Forever Living recently launched a brand-new nutritional supplement drink that’s packed
with twenty fruits and vegetables. It also contains barley grass; however, the gluten
has been extracted so it can still be considered gluten free.
These sought-after foods are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that contribute
to the maintenance of all sorts of vital bodily functions, and Forever Supergreens is particularly high in vitamins C, E
and magnesium. If you’re looking at a way to boost your nutrient intake but struggle to
eat enough fruit and veg each day, Forever Supergreens could be the solution
you’ve been waiting for. Read on to find out how a glass of Forever Supergreens
can benefit your body.
Do you often feel like you have a million-and-one things to do and that you’re always
rushing around trying to play catch up? If so, an unwelcome bout of fatigue is the last
thing you need! Tiredness and fatigue can be caused by a variety of factors, including
lack of sleep or more serious health complaints. If you are concerned, you should ensure
you visit a medical professional; however, it may be that the lethargic feeling you have
become accustomed to is due to a vitamin deficiency. Both vitamin C and magnesium
contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Fatigue can affect you both physically and mentally and it should
not be confused with drowsiness. Fatigue is due to lost energy and signs include lack of
motivation, easily tiring once an activity has begun or difficulty concentrating.
Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, broccoli and red peppers are all sources of
vitamin C, while spinach, cabbage and kale will provide magnesium to your diet.
Another benefit of magnesium is that it contributes to electrolyte
balance, and while we all know that we want to bring balance to our bodies, often
we’re unsure what that really means.
Our bodies are full of minerals; they can be found in your blood, urine, tissues and
other fluids and if these minerals have an electric charge, they are known as
electrolytes. Electrolytes are responsible for helping to balance the water levels in
your body, ensuring your body’s pH levels are balanced, and moving nutrients to, and
waste from, cells. Electrolytes also ensure your nerves, muscles, heart and brain
function as they should.
Maintains Muscles, Bones and Teeth
Talking about muscles, magnesium also contributes to normal muscle function, as well as
to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. When we talk about muscles, it’s easy to
think of the body-builder physique, but don’t forget that your muscles
are actually responsible for enabling movement throughout your entire body. Humans have
around 700 muscles attached to their skeleton and many major organs also contain muscle
tissue. Muscle tissue is the only bodily tissue that is able to contract and move other
parts of the body. As well as allowing movement, muscles also help us to maintain
posture, move substances around the body and generate body heat.
Teeth and bones are made from various mineral substances and are
quite similar in terms of composition, but you may be interested to learn that your
teeth are actually stronger than your bones. Despite this, if you were to break a tooth,
it would not regenerate and repair in the same way a bone does, and as you age, your
bones and teeth will naturally begin to weaken. That’s why it’s important to ensure your
diet is rich in nutrients that help to maintain normal bones and teeth.
Keeps Your Psyche in Check
Both vitamin C and magnesium contribute to normal psychological function, but what
exactly does this mean? Psychological function actually refers to how people utilise
their senses to inform a decision or perceive the world around them. Intuition, emotions
and the ability to think rationally play a role in psychological function, and consciousness is also closely linked. If you are
daydreaming, tipsy, half asleep or poorly, your level of consciousness may have been
compromised and this will affect your ability to function at full psychological
capacity. If your psychological function has been compromised for some reason,
decision-making and interpreting situations can become more challenging, leading to poor
choices, injury or regrets.
Upholds Your Immune System
A compromised immune system can open you up to all sorts of
illnesses, colds, flu, viruses and diseases that quite frankly you can do without. We
have all been built with an immune system so that we can fight off pathogens such as
infectious bacteria and parasites. Our bodies are full of cells that work hard to remove
invaders and foreign tissue, and exposure to more pathogens helps us to build immunity.
When invaders, known as antigens, enter the body, cells create antibodies to latch on to
the antigen to inform other cells that it needs to be removed. A copy of the antibody
remains in the body so that if the same antigen appears later down the line, the
antibodies can latch on quicker than before.
If you’re keen to ensure your immune system keeps on functioning as it should, you’ll
want to ensure your diet is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to maintain the normal
function of the immune system.
Assists Collagen Formation
When you think of collagen, you may immediately think of your skin and how collagen
can help slow the signs of ageing, but collagen is an amino acid protein that’s present
throughout the body, including in your bones, gums, connective tissues and blood
The role of collagen is to hold the body together. It works a bit like scaffolding,
providing strength and structure to cells. There are actually over sixteen different
types of collagen and one type acts as a protective covering for delicate organs. As you
age, natural collagen production decreases and that’s why it’s important to ensure your
diet is rich in vitamins like vitamin C; vitamin C contributes to normal collagen
formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and
Normalises Your Nerves
Magnesium and vitamin C contribute to normal functioning of the nervous system. Your nervous
system is responsible for transmitting signals and messages across the body in order
for an action to occur. It is a bit like having built-in electrical wiring and without
this complex method of communication, humans would struggle to interpret internal
messages and their bodies would shut down. We all have three nervous systems: central,
peripheral and autonomic.
The central nervous system connects the brain, spinal cord and retina, the peripheral
nervous system is made up of sensory neurons that connect the central system to your
limbs, and the autonomic nerves connect the central system to your major organs. If your
nervous system breaks down, you will experience functional difficulties; these could be
physical or mental, internal or external.
Protects Your Cells
You may have heard that antioxidants are good for you, and the reason people go mad for
foods labelled as antioxidants is because they contain vitamins that help to protect the
cells in your body from oxidative stress. Vitamins C and E are
both antioxidant vitamins, and vitamin E is commonly found in vegetable oils, nuts,
seeds and leafy green veg.
Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance of certain molecules in the body.
Molecules with one or more unpaired electrons occur naturally in the body, but poor diet
and environmental irritants such as pollution and pesticides can also create these
molecules. Antioxidants are also naturally produced by cells and they are responsible
for neutralising these molecules. Oxidative stress occurs when there are not enough
antioxidants to neutralise these molecules.
Oxidative stress is not always harmful, a small amount can actually be beneficial, but
long-term exposure can damage cells and cause premature ageing or life-changing
While we’re on the subject of cells, you may be interested to learn that magnesium can
also be of benefit, playing a role in the process of cell
division. Cell division is a process that constantly takes place inside of your
body; in fact, nearly two trillion cells divide every day! Cells divide and produce
replica cells to replace dead or damaged cells (such as broken skin) and to encourage
growth. This process is regulated by the cells themselves, which communicate via
chemical signals so that they know when to start and stop dividing; this is essential
for healing and for growth.
Maintains Your Metabolism
The term metabolism refers to a chemical process that occurs inside
your body to keep it functioning. It affects cells, organs, your breathing and of
course, digestion. In order to take place, this process requires energy and every
individual requires a minimum amount of energy in order for the processes to go
ahead. This energy is gained from food; carbohydrates, fats and proteins are all
energy-yielding nutrients because they provide energy to the body.
As well as using energy in order to metabolise food, your metabolism also releases energy taken from the food so that you can pursue
activities, and any excess energy will be stored for times of need. If you want to
make sure your energy-yielding metabolism functions as it should, look for food
that’s high in vitamin C and magnesium; both these nutrients contribute to a normal
You should be able to get enough vitamin C, E and magnesium from eating a healthy
diet, but if you do struggle to get your daily nutrient intake – which is easy in
today’s age of convenience cuisine – supplements like Forever Supergreens can
deliver what you are lacking. A sachet of Forever Supergreens should be mixed with 240ml of water
or any other beverage.