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Dawn Russell on 8Greens, Wellness and Family

Dawn Russell sat down with justBOBBI to talk about eating healthy in today’s world of work, family and deadlines.

“I am grateful and proud to be able to bring more greens into people’s lives and hopefully improve their health and general wellbeing.”

Dawn Russell, is a working mother who understands that life is busy and wonderful, but it can also be stressful. In the real world of work, family and deadlines, it can be hard to eat healthily. A shocking 87% of Americans don’t get the minimum recommended daily allowance of greens. She started 8Greens, a nutrient-dense supplement made from real greens, to help you get there.

WHAT LED YOU TO CREATE 8GREENS?
I never set out to be a businesswoman. When I look at where I am and what got me here, I realize how incredibly lucky I have been and how great things can happen against great odds.

When I was 25, I was diagnosed with stage three cancer. During a surgery I got a bone infection which meant I couldn’t have radio- or chemotherapy. I had to look at alternative therapies to help me on my journey back to health and spent four years travelling the world trying integrative therapies. Little did I know that after all my years of searching, I would end up back in my NYC kitchen going back to the basics of nutrition. Greens were the first thing to get me to 10AM without needing a nap.

I was very fortunate and ended up healthy. I knew the impact food had on me and my continued health. Even my husband who had seen what I had been through, refused to eat kale and other greens in his diet so I had to find a solution. After five years and 263 prototypes, I created 8Greens. It is an effervescent tablet that dissolves in any liquid and contains the eight greens that I found had the most impact on my body when it was so in need. It’s portable, affordable and tastes so good even my kids love it – it’s definitely a family business. When we launched in 2015, I had no idea of the overwhelming response it would get.

I live in London with my husband and two boys. 8Greens is continuing to grow at an amazing rate so I am constantly on the go. I am grateful and proud to be able to bring more greens into people’s lives and hopefully improve their health and general wellbeing.

WALK US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE WITH DAWN RUSSELL...
Although I am a New Yorker at heart, my home is now London with my husband and my sons. At least a week a month I will be in the US working with our team, suppliers and retailers, but when I am home I cherish mornings walking my boys to school.

When I launched 8Greens I had no idea that it would explode and, probably naively, thought it would just be me and my assistant handling everything but we now have teams in the UK and the US to keep us afloat.

After school drop off, I work through the agenda with the UK team and then I’ll have a few hours clear to workout, do big picture thinking and work, and then I’ll eat lunch. 8Greens is a US business and everyone wakes up at 2pm London time and stays online until well after my midnight so getting some rest is vital. I try to take a nap before the afternoon when I catch up with my husband who runs the business part of 8Greens. Jamie’s got the McKinsey and Stanford business school background, so he does everything I never want to do, and vice versa.

In the evening, I give my a boys bath and bedtime. These moments are my most important of the day. Being away so much is the toughest part of the job. My day will then really kick into action as all of America is awake. I’ll be checking in with our PR team, discussing the latest launches or working with our designers on marketing materials and packaging. I’ll then either have a bath or just crawl into bed.

WHAT MAKES 8GREENS UNIQUE?
8Greens is unique because it tastes great, has zero sugar and just 10 calories. I created it because I wanted to make getting greens easy, tasty and affordable. Not everyone has time to make a green juice, a smoothie or make healthy choices with their nutrition. 8G is a convenient, tasty way to boost everyone’s daily green intake. All you need to do is drop it in water, watch it fizz and drink, perfect for late morning starts, the 4pm slump and the days you don’t eat right – easy to carry in handbag, backpack, lunchbox or luggage.

The reason 8Greens is an effervescent tablet rather than in pill or powder form is that it is so easy to travel with a tube of effervescent tablets. There is no excess powder spilling anywhere. One simply drops in a glass of water and drinks. No need to stir, no need to measure, no need to do anything other than enjoy.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF 8GREENS?
I hope the biggest benefit is that it makes these greens accessible for anyone. What puts a lot of people off including these greens in their diet is a combination of the effort, the cost, the time to prepare them and their taste. A tube of 8Greens can be wherever you or your kids are.

WHY EIGHT GREENS AND THESE SPECIFICALLY? WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL?
I lost count of how many greens I researched and tried, my recovery, and all my research showed me how important these particular greens were to internal health. When I was sick these were the greens that I noticed had the greatest impact on how I felt and my recovery. They were life-changing and I do not say that lightly. I felt particularly strongly about blue-green algae (BGA). It’s one of the most powerful greens there is, especially in terms of anti-inflammatory properties (and so much of what we put in our bodies in Western industrial life causes inflammation to our system) it is the only 100% non man-manipulated green. It added a lot of complications and cost to making 8Greens, but I was adamant it be in there. Nearly all the human-grade BGA available comes from one lake in the US, making it very hard to source and expensive, which along with its fragility is why it is in so few products.

WHAT RESOURCES HAVE YOU DISCOVERED OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR JOURNEY THAT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO’D LIKE TO START THEIR OWN JOURNEY TOWARD HOLISTIC HEALING AND INNER WELLNESS?
We Care in California, The pH Miracle book, Alicia Silverstone’s oatmeal, walnut and dried plum cookie recipe from The Kind Diet, Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Easy and the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Babycakes.

ALWAYS STOCKED IN YOUR FRIDGE?
It’s not what is stocked in my fridge, but on a tray I constantly have stocked in my kitchen. It has all my family supplements. They are always out because otherwise I have found they just sit hidden in a cabinet. This way my kids sprinkle probiotics and omega oils (Barlean’s has kid friendly oils that actually taste great) into our family’s food.

DO YOU HAVE A GO-TO COMFORT MEAL YOU LOVE TO COOK? AND FAVOURITE RECIPE FROM THE 8GREENS COOKBOOK?
I have a huge sweet tooth, so the fruit cobbler is my favorite recipe. It came about when I was in a very serious medical center and they nicknamed me the ‘cookie monster.’ I needed something to satisfy my sweet cravings so they gave me this recipe. Everyone asks me for this recipe and friends have told me how they use different fruits making it their own. And that crispy delicious topping. I just can’t resist.

COCKTAIL OF CHOICE?
For the cookbook I worked with Juan Santa Cruz at Casa Cruz in London to create 8Greens cocktails and these are hands down my favorite. Not only do you get a delicious cocktail but you know you are taking something good at the same time. I love the vodka soda with fresh mint – so refreshing but with a good kick. One of the stories that I love is Miley Cyrus throwing 8Greens in all her friends’ cocktails at a party.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT COOKING?
With me it’s all about family and I love cooking with my boys and experimenting with 8Greens smoothies. Some have been not so good. The best contain bee pollen, probiotics and omega oil as all are amazing for skin, fatigue and inflammation.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT AND YOUR FAVORITE MEAL THERE?
Dinner at Osteria Basilica with my husband. My first stop in NYC is Ben’s Pizza in Soho, and in LA it’s an In-and-Out burger.

FAVORITE WELLNESS DESTINATION?
It is far from my favorite but it works: I go to We Care Spa to detox and work on my leg. I do not have sensation in my left leg due to four cancer surgeries, so my part time job is keeping circulation in my leg and minimizing lymphedema. My We Care tip is go for the week but go a day late, and leave a day early. And request two smoothies and salad daily – the no eating is not for me. But the knowledge of the Argentinian founder and the treatments are second to none. My other tip is do not buy everything they offer when you leave. Get home and see what really sticks long term for you, then buy the equipment.

WHAT DOES WELLNESS MEAN TO YOU?
Everyone thinks I must be super healthy because of the business, but I am like anyone else. I have a sweet tooth and would eat pain au chocolat every day if I could. Wellness is not going on extreme diets or denying yourself, you just need to listen to your body. If I’m feeling run down I make sure I have massage, acupuncture, cupping and yoga. I also read a lot to give myself headspace and spend as much time with my family as I can.

WHAT’S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE? COFFEE? TEA? JUICE? WORKOUT?
I always have an 8Greens after school drop off when I sit down and collect myself for the day. In the winter months when everyone is getting ill, I’ll have it in hot water with cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and lemon. I am definitely a coffee girl though as well: my husband would tell you that a soy mocha with an extra shot is a non-negotiable part of making me human in the morning.

DESCRIBE A PERFECT NIGHT ON THE TOWN:
I am away so often that whenever I get free night, I just want to be with my husband. A glass of red wine and an early night. Not glamorous I know, but it’s the reality of having a business and young kids. Or, I am the pro at eating solo at the Nobu bar being in and out in under 30 minutes.

WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY MUST-HAVES?
Homeoplasmine: I pick this up every time I am in Paris as it works for literally anything. Cuts, dry skin, eye crème, sunburn. I love when a product works for many uses.

Heritage Store Rose Water and Glycerin: When I first tried it, I thought it was some “lady who lunches” high-maintenance, completely impractical extravaganza. But I can say it really does help face creams sink deeper into the skin.

Klorane Dry Shampoo: The less you wash your hair, the less oil it produces, the healthier your hair. I use this dry shampoo in between washes.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LOW-MAINTENANCE ROUTINES THAT HELP MAKE LIFE EASIER?
I do not own a brush or blow dryer. As soon as I come out of the shower I twist my hair into two buns and leave them to dry naturally. I then take them out and I’ve got natural waves. It’s easy and relaxed.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE:
I have a laid-back style. I love men’s clothes and love Budd pajamas, Church’s shoes, Holland & Holland shooting ties for shoots.

WHAT ARE YOUR WARDROBE AND STYLE MUST-HAVES?
I have a different uniform if I’m on a work trip or if I’m in London running around with my boys. In London the weather pretty much lives up to the stereotype so I always make sure I have some good knitwear. I love Bella Freud jumpers and pretty much lived in my Gucci fur loafers this year. For business meetings or appearances, I’ll wear a simple, well-cut dress or masculine trousers, shirt, and loafer look.

LIST 5 THINGS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR HANDBAG:
A picture of my boys, a note from my husband, perfume (rose oil), hand lotion (either Sisley or L’Occitane), and 8Greens.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU GOOGLED?
I’ve been moving around so much recently that I haven’t been exercising enough. I love a burst of intense training in the morning, it’s good for the mind too, so have been searching for some good sportswear on P.E. Nation.

ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO ARE ASPIRING TO FOLLOW YOUR CAREER PATH?
While I wouldn’t wish my illness on anyone, I would say that it made me realize that the most important thing is determination. If you are determined you can push yourself through situations you never thought you could deal with. When I was ill I could dramatically see the impact food had on my body. The result of the great challenge I have ever been through in my life is a successful company, a vocation and the most gorgeous family.

I would also say it is so important to surround yourself with the right people. People you can trust, who can teach you and who are brutally honest. 8Greens is a small start-up so we make sure that everyone who works here is as passionate and hard working as we are. Find the right team and your company can manage anything.

WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE?
I don’t think that anyone has all the answers, but for me my family is absolutely my first priority (much to some executives’ dismay), and I have a few very, very dear friends I can go to for anything, anytime.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEALTH ON TRACK WHILE TRAVELING

Dawn Russell, founder of 8Greens and mom of two youngsters, shares her perspective on the importance of nutrition, even during hectic days with two picky eaters.

Dawn is changing the game when it comes to how to make health a priority, even on the hectic days. 8Greens effervescent tablets have quickly become a best-selling product after launching in 2015 and are already a hit among countless actors, athletes, and supermodels. Small enough to toss in any carry-on, yet packed with several essential super-greens–including spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, aloe vera, chlorella, and barley grass–8Greens’ tablets make it easier than ever to keep your health up while on the go.

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American Mom Living 'Downton Abbey' Life Reveals Fairy Tale Started with a Nightmare

She's been called the American mom living a “Downton Abbey” life. “Lady” Dawn Russell married a British aristocrat and lives in a castle with their two kids… but her fairy tale began as a nightmare.

“Extra” caught up with Russell, who revealed she was diagnosed with cancer at 25 while working as a model for Ralph Lauren.

She was hospitalized multiple times, and had four surgeries. When Western medicine failed her, she turned to alternative medicine and developed the 8Greens dietary supplement, and now the 8Greens Cookbook.

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DAWN SHARES 8GREENS COOKING ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Dawn tells us how she gets kids to eat their veggies. She shares recipes from the 8Greens Cookbook with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan.

8Greens on Home & Family - Dawn Makes Gwyneth’s Fish Fingers

8Greens Founder Dawn Russell joins hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Mark Steines in the studio to demonstrate a recipe from the 8Greens Cookbook. Dawn makes the delicious fish stick recipe given to her by her friend Gwyneth Paltrow, which of course has the hidden ingredient of an 8Greens tablet.

DAWN APPEARS ON HARRY

As parents, it can be difficult to get kids to eat healthy. Dawn Russell shares recipes and tips with Harry Connick Jr.

DAWN APPEARS ON THE ANDY COHEN SHOW

Dawn joins Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” to share tips and recipes from the 8Greens Cookbook.

Andy says, "I'm drinking it right now, I'm almost done. It's really good."

DAWN APPEARS ON HOME AND FAMILY

Dawn shares her Famous Fruit Cobbler from the 8Greens Cookbook. And it’s not just about recipes - Dawn shares tips and tricks for cooking and eating healthy with 8Greens.

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Eco Luxury 2017 Beauty Gift Guide

The luxury space for organic and sustainably produced beauty products has grown exponentially this past year. Here are some of the best brands on the market made with pure, natural ingredients for those that take clean beauty seriously but don’t want to sacrifice elegance or a luxury look and feel. We always test everything we feature to ensure we only suggest the very best!

75% of Americans eat only one or two servings of fruits or vegetables a day, 50% under the age of 20 eat less than one. We can all do better. 8Greens, is simply trying to get this number higher, by educating people about the most important greens and helping add these greens to their diet in an easy, quick, tasty way. 8Greens is not a replacement to a healthy diet, but rather a booster, a green helper and we love it.

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Celebrity-Approved Beauty Supplements

Supplements are an important part of any comprehensive approach to wellness and beauty because even the healthiest of diets can lack essential nutrients essential for optimal skin, hair and body function. Whether you’re looking for longer, stronger locks, nails that are as hard as, well, nails, or just want to boost your intake of vitamins and minerals with little to no effort, these supplements make it easy to get gorgeous from the inside out.

With these nutrient-dense effervescent tablets, you never have to worry about eating all of your vegetables again. Featuring all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you’d get from eating kale, spinach, wheatgrass, blue-green algae, chlorella, barley grass, aloe vera and spirulina all day, simply drop one in a glass of water (or even a cocktail!) and rest assured your body’s need for “greens” is satisfied.

Celebrity fans: Helena Christensen, Zac Efron, Rachel Roy, Keri Russell

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Inside the Beauty Ingestibles Trend with 8G Founder Lady Dawn Russell

I’m at the Peninsula Beverly Hills on an uncharacteristically rainy Friday in LA, trying to visualize a mountain of greens shrinking into a quarter-sized tablet. Russell is the founder of 8G, a wellness brand that counts Helena Christensen and Keri Russell among its celebrity fans. She is taking me through the process of creating her effervescent tablet, which fizzes into green juice when dropped into a glass of water.

Her supplement is named for the eight greens it contains: spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera. Russell’s focus centers on the health benefits that come with boosting your daily greens intake, but I happen to be more interested in 8G’s beauty benefits. As Russell mentions receiving emails from customers noting an improvement in eczema, I recall hearing about the supplement for the first time—from a fellow beauty writer. To me, it represents the next step in tailoring your diet to match your skin’s needs.

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Meet Lady Dawn Russell, the American Mom with a Downton Abbey Life!

The series finale of Downton Abbey is fast approaching, but for Dawn Russell it’s simply a way of life. The American mom of two became ‘Lady James Russell’ in 2005 when she married Lord James Russell, a member of one of England’s oldest noble families.

Jamie’s oldest brother, Andrew, is the current Duke of Bedford and resides in the historic Woburn Abbey, located an hour north of London. Although Dawn, Jamie and their two boys live primarily in London, Woburn (pronounced WO-bun) is the Russell family home and the site of Christmas celebrations, four-wheeling on the vast grounds (15,000 acres in total!) and playtime with cousins. Russell, who was diagnosed with stage III lymphatic cancer at age 25, is also the founder of 8G, a supplement tablet that launched last year and is available at Nordstrom.

“8G is everything I’ve learned about greens and health through my own personal journey,” she says.

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‘DOWNTON’ DREAM COMES TRUE: WOMAN’S FAIRY TALE ENDING TO CANCER BATTLE

The Russell family is known for their line of entrepreneurial women, so with that Dawn fit right in… Creating 8G, a supplement tablet featuring 8 greens for the body.

