Texas Superfood Real Review
In this comprehensive review of Texas Superfood and their popular powder and capsules I’ll cover all the ingredients in the new and improved formula.
There’s potential side effects, the best place to buy it, cost per serving, if there’s a coupon and whether it’s worth the money.
Also ahead, company information and reviews, customer feedback and complaints, how to take this supplement properly, how it tastes and other questions answered.
And at the end, Texas Superfood vs Juice Plus+, plus a breakdown of what I like and don’t like about these raw fruit and vegetable juice supplements.
What is Texas Superfood?
Made from the cold pressed juice of over 50 raw and naturally grown vegetables, fruits and greens, Texas Superfood is a powdered food supplement designed to provide a wide range of phytonutrients, antioxidants and other valuable nutritional elements for better health.
The product comes in both Texas Superfood Complete and Original Formula capsules and powder and you can see the full range here at the lowest price available. There is also currently a buy one get one free bottle of Superfood Essentials, making this product even better value.
The range is made by NPN group, formerly known as Nuplexa. Their contact phone number, email and postal address can be found on their website.
The owner and, according to the company’s site in the past, formulator of their various nutritional supplements is Dr. Dennis Black.
The business has branched out into selling other products like krill oil, probiotics, a joint support supplement and two nootropics called Texas Chill Pill and Brain Gain.
However, Texas Superfood Original is the company’s flagship offering and this review is specifically for this powdered whole food supplement with added probiotics and enzymes.
On their labels they state that their powders and capsules are 100% whole food with no added sugar, zero fat, no soy, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan.
There is also a ‘Made in USA’ symbol and ‘GMP’ icon for Good Manufacturing Practice. Additionally, these products come with a 30 day returns policy according to their business site.
The Supplement Facts label of Texas Superfood Original capsules shows the following ingredients:
- Vegetables: Artichoke Leaf Extract 10:1, Asparagus Powder, Beetroot Powder, Broccoli, Broccoli Sprout Powder, Brussels Sprouts Powder, Cabbage Powder, Carrot Juice Powder, Cauliflower Powder, Celery Leaf Powder, Chicory Root Powder, Dandelion Leaf Powder, Fenugreek Extract 20%, Ginger Root Powder, Green Bean Powder, Holy Basil Powder, Kale Powder, Onion Powder, Organic Maca Powder, Parsley Powder, Pea Protein Isolate, Rhubarb Root Powder, Senna Leaf Powder, Spinach Powder, Sweet Potato Powder, Turmeric Powder
- Fruits: Açai Powder, Annatto Seed Powder, Apple Powder, Blueberry Powder, Black Walnut Leaf Powder, Cucumber Powder, Elderberry Powder 4:1, Goji Berry Powder, Golden Berry Powder, Grape Seed Powder, Hawthorn Berry Powder, Lucuma Powder, Monk Fruit Extract Powder, Noni Powder, Organic Black Seed Powder, Passion Flower, Pear Juice Powder, Pomegranate Juice Powder, Prune Powder, Rose Hip Powder, Tomato Powder, Pumpkin Seed Powder
- Enzyme Blend: Amylase, Proteins, Bromelain, Glucoamylase, Peptidase, Hemicellulase, Beta Glucanase, Phytase, Invertase, Lipase, Diastase
- Probiotic Cultures: Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus salivarius
- Algae, Grasses and Others: Chlorella Powder, Peppermint Leaf Powder, Pine Bark PE 95%, Spirulina Powder, Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Cassia Seed Powder, White Mulberry Leaf Extract 10:1
This is the ‘New Improved Formula’ according to the ingredient label and it is a big improvement on the old formula (which is still shown on most other Texas Superfood reviews on other sites at the time of writing).
Best Ingredients in Dr. Black’s Superfood
There’s a lot of great ingredients here but particular standouts for me in the Vegetables section are beetroot, broccoli sprouts, fenugreek, holy basil, kale, maca, turmeric and parsley.
While in the Fruits list there’s antioxidant-rich acai, blueberry, black walnut, goji berry, grapeseed, noni, black seed, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds as highlights.
Detoxifying chlorella, libido boosting pine bark and mineral-rich spirulina are all great additions. While probiotic lactobacillus for gut health and a range of digestive enzymes are good to see in the ‘New Improved Formula’.
Where to Buy Texas Superfood
You can check the current price of both the powder and capsules here on the Texas Superfood website and read more product information and customer reviews as well.
Currently they have a promotion with a free bottle of Superfood Essentials capsules with any purchase. You can also get free shipping in the USA and significant discounts for the 3 bottle ‘Family Bundle’.
Cost per Serving
Taking the current $54.95 retail price for Texas Superfood on their site and the 30 servings at the recommended amount, this supplement works out at a $1.83 cost per 6 capsule or 6 gram daily dose.
