Barlean's - Greens Powder Formula Natural Berry Flavor - 8.78 oz. (249 g)
Barlean's Greens Powder Formula is nature's perfect superfood. Barlean's USDA organic, gluten free and non-GMO, Berry Greens are a great-tasting, premium superfood, masterfully formulated with nature's most vitalizing plant-based ingredients. Every whole food ingredient is responsibly grown and third-party tested to guarantee the absolute highest quality and purity. Perfect for the person who wants the most power packed greens available, plus fiber from flaxseed, digestive support from enzymes and probiotics and carefully crafted antioxidant and herbal tonic blends – with a light and pleasant natural berry flavor.
Everyone can benefit from the vitalizing nutrients in plants! They are fundamental for energy, detoxification, fighting free-radical damage, and providing loads of nature’s best antioxidants. Barlean's powdered greens formulas are easy to add into your daily diet—mix them into smoothies, shakes, juice, milk, yogurt or water. They disperse easily and are vegan, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO and have no added sugar. They also provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition, which can help you achieve your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables for only about 30 calories per serving. Barlean's powdered greens formulas are perfect for those who are trying to cut calories and still feel energized.
- Green Food Concentrates (Land greens, Sea Greens, Sea Vegetable Blend)
- USDA Certified Organic
- Green Protein Source
- Plant-Based Vitamins & Minerals
- Probiotics & Enzymes
- Phytonutrients & Fiber Concentrates
- Dairy-Free & Soy-Free
- Herbal Tonics
- Herbal Antioxidants
- Nutrient Concentrates
Setting The Standard
Barlean's formulated Barlean's Greens with a new vision for green foods in mind. Barlean's realized that certain changes were necessary in order to best serve you, the customer, and provide the most effective, nutrient-rich super-foods available.
Barlean's research showed them that three important changes were needed to provide the best possible product.
- Increase the concentration of the nutrient and enzyme-rich green food.
- Avoid the use of filler and emulsi-fier ingredients like lecithin, and apple pectin because they add little nutritional value and displace more nutrient-dense ingredients.
- Make sure each ingredient is supplied in quantities sufficient enough to provide optimal nutritional value.
The Greener Green Food At least 50% more!
Barlean’s Greens contains at least 50% more nutrients and enzyme-rich green foods per serving and is the only product available with Barlean's exclusive Biogreen 15:1 cereal grass juice concentrate. So, not only do you get a lot more greens per gram with Barlean’s Greens, you also get the triple potency advantage with the Biogreen 15:1 concentrate.
Barlean’s Greens supplies 2892 mg of Barlean's exclusive Biogreen formula containing equal proportions of organic barley leaf, rye leaf, oat leaf and alfalfa leaf. This triple potency formula combined with Barlean's other green ingredients, gives you the benefit of well over 7000 mg of green superfoods per serving! Barlean’s Greens — simply the Greener Green Food.
Ferndale, WA is where the 42-acre Barlean's farm in Ferndale bustles with activity. Trucks from as far away as Canada and the Dakotas pull up to deliver flax seed, forklift drivers haul pressed flax meal into storage containers for recycling as cattle feed, while inside fresh pressed flax seed oil is bottled, labeled and rush shipped to health stores around the country. The phones ring endlessly at the Barlean's farm, as hundreds of orders for Barlean's organic oils pour in from health store retailers daily, retailers who insist upon fresh-pressed-on-demand organic oils for their customers.
What's driving all this activity on the Barlean's family farm in Ferndale? The realization that 8 out of 10 Americans are deficient in essential fats, called Omega-3 fatty acids. The health consequences of this nutritional deficiency are extensive. Health authorities, such as Artemis Simopoulos M.D., author of The Omega Plan, indicates disorders such as heart and blood vessel disease, eye problems such as dry eyes and macular degeneration, mood and behavior problems such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, diabetes and lupus, skin problems such as psoriasis, and even cancer, may materialize from this common nutritional deficiency.
Dr. Simopoulos indicates as many as 22 percent of Americans show no detectable amounts of essential Omega-3 fatty acids in their tissues. It's a staggering problem exacerbated by the current trend toward non-fat or low-fat foods. Some fats, such as from flax and fish, are required for good health, for the production of hormones, for communication between cells, to maintain memory and control body fluids
Barlean's freshness: built in from the beginning
Bruce began telling his dad of the problems involved in pressing flax seed and Dave made mental notes of it all. As an accomplished metal worker and inventor, Dave put his mind to making flax seed oil instead of hauling in nets of fish.
