Amazing Grass is a US company formed in 2002. The company motto is “eat grass get healthy” and according to the about us information, the supplement contains greens which are provided by a network of independent US farmers in Kansas.
Amazing Grass Green Superfood is a powdered supplement that you mix with liquid and drink. It is touted as a convenient way to enjoy a healthy diet without actually having to eat a healthy diet, but this is not true. In the advertising small print, it advises you that each serving provides just one of your five a day, so taking this supplement is not the convenient replacement for fresh food as implied.
Although Amazing Grass Green Superfood is available in 12 different flavours, many customers have complained that all of them taste so bad it is undrinkable. Side effects could be a major issue for some users, and this supplement is not suitable for “all the family” or children as claimed. Sign up to the Amazing Grass Auto Ship program (the membership program) and you could struggle to cancel it.
Potential side effects may include serious allergic reaction to chlorella which may include Anaphylaxis, breathing difficulties, swelling, or hives. If you experience any of these reactions you should seek medical advice immediately
Other side effects to chlorella may include bloating, diarrhoea, gas, nausea, green stools, and interaction with prescription medication.
Spirulina is equally risky because of the dangers of contamination by pollution. Potential side effects to spirulina may include increased and rapid heartbeat, stomach cramps, vomiting, thirst, shock, and even death. The product information warns that there could be lead content in this supplement.
Reported side effects include rash, nausea, diarrhoea, cramps, food poisoning symptoms, vomiting, and extreme gas.
This drink may cause interactions with prescription medication, so check this out before you buy.
Amazing Grass Green Superfood is expensive. Prices vary slightly depending on flavour, and also the size of the container.
From the official Amazing Grass website:
1 x tub of 15 servings (Original Greens) costs $21.99. You are offered discounts on bulk orders – for example if you buy 2 tubs, you get 5% off.
If you sign up to the Amazing Grass Membership program (AKA auto-ship), you get a 20% reduction.
Autoship is where you agree to have regular supplies delivered and your bank or credit card is billed automatically. We don’t advise this option because it is not made very clear about how to cancel it.
You can also buy Amazing Grass Green Superfood via Amazon. Prices vary depending on flavour and size. We saw 30 servings of Berry fruit flavour on sale for $20.69, so Amazon looks a little cheaper.
UK customers can buy via Amazon UK. We saw a tub of 60 servings of Original flavour on sale for £38.99, including free UK delivery.
We are not very impressed with Amazing Grass Green Superfood and in our opinion, this company employs some tricksy advertising about the benefits and the origins of this supplement. The advertising implies that the grass blend is derived from good ol’ Kansas farms, yet contains chlorella and spirulina which are both known for health concerns and are more likely to have originated from China than the USA. This is important because of the real risk of contamination by pollution and side effects.
In addition, the flavours seem to be universally unpopular. Although this always depends upon individual tastes, we have rarely seen such negative feedback for a drinks supplement. Even positive reviewers mention being unable to drink without gagging, a taste of mud and grass clippings, and many people say it is so awful that it has caused them to vomit.
In our opinion, you may as well make your own smoothies, and that way you can start your day with a health drink that doesn’t make you sick and is actually good for you.
Other concerns include the fact that this supplement may contain lead, does not come with a money-back guarantee, is potentially dangerous, and tries to get you to sign up to an auto-ship program.
We don’t like this supplement at all, so would never approve it. We do not recommend Amazing Grass Green Superfood to the Watchdog readers.
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Amazing Grass Green Superfood is a powdered supplement that you add to any beverage in order to make a health drink. It comes in a variety of flavours including Original Blend, Pineapple Blast with Multi Vitamin, Berry which contains superfood berries such as Acai, Energy Watermelon, Chocolate, and more.
These all have additional flavours and health ingredients depending on which one you choose. There are 12 different flavours at the time of writing.
The Original Blend Superfood, of course, is the original product and all the various flavours are based on this original formula. The principle component is the Amazing Green Grass Food Blend and contains organic grasses and vegetables including wheat grass, barley grass, chlorella, spinach, spirulina, and broccoli.
Amazing Grass Green Superfood also features an Antioxidant blend of ingredients which includes organic pineapple, green tea, and various other fruits. There is a Fibre Blend which contains organic flax seed and apple pectin, and there is a Digestive Enzyme and Active Culture Pre/Probiotic Blend. All components are advertised as organic and non-GMO and are suitable for Kosher, Vegan, and Pareve.
