Green Vibrance Vs. Pure Synergy — Algae and Mushrooms or Probiotics?

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Green Vibrance and Pure Synergy are wildly different green superfood drinks that have very different target audiences. Pure Synergy has a vaguely New Age-y vibe, promising “perfect nutritional potency” and that it will help “restore, protect and sustain your vitality, mental clarity, and core foundation of wellness.”

Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance, on the other hand, has a really strong focus on transparency and science, boasting a much more detailed micronutrient profile and goign so far as to list the weight of each and every ingredient.

But there are still certain ingredients and effects that Pure Synergy has and Green Vibrance doesn’t. So if you’re going to buy one greens powder, which one should it be?


Green Vibrance

This is the textbook earthy, soily greens powder taste that most people don’t like. Not only does it taste like grass, it has a spicy aftertaste as well, likely because of the cayenne pepper in the ingredients list. It’s not great.

(Check out our full Green Vibrance review here!)

Pure Synergy

Surprisingly, Pure Synergy tastes a lot like pesto. The ingredients list includes parsley, sage, cloves, and rosemary, but it also has a nutty taste.

Neither of these are delicious, but Pure Synergy was more enjoyable.

(Check out our full Pure Synergy review here!)

Winner: Pure Synergy

Pure Synergy Vs Green Vibrance Comparison
Pure Synergy Vs Green Vibrance Comparison


Green Vibrance

I recommend picking up a 60-day supply. That’s a 25-ounce tub which you can buy on Amazon for about 65 dollars, so $1.08 per serving.

If you’d rather a smaller jar of 15 servings, it’s two dollars per serving.

Pure Synergy

A 12.5-ounce jar costs $55 and provides 30 servings, so $1.83 per serving.

Winner: Green Vibrance

Green Vibrance Superfood


Green Vibrance

Both of these greens supplements contain spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, and barley grass, though Pure Synergy uses juice powders, which some hold are more nutritious.

One notable difference is that Green Vibrance, while made entirely from plants and probiotics, is less focused on traditional herbal medicine than Pure Synergy and more focused on ingredients commonly seen in Western health products like fruits and vegetables, flaxseed, ginger, cayenne, and probiotic bacteria.

That’s the biggest difference between the two: the probiotic bacteria. There are 25 billion of them from a dozen different strains, which is great news for your digestion and, according to some research, your immunity and possibly mental health.

Pure Synergy

Pure Synergy has a lot more different kinds of algae, and unlike Green Vibrance, it has a pretty big focus on adaptogenic mushrooms. Mushrooms are a pretty popular ingredient in some circles, and Pure Synergy has six different kinds that have been linked to better immunity and stress recovery.

Pure Synergy Superfood Supplement
Pure Synergy Superfood Supplement

It also has more unusual ingredients that you might covet if you’re a fan of traditional medicine, particularly Chinese medicine, with ingredients like goji berries, fo-ti root, and bai zhu.

So Green Vibrance has more ingredients, more fruits and vegetables, and more probiotics, but Pure Synergy has more seaweed, mushrooms, and traditional medicine. They’re so different that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’d say that if you were to look at the two ingredients lists and try to find out which had the most scientific studies supporting them, you’d almost certainly wind up picking Green Vibrance.

Winner: Green Vibrance  

Green Vibrance vs. Pure Synergy Supplements
Green Vibrance vs. Pure Synergy Supplements

Benefits and Effectiveness

Green Vibrance

But which product actually has more vitamins and minerals?

Green Vibrance does a commendable job of listing its micronutrients, including Vitamins A, B12, C, D, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and potassium. It meets at least 50 percent of the RDI for all vitamins (except B12, which is 40 percent of the RDI) and here’s an impressive 70 percent of the RDI of selenium to boot.

It also has its own share of adaptogens and stress reducers like eleuthero root, holy basil, and astragalus.

And then there’s the star player of the Green Vibrance, the probiotics. As mentioned above, there are 25 billion of them from twelve different strains, plus six digestive enzymes. This is a really dedicated gut health supplement, and in my opinion it’s among best greens powders for digestive health on the market.

Pure Synergy 

Pure Synergy has a transparency problem. The jar says it has “perfect nutritional potency” and “an extraordinary amount of minerals” but the only minerals it discloses on the nutrition panel are calcium and iron.

In fact, the only micronutrients it tells me it has are Vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. Green Vibrance has forty times more Vitamin C, the same amount of calcium and iron, and almost as much Vitamin A.

But Green Vibrance also details how much vitamin D, E, K, B12, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and other micronutrients it has. Pure Synergy doesn’t, so Green Vibrance wins the micronutrient comparison by default.

Winner: Green Vibrance

Overall Winner: Green Vibrance

I do believe that Pure Synergy has a lot of antioxidants and that all the mushrooms and adaptogens could have a beneficial impact on your stress response.

But I don’t know how many of each ingredient it contains and I barely know anything about the vitamins and minerals it contains.

When comparing that to a product as transparent and nutritious as Green Vibrance, one that also happens to be one of the best digestive health supplements I’ve seen, and it’s cheaper? Green Vibrance takes the win.

Nick English

Nick English

Nick is a content producer and journalist with over seven years’ experience reporting on four continents. His first articles about health were on a cholera outbreak in rural Kenya while he was reporting for a French humanitarian organization. His next writing job was covering the nightlife scene in Shanghai. He’s written on a lot of things.

After Shanghai, he went on to produce a radio documentary about bodybuilding in Australia before finishing his Master’s degrees in Journalism and International Relations and heading to New York City. Here, he’s been writing on health full time for more than five years for outlets like BarBend, Men's Health, VICE, and Popular Science.

No fan of writing in the third person, Nick’s passion for health stems from an interest in self improvement: How do we reach our potential?

Questions like these took him through a lot of different areas of health and fitness like gymnastics, vegetarianism, kettlebell training, fasting, CrossFit, Paleo, and so on, until he realized (or decided) that strength training fit best with the ideas of continuous, measurable self improvement.

At BarBend his writing focuses a little more on nutrition and long-form content with a heaping dose of strength training. His underlying belief is in the middle path: you don’t have to count every calorie and complete every workout in order to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and a stronger body. Plus, big traps are cool.

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