"Greens" supplement powders often contain ingredients that are pro-estrogenic......and I'm not even talking about soy.
If you're a man and you take a "greens" supplement (or maybe you're thinking about taking one), you need to read this...
99% of all "greens" supplements contain estrogen-promoting and/or testosterone-reducing ingredients.
This was an eye-opener for me.
Even though I knew that certain plants and herbs can definitely be pro-estrogenic, I never thought to look at the ingredients in my "greens" supplement to see if there was anything like that in there.
And sure enough, 2 out of those 4 ingredients were actually IN the powder I was currently taking.
You can learn what these 4 ingredients are here (they're listed about 1/4 of the way down the page).
So what other option do we have for getting our greens?
My friend and colleague, Chad Howse, was the one who originally gave me the heads-up on those pro-estrogenic ingredients in my greens.
I've known Chad for years...fellow Canadian, in fact...and his whole focus is on helping men live their best lives, through training, nutrition and relationships.
Not long ago, I was talking with him about what he was up to these days and he said...
"Nick, I've been doing a TON of research on all these greens supplements guys are taking. Did you know that most of them (like pretty much all of them) have ingredients that can mess with your testosterone levels?"
With that he proceeded to run through the list of those 4 ingredients that I mentioned and the research that shows how they can increase estrogen levels while also negatively affecting testosterone levels.
"So I've actually been spending a lot of time and money formulating my OWN greens supplement to address this problem. You wanna try some?" he asked.
"Absolutely." I responded. "I've never even considered that before but it just makes so much sense."
So Chad immediately shipped a bottle of his new formulation out to me, that he calls "Man Greens" (the name pretty much says it all!).
I got it just a couple of days ago and have started testing it. So far, I like it a lot.
It's going to take a bit more time to fully assess how well it works in terms of testosterone improvement, but my initial impression is very positive. The concept just resonates with me and the ingredients are right on the money.
I'll definitely get back to you once I get a chance to really determine how well it works. But honestly, I could see myself taking this instead of anything else as far as greens go.
The taste is VERY good (orange flavor) and the ingredients list tells you EXACTLY how much and what is in the bottle...no proprietary formulas.
If you'd like to know what each of these ingredients specifically does for you, he also has that information on his site here (about 2/3 of the way down the page...you should probably just read the whole page, actually, its got good info on it).
Estrogens are all around us...
They're in the environment in the fom of plastics and chemicals...
They're in the products we put on our bodies like soaps and shampoos...
They're in the food we eat and the water we drink...
All of these environmental estrogens present a HUGE problem for men, especially if you want to maintain normal testosterone levels.
Everything around you is literally conspiring against you.
You CAN fight back, though.
Here's a quick estrogen-blocking cocktail that you can take every morning. It works by blocking aromatase, which is how your body turns testosteone into estrogen.
Your estrogen-blocking cocktail contains...
- Turmeric - one study showed that it increased testosterone levels by 257% in rats. It's also very anabolic and it lowers estrogen in men. It's a rarely-talked about superfood for men.
- Spirulina - it's extremely high in chlorophyll, which has anti-estrogenic properties. It also detoxifies the liver, which is where your body flushes out most of its estrogen.
- Spinach - it contains two compounds, one is called DIM (3’3 diindonylmethane) and the other is IC3 (Indole-3-Carbinol) both of which help your body to remove estrogen through the liver.
- Maca - contains more estrogen lowering DIM compound than any other cruciferous vegetable.
And one cool bonus...Orange.
Citrus fruits block aromatase, which is why real oranges are used to flavor MAN GREENS.
There are other foods that lower estrogen in men, such as...
- Olive oil (take 1 shot every morning)
- Garlic (powder also works)
- Fermented foods
- Dark Berries
One Year Guarantee and Free Worldwide Shipping
This is one thing that I like about Chad...he genuinely wants to help men improve themselves.
So with that in mind, he wanted to make sure you felt ZERO risk if you decided to try this stuff.
He's offering you a FULL YEAR to test it out and if you don't like it, you get a full refund, no questions asked.
And it ships FREE...worldwide, which is INCREDIBLY rare for a supplement.
Bottom Line Is This...
You work hard in the gym...you try and eat healthy. You take supplements to improve your nutrition, not hold you back by bringing down your testosterone levels.
And now that you have the knowledge that most greens powders have ingredients that could be holding you back, you can choose something different.
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