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Xtreme Couture Athletic Pharmaceuticals’ products are completely natural, made from vegetable cultures, and will not produce a positive performance enhancing drug test.

PRODUCT BENEFITS

Greens products have gained popularity as a means to incorporate high amounts of antioxidants, and add a considerable increase to the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables.  Green drinks have been
accredited to having an alkalinizing effect on the body.

The typical diet is highly acidic in nature, predominantly due to commercial processing, along with the fact that
a high proportion of the diet consists of dairy, and sugars.  As a consequence the internal pH is chronically
acidic, and thus not within the optimal range.  Being alkalizing in nature, greens products serve as an ideal
balance to the typical diet.


HOW MANY SERVINGS OF VEGETABLES DO I GET PER SCOOP?

While we do not have the exact number of servings of vegetables/grasses the 4Ever Greens provides, we can estimate based upon the ORAC value. 

While ORAC can provide a baseline comparison, it is just part of the equation as every whole food has thousands of chemical compounds that work synergistically to provide the nutritional benefits that is inherent in that whole food. 

The 4Ever Greens has been analyzed to yield an ORAC value of 3,250 per serving.  Based upon this ORAC value, it is approximately equivalent to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables per scoop of 4Ever Greens. 

The USDA recommends an ORAC unit ingestion of about 3,000 to 5,000 units daily.

DIRECTIONS
Blend one serving of 4Ever Greens with 16 ounces of water or other beverage (i.e. protein drink or smoothie) each
day.



SERVINGS PER BOTTLE
30 Servings - Net Weight of Bottle - 8.5 Ounces (240 gm)


INGREDIENTS
Proprietary Blend of Organic Grass Juices (Barley, Wheat, oat, Alfalfa, Kamut), Organic Vegetable Sprout Concentrates (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale), Organic Vegetable Juices (Beet, Carrot), Organic Acerola Berry Extract, Organic Peppermint Leaf, Stevia Leaf Extract, Silica Dioxide

EDUCATION CENTER (Click On Topic Below To See More)
   • Supports healthy blood pH via Alkalinizing Properties
   • Why take 4ever Greens before and after exercise
   • Supports Healthy Immune system  
   • Antioxidant Support
   • Blocks Inflammation
   • Healthy cholesterol and Glutathione
   • Gets rid of Estrogen
   • Helps protect the liver
   • Why our GREENS are the Best
   • More about the Ingredients
   • More benefits from 4Ever Greens
   
   • Refined Foods Promote Aging - 4Ever Greens Fight Back


Supports healthy blood pH via Alkalinizing Properties

Vegetables are a very important component part of an athletes diet for many reasons

For example vegetables are rich in ‘phytochemical’ antioxidants that protect muscle tissue damage and enhance recovery, are rich in vitamins and minerals necessary for energy production during high level training, and vegetable consumption induces an ‘alkaline’ state in the body- which is important to balance the exercise induced ‘metabolic acidosis’ from elevated organic acids like ‘lactic acid’, produced by muscle tissue in high intensity training.

Moreover, several studies have demonstrated that ‘alkaline diets’ enhance lean muscle tissue growth (Hughes, 2008). Green drinks have been shown to increase energy and perception of well-being in healthy adults (Boon 2004).

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Why take 4ever Greens before and after exercise

As stated above, high intensity exercise induces ‘metabolic acidosis’ which can lead to diminished work load and early fatigue onset during training. Moreover, acidosis has been shown to cause numerous injurious effects including kidney damage, dissolution of bone, and muscle wasting (Minich 2007)

This ‘acidosis’ effect caused by elevated blood lactate can be counteracted by ingesting ‘alkaline’ foods before exercise, which lead to enhanced endurance during events and increase recovery time from exercise bouts (Robergs 2005).

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Supports Healthy Immune system

An increased intake of various phytonutrients (plant nutrients) derived from fruit and vegetable juice concentrates has shown to result in a stimulatory effect on the immune system, as evidenced by an increase in the circulating population of T cells (gammadelta type).  In simple terms, It means your immune system is working better.

This effect was accompanied by a 40% reduction in lymphocyte DNA damage.

Additionally, an increased phytonutrient intake has been associated with a significant increase in accompanying nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein, all of which were correlated to a notable increase in antioxidant capacity. 

Ok, you probably didn’t need a bunch of research to tell you this, but it is obvious that a much higher fruit and vegetable intake makes you healthier.

