Season 1, Episode 7 Transcript
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Hey, everybody, Blake...
Whether you’re looking for a superfood powder, already take a daily greens supplement, or are looking to fill gaps in your diet, you’ve probably heard of Organifi Green Juice.
At its regular price of $79.95 (USD) per container, and each container accounting for 30 daily servings, Organifi’s Green Juice comes out to approximately $2.67 per serving. As far as supplements are concerned, that’s a pretty fair price, and it puts Organifi around the middle of the pack in terms of price-per-serving.
But what goes into that $2.67 per day drink? In this review, we’ll break down the taste, nutritional value, and overall impressions of the Organifi Green Juice.
Normally, I would dive into the nutritional aspects of the product first, but for Organifi, I wanted to start with the taste.
In a nutshell, I love the taste. When you first open your greens, you immediately smell mint and notes of citrus. Once mixed up with water, the flavor is similar to a sweet tea that’s flavored with mint and citrus. In fact, in the future I would like to try Organifi in sweet tea to see how well that works. For the purpose of the review, however, I kept it in water so that it’s on the same playing field as all of the other supplements I try.
On the note of the product’s sweetness, I should flag that the sweetness is similar to that of stevia, not cane sugar. The ingredients on the package do not list stevia specifically or any artificial sweeteners, but if you are sensitive to these types of sweeteners, that is something to be aware of.
Overall, this is one of the better-tasting greens supplements I’ve tried. The ingredient label lists “Organic Natural Orange Flavor with other Natural Flavors, Organic Mint Flavors with other Natural Flavors,” and a few other ingredients that likely contribute to the dominant flavor profile, such as monk fruit extract and lemon powder.
As a standard disclaimer that I give for all supplements that I review, it’s important to keep in mind that how beneficial a supplement is for you is going to depend upon your individual needs. There is no miracle panacea that gives every person exactly what they need.
With that out of the way, let’s look at what goes into Organifi and consider who will most benefit from it.
Right off the bat, what stands out to me about Organifi’s Green Juice is that it’s fairly low calorie, contains a decent amount of dietary fiber, and provides a decent amount of Calcium and Iron. That’s definitely a plus. Many people who take greens supplements also engage in habits like intermittent fasting or calorie intake monitoring, so it’s important to know the direct caloric value of supplements like this.
Additionally, calcium and iron are key dietary nutrients that many people overlook in their base diet. Especially if you don’t enjoy vegetables like spinach and broccoli, it can be hard to get enough iron on a regular basis. If you don’t want to feel fatigued and easily exhausted, it’s important to ensure that you don’t have an iron deficiency. Similarly, folks who are physically active need to make sure their calcium intake is adequate to support bone strength and joint health.
The bulk of Organifi Green Juice’s ingredients– and what acts as their secret sauce, so to speak– is comprised of their two proprietary blends: Alkaline Greens Proprietary Blend and Superfood Proprietary Blend.
This is where I have some drawbacks. Proprietary blends are difficult to evaluate because we only know the portion of the overall blend, not the individual ingredients. For example, the Superfood Proprietary Blend contains ashwagandha, beetroot, and turmeric– all of which are ingredients I love and recommend folks having in their diet. However, because it is a part of a proprietary blend, we don’t know how much you’re getting of each.
Similarly, the Alkaline Greens blend contains wheatgrass, whole spirulina, whole chlorella, and matcha leaf. Again, all of these things on their own are great. Spirulina, and chlorella, for example, are amazing algae-based supplements that are generally high in Vitamins A and B2, magnesium, and zinc. With these being part of a proprietary blend, though, we don’t know how much we’re getting of each or what serving of these trace nutrients we’re getting in our diet.
Having taken Organifi Green Juice for a week now, there are a few key outcomes that I’ve noticed.
First, it’s a great prebiotic (and perhaps probiotic) supplement. It’s easy on the stomach and seems to help with preventing bloating and constipation without causing gas. Without getting into TMI territory, I also take a daily dietary fiber supplement, and Organifi Green Juice has worked well with the fiber.
On top of that, because it’s not heavy on B-vitamins, there doesn’t seem to be a need to wait between drinking the Green Juice and having coffee or another source of caffeine (note: it’s not dangerous to mix B-vitamins and caffeine, but some research suggests that caffeine can decrease your body’s ability to absorb B-vitamins). This means that it’s easy to fill in some of those pesky nutrient gaps when you’re in a rush first thing in the morning.
All things considered, I would give Organifi Green Juice a 6 out of 10 based upon the following pros and cons:
While there are more individual items in the Pros list, for me a supplement’s real value comes in knowing how it is enhancing your diet, and the proprietary blends make it hard to evaluate that fairly for Organifi Green Juice.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced supplement to provide prebiotic value, iron, and calcium, it could be a great addition to your diet. Additionally, they have quite a few other products in their juice line that claim to assist with energy and focus throughout the day as well as rest and recovery at night. I have not tried the red or gold lines of Organifi’s juice blends, so I cannot endorse or review them, but given the Green Juice, I would be open to giving them a shot. There are higher quality greens supplements on the market, but Organifi is still one I would consider going back to.
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