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Legion Genesis Greens Superfood Review + Healthy Recipe

The supplement market is saturated with products promising a wide variety of health supporting nutrients in a convenient capsule or as a powder. Searching for a good brand with quality ingredients that actually do as the bold words on the bottle claim is stressful. Luckily, Legion Genesis delivers a powerful greens superfood punch and has the research to back it up.

As Legion says, there are two major reasons why most greens products fail on their promises:

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Legion Athletics provides a host of supplements for men and women wanting to perform at their best every day. They are committed to providing products with high quality, healthy ingredients at clinically effective doses backed by published research. This is what makes Legion’s Genesis Greens Superfood stand out among the rest.

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I take many supplements each day. Some in powder form, some as capsules, and some as a liquid extracts. They all serve a purpose in helping me think, feel, and perform better, but it gets overwhelming trying to keep up with taking each one separately, not to mention time consuming by having to measure out each dose.

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With Genesis, most of the supplements I take are inside, and Legion did all the work for me by providing each ingredient at clinically effective dosages backed by research.

Legion Athletics Genesis Supplement Facts

When I was given the opportunity to review their greens supplement, I jumped at the chance to try their product. Not only would it save lots of time from measuring, I already know how Legion uses only the best ingredients and cares about what they put into every product they create.

Here’s a list of key benefits taken directly from Legion’s site:

Legion Athletics Genesis Supplement Benefits List

Genesis is geared towards active individuals, but even if you’re just getting started in living a healthier, active lifestyle, this superfood alone will help get you going and stay on the right path. Here are the main players in Genesis that give this powder such potency. Provided from their site.

Spirulina

Research shows that supplementation with spirulina…

  • Improves the cholesterol profile [52]
  • Increases muscle endurance [53]
  • Helps control allergies [54]
  • Reduces muscle damage caused by exercise [55]
  • Helps the body eliminate heavy metals [56]
  • Lowers blood pressure [57]
  • Helps protect liver health [58]
  • Reduces systemic inflammation [59]
  • Improves insulin sensitivity [60]

The clinically effective dosage of spirulina ranges between 2 and 10 grams.

GENESIS CONTAINS 5 GRAMS OF SPIRULINA PER SERVING

Astragalus Membranaceus

Research shows that supplementation with astragalus membranaceus…

There’s also animal research suggesting that astragalus promotes longevity, but this has yet to be explored in human studies. [69]

GENESIS CONTAINS 3 GRAMS OF ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS PER SERVING, PROVIDING 9 MILLIGRAMS OF ASTRAGALOSIDE IV

Moringa Oleifera

Research shows that supplementation with moringa…

  • Helps protect heart health [71]
  • Reduces blood pressure [72][73]
  • Mitigates DNA damage [74]
  • May have anti-cancer benefits [75]

The clinically effective dosage of moringa ranges between 500 and 2,000 milligrams of the leaf.

GENESIS CONTAINS 1 GRAM OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LEAF PER SERVING

Maca

Research shows that supplementation with maca…

  • Improves subjective sense of well-being [76]
  • Improves sexual function in men and women [77]
  • Improves sperm production and health [78]
  • Improves libido in men and women [79][80]
  • Helps preserve joint health [81]
  • Can reduce feelings of anxiety and nonclinical depression [82]

The clinically effective dosage of maca extract ranges between 1 and 3 grams.

GENESIS CONTAINS 1.5 GRAMS OF MACA EXTRACT PER SERVING

Broccoli Sprout

Research shows that sulforaphane is a promising anti-cancer nutrient and is also known to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. [85]

The clinically effective dosage of broccoli sprout depends on how much sulforaphane it provides, and the clinically effective dosage of sulforaphane is 1 to 9 milligrams.

GENESIS CONTAINS 500 MILLIGRAMS OF BROCCOLI SPROUT PER SERVING

But what about the taste? Something dark green with all of those healthy supplements must taste bad, right?

Nope. With the use of only stevia and erythritol as natural sweeteners and nothing artificial or full of fillers, the taste is quite pleasant. I just used water to mix my dose each day and could easily sip and enjoy the drink. If mixing with almond milk or in a smoothie, I bet it would be even better.

So it tastes good, but does it work?

Yes! I just returned from a week long family vacation and had no desire to lug my entire stack of supplements. Instead, I chose to bring Genesis to take at the start of each day. I’d drink a serving in water every morning on an empty stomach and could feel the smooth stream of energy, health and mood-boosting benefits throughout the day. Mixing is easy with no clumping in a shaker bottle. I mixed with a fork and had a few clumps, but since it tastes good, I didn’t mind.

