by Will Grumke December 16, 2021 4 min read
One common question I get asked often is, “What’s the difference between Opti-Greens 50 and Opti-Reds 50?”
It's usually followed up by “Which one should I take?", or "Should I be taking them both?”
And just like a lot of things in regard to supplements, it really depends on the person, their goals, and their lifestyle.
However, if this is you, I'm here to go over the differences between the two, and help you decide which, or if both, can help you.
Opti-Greens 50 is a low-temperature processed green superfoods powder ... but there's so much more to it than just that.
The number 50 comes from the fact that Opti-Greens 50 is made from 50 total ingredients, including:
8 organic grasses and greens, superfoods, glycemic balance blend, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Yes, that all sounds cool when you say it fast, but what do they mean for you and your health?
With all 50 ingredients, you get a list of benefits that can help improve your overall health and well-being.
Gut health, one of the biggest benefits, has become a huge topic in the health and fitness industry ... and for good reason.
The probiotic blend in Opti-Greens 50 provides over 1 Billion CFU’s from a variety of 10 different strains.
This aids in improving overall gut and digestive health, which can affect the function of our immune system and our digestive tract. It is common to use probiotics to help decrease stomach bloat, while also allowing your body to be more effective at absorbing the nutrients you consume on a daily basis.
The organic grasses and greens, along with the phytonutrients, help give you the vitamins and minerals of a 2 oz shot of juiced greens, and the benefits of around 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables.
In addition, Opti-Greens 50 also delivers antioxidants. Most of us have heard a lot about antioxidants, but what do they help with?
Antioxidants can help regulate free radicals and oxidative stress that occurs due to environmental factors, such as contaminants, and pollution in the air we breathe and the water we drink.
As stated earlier, most of us have dealt with a form of bloating at some point in our lives. This is one of the reasons why we also included a digestive enzyme, to aid in breaking down food more efficiently. That, paired with the probiotic, can help your body utilize the food you take in on a daily basis much more effectively.
Opti-Greens 50 also contains a glycemic balance blend to aid in stabilizing blood sugar levels throughout the day. This can help improve fat loss and even improve your energy levels!
With all of these amazing benefits, it's easy to see how adding Opti-Greens 50 to your daily routine can benefit you!
With Opti-Reds 50, the “50” also means there are 50 ingredients. These ingredients are hand-picked fruits, berries, vegetables, and herbs. Because of this, Opti-Reds 50 can be described as a high-quality red superfoods powder.
These organic superfoods and other ingredients make up the powerful antioxidant blend, cardio health blend, and digestive enzyme blend.
Again, while those sound awesome, you want to know how this can actually help you, right?
Simply put, this is the most delicious and complete antioxidant reds powder on the market today.
Antioxidants, as stated earlier, can aid in our body's ability to regulate free radical production. They can also have a positive effect on reducing inflammation.
Regulating free radical production can be a major factor in improving your body's ability to function at its best.
The Opti-Reds 50 antioxidant blend is a bit more extensive than Opti-Greens 50, since it's one of the main focuses of the product.
The cardio health blend in Opti-Reds 50 can help optimize nitric oxide levels and improve overall blood flow. This can help regulate blood pressure and even improve exercise performance!
Some people will even notice, due to the improved cellular activity, reduced signs of aging, and an increase in natural energy levels!
Now that we've covered the benefits of Opti-Greens 50 and Opti-Reds 50 ... what are the differences between the two?
Opti-Greens 50 focuses more on gut health, how well you absorb nutrients, your immune system, helping to decrease bloating, better digestion of food, and regulation of blood sugar.
On the other hand, Opti-Reds 50 is based around antioxidants, and improving blood flow, decreasing inflammation, some digestive benefits, and overall cellular health.
Opti-Greens 50 is based around the organic greens and grasses, whereas Opti-Reds 50 is based around beets, fruits, and herbs.
As with anything else when it comes to making a decision on what's best for you, it depends.
For MOST people, if you were going to pick only one, Opti-Greens 50 would be the most universally beneficial choice.
Focusing on giving your body those phytonutrients and gut health is something that can be beneficial for anyone.
Add in the fact that Opti-Greens 50 gives you the benefits of approximately 10 servings of vegetables in a single serving, which most of us do not consume nearly enough, or the ideal variety, of on a daily basis (including me), and Opti-Greens 50 becomes a great choice!
That being said, who can benefit from Opti-Reds 50?
If you're looking for help with improving blood flow, helping to regulate blood pressure, and increase overall performance ... then Opti-Reds 50 may be just what you're looking for.
I personally take both of them, because they complement each other perfectly, as I work to become the healthiest version of myself.
Either way, both options are awesome, and a great addition to any good nutrition plan.
If you still have questions about which is right for you, please reach out to us!
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