When I hear people talk about grass related drinks, I can’t help but picture them juicing the cuttings from their lawns!
This is obviously not the case.
There are now many of these food supplements on the market.
It seems they are aimed at getting us to include more greens in our diet in the easy form of adding them to drinks.
So do they actually taste like grass? And what exactly is in them?
Let’s look at one of them from Amazing Grass.
Their Green Superfood comes in powder and capsule form.
What’s in it and how it works?
Read our review.
What Is Amazing Grass?
This company was started in 2002 by two friends, Brandon Bert and Todd Habermehl.
They were co-workers who, after being laid off by the company they were working for, decided to found Amazing Grass.
The Bert family have a farm in Kansas that supplies majority of the greens used by this company.
Brandon was apparently fortunate to grow up with a grandfather who had spent his life growing and dehydrating green foods.
The company aim to help people:
Lead healthier, more active lives through organic, plant-based nutrition.
The company donates proceeds from sales to the Whole Planet Foundation.
What Products Do This Company Offer
The company produces over 30 products:
- Grass Green Superfood: This comes in the Original formula. There are then 14 other varieties and flavors. These include Detoxifying, Energy, Antioxidant, Immunity, Digestive and Multivitamin Blends. This contains various blends which we will look at in a minute.
- Protein Superfood: This comes in seven varieties with added plant based protein.
- Cereal Grasses: Four options including ingredients like wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, kale and moringa and spirulina
- Effervescent: Choice of six flavors of tablets containing 30 superfoods to be dissolved in water.
- Elixir: A choice of three elixirs targeted at dealing with belly, beauty or brain.
- Raw Reserve: Offered in Original and Cherry flavor. This is a combination of whole organic superfoods and cereal grasses.
- Organic Superfood Bars: Six different flavors of nutrition bars. They contain a combination of greens, fruits and veggies to plant-based protein.
- Kidz Superfood: A blend of organic greens, fruits and vegetables aimed at kids.
Amazing Grass Ingredients
We will look at the main ingredients in the Original Grass Green Superfood.
It has five blends:
- Grass Green Food Blend
- Grass Antioxidant Blend
- EFA Fiber Blend
- Digestive Enzyme & Active Culture Pre/Probiotic Blend
- Vitamins and Minerals
Some of the notable ingredients in these blends are:
- Wheat Grass: May help with illnesses including arthritis, diabetes and obesity.
- Barley Grass: May help with many chronic diseases. It is and the only vegetation on the earth that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age.
- Alfalfa: This herb has many health benefits. It can help reduce cholesterol, ease digestive problems and strengthen immunity and circulation.
- Spirulina: May help with high cholesterol, cardiovascular function and inflammatory diseases.
- Chlorella: May help reduce high blood pressure and lower serum cholesterol levels. It may also accelerate wound healing, and enhance immune functions.
- Broccoli: The chemicals present in broccoli may promote health. This includes chemo-prevention and cardio protection.
- Acai: May reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol if you are overweight.
- Green Tea: Tea has been shown to help detoxify, boost energy, reduce stress and help weight loss.
- Flax Seed: Is a good source of linolenic acid (ALA, omega-3 fatty acid), lignans, and fiber. It has potential health benefits such as reduction of cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders. Flax protein helps in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and supports the immune system.
- Probiotics: This product contains “good” bacteria. These can help with the digestive system amongst other things.
- Vitamins & Minerals: Taking multi vitamin and mineral supplements may make up deficiencies in the body.
The product is Non GMO, kosher pareve, vegan and gluten free.
How Does Amazing Grass Work?
This product claims to help the body maintain healthy organ function, detoxification and immunity.
The company believes that digestive health is improved by their enzyme and probiotic blend. They help eliminate waste from the body.
There is some scientific backup that individual ingredients may benefit health. We do not know the exact quantity of these ingredients in the product. It may be they are insufficient to have any benefit.
There is no independent clinical trial on the product as a whole.
The powder may be mixed with water or juice.
There are also many recipes on the company website. These give you different options and ideas for taking this greens powder.
Amazing Grass Side Effects
There are no listed side effects for this product and it may be safe for most.
As with any change in your diet there may be potential for:
- Upset stomach
- Excess gas
- Changes in bowel movements
Amazing Grass Green Superfood Reviews & Complaints
There are many customer reviews for this product.
- Of over 8,000 reviews on Amazon, 81 percent are 4* and above. The overall rating is 4.2* out of 5.
- It’s a similar story on Iherb where the products are rated between 4* and 4.5*.
There are many customers who are very happy with the product.
Some report improved digestive functions. Some find it gives them an energy boost.
Eric Beaman writes:
I have always liked Amazing Grass and this is the original product. It mixes well when I make smoothies and it does not taste strongly of grass so it does not mess with whatever flavor smoothie I am making. I really do feel the energy boost this product gives me and I also know I am getting my dose of veggies and vitamins that I need daily! I will continue to buy Amazing Grass fine products!
Some have found that their hair and nails are stronger. People also like the choice of flavors they can get. Customers also comment on the time saving of adding greens to their diet in this way.
This stuff is crazy. I bought this with intent to detox after a vacay in Miami. I continued to mix this in my smoothies well after the initial detox. About 30 days later, my once extremely brittle nails are hard as rocks and my hair is growing quicker. The nutrients in this superfood are amazing. I am sold and will be a lifetime customer (please never change this formula) I love the fact I can drink my veggies on days where I’m too busy running around to stop for a full meal. Don’t second guess, just get it!
Not everyone is happy with their purchase of these greens. There are many that cannot overcome the taste of the product.
I’ve tried three different flavors and each one is really tough to get down. I love the ingredient list but I just can’t drink these. I’ve tried mixing with frozen fruit, milk vs. water, ice and no-ice. It doesn’t make a difference. Each version is not tasty at all. I really want to like the product but I just can’t drink it.
There are customers who have seen no benefits from using this product.
Jennifer A Thompson writes:
I really wanted to like this product. It seems like a great thing to be able to add wheatgrass and veggies to your diet so simply. I’ve been adding this to a smoothie every day and it’s not so bad that way. If you were to drink it just mixed with water it’s terrible. But I’ve seen no benefits from this. I have no increase in energy, I am actually more constipated after using this for the past two months, and I have gotten sick twice now since being in it, so it’s obviously not improving my immune system.
Amazing Grass: Packages, Prices & Where To Buy
This product can be purchased direct from Amazing Grass website or from outlets like Amazon or iHerb.
The costs on the company website for the original Grass Green Superfood are:
You can join their VIP Grasshead scheme for a 20% discount and free shipping and handling. This registers you in an autoship program that you cancel at any time.
There are also discounts on bulk orders:
See below how the official site looks like.
Refunds and Returns Policy
The company offers a 30 day money back guarantee on unopened product.
You contact customer service who authorise the return.
The cost of shipping and handling must be met by you.
A restocking fee of $15 will also be applied.
Amazing Grass Pros & Cons
Amazing Grass Green Superfood Review: Final Verdict
There are more reviews on this product than any other “greens” powder I have looked at. The ingredients are extensive and may have some health benefits.
Does the product taste like grass?
Some say they can’t get past the taste, even in its different flavored forms. Others either like or don’t mind it.
There are useful smoothie and food recipes on the company website. These may make it more palatable.
The price point for this product is not too high. However if you want to try it and don’t like it you have no return option for opened goods.
It may be an option for consuming more greens. It’s up to you really.
I don’t for one minute suggest you try eating grass from your lawn, but getting more fresh fruit and veg into your diet may give you the same benefits.
We laid out the facts, will you buy Amazing Grass Green Superfood? Comment below and tell us what you think!