Review: ORAC Energy Greens
By looking at the massive ingredients list of this product, you might come to the conclusion it has everything. While it is a good blend with plenty of functional ingredients and not much filler, a close look at the numbers shows that it’s very heavy in grasses and rather low in everything else. I’m not knocking it completely; this is a good blend at a really good price! Just don’t let that huge list of ingredients throw you off. Compare the greens, veggies and antioxidant herbs to a product like Antioxidant Greens* and you’ll see that ORAC Energy Greens has more grass, but quite a bit less of the herbs and veggies. To give it some extra credit, ORAC Energy Greens has very little filler and adds quite a few fruits instead (a vitamin C fruit blend and some others). Plus, I give it some credit for having a number of “extra” herbs if you total them all up (there are very small amounts of each, but all totaled it’s not bad). Some highlights in the special herbs department include the mushrooms (I love to see this in a green drink), the green and white tea (powdered tea which is better than extract), and the adaptogen blend.
In summary, this is a good blend that is heavy in grass powders and covers a wide spectrum of everything else…all for only $2.73 per ounce.
* to compare, you have to double the numbers on the ORAC Energy Greens label, due to the smaller serving size used in the calculations.
Paradise Herbs ORAC Energy Greens is the next generation in greens and provides a powerhouse of unparalleled antioxidants and superfoods. It contains over 42 certified organic and pesticide free ingredients including highly bioavailable juice powders, freeze-dried berries/veggies and ecologically wild crafted or naturally grown True Full Spectrum™ herbal concentrates.
Where to Purchase
Health Food Stores and whole foods markets (see store locater at site).
Online health stores and vitamin centers.
Slightly grassy. Slightly fruity.
Ingredients & Nutritional Facts
Lots of grasses and a good variety of other ingredients (including mushrooms) for an excellent price (shop around for a good source). Very few fillers.
Heavy in the grasses and light in everything else.
One level tablespoon (scoop) daily. Tastes great mixed in water, apple juice or your favorite fruit smoothie.
Certifications & Manufacturing
ORAC = 12,000 per serving (6g).
Most ingredients are wild harvested.
12.8 oz = $34.99
Prices vary greatly, depending on the outlet. Shop around!
Price per oz = $2.73