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Are Green Powders a Waste of Money | UK

by Hamza Jamal |

Green powders are an excellent investment for your health because they bring natural vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates from whole sources like broccoli and kale to your diet without making you chew anything.

'Super greens' powders like vybey Braincare Smart Greens go even further with premium ingredients like alfalfa, spirulina, acai berry, and Reishi mushroom, which have unique compounds that can benefit your health.

Green powders aim to deliver a nutritional fix-me-up from whole foods that are significantly more potent than standalone vegetables in convenient powder form.

Add a scoop of green powder to your shake, or just water it and enjoy it anytime. It's the easiest way to get your veggies in.

The value of green powder

Green powder costs from £1.60 to £1.80 per serving, yet it combines premium whole food ingredients into one convenient product to give you hundreds of health benefits beyond what a plate of veggies can provide.

Braincare Smart Greens is a perfect example. Its vegetable, herbs, and antioxidants complex contains health food staples like broccoli, spinach, kale, carrot, and beetroot, but those ingredients barely scratch the surface.

You also get superfood powders and extracts that you can't get in a supermarket - spirulina and chlorella algae, Peruvian Maca root, and goji berry, to name a few.

These superfood powders are notoriously expensive to buy independently, much more so than green powder. So, if you're interested in trying them, green powder is one of the best ways to give them a go on a budget.

The health benefits of green powder

Are Green Powders a Waste of Money | UK

Of course, any health food product will be a waste of money if it doesn't improve your health in some way.

Perhaps you want more energy during the day, better sleep, clearer skin, faster recovery from injury, or better performance at the gym.

Green powder can't guarantee to do these things, but the ingredients do give your body a potent mix of compounds it can use.

So, the health benefits of green powder come down to its ingredients – and this is where you'll find the biggest differences between brands.

For example, AG1 has different ingredients from Braincare Smart Greens, focusing more on overall health than brain health.

Which green powder is best for you depends on what health benefits you want, although most people have one or two must-have ingredients and choose based on that (algae and fungi are the big health trends right now).

The best thing you can do is scour the ingredient list and research the ingredients that interest you. It won’t be long before you narrow down a few products.

Premium and exotic ingredients

The big lure of green powder is the inclusion of superfoods and promising health ingredients that are expensive or difficult to come by.

For most people, the best value of green powder is the ability to try a dozen or so superfood ingredients in one product. The alternative is buying multiple powders at two or three times the cost and still not benefiting from as many foods.

Braincare Smart Greens has several exciting ingredients that promise to enhance mental clarity and memory and reduce brain fog. Our customers also report more energy during the day and better sleep.

A few highlights:

Algae powders

Algae are one of the most intensely studied organisms for medical purposes because they contain enormous quantities of antioxidants.

vybey contains three algae powders:

  •         Algal Omega-3 powder, a vegan alternative to fish oil.
  •         Spirulina. Rich in compounds with antioxidant properties, with studies showing it can reduce inflammation in the brain [1], lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease [2].
  •         Chlorella, an excellent source of iron and a proven trigger for white blood cell production, which stimulates immunity and fights infection [3].


Fruits are an unbeatable source of vitamins C, B, and K, and many contain antioxidants that help purify our blood and organs – a perfect alternative to vitamin tablets and capsules.

vybey contains:

  •         Apple fruit juice powder
  •         Strawberry fruit juice powder
  •         Raspberry fruit juice powder
  •         Acerola cherry fruit juice extract (4:1)
  •         Cranberry fruit powder organic
  •         Grapeseed extract (4:1)
  •         Acai berry fruit powder organic
  •         Goji berry fruit powder
  •         Northern bilberry (blueberry) fruit extract (4:1)

This cocktail of fruits can detoxify your body, improve digestion, and boost your energy levels, making you feel more like yourself.

Digestive fibres and fungi

Thanks to its healthy fibre profile, Braincare Smart Greens always goes down a treat.

It has flaxseed, chicory root soluble fibre, turmeric root powder, and ginger root, providing 2.3g of fibre per 12g serving.

Fibre is crucial in green powder because it promotes digestion, prevents constipation, and helps slow down sugar absorption.

Reishi mushroom is another ingredient of Braincare Smart Greens. It contains over 400 nutrients, including beta-glucans and triterpenoids, which can lower blood sugar and have promising anti-cancer effects [4].

Bacillus Coagulans, a vegan probiotic that produces lactic acid in the gut to reduce bloating and gas, completes the cocktail.

The time factor

Green powders are the fastest way to eat your daily veggies and fruits. You don’t need to cook or chew anything—just shake it up, and you’re good to go.

You can add green powder to your meal replacement shake or smoothie to create a super cocktail that nourishes your body in new ways.

The convenience factor of being able to drink green powder whenever is why everyone, from athletes to regular Joes, is incorporating it into their diets. It certainly beats the slog of chewing vegetables every day.

Summing up

Are Green Powders a Waste of Money | UK

Green powder is a cost-effective way to consume multiple premium whole foods in one go without the inconvenience of cooking or chewing.

Green powder can complement a diet of whole vegetables and fruits or serve as a short-term replacement, provided you get the calories you need from other sources and follow a balanced diet.

For example, you could combine Braincare Smart Greens with vybey Complete Meal Powder to control your calories while enhancing nutrition.

New to vybey? Try one of our starter packs.  


  1. National Library of Medicine
  2. National Library of Medicine
  3. National Library of Medicine
  4. National Library of Medicine