Perfect Food® Original & Super Green Formula
Perfect Food® Super Green and Original are powerful, whole food formulas packed with antioxidant green grasses, micro-algae, sea vegetables, whole vegetables and their juices, sprouted grains, seeds, legumes and acerola cherries. Ranked the No. 1 selling green food in the natural products industry, Perfect Food contains more greens per serving than any other super green food. That's the nutritional equivalent of five to 10 servings of vegetables in convenient caplets or an easy-to-mix powder.
Nearly every major health organization recommends eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day to protect against degenerative diseases. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, less than 9% of American adults consume the recommended servings.
Garden of Life's Perfect Food and Perfect Food Original are complete whole food supplements that give you all the vitamins and minerals you need to feel your best and achieve better health. Formulated using our proprietary Poten-Zyme™ process, Perfect Food supplements are easily absorbed by the body, even for those suffering digestive disorders. High in nutritional value and low in calories, Perfect Food is also ideal for those on low carbohydrate diets who are unable to eat enough dark green leafy vegetables.
You can choose to take Perfect Food Original Formula or Perfect Food—an equally powerful formula with a lighter concentration of fermented greens and a hint of stevia to sweeten the taste.
Add Perfect Food products to your daily regimen and feel the difference only perfect food can make.
Perfect Food supplements come in two easy-to-use forms: powder and UltraZorbe™ caplets.
Perfect Food Powder/Caplets The Best Super Green Food on the Planet!
- More Greens per Serving than any other Super Green Food
- Garden of Life Perfect Food is a Super Green Food
- Over 45 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods
- Contains 100% Organic Cereal Grass Juices (33:1 concentrate)
- Over 100 Minerals plus Vitamins A, B, C, E & K
- 90+ Antioxidant Complexes
- Contains Enzyme-Rich “Live Foods”
- Omega 3, 6 & 9 Essential Fatty Acids
- No Synthetic, Isolated or Fractionated Vitamins & Minerals
- Perfect Food has 22 Amino Acids, Tocotrienols, Beta Carotene & Lycopene
- Utilizes Exclusive Poten-Zyme™ process for Increased Nutrient Absorption
- Perfect Food has No Fillers, Binders or Excipients
- Perfect Food has been awarded the Diabetes Resource Center's "Seal of Approval" as a beneficial food for diabetic consumption.
Perfect Food Original and Powder Supplement Facts
Study after study has shown that anyone who doesn’t consume 5-10 servings of vegetables per day is missing out on nature’s ultimate insurance policy. Vegetables provide the body with compounds not found in other foods including: enzymes, minerals, antioxidants and chlorophyll. Vegetables are nature’s richest source of carotenoids including beta carotene and lycopene. By taking Perfect Food® every day, you’ll never have to go without your 5-10 servings of veggies.
Only 9% of Americans consume the recommended 5 servings of veggies per day; even less consume 3-5 servings of green leafy vegetables.
Whole Food Nutrition -vs- Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
People often wonder if they should also supplement with a green food blend while taking a multiple vitamin/mineral formula. Whole foods provide vitamins and minerals as nature intended, with all of the naturally occurring co-factors and synergistic compounds in tact. They contain hundreds, and
possibly thousands, of yet to be discovered nutrients, that cannot be isolated and put into a vitamin / mineral supplement.
With whole foods and their concentrates containing complete nutritional complexes, the body is able to recognize these as food, easily assimilating what it needs and excreting what it doesn't – this is called "selective absorption". Most vitamin and mineral supplements however, are made from fractionated, isolated, or synthetic sources, leaving your body no choice but to deal with these incomplete substances, thus creating a potential environment of bio-chemical imbalances and toxicities.
For optimal health, there is nothing better or more compatible to the human body than nutrient-rich, unprocessed whole foods in their balanced, natural state. Perfect Food – a new standard in whole food nutrition.
Grass – A Perfect Food
Nutrient-Rich Grasses: Cereal grasses are the only foods in the vegetable kingdom that, even if consumed alone, enable animals to continually maintain weight, strength, and optimal health. Grasses are considered to be at, or near, the base of the terrestrial food chain. The powers of the sun that are trapped in its blades produce rich amounts of chlorophyll and other green photosynthetic pigments.
The grasses, known today as green superfoods, supply many nutritional factors that even now scientists cannot duplicate in a vitamin or mineral pill. Grass is perhaps the most nutrient-dense food on this green earth, richer in nutrients than spinach, broccoli, eggs and chicken in virtually all categories including protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese,
vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, carotenoids, and vitamin E. They abound in unidentified growth factors, powerful antioxidants, immune boosters, and many other health supporting nutrients.
Why Perfect Food?
