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If you’ve been on the wellness side of TikTok lately (or Instagram Reels, like me, who to date refuses to get a TikTok account), you’ve probably heard about Kiala Greens. This greens powder supplement has been endlessly hyped on social media by influencers and regular wellness buffs alike. If you’ve been wondering if it’s actually that good, you’ve come to the right place: our in-depth Kiala Greens review. Let’s find out if it’s one of the best greens powders.
Medical disclaimer: This article is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. For health advice, contact a licensed healthcare provider. GGR also recommends choosing a product that has been third-party tested for quality.
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Kiala Super Greens
- Powdered greens supplement
- Contains both greens and antioxidant blend
- Kiala claims their product reduces bloating, supports immune and gut health, and promotes clear skin and recovery
Pros & Cons
- Available in 5 flavors
- Dairy-, soy-, gluten-free
- Manufactured in the United States in a GMP-certified facility
- Subscribe and save 30% + free mixer bottle with order
- Only available in 30-serving container
- Contains tree nuts
- Contains sucralose
- Some flavors may be sold out
- Mixed reviews on flavor
A Quick Look at Kiala Super Greens Powder
Kiala Super Greens is a greens supplement from Kiala Nutrition. As of this writing, it looks like the company only makes one other dietary supplement: a pre-workout powder. Kiala Nutrition claims that their greens powder can increase your energy levels, support your immune system, reduce bloating, promote clear skin, aid digestion, and support overall health.
That’s a lot of claims to make—let’s dive in and find out if Kiala Super Greens powder lives up to those claimed health benefits.
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Before You Buy
- Unlike many other greens powders, this one does not contain gut health ingredients like probiotics or digestive enzymes
- This product is sweetened with sucralose
- Kiala Super Greens powder is free from dairy, soy, and gluten, but it does contain tree nuts
Is Kiala Greens Powder Worth It?
Apparently, Kiala Greens powder is a “TikTok made me buy it” product that became popular for its great taste. The Kiala Greens Instagram bio proudly boasts, “Greens that ACTUALLY taste good.”
If something tastes yummy and supports your well-being, I say, why not try it? Plus, at a reasonable price per serving of about $1.67, Kiala Greens is one of the less expensive greens options out there. (You’ll learn later in this review if our product tester thought the taste lived up to the TikTok hype).
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- Anyone looking for a greens blend with antioxidants
- Those who want a variety of flavors to choose from
- People looking for a sweetened green drink
- People on a gluten-free, soy-free, and/or dairy-free diet
Not recommended for:
- People who are sensitive to sucralose
- People who are sensitive to maltodextrin
- Those with tree nut allergies
Kiala Greens Powder Specs
|Price per serving||$1.67|
|Flavors||Tropical Splash, Mixed Berry, Lemon Drop, Watermelon Slush, Sherbet Swirl|
|Key ingredients||Organic greens blend (alfalfa grass, wheatgrass, barley grass, lemon juice, kale, astragalus, spirulina, oat grass, chlorella); Spectra Antioxidant Blend (coffee extract, green tea extract, broccoli sprout, onion extract, apple extract, quercetin, tomato, broccoli, camu camu, maltodextrin, acerola extract, acai, turmeric, garlic, basil, oregano, cinnamon, carrot, elderberry, mangosteen, black currant extract, blueberry extract, sweet cherry, raspberry, spinach, chokeberry, kale, blackberry, bilberry extract, brussels sprout, sunflower lecithin)|
|Serving size||1 scoop (7.6 g)|
|Other ingredients||Citric acid, natural flavors, malic acid, silica, sucralose|
Experience Using Kiala Greens
GGR product tester and editor Frieda Johnson tried Kiala Super Greens and thought it was decent overall. After mixing it with plain water in a shaker bottle, Frieda certifies that the TikTok allegations are true—Kiala Greens powder does indeed taste great. However, Frieda experienced some minor side effects, which we’ll discuss below, and I have some qualms with the nutritional information (also discussed below).
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Price Per Serving
On the Kiala Nutrition website, Kiala Greens costs $49.95 for a tub of 30 servings, so it comes out to about $1.67 per serving. It’s also available on Amazon, where the price fluctuates more. As of this writing, the tub of 30 servings costs $39.96 on Amazon, so the price per serving drops to $1.33.
According to registered dietitian Bob Iafelice, PhD, who helped us formulate our testing methodology for greens powders, there are a few categories that a greens supplement should contain. Those are:
- Whole-food greens, including at least one of the following: chlorella, spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass, spinach, kale, or alfalfa
- Digestive health ingredients, like prebiotics, probiotics, and/or digestive enzymes
- Fruit extracts
- Adaptogens, including ashwagandha, rhodiola, holy basil, chaga, cordyceps, ginseng
Iafelice says he likes to see a greens powder with at least three of the above ingredient categories. Kiala Super Greens contains just two: whole-food fruits and veggies and fruit extracts.
