Super greens like spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and barley grass are high in antioxidants and great sources of protein. Realistically a busy person won’t eat 10 portions of vegetables a day. I think its physically impossible for us to take in the amount of minerals and vitamins we need in our diets even by clean eating, because we’re surrounded by toxins.
Most of us live in polluted cities, we have stress in our lives. Nowadays we need to have some level of supplementation. The super-green powder is a condensed, dried powder version of the food source itself, and is a far easier, more convenient way to add those vegetables to your diet.
Matcha is a powerful antioxidant, meaning it fights the free radicals we absorb from the environment and those we generate internally.
And cacao, which is a great source of magnesium – in which most of us are deficient – and also high in antioxidants. Maca powder is good at balancing hormones, especially in menopausal women. It comes from a root – the Incas used it for stamina when they were going into battle.
I think people should be more targeted, not just shoving powders into things willy-nilly. They’re quite powerful, so you’ve got to know what you’re doing and for the right reasons. You can definitely over-supplement. You don’t want too many antioxidants.