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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.

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

Will I get the same energy and health benefits by taking greens+ capsules as compared to the powder form?                                                                                                                                 

Yes! You would receive the same benefits from taking the powder or the capsule.                                                                                                                                  

Is greens+ considered raw?                                                                                                                                

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 definitions around this term, which allows for a lot of grey area when it comes to using the term on a product’s label.                                                                                                                                    

Is it safe to also take a multivitamin, or does greens+ negate the need for taking one?

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.                                                                                                                       

Can greens+ be taken daily and continuously (for years), or is it recommended to take breaks from it once in a while?                                                                                 

greens+ does have a caution to consult with a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months. A couple of ingredients have prescribed a maximum duration of use of 3 months – green tea, ginseng, ginkgo, 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 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.                                                                                                                               

Can I combine greens+ with your protein powder?                                                                                            

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!                                                                                                                                    

I am interested in buying greens+ but I have celiac disease. Does it contain gluten?

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.                                                                                                                                  

I am curious how long a tub of the 510 g greens+ would last if 1 serving is taken daily?                                                                                                                                    

If 1 serving of greens+ was taken daily (8.5g), then a 510g bottle would last you 60 days.                                                                                                                                 

I will be travelling and will not able to keep my greens refrigerated. Will it still be effective for me?

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.                                                                                                                               

Can greens+ be mixed into a smoothie?                                                                                             

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.                                                                                                                              

I’m currently using greens+ ORIGINAL unflavoured and I don't love the taste. What other ingredients should I mix it with to have a better taste?                                                                                

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!                                                                                        

What are the nutrition facts for greens+ ORIGINAL per serving?                                                                        

Calories: 40
Carbs: 4 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 1.7 g 


What is the % RDI of the vitamins and minerals in greens+?                                                                                                                               

Here is the information for % RDI per serving (8.5 g):

Calcium: 2%
Folic Acid: 5%
Iron: 25%
Magnesium: 7%
Vitamin C: 30%
Vitamin D: 5%
Vitamin A: 60%                                                                                                                                  

Is there MSG in greens+?                                                                                                                           

There is no MSG added to any of our products, and no MSG is present in any of our raw materials.                                                                                                                            

Does greens+ have to be taken with food?                                                                                                             

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.                                                                                                                                

Can someone who is lactose intolerant take greens+?                                                                               

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.                                                                                                                                 

Can I take greens+ if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?                                                                                                                               

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.                                                                                                                              

How much iodine do you estimate is in 1 serving of greens+?                                                                                                                   

greens+ has 4 mcg 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 the risk of iodine excess at only 0.5% of this daily limit.     


Does greens+ contain any caffeine? I saw there is green tea extract, does that contain caffeine?                                                                                                                   

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.                                                                                                         

Should I take all 12 capsules of greens+ at one time or divide them up throughout 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                                                                                                                               

I’m thinking about switching over to fermented whole body NUTRITION with greens+. What will I be missing from greens+ if I do this?                                                                                               

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 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!                                                                                                                                   

Is greens+ considered vegetarian?                                                                                      

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.                         

Why is skim milk listed on the greens+ label?                                                                                                      

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.                                                                                                             

How is greens+ processed?                                                                                                         

With research proving our products effective, consumers can trust the quality and results of greens+ and all Genuine Health products. greens+ is composed mainly of 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 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 an empty stomach. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.


Amount (per 8.5 g)
Lecithin (97% oil-free; soybean; 26% phosphatidylcholine) 2,171 mg
Spirulina cells (Anthrospira platensis) 1,450 mg
Apple fruit (Malus domestica) 1,033 mg
Organic barley grass (Hordeum vulgare) 734 mg
Organic alfalfa grass (Medicago sativa) 383 mg
Organic wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) 383 mg
Chlorella (cracked cell wall) (Chlorella vulgaris) 383 mg
Organic soy sprouts (Glycine max) 383 mg
Organic whole brown rice kernel (Oryza sativa) 383 mg
Royal jelly standardized to 5% 10-HDA 150 mg
Bee pollen (Apis mellifera) 150 mg

Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin

(5:1 = 580 mg)  (Glycyrrhiza uralensis)

116 mg

Acerola berry juice extract standardized to 18% Vitamin C

(Malpighia glabra)

115 mg
FOS (fructooligossacharides) (from chicory root) 100 mg
Eight bacterial cultures 100 mg
Lactobacillus helveticus (R0052) 0.19 billion cfu 
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (R0011) 0.43 billion cfu 
Lactobacillus casei (R0215) 0.09 billion cfu 
Lactobacillus plantarum (R1012) 0.09 billion cfu
Lactobacillus salivarius (R0078) 0.04 billion cfu 
Bifidobacterium longum (R0175) 0.04 billion cfu
Bifidobacterium bifidum (R0071) 0.04 billion cfu 
Bifidobacterium breve (R0070) 0.24 billion cfu 

Siberian ginseng root extract standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides

(28:1 = 1,680 mg) (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

60 mg

Milk thistle seed extract standardized to 86% silymarin

(40:1= 2,400 mg) (Silybum marianum L.)

60 mg
Organic red beet root (Beta vulgaris) 43 mg
Atlantic dulse seaweed (Palmaria palmata) 33 mg
Ginkgo biloba L. leaf extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1,000 mg)  20 mg
Japanese green tea leaf extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (20:1 = 300 mg) (Camellia sinensis L.) 15 mg

European bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins

(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) (Vitis vinifera)

5 mg


Non-medicinal Ingredients: Whole Stevia rebaudiana leaf.

Allergy Alert: May contain skim milk as part of the 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 diarrhea, or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have a 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.

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