4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

Juice Plus Snake Oil

A friend recently told us she was thinking of starting a Juice Plus supplement regime for herself, and perhaps becoming a distributor. As she was about to drop $178 just for her own consumption, she asked us what we thought.

At first pass, the company seems legit. Its tagline - the next best thing to fruits and vegetables – is very convincing. Juice Plus capsules include a powder blend of 17 fruits and vegetables with added vitamins and minerals. Its website is rich with links to clinical research from respected academic establishments.

However, after slightly deeper research we can firmly recommend: Stay Away from Juice Plus!

Here is why:

1. The “clinical studies” supporting Juice Plus were all funded by…Juice Plus. If you don’t think that is a problem, read this.

2. Preying upon your guilt for not consuming enough fruits and vegetables, Juice Plus claims it can fill the gap for you. However, concentrated high doses of nutrients in pills may not always be bio-available. Which means you are most likely peeing away the nutrients you paid so dearly for. Generally speaking, it’s much more effective to consume vitamins and minerals in their original packaging (whole fruit, veggie salad) and not after they have been extracted and processed.

3. There are no shortcuts to getting healthy or avoiding disease. Do you really think Juice Plus can protect your DNA? Improve your Heart Health? The company actually makes these claims. If the multi-billion dollar supplement industry was so effective at preventing disease, why are more people than ever getting sick?

4. On an ethical level, multi-level marketing creates financial incentives to lie to your friends, relatives and peers in order to get them to buy something.

Juice plus makes a lot of money for its owners and maybe some of its top salespeople. The rest of us should spend our money on buying more real fruits and vegetables.

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  • mickdaly

    Disappointed in Fooducate I am! You pride yourself on getting your facts right – this article is an epic fail in that category. I would challenge you to do real research into Juice Plus+ because it’s evident that you spent an hour at most on this article.

    • Max_Freedom

      Are you Yoda?
      Why are you talking like that?

    • OutThereBad

      Seems like you sell it and are bothered by fooducate analyses. It sounds obviously accurate what they posted

      • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

        Lmao. “It sounds obviously accurate”??
        Lmao.
        Read my reply.

      • NOTajuiceplusrep

        Why is it obviously accurate? It states that people should buy ‘real fruit and veg’ because juice plus isnt bioavailable as it extracts the nutrition from food – yet if you spend around 3 minutes to bother reading, you’ll see its ALL real food. That’s why it has to carry a food nutrition label and not a supplement label like other vitamins.

        Please feel free to carry on with what ‘sounds obviously accurate’ because you’ve decided that.

        • Baker boy

          The real question is how much of the vitamins remain after drying the fruit. Also, why doesn’t Juice+ provide nutrient data? Can’t find anywhere.

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

      This person is silly, Mick.
      I don’t know why I wasted so much time of my life writing all this crap out and actually reading what they wrote, but maybe I’ll just save my post for the next loon :P

    • http://minikon.com/ Denty One

      Look at all those upvotes from your Juice Plus buddies.

  • Cate

    I agreed with everything until your last point. I am not in multi-level marketing but have various friends who are or have been (in various companies over the years). That is a really naive, overly generalised and mostly ridiculous statement. Most people who go in to multi level marketing are just looking at an honest way to make some money with products they already love. They are NOT encouraged to lie to ‘scam’ their friends and family. Really. I expected better from this site. You could say the exact same thing about every single salesperson if it came down to it. Shame on you.

    • http://minikon.com/ Denty One

      All marketing relies on value propositions made up of half truths, simply because it is IMPOSSIBLE for all products to be the best. By repeating these half truths, having never experienced the entirety of their claims, to friends and families to get them to give you money is, in my opinion, low. Multilevel marketing is a truly nauseating concept.

    • fyi_im_me

      Really….they sure lied to me! The reps give false medical claims to get the sale all the time. Very pushy sales process.

  • H2O

    I think for a $178. You can buy real fruits & vegetables . Those companies are bogus they prey on the fat and sick. People are looking for the magic pill or drink that will Miraculously make them healthier, skinnier and more energetic I know I’ve been there. You have to make liflesyle and eating changes. I’m not into getting what God made for us out of a capsul or powder. I like to skip the processing has much has possible. Take that 178 join a gym buy a bike get real fruits & vegetables buy a real juice make real juice.

    • dontgiveadamn

      I agree

      • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

        /dislike

    • Ann

      You think in people’s busy schedules, that they will get enough fruits & veggies DAILY? That they have the time to go to the store often enough to always have FRESH RIPE fruits and veggies? That don’t go bad when you buy in quantity? Please do this experiment yourself. It’s $2.50 a day for it. The price of coffee in some cities, def the less than a Starbucks.

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

      Yes, they can buy fruits and veggies. They can’t buy everything that’s in JP for the <$80/month it costs, though. And they're real fruits and veggies.
      I could name at least three companies off the top of my head that prey on the fat and weak, but Juice Plus+ is not one of them.
      I could say more to prove my point, but you probably won't ever read this anyway.

    • Bri

      They don’t recommend that you just have the capsule and eat no fruit/veggies afterward. This is more like a foundation and the fruits and veggies that you eat are bonuses :) In addition to another statement that you added, it isn’t a “magic” pill. This is is a capsule that has all the vitamins and minerals that your body is needing to consume.

    • Linda

      just surprised that no one has mentioned the $178 is a FOUR month supply which breaks down to 44.50 per month ..if you were frugal you MIGHT get a week or two’s worth of fresh vegetables for that price but what about the quality and how much would be wasted due to spoilage or just not eated

      • fyi_im_me

        Per person. Very expensive.

    • Guest

      You don’t have to spend $178 that’s wrong.

    • Busy

      Yes, join the gym. Do a lot of people have time. Yes, ride a bike. Do a lot of people make the time? Make real juice? Can people make the time? All sounds to easy

  • Lea

    Sad. IMO – you are scamming Americans. Juice Plus is not new. It’s been around for 20 years. Plenty of researchers have done their own reviews to get to the “real truth” and most of them are now supporters of the capsules. How can you tell people to stay away from a natural product that has the potential to improve health? I knew it improved my circulation when I stopped having cold hands and feet. I was pleasantly surprised when my yearly physical results came back “excellent” instead of “normal”.It’s not magic, it’s food.

    • dontgiveadamn

      Don’t be naive. Natural means natural as in the package where it’s contained: fruits and vegetables.

      • Leah Brooks

        Juice Plus+ is real fruits and veggies, including the seeds and skin. Juiced and dried.

        • Max_Freedom

          Please detail the proprietary method of producing these pills, and what level in the pyramid you are.

        • fyi_im_me

          Give your head a shake. Read the ingredients. NON organic fruits and veggies concentrated into a powder. Great, concentrated carcinogens and chemicals plus high dose fructose and no fibre…..additives too…..I think I will eat Real food that I control where it comes from, how clean it is, and how fresh it is.

          • Leah Brooks

            It’s too bad that you feel this way. I eat healthy. Today, I’ve already consumed sweet potatoes, parsley, almonds, asparagus, and broccoli, and it’s just past lunch. However, even eating lots of fruits and veggies, I still suffered with asthma and was on steroids 2-4x/year. Juice Plus+ for two years and my asthma symptoms are gone. Hubby is off his cholesterol medicine too. My kids are off their asthma medications. You’d really deny me that because you won’t look at common sense research? I’m glad I didn’t listen to people like you. I’m glad I did my own research. And guess, what? The fruits and veggies are all non-GMO and grown with no pesticides at all. Tested 7x post production by an independent company. That’s better than organic. I hope you are eating local and organic and getting 8-12 servings total. If you are, good for you!

          • fyi_im_me

            So you credit non organic toxic food with your progress? Read the ingredients and how it is made and stop lying to yourself and others. If you are better it is a direct result of changing your lifestyle in other ways not from the JP products. It is impossible for them to make you healthier….at best, they won’t harm you.

          • fyi_im_me

            Oh read your own marketing materials…..the produce is NOT guaranteed organic

          • Leah Brooks

            It’s not organic. I already said that. This is grown without pesticides or herbicides. That’s waaaay beyond organic, my friend. It makes me SO SAD that you are reacting this way. You are really missing out. But worse, you’re causing others to miss out. This product is life changing. I’ve seen it change lives over and over and over. If you’re open to seeing how life changing, I’ll send you information. But if you’re not open to it, please don’t spread misinformation that stops other people from getting healthier.

          • fyi_im_me

            http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/community/2014/08/organic_versus_local.html#.VGEeLKRQ3qA. if it is not certified organic it isnt. And every ingredient in everything JP sells is nutritious is it? I am sad you are so brainwashed that you believe this stuff is nutritious and I wish you would stop spreading false information. Corn syrup is not good for you. High dose fructose is not good for you. Binders and preservatives are not good for you. I feel very sorry that you can’t see what a lie you are perpetrating. If you did your own research instead of believing the propoganda of a big business intent on making money rather than health, maybe you wouldn’t say such preposterous things.

          • Leah Brooks

            I’ve done lots of research. Do you know what organic means? Organic is a minimum standard we should adhere to, but it’s not without its issues. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~lhom/organictext.html

          • fyi_im_me

            Go to a farm….find out the difference between organic and non organic. Produce that is even certified contains “acceptable” levels of toxins. Do your own research…..dont spout JP. Concentrate the fruit or veg, concentrate the toxin.

          • Leah Brooks

            I run an organic co-op. I have over 100 families involved I do go to farms. You say, “Corn syrup is not good for you. High dose fructose is not good for you..” Where are those things in Juice Plus+? Do you know what NSF certication means? You haven’t even read the label: http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/buy/capsules/juice-plus–orchard–garden—vineyard-blen-capsules.html#.VGEmn8khP5U You’re just out to hurt people.

          • fyi_im_me

            So the gummies have no corn syrup? The capsules contain no fructose? Might want to check your ingredients. I am NOT out to hurt people. I am not getting paid to lie to people.

          • Leah Brooks

            Yes. That’s correct. The gummies contain no corn syrup. The capsules contain no fructose.Here are the ingredients in the capsules: http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/buy/capsules/juice-plus–orchard–garden—vineyard-blen-capsules.html#.VGEmn8khP5U here are the ingredients in the gummies: http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/buy/chewables/orchard-and-garden-chewables-adult.html#.VGEoEckhP5U

          • fyi_im_me

            First if the capsules contain no fructose how is it being removed from the fruit? 2g of 5g per portion is sugar…..that is fructose. That concentrated a dose is not good for you. When consumed as a real fruit, the fibre etc can offset that somewhat but not in a concentrated capsule. That label is not the one on the gummy package I just read. 1st ingedient is corn syrup….not the chews, the gummies. The added vitamins also negate the usefulness of the powdered vegs and fruits.

