First off, I should make clear that Patriot Power Greens are not marketed towards me but senior citizens. I am not quite there just yet. I knew from the outset it’s unlikely to be a greens powder supplement for me.
That said, when researching best greens powders, I saw this brand popping up and so thought it was worthwhile checking it out.
I tried to buy Patriot Power Greens via the official website but it’s only available in the US and Canada. So, I had to get a friend to order for me and have it sent over to Malaysia where I live to give this product a try.
After taking for 5 days I wanted to write my Patriot Power Greens review and give my insight into this product and why it definitely doesn’t make my top greens health supplement!
When first taking a look at Patriot Power Greens I saw a lot of big claims made by the manufacturer, Patriot Health Alliance.
The strong claims suggest you can turn back many age-related health issues and get back to your youth (and even feel half your age!), without the need for harmful prescription medication.
Statements such as unlimited stamina, relief from joint pain, less gas and bloating, and healthier heart and blood pressure. Whilst this isn’t common amongst supplements, especially some Super Greens, claims of turning back your clock and feeling in your 20’s again is surely overstated!
Apart from anecdotal evidence, there doesn’t appear to be any science to support these claims.
You can buy Patriot Power Greens in two sizes, one in a single 160g size canister and the “double sized” canister. Interestingly the double-sized Power Greens version still says 30 servings, which each serving size at 5g.
I presume this is so you can either share with your partner or you take double the daily dose.
Background on Patriot Health Alliance
Patriot Power Greens are manufactured by Patriot Health Alliance who are based in Texas, USA. Their brands are mostly aimed at senior citizens in the US and although they are most famous for their Power Greens supplement, Patriot Health Alliance also produces a fair number of other health and nutritional brands.
Patriot Power Reds, Patriot Power Proteins, Patriot Vital4, Patriot Renewal, American DreamZzz, Patriot Ultra-Biotics, and Sinus Complete.
The company is very patriotic (as the name suggests) and they support the US Armed forces by making donations from every 3 or 5 canister orders placed. I couldn’t see anywhere how much they donate or how much so far has been donated though.
Patriot Power Greens Ingredients
Each scoop of Patriot Power Greens contains forty fruits and vegetables, which include probiotics and digestive enzymes too. I noticed that the scoop size if on the small size, with each scoop only being 5g!
The next thing I noticed when checking over the ingredients – Proprietary blend, proprietary blend, proprietary blend!
To be honest, now I am not that surprised seeing this as most of the Super Greens I have researched use blends. I really dislike this practice though and I outline why I hate the use of proprietary blends. You can check out the post I have linked too for me, but in short, using proprietary blends means you don’t know for sure how much of each ingredient is available.
When Patriot Power Greens contains forty ingredients and the serving size is so small, it’s simply not believable that there are enough ingredients to provide the benefits claimed!
There is a big deal made about the probiotics contained in Patriot Power Greens, but no information on the amount contained in each serving. This again makes it impossible to compare against other Green powder brands, such as Green Vibrance and SuperGreen TONIK, who outlined all their ingredients.
How does Patriot Power Greens Taste?
When mixing power greens with water as recommended I found it mixed fairly well. The taste is okay actually and has a berry flavor that is a little sweet. It’s not as sweet as Athletic Greens though for comparison.
Patriot Power Greens Side Effects
The good news is that I didn’t experience any negative side effects when taking Patriot Power Greens.
I found a few customer reviews complaining of stomach cramps and diarrhea, but I had no digestive issues at all.
Does Patriot Power Greens work?
Yes and no. I believe that Power Greens is unlikely to give the benefits outlined in the companies claims.
In the ingredients section above, I outlined my concern that the serving size was tiny at only 5g. Delving into the nutritional facts and it’s clear the amounts are certainly too small to have much, if any, benefit at all!
A good example is with the Spirulina content, as the “Greens and Sea vegetables” blend is only 1,067mg in size. According to Examine.com, you need a minimum of 1-8g per serving of Spirulina to experience any benefit from this ingredient.
Clearly, there won’t be enough of this ingredient in each tiny scoop of Patriot Power Greens, and almost certainly not for many of the other ingredients too!
On the positive side though, there is a good range of ingredients that could act as a nutritional top up. This could be helpful if you’re finding your diet often poor at many times.
Having said that, this is an expensive way to “top up” your diet though, especially when it’s not clear how much of each ingredient you’re actually getting!
I am simply struggling to find how Patriot Power Greens can substantiate the claims of reducing fatigue and inflammation from the ingredient amounts in their formula – you simply need more to improve or in some cases prevent these conditions.
So, I am not too convinced.
