Boost your nutritional intake, energy and vitality with Canada’s first and only research-proven superfood formula.
Just one serving daily provides a synergistic blend of over 23 plant-based essential nutrients. Highly alkaline-forming and rich in antioxidants, greens+ nourishes and protects your body, increases energy, promotes healthier bones – and much more.
Explore greens+ ORIGINAL
The only superfood proven to boost energy and vitality, provide antioxidant support and balance pH – 25 years later, 9 studies and counting.
greens+ gives you the energy to do the things you have to do, so you can do the things you want to do.
This is the formula that started it all – the original greens+ blend of 23 full spectrum plant-based ingredients and energizing botanicals, including organic wheat grass, Atlantic dulse, spirulina, chlorella, beetroot, bilberry, milk thistle, plus adaptogenic herbs licorice root and Siberian ginseng extracts.
Each ingredient was chosen because it is supported by research on benefits and safety; and together, these ingredients have a unique synergy.
greens+ is the ONLY superfood that’s been proven to increase energy, vitality and overall well-being, provide antioxidant protection, and balance pH. 25 years later, 9 studies and counting.
- Product Q&A
Yes! You would receive the same benefits from taking the powder or the capsule.
First thing’s first, let’s clear up some confusion around the term “raw.” “Raw” foods by definition are those that haven’t been heated above 118°F or 48°C. Proponents of the raw food diet say that because the food hasn’t been heated, it is richer in enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that can be destroyed through the cooking process.
While some companies on the market like to claim their superfood powders are “raw,” this may be a bit misleading. Raw foods, by nature, are very minimally processed, however, when creating dried, powdered superfoods, this is nearly impossible. The ingredients need to be milled, processed, and sanitized in a way that makes them both safe and effective for consumption, which requires the use of heat. While no heat is added to the finished product, it is a bit misleading to label the product as truly “raw.” Unfortunately at this time there are no government standards or definition around this term, which allows for a lot of grey area when it comes to using the term on a product’s label.
greens+ provides different benefits than a multivitamin. If you are looking for the benefits of greens+ and a multivitamin, try greens+ multi+. It is a two-in-one product that consists of one part greens+ and one part multi+ COMPLETE, both of which can also be purchased separately. With that, we believe that it is completely safe to consume greens+ alongside a multivitamin.
greens+ does have a caution to consult with a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months. A couple of ingredients have prescribed maximum durations of use of 3 months – green tea, ginseng, gingko, licorice and grape seed – therefore all products with these ingredients would require these warnings by law. Even though greens+ has been used by thousands of people for decades, the need for this warning is still mandated by Health Canada as no study with a longer duration of use exists.
greens+ is known to provide long lasting benefits, providing antioxidant support and phytonutrients. In 2011, a study was published about the long term effects of taking greens+ in terms of the beneficial antioxidant support.
Rao V, et al. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant properties of the plant-based supplement greens+. Int J Mol Sci 2011;12:4896-908.
Absolutely! You can combine greens+ with protein to make a hearty snack. By combining greens+ with protein, you get the benefit of nourishing superfoods and blood-sugar balancing proteins. We recommend our fermented vegan proteins+ or fermented Greek yogurt proteins+, as both proteins are fermented and are highly absorbable and easy-to-digest!
All formulas with the original greens+ base have been tested to contain <20ppm of gluten, which is below the amount allowed by Health Canada in a gluten free product. However we cannot label original greens+ formulas gluten free because they contain wheat and barley grass. Although these grasses are not direct sources of gluten they can contain gluten due to possible grains in the grass. For those with high sensitivities or celiac disease we recommend our Vegan greens+ O.
If 1 serving of greens+ was taken daily (8.5g), then a 510g bottle would last you 60 days.
Refrigeration is recommended to provide optimal product freshness after opening. Refrigeration is a controlled environment, so we know the product is not sitting on a window ledge, on top of a radiator, or kept in other non-optimal storage situations. A cool temperature will also reduce oxidation and maintain probiotic stability. However, greens+ is ok to consume if it has not been refrigerated for a short period of time.
Yes! greens+ is a great phytonutrient-rich addition to your smoothie! When making a smoothie, it’s a good idea to balance your fruit with plenty of fibre, protein and healthy fats so you don’t spike your blood sugar. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, check out our Genuine Hub.
greens+ can be mixed with any juice, yogurt, or in a smoothie to help with the taste. This product is also available in mixed berry and tangerine for next time!
Here is the information for % RDI per serving (8.5g):
Folic Acid: 5%
Vitamin C: 30%
Vitamin D: 5%
Vitamin A: 60%
There is no MSG added to any of our products, and no MSG is present in any of our raw materials.