In today’s hectic lifestyle, it’s nearly impossible to eat enough vegetables, especially greens, to satisfy our body’s needs. Because of this, we are depriving ourselves of nature’s ultimate insurance policy. Perfect Food was created to meet the demands of our fast-paced lives, by supplying every nutrient our body requires to sustain optimal levels of health.
A balance of nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich “live foods”, Perfect Food contains antioxidant green grasses, micro-algae, sea vegetables, whole vegetables and their juices, sprouted grains, seeds, legumes, and acerola cherries – one of nature’s most abundant food source of vitamin C.
Why not take vitamin and mineral pills instead of Perfect Food?
Whole foods contain hundreds and possibly thousands of yet to be discovered nutrients that cannot be isolated. Many of these nutrients provide amazing health benefits. With foods and food concentrates that contain whole nutritional complexes, the body can assimilate what it needs and excrete what it does not need; this is called selective absorption. On the other hand, with isolated and/ or synthetic vitamins, there is no choice. The body must handle the chemical in some manner and can suffer consequences of bio-chemical imbalances and toxic overdose. (New Hope for Incurable Diseases, E. Cheraskin & W.M. Ringsdorf Jr., 1971) Vitamins and minerals are devoid of living nutrients such as enzymes. Have you ever seen anyone plant vitamin pills in the ground and grow a vitamin bush? The nutrient dense enzyme rich "live foods" contained in Perfect Food® provide vitamins and minerals as nature intended, with all of the co-factors and synergistic compounds. Try Perfect Food® for one month and feel the difference real food makes!
* Total Green Foods: grass juices, microalgae (i.e. blue-green algae), green and sea vegetables. + Garden of life defines "Filler Ingredients" as follows: lecithin, apple fiber and pectin, oat bran, Jerusalem artichoke, barley malt, maltodextrin, rice bran with fiber, or sweeteners, etc. These are not inferior ingredients, but they are much less nutrient dense than greens and significantly less expensive.
|Ingredients from companies' literature or labels as of Jan 2003. All measurements are per serving.
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|Total Green Foods*
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|Herbs or Non-Foods
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|Perfect Food is unmatched in its ability to deliver the highest quality vegetable nutrition.
Read the labels of our competitors and see for yourself.
What's In Perfect Food?
Perfect Food contains Green SuperFoods: Kamut Grass*, Wheat Grass*, Barley Grass*, Oat Grass*, Alfalfa Grass*, Spirulina, Chlorella, Dunaliella, Kelp and Dulse. Green Superfoods are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
Perfect Food contains Vegetables: Carrot Juice*, Beet Juice*, Tomato Juice*, Sweet Potato*, Broccoli*, Kale*, Cabbage*, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley*, Spinach*, Asparagus*, Celery*, Cucumber, Green Pepper*, Garlic, Ginger* and Onion. Vegetables are nature's richest sources of phytochemicals including lycopene, sulforaphane, allicin and bioflavonoids.
Perfect Food contains Grains and Seeds: Flax Seeds*, Sesame Seeds*, Sunflower Seeds*, Pumpkin Seeds*, Chia Seeds* Garbanzo Beans*, Red Lentils*, Soy Beans*, Kidney Beans*, Azuki Beans*, Oats*, Barley*, Rye*, Millet*, Brown Rice*, Maize* and Buckwheat* (Gluten and Phytate Free). Easily digestible grains, seeds and legumes provide vitamins such as B complex and vitamin E, Isoflavones, fiber and essential fatty acids including Omega 3 and 6.
Perfect Food contains Aerial Cherry: Nature's richest source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial as a premier antioxidant and is important for the health of the immune system.
True-Life Clinical Healing Stories
Both mainstream and alternative health practitioners now use Perfect Food™ world-wide. "I have been recommending the daily drinking of Perfect Food™ to my patients for over two-and-a-half-years," says Peter Cloete, M.D., Ph.D., who practices family medicine at the Center for Bio-molecular Medicine in Georgia, a town located in western South Africa.
"Although the patient's clinical picture determines my treatment, I do use this green food product on almost every person," says Dr. Cloete. "It's just good nutritional medicine, especially for relieving any type of gut pathology such as poor absorption or irritable bowel. Perfect Food ™ works wonders for almost all of those kinds of gastrointestinal tract problems. If a patient has a gut absorption trouble, it just makes sense to give him or her the finest available food to eat and assimilate. This product does not demand a well-functioning digestive system to support the body because the super green drink is absorbed so readily and well. By it's usage, the patient's digestion will improve."