Patriot Power Greens Customer Reviews
Checking out online reviews for Patriot Power Greens it’s clear that the feedback is very mixed.
Some customers are sold on the benefits of this supplement whilst a number feel no difference and complain about the poor (or non-existent) customer support!
This by far is the best tasting green’s formula ever. (Believe me, I’ve tried them all!) No grassy earthy taste like most. I think that for the price it’s the best out there. Richard.
My husband and I love this product. I’m 50 and he is 52 and we have been drinking it daily for 6 months. We both experience higher energy, and faster hair and nail growth. Teresa.
DO NOT ORDER. The only reason I gave it one star was because I couldn’t proceed without a rating. They don’t deserve any stars. Customer service is non-existent. Tried calling 10 times, each time placed on hold then call is dropped. E-mailed 7 times, no response until I threatened with an attorney. Hali M.
Junk product – terrible taste, no noticeable benefits. And don’t even think about trying to talk to their customer service about their alleged guarantee — nobody answers the phone, no email, no nothing. Maureen.
Of course, please bear in mind these are just a few reviews, I have tried to keep a fair balance in selecting a few of the Patriot Power Green customer reviews.
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There is an impressive “lifetime 100% money-back guarantee” on every order of Patriot Power Greens. With many supplements, their return policies include tricky clauses it’s really great to see what seems to be a no-nonsense guarantee.
So, you can give Power Greens a try and if not happy can contact Patriot Alliance for their returns address. Once they have received the order back, they will refund 100% of your money minus any applicable shipping fees.
Where To Buy Patriot Power Greens?
It seems that you can only really buy Patriot Power Greens directly from the manufacturer via a somewhat long (and I mean very long) web page.
Searching on Amazon.com and online in general I only came across simple affiliate sites promoting the product. Interestingly when clicking on these I often came to a blank page, or web page displaying an error.
This is most likely due to the product ONLY being available in the US and at the time was at home in Malaysia! As I mentioned at the start of this review, I had to order this via a friend and have them post to me in order to give it a try.
Is It Worth The Price?
As far as Super Greens go, Patriot Power Greens is very reasonably priced. I would even go as far as saying that opting for the special five canister deal is a bargain.
There are three packages available, with one canister costing $49.95 with $8.95 shipping, three canisters $149 with free shipping, and the biggest package of five canisters for $149 (actually a special buy 3 and get 2 free).
At first glance, it seems that Power Greens is well worth the price tag. This is the case if you’re just comparing price but it’s really about the ingredients and amounts, and it’s this that makes me question if this supplement is actually good value.
The company tries to sweeten the deal even further by giving away five “free” gifts with your order. These include a shaker bottle, a few nutritional PDF guides, free shipping, and donation of Patriot Power Greens to active duty military men and women.
Patriot Power Greens FAQs
I wanted to address some of the Patriot Power Greens frequently asked questions that I, and other consumers, have about the supplement.
Is Patriot Power Greens legitimate?
Yes, it’s a legitimate supplement and has been on the market for a number of years now.
Is Patriot Power greens safe?
The ingredients in each 5-gram serving comprise of berries, fruits, and vegetables. Although there is no information about quantities of ingredients in each serving, there are no stimulants in the formula and so for the majority of consumers should be safe.
The website states that every ingredient is tested for verification and that these tests are also performed a second time on the finished product. Each batch of their Greens powder is then tested for heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury). The seaweed in Patriot Power Greens is sourced from southern China (not Japan where radiation is an issue).
Is Patriot Power Greens safe for Type 2 Diabetics?
Patriot Power Greens is an all-natural formula that is considered safe and effective for nearly everyone. However, anyone considering taking this supplement who has an existing medical condition should first consult their medical practitioner before taking ANY supplement and this is the case here with Power Greens.
Can I buy Patriot Power Greens in a store?
No, at the current time Power Greens is only available on their website or through Amazon.
The Bottom Line
If you’re a senior citizen based in the US and on a tighter budget, I can see the appeal of Patriot Power Greens. In my opinion, though it’s a sub-par product that just doesn’t live up to the claims made.
The fact is it’s unlikely to contribute much to your diet and overall health. At best it could be a palatable replacement drink instead of a calorie-laden frothy coffee.
It’s not easy to buy either if you’re not in the US/Canada, and definitely not worth going through the hassle of getting forwarded to you like I had to do. There are other Greens Supplements around that ship globally, so why bother?
Even with the relatively low cost, it was never going to be viable for me to take Patriot Power Greens regularly, and the shortfall in ingredients and amounts was a no-no. I demand more from my Super Greens, and so should you!
So, as is most likely obvious by now, I will skip this product and look for a better-suited greens brand that ticks all my boxes.
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 )