“If you were to consume green, leafy vegetables in order to achieve the effect of one bottle of Evergreen®, you would need to eat a tremendous amount, hardly possible in a regular meal. All natural, Evergreen® does not contain artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives.” – From the SUNRIDER™ website


Note To Sangha:  i answered this email question from one of my Sunrider Downline’s when i lived in Los Angeles several years ago…


Dear Steve –

Marsha and I just got our Sunrider shipment and she loves Evergreen but isn’t sure how often to actually take it.  At $2.50 a pop is it worth using 1/2 a bottle instead of a full one?

What are it’s full benefits?

– WW

Coach Responds:

Dear WW –
Evergreen is all about Chlorophyll.  And Chlorophyll (CHO) is all about ‘eating Light’ or as yogis would say, ‘absorbing the Pran or Life Force”.  In my 28 years of being a SUNRIDER Leader (and an ‘Evergreen™” devotee), i’ve found that young children are deeply attracted to Evergreen™, as well as those in chronic low-energy.  Why?  Because young chi-dren live so close to the Chi that they instantly recognize that they are eating ‘more chi’!  Those in chronic pain cherish the ‘feel’ of Evergreen entering their body because they can really feel more Life Force entering her cells. Yogi’s fall in love with Evergreen instantly, because they, like small chi-ldren, live energetically cleaner lives; they can Sense pure, concentrated Prana (or Chi) in a millisecond.  Taking Evergreen is sort of like doing a half-hour of devoted Yoga Breathing (Pranayama).   It develops and amplifies the Pran within the body.

Evergreen also has licorice root in its profile which is superb for digestive integrity.

Dr. Chen says that Evergreen, “ The highly concentrated chlorophyll in Evergreen® addresses the body’s circulatory and digestive systems.”  Essentially, (and from a yogic perspective) he is saying that Evergreen nourishes both the centripetal (inward/afferent) and the centrifugal (outward/efferent) movement of energy within the body. In the Western scheme of things, Evergreen balances the neural tides of the body.  CHO has a tremendous capacity to restore life where life was damaged, as in the regeneration of a leaf after being burned.  In our bodies,  CHO regenerates our damaged cells (aging, degenerative food choices, toxicity, free radical damage, etc) in similar ways.

I trust Dr. Chen to put in just the right amount of herbs in just the right profile to optimize cell regeneration.   In other words,  i would not suggest taking half a bottle.  Take the full dosage and regenerate from within, baby!

Personally, I used Evergreen when i lived in Colorado and New Mexico and was training hard.  I felt sincerely nourished by Evergreen’s capacity to help my body regenerate from the toxic load of hard, high altitude workouts everyday in oxygen-deprived (and fresh fruit deprived) environments.  The older we get, the more important CHO becomes.  We need to absorb more Light Energy as our cells shift toward a catabolic (cell dwindling) state.   Now living in LA,  Evergreen is huge for helping combat the poor air quality and spurring cell regeneration in a highly stressful and positive ionic environment.

If you haven’t had enough (i can talk herbs all day, baby!), i’ve enclosed some other tidbits relative to Evergreen’s primary focus; CHO.  But, i want to go snowshoeing so i’m going to leave you with these excerpts from my database on Evergreen/CHO.

i bow to your good question,


coach ilg RYT/USCF


It was German surgeon, Julius Robert Mayer who recognized that plants convert solar energy into chemical energy.   He was addressing the properties of CHO when he said:

“Nature has put itself the problem of how to catch in flight light streaming to the Earth and to store the most elusive of all powers in rigid form. The plants take in one form of power, light; and produce another power, chemical difference.”

The actual chemical equation which takes place is the reaction between carbon dioxide and water, catalyzed by sunlight, to produce glucose and a waste product, oxygen. The glucose sugar is either directly used as an energy source by the plant for metabolism or growth, or is polymerized to form starch, so it can be stored until needed. The waste oxygen is excreted into the atmosphere, where it is made use of by plants and animals for respiration.

Chlorophyll is the molecule that traps this ‘most elusive of all powers’ – and is called a photoreceptor. It is found in the chloroplasts of green plants, and is what makes green plants, green.

Chlorophyll can also be damaged when vegetation is cooked, since the central Mg atom is replaced by hydrogen ions. This affects the energy levels within the molecule, causing its absorbency spectrum to alter. Thus cooked leaves change color – often becoming a paler, insipid yellowy green.

Just as the in leaves decays in the autumn, our skin and regenerative organs fade when CHO is not being absorbed in adequate amounts.

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