Is Organifi Green Juice Right for You? A Special Report

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Superfood juice blends flood our bodies with nutrients, flavonoids, phytochemicals, and countless substances that prevent disease, optimize our performance and possibly even heal diseases.

Because of this, people are extremely excited about using them to enhance their own health and lives.

This is great because it has inspired many manufacturers to develop superfood products that can revolutionize our health in ways we could have only dreamed about in previous years.

The problem is, because these products are so popular, the market itself is flooded with them and it can be very hard to tell if what is being promised is also being delivered.

It’s a jungle out there and I’ve been through it.  There are many well-intentioned producers looking to help people but also many cutting corners and not delivering on their promises.

I’ve tried an untold number of them myself, attempted concocting my own versions in my own kitchen, etc. 

I’m a big believer in the power of superfoods to transform our health and believe you should be too.

But that doesn’t mean you should buy just any of them.

You need to buy one that delivers on its promises, has only high-quality ingredients, and contains multiple superfoods in the same product, so you save time money AND compound your health efforts all at the same time.

To that end, I have studied one of the more popular superfood drinks, Organifi Green Juice, its claims, whether or not it delivers and whether or not it is worth your money.

But first, remember this: there is NO SUCH THING as free health care

For some reason, we have valued spending hard-earned money on things like handbags and sports cars over what is really important.

Our health.

The fact of the matter is, if you are relying on going to the doctor or your insurance plan to give you great health and protect you from disease, you have already too long.

Far, far too long.

Your health is an investment. And it is something you achieve and determine long before you ever get to a doctor’s office.

So if anybody ever tells you that they will provide you with free health care, they may be well-intentioned, but they are flat our wrong.

Let’s say disastrously wrong.

Only you can determine your health, and you are determining it right now. By reading this article and taking action.

Not by waiting to get to your doctor’s office and hoping to find out that no damage has been done.

So bear that in mind when we look at these kinds of products. NOW is the time when you determine your good health and YOU have to prioritize it.

Only you can do it.

If you are waiting for someone else to do it for you, frankly, you will never have it.

But you are here today, so that is not you!

So, with that in mind, let’s put Organifi Green Juice to the test and see if it is in fact worth your money.

What is Organifi Green Juice?

Organifi Green Juice is a powdered superfood drink formulated by Drew Canole.  Some of you may know Drew from his work at FitLife.tv on YouTube.  Drew is one of the most popular health and wellness influencers on YouTube who has a specialty in juicing for your health.

Organifi has several products in its line, but for our purposes today we will focus on Organifi Green Juice. 

Their green juice is a formulated blend of several superfood ingredients, each of which we will discuss in more detail below. 

Organifi Green Juice comes in a powdered form that is meant to be mixed into either water, juice or smoothies.

As with many superfood supplements, many claims are offered.  We will evaluate whether or not these claims are supported by any scientific evidence so you can make the best decision as to whether or not this superfood drink is good for you.

What are Organifi’s Claims?

Organifi makes a number of claims about the benefits of the ingredients it uses in its formulation.  Here is a list of them, taken directly from Organifi’s website:

  • Mental clarity
  • Support health
  • Reduce stress
  • Detoxify your body
  • Healthy skin
  • Support immune function

Are These Claims Supported?

Looking at this list of claims makes purchasing and drinking Organifi every day seem like a no-brainer. 

But, spending hard-earned money on nutritional supplements is not a decision to be entered into lightly.

There are a lot of companies that make claims, and you need to make sure you are getting what you pay for when you invest in your health, otherwise you’re throwing your money away. 

There are too many manufacturers putting subpar products on the market, not delivering with ingredients that back up their claims.

And no matter how much you may like a product, you HAVE to put it to this test to make sure it can deliver.

So let’s take a look at Organifi’s ingredients and see if/how the science backs up their claims.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass juice is often the primary ingredient in most superfood juice blends.  This is due to its ability to boost metabolism, rebuild the blood with its high chlorophyll content, boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.

Wheatgrass has an ability to help oxygenate the body, reduce free radical damage due to its high antioxidant content, boost nutrient absorption and contribute to detoxifying heavy metals out of the blood.