As a guy who prefers to cook his own food, I had limited resources which meant I was eating less than usual. Being at the beach and a lover of all things active, I wasn’t just lounging around, I was fighting the waves, playing in the sand and water with my daughter, walking all over the area, and kayaking. I attribute my ability to maintain healthy energy levels and recover properly to do it all again to Genesis.

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Playing with my daughter is extremely important to me, and my confidence in this supplement has been won for helping me perform at my best.

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Even on the plane trip there and back, I was fasting until I could get to some real food, but Genesis kept me functioning at healthy levels. Without having water, I simply put the powder directly in my mouth and was amazed at how good it tasted like that. Imagine Pixie Sticks flavor, but in superfood form.

Now that we’re back home, I’m still taking Genesis every day and not touching my giant stack of supplements. I’m sure I’ll get back to them again, but why spend so much time when Legion has just what I want at the doses proven to work?

I’ve been completely satisfied with this greens superfood supplement and honestly can’t find anything bad to point out. Some people may not like the flavor, but I find it pleasing and could even eat it as a treat. I’ve used other healthy greens supplements and can say firsthand, they are not as pleasant.

Legion’s Genesis gives anyone that’s active or looking to become active what they need to get going. As a parent, I couldn’t recommend this enough to keep you performing at your best for you little ones. Life is too short not to get down and play with your family, so make sure you are living and leading the healthy life you want your loved ones to follow.

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Update: I wanted a way to have a healthy, family-friendly snack that’s full of high quality protein and immune boosting superfoods, so I used Legion’s Genesis and their Whey+ Protein Powder to make a delicious bread sure to please the palate and fuel your body right.

Legion Genesis Green Superfood Protein Bread

by RC Liley

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 40

Ingredients (1 9×5 Loaf)

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I used Legion Whey+ Vanilla Protein)
  • 1/4 cup Legion Genesis Green Superfood
  • 1.5 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 12 drops vanilla or regular liquid stevia (or use 3 – 4 stevia packets or 1/8th pure stevia powder)
  • 1 overripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 whole eggs or 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Grease a 9×5 loaf pan making sure to get all the up the sides and corners. I used coconut oil.

Preheat oven to 350 F

Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake in the middle of the rack for 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely to room temp. This allows the bread to retract from the sides as it cools which makes it MUCH easier to remove.

Go around the sides with a thin rubber spatula or butter knife and turn upside down to remove from loaf pan.

Slice as thick or thin as you’d like and enjoy your healthy bread plain or with a pat of grass-fed butter. Better yet, smother it in NuttZo!

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FAST FOOD EVERYWHERE!

I am loving the content shared by Doctor Jonathan as I sift through his old and new posts. Fast food is not the way we should rely on our nutrition, and here he presents the reasons in a clear and concise format. While we all see/hear how bad it is on a daily basis, most people still consume it on a daily basis.

Not a day goes by that I want to help change how families are fed. For now, helping to spread information on the negative effects of poor nutrition and lifestyle in general seems the best approach. Please give this and the many posts sure to come a good read and put at least one of the thoughts into practice. Our kids, family, and YOU deserve it.

Link to original post is found here.


I recently posted a picture of 4 FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS visible from my GYM’s parking lot. The point was to show CONVENIENCE; a major factor contributing to our obesity epidemic.

Today I opened the weekly circular which displayed the following 7 ADS:

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Where is the DECENCY and HUMAN COMPASSION for a problem that continues to escalate out of control?

THIS IS NOT VALUE!

This is legalized “FOOD PUSHING” that increases food addiction with dangerous consequences. Everywhere we turn (newspapers, TV, shopping stores, highway exits, etc…) we face these destructive products that tempt us the same way drugs tempt drug addicts and alcohol products tempt alcoholics.

Denying this reality continues to spread this epidemic we currently face. To rely on the fast food industry (as a sector) to grow the wealth of our economy is a sad commentary. It is a source of great PAIN and SUFFERING. We consume these restaurant foods an average of 5.8 times a week (as adults) while 30% of children eat fast food on any given day. (United States Healthful Food Council)

We are bombarded with this advertising and have convinced ourselves the dangers are grossly over-exaggerated. Our total disregard to the damaging effects of most fast food products has resulted in obesity and overweight becoming:

THE 2nd LEADING CAUSE OF AVOIDABLE DEATHS

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Since this study is 16 years old, I am willing to bet obesity and overweight has surpassed smoking making it:

THE NUMBER 1 CAUSE OF AVOIDABLE DEATHS!

