If you have ever researched super greens then you have no doubt heard of Organifi Green Juice. Most likely you will have seen one of their videos or adverts by the founder, Drew Canole.
I first came across this supplement at a digital marketing conference three years ago when Drew Canole was one of the speakers. He gave an incredibly inspiring talk about his journey from YouTuber to supplement company owner.
Organifi is very much a healthy lifestyle brand and its products focus on both the body and mind. They market their supplements as a means of achieving balance and harmony in life following the “Organifi Way”.
I take a look at Organifi Green Juice in my personal review to see if this product stands out amongst other super greens on the market.
I like this company and the buzz they create with the content they deliver. That said, I do sometimes cringe with the overly touchy-feely approach they take, especially the founder.
There is no denying that Drew Canole is passionate about health and mental well-being and it’s great to see the owner of the business being out there and connecting with his audience.
The cornerstone of the business is the FitLife blog and Organifi online shop. Looking at the blog, however, there are no more recent articles than 3 months ago. It seems that the focus is more on the video channel.
Background on Organifi Green Juice
What started out as Drew showing how to juice on YouTube has turned into an incredibly successful channel with over 500k subscribers.
What began as being passionate about juicing turned into a very profitable supplement company that has become a well-known brand with super green advocates.
Their flagship supplement is the Organifi Green Juice and they have now added Probiotics, Protein mixes, Turmeric, Organifi Gold (purporting to aid sleep), and Organifi Red Juice (reputed to be anti-aging and improves energy).
Organifi is proud supporters of Vitamin Angels, a charity that helps children fight the risk of malnutrition. For every Organifi Red Juice sold, Organifi will pledge to help save a child’s life.
The company is very active through email and if you sign up to the newsletter from either the blog or store you receive regular emails about their products and how they claim to help you.
Organifi Green Juice Ingredients
Organifi Green Juice comes in a 270g bottle that contains 30 servings with each scoop being 9g in size.
The bulk of the Organifi ingredients are two proprietary blends, an alkaline greens blend, and a superfood blend. These account for 6.55g out of the 9g serving.
The remaining ingredients are for flavoring (organic lemon juice, monk fruit, mint, orange) and dietary fiber.
The use of proprietary blends means we don’t get to know the individual ingredient amounts within each blend. This is frustrating as we’re relying on Organifi to have put in sufficient quantities to be effective – and we know that supplements companies often don’t!
On the plus side all the ingredients are organic and so the supplement is USDA certified.
I outline below the blends and their ingredients:
Alkaline greens proprietary blend (5.1g)
Super food proprietary blend (1.45g)
How Does Organifi Green Juice taste?
If you have ever tried a green superfood powder before you already know that most of them taste awful, pretty much like you’re drinking grassy and chalky water.
This is the challenge with all super greens drink, to make it palatable for consumption every day, without the lingering aftertaste. Feedback from customers tasting Organifi Green Juice has reported the mint taste to be refreshing and not too unpleasant at all.
As with any new supplement, if you’re not familiar with taking a greens powder then there is the chance of mild digestive complaints.
On the whole, it seems that Organifi is well tolerated and few consumers highlight any side effects.
Does Organifi Green Juice work?
If you have read any of the other reviews you can probably guess my answer here, right?
But if we assume (and it’s a big IF) that the ingredient amounts aren’t an issue, let’s focus on the benefits of Organifi Green Juice.
Other than the usual green superfoods like Spirulina and Wheatgrass, there are some other goods and potentially potent ingredients in Organifi, I especially like Ashwagandha and Chlorella.
One of my favourite ingredients is Ashwagandha root as this reputedly helps the body to react better to stress and has an anxiety-calming effect. Such adaptogenic ingredients have been shown to be beneficial to immune function too, which is great news for me as for years my immune system has been suppressed.
According to Examine.com you should aim for a daily dose of 300-500mg of Ashwagandha to experience and really enjoy the benefits. Lower amounts may help in some cases though.
In terms of my other favorite Chlorella, this green freshwater algae has an incredibly good nutritional profile being a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.
There are several types of Chlorella but the most commonly used one in supplements is Chlorella Vulgaris. This is the type used in Organifi Green Juice.
It’s important to note that in order for Chlorella to be effective at all the ‘cracked-cell wall’ variety should be considered above other varieties. This is because the cell-wall can’t be broken down by digestion and so none of the nutrients would be made available.
Organifi don’t indicate what type of Chlorella they use in their Alkaline blend.
According to the research, you should aim for between 2-3g per day of the cracked cell variety to get the most from this ingredient.
I discuss these Super Green ingredients here in much more detail if you’re interested to know how they are considered to improve health.
Organifi Green Juice Customer Reviews
There are a fair number of reviews on the official website. At the time of writing this review, there were around 1,038 reviews with the majority giving a 4 or 5-star rating.
As it’s difficult to know if the Organifi reviews on their website are cherry-picked I always like to check out Amazon for potentially less biased feedback.
The higher price of the product on Amazon doesn’t seem to have put customers off as there are a whopping 1692 customers reviews there.
