I ditched my morning coffee and spent five days drinking AG1. Here’s how it went

Endorsed by Lewis Hamilton and Cindy Crawford, AG1, formerly known as Athletic Greens, has amassed over 500k followers on Instagram, aiming to become the essential everyday dietary supplement. AG1 appears to be everywhere, consumed by everyone, including people with highly uncommon lifestyles. But what makes it so special?

Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum are two of many Youtubers who have recommended the company to their followers. According to their videos, living on a catamaran full-time with their two children can make it difficult to come across certain foods and vitamins. Thus, AG1 supports their daily functions and provides their bodies with nearly everything they need.

Packed with vitamins, nutrients and minerals, AG1 contains 75 high-quality ingredients in just one scoop. Not only is it incredibly convenient while on the go, but it gives your body the boost it needs to have a productive day.

So, what does AG1 claim to do? 

  • Supports hormonal balance, mental performance, skin, hair and nails.
  • Provides your body with your daily dose of zinc, selenium, folate, and vitamin C and supports your immune system.
  • Increased energy.
  • Aids recovery and protects your cells against oxidative stress.
  • Improved digestion and bowel movements

Does it actually work? 

I’d googled AG1 and considered it a magic juice. From TikTok to Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry, AG1 was seemingly the drink I was missing out on. AG1 looked to cure bloating and fill you with energy, two pointers that almost made me leap out of my chair to click ‘buy now’.

Regardless, I held back first due to the cost. At a usual rate of £97, AG1 is certainly not for every consumer on a tight budget but, is known to pack quite a few discounts. Secondly, most things online are notoriously over-advertised and never live up to their name.

However, after trying their 5-day sample package, I felt its effects almost instantly. As someone who struggles with fatigue and bloating, AG1 gave me a boost coffee has never been able to. I felt clearer in my mind, ready to run a marathon and comfortable in my own body.

The look of it? It isn’t the most appealing, but it certainly makes you feel healthier when drinking it. When I say don’t judge a book by its cover, I mean it. AG1 has a light sweetness about it with a subtle taste of vanilla. The only downside was that no amount of shaking would get rid of the grainy texture. This is easily ignored once you get used to it.

One thing to note, however, is that AG1 lacks both vitamin D and iron, both of which are incredibly important in a beneficial diet. For those who don’t know, vitamin D can be a massive determinant of mood. So, when you haven’t seen those rays of sun, and you’re feeling a little down, it might well be a vitamin D deficiency. The same goes for fatigue and iron.

While AG1 is made by doctors, naturopaths and nutritionists, we do recommend you speak with your doctor before consumption. Do note that AG1 is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant and on medication.

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  • Anaïs Wyder Pivaral

    Anaïs Wyder Pivaral is a Swiss-Guatemalan English Literature graduate from the University of York. With a passion for all things wellness and culture, she seeks to write stories that bring new dimensions and perspectives into the wellness, health and beauty industries.

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