“My dream was, I know what greens do, I want to give to the mother, what she doesn’t even know she needs.”

Cancer survivor makes kale tablets that give greens the fizzy Alka Seltzer treatment

Thirsty for a green fizz?

A West Village cancer survivor is giving kale the Alka Seltzer treatment with an effervescent tablet that distills eight greens into a frothy cocktail.

Creator Dawn Russell spent several years developing the bubbling concoction after relying heavily on greens to recover from Stage III lymphatic cancer when she was 25, since an infection prevented her from undergoing chemotherapy.

Russell, now 40, credits consuming the super plants with detoxing and oxygenating her blood and balancing her pH levels.

“My experience with greens has been nothing short of life-changing,” said Russell in a statement.

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MY BIRTHDAY BRUNCH

“I had the best brunch for my birthday!!! I flew every fan I follow on social media out to L.A. to celebrate with me. I wanted to do something to thank everyone for being SO supportive, and I loved putting all of the faces with the names! Kanye and North decided to surprise everyone and stop by! I’m definitely going to make this a tradition.

The Four Seasons Westlake Village was the perfect spot. Thanks to Charlotte Tilbury, Little Giraffe, Benefit, Butter London, Fiji Water, 8G and Justin’s for being a part of some amazing welcome baskets for the fans!”

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HOLA! Fashion

Women in Business Q&A: Dawn Russell, Founder of 8Greens

“I lost count of how many greens I researched and tried. My recovery, and all my research showed me how important these particular greens were to internal health. When I was sick these were the greens that I noticed had the greatest impact on how I felt and my recovery. They were life-changing, and I do not say that lightly.”

“Identifying these ingredients was only half the battle. How do you get them into people’s diets? Into busy parents, stressed business people, our kids, and all of us when we travel? I asked myself what are the greens I want to put into my kids every day. But who has barley greens hanging around their kitchen? Or a box of wheat grass to cut and grind into a shot that then tastes horrible anyway? I had the force of being ill and desperate: I would have tried just about anything if I thought it could help me get better and feel better. These 8 proved incredibly powerful, but also the most difficult to get into my family’s daily diet. Try getting a 5 year old to eat spirulina! Well now mine asks for it every day through his 8G.”

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4 HEALTHY RECIPES FROM AMERICAN MODEL TURNED BRITISH ARISTOCRAT DAWN RUSSELL

Dawn Russell’s life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with stage 3 (out of 4) lymphatic cancer at the age of 25.

Countless doctors visits and attempts at trying alternative forms of medicine led to fruitless results, but she soon realized that what she chose to include in her diet greatly affected how she felt. Greens proved to be the most beneficial, particularly the combination of spinach, spirulina, aloe vera, wheatgrass, blue-green algae, barley grass, chlorella, and kale, which is what her effervescent 8Greens tablet is made out of.

To find more ways to include this dissolvable disk in her family’s meals, she began cooking with it. And with the stamp of approval from her husband and two beautiful young boys, the former Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren model came up with her latest endeavor, The 8Greens Cookbook. While the majority of these recipes are Russell’s own, she has also teamed up with some incredible talents, like friend Gwyneth Paltrow, nutritionist Kelly LeVeque (who has celebrity clients such as Jessica Alba and Emmy Rossum), and restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz (of London’s Casa Cruz). Below, four exclusive recipes from Russell’s forthcoming book that are not only healthy, but delicious, too.

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TREND REPORT: INGESTIBLE BEAUTY

They say beauty comes from within, so Lauren gets a taste of the ingestible beauty trend at Shen in Brooklyn.

8G is your daily supplement of your 8 daily greens that you would need, so your spirulina, aloe vera, wheatgrass, all the green vegetables that you are probably not consuming…

They are all available in this little tube, on the go.

Cheers to ingestible beauty.

LADY DAWN RUSSELL’S 30-MINUTE RATATOUILLE IS THE EASIEST (AND HEALTHIEST) RECIPE YOU’LL MAKE ALL WEEK

Getting dinner on the table—let alone a nutritious one—is a challenge Dawn Russell knows all too well.

The American mom of two, who became “Lady James Russell” in 2005 when she married Lord James Russell, is all about simplifying healthy eating—like with her one-pot ratatouille recipe shared exclusively in this week’s PEOPLE. The high-fiber dish, which can be made in 30 minutes or less, is one of many recipes in her upcoming 8Greens Cookbook.

“Every recipe has passed the key criteria of being easy to make (if I can, you definitely can), containing fabulously healthy ingredients, and being eaten with enthusiasm by my children, husband and friends,” she says of the book also featuring dishes from stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba‘s nutritionist.

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The Lady and the Greens: Bringing the Kale to the People, One Fizzing Tablet at a Time

A bottle of green juice has replaced the prepackaged protein bar as the snack du jour, but the stuff is difficult to produce at home and prohibitively expensive to buy, or hard to find, depending on where you live. Dawn Russell, a former model who lives in London and New York City, wanted to change that.

Russell decided to experiment with a portable form of greens that would cost little more than a dollar a day. After testing 263 versions over three years, she arrived at a winning format, an effervescent tablet à la Alka-Seltzer with a palatable lemon lime flavor.

Each green disc is made with eight dehydrated greens (giving it its name, 8G), including kale, spinach, spirulina, aloe vera, and the same nutrient dense algae from Oregon. The point is not for it to be a meal replacement but an immune-building pick-me-up, which is what friends like Keri Russell (no relation) and Helena Christensen have been clamoring for.

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VANITY FAIR NOMINATES DAWN RUSSELL

A stylish cancer survivor is an inspiration to teens.

Dawn, Lady Russell—who grew up in Oregon, Mexico, Paris, Massachusetts, and Manhattan—has in her time been a prepster, an aspiring journalist, a model, a motorhead (she’s raced Formula One cars), and the wife of a British aristocrat (her husband, environmental investor Lord James Russell, is the Duke of Bedford’s younger brother). Yet Russell’s defining identity has been that of cancer patient. Diagnosed at 25 with a potentially fatal case of Stage III lymphatic cancer, Russell, too debilitated to withstand traditional chemo or radiation, dedicated four post-operative years to investigating non-Western treatments.

“Through the process of healing myself, I found my passion in Eastern medicine,” she says. “It gave me my center, my anchor.”

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6 REASONS YOU’RE TIRED ALL THE TIME (THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SLEEP)

The only thing more frustrating than feeling exhausted all the time is feeling exhausted all the time… and not knowing why.

But in truth, while sleep may be the primary factor in your daily energy levels, it's hardly the only one.

The problem: You're not getting enough daily nutrients.

8G Essential Greens Booster
In addition to impacting how well you sleep, an imbalanced diet can mess with your daily energy levels. Fatigue is usually your body's way of telling you it needs something, and it could very well be some necessary vitamins and nutrients. Try to maintain a healthy balance of fats, protein, and carbs. Even if you try going back to basics for just a few days, you might be surprised by how much better you feel. (And if you want to be extra sure that you're meeting all your daily vitamin requirements, consider taking a supplement.)

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THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT’S DINNER PRE-PARTIES

Journalists, politicians, actors, entertainers and glitterati descended on Washington D.C. Friday for the frenetic festivities leading up to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in the kick-off to the D.C. political and media world’s annual showpiece event.

View of gift bag provided at TIME and People’s Annual White House Correspondents’ Association cocktail party at St. Regis Hotel on Friday.

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GO AHEAD, POP THE PILL OF FASHION WEEK

The hottest new party drug? Kale tablets.

8Greens, an effervescent tablet that contains eight powerful greens, was launched by blond stunner Dawn Russell last October and has been a hit with everyone from designer Rachel Roy to actress Keri Russell.

‘It’s really been a hit with the fashion industry,’ Russell says. ‘It’s quick, it’s easy, it very much fits its lifestyle. And it’s nine calories,’ she adds.

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HOW TO TRAVEL LIKE AN A-LISTER

For those of you looking to get that A-list glow on the go, there’s a product for that—and it’ll only set you back $12.50. 8G, which stands for eight greens (including spinach, wheatgrass, chlorella and kale) is a quarter sized supplement that dissolves into a cup of water, turning it into nutritious cup of juice—perfect for those who have trouble fitting in their daily recommended portion of green vegetables (which is, let’s face it, all of us). This carry-on friendly product—which counts Keri Russell and Helena Christensen as fans—is a globetrotter’s best friend.

