Daily Green Boost is a "green powder" nutritional supplement. And it's one of the good ones. It's made from the juice extracted from barley grass, the juice then being dried into a powder at low heat so as not to damage nutrients. And this is not the same as consuming powdered barley grass (not advised). Although not in pill form, it can be considered a "multivitamin", and should be taken daily for optimal health. It is advised to add it to a smoothie and not to water (better absorption/utilization that way). I add it to a banana smoothie. Personally, I use two heaping tablespoons a day (four bottles per month). You can also mix some with a little water, just enough to make a paste, and then spread it on fruit or veggies. Even though it tastes good by itself, it's best to mix it with other food.

Barley grass is not the same as wheat grass. Indeed a whole book is devoted to the differences between the two. A notable difference I'd like to mention is: if you consume an amount of wheat grass juice that will make you throw up, the same amount of barley grass juice will not. So obviously, they are not the same. If you want more specifics, they're here.

I have used the recommendation of this product in my practice with great success, and there are hard science reasons for this, and the empirical evidence can't be argued with (well, it can be, usually by people who don't want to believe that we need to take a nutritional supplement).

Note: Daily Green Boost is great at helping to provide a wide variety of nutrients, but there's one "problematic" nutrient that even a great dietary nutritional complement like Daily Green Boost falls short in (and this is because this nutrient is not a vitamin or mineral).

 

Q: What are your thoughts on the ____________ version of powdered greens called _________. It’s the product I’ve been using for many years now and I'm just curious if you’ve tried it and what you think of it.

A: As part of my due diligence, I personally participated in independent testing of many of these green powders along with Daily Green Boost (to see if what's printed on the label is really in the bottle, to compare amounts of nutrients per gram, and if there was anything in the bottle that shouldn't be, like heavy metals), and DGB came out on top in all categories. And while ___________ is better than nothing, there is better, and there are things about it that I feel shouldn't be in a green powder. So IMO, money is better spent on DGB, especially considering you get more "powder for the buck" because the two markups are very different. And if you use this daily as we should, and if you use a minimum of two heaping tablespoons, a lower cost per gram is important.

 

Q: Your colleague _________ also recommends a barley grass juice powder product but not the one you do. What about using his?

A: I personally recommend Daily Green Boost over the ________ product that ________ uses for these reasons: 1) His does not use the best drying process. They use a "low temperature" drying process which is not as good as the cold CO2 drying process that Daily Green Boost uses. 2) It's less expensive than Daily Green Boost. There are times when the less expensive product is fine; with nutritional supplements however, it's not a good idea to pick a product based on price. This doesn't necessarily mean that the most expensive supplement is the best one (pricing can be a marketing tactic too, low or high), but when pricing is not a marketing tactic, and the price reflects the cost of producing the product, then the less expensive one can be less expensive for a reason that can ultimately affect the health of the user, and the more expensive one can be more expensive for a reason that affects health in a positive vector.

 

Q: I've heard that we're not designed to eat grass, so doesn't this mean we shouldn't use this product because it's made from grass?

A: When it's said that we're not designed to eat grass, that means we're not designed to eat grass as natural grass-eating animals do. But when you add the powdered juice extracted from a grass (one with no toxins) to a smoothie, this is not the same as eating grass. What would be closer to eating grass would be to add powdered grass to a smoothie. This is why I recommend people not get barley grass powder (which is sold), and instead to get barley grass juice powder.

 

NOTE: I'm providing these links below as a service; I do not make any money from you purchasing this product. And I believe in doing business with good companies that deserve our dollars, and the company that sells this product is one of these companies.

By the way, kids love it too, and kids are the toughest critics of all.


Two Daily Green Boost fans

 

 

Q&A

Q: Why is it recommended not to refrigerate it?

