Discover the Natural Supplements of Our Green Powders Range
When you take supplements to reach your fitness goals, you do not have to expose yourself to harmful chemicals. Nutrients Direct offers a huge range of natural supplements, which can be used to lose weight, gain muscle mass or reduce recovery times after your workouts. Below, you can find an overview of all the natural supplement in our green powders range. Discover the benefits of these natural supplements and find something that suits your training style.
Inulin is a substance that falls under the category of polysaccharides. The substance can be obtained from numerous plants naturally, but the most common source for inulin is chicory. Inulin is also a dietary fibre, which is why it is often used to ease the symptoms of digestive distress when consuming certain foods.
The inulin in our natural supplements range can be used for weight loss, muscle building and to increase your health and wellbeing in general. When consumed, inulin will increase satiety. Therefore, natural supplements containing inulin are great in combination with a calorie controlled diet.
Inulin is also versatile where use is concerned. Athletes can use this natural supplement to make smoothies, but can also use it when baking certain foods. Therefore, inulin can be a great addition to the daily nutrition of dieters struggling to digest their diet foods.
Considering inulin is most often used by people under a calorie controlled diet, it is advantageous that the natural supplement only contains a total of 10 calories per serving. Inulin can be taken up to two times a day, but consumers should always ensure they drink enough fluids when using any type of supplement, which includes this supplement from our natural supplements range.
Barley Grass Powder
A supplement such as Barley Grass Powder has many different functions. Athletes have been known to use this supplement for weight loss, muscle building, general health and better fitness. The reason for the numerous functions of this supplement can be found in its nutritional content, since this supplement is quite high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.
Barley Grass Powder is derived from the Barley plant, which enables the supplement to take over some of the antioxidant properties the Barley plant is known for. Antioxidants are known to fight free radicals in the body. These are substances that damage cells. For example, if you had an intensive workout, you will lose a lot of nutrients and free radicals can start to damage the muscle. Through the use of a supplement with antioxidant properties, such damage can be avoided.
The Barley Grass Powder supplement contains high levels of chlorophyll as well. Chlorophyll is a substance that is better known as the green pigments in cyanobacteria, which are common in algae and plants. Chlorophyll plays a role in the support of oxygenated blood, which is responsible for the provision of energy and increased focus. It also has an alkalising effect on the human body, which enables this supplement to successfully counter some acidic foods.
Similar to Inulin, Psyllium Husk is a supplement that is mainly used for weight loss. Psyllium Husk is obtained from the seeds of the Plantago plant, commonly found in India. The ingredient has more than one function for those looking at weight loss. The supplement is also an excellent source of dietary fibre and regulates digestion in a subtle manner.
Psyllium Husk has been linked to good heart health, lower cholesterol and plays a major role in controlling diabetes. In other words, the supplement is not only beneficial for weight loss, but also for your health in general.
Athletes who decide to use Psyllium Husk as a supplement should use the supplement once every day. While taking this supplement, it is essential to drink plenty of water and make sure you stay hydrated. Not having enough fluid in combination with Psyllium Husk may cause complications. To ensure supplementation with Psyllium Husk is right for you, please consult your physician before adding the supplement to your routine.
Spirulina is a substance that is commonly found in fresh water and falls under the category of algae. It has numerous benefits for the health of athletes and non-athletes, since this supplement is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Due to the high levels of nutrients, Spirulina is considered as a superfood.
The high levels of nutrients inside Spirulina are beneficial for the immune system and have some antioxidant properties. It is used by athletes to improve their energy levels, but also for weight control because of the high percentage of chlorophyll in the supplement.
Spirulina can be taken once or twice a day. However, experts recommend introducing Spirulina to your diet gradually. By introducing the supplement in a gradual manner, athletes can allow a little bit of time for reactions to the detox process. When in doubt during the use of the supplement, please contact your physician.
Wheatgrass Powder supplements are a great source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The supplement is obtained just after the sprouting stage of grain, where the nutritional benefits of this substance is the highest.
Similar to other natural supplements in our range, wheatgrass powder contains high levels of chlorophyll. Therefore, this supplement is often used by athletes trying to lose weight. Of course, the supplement has additional benefits to deliver as well. Wheatgrass is a popular nutrient with many antioxidant properties. These antioxidants will reduce the effects of toxins and free radicals in the body. The high level of amino acids in this supplement also contribute to muscle building and muscle repair.
Athletes who want to use the supplement for weight loss do not have to worry about the calories, because Wheatgrass Powder only contains 12 calories per serving. For the best result, nutritional experts recommend taking this supplement once or twice a day. However, before you start on the supplement full time, it can be a good idea to introduce the supplement to your diet gradually due to the detoxification process.