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GOING SKIN DEEPER

Former Donna Karan fashion model Dawn Russell went on a greens-rich diet to help fight cancer and discovered that her skin had never looked better. Her 8G Greens come in a fizzy lozenge that dissolved in a cup of water and comes packaged in a slender white tube. Aloe vera, chlorella and blue green algae, all known for their skin-fortifying powers, are delivered straight into the bloodstream.

PLOP, PLOP, FIZZ, FIZZ: CANCER SURVIVOR SAYS “8G” BUBBLY DRINK IS PATH TO BETTER HEALTH

Russell is the creator of 8G, a new dietary supplement that comes in effervescent tablets that dissolves in water and contain dehydrated spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera. Each tablet also promises to deliver as much vitamin C as five oranges, as much B6 as 20 cups of broccoli, as much B3 as 18 cups of carrots, as much B6 as seven cups of lima beans, as much B12 as nine cups of milk and as much zinc as 10 cups of asparagus.

With the juice craze taking off in recent years, Americans have recently begun drinking their fruits and veggies — in drinks that typically contain sugar, too.

The tablets, which sell for $12.50 for a tube of 10, are aimed at helping everyone — from Russell’s jet-set friends to health and fitness junkies to people who just eat junk food — get more vegetable-derived nutrients into their systems every day, at a reasonable price and with only 9 calories a tablet.

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2017: ALL THE AMAZING SWAG STARS WILL SNAG IN THEIR GIFT BAGS THIS YEAR

Awards season kicks off this Sunday and we’re counting down the minutes until stars hit the carpet at this year’s Golden Globes. At the end of the night, whether or not a star walks away with an award, they won’t be empty handed: everyone gets to snag one of the coveted gift bags that’s filled with some of the hottest, most in-demand beauty and fashion products of the moment. Wish you could get one? Maybe you’ll be nominated next year. Dying to know what’s inside? That we can help with. Check out the complete list of high-end goodies inside the men’s and women’s gift bags this year.

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5 WAYS TO GET READY FOR SUMMER SKIN

You may not have packed away your cardigans just yet, but the time is now to prep your skin for its most stunning summer yet. Here are some tips and products that will help your largest organ be at its best during the warm season.

We strongly recommend staying hydrated and eating a diet rich in vitamins, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to nourish your skin from the inside out. That said, how many of us can say they down the right amount of greens each (and every) day? Get an easy essential-veggie boost daily with an 8G supplement tab that dissolves in 8 ounces of water to create a refreshing, sugar-free and palatable drink packed with the following eight greens: spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera.

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This Could Be The Easiest Way to Get Your Daily Dose of Greens

While it’s not a meal replacement at all, the sugar-, wheat-, gluten- and preservative-free booster, which took five years to make, includes the most powerful greens into a single tablet to really do the job. “There are eight greens in the effervescent tablet, which does so much for you. Not only does it help with pH levels, which improves the look of skin but it also curbs sugar cravings and acts as a midday energy booster.” Packed with spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, aloe vera, chlorella and barley grass, each supplement (which is added to water) packs just nine calories in addition to vitamins B and C and zinc.

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MENTORING TEEN GIRLS

When Dawn Russell, a spokeswoman for The Estée Lauder Companies and former model, was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in her 20s, she was forced to quickly deal with many difficult life challenges. Now, several years into her recovery, Dawn is using the skills she learned as a cancer survivor to empower young women—especially teenagers—who are struggling with the everyday pressures of their own lives. Dawn offers advice parents can use to mentor their daughter, improve her self-esteem and help her cope with the ups and downs of being a teen.

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Man Repeller on Instagram

Cool! Tablets to throw into your water and drink replete with your daily dose of greens.

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DAWN RUSSELL ON KISSING THE BUTLER, THE SECRET TO PERFECT SKIN AND MAKING BROWNIES HEALTHIER

We’ve heard through the grapevine that you typically wear little to no makeup. And you have such beautiful skin! What’s your secret?

It’s greens, no joke. I have the world’s most sensitive skin as a result of having half my lymph nodes removed, so anything and everything I try to use typically completely causes a breakout. For me, greens have much more of an impact on keeping my skin clear with a glow rather than any external cream.

Travel can be exhausting and throw off your schedule. What do you do to feel your best while traveling?

I normally have 8G twice a day, but when I travel I increase to three times a day. Jogging is the best jetlag cure when you’re being healthy. And the biggest thing I’ve learned is that if travel is for four days or less, stay on your hometown time zone. It’ll make readjusting that much easier when you get home.

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Tried and Tested On-the-Go Energy

Former Ralph Lauren model Dawn Russell has developed the ultimate nutritional supplement consisting of the eight most critical super-greens.

It isn’t easy to come by a palatable concoction of blue green algae, barley, kale, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, aloe vera and spinach. But we found that 8G, with its slightly sweet effervescence, appeals to even those who are simply not green juice types. Each quarter-sized tablet, when dropped into 8 ounces of water, delivers extraordinary doses of Vitamins C, B6, B3, and zinc – exactly what we need when holiday parties, work and travel threaten to drain our nerves.

YES, NORDSTROM, YES!

Is one of your resolutions to eat more veggies, but the thought of replacing your lunch with salad every day turns you all the way off? Same, tbh. These supplements are an easy-yet-effective way of getting your greens without sacrificing your sanity.

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Little Helpers: 4 ingenious products to make your day easier

No time to shop, chop, or blend? Plop a nutrient-rich supplement into water for instant green juice. Tasty, too.

Send them home with something to remember and feel good about

A stash of effervescent tablets replete with essential vitamins and minerals provide your pals with greens for the road.

GEAR UP FOR SUMMER FUN WITH OUR JULY MUST HAVES

Despite my best intentions, I don't eat as many greens as I should. I go through phases where I'll smoothie it up, but when I haven't been grocery shopping, I definitely don't get the recommended amount of greens. I was very intrigued by 8Greens, a tablet made of greens like spinach, kale, and spirulina. It easily dissolves into a glass of water and contains a powerful nutrient punch: as much vitamin B6 as six cups of spinach, as much vitamin C as six oranges, and as much B12 as seven cups of milk! I have to say I'm pretty obsessed, as the lazy girl in me thinks she has just found the easiest way to get a veggie fix.

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A BRITISH ROYAL ON EXPENSIVE ALGAE AND BALANCE

"What my green juice means to me: It came out of necessity. When I was very ill, I was using extreme amounts of these greens to help me. Once I got back on my feet, I didn’t have the hours to go and get local greens and try different recipes. It became way too time consuming. 8G was a five-year labor of love, to figure out a way how to make these eight greens and one grass taste good, with zero sugar. The next challenge was getting it cost effective. I know everyone’s getting the eight greens they need. I don’t want people to think: Oh, now I don’t need a green salad or vegetables. This is just a helper. The first thing the greens do is that they detox your body and then they oxygenate — that’s why they help your skin so much. And then there are huge long-term health benefits: anti-aging and a strengthened immunity. It also helps you alkalize your body and it really cleans out toxins."

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HOLIDAY HANGOVERS SUCK, BUT THESE BEAUTY FIXES SURE DO HELP

The holidays are upon us and we all know what that means—hangovers. Okay, maybe that’s not the first thing you associate with the most wonderful time of year, but it certainly comes to mind. All that revelry, all that entertaining, well, it has its consequences. Work parties, boozy family brunches, Champagne-and-shopping nights with your girlfriends—these are just a few of the occasions you likely have penciled into your calendar in the coming weeks. Each one is something to look forward, something you’ll have a blast partaking in, and something that will leave you feeling a bit bleary-eyed the following morning.

We’ve scoured the market to find products that will aid you (and your puffy eyes) in your time of need. Add these to your defense arsenal and remember what your mama always told you: “Drink water in between every cocktail.” You can thank us (and moms everywhere) later.

The Juice Supplement: 8Greens

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Kelly LeVeque on Instagram

Looking to use something other than nut milk in your smoothie? Check out @8greens! I developed a recipe for my friend Dawn’s company (she is a cancer survivor, ex model, female entrepreneur and English Aristocrat…nbd) The recipe is featured in @voguemagazine.

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DO SKIN-ENHANCING DRINKS ACTUALLY WORK?

No, we're not talking about margaritas, unfortunately. But these bevvies we speak of are said to give you a glow, and they're blowing up in the beauty industry.

