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 regimen 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?

      • Truth

        Nicesidestep.people talk different. So back to the issue. Study and choose for YOUR life. Don’t base dessisions on other peoples point of view.

        • GiveMeLibertyNow

          What are ‘dessisions’? Are you taking JuicePlus brain enhancements that make you so smart you invent new words?

          • BluePotion

            Girls, you are all pretty.

          • McPeak

            SMART! You know he was saying decisions right…..stop being cruel!

          • GiveMeLibertyNow

            DUMB! Stop being an idiot!

          • Kim Collins

            I feel sorry for you, sir. You can’t force anyone to respect you by making fun of someone else in front of them. It seems so basic, yet it’s something you evidently don’t understand. I wonder if you have ever spelled a word incorrectly? I would think twice about who the idiot really is. A grammatical error is the least of your problems. Start working on your character instead of behaving hypocritically. If you hoped to appear more intelligent by attacking a person with literacy issues your posting suggests otherwise.

          • GiveMeLibertyNow

            Eat me Kim. I’m glad I’ve made you waste so much time. Now go back to your mom’s basement and stare at your Che Guevara poster.

          • RightWingNutJob

            No. Why should I lower my standards for someone who can’t spell correctly? That’s probably the reason why he can’t spell…someone was always giving him a bye. It’s not CRUEL, it’s a wake up call.

          • Kim Collins

            Rightwingnut was probably an abused child and thinks that abusing others will win him respect. Folks, his anger is with himself and he punishes others the way he was punished. Being cruel is a choice and those who are extremely weak choose to be cruel. You should consider offering compassion and understanding to those less fortunate and suffering. A person like you sees compassion as a weakness as you were never offered compassion when you made mistakes, and you punish others for it, am I right? It takes a strong person to offer compassion. You are basically making obvious to me and everyone else that you are a weak person. If you want to be respected by people don’t mouth your insults into thin air, go out and make the world a better place by contributing something positive. You will never gain anyone’s respect by mocking someone who has a disability. It is not the victim’s fault and you are acting cowardly. It’s his choice to learn perfect grammar. Your job is to be a decent respectful person to others who have done nothing personally to you, especially if you expect to be treated with respect. I have a feeling you have no trouble mocking others for their imperfections but I sense you are incredibly sensitive if someone chooses to do the same to you. Maybe he has a neurological disability that no amount of money or english lessons can fix, you have never walked a day in his shoes. God will judge you the way you judge others, so be wise. Your views are short-sighted. You are behaving ignorantly and you are part of much bigger problems that exist in the world. A person who spells a word incorrectly can probably learn to spell correctly, but i’m afraid your problems run much deeper (and i’m sorry for that). Consider this, at the end of your life, when God asks you how you treated others. You can tell him that you thought he was doing a terrible job and you decided to take it upon yourself to be judgmental and cruel to those who you’ve felt “deserved” it. Then God can tell you the same. Good luck on judgement day. I have a feeling you’re going to need it….

          • Paul Griggs

            He didn’t abuse anyone–he corrected someone’s grammar.

          • Kim Collins

            He did not correct someone’s grammar with the purpose of helping him. He clearly made fun of the person and his spelling of the word and only corrected him to prove he thought he was more intelligent. I’m here to say he is not more intelligent. He has a weak moral character which makes him less of a person not more . This is not English class. His goal was to be mean and embarrass the person. He ridiculed someone by making fun and that is not the same thing. I am addressing the issue of the way he belittled another person for his amusement. And yes, that is a form of abuse. I suggest you learn what the different definitions of the word abuse mean for your own sake. I’m sorry that you don’t understand that he was bullying the person who made the comment. When you defend someone like that you are ignoring the facts and encouraging the cycle of ignorance to continue.

          • RightWingNutJob

            He isn’t a he. I’m a woman and Kim Collins is, obviously, a thin skinned blowhard who can’t handle being told she’s done something wrong. It’s part and parcel of what’s wrong with this society.

          • fyi_im_me

            What does this have to do with the topic of discussion? You could have reported his comment and moved on.

          • Kim Collins

            Lol..You didn’t waste my time Liberty. I was very happy to put you in your place!

          • GiveMeLibertyNow

            And YOUR place is on the bus – the SHORT bus! Put your helmet back on – the water is leaking out of your forehead again.

          • Ivan Sanchez

            Why is there a huge series of comments and none about juice plus? People act like teenage girls online.

          • GiveMeLibertyNow

            Why do you care? YOU are acting like a LIEberal busybody.

          • Ivan Sanchez

            Liberal and Conservative, Dem and Rep. look practically the same from where i stand. I guess I’m more Libertarian leaning. I was simply pointing out that most likely grown adults got into a flame war and it looks really stupid. I never resort to name calling and especially do not use stupid phrases like libtard,,,,

        • marfalicious marftastic

          Pmsing, she is

      • https://plus.google.com/+MartinDiazAlvarezM/posts Martin Diaz Alvarez

        Who is Yoda!

    • 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”??
        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.

          • Ltorres

            Enough phytonutrients to maintain your inmune system and protect your dna

          • Chemical Free Health

            You find the nutrient data in the same place you find the nutrient data on an apple :-)

          • coco red

            These comments are hilarious

          • Cmedia

            Juice Plus is an amazing product and company with an A+ BBB rating. All good companies, that can afford it, do their own research. Who else would want to research a product that belongs to someone else? Pharma companies do their own research and usually don’t do enough! JP has 30+ studies over 16 years… Impressive! After proving it’s efficacy, other entities began to ask to do their own independent research on our products for their patient population. JP just makes sense!

          • fyi_im_me

            You are missing the point. Tobacco companies have great ratings too and do their own studies. They make lots of money too. JP is a company that produces a product that contains ingredients that do not come from nature. A product that all the JP sellers and supporters clain does all these phoenominal things like prevent cancer, protect your dna, etc… It is a scam. Not healthy.

          • Kwnstantinos

            “Juice Plus contains ingredients that don’t come from nature”…. “Not healthy”…. Do some research before you post things on social media..and try to do some thinking first. Otherwise you make no favors to your mental abilities….

          • fyi_im_me

            Again, your comment makes no sense. What point are you attempting to make? Juice Plus contains many non-natural ingredients. Many people have posted proof on here.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Tell me one non-natural ingredient in Juice Plus.

          • fyi_im_me

            I thought you said you read the posts. Even Frank, one of Juice Plus’s marketing director didn’t dispute that JP isn’t all natural. For one, it contains folic acid which is man’s version of folate. Folate naturally occurs in veggies but folic acid is made in a lab. Oh and also of note, folic acid has been proven to cause cancer.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Folic acid is linked to cancers at very high amounts, arguably, like anything else. To suggest that Juice Plus is actually bad for you, is a big joke. Sorry…

          • fyi_im_me

            To imply it is very good for you is a lie. Read the studies….hell read the company’s disclaimer. Read the comments on this blog. Use google. Juice Plus is not what it is sold as. If you eat just one apple a day, you get better nutrition. Eat one apple and a carrot and you’ve blown the doors off Juice Plus. Even Vitamin Water, which I won’t consume either, carries a food label and has more nutritional value than Juice Plus.

          • fyi_im_me

            Actually the levels aren’t that high….it is sustained usage that increases the risk. This product is recommended by the reps to give to children rather than feed them healthy real food. That is wrong. Proper nutrition via good food sources is way better. Teaching them young is key. If they won’t eat a fruit, real fruit and veggie juice is still a better option than these suppliments.

          • Kwnstantinos

            OK. I have about 10 mins so I will respond to your points here, as well as other points made by the few “anti-Juice Plus” individuals, including the author of this article.

            Before I start, I would like to put forth my background, for whatever it may or may not be worth to you: I have a doctorate in Immunology and I teach various aspects of Biology at the University level. I do research, I mentor students, I write grants, and I don’t just read and understand scientific papers (which, the vast majority out there doesn’t), but I have been publishing my work for over a decade now. So, enough tooting my own horn (it’s not what I want to do), so here’s the point(s):

            Juice Plus is a concentrate of fruits and vegetables. Their content is legit; proved by the NSF. This is not an easy feat, especially for nutritional products. Since no one can really argue then that Juice Plus contains dehydrated fruit and vegetable products, there is absolutely no (scientific or medical) reason to argue that it doesn’t have nutritional benefits. There is also no scientific evidence to suggest that the process of dehydration significantly impacts the nutritional value of foods. In fact, this method is widely used as a means to preserve foods, by preventing microbial growth and contamination. So nothing wrong there. Of course, to argue that eating fruits and vegetables in their raw form is correct, mainly because of the added fiber in your diet (something that the Juice Plus capsules and gummies are lacking, obviously). But the company NEVER suggested that their product is BETTER than eating fruits and vegetables in their natural form. In fact, they encourage it! The problem though is, that based on the amount one has to consume daily, it is impossible to keep up (and of course it’s much more expensive). Which is exactly what Juice Plus is coming in to say: “We give you whatever it is you’re not consuming daily. They don’t advertise a miracle product or anything that treats disease. It’s clear and very simple. really.

            Now, you mentioned that you actually believe JP to be harmful (!!) because of “artificial” ingredients. I asked you to give me an example and you said “folic acid”. To brand folic acid as “artificial” is misleading. Yes, it is synthesized in a lab, but it is a (very close) derivative of a natural product (essentially it’s a form of Vitamin B). There are a number of vitamins that have been linked to cancers; B is indeed one of them. But the most problematic ones are the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). These are the ones that can accumulate in your body and cause problems. The rest of them, like B, are water soluble, which means that any excess intake we pee it away. Thus, the argument of long term accumulation of folic acid is erroneous. The amounts HAVE to be substantial at EACH dose.

            Now lets talk about the favorite subject of “anti-JP” individuals: research funding. Just because a company funds the research of its own product does not guarantee favorable results and outcomes (although I am aware of a single PlosOne article that states a significant statistical bias in these cases). In other words, just because a company gave you money to conduct research on their product does not OBLIGE you, as a scientist, to give them back (fake) favorable data. In addition, these results have been published in peer-reviewed journals, which means that third party scientists, completely unrelated to the company, have reviewed your study and deemed it accurate, significant, and publishable. So this doesn’t really work as a counter argument either….

            Finally, as a general remark, it’s interesting how humanity has developed, socially, to immediately question ANYTHING anyone says that happens to give them a monetary advantage. Potential profit does not always equate to misinformation and trickery, people!!!

            So in closing, if you want to spend your time and energy to advocate AGAINST nutritional products and supplements, I would suggest you do it for the numerous multi-vitamins out there, which are full of synthetics, TRUE artificial chemicals, and exuberant amounts of FAT-SOLUBLE vitamins, which have been seriously and unequivocally linked to cancer and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

          • fyi_im_me

            So sorry….you title definitely doesn’t impress me especially if in your educated opinion Juice Plus is good for you.

            “The problem though is, that based on the amount one has to consume daily, it is impossible to keep up (and of course it’s much more expensive). Which is exactly what Juice Plus is coming in to say: “We give you whatever it is you’re not consuming daily. They don’t advertise a miracle product or anything that treats disease. It’s clear and very simple. really.

            I and my family do eat the recomnended half plate. It is neither difficult nor expensive. If you are not eating your half plate, a factory produced suppliment containing next to no nutritional value at an extremely high price is not going to fix anything. As documented in numerous spots on this thread, the nutritional content is extremely limited.

            And yes, I do believe it is bad for you. There are numerous investigations into processed products and the problems with them. Tartrazine is approved for consumption as are several other toxic products so I don’t hold much faith in our approval processes.

            Juice Plus reps and the material goven them by the company infer all kinds of miraculous things. It is a suppliment proven in tests to have a negligible health benefit.

            Save your money and your health and just eat properly. Try it, you might like it.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            well said, I agree with you. fyi_im_me,

          • fyi_im_me

            Thanks :)

          • Kwnstantinos

            I feel bad because you obviously missed 99% of what I wrote. What I offered you are facts that make rational and scientific sense. They’re not “opinions”. I apologize if you failed to grasp then. Comes a point where you can’t do much for people…

            But if you and your family eat the required amount of fruits and vegetables daily, then kudos to you. Although, believing that JP is so expensive, leads me to believe that your daily fruit and vegetable intake is not what you think it is’ as the price to do so far surpasses that of Juice Plus, monthly. This is another fact.

            As for you not having much faith on “approval processes” makes you sound like your “friend” Yvonne, who, by the sound of things, does not think that planes hit the WTC at 9/11…..

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            if you look at the wtc building, it went down like a demolishion.

          • Kwnstantinos

            When building are demolished, explosives are placed in their foundations; explosions are down below. What were these fires three quarters up the buildings burning for almost half hour?? Are you for real??

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            yes I for real. did you not notice when the news women was speaking about the wtc building she had says it was down, the minute she moved, there was the wtc building still standing behind her. if it was not staged as you say. then why would she lie on tv.

          • Kwnstantinos

            OH!! So the reporter was also in the ploy! She also knew it ahead of time and accidentally announced it too early??

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            why would she announce it too early then? I was not with your friend when he/she saw what they saw, I was watching the news, I questioned what she was saying. you weren’t there when I and several others heard her say that. you where not there to answer my questions where you. why would you think, I thought be more to it huh?

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            the tv presenter says a buring smoke from a bomb or an explostion, why would she say that.

          • Kwnstantinos

            EXPLOSION!!! I’m telling you I had an acquaintance ON the plane; I’m telling you I have a close friend that SAW the plane… and you’re telling me what a confused presenter said in one second, in the midst of the chaos that took place???

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I not disputing the fact you had someone on the plane or friend whom seen it all. I see it from your point of view, I can also see it from my point of view. I sorry you lost a friend on the plane, I sorry that I may have offended you. you can get angry with me if you want to. I not angry with you at all. from my understanding the wtc was the strongest building with thick beams, it would take more than a plane to bring it to the ground. it was the news coverage, not just what that tv presenter says.

          • Dogzilla

            Kindly stop arguing about 911. It’s off topic and disruptive. Besides Dr. BS is desperate for something to be right about so don’t give him the opportunity to latch on to this red herring like a shipwreck survivor at sea reaching for flotsam. Let him drown.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Jp is far too expensive, if you eat within your budget, you get more than enough fruit and veggies plus greens. far more cheaper than jp.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Within your budget??! LOL! I didn’t know that eacjh of our healths depended on our budgets!! Gosh, homeless people should be the healthiest beings out there!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            that is so sad, what you says about the homeless, who do you think you are having a go at the homeless people. I really hope you never ever have to face being homeless.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I have apologized to you, yet you stoop so low. yeah what of it, within my budget, whats wrong with that. What is wrong with eating Fresh fruit & Veggies and greens? Making your own homemade food. What wrong with it?

          • Kwnstantinos

            The budget of the average American cannot possibly cover what one needs to spend to eat right. Unless you are rich, with good knowledge of nutrition an dietetics, then you can’t afford to eat great. You can do your best with your budget, that’s fine. It will never be enough though. It’s simple.

          • Dogzilla

            “The budget of the average American cannot possibly cover what one needs to spend to eat right.”

            False. The average American lives above the poverty line and can readily afford to “eat right”.

            “Unless you are rich, with good knowledge of nutrition an dietetics, then you can’t afford to eat great.”

            That’s idiotic. People all around the world eat healthy plant-rich diets on a budget that’a mere fraction of what the average American spends on food.

            “You can do your best with your budget, that’s fine. It will never be enough though. It’s simple.”

            Wasting money on an ludicrously overpriced nutritionally-bereft vitamin pill like JP would only exacerbate the problem. JP does not count as even a single serving of fresh produce. There is zero equivalency. It’s a vitamin supplement with the faint scent of fruits and vegetables, and nothing more than the admission ticket to a horrifically corrupt pyramid scheme. .

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            we all dont all live in America. I have enough to eat within my budget. I dont have to be rich either. therefore you dont know what its like to live on a low budget. if I can do, so can others.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Maybe in your country… And assuming that what you NEED to eat is equivalent to what you deem as “enough”.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            According to my therapist, she was the one that recommended that buy withing your budget, where you can get enough within your budget. she is so right. all the stuff I used to buy, I no longer buy, what I was out for those, is the same cost I out for my fruit & veggies and greens. plus I grow my own fruit and veggies. save money that way. much more healthier. yer dont need to shout, cause you dont apologies for using caps. its more than enough, I get more than my recommended about, cause you can eat as much as you like fruit & veggies and greens. plus make your own smoothies with all that included, fruit & veggies and greens. Plus i grow my own wheat grass which is fibre. it dont take long to grow.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Well, it sounds like you’re doing the right thing. But you also have to realize that very few people can do what you do.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            thank you. there are lots of people can do what I do, takes time to turn your life around. it can happen, if people are willing too. and got to really want to change to healthy eating fresh fruit & veggies plus greens. I too fall off the healthy eating plan, I just get back up and start again. just as the therapist had says. you fall off the plan, just get back up and start again. that was a year ago. I’m almost there.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            plus my therapist keeps in contact with me, I thought I was not doing good, she asked me some questions, to find out that I’ve been doing really well. last time I talked with my therapist was last month. if I need to talk with her, I just give her a call. eventually I wont need my therapist.

          • fyi_im_me

            It is so hard. 2 apples or equivalent and a salad plus veggies with dinner…..woohoo that’s so difficult. What country do you live in????

          • Kwnstantinos

            And what’s the problem doing both?? Just because you probably can’t afford Juice Plus, does not make it worthless. But it’s OK…

          • fyi_im_me

            Why do both??? That is silly. Affording it isn’t the issue, being fiscally responsible is. Good real food is cheaper and better for you. It is easy to purchase and easy to eat. There will be more money in your pocket for other goals and you will be healthier. Juice Plus is nonessential.

            It would be very stupid for me to spend over 300/month (bare minimum) on Juice Plus over and above my regular grocery budget. It makes absolutely no sense.

          • Kwnstantinos

            I spend 50 dollars!!

          • fyi_im_me

            Unlike you, I have a family to feed. You don’t do the shakes etc? If you follow their recommendations it costs even more. For my family, the bare min would be over 300/month. That’s a lot of good food.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Unlike me?? LOL. Based on your posts, your assumptions don’t surprise me and neither does your thinking process: It doesn’t matter if we have families and how big these are. The cost of a product is assessed per person. Personal life choices do not affect the objective value of any product. Yeah, if you have 10 kids, JP would cost you over $1k monthly. If that was the case I’d definitely tell you to forget all about Juice Plus if you want to keep electricity at your home… But that’s way besides the point.

          • fyi_im_me

            Again you miss the point. It is overpriced. It is a waste of money for any family. There are many vitamins and supplements with more nutrients at a fraction of the cost; or just eat properly. Your tummy and wallet with thank you.

          • Kwnstantinos

            If your intention is to look after me, then I thank you.

          • fyi_im_me

            What are you saying is the need? 9 to 13 servings is incorrect. Read the 1/2 plate links attached on here repeatedly. Juice Plus has less nutrients than eating an apple, an orange, and a carrot daily.

          • fyi_im_me

            Obviously you sell it……And the quality of the produce I eat is very good. And Juice Plus advocates paying for their crap AND buying produce don’t they? So it is 100% an added expense.

            I feel sorry for you that you feel the need to push a manufactured product in such an unethical way. To stoop so low as to question my intelligence when I disagree with your narrow minded opinion…..yes opinion. Obviously you have never attempted to buy good food or you would know not only the price but the value.

            When reps lie and say this helps depression, protects your dna, helps cancer, etc… they are lying and deceiving. And you are trying as well by hinting this product is better than the produce I eat….nice try.

            Unfortunately you have not read the ingredients on the product you push…nor the studies you claim to know ALL about…it is not better than real food….it is garbage made in a factory. It’s ONLY objective is to make money no matter how they do it.

            It would be a good idea to broaden your narrow horizons and educate yourself on the topic at hand. Juice Plus is not a good suppliment, there are many many better. It is sold unethically by the reps. It is horribly expensive. It is not good for children, in fact it is very bad for them. High levels of sugar and low nevels of nutrients.

            You could certainly benefit from some nutrition education….especially from independent sources…not Juice Plus.

          • Kwnstantinos

            1. 80% of your post is pointless as I don’t sell the product. Sorry you wasted your time.

            2. When you come across people with my qualifications and knowledge, telling them to educate themselves and broaden their horizons, sounds a little funny and silly…

          • fyi_im_me

            Oh my….a bit of a stuffed shirt aren’t you. You resort to rudeness repeatedly which also lends even less credibility to your statements.

            Since my expertise is in finance and I deal with fraud day in and day out, suffice it to say, I recognize bs when I smell it. If you are endorsing Juice Plus, considering it’s limited health benefits, it is logical to assume you are getting something out of it. I see multilevel marketing scams like this with products of questionable value all the time. Juice Plus is just more of the same crap.

            If you have investigated their studies then I trust you have read the ones that weren’t published as they were unfavorable. Please share with us all what facts you base your support on?

          • Kwnstantinos

            The only thing I get out of it is the health benefits I feel every day and see at my annual doctor visits. You (and everyone else here), can try to take knocks on the quality and integrity of the research done, but no one can argue the personal experience Ive had with the product.

            So, your expertise is in finance. Ok. If that’s the case I’d be happy to hear your opinion all day about the marketing and business plan of the company. Honestly. But when it comes to the medical / scientific aspect, doesn’t it make sense that you should do the same??

          • fyi_im_me

            No because what the reps do is fraud. You, yourself have said misleading things. Hinting that it is better than real food is wrong, and you know it. Juice Plus themselves, make no such claims because it is illegal.

            So if this product is supposed to bridge the gap until you learn to eat properly, why are you still taking it? It’s nutritional value can be easily replaced by one apple and one carrot.

            Since you are into research, I must question your methodology, just as their studies have been questioned. So when you started taking Juice Plus, you changed not one other thing? You didn’t increase your exercising, improve your diet, or increase water intake? If any other changes occurred then your personal experience is scientifically invalid. There is no proof Juice Plus caused any change.

            Why don’t you try eating properly and quit with Juice Plus. Try it for 6 months and then check your bloodwork. Those results will be so much better and you will have saved all that money too.

          • Kwnstantinos

            1. I never hinted that JP is better than eating real food.

            2. JP does not bridge the gap till you eat properly. It bridges the gap, period! As I explained to you previously, it’s virtually impossible, at least for most of us (I guess you and your family is an exception), to eat 7-13 servings of DIFFERENT fruits and vegetables, day in-day out. The say: “JP is the NEXT best thing”. This indicates that JP is NOT considered as good as raw fruits and vegetables, but it’s the next best thing you can do.

            3. You’re making a good point but I can reassure you I did not change a single thing in my lifestyle, since I started taking it. I have no reason to lie or any benefit if I convince you or not. And when I started on it, I was healthy, fit, and eating reasonably well. So my baseline was already high enough, yet I still felt the benefits, long term (and so did my wife, btw).

            4. Yes, if I eat properly for 6 months I will probably feel EVEN better…but as I said before, it’s virtually impossible to do so and keep it up (look at point #2). Stating that one apple and one carrot is equivalent to a daily juice plus dose is a little ridiculous. Do you know the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables that go in these capsules?

          • fyi_im_me

            1. You questioned the quality of the produce I can eat for less expensive than Juice Plus.

            2. Juice Plus’s standpoint does not agree with you. You may want to review their website again. Also, 7-13 servings is what Juice Plus reps say not any government body. It is a half plate as referenced earlier in these comments. Again please ensure your data is relevant and accurate.
            3. Then why did you start taking it? ….again I call BS. Your stories are unraveling. If you were healthy and eating properly, there is nothing a couple of bites of fruit could change. Double call of BS.

            4. Actually I do. Have you not read why Juice Plus’s formula had to be changed yet again? It didn’t contain what they said it did. Again your crazy claims are unraveling. You have done no research or read the independent findings.

          • Kwnstantinos

            When you fail to process information presented to you, or simply information you don’t agree with, doesn’t necessarily make it unraveling and BS. Just pointing out the obvious….

          • fyi_im_me

            You refuse to process the facts. You present yourself as an educated person; yet, you are incredibly narrow minded.

          • Kwnstantinos

            What facts have you presented that I refuse to process, other than your personal opinion and talking about “independent” studies that prove JP to be a hoax? I tell you what JP is all about, and you knock it down, top to bottom. I tell you about my personal experience (which I’m happy to elaborate for that other bimbo that writes in this blog), and you question it as well. I’m not trying to sell you (or anyone else) anything. I don’t have to convince you of anything. What you (and others) believe about JP, does not change the quality of the product. I’m enjoying reaping its benefits, daily. It’s simple, really. The rest is fluff and a waste of time….

          • fyi_im_me

            This blog’s comments contain the analysis of the Juice Plus studies and the shortcomings of them.

            Juice Plus is proven to have a tiny health benefit……TINY. the capsules had to be reformulated in order to stand up under analysi and even now, they do not contain enough to replace even one piece of fruit. That is proven.

            All that is left is nonscientific mumbo jumbo.

            I know what Juice Plus is all about; however I question that you do.

          • Kwnstantinos

            ….”they do not contain enough to replace even one piece of fruit. That is proven.”. Please provide me with the undisputed, scientic evidence of your statement.

          • fyi_im_me
          • Kwnstantinos

            The first link makes two claims: Vitamin C is much higher than what reported (if true it’s not harmful – in fact, there are studies that show high doses of Vitamin C, much higher than the daily recommended dose, are very beneficial). The other statement about K, Mg, Mn, Ph etc.. being low is also true but supports no ant-JP argument. These chemicals are known as TRACE elements (for a reason) and minerals. We need them at low amounts, and fruits and vegetables are not the best source for them. Nobody says that JP gives you EVERYTHING one needs daily. Quick example: all the omegas…very important for heart health. Obviously not present in JP capsules at all! Make sure you eat your fish…

            Interestingly, your second , third, and fourth link, which show primarily the nutritional values of an orange, an apple, and a carrot,respectively, backs up what I said about trace elements and minerals. You’ll
            see how these chemicals are actually even lower (since it’s just one orange, apple, or carrot) than what is contained in a daily JP dose. Most importantly, the
            general profile of the nutritional blueprint of these food products is very similar to what is contained in JP.

