It Works Greens Review

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It Works Greens Review

It Works Greens is a greens-based superfood powder. The following It Works Greens review will take a close look at this formula to determine its value and effectiveness. According to the manufacturer’s website, It Works Greens boasts the following benefits:

  • Promote a healthy pH balance by alkalizing the body
  • Natural Detoxify the body
  • Support digestive health with probiotics
  • Antioxidants to fight free radical activity
  • Multiple servings of fruits and vegetables in every serving

PRODUCT PROFILE

Product Name: It Works Greens

Company Name: It Works

Website: www.myitworks.com

Product Description: Superfood Green Drink Powder with Probiotics

Price: $35 for a 1-month supply

Rating: 3.8 out of 10

SUPERFOODS

The entire It Works Greens formula is broken down into two “Proprietary Blend” sections. The first section contains a list of approximately 22 different ingredients for a total amount of 2,231 mg (2.2 grams).

The second section contains a list of another approximately 28 ingredients for a total amount of 330 mg.

There are a number of concerns we have with this formula.

The first major red flag is that the first two ingredients listed under the first proprietary blend section is Soy Lecithin and Soy Protein isolate. We were shocked to see that Soy Lecithin is not only in the product but it is the first ingredient listed. (Meaning the product contains more Soy Lecithin than any other ingredient.)

Soy Lecithin is a food additive. It is primarily used as a cheap filler. Is it bad for you? Look, we could write pages and pages about the debate as to whether soy lecithin is healthy or unhealthy. There are a lot of academic articles that go back and forth regarding the side effects of soy and soy lecithin.

But more to the point, the total amount of nutrition in one serving of It Works Greens is 4 grams, which is among the lowest potent green drinks we have reviewed on this site. And the leading ingredient is cheap filler?! The same filler used in commercial food products such as Chips Ahoy and Oreo cookies for example. And what percentage of the total formula does this ingredient contribute? We have no idea but it’s the first ingredient listed which means it’s significant.

Another huge concern with It Works Greens is that it appears that there are over 40 total ingredients and the total potency of nutrition per serving is 4 grams. That means that most of the ingredients in the product are so low in terms of potency that they have very little health impact to the body. The only value is having the name of the ingredient on the label for marketing purposes.

Think about this… the second “proprietary blend” section contains 28 ingredients. The total amount of these ingredients combined is 330 mg per serving. That means that the average amount per serving of each of these ingredients is a paltry 12 mg!

Let’s use some good old-fashioned common sense here… Do you really think that 12 mg of broccoli is going to have any type of health impact on the body? Think about it like this… one gram is approximately .2 teaspoons. 12 milligrams is .012 of a gram. So the amount of broccoli you would be ingesting in each serving of It Works Greens would be like pinching off the smallest, tiniest leaf of a broccoli flower.

It Works Greens superfood section is dramatically underachieving because it uses a cheap food filler as the main ingredient and the overall potency of the ingredients is the lowest we’ve ever seen.

SUPERFOODS SCORE: 3.0

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NUTRITIONAL PANEL

The nutritional panel of our reviews is devoted to the ingredients that are not directly categorized as superfoods, for instance, protein, probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, etc.

It Works Greens does contain some herbs and antioxidants, but as mentioned above, the amount of these ingredients are so hopelessly low, that they really won’t have much impact on the body.

It Works Greens also claims on their website that they have probiotics in the product. If it does, it’s not listed on the label.

Another weird label inconsistency is that the product claims to have 4 grams per serving but the combined ingredients (2,231 mg and 330 mg) add up to just over 2.5 grams. Where’s the other 1.5 grams?

Click Here to See the Supplement Facts, Nutrition Facts & Suggested Use

NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 3.0


TASTE

It Works Greens tastes pretty good. We tried the orange flavor and had no problem with taste or texture. But keep in mind that they use soy lecithin as a food filler, the same ingredient used in commercial cookies and thousands of other processed foods.

In addition, there are very little real superfoods in the product in any significant amount so it’s not like there’s a lot to try and overcome in terms of taste.

