Grown American Superfood Review
Grown American Superfood is all about the farm to table concept. As our Grown American Superfood review will show, these manufacturers grow their own superfoods and then use them in their formula. Because of this, you can expect no pesticides or GMOs and all ingredients are organic.
The concept of a superfood manufacturer farming their own product isn’t unique, but it also isn’t the usual. It really helps validate the manfacturer’s claims and passion for their product.
That said, there is also a number of things missing from Grown American Superfood. Will the value add up? Keep reading to find out. This is definitely not on my top superfood drinks list.
Product Name: SuperFoods
Company Name: Grown American
Owner(s): Ed Van Drunen
Product Description: superfood drink
Price: $99.90 (cookbook and superfood shaker included)
Grown American Superfood is truly a green drink with some berries and sprouts thrown in. It doesn’t offer any protein or probiotics.
Grown American Superfood ingredients are hyper-focused on immunity building superfoods. All of their 30+ ingredients are organic and never exposed to pesticides. You won’t find probiotics or true enzymes, though some of the ingredients promote gut health. Additionally, there is a low fiber and protein content, a product of using powder forms.
Kale: antioxidants, vitamin K, and calcium are just the start to this potent superfood plant.
Spinach: known for its amazing iron content, spinach is also a great source of vitamin C and calcium. Many vegans rely on spinach for hard to get nutrients.
Wheatgrass: helps boost immunity and is great for gut health. Wheatgrass helps to kill off bad bacterias.
Barley grass: antioxidant and amino acids are among two vital aspects to the makeup of barley grass.
Alfalfa grass: a rare source of essential K4, Alfalfa grass also contains phosphorous and iron, among many other things.
Blueberry: a loaded source of antioxidants, the blueberry is known for its vibrant taste and vitamin C and B6 content.
Strawberry: the strawberry has more vitamin C than its friend, the orange. Who knew?
Cranberry: can help people manage high blood pressure and keep the urinary tract healthier.
Orange: lots of vitamin C, a great enhancer of immunity.
Cherry: cherries are known to help people with arthritis and improve sleep.
Lemon: another great source of vitamin C, the lemon can also help keep your body’s Ph balances in check.
Pear: a big source for vitamin C, the pear also has magnesium and riboflavin in large amounts.
Apple: may help reduce a person’s hypertension.
Broccoli: what needs to be said here, broccoli stems have nearly every nutrient in them.
Celery: often used for adding crunchy texture to recipes, celery is loaded with antioxidants and enzymes.
Brussel Sprouts: contains ALA omega 3 fatty acids and so much more.
Carrot: not only great for your eyes, but also a big source of vitamin C.
Green Bell Pepper: good source of carotenoids and vitamin C.
Pumpkin: great for the heart, pumpkin is a good source of potassium that helps to lower sodium in the body.
Amaranth: of all grains, Amaranth has he most protein. It also reportedly can help stop hair loss and greying.
Quinoa: calcium, B vitamins, iron, and protein, are just the start of Quinoa’s power.
Millet: lots of B vitamins as well as iron, zinc, and potassium.
Buckwheat: lots of antioxidants and has been used to help people treat diabetes.
Garbanzo Bean: wonderful source of vegan protein and molybdenum and manganese.
Lentil: excellent protector of heart health.
Adzuki: never heard of Adzuki? This typically unheard of sprout is a great source of potassium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Flax: Omega 3 fatty acids are found in flaxseeds. This can help balance your omega 6 fatty acids that often build up in people due to standard American diets.
Sunflower: the sunflower seed helps stimulate bone health.
Pumpkin: the seeds from pumpkins have a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids in them.
Chia seeds: another great source of omega 3 fatty acid, they also have iron and calcium to boot.
Sesame seeds: a good source of vegan protein and iron.
Grassy and earthy, plain and simple. This is a green drink that has some berries in it which don’t seem to show up for the taste portion. It mixes easily in water. Grown American recommends you mix it in milk, probably because you need to neutralize the earthy taste profile.
This is where things go ultra-bad for Grown American Superfood. The pricing of this product ranges from $80-ish on Amazon, to $99 on their website. That’s for a one month supply. If you take the high price, that’s $3 per 8 gram serving. That’s not really great value. Additionally, they’ve been accused of luring people in via a free trial so proceed with caution on their website.
For the record, Total Living Drink Greens is a full meal replacement for the same, or less than this product. That’s just something to consider for perspective purposes.
My grade here: Not Great
PROS & CONS
- Vital greens and grasses
- Has sprouts
- Doesn’t taste great
- Way too expensive for what you get
- Consumers have complained over shady free trial billing
- A lot of their Youtube reviews feel fake
While American Grown Superfood tries to live up to a farm to table superfood powder, it ends up being an overly expensive, and perhaps dubious green drink that you end up paying way too much for. Yes, some of the ingredients are great, but I have trouble getting past the crazy inflated price and the cheesy website full of self-promotion. I’d recommend avoiding American Grown Superfood. You should head over to my top superfood drinks list and save yourself some time.
Cory has been a professional writer and researcher since 2002 and has written 1000’s of articles on health, wellbeing and nutrition. Cory is very active and loves riding his bike when he is not working on his numerous blogs.