            Your fifth article is a collection of people’s opinions
            about JP; what they think of it and how they believe it is marketed unfairly. I want to make one thing clear here: Whenever a multi-billion dollar industry is involved, you will ALWAYS find discrepancies. I don’t care what they market. Look at VW. Look at how much trouble they are in because of the car emissions scam. But does that mean they are “bad cars”?? Of course not! So when it comes to JP, I have no doubt that there will be a ton of reps out there that they will be trying to push it “snake oil” style. But again, this does not mean the product is valueless. Not to open a completely different topic, but it’s basically like
            using the atrocities conducted by the catholic church as proof that there’s no God…

            The only semi-scientific approach referenced by this article was the conclusion drawn by an Australian nutritionist who writes for the magazine…wait for it… The Skeptic! Ok…….

            Your last reference is the one that tries to make the most ripples. It states that JP actually contains a ¼ of fruits and vegetables of the total weight content found in capsules. First off, what IS this source??
            Truthaboutjuiceplus….. really? What’s next? InsideUs and People magazine?? (I actually did see Oprah’s magazine further up…lol). The article cites a couple of
            other obscure references and so the cycle continues… On the other hand, there is a significant number of studies that show the benefits of JP, published in peer-reviewed, reputable journals. Of
            course, you’ll say now that these studies were funded by the NSA which, in your mind, automatically means that the data is fake, right?? So if YOU create a new
            company, with a new product in the market which you’d like it to be researched, wouldn’t you fund this research yourself?? Who else would do it for you? To disregard all these findings from legit scientific journals because of the source of
            funding, and choose to read and believe articles written for the mass public, especially when the authors are skeptics and conspiracy theorists, is one of the most significant basis of misinformation created by social media in the Western World today.

            In conclusion, if JP was as horrible as you (and some select few) want to believe, it would have never been around, prosper and grow for the past 20 years. Crooked companies with worthless products are created every day; their days are always very short lived.

            Do some sellers, with their pushy and
            misinformed statements often give it a bad rep?? Sure. But that’s about it…

          • Dogzilla

            “The first link makes two claims: Vitamin C is much than what reported (if true it’s not harmful – in fact, there are studies that show high doses of Vitamin C, much higher than the daily recommended dose, are very beneficial).”

            It’s not a question of harm. In fact, this represents product mislabeling, which is a violation of U.S. law; not something to be taken lightly. The levels were more than 5 times higher than indicated on the label – that’s a huge overshoot. The pill only weighs 750 mg, so that extra 200 or so milligrams of vitamin C would have to displace some other ingredient(s) listed on the label — i.e., the fruit and vegetable juice extracts. Instead of a product that should have consisted of 8% vitamin C, they were selling a mislabeled product consisting of 40% vitamin C.

            The link you referred to also pointed out that the way distributors presented the results of the Consumer Lab test to consumers was completely distorted and extremely misleading. You conveniently glossed right over that detail.

            “The other statement about K, Mg, Mn, Ph etc.. being low is also true but supports no ant-JP argument. These chemicals are known as TRACE elements (for a reason) and minerals. We need them at low amounts, and fruits and vegetables are not the best source for them. Nobody says that JP gives you EVERYTHING one needs daily.”

            What exactly do you mean by “anti-JP argument”? One of the many issue issues with JP is the value proposition: i.e., does the product’s composition represent something of unique value and does it justify the high cost? The clear and compelling argument against JP is that the fruit and vegetable juice extracts are a highly processed remnant of the real thing that retains very little nutritive value; that there is too little of the powders present in the capsules to matter in any case (i.e., even if the powders were a perfect nutritional replica of the real thing, the amount in the product is insignificantly small); and it’s absurdly overpriced given the product’s cheap mundane ingredients (like vitamin C), with the pricing being a direct byproduct of the pyramid scheme nature of the business.

            You say, in defense of JP, that “nobody says that JP gives you EVERYTHING one needs daily”. But one of the many airtight arguments against JP is that it gives you almost nothing of what you need every day, and what little it does offer can be obtained from other sources for pennies on the dollar. It doesn’t replace any of the recommended number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables from the diet, and it doesn’t replace a multivitamin because the nutrient profile of JP is far too narrow (offering RDA amounts of only 4 nutrients). It would just be an unnecessary add-on to those existing expenses.

            As for potassium, you are simply wrong when you imply that fruits and vegetables are not a good source. In fact, they are. A simple potato provides more potassium than a serving of meat, fish, or poultry. You’re also wrong when you say we need them in only “trace” amounts. The RDI for potassium is 4.7 g/day, and that’s a lot of potassium (more than the combined weight of 6 JP capsules).

            Similarly, leafy green vegetables are an excellent source of manganese

            While we’re talking about potassium, it’s one of the important nutrients that gets washed right out of JP during processing, along with just about everything else of value, which is why the product has to be fortified with inexpensive added nutrients.

            Lastly, one also has to consider that there have been numerous formulation changes (with ingredients added/omitted from the blends and changes in amounts); conflicting reports of the composition among published studies, and between regional markets, as indicated by the company’s advertising materials); and mislabeling with respect to the amounts of ingredients such as the vitamin C example above, Juice Plus is not “a thing”, it is a name only. It’s whatever the manufacturers feel like putting in a capsule and calling “Juice Plus” on any given day.

            You’re simply wasting your energy trying to defend this scam. There are irrefutable arguments against it on a dozen different levels.

          • Kwnstantinos

            ….and even more arguments to support it, including people that have been on it for years.

            You can pick any drug on the market, a drug that patients swear by it, and I am sure there are dozens others that knock it down because of its side-effects or mere ineffectiveness. Similarly, with science: you can pick any paper that draws specific conclusions, and I can probably find you a handful that disputes them.

            Very few things in life are considered axioms or dogma. The moment someone makes a statement or a remark is the moment where the process to upend it begins.

            You pick to believe the data provided by a bunch of random labs that “chose” to analyze the JP content, and I pick to believe the double-blind studies that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. You choose not to believe these studies because they are funded by the company and in the same token I choose not to believe the tests and conclusions of the random labs either because I believe they have an anti-JP agenda or because they are simply wrong (actually, the “spinach” anecdote comes to mind… Perhaps you know it: In the midst of the previous century, the iron content of spinach was miscalculated by a couple of logs…the error was perpetuated and even misrepresented in the famous cartoon series, “Popeye”.)

            With this in mind, it is obvious that our “debate” is futile. We can spend hours defending our sides without being able to convince each other one bit.
            The difference between you and I is that you base your beliefs on a bunch of internet sites (which I obviously have this part as well), but in my case, as I said before, I have personal experiences on the matter (as well as my wife and my in-laws). I realize that such experiences do not qualify as science, obviously, but you should be able to understand that for each one of us, these experiences count much more than any other scientific finding or internet resource out there. So to me, it’s not even a topic of debate, regardless of what you or anyone else wishes to postulate.

          • fyi_im_me

            Do you realize that all you keep saying is everyone is wrong and Juice Plus is right. Show me the study proving Juice Plus is more nutritious than a multivitamin or other suppliment. If it was true, Juice Plus would have paid for a study for it, they have paid for all kinds of other useless studies.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Do you understand that the studies you are basing your conclusions on are less than 10% of the total number of studies done on JP, and that the fact that the company funded may of them doesn’t mean that that they have access to the data (as STATED at the end of each paper), meaning that it’s wrong to assume the studies are useless??(!!!)

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol…ok now you have really proven that you have nothing to do with science. Read the studies and the reviews of the ones Juice Plus advertises. Read them on independent sites. They prove that Juice Plus has a very SMALL health benefit. It does nothing to help cancer and may actually contribute to it. Under review, there are problems with the scientific method in several of the studies as well as problems with data interpretation.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Not the ones that I’ve read.

            As for the “nothing to do with science” comment it’s just vindictive, bitter, and a (failed) attempt to insult. Cause if you were serious, and I knew that proving otherwise would potentially cause you to pause and re-think, I’d be happy to IM you my full name and then you could look me up yourself. But it’s obviously a waste of time…

          • fyi_im_me

            Lmao! You haven’t proven anything.

          • Kwnstantinos

            You misread my post… re-read…

          • Dogzilla

            “You pick to believe the data provided by a bunch of random labs that “chose” to analyze the JP content, and I pick to believe the double-blind studies that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.”

            BS! First, it’s not a question of “belief”. Second, I am not basing any opinions merely on “data provided by a bunch of random labs.” I am making observations based on the company’s own research and marketing materials, as well as on assessments from reputable independent organizations. Third, there is no double-blind study data that addresses the product’s composition so that’s a red herring.

            “You choose not to believe these studies because they are funded by the company and in the same token I choose not to believe the tests and conclusions of the random labs either because I believe they have an anti-JP agenda or because they are simply wrong (actually, the “spinach” anecdote comes to mind…”

            BS to the nth degree! First of all, again, it’s not a question of “belief”. Second, you haven’t even mentioned which studies you are referring to; not once in all of the inane comments you’ve posted to data. Be specific. Third, I never said I “disbelieve” any particular study; I pointed out serious flaws with the data and interpretation of several of the studies, buy you’ve chosen to ignore those details entirely. Fourth, I have not dismissed any study solely on the basis of funding; I have merely raised the issue of funding as a potentially biasing factor because conflict of interest is universally recognized as such. You demonstrate pigheaded obstinacy by failing to accept this simple fact. Fifth, it’s stupid to dismiss the results reported by Consumer Lab – an independent testing agency with a good reputation. Lastly, F your stupid spinach analogy; stop grasping at straws.

            “With this in mind, it is obvious that our “debate” is futile. We can spend hours defending our sides without being able to convince each other one bit.”

            Ha! Don’t fool yourself into thinking that I approach this exercise as an effort to convince you of anything. My purpose is to expose the fallacies behind every word you’ve written to date. Debate is futile because you don’t debate. You make statements, and then when they are shown to be erroneous, you simply change the subject and revert back to vagaries and what you describe as your own personal experience with the product; which is something that can’t be debated; just like if I challenged you to debate the existence of the ghosts that haunt my refrigerator.

            You have purposely avoided engaging in a scientific discussion about any of the studies. If you want to start, go ahead; and I’ll take you to school.

            “The difference between you and I is that you base your beliefs on a bunch of internet sites (which I obviously have this part as well)”

            There’s a lot more than that that differentiates us. You’re a pathetic bonehead know-nothing Juice Plus peon/apologist, pretending to be a scientist when you clearly aren’t one, and you’re here to defend your own financial interest as a distributor by making this pathetic attempt at whitewashing. I’m here to correct your every misstep by providing facts (those things that you seem incapable of grappling with). I have consistently provided thorough details and reliable sources, which include the company’s own studies and marketing materials as well as analyses and commentary from reputable independent sources. When confronted with all of it, you simply walk away, change the subject, and deceptively try to dismiss it as “a bunch of internet sites”.

            You are a vivid example of everything that’s wrong with JP. Stupidity, deceit, denial, selfishness, and anti-social behavior. That’s why the public loathes these idiotic snakeoil pyramid schemes and the people who plug them.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Were you raped by a JP rep at some point in your life?

          • Dogzilla

            “Were you raped by a JP rep at some point in your life?”

            Still more deflection; still not a word about “the science”, despite your initial bragging about your fictitious scientific credentials. It’s no mystery why you resort to deflection and deception. You can’t negate the reams of evidence showing that JP is outright BS, let alone make even one remotely compelling argument in the product’s favor.

            In answer to your troglodytic question, no, JP didn’t rape me. If JP tried, I would break JPs dick off and beat JP to death with it. But figuratively speaking, every one of JPs customers was raped.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Omg…. I’m so sorry…. Did it hurt?? Did you get tested right after?? Hope you re ok….

          • fyi_im_me

            Typical Rep answer. No facts just rude and inappropriate.

          • Kwnstantinos

            A. As I’ve told you before, I’m not a rep. Stop repeating it you re coming across thick.
            B. Don’t get involved….

          • fyi_im_me

            You might want to reread your posts if you think I’m the one coming off as thick.

            Your post is offensive and serves no purpose in the arguement.

          • Kwnstantinos

            You asked for “facts”… So here’s a bunch of papers, from reputable scientific journals (not wikipedia and “The Skeptic”) that show the benefits of Juice Plus on multiple levels.

            I have provided you with the journal information, the title and the abstract. If there’s something you don’t understand, feel free to ask. If you have interest in any of these published studies but don’t have access to, let me know and I can provide you with the pdf, if need be.

            Happy reading!!

            J Pediatr. 2012 Jul;161(1):58-64.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.030. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

            Insulin resistance and adiposity in relation to serum β-carotene levels.

            Canas JA1, Damaso L, Altomare A, Killen K, Hossain J, Balagopal PB.



            To determine the effects of placebo vs an encapsulated supplement of fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (FVJC) on serum β-carotene levels, insulin resistance, adiposity, and subclinical inflammation in boys.

            STUDY DESIGN:

            Thirty age-matched prepubertal boys (9 lean and 21 overweight (OW); age range, 6-10 years) were studied. All participants received nutrition counseling and were randomized to receive FVJC or placebo capsules for 6 months. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, lipid corrected β-carotene, serum retinol, glucose, insulin, retinol binding protein-4, leptin, adiponectin, leptin-to-adiponectin ratio, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 were measured before and after the 6-month intervention. Homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), acuteinsulin response to intravenous glucose, along with abdominal fat mass (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) were also determined.


            Baseline β-carotene concentrations correlated inversely with HOMA-IR, leptin-to-adiponectin ratio, and abdominal fat mass (P ≤ .01). FVJC intake increased β-carotene concentrations (P ≤ .001) but did not influence retinol or retinol binding protein-4. Retinol insufficiency <1.047 μM was present in 18% of the entire cohort at baseline and in 37% at 6 months. HOMA-IR decreased after supplementation in the OW cohort, when adjusted for percent weight change (P = .014). The percent change in abdominal fat mass increased in the placebo group and decreased in the FVJC group (P = .029).


            A 6-month supplementation with FVJC in the presence of nutritional counseling was associated with an increase in serum β-carotene concentrations and a reduction in adiposity in conjunction with an improvement in insulin resistance in OW boys.

            Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

            Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2012;25(1):2-8. doi: 10.1159/000330521. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

            An encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate increases skin microcirculation in healthy women.

            De Spirt S1, Sies H, Tronnier H, Heinrich U.

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            Microcirculation in the dermis of the skin is important for nutrient delivery to this tissue. In this study, the effects of a micronutrient concentrate (Juice Plus+®; 'active group'), composed primarily of fruit and vegetable juice powder, on skin microcirculation and structure were compared to placebo.


            This 12-week study had a monocentric, double-blind placebo and randomized controlled design with two treatment groups consisting of 26 healthy middle-aged women each. The 'oxygen to see' device was used to evaluate microcirculation. Skin density and thickness were measured using ultrasound. Measurements for skin hydration (Corneometer®), transepidermal water loss and serum analysis for carotenoids and α-tocopherol were also performed.


            By 12 weeks, microcirculation of the superficial plexus increased by 39%. Furthermore, skin hydration increased by 9% while skinthickness increased by 6% and skin density by 16% in the active group. In the placebo group, microcirculation decreased, and a slight increase inskin density was observed.


            Ingestion of a fruit- and vegetable-based concentrate increases microcirculation of the skin at 12 weeks of intervention and positively affects skin hydration, density and thickness.

            Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

            J Clin Periodontol. 2012 Jan;39(1):62-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01793.x. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

            Adjunctive daily supplementation with encapsulated fruit, vegetable and berry juice powder concentrates andclinical periodontal outcomes: a double-blind RCT.

            Chapple IL1, Milward MR, Ling-Mountford N, Weston P, Carter K, Askey K, Dallal GE, De Spirt S, Sies H, Patel D, Matthews JB.

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            A double-blind randomized controlled trial to determine whether dietary supplementation with fruit/vegetable/berry juice powder concentrates, simultaneously with non-surgical periodontal therapy, improved 2-month treatment outcomes.


            Volunteers with chronic periodontitis were randomly assigned to one of three groups: fruit/vegetable (FV), fruit/vegetable/berry (FVB) or placebo. Supplements were taken daily during non-surgical debridement and maintenance and outcomes assessed at 2, 5 and 8 months after completion. Primary outcomes were mean probing pocket depth (PPD), clinical attachment gain, % sites bleeding on probing (% BOP) at 2 months. Adherence and plasma β-carotene were determined.


            Sixty-one nutritionally replete (by serum biochemistry) volunteers enrolled and 60 (n = 20 per arm) completed the 2-month review. Clinicaloutcomes improved in all groups at 2 months, with additional improvement in PPD versus placebo for FV (p < 0.03). Gingival crevicular fluid volumes diminished more in supplement groups than placebo (FVB; p < 0.05) at 2 months, but not at later times. The % BOP (5 months) and cumulative plaque scores (8 months) were lowered more in the FV group (p < 0.05).


            Adjunctive juice powder concentrates appear to improve initial pocket depth reductions in nutritionally replete patients, where plasma micronutrient bioavailability is attainable. Definitive multicentre studies in untreated and treated patients are required to ascertain the clinicalsignificance of such changes.

            © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

            J Nutr. 2007 Dec;137(12):2737-41.

            Several indicators of oxidative stress, immunity, and illness improved in trained men consuming anencapsulated juice powder concentrate for 28 weeks.

            Lamprecht M1, Oettl K, Schwaberger G, Hofmann P, Greilberger JF.

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            Phytonutrients from plant foods provide numerous antioxidants. We hypothesized that supplementation for 28 wk with a commercially availableencapsulated juice powder concentrate (JPC) could influence indicators of oxidative stress, immunity, and illness. Trained men (n = 41; 34 +/- 5 y; maximum oxygen uptake = 55 +/- 7 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)) from a homogenous police Special Forces unit were randomly assigned in a double blind manner to either JPC (n = 21) or placebo (n = 20). We used multiple 7-d food records to assess dietary intake and found inadequate mean daily fruit and vegetable consumption (3.2 +/- 1.2 servings). The group physician documented all duty days lost due to illness. We collected plasma at baseline and study wk 4, 8, 16, and 28 for analysis of carbonyl groups on protein (CP) and TNFalpha. Over the 28-wk investigation, CP was lower in the JPC group, with both a treatment and a time x treatment interaction (P < 0.05). Concentrations of both CP and TNFalpha at 16 and 28 wk were lower in the JPC than in the placebo group (P < 0.001). TNFalpha increased during the first 8 wk followed by a decrease in both groups for the following 20 wk (P < 0.001). Over the final 20 wk of the study, the placebo group tended to have more days of illness than the JPC group (P = 0.068). These data suggest beneficial JPC effects with regard to reduction of duty days lost due to illness and reduction of CP and TNFalpha concentrations in this group of trained men over 28 wk.

            PMID: 18029492 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

            Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Mar;43(3):501-8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181f1ef48.

            Effects of a fruit/berry/vegetable supplement on muscle function and oxidative stress.

            Goldfarb AH1, Garten RS, Cho C, Chee PD, Chambers LA.

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            This study tested the effectiveness of a fruit, berry, and vegetable concentrate (FVC), Juice Plus+® (NSA LLC, Collierville, TN), supplement on muscle function and oxidative stress in response to an acute bout of eccentric exercise (EE).


            Forty-one healthy volunteers (age = 18-35 yr) were randomly assigned to either a placebo (P) or an FVC treatment taking capsules for28 d (6 d(-1)) before EE and for the next 4 d. All subjects completed four sets of 12 repetitions of eccentric elbow flexion with their nondominant arm. Blood, muscle soreness (MS), range of motion (ROM), and maximal isometric force (MIF) of the elbow flexors were obtained before and immediately after exercise and at 2, 6, 24, 48, and 72 h postexercise. Plasma was analyzed for creatine kinase (CK), lipid hydroperoxides, malondialdehyde (MDA), and protein carbonyls (PC). Glutathione ratio was determined from whole-blood extracts.


            MS, ROM, MIF, and plasma CK demonstrated significant time effects independent of treatment. MS and plasma CK increased over time, whereas ROM and MIF decreased over time. There was a significant time and time × treatment effect for plasma PC and MDA. PC and MDA increased over time in the P group (P < 0.01) but were not significantly altered in the FVC-treated group at any time. No significant changes were noted in lipid hydroperoxides. The glutathione ratio was elevated immediately postexercise in both groups (P < 0.01) and elevated 6 h postexercise with P compared with the FVC-treated group (P 20 cigarettes/d, duration >10 years; median age 47 years, range 41-57 years; 54 M) before and after 3 months’ supplementation. Subjects were randomized into 3 groups, well matched for sex and age: (1) placebo; (2) fruit/vegetable (FV); and (3) fruit/vegetable/berry (FVB). Analysis of oxidative status was performed on 75 (46 M) compliant subjects (>95% of assigned capsules). Changes in lipid panel parameters, oxidative-INDEX (Oxy-I, calculated on the basis of serum hydroperoxides and total antioxidant capacity measured by spectrophotometric methods), oxidized-LDL (ox-LDL; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA] method), and malondialdehyde (MDA; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method) in free (fMDA), bound (bMDA), and total (tMDA = fMDA + bMDA) forms are reported. Statistical analysis was performed with R statistical software.


            After supplementation, compared with placebo, both FV and FVB groups showed a significant decrease in total cholesterol (p < 0.05), ox-LDL (p = 0.03), and fMDA levels (p = 0.004) accompanied by a slight increase in bMDA concentrations, possibly as the result of fMDA conjugation. Moreover, a significant decrease in Oxy-I was found in both active groups compared with placebo (p < 0.001).


            Intervention with both nutraceutical formulations resulted in improvement in some oxidative alterations attributed to long-term cigarette smoking.

            J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 May 21;41(10):1744-9.

            Effect of supplemental phytonutrients on impairment of the flow-mediated brachial artery vasoactivity after asingle high-fat meal.

            Plotnick GD1, Corretti MC, Vogel RA, Hesslink R Jr, Wise JA.

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            Our objective was to determine if long-term daily administration of phytonutrient supplements can prevent the immediate adverse impact of a high-fat meal and increase the production of nitric oxide.


            Ingestion of a high-fat meal impairs flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery for at least 4 h; however, co-ingestion of vitamin antioxidants or a green salad has been shown to prevent this effect.


            Flow-mediated brachial artery reactivity test (BART) both before and 3 h after a 900 calorie 50 g fat meal was evaluated in 38 healthy volunteers (age 36.4 +/- 10.1 years). Subjects were randomized to four weeks of daily supplementation with a powdered fruit vegetable juice concentrate (Juice Plus [JP]) along with a complex supplement providing nutritional antioxidants and various herbal extracts (Vineyard [V]), JP alone, or a matching placebo. At three and four weeks, BART was repeated both before and after the high-fat meal. Serum nitrate/nitrite concentrations were measured at baseline and at four weeks.


            Four weeks of the JP-V combination blunted the detrimental effect of the high-fat meal (-47.5 +/- 23.4% at baseline vs. -1.7 +/- 9.7% at four weeks [p < 0.05]). Four weeks of JP alone had a similar beneficial effect (-45.1 +/- 19.7% at baseline vs. -16.6 +/- 10.3% at four weeks [p < 0.05]), whereas there was no substantial effect of the placebo. In the subjects treated with supplements, concentrations of serum nitrate/nitrite increased from 78 +/- 39 to 114 +/- 62 microm/l (p < 0.02).


            Daily ingestion of modest amounts of a fruit/vegetable juice concentrate with or without adjunctive phytonutrient supplementation can reduce the immediate adverse impact of high-fat meals on flow-mediated vasoactivity and increase nitrate/nitrite blood concentration.

            PMID: 12767658 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

            Reduction of common cold symptoms by encapsulated juice powder concentrate of fruits and vegetables: arandomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

            Roll S1, Nocon M, Willich SN.

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            Dietary supplements have been suggested in the prevention of the common cold, but previous investigations have been inconsistent. The present study was designed to determine the preventive effect of a dietary supplement from fruits and vegetables on common cold symptoms. In arandomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, healthcare professionals (mainly nursing staff aged 18-65 years) from a university hospital in Berlin, Germany, were randomised to four capsules of dietary supplement (Juice Plus+®) or matching placebo daily for 8 months, including a 2-month run-in period. The number of days with moderate or severe common cold symptoms within 6 months (primary outcome) was assessed by diary self-reports. We determined means and 95 % CI, and differences between the two groups were analysed by ANOVA. A total of 529 subjects were included into the primary analysis (Juice Plus+®: 263, placebo: 266). The mean age of the participants was 39·9 (sd 10·3) years, and 80 % of the participants were female. The mean number of days with moderate or severe common cold symptoms was 7·6 (95 % CI 6·5, 8·8) in the JuicePlus+® group and 9·5 (8·4, 10·6) in the placebo group (P = 0·023). The mean number of total days with any common cold symptoms was similar in the Juice Plus+® and in the placebo groups (29·4 (25·8, 33·0) v. 30·7 (27·1, 34·3), P = 0·616). Intake of a dietary supplement from fruits andvegetables was associated with a 20 % reduction of moderate or severe common cold symptom days in healthcare professionals particularly exposed to patient contact.

            PMID: 20727236 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC3023145 Free PMC Article

            Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 3:65-75. doi: 10.1080/09637480902852553. Epub 2009 Apr 23.

            beta-Carotene and alpha-tocopherol in healthy overweight adults; depletion kinetics are correlated withadiposity.

            Wise JA1, Kaats GR, Preuss HG, Morin RJ.