Much of this is due to its high chlorophyll content.  Chlorophyll, which is remarkably similar in composition to red blood cells, has been shown to be a potent blood builder, cleanser and detoxifier, namely by escorting heavy metals out of the bloodstream.  Chlorophyll has also shown an ability to bind to some carcinogens and prevent them from being absorbed into the digestive system.

Due to its being structured extremely similar to our own red blood cells, chlorophyll is able to act as a potent booster of our red blood cell count, helping to oxygenate all our cells.  This oxygenation helps boost our energy, as well as having the potential to have an anti-cancer effect. [1] [2] [3]

Wheatgrass Infographic-2

Moringa Oleifera

Moringa oleifera is a green tropical plant that, like wheatgrass, is very high in antioxidants, which contributes to its ability to help lower inflammation.  Additionally, moringa has shown an ability to help balance hormones, nourish the skin and even slow down aging.

According to WebMD, moringa is used for ailments including anemia, arthritis, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, stomach ulcers, heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and a host of different types of infections.

This is not to say that moringa is the cure-all for all those issues, and you of course should seek out a medical professional if using any of these ingredients to treat a medical condition.  But this should give an idea as to the potential of this plant ingredient.

Due to its high protein and tryptophan content, moringa has the ability to help neurotransmitter functions, including helping in the production of serotonin.  This can have positive implications for mood and stress levels. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Moringa Oleifera Infographic

Spirulina

Spirulina is a microalgae that is packed with protein (pound for pound one of the best sources there is) and is largely sought after for its healing properties.

Reported benefits of spirulina include the detoxification of heavy metals, prevention and fighting of certain types of cancer, and healing of the digestive system via its ability to help eliminate candida overgrowth by ridding candida and fostering an environment for healthy bacteria to grow.

Spirulina has also been found to have potential heart-protective benefits by having the potential to lower blood pressure, particularly in those with metabolic syndrome, and by reducing excess cholesterol.  Animal studies (which I do not support) have shown this potential which needs to be replicated in humans, but the potential is tantalizing. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

Spirulina Infographic-1


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Chlorella

Chlorella is another microalgae and a very close relative of spirulina.  They share many similar benefits, such as their protein content, but do offer some different protective benefits.

Also among its similarities to spirulina is its ability to help detoxify heavy metals.  The two combined provide a potent one-two punch in removing heavy metals and preventing them from being reabsorbed, which is why they are often formulated together.

Additionally, chlorella has been shown in studies to enhance natural killer (NK) cell activity, which is extremely important to proper immune system function.  NK cells are white blood cells that are cytotoxic to dangerous cells, such as viral-infected cells or tumor cells.

Additional potential benefits shown in scientific studies include aiding in weight loss, as well as the lowering of both blood sugar and cholesterol.  Important to note regarding weight loss is the fact that toxins are released from fat cells as weight is lost.  Since chlorella has been shown to help prevent reabsorption of toxins, it can have double the impact in this sense. [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

Chlorella Infographic-1

Matcha Green Tea

Matcha green tea is green tea in the form of the powdered whole leaf.  Because of this, it contains all the properties of the green tea leaf, which boosts its health properties off the charts compared to its brewed counterpart that many of us are familiar with.

Some things matcha has displayed a potential to aid include boosting the immune system, boosting energy, enhancing cognitive function, reducing stress, detoxing the body and, maybe most importantly for many, aiding in weight loss through increasing metabolism.

Much of matcha’s enhanced benefits compared to regular green tea come from its much higher concentration of the antioxidant EGCG, which is found in at least three times higher concentrations than traditional green tea, and as much as around 100 times that of some commercial varieties.  (As a general rule, figure closer to the three times figure.)

Matcha, being made from the whole leaf, is also very high in chlorophyll, like wheatgrass.  This helps give it its ability to detox and build the blood as well as adding another potent antioxidant to the bunch.

For our purposes here, we should point out that matcha is high in l-theanine.  L-theanine is an amino acid that may help cognitive function and enhance mood by assisting in the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain.  It also has been shown to promote “alert relaxation” by its ability to boost alpha waves in the brain, which can help reduce feelings of stress.

Additionally, the amount of caffeine in matcha helps boost energy, but in a less jittery way for many when compared to other caffeinated beverages.

