Will ‘Superfood Powders’ Actually Make You Healthier?

May 22, 2023

You’ve probably noticed ads for these “superfood powders” scattered across social media or on your favorite podcast.

Athletic Greens, Daily Greens, Supergreens — mix just one scoop of these multivitamin powders into a glass of water or a shake, their marketing typically says, and you can get all of the vitamins and minerals you need for the day, as well as added health benefits like a stronger immune system, less stress, better digestion and more energy.

These “greens powders” or “superfood powders,” as they are sometimes called, usually host a hodgepodge of vitamins and minerals, as well as other trendy ingredients like probiotics, ground up kale, chia seeds and ashwagandha.

These once-daily supplements claim to boost energy, nourish your gut, support your immune system and more. But health experts aren’t convinced. NYT