Nantz MP, Rowe CA, Nieves C Jr, Percival SS. Immunity and antioxidant capacity in humans is enhanced by consumption of a dried, encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate. J Nutr. 2006. Oct;136(10):2606-10.

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Antioxidant Support

Intense exercise generates high levels of damaging free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS). More over, the consumption of vegetable juice has been shown to naturally increase blood levels of the bodies own ‘antioxidants’, including vitamin C, E, Selenium, folate, and beta-carotene (Kiefer 2004).

4Ever Greens contains high levels of an antioxidant derived from beat juice called Betalain and betacyannin, which have higher antioxidant properties than Vitamin C (Feugang 2007). Betalain compumption has been shown to inhibit free radical attack on plasma membranes (Stintzing 2004).

Feugang et al. Nutritional and medicinal use of Cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) cladodes and fruits . Frontiers in Bioscience (2006) vol. 11 pp. 2574-2589

Kiefer et al. Supplementation with Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Juice Concentrates Increased Serum Antioxidants and Folate in Healthy Adults. J Am Coll Nutr (2004) vol. 23 (3) pp. 205

Stintzing. Functional properties of anthocyanins and betalains in plants, food, and in human nutrition. Trends in Food Science & Technology (2004) vol. 15 (1) pp. 19-38

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Blocks Inflammation

Inflammation is a common feature in many in athletic injuries and chronic disease. Plant based chemicals or phyto-chemicals have been used for many centuries in the treatment of inflammation-related diseases via their effect of preventing activation of gene transcription factor called (NF-kappa Beta)  that produce inflammatory chemicals, like TNF-alpha {AGGARWAL, 2004} 

AGGARWAL et al. Suppression of Nuclear Factor-kappa B Activation Pathway by Spice-Derived Phytochemicals: Reasoning For Seasoning Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences  (2004)

 

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Healthy cholesterol and Glutathione

Humans are omnivores and, unlike their herbivore counterparts, don’t have the multiple stomachs necessary to fully breakdown the cellulose walls of plant based foods for the extraction of vital phytochemical and other nutrients. Juiced vegetables offer a nutritious and easily digestible delivery form of alkaline vegetable material. This is why we recommend both a healthy diet rich in vegetables and a daily serving of an alkaline green drink to insure ‘alkaline physiology’.

Consumption of vegetable drink containing broccoli and cabbage has been shown to significantly decrease total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) (better known as “Bad Cholesterol”) (Hirohisa 2002).

Consumption of Kale juice has been found to significantly reduces LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Kale juice also increases and bodies main antioxidants Glutathione peroxidase (74%) and Selenium (22%),  all of which lead to a decrease in the atherogenic index by 24% (this means it keeps your arteries from clogging) (Kim 2008).
Hirohisa Suido et al. A Mixed Green Vegetable and Fruit Beverage Decreased the Serum Level of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Hypercholesterolemic Patients. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry (2002) vol. 50 (11) pp. 3346-335-

Kim et al. Kale Juice Improves Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in Hypercholesterolemic Men1. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences (2008) vol. 21 (2) pp. 91-97

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Gets Rid of Estrogen

4ever Greens contains high quantities of ‘vegetable sprouts’ derived from the crucifiers  broccoli, cauliflower and kale. These cruciferous vegetables are rich in a class of sulfur containing compounds called Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), Sulforaphance,Glucosinolate and Isothiocyanates; which have been shown in many research and epidemiological studies to increase phase 2 detoxification enzymes and prevent cancer via activation of tumor suppressor proteins, among others.

I3C helps to metabolize (get rid of) estrogens from the body
, and has been shown to decrease cancer in the breast, colon, prostate, lung, liver and stomach (Higdon 2005) 

Higdon, J. Drake, V. 2008. Indole-3-Carbinol. Linus Pauling Institute at Orgen State University.

Cruciferous vegetable Sprouts contain up to 100 times more Sulforaphane derivatives than their fully grown counter parts, as was discovered by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute.

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Help protect the Liver

Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) extract is reputed for its extremely high vitamin C content, as well as its content of carotenoids and bioflavonoids, and is preferentially indicated for use as an antioxidant.  Studies have attributed its properties to its hepato-protective action, shown to reduce hepatic inflammation markers, which included AST, ALT and GGT. 

The action was correlated to the strong radical scavenging activity, as to attenuate hepatic lipid peroxidation,
which was attributed to its high degree of DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate) radical scavenging activity.  The polyphenols from Acerola have also shown to inhibit advanced glycation end product (AGE) formation, a functional complication in diabetes mellitus. In Short terms it cleans the blood and inflammation and protects the liver.


