Resolute Green is one of our featured products for 2016 Healthiest You product launch. It is a blend of green super food herbs in a powdered form to allow you to easily include it in a glass of water or juice, or sprinkle in soups, on salads and spoon into smoothies. It is an excellent way to achieve optimal health through well known nutritive greens. It can be hard to ingest the recommended daily amount of green food, with this powdered form Shawnee Moon makes it a little simpler.

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I like to use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Resolute Green powder in my daily 16 oz smoothie, along with a full to heaping teaspoon of Resolute Fiber powder. Sometimes I’ll have a second smoothie like this throughout the day as a meal replacement, or as a desert! I love frozen strawberries and bananas in my smoothie, with some cocoa powder and a touch of honey. Sometimes I add almond butter for additional protein. I enjoy organic dairy milk in most of my smoothies; or almond milk, or juice.

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Check out some of the research behind this blend of Five different green super foods/herbs:

 

Alfalfa – Medicago sativa –  Contains 8 enzymes; lipase (fat splitting), amylase (acts on starches), coagulase (coagulates/clots blood), emulsin (acts upon sugar), invertase (converst cane sugar to dextrose), perxidate (oxidizing effect of the blood), pectinase (forms vegetable jelly), protase (digests proteins). It also contains, vitamins, A, E, U, K, B6, and D. As well as minerals, such as, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silicon, and magnesium, plus biotin and proteins. Aides in digestion, reduces acidic conditions [thus is helpful for peptic ulcers, colitis, gastritis], helpful for skin disorders, imbalanced hormones, high blood glucose, heart disease, artery plaque, malnutrition, swelling from excessive water accumulation, high cholesterol and much more. Alfalfa helps to normalize body weight. In TCM, it is suggested that if used in excess, it will cause one to lose weight and become thin.*

 

KelpLaminariales – Kelps are large seaweeds belonging to the brown algae family. It contains macronutrients (N,P, K, Ca, Mg, S) and micronutrients (Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, etc.) and many other minerals, vitamins and beneficial constituents, such as; iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, alginic acid, bromine iodine, fucodin, laminarin. Kelp as a source of iodine assits in making thyroid hormones (helping maintain a normal metabolism in all the cells of the body). Used in obesity, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, digestive disorders, heart burn, blood cleansing, constipation, bronchitis, anxiety, urinary tract disorders, absorbs water in intestins to produce bulk and improves intestinal flora. Boosts the immune system and increases energy. Kelp is stated to assist in obesity because of it’s metabolic stimulant properties.

 

Spinach – Spinacia oleracea – Spinach has a high content of iron and vitamins A and C, protein, it provides two thirds of the daily need for vitamin A, half of the daily need for vitamin C, and virtually all the folates needed daily by the body. alpha-lipoic acid, beta-carotene, chlorophyll [which blocks carcinogenic effects], potassium, fiber, vitamin K [improves bone strength and calcium absorption], niacin, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), lutein [Lutein is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cataract. Lutein and xanthene also help prevent macular degeneration caused by ageing.], chlorophyllin, xanthene phosphorus and thiamine.

If you are taking blood thinners, suffer from heart arrhythmia [ie, atrialfibulation, etc], or have concerns about blood clotting; consult with a doctor before suddenly taking increased amounts of Spinach [raw or supplemental]. The high vitamin K content will encourage blood clotting. Also, avoid high amounts of potassium for individuals who have failing/inadequately working kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for removing excess potassium, if they fail to do this adequately, it could be fatal.

 

Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis – A cytobacterium, Spirulina is a blue-green algae that contains about 60% protein, and about 7% lipid by weight, and is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, stearidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and arachidonic acid. Spirulina contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, 7-hydroxyretinoic acid, isomers, chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, 3′-hydroxyechinenone, beta-cryptoxanthin, and oscillaxanthin, plus the phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin.

 

Wheatgrass – Triticum aestivum –  Wheatgrass contains potassium, is suggested as a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E (alpha tocopherol), K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. It is also has a small amount of protein, similar to that in Spirulina. Wheatgrass is a great detoxifier; helping to remove and eliminate heavy metals, pollutants and other toxins that may be stored in the organs and tissues of the body. It cleanses and build the blood due to its high chlorophyll content. I’ve heard it say before that wheatgrass is only one molecule off from human blood. It is especially good for people who suffer from anemia. There are MANY websites with lots of info on the benefits of wheatgrass juice, and some conflicting accounts on whether or not it REALLY is highest of all green vegetables in vitamins and minerals. But what we do know is that it IS high in many necessary nutritive properties, and is a fabulous component for promoting general health in the Resolute Green blend.
*We do NOT suggest you take any herb or health supplement in excess!!

Kerry Brock, Certified Herbalist and owner at Shawnee Moon, is a researcher of plants, an eater of herbs, a drinker of coffee and a formulator of remedies. She keeps busy trying out pinterest diy’s and often failing at cooking in her backwoods home in rural southeast Missouri with her fantastic husband, Davy, two dogs, an assortment of cats and a unbelievably supportive family near by.

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The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure disease. It is simply for use in the maintenance and promotion of good health in cooperation with a licensed medical practitioner. Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not licensed to treat or diagnose disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. By using this information you agree that the decisions regarding your health are your own responsibility and understand that Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not liable for your health decisions.

Sources and continued reading:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing James & Phyllis Balch, Weiner’s Herbal Michael Weiner, The New Age Herbalist Richard Mabey The Way of Herbs Michael Tierra, The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Daniel Mowery, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible Earl Mindell, Victoria Fortner, The School of Natural Healing Dr. John Christopher, Back to Eden Jethro Kloss, The Complete Medicinal Herbal Penelope Ody, A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Greieve, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal David Hoffmann, The Green Pharmacy James A. Duke, Ph.D., 20,000 Secrets of Tea Victoria Zak, The Herb Book John Lust, Various informative websites containing herbal and health information, including Wikipedia.

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