Sunday, July 27, 2014

First Impressions | The Super Elixir Green Powder

 It's been less than a week since we first talked about The Super Elixir, a super green formula brought to us by the ageless supermodel Elle McPherson and her team of nutritionists.  Soon after the story broke of the Elixir launch, the product was said to have sold out at least a couple of times.  I suspect that image of a 50 year old woman in a bikini looking as good as women half her age had something to do with it.
Super Elixir in a pouch
 I was actually shocked to find the product in stock.  This sense of relief may be the reason I purchased despite the high end pricing.  Days later, the package arrived to me from Australia.  The rapid delivery led me to believe that some of the cost was a result of the embedded shipping.  I took advantage of the price savings by purchasing the larger package.  The powder itself was paler than I imagined.  The consistency is extremely fine to make for easy assimilation into liquids.  Once opened, I dipped my finger into the product to get my first taste.
First impressions was how much milder the flavor was compared to my other green powder.  Super Elixir was also a bit sweeter.  I put  a little bit of both in separate cups and blended with coconut water. Super Elixir was easier to bit easier to drink of the two.  If you aren't a fan of green powders, this could be a good entry level formula.  I also see the benefit of Super Elixir being easier to take when mixed with light tasting liquids.  Meaning, if you don't have time for a smoothie, you can add SE to water or coconut water, mixed well and be ready to go. 

Overall, I'm liking the Super Elixir.  Next on the agenda is to find a way to make the powder portable to take with me on my travels.  I still will continue to take other green powders because both (while similar) offer different ingredients.  I'll be mixing both in my smoothie to amp up the green powder power.  Oh, I also wanted to mention a couple of hair healthy ingredients in Super Elixir like horsetail and biotin. Could this be the reason her hair is so luscious and wonderful at 50 years of age?

Super Elixir ingredients:
Ingredients: Certified Organic Barley Grass1*, Certified Organic Wheatgrass1*, Pineapple1, Apple1, Certified Organic Alfalfa1*, Spinach1, Goji Berry1, Apple Pectin, Fructo oligosaccharides (FOS), L-Glutamine, Linseed Meal1, Psyllium Husk1, Lemon1, Lime1, Beetroot1, Carrot1, Natural Pineapple Flavour, Natural Lime Flavour, Xylitol (sweetner), Acai1, Pomegranate1, Calcium Citrate, Papaya1, Probiotic Blend (Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Bifidobacterium Lactis, Bifidobacterium Longum), Certified Organic Spirulina1*, Astralagus Extract, Broccoli1, Grape Seed Extract1, Kelp1, Magnesium Citrate, Milk Thistle Extract, Eleutherococcus senticosus Extract (Siberian Ginseng), Zinc Gluconate, Dandelion Leaves Extract, Maitake Mushroom Extract, Shitake Mushroom Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric1, Aloe Vera1, Horsetail1, Sweetener (steviol glycosides), Copper Gluconate, Beta Carotene, D-Biotin, Selenium Methionine

  1. Thanks for your review of the Super Elixir!

  2. Is there anyway you could tell me if you are from the US? Website says no international shipments..

  3. Hi Anon,
    I'm in the U.S. and was able to have the powder shipped to me from Australia.

  4. I'm on my third day of the Super Elixir and I'm hooked. I have less cravings and appetite, boundless energy and slept like a baby. I bought the 7-day travel package and it arrived in less than a week. I can't compare it to other green powders because I've only tried a few green drinks. Side effects? Slighter looser bowel movements the two days and my mind feels very clear and happy.

  5. For travel, get min ziplock bags and portion your green powder of choice!
    You can even reuse the bags if you like :)

  6. Hi there...are you still taking the Elixir? what are your thoughts of the product now that it's been 7/8 months. thanks..