Nested Naturals Super Greens is a healthy-looking supplement that will appeal to budget-conscious shoppers looking to ensure they get their daily greens.
As with all greens powders, this is easy to take by simply mixing with water and could be the answer to getting your micronutrients more easily.
Nested Naturals was started when the owners were shocked at the state of the supplement industry and lack of transparency and accountability. Something I can certainly relate to!
Their answer was to create a health supplement company that tackled the ‘wild west’ approach and provide top quality ingredients with third-party testing. Sounds great, but did they achieve this with their Super Greens health supplement?
Continuing the theme of finding a powdered greens supplement that ticks all my boxes (check out what I look for in super greens), I give Nested Natural Super Greens the once- over.
Nested Naturals Super Greens First Impressions
Nested Natural is a brand that exudes trust and transparency, with a clear focus on educating and guiding customers toward leading a healthy, nutritionally-sound lifestyle.
They take an ethical approach to promoting health products and go to great lengths to outline the benefits without the associated hyperbole often seen in the health industry. At the end of the day, supplements are supposed to be taken in addition to your diet, which ideally should contain a healthy balance of fresh nutrients.
Everything about the company and product adheres to their socially-conscious branding. After a few minutes looking at the brand in more detail I had a few concerns and looked to address them further in my full review of Nested Naturals Super Greens.
Nested Naturals Background
The company Nested Naturals Inc is based in Vancouver, Canada, and has been in business since 2014. They are proud of the fact they have a good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), but I am not really sure how much this really means. It would appear no one has really complained about the company and they most likely pay BBB an annual membership.
The founders of the company, Kevin and Jeremy, started the business to provide transparent and honest supplements to the market. They achieve this using top quality, globally-sourced ingredients and by third-party testing all their supplements.
It’s great to see supplement companies giving back, and so I really like the fact Nested Naturals support Vitamin Angels. If you don’t know about them, they are a charity that helps mothers and their children in 74 countries around the world to achieve proper nutrition.
Nested Naturals Super Greens Ingredients
It’s really great to see that all the ingredients in Nested Natural Super Greens are 100% organic, non-GMO, and vegan.
Each tub contains 30 servings with each scoop of 8g containing what I counted to be 32 ingredients.
A lot of the usual super green ingredients are there, such as Spirulina, Chlorella, Barley, and Wheatgrass. Also present are probiotics such as Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum. There are digestive enzymes in the mix too; Amylase (NLT 1608U), Protease (NLT 402U), Lactase (NLT 268U), Lipase (NLT 67U), Cellulase.
Regarding the probiotics, there are 1.67 billion CFUs probiotics in each serving. This sounds great but the effectiveness of probiotics in super greens is called into question. The fact is probiotics are incredibly sensitive to how they are prepared.
And so, if not sourced and prepared correctly they may not work. The science of probiotics is not solid either.
The more concerning issue, for me, is the use of proprietary blends for the ingredients used to split into five blends; Alkalizing blend (3847mg), Fibre blend (2700mg), Antioxidant blend (1053mg), Probiotic blend (333mg), and Enzyme Blend (67mg).
The tub does highlight two of the ingredient amounts, Spirulina 667mg and Chlorella 400mg, which we can only assume is the per-serving quantity.
To my follow-up email highlighting that this doesn’t actually show the breakdown of each ingredient in the blend, I received the reply “I will look into this again”.
To be fair to the support team they respond very quickly; after a few hours at most. But this is all too familiar with supplements, especially super greens, it would seem.
The standard seems to be a blend – even with companies that promote ‘transparency’.
How Does Nested Naturals Super Greens Taste?
I have yet to try the taste myself but I do know that some people find the flavor fairly strong and slightly unpleasant. This is supported by many of the comments from Amazon customers.
This is fairly common with super greens supplements as the core ingredients do have that grassy and sometimes chalky taste.
If that’s the case you can easily mix with a smoothie or add something to make the taste more palatable. Just be aware that loading with sweet-tasting ingredients will increase the calorific content, in case you’re using this supplement as part of a calorie-controlled diet.
Seasoned super green veterans should be fine with this supplement and unlikely experience unpleasant side effects.
If you’re new to super greens then there is the chance of experiencing a mild stomach upset. This could be due to the probiotics and / or enzymes in the blend. Symptoms should only be temporary and reduce within a day or two, a week at most.
Does Nested Naturals Super Greens Work?
