Organifi Green Juice$ Per Serving2.00
- Contains ingredients linked to cognitive function and decreased anxiety
- Very tasty
- Completely organic
- Little information about vitamin and mineral content
- Little information about ingredient quantities
- Relatively expensive
Organifi’s Green Juice “gently dried superfood powder” is a little unusual in that it focuses on ingredients like ashwagandha and moringa oleifera, which have been shown in some studies to provide cognitive benefits and anxiety relief.
But it makes a lot of other claims, including that it boosts immune function, balances hormones, “revitalizes,” and enhances nutrient absorption. Here’s what we made of it.
The ingredients are all organic and are divided into two main groups.
First, there’s an “Alkaline Greens Proprietary Blend” of wheatgrass, moringa oleifera (aka horseradish tree leaf), spirulina, chlorella, and matcha green tea.
Then there’s a “Super Food Proprietary Blend” of coconut water powder, ashwagandha root extract, red beet root, and turmeric. Additional ingredients include prebiotic fiber, lemon, orange, mint, and monkfruit.
There’s no indication of how much of each ingredient is included in a serving, only that the Alkaline Greens Blend weighs 5.1 grams and the Super Food Blend is 1.45 grams. So if you wanted to know if, say, there’s enough ashwagandha to reach the amounts shown to have an effect in a clinical trial, you’re out of luck.
For the record, the lowest effective dose for ashwagandha is about 400 milligrams and it’s the second ingredient in the 1.45 grams of Super Food Blend. So Organifi, in all likelihood, does provide an effective dose but you, the user, shouldn’t have to do this research on your own.
One scoop contains 25 calories, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbohydrates, and no fat. It’s worth pointing out that the label states it contains 4 grams of carbs, of which 4 grams are fiber and 1 gram is sugar. So it’s unclear as to whether there are 4 or 5 grams of carbs per serving. (It’s probably somewhere in between.)
It tastes pretty good. With all of the coconut-centric branding, I was expecting something smooth and tropical, but it tastes more like mint green tea. It’s pleasant — I’d even call it refreshing.
Organifi Benefits and Effectiveness
The product’s website claims that it will “boost your brain power,” “balance hormones already within normal range,” “support the flushing out of toxins,” and “support immune function.”
I liked that Organifi was pretty careful to avoid hyperbole in their marketing. A lot of greens powders will say they “supercharge your hormones” instead of saying it can balance hormones already within normal range, or that it detoxifies your skin instead of saying that supports the flushing out of toxins. Organifi does contain ingredients that are linked to liver health (beets, for instance can thin bile, helping to move more freely through the liver), so this is somewhat accurate.
That said, I would have liked more information as to how much of each ingredient I can expect to find per serving so that I could have a better idea of the product’s effectiveness.
Like I said before, there is probably an effective dose of Ashwagandha (which is linked to cognitive benefits) and it certainly contains a hefty dose of antioxidants, so if you’re looking for a greens powder with Ashwagandha you can be relatively confident that Organifi will fit the bill.
You might not want to use this as a source of vitamins and minerals. There’s a good chance it’s nutritious, but there’s no information about vitamin content on the nutrition label, and the only minerals discussed are calcium, iron, and sodium per serving. One serving provides eleven percent of your daily intake of iron, which is pretty high, but there’s very little calcium and sodium. Organifi’s website talks a lot about how the coconuts in the product contain potassium and the beets contain manganese, but those minerals aren’t in the nutrition label either. That was a little frustrating.
So you can’t know for sure what kind of vitamins and minerals are in Organifi. But as a source of Ashwagandha and antioxidants, I think it’s effective.
At about $60 for 30 servings ($2/serving), it’s on the more expensive side, particularly given how (relative to some other powders) little it offers in the way of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.
Compare that with Athletic Greens ($4.23/serving), Onnit’s Earth Grown Nutrients ($2.30/serving), Patriot Power Greens ($1.96/serving) AI Sports Nutrition Red & Greens XT ($1.33/serving), Green Vibrance ($1.08/serving), ORAC-Energy Greens ($1/serving), PharmaFreak Greens Freak ($1/serving), Sun Warrior’s Supergreens ($0.55/serving), and Amazing Grass’s Green Superfood ($0.52/serving).
Rating Out of 5
As a source of ashwagandha, iron, wheat grass, and spirulina, Organifi delivers. It was a little frustrating that there’s no information about its vitamin content, but as a standard greens powder with a cognitive boost, it stands out in the industry.