Alani Nu has quickly become one of the most popular up and coming brands in the USA, and I’m keen to find out why and put my finger on exactly what’s so special.
The Super Greens formula the brand produces is packed full with a multitude of potent vegetables, fruits, enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics – it really seems to have everything. The brand claims that the formula will increase immunity, balance pH, and increase energy levels.
All of the products produced by the brand are GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) certified and made in the USA. In addition, most Alani Nu products are gluten-free and vegan.
Both Alani Nu and this specific Super Greens product seems exciting, so I’m keen to take a closer look, and that’s exactly what my review will show you. So, let’s dive straight in and review the Super Greens formula by Alani Nu below.
First Impression of Alani Nu Super Greens
It’s quite clear, as soon as you head to the Alani Nu website or even take a look at the brand’s social media channels, it’s focused on producing health and wellbeing supplements for women.
This obviously isn’t a problem at all and it’s actually really great to see a brand made mainly by a woman, for women. However, to be honest, I’m not sure whether a lot of men would purchase this product, as the branding is very effeminate.
The brand produces an array of health and wellbeing supplements, with the most popular products being the Balance formula, Pre-workout, and Protein. The Super Greens are also popular, with over 2,000 reviews on the Alani Nu website alone.
Background on Alani Nu
Alani Nu was founded in 2018 by Katy Hearn and Haydn Schneider and is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Ohio but has since moved and is now based in Texas. Both Katy Hearn and Haydn Schneider are qualified personal trainers, fitness coaches, and influencers, so they took their skills and influence online and created the brand.
As soon as it launched, so many people flocked to the brand quickly for their supplements. From the branding and blog to personal social media exposure, the brand is only growing exponentially.
Alani Nu Super Greens Ingredients
Tubs of Alani Nu Super Greens contain 219g and the recommended serving size is 7.3g. The formula contains over 30 ingredients, some of which are organic, but the formula has not been certified organic, meaning the formula contains less than 95% organic ingredients.
Apart from Chromium and Inulin which stand on their own in this formula, all of the ingredients are divided into 5 different proprietary blends.
Proprietary blends are a big problem for the consumer because they will never be able to figure out whether they’re consuming the correct amount of each ingredient in order for it to work. However, we will take a look at whether the formula will actually work a little bit later on in this review.
First, let’s take a look at the different blends and all of the ingredients.
- Chromium (as TRAACS™ Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate) (250mcg)
- Organic Inulin (150mg)
- Greens Blend (4g) – Organic Alfalfa Grass, Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Lemon, Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Kale, Organic Astragalus, Organic Spirulina, Organic Bitter Melon, Organic Oat Grass, Organic Chlorella.
- Fruit Blend (2g) – Acai Berry, Organic Amla Fruit, Goji Berry, Pomegranate Juice, Acerola Berry, Mangosteen, Strawberry, Cranberry, Maqui Berry, Jabuticaba Fruit, Schisandra Berry.
- Spectra Antioxidant Blend (50mg) – Coffee Arabic Extract, Broccoli Sprout Concentrate, Green Tea Extract, Onion Extract, Apple Extract, Acerola Extract, Camu Camu Concentrate, Quercetin, Tomato Concentrate, Broccoli Concentrate, Acai Concentrate, Turmeric Concentrate, Garlic Concentrate, Basil Concentrate, Oregano Concentrate, Cinnamon Concentrate, Elderberry Concentrate, Carrot Concentrate, Mangosteen Concentrate, Blackcurrant Extract, Blueberry Extract, Sweet Cherry Concentrate, Blackberry Concentrate, Chokeberry Concentrate, Raspberry Concentrate, Kale Concentrate, Bilberry Extract, Brussels Sprout Concentrate.
- DigeZyme™ Multi-Enzyme Complex (50mg) – o-Amylase 2400 DU/g, Neutral Protease 6000 PC/g, Cellulase 1100 CU/g, Lactose 4000 ALU/g, Lipase 200 FIP/g
- Probiotic Blend (50mg) – Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifdobacterium bifidum
How does Alani Nu Super Greens Taste?
Alani Nu Super Greens formula is flavored using Malic Acid, Silica, Stevia Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, and Natural Flavours. The formula is light, and the taste of stevia can taste quite strong, especially for those that aren’t used to it.
Although there aren’t the classic super greens grassy flavor with this formula, it does have quite a chalky texture. Saying that some people say they love the taste and some say they hate it, so it’s really a mixed bag!