The effectiveness of any supplement should be simple to determine as it is dependent on two things; the type of ingredient and the amounts.
If we consider the ‘alkalizing blend’ for a minute, this contains 10 ingredients making a total of 3,847mg for the blend. As outlined by the FDA, the ingredients have to be listed in the order of their highest quantity, so Barley grass makes up the most of this blend.
The fourth ingredient in this blend is Spirulina, and as we know by now, we need between 1-8g per day to have any discernible effect according to data gathered by Examine.
Are you confident you’re getting this dose in each serving? I am not.
The same can be said for Barley grass, with research showing you need between 1-15g per day for effects to be seen. So, provided Nested Naturals Super Greens contains a minimum of 1g of Spirulina and Barley grass, you have 1,847mg left over for the remaining 8 ingredients!
Nested Naturals Super Greens Customer Reviews
As you would expect the official website has positive feedback and so these should be taken with a little pinch of salt. After all, there are only three of them on the official site!
By contrast, their Amazon store has hundreds of positive comments – at the time of writing a whopping 2,229 reviews – of which 71% are 5 stars.
Most of the complaints concerned the taste, even from customers who rated the product 4 or 5 stars.
Here is a random(ish) selection of customer testimonials:
I have used this product for the last 3 months and I have noticed a marked improvement in my digestion. I would give this product 5 stars if not for the taste. Do keep in mind there aren’t any sweeteners added so I honestly can’t expect much but if I were to describe the taste when added to water it would be like pond water, it is not pleasant and I have to chase it with my coffee in the mornings. Coleycole99
I usually drink greens first but wanted to give this one a chance after reading reviews. I am used to just mixing my green drink with some water and downing it and am not too sensitive to the taste but this one taste like grass and dirt was ground up into a powder. This one is really hard to drink. Samantha
I did discover a review from a concerned and unhappy repeat customer who discovered the green powder has changed.
I just opened a new tub and it’s horrible. Not the same color or consistency. I tried it and it doesn’t have the right flavor and it’s also almost sandy in my teeth 🤢 I added a comparison pic with a good one (left is good, right isn’t)…
You can see what Samantha means with the picture she used for comparisons below.
Money Back Guarantee / Return Policy
Purchasing from the official website means you get the 100% lifetime guarantee.
This means whether it’s the next day or next year you can get in touch with their support team to arrange to send back your order and receive a full refund.
This is probably the best money-back guarantee out there.
You simply can’t ask for more than this from a supplement company, in fact from any company!
Where to Buy Nested Naturals Super Greens?
The official Nested Naturals website stocks a wide range of supplements: those to aid sleep, digestion, for pain relief, immune support, brain health, women’s care, mom and baby health, and of course their Super Greens.
There is free USA delivery for orders over $25 (USD) but considering the Super Greens product is over this amount you’ll always get free delivery for it. International orders will incur a shipping fee which depends on the country you’re sending too.
The other option is to purchase directly from Amazon.com, which you may prefer if you’re a Prime member.
Is It Worth It?
Prices for all of Nested Naturals supplements are very reasonable with prices ranging from $10 to $30 per bottle.
For an everyday supplement to top up your daily greens intake then their Super Greens is good value and better than others costing twice as much!
The question mark on ingredient amounts is, however, a concern. It would be ideal to know if you’re getting enough of each ingredient to truly make a difference. If you’re already eating a healthy balanced diet then this shouldn’t be too much of a worry as you will most likely be getting most of your micronutrients from your diet.
The Bottom Line
There is a lot to like about Nested Naturals Super Greens. The lifetime guarantee and the cheap price make this an incredibly affordable supplement for anyone on a budget who is looking to get their daily greens.
I can’t help but admire the overall feeling of this company project.
But if you’re looking for a greens supplement that packs a punch then in my opinion this product falls short because the ingredient amounts are unlikely to be insufficient amounts to be noticeably effective.
You can counteract this by taking a couple of servings each day but this would be against the recommended serving suggestion by Nested Naturals.
For me, this Super Greens didn’t quite live up to its claims to be a ‘heroic blend of organic superfoods’ which is a shame as I really like the company behind it. With stiff competition and small amounts of each ingredient in the green powders, this brand didn’t quite make the mark.
Have you tried Nested Naturals Super Greens before and liked it? Or maybe you really disliked it? Let me know in the comments below. It would be great to hear how people get on with this supplement.
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 )