Athletic Greens Vs Patriot Power Greens — A Clear Winner?

Athletic Greens and Patriot Power Greens are two of the most popular green superfood drinks, though they have pretty different approaches: Athletic Greens targets modern, engaged consumers by making use of health and wellness influencers like Tim Ferriss, while Patriot Power Greens is focused on the baby boomer and senior citizen demographic.

They’re both made from pulverized whole foods and contain a fair share of algae, grasses, and probiotic bacteria, so which is a better pick?

Taste

Athletic Greens

Both of these products taste great, but they’re very different. Athletic Greens tastes fruity, creamy, and gingery. Of all its varied ingredients, it tastes the most like papaya, carrot, pineapple, vanilla, and ginger.

(Check out our full Athletic Greens review!)

Patriot Power Greens

This product comes in berry flavor, which well and truly tastes like mixed berries. Or rather, it tastes like mixed berry flavoring with hints of apple and passionfruit. It’s sweet.

Both of these taste great but I found myself really wanting to savor Athletic Greens. It’s complex, warming, and not too sweet. I preferred it, but they’re both pretty darn tasty.

(Check out our full Patriot Power Greens review!)

Winner: Athletic Greens 

Athletic Greens

Price

Athletic Greens

The price fluctuates a little, but usually it costs 97 dollars for a 30-day supply.That means it comes out to $3.23 per serving, which is expensive, even for a greens powder. The price drops to $2.56 per serving if you sign up for a monthly subscription.

(Get up to 24 percent off Athletic Greens here!)

Patriot Power Greens

With postage and handling, a tub of 30 servings costs $59, so $1.97 per serving. If you buy five cannisters at once, the price drops to 99 cents per serving.

Winner: Patriot Power Greens 

Athletic Greens Vs Patriot Power Greens Review

Ingredients

Athletic Greens

There are a whopping seventy-five ingredients in Athletic Greens that are divided into four categories: “Alkaline, Nutrient-Dense, Raw Superfood Complex,” which makes up almost 70 percent of the product’s weight, then “Nutrient Dense Natural Extracts, Herbs, and Antioxidants,” “Digestive Enzyme and Super Mushroom Complex,” and “Dairy Free Probiotics.”

They cover the full spectrum of what most people want in a green superfood powder: algae, grasses, roots, and herbs. Standouts include astragalus and ginger for immunity, rhodiola and mushrooms for stress, green tea extract and goji for antioxidants, milk thistle for liver health, and 7.2 billion probiotic bacteria from two strains.

Patriot Power Greens

There are fewer ingredients in Patriot Power Greens. Both of these products contain inulin, spirulina, beets, enzymes, spinach, goji, and some fruits, but the ingredients list on Patriot Power Greens revolves mostly around fruit. There’s apple, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, prunes, pomegranate, passionfruit, orange, and more. There are plenty of vegetables as well, but that’s the bulk of Patriot Power Greens: fruits and vegetables.

When you compare that to the fruits, vegetables, roots, leaves, herbs, and mushrooms in Athletic Greens, it becomes clear that although Patriot Power Greens has more strains of probiotic bacteria (nine of them), Athletic Greens has a better array of ingredients.

Winner: Athletic Greens

Effectiveness

Athletic Greens

So what does Athletic Greens do? As mentioned above, the ingredients are linked to a vast amount of benefits that include improved stress response, liver health, and immunity.

It also contains the antioxidants of twelve servings of vegetables and per its nutrition label, is really high in vitamins and minerals. One scoop contains 700 percent of the RDI of Vitamin C, 332 percent of your Vitamin E, and at least 100 percent of your daily Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, K2, biotin, and zinc.

And let’s not forget the probiotic bacteria, which are linked to improved digestion, better immunity, and possibly mental health.

Athletic Greens Vs Patriot Power Greens Comparison

Patriot Power Greens

Again, there are fewer ingredients and fewer kinds of ingredients in Patriot Power Greens. It’s mostly fruits, vegetables, and probiotics, all of which are healthy but provide fewer benefits compared to a variety of fruits, vegetables, roots, mushrooms, and so on.

If Patriot Power Greens is mostly fruits and veggies, does it at least provide more vitamins and minerals and antioxidants than Athletic Greens? We don’t know, because surprisingly, there’s next to no nutritional information in Patriot Power Greens. We only know it contains 30 percent of your daily Vitamin A and 6 percent of your daily iron, both of which fall short of Athletic Greens.

Unlike Athletic Greens, Patriot Power Greens doesn’t quantify its antioxidant content or its probiotic content either. So while I do know that it has more strains of probiotics, which is actually important, I don’t know if it has more bacteria in general. Green superfood drinks range from 1 to 25 billion probiotics, so not knowing how many are in a product is a huge problem.

In my opinion, Patriot Power Greens has a transparency problem, and it’s hard to recommend something that doesn’t tell you what it does.

Winner: Athletic Greens

Overall Winner: Athletic Greens

The only advantage Patriot Power Greens might have over Athletic Greens is the probiotics, but since I don’t know how many it contains, I can’t be certain. For all these reasons, Athletic Greens is my pick for the better product.

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