A: It can be stored in the freezer, but should be brought down to room temperature before opening, and then not kept in the refrigerator after it's been opened. The reason for not keeping it in the refrigerator after it has been opened and while you are using it is because the bottle will get cold, and then when you take the bottle out of the refrigerator into a warmer room where there is humidity, when you open the bottle, warm moist air will enter the bottle and the coldness of the glass will cause the water in that air to condense out into the bottle, getting the powder wet. And then you close the bottle back up. This is why it should be kept in a cool place in the room so it stays at room temperature, so the powder stays dry. But you can store multiple bottles in the freezer to preserve their freshness, just be sure to let the bottle acclimate a day at room temperature before opening.

Q: Regarding Barley Juice Powder - what makes Daily Green Boost better then something like the organic Bioglan one posted below?

A: There's 3 parts to my answer. 1) "More is not necessarily better". Daily Green Boost has only barley grass juice, Holland's Green Boost has a few things in it that I wouldn't put into my body, but having been an supplement industry insider, I know why they do this... because there are many people who think "more is better". Kale is a cruciferous veggie, and all cruciferous veggies inhibit iodine utilization. And many people are already iodine insufficient, so eating cruciferous veggies creates the "perfect storm" for an iodine deficiency. And of the grasses, barley is best to use to consume the juice of, and wheat is the worst. Whole books have been written comparing wheat grass juice and barley grass juice, with all the supporting science, and barley wins. Did you know that there's an amount of wheat grass juice that you can drink that will make you throw up, but if you drink that same amount of barley grass juice, you don't. Even more than that and you don't. That's a "biological clue", and I'm always on the lookout for those.

2) The nutrients in a product like this are only as good as the drying process allows them to be. Too high a temp, and wave bye-bye to the vitamins. The hands down best drying/powderizing process is the cold CO2 drying process. And if a product uses this more expensive process, they tout it in their promotional literature, like Daily Green Boost does. Holland's Green Boost makes no mention of their drying process. These kinds of products are not used by the gen pop, they are used by people who are more aware of health enhancing products, and they are more educated about things like drying processes. So to not mention their drying process is a red flag. Daily Green Boost can truthfully say it's raw. So, all vitamins intact.

3) While sea-based foods like spirulina and chlorella should be fine to add, they're not always. It depends how "clean" they are, and unlike land-based foods, sea-based foods now-a-days can contain toxins like PCBs. That's why, unless you can couch for the source, it's best to stay away from them. Plus, they don't offer anything that land-based plant foods can't (if those land-plant foods are grown in kick-butt soil). Not even iodine.

I could go on, but I'd bore you to tears. But if all you can get is Holland's product, it might be better than nothing added. But if you can get Daily Green Boost, even if it's more money due to shipping, it would be a better investment in your future health.

 

Some insights from a user of Daily Green Boost

"It's worth noting that we often don't recognize in ourselves that something isn't functioning properly until it actually starts functioning properly. We get so used to the feeling of the dysfunction that we aren't able to recognize it as dysfunction until/unless we fix the dysfunction and contrast it with what it feels like when it's functioning properly. This was certainly my own personal experience. I feel extremely lucky because when I started consuming barley grass juice powder it was only because Don recommended it as a healthy thing to consider. I didn't start consuming it in an attempt to resolve issues I was experiencing because I didn't know that I had any overt issues that it would resolve. I started consuming it based solely on Don's recommendation just because I wanted to be my healthiest. And yet within just a couple weeks of consuming it I started noticing significant changes. Within a few months there were several things in my body that changed in a hugely positive way. And now I am able to recognize the several things that were dysfunctional in my body prior to consuming it only because of the contrast.

I think it's likely that it also helped with things that I still haven't noticed just because they are more covert operations within the body that don't necessarily have such obvious manifestations (until they have gotten so bad that they could be beyond simple resolution). This of course doesn't mean that everyone absolutely needs barley grass juice powder. It just means that there are probably a lot of people who would benefit greatly from it but have no idea that they would benefit greatly from it. And this isn't to say that one couldn't obtain the nutrition provided by barley grass juice powder through some other means, but in this modern world it can be very challenging to effectively obtain such nutrition. And if one isn't very intentional about making sure to get that nutrition, it's highly unlikely to happen by just eating fruits and veggies and greens without any concerns beyond that."

 

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