We state that greens+ must be taken with food because of the green tea that is contained in the formula. According to Health Canada, green tea extract must come with instructions to take with food. This is a new caution, as our products are often reviewed by the Natural Health Product Directorate. It’s worth pointing out that for many years before the NHPD (and likely for many years since), consumers have been safely enjoying their greens+ on an empty stomach in order to get the most from the standardized herbs, but we now must include this caution on the label by law.
greens+ contains trace amounts of milk as residual from the medium our probiotics are grown on. Although milk is present in very small amounts, if you are lactose intolerant, we would recommend working with your healthcare practitioner to determine if you can take this product safely. You may want to start with very small doses to see if you experience a negative response. For a completely dairy-free product, we recommend our Vegan greens+ O.
It is not recommended, as all greens+ formulas contain standardized herbs and botanical extracts. This caution is a Health Canada requirement and one you will find on the majority of products in our industry with compliant labels. The government takes a very cautious approach with this delicate population and requires this warning on almost all ingredients.
However, our fermented organic gut superfoods+ is made from fermented fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and prebiotics, and is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
greens+ has 4mcg of iodine per serving. The tolerable upper limit of iodine for adults is 800 mcg daily, in the context of a healthy diet, greens+ is well within margins of safety related to risk of iodine excess at only 0.5% of this daily limit.
greens+ has not been tested for caffeine content. The only source of caffeine in greens+ is the 15mg of green tea, which is not standardized to caffeine so it is hard to say how much caffeine would be in the finished product and this may vary from batch to batch. That being said, the caffeine amount would be minimal given the total green tea dose is only 15mg and below all Health Canada limits for any age.
That said, greens+ is research proven to increase energy as it contains a combination of adaptogenic herbs (supportive to adrenal health) that support and nourish your body. Some people may find it too stimulating to take in the evening and taking it in the morning will benefit you during the day.
It is up to you if you want to take all 12 capsules at once or spread them out throughout the day. Generally, people take the full dose of greens+ at once, but it is up to you and will still be effective either way. greens+ is research proven to increase energy, so you might want to take it earlier in the day to benefit from that
Each 2 scoop serving of fermented whole body NUTRITION with greens+ provides you with a full serving of Vegan greens+ O (the vegan, gluten, dairy and soy-free version of greens+). The ingredients that you will not be getting are the bee pollen, royal jelly, probiotics, soy sprouts, wheat grass and barley grass. The fermented ingredients in fermented whole body NUTRITION with greens+ help to naturally balance the gut. It also contains research proven ingredients for cognitive function and mood. We find it helpful for focus.
In summary, they do have some differences but we suggest trying it and finding out which one works better for you!
greens+ is considered vegetarian by most, but not vegan. greens+ contains probiotics (grown on dairy but removed from dairy, traces of milk may remain), bee pollen and royal jelly. For a vegan version of greens+, check out Vegan greens+ O.
NHPD (Health Canada) regulations state that we must now list skim milk as an ingredient on our award winning greens+ formula. While NO skim milk is added to greens+, it is an ingredient of an ingredient and therefore must be listed. The ingredient in question here is the probiotic culture, which initially is cultured on a dairy medium. While we do remove the probiotics from that medium before adding to our formula, we must still list skim milk as an ingredient as there remains a risk that trace amounts of dairy may still be present on the probiotics. greens+ remains unchanged from its early days and continues to be the only research-proven green formula on the market. While the trace amounts of dairy are negligible for most consumers it is important to note that those with severe dairy allergies should take caution.
With research proving our products effective, consumers can trust the quality and results of greens+ and all Genuine Health products. greens+ is composed mainly with plant based ingredients (with the exception of our probiotics, bee pollen and royal jelly). The ingredients are minimally processed and the processing that is used is in order to make extracts that provide research based benefits.
greens+ is a multi-ingredient product and suppliers for each ingredient are selected very carefully. The manufacturing process for each raw material is different and complicated with a variety of methods used including spray drying, rotary dehydrating, conveyor drying and drum drying. The ingredients and manufacturing of our products are all high quality and processed at low temperatures (almost no heat is used in packaging) in order to preserve the natural goodness of the original plant materials.
All our grasses in greens+ including alfalfa are organic whole leaf grasses; that it the leaf itself is dried and ground. Furthermore, they are 100% pure and do not have any excipients added. These characteristics of our grasses are very important to note, as the “juice” powders have very little fibre or nutrients compared to the whole leaf grass powders we use.
Our herbs are standardized extracts to ensure research proven dosages that provide results. Our herbal extracts are free of solvents.
