Super Elixir Greens is a superfood formula created by the brand WelleCo, which is co-founded by the Australian model Elle Macpherson. The brand produces an array of health and wellbeing supplements, from skin and hair masks to plant-based protein. However, the best seller is the Greens formula.
WelleCo claims that the Super Elixir Greens formula will support the formation of collagen, boost the immune system, and reduce free radicals in the body. The formula is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and non-GMO.
With the face of the brand as Elle Macpherson, Welleco and its products have hit the nail on the head when it comes to marketing, but I’m keen to take a closer look at the Super Elixir formula itself, to see if the popularity of the product is justified.
Is this supplement truly the answer to better health and vitality? Read my Super Elixir Greens review to find out.
First Impression of Super Elixir Greens
Co-founded by Elle Macpherson, WelleCo definitely has a fair amount of clout behind it. The fact that a model with great skin and a magazine cover type figure is selling these products will make a lot of people keen to buy them.
It’s not made clear who else co-founded the brand, so clearly Elle has been made the center of it – it’s a clever move. Although, it would be nice to see who else founded it.
The branding, from the website to the supplement packaging, is super sleek and has a sophisticated aesthetic. The packaging for the Super Elixir formula looks nothing like any other super greens formula I’ve seen, but it’s demure and intriguing.
Super Elixir Greens is packed with over 25 ingredients, including probiotics, enzymes, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and grasses. Promising an array of benefits, the product looks impressive at first glance.
Background WelleCo Australia
Founded in 2014, WelleCo is a health and wellbeing brand with Elle Macpherson at the head. After doing some digging, I found out that the brand was also co-founded by Andrea Horwood.
The pair were close friends until Horwood sued Macpherson and WelleCo, claiming she was pushed from the brand and cut out. Although this didn’t look so good on WelleCo, the brand continued to be successful.
The thing that really confuses me however is the fact that the brand is called WelleCo Australia.
Looking at the website’s FAQs, I found out that Australia is actually labeled as one of the territories that the brand doesn’t ship to, which seems incredibly strange seeing as its headquarters are there. In addition, I also learned that the products are made in the USA, not Australia.
The products are available worldwide in certain stores, such as Harrods in the UK and Goop in the US, as well as in several stores in Australia. However, shipping on the website seems very limited.
Super Elixir Greens Ingredients
WelleCo recommends using a serving size of 10g and the formula contains over 25 ingredients. All of the ingredients are vegan, and although the product isn’t USDA certified, a lot of the greens within the mix are organic.
The ingredients exist within three proprietary blends. The use of proprietary blends is a real shame, as the consumer can never fully be aware of how much of each ingredient they’re consuming and can’t work out whether the formula will actually work or not.
Although, the brand does share the weight of selective minerals within the formula, such as Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients.
- Proprietary Gut Blend (1.5g) – Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Linseed Meal Powder, Psyllium (Plantago Asiatica) Husk Powder, Lactobacil/us Acidophi/us, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Bifidobacterium Lactis, Bifidobacterium Longum, Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Leaf Extract, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract
- Whole Food Greens Blend (3.2g) – Organic Whole Leaf Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare) Powder, Organic Whole Leaf Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum) Powder, Organic Whole Leaf Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Powder, Spinach Whole Leaf (Spinacia oleracea) Powder, Organic Spirulina (Cyanobacteria) Powder, Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) Flowering Tops Powder
- Super Elixir Complex Blend (3.8g) – Apple (Ma/us pumifa) Fruit Powder, Lemon (Citrus limon) Fruit Powder, Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) Fruit Powder, Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum) Fruit Extract, L-glutamine, Carrot (root) Powder, Acai Berry (Euterpe o/eracea) Fruit Extract, Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Fruit Powder, Calcium Citrate, Papaya (Garica papaya) Fruit Powder, Beetroot (Juice) Root Powder, Grape Seed Extract, Kelp Extract, Magnesium Citrate, Milk Thistle (Silibum marianum) Seed Extract, Eluthero Root (Efeutherococcus Senti-cosus) Root Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Maitake Mushroom Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Green Tea (Camifia sinensis) Leaf Extract, Turmeric (Curcuma fonga) Root Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Herb Extract, Copper Gluconate, Betacarotene, D-Biotin, Selenium Methionine
- L-Glutamine (410mg)
The supplement nutrition facts vary slightly according to the flavoring. I have taken a screenshot of both so you can check over these below.
