Like so many other people nowadays, I’m finding that my overly busy lifestyle is starting to take a toll on my energy levels. Even with healthy eating and exercise, sometimes, the week (or the day or the hour, or the month) can get the better of you and make you feel less-than-vital! But, unlike some other people, I do not believe in packing my diet or my day full of those little “energy” shot drinks, or larger “energy drinks” that you can get just about anywhere. I don’t need that amount of caffeine or sugar, thank you very much. Not to mention the jitteriness that comes along with them as well. So, the goal was to find a natural energy supplement that wouldn’t cause the jitters that would really help with my energy levels. Well, I found it! And not only does it give me a healthy, stimulant-free boost to my energy, but it offers a host of health benefits as well. I’m talking about It Works Greens.
According to the manufacturer, this powdered drink mix is packed with 38 herbs and “super-foods” and “provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and enzymes in their naturally occurring, bioactive, bioavailable form.” (It Works Product Information). One serving of Greens (two little scoops of powder mixed into 8 oz of water) has the nutritional value of 8+ servings of fruit and vegetables. Not only that, but it also works to detox and alkalize your body, making you feel better and more healthy. It comes in two flavors, Orange and Berry and they mix easily with water. It also comes in two sizes; a 4.5 oz container or the “value” size 13.5 oz container (which is perfect if you’re sharing with your family or if you don’t want to buy a container every month).
So, these are amazing claims, right? But, does it work? Well, for me, I am happy to report that I feel more energized, and healthy every time I use this product (which is daily). I know it works, because if I happen to forget to take my Greens in the morning, I feel the difference and can quickly and easily remedy the situation. Plus, when I’m starting to feel a cold coming on, I take two servings and it has shown to reduce the amount of time I have a cold. (Remember, I am not a doctor and am not making medical claims. I am simply giving you information based on my own experiences with this product.)
On top of all of this….this product is all natural! So, I have no reservations about giving it to my children (although I give them a smaller dose) to help keep them healthy as well! My picky kids don’t love the taste (although the Berry flavor is quite tasty), so I mix theirs into a little bit of juice in the mornings and they take it like a champ!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to help my family be healthier in this over-processed, fast food world we live in. And this product hits the mark!