Green powders have been gaining quite a bit of attention in the dietary supplements scene for a couple of years now, yet their effectiveness and value is still being debated. With so many new brands popping up every now and then, it’s getting harder for nutrition enthusiasts to come to a consensus on which supplement brand is the best.
While every brand claims to use the best ingredients and be the most value for money, you can’t always trust businesses to be 100% honest. That’s why reviews are your best friends when it comes to evaluating the various green powder brands, and we’re here with our honest review of Texas SuperFood supplements to help you out.
Here’s our complete consumer’s guide to one of the oldest green powder brands, with all the information you need to know before you place your order for a tub.
Background of Texas SuperFood
Before we give you our honest review Texas SuperFood’s green powder, let’s get to know the brand behind these sleek black tubs. The Texan health supplement brand prides itself for its usage of 100% natural, organic ingredients across its wide range of products which include SuperFood powders, nutritional supplements, and drinkable supplements.
In this review, we’ll be reviewing the original version of the Superfood supplement which is probably the brand’s most popular product to date. There is a milder version of this supplement called SuperFood Essentials and a more nutrient-rich version called SuperFood Complete, but we figure it’s best to start with the original first.
At first glance, the SuperFood Original boasts so many promising labels such as “whole food nutrition” and “all-natural” that makes it immediately sound super attractive to anyone who gives two hoots about nutrition. But big words aside, let’s take a look at how Texas SuperFood can really benefit you.
What the Supplement Actually Does for You
Like all other green powders out there, Texas SuperFood is meant to boost your dietary intake of the essential vitamins and minerals found in vegetables and fruits. In other words, it’s the perfect health supplement for people who are not eating enough greens and fruits.
Whether you usually eat out or cook your own meals, it can be hard to get all your macro and micronutrients right, and Texas SuperFood aims to help you achieve your nutrition goals more easily.
With an extensive ingredient list of 25 vegetables, 30 fruits and nine different types of enzymes, Texas SuperFood certainly looks like it’s primed to provide you with a wide range of vitamins and minerals to maximize your nutritional intake. The supposed benefits of the product include energized physical and mental states, better sleep to help you feel more recharged, healthier skin, weight management and finally, better organ health all around.
Another health benefit that Texas SuperFood promises is detoxification and restoring of the body’s alkalinity. For those unfamiliar with these terms, getting rid of toxins is essential for the health of our organs and functioning of the various systems, while making your blood more alkaline helps to protect bone density and combat free radicals for healthy cell growth.
All these promised health benefits look excellent so far, except these are all benefits that other green powders offer too. But that’s alright for now because Texas SuperFood has a range of other benefits that make it stand out from the market.
First of all, the ingredients are 100% vegan, which is great news for the growing vegan population out there. Next, the ingredients are also non-GMO — big hurrah because nobody wants a health supplement that is made from non-organic ingredients.
Finally, Texas SuperFood is also gluten-free, which gives it a mega plus point because so many of us are swearing off gluten these days.
All these labels get Texas SuperFood off to a good start. Not many health supplements are compatible with such a wide variety of diets, and Texas SuperFood doesn’t leave any diets out, be it vegan, gluten-free, whole-30, or any of the popular diets these days.
But whether the supplement really achieves its intended results depends on the ingredients.
Closer Look at the Texas SuperFood Ingredients
The long, long list of ingredients that make up the superfood looks really promising, and the company claims that these are all whole-food ingredients that are harvested at their ripest to provide maximum nutrition. While we can’t prove this claim (and we really hope these statements are true), we can check out the individual ingredients to assess if the health benefits of the product are really as great as they are made out to be.
A quick scan of the ingredient list reveals many familiar vegetables and fruits that pretty much all of us have consumed at some point in our lives and are aware of the health benefits associated. Here’s a detailed look at the different subgroups of ingredients.
Ingredients: Artichoke leaf, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot juice, cauliflower, celery leaf, chicory root, dandelion leaf, fenugreek, ginger root, green bean, holy basil, kale, onions, organic mica, parsley, pea protein, rhubarb root, senna leaf, spinach, sweet potato, turmeric
It’s great to see some of the healthiest vegetables out there on the list — carrots, for one, are known to be one of the best sources of vitamin A, while broccoli contains a solid amount of vitamin K and C and essential minerals such as manganese and potassium.