Crohn's Disease and Colitis
"Patients who feel miserable from Crohn's disease and colitis respond exceedingly well to Perfect Food ™," says Dr Cloete. "I treat an awful lot of people with bowel disorders, and the green drink is the specific medicine for them. Treatment for such gut troubles falls to me after the patients have been butchered with bad drug medicine and / or surgery. Good management using the super green food's certified organic ingredients offers complete relief for the individual suffering with digestive disturbances."
Toddlers with Chronic Infections
Dr. Cloete finds Perfect Food™ works especially well on younger children - babies and toddlers - who are affected by antibiotics often prescribed for otitis media and other childhood diseases. By adding the drinking of Perfect Food™ to the patients' diets, the doctor will see a massive pickup in their well being.
"I can describe the medical history of one baby who at two-and-a-half years old was chronically ill from birth and appeared white or sallow-colored all the time. She had no energy, acted lethargic, cried constantly, suffered from otitis media, had chronic bronchitis, spiked fevers that came on for no apparent reason, and required the need for pediatrician attention every week. Infection permeated her body, and antibiotics had become an integral part of the child's daily routine." when Dr. Cloete took over this baby's care, Perfect Food™ was among the first and most important prescription for her. "I reduced the abundant amount of carbohydrates the baby was being fed and got Perfect Food™ into her on a daily basis. That one action did the trick in just a couple of weeks. Now, after six months on the super green drink, she has not required medical attention more than once. About three months ago, I was called upon went he mother brought her baby into me for a general checkup and progress report. Today that baby is fine." (Volume 5, Number 12 / The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living)
The Green Superfood Formula for Great Health
We cannot stress strongly enough our clear conviction that Perfect Food from Garden of Life now represents perhaps one of the most important and best consumer values today in green foods.
Green foods derived from young cereal grasses-wheat grass, barley grass, rye grass, oat grass, and alfalfa grass juices as well as spirulina, chlorella, dunaliella, kelp, dulse and other sea vegetables-are exceptional sources of nutrients that isolated vitamins and mineral formulas simply do not provide. Drinking a green superfood drink every morning is a wonderful recipe for health and longevity. We have stressed however that consumers should buy super green foods not for their high content of inexpensive fillers such as lecithin or apple pectin but for green cereal grasses and other superfoods; yet, some products contain high amounts of filler ingredients. That is why understanding what makes for a quality product is important when shopping for green superfoods.
When cereal grasses are prepared for inclusion in a green superfood formula, they are usually minimally processed and concentrated. The degree of concentration is expressed as a ratio. For example, a 5:1 ratio means that five pounds of raw green cereal grasses are required to produce one pound of cereal grass powder, as used in a formula.
Incredibly, Perfect Food™ from Garden of Life contains a 33:1 pure cereal grass juice concentrate, which is three to six times more potent than the competing brands (generally concentrated to a five- or, at best, ten-to-one ratio).
Because of its lack of fillers of any kind, each serving of Perfect Food supplies 6,000 milligrams (mg) of this 33:1 cereal grass juice per serving, whereas competitors usually offer only a 1,500 mg per serving (as we mentioned, usually at a 5:1 concentrate or, in rare instances, 10:1).
That makes the amount of cereal grass it takes to make one serving of Perfect Food 198,000 mg of fresh grass or about 1/2 pound per serving and the amount of fresh cereal grass per bottle the equivalent of about 14 pounds. Most competitors, on the other hand, use the lesser 5:1 concentrate, which provides the equivalent of only 7,500 mg or 1/60th of a pound of green superfoods per serving. This equates to only about half a pound of fresh cereal grass per container. Do you know what this means? There is as much fresh cereal grass in one serving of Perfect Food as there is in the entire bottle of most other green foods on the market.
In addition, Garden of Life Perfect Food is 86 percent greens by weight. Most formulas on the market contain only 30 percent greens with the rest made up of high amounts of apple fiber, lecithin, and maltodextrin, three byproducts of the largest industries in the world-apple juice, corn and soy production. The only advantage to their use is that these filler ingredients significantly reduce the manufacturer's costs.
We have presented honest to goodness facts. When consumers purchase green drinks, they buy them for the greens. If we can play the role of Consumer Reports of the nutrition world, then Perfect Food represents true value to consumers and stands out as a best value in terms of quantity and quality.
Unlocking the Power of Green Superfoods
There are many more reasons for recommending Perfect Food as a consumer best value. Perfect Food is the only green drink using fermentation (specifically Poten-Zyme™) to unlock the healing powers of green superfoods. Cereal grasses are especially difficult for the human body to digest. However, even though we lack the necessary cellulase enzyme to break down cereal grasses as efficiently as we might like, use of fermentation does utilize the powers of cellulase and other enzymes, and this form of pre-digestion makes the nutrients in cereal grasses usable by the body. Thus, it isn't only that Perfect Food delivers more concentrated cereal grasses; they are also rendered more available to be used by the human body.
