Pure Synergy Superfood (PSS) is an old, well-established greens superfood powder that uses a high-quality and extensive blend of awesome superfoods that appear to be all certified organic. Boasting a three-and-a-half-decade track record, it has the distinction of being one of the first green drink powders introduced to the world. The following Pure Synergy review will look at the ingredients, the taste and overall value of this product.
An interesting characteristic of The Synergy Company is the fact that they manufacture their own products in their own wind-powered manufacturing facility, impressive to say the least.
Product Name: Pure Synergy Superfood
Company Name: The Synergy Company
Owner(s): Mitchell May
Product Description: Organic-based green superfood powder
Price: $54.95 (30 servings)
Rating: 8.6 out of 10
Their algae/ocean section is pretty impressive with Spirulina, Klamath, Chorella, Dunaliella, Kelp, Wakame, Kombu, Bladderwrack, Dulse and Laver. This is perhaps the largest algae section we’ve seen in a green drink and many of these algae’s are in crystal form and seem to be proprietary to Pure Synergy.
The fruits and vegetable section contains organic, sprouted versions of Millet, Quinoa, Broccoli, Apple, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Green Papaya. We love the fact that they use sprouted produce as this activates the enzymes and makes the phytonutrients highly absorbable.
Pure Synergy also has a comprehensive mushroom and herbal section for immune building, energy and overall physical support. Though there are over twenty total ingredients in this section, the total amount is less than 3 grams, which begs the question that maybe one would be better off consuming 3 grams of perhaps a handful of these ingredients. Sometimes it’s better to take more of a few things than micro-amounts of many ingredients… but still a very good herbal/shroom section.
Finally, they have a section for the grasses and we tip our hats that they use organic juice extracts of these all-important nutrients. The juice contains more phytonutrients than just using the freeze-dried powders. Again though, all of these juice extracts of the grasses add up to less than 2 grams.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 9.8
The nutritional section of our review focuses on the other components of the formula that are not necessarily traditional superfoods.
Pure Synergy has a remarkable superfood section containing dozens of good ingredients and furthermore, organic ingredients in the highest quality form.
With that being said, this is more of a one-dimensional product in that it doesn’t have much else to it. It contains the digestive enzymes (we are not sure how much) and claims it has antioxidants in the form of Rosemary Leaf, Clove Bud, Vitamin E and Sage Leaf. But the total amount of antioxidants is 2 mg, which we first assumed was a typo because 2 mg will have very little healthy impact on the body. It’s more about just being able to have those names on the label.
The biggest disappointment is that there are no probiotics in Pure Synergy. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad product, again, it simply means it’s more one-dimensional like Dr. Schulze’s Superfood Plus for example.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 8.8
Taste… and the verdict is… (drumroll)… not the best tasting green drink we’ve tried. Very, very earthy, a little swampy and bitter. But this in large part means the ingredients are excellent for you and the good folks at The Synergy Company were not about to compromise their painstaking effort at efficacy by littering it with sweeteners. But for newcomers to green drinks, buyer beware, this may take some getting used to.
Our recommendation as always is to mix Pure Synergy with some other ingredients and make a delicious health smoothie and you won’t even taste the green drink powder.
TASTE SCORE: 7.0
Let’s make this quick and painless. Each serving is 12 grams and you’ll pay around $55 for a 30-day supply. This breaks down to $1.83 per serving. A little on the expensive side for $1.83 per serving but remember, the scope and quality of ingredients are superb.
The only concern with having 60 ingredients in a 12-gram serving is that you may not be getting the maximum benefit of each ingredient. If it was 60 ingredients in a 20-gram serving we’d feel a little better about it.
VALUE SCORE: 8.9
PROS & CONS
- 60 exceptionally high-quality ingredients
- Everything is certified organic
- Made in their own manufacturing facility for the ultimate in quality control
- Ingredients are in the most bio-available formats
- Having 60 ingredients in only 12 grams per serving might reduce the effectiveness of some of the ingredients
- Has a taste that will turn off some folks
All in all, this is a very impressive product made by an impressive company. Their commitment to absolute quality is obvious in the way they lovingly made Pure Synergy. The ingredients are plentiful and the formula is exceptional even being one dimensional in that it is mainly just a superfood powder without probiotics, antioxidants, protein, and more. That’s o.k. though because there is a place for these products.
People were drinking Pure Synergy while wearing bellbottoms and flowers in their hair. That’s how long it has been around. They must be doing something right.
OVERALL RATING: 8.6 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.