How does Super Elixir Greens Taste?
Super Elixir Greens is available in Lemon and Ginger or Pineapple and Lime. The taste is quite overpowering, and it’s either you love it, or you hate it.
Unfortunately, a lot of people sit in the latter category and are not keen on it at all.
The formula is also sweetened using some pretty strong ingredients – Guar gum, Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum, Xylitol, Pectin, and Steviol Glycosides.
There shouldn’t be any side effects from consuming Super Elixir Greens. However, the brand warns people with allergens to be careful as the formula may contain traces of soy, dairy, and tree nuts as it’s produced in a factory that works with these ingredients.
Does Super Elixir Greens Work?
Although this formula contains an array of potent, powerful ingredients that really could provide health benefits for the consumer, because proprietary blends are present, it can’t be confirmed that it will work.
We might not be able to figure out whether the formula will work by looking at the proprietary blends, but we can look at the supplement facts when it comes to the amounts of minerals present.
The main concern is that a lot of the minerals present are only 1% of the daily recommended dosage, such as Magnesium, but the amount of Biotin is 333% of the daily recommended dosage.
It seems like the minerals genuinely needed for optimum daily health don’t have the correct amount, but there’s plenty of the minerals that help with appearance-based health (strong nails and long hair).
Super Elixir Greens Reviews
On the Welleco website, there are over 3000 reviews on the Super Elixir Greens product page, rating the product 5 stars. However, taking a look at Amazon reviews of the product, it scores 3.8 stars out of 5 stars, with 53 reviews.
Let’s take a look selection of the Amazon reviews below:
Love the clean and powerful ingredients and how much better I feel. I am on my second order. In addition, what I truly love is the powerful smoothies you can build with this as the base. For example, I add hemp protein, spirulina, organic flax meal, and maybe some fresh pineapples and I have very filling green protein meals to get my day started. I love that is is available on Amazon.5-star review
I appreciate the ingredients and the flavor, but find it way too sweet. I could feel my blood sugar race up. I know that stevia is not an unhealthy sweetener, but still, it is a sweetener. I wish the product was for sale without added stevia. Clients can add always sweetener themselves. For me, the added stevia is a reason not to buy the super elixir anymore. I had read before buying that it had added stevia, but I did not know its effect would be so strong on me. 3-star review
Arrived promptly. When did the original flavor become pineapple lime? I’ve been using this for years and never got pineapple lime before. It’s a weird flavor. Sad that I have $80 for it. I will go back to buying it from the web site. 1-star review
Money-Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There’s no money-back guarantee on the Welleco site.
The brand says it will start a ‘returns process’ if the formula is sent back unopened within 28 days of the purchase. In addition, the customer has to pay for shipping costs to return, with no guarantee of a refund.
Where to buy Super Elixir Greens?
Is It Worth The Price?
On pouch of Super Elixir Greens will set you back $80, which works out at a cost per serving of $2.67. If you choose to subscribe, you can save 10% off the first two orders (after, it goes back to the normal price). The cost per serving on the first two orders of subscription would work out at $2.40.
There’s no information on the Welleco site about shipping costs, and therefore it all depends on what you purchase and where you are located.
For a product made from proprietary blends with very little information, no money-back guarantee, and a lack of worldwide shipping, this is expensive.
Super Elixir Greens are aimed at those clearly wanting to look like Elle Macpherson, as that’s what the entire brand’s marketing is based off. Quite frankly, this formula isn’t going to do that.
The formula is made up of proprietary blends meaning it might not even provide the consumer benefits, there’s no moneyback guarantee, the website isn’t transparent with the places it ships to or the price of shipping, and it’s expensive for what it is. On top of all that, it doesn’t taste good.
Therefore, this product doesn’t make it onto my recommendation list!
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 )