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Applied Nutrition Critical Greens Review

Critical Greens is a super greens and herbal extract formula that’s produced by UK based nutrition company, Applied Nutrition.

The formula is supposed to boost the immune system, is packed with 17 potent super green and herbal ingredients.

Applied Nutrition has also made sure that the formula is suitable for a wide range of people – it’s vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, halal, and free from banned substances.

Applied Nutrition is a popular supplement company in the UK that specializes in energy-boosting drinks and formulas.

Therefore, I’m keen to take a closer look at the brand’s super greens formula!

If you’re thinking of purchasing the Applied Nutrition Critical Greens formula, or you also want to take a closer look at it, check out my full Applied Nutrition Critical Greens review below.

Applied Nutrition Greens Tub

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Applied Nutrition Critical Greens First Impressions

The Applied Nutrition website has some interesting photos, informative blog posts, and sleek branding. However, both the general website and the product pages, including the Critical Greens page, is lacking information.

Since the Critical Greens page is lacking information about the formula and its benefits, I don’t have a very clear first impression of the product, which is a shame!

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Background on Applied Nutrition

Applied Nutrition was founded in 2016 by Thomas Ryder. The company is based in Liverpool and is labeled as one of the biggest nutrition brands in the UK and Europe since it aims to revolutionize and reinvent the energy drink market.

The company produces a number of energy and performance-enhancing supplements, from energy drinks and superfood powders to low-calorie foods and protein.

Critical Greens Benefits

There’s actually no information about the benefits associated with the Critical Greens formula apart from the fact that it is supposed to boost your immune system.

The ingredients within the formula, if sufficiently dosed, can provide a wide range of benefits in addition to boosting the immune system, so it’s unclear why the brand isn’t marketing these benefits.

Applied Nutrition Critical Greens Ingredients

The Critical Greens formula contains 17 ingredients in total. All of the ingredients, and the amounts of each of them, are fully disclosed on the ingredients label, which is great when it comes to working out the efficacy of the formula.

However, I’ll be looking at the efficacy of the formula later in this review.

First, let’s take a look at the ingredients!

Here is the complete list of the Applied Nutrition Critical Greens ingredients:
  • Pea Protein Powder – 1960mg
  • Spirulina Powder – 700mg
  • Alfalfa Powder – 300mg
  • Barley Grass Powder – 300mg
  • Wheat Grass Powder – 300mg
  • Kale Powder – 200mg
  • Spinach Powder – 200mg
  • Broccoli – 130mg
  • Watercress – 130mg
  • Parsley – 130mg
  • Celery – 130mg
  • Carrot Powder – 130mg
  • Ginger Root – 100mg
  • Beetroot Powder – 100mg
  • Alfalfa (Sprouts) – 80mg
  • Green Tea – 80mg
  • Beta Carotene – 30mg

Here is the supplement facts label:

Applied Nutrition Greens Label

How does Critical Greens Taste?

Critical Greens is not flavored or sweetened, therefore it has a completely natural taste.

Although there are no negative reviews about the taste of the formula, the natural taste of a greens powder may be a little pungent for some!

Side Effects

Applied Nutrition warns that the formula should not be consumed by anyone under 18, or anyone pregnant, nursing, with a medical condition, or taking medication, before consulting with a doctor first.

Does Applied Nutrition Critical Greens Work?

The Critical Greens ingredients label is fully disclosed and there are no proprietary within the formula meaning it’s easy to see how much of each ingredient exists within the formula.

This makes it simple to work out the efficacy of the formula.

So, let’s take a look at the ingredients with standard recommended doses and compare the recommended doses to the amounts within the formula to see if they are sufficiently dosed!

There’s 700mg of spirulina within the formula, and with spirulina having a recommended dose of between 3-5g, this ingredient is clearly not sufficiently dosed.

Not all of the ingredients within the formula are sufficiently dosed.

There’s 300mg of wheatgrass in the formula, meaning it’s also not sufficiently dosed, since the recommended dose of wheatgrass is 3,000mg.

There’s only 80mg of green tea extract in the formula, and since green tea has a recommended dose of between 250–500 mg, this is also an insufficiently dosed ingredient!

Overall, it’s clear that the ingredients within the formula that have recommended doses are not sufficiently dosed.

Therefore, these ingredients may not provide the benefits that the brand claims they will, meaning the formula may not be effective.

Rolled green tea leaves

Applied Nutrition Critical Greens Reviews

Although Critical Greens is available on Amazon, there are no customer reviews on there! Therefore, we have to take a look at the Applied Nutrition website to see customer reviews of the product.

Unfortunately, there are only 5 reviews of the product, and they’re all rated 5-star. Therefore, although we will take a look at them, do be aware that they may be biased.

Let’s take a look at some of these reviews!

Brilliant product easy to drink as well.5-star review

Good quality product. Would buy again.5-star review

Money-Back Guarantee / Returns Policy

Applied Nutrition offers a 100% Money-Back-Guarantee that is valid for 14-days from the date of purchase.

Where to buy Applied Nutrition Critical Greens?

You can buy Critical Greens from the Applied Nutrition website and Amazon.

Is It Worth The Price?

Critical Greens is available in either 30 serving tubs or 50 serving tubs.

You can either buy the formula on a one-time purchase or by using Klarna, a payment platform that allows you to pay in segments.

One 30 serving tub of Critical Greens costs $12.99, meaning the cost per serving works out at $0.43.

One 50 serving tub of Critical Greens costs $19.95, meaning the cost per serving works out at $0.40.

Although this formula is cheap, since it has such a small serving size and contains a number of ingredients that are not sufficiently dosed, I still wouldn’t say the formula is worth it.

My Final Verdict

Although Applied Nutrition is a popular supplement company and their other formulas may provide benefits to consumers, the Critical Greens formula doesn’t seem to be quite as impressive.

Unfortunately, since a number of ingredients within the formula are not sufficiently dosed and the serving size is so small, it’s unlikely that the consumer will benefit from the formula.

Therefore, although the formula is cheap, I wouldn’t recommend it, since it doesn’t provide a sufficient dose of ingredients!

If you have a bigger budget, I would recommend purchasing a super greens formula that actually contains sufficiently dosed ingredients and is certain to provide you with health benefits.

Adam Author

About the LifeHacker Guy

Hi, I'm Adam the founder of the LifeHacker Guy.

I have a First Class Honours degree in Sports Science from Brighton University, specialising in exercise physiology and nutrition. In my youth I was a competitive Triathlete and long-distance runner placing top 10 in most triathlon races I completed.

Since suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I moved into web development, after a couple of years I then moved onto developing a number of online businesses. I've recently taken a sabbatical and I'm now looking to make big changes in my life, hopefully this may resonate with you - join me in my journey!

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