{"id":604544467250,"title":"Ghost Greens Review: The Best Veggie Substitute?","created_at":"2022-12-23T23:51:37-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Ghost Greens Review: The Best Veggie Substitute?\",\n \"keywords\": \"ghost greens, ghost greens review, ghost greens reviews, ghost greens benefits, ghost greens powder, ghost greens side effects\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Ghost Greens to give our take on whether it's healthy overall, and if it's a better option than cheaper green powders. We highlight a lawsuit that alleges an undisclosed ingredient was in Ghost Greens.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/ghost-greens-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"DJ Mazzoni\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": [\n \"M.S.\",\n \"R.D.\",\n \"C.D.N.\",\n \"C.S.C.S.\"\n ],\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/dj-mazzoni\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/dj-mazzoni-rd-cdn-cscs-00a33038\/\",\n \"http:\/\/djmazzoni.com\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Medical Reviewer\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"exercise, drugs, pharmaceutical, health, workout, strength and conditioning, nutrition, dietetics, medicine, medical research, scientific research, scientific method, healthcare, patient care, wellness\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"State University of New York College Oswego\",\n \"D’Youville College\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ghost_Greens_Thumbnail.png?v=1671857709\",\n\"width\": \"4231\",\n\"height\": \"4231\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/ghost-protein-review\", \n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6912365\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/balance-of-nature-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31707507\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8773468\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6062396\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.classaction.org\/news\/ghost-greens-supplements-falsely-advertised-as-naturally-flavored-class-action-alleges\",\n\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/ghost-greens-superfood-powder-lime-30-servings-19-super-greens-reds-fruits-vegetables-spirulina-chlorella-prebiotics-10-billion-cfu-probiotic-digestive-enzymes-gluten-free\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Ghost Lifestyle\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"probiotics\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"digestive enzymes\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"natural flavor\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Classaction.org\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"GNC\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Vitamin Shoppe\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Fakespot\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2022-12-23\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ], \n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ghost_Greens_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized_c0633143-09fe-4c9e-9af7-1b28fe707212.png?v=1671857227\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eG\u003c\/span\u003ehost Greens is a powdered greens supplement sold by the popular Ghost Lifestyle brand (makers of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/ghost-protein-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Protein\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which we recently reviewed). The brand describes this supplement as having “maximum purity” and using “nutrient dense ingredients.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is this greens powder really better than cheaper options? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? Is the “Gut Health” blend well-formulated? And how do real users rate and describe the taste and effects of Ghost Greens?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Ghost Greens based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to improve health, whether it contains questionable additives and if it’s superior to other green powder brands.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of the product and highlight a lawsuit regarding false advertising of Ghost Greens.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review - Worth the Money?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ghost_Greens_Ingredients_Optimized_ba763cf4-e8c4-49c2-85b5-453cabf09fdf.png?v=1671857247\" alt=\"Ghost Greens ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredient list above is from the Original flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens does provide a decent fruit and vegetable dose of 6,640 milligrams (mg). It contains a large number of ingredients including \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ekale powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eblueberry juice powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers that eat an unhealthy diet and don’t get enough fruits and vegetables from their diet, we do believe that this supplement is likely to improve health overall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6912365\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Clinical Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e analyzed data from a number of clinical trials on powdered fruit and vegetable supplementation. The researchers concluded that fruit and vegetable supplements can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, given that the Western diet is highly processed and low in produce.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we referenced in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/balance-of-nature-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBalance and Nature vitamins\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (another popular fruit and vegetable supplement), we haven’t come across any evidence that this type of supplement is necessary or beneficial for individuals that eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens contains a “Gut Health” blend comprised of prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eInulin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the prebiotic ingredient in this blend, and while this ingredient is clinically proven to optimize gut health, it may be underdosed in Ghost Greens at 2,000 mg. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31707507\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on inulin supplementation for gut health analyzed clinical trial data, and the doses used in all of the trials ranged between 5,000 mg and 20,000 mg daily.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis blend also contains 10 billion colony-forming units of probiotics which is an effective dose. One of the probiotics included in the blend, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eB. subtilis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e DE111\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, was found to improve cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function in healthy adults in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8773468\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBeneficial Microbes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Gut Health blend also contains a number of digestive enzymes like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eamylase\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. We have not come across any clinical research suggesting that digestive enzymes are beneficial for healthy adults, though they are well-studied for gastrointestinal diseases – not what this product is indicated for. We don’t understand why so many supplement companies include digestive enzymes in their formulations without explanation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only ingredient in this entire formulation we consider to be questionable from a health perspective is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003enatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is an inactive ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6062396\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eToxicological Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal documented some toxicity concerns regarding flavoring agents, and we recommend that consumers avoid food products or supplements containing natural flavor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Ghost Greens to be well-formulated and likely to improve the health of consumers who fail to consume enough fruits and vegetables from their diet. We don’t recommend the supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor (and legal issues we’ll discuss later), but we consider it to be better-formulated than the average green powder product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers set on purchasing this product, we recommend the Original flavor over other flavors as the flavored versions contain other questionable flavoring agents.