From an overall health standpoint, matcha’s combination of antioxidants, chlorophyll, l-theanine, and vitamins and nutrients contribute to its ability to boost overall health and the immune system through cell nourishment and in reducing inflammation.  Additional studies have found it may have potential in preventing certain types of cancers and in fighting Type 2 diabetes. [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]

Matcha green tea Infographic-1

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that is taken by many to help them deal with stress, but it has shown the potential to deal with a number of other issues that go beyond stress and mood, including relieving adrenal fatigue, increasing stamina and strength, and even improving sexual function.

Focusing on its most popular reason for usage, ashwagandha can help the body maintain homeostasis (maintaining internal stability) during times of stress.  It has also been shown to be able to lower cortisol levels and even balance thyroid hormones.  Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, with some studies showing its potential to treat anxiety and depression in an Ayurvedic practice.

(Note: since ashwagandha has been shown in studies to increase thyroid function, those with hyperactive thyroid may want to steer clear.  Speak to your doctor about these things in all cases.)

Studies in animals have shown ashwagandha to have an anti-stress capability in animals undergoing physical stress, as well as improvements in anxiety and depression in animals dealing with social isolation.  Again, I do not support animal studies and present these findings for your benefit.

More importantly, a human study was conducted, comparing naturopathic care (which included administration of ashwagandha to test subjects) to a more standardized psychotherapy intervention.  The naturopathic regimen included dietary counseling, deep breathing techniques, a multi-vitamin and ashwagandha, where the standard psychotherapy included psychotherapy, deep breathing and placebo pills.

Anxiety levels in the naturaopathic care group decreased after 12 weeks by 55 percent while the psychotherapy group’s decreased by 30.5 percent.  There were no serious side effects observed in either group.  Although it cannot be stated that any differences or positive results were due to the presence of ashwagandha alone, it does seem to fall in line with the other research that has been done.  The other elements of the therapies could be equally or more important, so please always consult with your doctor when dealing with any psychological/medical issue.

We have also seen studies that have shown ashwagandha to have the potential to boost immunity, through its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-stress capabilities, as well as through increased immunoglobulin (a type of antibody that fights diseases) and white blood cell production.  Other studies have indicated ashwagandha could play an important role in cancer prevention, although as with all such studies, more needs to be done to prove its efficacy and how it should be used.

But all of this shows the potential is there and, if used properly, could be helpful for enhancing health, stress reduction and disease prevention. [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33]

Ashwagandha Infographic-1

Red Beet

Beets make sense to add to superfood juices due to their mild, slightly sweet flavor, which often contrasts the more bitter, grassy flavors of many other superfoods.  But what do they bring to the table in terms of health benefits to justify their inclusion?

Beets are likely most well known for their high concentration of dietary nitrates.  These nitrates give beets an ability to boost circulation via the relaxing and expanding of blood vessels, thereby bringing more nutrients and oxygen to our cells and muscles.  In fact, one study has shown test subjects to have an ability to run up to 20 percent longer than those taking a placebo while another showed an increase in blood flow to skeletal muscles by 38 percent.

This increase in blood flow, especially including greater flow to muscles, is very important for those with heart disease as it helps to decrease blood pressure and make physical activity easier.  This is hugely important for physical therapies that are prescribed for many heart disease patients as well as for health overall.

Beets are also a good source of betaine, which has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, thereby enhancing the immune system.  Betaine has also been found to help protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors and enhance performance, tying it back to the benefit of the nitrates discussed above.

On the cancer front, beets have been studied in both animal and human models.  Some studies have shown beet extract to reduce multi-organ tumor formations in animal models when combined with drinking water.  Additional studies in certain human cancer cell lines showed the potential of beet extract to work alongside chemotherapy drugs to enhance cytotoxicity along with a reduction of drug concentration.  This is certainly tantalizing information that hopefully leads to additional studies.

Beets are also noted, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, to be helpful in transporting toxins out of the body as well as helping to purify the liver. [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39]

Red Beet Infographic-1

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most widely used and studied herbs for its healing properties.  A powerful anti-inflammatory, it has been cited for its ability to help reduce depression symptoms, boost skin health, help the body detoxify, and even help prevent and fight certain cancers.

In fact, some studies have shown curcumin (the main component of turmeric) to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatories studied.  One study in particular found it to be more potent than aspirin and ibuprofen.

