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The original research-proven superfood

A full serving of greens+ plus an all-natural energy-enhancing blend of Taurine & Kola Nut for immediate & all day energy
Supplement Facts

To improve overall well-being, to (temporarily) promote alertness, wakefulness, enhance cognitive performance, relieve fatigue, increase endurance and enhance motor performance. Adults: Mix 1 scoop (13.6) in 1½ cups (375mL) of pure water. Shake well. If you are a new user of greens+, begin with 1/3 of a scoop daily and gradually increase to a full scoop daily over a 3 week period. Take with food. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Lecithin (97% oil-free; soybean; 26% phosphatidyl choline) 2171.00 mg 0%
Spirulina platensis: Spirulina cells 1450.00 mg 0%
Malus domestica: Apple fruit 1033.00 mg 0%
Hordeum vulgare: Organic barley grass 734.00 mg 0%
Medicago sativa: Organic alfalfa grass 383.00 mg 0%
Triticum aestivum: Organic wheat grass 383.00 mg 0%
Chlorella pyrenoidosa: Japanese Chlorella (cracked cell wall) 383.00 mg 0%
Glycine max: organic soy sprouts 383.00 mg 0%
Oryza sativa: Organic whole brown rice kernel 383.00 mg 0%
Royal jelly standardized to 5% 10-HDA 150.00 mg 0%
Bee pollen 150.00 mg 0%
Glycyrrhiza uralensis: Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin (5:1 = 580 mg) 116.00 mg 0%
Malpighia glabra: Acerola berry juice extract standardized to 18% Vitamin C 115.00 mg 0%
FOS (fructooligossacharides) (from chicory root [Cichorium intybus]) 100.00 mg 0%
8 bacterial cultures: 100.00 mg 0%
 Lactobacillus helveticus (R0052) 0.19 billion cfu Lactobacillus rhamnosus (R0011) 0.43 billion cfu **
 Lactobacillus casei (R0215) 0.09 billion cfu Lactobacillus plantarum (R1012) 0.09 billion cfu **
 Lactobacillus salivarius (R0078) 0.04 billion cfu Bifidobacterium longum (R0175) 0.04 billion cfu **
 Bifidobacterium bifidum (R0071) 0.04 billion cfu Bifidobacterium breve (R0070) 0.24 billion cfu **
Eleutherococcus senticosus: Siberian ginseng root extract standardized to .8% eleutherosides (28:1 = 1680mg) 60.00 mg 0%
Silybum marianum L.: Milk thistle seed extract standardized to 86 % silymarin (40:1= 2400 mg) 60.00 mg 0%
Beta vulgaris: Organic red beet root 43.00 mg 0%
Palmaria palmata: Atlantic dulse seaweed 33.00 mg 0%
Ginkgo biloba L. leaf extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1000mg) 20.00 mg 0%
Camellia sinensis L.: Japanese green tea leaf extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (20:1 = 300 mg) 15.00 mg 0%
Vaccinium myrtillus L.: European bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins (100:1 = 1000 mg) 10.00 mg 0%
Vitis vinifera: Grape extract standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins and 200 ppm Resveratrol (500:1 = 2500 mg) 5.00 mg 0%
Energy-Enhancing Blend 0.00 0%
L-Taurine 1000.00 mg 0%
Cola acuminata: Kola nut seed extract (standardized to 10% naturally occuring caffeine) 1000.00 mg 0%
Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) 500.00 mg 0%
Centella asiatica: Gotu kola herb powder 250.00 mg 0%
L-Tyrosine 250.00 mg 0%
Glycine 250.00 mg 0%
Rhodiola rosea root extract standardized to 3% rosavin 135.00 mg 0%
Pfaffia paniculata: Suma root powder 100.00 mg 0%
Astragalus membranaceus root powder 100.00 mg 0%
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 25.00 mg 0%
Chromium (aspartate) 50.00 mcg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Natural flavour blend with stevia, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Skim Milk

Contains no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners, preservatives, or egg. NON-IRRADIATED.

Storage Instructions: Keep refrigerated after opening.

Warning: No to be taken by children, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, by those on medication or following a low protein diet, or by those with chronic health problems unless under the recommendation of health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have gastrointestinal blockage or an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond 3 days. Consumption with other caffeine-containing products, or natural health products or drugs which increase blood pressure is not recommended. This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep. Use with caution if allergic to bee products.


Manufactured for: GENUINE HEALTH Toronto, ON M5V 1P9

Health Notes

Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel
Bitter orange has traditionally been used as a digestive aid.(more)
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia.(more)
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange contains synephrine, which might promote weight loss. (more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel

Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil's claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1-3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10-30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.

Very little published research is available on the traditional uses of bitter orange as a digestive aid and sedative. The German Commission E has approved the use of bitter orange for loss of appetite and dyspeptic ailments.3 One test tube study showed bitter orange to potently inhibit rotavirus (a cause of diarrhea in infants and young children).4 Bitter orange, in an herbal combination formula, reportedly normalized stool function and completely eased intestinal pain in 24 people with non-specific colitis and, again in an herbal combination formula, normalized stool function in another 32 people with constipation.5, 6


1. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1999.

4. Kim DH, Song MJ, Bae EA, Han MJ. Inhibitory effect of herbal medicines on rotavirus infectivity. Biol Pharm Bull 2000; 23:356-8.

5. Chakurski I, Matev M, Koichev A, et al. [Treatment of chronic colitis with an herbal combination of Taraxacum officinale, Hipericum perforatum, Melissa officinaliss, Calendula officinalis and Foeniculum vulgare.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:51-4 [in Bulgarian].

6. Matev M, Chakurski I, Stefanov G, et al. [Use of an herbal combination with laxative action on duodenal peptic ulcer and gastroduodenitis patients with a concomitant obstipation syndrome.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:48-51 [in Bulgarian].

Dose: Refer to label instructions

Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. There is no clinical trial data to support its efficacy in this regard. The usual amount of tincture used is 2 to 3 ml at bedtime.1, 2


1. Martinez M. Las Plantas Medicinales de Mexico. Mexico City: Libreria y Ediciones Botas, 1991.

2. Gonzalez-Ferrara MM. Plantas medicinales del noreste de Mexico. Monterey, Mexico: Grupo Vitro, 1998.

Dose: Refer to label instructionsAlthough historically used to stimulate appetite, bitter orange is frequently found in modern weight-loss formulas because synephrine is similar to the compound ephedrine, which is known to promote weight loss. In one study of 23 overweight adults, participants taking a daily intake of bitter orange (975 mg) combined with caffeine (525 mg) and St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum, 900 mg) for six weeks lost significantly more body weight and fat than the control group.1 No adverse effects on heart rate or blood pressure were found. Bitter orange standardized to contain 4 to 6% synephrine had an anti-obesity effect in rats. However, the amount used to achieve this effect was accompanied by cardiovascular toxicity and mortality.2

1. Colker CM, Kalman DS, Torina GC, et al. Effects of Citrus aurantium extract, caffeine, and St. John's wort on body fat, lipid levels, and mood states in overweight adults. Curr Ther Res 1999;60:145-53.

2. Calapai G, Firenzuoli F, Saitta A, et al. Antiobesity and cardiovascular toxic effects of Citrus aurantium extracts in the rat: A preliminary report. Fitoterapia 1999;70:586-92.

Parts Used & Where Grown

The dried outer peel of the fruit of bitter orange, with the white pulp layer removed, is used medicinally. The leaves are also commonly used in many folk traditions. The bitter orange tree is indigenous to eastern Africa, Arabia, and Syria, and cultivated in Spain, Italy, and North America.

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