There are two parts to the Kiala Super Greens formula:
- Organic greens blend: Alfalfa grass, wheatgrass, barley grass, lemon juice, kale, astragalus, spirulina, oat grass, chlorella
- Spectra Antioxidant Blend: Coffee extract, green tea extract, broccoli sprout, onion extract, apple extract, quercetin, tomato, broccoli, camu camu, maltodextrin, acerola extract, acai, turmeric, garlic, basil, oregano, cinnamon, carrot, elderberry, mangosteen, black currant extract, blueberry extract, sweet cherry, raspberry, spinach, chokeberry, kale, blackberry, bilberry extract, brussels sprout, sunflower lecithin
What the powder lacks in microbiome-supporting ingredients and adaptogens, perhaps it makes up in nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory ingredients. Quercetin1, for example, is not commonly found in greens powders. It’s a powerful antioxidant known for its ability to help the body resist oxidative cell damage.
Thanks to the leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, tart fruits, and spices, the Kiala blend should theoretically be high in many micronutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, and others—unfortunately, there isn’t any information on the label telling us so.
Between the lack of nutritional information and the fact that all ingredients are present as proprietary blends, we really don’t know much about the product at all.
It’s impossible to tell how much of each ingredient is in the powder, and since we don’t know the vitamin and mineral quantities, taking other supplements on top of Kiala Greens (such as a multivitamin) could set someone up for vitamin toxicity.
Additionally, you should know that this powder contains maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is a highly processed carbohydrate with some positive implications for performance nutrition (such as in carb running gels), but I—and registered dietitian Destini Moody—don’t think it belongs in a greens powder. Maltodextrin has been known to stress the microbiome2.
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Taste and Solubility
Our product tester Frieda agrees with the TikTok masses that Kiala Greens is one of the best greens powders in terms of taste.
“It says add the powder to 8 to 12 ounces water; 8 ounces was way too sweet for me but 12 ounces was good,” she says. “I got the Tropical Splash flavor and I like it a lot! I can definitely just drink this plain and enjoy it.”
Frieda is “not thrilled” that it contains sucralose, though, since she is sensitive to that artificial sweetener.
As for texture, Frieda says the powder blends well and that she didn’t notice any settling or gritty texture. “Although, several reviews mention that they had issues with that. Maybe I drank it faster than they did?” she wonders. It is common for supplements to settle after being shaken.
Frieda experienced a bit of bloating after drinking Kiala Greens, which she says is likely due to the sucralose, an ingredient she already knows she is sensitive to.
It’s not uncommon to experience bloating or minor gastrointestinal distress when starting to take a new supplement; often, your body will go through an adjustment period as it gets used to things in the ingredients list that are new to you.
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There isn’t any indication that Kiala Greens is third-party tested for contents, allergens, heavy metals, pathogens, or substances banned in sports. Normally, I’d say that a lack of independent lab testing isn’t an end-all, be-all except for athletes, but because there is also a lack of nutritional information on the label, I can’t confidently recommend this product.
When shopping for supplements, look for one or the other—or better yet, both:
- Third-party testing proving that the supplement contains what it says it contains
- Complete label transparency that allows you to see and fully understand what is in the product and in what quantities
Kiala Greens vs Athletic Greens AG1
Athletic Greens AG1
- Contains 75 minerals and nutrients in one serving
- Available in travel pouches and bundle and save options
- Said to support gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occuring enzymes
- Supports immunity with key ingredients like vitamin C and mushrooms
- Magnesium is added to boost energy
- May aid in recovery as it features superfood complex with adaptogens and antioxidants
Pros & Cons
- Backed by notable health experts
- Transparent and detailed ingredient list
- 75 vitamins and minerals
- Some reviewers dislike the taste
|Primal Greens||Athletic Greens AG1|
|Price per serving||$1.67||$3.30|
|Flavors||Tropical Splash, Mixed Berry, Lemon Drop, Watermelon Slush, Sherbet Swirl||No flavor options|
|Key ingredients||Organic greens blend (alfalfa grass, wheatgrass, barley grass, lemon juice, kale, astragalus, spirulina, oat grass, chlorella); Spectra Antioxidant Blend (coffee extract, green tea extract, broccoli sprout, onion extract, apple extract, quercetin, tomato, broccoli, camu camu, maltodextrin, acerola extract, acai, turmeric, garlic, basil, oregano, cinnamon, carrot, elderberry, mangosteen, black currant extract, blueberry extract, sweet cherry, raspberry, spinach, chokeberry, kale, blackberry, bilberry extract, brussels sprout, sunflower lecithin)||Acerola, alfalfa, apple, artichoke, barley grass, bilberry, bioflavonoids, broccoli flower, carrots, cocoa bean polyphenol extract, hawthorn berry, Lycium berry, papaya (Carica papaya), pea protein, pineapple, spinach, spirulina, stevia, Bifidobacterium bifidum, inulin, lactobacillus acidophilus, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, beet powder, burdock root, chlorella, citric acid, dandelion root, eleuthero root, ginger, grape seed extract, green tea extract, kelp, lecithin, licorice, milk thistle, policosanol, reishi mushroom, rhodiola, rose hips, rosemary, shiitake mushroom, slippery elm|
|Serving size||1 scoop (7.6 g)||1 scoop (12 g)|
|Other ingredients||Citric acid, natural flavors, malic acid, silica, sucralose||Natural flavors|
|Sweeteners||Sucralose||Stevia leaf extract|
Athletic Greens AG1 is perhaps the most popular greens powder available. AG1 is known for its robust ingredients list and rave customer reviews. Looking at the comparison chart above, you can see that there are many differences between Kiala Greens and Athletic Greens AG1.
