Top 3 Athletic Greens Alternatives

I think Athletic Greens is Great.

Simple in concept, fantastic potential!

Think about it…some of the most nutritious greens in the world, ground up into a concentrated powder. So, you get all the vitamins, minerals, bioflavanoids and other fantastic sounding goodness in just one small scoop of powder.

However….

1. It's only available in the following countries –  USCanadaUK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

2. To ship it monthly outside of these countries is still prohibitively expensive 

It's a great product and many have used it with great results (click here to check out my Athletic Greens review).  So, if you're lucky to be in the above countries, feel free to get it by clicking on the respective countries as listed above.

For me though, I've done the calculations : I'd have to pay approximately S$140 (US$114-ish) a month if I were to ship it to Singapore. I feel that it's too much of an expense for me. I had to find similar alternatives.

After days of research and reading through numerous reviews (you have no idea..) , I decided on these three alternative green food supplements:

 

1. Vitamineral Green

This is my primary choice as an alternative for Athletic Greens. Let me give you the summary from a reputable green drinks review site:

Pros
One of the most robust and high-quality green drinks on the market…for an excellent price. Excellent quality of ingredients and lab standards. High in all important ingredients and no waste or filler. Comes in glass jars, not plastic.

Cons
None. This is the best formula on the market.

Many reviews sing to the same tune. You should read the user reviews at the given links as well. Lots of fantastic stories of short and long term gains.

I guess it's not surprising that this is also an award winning product as it has been voted for Best / Favourite Green Superfood by Bestofraw.net and Naturalnews.com

Vitamineral Green is a 'Truganic' product. Apparently, it's quite easy to get your products certified as 'organic' nowadays. Truganic products undergo very strict tests which Organic products don't go through, like having 100% GMO and Pesticide free verifications.

Comes in powder or capsule form. Capsule's convenient and great for those who can't stand the taste of grass. But I believe it's 1 more calorie for the capsule.

=3

Where to Purchase (500g or 400cap Bottles)
Within US: from Amazon.com (Powder) (Capsule), from iHerb.com (Powder) (Capsule),
direct from Healthforce
Outside US: from iHerb.com (Powder) (Capsule)
Use the code 'ZEL439' at iHerb.com to save US$10 off your 1st purchase of US$40 or more

Vitamineral Greens in Singapore:
It's selling locally for S$124.95 (the bigger 500g/400caps bottle). Buying from iHerb.com is about S$78 alone w/delivery.
 

2. Green Vibrance

My secondary choice.

It's one of the original green drinks on the market and one of the greatest, with lots of good reviews to back it up.

A very good, well balanced formula with a large variety of greens and it is fortified with a good selection of herbs, such as gingko bibola and milk thistle.
 

Green Vibrance
Within US: from Amazon.comfrom iHerb.com
Outside US: iHerb.com
Use the code 'ZEL439' at iHerb.com to save US$10 off your 1st purchase of US$40 or more

 

3. Amazing Grass Green Superfood

My third choice for a green superfood drink.

Does not have much in terms of herbal fortifications.

It is however, the most affordable amongst the three and, much like Athletic Greens, does an excellent job in covering the basics with a large variety of grasses.

Good if you're on a budget and want to have the basics covered.

Amazing Grass
Within US: from Amazon.comfrom iHerb.com
Outside US: iHerb.com
Use the code 'ZEL439' at iHerb.com to save US$10 off your 1st purchase of US$40 or more

 

 

Tips for taste:
I always keep a small oil bottle filled with freshly squeezed lemon juice so that I can quickly add a few drops when drinking plain water. A few drops into the green drink mixtures makes it much more palatable as well. Also, I like them with lemon tea because it adds nice earthiness and texture. Give these ideas a try!

 


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48 comments to Top 3 Athletic Greens Alternatives

  • Arjen

    A tip for people like you and me who are in Europe: you CAN order from Amazon.com. i just did, becaus iHerb is out of stock for Vitamineral Green. All you have to do is create an account at http://www.borderlinx.com and they will give you a US postal address, so Amazon will deliver to that address. Then Borderlinx will forward it to you home address, and, of course, you have to pay the shipping cost for that, but those are regular shipping cost so no big deal.

  • Yeap!

    Though i just got an email last night that iHerb’s back in stock =D

    It’s still cheaper and faster, because of the weight, Vitamineral greens needs at least a DHL option, but it’s about US$10 delivery for 2-5days.