8G Greens Superfood Supplement

An easy way to get your daily greens since it boasts ingredients like kale and spinach, this super food supplement also has as much vitamin C as five oranges and as much vitamin B5 as 20 cups of broccoli. The vitamin C helps promote the growth of collagen, which contributes to youthful-looking skin (and decreases as we age). The antioxidants can also help keep skin looking healthy and bright.

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6 BEAUTY ENHANCING DRINKS TO KEEP YOU LOOKING YOUR BEST

We all know the old adage: You are what you eat. But with these innovative beauty powders and tablets you simply mix with water, you can finally be what you drink, too.

8G: These tablets, loaded up with eight beauty-enhancing greens like spinach, wheatgrass and blue-green algae, create a pleasantly fizzy drink. It’s subtly tart and not too sweet, and comes in handy when you need a quick pick-me-up (no stirring required).

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Flash Guru: Dawn Russell

“Drinking greens is better than getting a facial, and I’m not just saying that. I’ve seen it firsthand then studied with gurus around the world – in France, Austria, and Thailand – to find out why. It alkalized the body and helps rejuvenate skin from the inside out.”

Need More Greens? Former Model Invents Dissolving Vegetable Tablet

When Dawn Russell was suffering from Stage 3 cancer in her mid-20s, she discovered a surprising aid in her recovery: not taking some fancy drug, but eating a ton of green veggies. Now, the former model (and wife to Britain’s Lord James Russell) is debuting a fancy—and perhaps strange—health supplement inspired by her own experience.

Ms. Russell’s creation is 8G, an effervescent tablet chock-full of greens that fizzes and dissolves when dropped in a glass of water. Each dose contains blue-green algae, organic aloe vera, barley grass, spinach, kale, spirulina, chlorella and wheatgrass—ingredients that boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and pack Vitamins A, C, B6, B3 and zinc.

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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO PRE- OR POST-WORKOUT

Drink sugary “health” drinks

After a workout, ignore those highly addictive ‘undercover’ sugar drinks,’ advises Ramsay. ‘You didn’t run a marathon—you went to the gym. You don’t need that crap!’ Even some green juices contain too much sugar. In fact, most green juices contain four times the sugar that the World Health Organization recommends consuming in an entire day, says Dawn Russell, founder of 8G Greens Superfood Supplement. ‘The popular green juices sold today have tended to take an easy, unhealthy shortcut, by loading the product up with sugar. You can look at the ingredients they list and you’ll be shocked.

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5 SMART STRATEGIES TO SPEED UP YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Let's face it: Getting out of your home in the morning is hard. Even the most savvy morning person has to strategize in order to effectively use her time in the early hours of the day.

Here's a list of smart strategies to shave some time off your morning routine.

Take your greens on the go

Not everyone has time to make a nutrient-rich smoothie in the blender before they leave, but anybody has time to mix powder in a water bottle. If protein powders aren't your thing, try some of the new green juice solutions in powder form.

8 Greens: If Alka-Seltzer and green juice had a baby, this would be it. Drop the effervescent tablet into your water bottle and watch it dissolve into refreshing green juice in seconds. The eight greens it's named after are kale, spirulina, spinach, blue-green algae, chlorella, wheatgrass, barley grass, and aloe vera, yet it is a shockingly light and tasty beverage to start your morning with. Read the full article here.

16 ESSENTIALS FOR 2016

Struggling to get your suggested servings of greens while gorging on raclette in France or prime rib in Las Vegas? 8G founder Dawn Russell created this dissolvable tablet that packs nutritional powerhouses such as kale, wheatgrass, chlorella and blue green algae. A great pick-me-up that is also gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free.

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Green Dream: Dawn Russell’s Quest to Take Spinach, Spirulina to the Masses

She admits she has a sweet tooth and a weakness for red wine, so why should anyone listen to Dawn Russell when it comes to healthy eating habits?

Because Russell also has a passion for greens — eight of them in particular — and says they saved her life when she was fighting stage three cancer and a bone infection related to the disease when she was in her 20s. Now she’s cancer-free but still pounds greens to flush out toxins and maintain a healthy diet.

More than five years ago, she decided to spin her research and experience with greens into a product that she insisted be accessible to all. The result is 8Greens, a dietary supplement in the form of a tablet that fizzes in water. It contains spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera.

The product took five years to perfect and Russell also had to steamroll over all the nay-saying scientists and manufacturers, who insisted what she wanted to do was impossible.

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WHAT EDITORS KEEP IN THEIR BAGS DURING FASHION WEEK

With fashion month upon us, editors across the globe are meticulously plotting their outfits, finalizing their schedules and prepping what might be their most important ally through it all: a well-stocked handbag. From the bare necessities to everything but the kitchen sink, it’s to each their own with regards to how much is packed in a trusty tote. Regardless of preference, one thing’s for sure—everything included must be useful.

Essential Greens Booster

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SHE’S CHANGING THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY

It's not everyday you talk expensive haircuts and the best deep tissue massage spots with the type of woman who turns a terrifying diagnosis into an opportunity to educate—and a business model. But that's exactly what went down when we found ourselves at Dawn Russell's West Village apartment, just before Valentine's Day. After being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in her mid-20's, Russell went on to dive deep into nutrition as medicine. Fast forward some 15 years of research later, and she's the founder of 8G, a game-changing supplemental tablet made up of packs-a-nutritional-punch greens (you guessed it—eight of 'em) that will make you feel a whole lot better about opting for a sandwich over a salad for lunch.

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TIREDNESS, BE GONE!

Founder Dawn Russell took part in a Facebook Live with Domino Magazine

We’re chatting with Lady Dawn Russell, the founder of 8Greens, about the smoothie that banishes fatigue and 8 easy tips to quick and long-term wellness.

Founder Dawn Russell took part in a Facebook Live with InStyle

Let’s be real, who ACTUALLY gets in enough greens? 8Greens founder Dawn Russell makes it easy with a “Slimdown” drink from her latest cookbook! Leave your questions below!

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

JUICE ANYWHERE: Quarter-size tablets have the benefits of eight different greens, packed into an effervescent tablet that you drop into water.

WELNESS - TWO BUZZY NEW WELLNESS TRENDS TO TRY: GREEN DRINKS GET THE PLOP PLOP, FIZZ FIZZ TREATMENT, AND SOUND HEALING MAY BE THE NEW AROMATHERAPY

I recently stumbled on 8Greens, a tablet that contains the ingredients found in green drinks… It was a revelation, like the universe saying “I’ll give you one free pass, buddy.”

Almost everyone, including my 3-year-old, likes the taste of this bubbly kale-and wheatgrass-infused concoction. I’m convinced it gives me a little lift each time I drink it.

MADE IN USA OPTIONS FOR A DETOX CLEANSE YOU CAN TRUST

8Greens is a great way to get your greens on the go. My body craves green vegetables after working out. I’d never seen a tablet form of green powder, so was elated to find this. Packed with eight greens including spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and aloe vera, 8Greens packs a healthy punch. It’s not ‘green’ tasting, but refreshing, only a tad sweet, and nutty from the barley grass. Simply drop one tablet in eight ounces of water, dissolve, and enjoy.

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This Could Be The Easiest Way to Get Your Daily Dose of Greens

“I hate cooking, and the thought of having to cook vegetables so that I can work them into my diet is one notion I would rather avoid then actually succumb to.

I thought that I was out of options until a deskside appointment was set up with Lady Dawn Russell, the creator of 8Greens ($25 for two tubes), an effervescent drink supplement.

I liked how it tasted so much that I started drinking it regularly. It’s actually become one of my favorite midday treats. And unlike something like a protein bar or an acai bowl, I know this is fueling my body with something good and the nutrients I’m probably lacking, and I'm sure glad I discovered it.”

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Like many people, I grew up thinking doctors were all-knowing. You get sick, they know how to make you better. But when I was diagnosed with melanoma… age 25, I quickly learned that there are limits to what physicians can accomplish. While the lesson was a difficult one, it helped me to discover a way of life that’s healthier than any I’d considered before I became ill.

Out of four possible stages of melanoma, I was stage 3. My prognosis? There was only a 65 percent chance I’d live to see my 30th birthday.