Because most of us have lived in an era of refrigeration, we have never known the healing and nutritional powers of fermentation. We often think the superior way to consume veggies and fruit is raw. But this isn't always so. Sometimes proper food preparation methods release important compounds that would otherwise pass undigested and unused through our systems. Fermentation is nature's method of preparing foods for easy assimilation by the human body. Most of us don't even know food fermentation is driven by beneficial microorganisms called probiotics, producing enzymes that break down food into useable compounds. In the case of Perfect Food, Garden of Life uses homeostatic soil organisms that are as old as the earth itself and other beneficial microorganisms. The entire Poten-Zyme fermentation process lasts three to six weeks. The desired result is to create enzyme-rich "live foods."
The end result is a food that is nearly completely broken down and predigested with large amounts of probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, B complex vitamins, and proteins. But also created are several novel phytochemicals that the body craves, including the body's master antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD), as well as various immune-supportive beta-glucans, and many other antioxidants-all created from the "alchemy" involved in fermentation.
Perfect Food's blend of grasses, legumes, seeds and key vegetables provides the highest concentration of greens of any combination green food product today, including five key nutrient treasures: chlorophyll, which aids in the elimination of harmful bacteria, promotes skin repair, transports oxygen and deodorizes the intestinal tract; polypeptide vegetable proteins that enhance growth and immune function; an abundance of bioavailable minerals and their cofactors gathered by the grasses' deep traveling roots; unique enzymes for digestion and nutrient assimilation; and grass juice factor-the X factor of green foods, especially prevalent in barley greens, which is anti-inflammatory and promotes the growth of healthy tissue.
No Herbs in Perfect Food
Perfect Food does not contain herbs-for a reason. Some green formulas with added herbs can have potential complications if taken on a regular basis. For example, Echinacea can be very effective if used for short periods of time, but when taken in small amounts every day, the body may develop a resistance or tolerance to that herb, and it may not be as effective when needed most-during times of colds or flu. Immune stimulating herbs such as Echinacea can pose other problems as well when consumed every day, since they can over stimulate the immune system of someone suffering from or predisposed to autoimmune disease. Also, their use may be contraindicated during pregnancy.
What Health Professionals are Saying about Green Superfoods
Colon hydrotherapist Carmen Howard of Lake Ann, Michigan is knowledgeable about Perfect Food. She takes it as her means of preventive maintenance. Howard is an athlete who runs 35 miles a week, and she supports her personal physical effort with the best in whole food eating. This colon hydrotherapist actively engages in good health practices and advocates the same for those clients who consult her for colonic health.
In addition to administering colonic irrigation, Howard offers clients nutritional supplements as a means of preparation for bowel cleansing. "As part of my client services, I dispense the most nutritious super green food existing on our planet and people thrive on it," she says. "I eat this perfect food myself every day, as does my family. When taken as a supplement to one's regular menu plan, two tablespoons of my green superfood offer the equivalent of up to 10 servings of vegetables, including certified organic greens, grains and seeds plus enzyme-active live foods, more than 90 antioxidants, and over 100 minerals and vitamins. It provides the Omega 3, 6, 9, and 18 essential fatty acids.
"The green superfood complex that I recommend is brand-named Perfect Food by its United States manufacturer/distributor, Garden of Life, Inc.," advises the colon hydrotherapist. "And my observation is that Perfect Food in powder form, shaken with water or mixed into a smoothie, is superb as a drinkable antidote for almost any form of intestinal malabsorption. I advise putting two tablespoons of the green powder into six ounces of fresh-made carrot juice and drinking this for optimal nutrition. In fact, if someone needs to be more economical, just one tablespoonful of the green supplement will provide that person with the equivalent of five servings of vegetables and one serving of brown rice," states Howard. "I know that this type of excellent nourishment helps to repair the body by giving it a whole food that's readily available for absorption.
"I consider Perfect Food to be the finest possible fast-food for ongoing health maintenance. It behaves adjunctively to what people usually eat by causing bowel function to be easier and more regular," affirms Howard. "From such good functioning, skin troubles such as psoriasis, acne, dermatitis… all get better.
"I am an animal lover and choose to feed my German shepherds Perfect Food for the nutritional excellence of its formulation. My dogs are happy, healthy, and beautiful show animals as a result. I declare that Perfect Food is the perfect food for pets exactly as it is for humans.
"I've analyzed the cost breakdown of Perfect Food as a nutritional agent and have figured out that a heaping tablespoonful costs less than the price of a small bag of corn chips and a can of soda pop per day and for this small expenditure of money, each consumer does get the perfect food."
**Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.
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