Kiala Greens Review

Is Kiala Greens Any Good?

Kiala Greens is a mediocre offering withh some good marketing.

Although Kiala Greens may be particularly popular right now, we have to say it isn’t a particularly good option when it comes to greens powders around it’s price range. There are infinitely better options that actually use transparent formulas so you know you’re getting something that’s actually dosed correctly. And unfortunately even without the formula being transparent, based on the ingredients dosages required, it’s impossible for Kiala Greens to offer all of the health benefits it claims.

Then there’s the fact that it tastes relatively mediocre, meaning that for 99% of people we'd recommend that you get something else instead. 

Ok, the tropical splash isn't bad, and the Kiala Greens watermelon is a nice change to the standard greens powder flavors, but neither are anything to write home about. 

It does mix well though, and the customer reviews seem to be a bit more positive about the taste than we were, so there is that in it's favor. 

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Kiala Greens Ingredients

Kiala Greens boasts an "Organic Greens Blend" that includes a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients such as alfalfa grass, wheat grass, barley grass, lemon juice, kale, astragalus, spirulina, oat grass, and chlorella. Additionally, the supplement contains an "Spectra Antioxidant Blend," a proprietary blend of 26 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs.On the surface, this formulation appears to be a well-rounded blend of superfoods and antioxidants. However, a closer examination reveals some potential shortcomings.

Insufficient Ingredient Dosages

One of the primary concerns with the Kiala Greens formula is the lack of transparency surrounding the specific dosages of each ingredient. By using a proprietary blend, the manufacturer has effectively concealed the precise amounts of each component, making it difficult to assess whether the quantities are sufficient to deliver the promised benefits.For example, studies have shown that to experience the full range of health benefits from ingredients like barley grass, kale, and spirulina, a daily intake of 5-15 grams is typically required. However, with the entire Organic Greens Blend weighing in at just 6 grams, it's highly unlikely that Kiala Greens contains enough of these ingredients to be truly effective.

Inclusion of Unproven Ingredients

While the Kiala Greens formula does include some well-known superfoods, it also features several ingredients that lack robust scientific evidence to support their purported benefits. These include organic oat grass and the Spectra Antioxidant Blend, which is a proprietary blend of 26 different plant-based compounds.Without knowing the specific quantities of these ingredients, it's impossible to determine whether they are present in sufficient amounts to elicit any meaningful physiological changes. This raises concerns about the overall efficacy of the Kiala Greens supplement.

Detailed Breakdown

Organic Greens Blend - 6 Grams

Alfalfa grass can enhance the health and functions of your liver, kidneys, gut, and other organs, while also reducing inflammation. This is why it is included in greens powders. However, pinitol and alfalfa grass have only been proven to offer health benefits when consumed in large quantities of fresh grass (1). Therefore, the powdered alfalfa grass in Kiala Greens Powder cannot be relied upon to provide any real benefits

Organic Wheat Grass Wheat grass is the young shoots of the wheat plant. Studies show it is low in calories but high in antioxidants, fiber, minerals, phytonutrients, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. This is all well and good, and there's some evidence in much larger doses it can help treat arthritis and other diseases (2). Despite promising early results, no studies have conclusively proven these claims. So, no confirmed benefits here.

Barley grass is rich in essential nutrients and has been consumed for centuries for its health benefits, including boosting heart health, aiding weight loss, and regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels (3). However, 5 to 15 grams a day is needed to see these effects. Kiala Greens uses a proprietary blend to hide its ingredient dosages, but being the third listed ingredient in a blend that weighs just 6 grams in total means it is unlikely that a serving contains enough barley grass to be effective.

Lemon juice is known for its high vitamin C content and its ability to provide various health benefits. It can improve skin and colon health, promote better digestion, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, aid weight loss, and help keep the body hydrated. However, a large quantity of lemon juice is needed to achieve these benefits, and these benefits have not been observed with powdered lemon juice (4). 

Kale is actually a solid ingredient, its rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals, which allow it to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, inflammation, and the risk of heart disease, boost the immune system, improve bone and eye health, and prevent various conditions. However, the powdered form in Kiala Greens may not provide the same benefits as fresh kale.combat oxidative stress and damage, as well as various chronic diseases (5). Unfortunately, these health benefits are only achieved when you consume between 5 and 10 grams of kale daily. And once again we're back to the issue of the whole blend being 6g.

Astragalus is a root extract known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts immunity, heart and liver health, testosterone production, and lowers LDL cholesterol levels. To gain these benefits, you need at least 30 mg of astragalus daily (6). So once again no good here.

 Spirulina is a blue-green algae used in Asian traditional medicine for decades. It's rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, protein, and vitamins, offering numerous health benefits. It boosts metabolism, enhances heart health, improves immune function, fights free radicals, prevents oxidative stress and cell damage, reduces inflammation, harmful bacteria, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, suppresses appetite, and aids in weight loss (7). However, you need way more than can possibly be in this blend.

Oat grass is gaining popularity in dietary supplements due to claims that it contains high levels of nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is said to improve gut health, skin quality, digestive enzyme production, and immune function. However, very little scientific research supports these claims. This means that while oat grass might offer some benefits, there is no conclusive evidence that it will be effective in the Kiala Greens powder formula (8). 

Chlorella is a type of green algae rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It can boost energy levels without causing blood sugar spikes, lower bad cholesterol, treat chronic diseases, detoxify the body, and enhance overall health and wellbeing (9). And again there isn't enough here to be of any use.

Coconut water powder is known for its hydrating properties and high electrolyte content. It can help maintain fluid balance, support heart health, and provide essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium. However, the effectiveness of coconut water powder in Kiala Greens is questionable due to the small overall weight of the blend. The problem is need to consume 10 to 15 grams of coconut water powder daily (9). 

Spectra Antioxidant Blend - 50 MG

Spectra is a patented mix of antioxidants, including coffee arabica extract, green tea extract, broccoli sprout, onion extract, apple extract, quercetin, tomato, broccoli, camu camu, maltodextrin, acerola extract, acai, turmeric, garlic, basil, oregano, cinnamon, carrot, elderberry, mangosteen, black currant extract, blueberry extract, sweet cherry, raspberry, spinach, chokeberry, kale, blackberry, bilberry extract, Brussels sprout, and sunflower lecithin. At first glance, Spectra seems beneficial due to its inclusion of various fruits, vegetables, and super greens known for their health benefits and common presence in greens powders. But, you need grams and grams of these extracts, so once again, no good.

Kiala Greens Review Conclusion

To wrap up, no we don’t recommend Kiala Greens, it suffers from the same issue as a lot of greens powders, trying to stick too many ingredients into too small of a formula. And with it not being standardized for vitamin and mineral content you don’t even really know how much of anything you’re getting.   

The thing is, there are much better greens powders on the market, generally we recommend Super Green Tonik, yes it’s more expensive, but you do get what you pay for and it’s hard to recommend something that is clearly under dosed and not transparent. As such Kiala is a no from us.    

Try Super Green Instead
Category Score
Taste 6/10
Health Benefits 3/10
Mixability 7/10
Ingredients 3/10
Customer Reviews 7/10
Value 4/10
Overall 4/10