Field of Greens Review: Are Organic Greens Healthier?

Field of Greens Review: Are Organic Greens Healthier?


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Field of Greens is a green powder supplement sold by a company called BrickHouse Nutrition. It's organic, and its manufacturer describes the supplement as a "superfood powder" that's "safe for the whole family."

But does Field of Greens contain ingredients shown in clinical studies to support optimal health? Does it contain any questionable additives? What's the ingredient discrepancy between the Nutrition Facts label and the listed ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Field of Greens?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Field of Greens based on clinical studies, to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to support optimal health.

We'll share our thoughts on its organic status, feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this product for the best price.

Most importantly, we'll share our concerns about an ingredient discrepancy that exists between the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredient label.

Concerning Ingredient Discrepancy

Field of Greens Supplement Facts warning label

The warning on the Field of Greens Nutrition Facts label on BrickHouse Nutrition's website is shown above.

As you can see above, this warning label references the inclusion of green tea extract, but green tea extract is not on the product's ingredient label at the time of publishing this article, as shown below: 

Field of Greens ingredients

Green tea is listed as an ingredient, but not green tea extract, which is a more concentrated version that may confer more health risk.

A 2022 medical review on green tea extract-associated liver injury documented "more than 200 cases of liver failure."

We have a greater concern of this risk in products where the individual ingredient dose of green tea extract is not published on the Nutrition Facts label, as is the case with this supplement.

We hope that BrickHouse Nutrition clarifies whether green tea powder or green tea extract is currently included in this formulation, and corrects their website to resolve this discrepancy, as it's a consumer safety issue.

Is Field of Greens Healthy?

Other than the green tea extract issue, we consider Field of Greens to have an above-average formulation quality for a green powder product.

One serving provides 10 grams (g) of green powder, which is a considerably higher dose than most green powder supplements we've reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

Fruit and vegetable powder consumption is clinically shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and this effect is particularly strong in individuals who don't consume enough fruits and veggies in their diet, as we documented in our Balance of Nature review article.

Field of Greens also contains some individual ingredients with clinical backing for overall health support.

Wheat grass powder may have an anti-cancer effect, according to a 2015 medical review.

Licorice has gut-healing effects, according to a medical review published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.

Chlorella is clinically shown to be nutritionally rich, and is not a food that most Americans consume in their diet.

Another good thing about Field of Greens is that it doesn't appear to have any unhealthy additive ingredients like artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors.

It's also a good thing (though a minor difference) that these products are certified organic.

Organic fruits and vegetables have lower levels of toxins like heavy metals according to a meta-review published in the Nutrients journal.

If the green tea vs. green tea extract ingredient labeling discrepancy didn't exist, we would recommend this product from a formulation perspective.

Real People Try Field of Greens

A TikTok creator named Erin Anders claims that Field of Greens is the best-tasting green powder she's tried:

@_erinanders_ @brickhousenutrition seriously has the best tasting greens I have tried! I have the wildberry flavor and it is so good! #health #healthymom #fit40swomen #brickhousenutrition ♬ Morning Moon - brd

A YouTube creator named "The Invictus Way" reviewed Field of Greens:

Is Field of Greens Overpriced?

Field of Greens has a relatively high price, but it also provides a higher-than-average amount of greens per serving.

Here's a comparison standardized to 10 g of some of the most popular green powders:

Thorne Daily Greens Plus: $3.54

AG1: $2.55

Bloom Nutrition: $2.36

Field of Greens: $2.33

Field of Greens slightly edges out other "luxury" green powders on a standardized per-10-g-serving price comparison.

At the time of publishing this article, the only official retailer of Field of Greens appears to be the brand's website, which is accessible here.

Our Clean Green Powder Picks

Complement Daily Greens is our top green powder pick, and costs under $45 for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article

This greens powder is extremely nutrient-dense without any added vitamins, providing 50% of the Daily Value (DV) for iron, 46% of the chromium DV and 35% of the vitamin A DV in one serving.

This powder uses organic stevia leaf extract and organic natural flavors to add flavoring, which meets our formulation standard given that organic natural flavors provide a higher standard of ingredient safety in our opinion than natural flavors or artificial flavors according to USDA flavoring guidelines.

Green tea is a nutritionally-rich green powder that's shown in a 2006 medical review to have a number of health benefits, including:

"anti-hypertensive effect, body weight control, antibacterial and antivirasic activity, solar ultraviolet protection, bone mineral density increase, anti-fibrotic properties, and neuroprotective power."

Pique Japanese Sencha Green Tea is our top brand pick, because it only has one ingredient (organic green tea), is packaged in a crystallized form that's much more convenient than tea bags, and only costs $16 at the time of publishing this article.

Real Customers Review Field of Greens

We typically prefer to survey Amazon reviews of products, because we consider the platform to be a more unbiased source of reviews than a brand's website, but Field of Greens is not currently sold on Amazon.

This product currently has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on the brand's website.

A recent positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Timothy V." who gives the product a 5/5 star rating, and suggests that it supports health:

"I have more energy and feel healthier since I have been using this product consistently for several months."

A recent negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Amy M." who gives the product a 1/5 star rating, but wrote a positive review, so we're unsure if this purchaser was confused.

Strangely, out of over 6,000 total reviews on the brand's website, there is not one single 1-star review with a negative description at the time of publishing this article.

BrickHouse Nutrition currently has an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Pros and Cons of Field of Greens

Here are the pros and cons of Field of Greens in our opinion:

Pros:

  • High dose of fruits and vegetables per serving
  • No unhealthy inactive ingredients
  • Fair price for potency
  • Organic ingredients
  • Positive customer reviews on brand's website
  • Free shipping from brand's website
  • Fruit and vegetable powder consumption can support cardiovascular health

Cons:

  • Unclear if it contains green tea extract
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Conclusion

Our main concern regarding Field of Greens is that the product's ingredient list states "green tea powder," but it has a warning label indicating that the product contains green tea extract.

We take no issue with green tea powder, but green tea extract has been shown to cause liver injury in rare cases, as documented in this article.

Other than the green tea ingredient discrepancy, this product is well-formulated, and if it were not for this issue, we would recommend it from an ingredient perspective.

Field of Greens contains nutrient-rich ingredients like wheat grass powder and chlorella that most Americans are unlikely to obtain from diet, and provides 10 g of fruits and vegetables per serving, which is a high dose.

The price per standardized serving of Field of Greens is slightly lower than that of its competitors.

At the time of publishing this article, the brand's website appears to be only official retailer of this product.