BioSteel is a popular Canadian brand that specializes in creating supplements for those that exercise frequently and committed athletes. The Sports Greens formula is the brand’s first super greens formula, and it’s become one of the bestselling products across the entire brand.
BioSteel Sports Greens contains over 30 ingredients that the brand claims will increase the overall health of the consumer, ensuring they are meeting the daily recommended dose of fruits and vegetables.
The formula is non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free as well as vegetarian and vegan friendly.
With an impressive set of athletes in affiliation and a strong customer base, I’m really keen to take a look at the BioSteel Sports Greens – take a look at my review below.
First Impression of Sport Greens
When you first look at this product, it’s vibrant, attractive, and exciting. This product stands out from similar products on the market due to the fact one of its main benefits is to heighten athletic performance, and this is intriguing.
One of the first things I noticed was the fact the formula is fully vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free, because a lot of the time, fitness brands don’t actually worry too much about these requirements, so that’s a great touch.
BioSteel produces an array of supplements alongside the Sports Greens formula, with everything from whey protein to collagen featuring on the brand’s site. The website also features a substantial blog with recipe ideas, training advice, and nutrition information on it. This really shows that the brand is customer-friendly, as well as knowledgeable.
So overall, this formula looks pretty awesome so far and I’m really intrigued as to whether the same amount of precision for the branding and blog has gone into the formula’s ingredients.
Background on BioSteel
Founded in 2009 by Matt Nichol, John Celenza, and Mike Cammalleri, BioSteel was born from frustration the trio shared of sports drinks being packed with fillers, sugar, artificial flavorings, and sweeteners.
The brand started out by producing sports drinks and is still what it’s most well-known for. Clearly, the hard work paid off and today, BioSteel products are the most purchased product in North American pro sports.
The brand is only growing exponentially and experimenting more with its products, with the Sports Greens formula being an example of how the brand is diversifying.
Sport Greens Ingredients
BioSteel recommends a serving size of 10.2g, with the formula containing 31 ingredients in total, but only 20 whole ingredients.
As mentioned above, all of the ingredients are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and suitable for vegans. In addition, several of the ingredients are organic. However, the formula overall can’t be USDA certified organic as not over 95% of the ingredients are.
Amazingly, Biosteel has transparently listed every single ingredient within the formula, and all of the amounts of each whole ingredient are listed. This is music to my ears, as so many other brands on the market use proprietary blends.
So, this is really impressive and shows that the team behind the brand knows their stuff.
- Land and Sea Greens – Organic Spirulina (1875mg), Organic Barley Grass (312.5mg), ConcenTrace Alfalfa Grass (100mg), Organic Broccolli (275mg), Organic Spinach (100mg), Organic Kale (100mg)
- Antioxidants – Goji (287.5mg), Blueberry (75mg), Organic Kamu Kamu (125mg), Coenzyme Q-10 (50mg), Tart Cherry (100mg), Green Tea Leaf Extract (100mg)
- High Performance Recovery Complex – Quercetin (35mg), Turmeric (300mg), Asthaxanthin (4mg), Fermented Glutamine (500mg), Fermented Leucine (1000mg)
- Digestive and Absorption Blend – Inulin (50mg), BioPerine Black Pepper (5mg)
- Plant-Based Probiotic Complex – Lactobacillus casei (100 billion CFU), Bifidobacterium longum (50 billion CFU), Lactobacillus acidophilus (150 billion CFU)
- Non-Medicinal Ingredients – Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Natural Flavour Citric Acid, Organic Lemon (Citrus limon) (Fruit) Powder, Organic Acai (Euterpe oleracea (Fruit) Powder, Matcha Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) (Leaf) Powder, Stevia (Leaf) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Betaine Anhydrous
How does Sport Greens Taste?
Sports Green is available in three different flavors – Acai Lemonade, Pomegranate Berry, and Pineapple Coconut. So depending on personal preference you can choose a flavor that suits your palate best.
Acai Lemonade is the most popular flavor, but the taste of every flavor is good. The formula isn’t overpoweringly sweet, but instead, light and refreshing. The super greens grassy taste is virtually non-existent.
The formula also mixes well and doesn’t create a gritty mix as some supplement powders do.
You shouldn’t experience any side effects when taking this formula, but like any powerful supplement, if you are under 18, pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should consult a doctor before consumption.
Does Sports Greens Work?
This formula impresses me so much because it doesn’t contain proprietary blends like so many other formulas on the market do. The bonus of no proprietary blends is that the consumer can see exactly how much of each ingredient they are consuming, and can see whether the formula will actually work, or not.
Taking a look at the ingredients list, this formula should work and provide the benefits the brand claims it will. BioSteel claims that this formula will increase overall health by providing the daily dosage of fruit and vegetables, as well as increasing athletic performance.
For example, the amount of Spirulina in this formula is 1875mg or 1.875g, and according to Healthline, a daily dosage of Spirulina should be between 1-3g. Therefore, this formula hits the mark for this ingredient amount.
However, some of the ingredients don’t meet the recommended daily dosage, which is a bit of a shame. For example, according to Medical News Today, daily inulin intake should be 10-30g, and there’s only 0.5g in this formula.
However, inulin is one of those ingredients that have a debatable daily recommended dosage and some even say that too much inulin actually creates problems, so the brand might not have missed the mark here, but instead lowered the dosage on purpose.
So, I can conclude that the formula does hit the mark and work in the way it should with the majority of ingredients listed.
Sports Greens Reviews
Although there’s a selection of reviews on the BioSteel website, I’ve taken a look at Amazon to see some third-party reviews of the product. There are 55 ratings, and it scores 4.3 stars out of 5 overall.
Let’s take a look at a selection of the reviews below.
I use this product for my rheumatoid arthritis for me it helps with my pain and overall health contains all clean nutrients I came across this product while searching what do athletes take to prevent and treat pain to take orally. I used to order it from another source ..took way too long to arrive was ecstatic to see that Amazon carries it. And now order it through amazon best price ships the same day. I can tell you for me this product is the best.5-star review
The taste is a bit challenging so I think in my personal opinion I would drink half of what is recommended and see how it goes from there.3-star review
This is the nastiest tasting supplement I have ever ingested. I would rather drink gasoline than this stuff.1-star review
Money-Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
BioSteel does not have a money-back guarantee, but it does accept returns up to 30 days after receiving a product, but only if the product didn’t arrive with you sealed.
Where to buy Sports Greens?
You can purchase Sports Greens from the BioSteel website directly, through Amazon, in GNC stores nationwide, and in a small selection of local stores in Avondale in Louisiana and Saskatoon and Lethbridge in Canada.
Is It Worth The Price?
One tub of BioSteel Sports Greens, containing 30 servings, costs $39.99. This works out at a cost per serving of $1.33. If you subscribe to the formula you can save 15%, which works out per tub at a cost of $33.99 and a cost per serving of $1.13.
This is a really wallet-friendly price, especially because the formula contains so many potent ingredients, the brand is so transparent with the ingredients and you know exactly what you’re consuming.
When it comes to shipping, BioSteel calculates the cost when you purchase a product. If you spend over $100 on the website you get free delivery.
Initially, I have to admit that I was slightly worried that this product wouldn’t live up to standards because it’s produced by a brand that specializes in creating supplements for athletes. However, I am truly impressed.
Everything apart from the lack of a money-back guarantee and the fact some people don’t like the taste of the formula is spot on, The brand is completely transparent, there is no proprietary blends insight, and it’s affordable and it’s intelligently produced.
I can definitely say that BioSteel has lived up to its name and clout within the supplement industry, and I would certainly recommend this formula.
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 )