Most regular Lifehacker Guy readers know (and if you don’t, you will now) that I have my own super greens brand, SuperGreen TONIK. Since first showcasing my formula to the world in 2018, I’ve been open on Lifehacker Guy about my brand and readers have taken a lot of interest, especially with me reviewing and comparing it as I do with other super greens powders.
In this article, I’m going to be comparing SuperGreen TONIK to Opti-Greens 50 by 1st Phorm.
I’ve made the job of reviewing and comparing these two popular powdered greens formulas with each other by looking at the most important aspects and finally coming to a conclusion about which one comes out on top.
If you’re thinking about purchasing SuperGreen TONIK, Opti-Greens 50, or you’re stuck trying to decide between the two, this comparison review is about to take you on a comprehensive review of both formulas, comparing them each step of the way. Check out my full SuperGreen TONIK vs Opti-greens 50 review below.
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What Is SuperGreen TONIK?
SuperGreen TONIK is a super greens formula containing 17 ingredients, including greens, grasses, adaptogens, and herbal extracts, providing 22 vitamins and minerals per serving.
The formula supports optimum daily health by supplying essential micronutrients to the consumer. In addition, each ingredient within the formula also provides a set of specific, impressive health benefits, contributing to improved levels of wellbeing.
Obviously, creating high quality, great-tasting super greens formula packed with a range of benefits was of the utmost importance to me when planning to launch SuperGreen TONIK. However, there was one particular thing I was going to focus on, and that is transparency.
SuperGreen TONIK has a fully disclosed ingredients label and contains sufficiently dosed ingredients, unlike a lot of greens formulas out there.
- Fully disclosed ingredients label
- Sufficiently dosed ingredients
- 365 money-back guarantee
- Not the cheapest on the market
What Is Opti-Greens 50?
Opti-Greens 50, produced by 1st Phorm, is a super greens formula that contains 50 ingredients, including greens, grasses, enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics. The formula is specifically formulated to boost the immune system and help alkalize the body.
The formula is one of the most popular on the supplement market, with nearly 10,000 reviews of the product online, most of which are five stars. Whether this is down to the cult-like following of the 1st Phorm brand (a primarily fitness supplement brand) or not, the popularity of it is an impressive feat.
However, the fact that all of the ingredients exist within proprietary blends is a lot less impressive. Proprietary blends are a huge problem in the supplement industry, with more and more brands choosing to use them and not share transparency with consumers.
I’ll be looking more closely at the efficacy of this formula, and of course, the use of proprietary blends later in this comparison review. First, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the Opti-Greens 50 formula.
- Wide range of ingredients
- Over 9,000 positive customer reviews
- Proprietary blends (not a fully disclosed ingredients label)
- Tastes natural and grassy, even though the formula is berry flavored
SuperGreen TONIK Vs. Opti-Greens 50 Benefits
SuperGreen TONIK supplies consumers with the essential vitamins and minerals that are needed to keep the body in a state of optimal health and wellbeing. Each powerful ingredient within the formula, of which there are 17, also provide their own health benefits to the consumer.
Overall, the formula will help to reduce stress, lower anxiety, improve mental clarity, boost energy levels, support the immune system, and improve the quality of sleep.
On the SuperGreen TONIK website, you can also see information about the benefits of each ingredient.
For example, “Barley grass is rich in several nutrients and may promote weight loss, enhance heart health, and support better blood sugar control”.
Opti-Greens 50 has been specifically formulated to boost and support the immune system, as well as provide essential nutrients needed for optimum health.
Overall, the brand claims that the formula will boost and support the digestive system, improve the health of the gut, reduce bloating, protect cells from radical damage, push toxins from the body and increase energy levels.
Unlike SuperGreen TONIK, the brand doesn’t provide information about the benefits associated with every ingredient.
Although it’s understandable that the brand hasn’t provided in-depth information about all 50 ingredients within the formula, it would be nice to see some information about the specific benefits of the ingredients, if only a select few.
SuperGreen TONIK Vs Opti-Greens 50 Ingredients
I created SuperGreen TONIK after becoming a super greens enthusiast and realizing that there’s a real lack of super greens powders with fully disclosed labels from transparent brands on the market. So, naturally, SuperGreen TONIK has a complete transparency policy, and each of the ingredients within the formula, including the amount of each ingredient, is shown on a fully disclosed label.
Unlike other supplements (including Opti-Greens 50) that contain proprietary blends, it’s easy to work out whether SuperGreen TONIK contains sufficiently dosed ingredients and whether it will actually provide the claimed health benefits.
To show this, let’s take a look at a few of the ingredients within the formula and compare them against standard recommended doses!