Visentainer JV, Vieira OA, Matsushita M, de Souza NE. Phisico-chemical characterization of acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) produced in Maringa, Parana State, Brazil. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 1997. Mar;47(1):70-2.

Mezadri T, Fernandez-Pachon MS, Villano D, Garcia-Parrilla MC, Troncoso AM. The acerola fruit: composition, productive characteristics and economic importance. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 2006. Jun;56(2):101-9.

Hanamura T, Hagiwara T, Kawagishi H. Structural and functional characterization of polyphenols isolated from acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) fruit. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005 Feb;69(2):280-6.

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Why our GREENS are the best

100% Organic Blend             

Active Enzymes                   

Rich in Antioxidants from Cruciferous vegetable sprouts

Grown from Heirloom Seeds              

Extremely high Chlorophyll Content             

High ORAC value                          

Why our GREENS don't have

Inexpensive Fiber Fillers like: maltodextrin, lactose, psyllium, flax, rice bran, apple pectin, oat fiber. 4Ever Greens is 8 grams of PURE vegetable concentrates and extracts - the highest potency, 100% organic green drink available.

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More about the Ingredients

Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) extract is reputed for its extremely high vitamin C content, as well as its content of carotenoids and bioflavonoids, and is preferentially indicated for use as an antioxidant.  Studies have attributed its properties to its hepato-protective action, shown to reduce hepatic inflammation markers, which included AST, ALT and GGT.  The action was correlated to the strong radical scavenging activity, as to attenuate hepatic lipid peroxidation, which was attributed to its high degree of DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate) radical scavenging activity.  The polyphenols from Acerola have also shown to inhibit advanced glycation end product (AGE) formation, a functional complication in diabetes mellitus. In Short terms it cleans the blood and inflammation and protects the liver.

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) juice has diuretic properties and is know for its isoflavones, which include glycosides, genistein and daidzein.  Nutritionally alfalfa is high in minerals and rich in vitamins A, D, E, B6 and K, as well as chlorophyll. 

Barley Juice (Hordeum vulgare) Barley administration has been associated with the ability to downregulate TNF alpha.  In addition it has demonstrated the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS). Barley juice has also demonstrated a beneficial effect on lipid levels, representing an improvement in both LDL-C and total cholesterol in moderately dyslipidaemic subjects.

Beet Juice (Beta vulgaris L.) – Red beets (Beta vulgaris L.) have been classified as a class of natural dietary cationic antioxidants, referred to as betalains.  The betalains are derivatives of betalamic acid, which have been further categorized into the betacyanins, being red-violet in color, and the betaxanthins, being yellow.  Lipid peroxidation and heme decomposition have shown to both be inhibited by betanin and betanidin, even at very low concentrations.  This anti-inflammatory action was confirmed by other studies as well.  One indicating that betanin is an effective component in the prevention of copper induced lipid oxidation, and a separate study indicating that the anti-inflammatory action of betalains resulted via their scavenging action, specifically that of hypochlorous acid, a powerful oxidant produced by neutrophils, and a contributor to the damage caused as a result of inflammation. 

Broccoli sprouts (Brassica ruvo) – The nutritional profile of broccoli includes a high concentration of Calcium, the Vitamins C, A and K, and is a rich source of the antioxidants beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.  Broccoli sprouts are noted to contain an abundant supply of the chemoprotective compounds glucosinolates and isothiocyantes, both of which have shown to induce phase 2 detoxification enzymes, and to boost antioxidant status.  The isothiocynate extract from broccoli sprouts was also shown to have antiproliferative activity, which resulted in activation of the mitochondria-mediated apoptosis pathway. 

Carrot juice (Daucus carota) – Carrots have a broad nutritional profile, being relatively high in both potassium and vitamin A, in addition to alpha and carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.10  Documented evidence has indicated that carrot extract is an effective an immunomodulator, as evidenced by a significant increase in lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils and platelet counts.  A number of studies have confirmed the powerful antioxidant capacity of beta carotene.  For example, in a study with cigarette smokers on an experimentally high polyunsaturated fatty acid diet, incorporation of a beta carotene rich diet resulted in a 2.6-fold (P<0.01) increase in the plasma beta carotene level, which was shown to be partially protectant on the oxidation of LDL. 