There should not be any side effects that occur when taking the Alani Nu Super Greens formula. However, the brand does make it clear if you have a health condition, allergies, or you’re pregnant, you should discuss with a doctor before consumption.
Clearly the brand also attracts those under 18, as they specifically tell those that are under 18 to check with a doctor before consuming the formula too.
Does Alani Nu Super Greens Work?
The Super Greens formula contains proprietary blends, which is very concerning when it comes to the consumer knowing whether the formula will work or not.
Firstly, we have absolutely no clue the number of individual ingredients, so that’s not a good start. On top of that, the formula doesn’t seem to contain enough of each blend to actually provide the correct dosage of each ingredient to the consumer.
For example, the formula contains 4g of the Greens Blend. According to Healthline, a daily dosage of Spirulina should be between 1-3g.
Spirulina is the eighth ingredient listed on this blend, and as all ingredients are weighed and listed accordingly, it’s unlikely the Spirulina content in the formula is sufficient.
This is the same with a lot of ingredients within the formula, and therefore it can’t be said whether the formula will work or not.
Alani Nu Super Greens Reviews
Although the product has over 2,000 reviews on the Alani Nu website, I’ve taken a look at the reviews on Amazon, so we can be sure we are looking at less bias feedback.
The product is rated 4.1 stars out of 5 stars, and there are 36 reviews. So, let’s take a look at some of them.
At first I wasn’t sure what to expect. I take a lot of medicine so my stomach is upset often. It is a little chalky, but I think that’s because I didn’t ratio out my water to scoop- next day I did less scoop and it was great. It tastes fine, doesn’t smell great, but it wasn’t something I saw as a problem. My gut already feels so much better and I’ve had less nausea since starting this.5-star review
Likes: I do enjoy taking these greens. You definitely feel better after taking them and I’ve noticed my energy has improved. Dislike: Doesn’t taste great (but no greens do). The real thing that I dislike is that it has a chalk taste texture. I can only get rid of it if I blend it in my blender.4-star review
This product is packed with stevia that’s why everyone keeps claiming it tastes great! They use blends you have no idea how many calories or vitamins you are taking in, just because you use blends consumers should not have to reach out to the manufacturer for nutritional value. Wrote the company and owner NEVER HEARD BACK. SCAM TOTAL SCAM. GO FOR SOMETHING that tastes like veggies cause it is.1-star review
Money-Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
Alani Nu offers a 30-day return policy, but they do not have a money-back guarantee, and in fact, they don’t give money back. Instead, they send a different product of the same or lesser value to you.
This seems a shame and doesn’t really show consumers that the brand is confident with the products.
Where to buy Alani Nu Super Greens?
Is It Worth The Price?
One tub of Super Greens costs $49.99, which works out at a cost per serving of $1.66.
Alani Nu also offers a subscription option, in which you save 5%, meaning one tub costs $47.49. This works out at a cost per serving of $1.58.
The brand ships its products within the USA and worldwide but doesn’t specifically say which countries it does or doesn’t ship to. In addition, shipping fees aren’t explained.
I think the formula is fairly priced, and it sits pretty nicely in the middle of the superfood formula market.
I really like the brand and the ingredients look promising and clearly has a following of loyal customers who enjoy the supplement.
It’s not for me though basically because of the greens formula.
Although the formula does contain some potent ingredients, due to the fact proprietary blends are present and therefore the amount of each ingredient doesn’t seem sufficient to bring about actual health benefits, I would shop elsewhere.
There are so many transparent brands with powerful super greens formulas out there for the same price point that I would be more inclined to choose an alternative product.
LifeHacker Guy Greens Recommendation
Please give me a few moments to shamelessly introduce my brand, SuperGreen TONIK.
I have researched a lot (and I mean a lot) of super greens out there but was disappointed with most of the ones I tried.
So, I went out and created my own with the help of a USA manufacturer because I wanted to ensure I got all my veggie goodness in the right amounts, and of course within a no-fuss single serving each day.
None of the other brands offered that.
Its the best out there (of course I would say that about my own), but let me tell you why...
- No hidden ingredient amounts - we have full disclosure labelling, so you know EXACTLY whats inside
- Sufficient ingredient amounts to make a difference - we include at least (if not more of) the minimum effective amounts supported by research
- Ingredients that also could boost mental clarity and shake off brain fog - to boost my at work and home
After many months I finally got a greens formula that fuels my body and mind for the day ahead.
But please dont JUST take my word for it, make up your own decision by checking out my review. (I TRY BE BE AS UNBIASED AS POSSIBLE )