Food & Nutrition

9 of the best Athletic Greens AG1 alternatives we’ve tried

Published by Finn Hayden

If you listen to (it feels like) any podcast on Spotify then you've probably come across Athletic Greens AG1. Joe Rogan, the biggest podcaster in the world, gives his personalised recommendation of the product as a lifestyle support multivitamin and well-being product. 

The AG1 is sold as an easy and effective health supplement which provides all the vitamins, minerals, pro-biotics and energy you need to maintain a very active lifestyle. Whether you're an athlete, working long hours or a busy mum, the Athletic Greens AG1 can offer all your nutrition needs in one shaker cup.

The most interesting thing about AG1 is that it is forging its own range of similar products. 

As it is one of the most recommended shakes in the industry, it is quite an expensive purchase. A bag of AG1 can set you back a handsome £91- £150. Some ask if this is too expensive, but considering the popularity of the brand and the ingredients that the product contains, it is a price worth paying in many people's minds. 

It is clear that Athletic Greens is a premium brand and while offering lots, is outside many people's budget. To also add to this, there does not seem to be a clear way to purchase the brand in the UK.

So, we thought about looking into some Athletic Greens AG1 alternatives which may be cheaper and offer the same benefits (and many of the same ingredients) 

 

The Best Athletic Greens AG1 Alternatives in the UK

We've found it quite hard to find a direct AG1 competitor in the UK. The reason is, AG1 contains an extremely extensive list of active ingredients that aren't usually found in standard green powder or multivitamin products.

A 'green powder' usually contains Spirulina, Chlorella, Barleygrass, Wheatgrass and Moringa, then a combination of other fruit and veg powders. All contain an element of nutrition, but certainly not enough to be considered a similar product to AG1. Which is a very high-quality natural multivitamin. 

Regardless, we have a list of what we believe to be some of the best alternatives. 

 

Daemon Power (250mg bag)

Pros: Effective doses of beneficial ingredients, high manufacturing standard, more potent than the alternatives. Money goes to Mental health charities.

Cons: The design of the packaging may put people off and the design needs to be updated.

Price: 0.20p per gram

Our top pick here is the Daemon Power Super Green powder. For two reasons, the product itself is of a very high quality, how reasonable the price is (considering the extensive ingredients list) and the fact that the company give back.

It is surely a worthy alternative to Athletics Greens AG1.

The green blend contains a very carefully tailored mix of organic greens, nootropics (such as Lions Mane, L-Theanine), adaptogens, antioxidants (like CoQ10, and a boost of essential vitamins and minerals. It also contains Glutathione which is essential for muscle/joint repair and recovery.

What makes Athletic Greens AG1 so popular, is the range of ingredients which make it a one-stop-shop for nutrition. The Daemon Power have enhanced their product to contain 'effective doses' of each ingredient.

Plus, the price point of these greens is significantly lower too, for a similar product to AG1. While other greens on this post are cheaper, they contain significantly less in terms of nutrition, vitamins and active ingredients. You get all the important 'extr'a ingredients but without the AG1 price tag.

They also donate 20% of their profits to CALMzone.

For more information about Daemon Power, you can see their website here (use code YOUWELL for 15% off): https://daemonpower.co.uk/

Daemon Power The Ultimate Green Powder

Huel Daily Greens

Pros: Flavour, the free bottle and how easy it mixes.

Cons: It is very sweet, the bag doesn't seal great and doesn't quite cover all of the bases needed to rival AG1.

Price: 0.12p per gram

Huel have just launched their revival to AG1. It's a great product but it isn't as serious about the nuances of nutrition that Athletic Greens offers.

Huel tastes better, it is significantly cheaper, made in the UK and made by a great company - so there are plenty of reasons to choose Heul.

The taste is what sells Huels daily greens in reality, while covering all of the basics of a healthy lifestyle. It is an ideal alternative if you're a busy, hard-working person in the office all day. However, if you are serious or committed at the gym, or an athlete (or runner) then you may want to choose an alternative with more functional doses of each ingredient.

If you want to pick up the Heul Daily Greens, then head on over to their website or on Amazon.co.uk.

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FS-Greens (150g)

Pros: It tastes more fruity than other alternatives.
Cons: It has lots of ingredients, but not many 'potent' active ingredients. The bag doesn't seal well either.

Price: 0.16p per gram

FS- greens are one of the most popular AG1 alternatives in the UK, and that could be down to the price and how similar the product packaging looks.