            Author information


            Healthy overweight subjects (24 males, 68 females; mean age=48.8 years; body mass index=27.1+/-4.9) participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study with two periods of 28-day supplementation using a nutritional product composed primarily of dehydrated juice concentrates from mixed fruits and vegetables (JuicePlus +). Compared with placebo, supplementation for 28 days increased concentrations of serum beta-carotene by 264% (P <0.001) and alpha-tocopherol by 14% (P < 0.01). After crossover of the active group to placebo, beta-carotene andalpha-tocopherol declined via first-order kinetics, with serum half-lives (t (1/2)) for beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol determined to be 22.8+/-3.1 and 4.6+/-2.3 days, respectively. Depletion rates for beta-carotene correlated with adiposity (quartile 1, body mass index=21.96, t (1/2)=17.6 days vs. quartile 4, body mass index=37.87, t (1/2)=26.3 days; P < 0.05). In conclusion, the supplementation period resulted in significantly elevated levels of beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol, indicating bioavailability. These increased levels persisted 2-4 weeks after supplementation was discontinued, and the rates of depletion were correlated with the levels of general adiposity.

            PMID: 19391032 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

          • Dogzilla

            You could have just posted a link instead of cutting and pasting that tome.

            Are you just going to throw that crap on the table and walk away without even making a point?

          • Kwnstantinos

            Do you seriously want me to analyze every single study?? For Heaven’ s sake!

          • Dogzilla

            “Do you seriously want me to analyze every single study?? For Heaven’ s sake!”

            Lord no! You don’t have the wherewithal to provide a meaningful analysis of even one study let alone every single study. What I am saying is that you should state your point clearly instead of cutting and pasting thousands of words of text that you could have simply linked to.

            It’s clear now that you don’t have a point and that you’re just trying to dazzle us with BS as usual.

          • Kwnstantinos

            “Lord no! You don’t have the wherewithal to provide a meaningful analysis of even one study let alone every single study. “… said the lay person to the professor with over 20 pubs and NIH/NSF grants…LOL. But anyway… It’s another reflection of your ethos and your modus operandi. So we move on…:

            “What I am saying is that you should state your point clearly instead of cutting and pasting thousands of words of text that you could have simply linked to.”

            The point is simple and I’ve been saying it all along: JP has been proven to have many benefits to human health, including the POTENTIAL to reduce risk of disease. Whenever I mentioned anything of the sort, you (and “fyi…”) “attacked” me that I made unsubstantiated claims with no facts to back them up. Now I’m throwing at you studies, published in reputable and respectable peer-reviewed journals, that support my arguments, and you’re asking me what my point is??
            For a week now I’ve made two:
            1. That you are bitter and ignorant and 2. That JP actually benefits human health. And I’ve pretty much proven both.

            As for your “dazzling” comment, you’re wrong once again. People who can “see” get dazzled. When dealing with the “blind”, you waste your time….

          • Dogzilla

            “Said the lay person to the professor with over 20 pubs and NIH/NSF grants…LOL.”

            You have presented no evidence of authority, nor do you have any reason to assume that I am a “lay person”. How about you keep the conversation grounded in reality instead of resorting to BS arguments from authority?

            “JP has been proven to have many benefits to human health, including the POTENTIAL to reduce risk of disease.”

            You did not refer to any particular diseases, and JP has not been even remotely proven to reduce the risk of any disease. You could just as easily argue that sticking a banana in your ass has “the POTENTIAL to reduce risk of disease”. For someone who pretends to be a scientist, you seem to lack the basic understanding of burden of proof. Everything should be assumed to do nothing until proven otherwise. Even NSA doesn’t claim that JP has the potential to reduce the risk of any diseases.

            “Now I’m throwing at you studies, published in reputable and respectable peer-reviewed journals, that support my arguments, and you’re asking me what my point is??”

            No, you are simply cutting and pasting studies without making a specific point. Neither of the two studies you posted constitutes even remotely acceptable evidence that JP prevents or treats any disease. What disease is it that you are suggesting JP prevents/treats?

          • Kwnstantinos

            I posted more than two studies….

            If you’re opposed to reading the “tome”, as you put it, just look at the titles and the conclusions of each study.

            Nevertheless, in brief, from just what I posted, JP was found to regulate (with variable efficacy):

            1. insulin resistance (implications with diabetes).

            2. Adiposity (deposition of adipose (fat) tissue – implications with obesity)

            3. TNF-alpha levels in the blood (cytokine involved with inflammatory responses)

            4. Oxidative stress (also associated with damage caused by chronic inflammatory responses and aging, on a whole).

            5. Flow mediated vaso-activity, especially following the consumption of a high-fat meal (implications with cardiovascular health).

            In addition, a couple of studies showed that JP supplementation seemed to reduce the duration and severity of periodontal disease, and last but not least, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, subjects on JP had significantly reduced incidences of cold (disease of the upper respiratory tract caused primarily by rhinoviruses).

            The JP company states that their product is not meant to TREAT disease. But based on the studies that I posted, as well as others, it’s quite clear the JP can play a role in prevention of disease and keeping us healthier, overall.

          • Dogzilla

            “1. insulin resistance (implications with diabetes).”

            There is no compelling evidence that JP prevents or treats diabetes.

            “2. Adiposity (deposition of adipose (fat) tissue – implications with obesity)”

            Adiposity is not a disease. JP does not prevent or treat obesity. It is not approved for such a purpose and the company makes no such claims in this regard.

            “3. TNF-alpha levels in the blood (cytokine involved with inflammatory responses).
            4. Oxidative stress (also associated with damage caused by chronic inflammatory responses and aging, on a whole).”

            There is no compelling evidence that JP prevents or treats inflammation or that it affects aging. It is not approved for such purposes and the company makes no such claims in this regard.

            “5. Flow mediated vaso-activity, especially following the consumption of a high-fat meal (implications with cardiovascular health).”

            Flow-mediated vasoactivity is not a disease. There is no compelling evidence that JP prevents or treats any form of CV disease. It is not approved for such a purpose and the company makes no such claims in this regard.

            “In addition, a couple of studies showed that JP supplementation seemed to reduce the duration and severity of periodontal disease, and last but not least…subjects on JP had significantly reduced incidences of cold.”

            There is no compelling evidence that JP mitigates colds or periodontal disease. It is not approved for such purposes and the company makes no such claims in this regard. Incidentally the study that you are referring to did not show an any effect on cold incidence, but it’s not surprising that you don’t the meaning of the word incidence

            “The JP company states that their product is not meant to TREAT disease. But based on the studies that I posted, as well as others, it’s quite clear the JP can play a role in prevention of disease and keeping us healthier.”

            The company makes no claims that it PREVENTS any diseases either. If they did, they would get shut down by the FDA for violating U.S. law. But as long as they have self-serving ass-hats like you to lie on their behalf, they don’t need to stick their necks on the line. This is the nature of snakeoil pyramid schemes.

            Your product is a joke. It can’t even compete with a 5 cent multivitamin.

          • Kwnstantinos

            You’re obviously incapable to understand scientific data which is not surprising. You keep repeating the phrase “compelling evidence” yet you have no clue what would qualify as such, other than FDA approval.

          • fyi_im_me

            1st study: did not prove anything:
            “Strengths of the study include the randomized double-blind placebo-controlled nature of the intervention, the use of serum markers such as β-carotene to document dietary compliance, and simultaneous measurement of serum β-carotene, retinol, and RBP4 along with markers of adiposity, IR, and subclinical inflammation. There are also limitations to the study because of the complex nature of the supplement, and consequently, we cannot draw definite conclusions in terms of causality. Other limitations include the fact that β-carotene is only one of numerous carotenoids and other phytonutrients present in natural fruits and vegetables, and this precludes us from drawing definitive conclusions on ascribing a role for β-carotene as solely responsible for the changes observed in adiposity and IR in the present study. The relatively small sample size, low compliance, and use of surrogate markers for IR emphasize the pilot nature of this study. Compliance with the supplement did not differ significantly within groups. Further, the current study was conducted only in prepubertal boys, and therefore, extrapolation of the data to the general pediatric and/or adult population should be done with caution. Future studies with more sophisticated measures of IR and abdominal fat distribution in a larger cohort would be needed to confirm the findings.”

            3rd study: again…nothing proven.
            “Statistically significant additional reductions in PPD were seen at the 2-month post-therapy recall visit for FV verses placebo, providing partial fulfilment of the first hypothesis. Therapy employing the FVB supplement did not, however, provide significantly improved primary outcomes relative to the placebo group, despite the presence of additional polyphenolic micronutrients within. Hypothesis two was therefore not fulfilled and nor was hypothesis three, as the initially greater pocket depth reduction in the FV group was not sustained at 8 months post-therapy.” “We conclude that adjunctive daily supplementation with an encapsulated FV juice powder concentrate, during non-surgical periodontal therapy, appears to offer additional initial pocket depth reductions, and subsequent additional improvements in bleeding on probing and plaque scores even in high responders to conventional therapy and in those who are not nutritionally compromised. However, outcomes seem to depend upon the serum/plasma micronutrient concentrations achieved, and this requires patient adherence and likely favourable absorption across the gastrointestinal tract wall. Further studies are necessary to assess such approaches in larger and more diverse populations, employing different supplement and therapeutic regimes. In particular, monotherapy studies (phytonutrient supplementation alone) and studies in nutritionally compromised patients are necessary to help build a clearer picture of the clinical impact of antioxidant phytonutrient supplementation upon periodontal and systemic inflammatory status.”

          • Kwnstantinos

            Every scientific study has its limitations. And all scientists that write papers are expected to report such limitations as it adds integrity to their work. By copying/pasting the limitations noted by the authors is not indicative of a worthless study; quite the contrary, actually.

          • fyi_im_me

            Study 4: may have helped but more study is required to prove it:

            In conclusion, the groups did not differ in relation to IL-6, SOD, and GPx. However, the JPC group showed positive changes in CP and TNFα concentrations and a trend toward fewer duty days lost due to illness compared with the placebo group. We can postulate that intervention may have been helpful in maintaining resistance against illness in this specific cohort of chronically stressed and exercising men. Applicability of these findings to other populations will require additional study in a larger, more diverse group.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Again, limitations and proposals for future work to improve and expand on each study are common denominators in every scientific paper out there.

          • fyi_im_me

            The hypothesis should at least be proven.

          • fyi_im_me

            Study 5: again…hypothesis is not proven. More study required:

            The results of the present study also
            indicate that oxidative stress was probably not the primary
            factor contributing to the functional changes in response to
            EE. It is probable that the forces within the muscle during
            the EE and the subsequent inflammatory-mediated factors
            (7,26,35) contributed to the functional changes observed in
            both groups. Further research is needed to more fully un-
            derstand how one can minimize the damage associated with
            EE to help prevent the loss in function. It would be inter-
            esting to know if this FVC influenced the inflammatory-
            mediated response with this protocol.
            In conclusion, this study reports that pretreatment with an
            FVC for 4 wk before and continued for 3 d after an eccentric
            protocol can attenuate blood oxidative stress markers but
            had no significant impact on the changes in functional
            measures and MS associated with this muscle-damaging
            procedure. In addition, the results suggest that blood oxi-
            dative stress may not be a good indicator of muscle damage
            and force declines manifested by this protocol. We suggest
            that supplementation of nutritional antioxidants should not
            be encouraged to prevent muscle damage because theses
            nutritional antioxidants have shown minimal beneficial
            functional outcomes.

          • fyi_im_me

            This will explain it to you clearer….since you have no clear arguement to prove flawed studies with no clear results….maybe you will accept a dr’s opinion.

            The Scientific Veneer

            Juice Plus+ promoters also claim there is scientific proof that Juice Plus+ is good for people’s health. NSA’s most powerful sales aids are tape-recordings by Richard DuBois, M.D., a board certified internist who is described as “one of the world’s leading authorities on infectious disease.” Citing scientific studies, DuBois correctly notes that:

            Considerable research shows that diets high in grains, fruits, and vegetables are associated with lower rates of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and several other types of degenerative diseaseMany Americans do not eat the recommended number of servingsEpidemiologic studies have found that these diseases are associated with low blood levels of certain phytonutrientsAn NSA-sponsored study of 15 healthy individuals found that supplementation with Juice Plus+ for 28 days raised the blood levels of five phytonutrients: beta-carotene, alpha carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin, lycopene, and vitamin E. The study found, for example, that beta-carotene levels were five times as high and lycopene levels were 20 times as high [16].

            To further support his argument, DuBois correctly describes how clinical trials have found that supplementation with individual nutrients sometimes does more harm than good. But he then asserts that the Juice Plus+ nutrients are safe and more effective, because the phytonutrient content of plants is “balanced.” Based on all of the above assumptions, he concludes that everyone should take Juice Plus+.

            The above reasoning is not valid. Nearly all of the evidence relating disease rates to dietary composition is epidemiologic. Epidemiologic studies do not prove cause and effect. And even if causal connections are established, they do not prove that dietary supplements will remedy a poor diet or that Juice Plus+ is an optimal supplement. (In fact, it is not likely to be optimal because it lacks vitamin B12 and most of the minerals included in full-spectrum multivitamin/multimineral pills.) Nor is there any logical reason to conclude that Juice Plus is “balanced” simply because its ingredients were extracted from foods. Only well-designed, long-term clinical trials can determine whether taking Juice Plus+ or any other pill or potion can actually prevent disease.

            But that’s not all. Much of the protective effect of fruits and vegetables is due to their fiber content. Juice Plus+ pills have nearly all the fiber removed. Moreover, eating the recommended portions of grains, fruits, and vegetables does not merely provide high levels of phytochemicals. It usually means that the overall diet is low or moderate in fat. Nobody knows whether adding a product like Juice Plus+ to a high-fat or low-fiber diet would provide much benefit. The bottom line is that if someone’s diet is low in fruits, vegetables, or grains, the most prudent action is fix the diet.

            Curiously, in 1986, two authors of NSA’s phytonutrient study were associated with United Sciences of America (USA), a multilevel company that sold supplements with illegal claims that they could prevent many diseases. Lead author John A. Wise, Ph.D., was USA’s vice president of science and data information; and second author Robert J. Morin, M.D., was a scientific advisor who helped design the products. State and federal enforcement actions drove the company out of business in 1987 [17]. USA’s main product was its Master Formula, which included large amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin E [18]. Today, Wise is vice president, science and technology and is a stockholder of Natural Alternatives International (NAI), of San Marcos, California, which manufacturers the Juice Plus+ products. NSA was responsible for at least 16% of NAI’s sales during the year ending June 30, 1999 [19].

            Even more curiously, DuBois himself has cast doubt on his claim that Juice Plus+ provides “balanced nutrition.” In the 1998 NSA videotape, “Homocysteine, Oxidative Stress, Pathogenesis and Prevention of Disease,” he states extra carotenoids are stored in the skin and that his own skin has turned orange from the pills. Beta-carotene supplements have been associated with increased cancer rates in two large clinical studies [20,21] and have been found to increase precancerous changes in ferrets exposed to cigarette smoke [22]. The highly respectedMedical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics—a peer-reviewed newsletter for physicians—has concluded that “no one should take beta-carotene supplements.” [23] But rather than noting the risk, DuBois claims that “When you turn orange, you have neutralized your oxidative stress” (a purported measure of harmful free-radical activity) and therefore reduced your odds of getting certain diseases. He even describes how his patients say, “I want to look like you. I want that carotenoid gloss.” [24] How could he possibly know that years of living with orange skin will do more good than harm?

            NSA has also used testimonials from pediatrician William Sears, M.D, and others to promote Juice Plus+ Gummies as low in sugar and a nutritional alternative to fruits and vegetables. In 2005, after the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division concluded that the ads were misleading, the company promised to stop saying that Gummies contain “less sugar” than a can of soda and are “the next best thing to fruits and vegetables.” [25]

            The Research Veneer

            Many studies sponsored by Juice Plus+ have been completed and many more are underway. The vast majority were funded and/or authored by NSA or NAI. Here are some examples plus my comments.

            One study showed that taking Juice Plus+ increased a few markers of immune activity. Another study concluded that giving Juice Plus+ to healthy men and women helped protect DNA from oxidative as measured in the the nuclei of white blood cells. However, neither of these studies involved measurement of health outcome.Two studies have found that taking Juice Plus+ decreased the blood level of homocysteine, a substance thought to contribute to coronary artery disease. The results of these studies were predictable because Juice Plus+ contains folic acid, which is known to reduce homocysteine levels. However, extensive clinical trials have found that lowering homocysteine has not been proven beneficial so that homocysteine-lowering is no longer considered as part of standard cardiac care [26]. Even if lowering homocysteine level were useful, using Juice Plus+ for this purpose would be silly because the standard regimen would cost less than $2 per month and would be more effective for people who need B12 to achieve the desired levels.Another study found that Juice Plus+ reduced the adverse effect of a high-fat meal on the functioning of a wrist artery. Many studies have shown similar effects with supplementation with antioxidant supplements, but whether this has practical value is not known and the effect can be achieved with very inexpensive products.One study found that taking Juice Plus+ provides a benefit in patients with gum disease. The study was preliminary and did not include an assessment of the patient’s nutrient blood levels to see whether the benefits were related to taking the products. But even if these findings hold up to further scrutiny, I believe that any such benefit will be equally achievable with inexpensive vitamin supplements.

            A Wikipedia report has examined whether the research findings support claims that Juice Plus+ (a) reduces oxidative stress, (b) promotes cardiovascular wellness, (c) supports a healthy immune system, and (d) helps protect DNA. In January 2008, the report concluded that “multiple studies of varying standards have produced conflicting results as to the truth of these claims.” [27]

            Many Juice Plus+ distributors believe that these studies “prove” that taking Juice Plus+ makes people healthier. Real proof, however, would require that people taking the product have a better specific health outcome (fewer colds, for example) than comparable people who don’t take the product. Even if a study found a better health outcome, it would not make sense to use Juice Plus+ if dietary modification or a less expensive supplement could do the same thing. This point is illustrated by an 8-month study in which nurses received either Juice Plus+ or a placebo. Both groups had the same number of sick days, but the Juice Plus+ group reported 20% reduction in days in which they had moderate to severe cold symptoms [28]. These findings are neither new nor significant. It is well established that vitamin C supplementation does not prevent colds but, when taken at the onset of a cold, may provide a modest reduction in symptom severity {29]. Taking a daily 250 mg vitamin C pill for 7-10 days when a cold strikes would cost about 24 cents per episode. Taking Juice Plus for six months would cost about $240—about 1,000 times as much!.

            Over the years, experts at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have looked closely at the Juice Plus+’s research output [30]. Their most recent summary states:

            Studies on bioavailability suggest that consumption of JP can increase serum levels of alpha-carotene, vitamin C, and folate, but studies with other markers, such as lutein, alpha-tocopherol yielded mixed results.JP was shown comparable to standard vitamin C and E supplements but it remains unclear if this product is nutritionally superior to fresh produce.Studies on cardiovascular effects, such as changes in blood pressure and cholesterol levels are inconclusive.While there is ongoing research using Juice Plus+ in cancer patients, it has not been proven to prevent or treat cancersGastrointestinal distress and hive-like rash have been associated with intake of JP in clinical trials. .Due to its antioxidant effects, JP may interfere with the actions of some chemotherapy drugs.Juice Plus+ is not a substitute for fresh fruits and vegetables.

            In 1999, NSA launched the Juice Plus+®Children’s Health Study, which it described as a large, multi-year health survey that would help determine whether adding Juice Plus+® fruit and vegetable supplements to the family diet can affect the health and well-being of children ages 6 to 15. In the study, each child participant is paired with an adult participant, usually a parent. The children under 12 are given products free or charge, but payment is required for the other participants. Completed questionnaires are tabulated by the Juice Plus Children’s Research Foundation, which was set up to support programs that “advance the principle that improved nutrition leads to healthier lifestyle and overall better health in children.” [30]. The “preliminary report”—said to have been based on the first 25,000 responses—contained many claims that the regimen led to improvements in the child’s health status and interest in health promotion. However, the questionnaire is poorly designed, no control groups were used, and the resultant data are meaningless [30].

            In 2010, the Foundation’s Web reported results based on the responses or more than 150,000 families. The report includes eight bar graphs that compare things reported after 4-8 months, 1 year, and 3 years: (1) eating more fruits and vegetables, (2) consuming less fast food and soft drinks, (3) drinking more water, visiting the doctor less, (4) missing fewer days of school or work, (6) taking fewer medications, (7) more aware of their health and wellness, and (8) reaping a health benefit of some kind. In each case, the numbers allege a benefit that rises with time. Nothing in this report indicates that the study’s design had improved. Thus, as far as I can tell, the study is just a gimmick to promote sales [31].


          • Kwnstantinos

            Dr DuBois ‘ opinion?? Yes, I accept 100%! The rest of the commentary is written by a self-serving, conspiracy theorist, with an anti-JP agenda.

          • fyi_im_me

            But not Dr Barrett? Uh huh.

          • fyi_im_me

            You argue a very narrow minded agenda. You refuse to admit the proven limitations of Juice Plus. The frequent reformulations to cover their asses…..the expense….the added supplimentation from man made sources….the flawed studies with no concrete proof….the multilevel marketing….the exagerating and lying reps….etc.
            You refuse to even entertain anything negative….very unscientific approach. And frankly, you are wrong.

          • Kwnstantinos

            “You refuse to admit the proven limitations of Juice Plus.”

            I never said that JP has no limitations. All products out there have limitations. But I won’t sit here and listen to people saying JP is worthless!

            “The frequent reformulations to cover their asses”

            I see it as the product getting better and better.

            “…the expense…”

            As I’ve explained to you prior, money is relative. I spend 1.50 dollars a day on JP. Tell me how many fruits and vegetables you can buy with 1.50….

            “.the added supplimentation from man made sources”

            So?? Does that make it automatically worthless and toxic?? Read again the quotes from the research chef I posted yesterday about people trying to interpret food ingredients…

            “the flawed studies with no concrete proof”

            The studies I posted yesterday are not flawed…and concrete proof is, again, a relative term. Is more research required to solidify certain benefits of JP?? Absolutely! They definitely look very promising though, as it stands.

            “the multilevel marketing”

            …which automatically makes it a scam, right?? OK…

            “the exagerating and lying reps”

            Did you ever read a post of mine backing up the JP reps?? I’m sure there are a ton of them out there making empty promises. It may leave a bad taste to certain people’s mouths, but takes nothing away of the real value of the product.

            I could’t be fairer.

          • Dogzilla

            “I never said that JP has no limitations. All products out there have limitations. But I won’t sit here and listen to people saying JP is worthless!”

            You have so far not spoken of even a single limitation of JP. Many others have though – various experts and reputable organizations — and the verdict is that the product is about as close to worthless as a product can get, and part of a conniving dishonest pyramid scheme to boot.

            “’The frequent reformulations to cover their asses’ — I see it as the product getting better and better.”

            If you do see it that way, then you’re irrational. The many product reformulations essentially render the research useless, since it’s entirely unclear what the compositions were of the product versions used in the different studies. Ingredients have been added and omitted altogether, the amounts have changed substantially, and even the current formulation of the product differs across regional markets (e.g., Europe vs. U.S.). Like I said before, JP isn’t a definable “thing”, it’s simply a name, used for whatever concoction the company arbitrarily decides to throw in a capsule on any given day. You can’t argue your way out of that conundrum; it alone defeats the very premise of the product.

            “As I’ve explained to you prior, money is relative. I spend 1.50 dollars a day on JP. Tell me how many fruits and vegetables you can buy with 1.50….?”

            That’s more than $500 a year on a worthless poorly conceived, fruit-scented vitamin capsule — absurd to any sober-minded consumer. JP is not in any way a substitute for fruits and vegetables, so your question is inane. But since you asked, that’s enough money to buy 2 extra servings of fruits and vegetables a day for a year; it’s enough to get a gym membership for a year; it’s enough to easily cover a year or two’s worth of prescription co-pays; it would buy practically a lifetime supply of multivitamins. Most of all, any use of the money would be better than simply throwing it down the toilet supporting some idiot’s pyramid scheme dreams. You’re basically asking why someone shouldn’t have $500+ extra bucks in their bank account instead of handing it over to an organization of pathetic lying grifters.

            What you should really be comparing JP to is a reputable USP grade multivitamin; it beats JP with respect to reliability, quality, range of nutrients, and price — by a factor of 15- to 20-fold.

            “.’the added supplimentation from man made sources’ — So?? Does that make it automatically worthless and toxic??”

            Toxic? No. Worthless? Yes, virtually.

            ” ‘the flawed studies with no concrete proof’ — The studies I posted yesterday are not flawed…”

            I don’t want you to get the false impression that I’m trying to convince you of anything at this point because it’s clear that your mission here is to BS at all costs, but the simple reality is that the research is very flawed, just like the product itself. For example, you posted the abstract from a study by Plotnick et al. above but, not surprisingly, you’re either unaware or feigning ignorance of a damning critique of that study by Jane Freeman of the Dept of Medicine at Boston U., which was published in that very same issue of the journal. You hung yourself out to dry by tossing that softball of a study at us and blindly pretending that it’s beyond reproach. Here are the highlights:

            “Because the active components of this supplement were not identified, and the compounds were not monitored either directly or utilizing surrogate biomarkers, it cannot be assumed that subsequent preparations of this or similar supplements will retain their vasoactive properties. Also, because the herbal extract was not tested alone, it is impossible to know if it has any beneficial effects when used in isolation…Also, arginine was present in the vitamin/antioxidant supplement and did not alter the nitrate/nitrite levels. Although plasma nitrate/ nitrite content changed with supplementation, these levels depend upon diet and, as discussed in the study, dietary protein was not regulated, making these levels unreliable. Further complicating this measurement is the nitrite reportedly contained in the juice extract. Because of these limitations, it cannot be assumed that total NO or NO synthase activity increased in the subjects on the supplements. Although the vascular changes may be due to a direct antioxidant effect, this cannot be definitely concluded as other reactive oxygen species or antioxidants were not measured. In addition, many vitamins and phytonutrients have been shown to have nonantioxidant mechanisms for altering vascular function, including effects on signaling pathways . Alpha-tocopherol, as well as purple grape juice and other flavonoids, have been shown to influence… would such studies lead to the use of nutritional supplementation with the occasional high-fat meal or should we just be recommending a salad with the steak dinner? Thus, this study does not suggest that a phytonutrient or vitamin supplement is the solution for high-fat, low-fiber, low-nutrient diets but instead reinforces the positive effects of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Validation of the potentially broader implication of these results, namely that intake of specific fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial to cardiovascular health and can balance the potentially detrimental effects of the fat intake in our diet, would be of significant interest.”

