Living Green Supremefood from Divine Health is a powdered supplement promoted by Dr. Don Colbert that exclaims it’s a breakthrough anti-aging powder that will improve energy, boost your immune system and detoxify the body as well as help you lose weight. They tout Living Green Supremefood helps to restore the body’s PH and antioxidants will energize every cell in your body.
The Living Green Supremefood Pitch
The website selling Living Green Supremefood looks like it is a magazine called Divine Health Digest and includes a video segment from the Jim Bakker Show. This is to give the appearance that it is being sold and promoted by an independent third party.
In fact, the website appears to be run by Dr. Don Colbert M.D., a Christian doctor said to combine “Faith and Medicine.” The Divine Health Digest is filled with glowing quotes from customers and bloggers who thank both Dr. Colbert and God for Living Green Supremefood.
Recently Dr. Colbert was accused of paying bloggers for links by Andrew Holtz a former medical correspondent for CNN. Indeed, Hillary Kimes Bernstein, blogger for Accidentally Green is quoted on the Divine Health Digest website saying she noticed Living Green “improved her digestion” and “reduced food cravings.” A visit to the Accidentally Green Disclosure page states that the blog “accepts cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation.”
Divine Health Digest attempts to get you to order right away by showing today’s date and stating it is the last day of a special promotion; however, if you visit the website the next day, it will still be available at the same price.
How Living Green Supremefood Works
Living Green Supremefood is said to contain “fermented grasses, fruits, vegetables, enzymes, pre/probiotics, detoxifying herbs, and a little apple, cinnamon, and stevia to make it taste good.” It also contains spirulina, said to support a healthy liver, and chlorella, which they claim promotes healthy organs and tissues.
They tout a study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine that wheatgrass decreased oxidative stress and chlorophyll helped with skin disorders. However, the website Quackwatch (which says it’s dedicated to exposing health fraud) lists that journal as a fundamentally flawed publication that can’t be trusted.
Living Green Supremefood claims a scoop of it is equivalent to six servings of vegetables, but according to Mother Nature Network, no clinical trials support this claim. The nutritional/medicinal benefits of wheatgrass are not entirely clear, either. In fact, some skeptics feel that grass is a very low quality food that people can’t digest. The American Cancer Society states there is no evidence wheatgrass (fermented or not) can cure or prevent disease.
Living Green Supremefood Cost:
Living Green Supremefood is sold in 1 ($36.99), 3 ($96.99) or 5 month ($141.99) supplies, with our without an autoship program. If you decide to go with autoship, they’ll waive the $5.99 shipping and every month you will be sent a fresh 30-day supply and billed $36.99 until you call and cancel. The Terms and Conditions state you are responsible for paying for all bottles that have been shipped.
Living Green Supremefood comes with a 30-day money back guarantee but this is only for unopened products. In addition, by purchasing Living Green Supremefood from Divine Health, you are also signing an arbitration agreement limiting your right to sue them.
Bottom Line: Is Living Green Supremefood a Good Product?
Living Green Supremefood seems to have its supporters that say it tastes delicious and makes them feel great – it has an average 4.1 stars on Amazon.com. The few negative reviews say it’s too sweet.
However, since Living Green Supremefood doesn’t fully list its ingredients it’s hard to know how much of any one item is in it. The American Cancer Society does not recommend taking supplements in general because “such products may not contain the amount of the herb or substance that is written on the label, and some may include other substances (contaminants).”
And there’s the question of whether these so-called “superfood powders” such as Living Green Supremefood are as good as eating fruits and veggies. Quite simply, the answer is no. Health experts generally conclude eating fruits and veggies whole is the best way, followed by blending them into smoothies second, then juices, and finally powder. Some ingredients like spirulina can have side effects or cause an upset stomach in certain people.
Finally, there is no clinical evidence any of its ingredients work to help you lose weight, have more energy, boost immune health, or help you “detox” (detoxing is a myth and possibly dangerous).
Therefore, if you are feeling a little sluggish and/or looking to lose weight, we suggest altering your diet to include fruit and vegetables first. Then, talk to your doctor about what they recommend.
When purchasing any dietary supplement, make sure it has the US Pharmacopeia (USP) seal, which proves it’s been independently tested to be pure. You can find a list here.
(Living Green Supremefood does not have the USP seal.)
You may also want to read Your Green Drink: More Hazard than Health? and WARNING: This Article Has NOT Been Evaluated by the FDA!
Let us know your experience with Living Green Supremefood below!