Athletic Greens Negative Review & Complaints
There’s already a lot to take in when reading the original Athletic Greens Review. So I thought it’ll be interesting to spend some time addressing the good and bad separately, hence this Athletic Greens Negative Review. Also, it’s easier to address the the concerns brought up in the comments here, since most were swallowed up the by sheer number of people contributing their thoughts, causing a lot of repeats.
So here goes:
Major Complaint 1 – Cost
This is perhaps the most common complaint about Athletic Greens obvious one. It’s not cheap. Most products on the market are about half the price or less. Many already consider their product overpriced…. and they have to cajones to recommend you double the dosage!
I did outline why in my review I thought their price is high, not expensive, and why it’s worth it. My concern however, is 2 things – whether you really need it, and whether you really need to double dose.
A. Budgeting – Please remember, whether you goal is to improve your health and/or lose fats, 80% of your effort should go to What You Eat and What You Do (i.e. Exercise). If you can’t or don’t want to afford a product like Athletic Greens, feel free to consider an alternative, or to even Not bother with it at all. This isn’t a requirement. Just treat it like owning a car – if you can afford it, sure, why not, but if you can’t or you’re not willing to spend the money, Don’t.
B. Double Dosing – Of course they’ll recommend you to double dose. They get twice the revenue from the same customer! And even if that wasn’t their purpose, why wouldn’t you get more benefits, and possibly within a shorter period of time? It makes sense. But, again, if it doesn’t make cents, don’t do it. Double dosing will no doubt be better, but it’s not a requirement.
Guys and gals, don’t force yourselves… Work with what you have.
Focus on the 80%, which is Diet and Exercise habits, then decide if you want to get Athletic Greens or similar products to supplement your effort.
Major Complaint 2 – Iffy Sales Technique
(2017 Update – Their site has been overhauled. Prices are indicated clearly on the site and test single orders no longer have automated billings attached to them.)
After the cost, comes the 2nd most common Athletic Greens complaint, which is also the one that seems to really pisses people off. If you read the comments on the review page and forums all around, you’ll see a lot of the negative complaints and review of Athletic Green are of their attitude and behaviour when it comes to their marketing and in some cases, customer service.
The 2nd part of it is with some of their offers. They sometimes have ‘risk-free’ trials where you only pay for shipping and handling. Naturally, there will be some underlying terms and agreements to follow, one of which is that the full amount will still be deducted from your card, only to be returned if you if you tell them to cancel within the stipulated time.
To be fair on both sides – Many companies use similar terms in their promos, but Athletic Greens definitely needs to do a better job in communicating these conditions just before confirming the order. I doubt people will be making such complaints if the terms were highlighted to them clearly, instead of inadvertently coming across as being sneaky. Note this applies to whatever business you’re in.
My experience in sales tells me that the worst complaints come from misinformation, deliberate or not. You’re supposed to build trust, not create suspicion, so take note.
Little or No Protein – Not a Meal Replacement
Some have asked me to make a comparison between Athletic Greens and products like Shakeology. The problem is that however, they are 2 different products. One is a supplement, while the other is technically a meal replacement.
I do not claim to be an expert, but I notice that most meal replacements have protein as a large part of its nutritional makeup. This makes sense of course, as it’s designed to be a complete meal instead of being simply a supplement.
I guess you could make a meal replacement out of AG by adding a decent serving of protein (20g or more). There’s the good and bad of doing this, as usual. It’s a little more expensive this way, but you get control, and I suspect, higher quality nutrition, when you combine a high quality greens supplement like AG with a protein of your choice.
Not Entirely Organic
I’m not sure where you stand on the organic products front, considering how there’s increasing evidence of companies using using loopholes to get their products certified as ‘Organic’.
Anyway, the point is that Athletic Greens is not an entirely organic product. They do use non-GMO ingredients however, and it does contain are ingredients are are certified organic as well. Personally, it’s not a big deal for me. If it is for you however, then do take note.
Not Available Worldwide
In My Opinion, Not for Weight Loss
This one is quite sensitive. I’ve noticed that AG and gang have been selling this as a weight loss product as well. While that’s not exactly accurate, it’s not entirely wrong either.
Let me explain.
There are many reasons why people gain weight, from things like bad habits to hormonal imbalance.
There will be those who will lose weight after only consuming Athletic Greens. If they do, I suspect it’s either because their hormones got balanced, or that their intestinal bacterial health improved. These people are, however, in the minority. For rest of us, the only real way to achieve loss weight would be to focus on the 2 main things – A Healthy Diet and Exercise.
In other words, while not impossible, it’s unlikely that consuming Athletic Greens alone will lead to fat loss for most people.
So, that’s it for the Athletic Greens Negative Review. I hope you pips found this useful. Interesting note by the way; Notice few of the complaints are about the quality of the product itself?
Where to Purchase (Disclaimer)
Amazon – International