Good Green Stuff
Good Green Stuff . Over 75 ingredients, with hundreds of vital nutrients. Complete Nutritional Support. This tasty blend is a power combo of greens, fruits, veggies and berries designed to help put the spring back in your step. The added vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics and herbs make Good Green Stuff the ultimate lifestyle supplement. And if your healthy on the inside you glow on the outside. The feel good superfood. Dairy free, Gluten free, GMO free. Vegan. 30 servings per container. 300 grams
Updated Formula. Now with over 75 Ingredients!
RRP $99.70, healthy.co.nz price $89.95
Why NuZest Good Green Stuff?
A Convenient and easy all in one solution
Easy to make - Just 30 seconds is all it takes!
Real food packed with goodness
High in antioxidants
Easy to digest and absorb
Supports digestive health, liver and stress
Supports the acid alkaline balance
Sharpens the mind
Its your nutritional insurance
Safe and reliable
Theres no bad stuff
And it tastes great!!!
Just one serve daily - Ideally on an empty stomach, before breakfast.
Adults: Dissolve 2 heaped teaspoons (10g) into 200-300ml of water, milk or juice.
Children 5-14 years - One heaped teaspoon (5g).
Not suitable for children under 5 years.
Blend with a banana or berries for a delicious smoothie.
Add Clean Lean Protein (100% Vegetable) for ideal nutrition!
Here is some frequently asked questions about NuZest Good Green Stuff
Are the probiotics in Good Green Stuff still alive and viable?
The best research we have to date shows that the viability of probiotic compounds is good for many months so long as the product is kept relatively cool. Be sure to keep the product in the bottom of the pantry (or even the fridge) to preserve viability.
Can cancer patients take Good Green Stuff ?
There is no reason why cancer patients cannot take Good Green Stuff . The formula is designed as an all in one, every day supportive supplement. It provides a comprehensive blend of whole food derived nutrients that simply help to provide a base of great nutrition. This will benefit anyone needing to ensure quality nutrition to support health and recovery (including cancer patients and those undergoing chemotherapy) whilst avoiding any potential problems of megadosing certain vitamins and mineral, which may be a concern. If undergoing chemotherapy please consult with your oncologist if you have any concerns about dietary supplementation.
Can I take Good Green Stuff when pregnant?
There is nothing in NuZest Good Green Stuff ™ that is contraindicated for pregnancy. We have designed Good Green Stuff ™ to be a safe, every day formula for all adult populations. Rosemary is contraindicated for pregnancy in high (therapeutic/herbal medical) doses but the miniscule amount in Good Green Stuff ™ is completely safe.
I am currently taking a multivitamin supplement. Should I continue taking this if I am taking Good Green Stuff?
Good Green Stuff is a full spectrum multi-nutrient formula that provides your nutritional 'base'. So it effectively replaces a multi-vitamin, but with many additional benefits. You shouldn't need to take both.
I am currently undergoing chemotherapy, can I use Good Green Stuff?
We always suggest that anyone undergoing heavy drug treatment should consult individually with a suitably qualified health practitioner to discuss their specific needs [see our preferred practitioners page]. Good Green Stuff ™ though, as a whole food based nutritional support formula may help the body to recover from chemotherapy. There is some discussion as to whether antioxidants may inhibit chemotherapy's effectiveness, however this discussion tends to involve the use of isolated and therapeutic doses of antioxidants, not whole food based formulas that provide general support for health and wellbeing.
I am pregnant and am concerned that there is kelp in the formula. Could this effect my thyroid and is it safe during pregnancy?
The amount of kelp contained within Good Green Stuff ™ is approximately 8mg. A standard therapeutic dose is usually over 2000mg. There should be no effect on thyroid from this small amount and it is safe to take during pregnancy. The kelp is included for it's trace nutrients, not for a therapeutic effect.
I am pregnant and taking Good Green Stuff . Does the formula provide enough Folic Acid?
Having sufficient Folic acid is imperative to help reduce the possibility of neural tube defects in the foetus, which is why it is universally recommended during pregnancy. The amount in Good Green Stuff (330mcg) is slightly lower than the recommendation of 400mcg minimum. The actual amount in Good Green Stuff ™ can be higher due to seasonal and individual variations in the levels of folic acid found in the natural ingredients we use. To be safe we would suggest taking 100mcg of additional folic acid and/or check with your health practitioner.
I have been diagnosed with Candida Albicans overgrowth. Can I take Good Green Stuff?
Yes! The prebiotic and probiotic nature of Good Green Stuff makes it a great addition to an anti-candida strategy. The general nutritional support and the ability to support detoxification processes and stress response make it a great choice for you.
I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Can I take NuZest Good Green Stuff?
Yes! Chronic Fatigue is often characterised by dysfunctional stress responses and impaired adrenal function. Good Green Stuff may help the body to respond more effectively to stress in addition to providing general nutritional support.