            ” ‘the multilevel marketing” — which automatically makes it a scam, right?? OK…”

            Yeah pretty much. It’s synonymous with hyperinflated prices, exaggerated misleading claims, and financial harm to most of the pyramid scheme participants.

            ” ‘the exagerating and lying reps’ — Did you ever read a post of mine backing up the JP reps??”

            No, but by the same token you had not once acknowledged a single instance, even though such deceptive practices are part of a larger and very disturbing pattern of blatant deception.

            “I’m sure there are a ton of them out there making empty promises. It may leave a bad taste to certain people’s mouths, but takes nothing away of the real value of the product.”

            No, it’s the other two dozen or so damning facts that take “away of the real value of the product.” Yes, the lying reps (yourself included) leave a wretched taste in everyone’s mouths; and that alone is ample reason to refrain from doing business with the company that enabled the reps to create that bad taste. When virtually everyone affiliated with the company marches in lockstep making the same types of maddeningly false and deceptive claims, it victimizes the company’s customers, and it’s indicative of a company and a product that doesn’t merit an ounce of trust.

          • Kwnstantinos

            “You have so far not spoken of even a single limitation of JP. ”

            JP lacks the vast majority of fiber present in fruits and vegetables. The drying process also causes loss of phytonutrients. The two fats combined make JP inferior to eating any fruit or vegetable in its raw form. In addition, because a significant portion of JP (capsules and gummies) is (concentrated) food, it would be virtually impossible to maintain accurate readings among all the nutrients and vitamins contained. To put it simply, one apple does not contain the exact same ingredients as another apple, at least quantity wise. This phenomenon creates a foot-hole for skeptics and individuals with anti-JP agendas to hit back on the product. So is this considered a limitation?? In some regard I guess it is… Finally, we all know JP has an MLM infrastructure, which, like many other pyramid schemes, is heavily criticized. Again, is that indicative of a low quality product? Absolutely not. But I guess it should be considered a limitation as a lot of worthless products have been marketed through pyramid schemes, in essence forcing JP to start from a disadvantageous stand point.

            “The many product reformulations essentially render the research useless, since it’s entirely unclear what the compositions were of the product versions used in the different studies.”

            Inadvertently, you’re making a good point here: The fact that JP ingredients can vary across the board (but not because of human manipulation, as you state, but more so due to the natural content of the product), requires even more extensive research (perhaps another limitation…). But the exact same argument applies to all the studies that attempt to debunk JP. It would be completely irrational to regard these studies appropriately set up perfectly controlled, and accurate, while every study that supports the opposite of what you believe, worthless.

            “That’s more than $500 a year…”

            …And 5000 dollars in 10 years and 5 mil dollars in a century! Extrapolations impress the dim…. Do you understand that I spend about 15k a year on groceries? 500 extra dollars a year giving me a VARIETY of fruits and vegetables is so exuberant? Is 500 bucks a substantial amount of money? Sure! If someone gave me 500 bucks a year, would I take it? Definitely! But this stands for everything that you pay for and is no reflection of quality.

            “What you should really be comparing JP to is a reputable USP grade multivitamin; it beats JP with respect to reliability, quality, range of nutrients, and price — by a factor of 15- to 20-fold.”

            You keep bringing up multi-vitamins and comparing JP to them. This puzzles me with you. I don’t know if you feign ignorance (to support your anti-JP agenda) or if it’s true ignorance (in which case I prompt you to do some serious reading): Multi-vitamins, apart from the fact that are COMPLETELY synthetic, have UNDENIABLE scientific links to cancers; especially the fat-soluble ones (A,D,E,K). One of the latest studies actually linking vitamin K to prostate cancer. A ton of studies… Which is why I mentioned it in my very first post yet you opted to regard it as a diversion strategy of mine; a devious JP sales rep..! LOL!. I was being completely honest though…

            But I’m coming to the realization that your problem is the marketing style of JP; nothing else. You have come across a number of pushy, annoying, half educated (and lying?) JP reps, (perhaps you have been burned in the past by a pyramid scheme product as well, who knows), and you have decided to try and expose everyone and everything in support of JP. If it was sold on the shelves, like most other products, you wouldn’t spend 5 min on this blog, let alone your half waking life.

            “”.’the added supplimentation from man made sources’ — So?? Does that make it automatically worthless and toxic??”

            Toxic? No. Worthless? Yes, virtually.”

            You should stop drinking milk then….it’s fortified with vitamin D….Worthless!


            Thanks for the copy/paste.
            Let me bring to your attention something that you may or may not have considered: MDs are (still) significantly uneducated on the topic of nutrition and how it affects disease prevention. In medical school they go through TWO lectures, and these on MACRO-nutrition. Many of them, stemming primarily from ignorance (some from stubborness, and a few with financial agendas), are opposed to the importance and effect of micro-nutrition. This reflects in their writings, discussions, and recommendations to their patients. Now, I’m not saying that Dr. Freedman is one of them, but her skepticism regarding the benefits of phytonutrients is evident throughout her paper (which, btw, is a review, not a study). Nevertheless, her review does not strip the one study you picked to challenge. In fact, she found it interesting, promising, and intriguing. To quote:

            ” In summary, the study by Plotnick et al. (21) presents intriguing data concerning a potential mechanism for the beneficial effects of flavonoid supplementation and adds to the growing information available demonstrating that substances rich in flavonoids enhance brachial function. Although these findings are notable, they are not broadly clinically relevant until tested prospectively with longer-term clinical end points.”

            She points out that the study has limitations and that more research is required in order to establish clinical links, but that is a far cry from disregarding the study as flawed.

            She also makes the remark:

            “Although these findings beckon us to draw broader implications, even if proven true in larger studies, it is doubtful that this will lead to a recommendation of high-calorie, high-fat diets.”

            Well, duh!! Nobody will say: “Oh! I’m gonna stuff my face with McDonalds cause I take JP!!” LOL!

            In closing, once again, I am NOT a JP rep. You may have trouble believing it but there are many people out there that understand and enjoy the benefits of JP (and good nutrition) daily, and are happy to share it with others without actually pushing a sale!

          • Dogzilla

            “JP lacks the vast majority of fiber present in fruits and vegetables. The drying process also causes loss of phytonutrients. The two fats combined make JP inferior to eating any fruit or vegetable in its raw form…is this considered a limitation?? In some regard I guess it is…we all know JP has an MLM infrastructure, which, like many other pyramid schemes, is heavily criticized… I guess it should be considered a limitation as a lot of worthless products have been marketed through pyramid schemes”


            “The fact that JP ingredients can vary across the board (but not because of human manipulation, as you state, but more so due to the natural content of the product).”

            Your counterargument is demonstrably false. They have added new ingredients and omitted old ones, and the formulations have varied widely over time, and, currently, in different regional markets. These are not minor variations that could be accounted for by the “natural content of the product” (whatever that’s supposed to mean); rather they are discrepant formulations by purposeful design and as a result of “human manipulation”, as you put it.

            “But the exact same argument applies to all the studies that attempt to debunk JP.”

            No it doesn’t. It’s not even clear what studies you’re referring to, but the formulation changes do not negate any of the many critiques of Juice Plus; it reinforces them.

            “And 5000 dollars in 10 years and 5 mil dollars in a century! Extrapolations impress the dim”

            Given the magnitude of your dimness, you must be awestruck. If you think that extrapolating the daily cost of JP out to 1 year is inappropriate, then you’re just unimaginably dense. $500+ a year for a worthless deceptively advertised pyramid scheme supplement is simply a piss poor investment.

            “Do you understand that I spend about 15k a year on groceries?”

            No, how would I know anything about your grocery shopping budget? More importantly, why would I care? It has nothing to do with JP.

            “You keep bringing up multi-vitamins and comparing JP to them.”

            Yes, because JP is a multivitamin (i.e., a supplement that provides more than one vitamin, as indicated on the JP label). It’s not a good multivitamin, because it’s scandalously overpriced, lacks most of the nutrients that a multivitamin provides, and it’s not USP grade, but it most certainly is a multivitamin.

            “But I’m coming to the realization that your problem is the marketing style of JP; nothing else.“

            No. JP is a shitty, overpriced, poorly-conceived supplement. If it just sat on a store shelf gathering dust, I would still have a “problem” with it being a shitty, overpriced, poorly-conceived supplement. The promotion (e.g. illegal disease cure/prevention claims) and marketing method (pyramid scheme), however, escalate JP from being simply being a bad product to being am offensive scam with the potential to cause significant physical and financial harm.

            “You have come across a number of pushy, annoying, half educated (and lying?) JP reps.”

            Yes, and the number is 100%.

            “You should stop drinking milk then….it’s fortified with vitamin D….Worthless!”

            I sure as hell would stop drinking milk if it were being sold with the same percentage markup as MLM supplements ($50 carton of milk anyone?), told me it cured cancer, and tried to get me to join a milk-distributing pyramid scheme.

            “Let me bring to your attention something that you may or may not have considered: MDs are (still) significantly uneducated on the topic of nutrition.”

            Snore! You’re making an absolute fool of yourself. You know nothing of medical school curricula. The person you are trying to defame (Jane Freeman, who wrote the scathing critique of Plotnick’s JP study) is a professor at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston U. She couldn’t be more qualified to critique the JP study, which was a cardiology-related study published in a cardiology journal (I’d also wager that she’s forgotten more about nutrition than you could ever learn in 10 lifetimes).

            Watzl and Bub wrote a similarly scathing critique of JP, and they are affiliated with the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition in Karlsruhe, Germany. As in the Freeman case, you can’t reasonably argue that they aren’t qualified. Well you might try, but someone who isn’t a self-serving dick wouldn’t.

            “I’m not saying that Dr. Freedman is one of them, but her skepticism regarding the benefits of phytonutrients is evident throughout her paper.”

            False. She did not express skepticism about the benefits of phytonutrients. She damned the methodological weaknesses, unreliable results, and faulty conclusions of the JP study, and consequently concluded that the results do not establish any benefits of phytonutrients. Your cowardly attempt to discredit her is an epic failure.

            “Nevertheless, her review does not strip the one study you picked to challenge. In fact, she found it interesting, promising, and intriguing.”

            So when you claim that the study you presented was flawless, and someone counters with a reliable expert critique pointing out numerous critical flaws with said study, you’ll simply ignore reality. I figured you might, after running out of wiggle room. What choice did you have but to lie or F-off in disgrace? Too bad you chose to double down on BS once again.

            “In closing, once again, I am NOT a JP rep. You may have trouble believing it but there are many people out there that understand and enjoy the benefits of JP (and good nutrition) daily, and are happy to share it with others without actually pushing a sale!”

            You show the exact same characteristics as the rest of the lying know-nothing zealots who sell the product/pyramid scheme. You should prefer that people are convinced you have a financial interest in JP, or that someone close to you does, rather than think you’re just a random crazy asshole.

          • Dogzilla

            Richard DuBois is a JP kingpin with an obvious financial interest in hustling JP. In contrast, it’s not the least bit self serving when Barrett provides a thorough, logical, well referenced critique of JP. It’s dishonest to coin the phrase “anti-JP agenda” as a means of denigrating those who have merely critiqued the product and the company’s business practices. You, like all JP shills, wear deceit like a badge of honor.

          • Kwnstantinos

            I have more studies if you’d like…

            As a side note, the following site: http://supplement-geek.com/juice-plus-questions-and-answers/

            …is a neutral site which answers some basic questions on Juice Plus. It’s fare and rather accurate.

            In closing, to quote James Pintner (Certified Research Chef), from his article: “Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t”:

            “Many suspicions about what’s in a food package come from lack of knowledge or misinformation about food ingredients, and much of that is propagated on sound bite news, various health food store products and literature, and the internet through emails and blogs of people who take one sliver of what they DO know and put it in the wrong context or deliberately demonize something to present themselves as authorities or innovators.”

            “All of these long unfamiliar words on labels cause consumers to feel discomfort. People don’t like pronouncing technical ingredients in their food because they don’t understand them. This lack of understanding opens the door for individuals with their own agendas to fill the void with their own interpretations. This is where the trouble starts and the gullible get taken.”.

            Nicely said….

          • fyi_im_me

            If Juice Plus contained any of the goodness of 17 fruits and veggies, there should be higher levels of nutrients other than the added supplements….which it doesn’t. There is no proof supporting it’s strength compared to Vitamin Water or other suppliments or even against multivitamins. It is a very very expensive product that has WAY less nutrients than the average multivitamin.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Read my latest response to dogzilla. It answers all your points, collectively.

          • Dogzilla

            “I’m not trying to sell you (or anyone else) anything. I don’t have to convince you of anything. What you (and others) believe about JP, does not change the quality of the product. I’m enjoying reaping its benefits, daily. It’s simple, really. The rest is fluff and a waste of time….”

            If that’s the case, then you’re pretty much done here right? You’re not trying to be convincing; you don’t care what other people write; and you rest your case solely on your own personal experience, facts be damned.

            So what role will you play now? Repeating the same anonymous unverifiable personal testimonial about vague “health benefits”? Fluff and a waste of time indeed.

          • fyi_im_me

            You tell me what you think Juice Plus is about and I referred you to their website to read the company stance and to read their disclaimer. But you won’t.

            Your personal story means nothing as it is highly subjective and not scientific; which you, of all people should undrstand. Now I really question your earlier claims.

            How about you show me a double blind study that proves Juice Plus has significant value compared with other supplements. A study that has held up under independent review.

            Fluff and a waste of time??? Science is about seeing both sides and aknowledging other findings. It is about finding the truth. You have proven that you don’t have anything to do with science.

            Those links showed good and bad. The nutrient values speak for themselves. Consumer Labs analysed it. You might want to actually read those. I included nutrient values for an orange, an apple, and a carrot since you don’t seem to understand the limited nutritional value of Juice Plus.

          • Kwnstantinos

            I have responded to you…

          • fyi_im_me
          • fyi_im_me

            To quote Dogzilla
            “The studies to date have not shown consistent increases in the blood levels of key phytonutrients following ingestion of JP (i.e., endogenous plant nutrients rather than the vitamin additives in JP, which include beta-carotene, vit E, vitamin C, and folate).

            Wtazl and Bub made this clear, and they were right.

            Company-sponsored studies have shown no significant increase in blood levels of lycopene…
            [Samman et al. J. Nutr. 2003;133: 2188–2193]
            [Smith et al. Nutr Res. 1999;19 (10): 1507–1518]

            …no significant increase in lutein…
            [Samman et al. J. Nutr. 2003;133:2188–2193]
            [Smith et al. Nutr Res. 1999;19(10):1507–1518][Kawashima et al. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(3): 411–21]

            …no significant increased in zeaxanthin…
            [Samman et al. J. Nutr. 2003;133:2188–2193]
            [Smith et al. Nutr Res. 1999;19 (10):1507–1518][Kawashima et al. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16 (3): 411–21]
            [Nantz et al. J Nutrition. 2006;136(10):2606–10]

            …and no no significant increase in β-cryptoxanthin.
            [Samman et al. J. Nutr. 2003;133:2188–2193]
            [Smith et al. Nutr Res. 1999;19(10):1507–1518][Kawashima et al. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(3): 411–21]
            [Nantz et al. J Nutrition. 2006;136(10):2606–10]
            [Inserra et al. Integr Med. 1999; 2(1):3–10]

          • Dogzilla

            “The only thing I get out of it is the health benefits I feel every day and see at my annual doctor visits. You (and everyone else here), can try to take knocks on the quality and integrity of the research done, but no one can argue the personal experience Ive had with the product.”

            Ah yes, another purposely vague fuzzy claim about “health benefits”. The quality and integrity of the research is knocked because it is utterly devoid of both; that much is obvious and irrefutable. Of course no one can argue with your personal experience because you didn’t even bother to specify what that experience was. If you had, others could have easily argued with it. You resorted to this intellectually dishonest deflection as a last resort after your argument extolling the research (and your bogus claims that you are a PhD researcher) were laid to waste; it has as much credibility as if I were to claim that ghosts are haunting my refrigerator. You can knock my refrigerator, but you can’t argue that there aren’t ghosts inside of it.

            “So, your expertise is in finance. Ok. If that’s the case I’d be happy to hear your opinion all day about the marketing and business plan of the company. Honestly. But when it comes to the medical / scientific aspect, doesn’t it make sense that you should do the same??”

            Finance has nothing to do with marketing, bonehead, but hell ya, let’s dismember the BS marketing behind JP piece by piece. Your dubious claims of authority, however, are another matter. It’s pretty damn obvious that you’re either not a scientist or if you are, you’re one of the worst, most intellectually feeble and duplicitous scientists that ever walked the face of the earth. Now how about you just drop the charade? It’s apparent to everyone that you’re just another peon distributor trying to con people with BS. Same story, different day.

          • Dogzilla

            “When you come across people with my qualifications and knowledge, telling them to educate themselves and broaden their horizons, sounds a little funny and silly…”

            And what qualifications did you prove? None. I strongly suspect that in the highly unlikely event that you possess a “diploma” of any kind, it was clipped from the back of a Cap’N'Crunch box. You really need to stop this charade of pretending to be a scientist. Or at least try discussing the science instead of resting on your imaginary laurels. So far it’s obvious that (a) you couldn’t argue your way out of a wet paper box (b) you’re just another dishonest snakeoil pyramid-scheme hustler/apologist.

          • Dogzilla

            “OK. I have about 10 mins so I will respond to your points here.”

            You seem to have gone out of your way to impress us by claiming that you wrote that saga-length screed in 10 minutes, which makes me 100% certain that it took you considerably longer. But whatever, doesn’t really matter does it? Now excuse me while I take 6 picoseconds to complete my reply.

            “Before I start, I would like to put forth my background”

            Your argument from authority won’t fly here. (1) It’s pointless in the absence of proof of your credentials; (2) it’s entirely irrelevant – a fallacy of logic.

            “Juice Plus is a concentrate of fruits and vegetables.”

            That’s misleading from the get-go. F/V extracts account for only half or less of the content of the capsules (fortifiers and other additives account for the remainder), so it’s obviously not just a “F/V concentrate”.

            “Their content is legit; proved by the NSF.”

            That’s another fallacious argument from authority. In what sense does the NSF prove that JP is “legit”? I noticed that NSF passed it for substances banned for athletes but that doesn’t make it “legit”? NSFs clients are mostly multilevel marketing companies that sell overpriced junk supplements. On the other hand, USP certification would be truly impressive, but JP doesn’t have USP certification. JP also failed in tests conducted by ConsumerLab

            “Since no one can really argue then that Juice Plus contains dehydrated fruit and vegetable products, there is absolutely no (scientific or medical) reason to argue that it doesn’t have nutritional benefits.”

            That makes no sense whatsoever. You articulate your thoughts rather poorly for someone who claims to be a scientist and educator (even for someone who doesn’t). I can’t even begin to respond to word salad like that.

            “There is also no scientific evidence to suggest that the process of dehydration significantly impacts the nutritional value of foods…So nothing wrong there.”

            That’s misleading on so many counts. First, it’s easy to argue that there is “no evidence” when you make no effort to search for evidence. Second, it’s obvious that a dehydrated apple does not provide the same nutritional benefit as a fresh apple (I have no doubt that there is ample scientific evidence to back that up). Third, even if your claim were true (and it isn’t), the extracts are not made simply through dehydration. If that were the case, then they would still contain the original fiber, potassium, carbohydrates, and presumably most of the nutrients from the original plant material (and JP clearly does not). It’s an especially disingenuous argument to make considering that the company has freely admitted that they add fortifiers to compensate for losses that occur during processing.

            “But the company NEVER suggested that their product is BETTER than eating fruits and vegetables in their natural form.”

            Despite your unnecessarily “shouty” use of all-caps, that’s a silly straw-man argument of your own making (and BTW, shouting doesn’t make a bad argument any more valid). Numerous reputable individuals and organizations have criticized JP — not for claiming to be “better” than fruits and vegetables but for claiming to be “the next best thing”. The organizations that have made this very criticism include the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (their equivalent of the FDA), Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, and Center for Science in the Public Interest. The basis for that criticism is that JP, a nutrient-bereft poorly conceived and vitamin-fortified multivitamin with the “scent” of fruit and vegetables bears no equivalence whatsoever to even a bite of the real thing.

            “They don’t advertise a miracle product or anything that treats disease.”

            Yes “they” do. I could bury with you examples of distributors who are illegally marketing this online as a disease treatment, and they have been doing it for over 2 decades (since the days they put accused murderer OJ Simpson on stage to lie about JP curing his arthritis). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juice_Plus#O.J._Simpson

            You could have found all of this out for yourself if you performed due diligence instead of behaving very much like an apologist and whitewasher acting on the company’s behalf.

            “Now lets talk about the favorite subject of “anti-JP” individuals: research funding.”

            First, there is no justification for the condescending tone you adopt in your comments. Why do you feel the need to label people as “anti-JP individuals” with quotation marks? How about referring to them as “people who are discussing JP”? It’s not like there isn’t more than ample evidence to be skeptical and critical of JP. Authorities with far more gravitas and credibility than you were quite vocal in their criticism of the product, for a plethora of reasons (including but by no means limited to the funding issue). Second, it’s astonishing that you would claim to be a scientist and then act surprised when people raise the universally-recognized issue of funding as a potential source of bias and a reason for skepticism. That would lead me to conclude that (a) you’re not a scientist; (b) you’re a not-so-bright scientist; (c) you’re being obtuse and intentionally deceptive.

            We’re not talking about small amounts of money at stake either; nor does it appear that the payments NSA made were for research per se as opposed to personal enrichment of the individuals who received the checks. David Katz claims to have received close to half a million dollars from NSA and yet he didn’t produce a single research publication. He did however, get up on stage and help to con the rubes in the audience at various NSA distributor conventions.

            “In addition, these results have been published in peer-reviewed journals, which means that third party scientists, completely unrelated to the company, have reviewed your study and deemed it accurate, significant, and publishable.”

            You seem to not understand the limits of peer review at all. Peer review does not prevent bias, data manipulation, fudging, falsification, fraud, etc. I refer you back to my previous speculation as to why you would make such a fundamentally dishonest argument.

            Aside from that, it’s misleading to simply point to a some articles in a pile and then call it a day while pretending that they are unimpeachable. Which scientific conclusions in those articles do you find even remotely compelling? There isn’t one that’s been consistently demonstrated and able to withstand scrutiny. It’s also critical to consider that the product’s formulation has changed many times over the years, and most of the studies don’t even provide an accurate breakdown of the ingredients and their amounts. It’s impossible to draw any meaningful conclusions from the research on that basis alone.

            “Finally, as a general remark, it’s interesting how humanity has developed, socially, to immediately question ANYTHING anyone says that happens to give them a monetary advantage. Potential profit does not always equate to misinformation and trickery, people!!!”

            Sadder still that humanity has so many self-serving duplicitous blowhards who try in vain to defend snakoil pyramid schemes.

            Don’t pretend that the flaws of JP have only been pointed out by anonymous individuals on this blog. Others with credibility that far exceeds yours have set that precedent long ago, and commonsense is enough to draw the same conclusions. Don’t try to play people for suckers – not on my watch. I’ll eviscerate you every time.

            “So in closing, if you want to spend your time and energy to advocate AGAINST nutritional products and supplements, I would suggest you do it for the numerous multi-vitamins…”

            Wow! Could you make your lame-ass deflection anymore obvious? This is an article where people are discussing JP, and you are upset because they aren’t talking about something else instead? On the contrary, if you want to rail against multivitamins, you should go find a suitable blog forum – this isn’t it.

            Time to go burn your imaginary degree Dr. Bullshit.

          • Kwnstantinos

            LOL! Time to go get a life!!

          • Dogzilla

            “LOL! Time to go get a life!!”

            At least you know have enough sense to know when to run away; i.e., after bringing a pea shooter to a knife fight.

          • Kwnstantinos

            “Run away…” smh… You failed to grasp I was giving you an out; felt sorry for you… But your pompous statements and stupidity makes it so much easier doing this…
            You are a miserable, half-educated, prick. You’ve probably failed in every aspect of life and your only consolation is to digitally “vomit” any information you’ve learned by reading all three books and five articles that you’ve come across in your miserable life. Your ignorance is transparent but what is much worse than that is your incompetence to form any kind of argument, as invalid as it may be, without turning it into a personal attack. “Common” people like you take solace in hiding behind anonymity, and under cute usernames regurgitate information they came across in non-reputable sources (seriously, you repetitively quoted wikipedia to a doctor and a scientist?! Really? Cute! I like it!). And they do so with an unfounded authority, fake confidence, and a shot to sarcasm which comes up more as a joke than an insult. But the irony and beauty of all this is that it actually works! Mainly among your “peers” and the few unfortunates that happen to lurk below your level, but it’s great. Nobody can figure you out…nobody…until you come across someone like myself who sees right through you. Your arguments, like fireworks, are fun to read for a second but are empty and quickly disappear from memory. This is the only caveat of your persona. And when it happens, you HATE IT! You come out all guns blazing, criticizing every word your brain allows you to process. Although coming to think of it, there’s probably a darker, even grimmer, masochistic side in you, that finds comfort and meaning in the backlash… So in some ways, perhaps I’m doing you a favor here. So you’re welcome.

