YourSuper Super Greens Mix is a no-frills superfood supplement that contains just six ingredients in one serving and nothing else. No sugar or artificial flavorings.
Containing only 5-6 naturally dried superfoods — Your Super mixes concentrate on fewer ingredients in their supplements.
I was keen to see if this simple greens powder was powerful enough to promote the numerous health benefits of taking a greens supplement at a very affordable price.
Competition is fierce in the superfood green supplement space though, and I wondered if Your Super’s brand was enough to be my or your #1 daily greens supplement of choice.
Your Super has a great brand, great back story, and better still an impressive range of supplements in their store. There is a lot to like about Your Super that’s for sure.
In contrast to many brands, all the superfood and protein mixes are packaged in cans. These look great and give the impression of being both ethically and environmentally friendly.
There are YourSuper mixes to improve a number of areas from focus and concentration, energy, immune system, and overall health.
All the superfood and plant protein mixes are USDA Organic Certified and non-GMO, plant-based vegan, gluten-free, free of additives, and preservatives.
The company has partnered with Action Against Hunger to donate a life-saving food bar to those in need for every Your Super mix purchased. So, ethically I believe in YourSuper and would be confident in them as a company.
Products currently on offer include Skinny Protein, Energy Bomb, Forever Beautiful, Power Matcha, Chocolate Lover, Super Green, and Muscle Power. They also offer a number of bundles where you can save money.
Background on Your Superfoods Inc
Your Super is a rapidly growing startup based in California with a mission of making healthy eating easier by providing natural, organic, and delicious products.
The company was founded by American couple, Kristel & Michael, back in 2015. The company first started after Michael was diagnosed with Cancer at 24 and his partner Kristel started making homemade mixes of superfood powders.
Seeing the health benefits of these superfoods inspired the couple to create a range of functional superfoods and plant proteins to help others get the nutrients they need in their diets.
The company endorse no added sugars or fillers and focus on natural flavoring for their nutrient-dense wholefoods and plant protein mixes.
Your Super Superfood Ingredients
In a departure from most green superfood supplements, there are only 6 ingredients in this formula. Many of these green superfood ingredients will be familiar; Wheatgrass, Barley grass, Baobab, Moringa, Spirulina, and Chlorella.
The one that stands out for me that I haven’t seen in many greens blends is Baobab (source). All the ingredients chosen though are known for their powerful superfood nutrient content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Here is the list of ingredients (ingredient amounts unknown):
- Wheatgrass: Powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties
- Barley grass: Rich in vitamins A, C, B and minerals iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus
- Baobab: Number of impressive health benefits and rich in important vitamins and minerals
- Moringa: Rich in antioxidants and exceptionally rich in vitamin C
- Spirulina: Various nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit your body and brain.
- Chlorella: Nutrient-dense algae enhance the immune response and its antioxidant properties may reduce chronic diseases
Each serving is 5 grams, which is on the low side when compared to many of the greens powders I have reviewed – my greens supplement is 240% the serving size!.
None of the ingredient amounts are listed on the label.
I was keen to find out how potent Your Super’s formula really was, so I contacted their support team. This is what I got back.
Thanks for reaching out! I’m afraid we cannot disclose the exact ratios of the ingredients in our mixes. Since there are so few ingredients, it would be too easy for someone else to copy our products so we keep that information confidential for patent and privacy reasons.YourSuper Customer Support
This is disappointing and for me not a good enough reason not to reveal the ingredient amounts. I have written about why supplement companies use proprietary blends before.
How Does Your Super Superfood Taste?
As with many green powders, it’s super easy to take. You just add one teaspoon of the mix to smoothies, juices, water, your breakfast, or super green shots.
The flavor is lemon and greens.
I have tried “lemon” tasting greens powders before (ONNIT Earth Greens for example) and have to say, I am not a fan of this flavor. I much prefer mint or a berry taste.
Of course, how good a beverage tastes will be very subjective.
There are unlikely to be any side effects from taking this greens supplement.
Of course, as is always the advice with any supplement, if you have any underlying medical condition or take prescription medication please consult your medical doctor first.
Does Your Super Superfood Actually Work?
Readers of my reviews can probably guess what I am going to say here. That’s right, I am hugely disappointed in being unable to view the breakdown of ingredients in the Superfood powder mix.
In all my reviews I advocate incorporating full transparent labeling, it’s the ONLY WAY to know just how effective a greens powder will truly be.
Why? Simple really, like medicine you need to ensure a sufficient dosage is available to guarantee it will have the benefits claimed by the manufacturer.
All we can know for sure is that the ingredient amounts are listed in the order of size, which means that Wheatgrass is the main ingredient with Chlorella being the smallest.
Following this observation in that Chlorella is in the smallest quantity in the formula than it’s VERY likely this will be included in insufficient amounts to trigger much if any benefits.
I had some concerns aside from the proprietary formula though.
I couldn’t find out if the type of Chlorella was the cracked cell variety. This makes a difference to how the nutrients within Chlorella can be broken down and be available. You can read all about the benefits of Chlorella for the body.
That said, I believe that Your Super will have some benefits, but the extent of which will depend on how deficient in nutrients you are in your daily diet.
Your Super Superfood Customer Reviews
The customer feedback on Amazon is really good with an average of 4.5 out of 5 from 138 ratings at the time of my review.
Here is a selection of reviews from good to poor.
Excellent product and tastes way better then it looks. It almost tastes like cold green tea. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a holistic way of life. 4 stars
This came, and I was super excited! I opened it and it was 1/2 way full. I’m not sure if this is how they all are, but mine wasn’t very full at all. Kind of like a bag of chips-mostly air! Disappointing. However, I like the flavor. I mix it with fruits and water. 3 stars
$32 for a 5.3oz can that was 1/2 full. Sad. Smells and tastes awful. I can’t comment on benefits yet as I just opened it and had one smoothie. 1 star
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
There is a 30-day satisfaction guarantee when buying from the official YourSuper website. The policy may well vary according to different outlets, including Amazon, so I would suggest checking these out prior to ordering.
Where to Buy Your Super Superfood?
Signing up to the subscription option gives you a healthy 20% discount on the cost of each can.
Is It Worth the Price?
Yes and no, let me explain.
At first glance, the cost appears to be incredibly cheap, less than $30 per tub, but then you should consider the serving size of 5 grams.
When you do you realize it isn’t the bargain you first thought.
The Bottom Line
I am a huge fan of Your Super, the branding and range of functional superfoods is great. Without sounding patronizing I applaud their mission and believe in what they are looking to achieve with providing functional foods at an affordable price.
The issue I do have though, which for me is a big one, is the use of proprietary blends for their superfood powder mixes.
I just want to know EXACTLY what’s inside a supplement, so that I can be confident sufficient ingredient amounts are inside. In my opinion, this is really not much to expect from a product.
For me, this was the number one reason why I went ahead to develop my own brand. I simply wanted to know what’s inside the supplement I am taking.
YourSuper Super Green powder supplement will help if your daily nutritional intake is sub-par, but in terms of being a potent greens formula, I have my doubts. It simply doesn’t pack that greens punch that I would be looking.
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 )