I first came across the Sunwarrior brand of supplements when a friend mentioned the brand in reference to multivitamins that he takes each day. He actually swears by them.
So I went and checked them out, more out of curiosity and stumbled across their Ormus Supergreens powder. I couldn’t resist giving them a closer look.
I went online and researched everything I could find on Sunwarriors greens supplement to give my honest and unbiased opinion on this brand.
Should you buy Ormus Supergreens to get the amazing benefits of an easy to take greens drink? I check out how this veggie supplement compares to other leading brands?
There is no denying the tub looks really cool eh?
The tub has been significantly improved over the last few years and is now packaged in bold greens with the trademark sunwarrior branding.
The branding is nice and message about becoming a sunwarrior a strong one that we can all relate to.
Like me you’re probably wondering what the heck Ormus is?
Quoting directly from the product page;
Ormus was called “The Food Of The Gods” by the ancient Egyptians. Recognized for its vibrational qualities, to detoxify and nourish the pineal gland. Also known as the “Essence of Life”.
So there you go. Any wiser?
We will look at that a bit later, as the company claims they use a patented cold-drying system protects heat-sensitive bio-active constituents and phytonutrients, which all in all means you get more of the nutrients from their greens powder.
Background on Sunwarrior
Sunwarrior was founded by Nick Stern and Denley Fowlke in 2007 when the pair first met at a Raw Food Festival in Sedona, Arizona.
The pair shared a common interest in wheatgrass juice and identified a need for vegetarians and vegans who were looking to gain and maintain muscle. After testing and tasting different formulas they developed their first plant-based protein powder and never looked back.
Their company Sun Brothers LLC now manufacturer a range of plant based foods, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients.
From what I have seen of Sunwarrior they don’t appear to make any silly claims for their supplements. In terms of the Ormus greens supplement there are no statements comparing the amount of veggies in each serving to that of whole foods.
Ormus Supergreens Ingredients
Here is the rub, the big issue I have with Ormus greens, it’s the lack of transparency with the formula.
I have taken a picture of the supplement facts on the tub and you can see that none of the ingredient amounts have been shown on the label.
All we know is the serving size is 5 grams (one of smallest I have reviewed), total calories are 15, carbs, protein, micronutrients.
The full ingredients are simple listed as “Whole Leaf Powder Blend”:
Organic alfalfa leaf, organic barley grass, organic wheat grass, organic peppermint leaf, organic oat grass, organic moringa leaf, organic stevia leaf, organic spinach leaf, organic parsley leaf, organic ginger root, probiotic blend (lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium bifidum, bifidobacterium lactis, lactobacillus salivarius)
The biggest selling point in this formula is the generous amount of probiotics included, a significant dose of 2 billion per serving. When I delved into the world of probiotics (you can check out my post here), dosages for adults ranged from 1 billion to 10 billion.
Even though there should be vitamins and minerals in the formula, because they are present in the greens blend, no mention or amounts are shown on the label. I am not sure what to make of this.
Is there a significant vitamin and mineral content in this formula? It’s not looking like it!
On the plus side though, the supplement is USDA organic (Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth), which means that over 95% of all the ingredients in the formula are from organic sources.
How Ormus Supergreens is made
According to Sunwarrior they use a patented cold-drying system that protects heat-sensitive bio-active constituents and phytonutrients. The benefit of this process is to create greater bio-availability of the superfood.
Half of the greens in the formula are from juice powders instead of whole ground leaves. This the company says is significant because juice powders are several times more potent than whole powders.
I looked for data to support these claims but couldn’t find any on the website and so it’s unclear how significant this is in actuality.
How Does Ormus Supergreens Taste?
There are two flavors natural and mint. This is a good option as not everyone is keen on flavoring and choose to mix with other drinks (or even food). A word of warning though, greens rarely taste great and so the natural flavor is going to be an acquired taste!
Negative feedback on Amazon tends to focus mostly on the taste. Whilst this is relevant feedback it’s worth highlighting that taste is very subjective and overall feedback from customers seem to like it.
To take Ormus is easy enough, simply combine 1 to 2 tablespoons into a 10 to 12 oz. glass of water or add it to your favorite morning smoothie.
There is unlikely to be any adverse reactions with this greens supplement. There are no stimulants inside, in fact it’s a fairly small serving size and so not that could go wrong.
Of course, any with a medical condition or taking medication should always speak to their health professional just in case.
Reading through many reviews to it seems no one suffered any side effects when taking Ormus.
Does Ormus Supergreens Actually Work?
The big question I have when looking at any greens powder is the amount of nutrition in the formula.
Too little, then it makes any of the claims by the manufacturer to look weak at best, or at worse sheer BS.
The minerals they do show are in tiny amounts according to the recommended daily intake. Just 11% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 17% of your Vitamin A, 7% of your calcium, 6% of your iron, and 5% of your potassium. Hardly mind blowing amounts.
In brief, I believe that Ormus Supergreens is underdosed if you take just one serving per day.
I have written before on why we need to know ingredient amounts, without a minimum amount of an ingredient there will be little, if any, benefit and certainly not as marketed.
If we look at one of the main ingredients in the proprietary blend (the main ingredients), Organic alfalfa leaf or Medicago sativa as it’s known. According to sources (WebMD and VeryWell Health) dosages of 5-10 grams of the herb are needed to support some of the claims. Very unlikely to contain the required amount in this formula.
Ormus Supergreens Customer Reviews
I will give a cross-section of the reviews from Amazon and those on the official website.
Love this stuff. It’s great all in one supplement that works great in my morning smoothie.Travis B (5 stars – website)
I believe this is a good product. I don’t drink it every morning, but when I do, I see a difference (improvement) in my appetite control. Frankly, it doesn’t agree with my taste buds, but I have lost a couple of pounds. Three star (Amazon)
No matter how little of this I put in my smoothie, it makes the entire thing taste like grass. I have no idea how other reviewers found this product to be either tasteless or “taste really good.” It smells like hay and tastes like old grass. Even if I put just a quarter of a scoop in a huge smoothie. If you can deal with the grassy taste then I guess this is the product for you.twos star (amazon)
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There is a money back guarantee on products purchased from Sunwarrior’s site, valid for 30 days from purchase.
Well actually to be precise it’s more of a refund policy as they will not reimburse any shipping or handling costs. They also charge up to a 20% restocking fee.
Where to Buy Ormus Supergreens?
Is It Worth the Price?
There are two sizes of the Ormus Supergreens tub available.
The 90 serving option is priced at $49.95 but if you opt for the monthly subscription option the cost is $39.96 per month (20% saving). The 45-serving option costs $29.95 for the one-off tub and $23.96 per month on subscription.
As is immediately obvious the 90-serving tub of Ormus is of better value.
By working out the daily cost by simply dividing the servings by tub price Ormus Supergreens works out to be a really budget friendly greens. In fact, let me do the math – From as little as 55 cents per serving.
But wait, you have to consider that the serving is pretty small – just 5 grams.
The Bottom Line
There is little to not like with Sunwarrior. They appear to be a nice company with cool branding, that from the outside look to treat their customers well. Their supplements are not overhyped and the marketing is very understated with out the usual BS.
Ormus greens supplement is budget friendly even considering you may need to double up on servings each day to get sufficient amounts. Compared to other brands out there the formula just doesn’t stack up!
I wasn’t blown away with the refund policy either and thought this was a little tight and didn’t really inspire much confidence in the product.
If I was on the market for a potent greens powder I would skip Ormus Supergreens though. For me the formula was a little lacking and the proprietary blend a no no.
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 )