            But in any event, please don’t let me deter you from what you know how to do best. Go ahead. It’s a win-win scenario:good outlet for you, great entertainment for me.

            Eagerly awaiting your next novella.. Make it a good one!

          • Dogzilla

            I can taste the bitterness in your warm salty tears sweetheart. It’s evident that you don’t have to stomach or the intellectual wherewithal for a debate about the facts, so I’ll accept your tacit admission of defeat.

            You can now stop pretending to be anything more than a pyramid-scheme snakeoil-vitamin whore.

          • Kwnstantinos

            LOL! You little sad sod! You make eugenics sound like a fantastic idea. I have some helplines for you. No worries, they are toll-free!

          • Dogzilla

            “LOL! You little sad sod! You make eugenics sound like a fantastic idea. I have some helplines for you. No worries, they are toll-free!”

            Keep sharing more of those profound scientific insights with us Dr. Bullshit. Your unintentional comedy routine never gets old.

          • Kwnstantinos

            You re still breathing?! Remarkable!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            one way to get children to eat veggies, is to make homemade ice-cream, and you can add a veggie in the ice-cream, children love ice-cream.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            or make a smoothie with fruit and veggies in it, another way to get children to have more fruit and veggies plus greens too.

          • fyi_im_me

            Great idea! Fruit sherbets too

          • Dogzilla

            “Tell me one non-natural ingredient in Juice Plus.”

            For starters: calcium ascorbate, tocopherol succinate, folate, cellulose,
            calcium carbonate, gelatin…

            Technically, everything in it is non-natural. Unless of course you want to stretch the definition of “natural” to the point of absurdity. Dirt and dog poop are natural”; doesn’t mean you should eat them.

            Nutrient-bereft fruit and vegetable extracts don’t exist in nature. Besides, the F/V component comprise only half or less of the total weight of the capsules.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Calcium ascorbate= Vitamin C derivative. Tocopherol succinate = Vitamin E derivative. Folate (or folic acid)= Vitamin B derivative. Cellulose= straight from plants. Calcium carbonate= you take LOADS of it when you have heartburn… And all of these are in trace amounts in Juice Plus! F/V less than half of the total weight……. Do you people really believe what you write??!

          • Dogzilla

            “Calcium ascorbate= Vitamin C derivative. Tocopherol succinate = Vitamin E derivative. Folate (or folic acid)= Vitamin B derivative. Cellulose= straight from plants. Calcium carbonate= you take LOADS of it when you have heartburn… And all of these are in trace amounts in Juice Plus! F/V less than half of the total weight……. Do you people really believe what you write??!”

            Do you think plants magically shed their vitamin C, E, folate, calcium, and cellulose? They don’t; hence these are not any more “natural” than any other modified extract derived from a plant, including nasty stuff high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, digitalis, or curare. Incidentally, the idiots at NSA consider oats and rice (two of the ingredients in JP) to be vegetables!!!

          • Kwnstantinos

            On that note, we should eat nothing unless we ve picked it or hunt it down ourselves. Is that what “natural” means to you?? Do you buy anything pre-packaged from the store?? Unless you are one of these “freaks” that live just on fresh fruit and vegetables, then the sole purpose of your arguments is to spark debate.

          • Dogzilla

            “On that note, we should eat nothing unless we ve picked it or hunt it down ourselves. Is that what “natural” means to you?? Do you buy anything pre-packaged from the store?? Unless you are one of these “freaks” that live just on fresh fruit and vegetables, then the sole purpose of your arguments is to spark debate.”

            This is like talking to a block of granite. The point, which you seemed to have completely missed or are purposely ignoring, is that JP does not qualify as “natural”, as you claimed it did; unless one were to stretch the definition of “natural” to the point of absurdity. Instead of grappling with that simple self-evident truth, you resort to ridiculous fallacies of logic; i.e., the strawman argument about “natural” equating to hunting one’s own food or being a “freak” who lives “just on fresh fruit and vegetables”.

          • Tilly Tall

            You’re citing the BBB!? hhahaha! You do realize that you just pay them for a rating, right? Clearly showing that this is a sham.

          • Kwnstantinos

            You re criticizing the BBB??? THATS the joke!! Do you also think that 9/11 was an inside job??

          • fyi_im_me

            Again a post with no point. If you want to discuss Juice Plus’s BBB rating, please specify which country, state, etc… Juice Plus isn’t rated in all and there are ample sources on the web to disprove the A+ rating comment above.

          • Kwnstantinos

            The Better Business Bureau is a very reputable source for monitoring and assessing businesses. You can’t buy yourself into it or getting a great rating. Every other argument is under the conspiracy theory umbrella for which I have no time for

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Do you think that 9/11 was an inside job? since you asked it.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Of course not!! Believing that it is, is comparable to saying that Juice Plus is bad for you and the company essentially wants your money as they’re slowly killing you…lol

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            you could be fed any kind of crap ya would believe it then.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Please elaborate….

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            9/11 being an inside job, its much much deeper than you would think. if the higher arc hies, told you that it was your best friend that did it, would you believe them. when it was not your best friend at all. if you where to believe them, then you can be told any kind of crap you would take it hook line and sinker.

          • Kwnstantinos

            What I’m told, what I believe, and all the “fishing” adjectives I call them “fluff”. Be specific: are you one of these people that think 9/11 is some crazy conspiracy, where the American government was fully aware and involved?

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            yes I believe, I have done the research, all your conspiracy theorist that told ya what been happening has so far come true.

          • Kwnstantinos

            I want you to pause right here and think…..In all seriousness…. Tell me, how on earth do you think that I guessed correctly your beliefs. Luck??! Think…the answer may help you

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            it dont matter how you worked it , not gonna change my beliefs. you would have to do more research into it.if you wanted to, that your choice. you believe a plane went into those buildings 9/11 then.

          • Kwnstantinos

            omg….you actually believe there were no planes???!!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            you dont see part of the plane flying down to the ground, where was that part of the plane, explain that one.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Lady!!! I knew a guy on the AA flight…..

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            so you knew someone who was going to be on that flight going into the building, when planes crash, they leave debris. where is the debris of that plane?

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            answer the question, where is the debris of the plane?

          • Kwnstantinos


          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Sorry to hear that, there still not plane debris.

          • Kwnstantinos

            The plane exploded in the building. The plane is 0.5% of the size of the building. The whole building is on fire and then totally collapses on the ground!!!! What debris exactly are you expecting to find?? The plane is in smithereens, mixed with the debris of a huge skyscraper!! And besides, who told you what exactly they found and didn’t find. In addition, I have a friend who worked next door to WTC; close friend this one! He SAW the first plane hit! Right over him!!!!! Do you know how you sound????? If I tell you, you’ll be wishing me a blessed day again!!!!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            ok, I hope your friend was right, I still can not understand why the tv presenter says a burning smoke from a bomb or an explosion, why would she say that?

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Why did she not say it was an explosion from a plane. that dont make sense.

          • Kwnstantinos

            I don’t know….if a good friend of yours tells you they saw a plane hit a building, will you question them?? And the explosion was the plane that hit and exploded!! what’s the discrepancy that still puzzles you??

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            that the news presenter says what she says. she should have says look at the expolsion from that plane that hit the building. she didnt say that, she says a burning smoke from a bomb or an explosion.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            even if my bestest friend told me that, after hearing that on the news. that would make me think. more. I would have to know why that was said.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Perhaps she didn’t realize that a plane had just hit! You’re basing everything on what one reporter said on the spot, with hundreds of witnesses and thousands of lives lost. It’s a little insulting, don’t you think??

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            it not my intentions to offend you, I sorry if you think I offending you. it was more than that, when I did my research, it was not just one place, it was several places I got my information from. if it was only one or two places that where I got my info from, I would be like yourself. I do hope your friend is right. my friends always tell me, dont take my word for it, do the research. I do hope your friend was absolutely right. just telling ya what my friends tell me.

          • Kwnstantinos

            All these “places”, that you call “sources”, stem from the same handful of people, that think everything and everyone is out to get them, they see evil and ghosts everywhere, they think we have the cure for cancer and HIV but pharma companies do not release it, 9/11 is an inside job, the government hides the fact the aliens exist, that vaccines are harmful, juice plus is bad for you etc etc etc…

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            you got that wrong, the places or source that I checked did not see ghosts, no such things as ghosts. there is a cure for cancer, the government dont tell ya that. or the pharma tell ya that.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            my friend was on all those medicatons from the pharma through her gp, she was at deaths door, the minute she stopped taking those medications she started to get better. today she absolutely healthy, no more taking pharma & gp medicaitons very harmful. gp & pharma only treat the symptom not the root cause.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            my neighbour up the stairs, he cured himself from Cancer, he refused chemo and radio therapy, he went on a healthy eating plan, fruit and veggies and greens, cured his own cancer. no medication.

          • Dogzilla

            Stop arguing about 9/11 you lunkheads!!!

            Admin — will you please zap some sense into them with your virtual Taser?

          • Dogzilla

            “You re criticizing the BBB??? THATS the joke!! Do you also think that 9/11 was an inside job??”

            Riiiight…because who would ever dare to criticize the BBB, other than just about everybody? Only an asshole would equate criticism of the BBB with 9/11 conspiracy theories.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Sore spot. Sorry…

          • Susan Parris

            I wonder how many universities, of good reputations, would put their names to the research if they hadn’t thoroughly investigated it. I know that Sydney University definitely wouldn’t.

          • fenderclass

            JP+ is not a multi-vitamin, it has a nutrition facts label and not a supplement facts label.. when you buy a bag of apples it doesn’t list the vitamins cuz it’s a nutrition facts label. I no longer sell JP+ but still take it for 7 years and notices major changes that were positive.

          • http://www.mariabrophy.com/ mariabrophy

            Do you know if they use non-GMO fruits & veggies? I don’t see that on the label. Avoiding GMO’s completely. As a former JP seller, do you know the answer to this question?

          • fenderclass

            Hi Maria, It is stated on their website that no GMOs are in the produce. http://www.juiceplus.com. I still take all three blends every day and will forever. Are you searching?

          • fyi_im_me

            Real fruits and vegs would have worked better and cost less plus no chemical additives

          • loobeylou86x

            What nutrient data do u need? Because it is found easily on the back of the packaging exactly where you would expect it to be funny that isn’t it!

          • Esther

            I’m chuckling about the fact that people don’t question this much when being sold $100 of food and drink in a restaurant (who knows what’s in it or where it’s been sourced from) but when someone recommends veg, fruit and berries it’s a BIG DEAL

          • fyi_im_me

            If that’s actually what was only in it, it wouldn’t be a big deal. It becomes a big deal when it is sold as a miracle product that is clean and pure. It’s full of garbage, is horribly expensive, and the reps pretend they actually know nutrition. Just more snake oil.

          • Kwnstantinos

            The more I read your posts, the more ignorant you seem….

          • fyi_im_me

            And this post aided the arguement at hand how?

          • Rachel Belmont

            If u actually take some time and research how it’s made and how it’s carefully juiced and extracted . U can go on you tube , look up how is Juice Plus made ! Or you tube Juice Plus .

        • fyi_im_me

          Interesting….you say to disbelieve what we read here but believe JPs propoganda.

          • Brian

            Propaganda and independent, peer-reviewed research aren’t quite the same thing.

          • fyi_im_me

            JP says peer reviewed but further research shows bought and paid for….that makes it propaganda not true peer reviewed. Frankly think….really think…about what they are saying lol. There are a lot of contradictions on their website… also a lot of big words used as jargon and not in the context of what they truly mean. JP is proof that you can market anything to our society. If you change your lifestyle to a healthy one you will be way better off. Eliminate supplements, additives, and chemicals, all of which JP contains, as much as you can and you will be surprised how healthy you will be.

          • Khope47

            The parent company of JP has paid for most of their studies – but not all. Also, most companies have to pay for their own clinical studies. Unless you’re offering to pay for it?

          • fyi_im_me

            Yes that is somewhat true; however peer reviews are common and should not be paid for. Those are missing in JPs case.

          • Frank Walton

            The peer-reviews are NOT paid for. You need to get your facts right before you go on a rampage of attacking something you do not fully understand.

          • fyi_im_me

            Have you read any of the links posted on here? Independent reviews prove the JP studies were flawed and did not clearly prove anything.

          • fyi_im_me

            The studies were paid for and flawed.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Frank Walton, I agree with fyi_im_me, telling you the truth,
            there are chemicals in those capsules and they are very harmful. its not the capsules that are helping people, its their healthy eating that is helping them. those capsules will make them very ill in years to come. Some people have been on those capsules for over 50 years, have been told by their consultant to come off them immediately because they are very dangerous. one women has stopped them, she got better after coming off those capsules. saved her life.

          • FoodScientist

            Wow. Government conspiracy and time travel (JP’s only been around for 22 years). This is a credible source of info if I ever read one.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            its been round for 22 years, suppose to cure depression, anxiety, etc…. Why have I not heard about it, Why has the fda not told us about this company, Why have the health professionals not told us about this company until now, it’s came out of the closet, its running on Government funding. only way to get a profit, charges way through the roof, far more expensive than your fresh fruit and veggies. I only heard about it through my daughter-in-law. talk about Government conspiracy, all those people that told us of the things gonna happen, is happening, they were telling the truth all along. to this day they are still called Government conspiracy people, hey they where telling the truth all along. as I have says, the truth is hard to swallow, its very hard to hear, its easier to believe the crap that’s told about jp products, capsules. I agree with fyi_im_me been telling ya the truth all along, if you choose to believe the crap, that is your choice.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I was just looking at the pdf file for the jp franchise, reps are not allowed to show the ingredients in the products, when selling to a customer, that explains it, if they did, might not have been able to convince people. plus they have to make it sound really good to take it. plus they got to get the people to buy it, then give them a questionnaire to do, then encourage them to keep taking it, then encourage them to start selling it, the more their new staff under them sell it, the more money they make of their staff under them, same for all the other members whom join and buy the jp product. just as I thought a sales pitch. this very much sounds like the pyramid selling scheme. that not caring about anyone, that is only caring about making money. its a money racket. Companies selling any capsules, food products do not have to label that they are using chemicals or sugar additives, they can label the name of the sugar or chemical, they are allowed to not tell you the exact amount they are putting into the product.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            this is what they are allowed to show you, I got this from a news paper article, my some of the peoples comments, do not agree with jp at all, only the odd few, sound like the sales rep.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I read in the article that in one of the comments Vitamin A 140% is a very dangerous level of Vitamin A with that amount can cause liver failure. that the RDA should be 50% 1g of fibre is not enough. jp only helps you to go once a day, everyone should be going twice a day, with a healthy eating plan fresh fruit & veggies, wheat grass, grow your own wheat grass, very good fibre

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Jp have just been allowed into a school, to push their product onto children. usually to get into a school the government usually behind it. be careful to all those whom agree not to take jp products.

          • Nick Presidente

            Vitamin A from supplements and meat sources are dangerous, Vitamin A from vegetables and fruits are not directly Vitamin A, it’ll be Beta Carotene or something else and is not harmful.

            Fibre shouldn’t be in a vitamin pill supplement

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            My friend did the food & technology course that beta Carotene is a sugar sweetener which is very bad for you.

          • Nick Presidente

            It isn’t a sweetner, its not a sugar… its a vitamin, your friend might not get it. It is often used to colour foods as well.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Sorry Nick, I was tired that night, I was asking my friend about beta Carotene, I already knew, knew after, when I was more alert that I shouldn’t have put that in the message. that was a mistake. he got that one wrong.

          • FoodScientist

            You consistently state that the company hides their ingredients. They do a terrible job of it! The ingredients for all their products are on their website. Hidden in plain sight, perhaps?


          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Foodscientist as i have says before they do not have to label the truth in their labeling. It’s like when other companies like jp do not label aspartame that name has changed so that you the consumer won’t know that your taking poison.

          • fyi_im_me

            But not all ingredient labels. The Canadian and US ones are missing.

          • FoodScientist

            Please post a link to that PDF. I’d love to read it. Companies selling ANYTHING are in it to make a profit. And the JP products do seem to have ingredient statements. Some have been posted here. Network Marketing has some similarities to pyramid schemes, but are not pyramids, or they’d be shut down. There are many network marketing companies out there, and they are legal and legitimate. Sorry, I know I said I’d not argue with you, but you post such blatant misinformation, I can’t resist!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I will when I get home. Post the link for you. I post it this Thursday. Hope that’s okay.

          • FoodScientist

            Yes, please. and thank you very much.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I tried to get the link for you, lucky at the time, I got the link, I downloaded the pdf file. i’ll try and give you the pdf file. can not upload it, as its pdf file, I can give you it, need to send me an email. here my email: yvonne_uk_98(at)mail(dot)com I have put the @ as words (at) and the . as (dot). send me an email, I’ll send you the pdf file. let me know your user name. I’ll know who you are.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Hahaha!! Sorry, but you re an idiot! Thanks for the chuckle though

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            why would you stoop so low to calling names huh, Bless you Kwnstantinos. hope you have a blessed day.

          • Kwnstantinos

            Thanks, you too!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I just been to lots of other forums like this one, my there are more and more people doing the proper research, refusing to buy your products. which is good. did you know Juice plus used to be called formula plus. there was a old company that the fda closed. its the very company that you are selling chemical food. you being a rep, that company is telling you false information. it doesn’t take rocket science to put 2 + 2 together, to realize that company the fda shut down, is the company under a different name, selling the same stuff under a new name called juice plus. how come you never found that out. I’m not the only one that telling the truth about jp. I hope you have a blessed day today.

          • Frank Walton

            No, Juice Plus+ have never been Formula Plus, which is irrelevant to what it is now. The FDA has inspected the Juice Plus+ plants and it is in the top 3% of plants inspected according to compliance.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            look at the bigger picture, the guy that ran that company that the fda shut down, is running the company that is selling juice plus. its the pharmaceuticals that dry the fruit and veggies for jp, that is why the fda has not shut it down,and jp only need to supply the gelatin capsules to put the powder into the capsules with chemicals. plus it is the US Government that is funding jp. why would the Government fund jp, the Government never look out for people at heart, the Government want to destroy people. I thought it was the big Pharmaceuticals and the Government behind it. found out through research it is the Government and Pharmaceuticals which are behind it., your just a sales man with a sales pitch. you only interested in selling to earn money. I hope you have a blessed day today.

          • fyi_im_me

            Really…the drs etc that you quote are not on the payroll or selling it….baloney

          • Frank Walton

            Whoops, you’re wrong again. This is too easy… https://youtu.be/UVjouK31mu4

          • fyi_im_me

            I can post all kinds of experts explaining why the ingredients in juice plus are bad for you….oh wait I have. Lets see those ingredients.

          • Ave. Joe

            Dummies. Everyone posted here makes Forest Gump sound like Einstien.

          • jill

            This is all fun plain and simple if your a septic don’t get the product if you feel it works get it try it out but don’t complain if you don’t want to try it everyone it’s free to so what they want let life just be no need to slander a product because you feel it’s to expensive no one is saying that you need to take it

          • fyi_im_me

            The truth is not slander. If JP had left me and mine alone, I would have left them alone. I can’t abide people and companies that lie and take advantage of others.

          • Frank Walton

            where are the lies? Juice Plus has helped many thousands. It you know how to analyze it, its a good deal for what you are getting.

          • fyi_im_me

            It does not protect your DNA. It is not in any way better than eating properly. It is horribly expensive especially when compared with other products containing the same added nutrients.

          • http://batman-news.com Anthony Mailloux

            Sheesh people… I really just want JP to keep taking my money and effortlessly inspiring me to feel like I am getting a rush of nutrients that my diet has long needed! Then, I can start making “other healthy changes” since I’ve already “taken the first step”. Add in the fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, since my rep told me that this stuff “doesn’t replace anything”, yet only “bridges the gap”. Start drinking my daily goal of water since I chose “proper hydration” as “my next step”. In the end, I will be much healthier than my previous state of eating Taco Bell bean burritos 3 meals a day and eating unhealthy desserts for the convenience of it. Spending big money on something that you believe in (placebo or not) has long passed the test of time as a great way to motivate people to make other changes around their underlying issues. The same goes for JP. Here, we have a company making big money, while in fact, helping people to make changes to their diet and making them feel like they can finally take steps toward better nutrition and all we can do is cut each other down to try and make ourselves feel like the smartest person on the blog. If you have a personal vendetta with JP, them please go to an anti JP site and work with others like you toward a goal of shutting down JP or something, otherwise, make your claim and move along. The quack jobs above this comment have not inspired me to continue taking or to stop taking JP. The only thing I feel like I have learned is that there is a much more intense level of chauvinism out there than I care to spectate and that some people have no understanding of how this complex reality actually works. I would assume that others, like myself, came to this page to view some facts and opinions about the JP product that we are, or are looking to, begin taking. Rather, we are being forced to hear the same handful of idiots (on both sides of the arguments, and doctors included) say the same exact thing over and over and over and over to one another while abusively cutting one another down and each proving absolutely nothing to anyone. In their arguments, they are making claims to believing and/or not believing things based on studies, yet all of them want everyone to view their opinions as a fact without any personal scientific studies being addressed. Please, if you were not a part of any reputable studies regarding JP, then stop claiming your view points as fact. For the record, I am not a doctor, scientist, lawyer, teacher, I am not a JP sales rep, and I will not claim to have any level of intelligence, so please refrain from prodding at any imperfection of the grammar.

          • fyi_im_me

            Let’s start with your first point “rush of nutrients”. The only “rush” you’ll get from Juice Plus is possibly an overdose of vitamun C.

            Next point…you imply Juice Plus is good for you. It isn’t…other than that afore mentioned vitamin C. It is a glorified suppliment with extremely limited value. It also is extremely healthy.

            Another point, can add fruits and vegs to your shakes…..you don’t need the jp. A shake made of fruits and vegs tastes better, is healthier for you, and is WAY cheaper

            We are not slamming JP but rather are telling the truth.

          • Ariel188

            you said “Eliminate supplements, additives, and chemicals, all of which JP contains,” Please list what it contains as chemicals and additives??

          • fyi_im_me

            There are different ones in different products but predominantly folic acid which is manufactured. Citric acid is added not naturally occurring….um the gummies contain 3 kinds of added sugars. The shakes are just plain full of crap….etc… Easiest way is to research each of the ingredients thru independent sources….not JP. All of their studies and info are bought and paid for and fo not adhere to true scientific method which is why their studies are not acknowledged as truely proof of their claims.

          • fyi_im_me

            All their products. . Folic acid…citric acid…many have sugars. All the nutrients listed come from the additives not naturally occurring.

          • Frank Walton

            To say the research is biased is to really slander the integrity of the universities where it is researched and also the medical journal. Their integrity is of utmost importance. Before a University allows its name to be listed on Juice Plus+ literature that a clinical study was done with their facilities, they review the prior research to make sure it is legitimate. This powerful confirmation of the quality of research. Also, Juice PLus+ has a Medline database impact score of over 100! THis is outstanding.

          • fyi_im_me

            Ok…prove to all of us how good it is. Post the pictures of the nutrition and ingredients labels. They speak for themselves. Either they are all natural goodness or they aren’t.

          • FoodScientist

            He did. Above. No sugars (non-chewable capsule, I’d guess), no flavors, no pectin, no starches or other polysaccharides.

          • fyi_im_me

            There are numerous studies proving that the ingredients in JP are bad. Big suprise, none of you read those because you only read what JP feeds you. You are all so narrow minded and under educated.

          • Frank Walton

            Please post the links to all these “studies” proving JP+ ingredients are bad. Which ingredients are bad? Here’s your chance…

          • fyi_im_me

            Please provide me with the ingredient labels for each product and I would be glad too. I have posted the links and labels myself previously as have several other posters on here. We are well versed in nutrition and in additives and suppliments. We will be glad to point them out and provide you with the chemical processes used to manufacture them.

          • Frank Walton

            I have already posted this twice elsewhere on this board. I guess you missed it. I’ll be patient with you :-)

          • http://batman-news.com Anthony Mailloux

            Sheesh people… I really just want JP to keep taking my money and effortlessly inspiring me to feel like I am getting a rush of nutrients that my diet has long needed! Then, I can start making “other healthy changes” since I’ve already “taken the first step”. Add in the fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, since my rep told me that this stuff “doesn’t replace anything”, yet only “bridges the gap”. Start drinking my daily goal of water since I chose “proper hydration” as “my next step”. In the end, I will be much healthier than my previous state of eating Taco Bell bean burritos 3 meals a day and eating unhealthy desserts for the convenience of it. Spending big money on something that you believe in (placebo or not) has long passed the test of time as a great way to motivate people to make other changes around their underlying issues. The same goes for JP. Here, we have a company making big money, while in fact, helping people to make changes to their diet and making them feel like they can finally take steps toward better nutrition and all we can do is cut each other down to try and make ourselves feel like the smartest person on the blog. If you have a personal vendetta with JP, them please go to an anti JP site and work with others like you toward a goal of shutting down JP or something, otherwise, make your claim and move along. The quack jobs above this comment have not inspired me to continue taking or to stop taking JP. The only thing I feel like I have learned is that there is a much more intense level of chauvinism out there than I care to spectate and that some people have no understanding of how this complex reality actually works. I would assume that others, like myself, came to this page to view some facts and opinions about the JP product that we are, or are looking to, begin taking. Rather, we are being forced to hear the same handful of idiots (on both sides of the arguments, and doctors included) say the same exact thing over and over and over and over to one another while abusively cutting one another down and each proving absolutely nothing to anyone. In their arguments, they are making claims to believing and/or not believing things based on studies, yet all of them want everyone to view their opinions as a fact without any personal scientific studies being addressed. Please, if you were not a part of any reputable studies regarding JP, then stop claiming your view points as fact. For the record, I am not a doctor, scientist, lawyer, teacher, I am not a JP sales rep, and I will not claim to have any level of intelligence, so please refrain from prodding at any imperfection of the grammar.