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Ghost Greens User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube user named “LSJ TV” published a Ghost Greens review including a taste test:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Sfctyps2DqU\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Brett Westover published a review of the product’s new Apple Cider flavor:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@brettwestover\/video\/7148493264985885998\" data-video-id=\"7148493264985885998\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@brettwestover\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@brettwestover?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@brettwestover\u003c\/a\u003e Ghost Greens Powder Apple Cider Taste Test \u003ca title=\"fitness\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fitness?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#fitness\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"supplements\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/supplements?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#supplements\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"health\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/health?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#health\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - Brett Westover\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7148493298930387755?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - Brett Westover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy Was Ghost Lifestyle Sued over Ghost Greens?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn early 2022, a consumer in California brought a lawsuit against Ghost Greens for false advertising, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.classaction.org\/news\/ghost-greens-supplements-falsely-advertised-as-naturally-flavored-class-action-alleges\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Classaction.org.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe lawsuit alleges that Ghost Greens contains an undisclosed flavoring agent called malic acid which is typically manufactured in petrochemical plants “through a series of chemical reactions, some of which involve highly toxic chemical precursors and byproducts.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s unclear what the current status of this lawsuit is; whether it’s been settled or is still ongoing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a red flag about the brand in our opinion but until the lawsuit is settled, there is no proof that the claims are true.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis type of issue is why we recommend that consumers avoid flavored supplements generally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Ghost Greens for the Best Price?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens is sold at a variety of online retailers. Below are the prices at the time of updating this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $44.99 (plus $7.99 shipping based on test address in NYC)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGNC: $44.99 (plus shipping)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e $44.99 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3GfA9PR\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitamin Shoppe: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$44.99 (free shipping)\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThese prices are for the Lime flavor as it was the only flavor sold at all four of Ghost’s retailers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOur Non-Toxic Green Powder \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommendation\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Green_Powder_Image.png?v=1667288080\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe green powder supplement we recommend is \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1595470\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eNaked Greens\u003c\/a\u003e sold by Naked Nutrition. Like Ghost Greens, the core of this product is a greens blend, featuring ingredients like\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eorganic broccoli\u003c\/strong\u003e,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eorganic alfalfa grass\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eand\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eorganic wheat grass\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNaked Greens is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like natural flavor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGhost Greens costs $44.99 for 30 servings, which equals $1.50 per serving. Naked Greens costs $31.99 for 35 servings, which equals \u003cstrong\u003e$0.91 per serving\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Naked Greens \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1595470\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=78253\u0026amp;urllink=\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to its official product page on Naked Nutrition's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eGhost Greens Real Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens is sold on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The Lime flavor has been reviewed over 150 times, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product has an “B” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/ghost-greens-superfood-powder-lime-30-servings-19-super-greens-reds-fruits-vegetables-spirulina-chlorella-prebiotics-10-billion-cfu-probiotic-digestive-enzymes-gluten-free\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Fakespot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the reviews are likely legitimate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “erica archer” who claims the product has a good consistency and taste:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“wow these greens are so good! it mixes extremely well and doesn’t have a nasty grass flavor. the flavor is very subtle but it also has a little sweetness to it\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. i’ve mixed with a frother and a blender bottle and both have been great. 10\/10 recommend”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Raven S.” who claims that the product caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I love ghost but I got major diarrhea.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens is a pretty well-formulated green powder supplement. It contains a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables, and a decent overall dose.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do believe that this supplement can improve the health of consumers that don’t get enough fruits and vegetables from their diet, but we don’t consider it necessary for consumers who eat a healthy, nutrient-dense diet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis product is the subject of a lawsuit which alleges that the brand included an undisclosed, artificial flavoring agent. We’re currently waiting to reserve judgment. Once the legal process is completed, if it’s found out that these claims are accurate, we will update this article and strongly recommend avoiding this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGhost Greens is sold at several major online retailers, but at the time of writing this article the best price is found on Amazon or Vitamin Shoppe when shipping is included.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost user reviews online of Ghost Greens seem favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-12-23T23:59:04-05:00","updated_at":"2022-12-23T23:59:05-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Ghost Greens to give our take on whether it's healthy overall, and if it's a better option than cheaper green powders. 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Ghost Greens Review: The Best Veggie Substitute?

