Our Nutritionalist Kate Harrison is on hand once again to give us the lowdown on a supplement that is billed as the supplement to end them all. Find out just how good it is in our SuperGreen Tonik review…
I think it’s fair to say that we all need more greens in our daily lives. The benefits of eating regular portions of fruit and veg are vast, from improved immune health, higher energy levels, better digestive health and healthier body composition all the way to a decreased risk of suffering from a multitude of chronic illnesses.
However, it can be hard to take in an optimal amount. Availability and convenience play a role. Simple appetite can be a problem, too – we benefit from high volume, which isn’t always easy to stomach.
This is where greens powder supplements come into play. They allow us to get most of the benefits of high daily vegetable intake with just a simple scoop in a glass of water, protein shake, or even thrown into a stew, soup, curry or casserole.
SuperGreen Tonik is a market leader. I recently had the opportunity to try it out for a little while and was incredibly impressed by what I found. Find out if it will suit your needs in our full SuperGreen Tonik review below.
Supergreen Tonik – An Introduction
Supergreen Tonik began with Adam Wright, a triathlete who suffers – or suffered – with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In his search for wellness, for a way to overcome his CFS, he wanted a way to make sure his body got absolutely everything it needed. He wanted to ensure optimal nutrition to help him overcome the fatigue, lethargy, physical weakness and brain fog that characterize CFS.
SuperGreen Tonik bills itself as the world’s first 7-in-1 supplement. It is a blend of 38 authentic superfoods, giving a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and fibers. These give you the seven benefits that give them their claim – Supergreens Tonik should give you more energy, increase focus and attention, reduce anxiety, allow for improved sleep, boost your immune health, and lead to greater overall health and wellbeing.
The market was lacking, however, so he decided to create his own supplement.
SuperGreen Tonik also do something that automatically makes me a fan – they offer full, complete transparency. There is no proprietary blend here which means you know exactly what is in each and every capsule.
Too often, supplements hide behind proprietary blends, which means they don’t tell you in full what goes into their products, at what doses, and so on. There is none of that with SuperGreen Tonik – we can see a full breakdown of their formula.
In short, SuperGreen Tonik is an open, honest, powdered blend of 38 superfoods that delivers a wide range of benefits in a single shot, developed for optimal health, wellbeing, and physical fitness. It’s pretty great.
SuperGreen Tonik Benefits
We’ve already seen the seven overarching benefits that SuperGreen Tonik can deliver. However, I want to delve into it in a little more detail so you know exactly what you’re getting with it.
I mentioned above that it should improve your energy levels. It does this through a couple of mechanisms. By improving immune function and sleep quality, you will naturally be able to recharge more fully and more often. SuperGreen Tonik also contains a full complement of 16 superfoods known to aid endurance and stamina, giving you the strength you need to get through the day.
It can help you to sleep better largely through another couple of mechanisms. Firstly, it contains plenty of calcium rich ingredients like kale. These can help your brain to make melatonin, which is crucial to deep, restful sleep. Secondly, it contains superfoods like bacopa leaf powder and ashwagandha root which have been linked with decreased anxiety levels. Decreased anxiety means better sleep and a diminished risk of sleep disorders like insomnia.
The immune boost comes from ingredients like garlic bulb, olive leaf, and dandelion extracts, which are all bursting with potent antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that can help to fight free radicals and their damaging effects within your body. Free radicals are normal products of our metabolic processes, but too many can ruin your immune health and bring about premature aging. Keeping them in check is vital to long term health.
SuperGreen Tonik can help with cognitive health, too. It can improve focus and concentration, whilst also building up long term brain health. It does this through its nootropic blend – or, as they call it, their ‘brain blend’ – which contains plenty of ingredients known to work wonders.
SuperGreen Tonik also claim that their blend can lead to ‘increased health’. This is kind of a nebulous concept. It is also an umbrella term for the other six aspects of its 7-in-1 formula.
However, it’s kind of a necessarily broad concept, otherwise they would likely have to call it a 1000-in-1 formula. This is because the kinds of superfoods – and fruit and veg more broadly – that it delivers will influence nearly every single aspect of your health. If you can name a bodily process, it will be improved by taking in regular, generous, varied amounts of greenery.
