Pinned on August 15, 2013 at 1:38 am by John Weaver
40,000 units of ORAC value per serving.
So far, so good – UPDATED I’ve been using this product for a week after taking the advice of my cousin and the other 5 star reviewers.I have never tried any supplements or powders in my life since Flintstones vitamins as a kid and a brief stint of One a Day Womens. So my advice comes to you as a complete novice.Honestly, I shudder to think what the normal flavor tastes like if this is berry. I do not get that flavor at all! My cousin says she loves mixing a scoop in her yogurt so that is the first way I tried it. It was very gritty and tasted almost like grass clippings. Bleck.Since then I have been making a smoothie with 1 scoop, yogurt, frozen berries, half of a banana, a small squirt of honey, and fruit juice. It tastes very good and is a great start to the day. Only once in awhile do I get a hint of graininess, but it’s now tolerable in this form.In the week since I’ve started this I’ve noticed a boost in energy. I used to become so worn out I needed to nap every afternoon, which was I was NOT happy about, hence me seeking out energy boosters and my cousin recommending this. I have not napped once since starting Amazing Grass and only layed down one afternoon for a short rest. The other days I was able to remain awake, active, and energized. This surprised me b/c I didn’t expect it to be noticeable or work that fast.I have yet to see any skin improvements I read about elsewhere. In fact, I’ve noticed a slight increase. Perhaps detoxing? Not sure.As another rater mentioned – being regular takes on a whole new meaning w/ this Amazing Grass! I’ve been using it once a day and my BM have increased, which perhaps is detoxing again and definitely could attest to more energy. Be warned – the first few days you will have some gas so maybe start over a weekend.I hope this will continue to work for me. My only cons so far are the flavor (which I wish were tastier so I didn’t have to disguise it so much) and the price. I’m not sure why the berry flavor is $8 more than the other tub? At nearly $40 every two months it’s a pretty pricey supplement, but hopefully will be worth it if the positives keep adding up.UPDATE: Have now been on it for a few months and LOVE IT! We left our tub out of state so I went without it for a week and felt horrible. When I reordered a new tub and started up again I felt better again within 2 days. My skin has now evened out, also the regularity has too. Another unexpected and added benefit is my chronic headaches have DISAPPEARED! I used to get 2 or 3 a week and have only had about 3 in 3 months time when the weather is horrible. Have since been able to tolerate it mixed in with fruit juice, even though it is still grainy. If taking regularly I suggest subscribing delivery – now we get ea. 60 day tub for about $32, much cheaper than anywhere else I can find!*UPDATE 2: It’s now been over two years and I’m still a regular user. The flavor has definitely grown on me. I mix a scoop with about 1/2 cup of orange juice in the morning, stir, and chug it down. The OJ definitely helps with the gritty texture. There have been a few weeks here and there where I stop the habit of doing it daily, but I always come back to it. It’s just a really healthy start to the day. I always notice that it helps me feel regular, less bloated, my hair and nails grow extremely fast, and I feel like my skin is healthier and more hydrated.
What a great find! I absolutely love Amazon and practically ‘hang out’ on Amazon like some people do on Facebook – LOL! That being said, I really enjoy reading the reviews and the comments of fellow Amazoners and learn so much by doing so. I really appreciate the information that other reviewers include and when I have found a particular reviewer that I recognize over and over again, I have clicked on their profile to read more about them and about what other items they have reviewed and BOY has that been fun!And that is precisely how I stumbled upon this Amazing Grass Green Superfood mix!I was reading the profile of another reader and she raved about it. Well, any time I am out of my green powder, I order a different brand. This way, I am always using a different product and can try them all out and see which one I really do like the best and will stay with. As timing would have it, I was almost out of the one I was using, and saw this review, and ordered it!I signed up for the Auto-delivery (as you can cancel at any time) and it reduced the price as well as free shipping – yay! But, the real test was in the flavor, and it’s blendability (new word?). It shakes up well (shake, not stir), and the taste is pretty good. I add it to smoothies, or drink plain in water or juice and like it either way. It seems to be economically doable for me, possibly lasting 60 days, so that is a better deal than most out there.I felt better immediately after drinking it – with more energy – probably due to the Maca. Maca is something you want to research before taking, and certainly before ever giving to children. I have some Maca in a bag, and when I have added only a tiny bit of it to a smoothie – I didn’t like the way it made me feel at all, and it made my heart go a little crazy, so IMO, be cautious.This, however, gave me a burst of good-feeling energy without the heart palpitations of other ill-effects, so I was happy.All in all, I think I have found my favorite green drink so I’m sticking with it and if I have any other opinions, I’ll update my review.I think you’ll like it too!