Just so you’re aware, the SuperGreen TONIK formula is split into blends, but of course, these aren’t proprietary blends. Instead, the blends simply separate the types of ingredients.
In the Organic Greens Blend, there is 2g of spirulina per serving, and the daily recommended dose is between 1-3g,
In the Nootropic Blend, there is 500mg of ashwagandha in the formula, and the recommended daily dose sits between 500-600mg daily.
In the Immune Blend, there is 250mg of garlic bulb extract, and benefits are linked with taking between 100-400mg of garlic daily.
So, it’s clear that SuperGreen TONIK provides sufficiently dosed ingredients that will provide the consumer with the claimed health benefits.
Unfortunately, as mentioned briefly above, Opti-Greens 50 contains proprietary blends. If you’re a regular Lifehacker Guy reader, you’ll know how much I can’t stand proprietary blends, and for good reason.
Proprietary blends make it impossible for anyone but the brand to know how much of each ingredient actually resides within a formula, meaning it’s impossible to know how much of what you’re consuming, and therefore also impossible to know if the ingredients within the formula are sufficiently dosed or not.
The only bonus with the Opti-Greens 50 formula is that the proprietary blends are heavily weighted, meaning it could be possible that there are sufficiently dosed ingredients within the formula.
Let’s try to make an informed guess as to whether the ingredients exist in their correct amounts or not by looking at the Green Superfood Complex which is the heaviest weighted blend, totaling 6180mg (6.18g).
This blend contains nine ingredients, only two of which have standard recommended doses. These ingredients are spirulina and wheatgrass, with a combined recommended daily dose of 4g.
Although this blend may appear to provide a sufficiently dosed amount of these ingredients, it’s unclear because there are 7 other ingredients in the blend.
Unfortunately, this just isn’t enough information to confirm whether or not the formula will contain sufficiently dosed ingredients. So, it’s completely unknown whether this formula will provide the consumer with a sufficient amount of each ingredient for benefits to occur.
SuperGreen TONIK Vs Opti-Greens 50 Taste
Super Green TONIK is naturally sweetened using stevia extract and lightly flavored natural flavors, making the formula have a refreshing, minty taste to it.
I’m a big fan of natural tasting superfood powders, but I’m also aware that not everyone loves a natural tasting formula. Seeing as I’m obviously against using artificial sweeteners and flavors, the addition of stevia leaf extract was perfect to make the taste palatable and pleasant for all.
SuperGreen TONIK made it to the second spot on my best tasting greens powders, second to Athletic Greens.
Opti-Greens 50 is a ‘Natural Berry’ flavor, made from various natural flavors, guar gum, xanthan gum, salt, and non-GMO corn maltodextrin.
I’m not a huge fan of the use of maltodextrin or salt, but hopefully, these ingredients are kept to a minimum. It definitely seems like these ingredients are kept to a minimum in this formula because it still retains a grassy and natural taste.
I’m not a huge fan of the taste of the formula, and it seems like some people agree with me on that, whilst others are in love with it.
So, mixed opinions on the Opti-Greens 50 taste!
SuperGreen TONIK Vs Opti-Greens 50 Cost
SuperGreen TONIK is sold in tubs that contain 30 servings of formula, and one tub costs $87, meaning the cost per serving sits at $2.90.
However, there are ways to lower the cost! If you purchase a three-month supply, the cost per serving would be $2.49, if you purchase a five-month supply, the cost per serving would be $2.17, and if you purchase a six-month supply, the cost per serving would be $2.09.
SuperGreen TONIK is slightly more expensive than some other formulas on the market, but the formulas it’s competing with contain proprietary blends and don’t have sufficiently dosed ingredients, so may not actually be effective. SuperGreen TONIK definitely delivers good value.
One tub of Opti-Greens 50 also contains 30 servings of formula and one tub costs $59.99, meaning the cost per serving works out at $2.00.
You can lower the cost if you subscribe to the formula, and if you do choose to do this, the cost per serving works out at $1.83.
Although this is a slightly cheaper price than SuperGreen TONIK, but it does contain proprietary blends and so can’t be 100% sure about the dosing.
SuperGreen TONIK Vs Opti-Greens 50: Which is Better?
Since I believe that proprietary blends shouldn’t exist in supplements, since they are a way of essentially lying/withholding information from consumers, I am obviously going to rule that SuperGreen TONIK comes out on top!
Although I think Opti-Greens 50 is a good formula that’s clearly popular and packed with ingredients, the fact that it’s impossible to know how much of each ingredient resides within the formula sends it to second place in my opinion.
The fact that SuperGreen TONIK has a fully disclosed label, contains potent ingredients, tastes good, and costs a similar amount as the Opti-Greens 50 formula, it’s undeniable that it’s the winner.
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 )