TASTE SCORE: 6.0


VALUE

Taking the quality and potencies of the ingredients and comparing them to the price of the product determine value. After reviewing dozens of dozens of products over the years, determining if a product delivers good value for the money becomes second nature.

It Works Greens is 4 grams per serving (apparently) and costs $35 for a 1-month supply. This breaks down to $1.16 per serving for 4 grams. In our opinion, this is not a very good value at all.

Consider Green Vibrance… 12 grams of high-quality superfoods cost $1.67 per serving. You get 3-times the nutrition as It Works Greens for only $.50 more per serving.

Or consider Total Living Drink Greens, our #1 reviewed superfood drink. You get 10-times the total nutrition (40 grams per serving compared to 4 grams) than It Works Greens for just over $3.00 per serving.

VALUE SCORE: 3.0

IT WORKS GREENS SIDE EFFECTS

We get asked a lot about the side effects of green drinks. There shouldn’t be any side effects of It Works Greens unless you have an allergy to soy. They do use Non-GMO ingredients according to their website, but if you have allergies or sensitivities to soy, we would recommend avoiding this product altogether.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

  • Tastes good

Cons:

  • Very low potent formula
  • Uses Soy Lecithin, a common food filler, as its main ingredient
  • The incredibly low amounts per serving of the superfoods, antioxidants and herbs make them almost useless
  • Extremely overpriced for what you are getting.

SUMMARY

Our mission statement is to deliver fact-based and objective information about superfood drinks in order to educate the consumer so that they can choose the best product for their needs.

Sometimes, we need to be honest about a product that we don’t feel is a good value. This is the case with It Works Greens. It appears that the company is a multi-level marketing company and as is so often the case with these marketing models, because so much is paid to its distributors, the product quality suffers. That’s not to say that MLM’s are bad. They’re not. Beach Body is a multi-level-marketing company and makes a product called Shakeology which is one of the best green drinks in existence.

The bottom line is It Works Greens is a cheaper, lower-quality product that is overpriced for what you are ingesting. There are much better options in our opinion.

OVERALL RATING: 3.8 out of 10


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5 Responses to It Works Greens Review

  1. Jennifer H January 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    I love the comparisons, which really do seem non-biased! I’ve been searching for a more affordable way for my husband and I to pursue better health and have a few options out there. I would put one major note out there for ItWorks greens, though – In comparing it to some of the products you have scored highly, I was seriously unimpressed compared to ItWorks. I AM overweight, and deal with inflammation in some damaged joints. These greens were the first to offer a slight improvement in feeling fatigued (I didn’t feel like I was going to drop at 4pm – just sleepy) AND, most of all, I believe contributed to a significant reduction in joint pain: enough that I could start walking after dropping kids off at school. It doesn’t suit as a meal-replacement, though, and that’s what I’m looking for: a meal replacement with all of the green benefits. So I’m watching the reviews. Leaning toward Shakeology for now (again).
    Thank you for what you do!!

    • Rosita Eisenach April 29, 2016 at 5:39 am #

      I just wanted to let you know, the we do have a protein shake that comes in vanilla and chocolate, that would help with your search of a meal replacement. We can use ours for so many things, we even bake with it!