Cauliflower sprout (Brassica oleracea), and Kale (Brassica oleracea) - Like broccoli both Cauliflower and Kale are members of the family of cruciferous vegetables.  Cruciferous vegetables are known to contain high levels of isothiocyanate sulforaphane, which has shown to be a potent cellular protectant, particularly against carcinogens, via the induction of phase 2 enzymes detoxification enzymes, including quinine reductase oxidoreductase, and glutathione S-transferases.,   This effect has been particularly notable in retinal tissues in which sulforaphane was observed to protect both the keratinocytes and retinal pigment epithelial cells against photoxidative injury., , his protective effect was also noted in a separate study in which the authors showed a protective mechanism towards retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells by sulforaphane, indicating an “indirect antioxidant activity of plant-derived phase 2 inducers.” 

Grasses Kamut (Triticum polonicum), Oat grass and Wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) – The health benefits of grasses have been primarily attributed to their high chlorophyll content, as well as their water-soluble proteins and organic compounds.  Wheat grass juice in particular has shown to have a significant effect on the reduction and severity of rectal bleeding.  Of particular note is the fact that the grasses are free of gluten.
Taken together there is a positive correlation between the daily consumption a green product, and the incidence of overall disease.  One study demonstrated a significant reduction in the overall disease activity index (P=0.031), as well as in the severity of rectal bleeding (P = 0.025) in patients with active distal ulcerative colitis with the administration of wheat grass juice. 

Visentainer JV, Vieira OA, Matsushita M, de Souza NE. Phisico-chemical characterization of acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) produced in Maringa, Parana State, Brazil. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 1997. Mar;47(1):70-2.

Mezadri T, Fernandez-Pachon MS, Villano D, Garcia-Parrilla MC, Troncoso AM. The acerola fruit: composition, productive characteristics and economic importance. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 2006. Jun;56(2):101-9.

Hanamura T, Hagiwara T, Kawagishi H. Structural and functional characterization of polyphenols isolated from acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) fruit. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005 Feb;69(2):280-6.

Cremer L, Herold A, Avram D, Szegli G. A purified green barley extract with modulatory properties upon TNF alpha and ROS released by human specialised cells isolated from RA patients. Roum Arch Microbiol Immunol. 1998 Jul-Dec;57(3-4):231-42.

Keenan JM, Goulson M, Shamliyan T, Knutson N, Kolberg L, Curry L. The effects of concentrated barley beta-glucan on blood lipids in a population of hypercholesterolaemic men and women. Br J Nutr. 2007 Jun;97(6):1162-8. Epub 2007 Apr 20.

Kanner J, Stela H, Granit R. Betalains-A New Class of Dietray Cationized Antioxidants. J Agric. Food Chem. 2001;49:5178-85.

Tesoriere L, Butera D, D’Arpa D, Di Gaudio F, Allegra M, Gentile C, Livrea MA. Increased resistance to oxidation of betalain-enriched hyman low density lipoproteins. Free Radic Res. 2003 Jun;37(6):689-96.

Allegra M, Furtmuller PG, Jantschko W, Zederbauer M, Tesoriere L, Livrea MA, Obinger C. Mechanism of interaction of betanin and indicaxanthin with human myeloperoxidase and hypochlorous acid. Biochem Biophy Res commun. 2005;Jul 8;332(3):837-44.

US Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service. 2006. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Release 19. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl.

Shapiro TA, Fahey JW, Wade KL, Stephenson KK, Talalay P. Chemoprotective glucosinolates and isothiocyanates of broccoli sprouts: metabolism and excretion in humans. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2001 May;10(5):501-8.

Tang L, Zhang Y, Jobson HE, Li J, Stephenson KK, Wade KL, Fahey JW. Potent activation of mitochondria-mediated apoptosis and arrest in S and M phases of cancer cells by a broccoli sprout extract.

Ekam VS, Udosen EO, Chigbu AE. Comparative Effect of Carotenoid Complex from Golden Neo-Life Dynamite (gnld) and Carrot Extracted Carotenoids on Immune Parameters in Albino Wistar Rats. Niger J Physiol Sci. 2006 Jun-Dec;21(1-2):1-4. 

Abbey M, Noakes M, Nestel PH. Dietary supplementation with orange and carrot juice in cigarette smokers lowers oxidation products in copper-oxidized low-density lipoproteins. J Am Diet Assoc. 1995 Jun;95(6):671-5.

Brooks JK, Paton VG, Vidanes G. Potent induction of phase 2 enzymes in human prostate cells by sulforaphane. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2001 Sep;10(9):949-54.

Zang Y, Talalay P, Gho CG and Posner GH. A major inducer of anticarcinogenic protective enzymes from broccoli: Isolation and elucidation of structure. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1992 Mar 15;89(6):2399-403.

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