Bloom Nutrition was launched in 2019 by married couple Mari Llewellyn and Greg LaVecchia. As a newcomer to the fitness scene, Llewellyn felt there was a need in the supplement industry for “health supplements with high-quality ingredients that taste delicious,” according to Bloom’s website.
The Greens & Superfoods powder is the company’s best-selling product and, according to Llewellyn, has gone viral on TikTok. Bloom Nutrition also sells collagen, pre-workout, protein and vitamin supplements. Bloom products are available nationwide online and in Target stores.
The product is packaged in a plastic tub with a mostly green colored label and inside it contains one plastic measuring cup for the correct measurement of each portion. One scoop of Original flavor is 5.05 grams, which corresponds to one serving. Bloom recommends one to two servings per day. It is recommended to mix one scoop of green powder with 8 to 12 ounces of water or your favorite beverage using a high-powered blender.
Bloom’s Greens & Superfoods powder is plant-based and does not contain soy, gluten, dairy or GMO products, as stated on its label.
How much does Bloom Greens cost?
One tub of Greens & Superfoods powder with 30 servings in any flavor is $39.99. A tub of 60 servings is $79.99.
There is a ‘Subscribe and Save’ option on the Bloom website where you can opt to have your product delivered every 30, 60 or 90 days and get a 10% discount. This subscription plan can be modified, suspended or canceled at any time. Plus, when you sign up for these regular deliveries, Bloom says you’ll also have access to exclusive offers, surprise gifts and guaranteed delivery during low stock times. Shipping is free on US orders of $50 or more.
In total, one serving (or scoop) of Bloom Greens & Superfoods powder contains 15 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 0.6 milligrams of iron, and 5 milligrams of sodium. There are also 57 milligrams of stevia leaf extract, which gives the product a sweeter taste.
The brand also breaks down dozens of ingredients into specific blends, including fiber, green superfoods, prebiotics and probiotics, fruits and vegetables, beauty antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and adaptogenic blends. The powder is available in five flavors, including berry, coconut, citrus, original and mango.
On the front label, Bloom Greens & Superfoods claims to help with digestion, bloating and immunity, although the back label states that these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.
The product is manufactured in a cGMP (Certified Good Manufacturing Practices) facility that must operate according to standards set by the FDA. The facility also processes nuts and dairy products, according to Bloom’s FAQ page.
While the amount of each particular ingredient may not be sufficient to provide any therapeutic (ie, actual healing) effects, the combination of ingredients “may provide some antioxidants, adaptogens, enzymes, and prebiotic fiber,” explains Nichole Dandrea-Russert, M.S. registered dietitian and author of The Fiber Effect.
Both Dandrea-Russert and London emphasize that the powder should not be used as a substitute for whole foods, but rather as a supplement to support a healthy diet.
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Bloom Nutrition presents itself as an upbeat and trendy supplement brand that makes it easy to buy into its products and promises. I was especially hoping for its bloat reduction and digestion support.
I used the Greens & Superfoods powder in the Original flavor daily for a week, tried it with water and in a smoothie (with frozen fruit, carrot juice and protein powder). The label says to use a high powered blender to beat the powder with the liquid, which works, but shaking with the blender ball works just as well when I tried it with water.
The original powder tastes much sweeter than other green powders I’ve tried; one scoop in water is actually too sweet for my taste. One scoop in the smoothie also noticeably sweetened the smoothie compared to the same ingredients mixed without the Greens & Superfoods powder.
Contrary to Bloom’s claim that the Greens & Superfoods powder helps with bloating, I thought that drinking one serving with water actually caused a bit of bloating. This side effect was enough to prevent me from continuing to use the product for a week. I’m also concerned about consuming a large amount of a supplement that hasn’t been chemically tested by a third party to indicate the quality of its ingredients, so I won’t finish the tub after this test.