Man Greens was created somewhat by accident. I'm Chad, the founder of MITA Nutra. Man Greens was the first product I created, and it was made simply because I couldn't find a greens product or a 'testosterone booster' that I would actually want to take - for a number of reasons we'll discuss further.
I searched far and wide and the supplements out there just weren't good.
While they promised the moon, they didn't use full clinically effective doses of the best ingredients - and the best ingredients are typically ingredients shown in human trials to have an effect or benefit.
Greens supplements would repeatedly hide their dosages in something called a 'proprietary blend'. This is just an industry secret used to hide dosage amounts from the customer because the dosage amounts are too small.
They'll include good ingredients in this blend in very small doses - too small to have a benefit. Then mix in other ingredients that have high market awareness but are of lesser quality or impact.
A simple example is the use of wheat grass with a little dose of Spirulina.
Spirulina is a far superior ingredient than wheat grass. It contains much more nutrients. It's just a more potent and powerful substance than wheat grass. The catch is that you need to include Spirulina in a full dose, which is 5 grams (which is what we include in Man Greens).
Companies will put a 'drop' of spirulina into a supplement, hide the dosage, and include the cheaper wheat grass at a greater dose.
Spirulina is a great:
- Source of antioxidants.
- Source of beta-carotene, a provitamin A to help maintain eyesight, skin, membranes and immune function.
- Source of Iron which helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.
- Source of essential amino acids involved in muscle protein synthesis.
- Source of protein which helps build and repair body tissues.
Moringa is another plant that's far more powerful and beneficial compared to wheat grass.
Moringa is very high in potassium, calcium, vitamin A, protein, and vitamin C. It contains all of the potent antioxidants you need to maintain and repair cells, to stay healthy and vibrant.
We also included other health-focused ingredients in Man Greens that weren't found in other greens supplements, and I included them in their full clinically effective dose in organic form.
So, when it came to a greens powder, there wasn't anything on the market that had organic ingredients, that had the right ingredients, that showed the doses on the label, and that included clinically effective ingredients in every serving.
Reason number one why I had to create Man Greens.
Energy, Circulation, Libido, and Testosterone
Why do you want to take a greens supplement?
Odds are it's to stay healthy, energetic, to help boost your immune system and to help you stay healthy.
Well, most greens supplements don't help with any of that because they don't include those clinically effective doses that I harped on earlier.
As a man, I think all of the above is important. But I want to live an optimal life, not just avoid illness. As men, our hormones play a massive role in our energy levels, our drive, ambition, sex drive, sexual performance, ability to gain muscle and burn fat, and our overall quality of life.
So if I'm going to create a great greens supplement, why not add full, clinically effective doses of ingredients that help improve libido, testosterone, and circulation, as well as ingredients that improve immunity and energy and overall well-being?
And that's what I did.
We started with Tongkat Ali, one of the few ingredients shown to actually help improve testosterone levels in men by stimulating the luteinizing hormone. I say 'actually' and 'men' because most studies surrounding boosting testosterone focuses on rats.
I want to see human trials before using a supplement simply because we are not rats, sometimes an ingredient can react differently to humans than rats and those reactions can have long term negative impacts.
So, tongkat ali...
In this study
, Tongkat Ali supplementation increased energy and levels of free testosterone in subjects. Free testosterone is the only form of testosterone believed to do anything as it's unbound from the protein SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) and able to move around the body and do what testosterone does.
Tongkat ali has also been shown in this study
to improve sexual function. And in this study
to improve erection quality. In this study
, tongkat ali increased testosterone by 37% and reduced cortisol by -16%.
Because tongkat ali can reduce stress hormones it's categorized as an adaptogen. Cortisol opposes testosterone. You want some cortisol level increases when you train or early in the morning, but constantly elevated cortisol levels have a negative impact on your overall health, well-being, but also your testosterone levels. Adaptogens help mitigate our response to stress.
We included tongkat ali in a full dose in every serving of Man Greens
Then we added forskolin, which increased testosterone levels in men by 33% in this study
. It's believed that forskolin is able to increase testosterone by increasing androgen receptors.
Finally, ashwagandha (KSM-66 - the purest form of ashwagandha) was included in it's full clinically effective dose.
Ashwagandha doesn't directly increase testosterone, but it's a nutritional powerhouse that also is an adaptogen, helping mitigate the body's response to stress.
We included full doses of beet root powder (nutritiously dense, but also increases nitric oxide which improves circulation), spinach (cruciferous vegetable that helps flush estrogen from the body, also nutritiously dense), turmeric (a nutritional powerhouse also shown to reduce estrogen and possibly increase testosterone), and Maca.
Maca is technically a cruciferous vegetable that you'll hear a lot about as it's claimed to increase testosterone. It doesn't. But it's very healthy for you, and it does increase libido in both men and women.
In short, there weren't any good - let alone great - greens powders.
And there weren't any good - let alone great - testosterone boosters.
There wasn't anything of either category that I wanted to take. So I made Man Greens.
You won't find anything out there that matches up to it's quality. You won't find our ingredient profile, nor the fact that they're organic, and in their full clinically effective doses.
It's the best supplement there is for a man to take to maintain his health, improve energy, well-being, boost testosterone, and reduce stress.
Every man should have this in his cupboard. It's just that good of a product.
Chad Howse, founder of MITA