Regarding its purported ability to help reduce depression symptoms, a study was conducted with patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).  Test subjects were given either curcumin, a major pharmaceutical, or a combination of the two.  At the end of the study, patients were observed to have achieved virtually equal improvement across all three of the test groups. Additional studies comparing curcumin to a placebo have been done and have shown curcumin to reduce depression symptoms when compared to a placebo.

This is not to say that those on or considering pharmaceutical options for MDD or other illnesses should change course, but this is an astonishing result for curcumin.  All should consult with their doctors before starting or changing any treatment plan.

Turmeric has also been shown in studies to be selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells while enhancing healthy cells.  It has been shown to have the potential to induce at least some apoptosis in certain cancer cell lines, including triple-negative breast cancer, which is notoriously difficult to treat.

Regarding its potential against cancer, Cancer Research UK notes the following:

“Research has shown lower rates of certain cancers in countries where people eat more curcumin. This is at curcumin levels of about 100mg to 200mg a day over long periods of time.”

More human studies need to be done to determine how exactly curcumin might be able to be used as a treatment for certain types of cancer, but again the possibilities are at the very least intriguing.

One additional benefit of curcumin that has been studied is its ability to help detoxify the body.  This combined with the factors mentioned above demonstrate why turmeric and curcumin in particular have been so widely researched. [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47]

turmeric infographic

Coconut Water

The last of the main ingredients is coconut water.  Coconut water is an excellent hydration source thanks to its ability to replace electrolytes.  Those who have participated in athletics can attest to the fact that electrolyte replacement is very important to stave off things like fatigue and boost energy.  Additionally, coconut water’s ability to hydrate can also help in detoxifying the blood by helping to remove toxins.

A 2005 study showed coconut water to greatly lower blood pressure in test subjects with hypertension.  Subjects in the study were given an intervention of either water, coconut water, mauby, or a combination of coconut and mauby.  A reduction in the mean systolic blood pressure of 71 percent and the diastolic blood pressure of 29 percent was observed in the group that received the coconut water alone.

Being just a single study, more information is definitely needed but this may give an idea of coconut water’s potential.

Additionally, a 2006 study in cholesterol-fed rats showed coconut water to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels, as well as resulting in less fatty accumulation in the liver and aorta.  Again, more studies are needed, but this could show great potential.

Given coconut water’s potential in the heart health subjects of of blood pressure and cholesterol, in addition to its ability to hydrate and help detoxify, it does make sense as an ideal carrier for other superfoods in a superfood blend. [48] [49] [50]

coconut water infographic

Conclusion

After this review, it seems evident that this superfood drink has great potential to positively impact health. 

As such, I now drink a glass of it every day as part of my daily health routine.

In my view, a superfood drink like this is meant to give us an opportunity to achieve the health and wellness we desire and deserve (yes, you deserve this), first and foremost as a preventive measure that gives us the best possible chance at health. 

As a healing agent, it certainly has that potential, but without knowing the full potential and the best application strategies, you cannot count on it right now, nor any other superfood drink for that matter.

What can we expect from this?

I expect this type of drink to boost my overall health, energy and physical capabilities, and give me a stronger foundation to achieve what I desire in life.  Any disease healing is a bonus.

I personally believe, after seeing the results from the scientific studies, that this type of superfood drink can heal or help you heal, but it needs to be proven first to say for certain.

Of course, any treatment programs should be discussed with your doctor.

My personal opinion is that disease healing is made more possible by giving ourselves this better foundation through superfoods.

Organifi gets my top recommendation

The combination of amazing, well-studied superfood ingredients that have the potential to build and boost health, along with ideal sourcing makes Organifi Green Juice my top superfood drink recommendation. 

There is so much in this one drink that it simplifies my health regimen tremendously.

And by drinking it consistently (I drink it once daily), you can build continuously on any progress you are able to make.  If you miss some time, that’s okay, just be sure to get back on track as soon as you are able to in order to get the most benefits out of it.

What to do next…

If you are interested in taking care of your health and in supporting the mission of this website, strongly consider trying Organifi Green Juice.

I receive no commission for this product. To support my work here, please consider buying me a “coffee” on my Ko-fi page. This information about Organifi is presented for your information only.

Thanks for reading and here’s to your health!

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