…the results of the surgery were exactly what I’d hoped—all of the nodes were clean. Still, about a week later, I suffered a major postoperative infection that required weeks of intravenous and oral antibiotics. By the end of it, my body was ravaged. I was weak, my skin was greenish and I’d lost a lot of weight. …

A year after my surgery, I still couldn’t get through the day without naps. Working was out of the question. But despite my fatigue and near-constant infections, I couldn’t accept this limited life. So I sought out top alternative practitioners, all of whom claimed success in treating people with cancer.

The first person I saw was an energy healer who promised to release the “negative toxins” within me. ... The immediate effects were wonderful, but they lasted no longer than an afternoon. A few months later, a naturopath I visited prescribed a liver-detox concoction… All it did was leave me chained to the toilet. The homeopath I saw afterward recommended an incredibly detailed organic diet… Following his demands didn’t help me rebuild my life, it became my life. I told him to shove it after six weeks.

I’d had it. I suddenly woke up and realized that there had to be a way to combine the scientific standards of Western medicine with the holistic philosophies of Eastern therapies… After extensive research, I discovered the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a network of top medical centers dedicated to a holistic approach to healing, blending the best of Eastern and Western therapies. The name that kept coming up was Woodson Merrell, M.D… I met with him in the spring of 2004 and knew immediately that he could really help me.

The first problem he zeroed in on was my ongoing fatigue and frequent illnesses, which seemed to stem largely from my depressed immune system…When he told me that one of the supplements I’d taken had been found to promote the growth of skin cancer, I realized just how important it is to have a doctor overseeing all aspects of my care, Eastern and Western alike.

I certainly don’t have all the answers, but this much I know: Nearly five years after being diagnosed, I’m still cancer-free. Do I have surgery to thank for that? Most definitely. But I now realize that no single approach or person will ever have all the answers. It was only when I combined the best of both worlds that I was able to restore my health.

Green Queen

Lady Dawn Russell launched her line of effervescent 8Greens tablets, packed with superfoods including spinach, spirulina, and wheatgrass, in 2015; now she’s making it easier to veg out. The 8G Cookbook features more than 40 recipes – ranging from basics, such as red sauce, to her friend Gwyneth Paltrow’s turkey meatballs – that have been tweaked to incorporate an 8G tablet for a boost of stealth nutrition. Driven by her concern that most Americans fail to meet the U.S. RDA for vegetable consumption (two to three cups), Russell caters not only to those already committed to plant power, but also to the devoutly leaf-averse, offering tips for kid-friendly fare, breakfast favorites like the Peninsula Beverly Hills’ decadent blueberry pancakes, and an entire section devoted to cocktails. Bottoms up.

Powders of Youth

Put down that juice! L. A.’s latest health craze is powdered, baby.

They even come in tablet form via Dawn Russell's 8Greens tablets, which are packed with eight essential greens for a boost of energy and beauty from within.

Try It

Have you had your greens today? Hmm, maybe not. It's OK. There's a quick fix for that. 8Greens is an effervescent tablet (popped by the likes of Keri Russell, Helena Christensen and Christy Turlington) containing spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera. Drop one in eight ounces of water, dissolve, drink. Repeat when necessary.

THE 2017 GLAMOUR BEAUTY AWARDS ARE HERE! MEET OUR JUDGES: NATURAL & ORGANIC

Founder of 8Greens, Dawn Russell, was a judge.

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ARISTOCRATS LORD JAMES AND LADY DAWN RUSSELL LIST WEST VILLAGE ESTATE

Russell, who was diagnosed with cancer in her 20s, subsequently created 8G, a supplemental tablet made up of eight different kinds of greens–her Tasty Greens health and wellness company is based in Manhattan, though she and her husband reside primarily in London.

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YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT GADGET THIS NUTRITIONIST PACKS TO STAY HEALTHY ON THE ROAD

Kelly [LeVeque] adjusts her afternoon pick-me-up based on her mood and energy levels, so she'll keep a few different vitamin packets on hand that she can combine with water come 3 p.m. Oxylent 5-in-1 multivitamin packs and 8Greens dietary supplements (which are packed with as many vitamins as 15 cups of broccoli) are her current obsessions.

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LUXURY GYM BAG ESSENTIALS

Stock up on the season’s must-have gear.

8G supplement

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10 WAYS TO STAY ZEN ON THE ROAD

No need to waste precious vacation time searching for a juice shop when you can pack these single-serve effervescent tablets. They come in a travel-friendly tube and contain eight ingredients (spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and aloe vera) to help boost your daily greens intake.

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APRIL EMPTIES

This isn’t a beauty product but it’s something I’ve been relying on for the past month or so while I’ve been traveling. As much as I love traveling it’s very hard to maintain a steady diet of greens so this tablet is pretty much a life-saver. One tablet has 8 grams of greens so I’m set for the day. I try to take it early in the morning. I rely on supplements and vitamins a lot when I travel to stay healthy. I highly recommend you guys pick this up for your vacations.

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9 HOLIDAY PARTY GAME CHANGERS

While the Holiday Season is the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the busiest in NYC. Whether you’re rushing to get to a party straight from the office, or simply need a quick fix to update your look, there’s always an answer. Here are 9 holiday party game changers to stash under your desk or fit in your handbag to help you survive the next couple of weeks in style.

A Much-Needed Pick-Me-Up: 8 Greens tablets are the ultimate energy booster and a must-have to get you through these busy weeks. The tablet dissolves in water and tastes so good, you won’t believe how healthy it really is.

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Rachel Roy on Instagram

Headed East w my current in flight crew. #8greens my new green EmergenC tablets + soothing sounds

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Vitamin G

Your parents always told you to eat your greens, but 20 cups of broccoli, 7 cups of lima beans and 10 cups of asparagus a day? Dawn Russell, a former model and cancer survivor who lives in London, developed 8G, effervescent tables that dissolve in water and contain dehydrated greens and pack vitamins C, B6, B3, B6, B12 and zinc into a 9-calorie, lemon-lime drink. Greens and their photonutrients were the first things that made her feel better after cancer surgery, she said during a recent Bay Area visit and lunch at the home of philanthropist Saki Fisher.

GET ALL YOUR HEALTHY GREENS IN 1 TABLET

It made me realize that whilst it’s trendy all these greens very few people truly what they do and also how to incorporate them into our really busy daily life. How can Moms get it in their kids when they are just trying to get their teeth brushed and off to school.

So for 5 years I did 263 prototypes and ended up with the absolute best product I can produce for you.

I have a five year old that demands it every morning on his way to school. It has a lemon-lime flavour so they love it. They think it’s a soda practically.

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Vogue Korea

8Greens Make Water Palatable for People who Don't Like Water

Like 95 percent of models and actresses, Khloé Kardashian considers water to be "magical." She even keeps a fruit-infused water shrine in her fridge. But I feel successful if I gag down one glass. I hate water so much that some days I subsist on coffee, sugar-free Red Bull, and Perrier alone, without a single sip of flat agua. Even during an exercise class, drinking from my water bottle is a struggle. And until recently I was fine with that, because while studies show that water increases blood flow, there's no concrete evidence that binge-drinking water actually improves the look of skin.

Then a publicist slipped me a tube of 8 Greens: "It will change your life," she said with the intensity of a therapist. It won't, I thought. I was prepared to hate the stuff because snooze, another nutritional supplement. But 8G is different. The water-boosting tablet promises as much zinc as 10 cups of asparagus, the vitamin C of five oranges, and the vitamin B12 of SO MUCH yogurt. Each dose has spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, and more buzzy greens, but what keeps me dropping 8G tablets in my water is that it transforms H2O into something palatable without using chemicals or food coloring. The light taste is comparable to Emergen-C: tart, fizzy, neutral. I'm still not sold on drinking water neat, but maybe I've found my "magic.”

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8Greens in Golden Globes swag Bags

All the amazing swag stars will snag in their Golden Globes gift bags this year.

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SHE BATTLED CANCER, THEN CREATED A SUPPLEMENT TO BOOST NUTRITION

While recovering from stage 3 lymphatic cancer, Lady Dawn Russell, 41, struggled to fit greens like kale and wheat grass into her daily diet. So the wife of Lord James Russell, an English nobleman, developed 8G, a supplement that delivers eight greens in one dissolvable tablet. “When I was extremely sick, I consumed high amounts of nutrient-dense greens, and it was truly life-changing,” she says. “Greens – and eating healthily in general – calms, centers and focuses me."