          • Leah Brooks

            I don’t know what label you are reading. Maybe from a very old bag? Remember, this is a 25 year old product. Corn was not always GMO. The capsules contain less than 1 gm of sugar. Are you sure you are reading a Juice Plus+ label and not the label of a knock-off product?

            The daily ration of four Juice Plus+ capsules contain less than 1 gram of residual sugar, which represents
            less than 4 calories. This is insignificant from the glycemic standpoint, and also insignificant even in the
            most restrictive of diabetic diets. The process of sugar removal we have talked about in the past is basically a
            simplification of the proprietary process to reduce the stickiness of the powdered juices, which causes the
            sugars to be bound by the more complex carbohydrates. This technique decreases the “water-loving” nature of the
            powder, and improves flowability in the encapsulation process. An added advantage is that this process allows us
            to retain some of the soluble and insoluble fiber from the fruits, vegetables and berries which also contributes
            to the benefits of Juice Plus+.

          • Leah Brooks

            Now, the gummies have 4 grams of sugar. This is a product for children. Most children cannot swallow a large capsule. Some parents choose to get the capsules and open them up and put them in smoothies. However it works – it’s their choice. The sugar in gummies is from tapioca syrup.

          • fyi_im_me

            No a new bag.

          • Leah Brooks

            OK, go ahead and take a picture of it and upload it. I’d love to see it :)

          • Leah Brooks

            It’s very simple. This is dried concentrated food. They take out some of the carbohydrates so the powders aren’t sticky. They add some fiber back in. So simple.

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol thats really scientific… there are 2g of sugar…..that is fructose. Not good for diabetics pre diabetics or gestational diabetics and jyst not good for the rest. It is not real food. It is processed and it is NOT good for you.

          • Leah Brooks

            It’s tapioca — which is glucose. Not fructose.

          • fyi_im_me

            The 2 grams of sugar is tapioca???? What??? Its fruit sugar aka fructose. Do you know anything about food and nutrition at all?

          • Leah Brooks

            Yes, if you’d look at the link to the ingredients which I’ve posted over and over, you’ll see one of the ingredients in the children’s gummies is tapioca syrup, which contains glucose. Silly you — insulting me is not nice :)

          • fyi_im_me

            You insulted me first….repeatedly I might add. I am not hurting people, i am being honest. I said fructose in the capsules. …fruit sugar 2g for every 5g. And corn syrup in the gummies. Glucose is even worse than fructose but whether better than corn syrup or not is debatable. Processed is NOT good for you. The reps selling this garbage give very bad advice on health and nutrition. I myself have seen them recommend high sugar to diabetics, high iron to those with hemochromatosis and seen them hint that your kids will get cancer if you don’t love them enough to feed them JP. I love my family enough to take the time to feed them good quality real food and no garbage. Why have all that crap when for WAY less money you can eat the real thing?

          • Leah Brooks

            Could you please post a link to where there is corn syrup in the gummies or fructose in the capsules? I do apologize if I’ve insulted you. Many excellent doctors recommend Juice Plus+ … especially for diabetics, who have trouble eating enough fruits and veggies due to high sugar content in many fruits and veggies. And 30 different fruits and veggies for about $2.00 a day is super cheap. Especially when your children get it for free. Carla Anderson, I do apologize for insulting you and I hope you have a lovely night.

          • fyi_im_me

            I went to the link you posted….there are no proper nutrition labels there. I have looked at the chewables label you mentioned with the tapioca sweetener….maltodextrin is also sugar as is cane sugar. So you maintain it is good for you when the first 3 ingredients are sugar????? Not only that but that means there is more added sugar than fruit….so it is candy that is even less healthy than the yucky fruit snacks in the grocery store. How do you explain the rest of the ingredients? Additives to attempt to make them healthy. Now $2 per day is cheap? Really not where I live. A family of 4 would cost min $240/month. Thats a lot of money. Money that should be spent on good food not on an additive.

          • Angie Stanfield Whitten

            Kids can get their product for free from an adult that sponsors them so it actually brings the cost down….

          • fyi_im_me

            But with the high sugar content….the gummies would be very bad for kids.

          • Angie Stanfield Whitten

            The children’s chewable’s have 2 grams of sugar per serving. I feel confident giving my son these because the food choices I make for him now will stick with him. Milk and juice have much more sugar per serving yet kids are drinking that daily and much worse. My son drinks water and would rather have a fresh peach than ice cream (coconut icecream). His immune system is so strong. He looks really healthy and I feel that jp gives our family an edge. It’s $44 per person that is not expensive. I’m not rich. That’s one night less a month we go out to dinner. I feed my family good food I shop on the outside of Costco and go to farmers markets and a local boys market we didn’t and still don’t eat enough fresh fruits and veggies but it’s more than most and proud to say we take juice plus.

          • fyi_im_me

            2 grams of artificial sugar. Juice and milk at least are natural. Why not feed your child real food instead of something packaged full of artificial sweetener? At $44/person, you certainly could afford good food. Why waste your money on a product you obviously don’t need? Flinstones vitamins are about as good for you. I have researched the JP products and the ingredients so if you are so health concious, I find it surprising that you consider products full of additives and pesticides and artificially added nutrients good for you.

          • Melissa Nienhuis Boersma

            There is not corn syrup in the gummies. It’s evaporated organic cane juice.

          • Guest

            You tell it girl!

          • Leah Brooks

            I think you’re just making stuff up now. And playing games.

          • Leah Brooks

            Dehydrated foods are not bad for you. They are nutritional powerhouses!

          • fyi_im_me

            Yes good quality dehydrated foods can be good in some cases. Not for all. The capsules are powdered food not dehydrated. The fibre and a lot of nutients are gone thus the added suppliments to try to make them appear healthy. Again….you claim to know about food????

          • Leah Brooks

            Silly you — yes, you’re right– the capsules are powdered food. But first they are juiced then dehydrated. You know juicing? Most of the fiber is gone when you juice. Juicing is very healthy.

          • CuriousSam

            actually, juicing isn’t all that healthy.. unless you also eat the pulp. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1800&page=2 shows the vitamin content vs. whole foods (with the fiber.) It isn’t UNHEALTHY, it’s just not as healthy as it could be.

          • Melissa Nienhuis Boersma

            The gummies do not have corn syrup. The have organic evaporated cane juice.

          • fyi_im_me

            They have tapioca syrup maltodextrin, and cane syrup. Full of sugar and certainly not good for anyone and especially not for diabetics.

          • acupunk

            Leah, stop feeding the trolls. You are never going to convince fyi_im_me of anything. Stop wasting your energy.

          • fyi_im_me

            I eat extremely healthy and do not need suppliments. If you eat properly you dont. Spend your money and time wisely and eat real food not powder.

    • Get an education

      Some of the researchers did their own reviews but NO TESTING, they were all funded by juice plus with little or no proof of any SUBSTANTIAL differences. If you believe these guys then global warming isnt real. Keep drinking the Kool Aid

  • Theodora

    Wow. Way to join the negative side. Maybe this article could of been about the importance of fruits and veggies and a little about products out there you think are not worthy? There are tons more out there besides this one who claim to be whole food and such. Also, I know a lot of network marketing people who are not scamming their friends. I think a lot of people are getting sick because they eat a lot of crap and sugar. I’m sorry if I think this is a weak post. Recently your posts have been less than helpful.

    • fyi_im_me

      So you have read the ingredients and how it is made and you still think it is nutritious? Common sense is sure missing among JP users

  • Aaron Voog

    Poorly writt n

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

      Love it. Hear hear!
      Well written, too :)

  • Kathleen

    Wow! I’m glad you don’t call yourselves Educate. Obviously you have no idea and nothing to back up these false statements. If they were someone would need to be letting prestigious places like MD Anderson, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, U.N of Maryland, Sports Medicine Journal, Nemours Pediatric Center, etc, etc, that they have wrongly published THEIR research on Juice Plus+.

    • Max_Freedom

      Etc, etc, etc, are the top medical institutions in the world. Good citations.

      • Kathleen

        Etc. simply meant that I did not feel it was necessary to type out 25 or so of the research institutions. They are all posted for anyone to see on our website.

      • Stardust

        You really need to stop calling people fake! Maybe some people really are dietitians, we don’t know. But you can at least show some respect. Just because you’re on the internet doesn’t mean that you can go around and talk to people like they’re trash.

        • tennysmom

          I do agree with you stardust! This app is to help educate people yet some people get on here and talk to others like crap..come on…everyone is entitled to their own opinions and views on things in life..give it a rest negative people..

          • Stardust

            Thank you!

  • Dee

    I strongly disagree with your comments about Juice Plus. As a registered dietitian, I have encountered many patients who do not
    consume enough fruits and vegetables to prevent many diseases. If this product is able to provide 25 fruits and vegetables in a capsule, then your advice is completely wrong! Many physicians have given their testimony and many, many peer reviewed journals have been sited. I officially ‘unsubscribe’ from your blog.

    • Max_Freedom

      How big are these capsules?
      No one believes that you are a registered dietitian.

  • Clarinetcountry

    Poorly written and misinformed article. I expect better from this site.

    • Max_Freedom

      Fake commenter, fake Disqus profile.

    • fyi_im_me

      Really??? You must sell this stuff. Have you read JPs stuff….if you have and you still believe in it, then I feel sorry for you. A healthy diet and excercise is good for you not toxic pills.

  • Sarah

    Fooducate, what are you thoughts about Zija: http://drinklifein.com/? Do you guys have information about moringa?

  • Leah Brooks

    Goodness gracious! Juice Plus is NOT a supplement — it’s food. Dried fruits and veggies. You are seriously misinformed.

    • Max_Freedom

      An apple is food. These are pills.

      • Kathleen

        Apparently any dried food, such as a spice in a bottle is no longer a food? Bottle or capsule…you can put real food into either one.

        • fyi_im_me

          This is about as nutrious as an old dried spice from a discount store.

  • BaliHai84

    Of course Juice Plus pays for its research. But the research is “double blind” gold standard and peer reviewed. Meaning the researchers themselves do not know which subjects are taking the Juice Plus vs. the placebo. And the findings are reviewed by medical experts in the field being researched. Also the research institutions that have done research on Juice Plus are highly recognized institutions — MD Anderson Hospital in Houston for example that research ovarian cancer survivors, and found that those that took Juice Plus along with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables had a higher survival rate. Or perhaps the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry that found that taking Juice Plus improves gum health. The writer of this article was biased from the beginning. The “research” was shoddy and misleading.