Ghost Greens Review: The Best Veggie Substitute?


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Ghost Greens is a powdered greens supplement sold by the popular Ghost Lifestyle brand (makers of Ghost Protein which we recently reviewed). The brand describes this supplement as having “maximum purity” and using “nutrient dense ingredients.”

But is this greens powder really better than cheaper options? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? Is the “Gut Health” blend well-formulated? And how do real users rate and describe the taste and effects of Ghost Greens?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Ghost Greens based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to improve health, whether it contains questionable additives and if it’s superior to other green powder brands.

We’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of the product and highlight a lawsuit regarding false advertising of Ghost Greens.

Ingredient Review - Worth the Money?

Ghost Greens ingredients

The ingredient list above is from the Original flavor.

Ghost Greens does provide a decent fruit and vegetable dose of 6,640 milligrams (mg). It contains a large number of ingredients including kale powder and blueberry juice powder.

For consumers that eat an unhealthy diet and don’t get enough fruits and vegetables from their diet, we do believe that this supplement is likely to improve health overall.

A medical review published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine analyzed data from a number of clinical trials on powdered fruit and vegetable supplementation. The researchers concluded that fruit and vegetable supplements can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, given that the Western diet is highly processed and low in produce.

As we referenced in our review of Balance and Nature vitamins (another popular fruit and vegetable supplement), we haven’t come across any evidence that this type of supplement is necessary or beneficial for individuals that eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

Ghost Greens contains a “Gut Health” blend comprised of prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Inulin is the prebiotic ingredient in this blend, and while this ingredient is clinically proven to optimize gut health, it may be underdosed in Ghost Greens at 2,000 mg. 

A 2020 medical review on inulin supplementation for gut health analyzed clinical trial data, and the doses used in all of the trials ranged between 5,000 mg and 20,000 mg daily.

This blend also contains 10 billion colony-forming units of probiotics which is an effective dose. One of the probiotics included in the blend, B. subtilis DE111, was found to improve cholesterol levels and cardiovascular function in healthy adults in a clinical trial published in the Beneficial Microbes journal.

The Gut Health blend also contains a number of digestive enzymes like amylase. We have not come across any clinical research suggesting that digestive enzymes are beneficial for healthy adults, though they are well-studied for gastrointestinal diseases – not what this product is indicated for. We don’t understand why so many supplement companies include digestive enzymes in their formulations without explanation.

The only ingredient in this entire formulation we consider to be questionable from a health perspective is natural flavor, which is an inactive ingredient.

