Who will benefit most from Greens+Aloe? June 23, 2022


What is Greens + Aloe? 

It’s a simple but strong greens powder, with a good therapeutic dose of aloe inner leaf gel. 

Ingredients: Spirulina, chlorella, barley & spelt grass, aloe vera inner leaf gel. (All certified organic). 

What’s the rationale behind this formula? 

I used to sell greens to everyone when working in healthfood / pharmacy! So when I first made the product, I just wanted to make ‘the best possible greens powder’ ie greens plus something (& I wanted that ‘plus something’ to be great for all our Blend11 gut customers). So – I chose Aloe vera inner leaf gel (against the advice of a business advisor we had at the time, because it was ‘too expensive’). Maybe he was right – it is by far the most expensive ingredient in the tub, but when you think about a fresh aloe vera plant, it makes sense. The inner leaf of aloe is 99% water, & only 1% glucomannans, amino acids, lipids, sterols & vitamins. So it takes a LOT of fresh aloe gel to make a dose of powder! That is why it’s not the cheapest greens powder out there. 

Anyway – aloe was an obvious gut support choice, but it also beautifully supports those with insulin resistance (another epidemic problem!) 

What Is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance (when cells stop responding properly to insulin, resulting in elevated blood sugar) is a precursor to T2 diabetes & is thought to start about 10-15 years prior to diagnosis, which means (if the average age of T2 diabetes onset / diagnosis is 45yrs), 30 to 35yrs old is when you need to get really serious about prevention. Watch the sugars, refined carbs, build those muscles &…include supplements like Greens + Aloe into your daily routine!

Insulin Resistance plays a major role in:

  • tendency to store belly fat easily
  • poor muscle building ability
  • type 2 diabetes
  • excess abdominal fat / central obesity 
  • cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides & cholesterol, stroke, heart attack etc). 
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • gout 
  • acne
  • NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)

So…think of Greens + Aloe for insulin resistance (& all the associated conditions) as well as for the more typical gut repair / immune / inflammatory stuff. 

Note: it tastes like grass, so some great (low sugar) ways to dose up are:

  • in a shaker bottle with ice, & 1/2 a lemon or lime (squeeze the juice in, then throw in the squashed peel too for extra zestiness to mask the green taste). 
  • in a protein shake post gym
  • in a shaker bottle with another flavoured supplement i.e magnesium or vitamin C etc. 

Some Aloe Science for the geeks!

Aloe vera and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus | SpringerLink

Evaluation of the Nutritional and Metabolic Effects of Aloe vera – Herbal Medicine – NCBI Bookshelf

Evaluation of biological properties and clinical effectiveness of Aloe vera: A systematic review – ScienceDirect