MACRO GREENS SUPERFOOD
The Macro Greens Story
A nutritional supplement that tastes great and is easy to prepare, Macro Greens was created in 1998 by fitness expert Sylvia Ortiz to help her son lose weight and regain his health; and since its introduction has become one of the most popular products across the country.
Macro Greens is a true green superfood containing 38 ingredients that feed the body at a cellular level. It nourishes the body with antioxidants, co-nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Macro Greens is made with no common allergens, certified organic barley grass and 37 additional synergistic ingredients. Macro Greens is the green superfood nutritional supplement that tastes great and is easy to prepare.
• 38 nutrient rich superfoods
• 18 billion probiotics
• Richest alkaline greens formula
• Contains 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables
• Boosts energy and supports natural weight loss
• Supports healthy immunity
• Promotes gentle daily cleansing
• Herbal antioxidants; aloe vera, ginkgo, grape seed extract
• Voted “best tasting greens”
• Non-GMO, vegan, gluten and dairy-free
Macro Greens ingredients and serving suggestions video:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING Macro Greens?
Macro Greens – Ingredients: Macro Greens does not contain any common allergens or other harsh ingredients. Our formula does not include wheat grass, alfalfa, oat, kamut, rye, or soil based organisms. Contains NO kelp, bee pollen, garlic, onion, MSG, GMO’s, yeast, egg, or artificial coloring. 100% FREE OF alcohol, preservatives, flavoring, salt, starch, maltodextrin, wheat, gluten, corn, stabilizers, pesticides, herbicides or dairy animal products.
Macro Greens contains 38 ingredients that feed the body at a cellular level. This blend nourishes the body with antioxidants, co-nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Our original Greens formula is made with no common allergens. It contains amazing certified organic barley grass and 37 additional synergistic ingredients.
What makes Macro Greens different?
POWER FROM POWDER! Here’s a list of some of the ingredients, and why they’re included.
Certified Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder:
The most alkaline pH factor available in food. Contains large amounts of natural chlorophyll and the enzyme Super Oxide Dismulase (SOD). Barley grass provides one of the widest spectrums of naturally occurring nutrients available in a single source, superior to wheat or alfalfa. “Barley is the perfect source for alkalizing the body.”
Spirulina – Premium Quality:
Abundant amino acid content delivers sustained energy, and a potent source of Beta Carotene. Richest of all the blue green algae, easily digested biologically complete protein. It’s the world’s richest natural source of vegetarian B-12 and highly absorbable organic iron.
Grape Seed Extract:
Rich in Bioflavanoids and Proanthocyanidins. These free radical fighters help to protect and strengthen connective tissue, and improve elasticity of the skin by stabilizing collagen and elastin. Grape Seed Extract is shown to be 20 times more potent than vitamin C or E.
Contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins. Addresses gastrointestinal issues: assists digestion, bowel and colon health and also addresses concerns with stomach acids.
Chlorella –Cracked Cell:
Provides the highest natural source of chlorophyll. The synergistic effect of the many nutrients contained in chlorella help to balance and stabilize the body’s processes at the cellular level.
Ultra Lecithin (Non-GMO):
Essential to the function of every cell and vital to hair and skin health, Ultra Lecithin helps with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and is the best source of the brain nutrient Choline. 99%oil free and contains 97% phosphatides.
Non-dairy Probiotic Culture:
Macro Greens contains 18 billion healthy non-dairy acidophilus cultures per serving to help digest food and aid the absorption of vitamins and minerals. These non-centrifuged cultures are necessary for intestinal hygiene and aid immune system health.
Certified organic Flax Seed:
Flax seed is by far the richest plant source of omega-3, 6 and 9’s found anywhere. Omega-3 and 6 are essential fatty acids, not made by your body. A great source of natural energy and dietary fiber.
Ginkgo Biloba 24% Extract:
A powerful antioxidant that improves delivery of oxygen to the brain, Ginkgo Biloba benefits short-term memory, cardiovascular and respiratory health.
Fiber & Colon Cleaners:
High pectin apple fiber helps maintain intestinal balance, cleaning the intestinal tract with 17% soluble and insoluble fibers. Pectin and natural chlorophyll both help to cleanse, detoxify, and maintain optimal intestinal and colon health.
Natural plant enzymes:
Enzymes are specialized protein molecules facilitating most of the body’s metabolic processes. Also they help deliver the specific nutrients for muscle and tissue repair, as well as supports vibrant immune function. A broad spectrum of plant enzymes to aid digestion and to promote delivery of nutrients to your bloodstream and cells.
Liver, Kidney, and digestive support:
Milk thistle (Silymarin) and Parsley juice powder.
Ginger, red raspberry, parsley and horsetail have been added in addition to normal adaptogens to balance hormones and improve digestion.
Other Essential Ingredients:
Yucca, watercress and carrot juice powder all help joint conditions and relax the nervous system. Stevia is used to enhance flavor.
What is the Macro Greens Weight Loss Plan?
“Here’s exactly what I did. And believe me, if it worked for me, it can work for anyone!”
The Weight Loss Plan:
What changed for me and allowed me to lose the weight permanently was incorporating Macro Greens into my daily routine. That’s it. Macro Greens’ alkalizing effect greatly reduced my carbohydrate, salt, and sugar cravings. Drinking Macro Greens up to 3 times a day allowed me to stick with my healthy food plan and the weight just came off naturally. The best part is that for as long as I have continued with my Macro Greens routine, the weight has stayed off and that’s has been for 20 years!!
Step 1 – Mix 8oz of organic apple juice with 24oz of purified water. Add 1-3 scoops of Macro Greens. Mix together and pour into a quart container. Refrigerate. Drink one 8oz glass of the Macro Greens mixture three times a day, at least one half hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Step 2 – Focus on making healthy food choices and portion control at mealtimes.
