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Probiotic Residue

After so much has been said about the importance of inoculating the gut with beneficial LIVE bacteria, the probiotic residue featured in Greenfield SuperJuice may seem almost counterintuitive. However, a remarkably prophetic study published back in 2010 called The Probiotic Paradox best illustrates how SuperJuice’s application of DEAD bacterial cell membranes, metabolites and cell fractions actually makes perfect sense.

The probiotic paradox is that both live and dead cells in probiotic products can generate beneficial biological responses...

Many of the biological responses found with both live and dead probiotics are…immunomodulating effects. Frequently they seem to exert an anti-inflammatory effect upon the cells of the gastrointestinal tract.

Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Gut bacteria produce a number of metabolic by-products that improve our immune systems, strengthen gut lining, and confer anticancer benefits. Read more about metabolites at TheScientist.


In utilizing a completely wild fermentation process to cultivate the most diverse variety of bacterial strains possible, the producer of SuperJuice was also cognizant of the safety concerns.

There is always the risk that live probiotic bacteria could cause some pathology of their own. Severely immunodeficient subjects may be at risk from treatment with live probiotics and therefore the use of dead cells would be a safer alternative.


It may also be possible to produce microbiologically non-viable yet immunologically active probiotic food products that are easier to store and have a long shelf-life.

True to the study, SuperJuice is stable at room temperatures over its entire 3-year shelf-life with zero degradation in potency. Factory-produced probiotics, on the other hand, are much less stable and therefore have a far shorter shelf-life.

Pick up any probiotic formula, look at the label, and you'll see something like: "Contains 13 billion live organisms per capsule at time of manufacture." And that's the problem: "at time of manufacture."

The die-off rate for probiotics can be astounding. Most formulas will experience a die-off approaching log 3 within just 60 days of manufacture. That means that the 13 billion you see on the label may be down to 13 million, or less, by the time you use it. Heat and moisture accelerate the process, which is why most manufacturers recommend keeping your probiotic supply refrigerated.

Greenfield SuperJuice vs Probiotic Supplements

  • With SuperJuice, the special fermentation process yields probiotic residue from an incredibly wide spectrum of elevated microorganisms. Factory-produced supplements often only contain a small handful of unique bacterial strains, mostly from soil-borne organisms.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, each sip of SuperJuice contains 30+ whole foods full of bioavailable nutrition. Factory-produced supplements contain bacteria only.
  • SuperJuice is rich with natural proteolytic enzymes that can be systemically absorbed for profound benefits. Factory-produced supplements contain bacteria only.
  • SuperJuice is an excellent source of essential amino acids, especially for vegetarians and vegans. Factory-produced supplements contain bacteria only.
  • SuperJuice is naturally acid-resistant and is viable in your body from the time it touches your lips all the way down to your intestines. Factory-produced supplements require an enteric coating that is designed to withstand stomach acid, but the coating process itself often causes the probiotics inside to self-destruct, leading to a far less potent product.
  • The probiotic residue in SuperJuice is stable at room temperature over its entire 3-year shelf-life with zero degradation in potency. Most factory-produced supplements begin losing their effectiveness from the date of manufacture and therefore have a far shorter shelf-life.
Greenfield SuperJuice vs Probiotic Supplements

Greenfield SuperJuice Complements the 4Rs

One of the risks of dysbiosis (having an imbalanced gut microbiota) is the possibility of it developing into a more severe condition called leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability.

Leaky gut not only limits potential nutrient absorption, it also causes the walls of your intestines to leak...Then all sorts of forbidden items can slip out of your gut and into your bloodstream, including toxins, unfriendly microbes, and partially digested food.

When this happens systemic inflammation ensues, and chronic disease soon follows.

Luckily...functional medicine has developed a very effective protocol to heal and protect your gut: the 4Rs. The name comes from the four key steps: remove, restore, reinoculate, and repair.

Greenfield Health Drink serves as a perfect complement to the 4Rs, and in some respects it even enhances the effectiveness of the protocol.

REMOVE the Bad: The first step is to remove all inflammatory foods that stress or irritate the gut.

As elucidated in The Probiotic Paradox, the elevated probiotic residue in SuperJuice actually exert an anti-inflammatory effect upon the cells of the gastrointestinal tract. So while it’s still highly recommended to remove all inflammatory food from the diet, the anti-inflammatory properties of SuperJuice make it no longer an absolute necessity.

RESTORE the Good: Add digestive enzymes to the diet to aid proper food digestion and absorption.

SuperJuice is rich in proteolytic enzymes from over 30 different organically-grown fruits and vegetables. Proteolytic enzymes aid in digestion by breaking down protein into its basic building blocks, amino acids, for our bodies to absorb.

REINOCULATE with Healthy Bacteria: The body needs a healthy balance of good intestinal bacteria, the same bacteria that are frequently depleted by antibiotics, steroids, acid-blocking medication, poor diet, stress, and many other factors.

The same probiotic residue in SuperJuice that attenuate the inflammatory response in the gut also possess certain antimicrobial properties that can improve the condition of the gut microbiota. It does so by activating enzymes of the existing elevated microorganisms in the gut to balance the microbiota.

REPAIR the Gut: Once gut inflammation is in check, the intestinal wall lining can be repaired with an amino acid called L-glutamine.

The body can usually synthesize sufficient amounts of L-glutamine, but in some instances of stress, when the body’s demand for L-glutamine surpasses its productive capabilities, it must be obtained from the diet. SuperJuice is an excellent, natural source of L-glutamine.