I have read that many foods and supplements are irradiated. How does this affect the Good Green Stuff formula?
None of the ingredients in Good Green Stuff ™ are irradiated! This would potentially damage the ingredients, reducing nutrient content and potentially causing allergenic problems. We do not irradiate our products.
I have recently been diagnosed with IBS. Would Good Green Stuff help?
Yes! Good Green Stuff will help to encourage more effective digestion due to it's mucilaginous and soothing ingredients (such as slippery elm) and both pre and probiotic ingredients that help to preserve proper levels of benficial bacteria in the bowel. Remember that the addition of foods that contain prebiotics and beneficial fibres can cause urgency or cramping if taken in too great an amount. The body needs a little time to adjust. We suggest starting on a reduced dose (1/2 dessert spoon) for a week and then increasing to the full dose. IBS almost always has other causative factors too, including stress and anxiety. Seek out a naturopath or other practitioner suitable qualified in mind-body aspects of health to address this.
I have several health conditions and am taking a lot of medications. Is it OK for me to take Good Green Stuff?
There can often be drug-herb and drug-food interactions with poly drug use. We always recommend that anyone with a pre-existing condition, and those taking medication consult with a suitably qualified health practitioner before using any nutritional supplement.
I notice Good Green Stuff includes cocoa bean and green tea in the formula. I am sensitive to caffeine, is it OK for me to use the product?
The green tea and cocoa bean are included due to their amazing antioxidant potential. They are high antioxidant containing extracts. This means the relative antioxidant level is higher whilst caffeine content will be diminished in the extraction process. The maximum amount of caffeine that could be expected from this amount of combined green tea and cocoa without extraction would be under approximately 7mg per serve (or about 1/25th of a small brewed coffee!), but in reality the amount would be negligible. Good Green Stuff should be completely fine for a caffeine sensitive individual.
I notice that there isn't any iron in the formula. I thought iron was an essential mineral?
Iron is an essential mineral! However it hasn't been added to the formula because a significant amount of people (especially middle aged males) may in fact have iron levels that are too high rather than too low. Genetic iron overload (haemachromatosis) is also the largest undiagnosed genetic condition too. High iron levels are very damaging to the body, encouraging oxidation linked to heart disease and pre-diabetic conditions. We suggest that anyone thinking about supplementing with iron has their levels checked and a suitable amount prescribed by your health practitioner.
I noticed that you do you not include Vitamin D in the formula. Why is that?
Everyone's needs are very different and we prefer our clients have Vitamin D prescribed by a qualified naturopath if they think they are deficient.We believe that the best source of Vitamin D, in the most usable and safe form, is from moderate sun exposure.Vitamin D3, the most effective form of Vitamin D, is derived from animal sources and therefore is not suitable for Good Green Stuff as a vegan friendly product. The alternative, Vitamin D2, is not what the body produces naturally (which is D3) and there are serious questions being asked about its use and efficacy. For example a recent meta-analysis by the Cochrane Database showed a mortality risk reduction in those using Vitamin D3, but not those using Vitamin D2.
I read on a website that you shouldn't take Greens products in fruit juice due to the acid content, but also read that citrus juices encourage alkalinity in the body? What's the deal? Are fruit juices acid or alkaline?!
This is a really good question. While it's true that citrus juices (such as lime, lemon and orange) are acidic due to the citric acid content of the fruit, they actually encourage greater net alkalinity when digested. So in terms of an acid-alkaline balancing diet they would be considered beneficial. This is one of several reasons why a squeeze of lemon juice in water in the morning can be very helpful (as well as promoting increased detoxification and acting as a digestive tonic.) However there are very valid reasons to avoid using fruit juices in general. We always say that eating fruit is great!...but drinking fruit isn't...This is because when we drink fruit juices we ingest far too much fructose (fruit sugar) in a very short period of time, and we are unable to store it as glycogen. There is only a limited amount of capacity to store large amounts of ingested fructose and the rest is converted to fats in the blood, and these are stored as body fat. For this reason high fructose intake is also a contributing factor to increased insulin resistance and therefore metabolic syndrome, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and a host of other metabolic ailments. Our suggestion is to avoid drinking fruit juice. For the alkaline and detox benefits of citrus simply have a lemon squeezed into water first thing upon rising AND take your Good Green Stuff.
Is the beta-carotene in Good Green Stuff naturally derived or synthetic?
Our beta-carotene is derived from an algae source (Dunaliella salina) that also provides alpha-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
The levels of B-vitamins are lower in Good Green Stuff than in the multi-vitamin I have been taking in the past. Should I continue taking a B vitamin supplement or is Good Green Stuff enough?