A meta-study published in the Toxicological Research journal documented some toxicity concerns regarding flavoring agents, and we recommend that consumers avoid food products or supplements containing natural flavor.

Overall we consider Ghost Greens to be well-formulated and likely to improve the health of consumers who fail to consume enough fruits and vegetables from their diet. We don’t recommend the supplement due to the inclusion of natural flavor (and legal issues we’ll discuss later), but we consider it to be better-formulated than the average green powder product.

For consumers set on purchasing this product, we recommend the Original flavor over other flavors as the flavored versions contain other questionable flavoring agents.

Real, Unsponsored Ghost Greens User Reviews

A YouTube user named “LSJ TV” published a Ghost Greens review including a taste test:

A TikTok user named Brett Westover published a review of the product’s new Apple Cider flavor:

@brettwestover Ghost Greens Powder Apple Cider Taste Test #fitness #supplements #health ♬ original sound - Brett Westover

Why Was Ghost Lifestyle Sued over Ghost Greens?

In early 2022, a consumer in California brought a lawsuit against Ghost Greens for false advertising, according to Classaction.org.

The lawsuit alleges that Ghost Greens contains an undisclosed flavoring agent called malic acid which is typically manufactured in petrochemical plants “through a series of chemical reactions, some of which involve highly toxic chemical precursors and byproducts.”

It’s unclear what the current status of this lawsuit is; whether it’s been settled or is still ongoing.

This is a red flag about the brand in our opinion but until the lawsuit is settled, there is no proof that the claims are true.

This type of issue is why we recommend that consumers avoid flavored supplements generally.

Where to Buy Ghost Greens for the Best Price?

Ghost Greens is sold at a variety of online retailers. Below are the prices at the time of updating this article.

Brand website: $44.99 (plus $7.99 shipping based on test address in NYC)

GNC: $44.99 (plus shipping)

Amazon: $44.99 (free shippinglink to official Amazon listing)

Vitamin Shoppe: $44.99 (free shipping)

These prices are for the Lime flavor as it was the only flavor sold at all four of Ghost’s retailers. 

Our Non-Toxic Green Powder Recommendation

The green powder supplement we recommend is Naked Greens sold by Naked Nutrition. Like Ghost Greens, the core of this product is a greens blend, featuring ingredients like organic broccoli, organic alfalfa grass and organic wheat grass.

Naked Greens is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like natural flavor.

Ghost Greens costs $44.99 for 30 servings, which equals $1.50 per serving. Naked Greens costs $31.99 for 35 servings, which equals $0.91 per serving.

Interested consumers can check out Naked Greens at this link to its official product page on Naked Nutrition's website.

Ghost Greens Real Customer Reviews

Ghost Greens is sold on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The Lime flavor has been reviewed over 150 times, with an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The product has an “B” grade on Fakespot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the reviews are likely legitimate.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “erica archer” who claims the product has a good consistency and taste:

“wow these greens are so good! it mixes extremely well and doesn’t have a nasty grass flavor. the flavor is very subtle but it also has a little sweetness to it. i’ve mixed with a frother and a blender bottle and both have been great. 10/10 recommend”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Raven S.” who claims that the product caused side effects:

“I love ghost but I got major diarrhea.”

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Conclusion

Ghost Greens is a pretty well-formulated green powder supplement. It contains a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables, and a decent overall dose.

We do believe that this supplement can improve the health of consumers that don’t get enough fruits and vegetables from their diet, but we don’t consider it necessary for consumers who eat a healthy, nutrient-dense diet.

This product is the subject of a lawsuit which alleges that the brand included an undisclosed, artificial flavoring agent. We’re currently waiting to reserve judgment. Once the legal process is completed, if it’s found out that these claims are accurate, we will update this article and strongly recommend avoiding this product.

Ghost Greens is sold at several major online retailers, but at the time of writing this article the best price is found on Amazon or Vitamin Shoppe when shipping is included.

Most user reviews online of Ghost Greens seem favorable.




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