I would, however, personally bill SuperGreen Tonik as an 8-in-1 formula. Including all of the above, I would also add improvements to digestive health as an explicit category in its own right. You will get plenty of fiber from multiple sources in every dose of SuperGreen Tonik. This will help you to stay regular, clean your digestive tract out, and maintain healthy gut bacteria. Good digestive health in this way means a better chance at losing weight from body fat and excess fluid, as well as a diminished risk of plenty of diseases like colon and stomach cancer.
SuperGreen Tonik Ingredients
As above, SuperGreen Tonik are incredibly open about their formula. There is nothing even remotely whiffing of the proprietary blend. Instead, everything is clearly labelled. Doses are laid out. You can see very easily that everything is included in workable, usable, yet safe amounts.
I’m not going to list all the ingredients included in SuperGreen Tonik. We would be here all day. However, there are a few ingredients that stand out. There are also multiple of sources of each of what I consider the ‘main’ ingredients – the vitamins and minerals we are looking for.
The blend of vitamins and minerals is impressive. Notably, you will get plenty of vitamins E, D, K, and selenium, all of which are known to boost immunity a great deal. So too are the added ingredients in the section of their formula that SuperGreen Tonik call the ‘immune blend’ – garlic bulb extract and its kin, all of which also work wonders for your immune health.
The main thing we are looking out for with any super greens blend, however, is perhaps obviously the greens blend included. It is, after all, what we are after, here. Everything included in SuperGreen Tonik’s greens blend is natural and organic. It includes superfoods like barley, chlorella, spirulina, kale, horseradish, and spinach. This is where you will get a lot of the fiber and antioxidants from, ensuring healthy gut bacteria, good digestion, and low cholesterol, among other benefits.
This is actually quite light on variety. I have seen greens blends with triple the number of inclusions. However, going slightly lighter allows SuperGreen Tonik to include high levels of each ingredient whilst also making room for the other blends in its formula. Everything included is usable and present in high enough quantities to be highly relevant and highly effective.
The main thing that sets SuperGreen Tonik apart from its competition for me is its nootropic blend. Nootropics are sometimes called ‘smart drugs’. They aid cognition, focus, and memory. To see it included in an otherwise quite standard greens blend is great. To see such a high quality set of nootropics is something else.
They include plenty of known nootropic and anti-stress adaptogens compounds, like ashwagandha root extract, theanine, and bacopa.
There is a little housekeeping, too. There are some non-active ingredients that are nevertheless well worth pointing out.
Firstly, the main flavor comes from stevia leaf extract for sweetness. This means zero sugar, zero calories, and nothing nasty. It doesn’t elicit the same insulin response as sugar, which is the main reason that health and fitness types warn you off the white stuff. However, it is a lot sweeter than sugar, making what would otherwise be a kind of green sludge not only palatable, but actually quite delicious.
SuperGreen Tonik also includes black pepper fruit extract. This won’t do too much by itself. However, black pepper is known to improve the bioavailability of other compounds. The piperine it contains makes all the other ingredients in SuperGreen Tonik far easier to make use of.
How To Take SuperGreen Tonik
SuperGreen Tonik is easy enough to take, making it perfect for those on the go. You only need a single scoop, once per day. Simply mix it with water or juice in the morning.
However, I prefer a couple of different options. I quite often blend it in with my whey protein for a good mid-meal snack or post-workout hit. It turns my lovely vanilla or strawberry shake kind of greenish brown, but it tastes lovely and gives you a full dose of goodness all at once.
Alternatively, you can use SuperGreen Tonik as a cooking ingredient. It mixes in nicely with sauces, soups, and stews. Add a little extra health for your whole family by putting it in your pasta sauce. Get a good winter warmer going with a hot stew complete with a dash of greens.
It’s an incredibly easy way to up the nutrient profile of any dish.
How To Use SuperGreen Tonik
As above, SuperGreen Tonik is very simply to use. I would recommend anybody living an active, healthy lifestyle make use of some form of protein shake. We all benefit from more protein than a typical Western diet offers, so it’s useful to boost intake. Protein is also expensive – think of expensive cuts of meat, or even dairy and eggs. It’s hard and pricey to get the quantity you need.
I would recommend a decent greens powder in conjunction with this. A teaspoon or so of SuperGreen Tonik in with a couple of protein shakes will give you a solid foundation for your overall nutrition plan.
