Plantrise SUPERGREENS is a promising supplement that we’re excited to review.
Super greens is a general term for a supplement mix that’s made out of dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and herbs that have been ground into a fine powder. The general idea is that you’ll be able to get more nutrients in your day than if you ran around trying to eat all the ingredients separately.
We’re about to take a brief look at the company involved, which helps evaluate the product, and then dive deep into reviewing Plantrise Super Greens.
Plantrise claims to make nutrition products that are good enough for elite athletes, but that is for anyone who believes in holistic fitness, inside and out. We can agree that fitness should take place inside and out, so we’re off to a good start!
Their philosophy is a mixture of proven science, clean products (vegan, cruelty-free, no GMOs, etc), and never compromising on the first two.
On their website, they have a stated mission to “empower people to grow into the optimal version of themselves through efficient daily habits.” They go on to explain that they believe that effective nutrition is vital to achieving the optimal version of oneself.
There’s more to learn about them, but the main thing we need to know for now is that they stand behind everything they make. They say to let them know if you aren’t satisfied and they’ll “make it right.” That’s not quite the refund policy we like to see, but it’s a start.
Plantrise calls their SUPERGREENS your new “super powder.” We’ll give them points for being clever on that one. They report a number of benefits on their website, many of which are common to other super greens formulas that we’ve seen:
Increased energy – SUPERGREEN’s balanced combination of minerals and vitamins claims to manage blood sugar levels and provide efficient levels of energy, along with energy production. Since they don’t disclose the weights of their ingredients, we cannot verify this claim.
- Immune system support – They claim that their ingredients provide the proper nutrition that you need for a strong immune system, along with a strong nervous system. While proper nutrition is definitely important, does their blend have everything you need?
- Increased focus – Adaptogens are claimed to aid in boosting mental clarity via normalizing sleep patterns, along with lowering physical and mental fatigue. We assume the adaptogens are in the SUPERGREENS blend in the right amounts.
- Supports digestion – Enzymes in the gut enhance absorption of what you eat, and SUPERGREENS claims to provide naturally-occurring enzymes that will take this even further.
- Hormonal and neural support – SUPERGREENS directly claims that their formula will benefit cognition, memory and the nervous system. They include healthy hormone production in that claim.
- Improved skin clarity – All of the antioxidants that are in their formula are said to reduce the free radicals that cause cell damage. This is believed to improve the clarity of your skin.
Some of these benefits are claimed by most super greens makers out there. However, skin clarity and hormonal/neural support are pretty unique. Do they really provide those benefits? We’ll have to see.
As we mentioned, since Plantrise SUPERGREENS does not disclose their ingredient weights, we can’t verify the efficacy of their ingredient blend. For example, if a study says one ingredient has a specific benefit, we would need to know that SUPERGREENS has enough of that ingredient to reap the benefit.
Now it’s time to look under the hood at what makes SUPERGREENS tick. They have 72 ingredients that they claim are “easily absorbable”. This claim alone casts suspicion, as absorption levels vary from person to person. Looking past that, what’s in their blend?
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We won’t waste your time by listing all 72 ingredients. Instead, we’ll focus on the few that catch our eye:
- Apple fiber powder – There are many benefits being discovered about the fiber that’s within apples, ranging from helping control cholesterol to helping control blood sugar.
- Beta carotene – Heavy in Vitamin A, this nutrient helps your skin, eyes, and hair.
- Artichoke inulin – Believed to help lower harmful cholesterol and raise helpful cholesterol, along with regulating blood sugar
- Carrot root powder – This phytonutrient powerhouse has many different nutrients that help maintain the alkalinity of your body
- Spirulina – This helpful ingredient is believed to aid in lowering cholesterol.
Like most brands of super greens blends, they do not disclose the exact ingredient weights. While each of the ingredients in their blend is undoubtedly useful to our bodies, it’s unclear if the amounts in their blend are enough to make a difference. They might be underdosing the ingredients, meaning you won’t get enough of the target ingredient to make a difference in your health.
Plantrise SUPERGREENS is also proud of what’s not in their blend. Here’s the list of promises about their super green blend:
- Gluten-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, No GMO’s, No added sugar, No artificial anything
That’s a pretty solid list! We can agree that we don’t want any of that stuff in our super greens blend. Good for Plantrise for prioritizing quality ingredients, even if they won’t tell us the weight of the ingredients.
However, they are required to tell us the vitamins and nutrients in their product.
Here are some highlights from the nutritional label:
- Calories: 25
- Total carbohydrates: 4 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Vitamin A: 133%
- Vitamin C: 478%
- Vitamin E: 447%
- Riboflavin 154%
- Niacin: 144%
- Vitamin B12: 1,167%
- Biotin: 1,100%
- Zinc: 164%
- Manganese: 196%
Whew, that’s a lot of numbers way over 100% of what we need per day. While that looks great on a label, we have to question the absorption of these nutrients. Are we going to actually take those into our bodies, or will they just exit the other end?
We’d love to tell you, but we don’t really know. On their website, they only list positive reviews in a specific section. They don’t have a ‘leave a review’ section where we could get more honest reviews. We went to other websites to find real customer reviews, and we didn’t find any (beyond various blogs reviewing them).
So, we can’t see what people truthfully think of their product. Here’s one of the reviews off of their site by Jen Silverman, a nutritionist:
This stuff is the truth! Of all the superfoods supplements I’ve tried, not only does it taste the best, but it has the perfect balance of nutrients and micronutrients to keep me energized all day.
We’d love to believe it, we really would. However, it’s a little too positive. We wish they had a part of their site where anyone who bought it could post a review. Plantrise might be missing the point by only posting a few positive reviews on their site. Having a few negative reviews actually makes the positive reviews more believable, because they show the company doesn’t censor their reviews.
That isn’t the case here, though. We’ll have to leave this section with a simple “we don’t know what customers truly think,” as much as we don’t want to.
Let’s do some math and figure out if this stuff is worth the high price. In each pouch, you get 30 servings, which is equal to 30 scoops.
Now, they have two prices per pouch. One is their standard price for a one-time purchase, the other is their subscription price. So, let’s crunch the numbers for both:
- One-time purchase:
- Price: $95
- Servings: 30
- Price per serving: $3.16
- Subscription price:
- Price: $75.05
- Servings: 30
- Price per serving: $2.50
They offer free shipping on every order, so we don’t need to factor that cost into our price per serving.
Considering you’re only taking one serving per day, adding $3.16 to your daily intake isn’t too unreasonable. If you subscribe, $2.50 is certainly a reasonable amount of money to add to your daily budget.
Yet, the question remains, is it worth it? If you’re not digesting the nutrients, are you just paying for the flavor? We’ll explore the more below.
We wish we could recommend it without hesitation. We like the company’s stance on their products. They seem committed to their mission and philosophy. It’s all great to see.
However, they don’t disclose the exact weights of their ingredients. We have no way of double-checking their science and cross-referencing studies like we’d prefer to do. In order to earn a glowing review, we would need to be able to say “yes, they provide the right ingredient weights and you will benefit from this product.”
Until they disclose their ingredient weights, we have to give them a neutral recommendation.
All we can say is that you can buy it, try it out, see if you feel any better. If you do, it might be worth the price. If not, don’t buy it again and move on to another super greens blend, there’s plenty to try.
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- Hi, I am Karen. Huge fan of superfoods and juicing, and relatively new to super greens powders! I am thoroughly enjoying trying all the brands and giving my feedback to help you make your decision.