          • fyi_im_me

            True….and I have yet to find an honest peer review JP pushes…therefore is propoganda. I have however found lots of great peer reviews that expose the flaws in JPs studies :)

        • Nikkig

          Hmmm….If it’s all real food, why does it contain folic acid which is synthetic? https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/harmful_ingredients_in_supplements.aspx

          • jaded39

            Where are you seeing anything synthetic about folic acid? Either I have missed something or nutritional data is wrong when it says you get folic acid from leafy green vegetables, such as a large spinach salad or collard greens and kale.

            Citrus fruits, such as orange juice.
            Beans.Breads.Cereals.Rice.Pastas. Sure, you can also get folic acid from prenatal vitamins (such as the link you posted) but you really want them from fruits and veggies..and Juice Plus is nothing but fruits and veggies.

          • Kandace

            The ingredient in the leafy greans etc isnt “folic acid” it is folate. Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate.

          • Nikkig

            I’m looking at the bottle right now. Under directions you will see a section called Ingredients. The last ingredient is folic acid which is artificial and therefore added! Anyone with the MTHR defect (50%) of the population should not be taking folic acid. Read my links and educate yourself.

          • becky

            so Nikkig for someone with MTHFR is JP good for us? Me and my daughter have MTHFR and are considering JP. You just said in your previous statement we shouldnt be taking folic acid, I thought we lacked folic acid. if you would want to privately message me you can. bs21665@yahoo.com

          • fenderclass

            it’s folate not folic acid, there’s a difference

        • fyi_im_me

          Read the ingredients on the package and then look them up….they arent grown, they are produced.

        • Rachel Belmont

          Thank you !! Well said ! People that are putting Juice Plus down have no knowledge about how amazing it it for out bodies ! If anything there missing out ! Lol

        • fyi_im_me

          Reread your label. It lists the suppliments.

      • Marcus Kolodjski

        It’s not real analysis. Juice Plus is the most widely independently studied supplement there is! http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/clinical-research/juice-plus-clinical-research.html#.VXve56YeJFQ

      • Frank Walton

        You make an assertion without proof. How is this helpful?

        • https://www.Facebook.com/outtherebad Outtherebad

          Where is your counter? I’m in agreement with the proof from the post… What’s YOUR proof?

    • 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.

      • Bill Stevens

        Remember the good old days when up and down votes were the real deal? Now a maze of blur…

    • carla

      I don’t sell Juice Plus. I have been taking it for 5 years. After about 4 months of taking it, I stopped getting sick. Literally stopped getting colds and the flu. Spend some actual time researching the company and go tour the facility where they make Juice Plus. Yes, the company charges for their product. I am happy to pay for it, just as I would pay for a piece of fruit at the grocery store (just as I am happy to be paid for the work that I do).

      • Nicole

        The mind is a very powerful thing when it comes to our health…just something to keep in mind.

        • Truth

          Yea. Please think before you speak

          • fyi_im_me

            Likewise. Learn to read.

        • Cristian

          Well then don’t even think about going to the doctor cuz it’s all in your mind and you have the power to heal yourself, it’s all in your mind

      • Common Sense

        I exercise and eat healthy and I don’t get sit, ever, and I don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on Juice Plus. My way has been working for a number of people for quite some time now.

        • Brian

          Juice plus wasn’t really created for those that eat perfectly already. It’s mostly for those who aren’t able/willing to eat perfectly all the time. That’s why their slogan is “The next best thing to fruits and vegetables.” They didn’t say better than…

          • jujuz

            Good Point Brian…. No one ever said taking a supplement will cure you of all disease. Many people take supplements, mistakenly thinking they can continue eating and lousy diet, not exercising and not doing anything to control their stress levels. If you put all your eggs in a basket outside of yourself they will all get smashed.. People have to take responsibility for every aspect of their own health.

          • fyi_im_me

            That’s not technically correct. It was created to make money.

          • fenderclass

            what’s so wrong with making money?

          • fyi_im_me

            Nothing if you do it ethically and honestly but the sleazy slimy way many of the JP salespeople act is wrong. They make ridiculous claims and flat out lie to make the sale.

          • Rachel Belmont

            Ur wrong , your obviously not that knowledgable about Juice Plus!

          • fyi_im_me

            Really…i have been told it prevents cancer, protects dna, helps you lose weight, makes you healthier, it’s real food, it’s better for you than fruits and veggies you buy in the grocery store, etc….thise would be lies. I gather you sell it….therefore you have no integrity. Very simple to prove…..read the ingredients

          • Amanda Hayes-Flemming

            Your flat out ignorant and should stop breathing.

          • fyi_im_me

            How nice.

          • Susan Parris

            Not nice

          • Youarenotme

            FYI ok let’s talk for a minute on this. Your saying I get more nutrition from eating a carrot or apple than I can from my capsule of juice plus? Fine ok will go with your theory ..(though I don’t agree) but, let’s do it anyway. What if there are no fresh fruits or veggies available for someone to munch on? Than what? Is JP still the crappiest thing on your list for someone to take? Ooh and please come back with “why would someone not have access to fresh fruits or veggies”. Or better yet someone won’t eat a carrot or apple or greens? Ever thought of that? Your turn…..

          • fyi_im_me

            Not a theory, read your label and juice plus’s studies….it’s proven.

            If you have no access to fruits and veggies, there are lots of other supplements available at a lot lower cost. Supplements that don’t try to pretend they are something they aren’t.

            Juice Plus claims to be natural, it’s not.

            Juice Plus claims to bridge the gap for those not eating properly. It provides some high dose Vitamin C and a little more but it really isn’t a comprehensive product. Not only that it is very expensive by comparison.

          • Youarenotme

            No pretending here. I know there is plenty of other supplements and I don’t like the results. But hay you are the all knowing send me some links to what is so fantastic along with the research I will be glad to make my own judgement.

          • fyi_im_me

            Read JPs own studies. They have tested it over and over. It contains very limited nutrients, which are ALL added, not naturally occurring. It helps with mouth health a bit and shortens colds which frankly with those levels of Vitamin C, it better.

          • fyi_im_me

            Really? I have read their website and several of their studies as well as many articles from independent souces plus independent studies. Also the ingredients tell the story….read them ..lots of crap in there.

          • fyi_im_me

            Obviously I am more knowledgeable about than you are. If you disagree, you haven’t read the ingredients.

          • Susan Parris

            I think the knowledge shown by this particular person would be limited to not just JuicePlus+

          • Frank Walton

            You make false accusations with no proof. You are not a nice person.

          • fyi_im_me

            You are lying to people. You are not very nice. Post the ingredients

          • JennyC

            No reason to post. They are on the bottles. I can read.

          • fyi_im_me

            They have been posted and confirmed as suppliments from external sources….not natural.

          • cici

            So don’t go to any store, they are SELLING you!!! Ohhh

          • fyi_im_me

            At least there they don’t flat out lie.

          • Monica Celozzi

            Of course they do! They put a dye on the orange peel to make them more appealing ,they put a wax on the apples to make them look shiny and more appealing. It’s all about money and I’m fine with that. As long as I do my research and am comfortable with what I purchase, I can care less if they are making a few extra bucks on me.

          • fyi_im_me

            Really so you don’t care that juice plus reps lie to the excess? Juice Plus does not protect your dna. It does not prevent cancer. It does not cure depression. It is dangerous for diabetics. It doesn’t “bridge” anything.

            This is a manmade product not a natural one. It is full of suppliments. It is proven to do less good than an apple a day. The ingredients in it are made by other companies. You have no guarantee there are no pesticides or herbicides in it.

            I can at least choose my produce and I can clean it.

          • JennyC

            Anyone who makes a rash generalization about many reps at once is obviously blowing things out of proportion. You obviously had a bad experience and that is regrettable but all JP+ reps do not lie or mislead people.

          • fyi_im_me

            Really???? I beg to differ….read the rep posts on here. False claims abound such as: cured my Crohns; helped my arthritis; protects your dna; is all natural; cured my depression. Just to point out a few. If you lie to sell a product you are commiting fraud. That is a fact.

          • JennyC

            Everyone gets their own opinion—even you. :)

          • fyi_im_me

            There is a big difference between fact and opinion.

          • Youarenotme

            Wait so your saying if I can prove via medical records from before I started JP til now that I or anyone else is commiting fraud? That is funny I guess every lab that runs blood work, thyroid tests or gets an x ray are liers?

          • fyi_im_me

            The studies paid for by Juice Plus and even independent ones prove that Juice Plus is a decent high dose Vitamin C…..that comes from its suppliments. It has no other value.

            They have tried to prove otherwise but no success.

            So you started taking Juice Plus….still ate like crap and didn’t exercise? The one and only thing you changed was JP? I call BS. A proper diet and exercise is proven to provide miracle cures….JP is proven to not be a miracle cure

          • Tjuiceplus

            You may have had an experience with a bad rep. I have not heard anyone make claims that was no researched based. As far as the research my husband and I have done a lot of research in both our fields and juice plus are all double blind and placebo. You say studies say health I’m proves a little? Well I’m glad I take it then. Truth is not one person I know eats that many servings per day, gets the variety that it offers, and gets the quality from the shelf. Weve done our research, where have you done yours?

          • fyi_im_me

            Yes we havecdone lots of research….read the comments. Why take a man made product made with questionable ingredients when you can buy real fruits and veggies for less money? Not only will you be healthier but your wallet will be fuller. All JP is proven to do is be a good source of vitamin C. Do your research. Read the studies. Eat some real food.

          • Youarenotme

            FYI do you know what GMO is? Do you know that products labels in the grocery store do not have to tell you that their foods are GMO?

            When a product is tested for pesticides GMO will be indicated in that food. JP tests for pesticides. No GMO ingredients are used in any JP product.

            Below is why we choose NOT to just go out and purchase any fruit or vegetable at any store. We grow our own veggies and fruit in our aeroponic tower garden with NON GMO seed that is organic. This saves my family a ton of money and I give my children juice plus to help give them that extra because it really is impossible to feed them seven to thirteen servings a day of fruits and veggies. If I did we would never leave the kitchen!


          • fyi_im_me

            Just to correct a few errors in your comment:

            1. Juice Plus does not guarantee organic nor pesticide free. Their literature says they try not guarantee.

            2. That applies to the fruit and vegs powder not the added supplements. Those are purchased from other cpmpanies and added to Juice Plus’s products.

            3. Your tower garden is grown in non organic processed crap….that kind of defeats the purpose doesn’t it.

            4. I am well aware of GMOs however non gmo seeds are easily accessible. Also growing food hydroponically is nothing new. To get good quality, top nutrition it is essential to use good quality NATURAL growing solutions. ..again read your labels.

            There are a lot of very good nutrition information sites out there that don’t rip you off….maybe you should investigate.

          • Youarenotme

            I said NON GMO not organic (you need to re read that part)

            And how is rock and mineral processed? Wow really I guess the beef you eat from your local save alot is so dam healthier than my grass fed cattle right?

            And I never said NON GMO seed was not accessible. I can send you some links though if you are having trouble finding some…..ooh wait you are a Google nut so you should be fine finding your own.

            Ooh and you are my doctor and you have done my blood work and scanned my thyroid and seen the difference…… Oh yeah a placebo has done that for me…. Right?! I have not changed my diet I eat healthy and have never drank soda. Issue is tyroid cyst run in my family.

          • fyi_im_me

            Now no need to get nasty….just because I’m right. If you truly understood nutrition you would understand what I’m talking about.

            1. My beef is farm raised free range with no steroids nor hormones. How do I know that? My family owns the farm. Hense knowing just a bit about seeds and farming and nutrition.

            2. There is no folic acid in any JP product you use? Check again. It is man made….in a lab. Folate is naturally occurring. Folic acid causes cancer in high doses and is being investigated for more potential risks.

            3. Non GMO seeds are not a problem. We grow only non GMO products and all organic.

            4. I don’t know what caused your bloodwork to change but JPs own studies prove it is not possible to be caused by the JP. JP helps a bit with mouth health and colds….that’s it.

          • Youarenotme

            I like how you number things. I used to do that when I wain the Navy.

            Anyway I am not getting nasty. I am just putting it in your court that if JP was so bad and making false claims why are they not shut down? How come they are still open and making their products? It’s a valid question there .

            Yes I raise free range grass and fodder fed cattle and organic meat chickens. I do know a little something about nutrition.

            I am not sure where the folic acid argument came from? I don’t remember bringing it up but I will look into that. Also to make a point on that if there is not folic acid in their product than there would be no risk of over dosing with high levels right?

            My opinion on my blood work is that every one is different our bodies are all different. With that being said can you at least agree that JP is processed and works differently in folks? If we were all the same than we would be dying off like flies from cancer, colds etc.. We can all admit here we want to be healthy. With that being said we should all do our own research and come up with our own conclusions.

          • fyi_im_me

            Again, Juice Plus has been studied over and over….it is just an expensive vitamin C…..it is proven.

          • Youarenotme

            Than show me what you recommend? What is out there that my body is going to process and not pee it all out? What is synergistically put together to help my family and I ? I am willing to look closer at the research if you are willing to put your article where your mouth is… Show me what is better that helps with giving the best to our loved ones.

          • fyi_im_me

            Not my article….I just happen to agree with them. There are many other supporters on here who feel the same and there have been wonderful links posted on here over and over.

            Good food from good sources trumps JP easily. Not just in nutritional value but in cost.

            If I used JP… it would cost at minimum about $2.00 per day per person. That doesn’t include your tower garden or shakes etc….just the capsules. So for a family of 7….my family, for 30 days, thats $420 per month…..ouchie. that buys a heck of a lot of locally grown, healthy produce or a HUGE amount of grocery store produce.

          • fyi_im_me

            Also just to point out….you do realize the kids chewables contain more added sugars than nutrients? You are actually sabatoging your kids. If you give them JP in the morning you are impacting their insulin levels and there seratonin levels which can negatively impact their learning in a big way.

          • Gbzero

            I’ve yet to sees an abundance of research by other health supplement companies regardless who is footing the bill as someone must. The good names of the many institutions that have done research on the efficacy of juice plus are at stake when they take on s research project. I’m not cynical enough to not look at the research with an open mine and examine the protocol for the research.

          • fyi_im_me

            Yes there is a lot of research on JP. All those studies do is prove it has a very limited health benefit….less than your average multivitamin. But they can say there have been lots of studies and it looks good. They just don’t stand up to scrutinization.

          • JennyC

            I have read all the studies and they are reputable, double-blind studies, trying to actually find a reason to debunk Juice Plus and all studies show great results at the cellular level. You are just plain wrong. What is your degree in?

          • fyi_im_me

            If you believe that, you didn’t read the studies nor the independent reviews. As has already been discussed on this forum, Juice Plus is proven to have a very small health benefit…equivalent to that of a multivitamin without many nutrients. If you eat an apple, an orange and a carrot every day you get significantly more nutrition than is in JP.

          • Unbiased_comments_are_best!

            You are way too opinionated and clearly showing bias. Let people have their point of view and opinion without judging or forcing your opinion on them. Inappropriate and feel like flagging your posts accordingly. I know nothing about Juice Plus but favour reading structured and constructive reviews as opposed to biased nonsense.

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol…and yet another rep. Nice try.

          • fyi_im_me

            Again, you need to read the studies. You are very biased and narrow minded.

          • Amy

            You should go to ANY Juice Plus Event or convention and see for yourself Juice Plus makes a difference in A LOT of people’s lives.
            Sorry you’ve been misinformed or your hatefulness took over during your research.
            JP is real food that’s why it has a nutrition label. It’s also NSF certified.
            They also have the Tower Garden. Curious what your thoughts are on that?

          • fyi_im_me

            We are neither hateful nor misinformed although unfortunately you appear to be. Please inform us all of the miracle ingredient in Juice Plus that is proven to do such wonders. Have you read that food label and the studies, obviously not.

          • Dogzilla

            “I’ve yet to sees an abundance of research by other health supplement companies”

            Then you aren’t looking. Virtually all multi-level marketing supplement companies generate the same kind of worthless pseudoscientific noise to promote their products. Monavie and Protandim are two standout examples, and they are both blatant BS too, just like JP.

            “…regardless who is footing the bill as someone must.”

            No one “must” foot the bill to generate the kind of scientifically useless PR hype that JP pays for. It’s not like they have a legit R&D program. Just a backassward bunch of studies with no underlying rhyme or reason o them.

            The good names of the many institutions that have done research on the efficacy of juice plus are at stake when they take on s research project.

            No they aren’t. That’s what JP’s con artists would like people to believe but it’s simply not true. The universities themselves aren’t responsible for the research and they don’t vouch for the results or for the legitimacy of the work. It’s individuals who happen to be affiliated with the universities that bear that responsibility, and they’re willing to put whatever scant reputations they have at stake because they are paid to do so. David Katz is a good example. He received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company and generated not even a single published study, though he did spend al lot of time on stage trying to con the fools in the audience at JP distributor training events.

            “I’m not cynical enough to not look at the research with an open mine and examine the protocol for the research.”

            Try English next time.

            It’s a safe bet that you’re not a scientist, so regardless of how open your “mine” is, your ability to scrutinize the protocols and draw any meaningful conclusions from them is nil. Do you even know what’s in the product? No, because the formulation has changed constantly over time and across different regions where the product is marketed. Juice Plus is not a product with a consistent composition; it is merely a brand name that goes on a bottle containing what are essentially mystery capsules. That alone renders all of the research worthless.

          • JennyC

            You can keep taking all the response to disease drugs that are causing many people adverse reactions. As for me..I’ll choose prevention from fruits and vegetables any day. That cost is so much less than the $500,000 needed for my Mom’s surgery, chemo tx and radiation that killed her in less than a year. Prevention is worth a lb of cure. Go Juice Plus! :)

          • Amanda Hayes-Flemming

            Just shut up already… clearly no one cares about the jargon coming out of your mouth… people are free to do as they please and the only thing you care about doing is discrediting juice plus. Can it already!

          • fyi_im_me

            Nice try.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Amanda Hays-Flemming, juice plus capsules have poison chemicals in them that cause cancer and liver failure, I agree with fyi_im_me.

          • Youarenotme

            Ooh yeah and GNC has all the great stuff to sell and its not cheap either!

          • McPeak

            No, because I have bowel problems in my family (my grandmothers brother died from backed up bowels & my brother had surgery at 1 years old for his bowels) since taking Juice Plus I am regular so speak about what you know NOT what others have told you or you think you know!

          • fyi_im_me

            So you changed nothing else…Not one thing? Because a change in your diet without JP would cause that. The actual ingredients would definitely not help as there is no fibre in the capsuls. Is you are doing the shakes and adding fibre….the fivre is what’s helping not the toxic mess from JP. And I do know of what I speak. Perhaps you should do a little none JP research and quit drinking their koolaid.

          • Frank Walton

            False, there is some soluble and insoluble fiber in the capsules.

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol…so the itsy bitsy bit replaces an apple….try again. Read your ingredients and do some independent research.

          • debbie

            Where to research?? Pls help

          • fyi_im_me

            If you google: juice plus plus double blind study review. A lot of interesting articles come up. If you look up each individual ingredient, you’ll find there is nothing natural about juice plus.

          • Corrina Stuber

            Are you dumb? I’m sure a 2 year old knows where there is fruit and veggies, there is bound to be fibre. LOL.

          • fyi_im_me

            Obviously you can’t read. The amount of fibre is in the nutrition label. It is not sufficient. Post the label and I will explain it to you.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Juice plus has a laxative in it, that helps you to go regularly. my my is that an expensive laxative.

          • JennyC

            You call it a laxative. I c all it more accurately natural plant fibers. :)

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            in the capsules there is lactobacillus acidophilus which helps you to go more often to the toilet. that would say to me, that is an expensive laxitive.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            all juice plus addicts watch this Video, very good way better than any juice plus medication. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dhlp8jSiiU

          • fyi_im_me

            Additives added to juice plus but purchased from another supplier. Junk

          • fyi_im_me

            Show me the science please. No Juice Plus study proves that.

          • Frank Walton

            It was created to help people get healthier and is doing a fabulous job at that. You are harming people by spreading distortions.

          • fyi_im_me

            It is not proven to do snything other than be a placebo. It does a very good job of parting people from their hard earned money. It is a crutch not a solution. Another attempted quick fix. You lie when you say JP makes people healthier. Read the ingredients.

          • Reality Bites

            If you mean helping people have less money, then I agree with you. If not, you need to wake up and smell the coffee.

          • solar fire

            Thats the purpose of any company is to make money

          • fyi_im_me

            True but Juice Plus reps like to pretend they are providing a service and teaching people about nutrition….saving their lives.

          • solar fire

            May I continue this conversation tommorrow?

          • mannasage

            So, you can’t obtain fruits, Veggies or berries anywhere for FREE, What’s your point?

          • fyi_im_me

            No but you can buy them for way less than the cost of Juice Plus.

          • Youarenotme

            I can’t buy organic non GMO fruits and veggies to replace what I get in JP. I grow most of it. But to buy it…. I could get away with buying the crappy stuff from south america!

          • fyi_im_me

            Yet you will grow in chemical additives???? No logic here. JPs products are not organic and contain man made suppliments. I’ll stick to real food that I control….and frankly it’s cheaper.

          • Youarenotme

            How do you control real food? Are you growing your own in soil? Have you had this soil tested? I rather go with a tested product that is natural it says it in the label by the way….. But wait if they are lying that is fraud right? You need to pull the rug on them than! I recommend calling the FDA?! I mean they are lying !!!! Right????

          • fyi_im_me

            Again….do a bit of research….the word natural on a label means nothing.

            Again read JPs own studies. The info is all there. Their ingredient labels speak for themselves.

            The FDA allows lots of toxic products on the market….that again means little.

            Seriously, you need to do your own research instead of blindly listening to a JP rep. Read JPs own studies. Quit drinking the kool-aid.

          • Youarenotme

            I am far beyond a kool aid drinker. I had no rep give me JP shake it was actually given to me by a very unhealthy friend of mine that refused to take anything good. It was given to her by her sister whom I have never met. This was five years ago. I took the shake while prego with my four child. I like instant breakfast (was my down fall) so I figured hay it was free give it a try. So I did. I spoke to NO rep. I drank an entire case of the shake. I had no morning sickness I had no allergies which about kill me in my fourth month with the other three pregnancies and caused me to take medication as my only option unless I wanted to break a rib or two or hack up a lung or both. My son came out absolutely perfect. Never been sick and he is four now.

          • Youarenotme

            But I will double check the research and get back to you with my findings.

          • fyi_im_me

            So you have read the shake ingredients? And you are claiming they are natural and healthy? Please actually do some research.

          • Youarenotme

            Yes I read the ingredients! Iread nothing there that was alarming! Have you ever read a container of instant breakfast? Or eaten ship food? The freaking meat packages are stamped Grade D not for human consumption!

            Please tell me the package you read of the shake is worse than that?!

          • Youarenotme

            Here is my package of the shake. Point out the stuff that is concerning you. I am looking up a couple of words I am not sure what they are so doing my research as you so highly suggested. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3bcb81dfec1d3b82f16f931abd42b212881d7fa024f64ccbfa011ab89d72b334.jpg

          • fyi_im_me

            I don’t eat instant breakfast nor ship food. You said you eat nutriously….not if you consume those shakes. They are processed and contain a lot of crap. Why not make a veggie shake instead? Cheaper and easier and much more nutritious.

          • Youarenotme

            I do make veggie shakes I have a juicer. But I have a austic daughter that does not eat veggies at all. So the shakes help her get what she needs.

            Also I have read all the above posts I think there was one link.

            Also wow I don’t spend nearly that much a month on my shakes and tower. Also I save money because I am not going out buying expensive organic food. I grow my own. And again have my own chickens and cattle. Also two of my kids get their JP free. I don’t drink instant breakfast any more either. Navy life is not so causal as being a farmer so you eat what is available and fresh fruits and veggies where not accessible. So be thankful you did not have to live the life style that I did for 13 years. I highly doubt JP is as bad as ship food so that was my point on that.

          • fyi_im_me

            That JP you get for free is full of crap. The shakes are too. There are much better natural source options rather than man made crap that’s toxicity is under investigation.

        • Rachel Belmont

          Not everyone has the same immune system as you or health issues . And it’s not about getting sick . I’m sure u don’t eat 7-13 servings of fruit everyday ? Juice Plus helps to bridge that gap .

        • JennyC

          Thank goodness you have not gotten sick or seen your parents, friends and work colleagues die of so many preventable diseases. All could be benefited from whole food nutrition and Juice Plus is produce as characterized by the FDA. I like the insurance policy each day. You can choose to take it or not. Personally, I choose to take it.

      • callie

        you can also keep from getting sick by not eating so much red meat and drinking cow milk; i stopped drinking milk a long time ago and i can’t remember when the last time i got sick; well yes i can, it was in nov of 2012.

        • Bowhunter

          I eat red meat all the time and drink cow milk and never get sick… Hmmm

          • fyi_im_me

            Me too. There are a lot of people on here relying on old wrong nutrition information. I don’t drink much milk as I believe you don’t need it so is wasted on us but I do eat good quality non hormone non antibiotic non feed lot beef :)

      • Becky Morrissey

        Thank you for sharing your Juice Plus story, especially as a non-employee.
        On the original note of Juice Plus paying for it’s research, a blog such as this should know that this is standard. That is, it is standard for companies to seek outstanding institutions and researchers to complete their 3rd party analyses; institutions that would be unlikely to taint their standards or reputations by skewing data) At least it is not done ‘in-house’ (an all too common practice in the pharmaceutical industry)

        • fyi_im_me

          The difference is in how the scientific method is followed. That is where JPs supposed results are questioned. If a test subject is taking JP or a placebo, it must be perfectly controlled and not one other thing changed which is not the case in the studies. Also with the person’s comment above, if they had improved their diet without the JP; therefore the JP is irrelevant.