    • Leah Brooks

      I agree with you! Except one small and important point. Juice Plus+ does not pay for the research. They pay for the product. Researchers almost never pay for their products (whether it’s drugs or supplements)– they are almost always given to them.

  • Heather Desmarteau-Fast

    I disagree with the article. Do a little digging. You will find that it’s 100% legit.
    No one is claiming that you will get anything other than nutrition that we Americans are seriously lacking. Why don’t you take a jab at some company that is really sewing us over. Like Bayer or Monsanto. This is so petty.

    • Max_Freedom

      Fake commenter, throwaway Disqus profile.

  • Aimee

    This is completely
    bogus! You have done your so called friend an extreme disservice. You have not dug deeper at all. Your “facts” are all wrong. With friends like that, who needs enemies? DISLIKE & UNFRIEND!

    • Max_Freedom

      Throaway profile and fake comment.

  • terifrog

    $178 is for 120 days of the product, right? Thats a 4 month supply! You make it sound like its comparable to a weeks worth of vegetables. How much do you spend on produce in 4 months?

    • Max_Freedom

      Why did you use a throwaway account to post this?

      • terifrog

        I don’t know what a ‘throwaway account’ is… I am obviously not a ‘professional commenter’ like you. This article was brought to my attention and I did my best to add some insight with substance to an article that was written out of ignorance. No need to argue or get heated; I will continue to benefit from what I know and those who chose ignorance will reap those benefits :o )

        • Angie

          Nicely stated, terifrog. Max seems to just jump on anyone who provides legitimate information and his ignorance manifests itself in hostility. This is my 2nd exposure to this site because someone told me about the “buzz” of this latest info. I was interested in reading the responses. Pretty disappointed. Not sure I’ll put much weight in future “reports” if this one was written with little or no research.

  • Max_Freedom

    Excellent article.
    JuicePlus is nothing more than a pyramid scheme.
    You might as well just eat actual fruit and vegetables.
    They do a great job with Multi Level Marketing, and trolling the internet with BS claims.
    The angry, bizarre comments here are a good example of the cult-like followers.

    • JP Troopers

      You’re failed logic and closed mindedness are all the proof that I need to believe that we were once knuckle dragging apes. I bet you can’t even define “pyramid scheme” accurately. As for the cult following reference I would point out to you that there are hundreds of religions all across the globe boasting all powerful Gods who do wonderous things in our lives of which none have a tangible, visible, or evident implication that there even is a God. Juice pulse has clinical research, plus the word of millions of consumers who have experienced the benefits. That’s tangible. That’s real. And unless you’re an atheist then you’re a hypocrite and a moron.

    • Mary

      You are so Wrong! I take juice plus but I am not a distributor. I believe it has helped me maintain a very good health profile for my age. (67). Also I am an MS patient and rarely feel up to grocery shopping several times a week. I spend a lot if money on fresh organic vegetables so I know how little $44 a month will buy. I am confident that Juice Plus is helping to keep my overall health and wellness tests in the excellent health range. JP has always stated that it is not a “miracle pill”. If you think that a supplement that contains nutrients vital to our health can’t be achieved you should take the time to see how the research and production of JP products is achieved.
      They are a legitimate entity with a goal of serving the people who want the best for their lives and who see a niche in the world market place to do this. Nothing is free. Add up what most of you critics spend on Starbucks, cigarettes, fast foods, and pre packaged foods and you see that $178 for a 4 month supply of JP.

  • Dan the man

    So $178 for a fruit/vegetable pill? With $178 you can buy alot of fruit and veggies. A pill is not going to fill you up. Veggies and fruit can. What a waste of $. I would bet that all the negative comments here are from the sellers involved in this pyramid scheme.

    • NOTajuiceplusrep

      Hahahahaha pyramid scheme! A 40 year old company that uses an illegal pyramid scheme! I bet you summon all your brain power to get out of bed in the morning!

    • Lou

      … The pill is not to fill you up. It is to add to what you are already eating each day.

    • JP Troopers

      $178 is a four month supply. Its $44.50 a month. How many fresh fruits and veggies do you believe you could purchase and consume in a month for $44.50? And as for your “pyramid scheme” comment, I would bet your the typical kind of idiot that tells me all the time that a pyramid scheme is where the person above you makes more than you and gets paid off of your labors and that their boss is the same as that. Why don’t you tell me about the structure at your work… does your boss make more than you? Does he get paid because of the work that you’re doing? Yup. What about his boss? Makes more right? Do you get paid more if you work harder? No? That’s a shame. Trading time for money must suck. While you’re miserable in your workaday job where your boss controls your life I’m traveling the world making a residual income with no boss and total freedom helping people I meet in airports and supermarkets make healthier decisions in their lives. www. jweyrauch.juiceplus. com

  • George Economides

    Good points Mick….Yes, it’s obvious the author sounded like someone that never attended class and pulled an all nighter ti barely pass the exam.

  • wholehealthgirl

    Juice plus may or may not be a good product. The heart of the matter is people should be eating real food, plain and simple. Yes, it may be from juiced and dried fruits and vegetables, but seriously, feed your body with whole, unprocessed food. It is not that hard.
    The main aggravation with Juice Plus is the distributors who label themselves health educators and nutritionists. Give me a break. Listening to a few webinars hosted by Juice Plus or attending training nights with your group leaders does not make one a professional in the field of nutrition.

    • Granny92306

      Actually, many of the distributors are health educators or nutritionists. They’ve taken the courses necessary.

      • Wholehealthgirl

        Health Educator is what JP sales people call themselves and that is what they are, sales people. A few courses taken by JP does not qualify anyone to be a nutritionist.
        Granted there my be some degrees professionals who sell JP, but to date in all the years I have been asked to try and buy JP, it has been moms trying to make some extra money.
        Again, nothing wrong with that, but still just a salesperson and nothing more.

  • Sharyn Guthrie

    Hmmm kind of reminds me of the FDA and GMO’s, which were approved without independent testing! JERF – Just eat real food :)

  • Nichole

    Looks like the comments are full of pyramid schemers!

  • Stefan

    No different than Genesis Pure, Amway, or an other pyramid scheme. They prey on weak-minded individuals who are desperate for a shortcut to the easy life. They target you through your financial greed and your lazy approach to dieting. I completely agree with this article.

    Heck, last month my wife and I dropped $700 on vitamins at Vita-Shoppe to try out a new ‘regiment’ they were advertising; Only one of the ‘supplements’ did anything and what it did was more like cocaine than vitamins. Since then, her and I have started exercising, eating whole fruits and veggies more and more in place of heavy pastas, breads, and meats, and we’re both feeling full of energy and are toning our bodies very fast.

    (She’s 31, 5’6″ 120lbs and I’m 28, 6’3″, 184lbs)

    • Angie

      Great job eating the whole fruits and veggies! Congrats on your success! THAT’S the way to get healthy. Supplements and latest “gimmicks” will not do anything for you, as you’ve discovered; they are the money grabbers. From all I’ve read, Juice Plus IS whole fruits and vegetables. Looks like it fills the void when we can’t “get” whole foods (like when business traveling or on vacation). If everyone did what you did, we’d have a super healthy country and not such a rapid increase in morbid obesity. Keep up the good work. Although, you are wrong about it being a pyramid scheme. Sorry.

      • fyi_im_me

        So if it is a whole food, where is the fibre? It isnt in there…. just powdered fructose, additives and chemicals yummy.

        • Lou

          There is no fibre. Because it is not meant to replace anything. It is in addition to what you regularly eat everyday.

          • fyi_im_me

            That’s not the way the reps tell it. They say it’s real food. It is an utter waste of money. Eat real fruits and vegetables. They are cheaper and better for you and frankly more fun to eat.

          • Lou

            Well maybe there are misinformed reps, I do not know. I think consumers have a choice. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that I eat 7-8 servings of veggies a day. I do not have time to eat that many veggies, and frankly, I am bored of eating easy quick veggies such as carrots and cucumbers. If this helped me reach my recommended servings, heck, why not.

            Sugar, on the other hand, as you are so worried about – it is recommended that I have 25 grams of sugar a day. Now I don’t watch my sugar intake, but 2g of sugar (as you say) is not going to kill me. Maybe not watching the rest of my sugar intake could, but that’s up to me. The consumer.

          • fyi_im_me

            To each his own….you may be fine with that sugar but diabetics, pre-diabetics, and those with gestational diabetes shouldn’t have it. But reps say this crap is good for diabetics. It most certainly is not. It is not good for anyone. Eating enough veggies and fruits is easy it is also better for you and cheaper. The fibre is essential to keep healthy. Why take something processed and packaged when you can gave the real thing? As the article says…it’s a scam. Gets you to spend a ridiculous amount of money on crap. I have a medical condition….juice plus rep says I should talk to “their” doctors rather than my specialists that maintain JP would make me very sick if not kill me. Numerous reps sell this crap that way. Push it as a healthy lifestyle that will give you a six pack….make you lose weight….prevent cancer…. “Jesus and JP baby”….etc… all a scam to get your money. The ingredients say it all.

          • Lou

            Nowhere on the website have I seen “..that will give you a six pack….make you lose weight….prevent cancer…. “Jesus and JP baby”" .. I have seen, however, that it helps you reach your required fruit/veggie servings.

            I am not here to argue, I just think you should slow down your argument. Reps may say the wrong thing or believe the wrong thing – that is their fault.. that makes them bad reps. There are bad reps and workers out there for everything, giving misinformation or doing things wrong.

            Fibre is good for you, yes – it can, however, be gotten from other places. I get my fibre elsewhere.

            Have a good day, fyi_im_me. :)

          • fyi_im_me

            You truly believe those pills replace real food? You say you are bored with cucumbers and carrots so instead you would rather take a quick fix pill. I hope someday you realize how silly that sounds and how badly that company is ripping you off. I have only quoted what many reps are saying. Google it and you will find even worse clains. Good day to you too.

          • Brian

            How many times do you have to be told, JP does not replace fruits & veggies, it bridges the gap between what we should eat and what a lot of us actually eat. Its not a quick fix, its to aid a lifestyle change (long term). Their are lots of reps out there that are “not doing it right”, they should not give advice, they should share their own experiences, therefore it is up to the individual. Please do not generalise about a world wide size company and product on the basis of a few distributors that you have spoken to.

          • fyi_im_me

            Just as many times as you have to told that it doesn’t bridge anything.

          • fyi_im_me

            How many times do you have to be told it doesn’t replace anything. It is an expensive processed product that has the sole goal of separating you and your money.

