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This AG1 Competitor Uses Organic Ingredients and Costs Half as Much

The minty taste is a nice surprise.

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Exercise five days a week. Drink enough water. Sleep at least eight hours a night…and make sure you eat three to five servings of vegetables per day. I’ll be honest—it’s hard enough to get in the water, exercise, and sleep, so any extra help we can get in the veggie department is very welcome. That’s why everyone and their mom is adding a greens powder to their diet.

While AG1 has been recommended by all the top longevity docs (yes, including Andrew Huberman and Peter Attia), it’s not the only greens powder on the market. There are others, depending on your needs, and my needs brought me to Live it Up Super Greens, formerly known as Enso Supergreens. And while it’s not the only AG1 alternative, its ingredient list makes it among the best. I tested the product every morning for a month to determine whether its claims hold up. Here’s how it went.

Our Experience

Hone Health is a team of health-obsessed journalists, editors, fitness junkies, medical reviewers, and product testers. As an editor, I have spent 12 years testing, researching, and reviewing products in the lifestyle and wellness space, including greens powders and supplements (like the ever-popular AG1). Before writing this story, I removed most other supplements from my daily routine to test the efficacy of Live it Up Super Greens as fairly as possible.

What Is Live it Up?

Formerly Enso Superfoods, Live It Up is a brand of superfood powders. Its greens powder is packed with 20+ organic ingredients, probiotics, and digestive enzymes, and it’s free from artificial sweeteners and added sugars, getting its grass-masking sweetness from all-natural monk fruit. 

Each serving of Live it Up Super Greens drink has: 

  • 31 calories
  • 4.8g carbohydrates
  • 2g protein
  • 85% of your daily value of vitamin A
  • 42% of your DV of vitamin C
  • 53% of your DV of vitamin B6
  • 93% of your DV of folate
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Plus, Live it Up’s products are:

  • Made with organic vegetables
  • Made in the USA
  • Third-party tested for herbicides and pesticides
  • Free of artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
  • 100% vegan
  • Nut-, sugar-, caffeine-, and gluten-free

 

We ranked it the number one most comparable greens powder to AG1, thanks to its nutrient-dense profile, drinkability, and convenient powder formula. 

Live it Up also carries Feel the Beet, a beetroot powder with adaptogens that promote performance, cognition, and endurance, and Golden Hour, a relaxing golden milk latte with ashwagandha.

What’s Good About Live it Up Supergreens?

20+ organic nutrients

Common greens powder ingredients like spirulina, alfalfa, broccoli, and barley grass make up a big portion of Live it Up Super Greens, as well as less common items like peppermint leaf extract, ginger root, parsley root powder, and burdock root. 

But it’s the peppermint leaf extract that surprises me the most—in a good way. It’s light, it’s tasty, and it’s extremely refreshing and energizing. I’m a mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-or-bust kind of person, and Live it Up greens almost tricks me into thinking I’m drinking just that. Even blended with water, it’s somehow frothy and creamy and delivers an extra serving of greens in one enjoyable sitting. Starting my day with it makes me feel like a beacon of health, even if I eat like trash the rest of the day. However, if peppermint isn’t your flavor of choice, the brand just came out with a brand-new flavor, Wild Berries, which, you guessed it, tastes like berries.

This nutrient-dense formula is touted for its energy-giving benefits, and that’s 100 percent valid in my own experience. I’m not a coffee drinker (I know, gasp), and I’m usually OK without caffeine. But I need a little extra zing every once in a while, and it just so happens I was experiencing particularly low energy levels just before testing this product out. After about one week of consistent use, I noticed that I didn’t have a can’t-keep-my-eyes-open spell in the afternoon, and I could breeze right through my 3 p.m. slump without so much as thinking of a cat nap.

 

Digestive health focus

Much like AG1, Live it Up Super Greens includes a probiotic (5 billion CFU) and digestive enzyme blend to tackle gut health head-on. However, its formula provides fewer digestive enzymes and probiotics than AG1 (which has 7.2 billion CFU). Plus, the aforementioned peppermint leaf extract and ginger root work together to help bolster that gut health element. According to the brand, studies suggest that peppermint leaf supports the stomach muscles and helps improve the flow of bile and with congestion levels, which may promote healthy digestion, while ginger root, which contains the component gingerol, is known for its ability to promote digestion and potentially aid with nausea. As someone who suffers from intestinal discomfort and bloating with other greens powders, this is a huge plus for me.

Typically, the core reason for taking greens powders isn’t to regulate gut health, but rather an added benefit. Probiotics used solely for the purpose of gut health can have multiple times that, so we recommend speaking with your doctor or gastroenterologist before using a greens powder as your sole source of probiotics, or in conjunction with additional probiotics. I did experience some gastrointestinal discomfort while taking two Seed probiotics in addition to my daily morning Super Greens, but when I cut back on the Seed probiotics for the sake of testing, I felt much better.

Nothing artificial

One can automatically assume that something like a greens powder boasts a gold star in health benefits, but that isn’t always the case. Many supplements have a slew of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and sweeteners to make them taste “better” and look more, well, green. But not Live it Up—this product is as pure as you can get and does the third-party testing to prove it. 

I can taste even the smallest spec of Stevia in a product, so other greens powders like AG1 don’t work for me. Live it Up is slightly sweetened with monk fruit extract, which doesn’t leave behind an artificial taste. Plus the lack of preservatives and other unnatural ingredients means I don’t get unnecessarily bloated while trying to uplevel my health.

Subscription cost

While it’s not ideal that the one-off price of Live it Up Super Greens is $20 more than the subscription cost, I actually see this as a benefit. If you’re committing to adding a greens powder into your diet, you’ll see the most benefits with consistent use, and the brand is rewarding just that. At $40 per month for a subscription, Live it Up is $60 less than AG1 for a very similar product with similar benefits and ingredients.

What’s Not So Good About Live it Up Super Greens?

No adaptogens

Live it Up Super Greens has so many things going for it in terms of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. But it doesn’t include any stress-busting adaptogens, which are present in formulas like AG1. I personally love an adaptogen blend for focus, energy, and anxiety relief, and I miss that added benefit in Live it Up’s formula.

Subpar packaging

Now, this is a minor detail, but something AG1 gets right is its packaging. The provided refillable tin is wide enough to scoop the powder out without getting it all over your hands. I can’t say the same for Live it Up’s packaging. It comes in a standard resealable pouch, which is completely acceptable, but as the powder diminishes, and you have to reach down further into the bag, it’s a total mess. I plan on buying an airtight container for my Super Greens to eliminate this problem.

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for an affordable greens powder with a bevy of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, Live it Up Super Greens is worth a try. The addition of peppermint leaf not only adds a pleasant minty taste, but it also helps to support digestion. At $40 per month for a subscription, it’s $60 cheaper than AG1, making it an easy addition to your wellness toolkit.

EAT BETTER, LIVE LONGER