        • Rach227

          Trust me, pharma’s don’t do it in house. They outsource a lot of the work and any scientists that work on the experiments (including doctors who must apply the dosage) do not get any extra benefit for saying the drug works. The only bonus they get is for actually carrying out the experiment. There are thousands of drugs tested every year and only one or two make it to the shelf. Juice plus don’t need this standard so they choose not to follow it. It’s not been found by any peer reviewed body to be effective.

      • fyi_im_me

        So….all you did was add JP to your existing lifestyle, made no other change in diet or lifestyle? You may want to do some non Juice Plus research. Their studies have been questioned repeatedly for not following proper scientific method. Read the ingredients and research them. Eliminate the JP snd eat good food and you won’t get sick and will have more disposable income, win win.

        • Frank Walton

          Juice Plus has a ONE SIMPLE CHANGE program to encourage healthy eating, exercise, 8 hrs. of sleep and hydration. https://youtu.be/AOh4FZb6VuM

          • fyi_im_me

            So do it without eating the toxic crap.

          • Reality Bites

            I have a bridge for sale if you’re interested?

      • Rebekah

        I also took JP and noticed I wasn’t getting sick anymore. Then I decided to stop taking it. That was three years ago and I haven’t been sick since either. So was it the JP or just coincidence? Correlation does not mean causation. JP also gives their clients free supplies (like 2 years) to be part of their study. Anyone who knows anything about marketing and research knows that the answers to the survey questions are skewed based on receiving free product. Psychologically, you want to keep receiving free juice plus so you answer how you think they want you to. This is standard psychology.

      • JennyC

        Good call Cara. I agree with you. :)

    • OrganicSquared

      Juice Plus states that they offer whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains and therefore provides a far greater variety of naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients – even some of the fiber – found in the fruits and vegetables themselves.

      I should add, if your child is over 4 years old and you as an adult purchase the monthly adult version — You can sign up your child for the Children’s FREE monthly product program (for up to three years). Here is the link to purchase adult chews or capsules and they will contact you to get your child’s monthly chews FREE. (copy and paste the goo) goo.gl/BdrVNT

      Clearly the author has not
      done adequate research in Juice Plus. It was flippantly written. Here are the
      facts: Juice Plus teams with Family owned farms in contract, each batch is
      tested 5-6 times, guaranteed herbicide & pesticide free in every batch. Non
      GMO, Gluten free, Kosher. NSF Certified. Everything
      that goes into Juice Plus comes in as WHOLE FOOD & leaves in their
      packages, they don’t add anything to it or do anything to it.

      Juice Plus is beyond organic
      because there is not a single trace of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides,
      bacteria, mold, heavy metals, there is nothing in it except on the label (it’s
      NSF certified). It’s kosher, non-GMO. The formula is based on meridian energy,
      formulated by a naturopath. All food has an address. JP was formulated to make
      sure every cell in the body gets the nutrition that it needs.

      Juice Plus farmers have had their land for long time, some fore
      centuries, they are dedicated to rotating crops, the soil is tested & is
      super nutritious. JP is pretty passionate about nutrition, if you couldn’t

      • Sceptical

        How is that even possible these days?! What makes you think a pill can really replace an apple?

        • srf226

          it doesn’t replace an apple, it bridges the gap for the 1-3 servings of fruits and veggies you’re getting to the 7-12 servings you’re suppose to be getting… and the variety you don’t buy.

          • harry

            I don’t doubt that the fruits and veggies that the JuicePlus+ pills/supplements come from are healthy and even organic-BUT those are fruits and veggies in their natural state, not in a pill or gummy bear form! Firstly, most of the vitamins in fruits is on the skin which you don’t get in the supplements, not to mention the fiber. Moreover, if you just look at the ingredients, you will see that all the vitamins and minerals that are indicated on the back of the box (the RDA values/percentages) are basically added to the vitamins; they are not naturally occurring; otherwise the only ingredients would be…the fruits and vegetables to a series of added vitamins.
            There have been many INDEPENDENT studies that show supplements are just not effective nor worth the huge relative cost. Yes, vitamin deficiencies- TRUE DEFICIENCIES like lack lack of Vitamin C (scurvy) or D (rickets) etc is extremely bad…..but, in this civilization there hasn’t been a true vitamin deficiency among normal people in decades or centuries.
            If you’re not eating that poorly that you need $200/ month of compressed “fruits and veggies” then you have a lot more problems that all the vitamins in the world won’t solve. Vitamins are micronutrients; we only need a few MICROGRAMS (which is 1/1000 of a milligram). What we really need in our diet is more fiber and less refined foods, not 50 times the daily RDA of Vitamin A.
            JuicePlus+, or any other supplement will not hurt you (most likely) but it also will definitely won’t help you- not to the tune of $100-$200/ month anyway.
            Invest in a gym membership that you will actually use, instead.

          • harry

            EDIT: “if you’re not eating that poorly that you need $200/ month of compressed…” SHOULD read ” if YOU ARE eating that poorly…”

          • Khope47

            Um…Juice Plus isn’t anywhere near $200/month. I think it’s like $40/month, depending on what you use

          • KLD

            $40 a month!? No, here is Canada it would cost me over $100 a month for the most basic package! And then the fact that they continue to charge me and send me bottles like a subscription, forget it!! Sounds like a big money grab!

          • Granny92306

            This is funny…didn’t you know that Juice Plus actually “juices” the entire fruit which “includes” the skin where the bulk of the nutrients are?
            And check again, Juice Plus is not a “supplement” but an actual “whole food” which is why it has a nutrition label. Moreover, the fruits & vegetables used in Juice Plus are vine-ripened so they are much more nutrient dense than any fruit or veggie you get at the market.
            Cost is subjective when it comes to health. How much are you willing to pay for good health?

          • fyi_im_me

            I have a bridge for sale too. Keep in mind the ingredients. JP has had to add nutrients to their products because under investigation, the amounts they claimed were not in them.

          • Frank Walton

            An independent meta-analysis shows positive benefit http://ibehealthy.com/science/clinical-research-29.pdf

          • fyi_im_me

            You may want to actually read that. Nothing was proven. There is a possibility and more study is required. In some of the other reviews posted here you will read how the scientific method was flawed in their studies. The subjects cannot change anything but add JP. No added exercise or improved diet as it invalidates the results.

          • KLD

            You are a sales rep right?

          • Penny

            I commend you for your bravery; however, your ignorance blinds you from seeing the truth. I use Juice Plus for children with autism who additionally suffer from food aversions. All of my patients started NPO and are now eating a regular diet. Years of suffering ended when I used a nutrition that allowed the brain to crave food. You may not like the multi-level marketing aspect of it but don’t bash a product that started honestly by a doctor who was just trying to save his father’s life. Don’t knock a product that leads people to eating and choosing healthier options. Furthermore, I used the product for seven years with no interest in the business side. I change lives! What do you do?

          • fyi_im_me

            Cheaper and better choices exist. Even many supermarket viamins and suppliments are better than JPs products. If you truly want to “Change Lives” then do your research. JP is not in it to help anyone nor are their products designed to do anything except make money.

          • Frank Walton

            Fragmented supplement don’t work well. Juice Plus also has a foundation called INSPIRING HEALTHY GIVING AROUND THE WORLD. Juice Plus+ raised $8 million for St. Jude’s last year. How much did you give to help St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital?

        • JEC

          It doesn’t replace an apple- the slogan on juice plus says that “the next best thing” not “replacement for”.

          I heavily admire you if you can get nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day- but I can only get a couple of a few usually- this helps me get a couple more quick and easy. It’s a short cut but an acceptable one for me.

          • KLD

            I do and am very proud to say it! Heck I get about 4 servings before lunch and I don’t need crazy expensive pills to do it either!! :)

          • curiosity

            Good for you, seems like you have the time and the type of work that allow you to spend all day eating at your desk. Well, I don’t have time to eat four serving of what ever you said you are eating, before nor after my lunch. Vitamins don’t seem to be enough for me, so with all these discussion, I feel like given JP+ a try, with all these buzz, there must be something good with these capsules that have some people upset. Oh, regarding the expensive part, I would say, I would stop eating out once a month, so i can get these mysterious capsules. That’s about how much I spend when I go out for dinner, so why not then spend the money on what so many people have something positive to say. Every body that have something negative to say here about the products have not taken it yet, so I will go with those that are consuming it, and then I will give my opinion. People love to talk about what they don’t know.

          • KLD

            Geez, you sure are defensive! I am entitled to my opinion am I not? And FYI, I don’t sit at a desk all day eating….I just put the time and effort into incorporating fruits and vegs into my diet than relying on a pill form. I acutally like the taste of them and much perfer to eat them in their natural form. As well I do not eat out as I am celiac. In fact I do know what I am talking about as I have sampled them and researched the product extensively. So you need to stop making assumptions. And I am not interested in a pyramid type scheme which JP is, especially when it comes to a health product. The fact they continually charge and automatically ship you more product is also something I have a problem with. And I have heard from a few people that is not that easy to get payments stop once you enroll! No thanks, not for me!

          • fyi_im_me

            You make very valid points. My husband and one of my daughters are celiac as well. Eating properly is nothing like what you guys go thru trying to keep away from contaminants. I very easily get all my servings just eating regular meals.

          • Frank Walton

            Juice Plus+ Complete Shake is gluten-free and costs $2 per shake. Great deal.

          • fyi_im_me

            Compared to what????? Horribly expensive….if you only have one a day, that’s a minimum of $60 a month not including the rest of the crap they want you to buy. Gluten free…lol so what. A homemade smoothie is glutenfree and has do additives or suppliments, just good old fashioned nutrients coming from actual fruits snd veggies.

          • Frank Walton

            Very reasonable….Juice PLus+ fills the gap or augments a healthy diet, not replaces healthy eating. You posit a false dilemma. Can you handle the truth?

          • fyi_im_me

            You must make a lot of money fleecing your customers if you believe that is cheap!!! To me that is very expensive!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            I agree, that is very expensive, I could buy more than enough veggies and fruit for that amount.

          • businessmama

            I don’t have any emotional investment in this conversation, but I do want to comment on the pyramid scheme comment because I don’t think that’s quite fair. All of corporate America looks like a pyramid. Think about the structure of the companies most people work for (i.e. employees on the bottom, middle management, upper management, one CEO on top…little chance of advancement). Juice Plus and other legitimate network marketing companies have the only business model that allows for all people starting on the bottom out to rise to the top–usually as a team effort rather than dog-eat-dog competition…and since there’s a product given in exchange for the money paid, we can hardly call this a pyramid scheme. Look up the definition of a pyramid scheme before labeling companies who’ve been around for 20+ years. If it were a pyramid scheme I think they’d have been found out by now.

            I actually have begun to seek out network marketing companies for products I use in my life, like make-up and cleaning products, etc. I have found that in a lot of cases the quality is really good and since these companies are not paying for advertising and they’re cutting out the retailer (brilliant business strategy), I get a lot more bang for my buck. Two other things I love about ordering from companies with a network marketing structure: I have a expert personal contact (rep) who can help me out and answer questions and manage my orders. Target doesn’t do that for me! And secondly, I love knowing that my purchase is helping someone be an entrepreneur. As a business owner, I can’t say enough good things about entrepreneurship, and the network marketing model is helping tens of thousands of people be their own boss! I love that for them.

            Regarding canceling orders with JP…I am a Juice Plus customer, and for the record a couple of different times in the first year I needed to hold off on shipments. It was never a problem and I was extremely impressed with the customer service. In fact I forgot to cancel a shipment once and they not only refunded the money in full, but they sent me a shipping label so I could return the product that I didn’t need, at their expense. Juice Plus ate both shipping charges and I didn’t get penalized a single penny. I’ve never bought from a company that did that before.

            Thanks for facilitating a good discussion!

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol…and we are supposed to believe that you aren’t already involved with JP…..nice try.

          • fyi_im_me

            So you dont have time time to eat 3 meals a day?????? Obviously you are on it or probably sell it.

          • fyi_im_me

            Getting the appropriate amount of servings of fruits and veggies is easy. I question where you are getting your appropriate calories to be healthy if you don’t have time to eat any meals and have to rely on pills.

          • Frank Walton

            Out of touch. 85% of people don’t eat the recommended 9-13 servings of fresh fruits and veggies daily.

          • fyi_im_me

            9 -13 is not the recommended amount of servings in either Canada or the US. And it is very easy. You must eat something so est good food not crap.

          • Jennifer Emick

            So, for twelve times the price of an apple…you can have the ‘next best thing?’ Sounds perfectly legit!

          • fyi_im_me

            Where do you get the number of 9 servings? I do get more than that a day but both the Canada Food Guide and the USDA My Plate recommend significantly less. Since a large apple is 2 servings and a cup of most other fresh fruits or veggies is a serving, it isn’t hard at all, nor as expensive as JP. JP Reps keep saying it only costs 2.00 per day. Well that’s per person. So for my family, thats 14.00 per day or 420.00 per month. That is a HUGE fruit and veggie budget to purchase the REAL thing rather than a processed “next best thing” that is full of processed suppliments and sugars. REAL food doesn’t need a label and doesn’t processed in a factory. It’s grown. JP is processed and is full of non-naturally occurring crap.

      • fenderclass

        from what I hear, there is some GMO in JP+ but they won’t admit it. I still take it though.

      • Jennifer Emick

        “The formula is based on meridian energy,”


    • Melissa DiMaggio

      AMEN! Do your research!

    • G

      That’ right! JP+ is the best! Proven research!

    • Fred

      bet you buy/sell juice plus

    • Princess Heidy Aimee

      You guys are very defensive which makes people wonder why u are so rude and quick to say epic fail-I believe because u are quick to judge u aren’t willing to learn or accept anything other than what’s going on in your little head-are u are a buyer or seller ?regardless of what it maybe u don’t need to represent yourself so poorly . By reading what u wrote it totally makes me back away from wanting to sell buy or socialiZe with the company or people selling it.you are bad representatives for what u believe or what u sell.

    • fyi_im_me

      Independent research reveals that JP is crap

    • Marcus Kolodjski


    • jfnc

      honestly, this is a great way to flush money down the toilet. The FDA defines one serving as 1/2 cup, which means you could hit your five a day mark by eating two cups of vegetables and one apple…who seriously can’t do that? I did it this morning with one smoothie that had two cups of spinach and a cut up apple, mixed with water..and I’ll eat more throughout the day by default. Juiceplus is a prey on the guilt of others and an ethical marketing ploy.

    • Stevie Lee

      Its obvious your a JP marketer. . Am i wrong?..you sound like your in denial and defense mode..what facts..?.. the juice plus videos?…pff gimme a break ..ill eat an apple…

    • Shut up and read

      Actually. .. anything artificial is not good for you. Aspartame, sucrose is extremely dangerous. It didn’t matter what the post said. ..

  • 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


    • 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.

      • Nicole

        Yes, it is possible. I work 40+ hours a week with an hour commute both ways, three kids all in extracurricular activities and we eat plenty of home cooked meals, mostly from scratch with plenty of fruits and veggies.

        • Ann

          You are unaware the journey store bought fruits and vegetables take nor are they ripe. Their nutritional value doesn’t even compare. What you think is plenty isn’t nearly what the truth is of what our bodies need to run at maximum capacity.

          • Nicole

            Sure…same for the supposed fruits and veggies in JP capsules. But there are Organic choices at the store.

          • get real

            Once again hasn’t been proven if organic is better or not… you may feel better about your choices but the scientific community can’t agree!

          • dobyblue

            I suppose if you think that a highly conflicted organization like Stanford U demonstrating at least a 30% reduction in exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria isn’t “better for you” then we have different definitions of health.

        • Mikeslove

          How many fruits and veggies is “plenty”? How much variety do you get? Most people stick to only a few types. How is the recovery time after your children’s extracurricular activity? How often do they get sick and miss school or you miss work because of sick kids? I am a Juice Plus consumer of almost 3 years and Juice Plus saved my life.

          • Nicole

            My 12 year old had never had to consume anti-biotics and I can count on one hand how many days she had missed school since starting at age 3. My 8 year old only recently had his first round of antibiotics for a sinus infection and since having his adnoid removed three years ago only missed a couple days due to his sinus infection. My 6 year old has never taken anti biotics and has only missed one day of school since starting at age 4. We eat whatever fruits and veggies are on sale/in season so there is definitely a variety.

          • Mark

            So then what ever is on sale everyday is reds, greens, yellows, purples ? because you need the rainbow effect. You are telling me because you shop organic that it is guaranteed to be organic? what happened in the shipping process? wonderful so how many servings are you getting each day? tell us yesterdays meals that you consumed? each meal and the amount? You sound pretty busy I take it that you get 7-13 servings? wonderful but the more active you are the more servings you actually need.

          • Nicole

            I am comfortable enough with my food choices I don’t feel the need to keep track. I make sure to feed my body when it is hungry and am mindful of what I choose to feed it with, if choosing healthy choices that is all that is needed.

          • fyi_im_me

            Nicole, do you purchase all yours or do you grow some of your own? I do a combination. I can my extra produce or freeze it to carry thru the winter.

          • fyi_im_me

            JP isnt guaranteed anything. Not organic not fresh nothing. They try their best… also the powder does not have the rainbow either….hence the additives.

          • fyi_im_me

            Curious….where do you get your 7 to 13 servings from and how are you getting enough out of your JP to achieve that number yourself?

            According to Harvard:
            “The latest dietary guidelines call for five to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables a day (2½ to 6½ cups per day), depending on one’s caloric intake. (1) For a person who needs 2,000 calories a day to maintain weight and health, this translates into nine servings, or 4½ cups per day (2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables).”

            A person needing 2000 calories a day is VERY active and 4.5 cups a day is VERY easy to eat and not expensive to purchase in good quality or to grow yourself.

          • fyi_im_me

            Interesting….what scientific research do you base that on. Most of the people I know especially parents are very cognizant of the need for variety and use a combination of organic, nonorganic, local produce and their own home grown to feed their families. If you had simply changed your lifestyle to a healthy one….your health would have been fixed.

          • Khope47

            “If you had simply changed your lifestyle to a healthy one…” That is the point. Juice Plus helps those that don’t live healthy lifestyles transition to a healthy lifestyle.

          • fyi_im_me

            Um…not really….you pay a lot and don’t need to. Just eat better…it’s not complicated. JP serves no valuable purpose.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            was not saving the life of a women over 51 years, she had to come off those jp to save her life, due those jp caused her cancer and liver failure due to the chemicals in jp. I eat fresh fruit and veggies within my budget. only buy within your budget. make my own food from scratch, plus I blend my fruit & veg and greens. I do not need any kind of meciation from jp or their fruits & veggies. as one person says above those capsules are addictive. even if ya wanted to come off them, gonna have a hard time of it.

        • Truth

          You are one of the few perfectly balanced people I’m the world. Most people need the extra help. I’m glad your family is so healthy but its not about you its for people who need the extra … So your comments on JP are really pointless.

          • KLD

            Nice patronizing attitude you have! Her comments are very relevant to this discussion! I happen to agree with her 100%, oh sorry, I guess I am just another one of those “perfect” people in the world who chooses to EAT my fruits and vegs as part of a healthy diet, than spend thousands of dollars a year on tablets from a pyramid sales scheme! NO THANK YOU! I will put that money towards buying the REAL THING!!

          • JK

            “one of the few perfectly balanced people I’m the world”, need I say more?!. Who are you that you can speak for “most people”? Are you in there homes, did you conduct your own study? How do you know “most people need the extra help? You are just another clown……hahahahahah

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            what’s pointless about the comments on jp, jp are using chemical that cause cancer and liver failure. i take it all the reps are mis guided, have signed up for chemical drugs that cause cancer and liver failure, though may not notice it now, will through time. there are many people whom had to come off them due to causing them cancer, liver failure been on them for over 51 years. yes its the rep choice that they choose this kind of life. if I can help it, I will get my family off it. it rang alarming bells when my daughter in law mentioned she has to take dried fruit & veg in capsules.

        • get real

          Who’s your nanny!?

          • Nicole

            No Nanny. Hubby works nights. Comes home and takes kids to school, sleeps, picks them up. Then homework and I am usually home by 4:30pm to get dinner while he gets ready for work. We both shuttle kids to any activities at that time if needed.

          • fyi_im_me

            Me too. 5 very active kids and both hubby and I juggle nonstop. I can’t afford JP over good nutritious food ever!! We eat very well and are exceptionally healthy.

    • 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.

        • Martha

          How many sodas do you drink? Or how many snacks do you buy per day, or coffee??

          • fyi_im_me

            I don’t drink soda or coffee and rarely do I buy snacks.

        • Ann

          $2.40 s day is expensive. You drop that in the couch.

          • fyi_im_me

            I dont. My money is all accounted for and frankly Juice Plus is a very bad investment both from the financial side and the health side. Lots of blind sheep involved in this scam.

          • Dashe

            I must be blind…. since JP, we have completely removed ALL prescription drugs and over the counter medications in our house. Since we have been on the product, we have not had 1 sickness in our house for almost year. The Tower Garden has cut our grocery bills in half, I know where my produce comes from with JP and my TG, and I have lost weight without gaining it back. Results speak for themselves. Don’t knock something you’ve never tried, and don’t comment if it’s been less than 4 months. You can’t see Cancer and you CAN’T be too healthy in this day and age. We live in a completely non-GMO, Organic, Chemical Free home. Before JP, we were still sick every winter and my husband took a daily allergy medication. This product has done wonders for me and my family and I will forever be grateful.

          • fyi_im_me

            My household eats very good foods and most are home grown. Our focus is on real food from the source. We very rarely if ever get sick. We dont take suppliments or vitamins. You dont benefit from the JP suppliments and meal replacements…you benefit from the lifestyle change. JPs website today says they cant guarantee organic, pesticide chemical free.

            The tower garden sounds like a great idea but I dont know anything about it. It would depend on the medium the produce is growing in.

          • KLD

            Yes, and how much is the tower, initial cost and maintenance costs?

          • Granny92306

            Depends on if you want the Cadillac version or the beginner version. And maintenance costs??? How much would you pay for elbow grease because that’s generally your typical maintenance, cleaning it every 6 months to a year.

          • fyi_im_me

            What medium are you growing in though?

          • Nicole

            The tower garden is almost $500 plus electricity, water and the stuff you buy from JP to feed the plants. Plant a regular garden for way cheaper. Your health has improved from eating fruits and veggies not the JP stuff.

          • fyi_im_me

            What medium and suppliments does the tower use? More toxins?

          • Victoria Oehl-Miesle

            You can grow any vegetable or herb plant that grows above ground. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, lettuce, green peppers and other plants! You can purchase minerals from our company or any aeroponic store that sells the minerals specifically for vegetables.

          • fyi_im_me

            Thanks for the feedback. It appears that the aeroponic minerals are processed and not natural source. I will stick with my garden where i control what goes in my food.

          • Laurie Beadle

            do you think you control what goes in your “dirt” garden?

          • Nancy

            Exactly! What’s in your soil? Dead and decaying plant and animal matter. Yuck! You have no control what’s in the soil. The Tower Garden uses no dirt but natural nutrients derived from the earth and the sea. The man who developed and ran “The Land” aeroponic exhibit at Disney World in Florida is the one who designed the Tower Garden system and the nutrient tonic. He is the most knowledgeable in the field. I have one and my grandkids love it!! You can grow 20 vegetable plants on your apt. deck all summer!

          • fyi_im_me

            Dead and decaying plant matter is what plants need to be healthy. If your liquid medium does not contain plant matter then all it contains are chemicals. You would be better off buying produce at a market.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            β-carotene this chemical causes cancer and is added into juiceplus capsules to put back a very small fraction of nutrients.

          • fyi_im_me

            A lot more than you control the nutrient sources in your chemical soup. My land, my water, my fertilizer. I control it all. Even my seeds or friends in most cases.

          • Tiffany

            This is on the Tower Garden Q & A page: Q: Hydroponic growing isn’t necessarily

            “organic”. I thought that organic was the most important thing when it came to food. And

            what about organic fertilizers?!

            A: In certified organic growing, the fertilizers used must come from a plant or animal

            base. In hydroponic systems, we use earth minerals, otherwise you’d have dead plantor-

            animal matter floating around, and it would rot and stink. The thing is, plants have 16

            major macro and trace elements that they require. Whether those come from earth

            minerals, or from minerals in organic matter is irrelevant. [Note: minerals are, by

            definition, inorganic. The word organic actually means carbon-based, or living, which

            refers specifically to plants and animals. Hence, an earth mineral cannot be organic.]

            The key difference between field organics and hydroponics/aeroponics is that we utilize

            earth minerals refined in their purest form so that we know exactly what’s going into the

            plants in the right formulation to get what we want to get out of the plant.!

            NASA worked to develop mineral solutions that would put more nutrients into plants so

            that they could grow a healthier plant (for astronauts in space, because their food

            sources are so very limited). The question must be asked: if we’re raising nutrient

            dense, healthier plants for astronauts, why aren’t we doing the same thing in

            agriculture? And the answer is, invariably, we’ve never done it because we don’t have

            to. Agriculture is very price-point based; whether it’s organic or conventional, farming

            isn’t a high profit venture, so farmers put the least amount that they can into producing a


            One of the key goals that inventor Tim Blank had with the Tower Gardens™ was to

            develop a system that you could open up and, without having a bunch of expensive

            electronic equipment (which you’d typically need to do with conventional hydroponics),

            set up in 30 minutes. And the one nutrient solution you’d use (as opposed to the dozens

            they’d need for different crops with conventional hydroponics) would work well for

            tomatoes, for flowers, for lettuces, for cucumbers – whatever crop you want to grow.!