          • Lou

            Someone said this on a review site, which describes exactly what I’m saying: “Again, you could do this yourself by just eating clean and including a lot more fruit and vegetables in your diet, but for ease of use and results, it’s a great solution.”

          • fyi_im_me

            But there are no results….that’s the point. It cannot replace real food. So it is a waste of time and money. Any results you see from juice plus you would have had without it. Any vitamins it has are added….fillers are added….the fruits and veggies are not guaranteed organic either so you get unknown levels of dehydrated chemicals too. Buyer beware.

  • LDM

    I feel the comments for this article are getting a little extreme. It is not a false statement to imply that we should be trying to get most, if not all of our nutrients through real food. There is such a wide variety of supplements out on the market today; that for the average American…it is hard to distinguish between what is truly “healthy” or just a “scheme”. I have never heard of Juice Plus+ and I am sure that it has its appropriate place on the market; however, whenever there is an option to eat whole fruits and vegetables–we should take it. It seems “as a society” we are highly reliant upon “magic” pills to solve all our problems–from anxiety/stress to nutrition/exercise. I feel the point is to question what we put into our bodies…and I applaud Fooducate in bringing up the topic, so that we may have these conversations. In either case, it is apparent that both parties in the discussion have the best intentions for those that they serve.

  • Nanny

    I just started taking juice plus a couple of months ago and a precancerous lesion I had on my lip disappeared My dermatologist asked me what I was doing differently. I said juice plus. I noticed that the ratings of some foods on this site are completely off

  • APMV

    Wow! Very disappointed in Fooducate. What a terrible piece and written by someone who should get an F in his or her research or lack there of. Ever heard of epigenitics? It is a fact that the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables do in fact fight and cOntribute to the prevention and cure of diseases. Ever bothered to ask around at a university to find out that Almost all research is funded by outside sources? The funding sources of a research project have no control over the research itself. Did you bother to take note of the institutions doing the research? All very credible. I have read 20 of the JuicePlus studies myself and at least three of them demonstrate that the nutrients in JuicePlus are in fact 100% bio absorbable and bioavailable. Did you read any of the studies? Ok and on the note of how the company makes money. So . . . What is wrong with making money on a product that is good for you? Guilt, what? I have never had the feeling that anyone at JuicePlus was trying to do anything other that provide me with a way to improve on my family’s nutrition. Juiceplus may be expensive and Multi Level Marketing may not be your gig but the product rocks. Bad article. Might unsubscribe to Fooducate

  • Ake

    I agree Mickdaly! Do more research fooducate. Respond to us once you have really looked at JP and the actual research studies!

  • JP

    I’ve been taking juice plus for 2 yrs now, and I have only been sick once. I have done research on this company, and they are legit. Every person I know that takes these supplements is in good health . It is a great supplement. Please do your research next time.

  • Ann

    Hey Hemi, why didn’t you at least explain to the reader what a whole food based supplement is? It’s not a vitamin and its the way to go for those of us who can’t get the recommended 7 servings of produce a day which causes me no guilt what so ever. Wish you would have does some research and some thinking before you slammed a decent company who makes money helping people improve their diets. I can hardly believe tht Fooducate would discourage anyone from trying to fill in their nutritional gaps with the only whole food supplement that is proven to be real, bioavailable, free of herbicides and pesticides, all natural, and back by gold standard research (who cares where the funding comes from). Did you bother to find out what third party, double blind, gold standard research means? He much time did you put into this assignment of yours anyway? I recommend you put in more time and effort before slamming someone again. Oh, btw, Jay Martin, the founder and CEO of the JuicePlus company is a normal guy who always had the dream of being successful while helping people improve their health. He started out in the water filter business and then on the bring us an incredible product – JuicePlus. So what if he is rich, he deserves it. Spend your negating e energy attacking Pepsi or Monsano or someone who deserves it.

  • H2O

    Checked out the juice plus website looking for an ingredient list couldn’t find one even looked under juice + ingredient not there. If its so wonderful why couldn’t I find it on their website??what are they Hiding ?? Not a fan of Snake Oil

    • Leah Brooks
      • H2O

        Thank-you .. here just a few things on the ingredient list
        Glucomannan is used has a weight loss supplement.
        Cellose is a food additive usually from cotton (GMO) or wood
        Tocopherol vitamin E
        Folic acid B vitamin added to bread flour and cereals
        There were more. if i don’t what it is I try not to eat it

        • Leah Brooks

          It clearly states on the label that you said you read that this product is non-GMO and there is no cellulose whatsoever on the label. Not sure if you actually read the label.

  • Csillagfeny

    Is this Juice Plus Organic,Non GMO?

  • blueberryd

    I was told by a Juice Plus sales person that the fruits and veggies were “above and beyond” organics… After contacting the corporate I found out the truth is there are some that are GMO (genetically modified organisms)

    • H2O

      No has wonderful has they say… Good for you to try to find out information, and not believe what you are being told

      • H2O

        Not

  • OutThereBad

    It seems as tho fooducate has hurt the people who sell this stuff’s feelings. Smh. How sensitive can yall be. It is MLM so get over it. If not, then open a cart in the mall and sell it directly. But I guess then it would show it’s true (non)worth. Good job fooducate. Rest of yall, get out of your feelings and go buy some vegetables

    • H2O

      Ditto

  • David Thompson

    You need to remember the source that is giving you this information. Fooducate didn’t do any testing or 3rd Party testing. They simply wrote an article based on their opinion. The same opinion that gives real, unsweetened cocoa powder a B- and fabricated, powdered peanut butter an A. I take their opinions and info with a grain of salt. No one ever said that Juice Plus will take the place of eating real food. It supplements your intake. And #4 is really bad writing. You accuse everyone of scamming their friends. Such a broad statement, no real author would ever write that. Only a chided individual. Whoever takes what Fooducate says as ‘golden’ has some problems that they need to deal with.

  • sharon McClellan

    Hello- You seem to sincerely want to help people with their nutrition and health. It is “nutritional confusion” out there so it is wonderful you want to help people learn the truth about nutrition and the foods they are buying for their family.
    That said, you have just put inaccurate information in front of people about Juice Plus which is a simple solution for people to help bridge the gap between what they are eating and what they know they should eat daily! Juice Plus is simply fruit, vegetable and berry powders that help people get more plant nutrition. I Yes, the company invests in the research of their product (which as a health professional I think is great- this proves it’s efficacy) But did you know that it is THIRD party research? Meaning not done by the company but by well known and respected medical institutions (MD Anderson, Yale, Nemours Children’s hospital to name a few). This means that the company has no way of “controlling the findings”. The majority of these studies are “gold standard”, peer reviewed and published in very reputable medical journals (Journal of American College of Cardiology, Journal of Pediatrics, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise which is the official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine… just to name a few of the now 32 published studies). You make some inaccurate statements about Juice Plus and very “scathing” accusations about those who are simply wanting to help those they care about learn about simple solutions to help with health and nutrition. I suggest you really get your facts straight before you make such negative and inaccurate statements about a product and about those who are involved in sharing it. This article has reduced your credibility for a portion of your audience who would otherwise appreciate your contribution and what you are attempting to do.

  • Hays

    Juice Plus is not a supplement, it’s about Bridging the gap between what we eat and what we are recommend to eat. Not one person could say that they eat their daily dose of 7-10 portions of fruit and veg a day!

    I would rather take the capsules for the rest of my life then take the various different pills I was being given by my doctor to help my Illness which included steroids!

  • Aaron Bush

    stay away from juice plus? seriously?? there is a reason why i love juice plus. 1. reason. it helps me. 2. its real food. 3. its free to my daughter. 4. i dont have time to get sick. 5.i live a busy lifestyle. 6. i have awesome check ups. 7. i dont have to pay for expensive medications that come with a warning label. 8. I crave the one thing that i avoided for a very long time. 9. powered things hit the body faster. 10. helps with my constant knee pain. 11. helps with the headache fooducate is giving me having to defend a product that is real food. 11. i love my twizzlers. 12. i scanned a twizzler bag to see what u would say about it. your app said to go get a orange. guess what juice plus has. vitamin c.

    so when fooducate tells me to heads towards fruits and vegs i do, i take juice plus because i know it works. i have heard many success stories. but fooducate didn’t want to hear those. what a shame. Cause guess what, im one of those success stories.

    juice plus is real food

    #challengeaccepted #juiceplus #loveit

  • Wendy

    Well, for those of you suggesting or advising just eat the fruits & veggies, that’s great. But tell me, are every one of the fruits & veggies you consume vine ripened, organic & GMO free? I bet not. Those in Juice Plus+ are. Just something to think on.

  • Franklin

    Weak analysis. First, not all the studies are funded by the Juice Plus+. The one by doctors in Foggia, Italy and the one at the DeMours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and the one by the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH at WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY are not. Get your facts straight. Juice Plus funds the study by supplying the products and also manufacturing the placebos for the double-blind, placebo controlled test.

  • Jploverandextremelyeducated

    Disappointed in this article. I went from not being able to move from my severe degenerative disease Systemic Scleroderma to running 10k’s. I could go on about how much this product has changed my life we’d be here all day. But I was already consuming 18 servings of fruits and veggies and could not get my body in good health. Plus I Have arguments with every
    Point addressed here, not accurate info in the least!

    • youareafool

      You’re an idiot! This sounds stupidly fake! You was eating 18 fruit and veg a day but these pills are better? You talk so much crap it’s unbelievable!

  • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

    Okay, this is ludicrous.
    I commented on the “read this” link, and now my attitude is worse.
    I am going to address every single attack you’ve made, because you’re an idiot. I won’t get any worse than that one insult, simply because gentlefolk like my friend Mick Daly (who is very successful) would disapprove.
    1. Already addressed the “clinical studies” thing. By the way, what’s with the quotes around clinical studies? They’re clinical, done on humans, by humans. This proves your tendency to ignorant fallacy.
    2. Preying upon people’s guilt: This is silly. GUILT for not eating enough fruits and vegetables? You think a multi-billion dollar company uses the good ol’ “guilt trip” to spread awareness of it’s products? People don’t eat enough fruits and veggies. They feel guilty because they know they’re only hurting themselves and making bad decisions. They buy fruits and vegetables as a result of this. Or they buy Juice Plus+; they equate.
    Concentrated doses of nutrients in a pill? It is highly concentrated doses of fruits and vegetables, not the same as vitamins. Those are micronutrients; nothing is synthesized here.
    3. No shortcuts: I guess you intended this one to down JP, but, yet again, you’ve proven your incompetence. There are zero shortcuts to true health, which is why the fruits and vegetables in Juice Plus+ are so essential to everybody. Got it? Fruits and Veggies = Fruits and Veggies.
    Juice Plus has been “clinically proven” to promote heart health, yes. Are you saying they’re wrong? Protects your DNA? Yep, you bet it does. Again, saying they’re wrong?
    The company does not make these claims; it cites the research.
    Who says the supplement industry prevents disease? It doesn’t, Juice Plus+ does. How could you have wasted so much of your time writing all this, even feeling it, when it’s getting so many people healthy?
    Juice Plus is not a member of the supplement industry. The only way in which it is, is in it’s role as a supplementary element to your existing diet.
    It doesn’t have supplement facts on the back, I hope you knew that.