The biggest difference is that AG1 contains some 'big hitting' ingredients like CoQ10, Glutathione and pro/pre-biotics. FS-greens simply contain some fruit extracts and specialised adaptions from fruit extracts.

The green powder itself is great and good value but not quite the best alternative to the bigger green powder brands. 

We bought ours on Amazon.co.uk with next day shipping.

FS-Greens

Indigo Herbs - Super Green Powder (100g bag)

Pros: Very cost-effective and high-quality ingredients.

Cons: Only contains base green powders without the added beneficial ingredients.

Price: 0.05p per gram

While the Indigo Herbs Super Green Powder is absolutely not the same as AG1. It contains the 4 base 

Indigo Herbs are a very, very popular supplement brand in the UK and provides industry-leading powders and ingredients available. This includes 'Super Greens'.

The powder only contains Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Barleygrass, Organic Spirulina & Chlorella, and Organic Moringa. It is a great source of a whole load of vitamins and minerals.

What makes this product so attractive is that it is only £15 per 30 day serving. That is roughly £40 less than the other alternatives on this list. They also do a fantastic Lion's Mane powder.

 

You can purchase this with next-day delivery on Amazon.com, or directly from their website.

Indigo Herbs

33 Fuel Greens Powder (159g bag)

Pros: Nice designs, fairly cost-effective

Cons: The design of the packaging may put people off and the design needs to be updated.

Price: 0.18p per gram

 

The guys from 33 Fuel have certainly taken some inspiration from athletics greens and they produce a green powder and market themselves as a great alternative to Athletics greens. They are not that, sadly. Nowhere near.

The Ultimate Daily Greens was the product of the year in Runners world and is one of the best green powders you'll find on the market, but it is certainly not as nutrient-dense as AG1.

The green blend contains 100% certified organic broccoli, kale, spirulina and chlorella, spinach and barley grass. It does not contain any adaptogens or nootropics like AG1. At 18p per gram, that is some very expensive broccoli powder.

Check out the product, and all of the details on Amazon.co.uk

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Beyond Greens - Udo's Choice (125g)

Price: 0.09p per gram

Beyond Greens is another AG1 alternative that seems to be constantly recommended, and they are easy to find in the UK.

The greens contain a nice ingredients that are packed with essential vitamins and minerals for immune and activity support. However, again, simply the greens and a few added ingredients, without any specific thought to the nutrition going into the product. 

For a month's supply, you're looking at £21 and next-day delivery It means that this is a much cheaper alternative to Athletic Greens AG1 but it is not quite the same and does not contain what makes Ag1 special.

You can find the product here on amazon: Available on Amazon.

 

 

 

Udo's Choice Beyond Greens

Aduna Super Greens (250g)

Price: 0.09p per gram

The most interesting part of the Aduna Super greens is that it contains Camu Camu, which is a berry from the Amazon Rainforest that is an excellent source of vitamins, and Agave Inulin, which is full of friendly bacteria that your gut will love.

This athletic greens alternative is over £80 cheaper at £22 per 250g bag, which we think is well-priced, but it does not contain the full range of potent ingredients you should expect from a product such as AG1. You can read more about this product in our full review. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

Aduna Super Greens Advanced Superfood Blend

Naturya Greens (250g)

Price: 0.05p per gram

As we mentioned in our full review of the Naturya Green Superblend, the most interesting part of the greens is undoubtedly the protein content. Understanding of Proteins, and it's importance for our well-being, is only just starting to take root in well-being culture. So, a good dose of protein in your greens is something that AG1 cannot offer.

The powder is made using hemp protein powder and ingredients which you'd expect to find in any good greens powder, including Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, and Spirulina.

However, to compare this product with AG1 is almost impossible. They are not the same thing.

On top of all this, everything in the pouch is 100% organic and vegan.

Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Naturya Green Superblend

Supergreen Tonik (250g)

An alternative to Athletic Greens that always pops up is the Supergreen Tonik. So much so that there are lists of blogs titled: Athletic Greens vs Supergreen Tonic.

The Supergreen Tonik contains a genuinely mind-melting list of ingredients ranging from Ashwagandha, to Algae (Spirulina/ Chlorella) Kale and Spinach.  We have included the ingredients for the breakdown of Mineral content to show the full extent of the ingredients.

Similar to Athletic Greens, the product will set you back roughly $80 which is between £50-£55 (depending on the fluctuation of the pound).

Supergreen Tonik do ship to the UK too so it is available here if you'd like to try it out!

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