Bruce explained the way flax was being pressed was crude and certainly not ideal. Overpressing was a problem. It produced a higher yield but it damaged the seed oil, increased the temperature, induced deterioration and resulted in a sometimes rancid taste. A gentler and kinder process was developed that yielded natural fresh taste. Other producers could only generate the same taste by filtering their oils. The nutritional value of organic oils is diminished by spoilage, so the quality and freshness of the oil is of major importance. "If the oil isn't gently pressed from the seeds the product starts out with some spoilage," says Bruce Barlean.
Off to Germany
While Dave was working on developing the new flax oil processing technology, Bruce decided he wanted first-hand knowledge about the health benefits of flax seed oil. He flew to Germany to meet Dr. Johanna Budwig, world authority on the health benefits of Omega-3 oils, particularly as a treatment for cancer. "I brought some of our flax seed oil to Germany for Dr. Budwig to taste. At first Dr. Budwig seemed a bit suspicious of the fresh taste she experienced with the Barlean's product," says Bruce.
Despite a well nourished population, Americans are deficient in essential fats, particularly Omega-3 fats from flax and fish. Dr. Budwig soon endorsed the product and gave Barlean's the rights to reprint all of her books in the USA. Bruce knew that flax seed oil alone wasn't enough, he had to educate consumers about its benefits. Dr. Budwig made that possible.
Every good idea needs a sales force
For the first couple of years Barlean's solely produced flax seed oil by the barrel for other suppliers. The Barlean's name didn't begin to appear as a consumer brand till 1992. Every good idea needs an army to spread the word, and Bruce found his army captain in Don Bodenbach of Progressive Health in San Diego, California. Bodenbach brought modern methods of marketing and merchandising to Barlean's. Progress was slow at first and the Barlean's family had to forgo taking profits out of the company. This gave the company the capital it needed to grow. Bodenbach recruited and trained a sales force and instinctively knew he had to educate consumers. Newsletters, books, tapes and other materials were massively produced to educate both health store owners and clerks as well as consumers. As the leading supplier of flax seed oil in the world, last year Barlean's sent out over 3 million copies of educational information. Growth in sales has been phenomenal says Bodenbach, who says Barlean's has lived up to its reputation as the "supplier of choice" for flaxseed oil.
Many competitors ship their products to distributors and then on to store shelves, so their flax oil may be weeks old by the time it gets to the consumer. Barlean's even insists its bottles of organic oils be replaced with fresh product after six months on the store shelf, while competitors typically have one-year dating. "Most of our stores order product twice a month which means consumers are getting product that is only days out of our presses," says Bruce Barlean. "Flax seed and other organic oils are considered semi-perishable food products and their nutritional value is preserved in their freshness," says Bodenbach.
Barlean's: It's a family affair
Back on the Barlean's farm, Bruce, known as the Tom Sawyer of his family, has recruited his sisters to join his cause. Jo Ann works in flax production and Karen is the bookkeeper and controller. Cindy has taken over the Barlean's fishery, which still offers fresh fish. They even offer canned pink salmon under the Nature's Bounty label. It's a real family affair. Dave maintains a complete machine and metal working shop on the farm. His latest project is to build silos to house the truck loads of flax seed that arrive weekly. Dave also has a tanker truck that sprays sludge, a by-product of seed pressing, onto the family farm land. The grass on the Barlean's farm is noticeably greener than their neighbors. Preserving and profiting from nature has become a trademark of Barlean's.
Typically the Barlean's product moves off store shelves faster than their competitors and savvy consumers are willing to pay a bit more for the pressed-on-demand freshness. Even with supplementation it takes months to replenish the body with Omega-3 fatty acids. Both fish and flax provide the essential Omega-3 fatty acids. But only flax, with a 4-to-1 ratio of Omega-3 over Omega-6 fatty acids, can quickly rebalance the body with essential Omega-3s. One tablespoon of flax seed oil provides 7700 mg. of Omega-3 oil, which is equal to 5 to 10 fish oil capsules. No wonder Dave Barlean gave up his fishing boat to press flax seed. Until Omega-3 oils are replaced in the food chain, Barlean's has some tall orders to fill.