Over 60% of the Amazon customers were happy with the product, rating it 5 stars. As is to be expected, however, not everyone was happy with 12% giving it one out of five.
Here is some of the customer feedback. These are only a select few and I recommend checking out Amazon to read more.
I had an incredible energy boost after taking Organifi for about a week. Tasty and well worth the money. Highly recommended! Chris.
First off this product is incredibly expensive, but worth it. I mix it in water and love the minty taste. About a month ago, I started creating protein smoothies combining this with chocolate or vanilla plant-based protein powder. My energy levels are unbelievable. I used to get tired in the afternoon and evening, but not anymore. In addition, I can tell the difference in how clear my mind is. I highly recommend this product. Schenny.
VERY disappointed with this product. The taste is awful, I could barely choke it down. It tastes like mint-flavored swamp water, and unless you really love the taste of vegetables you are not going to like this. The product is also loaded with cheap cereal grass filler ingredients which I did not notice when I bought. I emailed customer support for a refund, and they are giving me the run-around and refusing to refund my money. Andrew.
One negative review is from an upset customer who had a bad reaction after not reading the label prior to use. It really stood out for various reasons.
I purchased this product after listening to several infomercials on it and thought it sounded like something that would be good for me. When the shipping box arrived there was nothing in it but the product itself. Having watched many videos on how to safely use the product, I assumed it was safe to use as are other supplements that come in powder form…. As a result, I not only did not refrigerate the product after opening the container but I did not consume it within 60 days either. As a result, I became violently ill on 2 separate occasions in March 2017 within an hour of consuming the powder. V. L. Simmons
You can buy Organifi Green Juice on Amazon.com.
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There is a 60-day money-back guarantee for all purchases through the official Organifi website. The conditions involve the company receiving ALL partial or empty bottles back within 60 days of the purchase date in order to qualify for the refund.
The return policy looks solid and as long as you follow the conditions you should be fine to get your money back should you not be satisfied with the product.
Where to Buy Organifi Green Juice?
You can purchase Organifi from a few places. The official website is the obvious choice and stocks the whole Organifi supplement range.
Buying a single bottle of Green Juice will set you back $69.99 (reduced from $79.99) with discounts available for buying more at the same time. You can save $59 when buying 3 bottles and a massive $169 if you buy 6 bottles.
You can also have your bottle automatically delivered every 30 days by choosing the ‘subscribe and save’ option to save 15% on your order – making one bottle $59.46 per month.
Organifi Green Juice is also available through Amazon although it is priced higher at $73 for a single bottle and $69 for the monthly subscribe and save option.
You may also find Organifi available in some high street stores, such as The Vitamin Shoppe.
Is It Worth the Price?
Organifi Green Juice is at the higher end for super greens costing between $60 and $80 depending on where and how you purchase it.
Some Amazon customers have commented on the low quantity of the Organifi green powder in the tub – some pictures below.
It is much better value than other greens powders I have reviewed such as Green Detox, Patriot Power Greens and Detox Organics. Having fewer ingredients is fine as long as they are in high quantities.
Organifi Green Juice FAQs
Some of the frequently asked questions around Organifi Green Juice.
Does Organifi Green Juice help you lose weight?
So there are a huge amount of vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients in Organifi green juice but can these really help you lose weight? You may find you lose a few lbs when drinking Organifi but this isn’t a weight loss product.
Although not a meal replacement drink, having this on an empty stomach may reduce appetite, which could in turn reduce calorie intake. There are a few mays and might here though. You are more likely to get the benefits of improved digestion and absorption through the intake of nutrients.
Does Organifi Green Juice have caffeine?
It doesn’t contain caffeine itself but it is present in one of the ingredients, matcha green tea. So, this means if you’re particularly sensitive to caffeine you want to make sure you drink it no later than 3 pm in the afternoon to avoid insomnia.
Does Organifi Green Juice break a fast?
There are some intermittent fasting advocates that suggest taking under 30 kcal is not breaking a fast but for me I prefer to take zero calories and just drink water and black coffee. If you are fasting then you could drink Organifi prior to your first meal of the day (for me this is 12-1 pm).
Is Organifi Green Juice gluten free?
Organifi state that their Green Juice is gluten-free. It can be difficult to substantiate this claim as its often difficult to detect if gluten may or may not be introduced during the manufacturing process.
Is Organifi Green Juice safe during pregnancy?
The recommended guidelines are to avoid most supplements when pregnant or breastfeeding unless advised by your medical health professional. The fact is some ingredients are simply not recommended when pregnant for potential known or unknown adverse effects.
The Bottom Line
Organifi green drink contains very promising ingredients for an acceptable price that tastes not bad. The problem that I am encountering time and time again is the lack of ingredient transparency – we just don’t know how potent and therefore how effective Organifi could be!
The company has its founder Drew Canole as a passionate force behind Organifi and its supplements. But does Organifi stand out from the super greens crowd?
If you want a superfood top-up and you find some of the ingredients appealing then Organifi could be just the super greens for you.
This is one of the better super greens I have seen but at this price point for the number of ingredients I would expect more from my superfood drink!
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 )