Frequently Asked Questions


Vital Greens FAQ

What is the triple complex sweetener that you use in Vital Greens?

We use a natural complex of thaumatin, stevia and monk fruit in Vital Greens. Thaumatin is a protein naturally extracted from the seed shells of the West African Katemfe fruit, stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia rebaudiana plant, whilst monk fruit is native to southern China and Thailand and is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar. We introduced a triple complex sweetener to help counteract the bitterness of the organic sprouts we’ve added to enhance the Vital Greens formulation. Our naturopaths, Shane & Stephen, have introduced the organic sprouts, along with aloe vera gel, to ensure you get the very best, most highly nutritious supplement available.


I notice you use certified organic ingredients in Vital Greens. Why aren’t all of the ingredients organic?

We use certified organic ingredients in Vital Greens where possible. Our broccoli, kale & barley sprouts, apple powder, flaxseed powder, and wheatgrass powder are all certified organic. With 76 different ingredients in Vital Greens it isn’t always possible to source certified organic ingredients. Some ingredients are not certifiable or not certified organic.


I have a 4 year old child, what dosage should I give him of Vital Greens?

For children aged 5 – 12 years, we recommend Vital Kids. For children under this age, we recommend getting advice from a health care professional to assess the individual requirements of your child.


Can Vital Greens be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

We recommend consulting with a health care professional whilst pregnant or lactating.


Is it ok to take Vital Greens when I am on medication?

Vital Greens is a food, however you should inform you healthcare professional of any significant lifestyle or dietary changes if you are taking prescription medications. Please consult your healthcare professional if on a blood thinning medication such as Warfarin.


Why do I have to keep Vital Greens in the fridge once I have opened it? Do I have to use it within a certain period?

Vital Greens contains probiotics which need to be refrigerated once opened to maintain their potency. We recommend using Vital Greens within 90 days of opening, to maintain the freshness and potency of the 76 ingredients.


Is Vital Greens gluten and wheat free?

Vital Greens is gluten and wheat free. It is also suitable for vegetarians, vegans, lactose free, corn free, dairy free and not tested on animals.


Vital Greens contains wheat grass, is it wheat free?

Yes Vital Greens is wheat free and gluten free. Wheat grass is suitable for people avoiding gluten and wheat because it is cut when it is very young, at this stage the grass does not contain any gluten. The gluten is present in the wheat kernel, after the wheat plant has grown for a long time.


Vital Protein FAQ

Can Vital Protein be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes, as Vital Protein is a natural pea protein isolate, with only natural flavours and sweeteners. It is truly a phyto-nutrient providing complete protein as nature intended.


What is the triple complex sweetener that you use in Vital Protein?

We use a natural complex of thaumatin, stevia and monk fruit in Vital Protein. Thaumatin is a protein naturally extracted from the seed shells of the West African Katemfe fruit, stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia rebaudiana plant, whilst monk fruit is native to southern China and Thailand and is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar.


Can I take Vital Greens and Vital Protein together?

Yes, they are the perfect companions. Vital Protein can also be used in baking and cooking, without affecting the protein content.


Is it ok to take Vital Protein when I am on medication?

There are no known drug interactions with Vital Protein, being natural pea protein isolate with only natural flavours and sweeteners it is a phyto-nutrient providing complete protein as nature intended!


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