Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Review

If you’re looking for bone broth, this product is not for you. Read this Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens review to find out why.

Did that grab your attention? Get ready to have your mind blown. Giant Sports Bone Broth is mislabelled as bone broth. 

The product is full of sketchy, confusing ingredients that do not belong in any bone broth.

I’ll explain exactly how they get away with this in this review.

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First a note about transparency. I sell my own chicken bone broth and you may think that fact makes me biassed.

However, I will do my best to remain unbiased in this review by focusing on the three unbiased measures of a bone broth powder:

  • The first is nutrition facts.
  • The second measure is ingredient lists
  • The last measure is third party reviews from websites like Amazon. 
  • Let’s start the review!

    About Giant Sports

    Giant Sports is a supplement company based in New Jersey, USA that makes a ton of nutritional supplements. 

    The massive library of products includes:

    • Keto cleanse
    • Keto coffee
    • Ketones
    • Nitraburst pre-workout
    • Protein powder
    • BCAAs
    • L carnitine

    As you can see, Giant Sports is an established supplement brand. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Ingredients

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Ingredients 

    Giant Sports is labelled as bone broth but you can’t find bone broth anywhere on the ingredient list. This is strange, isn’t it?

    This product is also labelled as having a chicken flavor, but the interesting thing is that there is no chicken on the ingredient list either.

    The only animal product is beef collagen. More on that below in the famous red flag section. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth uses an Organic Greens Blend. This is a blend of kale, spinach and broccoli.

    While this looks like a decent blend, does it belong in bone broth? You’ll have to decide for yourself.

    I will say that having a greens blend in bone broth limits some of the use cases. For example, many people use bone broth pre-workout for the joint and tendon healing properties. 

    Drinking Giant Sports Bone Broth pre-workout with a large serving of greens might give you some gut issues because of the vegetables. 

    Red Flag Ingredients

    Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides 

    Collagen peptides is the standard ingredient you find in collagen powders and collagen based products. The problem? Giant Sports Bone BRoth is marketed as a bone broth, not a collagen powder.

    Brands use collagen instead of bone broth because it is a cheaper protein source. Collagen is used to add protein to a product to mimic bone broth.

    The reality is that collagen is a commodity that undergoes nasty processing to manufacture it. 

    Collagen often comes from factory farmed sources in China or South America. It is too expensive for most manufacturing companies to source and make collagen in the USA. 

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    All Natural Flavors

    Natural flavors are flavor additives that food companies use to mask the flavor of their products. 

    They can be literally anything. It is a vague term that usually disguises what is actually in the product. 

    In most cases, natural flavors are made from yeast extract or yeast derived ingredients. This fact is why natural flavors are incredibly controversial within the FDA (1).

    If you have allergies or food sensitivities, you might find that natural flavors trigger them. They have been shown to contain common allergens (2).

    L-Tryptophan

    L-tryptophan in bone broth? This is another confusing ingredient in Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens.

    L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is a feel good neurotransmitter that helps us relax and sleep. 

    It is thought that L-tryptophan can be used to assist in relaxation and sleep due to its ability to produce serotonin. 

    One of the benefits of bone broth is sleep, but it’s interesting that Giant Sport uses it in their bone broth. 

    Many of the use cases for bone broth are throughout the day as a meal replacement, pre-workout beverage, breakfast and digestion aid.

    Adding L-tryptophan renders many of these use cases useless if it makes you sleepy. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Nutrition Facts

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Nutrition Facts

    The biggest thing that jumps out is the sodium bomb in Giant Sports Bone Broth. You get 506 mg of sodium per scoop. This works out to 23% of your daily sodium intake in one scoop.

    If you are watching your sodium intake, you may want to be careful with this bone broth. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens uses an 18 g serving size. This is a bit larger than most bone broth powders. 

    As you can see from the image above, Giant Sports has 50 calories per serving.

    Gian Sports Bone Broth contains 2 g of carbs per serving and 11 g protein. 

    The protein is a bit low for an 18 g serving size.

    Finally, there is a little bit of Vitamin A (300 mcg) and Vitamin C (13 mcg) in Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens because of the greens blend they use. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Review

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens Review

    Online reviews are difficult to trust because they can be tampered with. Company websites are peppered with positive reviews but no negative reviews… How does this happen?

    Brands can remove negative reviews from their website. 

    This decreases trust and leaves a shopper grasping at straws as to how to vet a product. 

    You might consider searching Amazon reviews. This is your best bet to find 3rd party reviews for a product online.

    However, you must be careful with Amazon reviews as well. Amazon reviews can be bought and messed with by brands.

    You have to train yourself to spot genuine Amazon reviews.

    The basics are to ignore really long five star reviews and also ignore short 2-5 word 1 star reviews. Both of these are usually fake.

    You want to wade into 3-4 star reviews to spot genuine Amazon reviews.

    In the case of Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens, we will search Amazon.

    Here are the latest three reviews:

    Bone broth with greens 

    I haven't tried the product yet, BUT OH MY, super small. I should have paid attention to the OZs

    Not Worth The Money

    There are better collagen products out there in terms of price, taste and overall value. For the price, the amount of product received was very very small. I will not buy again and do not recommend.

    So many reviews 

    This is helping with intermittent fasting and that coupled with hopeful benefits makes this a winner. Just wish it was a bit more cost friendly, but I was drinking more in that in alcohol I gave up- so- balance. I liked reading people’s reviews for their enhancements to their cup, that was interesting. This definitely stands alone but clearly can be dressed up a bit.

    What Packaging Do They Use?

    Giant Sports uses a HDPE plastic jar to package their bone broth. 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens vs. Bluebird Provisions

    Now that you’ve learned about Giant Sports, let’s compare their bone broth to a traditionally made bone broth powder. 

    Bluebird Provisions is a brand that makes real bone broth using age-old ‘low and slow’ simmer techniques. 

    giant sports bone broth vs. bluebird provisions chart

    As you can see from the image above, Bluebird Provisions has more 33% protein, less carbs  (0 g vs. 1 g) and one third the amount of sodium (130 mg vs. 365 mg) compared to Giant Sports Bone Broth.

    You’ll also notice that Bluebird Provisions has hydrating electrolytes from the 300 mg of potassium per serving.

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens has around 50 mg potassium per 13 g serving.

    Bluebird Provisions is free from natural flavors, gums and additives, while Giant Sports uses natural flavors and additives. 

    Finally, the price.

    Bluebird Provisions is found on Amazon for $0.12 per gram while Giant Sports Bone Broth is $0.16 per gram.

    Closing Thoughts 

    Giant Sports Bone Broth Plus Greens is a decent option if you are looking for collagen and greens in one product.

    However, the addition of greens limits the use cases. Also, the addition of L-Tryptophan limits when you can use it due to it making you sleepy.

    Finally, there are natural flavors and additives that make this product a no-go if you have food sensitivities or allergies.

    You should stick with a real bone broth powder like Bluebird Provisions.

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    "Amazing!

    Great taste and texture. Will be purchasing this again. Works great on its own for sipping and also in soup!"

    Adrienne L