The one downside I would note is the bloating, especially in the early days. If you take more than a scoop or two of whey at a time, you will likely feel a bit rough for an hour or so if you add your SuperGreen Tonik to it. Rather, I would suggest a single scoop of protein powder with your greens, then another scoop or two a few hours later. It will be a lot easier on your stomach.
Then, after a couple of weeks, this bloat and gas should disappear, and you can go in for the doses and quantities that make the most sense to you.
SuperGreen Tonik also works well as a drink in its own right. Mix it in with water or juice for a decent shot of goodness. It dissolves well with just a stir or shake, though I ran mine through my NutriBullet as a matter of habit. The flavoring is nice enough, which is rare for a greens powder (they can sometimes taste like you’re drinking grass!)
Again, if you’re looking to bring a standard meal plan up to par, or to boost intake for your whole family, you can mix a couple of teaspoons in with any sauce or soup. It will give it a bit of a dark tinge, erring on the brown (pasta sauce can look a little sludgy), but the taste and texture will be fine.
Other than the bloat you might get when mixing it with protein powder, there are few side effects involved with SuperGreen Tonik. All the ingredients are completely natural and organic, so there is nothing to worry about as you might with more synthetic, lab-made ingredients.
You will likely see the effects of the high fiber intake quite quickly, though. This is a good thing – it’s one of the main benefits. However, do be prepared to stay close to the bathroom for the first few days. You will be going far more than usual.
Pros and Cons
- A very easy, quick way to get most of your daily micronutrients
- Plenty of superfoods included in the formula
- 38 full, raw ingredients for a wide variety of nutrients
- Plenty of fiber for improved digestion
- Higher energy levels, more consistently spread throughout the day
- Linked to improved healthy weight management
- Lovely, smooth formula, which can be rare in this kind of product
- Reasonably priced, all things considered
- Can lead to bloating and gastric discomfort in the early days
- Can lead to runny stools at first, with lots of trips to the bathroom
- Some of the flavors are less digestible than others – the mint is perhaps best for anyone worried about this
What is SuperGreen Tonik?
SuperGreen Tonik is one of the leading brands of super green powders on today’s market. It is a 7-in-1 blend of over 38 ingredients, including several well-known superfoods, designed to augment your diet. It can lead to improved health and wellbeing, including improved energy levels, digestion, and weight management.
Is SuperGreen Tonik safe to take?
SuperGreen Tonik is completely safe. It may cause some gastric or digestive discomfort at first. However, in the long run, it should lead to improved health and wellbeing. All the ingredients are organic and natural, with few reported side effects involved.
How quickly does SuperGreen Tonik work?
There are short and long term benefits to be gained from SuperGreen Tonik. The improved digestion and energy levels should begin within a couple of days. However, it is also designed to optimize long term health, so the benefits tend to increase over time. All ingredients are finely ground and incredibly bioavailable for optimal absorption.
What does SuperGreen Tonik taste like?
SuperGreen Tonik is sweet and minty, so is actually quite a treat. Many other super greens are unflavored, or have a bit of a grassy undertone. However, taken on its own, SuperGreen Tonik is pleasant and refreshing. I would still recommend taking it with juice or a protein shake, however, for the added nutritional benefits involved.
I like greens powders in general, and always have a store of some kind or another. They are perfect supplements to my regular eating plan, go well with my shakes, and are cheap and easy to deal with.
I love SuperGreen Tonik, however. It stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. The sheer range of ingredients included would be impressive in any greens supplement. The fact that SuperGreen Tonik is so well-balanced, so soluble, and so intelligently dosed whilst juggling over 38 different components in such full quantities is quite breathtaking.
Sometimes we take supplements for granted. However, I like to take stock, sometimes, and marvel a little at human ingenuity. This is the perfect time to do so. Such a clever yet simple, potent, yet low-key, profound yet easy supplement as SuperGreen Tonik really does make me happy.
It also does everything you would want of it, and a little more, for little hassle and not much money.
I couldn’t recommend it more and it could quite possibly be the one supplement that everyone should have in their daily life.
Written by Kate Harrison
Kate is one of our nutrition experts at PathMed and is also one of our in-house writers. There is little that gets past Kate when it comes to nutrition and she has a wealth of experience when it comes to fat loss and supplementation around losing weight. She is thorough in her research and is a real advocate for living a healthy lifestyle.