HealthForce Vitamineral Green is one of the oldest superfood powder formulas. And, it garners perhaps the world’s most loyal following. Developed by the renowned Dr. Jameth Sheridan in 1990, HealthForce Vitamineral Greens is an excellent green superfood drink powder.
There are a lot of Vitamineral Greens reviews. This Vitamineral Green Review will breaks down the formula and compare it to other similar formulas and establishes an overall value.
Product Name: HealthForce Vitamineral Green
Company Name: HealthForce
Owner(s): Dr. Jameth Sheridan
Product Description: green drink powder, superfood drink powder
Price: $39.95 (300 gram bottle)
Rating: 9.1 out of 10
When I first looked at the label of HealthForce Vitamineral Green I was immediately impressed with the way the information was organized and presented. It breaks down the superfoods into three categories that make it simple to understand. The superfood categories are From the Land, From the Waters and From the Oceans.
From the Land
The “land” superfoods include Nettle Leaf, Alfalfa Grass, Barley Grass, Dandelion Leaf, Oat Grass, American Basil, Amla Berry, Carob Pod, Chickweed, Ginger Root, Horsetail/Shavegrass, Maringa Leaf, Parsley Leaf, Shilajit, Wheat Grass and Yacon Leaf.
From The Waters
From the Oceans
Alaria, Bladderwrack, Kelp, Dulse, Laver
So what does this all mean? To me, it means an extremely high-quality and well-rounded superfood formula. Additionally, this is a high potent amount of superfoods. For example, the land vegetables/grasses total more than 5 grams. 5 grams is not an overwhelming amount of superfoods, but, most of the ingredients are juice extracts, and juice extracts are significantly more potent with phytonutrients than just powder.
What’s interesting is that the superfood greens are unique ingredients that are seldom seen in other formulas. Instead of using spinach, kale and broccoli, like most green drinks, HealthForce Vitamineral Green uses things like basil, dandelion, chickweed and ginger. I think this is brilliant because the average person can easily obtain things like spinach, broccoli and kale, even organic sources. It is far more difficult to find things like Yacon, Maringa and Nettle Leaf.
And, the Chlorella and Spirulina alone total almost 4 grams! This is an extremely generous amount of these important algae.
The “From the Ocean” superfoods are just shy of a gram but that’s ok. The total amount of superfoods per serving of HealthForce Vitamineral Green is just under 10 grams.
In terms of pure superfoods, this is one of the best formulas I’ve seen. There’s variety, and all three categories are covered admirably (land, sea, water or in other words, grasses, vegetables, sea vegetables/algae.)
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.8
HealthForce Vitamineral Green differs from most green drink powders because almost the entire formula is devoted to the greens/superfoods. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it is obvious that this was by design.
However, Dr. Sheridan did include both enzymes and probiotics in the formula. In my opinion, it is a very good idea to take a green drink powder that has both enzymes and probiotics. Enzymes are absolutely essential in breaking down and utilizing the nutrients we ingest. Probiotics are key in digestion and keeping a healthy bowel ecosystem. So how do the enzymes and probiotics measure up in HealthForce Vitamineral Green?
I give a “C” for the probiotics formula. 10 billion live probiotics per serving is superb but there’s only 15 total mg of probiotics. Compare this to Total Living Drink Greens which has 295 mg of probiotics and you can see the difference.
With just 85 total mg of enzymes, I think the enzyme section is lacking. This number should be at least 200-400 mg.
In summary of the overall nutritional value, HealthForce Vitamineral Green is more of a one-dimensional product, focusing on superfoods, and that is fine. You’re not going to get a separate antioxidant panel and the probiotics and enzymes are somewhat limited. That’s fine as long as you’re not trying to compare it with something like Total Living Drink Greens or Shakeology, which are more of a meal-replacement type green drink powder.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 8.5
HealthForce Vitamineral Green has a very unique taste. You can definitely taste the algae and sea vegetables and normally this is a bad thing. For some reason, I wasn’t as appalled by the taste as I am with other products that use high amounts of algae. (Especially Spirulina – which is among the foulest tasting ingredient found in green drinks.)
Texture is no problem. This powder is very fine and can mix easily in a shaker bottle without using an electric blender. Just be a little careful when scooping it out because it creates a mini-green-cloud of super fine particles.
Like I’ve said over and over and over again, if you hate the taste of green drink powders, mix them in organic juices or make a health smoothie. If you do this, you will hardly notice the taste and if you are trying to shed a few pounds, a green drink smoothie can be a terrific weight loss tool.
TASTE SCORE: 8.8
The value of HealthForce Vitamineral Green is very good in my opinion. One serving provides 10 grams of total nutrition. However, almost all of this is quality, unique and extremely beneficial green superfoods. Furthermore, and this is important, the source of the ingredients are JUICE EXTRACTS! Juice extracts are by far the highest quality way to go. They provide a lot more phytonutrient density than straight powders. Think about it, what’s better for you? Eating 8 ounces of broccoli or drinking 8 ounces of broccoli juice? It could take 2-3 lbs of raw broccoli to make 8 ounces of broccoli juice.
In addition, HealthForce Vitamineral Green uses organic ingredients when available. This is not cheap.
So, for $39.95 you get a 30-serving supply of HealthForce Vitamineral Green. At $1.33 per serving, and factoring in the quality, variety and potentcy of the supefoods, this product is an exceptional value.
VALUE SCORE: 9.3
PROS & CONS
- Well-respected company with over 14-year track record
- Exceptional and unique superfood panel with quality ingredients
- The superfoods are juice extracts and many are organic
- A tremendous value at $1.33 per serving
- The enzyme formula is lacking in potencies
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HEALTHFORCE VITAMINERAL GREEN REVIEW – SUMMARY
Overall, I’m very impressed with HealthForce Vitamineral Green. This is a product that I take myself in addition to some other “meal-replacement” green drink powders. It is a little bit one-dimensional, emphasizing the superfoods, but this is fine. The variety and quality of ingredients are impressive and the fact that the product uses juice extracts is superb. It is priced reasonably and the taste does not make it unusable. In our opinion it is right up there with Organifi Green Juice in the mid-range category.
SFD OVERALL Rating: 9.1 out of 10
I’m Tyler Rose. I’ll be doing most of the writing on this site. I’ve been researching supplements and been involved in the “alternative health world” for almost a decade and a half.
My favorite supplements are undoubtedly superfood green drink powders. Why? Because if you find a good one -and one that you can tolerate the taste – superfood drinks are the most comprehensive supplement you can take. They are loaded with healthy phytonutrients from real, dark green, leafy vegetables and algae.
This site is devoted to green drink powder supplements and the ingredients that are often found in them. I’ve been taking these type of supplements since 2001 and they have become a staple of my diet. They should become a staple of yours as well.