Progreens is what I consider to be an average green powder. In terms of completeness, they’ve added things like probiotics and algae to their formula, but it seems more like a side dish than the main course. Here’s why. Even though Progreens powder boasts a lot of amazing ingredients, like grasses, algae, and juices, one overwhelming thing stands out. The biggest ingredient, by far, is soy lecithin, coming in at 2000mg per serving. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against soy lecithin, but it’s definitely more of a filler ingredient than a main course. The second highest ingredient is flaxseed meal, coming it at only 500mg per serving. There’s 4 times more soy lecithin per serving than the second highest ingredient. That’s pretty staggering if you ask me, and that’s the reason why it only gets 3 stars for completeness. Again, don’t get me wrong, this powder still has a lot of power packed healthy ingredients and you will feel healthier by taking it. But when I take a green powder, I want to make sure I’m getting as much benefit for the cost as possible.
L.rhamnosus A, L.rhamnosus B, L.acidophilus, L.casei, L.delbrueckii, bulgaricus
B.longum, B.breve Streptococcus salivarius subsp. Thermophilus
The probiotic content again leaves a little bit to be desired. Though they have 5 great strains in their formula, 2 of which are listed above, they only have 5 billion cultures per serving. That may sound like a lot, but it’s really not. One doctor that I respect a lot has a product with 60 billion cultures per serving, and Green Vibrance, which I’ve reviewed already, has 25 billion cultures per serving. 5 billion per serving just isn’t really enough to make an impact. That’s another reason why this product only gets 3 stars for completeness. They have all the right ingredients, they just didn’t formulate them together in the right proportions.
- Milk Thistle Extract: 60mg
- Ginkgo Biloba Extract: 20mg
- Green Tea Extract: 20mg
These ingredients intrigue me because they aren’t common in green powders, but I like that Progreens has them in their formula. These ingredients are brain food ingredients and help promote clarity and alertness. Milk Thistle Extract, while not specifically a brain food, is great for overall wellness, promoting cleansing and healthy liver function.
The cost is probably the best thing about this product. While it’s generally $45 for a can of the stuff, it’s on a very good sale through Amazon for only $26.