Whether looking for an energy boost or to achieve your day’s worth of full nutrient needs, taking super greens can be the best and quickest way to ‘insure’ your body against poor health and undernourishment.
As I have already discovered there is a plethora of choice on the greens superfood market, and my research has led me to sample and investigate a number of blends.
Kylea Total Living Greens Drink is a blend that claims a ‘nine-products-in-one whole-food super-food formula’. The blend also claims to contain the nutritional equivalent of 7-10 servings of raw fruit and vegetables. Alongside these two heavy claims, they have also included a good portion of protein (11-12g per serving), which is great if you are looking to up your protein intake.
This seems to be a good product, so I wanted to delve a little deeper.
The packaging for Total Living Drink Greens looks striking, with its green logo on a black background it is certainly eye-catching. There is a huge amount of information on the pack and the website also seems to be really heavy on the information.
However (and this is something I always look for in a product), I immediately ask myself whether the company is transparent about the blend or whether they are using a proprietary blend.
Looking at the ingredients list I was a little disappointed. The suggested serving size is quite large (at 40g, about 5-10g bigger than competitors suggest) and about 11-12g of this is taken up with protein.
I was also disappointed to see that within the sub-blends, Kylea have not been very transparent with the exact amounts of each ingredient included.
Background on Kylea Health
When considering drinking super greens mixes for health there are a few different angles people usually look for: general health support, specific nutritional needs (such as more energy, higher servings of certain nutrients, brain or immuno-support, etc).
Kylea Health is about helping people ‘feel better’.
This is a general health claim and not one which I can really see much support for.
The website has a bold testimonials section in their About Us area (including a personal endorsement by Jerry Rose, President of the Total Living Network), however I honestly found it hard to find out anything other than generic health and wellbeing information.
I’d have really liked to see a much more honest background story with some personal history in order to feel more in touch with the Kylea brand.
The company also offers a few other complementary supplements that can help support immunity (max immunity), colon health (Colon & Intestinal cleanse), and a red berry version called Total Living Drink Berry.
Total Living Drink Greens Ingredients
The claims of the nutrient-dense blend which initially caught my eye needs further unpacking. There are a few suggestions that the formula has been changed, and I’m not sure how this new formula differs from the old.
I can only assume that the formula has been improved, but how – not sure.
I’m also not sure it’s possible to find out exactly what goes into the greens blend, as the only ingredients listed in their ‘natural vegetable and fruit formula’ are as follows:
Lecithin, Chlorella, Brown rice bran, Wheatgrass juice powder, Apple juice powder, Bitter melon, Pineapple, Dulse, Luo Han Guo fruit concentrate.
This amounts to 15,330mg – a significant part of the serving size!
But they don’t disclose the precise amounts of each ingredient.
So if you are expecting to achieve your daily intake of, say, Chlorella, how are you to know that this includes enough? Also, if the serving size is 40g, this seems a very low amount of these key ingredients to be included in a Green blend.
Kylea is more transparent about their ‘all-natural herbal formula’ within the Kylea Greens blend which includes amounts per ingredient, so I wonder why it is that they haven’t wanted to be so transparent about the formulation of their fruit and vegetable blend.
How Does Total Living Drink Greens Taste?
The reviews on the amazon pages are a little more insightful than some brands when it comes to taste.
This not only has the better nutrition of the ones I’ve tried, but it also tastes much better. It definitely has a more pronounced fruity flavor. Fairly good energy and overall well being.
This green drink tastes really good and I have noticed a difference in the way I feel. It made my hair grow faster too!
As with most people taking Super Greens Drink powders, there is always personal taste to take into account, but I would say that on balance people seem to like the taste of the Kylea Total Living Drink Greens formula.
It’s a bit less clear whether there would – or could – be any side effects to taking this particular blend. Total Living Drink Greens is quite high in both protein (11-12g per serving) of mostly pea protein, which could cause digestive issues if you are prone to trouble in this area after taking protein drinks.
