While checking a couple of websites this early morning, I just happened to see that an online publication and supplement company recently released an ‘updated’ formula of their “superfood.” Yes, these toxic ‘greens’ powders are still a thing. Gullible people within the Fitness industry make smoothies or put it in their protein shakes believing that they are healthy. Vegans drink them by the gallons in hope to nourish their malnourished, decaying, and dying bodies. Even some of the health-freaks consume them with the belief that it will keep them from getting sick, while the exact opposite is true.
Now, the companies putting these powders together defend their existence with the half-truth that vitamin pills are wholly synthetic, poor imitations of vitamins that are mostly unabsorbable and toxic to our bodies. That is 100% true. However, they then go on and tell you that vitamins and minerals from whole foods are instead natural and also accompanied with important ‘phytochemicals,’ as in polyphenols and carotenoids, that according to them are just as important, if not even more so. However, what they fail to tell you is that these claims are based on chemical based laboratory experiments and has absolutely nothing to do with human biology or physiology.
The vitamins you find in plants are not bioavailable (absorbable) to humans and the minerals are of very low bioavailability. Only a tiny amount can be converted. Plant-based foods also contain antinutrients that further inhibit the absorption of numerous minerals. Also, plant-based food lacks a lot of key nutrients, such as vitamin A (retinol,) vitamin K2 (M4,) vitamin D3, vitamin B12, EPA/DHA, zinc, heme iron, cholesterol, taurine, glycine, choline, creatine, and much more. Actually, more than 18 key nutrients are not available in plant foods — while all nutrients are found in animal-based foods.
Now, as for phytochemicals, these sinister and highly toxic compounds are produced by plants to ward off predators. These are, for example, flavonoids, alkaloids, protease inhibitors, sulforaphane, oxalates, saponins, lectins, cyanogenic glyocides, phytoestrogen, and many more.
Phytochemicals are plant-chemical warfare and the main reason for ‘diseases’ in humans such as leaky gut (saponins and lectins.)
The hypothesis, among paid lab-coat charlatans, is that these phytochemicals in plants can strengthen your “immune system” as it is mobilized to fight off these toxic chemicals. This, they believe, results in stronger antioxidant defenses. In other words, it’s like slowly poisoning yourself to build up a higher tolerance. Idiotic! However, these studies do not hold up when scrutinized. Tests in petri dishes almost never translate to the real world. And even if it would, the logic is skewed and totally moronic. And let not forget that all of these phytochemicals have very destructive properties and also bind to hormone receptors, wreaking havoc. For example, sulforaphane in high doses is goitrogenic and can damage your thyroid. And guess where you would encounter high doses of any of these compounds never found in such amounts in nature? Yes, in these concentrated “super food” powders.
Again, phytochemicals are toxins produced by plants to defend against predators by poisoning them! If you still think it’s a good idea to consume phytochemicals, you might already have consumed too much of them, as you’re obviously suffering from severe brain damage.
Next thing they literally ‘fuck up’ is the nonsense about antioxidants – something I debunked years ago. Antioxidants are simply some of the phytochemicals and vitamins. This goes back to some of the phytochemicals discussed above and their believed ability to upregulate antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione – or by strengthen your “immune system” by poisoning you, giving you, in theory, a stronger “antioxidant” defense.
The thing is that your body produces way more potent antioxidants than anything you can find in food. Things like uric acid, superoxide dismutase, CoQ10, and glutathione. And guess what, all these increases when you are in ketosis, following our natural species appropriate, species specific diet of animal-based foods, as in the fat and flesh of animals. Also, meat, and especially organs, like the heart, provide these antioxidants in high quantities, fully bioavailable.
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So, to conclude, these “super food” powders based on vegetables, berries, and fruits are not only poorly absorbed, but extremely toxic, even more so than the plants themselves because the powders are concentrated. While the few vitamins and minerals might be non-bioavailable and hard to absorb and convert, the toxins are not. In other words, these powders are simply toxic poisonous bombs and should not be allowed to be sold. They will damage your health severely, and once toxicity has built up in various tissues, you will experience extreme detoxifications. But even worse, there will be some damage that can take a long time to recover from, especially from oxalates, lectins, and saponins. Follow the links for more information.