“Lifeguard Greens is an essential part of my mood stabilization regimen. I treat it as every bit essential as my daily prescribed medications.”  – Alyssa Joy

I have bipolar II (bipolar two) disorder and for the past 4 years, have been on a combination of medication that works very well for me.  Even so, I have days where I wake up feeling “off” and I can usually attribute this to my diet.  For instance, when I gorge out on sugar, or even worse, high-fructose corn syrup products, I feel terrible the next day…like a hangover with that demon called depression weighing me down and trying to ruin my day.  I immediately flood my body with lots of plant-based “medicine”, sweat in my infrared sauna, get out into nature for some exercise, and ALWAYS add a double scoop of greens in my AM health “cocktail” to help bring me back into balance, mentally and physically.  

At a recent check up with my psychiatrist, he inquired about my diet.  I shared with him that I eat very clean, mostly raw and plant-based AND I take my own greens product daily.  He visibly perked up and asked several more questions about Lifeguard Greens.  Turns out, he had been looking at carry a high-quality greens in his practice BECAUSE of the known effects diet has on mental health! Often times, things like depression or anxiety stem from a nutrition deficiency so it stands to reason that someone who is up on their ‘A game’ as a mental health professional would always inquire about diet, when assessing their patients.  

My psychiatrist was well aware that the first step to changing brain chemistry is to examine the diet.  It has been proven that removing processed foods and replacing them with whole foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is a great step in the right direction. I am not saying things like bipolar disorder can be “cured” with diet alone, but for many people every day  anxiety and depression can most certainly be helped with diet and high-quality food-based supplements.  In some cases, switching to a mostly raw & plant-based diet, has helped people to get off depression and anxiety medications. 

Many people have experienced first-hand the positive effects a true super greens product has on their physical health, but I was delighted to see so many other articles confirming the positive effects concentrated amounts of greens and other plant-foods have on our mental health.  

Here’s what you need to know:
Mental health has its roots in biochemistry.
Food is the fuel of our biochemistry.
Food can play a major role in good mental health. 
Greens contain the most bioavailable minerals of all foods.
Our digestive tracts demand a lot of plant food.
ALL the nutrients in greens are highly bioavailable to humans.
*The word bioavailable refers to how much of the nutrient is actually utilized by your body, as opposed to how much of that nutrient is in the food.  

Lifeguard Greens is 100 percent bioavailable (there’s that word again) but it is oh so important.  It’s also 100% vegan, gluten free and organic!  Trust me when I tell you, not all greens products are created equally. Many are full of fillers and additives you don’t want or need.  Brands you see in stores like Costco or even Whole Foods can skimp on purity or potency in the name of profits.  It is impossible to know what quantity they actually contain of the key ingredients we need like chlorella, spirulina, moringa, barley grass juice powder & wheat grass juice powder. Did you know that many brands put more money into packaging and marketing than the actual product?

Lifeguard Green’s powdered juices are 20 times more potent than powdered grass. It takes 24 parts of grass to make one part of grass juice powder. Also, powdered grass is much more difficult to digest and absorb but I promise you, most green drinks do exactly that because it fills the container AND it’s cheaper.   Furthermore, NONE have our patented tumeric which is 5 X more bioavailable that taking tumeric capsules or even juicing it. We’ve also added in many other key ingredients for optimal health like our all organic garden blend of sweet potato, carrots, kale, parsley, & apple.  We also included organic herbs and spices such as gymnema, cinnamon extract, and bitter melon extract. To read in detail about each of these ingredients and what they do for your overall health, please visit our Lifeguard Greens page HERE and scroll down to the ingredient list!

 

VERY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE ON MENTAL HEALTH MEDS…BEWARE OF ANY GREENS PRODUCT THAT INCLUDES ASHWAGANDHA!  

  • Ashwagandha interacts with several types of prescription medicine, so consult your health care provider before taking this herbal remedy.
  • If you take thyroid medicine, consult your doctor before using ashwagandha.
  • Ashwagandha might increase the sedative effects of benzodiazepines, prescribed for conditions such as panic disorder and anxiety, and of barbiturates, primarily used for epilepsy. Take ashwagandha with these drugs only under your doctor’s supervision, recommends the Langone Medical Center at New York University.
  • Because ashwagandha supports immune system function, it might interact with medications designed to reduce immune system activity, known as immunosuppressants, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. 
  • Ashwagandha interferes with immunoassay measurements of digoxin, a medication primarily used for treating congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. 

I have spent the past 12 years researching, testing, & repping green drink products.  I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to create the ultimate greens with a company who I know well and trust – Nutragen.  Together, we came up with a greens product that has EVERYTHING you want and NOTHING you don’t.  I KNOW that the quality and purity are there, not only because I am somewhat of a greens connoisseur and can FEEL the difference in my body, but also because the company I work with is just as focused on the quality of their products, as they are on profits. 

You will never find Lifeguard Greens in a big box store, or even a health food store. It is sold exclusively online and through qualified health care professionals….like my psychiatrist!  In this way, we can keep the quality high, and the price affordable….$1.67 a day to safeguard your health seems pretty reasonable to us!