Editor's Picks: Our Fave Finds in Nordstrom's New Natural Beauty Section

8Greens Essential Green Booster Trio

We could all use more greens in 2017, which is why I'm incorporating these dissolvable tablets into my diet. They pack as much Vitamin C as five oranges, as much vitamin B5 as 20 cups of broccoli, as much vitamin B3 as 18 cups of carrots, as much B12 as nine cups of milk...you get the point. I plan to drop one in my husband's bag so he can get on the healthy bandwagon too.

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Beautyscopes

Taurus, 2017 is the time to get serious about your eating habits. Not eating enough vegetables just won’t cut it any more. 8G, which stands for the 8 Greens that are in each tablet, was made with Taurus in mind. This powerhouse tablet contains more vegetables than you could possibly eat in a day, and all you need to do is drop a tablet into water, let it fizz, and drink it up. It actually tastes good, especially knowing how healthy it is for you. Another benefit is also how good it makes you feel. Even skeptical Taurus will be hooked on this green tablet.

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8 Greens, package innovation, and brow trends

Cos Bar research retail therapy, and “8 Greens” effervescent tablet. Packaging companies innovating to help packaging itself preserve products, from dispensers to wands, changing the way we think about packaging, how gel has come a long way, keeping products cleaner, and the growth in the active beauty space. How can consumers make everything around them the most effective, the absence of a proper brow solution and regularly changing brow trends, bio-based ingredients and supply chains, designer yeasts, “postbiotics”, a B-to-B Indie niche, and dry sheet masks.

Lady Dawn Russell

Dawn Russell is teaching us that a bottle a day keeps the doctor away. But she’s not talking about the stuff you’ll find in a Times Square chain. No, her fight against lymphatic cancer took her around the world on a quest for the greens that would save her life. And now, fifteen years and 263 trials later, she’s sharing them with us. Introducing 8Greens, the friendly (tasty) little tablet jam-packed with as much vitamin B6 as in 11 cups of Lima beans, vitamin B12 as in 10 cups of milk, vitamin B5 as in 30 cups of broccoli, Zinc as in 10 cups of asparagus… the list goes on. Long story short, Dawn’s done the work for you.

“I wasn’t going to make 8Greens unless these eight greens were included, particularly the blue-green algae. Blue green algae is commonly known as the most powerful green there is as it is the only one 100% non-man manipulated.

These greens detox, oxygenate, and make the body alkaline. We are at the beauty counters at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Peninsula Spas because these greens are so amazing for the skin.

8Greens is an effervescent tablet rather than a pill or powder. With no excess spilling, it is easy to travel with; simply drops one in a glass of water and drink. “I wanted to make getting greens easy, tasty, and affordable. Not everyone has the time to make a green juice, a smoothie, or healthy nutritional choices. 8Greens is perfect for late morning starts, the 4PM slump and the days you don’t eat right."

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Neiman Marcus Gets Into the Wellness Trend

The Wellness Shop offers brands that are either natural, organic, eco-cert, or clean and green.

There are 23 brands in The Wellness Shop, 21 of which are new to Neiman's. Kiehl’s and 8Greens have already been carried.

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Inner Beauty

True beauty is beyond skin-deep. Fight aging from the inside out thanks to a new regimen of skin supplements.

8GREENS
Just pop, drop, fizz and sip this 10-calorie supplement to ensure you get your daily dose of antioxidants and more.

The Top Shelf

"I used to take Emergen-C every day while traveling, but they’re filled with lots of things that don’t actually help your health. 8 Greens kind of does the same thing but it’s all-natural and filled with greens. I’m not sure how they get that all into a little pill, but you feel the same as you do with Emergen-C, but I think it’s a little bit better for you overall. And then I do yoga twice a week and I workout with a trainer less than that, whenever it’s conducive to my schedule. I do put my work schedule first, which I shouldn’t. Sometimes I schedule in yoga like it’s a meeting on my calendar actually. It’s too good for your mental health to skip."
-Rachel Roy

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8GREENS: A Review

If I’m lucky I eat three servings of vegetables a day. Those servings usually come from a red bell pepper, a cucumber or two, and carrots. While colorful, I’m definitely not eating enough dark leafy greens, which are essential due to being full of vitamins – mainly Vitamins C, B5, B6, B12, and the mineral Zinc! Note: If you aren’t sure why you need those vitamins and minerals this website has a handy guide to what they are and why they’re needed in your body.

However, a new solution has come on the market and it is 8GREENS, a fizzy tablet that you simply drop into a glass of water and drink each day.

That’s it and it seems almost too easy. I tried 8GREENS for a week and here’s what I found.

First of all, it really is super easy. I just drop the tablet into a glass of cold water every night, wait about three minutes for it to dissolve, and drink it as fast as I can.

And it doesn't taste bad! For something that has all of these vegetables in it it tastes delicious, like a fun, fizzy lemonade.

Now, the only hard part is the price. It is $14 for 8 tablets at Nordstrom, or you can subscribe on the 8GREENS website. Now, $2 a drink isn't bad but it feels like a lot when you're going through a pack of 8GREENS almost once a week.

However, if you aren't eating any leafy greens during the week it is totally worth it.

Best,
Alyssa

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THE SUPPLEMENTS I SWEAR BY FOR ENERGY, STRESS-RELIEF, AND OVERALL HEALTH

In an ideal universe, I’d get all of the nutrients my body needs from my totally perfect diet.

Protein from perfectly cooked sous vide eggs and meats and vitamins and antioxidants from juices and smoothies made in my Vitamix with perfectly fresh farmers market produce.

My actual universe, of course, is a little more complicated.

The crazy busy pace of modern life means a few things. I’m often eating on the go while doing three other things, and the food that’s readily available isn’t always the most nutrient-dense. Plus, the stress of trying to do it all means nutrients that can make my body more resilient and resistant to inflammation are even more important.

So, sometimes you gotta supplement. I have found that supplements (as well as the healing properties of aromatherapy) have helped me sleep when I’m supposed to, fight off germs, and keep my stamina up when work/travel/life gets intense. Here are are the supplements that are my partners in crime.

High-quality green powders are a great way to get in a mega-dose of micronutrients—vitamins, minerals, antioxidants—when you need it. It’s like eating a trough of healthy salads by just taking a few sips. And since I travel a lot, I love to throw these tablets by 8 Greens in my bag and mix them into a water bottle at the airport, before confronting the pleasures of air travel. Super powers.

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DRINK YOUR GREENS: 8GREENS

I am so glad that I discovered 8Greens - the easiest way to get your greens no matter where you go. All you do is add it to a 8 oz. glass of water, let the effervescent tablet fizz and then drink your greens. 8Greens includes Spinach, Wheatgrass, Kale, Blue Green Algae, Spirulina, Aloe Vera, Chlorella and Barley Grass.

Did you know that most green juices on the market today contain FOUR TIMES the sugar the World Health Organization recommends to consume in an entire day? Gross. 8Greens is only 10 Calories and is free sugars, wheat, gluten, allergens, dairy, preservatives and salt. Now that’s what I am talking about!

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Wishlist

8Greens made The Detox Diary Wish List.

How to Use: 8Greens

Getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals has never been easier.

10 Small Steps to Lead a Healthier Life

I'm by no means a 'health nut'. I love an occasional Taco Bell run, I love a gin and tonic or glass of champagne, red meat is my favorite and working out is not my favorite. I don't really follow fad diets, and I'm not a gym rat or vegan. However, I totally believe in 'everything in moderation' and also making small healthy choices day in and day out.

The key to keeping up with making healthier choices is making them extremely easy to follow and maintain no matter where you are on the healthy lifestyle spectrum!

Do you do anything quick and easy in your daily routine to lead a healthier life? I'd love to hear your tips! Here are some things that I do:

Drink Water
Well, duh. I used to be a huge diet coke fan. In high school, my mom literally stopped buying it because I would drink so much of it. Then in college, we had it readily available and I easily drank it once a day. Now, I drink it maybe once a month at most. I've completely cut it out of my diet and it wasn't even that hard! I definitely suggest trying to cut something like this out of your lifestyle.

Now, I stick to water or sparkling water. I really love Trader Joe's brand of sparkling waters, Gerolsteiner mineral water, or Schweppe's lemon lime sparkling water! If you are someone who has a tough time drinking plain water, these are all good alternatives (although none are as good as plain old water). I've also recently discovered these 8 Greens tablets. My friend Aly suggested them and they're delicious and jam packed with vitamins. I also always make sure I have a full Tervis full of water on my desk at all times. Just having it immediately available is the first step!