    4. On an ethical level, MLM does blah blah blah….
    Ok look, whoever… People lie. People murder. The MLM world does not encourage that. People do. MLM is a tool, it is just like money, it is neither good nor bad. Clearly it’s bad for you, but that’s because like attracts like. Nuff said.

  • JPAdvocate

    My husband’s been on it for 6 years and hasn’t gotten sick.

  • Bert

    Funny how these reviews attract such vicious attackers. Almost as if they’re part of a cult. Oh wait they are! Another day, another mlm scam. Sigh..

  • bec

    i would rather eat an apple for 50p…..

  • Deb

    Pyramid Schemes make the majority of their money by signing up distributors to sell their product. Distributors of Juice Plus make most of their money by having customers….not distributors. Big difference in Network Marketing compared to Multi Level. Also…check out the study where the National Institute of Health paid for part of the research. I totally understand what you mean about following the money. Who do you think pays for milk commercials? Long ago, when Juice Plus started, it was because of what we saw with our customers … especially our families…that we promoted it. The research was not there at that time. The company wanted to have research to prove what customers were saying. I believe in this product with all of my heart. I have toured the manufacturing facility and have seen how the produce is quarantined until it meets stringent standards before it is allowed in the facility. You are entitled to your opinion. I’m grateful I am entitled to mine.

  • jayne wallace

    Well ive always eaten fruit and veg…always thought id eaten healthy until I started Juice Plus….why do people get so angry when Juice Plus is mentioned? Juice Plus has not only made me feel amazingly healthy….its also taught me how to eat (yes we also can eat real food) better and educated healthy eating! The capules are just fruit and veg….when I researched what was in this product I added up how much it would cost to eat 26 fruit and veg per day…turns out to £30+ every 3 days plus it would be impossible to eat that amount? Good luck! Would love to put pic of ingredients on this page but it will not allow me to do so! My children have been taking the free chewable fruit and veg chewables too with winter on its way i know their immune systems are ready! Take time out to research this product probally….you could be missing out??

  • Miranda :)

    Lol so I tried both the fruit & veggie chewables and they are SO YUMMY! I love them!!!! I eat real fruits and veggies all the time and am very healthy, but I literally ate the whole two bags of the extras a friend had from their membership in like a week. I’m addicted to them. ;) It’s not even about being healthy for me. They are just that good! Hahaha I’m about to buy them for myself. I know it seems silly, but I miss them and I can’t get my gummy fix without signing up. I sound like a juice plus commercial right now LOL

  • Bob K

    I should start off by saying I’m a scientist in medical research. I know some people who sell Juice Plus and I can’t stand it. Seems like they are all brainwashed quacks who think real medicine and science are bad and quackery is good. That being said, this article is no better and may be worse than the Juice Plus quacks. Let me dismantle your points:
    1. Who else is going to fund studies on Juice Plus? Will you fund it? This is how science works. If you want your product tested, you pay an impartial 3rd party to test it. If the results are bad, they still have the right to publish.

    2. You obviously know nothing about pharmacokinetics. If you are peeing it out, then it is bioavailable. If it didn’t absorb, how else would it go from your digestive system to your kidneys?

    3. More people than ever AREN’T getting sick. Where do you get this nonsense that more people than ever are getting sick? You realize the life expectancy just 100 years ago was in the low 50s, right? THAT is when more people were getting sick (and dying).

    4. I can’t argue with this point.

    • stefanopollisstdyo

      i doubt your a scientist, more like a damn junkie. go back to your needles you petulant loser. Your the type of person who comments on these pages to feel better about them selves when really your a dumb loser

    • Knotta Doctor

      Like a real medical professional would waste his/her time participating in this debate. You’re a Juice Plus sales rep. Go back to building your pyramid.

      • thiazole

        You probably need to reread my post if you think I’m a Juice Plus sales rep. Also, only an ignorant person who lacks the qualifications to debate science would confuse a medical professional with a scientist. If you bothered to read my post, you’d know that I think Juice Plus is a scam so why would I be a Juice Plus sales rep? I just think we should combat scams with SCIENCE, not more scammy logic.

        But you are right – medical professionals probably wouldn’t waste their time because they aren’t scientists who feel the need to point out when someone is using bad science even when they are using it to make a good point. As a scientist, I point out people whom I agree with but who use bad logic to make their points all the time. Some dickhead bed pan washer (ie, an example of a medical professional) could give a rats ass.

  • Trevor

    This article was poorly written. Fooducate seems to be the scammer here. Back up your evidence please. I work in the medical field. We had a good laugh over this…

    • Stu Jabuster

      What’s “a good laugh” is the idea that someone in the “medical field” would waste his/her time even considering garbage like Juice Plus. Although I suppose your statement could be accurate if you consider a hospital janitor to be “in the medical field.”

      Nice try, Juice Plus stooge.

  • Constantine Bitsaktsis

    Bogus article on all points:

    1. It makes NO DIFFERENCE that Juice PLus funded the research. The funding body has no control on the outcome of research! Other scientific reviewers do! The NIH (National Institutes of Health) fund a lot of their research; results are varied! Obviously you don’t understand how science works and what peer reviewed publications mean.

    2. “Praying on our guilt…” REALLY?? Are you going to argue that 99% of Americans DO NOT eat the required amounts of fruits and vegetables?? The only correct point you made is that eating them in their raw form is best. Yes, it is! But that is ALSO stated by the JuicePlus company. That’s why they claim that Juice Plus helps you BRIDGE THE GAP and they encourage you to continue eating as many fruits and vegetables possible. Some “joker” below, claimed that with 178 dollars you can buy all the fruits and vegetables you need… Really?? 178 dollars is for a four month supply!! You think 178 dollars worth of produce is all you need in four months?? No wonder Americans are in the dark, nutritionally!

    3. “There are no shortcuts in avoiding disease…”. Are you a TOTAL idiot! Open your Webster dictionary (if you own one), and look up the term “prevention”. Then google “preventing disease” and get educated. As for people getting sicker… yes, they are! Because of all the additives and preservatives in foods today, which, incidentally, Juiceplus has none! And people that are on juiceplus, get sicker much less than someone who’s not…many studies and many examples exist that prove that. PREVENTION!

    4. Financial incentives exist, yes, but if you believe that their existence somehow counteracts the quality and the benefits of the product then stay the hell away and keep your unjustified opinions to yourself.

  • Gin Goode

    I found this product called “ALIVE” at CVS which has 26 fruits & veggies (more than juice plus) in a gummy form. Better than swallowing 6 capsules a day that your system can’t digest. And much cheaper.

  • Juiceplus

    For starters if I asked all you people who think Juice Plus is a pyramid scheme what a pyramid scheme even is, you’d probably say it’s where the person at the top makes all the money! What like the company your working for? For starters pyramid scheme is illegal and this is a 40 year old company, I’m pretty sure if this was the case everyone having any involvement would have been arrested by now and the cells around the world would be completely full. Also in a pyramid scheme everyone has to buy stock and most people are generally stuck out of pocket with a lot of stock remaining; you don’t buy any stock from Juice Plus.

    Juice Plus is also bio-available therefore your fact number 2 is incorrect. Students from universities across the world have researched these products inside out to try and find faults yet every study so far has failed to find anything wrong with this product.

    It’s not a fast fix it’s a life style change and an addition to your everyday fruit and veg. If people would prefer to just eat fruit and veg that’s fine but people are so lazy and greedy now-a-days even those who say they’ll do it never do. But this product help you crave the good stuff because the more you have the more you want. The premium capsules (fruit veg and berry capsules) work out at £1.90 a day, that’s 6 capsules, I’d like to see us be able to go into a shop and purchase 27 variety a of fruit veg and berries for less than £1.90 a day. This isn’t just apples and carrot, these include nutrients from product you probably never buy e.g. Papaya and Kale. Then you have the fact fruit and veg in shops have been sprayed with pesticides, chemicals and other artificial harmful stuff and have probably looked the same in the shop as they have the previous 5 weeks being shipped and another 2-3 weeks in your fruit bowl. Really?! Juice Plus fruit and veg haven’t had a single think sprayed on their products and this has been proved and is SFA, GMP and Swiss Medical Approved!

    Only 1 in 10 people in the world know about Juice Plus so if people are becoming more ill it’s probably because they’ve never heard of it. I’m not saying people taking the product will never be sick again but if you have a better health you are less likely to become ill.

    Sites like this one you are busy looking at and commenting negatively on, have shown no scientific proof for any of their opinions anywhere. That’s all they are opinions, the facts are elsewhere and you haven’t tried the product and haven’t been bothered to look for the real fact, so no matter what your posting online it’s not affecting those who are in the business at all as many are still earning your yearly wage in a month, have all the time in the year to now spend with their children growing up and living the life they have always dreamed and making the start to a perfect life for their children.

    Ever heard of network marketing? That’s what this business is and if you research it you’ll find it’s the only business out there which can allow you to live your dreams (people may have a lot of money in other businesses but the likely hood is they’re spending all their time in life at work, earning that money, and don’t have a chance to spend it) network marketing is for anyone, no experience is needed and it’s a small fee to join for what u’ll get in return. Juice Plus is a franchise business and on the product life cycle is still at the starting stages it hasn’t even seen it’s peak yet (like Apple or subway etc.) so for those who aren’t in the business now are those who are being taken for a mug because your still going to be in the 9-5 job which you hate on a wage that only just gets you through and sat whinging about the little time you have to yourself or with your families, wondering what would have happened if you had of just tried especially after people you know join and you see the life they can have years down the line.

    Juice Plus also gives a person residual income, what’s this, well believe it or not, it’s a business which doesn’t take much of your time, anyone can do it but it is hard work, like establishing any business but work hard now and later you won’t have to work but your monthly cheques will still be rolling in larger than before!