For starters, AG1 contains more whole-food-sourced ingredients overall and is sweetened with stevia extract instead of sucralose. It also contains fewer “other” ingredients, which typically are for flavor, texture, and preservation.
AG1 is also third-party tested and NSF Certified Safe for Sport, meaning athletes can confidently take it and know they aren’t consuming illicit substances.
All that said, it’s also worth noting that AG1 is more than double the cost per serving as Kiala Greens, and according to Nicole Davis, personal trainer and GGR editor who wrote our Athletic Greens review, that price point isn’t warranted for all buyers.
Kiala Nutrition offers 15-day returns for unopened and undamaged products, so there is no trial period. You must pay shipping plus a $3 restocking fee. To contact the company, you can use the online form or available email address. If you buy from a third-party retailer, you’ll be subject to that retailer’s policies.
Ordering Kiala Greens
Kiala Greens is available from the Kiala Nutrition website and on Amazon. On the Kiala Nutrition website, you can choose to subscribe, which will save you 30% on each purchase. You can set up your subscription so that you get a delivery every 15, 20, 25, or 30 days.
Out of more than 1,600 reviews across the four flavor options, Kiala Greens has an average rating of almost 5 out of 5 stars. On Amazon, it has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars out of almost 1,200 reviews.
Customers pretty ubiquitously love the taste of the various flavors, with the main complaint being that the powder settles if you don’t drink it quickly.
“I was prepared to not like this,” one reviewer wrote on Amazon. “Nearly every ‘TikTok made me buy it’ item I’ve sprung for has been disappointing, and I have truly hated every greens drink I’ve tried, which includes all of the major brands.”
“Boy, was I surprised,” the reviewer continued. “The drink goes down super easy. I agree with some reviews that it is a touch sweeter than I expected, so if you’re not into that, just add more water! It doesn’t dissolve in a shaker bottle or pint glass quite as much as I’d like, but the taste makes any grittiness tolerable, and if I’m not being lazy, I’ll just add more water and the problem is solved.”
Other reviews say the drink “tastes like a smoothie” and “pleasantly mild and easily adaptable to various recipes.”
Of the very few negative reviews, the texture and mild stomach discomfort are the chief complaints.
Final Verdict of Our Kiala Greens Review
Kiala Super Greens powder is a well-liked greens powder that contains a variety of whole-food-sourced ingredients. However, there are some things we’d like to see improved upon:
- The nutrition label isn’t as transparent as we’d like. For starters, it would be nice to see the micronutrient quantities on the label so as to more easily avoid vitamin toxicity and be aware of general benefits.
- The addition of at least one other dietitian-recommended ingredient category—like adaptogens or probiotics— would improve the overall value of the product.
- Sucralose isn’t inherently bad, but it doesn’t work for a lot of people, and new guidance from the World Health Organization3 on artificial sweeteners points to potential long-term problems with such ingredients.
Kiala Greens got high remarks for taste, texture, and customer reviews, but all things considered, we think there are better options for the price.
Kiala Greens Full Rating
Does Kiala Greens live up to the TikTok hype? Find out in our Kiala Greens review from a certified nutrition coach.
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Kiala Greens FAQs
Are Kiala greens good for you?
In general, greens powders are considered a nutrient-dense dietary supplement, but research on their benefits is inconclusive. Additionally, it’s hard to tell how good or not good Kiala Greens is due to a lack of nutritional information on the label.
Which is better, Bloom or Kiala Greens?
Bloom Greens is another greens supplement with various ingredients. Whether it’s better than Kiala Greens is somewhat subjective, because both products leave a lot to be desired. Product tester and GGR editor Nicole Davis was disappointed with Bloom greens, as was registered dietitian Destini Moody. You can learn more about it in our Bloom Greens review.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
- Salehi B, Machin L, Monzote L, et al. Therapeutic Potential of Quercetin: New Insights and Perspectives for Human Health. ACS Omega. 2020;5(20):11849-11872. Published 2020 May 14. doi:10.1021/acsomega.0c01818
- Arnold AR, Chassaing B. Maltodextrin, Modern Stressor of the Intestinal Environment. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;7(2):475-476. doi:10.1016/j.jcmgh.2018.09.014
- Guidelines Review Committee, Nutrition and Food Safety. World Health Organization | WHO. Use of non-sugar sweeteners: WHO guideline. ISBN: 978-92-4-007361-6
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