Recipes for Radiance

8Greens. Think green juice in a tablet - this delivers spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and aloe vera to boost your complexion from within. The tablets promote collagen production, increase circulation, reduce the effects of aging, help detox organs, and more.

My Fair Lady

Healthy living guru Lady Dawn Russell shows us how she stays lovely in the West Village.

Go Green

Welcome to the future of greens. With the tagline "Pop. Drop. Fizz. Sip,"8Greens tablets sound foolproof, and we had to investigate.

Star Swap

Sap green juice for 8Greens water enhancer. Once 8 oz. glass of green juice has 98 calories. Instead, dissolve an 8Greens tablet in water and get a wallop of nutrient-rich supergreens that saves 88 calories.

Secrets of Tatiana Sorokko

Here’s how Sorokko stays secure in mind, body and spirit:

Jet Set Style: As an experienced globetrotter, Sorokko’s developed an expert survival strategy for travel: hibernation. “I don’t drink or eat anything while I’m in the air—I try not to do much, just sleep.” Preflight nutrition and hydration is key to avoiding midair bloat, Sorokko says, and adequate shut-eye before and after takeoff ensures a jetlag-free landing. Her carry-on is also stocked with tried and true tools of the trade, including Biocean Hypertonic Seawater Solution Supplements to balance electrolytes, and 8G dissolving tablets to boost collagen and balance pH. Her one must-have beauty item? Embryolisse Laboratories Secret de Maquilleurs. “This is the absolute best product to reduce puffiness and under-eye wrinkles while traveling,” she says. “I learned about it from an Air France stewardess who looked unbelievably bright eyed after our very long flight.”

The New Natural

Brand founder Lady Dawn Russell is taking her all-natural and holistic movement to the next level with her launch of The 8Greens Cookbook, which incorporates the tablet in 40 simple, family-tested recipes and meals.

The 8 Greens Your Body Shouldn’t Live Without

This new tablet has as much Vitamin C as 6 oranges, as much Vitamin B15 as 15 cups of broccoli, and as much vitamin B6 as 6 cups of spinach, without the hassle of peeling, cooking, and eating all of that.

I recently stumbled on 8 Greens, a tablet that contains the ingredients found in green drinks. You just drop it in water, let it fizz and enjoy. It was a revelation, like the universe saying, “I’ll give you one free pass, buddy.” 8 Greens’ creator, Dawn Russell, spent four years developing a product that everyone said couldn’t exist: an almost-zero-sugar, 10-calorie, refreshingly tasty green-drink tablet made with ingredients including blue-green algae from Oregon’s pristine Lake Klamath. “My obsession was, how can I help busy people build basic health in a way that’s, ‘Take it, go, get on with your day,’” she explains.

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Day In The Life: An American Aristocrat, Cancer Survivor And Founder Of A "Green" Empire

At age 25, Dawn Russell was diagnosed with stage III lymphatic cancer. When a bone infection precluded chemotherapy and radiation, she set out in search of a miracle cure. Of all the steps that led toward healing, the one that impacted the most was the simplest: greens. After learning that 87% of Americans don’t get enough greens, Russell made it her mission to make the eight most essential easily accessible to everyone. Four years of testing, five scientists, five manufacturers, and 263 prototypes later, she launched 8Greens (8G) together with her husband, English environmental investor Lord James Russell. A blend of spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, spirulina, Aloe Vera, chlorella and barley grass, the effervescent tablets dissolve in a glass of water for an on-the-go green juice that costs $1.40 a day. Here, she shares a day in the life of a wife, mom, entrepreneur, health advocate and accidental aristocrat.

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What Brook Shields Can’t Live Without - 8Greens

We asked actress and designer Brooke Shields, whose line Brooke Shields Timeless for QVC is available now, about the black tea, vitamin C serum, and sprouted nuts she can’t live without.

So in keeping with this new training system, there’s this woman with a brand called 8 Green Fizzy Tablets that I’ve started taking. They’re dietary supplements that are these green tablets, and each one has something crazy, like 15 cups of broccoli, 6 cups of spinach, a ton of zinc and B12. You’re basically getting all these healthy things, and in fact, my trainer is close to someone who actually has an autoimmune situation, and she started taking these, and her joints are less stiff. I’ve been dissolving one in water every morning for six months, and I actually do think I have more energy. I don’t get depleted. And you know how when you are craving iron — or, well, I don’t know if you do — but when I’m craving iron, I just want to eat spinach and steak, and now I don’t feel that way anymore. It also just tastes great because it has natural stevia sweetener in it. It makes me feel balanced.

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Swap This for That

One of the easiest ways to get a hefty dose of nutrient-rich greens - spinach, kale, blue green algae, wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera - these tablets instantly dissolve into water to delivery detoxifying, energy-boosting benefits your body needs, without the sugar.

DAWN SHARES HER FAVORITE MOTTO WITH BEAUTY INDEPENDENT

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 16 founders and executives: Do you have a favorite business motto or quote?

Dawn shares her favorite saying, which is, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” She has this on a magnet above her desk, and it reminds her every day never to be held back by the fear of failure.

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The Good Skin Diet

Get an extra dose of vitamin A, which helps with cell turnover, thanks to the spinach and kale that are condensed into this effervescent tablet.

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Bobbi Brown and Dawn Russell Talk Wellness

Dawn Russell sat down with Bobbi Brown to talk about the wellness and beauty industries from the inside out.

Watch it here.

Perfect for Traveling and Busy Days

8Greens was listed at #4 in the 10 Things I Love Sunday.

Elsie Larson says, “They’re perfect for traveling and busy days. In my perfect world, I go get or make fresh organic vegetable juice every morning, but that’s nowhere near my reality at the moment. So little things like this help a lot.”

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Free People Stylist Christine Shares Her Favorites

I feel so grateful to work in such a creative environment with such a talented and engaged team. My favorite aspect of my job as a stylist is working to bring the Beauty + Wellness assortment to life on the site. Free People carries an incredible array of products; I’m always so excited to learn more about our new offerings and work with them hands-on every day. My favorite days are when I’m making beautiful swatches with lip stick or nail polish, or styling with amazing fresh fruits, veggies, and flowers.

I opt for 8 Greens when I need some extra veggies in a pinch.

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LIVING WELL WITH 8GREENS: ON THE LIFE-SAVING POWER OF DETOX + NUTRITION

Illness can teach us a lot about ourselves. When Dawn Russell, founder of 8Greens and author of the new The 8Greens Cookbook, was diagnosed with stage-3 cancer in 2000, she traveled the world searching for answers and relief. What she came home with was a new understanding of what her body really needs to be well, along with inspo for her powerfully nutritious tablets —a dissolvable blend of eight green vegetables (that we think is kind of genius) — and an arsenal of healthy daily habits that have kept her alive and thriving.

Discover this wellness wonder’s simple tips for daily detoxing, most essential supplements and the spa treatment that makes all the difference for her health inside this deeply inspirational ‘Living Well With‘ interview…

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The Wellness Books Domino Editors Can’t Get Enough Of

It’s almost the end of January, which means that new year’s resolution you made to yourself almost a month ago is most probably just a distant memory by now. But don’t despair: Wellness shouldn’t be an arbitrary promise you make to yourself anyway—instead, it should be something you try to encompass in all areas of your life. Be it getting your greens in, finding a workout you adore, or learning confidence and self-love, there are so many ways to incorporate wellness in your life in a balanced way (aka, no cutting carbs or going on some crazy crash diet).

However, understanding the wellness world can be fairly difficult, what with the amount of conflicting information out there. So, in order to make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favorite wellness books that tackle everything from getting a good night’s sleep to making sure you treat your body with love. Read on for these truly life-changing picks.

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8Greens Essential Greens Booster

Eating enough greens can be challenging, especially when they are out of season, and quality, local produce is hard to find. We feel lucky to have discovered the 8 Greens Essential Greens Booster – a low-calorie effervescent tablet packed with all of the nutrients our body gets from fresh fruits and veggies.

Full of vitamins C, B5, B3, B6 and B12, ascorbic acid, niacin and zinc, the tablets are made from spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera. All of the greens are simply dehydrated, without compromising their nutritional value. They contain no wheat, gluten, sugars, allergens, dairy, preservatives, or salt.

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