    Your choice, live life wondering and always work for someone to build their dreams or build your own and always remember why you have chose to do that. Most people drop out of network marketing because nothing has happened in the first few months but that’s because they’ve done nothing about it. The only way you can fail this business is by dropping out, and it’s devastating for them to see the people around them constantly grow when they left. It takes some people months while it takes others years but if you were told in 5 year time of working somewhere you’d have an £80k bonus given to you, you’d stay the 5 year no matter what. Im right aren’t I, so what’s you problem with Juice Plus because this is what they offer to their franchisees. The CEO of your company isn’t at the top because they done nothing about it, they are up there because they seen the potential, something clicked for them and they worked for it. Most of them would have started at the same place as everyone else only in a company like yours when theirs a job available up the ladder and only one person can get the role, it won’t be you because hundreds apply and even if it was you, what then, you’ll retire at 65 with little pension and never have got any higher up that ladder. Juice Plus isn’t a pyramid structure it’s a square and anyone and everyone starting this business can all get to the top and in their own time. If you join Juice Plus you will be paid for recommending a product to someone (network marketing) and helping their change their life both physically and financially if they join the business to!

    Opinions mean nothing. So good luck!

    • JuicePlus4Eva

      God, your grammar is as terrible as your argument.

  • Yogi Water

    MLM & Pyramid are similar but different terms that are being used interchangeably by many here. I am not a Juice Plus rep, and this is not a pyramid scheme. It is a multi-level marketing company however. It is in your best interest to always research the integrity and structure of any MLM before becoming associated with them. Juice Plus actually seems like one of the more ethical and quickly profitable MLM’s around.

  • Patricia

    If anyone is not eating enough Vitamin C and take a supplement with vitamin C then they will feel better. Almost all supplements will be used by the body and then get rid of the rest.(Juice Plus is no exception) I was looking at Juice Plus quite a while back and couldn’t find enough information in regards to how it is process, GMO food etc so decided that it wasn’t for me. Also noted that using pulp from fruits and vegetables would give you fiber which isn’t anywhere on the ingredients listing that I could find. The reason why I was looking into it was not because of a get rich quick idea…it was so I could help other people with their health and mine included. There are many brands in Canada (where if no NPN then not on the shelf) that give you nutrients that are required. A perfect example is https://progressivenutritional.com/vegessential/ it gives your body what it needs. I would much prefer to get my nutrients from the whole foods but at times when that isn’t possible then there are great substitutes available and under $65.00 for a month (if you take it everyday) supply at most health food stores. This is by no means a plug for Progressive but look at the difference in what labeling does! Don’t see this on Juice Plus
    Per 1 scoop:

    Calories180
    Fat5g
    Trans0g
    Cholesterol0mg
    Carbohydrates8g
    Fibre7g
    Sugars0g
    Protein27g

    Medicinal Ingredients:
    Yellow Pea Protein 28 g
    Sprouted Brown Rice Protein3,500 mg
    Organic Hemp Seed Protein1,000 mg
    Chia Seed250 mg
    Cranberry Fruit & Seed250 mg
    Vitamins:
    Beta Carotene3,750 IU
    Vitamin A (Palmitate)2,500 IU
    Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol)250 IU
    Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate)50 IU
    Vitamin K2 (Menatetrenone)6 mcg
    Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)125 mg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate)25 mg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)15 mg
    Niacinamide20 mg
    D-Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate)25 mg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)17.5 mg
    Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)50 mcg
    Folic Acid500 mcg
    Biotin50 mcg
    Choline (Bitartrate)12.5 mg
    Inositol12.5 mg
    Minerals:
    Calcium (Citrate, Ascorbate, Carbonate)100 mg
    Magnesium (Citrate)50 mg
    Zinc (Citrate)5 mg
    Iodine (Potassium Iodide)25 mcg
    Manganese (Citrate)2.5 mg
    Potassium (Citrate)7.5 mg
    Chromium (Citrate)50 mcg
    Selenium (HVP Chelate)50 mcg
    Molybdenum (Citrate)12.5 mcg
    Vanadium (Citrate)12.5 mcg
    Support Nutrients:
    Birch (Betula pubescens, Leaf)50 mg
    Betaine Hydrochloride10 mg
    Banaba Leaf Extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa) (1% Corosolic Acid)8 mg
    PABA7.5 mg
    Corn Silk (Zea mays, Stigma & Style)5 mg
    Citrus bioflavonoids (Citrus limon, sinensis & paradisi, Peel)5 mg
    Rutin (Styphnolobium japonicum, Flower Bud)5 mg
    Hesperidin (Citrus limon & sinesis, Peel)5 mg
    Plant Oils:
    Organic Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine/inositol/serine)1,750 mg
    Flax Seed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)250 mg
    Borage Oil (Borago officinalis, Seed)20 mg
    Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita pepo)17.5 mg
    Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis, Seed)15 mg
    Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius, Seed)10 mg
    Green Foods:
    Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare)750 mg
    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa, Herb Top)500 mg
    Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum)100 mg
    Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum, Seed)75 mg
    Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, Leaf)75 mg
    Parsley (Petroselinum crispum, Leaf)20 mg
    Sea Vegetables:
    Spirulina Platensis1,025 mg
    Chlorella Vulgaris (Broken Cell)200 mg
    Dulse (Palmaria palmata), Thallus)50 mg
    Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum, Thallus)45 mg
    Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida, Thallus)20 mg
    Nori (Porphyra yezoensis, Thallus)10 mg
    Land Vegetables:
    Brown Rice (Oryza sativa, Seed)800 mg
    Beet Root (Beta vulgaris)250 mg
    Carrot (Daucus carota, Root)200 mg
    Celery Seed (Apium graveolens var. dulce)20 mg
    Pumpkin Seed (Curcubita pepo)10 mg
    Cruciferous Vegetables:
    Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica, Flower)100 mg
    Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Flower)60 mg
    Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera)60 mg
    Kale (Brassica oleracea var viridis)35 mg
    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)15 mg
    Antioxidants:
    Acerola Extract (Malpighia glabra, Fruit)(4:1)115 mg
    Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium, Fruit)50 mg
    Quercetin (Styphnolobium japonicum)25 mg
    Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis, Leaf)(4:1)20 mg
    Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)(4:1)10 mg
    Bilberry Extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, Fruit)(4:1)10 mg
    Red Wine Extract (Vitis vinifera, Fruit)(8:1)5 mg
    Lycopene (Solanum lycopersicum, Fruit)3 mg
    Resveratrol (Vitis vinifera, Fruit)2.5 mg
    Lutein (Tagetes erecta, Flower)2 mg
    Herbal Co-Factors:
    Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Fruit)75 mg
    Astragalus Membranaceus Root30 mg
    Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticocus, Root)25 mg
    Ginkgo Biloba Leaf20 mg
    Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata)15 mg
    Nettle (Urtica dioica, Herb Top)5 mg
    Fibre:
    Inulin (Helianthus tuberosus, Tuber)965 mg
    Apple Pectin (Malus pumila, Fruit)105 mg
    Oat Bran (Avena sativa)30 mg
    Digestive Aids:
    Bitter Gourd (Momoridca charantia, Fruit)55 mg
    Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus, Root Bark)30 mg
    Dandelion (Taraxicum officinale, Root & Leaf)30 mg
    Papaya (Carica papaya, Fruit)27.5 mg
    Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. comosus, Fruit)27.5 mg
    Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum, Fruit)25 mg
    DL-Alpha Lipoic Acid10 mg
    Piperine (Piper nigrum, Fruit)1 mg

    Holistic Approach

    Everything you consume has an impact on your body. Even when it comes
    to the health-promoting benefits of a supplement, you still need to
    consider the additional stress it may be causing. That’s why
    VegEssential™ has been fortified with support nutrients designed to
    assist with every aspect of digestion from ingestion to elimination.

    It’s a multi-stage strategy that begins with a blend of digestive
    aids, which enhance your body’s natural production of enzymes, to
    support the digestion and intestinal absorption of the proteins, fats
    and carbohydrates found in VegEssential™.

    At this point your liver is called upon to process the incoming
    protein. Two botanical extracts (Betula Pubescens and Dandelion) have
    been included to support the liver’s efforts and to help ensure optimum
    compatibility.

    This is followed by the addition of Alpha Lipoic Acid, which has a
    long list of beneficial properties including supporting liver function,
    providing free radical defense and reducing glycation (an undesirable
    reaction between proteins and simple carbohydrates). It also assists in
    transporting amino acids from the bloodstream into your cells.

    The benefits of the protein can now be realized, but keep in mind the
    kidneys are still responsible for eliminating the waste products
    associated with protein consumption (including uric acid and ammonia). A
    third botanical extract (Zea Mays) has been included to help balance
    and support kidney function.

    Now you can enjoy the many benefits of an All in One protein while keeping your body balanced and supported.

  • jen

    Been there done that…tyhis nothing but a pyramid SCAM…sent me to the hosp. clogged up with this these capsules…run away from this……

  • James Lawson

    Ok, let’s talk to someone who’s taking Juice Plus. Me. I’ve been taking it for about 4 years now. My skin has gotten better. My hair has stopped falling out. The endurance of my work outs are MUCH greater due to the energy boost I get from Juice Plus. I can run further, I don’t get sick, and my vitamin levels are the best my endocrinologist has ever seen. There will always be skeptics. I wonder just how close to the pharmaceutical industry Fooducate is, because they would of course have a good reason to hate Juice Plus. I’ve watched people come off of medications such as Crestor, due to the direct use of Juice Plus. I’m watching women who have fibromyalgia get up in the mornings with NO pain. So, I’m putting my money where my mouth is. You say they are fake, I’m living proof they are NOT.

    • Dwight Dee

      Oh, go back to slandering Islam.

      • James Lawson

        Oh, I’m sorry, did I offend your Liberalness? I’m sure your buddy Obama won’t be happy with me either.

        • Dwight Dee

          I’m not sure what liberal/conservative has to do with this debate. Racism (yours) plays a major part, though. I guess there’s no pyramid-scheme placebo for that yet.

          • James Lawson

            Oh he whips out the Race card. Big surprise there. I hate to tell you this, but Islam is not a race…..
            WOW….
            As for Juice Plus, Its been tested directly ON ME, and not only has it stopped my Hair from falling out, but it’s also increased the vitamin levels through out my system and done repair to parts of my body my Endocrinologist was concerned about. He told me that whatever I was taking to Continue it with a passion. It has also cleared the acne on several children. It’s pretty amazing, how most of the people I know that take it, just don’t do Doctor visits anymore. The proof is in the pudding, and I can myself say it is solid. How can you know what it does if you’ve never tried it? YOU CAN’T. You just continue to perpetuate your own prejudice.