The food industry is not about to change their advertising and marketing approach which continues to grow their revenues at the consumer’s expense. It therefore, becomes the CONSUMER’S RESPONSIBILITY to reduce their fast food consumption by 80-90% if they wish to LIVE LIFEthe way they CHOOSE TO, rather than suffering the inevitablePREVENTABLE diseases, dysfunction and DEATH we see TODAY!

IT’S NOT A HAPPY MEAL; IT’S A VERY SAD MEAL!

PRESCRIBING NUTRITION AND EXERCISE!

In a world where the general consensus seems to be that prescription drugs are the one and only answer to our ailments, this post from All About Healthy Choices will hopefully help to disprove that. I’ve seen/heard numerous success stories about individuals having literally dozens of prescriptions to take each day, that, by changing to a healthier diet and just moving more were able to get off all of their prescriptions.

Hippocrates said it best with his famous quote, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Enjoy the article, hope you can take away a newfound approach to health/fitness and put it to practice for your entire family.

Reblogged from: All About Healthy Choices


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 “In the womb and in early infancy, several risk factors can influence susceptibility to the development of diet-related chronic diseases later in life.”
During childhood and adolescence, the adoption of habits such as unhealthy diets and low-levels of exercise, has been shown to increase the risk of developing certain chronic diseases.An unhealthy diet contributes to high blood pressure in children causing changes in the body which are associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity. A high calorie intake in childhood is also linked to an increased risk of cancer in later life.
Most chronic diseases are expressed in adulthood. Risk factors that prevail during adulthood have been strongly linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes including obesity,physical inactivity, high cholesterol level, high blood pressure and alcohol consumption. An individual’s ability to take control over his or her life and to make healthy lifestyle decisions appears to be an important determinant of health.
As the risk of developing disease is generally believed to be reversible at any age there is an absolute benefit for ageing individuals to eat healthily, maintain their weight, and continue to exercise. (Ref: World Health Organization’s Recommendation To Address Chronic Diseases)

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***Chronic diseases are long-term diseases that are not contagious and largely preventable.***

“They are the most common causes of death in the world”

and present a great burden for society, particularly diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease , cancer, dental disease, and osteoporosis. Making improvements in terms of diet and physical activitycan help reduce the risk of these chronic diseases. (Ref: Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseases)

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The World Health Organization’s own findings show the most common cause of death in the world comes from preventable and reversible chronic diseases. This article doesn’t mention ANYTHING about theCAUSE OF CHRONIC DISEASE originating from a HUMAN DEFICIENCY inprescription drug use. Nor does it recommend the need for further drug development and wider distribution as a remedy to this world wide cause of death. It does, however, specifically and repeatedly state the prevalence of chronic disease as a self induced condition TREATABLE and CORRECTABLE by, “An individual’s ability to take control over his or her life and to make healthy lifestyle decisions.”

img0If this is the leading cause of death, why aren’t our physicians writing prescriptions for nutrition and exercise? A dentist doesn’t offer prescription drugs because their patient’s refuse to comply with brushing and flossing their teeth. They don’t refer their patients with depression to family physicians for anti-anxiety medication to improve teeth brushing compliance. Why does the medical physician offer prescription drugs IN PLACE OF the PROPER PRESCRIPTION: EXERCISE AND NUTRITION? How will the patient ever be incentivized to take control of their life if their health relies on a doctor prescribing medication for the rest of their lives?

It is no longer acceptable for a doctor to prescribe medication because a patient would rather “pop a pill” than comply with necessary lifestyle changes. Doctors have refused to perform heart bypasses and transplants in patients unwilling to give up smoking. This concept needs to be extended to the family medical practice. Prescription medication shouldONLY BE USED after the SAFEST most efficacious treatments have been utilized FIRST without attaining desired results (unless an acute emergency presents itself.)

This means the physician must begin working in collaboration with licensed nutritionists and certified exercise specialists capable of helping their patients overcome obstacles interfering with healthy outcomes. When and if nutrition and exercise is insufficient to achieving healthy results, medical physicians can consult with natural health care providers to see if natural remedies could effectively and SAFELY provide additional support to overcoming any remaining obstacles. If this process does not achieve the desired results, the physician should then turn to their pharmaceutical prescriptions. Even if they are needed, there is a greater chance the amount and potential duration will be reducedlimiting the harmful side effects patients commonly experience.

This approach to HEALTH CARE (rather than DISEASE CARE) provides a solution for BOTH patient and medical physician. It provides the patient more comprehensive care intended to address and correct UNDERLYING CAUSES of CHRONIC DISEASE while empowering them with greater CONTROL over their lives. It provides the medical physician the additional resources needed to help their patient achieve a better quality of health.

WHY NOT HELP YOUR DOCTOR WRITE THE NEXT PRESCRIPTION? (SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH HIM OR HER)