Greens aside, at least Texas SuperFood isn’t lacking when it comes to nutritious herbs and spices. Ginger root, onions, parsley, artichoke leaf, and rhubarb root are some of the common herbs found in our daily diets that are present in the ingredient list, which is really comforting to hear given that these herbs and spices are well-known to promote health benefits. Ginger, for example, has a fine reputation for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Ingredients:Ingredients: Acai, annatto seed, apple, blueberry, black walnut leaf, cucumber, elderberry, goji berry, golden berry, grapeseed, hawthorn berry, lucuma, monk fruit, nini, organic black seed, passion flower, pear juice, pomegranate juice, prune, rosehip, tomato, pumpkin seeds
When it comes to fruits, we’re thrilled to see acai berries on the list. Acai berries are easily one of the top power fruits out there — they are not just low in fat and great for weight management, but they are also a type of brain food and promote active brain functioning. The superfood also contains blueberries, which is great news because blueberries have made the list for some of the most nutrient-rich fruits in the market. Besides, having all these yummy berries as ingredients must mean the supplement would taste pretty good, but more on that later.
We spotted many fruits that promote better skin: stuff like goji berry, elderberry, and grapeseed. Those of you who know your skincare products would probably be familiar with grapeseed oil as a popular skin care treatment for all kinds of skin, be it acne or inflammation-prone skin to even aging skin. Goji berry products are popular for their moisturizing and whitening effects (say hello to glowing skin!) and elderberry products are known to reduce the appearance of age spots.
Other ingredients include…
Enzymes: Amylase, protease, bromelain, glucoamylase, peptidase, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, phytase, invertase, lipase, disatase
Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus salivarius
Algae, Grasses, etc.
Chlorella, peppermint leaf, pine bark, spirulina, wheatgrass juice, cassia seed, white mulberry leaf
Apart from all the whole food ingredients, Texas SuperFood also contains a number of enzymes and probiotics that are essential for healthy biological functioning. There’s also a number of rare natural ingredients that we wouldn’t normally include in our diets such as algae and grass-based stuff.
Things like wheatgrass and pine bark don’t exactly sound edible, but they are extremely rich in nutrients so we’re more than happy to see them on the ingredient list — we’d rather eat them in powder form than on their own, anyway.
Also, the algae known as chlorella which is super nutritious because of its detoxifying abilities may not be providing its maximum health benefits because the chlorella’s cell walls are not cracked.
Chlorella can only be absorbed by the body when its walls are cracked, and this would usually be specified in the ingredient list of the product that it is found in. Texas SuperFood sadly doesn’t state so, which means the algae present in the supplement probably isn’t doing much for health benefits.
To muddle things even further, there is no detailed nutritional label on the actual amounts of vitamins or minerals you are consuming — all you get is the standard label that indicates calorie count and the proportion of sugar, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber found in the product.
For a green powder whose very purpose is to add nutritional value to our diets, it’s weird to not have a detailed nutrition label and this makes us question the product’s effectiveness.
Results of the Taste Test
Remember the berries we mentioned earlier? Well, they are probably the first things you’d notice the first time you taste the supplement.
Berry-lovers out there can certainly rejoice, but even for the rest of us who aren’t such big fans of acai, Texas SuperFood is definitely not the worst tasting green powder out there.
Some of the others taste seriously grassy, so this one isn’t bad by any standard. Besides, you still have the option of mixing your supplement with juices or other flavored beverages, so the taste is not an issue when it comes to Texas SuperFood — yay!
Is Texas SuperFood Worth your Money?
After all these long discussions on Texas SuperFood’s health benefits, ingredients, preparation process, and taste, it’s now time to make a decision: to buy or not to buy?
Obviously, the cost is a huge factor when it comes to buying anything, so let’s do some price comparisons. At about $67 per bottle which contains 30 servings, the price seems a little steep — you’re paying about $2.30 per serving, which is definitely considered expensive compared to the other products in the market.
Considering that you can get other brands such as Athletic Greens and Amazing Grass for just a little more per serving, Texas SuperFood probably isn’t the best idea if it’s your first time trying out a green powder.
Where to Get your Texas SuperFood
While Texas SuperFood may not be the most wallet-friendly option out there, perhaps your experience with other brands has led you to make the decision to try this one. The good thing is that the ordering process for Texas SuperFood is really simple — you can order straight from their website.
Subscribing to the brand also saves you $5 on the spot, which is a pretty great deal if you ask us. Besides buying from the brand’s website directly, you can also order it via Amazon, though it’s more expensive by a few dollars to purchase through a third party.
Final Word: To Buy or Not to Buy?
Whether you are buying green powder for the first time or looking to try out different brands, it’s important to note that there’s only so much truthful information a brand can give you on its products.
The health benefits and claims may not be lies, but most green powders tend to exaggerate their effectiveness and our analysis of Texas SuperFood leads us to this conclusion too.
Sure, the brand is well-known for its use of quality ingredients and the variety of ingredients is no doubt impressive, but the lack of detailed nutritional values and proper information on how the product is prepared ultimately makes its effectiveness questionable.
- Hi, my name is Sandra! I am the main author and reviewer of Super Greens Expert. I am a keen juicer as I was want to get all my daily veggies. Having found super greens I now use one such supplement daily.