Athletic Greens Review
Athletic Greens calls itself a “Superfood Drink” that provides high daily levels of green foods and vegetables. Here’s our Athletic Greens review.
What is Athletic Greens?
Athletic Greens is a superfood beverage that claims to rejuvenate your body’s natural energy levels. The beverage promises to help you “charge you through day” with more energy simply by providing you with sufficient levels of “green” foods and vegetables.
We’ve always known that green foods are good for you. Spinach and broccoli, for example, are two of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.
However, many people don’t like the taste of vegetables. Plus, you have to drink enormous amounts of these vegetables to get your recommended daily values of ingredients like magnesium and testosterone.
Athletic Greens claims to solve this problem with its “superfood cocktail”. Using ingredients sourced from whole foods, Athletic Greens can improve your body’s energy, health, immune system strength, and even “happiness”.
Athletic Greens is sourced from New Zealand but distributed across America by the company’s US division, Athletic Greens USA, Inc.
How Does Athletic Greens Work?
The supplement comes in the form of a powder. You mix the powder with water and drink it daily.
There are 70 different whole food ingredients included in Athletic Greens. The manufacturer claims these ingredients have been chosen for their “science and nature”.
You can learn what all of those ingredients are below in the “Ingredients” section. However, aside from a few ingredients, we never get specific dosage information about any ingredient. We’re just led to assume that the manufacturer has included the right ingredients at the right dosages.
The creator of Athletic Greens does say that buying all the ingredients separately would “cost over $390 per month, minimum”. Athletic Greens is still relatively expensive at $70 per month, but the manufacturer does attempt to justify that price by mentioning that it contains expensive ingredients.
Some of the broad types of ingredients contained in Athletic Greens include:
The creator of Athletic Greens claims that there are no allergens inside the formula, and that the diet specifically accommodates the needs of those with unique diets – like auto-immune disorders, vegan, or paleo diets for example.
Together, all of the above ingredients “work together to improve your body’s absorption of nutrients.”
Benefits of Athletic Greens
Instead of listing its specific ingredients, Athletic Greens would rather talk about its benefits. Those benefits include all of the following:
The formula also promises to be effective at those who are trying to lose weight or become healthier.
Athletic Greens Ingredients
Athletic Greens lists its full list of ingredients under the Supplement Facts section. Most of those ingredients are contained within proprietary formulas, so we never know how much of each ingredient is included in the supplement by weight. Nevertheless, here are all of the ingredients included in Athletic Greens:
How to Use Athletic Greens
The manufacturer of Athletic Greens claims that the supplement “will start to work its magic in about 5 days”.
All you have to do is drink the supplement first thing in the morning. Mix one heaped tablespoon (12 grams) with a glass of water.
If you’re sensitive to caffeine, then you might notice you get a boost from athletic greens. The manufacturer is weirdly vague when asked how much caffeine is included in the supplement:
“Athletic Greens does not add any excessive stimulants such as sugar or caffeine that most energy drinks rely on. Any sugar and caffeine in Athletic Greens comes from nature.”
Looking at the ingredients list above, ingredients like green tea extract may contain caffeine. Since the manufacturer doesn’t list how much caffeine is included in the supplement, we don’t know if the drink will cause jitters or not.
Just because the caffeine comes from nature doesn’t mean that it’s not stimulating: the caffeine found in coffee and even energy drinks all comes from natural sources. Thus, the manufacturer’s claim that the caffeine comes from nature makes it “better” is odd, to say the least.
How to Buy Athletic Greens
You can buy Athletic Greens exclusively online from AthleticGreens.com. The supplement is available through a free trial program, although that free trial has a pretty big catch to it. Here’s how it works:
— Your sample pack of Athletic Greens is priced at $4.95 for “shipping & handling”
— You’ll receive your sample pack within 3 to 5 business days. That sample pack contains a 5 day supply of Athletic Greens.
— As part of ordering this sample pack, you have to check a box saying you agree to the Terms and Conditions. If you read through the fine print of those Terms and Conditions, then you’ll realize why your sample pack is only priced at $4.95.
— The terms and conditions state that by ordering the sample pack, you also agree to be enrolled in the Athletic Greens monthly subscription service. That subscription service means that 5 days after you receive your 5 day sample, you’ll receive a full 30 day supply of Athletic Greens in your mailbox. Your credit card will be charged $69.95.
— Then, 30 days after that, you’ll receive an additional full day 30 supply of Athletic Greens and then pay another $69.95 charge.
— Your subscription will continue to cost $69.95 per month until you cancel.
All purchases also come with a free eBook called “Complete 30 Day Fat Loss Plan”. Amazingly, the creators of Athletic Greens claim that eBook is worth “$97”. In reality, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an eBook priced at even half that amount online. Basically, it’s a 30 day (70 page) diet and exercise guide that will be delivered to your inbox after you purchase Athletic Greens.
Your purchase comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
Athletic Greens can also be purchased from Amazon, where a 30 day supply (360 grams) costs $132.95. So if you plan on taking Athletic greens frequently, then your best bet is to buy it through the autoship program, since you save about 50%.
Who Makes Athletic Greens?
Athletic Greens lists its manufacturer as Athletic Greens, Inc. That company is based at the following address:Athletic Greens, Inc.
427 N Tatnall St #20782
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
You can contact the company by their toll-free telephone at 1-866-536-1761 or by email at [email protected]. If you signed up for the subscription service above accidentally and wish to cancel it (or you want to cancel it for any reason), then you’ll need to either call or email the company.
Note: although the superfood is sold by an American company, it claims to be sourced from New Zealand. The company never really elaborates what the New Zealand connection is, or if all the ingredients come from New Zealand. But right on the product listing, it says “The Best Tasting Superfood Powder from New Zealand”.
If you want to learn any more, you can head over to their Official Website and contact them.