Not nearly as expensive as the similar yet inferior Balance of Nature Fruit and Veggies formula, It Works Greens or Juice Plus+ capsules.
For comparison, JuiceFestiv, here on iHerb is even cheaper and also has organic fruits and vegetables, though the Texas Superfood Original formula is superior nutritionally.
There’s a full review of JuiceFestiv vs JuicePlus+ here and many points are equally valid for Texas Superfood.
Is It Worth the Money?
Whether Texas Superfood is good value compared to cheaper competitors depends on the results you get personally from it, which of course can vary greatly from person to person.
You could take a half dose to make it last twice as long but then you might not experience comparable effects to taking the suggested 6 capsule or 6 grams of powder dosage.
Obviously taking powdered fruit and vegetable juice supplements like this isn’t cheap, but neither would be juicing anywhere near this amount of produce yourself.
If you are going to try Texas Superfood and see if it actually works for you, then it’s best to take it every day at the recommended dose for at least the first month and see how it makes you feel.
Many people are prepared to pay a premium for products like this that go some way to addressing the deficiencies of the standard Western diet. After all, diseases can be much more costly in the longer-term.
The superfood capsules in particular are also very convenient and a great time saver. You can even take them to work or when traveling to improve your nutritional intake.
Texas Superfood Discount
Many people search online for a voucher or some kind of discount on the retail price of Texas Superfood capsules or powder.
There are the usual flashy coupon sites offering fake discounts on this product. However, all of these are just scams and frauds with no actual working codes, just an attempt to get you to click through to texassuperfood.com.
The idea that there would be valid coupons for 40% or even 50% off Texas Superfood, as these fraudulent sites advertise, is a complete scam.
So don’t waste your time when you can get the lowest price and a buy one get one free deal here on their website.
Directions for Use
It’s recommended to use Texas Superfood capsules by taking 2 of them 3 times a day, preferably with food, for a daily dosage of 6. With 180 capsules per bottle you get a 30 day supply if you take them every day.
The green powder comes in a 180 gram bottle and adult directions are to take 6 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon a day, half that for children under 12, in a beverage of your choice. Once again, this gives 30 servings per container.
It’s not listed on the label, but it’s best to take nutrient-rich whole food supplements like this with a meal that contains dietary fats. This is because many of the beneficial compounds are fat-soluble and need it present during digestion to be properly absorbed.
Given this, I’d recommend adding it to a shake or smoothie, preferably with coconut milk as a base, for superior nutrient absorption.
If you really want to take superfood powders with juice then use freshly squeezed only. Commercially produced fruit juice is primarily concentrated fructose and highly fattening.
You’d be negating some of the benefits of this superfood powder by consuming it with packaged juices like apple or orange juice.
How Does It Taste?
Another option is to just drink these powdered superfoods with water but this isn’t ideal for consistency in taking them due to the taste.
I’ve used the powder in water as research for this Texas Superfood review and the taste wasn’t unpleasant to me. Mild tangy berries and greens with some earthy flavors and a slightly spicy aftertaste, likely from the ginger in it.
Some customer reviews complain about the taste but I get the impression that these are the kind of people that would have a problem with drinking anything not loaded up with fattening high fructose corn syrup.
This is after all a product with negligible natural sugars, just 3 grams of carbohydrates and only 7 calories. It would be quite strange to expect the flavor to be extremely sweet.
Overall, most experienced customer reviewers seem to think Texas Superfood is one of the better tasting green powders they’ve tried.
Still, it’s going to be so much easier to drink and healthier if you blend it up in a smoothie. That way taste is no longer an issue.
Side Effects and Precautions
There are no commonly reported negative side effects I could find from taking Texas Superfood. A couple of reviewers mentioned digestive upsets and supplements with probiotics and prebiotics like this can affect some people in this way.
Overall though, this was a relatively small minority compared to the much more common reports of increased energy, less hunger, weight reduction and improved health problems.
Some people that are gluten sensitive are concerned about wheatgrass but it’s generally recognized that only wheat grain has gluten, not wheatgrass. That said, celiacs might want to write to the company to be 100% sure this is a gluten-free manufacturing facility.
While rare, some individuals do have allergies associated with some of the ingredients in this powdered superfood, like pineapple for those with a latex allergy.
This is why it’s very important for supplement companies to list clearly all the ingredients used in their products. Unfortunately, this is one of the negative issues I found while reviewing Texas Superfood.
Customer Complaints and Returns Policy
Any supplement company marketing a novel nutritional product like this are liable to get their fair share of complaints. Looking through these on various sites, I didn’t feel like Texas Superfood complaints were excessive compared to some others I’ve seen.
One reasonably common complaint though was that Texas Superfood is a ‘ripoff’ or not worth the money due to the individual not receiving any specific benefits that they recognized.
