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Tribesports Tries Mega-Greens

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Posted by Cags R under Nutrition on 26 October 2012 at 11:00 PM

3 months ago, the Tribesports team took on the Challenge to try Mega-Greens, a food supplement with vegetable extract which is designed to top-you-up on your veggie goodness. As a team, we consider ourselves to have a healthy/above average intake of vegetables in our daily nutrition.

Mega Greens What's in it?

Green grasses, vegetables, sprouted grains, herbs and MSM - this all adds up to Iron and vitamin A

What does it taste like?

In all honesty, the phrase 'have you had your dose of pond water today' was used more than once as we went through the 3 month trial! The only thing I would say is that the taste does grow on you. 

There is a certain level of grittiness which can be overcome by using a protein shaker to make sure it's really well mixed - this did lead to new protein shakers being purchased in order to avoid the Mega Greens flavour ruining the flavour of the protein shakes.

So needless to say it's not a drink that you want to savour over a long chat with a friend but, hey, it's a supplement! 

Did you notice a difference?

In any situation where you follow the recommended does of 1 scoop in 1 litre of water 3 times a day, there will usually be a noticable difference. If nothing else, the Tribesports office has never been so well hydrated. Other noticeable changes revolved around the toilet bowl; from an improvement in regularity of bowel movements to a change in colour - BLACK POO people, you heard it here first!

Here's what the team had to say:

Jack A Tribesports profile



"I drink it every day, and living in a university house where at least 1 person at all times seems to be ill, i seem to definitely be a lot less susceptible since taking Mega Greens." 

Steve R Tribesports profile


"Got to admit, I dont really like the taste - but then it's not cheap - so I can only assume, it must be good for you right?" 


Adrian K Tribesports profile

"I already get very large amounts of vegetables, fruit and leaves in my diet on daily basis so I think supplementing my diet with Mega greens wouldn't have had as much of an effect on me as it might have on someone who needed the extra supplementation more. That being said, I did still find myself reaching for the Tub every now and then when I found myself with odd random cravings for it. I imagine it would be very useful for someone who is looking to add more Iron to their diet"

Do you include diet supplements in your daily nutrition? If so, share your favourite products and dole out advice in the Sports Supplements and Sports Nutrition Tribes.

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    Adrian K and Lori W encouraged this.

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    20130401020749-carolb

    Black Poo... oh my goodness! I think a person would have to be careful not to add too much vitamin A and iron to their diet... though for folks that do not eat enough veggies, I could see how a supplement like this might be helpful. "If you don't get enough vitamin A, you are more likely to get infectious diseases and vision problems. If you get too much vitamin A, you can become sick. Large doses of vitamin A can also cause birth defects. Acute vitamin A poisoning usually occurs when an adult takes several hundred thousand IUs of vitamin A. Symptoms of chronic vitamin A poisoning may occur in adults who regularly take more than 25,000 IU a day. Babies and children are more sensitive to vitamin A, and can become sick after taking smaller doses of vitamin A or vitamin A-containing products such as retinol (found in skin creams)." http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002400.htm "Excess stored iron can lead to atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease." http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/iron-overdose.html

    Lori W encouraged this.

    20130325140934-loriw

    very interesting! lol on the black poo! :) Great challenge you all took :)

    20141113215001-markgell

    We have a thing called vital greens here in Australia and I have it everyday. I mix it with spinach, kale, almonds, ginger, blueberries, cucumber, celery, hemp protein and rocket. Love it.

    Craig H encouraged this.

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