VitaForce is a superfood powder drink formula made by a company called Dynamics of Nature. Their website boasts that “…it is absolutely the best nutritional product ever created.” Strong words but does the product back it up? Read this VitaForce review to determine if the ingredients and potencies and overall value of the product elevate it to the “elite” status that it claims.
Product Name: VitaForce
Company Name: Dynamics of Nature
Owner: Josh Malin
Product Description: Superfood Green Drink Powder with Probiotics
Price: $59.95 ($39.97 if you buy three)
Rating: 8.3 out of 10
There are approximately 23 different superfoods found in VitaForce. We won’t go into each one, but some of the highlights are as follows…
Grasses & Vegetables
Wheat Grass Juice, Kale, Collard Greens, Parsley, Beet Juice, Broccoli, Carrot, Tomato, Spinach.
Algae & Sea Vegetables
Spirulina, Cracked cell Chlorella, Kelp, Red Algae and Dunaliella Salina.
Fruits & Berries
Acerola Cherry, Goji Berry, Acai, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Pomegranate and Cranberry.
Let’s talk about the positives first. These are all terrific superfoods. There’s a good balance of grasses, vegetables, algae and fruit. The majority of these ingredients are certified organic.
Here’s the negative and it’s a big one. The amounts of each ingredient are not disclosed, and though this is not unique, the label doesn’t even break down the amounts by category. Typically, if a product doesn’t include the amount of each ingredient, it will have a category with a list of ingredients and have the total potencies of the category.
When looking at the VitaForce label, there’s no way of knowing how much Spirulina you are getting, but what’s worse, there’s no way of knowing how much superfoods you are getting. We do know that there’s 9 grams of nutrition per serving, but how much of this is superfood vegetables, grasses, algae, fruit?? And, by not coming clean with this, what are they hiding? Frustrating.
SUPERFOODS SCORE: 8.7
The “nutritional section” deals with the portion of the formula that is not classified as superfoods. The only non-superfood in VitaForce is the probiotics. Again, they don’t list the milligrams of the probiotics, but they do say that there’s roughly 2 billion live at the time of manufacturing. That’s a decent amount of probiotics but not overwhelming.
The concern is that VitaForce has brazenly claimed “…it is absolutely the best nutritional product ever created.” If it is the best product ever created, why didn’t they include digestive enzymes, antioxidants, herbs or fiber? Read the top 10 green drink reviews on this site and you’ll see that they include these in order to make their formulas comprehensive, covering more nutritional needs.
NUTRITIONAL PANEL SCORE: 7.8
VitaForce tastes fine for a green drink. It mixes well and doesn’t have the chalky, gritty texture that many powders have. There’s a slight algae taste but not overwhelming.
TASTE SCORE: 9.1
Let’s talk about value. Value is determined (this is the way we do it anyway) by taking the total amount of nutrition per serving, the quality of ingredients, and the cost per serving and making sure that these jive with each other. In other words, is the price of the product justified by what’s in the jar?
VitaForce is $59.95 for a 30-day supply. Each serving is 9 grams of total nutrition. 9 grams per serving is a little on the low end compared to most green drinks we review. (The average is 11-12 grams per serving.) This breaks down to $2.00 per serving. Frankly, $2.00 per serving for 9 grams of nutrition is expensive. This hurts the value score.
You can get this cost down to $39.97 per canister if you buy three at a pop. This would take the cost-per-serving down to $1.33 which is closer to where it should be priced.
Comparatively speaking, consider the Total Living Drink Greens for example… at 40 grams per serving, with 15 grams of superfoods, 11 grams of protein, probiotics, herbs, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals… more than 4-times the total nutrition per serving than VitaForce, for a little more than a dollar more per serving.
Or take Vitamineral Green by HealthForce, one of the most popular and well-respected green drink powders in the industry. It’s 10 grams per serving instead of 9, and is only $1.33 per serving instead of $2.00.
VALUE SCORE: 7.5
PROS & CONS
- Over 20 good, quality superfoods
- Majority of ingredients are certified organic
- Good tasting green drink that mixes well
- There’s no way of knowing how much of each ingredient you are getting
- Overpriced for 9 grams per serving
- The claims the product makes are a little ridiculous
We try to be objective and fair in all of our product reviews. What bothers us the most however, is when companies make ridiculous claims that are simply not justified by what’s in the jar. Here are a few of the claims that VitaForce makes that we take exception to:
“Every detail of VITAFORCE’s formulation was rigorously analyzed and researched to ensure it is absolutely the best nutritional product ever created.”
VitaForce is nowhere near the best nutritional product ever created. That is simply ridiculous. It’s only 9 grams per serving, doesn’t have digestive enzymes, fiber, extra antioxidants, herbs. To make this claim when there’s green drinks like the Total Living Drink, Athletic Greens and Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw for example, requires a lot of courage and audacity.
“It is the only multivitamin that gives you the nutrients needed daily from whole, natural plant foods.”
Every superfood green drink reviewed on this site delivers nutrients from whole, natural foods.
“It contains the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, and healthful plant based ingredients in existence”
No it doesn’t. Read our top 10 best green drink reviews… they all blow the doors off of VitaForce.
Bottom line, VitaForce is a decent, mid-range product that has a nice combination of superfoods (it would be nice to know how much of each one), it tastes good for a green drink and is a little overpriced. It’s not however, the best nutritional product ever created… not by a long shot.
OVERALL RATING: 8.3 out of 10