Regardless of the method used to process and dry, ingredients are tested to ensure efficacy, potency and safety (i.e. no solvent or pesticide residue, micro and heavy metals within limits etc.), before acceptance for use in greens+
Recommended Use: To increase your energy and well-being
Adult Dosage: Mix 3 tsp (8.5 g) in 1 cup (250 mL) of pure water or juice. Shake well. If you are a new user of greens+, begin with 1 tsp daily and gradually increase to 3 tsp daily over a 3 week period. Do not take on empty stomach. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Amount (per 8.5 g) Lecithin (97% oil-free; soybean; 26% phosphatidylcholine) / Lécithine (exempte d’huile à 97 %; soya; 26 % de phosphatidylcholine) 2,171 mg Spirulina cells / Cellules de spiruline (Anthrospira platensis) 1,450 mg Apple fruit / Pomme (Malus domestica) 1,033 mg Organic barley grass / Herbe d’orge biologique (Hordeum vulgare) 734 mg Organic alfalfa grass / Herbe de luzerne biologique (Medicago sativa) 383 mg Organic wheat grass / Herbe de blé biologique (Triticum aestivum) 383 mg Chlorella (cracked cell wall) / Chlorelle (paroi cellulaire micro-éclatée) (Chlorella vulgaris) 383 mg Organic soy sprouts / Pousses de soya biologique (Glycine max) 383 mg Organic whole brown rice kernel / Grain de riz brun entier biologique (Oryza sativa) 383 mg Royal jelly standardized to 5% 10-HDA / Gelée royale normalisée à 5 % de 10-HAD 150 mg Bee pollen / Pollen d’abeille (Apis mellifera) 150 mg Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin (5:1 = 580 mg) / Extrait de racine de réglisse normalisé à 10 % de glycyrrhizine (5:1 = 580 mg) (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) 116 mg Acerola berry juice extract standardized to 18% Vitamin C / Extrait de jus de baies d’acérola normalisé à 18 % de vitamine C (Malpighia glabra) 115 mg FOS (fructooligossacharides) (from chicory root; / issus de racine de chicorée [Cichorium intybus]) 100 mg Eight bacterial cultures / Huit cultures bactériennes : 100 mg Lactobacillus helveticus (R0052) 0.19 billion cfu / 0,19 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus rhamnosus (R0011) 0.43 billion cfu / 0,43 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus casei (R0215) 0.09 billion cfu / 0,09 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus plantarum (R1012) 0.09 billion cfu / 0,09 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus salivarius (R0078) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium longum (R0175) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium bifidum (R0071) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium breve (R0070) 0.24 billion cfu / 0,24 milliard d’UFC Siberian ginseng root extract standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides (28:1 = 1,680 mg) / Extrait de racine de ginseng de Sibérie normalisé à 0,8 % d’éleuthérosides (28:1 = 1 680 mg) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 60 mg Milk thistle seed extract standardized to 86% silymarin (40:1= 2,400 mg) / Extrait de graine de chardon-Marie normalisé à 86 % de silymarine (40:1 = 2 400 mg) (Silybum marianum L.) 60 mg Organic red beet root / Racine de betterave rouge biologique (Beta vulgaris) 43 mg Atlantic dulse seaweed / Petit goémon de l’Atlantique (Palmaria palmata) 33 mg Ginkgo biloba L. leaf extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1,000 mg) / Extrait de feuille de ginkgo biloba normalisé à 24 % de glycosides flavonoïdes de ginkgo et à 6 % de terpéno-lactones (50:1 = 1 000 mg) 20 mg Japanese green tea leaf extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (20:1 = 300 mg) / Extrait de feuille de thé vert du Japon normalisé à 90 % de polyphénols (20:1 = 300 mg) (Camellia sinensis L.) 15 mg European bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins (100:1 = 1,000 mg)/ Extrait de myrtille européenne normalisé à 25 % d’anthocyanidines (100:1 = 1 000 mg) (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) 10 mg Grape extract standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins and 200 ppm resveratrol (500:1 = 2,500 mg) / Extrait de raisin normalisé à 95 % de proanthocyanidines et à 200 ppm de resvératrol (500:1 = 2 500 mg) (Vitis vinifera) 5 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Whole Stevia rebaudiana leaf.
Allergy Alert: May contain skim milk as part of probiotic culture.
greens+ contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. NON-IRRADIATED.
Caution: Not to be taken by children, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, by those on medication or with chronic health problems unless under the recommendation of a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have gastrointestinal blockage. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset occur, persist or worsen beyond 3 days. Use with caution if allergic to bee products.
For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated after opening.