    So our friends in europe, iHerb’s option’s still great but if iHerb’s out of stock and you don’t mind a slightly longer waiting time, go ahead with the amazon + borderlix combo.

  • iherb are back out of stock!!!!
     

  • Bryce Leo

    No mention of "Vegetable Greens" by ultimate nutrition? I always felt it was the best alternative.

    • Looks pretty good, though I’ve not really seen any reviews for this product.

      I would say that it’s quite similar to Green Vibrance, with a little more herbal support, though some people might not like the fact that it has stevia. Its maple syrup powder would be subjective though.

  • DOUGLAS POLSKY

    MY GRANDSON JUSTIN INTRODUCED ME TO ATHLETIC GREENS WHICH I HAVE BEEN  TAKING FOR SOMETIME .I AM 86 YEARS OLD ,GO TO THE GYM A FEW DAYS A WEEK,WORK OUT FOR TWO HOURS EACH TIME . I TAKE LONG WALKS ON THE BOARDWALK AT OTHER TIMES .I INTEND CONTINUE USE OF ATHLETIC GREENS ,AND LIVING AN ACTIVE LIFE

  • Christy

    Could you check on VItal Greens as well? I can get it easily in the UK (and Australia for region of South East Asia).

    • As with my reply to Emma's comment in the Athletic Greens review, it's very similar and I'd gladly recommend it if it's available in your region.

      There might not be many left in the UK though, from what I understand, the Europe branch has stopped business.

      Grab what you can!

      Closer to home in South East Asia, I calculated shipping and found that it's cheaper for me to bring in Athletic Greens from the US than Vital Greens from Australia. Yea. Crazy right?

  • kimee

    Hi,
     
    im in France and no Athletic greens here same as UK, so finally which alternative do you prefer? Iwant to try it
     
    Thanks in advance.

  • kimee

    Thanks a lot Aaron for your reply

  • Lasse

    But aren't iHerb situated in USA? Doesn't it mean that we here in Europe easily will be payin toll anyway? Isn't it possible to order Vitamineral Greens inside Europe?

    • Yeap, you’ll need to pay the relevant tolls, so you’ll need to take that into account. Do check with your immigration department, they should have a website with more information.

      As for getting it in europe…so far, not that I know off. From what I understand, many get it through iHerb though.

    • I've not done the math to find out how much cheaper, but based on feedback and from what I understand however, it's definitely cheaper, even after taxes.

  • Jordo

    Can anyone point in the right direction to source Athletic Greens in Australia or the best alternative?

    • As mentioned….Athletic Greens is not yet available in Australia…

      As for the best alternatives, well, welcome to the post about ‘Top 3 Athletic Greens Alternatives’

  • This has been around for ages and looks a lot better:
     
    http://www.livingfuel.com/Default2.aspx

    • It’s a slightly different product because it’s designed as a meal replacement, not as a supplement.

      Looks pretty decent, imagine amazing grass + protein and fibre. I guess it’s an ok meal replacement, but for almost half the price, you get get Garden of Life’s Raw Meal, a highly regarded product and brand in vegan circles. Also 14 full meals, but less than US$40 instead of US$74.97

  • In Uk you can still buy direct from amazon.com – no need to go thru a third party

    • Why I suggest iherb is because it could be cheaper, especially with the weak US dollar.

      Do make sure it's still viable after taxes though. Even until now, I'm still not exactly sure how imports are going to be taxed in the UK, what with so many layers and all.

  • Maggie

    how did you get Athletic Greens from the US? i couldnt found any website that can ship overseas..

  • Riaz

    Hi

    I realise that this is an article about your top 3 alternatives to AG and that you've already mentioned them, but where would you rate SunWarrior's Ormus Super Greens?

    The reason being that I only found this site this morning and already ordered the SunWarrior product last night! Lol I paid around US$65 (from ebay incl shipping fees to UK) for it, which I thought was pretty reasonable after looking at the alternatives.

    Thanks

    • It’s interesting because they don’t provide any supplement facts of ingredients list on their site.

      From what I can find however, it’s unusually basic, just 8 ingredients + stevia to taste.

      I’d dare say that even amazing grass is more comprehensive. If you want a vegan product however, do try our Vitamineral Greens. You can ship it in from iherb in capsule or powder form.

  • Nicola

    Hi. Thanks fr the reviews, very informative. I note that the formula for Athletic Greens being sold in Europe is very different from that in the US. The amount of vitamins & minerals is lower, in some cases substantially (you can view the ingredients list & nutritional content on their respective websites – as a PDF of the labels). I assume your review was done on the US version – how do you feel about the European version ? I am reluctant to pay through the nose for a sub-standard European product.