Good Green Stuff ™ is designed as an effective, convenient, all in one nutritional support formula. Therefore the levels of nutrients are supportive of optimal health and wellness, not therapeutic for specific conditions. The levels of B vitamins listed are what is added to the formula and should be ample for general wellness in addition to your diet. There will also be additional B vitamins coming from many of the whole food ingredients in the formula, so your multi and Good Green Stuff ™ may actually not be that dissimilar. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, adrenal exhaustion or any other condition that may require additional levels of all or certain B vitamins please check with your naturopath, nutritionist or orthomolecular practitioner to see if you need anything in addition.
There is sometimes a little residue left in the glass when I take my Good Green Stuff . Should the powder be completely dissolving?
Good Green Stuff ™ is refined only enough to make it mixable, whilst also preserving some of the more fragile nutritional compounds. Simply make sure that you mix well and drink immediately! (Some of the heavier particles will naturally settle if you allow it to sit after mixing.)
Why is it important that the product is 'alkaline'?
Our body requires a finely controlled pH level in the blood and other fluid. Often our diet in the modern world is acidic and causes an increase in acidity in the blood which then needs to be buffered. The body buffers blood by breaking down bone and muscle tissue to free up 'basic' (alkaline) compounds. There is also increased risk of insulin resistance and other metabolic disorders when there is even a sub-clinical level of chronic metabolic acidosis. Good Green Stuff™ (and Clean Lean Protein™) help to rectify this imbalance by providing an influx of highly alkaline compounds.
Why is the Good Green Stuff in powder form?
1. Quantity. It is simply easier for us to get a viable dose in a spoonful of Good Green Stuff ™ than taking the equivalent amount of capsules, which many people would find hard to swallow!
2. Destruction of nutrients in processing. The encapsulation and tabletting processes introduce an extra level of processing that could potentially damage some of the nutrients and compounds in Good Green Stuff ™.
3. Ease of digestion. Powders products generally digest more efficiently and effectively as there is no capsule to first break down, plus we can avoid using artificial binders and fillers that would be needed to put the product into tablet form.
Why is the Good Green Stuff more expensive than a standard multi-vitamin?
The simple answer is that Good Green Stuff™ is so much more than a multi! It includes a range of natural, close to source ingredients that provide the benefits of a multi, but in a more easily utilizable and assimilated form. It also has a range of gentle detoxifying, supportive and adaptogenic benefits not found in a multi-vitamin formula. Overall we have estimated that to take all the ingredients in Good Green Stuff™ from store bought supplements would cost in the range of $1000. The cost of Good Green Stuff™ is less than that of a coffee or muffin, which many people do daily (or more!) We often suggest that people try cutting back by 1 coffee per day and substituting with a serve of Good Green Stuff™.
Organic Spirulina, Red Marine Algae (Lithothamnium), Organic Chlorella, Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Barley Leaf, Acerola Extract, Pineapple Juice extract, Papaya, Broccoli Sprout, Bilberry extract, Blackcurrant extract, Rosehip extract, Beetroot, Carrot, Spinach, Licorice Root, Kelp, Goji Berry extract, Hawthorn extract, Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Flaxseed, Panax Ginseng extract, Ashwagandha Root extract, Gotu Kola extract, Bioflavanoids, Citric Acid, Grape Seed extract, Alpha Lipioc Acid, Rosemary Leaf extract, Astragalus Root extract, Green Tea Leaf extract, Cacao Bean Polyphenol extract, Tumeric extract, Rhodiola Rosea, Shiitake Mushroom, Beta Glucans, Co-Enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol & Ubidicarenone), Resveratrol, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Potassium (Potassium Phosphate), Calcium (naturally from Marine Algae), Magnesium (Citrate & Glycinate), Phosphorus (Potassium Phosphate), Vitamin B3 (Insoitol Hexanicotinate), Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol and Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Silica (Orthosilicic Acid & Marine Algae), Zinc (Zinc Gluconate), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Manganese (Manganese Gluconate), Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate & Natural Mixed Carotenoids), Vitamin B1 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate in natural form L-5MTHF), Copper (Copper Gluconate), Iodine (Kelp & Marine Algae), Vitamin B12 (Methycobalamin), Vitamin K2 (Menquinone-7), Chromium (Chromium Picolinate), Selenium (L-Selenomethionine), Vitamin D3 (Lichen), Apple Pectin Prebiotic, Globe Artichoke extract, Milk Thistle seed extract, Ginger Rhizome, Bromelain, Dandelion Whole Plant extract, Burdock Root extract, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Non Dairy Probiotics (Bifidobacterium Bifidum & Lactobacillus Acidophilus), European Golden Pea Protein Isolate, Vanilla, Pineapple, Stevia.
NO Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO); NO Egg, Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Yeast, Peanuts. NO Artificial Colours, Flavours, Preservatives or Sweeteners: NO Herbicides, Pesticides, or Synthetic Chemicals.
Keep out of reach of Children. Refrigerate after opening, or use within 90 days.