Cocoa Blend (Dutch cocoa, organic cacao, organic cocoa)
Leaf Juice Concentrates (barley, faba bean, field pea, spinach)
Stevia Leaf Extract
Directions to use: Mix 1 rounded teaspoon (4g) in a glass of water or cold milk (AIM recommends almond milk) twice daily. For children 8 years and under, mix 1 rounded teaspoon once daily.
Key Benefits and Features:
Ideal for low-carbohydrate and low-sugar or diabetic diets
Certified Non-GMO and Vegan
Contains the daily recommended 400 μg of sulforaphane per serving
High levels of natural chlorophyll: 21 mg per serving
More about the ingredients:
AIM LeafGreens is a combination of barley leaf, spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, and broccoli sprout powder. LeafGreens is the only product on the market to utilize this unique blend of leaves and sprouts that work synergistically for optimal health benefits. AIM CoCoa LeafGreens takes that blend of leaves and added the delectable taste and antioxidant power of cacao and cocoa powders.
Barley leaf (Hordeum vulgare) is the most nutritious of the green grasses. Barley leaf contributes to the high vitamin K and chlorophyll. Vitamin K is essential to the body’s utilization of calcium for healthy bone density and to the healthy formation of blood clots to heal wounds. New research indicates that vitamin K may also help prevent the calcification of arteries, slow the cognitive decline associated with aging process, and regulate blood sugar. Chlorophyll protects the body from radiation, carcinogens, and DNA damage and helps the body heal wounds, improve regularity, and control odour.
Spinach leaf (Spinacia oleracea) is rich in nutrients, including many essential vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants. Research shows that lutein, a nutrient particularly abundant in the LeafGreens products, may help with age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Among its many documented health benefits, the spinach leaf may also aid in curbing anaemia, constipation, insomnia, obesity, high blood pressure, bronchitis, and indigestion.
Kale leaf (Brassica oleracea Acephala) has an abundance of flavonoids. Quercetin, found naturally in kale, arugula, Swiss chard, and spinach leaves, belongs to a group of plant pigments known as flavanoids that are partly responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables. The synthetic quercetin dehydrate found in most supplements is not soluble in water and thus provides no meaningful benefits. The natural quercetin found in the LeafGreens products is bioavailable and absorbable. Recent studies have found quercetin to inhibit the production and release of histamine and other allergic and inflammatory substances. Histamine contributes to allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, and the swelling of soft tissue. Quercetin can inhibit the inflammation in joints, provide arthritis relief, inhibit the aggregation of platelets (abnormal clotting), and help improve circulation.
Arugula leaf (Eruca sativa) contains a group of compounds known as glucosinolates responsible for the distinct flavour of arugula. When digested, glucosinolates are broken down into indoles, nitriles, thiocynates, and isothiocyanates. These compounds have been found to deactivate carcinogens, protect cells from DNA damage, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Swiss Chard leaf (Beta vulgaris) contains the flavonoid kaempferol. Kaempferol inhibits the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and the formation of platelet clusters in the blood, providing benefits for those with arteriosclerosis. Kaempferol also plays a role in regulating our blood’s water-sodium/glucose balance and kidney cell function often problematic in diabetics. A study in 2002 found that flavonoids such as kaempferol can suppress oxidative stress, which may help with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Swiss chard is also a source of syringic acid, a flavonoid that according to study published in the Journal of Acute Disease helps to stabilize blood sugars.
Broccoli sprout: Of the cruciferous vegetables, Brassica oleracea sprouts contain the highest concentration of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient that may lower inflammatory response and improve cardiovascular health. A study published in 2009 found that oral consumption of sulforaphane reduced inflammation in human airways by increasing naturally occurring enzymes in the body. An animal study in 2004 found that broccoli sprouts decreased stress in both cardiovascular and kidney tissues. One serving of LeafGreens powder provides the recommended 400 μg of sulforaphane daily. A 2015 study found that after drinking sulfophane-rich juice, protective changes were detectable in the lining of the test subjects’ mouths. University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences believe these protective changes may reduce the likelihood of oral cancer.
Cacao and Cocoa: CoCoa LeafGreens contains a three-part mixture of cocoa powders: organic cacao powder, organic cocoa powder, and alkalized cocoa. The organic cacao powder comes from cacao beans and retains the unadulterated cocoa flavour, natural antioxidants, and fibre found in the original bean. The organic cocoa powder and alkalized cocoa are obtained through a hydraulic pressing of cocoa mass whereby cocoa butter is removed from the bean. Cocoa contains an abundance of antioxidants and flavonoids; over 700 vital compounds have been discovered in cocoa. These compounds contribute to cocoa’s support of bone health, its benefits for the cardiovascular system, and its effect on energy. Harvard researchers found that the flavonoids in cocoa may prevent heart disease, and several studies have supported cocoa’s positive effect on blood pressure and cholesterol.
Along with these benefits, cocoa also has shown an ability to raise cognitive function and improve mood. An Italian study noted that flavonols in cocoa can be associated with a positive effect on cognitive abilities like verbal fluency, visual searching, and attention. Cocoa’s mood-elevating and anti-depressant properties can be traced to compounds like theobromine and phenethylamine, natural stimulants that increase endorphins and dopamine.