The other flavours have an additional component depending on the one you choose. For example, the Energy blend contains green teas and 85mg of caffeine per serving.
Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
“Get your daily dose of nutritious whole greens with Amazing Grass Green SuperFoods. Every serving is chock full of all of the necessary vitamins and minerals you and your family need. Plus it tastes great! Add our superfoods to any beverage for an energizing start to your day.
What happens when you combine organic Green Superfoods with organic plant-based proteins? You get 100% whole food nutrition your body needs, with an amazing flavor your taste buds will love. Our plant-based proteins are USDA Organic, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO and Vegan.
The most convenient way to get the whole food nutrition your body needs in a delicious powder that’s simple to enjoy.”
Amazing Grass Green Superfood should give you a nutritional boost. However, we are concerned that the advertising seems to suggest that you can obtain ALL your daily nutrition from Green Superfood.
All health advice is to enjoy a healthy mixed diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables (at least five a day) so that your body and brain receive the nutrients, vitamins, fibre, and other components it needs. This is particularly important for heart health – the leading cause of death in the USA is heart disease.
Replacing a healthy diet with this powdered supplement and giving it to your family is not going to improve a bad diet of unhealthy fast food and refined carbs that make up so much of the US diet today.
Green Superfood does contain some good ingredients. Wheat grass and barley grass are fashionable right now and may have health benefits. They might help fight bacterial infections because both are high in antioxidants and barley grass may help control blood sugar levels. The fibre blend may help improve digestion and general health, although we are not as keen on the probiotic blend because it contains some weird and unknown ingredients that may not be effective.
However, our main concerns are about the Spirulina content. This is a microscopic algae harvested from the sea, and although it is a rich source of nutrients and protein (although not as high in protein as meat, cheese, and fish) and is often described as a superfood, it is often tainted by contamination and pollution.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) say that spirulina is safe for consumption if it is not contaminated, but with no controlling body or regulatory standards that monitor purity levels, it is impossible to know. Lead, mercury, and arsenic can contaminate spirulina, and according to the disclaimer on the Amazing Grass Green Superfood advertisement:
“Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer”
Although this is a standard disclaimer, this warning could be in reference to the unknown quality of the spirulina used in this supplement. We have added concerns about chlorella – freshwater algae used in this supplement.
Each serving is equal to 8g of powder.
Amazing Grass Green Superfood may cause side effects in some users.
Some people are allergic to chlorella and have experienced Anaphylaxis following taking supplements containing this algae. If you experience breathing problems, swelling, hives, or similar, you will need to visit your doctor or go to the hospital immediately.
Other side effects to chlorella include:
Spirulina is equally concerning. Potential side effects may include:
That said, with over 8000 reviews on Amazon, this supplement is obviously safe for most people and reported side effects less serious than disclosed here.
Reported side effects include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you are taking prescription medication or have an underlying health condition. Cease use in the case of side effects and seek medical advice if necessary.
There are over 8000 reviews posted on Amazon and with this high number, unsurprisingly there is a range of opinion.
65% of reviews are five stars positive. Comments include:
I bought this on a whim as I don’t get enough greens in my diet. I added it to my unflavored whey and while it didn’t look the prettiest, it tasted awesome!
Taste and smell aren’t great but it has seriously helped me to reduce my bloat and my skin has never looked better. Haven’t broken out since I started drinking this every morning after my coffee…
Some customers don’t enjoy the taste but can manage to get through it.
It tastes TERRIBLE. But that’s not what it’s for. Ingredients look good and the jury is still out as to whether or not it will make me feel good.
However, there are many many complaints about the flavours.
I’d rather be unhealthy, fat, and die early rather than drinking this stuff! Absolutely disgusting. Imagine going in the front yard, putting grass and mulch in a blender, mixing it in water and drinking a full glass. Nasty …
Some customers have experienced side effects.
This product gives me terrible diarrhea right after consumption
Some have experienced an allergic reaction.
Started adding this to my smoothies and broke out in a rash!! Ended up at an urgent care center with a steroid shot and steroid pack..
There is no money-back guarantee.
You can buy Green Superfood direct from the official Amazing Grass website.
It is on sale from stores including Walmart, GNC, Bodybuilding.com, and Amazon. It is also on sale via Amazon UK.
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