There is also a probiotic blend, which may or may not assist, again depending on whether your system is used to taking such a product.
Does Total Living Drink Greens Work?
The blend is proprietary, so it’s hard to say what the overall effect could be.
This is one of the biggest downsides to this premium greens product in that with the big-serving size (one of the biggest I have seen in the greens space), it’s likely there are enough of some or a lot of the individual ingredients.
The proprietary formula there is a slight bit of doubt though.
There is a but though. I still believe the formula will be beneficial, especially if your diet is consistently poor and you’re not getting the daily nutrients required. Then taking a greens to drink like this one from Kylea Health could help be your nutritional insurance.
Total Living Drink Greens Customer Reviews
There are plenty of reviews on the Kylea site which seem to give a really balanced view.
A few customers seem to be a bit disappointed with increased prices, but nevertheless customers are loyal and have been returning their custom.
I’ve been a long time fan of Kylea. For years I purchased several containers at once and had all my family taking it. Everyone keeps asking for it, but we had to consider other options because of the increase in price. We will probably come back.
I highly recommend it for so many good reasons, one it helps you grow beautiful hair and the best part is that even the color comes back. I can go on and on…Good product.
Some customers also report improvements in specific health concerns, such as joint pain:
I wrote a couple of weeks ago and just ordered the second packet. I feel a general overall health with lots of energy. I also think this drink has helped with some stiffness and joint soreness. I stopped taking Advil at night. So far I give this an A+.
Some of the reviews on Amazon are a little more negative about the price point, but I suppose it is up to the purchaser to take a balanced view as to whether they are getting their money’s worth due to health effects or other perceived benefits from the product.
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There is a returns policy that states customers can receive a refund on a product (one-time purchase only, and only on one product) if returned within 30 days. This seems fair and it looks as though some reviewers have been happy with the service.
Where to Buy Total Living Drink Greens?
Is It Worth the Price?
A one-time purchase of the Total Living Drink Greens is $99 (US). There is a ‘subscribe and save’ price of $84.55, a 15% discount, where you can choose to have your next order delivered after 30,45, 60, or 90 days.
Initially paying almost $100 per monthly supply seems a lot of money, but they do include a lot of ingredients for your buck. The problem is it’s not clear exactly how much you’re really getting of each ingredient. This brings into question how much value you’re really getting from Total Living Drink Greens.
As with all my reviews, it’s hard to say but with this one, I think probably not.
Kylea is a brand that claims to include a lot in its blend. So there are many ingredients. But what if you’re the sort of person who needs to know exactly what they are consuming?
Kylea Greens FAQs
Here are some of the frequently asked questions.
Is Total Living Drink Greens gluten free
Actually my answer is, not sure. I have researched the website, ingredient label, and other reviews and no one mentions if Kylea’s superfood supplement is gluten-free.
Is Kylea Greens Keto friendly?
The carbohydrate content of Kylea greens formula is a little on the high side at 10 grams per serving. Staying in a stick keto diet means less than 20 grams per day and so if you take this product you won’t be able to consume much more in terms of carbs. So, this isn’t the most keto-friendly of greens powders.
Any Total Living Drink Greens coupons?
Everyone likes to get a discount but at the time of writing this review, I could not find any Kylea coupons.
The Bottom Line
As I am discovering there is a huge amount of choice in the market.
Super Greens are almost as varied in their blends and formulations as any other kind of pre-made powdered nutrient drink (protein drinks etc), however, it is really important to know what goes into something that you are drinking every day.
Why would you spend money on something that claims so much but really isn’t particularly transparent about what goes into it?
Competition is tough in the super greens supplement space, and to really stand out you need a product that stands out. I think Kylea Health have done a great job in providing a different formula from most and including a good protein portion. However, the very high price point and the fact there is no full disclosure labeling it doesn’t quite make the cut for me.
I think I’ll save my money for a product where I can really trust their claims.
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 )