Any product being a ripoff is of course a subjective opinion, regardless of price. This raw food supplement is undoubtedly quite expensive, but then again, it would be costly to produce the wide variety of superfood powders used in this product, especially from cold pressed juice processing.
Ultimately, the question of whether Texas Superfood is worth the investment comes down to how taking it affects you personally – a difficult thing to quantify in an objective review like this.
The company does state on their website that they have a 30 day ‘hassle free’ returns policy. So if there’s a problem with an order you should be able to get a refund via the site’s email address or calling the customer service number listed as 1.8188.8.131.528.
FDA Warning Letter
One concern with the parent company of Texas Superfood is that they did receive a warning letter from the FDA addressed to Dennis W. Black, President on May 4, 2015.
I’ve read through this letter, which you can find online, and you can too if you’ve got a lot of time and patience.
Basically, it seems the FDA was accusing Texas Superfood’s marketing of making claims that equate their supplements with the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, something the Federal Food and Drug Agency doesn’t like at all.
There are other points brought up in the FDA letter, such as labeling issues, which I agree with, “component specifications” and providing “complete manufacturing history and control of your packaged and labeled dietary supplements through distribution”.
Since this warning was sent in 2015 it’s likely the issues addressed would’ve been rectified by now or the company would not still be operating. I can’t find any of the statements the FDA complained about still showing on the current version of the Texas Superfood company website.
Texas Superfood Vs Juice Plus+
A similar product and competitor to the one reviewed here is the Juice Plus+ range of products, particularly their Fruit and Vegetable Blend capsules.
Like Texas Superfood, Juice Plus+ is made from juice powders, but I can’t find the same emphasis on cold processing and vine-ripened produce with this company.
They say their supplements are made from the “juice powder concentrates and oils from more than 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains”.
Actually, the Fruit and Vegetable Blend capsules have less ingredients listed than that and, while there are some good ones there, I don’t like the inclusion of isolated vitamins and particularly calcium carbonate and sunflower oil based tocopherol.
The pricing for Juice Plus+ vs Texas Superfood is also quite confusing to work out and potentially misleading to some customers in my opinion.
On the Fruit and Vegetable Blend capsules product page of their website they list $44.50 a month, but looking closer this is for a much lower daily dose than with Texas Superfood.
Additionally, it involves signing up for an ongoing 4 month supply, shipped and charged automatically, which seems to be the only buying option available.
While I don’t recommend them, if you would like to give Juice Plus+ a try I’d strongly suggest using Amazon to get it in a one-off delivery, rather than being locked into an ongoing subscription.
On balance though, I think the Texas Superfood new formula capsules, especially with this buy one get one free deal, are still a much better quality and value product vs Juice Plus+ Fruit and Vegetable Blend.
Pros and Cons
- This supplement has a great ingredient list of high antioxidant fruits, nutrient-rich vegetables, vitamin and mineral-laden greens and other potent superfoods. The company says they use raw, vine-ripened and naturally grown produce, the majority of which is organic.
- The cold processing methods of juice extraction and gentle drying used to produce Texas Superfood powder should ensure the majority of the nutritional elements are preserved and usable when you take it.
- The inclusion of enzymes to improve digestion and lactobacillus probiotic cultures for gut health, though it would be helpful to have both of these with clearer labeling of amounts.
- Packaging and website state that this product is 100% whole food, no GMO, no sugar added, no soy, gluten-free and vegan. Also, a 30 day money back guarantee, made in USA and GMP good manufacturing processes stamp are all welcome.
- The ingredients are listed on the labels in alphabetical order. While most superfood supplements have a ‘proprietary blend’ and don’t share exacting amounts, the usual convention is to list ingredients by volume so the customer has a general idea of what’s most common in the product.
- While I think the ingredients list is very good and should be beneficial for most people taken regularly, I do think the value would be better at a lower price point. Discounts for bulk purchases and free shipping on the business site help mitigate the cost issue.
Everything written in this review of Texas Superfood is my personal perspective and nothing should be taken as medical advice or personal criticism of any individual. I’m happy to read and respond to different feedback in the comments below.
After many hours of researching Texas Superfoods it’s my opinion, based on over a decade of writing about superfoods, that this is a quality raw fruit and vegetable supplement with one of the better ingredients list for these kind of products.
It’s not cheap, I’d like to see much more nutritional information for the customer on both the labeling and their website and there are some questions about the company’s past marketing claims that may concern some people.
Overall though, if you’re looking for a nutrient-rich superfood supplement, with a wide range of ingredients and careful processing, Texas Superfood is a good choice.
You can find it here in the full range of convenient capsules or powders for your smoothies and shakes. Especially with the current buy one get one free deal, Texas Superfood is much better value than Juice Plus+ for a better product all round.
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