Over the last year, I’ve been using Organifi’s superfood blends to help me supplement nutrition when it’s been difficult for me to eat nourishing, whole foods (thank you chronic digestive disorder…)
I’ve gotten the chance to speak to the Organifi team at length and have fallen in love with so many of their products, but there are some I would probably pass on.
I’m all about being straight up here, so here are some things I LOVE and don’t love about Organifi.
As someone who is extremely sensitive to so many different foods, medications, and/or products, I’m extremely picky about the quality of the food and products I’m consuming.
One of the things that instantly drew me to Organifi was the fact that every single one of their ingredients are:
- USDA Certified Organic
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Soy Free
- Third party tested for mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals
That instantly makes me feel better to know the quality of ingredients I’m consuming are there and I don’t have to worry about harmful things like glyphosates, mold, or anything that may cause further inflammation in my body.
wHAT ABOUT PROP 65?
You may/may not have noticed Organifi products have a Prop 65 warning on their products.
The first time I saw this warning I FREAKED OUT. It was actually on a supplement I was using for a heavy metals protocol and I immediately asked my doctor why she would prescribe something to me that could cause cancer!?
She reassured me that any product that originates from California is basically required to have this label on it if it contains a mineral or chemical listed under the Prop 65 list, many of which are simply naturally present in the environment/soil (i.e. minerals are naturally found in things like cocoa, calcium, magensium, etc.).
There are a multitude of cancer causing ingredients in the products we use in the U.S. (i.e. carrageenan, formaldehyde, etc.) that have NO warning on the label and people are using these every day.
Believe me, you’re much better off drinking Organifi. 😉
my ride or die products
Organifi Gold is an organic superfood tea that contains 9 superfoods to support rest, relaxation, and fight inflammation. With therapeutic doses of Reishi mushroom and magnesium, this blend promotes a healthy response to stress and with the addition of Turkey Tail mushroom, it even helps to balance hormones.
It truly is the king of all Organifi’s products.
I’ve noticed WAY less acid reflux symptoms, nausea, and bloating by drinking this daily. I’ve had other friends with chronic headaches who have told me they’ve subsided a TON with Gold.
You can’t go wrong with Gold. I would genuinely recommend it for anyone.
This basically has all of the same benefits as Gold, but with a chocolate-y flavor. If you’re a chocolate lover (especially hot chocolate), this is the drink for you.
This antioxidant rich blend tastes like Hawaiian punch (minus the boatloads of sugar). It is by far the best tasting blend Organifi has and is a total TREAT.
Organifi’s Red juice contains a clinical dose of Cordyceps mushrooms, which is a potent antioxidant and adaptogen that improves energy and mitigates stress). So, it is a nice afternoon pick me up if you need some energy.
It’s also easy on your urinary tract with all of those antioxidant rich berries!
Organifi’s Immunity is basically a healthier version of Emergen C (goodbye citric acid, maltodextrin, + fructose!)
This blend contains 500% of your daily Vitamin C needs from organic acerola cherries. It also contains food based sources of Zinc, Vitamin D, and organic clinically research beta glucans (a Reishi mushroom extract).
Beta glucans have been shown in clinical trials to act as a viable alternative to antibiotics, supporting the reduction of sickness symptoms by over 30%. So, this is definitely a favorite product of mine to support my immune system naturally, through whole foods!!
For all my sweet stomach challenged friends, this protein and/or meal replacement shake will change your life.
I’ve tried a handful of elemental diets, meal replacement shakes, and medical grade foods 6 years into my chronic illness journey. I have not tolerated any of them as well as I have tolerated this.
With pea protein and digestive enzymes, it’s an easily digestible protein powder with no nasty additives.
All of the nutrients you need are coming from WHOLE FOODS. And it tastes SO dang good!!
It’s super versatile. You can use it to curb your appetite for weight loss or to get more calories in for weight gain. Or for those bad stomach days when nothing else is going down very well.
It’s truly one of my favorite shakes EVER. I will stand by this.
Organifi’s PURE compliments the Gold really well.
These two actually come together as part of a Brain Health bundle. With Organic Lion’s Mane Extract and many other superfoods, this blend is designed to support mental clarity, focus, improve gut health, and promote healthy BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) levels.
It has a lemonade like flavor and I do feel like I see more results with my energy and mental clarity with the Pure vs. the Red Juice.
What I wouldn’t buy again
While I wanted to LOVE Organifi’s most popular product, I just couldn’t.
As someone that likely still has parasites, bacterial infections, and heavy metal toxicity, drinking this was WAY too much. I used the tiny sprinkle (not even half a scoop) in my drink and while the taste was definitely there… I instantly was nauseous.
I wish there was some sort of warning somewhere about the potential detoxifying effects. So, I’m going to do it for you. Just beware of this one. It’ll probably be a long while before I try it again.
Don’t come for me.
I know I’ve made recipes with Pumpkin Spice Gold. I did genuinely enjoy having 1-2 healthier versions of my PSL. But, I am just not a PSL person in general.
Like, it’s nice when it first turns fall and then I’m over it. I’m not a pumpkin person (although I will say this really doesn’t taste pumpkin-y which is why I didn’t totally hate it.) There were too many spices and it was just like drinking fall in a glass.
Some people LOVE that and I imagine if you’re a PSL person, you would like it. I’m just not, so…
That’s really all I have to say about that. 😉
So, Organifi has a handful of actual supplements (not just superfood blends).
I don’t think they’re “bad” necessarily. The quality of ingredients is still there, but they’re definitely not as potent as brands/companies that specifically formulate supplements for individuals with chronic illness (i.e. Microbiome Labs, Just Thrive, Pure Encapsulations, Biotics Research, etc)
For example, a prebiotic/probiotic supplement may not be great for someone with SIBO.
You may want to hold off on prebiotics until you can bring some of your hydrogen or methane levels down.
Or take probiotics.
95% of probiotics on the market are crap because they can’t make it past the stomach’s harsh, acidic environment. That’s where a probiotic like Megasporebiotic or Just Thrive are formulated to do exactly that!
Organifi does drinkable superfood blends REALLY well, but I’m going to leave the supplements I need to my doctor’s discretion and the brands I know that spend years of clinical trials and research to formulate the perfect supplement for my particular conditions.
Still need help?
If you’ve been wanting to try Organifi to help with things like:
- Improving your digestion
- Balancing your hormones
- Improving your energy
- Getting more nutrients in
…but you’re not sure where to start, I created a Google Doc I keep updated to help you figure out what products would be the best to help you with your health goals.
And you can always feel free to comment on this post or DM me on Instagram!
Let me know in the comments what your health goals are for the New Year. Can’t wait to hear from you!