          • Dwight Dee

            You’re right: Islam is a faith and not a race, and a lot of my dear friends are Muslim and are wonderful human beings. There’s plenty of horrible violence and sex in the bible too.

            And yeah, I guess we’re both prejudiced! You’re prejudiced against an entire faith, and I’m prejudiced against a quack medicine show hocus-pocus sideshow huckster fake medicine. WHICH IS WORSE?

          • James Lawson

            Galatians 1 (There is only one true religion
            according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christianity)

            8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you *a gospel [d]contrary to what we have preached to you*, he is to be [e]*accursed*! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a *gospel [f]contrary* to what you received, he is to be [g]accursed!

            I chose not to ignore God’s true word.

            Psalms 138
            2 I will bow down toward
            Your holy temple
            And give thanks to Your name for Your
            loving kindness and Your [a]truth;
            For You have magnified Your [b]word [c]according to all Your name.

            Especially when that faith is beheading Christians. Anyone who says any different is a liar. Your friends may be good people, but they also believe that there will be Peace when EVERYONE submits to the will of their ALLAH, (Who is nothing more than Satan). They also do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, and was resurrected and ascended into Heaven. They have changed the Gospel, and erased many many chapters. If you haven’t noticed, the Middle East has been Accursed for centuries. Who did Hitler get his idea from to kill 6 million Jews? ISLAM. Wake up from your liberal coma.

            Everyone thinks God loves everyone. This is NOT the case. He HATES the wicked, and states that throughout the Bible.

            Isaiah 30 (For the Politically Correct)
            9 For this is a rebellious people, false sons,
            Sons who [j]refuse to listen To the [k]instruction
            of the Lord; 10 Who say to the seers,
            “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us [l]pleasant words, Prophesy illusions. 11 “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, [m]Let us
            hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”

            Exodus 20 (10 Commandments- #2)
            4 “You shall not make for yourself [c]an
            idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a *jealous* God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the
            fourth generations of those *who HATE Me, 6 but
            showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.*

            Nahum 1
            2 A jealous and avenging God is the Lord; The Lord is avenging and [b]wrathful. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His
            enemies. 3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

            Exodus 34
            14 —for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is *Jealous, is a jealous God*— 15 otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you [m]to eat of his sacrifice, 16 and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the *harlot* with their gods and cause your sons also to play
            the *harlot* with their gods. 17 You shall make for yourself no molten gods.

            Deuteronomy 32

            16 “They made Him jealous with strange gods;
            With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
            17 “They sacrificed to demons who were not God,
            To gods whom they have not known, New gods who came lately, Whom your fathers did not dread.
            18 “You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.

            John 8 (Jesus is speaking to the Pharasies)
            41 You are doing the deeds of your father.”They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.”42 Jesus said to them, “*If God were your Father, you would love Me*, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but [l]He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand [m]what I am saying? *It is because you cannot hear My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your
            father*. He was a *murderer* from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is *no truth in him*. Whenever he speaks [n]a *lie*, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the *father of [o]lies*. 45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.

            Psalm 96
            5 For *all the gods of the peoples are [a]idols*,
            But the Lord made the heavens.
            8 [d]Ascribe to the Lord the glory
            of His name; Bring an [e]offering
            and come into His courts.
            9 *Worship the Lord* in [f]holy
            attire; *Tremble before Him*, all the
            earth.

            Zephaniah 3
            8 “Therefore wait for Me,” declares the Lord,
            “For the day when I *rise up as a witness*.
            Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, *To pour out on them My
            indignation, All My burning anger; For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal*.

            Romans 9

            11 for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would[h]stand, not [i]because of works but [j]because of Him who calls, 12 it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 Just as
            it is written, “Jacob I loved, *but Esau I hated*.”

            Pslam 11
            5 The Lord tests the righteous and *the wicked*, And *the one who loves violence His soul hates*. 6 Upon
            the wicked He will rain [c]snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.

            Psalms 5
            5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; *You hate all who do iniquity*. 6 You destroy
            those who speak falsehood; *The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit*.

            Isaiah 63
            3 “I have trodden the wine trough alone, And from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath; And their [c]lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And I [d]stained all My raiment. 4 “For the day of vengeance was in My heart, And My year of redemption has
            come. 5 “I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, nd My wrath upheld Me. 6 “I trod down the peoples in My anger And made them drunk in My wrath, And I [e]poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

            Ephesians 1 (The Elect)

            4 just as *He chose us in Him* before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [d]Him. In love 5 [e]He *predestined* us to adoption
            as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, *according
            to the [f]kind intention of His will*, 9 He [j]made known to us the mystery of *His will*, according to His [k]kind intention which He purposed in *Him 10 with a view to an administration [l]suitable to the fullness of the times*, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things [m]in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him11 [n]also we [o]have obtained an inheritance, having been *predestined* according
            to His purpose who works all things after*the
            counsel of His will*,

            Biblical References to Hell

            Matthew 25 (Everlasting Fire and Punishment)
            41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
            46 These will go away into eternal
            punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

            Matthew 8 (Outer Darkness)
            12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping
            and gnashing of teeth

            Revelation 19 (Lake of Fire)
            20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false
            prophet who performed the signs [h]in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark
            of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with [i]brimstone.

            Revelation 14 (Worshippers of the Beast/Lasting torment)
            10 he also will drink of the wine of
            the wrath of God, which is mixed [f]in full strength in the
            cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and [g]brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and[h]whoever receives the mark of his name.”

            2 Peter 2 (Fallen Angels)

            4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

            Matthew 10 (Rejecters of the Gospel)

            5 Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

            Matthew 23 (Degrees of Punishment)

            14 [[e]Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you
            will receive greater condemnation.

            Revelation 20 (Fire, Brimstone, Torment)

            10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown
            into the lake of fire and [f]brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

            God is in control
            God sends evil spirits to men

            1 Samuel 16 (Evil Spirit to Saul)

            14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord terrorized
            him. 15 Saul’s servants then said to him, “Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you. 16 Let our
            lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from
            God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well.”

            1 Kings 22
            20 The Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’ 22 The Lord said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a
            deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.’ 23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the Lord has proclaimed disaster against you.”

            2 Thessalonians 2
            9 that is, the one whose [g]coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and [h]signs and false wonders,10 and with [i]all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason *God[j]will send upon them [k]a deluding influence so that they will believe [l]what is false, 12 in order that they all may be [m]judged who did not believe the truth, but [n]took pleasure in wickedness*.

            Psalm 105

            25 He turned their heart to hate His people,To deal craftily with His servants.

            Why did Jesus speak in Parables? He does this intentionally so they WON’T understand him.

            Mark 4
            11 And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those
            *who are outside* get everything in parables, 12 so that while seeing, they may see and *not perceive*, and while hearing, they may hear and *not understand*, otherwise they might return and be forgiven.”

            We are all Sinners
            Romans 7
            23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

            Romans 8
            7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the
            flesh cannot please God.

            The Doctrine of God’s Holiness (and why men hate it)

            Revelation 4
            8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night [d]they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who [e]is to come.”

            Exodus 15
            11 “Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?
            Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?

            Daniel 4

            34 “But at the end of [ag]that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my [ah]reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever;
            For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
            35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can [ai]ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ 36 At that
            time my [aj]reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were [ak]restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began
            seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my [al]sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.

            Lamentations 3
            37 Who is [o]there who speaks and it comes to pass,
            Unless the Lord has commanded it?

            Psalms 115
            3 But our God is in the heavens;
            He does whatever He pleases.

            Isaiah 55
            11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
            It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

            John 8
            41 You are doing the deeds of your father.”They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.”42 Jesus said to them, *“If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God*, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but [l]He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand [m]what I am saying? *It is because you cannot hear My word*. 44 *You are of your father
            the devil*, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the *truth because there is no truth in him*. Whenever he speaks [n]a *lie*, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a*liar* and the *father of [o]lies*. 45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.46 Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, *because you are not of God*.”

            Matthew 10
            34 “Do not think that I came to [ac]bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man against his father, and a
            daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.

  • Ed VanHalen

    Juice Plus is $44.50 a month for the Garden and Orchard recommended blend. It has worked WONDERS for me. I’ve been taking it for 4 years, and the results it has given me are INCREDIBLE. Obviously, Fooducate hasn’t done their homework on this product. It is NSF certified. The research that has been done on Juice Plus can’t be BOUGHT as they claim. Sure you pay for the work to be done. The results are independent, and if you go YouTube Juice Plus, you’ll find many Physicians backing it up.

    If you want to Juice, by all means do it!!, If your tired of the mess, and think your saving money, I beg to differ. I’ve tried both ways, and I’m VERY happy with Juice Plus. Understand, this is NOT a supplement. It IS a food in a capsule. If you watch the process they have on YouTube of how it’s made, you can see for yourself how easy it is to do it the right way.

  • jd

    why do people spend so much on food supplements??? you have answered it yourself by having articles on the subject of GMO’S, pesticides/insecticides glossy coatings to preserve the fruit on the shelf.. eccchhss

  • Linda

    so just curious what is your opinion of Essential Oils?

  • fyi_im_me

    Ok…just to be clear….the gummies do not contain corn syrup any more but they do contain tapioca sweetner, maltodextrin, and cane sugar. The first 3 ingredients are added sugar. They are candy with added nutrients….not a good choice, ever.

  • Anthony

    I’m a college sophomore and could have written a better article than this pos one. Your claims have no evidence to support them, and sound to me like they are all based strictly on opinion. Such a garbage article

    • I. Rabbit

      You are a robot.

  • Tiffany

    Usually when someone has something negative to say about another company they are really hiding behind their own to prove to themselves or the public that theirs is the better one. Whatever the case may be. I am new to Juice Plus, and am taking it for myself and for health reasons. I will give you a fact…. If you are diabetic you would know that a 139 point drop in blood sugars in 3 weeks is a HUGE change. I have done nothing new but take Juice plus.. Another thing you didn’t get right in your post is that Juice Plus is not a supplement! It’s simply fruits and veggies… NON-GMO. Another thing is that Juice Plus is a family of people who are inspiring healthy living around the world! It has 21 years of research, and product development. I think anyone reading this post should really not take the word of someone who clearly hasn’t REALLY researched Juice plus….I have to wonder the agenda here to bash another company, and give wrong information. Very unprofessional..

    • Dumb Consumer

      You must be a Juice+ sales rep! What’s your territory?

  • Fay

    Juice plus saved my life. I was so depressed and fat. The sales team don’t actually lie to you. Everything explained to me was true and my now slim body tells it all. Iv struggled with weight loss for many years and with the juice plus diet the weight started to fall off like dead skin. Haha.

