Athletic Greens (AG) is a green superfood powder drink with probiotics and digestive enzymes. A robust greens formula, with a high-energy brand, makes Athletic Greens a popular product. This Athletic Greens review will look at the label and determine the quality of ingredients and the real value of the product.
Product Name: Athletic Greens
Company Name: Athletic Greens
Product Description: Greens superfood drink powder
Price: $99 – $127.99 for 30 servings. (Depending on supply)
Rating: 9.3 out of 10
SUPERFOODS – Athletic Greens Review
The raw superfoods section of Athletic Greens contains a lot of organic superfoods. It is an excellent profile and very-well-rounded. You have a good mix of the three types of superfoods… fruits & vegetables, grasses and algae. Spirulina, broccoli, wheatgrass, alfalfa, carrot, spinach, etc… I’m very impressed with the variety; a total of around twenty-seven superfoods just in this section.
Athletic Greens has some superfood ingredients that are not found in a lot of other products which makes it unique in this way. For instance, papaya, bilberry and beet are ingredients you don’t find on every green drink label. I really like the broad ingredient list.
In terms of potency, Athletic Greens has good potencies of the superfoods. With a total of 8.5 grams of raw superfoods, this is enough to have a positive impact on the body. Overall, the superfoods part of Athletic Greens is impressive.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.3
In addition to the superfood section, Athletic Greens contains a robust antioxidant and herbal panel. There’s a quality list of very good ingredients in this section for immune building, cleansing and energy. All told, there’s almost 3.5 grams of excellent, health-building nutrients.
Athletic Greens also includes 233 mg of digestive enzymes and a good, solid probiotics formula.
I always look for enzymes and probiotics in a superfood drink as they help the body absorb the nutrients and aid in caloric utilization.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 9.2
Let’s talk about taste and texture of Athletic Greens. Simply put, AG tastes amazing for what it is. As any green drink user knows, if the product uses quality superfoods such as green leafy vegetables, grasses and algae, it’s going to taste earthy, grassy and sometimes swampy. Athletic Greens does a good job of masking the pungent taste with a hint of chocolate.
We put Athletic Greens as one of the best-tasting green drinks on the market. The texture is smooth and it mixes easily with whatever liquid you choose to blend it with.
TASTE SCORE: 9.7
Athletic Greens is a really good product but more expensive than it’s competitors.
Athletic Greens has 12 grams of nutrition and is a decent mid-range product that is one of the best-tasting green powder drinks on the market. Athletic Greens also has one of the most loyal followings of any green drink we’ve come across.
But if you just wanted to purchase one unit and not join their loyalty program (auto-ship), the price for a 30-day supply is a whopping $127 or $4.23 per serving.
If you join their loyalty program you agree to have Athletic Greens shipped automatically every 30 days and the cost drops down to $99 for a 30-day supply ($3.30 a serving).
You can also save more money if you order a 60 serving supply at $177 ($88.50 per-30day-serving) but you would also be committing to the 30-day auto-ship program.
SuperfoodDrinks.org actually reached out to Athletic Greens in regards to their pricing and they graciously provided us a lot of detail as to the high quality ingredients they use and the fact that they simply took no shortcuts in making this product.
We agree that this is an excellent product, but there’s no question that it is expensive and this does hurt the value score.
VALUE SCORE: 8.8
ATHLETIC GREENS SIDE EFFECTS
Sometimes we are asked if there are side effects from taking Athletic Greens and other superfood green drinks. The short answer is rarely. Like anything that pertains to diet, if you overdo it, you may experience some problems and green drinks are no different. (You can develop yellow-orange skin from eating too many carrots for goodness sake.)
There are some things you may notice when starting on a green drink diet. These are especially true if you are used to a diet of processed foods and low on green leafy vegetables.
You may experience a noticeable difference in your bowel movements. This is normal and you should not be alarmed unless it’s a serious problem. Remember, Athletic Greens and other green drinks are loaded with vegetables and dietary fiber and this is going to move things along. But elimination through the bowels is the best detoxification we have.
The most likely side effect is you will start to feel amazing and have more energy levels than you’ve experienced in a long time.[hr]
PROS & CONS
- Exceptional superfood list that includes a very well-rounded blend
- Contains ingredients that are hard-to-find in superfood green drinks
- At 12 grams per serving, it delivers a potent amount of nutrition
- The taste is extremely impressive for a green drink
- Contains digestive enzymes & probiotics making it more comprehensive
- Superfoods are 100% organic
- Non GMO and Gluten Free
- A little more expensive than some of their competitors
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Athletic Greens is a great product. I’m impressed with the amount of ingredients, quality of ingredients and the antioxidants, probiotics and digestive enzymes. From a pure health-benefit point of view it is one of the better green drinks we’ve reviewed. And furthermore, it tastes great.
As we mentioned before, we’ve been honest with our opinion that at $97 per 30-day supply, it is a little expensive.
We receive a lot of comments and there are a lot of folks who absolutely swear by this product. And we get it… Athletic Greens is very good-tasting and a high-quality product.