in our skin and all of our connective tissue (muscles, blood vessels, tendons, etc.). 

Collagen is the very reason our skin has elasticity and the ability to stretch and is also the reason our skin can replenish itself when the cells die off. There’s no wonder why it’s now used as a beauty treatment for younger looking skin, and healthy hair and nails!

 We synthesize our own collagen every year, but our body is able to recreate and renew it for us. However, this process slows down around 25-30 years old and our collagen production takes a downward turn. After the age of 30, our collagen levels drop 1-2% per year which is why we start to see more wrinkles, saggy skin, loss of firmness and elasticity.

 Now, we do need to understand that there are different forms and types of collagen. It can be sourced from the bones and skins of cows, chickens, pigs, etc. along with sea animals as marine collagen. While the AMPD Nutrition line promotes their all-natural products, this is their first supplement that is not considered vegan-friendly. Beauty Greens is considered a multi-sourced collagen, meaning it is a mixture coming from grass fed pasture raised cows, cage free chickens and wild caught Red Snapper. All of the collagen sourced is Non-GMO, gluten free and manufactured in a GMP facility (for ensuring the product is consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards). There is some debate over the type of collagen and effectiveness in the human body as some believe marine collagen is the superior source for being biologically active and comparable to the collagen synthesized in the human body. For this reason, AMPD nutrition has multi-sourced our collagen peptides to encompass the widest spectrum of types i ii iii v & x.

Collagen is often overlooked for keeping your joints healthy. Amino acids play an important role in the building of joint cartilage along with helpful anti-inflammatory effects. Although there hasn’t been enough proven research on arthritis and collagen, it definitely cannot hurt in the joint area as well. 

We cannot forget about the weight management aspect! Collagen has been proven to provide fullness and satiety better than other amino acid sources. One clinical trial found collagen to be 40% more filling than the same quantity of whey, casein, or soy, and individuals consumed 20% less at their next meal after collagen consumption than individuals who consumed other types of protein.

(2. Hays, MP, H. Kim, et al. “Effects of Whey and Fortified Collagen Hydrolysate Protein Supplements on Nitrogen Balance and Body Composition in Older Women.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2009) 

I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from a collagen supplement for assistance in delaying the natural aging process of life and combating inflammation through micronutrients along with weight management. Not to mention, it is a great and very underutilized product during pregnancy for the assistance with preventing stretch marks! The more elasticity your skin has while pregnant, the better it will be able to stretch with the demands of your growing and changing body. Many people overlook how to help your body prevent stretch marks from the inside, and rather turn to topical creams which only go so deep. I would highly recommend supplementing with collagen for aiding in repair and supplying new skin cells. Always ask your doctor prior to supplementing with ANY supplement if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, including collagen supplements.

Super Greens Mix

Greens are one of the most under-utilized nutritional sources in the American diet. Many people lack fiber and micronutrient requirements by not consuming enough vegetables/greens in their diet. It seems to be a struggle for people to get in enough leafy green vegetables even though countless studies show that they help prevent disease, cancer, memory loss, and more. 

A study published in Neurology found that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy greens such as spinach, kale and collard greens had a slower rate of memory loss, compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens. According to a study in the Nature Immunology, green produce could play an important role in controlling immune cells vital to a healthy digestive system.

So what exactly is it about greens that give us so many of these nutritional benefits? The fact that they contain a range of nutrients and bioactive compounds including vitamin A through K, lutein, beta carotene and folate. These micronutrients are highly beneficial to our health yet the majority of us are lacking in our consumption of them. I am such a fan of Beauty Greens as it provides an easy way to hit your micronutrient goals each day!

Beauty Greens is a super greens supplement that includes wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach leaf, chlorella, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and parsley. Not to mention an entire antioxidant blend as well which includes acai berry, maca, beet root, carrots, and more. It also includes flax seed powder and apple pectin fiber for your essential fatty acids. You cannot possibly eat all of these fruits and vegetables every single day, yet you can supplement with one drink and get all of the micronutrient benefits by using Beauty Greens!

Another personal favorite component of the greens blend is that it has tumeric in it. Tumeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory and natural detox nutrient.

Probiotics

The very last component of beauty greens that you cannot find in other greens supplements is the probiotic blend and use of lactobacillus acidophilus. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. These microorganisms help maintain balance in your gut through proper digestion, absorption and by preventing overgrowth of bad pathogens/bacteria. Some examples of natural probiotic foods are kombucha, sour kraut, and kimchi. But ask yourself how often you eat those foods? Most of us do not consume them daily and therefore it is CRUCIAL that we get proper probiotic in our system to help maintain our healthy gut flora.

Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the proven strains of probiotic that has been clinically verified to help reduce cholesterol levels more than other strands of probiotic.

I recommend that everyone take a daily probiotic source for its vast benefits and now with Beauty Greens, you can knock out many micronutrient supplemental needs with one quality product!

 To Sum It All Up…

Beauty Greens is my personal favorite product that AMPD Nutrition has released thus far. For many reasons, but the most important being that it includes everything your body needs at the cellular level. What many people miss in their everyday nutritional needs is feeding the actual cells that make up our body and help our endocrine system function properly. Being healthy at the cellular level means less inflammation, more detoxification, and better hormone regulation.

Beauty Greens includes Collagen peptides for your essential amino acid requirements, a micro greens blend, an antioxidant blend, and a probiotic blend. Through all of these blends your body is being fed what it needs from a micronutrient stance for healthy skin, nails, hair, gut health and overall detoxification. 

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DRINK your greens!

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