Step 3 – Add more physical activity to your day. 30 min a day should do it!
I’ve been buying the same product for years, why does the product taste different sometimes?
All MacroLife products are mixtures of happy organic fruits, berries, and plant extracts that are never synthetic! This is why the taste may change depending on harvesting season, but the ingredients remain in the same amounts.
What type of juice should I use with Macro Greens?
We recommend to not mix Macro Greens with any citrus juice or any juice that would be too acid like tomato, orange or grapefruit juice, because it kills the friendly bacteria in the Macro Greens.
The best juice to use is apple, white grape, pear, peach, white cranberry, or apricot to name a few. You can also make a smoothie with rice milk, or almond milk, bananas, blueberries, and even add protein powder for a complete meal replacement!
What are the white speckles that appear when Macro Greens and Miracle Reds settles in my glass?
Don’t be alarmed by the layers of rainbow color, they represent the colors of nature. Settling in a glass will naturally bring out these colors. The white speckles are Vitamin E that are slightly less water-soluble than the rest of the ingredients. Don’t worry, simply stir and enjoy! The liquid turns a faint red due to the colorful nature of the Beet Juice powder and Raspberry Juice powder. Settling will bring out these colors of nature.
When I mix Macro Greens in juice/water and it sits a bit- why does the liquid turn reddish when Macro Greens settles?
The liquid turns a faint red due to the colorful nature of the Beet Juice powder and Raspberry Juice powder. Settling will bring out these colors of nature.
Should I use other vitamin supplements with Macro Greens or Miracle Reds superfoods?
Our Super-Foods are foundational formulas providing most of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need for the day, just like the once a day multi vitamin formulas. However, if you feel that your body needs more of some of the vitamins or minerals than is contained in Macro Greens or Miracle Reds, we suggest you contine taking that/those supplement(s) every other day or half the amount per day along with a well balanced diet.
Some recommendations we like to suggest for additional supplements are: Calcium/Magnesium (2 to 1 ratio) supplement to fulfill your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) and a Omega 3 supplement like Flax Seed, or fish oils for EFA’S (essential fatty acids).
What about mixing dairy products with Macro Greens or Miracle Reds?
I noticed a few of the Macro Green and Miracle Reds recipes suggest using yogurt or milk. Does consuming dairy products with Macro Greens inhibit the proper absorption of the product? I ask because so many supplements specifically say NOT to take with dairy products.
Mixing any MacroLife product with dairy does not inhibit the absorption of the vitamins or minerals at all. You can add any MacroLife powder into anything but very hot (boiling) liquid or very acidic juices. We suggest that you mix all MacroLife powders with soy, almond or rice milk for a great tasting alternative to juice or water.
In addition, Macro Greens not contain: MSG, preservatives, artificial flavoring, wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, egg, salt, kelp, casein, dairy or animal products.
How much fiber does Macro Greens and Miracle Reds contain?
Macro Greens contains 2 grams of fiber per serving and Miracle Reds contains 1 gram of fiber per serving.
Does Macro Greens contain folic acid?
Folic Acid is naturally occurring in Macro Greens and Miracle Reds from various ingredients. It is determined to be a trace amount within the daily-recommended range. Actual micrograms have not been established in our products. However, we must suggest you consult your primary care physician before you take any MacroLife product if you are taking medication to avoid any potential interactions.
MacroLife products are not intended to diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Can I mix Miracle Reds and Macro Greens together?
Many customers ask us if it’s okay to combine Miracle Reds and Macro Greens or drink them together. If you are taking both Macro Greens and Miracle Reds, try having a glass of either Macro Greens or Miracle Reds as part of your breakfast and the other as a convenient, stimulant-free afternoon energy boost. As part of a balanced, low-glycemic, alkalizing diet, drinking Macro Greens and Miracle Reds throughout the day will help you experience greater mental acuity and regulated energy levels which, in turn, will help you make better food choices if you are trying to lose weight.
Another alternative serving suggestion is to mix a small amount of Macro Greens or Miracle Reds powder in a large water bottle, fill with water, add a splash of apple juice, to taste and drink throughout the day! Drinking a dilution like this will ensure that your body receives a continual influx of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients contained in Macro Greens and Miracle Reds.
The above being said, however, you should not use the information in this correspondence or on the Macro Life Naturals website for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment as our products Macro Greens® and Miracle Reds® are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
Cautions and Warnings for Canadian Customers
- Mix 1 scoop (9.4 g) into 355 mL/1.5 cups non-citrus juice, water, smoothie or protein shakes
- Best results: mix 25/75 apple juice/water
Cautions and Warnings:
- Cautions and Warnings
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhoea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner before you take cholesterol lab tests. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs. Do not use one week before surgery. Not recommended for use in combination with blood thinning medication. If you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. If you have an immune-compromised condition (AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment), do not use this product. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. If you have a liver disorder, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Stop use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble such as yellowing of the skin/eyes (jaundice), stomach pain, dark urine, sweating, nausea, unusual tiredness and/or loss of appetite and consult a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have an iron deficiency. If you have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking an anticoagulant/blood thinner or an anti-inflammatory, or are having surgery, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, or seizures. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medications. Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, a kidney or cardiovascular disorder, diabetes or edema (swelling of hands, face and feet) required based on additive effect of licorice, Parsley, Horsetail, and Daminana). If you have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking an anti-inflammatory, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Stop use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, abnormal heart beat and/or difficulty breathing.
Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. The most commonly reported side effect was weight loss (0.07%). Some people may experience diarrhoea.
Known Adverse Reactions
Rare, unpredictable cases of liver injury associated with green tea extract-containing products have been reported (in Canada and internationally).