    I love you juice plus! #savedmylife

  • JP Troopers

    If you had done your research properly you would have discovered that Juice Plus has a food label and not a supplement label. It’s funny to me that you mention bioavailability and then proceed to presume that it is a “manufactured” supplement too concentrated to be bio-available. Do you drink juice? Do you post on Dole or Dannon or Welch’s products telling people that they’re purchasing expensive pee? Juice Plus is dehydrated fruits and vegetables in a capsule. There are NO added nutrients, in fact the only alteration is that sodium and sugar levels are reduced leaving behind hundreds of thousands of fidonutrients that are absolutely bio-available. Your manufactured vitamins have a supplement label which is a clear indication that the contents are man made. Fabricated and highly concentrated vitamins don’t break down in your system the way whole foods do. That’s why your urine is dark when you take supplemental Vita Ines as opposed to a real whole food based product like Juice Plus. Am I a distributor? You bet I am. And I am proud to represent a company that is honest and caring and truly does help people live healthier lives. If you want the real FACTS on Juice Plus visit the facts section of my webpage at http://www.jweyrauch.JuicePLUS.com

  • Jane

    My friend who is a doctor told me to try juice plus because I have an autoimmune problem and i was skeptical. It has helped her and her mother which different chronic problems like acid reflux. and sleeplessness. She gave me a two month supply free and researched it a bit. But I also know she is a research nut and looks into everything. I have to say that the product worked for me – i have more more energy which I noticed in the first few weeks,, after 4 months i no longer have the autoimmune arthritis symptoms (when it rains my body doesn’t burn up like it used to nothing I feel normal) and my brain fog is gone. I also noticed that i dont crave sweets like I used to i had a terrible sweet tooth now I crave certain fruits. I wouldn’t have believed it unless i tried it. I still try to eat fruit and veges every day but I never can get enough especially with my busy work schedule and this has really improved my health. I wouldn’t go a day without now.

    • Doctor Juice

      HA! Like a competent doctor would ever recommend this garbage. Either your story is fake or your friend is a quack…

  • Dupe Plus

    It’s like the “Soup with the magic stone”!!! lololol… load of waffle… I did it for 4 months, am more concerned about the articles linking juice plus to liver dysfunction than anything else. I’m with fyi all the way, fair play to you for keeping replying to “all these people” against you who sound like the same a4sehole using different handles.. juice plus sucks, and not in a good way!!
    Amazed that it is a billion dollar company, shows how many stupid people exist to support such utter tripe.. (okay I was one until my first 4 weeks are over just sent them an email to cancel and told my bank to send them packing next month!!)

  • Dupe Plus1

    by the way, noticed absolutely nothing. hence title of post “soup with the magic stone” http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type1548.html#stonesoup

  • Cher

    I am extremely dissappointed in this Fooducate article…I worked in medical research for many years and was stunned to find anything “scam” regarding JP+ since I have been using it since 1997 after reading a peer reviewed independant paper from 1996. Certainly, the company has provided funding for additional research (but WHO ELSE WOULD…THE FDA??? NOT!) It should also be noted the pains that the company has taken to create TRUE data… I recall that many studies had the company and product name (including company that FUNDED the research) left as unknowns to the research investigators to maintain integrity of the research…HOW ELSE is a company to get specific answers and data on a product? Big Pharm certainly WON’T (they WANT people to have more ailments that can be “treated” by expensive pharmaceuticals…SAD). So, Fooducate, Hemi, et al…please do a little bit of research on what truly constitutes GOOD RESEARCH PROTOCOL…you are obviously missing something…or at least STRONGLY SET ON YOUR OWN EXPERTISE AND EXPERT OPINIONS that you are missing out on quite a bit…and it DOES AFFECT YOUR OWN CREDIBILITY. Have an OPEN MIND, ASK QUESTIONS…it HELPS. Some research is good, some not-so-good…learn what makes good research and why it is done a certain way. I am aware that this product is ACTUALLY INCLUDED IN SEVERAL HOSPITAL PHARMACY FORMULARIES….BECAUSE the research is EXCELLENT as well as quality and safety of this product. (even versus so-called/labeled organic food products). It is certainly SAFER than VITAMINS….and unfortunately, MOST of the produce available to us whether we go to market or grow our own. SADLY. Seek excellence everyday…do something to better our world…babysteps work too!

    • Kang Orkodos

      Thank you for being a loyal Juice+ sales representative. SEE YOU AT THE CONVENTION IN NOVEMBER! DOUBLE-PLATINUM OR BUST!

  • JRL in Seattle

    I have nothing to gain only to lose. It has helped me stabilize my intake of foods during the day as the power that I take in the morning and at my regular lunch break is filling and keeps me feeling just fine. After using this for a while I have come to the conclusion that I feel better, have lost weight and that we put a lot of food into our bodies they don’t need. If we choose to use this product we do it on our own volition, and not some ad guy telling use how great it is….there are so many claims on just about everything these days telling us it is good or bad or just pain ugly, I am just fine with this product, just as Yoda proclaims, do the math!
    JRL

  • ClydeMcFatter

    I HEART PYRAMID SCHEMES

  • Darren Smalls

    Insulting Juice Plus is like insulting Scientology. Blind adherents will come out of the woodwork to defend it, despite the mounting evidence…

  • tmtaylor

    Wow! I love you claim to be a “foodie” and a proud father. You developed Fooducate to help people which I greatly admire. Reading this brief blog was full of false statements and I am very disappointed as a Fooducate Fan. Your responses to the commentors are childish and while you may be a foodie you are also a bully. Sadly I can no longer recommend your app now getting a glimpse of the character of the man behind the app. I will stick to reading blogs of people like, Dr. David Katz and Food Babe and it might interest you to see what the most recent country is to represent Juice Plus.

    • H.G. Tweet Vee

      You must be a Juice+ sales rep. WHAT’S YOUR TERRITORY?

  • mamma24kidos

    what about us folks that don’t like veggies? I can’t get my kids to touch anything but a carrot, so it seems to me this product would be great for my non veggie eating family. I have not bought into it yet just researching it now.

    • CollapsedLung

      Veggies are great. They have vitamins and cellulose. Pills can’t give you what fresh vegetables give you. The thought of feeding these useless and untested pills to children is horrific.

  • CollapsedLung

    Not really sure what’s so controversial here:

    • Juice+ is a pyramid scheme, pure and simple. It’s turned a few of my friends into braying, annoying sales-zombies…
    • It’s been proven time and time again that you just piss out most of the supplements you take.
    • The studies Juice+ cites were not conducted by impartial researchers.
    • You can’t just get healthy by popping a few pills.

    The placebo effect is a powerful one, and if taking these useless overpriced pills also causes you to change your diet and exercise regularly, great. But if you phase them out, I think you’ll be surprised by which steps you’re taking are actually improving your health and well-being.

  • Gary Ross

    Fooducate is simply out of line in this review of Juice Plus, sorry. Juice Plus has been the subject in many studies that have no relationship to Juice Plus. I am a professor with a Ph.D. and know how to read research and treatment design. I have no connections to this company, nor do I sell it, but I am willing to recommend it. I am simply a satisfied consumer, not happy about it’s inflated cost, but like the results I get. I no longer take vitamin supplements, but do take Juice Plus and cod liver oil with a proper vitamin A and D ratio. That’s it. I recommend Juice Plus as an excellent supplement if you believe you need one. Fooducate, this is a very unprofessional review and I am wondering what your motive is is this case.

    • B. Usted

      Ha! You’re another Juice Plus shill, plain and simple. No professor would waste his time with this garbage. Nice try, stooge.

  • Voice O’Truth

    Nothing separates idiots from their money faster than the placebo effect.

  • Brad Burrow

    Soooo, the funding source of clinical studies is all that your “slightly deeper research” led you to? Really? Horrible article! I don’t sell it either….. Come on man. I need an article with some substance.

    • Truth Bomb

      …and the fact that you’ve never commented on anything ever before combined with your unmotivated denial is convincing proof you are yet another Juice+ shill.

      Given the piss-poor grammar, syntax, and logic of all these posts, I’m guessing Juice+ is paying people in the third world miniscule wages to clog up the comment fields with ill-formed responses. Quantity over quality, right?

  • Ladee Bug

    I thought it was a little off base too, My friend GAVE it to me because I had the same mentality you are sharing. I have noticed SO many changes that I feel sorry for the skeptics in your review panel. It may not be for you and that is OK, but for the people that have less than the desirable diet… which is the average person!… it is an amazing product. Wish I had eaten my fruits and veggies as a kid like my mamma told me LOL!

    • Truth Police

      Seeing as how your Disqus account has already been canceled, it can be safely assume you are yet another Juice+ shill. Juice+ is second only to Scientology in terms of the number of brain-washed, dollar-obsessed zombies it has spewing its praises in disarming monotone.

  • kim murphy

    First, Juice Plus is bio-available and if you toured the facility you would have known this. If you would have read the research you would have known this. Take a look at all the affiliates that have done the research; they will not put their reputation on line for anyone no matter how much they are paid. Yes, NSA has paid for some of the research; however, no one does research for free. All the Universities and cancer centers get paid to do research on cancer; this is no different. It is Gold standard research and if you know anything about that you would not say negative things about Juice Plus. We are not a pyramid scheme. Every single Distributor starts off at the same level. You can not buy your way in. You obviously know nothing about the People or the company. I have seen first hand how Juice Plus is changing lives. Jay Martin is one of the most humble man I have ever met. The people that work for the Juice Plus company are an amazing group of people and I am honored to be a part of this amazing company. The hundreds of distributors that I have become friends with are amazing. So please do not judge this company based on what other MLM’s have done. Unless you have been to the corporate office in Memphis, or toured the facility in Vista, California or tried the product yourself keep your opinions to yourself

  • Dagmar Crombie

    Wow, I never expected Fooducate to post anything like this. I’m highly disappointed! How dare you discredit independent, gold standard scientific research from around the globe! Obviously you haven’t even read the research or you would know that Juice Plus is in fact bio available. Nobody is playing the guilt card but rather stating statistical facts.
    And the business model, Network Marketing, is taught at Harvard Business School and praised by most people that have some business/financial sense.

  • JuicePlus Shill

    This article is outrageous! I’m living proof that Juice Plus works. Three years ago I started taking Juice Plus, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly, and I’ve lost weight and feel better than ever. And I owe it all to Juice Plus.

    Wait, I’m a idiot.

  • Future Murderer

    If it’s good enough for OJ Simpson, it’s good enough for me!