  2. LANI April 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    “IT WORKS” DOESN’T WORK! I have ordered one through my friend…stay away from this company. Sent me one so badly damaged. Very unprofessional way of packing it with invoice so crumpled as if a baby had played with it and a plastic bag is the only way it came in. Not boxed but their IT WORKS plastic bag is what they use to ship. Came on a hot day and prod. was badly damaged. The scooper is so small. Makes you wonder how much vits you really are getting. It’s laughable. Very, very tiny scooper. I told them to get the damaged product and replace it with a new one. Now remember I got this from a friend. The rep on the phone said I can easily do the return online without any issues and that they would send another one after 10 days and their investigation. Really? Okay, so I’ve got pictures so fine but they don’t even want you to get a replacement? So that woman really got to me and so I followed what she said…guess what? You do the return, you have to pay for it! I got signed up for a 3 mo deal. To cancel, online shows you will pay $50! I was never told this. I was told if I bought one tub only I would have to pay $50 to sign up as a customer for one tub vs getting 3 months worth, that it would be cheaper and after that you can cancel. But I was never told that if you get out of it sooner, unhappy, you would have to pay $50 to cancel. Wow. So because they didn’t want to cooperate, I put a dispute on it. I’ve hear of members canceling their own memberships and were given a hard time. I’ve heard of people getting sick. Pls. do your research as this one has royal jelly and another ingredient also that acts like some aspirin and some other ones that can be very harmful for you overtime. Be careful. Plus, I HIGHLY DOUBT that this thing works….not everything is stated as far as how much you are actually getting from each ingredient. They just throw numbers, a combined mg but no breakdown. I’ve seen many good ones out there that have a full breakdown of how much you are actually getting. Yes, this one is made of soy lecithin..by far, the most that is in it. Cheap stuff and dangerous overtime. You owe it to yourselves to have a better and much higher of a quality of green drink. No wonder the owner got wealthy! The only way you can order is through the 3 month deal and they won’t let you off the hook easily. Or you order 1 tub at their price but you have to pay $50. Very catchy, isn’t it? So basically, regardless of anything, they can always take an extra $50 from your account. Smart guy. Check his educational background please! Yes, the one who started all this. Watch your thyroid…overtime, with cheap ingredients, it will destroy your thyroid. Just do yourselves a favor and stay away from this company. They have a wrap for your belly that claims to reduce your belly fat in just 45 mins! Come on now. Bogus claim! y friend who is in this business has always been an MLM fan so I can understand her excitement. But many jump from one biz to another and get excited over bonuses not studying the company’s history and products well.

    • Rosita Eisenach April 29, 2016 at 5:37 am #

      I am truly sorry that you are not satisfied. I absolutely love the greens. I was able to get rid of my heartburn, headaches and allergies by using this product. I have a real problem with texture of foods so I do not eat any fruits and veggies, so this product has helped me get some nutritional items since I’m getting 8 plus servings in just 1 serving. I have also been able to wean off of caffeine since this product does help with my energy level. The scoop is small, because that’s what the serving size is. You wouldn’t take more servings if it was an over the counter suppliment would you?
      As far as the membership thing goes, your friend should have told you all the different options of signing up. (If she was your friend, she would have been wanting to help you health wise, and not be worried about money wise). Sounds like you were signed up for the loyal customer term. That does entail 3 consecutive months of ordering at least one product. We suggest 3 months because most items, being prescriptions or over the counter, does take about 3 months to work fully, even though you can see results before hand. Each person and body is different. but we do have the membership way, which you pay a one time fee of $50. But we also have an option that you can pay retail and just do a one time order.
      As far as the CEO of the company, he used to be a tracher. He know what he’s doing. He has doctors behind him (Dr. Don something, I would have to look it up ). We are FDA regulated. These products are safe to use, but we always say to consult with your physician first.
      As far as the wraps that you mentioned, well they are our biggest seller. They sell because they work. But we do not claim that they reduce belly fat. We claim that they will help tighten tone and firm the area that is being wrapped.
      We are not a weight loss company. We are health and wellness, and we aide in your journey of working out and eating right. We do not claim that all you have to do is use this stuff and you will be skinny. We aim to get you healthy, so then you are able to lose weight with some exercise and or diet.
      Our company has helped many people become happier, healthier and honestly, wealthier. People with thyroid problems use our products to help them. Our items have help so many. I wish I could send you all their info so you could see.
      So again, I am sorry that this has not worked for you, mainly because your upset over some packaging issues. But should you ever want more information on what we can do, I would love to be able to answer your questions since it seems like you were not told all the right informatuon. I do hope that you would give us another try.

  3. Moesha April 29, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    I LOVE the ItWorks greens. I’ve tried everything to give me energy and wouldn’t give me the jitters. The greens have done exactly that. They make me feel 100% better!! I apologize that some cause a bad name to the company, but if you haven’t tried more than one product more than one time, why judge? It’s not magic. It’s a process. Yes, their wraps do tone in 45 mins. This company is awesome and is helping others daily.

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