1 lb, 5 lbs
Spinach Leaf Extract
$45.00 – $210.00
Spinach is a rich source of beta carotene, lutein and xanthene, all of which are beneficial for eyesight*. Beta carotene is supplied to the eyes by cooked spinach. It can prevent people from suffering from vitamin A deficiency, itching eyes, eye ulcers and dry eyes. This is also due to some of the anti-inflammatory properties of spinach, which can reduce the puffiness or irritation in the eyes.
Organic Spinach leaf powder
Nutrition Facts 100 grams
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 21g
Sugars 0g Added 0 sugar
Vitamin A 93730 IU
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 917 mg
Iron 21 mg
Vitamin C 94 mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients: Organic Spinach leaf powder
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Spinach contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes*. Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy* and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.1
Most studies have used intra-venous alpha-lipoic acid and it is unsure whether oral supplementation would elicit the same benefits.1
Spinach and other green vegetables contain chlorophyll which has shown to be effective at blocking the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines* which are generated when grilling foods at a high temperature.2
because of its high potassium content, spinach is recommended to those with high blood pressure to negate the effects of sodium in the body. A low potassium intake may be just as big of a risk factor in developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake.3
Other high potassium foods include potatoes, tomatoes, lima beans and oranges.
Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture. Adequate vitamin K consumption is important for good health, as it acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium.4
Spinach is high in vitamin A, which is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Spinach and other leafy greens high in vitamin C are imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair*.
Iron-deficiency is a common cause of hair loss*, which can be prevented by an adequate intake of iron-rich foods, like spinach.
1- “Alpha-Lipoic Acid”. Nutrition 411. Last reviewed August 2012. Accessed December 20, 2013.
2- Machowsky, Jason, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS. “Anticancer Compounds Found in Food”. Nutrition 411. Last reviewed February 2012. Accessed December 20, 2103.
3- “Low Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure” American Society of Nephrology. Release date November 2008. Accessed December 20, 2013.
4- “Bone Health: Looking Beyond Calcium” Nutrition 411. Last reviewed March 2009. Accessed December 20, 2013.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.