    • I’m not surprised because we are dealing with real foods here, so the batch they sent for approval in the EU may yield different amounts of vitamins/minerals.

      Think about it – you have 2 oranges from the same tree, 1 has 4x more vitamin c than the other. Which one has more?

      That’s why if you noticed, I focused more on the actual ingredients than the vitamin/mineral content, which as far as I can tell, are similar, if not exactly the same.

      I’ll highlight this and get back to you.

  • Josh

    Hey Aaron,

    You heard of the beyond tangy tangerine? wouldnt mind your opinion on that its so hard to determine the good from the bs nowadays with all the companys using synthetic vitamins and minerals or cutting corners and doing anything to make it cheaper to manufacture and max profits. Frustrating dont want to waste my money on crap, got the enerfoods atm which isn't too bad

    • It’s a network marketing product, but that’s fine, because some of the best supplements in the world are from network marketing companies.

      I can’t really tell though, because I can’t seem to find an ingredients list, only the nutritional facts. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

  • Rex

    The only thing I can figure that is giving the athletic greens the energy boost is the caffiene in the green tea.

  • Fabio

    Ok, I'm really disappointed with Athletic Greens. In their USA site says it costs 77$. And in their UK site says 77€… C'mon guys? Currency change anyone? And when I go to check out the order…it says 87€ o.O, 83 if i do the loyalty thing, plus 13€ of shipping… Are this company even serious?

    • Things do tend to get expensive once exported due to things like taxes, manpower costs and a stronger currency (which the euro currently is?)

      Do try the alternatives if cost is really an issue

  • cb

    thanks so much for this inof and forum. my question is what si your evaluation of akea which provides superfoods plus enzymes plus proitoics adn hwodoes it compare as a product and prioce to the others (im in usa). thank you.  cb

    • No problems, I'll do my best.

      Akea's ingredients are minimal, so not as comprehensive, though they have a few good ones. I'd still prefer Vitamineral Greens however, when consider that it has probiotics as part of itself, whereas Akea's probiotics is a separate product

  • Ty

    I've read that the reason Athletic Greens works so well is specifically due to its combination of broccoli, green tea extract, and spirulina… somehow gets your body to absorb more nutrients from the foods you already eat. Know anything about that?

  • Kevin

    Any information you are willing to share regarding the pros and cons associated with powders and capsules (i.e. powder vs capsule). The obvious would be saving time or eating on the run for hte capsules and the taste component associated. But for the money, does it matter which one you take (I am asking most specifically regarding Vitamineral Green).

     

    • Sup Kevin,

      More to do with convenience and packaging since they’re exactly the same products.

      So, if you travel a lot or don’t like the taste of green products, maybe get the capsule, but if you want to add it to your drinks/smoothies, etc, getting the powder version would make sense yea?

      Get what you like =)

  • Syafiq

    I'm staying in Malaysia and the best that I can get here is Green Vibrance from ebay. But I heard Greensplus is good too. It is 2nd choice of Romaniello. His 1st choice is Athletic Greens. Can you comment abit about Greensplus?

    • Get from iherb.com, it’s cheaper, both the product and delivery cost. Get US$10 off your order of US$40 and above if you use the discount code ZEL439.

      As for greensplus, it looks quite similar to amazing grass. You can give them a try if you want to

  • Alberta M. Lloyd

    I had attempted to order Athelic Greens four(4) times unsuccessfully.  I was given a tracking number also a order number/ never recieved procuct.  I feel this was delibrate not sent because this was a promotional challenge for 21 days to try the product paying only S&H only.  Although I am only 1 person that is really dumb. after 4th attempt I just cancelled everything and asked for the return of my S&H.  I REALLY DO WANT TO TRY THIS PRODUCT but it left me hesitant to try again because of the incompetent people who are responsible for the orders.

    • =\ Did you contact AG about this? What about the shipping company?

      I doubt they’d do this deliberately, unless they’re really greedy and stupid, which they’re not. Greedy and smart? Maybe, but stupid enough to try and sabotage a customer’s order and get a bad reputation for it? Nah. Unlikely.

      Or maybe it’s a sign to tell you that you don’t need to use that AG? XD

  • Mike

    I've been using athletic greens for about a week now and am blown away. No wonder they have a free trial. I am hooked. I take it this review was simply by label and not by use?

  • Will T

    Aaron,

    What  about Purity Products Perfect Multi Super Greens?

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