Out of the hundreds of Greens products on the market today none included CBD until now. Enter Natural Recovery Greens, @naturalrecoverygreens, the total body wellness drink with nutrient-dense superfoods, BCAAs, probiotics, and CBD in a single packet.
You can conveniently get the nutrients your body needs to fight off the physical and mental stresses of everyday life.
We had the chance to interview the dynamic couple Pete and Adrienne Olander, founders of Natural Recovery Greens.
Read on to find out more about them and Natural Recovery Greens.
What is your background and what inspired you to create Natural Recovery Greens?
Adrienne Olander: I’ve been a pharmacist specializing in geriatric patients for the past 15 years.
Over that time, I’ve seen a gradual increase in opioid use along with an increase in side effects and more recently, an increase in regulations.
When reviewing these medications, I’m always considering alternative non-pharmacological and non-opioid interventions.
When Pete brought the idea of Natural Recovery Greens to me, I started researching the benefits of CBD and was amazed at the stories I read about people overcoming their dependence on opioids and other pain relievers by taking CBD Oil.
I was convinced right away that we could help people with this product.
Pete Olander: My career has spanned from advertising agencies to finance before I found my way into health and wellness.
When I finally managed to get into the nutrition industry, I oversaw the national distribution of several brands and helped launch multiple lines.
I love the wellness industry not only because it is fun but also because I witness and hear stories of people changing their lives every day through nutrition and exercise, and those stories inspire me.
As a 40-year-old fitness enthusiast, I began to realize how detrimental overtraining was to me, I was always tired, would develop nagging injuries and overall just wouldn’t improve.
When I started scheduling my “recovery days”, not only did I feel better but my body responded and I believe I am in the best physical shape of my life.
I developed a passion for healthy living at a very young age, for years I have taken supplements to give my body what I needed to recover and repair from my active lifestyle.
I was taking powders, greens, and capsules throughout the day, but I needed a more convenient way. I began to search for superfoods that could replace some of my supplements through my diet; it was at this time that I found Cannabidiol (CBD).
When I was introduced to CBD and its health-promoting benefits, I was amazed by the research I found. I immediately started incorporating it in my daily routine, and I loved the results.
But adding this new compound didn’t achieve my goal to reduce the number of products I was taking.
With help from top nutritionists, athletes, and anti-aging doctors, we set out to design the first superfood drink containing CBD, paired with ingredients selected to work together to provide the most efficacious wellness drink on the market.
I knew if it helped me, it would help others as well, and Natural Recovery Greens was born.
What is Natural Recovery Greens and can you tell us more about it like ingredients and the source of CBD oil?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: Natural Recovery Greens is the first premium wellness drink of its kind to combine 16 superfoods, Branch Chain Amino Acids, Probiotics, and THC-FREE CBD.
It is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, low in sugar, and only 50 calories per serving. It is available as a powder in single-serving packets, which makes it convenient nutrition for people on the go.
Simply mix with 12-14oz of water and enjoy!
We also incorporated some cool technology in our drink with OLEO CBD, it is fast-acting and definitely gives the feel factor that people are looking for when purchasing CBD products.
They have very high-quality standards and that was important to us in choosing them as a partner.
In addition, our CBD mixes seamlessly in water making a very smooth taste and ensuring each drink is consistent in CBD level.
The CBD used in Natural Recovery Greens is, sourced from US-grown organic hemp from Colorado farms and is verified 100% THC-Free. Every ingredient is 3rdparty tested for safety and purity.
Who should take Natural Recovery Greens?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: The short answer is almost everyone! We have worked with many nutritionists and doctors and they all seem to agree that eating vegetables and drinking water are healthy habits for anyone.
Two major problems we see in the wellness industry are that people aren’t getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet and not getting enough rest.
In today’s modern diets most people get too much protein and not enough green leafy vegetables, which provide vital phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients improve energy production, balance hunger cravings, and can give you healthier looking skin.
I did initially design the product for myself to help manage inflammation/soreness from exercise.
But as I started to share the idea of the product with others and hand samples out, I was amazed by the different responses I received.
The wide array of benefits included: increased concentration, helped with muscle soreness, reduced anxiety, and even improved sleep.
That is when we realized that a true wellness product is one that will help nourish the body and the mind– total body wellness.
What makes it different from the supplements in the market?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: The main differentiator between Natural Recovery Greens and other green drinks on the market is simple: CBD.
We created a supplement that helps people relax so their body is receptive to take in the high quality and highly bioavailable ingredients.
Natural Recovery Greens was designed to help our customers get their daily servings of nutrient-dense veggies, fruits and included digestive aids so their bodies can efficiently absorb all the goodness we packed in every serving.
We have also been very selective in sourcing our ingredients to make sure they meet and even exceed industry standards.
In addition, we source, produce and package all in the US.
What is the most challenging experience you’ve had in the CBD industry so far?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: I think business owners in every industry face challenges and, believe me, the CBD space is no exception.
People are becoming more and more aware of the wellness benefits of CBD but to date, not many companies have been able to include it successfully into a wellness drink.
Most CBD is sold in oil form, and because oil and water do not mix, it presents a problem with developing a product as we have in Natural Recovery Greens.
My experience in the nutrition industry allowed me to find a solution to this issue.
Another challenge that we are working through is marketing on different platforms.
The relationship between CBD and wellness is apparent and we know we have a great product that can help a lot of people.
Right now we are focusing on awareness of our product and its benefits.
What is your proudest moment since you started down this path of being an entrepreneur?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: Before we launched Natural Recovery Greens, we did a Beta test group which included a wide range of people.
These people sampled the greens for 5 consecutive days. They were instructed to take the greens at different times each day and then provide us with feedback on any positive or negative results.
Some of the most reaffirming feedback we received from the group was how they looked forward to drinking Natural Recovery Greens because it helped them in some way.
Many of these same Beta testers became my first customers when we finally launched and that was an amazing feeling.
If you’re looking for more creative ways to get your greens, try adding these ingredients to 1 packet of Natural Recovery Greens:
Flavor Enhancer: 1Tbsp Lemon or Lime Juice
Tiny Bubbles: 1 can Lemon or Lime La Croix
Protein Boost: Chocolate Protein Shake
Tea Time: 12-14 oz Green Tea (hot or cold). Optional: add 1 tsp lemon juice & 1 tsp honey
Salad Dressing: 2 Tbsp Salad Vinaigrette. (add 1-2 Tbsp water to desired consistency) Great as a veggie dip as well!
Can you tell us where we can buy Natural Recovery Greens?
Adrienne and Pete Olander: You can purchase Natural Recovery Greens at www.naturalrecoverygreens.com today.
We are finalizing agreements with several other online retailers and select gyms in the Chicagoland area.
Although Natural Recovery Greens is a premium wellness product, the daily cost is much less than if a customer would buy Probiotics, Greens Powder, BCAAs and CBD as individual ingredients, AND it has the convenience factor of only taking a single supplement instead of multiple per day.
Thank you so much Adrienne and Peter for taking the time to do the interview. To learn more about them or buy the Natural Recovery Greens, head on over to their website NaturalRecoveryGreens.com.