            And that’s really what we did with the Tower Tonic™: rich, abundant, ionic earth

            minerals that are important for plant growth. And those minerals would be nitrogen,

            phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and trace minerals, like boron,

            chlorine, manganese, zinc – these are all essential for good, healthy plant growth. But in

            addition to that, we have a wide range of trace minerals that are also important to

            human health, and they’re in that nutrient solution in very small amounts, and basically

            the plant may or may not need to use those minerals but they are available for take-up

            to help aid in the nutrition, and the health of the plant.!

            Also, one of the key differences in the Tower Tonic™ compared to any organic or

            conventional fertilizer that’s used in agriculture today is that we stay away from

            ammoniacal nitrogen. Instead, we use nitrate nitrogen. A good comparison to human

            nutrition is the difference between white table sugar and a complex carbohydrate found

            in a grain or vegetable. Ammoniacal nitrogen used with food crops force quick,

            explosive growth, which is why modern farmers use it. The problem is that with that kind

            of explosive growth, you get a weak cell structure; the most important component to

            every plant and cell wall is calcium, and when a food crop is forced to grow quickly like

            that, it becomes more susceptible to insect damage and pest damage. Just like if we

            were to eat lots of table sugar: we get quick energy, and we crash later – our immune

            system is weakened, we feel tired, etc. But eating a complex carbohydrate gives our

            bodies longer-lasting energy that doesn’t take a toll on our health. The same is true for

            food crops that are grown with nitrate nitrogen.!

            There are several dozen differences between the Tower Tonic™ and conventional

            hydroponic solutions and systems, but how we feed our plants is just one of the key

            differences: it’s rich in calcium, and rich in trace minerals that are important to people.

            Balanced plant health and wellness, along with human health and nutrition, is at the

            center of what we’re about.

          • Tiffany

            NOPE NO CHEMICALS THERE but you go ahead find some more questions or wrong accusations you may have, and I’ll get you the correct answers every time because the truth is you will find NOTHING at all…Though you should do your own research …

          • fyi_im_me

            The growing solutions are “organic”??? So nothing in it is chemical and/or manmade?? I call bs. JP could care less about providing an honestly natural and nutritious product; reading the labels makes that evident.

            The nutrition needed for astronauts focuses on most good vs negative within a very limited scenario. It is not even comparable to the proper nutrition levels is real food grown naturally. It is truly irrelevant as a comparison. But throwing around NASA etc makes it dound smart. Too bad it isnt.

          • Victoria Oehl-Miesle

            Nicole, I have had a garden in the past. I don’t have time for a dirt garden to plant, WEED, WEED some more let alone go to it and pick! I bought the tower garden which I started in March in my house and I now have 20 plants in a 3 foot circle which is now on my deck. I walk 10 feet to pick my lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers which have grown 10 times faster than any dirt garden I have ever planted. My husband is a farmer of cash crops-yes we know how to grow in dirt. The Tower Garden is best for me now as I don’t have the time to spend weeding AND I will have fresh produce YEAR ROUND.
            I encourage anyone who gardens to do your research on aeroponic gardening. Disney found it to be a good idea.

          • fyi_im_me

            Chemical soup…producing toxic food. Ew

          • Tiffany

            The electricity is only $6 a month.. actually.. and you save grocery money by buying the tower garden look for yourself.

          • fyi_im_me

            But you can’t grow in a natural product. You are growing what all these reps on here critisize. Fruits and veggies grown with chemicals.

          • Tiffany

            Sorry there are no chemicals… what is your issue?? What products do you sell come clean now… no one would go to these lengths to try to discredit something with such effort unless they were selling another products they thought even came close to Juice Plus which none do so lets here it then??

          • fyi_im_me

            Read the ingredients….you are growing your food in non-natural source nutrients created in a lab….hence chemical. The nutrients used are created. Again a shortcut instead of doing it properly.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            β-carotene this chemical causes cancer and is added into juiceplus capsules to put back a very small fraction of nutrients.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            you say you have done 30 years of research, why have you not noticed that after people have come off these capsules their health has improved. People have got liver problems, cancer from taking those capsules you love selling. I agree with fyi_im_me telling you the truth. they have chemicals in them. through time have cancer, I really hope you dont ever have cancer. to sell that stuff, they use chemicals to put a small fraction of supposedly natural nutrients in those powdered fruit and veggies. Cancer causing chemicals. what part did you not search, what part did you not look into of 30 years of research. gosh, I didnt need 30 years of research to find that out. two nights, I found that info out. where have you been all those years of research.

          • hailo

            I live in an apartment and cant plant a real one. This has been an amazing option for those of us in the inner cities to grow our own produce. And I pay for it monthly not all at once. Not everyone has access a “garden space”

          • fyi_im_me

            No they don’t but there are other choices for apartment dwellers that don’t involve eating foods grown in chemical crap.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            have you heard of container gardening, very therapeutic and very healthy, far better than those capsules juice plus through time anyone on them become ill, I hope that none of you whom take them become ill. its the healthy eating that has made a difference to your life, not those capsules juice plus who needs a garden to grow your own.

          • fyi_im_me

            If you are using JP you are not guaranteed chemical free at all. Read your ingredients and research it. They are full of suppliments as their nutritional claims could not be proven when analysed, now they are adding the nutrients artificially. Check the added sweeteners as well. JP is very careful on how they word things. Their website is very clear that their products ate NOT better than eating nutritious; however all the supporters here seem to believe their products are better than real food. The brainwashing is unbelievable. Common sense should kick in at some point.

          • Bonk

            Wrong – JP distributors do not believe it is better than real food, unless the real food has been loaded with preservatives to keep it from rotting. Some people on this post are going to great lengths to disparage a product that has helped a lot of folks. Since this help can’t be quantified, it leaves it open to criticism. I’ll just say this – ignore the naysayers – try it yourself — it is not expensive (45/month, not 178, as a few here have suggested (actually, that’s a lie)). If you don’t think it’s helping you, then don’t take it anymore. Again, it will never be proven without a doubt that it will cure or prevent anything. However, I live in a retirement community where the average resident takes twenty or more pills per day to fix whatever problem the last pill caused. I take none, exercise, eat a fairly healthy diet, and take JP. I don’t push it on anyone, just use myself as an example, and then suggest to people that it is one more way to keep healthy.

          • fyi_im_me

            So as I keep asking, when you started taking JP, you changed not one other thing? You never improved your diet or started exercising more? It is IMPOSSIBLE for the product to be as miraculous as you are claiming. Read the ingredients. Seriously. …how can you be so blind.

          • Mom2seven

            Ok- bash me if you want to, I am sayin it and owning it! I AM A JP REP!!!!! Don’t hit me or hate me…as a rep, the way I run my business and the things I say are not the same as other reps. I work mainly with families and picky kid eaters. I start off by sharing the Complete first because most kids and I say most not ALL like shakes and making a healthy fruit and veggie packed smoothie can be quick and easy and a great way to get a large quantity of fruits and vegetables in one serving. By adding the complete they now have added the Juice Plus and protein powder that is family friendly. Now if a family says that it’s just too much right now financially I don’t shrug them off or push the capsule product, no. Instead I do a pantry sweep with them & show them how to maximize their whole food nutrition in their meals (basically getting rid of boxed foods and replacing with whole foods). My family and I have been on JP for 5 years. In that 5 years we have made very small simple changes. I actually tried to stop taking JP over a year period and found myself to be sluggish, craving foods that I hadn’t craved in a long time (unhealthy stuff) and I was eating clean, exercising and resting well….the one thing I changed was removing JP….So I ask that before you label me as a cheat, scammer, lying person, horrible person or any other horrific labels you have for me….I ask that you remember no one is the same. No business is the same and this is my choice not yours. I’m sorry that a JP rep treated all of you awful and now you have this awful taste in your mouth for the rest of us. For me, I am a wife, mom, and friend first then I am a JP rep, Fitness Coach, Nutrition Coach and Child Activity instructor. Mostly only my family and close friends know that I am with JP because I don’t cram it down everyone’s throat….it’s my friends who say “oh I have a friend who may be able to help you with this issue” and they connect me with them….I think because my relations come first it’s not so threatening to everyone in my life.

          • fyi_im_me

            I agree smoothies are healthy. ..without the Juice Plus why add it? Why add the chemicals? You have said it’s healthy…it isn’t. That is the problem. You are telling people this is a healthy choice so you are lying. If you have taken any proper nutrition training, you would know that . Actually if you read the ingredients you would know it.
            So why do you do it? Is the almighty dollar that important to you? Is it worth compromising your integrity?

          • Mom2seven

            My integrity??? Hmm no I’m not risking my integrity. I’m not lying or forcing anything on anyone….I think you are ruining your integrity by the way you are handling this….taking it on as a personal attack. The sun will rise and set regardless how you feel and Juice Plus will continue to help others. I’m sorry that you see it as anything other than that.

          • fyi_im_me

            If you sell the gummies as good for children then you are lying and you are well aware of it. That makes your integrity questionable. If you claim your products prevent cancer or protect your dna…then you are lying and again that brings your integrity into question. If you say your products are better than supermarket fruits and veggies then again you are lying.

          • Tina Elliott
          • fyi_im_me

            Look around more…. folate and folic acid are similar but one is naturally occurring and one is a man made suppliment.

          • Me Ted

            The sun will rise with other active pyramid schemes as well. It doesn’t make them beneficial.

          • Victoria Oehl-Miesle

            There are NO chemicals!

          • fyi_im_me

            There is folic acid. It is not naturally occuring. It is chemically processed in a lab. The other suppliments are derived thru chemical processes too.

          • Laurie Beadle

            what chemical processes do you speak of?….grinding down an apple into powder? There is no folic ACID…only folate, which is found in vegetables naturally.

          • fyi_im_me

            Post a picture of your ingredients from your pkg….see where it says citric acid and folic acid….those are added….thus suppliments. Citric acid can be added from a natural source but it is added none the less….folic acid has to be man made in a lab, it is not naturally occurring

          • Tina Elliott

            Just a little FYI…. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that is normally found in foods such as dried beans, peas, lentils, oranges, whole-wheat products, liver, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spinach. NO I do not use Juice plus! I don’t wast my money on these types of products. I eat my fruits and veggies!

          • fyi_im_me

            Folic acid is made on a lab. Folate is naturally occurring. I tesearch it before I eat it.

            Chemical Compound

            Formula: C19H19N7O6

            IUPAC ID: (2S)-2-[(4-{[(2-amino-4-hydroxypteridin-6-yl)methyl]amino}phenyl)formamido]pentanedioic acid

            From Mayo Clinic: Natural Standard® Patient Monograph, Copyright © 2015 (www.naturalstandard.com). All Rights Reserved. Commercial distribution prohibited. This monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.


            Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food, and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin. Folic acid is well-tolerated in amounts found in fortified foods and supplements. Sources include cereals, baked goods, leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (bananas, melons, lemons), legumes, yeast, mushrooms, organ meat (beef liver, kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice. Folic acid is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in vitamin B complex formulations.

            Folic acid supplements are effective for increasing folate levels in blood and decreasing symptoms associated with low folate levels. Folic acid supplementation, with and without other B vitamins, reduce levels of homocysteine in blood (a cardiovascular risk factor).

            Folic acid supplements are suggested for use in women of childbearing age in order to prevent neural tube defects. Neural tube defect risk appears to have decreased in many countries since folic acid fortification of flour and cereals.

            Folic acid is also of interest with respect to cognitive enhancement, cancer, psychiatric illnesses, and cardiovascular conditions, although conclusions may not be drawn for many of these uses at this time. Some concern exists with respect to increased folic acid intake masking symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially in the elderly population

          • Michael JC

            The writer fyi-im-me is a nut case full of anger and hurt. Momto7 do not give up whatever you are doing. You are helping your family. I did a lot research on Juice Plus before I started giving my family. JP take the fruits and vegies straight from the farm at the ripen stage and process them right there in the farm location. Then they are transported to another facility to process them . There are hundreds of nutritionists I have spoken to who have recommended JP. Also if JP is all about money then they would not give JP for FREE to kids. JP wants the future generation to grow healthy eating fruits and vegetables in the purest form. There aren’t any chemicals. This fyi-im-me would not have even visited the jp facilities to see what goes on. May be this person did a few minutes research on the product. Momto7 I commend you for what you are doing and keep on doing the good work.

          • dobyblue

            “There aren’t any chemicals”

            Citation please.

          • fyi_im_me

            Post a picture of the ingredients and prove me wrong. I have posted the chemically processed ingredients repeatedly

          • dobyblue

            It’s clear you don’t understand how the Disqus comment engine works. If you look beside someone’s name you’ll see who they replied to. You’ll note beside my reply it say “Michael JC” which means I was responding to Michael JC who claimed “There aren’t any chemicals”.

            I asked him to provide a citation to support his claim.

            I have neither replied to any of your comments nor challenged any of your claims, so why are you asking me to prove you wrong?

          • fyi_im_me

            Sorry hit the wrong name. Didnt mean to give offence

          • Victoria Oehl-Miesle

            Thank you Michael, as I have gone down this thread I have realized he has nothing better to do than argue.

          • fyi_im_me

            As asked repeatedly….please post a picture of the ingredients and prove me wrong

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            fyi_im_me is not a nut, telling truth is hard to hear. there are chemicals in those capsules, which cause cancer, liver failure, do the research, it’s much deeper than that, I only done two nights of research to find out about the chemical’s in those capsules. to give those chewies sweets to kids, is one way to use kids. to sell their product. to make it look really healthy, when its not.

          • JK

            Just because you removed JP doesn’t mean there weren’t other things going on that could have cause the sluggish, craving of bad foods you speak of, and the other thing I notice is there is no way to prove that it just wasn’t the placebo effect, you stopped taking something so your mind invented what you thought were things that were the cause of you stopping the JP.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            so what your a rep for that company, whom are making billions from
            you, your making them rich for putting chemicals into those capsules,
            the biggest buyers of that company you work for, is you, the one whom
            buys and uses them, then gets others to buy and use them to get others
            to do the same, what do you get in return, sometime down the line a very
            sick illness that you didnt bargin for, you signed up for. its your
            healthy eating life style that has helped you, not those capsules. it
            says on the research I did, that people whom buy and use these capsules and sell juice plus start to believe in magic,
            like those capsules are magic. 5 years of chemical causing cancer,
            liver failure, gosh I really hope you and your family do not get that at
            all. oh my you tried to stop taking them, those capsules caused that,
            oh my that is shocking, that means they are addictive. that is
            really awful. they defiantly did not help. that you felt
            sluggish, etc… without them. does that not tell you that there is something wrong with them. maybe you do not realize that drug you took has chemicals in them. caused you to feel crap after coming off them.

          • Victoria Oehl-Miesle

            I started the JP+ and NO OTHER CHANGES and my blood pressure reduced-as my doctor has the results in my chart.
            AND, as a result of JP I stopped craving sweets and started craving more fruits and vegetables, but again NOT ANY DRASTIC CHANGE, and my cholesterol went down from 311 to 233! Would you like my doctors # to call so she can verify?

          • Laurie Beadle

            of course you change things…because your body CRAVES what it gets. It’s NOT rocket science….fruits, veg, berries ground down and put in a capsule –wake up. I would NEVER tell anyone NOT to get more fruits, veg, berries. It is bio-available with most of the sugar removed….and tested by the most renowned. Enough research (outside what JP commits to) has been done to show the benefits of increased/added fruits/veg/berries.

          • fyi_im_me

            JP has 4 nutrients in it….a lot more is “removed” than sugar. ..any naturally occurring nutrients and the fibre. READ THE NUTRITIONAL INFO ON THE PACKAGE. Where is the potassium or iron or any of the other wonderful nutrients in fruits and veggies??? Eat properly and quit buying that crap.

          • dobyblue

            Folic acid is synthetic, FOLATE is natural, read the ingredients and see which one this has – http://www.juiceplus.com/content/dam/juiceplus/productimages/Product%20Labels/USA%20Capsules/GardenCapsuleLabel_062015.jpg

          • Tiffany

            Abosolutely changed things for me… I have bloodwork to prove it.. not that I need too prove anything to anyone but I hate uneducated negativity..

          • fyi_im_me

            Really…your bloodwork proves that adding citric acid, folic acid etc to your diet, made a difference that eating properly couldn’t do? Why bother taking the suppliment…it’s not needed. I absolutely detest uneducated opinions not based on true science but on bs.

          • Dora

            So much delusion (and I don’t mean from you fyi_im_me) From what I have seen and read about Juice plus it feels like a cult. I imagine the people who use and sell this stuff sit with their fingers in their ears shouting, “La la la la la.” whenever someone says anything detrimental about their product, instead of going and investigating whether what was said is valid or not. Such craziness…

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol…that’s certainly what it seems like!

          • K

            I have not taken JP but am skeptical about these types of products and sales schemes. What fyi_im_me is saying makes the most sense to me. It is likely that the differences people notice come from the overhaul of their diet, in general, not by taking a supplement. There is no miracle pill. It is better to get your nutrition naturally, through whole, unprocessed foods. Do the “Transform” plan withOUT JP, and you will see a difference in energy, illness, etc, simply by improving nutrition (and exercising regularly).
            And to all the posters with a combattive, sarcastic tone… It is not necessary. This is a discussion, not an attack, board.

          • JK

            That was a very funny joke! hahahahaha, bloodwork to prove it….hahahahahah, good one!

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            do the research, its much deeper than that. those capsules are not the reason you are healthy, its to do with what you eat, those capsules have chemicals in them, they cause cancer, cause your liver to fail, may not happen right away, in due time that is what they cause. dig deep and do the research. only taken me two days to find that info out. of my research.

          • Tiffany

            You need to research it because its not a supplement at all. I think 30 years of research outweighs your uneducated comment. No one believe that its better than real food you are delusional!

          • fyi_im_me

            Please post a photo of the nutritional info off the pkg, including the ingredients. Citric acid is added, folic acid is added….etc. those are suppliments. Citric acid can be added from natural sources but folic acid is man made

          • JK

            First you have bloodwork, now you have 30 years of experience, sounds like 30 years practicing compulsive lying. You don’t even know you look like a real clown, red nose and all. hahahahahahaha

          • Tiffany

            I believe I said 30 years of research not experience. Do you even read the posts or do you just come in spewing crap about things you know nothing about? Who’s the clown now…
            This will be my last post to you. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I just simply wanted you to know that you should research something you want to discredit so you have proof to back up what you say. It’s obvious that by being immature about this you only discredited yourself.
            Good day JK… best of luck next time!

          • JK

            If you have 30 years of research, that is experience, right?!, In your mind, researching it for 30 years gives you enough ‘experience’ to debate the topic. We see who is making the uneducated comments….clown….hahahahah

          • fyi_im_me

            There is not 30 years of proof. The studies,when reviewed, were svientifically flawed: too many variables, improper controls, etc. All the studies proved was that JP in conjunction with other changes may or may not improve your health. Reading the ingredients and understanding what they are and where they come from is the best place to start

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            30 years of research = 30 years of experience of not asking the right question when doing research.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            Tiffany has been mislead, as all the other reps who sell this crap juice plus, when you do research you have to ask the right questions, maybe that is why you never came up with the info that I found in two nights, I found cancer and liver failure chemical added to juice plus capsules. its much deeper than what you have been led to believe all those years of searching. you not asked the correct questions in your research.

          • shannon

            I’ve suffered from allergies so severely for the past 38 years, no doctor has ever been able to help. I take multiple allergy medications daily. The migraines, the sickness, it plagued me and I had no quality of life. Wasn’t living. After 3 months of Juice Plus the symptoms almost completely stopped for the first time in my life. I am very grateful I found JP, wish I had sooner. The payments are reasonable for what you get in return. All these haters, they’ve not tried the product, they haven’t had a lifetime worth of sickness just simply ended. Sorry for those people who chose to cling to negativity and close mindedness, they’re missing out on improvements to their health like they have never seen before.

          • JK

            I like how you confuse clinging to negativity with stating the facts, if you were indeed educated, you would know that they are not at all the same. You likely experienced the placebo effect, and just because you had such an effect, doesn’t mean you can assure millions of people if they spend $200.00 it will help them too. Furthermore, the fact that you used “haters” clearly indicates your level of education. Your sentence, “they haven’t had a lifetime worth of sickness just simply ended”, reflects your education. Therefore, wouldn’t consider any information you provided to hold any weight. clowns….hahahahahaah

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            so sorry you have went 38 years of illness, you maybe on these capsules for life, whats wrong with accepting healthy life style plan without any kind of medication including those capsules. I started on taking natural herbs, which I only need to take a two months, which will correct my body make up. no more feeling exhausted, ill, so far so good immediately have started to heal. how long where you on those capsules for before you felt any difference,how many capsules did you take until you notice any sort of difference, while having a healthy meal each time, it was more likely your healthy life style that help change you, not those capsules. one women says she was on her healthy eating life style for 3 weeks, thought it was those capsules that helped her, no it was her healthy eating. when you do the healthy eating you notice you have more energy, you can do things you not done in years. it takes time, faith and belief that healthy life style without any kind of medication will make a difference to your life.

          • Hannah

            It’s the same in my house we are very thankful too.

          • Gregg Jowett

            JP us not s substitute for food! Seriously people!!! Just eat better. Placebo my be looking after your health. Now that’s science!

          • Gregg Jowett
          • Ryan Perry(My real name bitch)

            Why don’t you go to school you poor piece of shit

      • Gin Goode

        Yep..I’m ashamed to admit I was conned into this scheme..it was a few months later I realized they were still taking $178 a month out of my checking….for 3 more months & after I had cancelled….

        • Martha

          If they were still taking money out, then somehow you had NOT canceled or returned what you had!!!! You have to pay for what you have or return it. They are VERY good about canceling and with NO pressure!!!

        • Ann

          It’s not a scam that you chose to be ignorant of the payment plan, which was made FOR you so that they are affordable to most everyone.

        • Dawn

          Really? I was $178 / 4 mos for shakes and capsules. Mine is $71/mo.. thats $2 something a day. They’ve only ever taken what i agree too and it stops when you cancel it. If you didnt cancel, of course they will take it.. just like a monthly membership like a gym.. etc.

        • Mikeslove

          Hmmm, have you been buying a 4 month supply (one time payment) EVERY month? I chose to be charged in $44.50 a month installments for my order.

        • Name

          If you were still paying, they were still sending the products. You didn’t notice the boxes at your house?

      • Chemical Free Health

        Oh thanks for that, I just challenged the $178 lol

      • Nicole

        On top of eating fruits and veggies…not really saving money since you still need to eat.

        • Yvonne Mckechnie

          buying fruit and veggies and growing your own, is a lot cheaper in the long run, plus you know what is in your own food,

      • Croly

        I signed up for the shakes, pills and the bars. I was told that they would ship all 4 months worth at once, but charge my debit card in 4 monthly payments of $ 131.50 each. My sales rep told me I would have one shake for breakfast, one shake for lunch, a bar in between breakfast/lunch and a bar in between lunch/dinner, then eat real food for my dinner meal. The amount that I received in my first delivery was NOT 4 months worth. If I were to take as she told me to, it was only 1 months worth, but I would still be charged the next 3 payments. That’s $ 526.00 for 1 months worth of product. The only item that was actually 4 months worth was the pills. The bars and shakes were only 1 months worth…period. When I questioned it to the sales rep, she said those were not meant as meal replacements but to use as snacks, so I would not snack on bad stuff. TOTAL BULL CRAP. She never told me that up front, or I NEVER WOULD HAVE SPENT OVER $ 500.00 on frickin “snacks”. I feel she scammed me in to buying by not telling me all the facts. I cancelled my debit card so no further payments can be taken. Only the first payment was done. The sales rep said she was going to cancel but I should probably do it, don’t trust her now. My Opinion, SO NOT WORTH THE MONEY…SCAM!!!

        • Susan Parris

          I think your rep would be incorrect. 3 meals per day of real food. The shake is for morning or afternoon tea with a piece of fruit and/or handfull of activated nuts. 2 of each capsules once per day. The bar is just a filler if you’re out on the road. Keep one in your bag. Either they made a mistake or have misinformed you to sell more product.

    • 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

      • Candy

        How about spending less time moaning here about the little time you have, you might just have the time to join a gym or make real juice

      • fyi_im_me

        Do you eat? Choose healthy choices..it is easy. I have a large family and we both work full time. It is easier and cheaper to just eat simple good food. Why purchase processed crap…

    • healthnut

      I workout and eat fruits and veggies but still don’t get what my body needs and really the price is affordable how about those expensive whey protein powders out there that cause inflammation?… They are expensive and taste nadty but people continue I take Juiceplus cause its awesome and it does work! Don’t hate it unless you try it!

    • Jaime Kerns

      You are correct, with $178 I can buy a plethora of fruits and veggies.
      Here’s the catch, I have a stomach that can only hold 8oz. (bariatric patient)
      In order to get the minimum 64oz of water a day, plus my 3 meals and 2 snacks, there’s no way I can get enough nutrients.
      I must focus my 3 meals on consuming at least 30 grams of protein, which takes about 6oz of the 8oz I have. That leaves 2 oz to get green or colorful veggies.
      My snacks are fruit. Snack #1-Apple and Snack 2-banana and raisins
      Why so basic? I teach and that is the easiest thing to eat with without disrupting my classes.

      All this being said, I must incorporate quality vitamins into my diet to replace what I cannot consume.

      I personally used Juice + for only a few months because my budget wouldn’t allow it. By the end of my use, my hair, nails, and skin were much healthier and stronger. So I do believe that Juice+ is a quality product.

    • Chemical Free Health

      $178 for personal use? I think this is massively embellished

    • Brian

      They don’t say to not go buy real fruits and vegetables. They say if you’re not getting enough (whether because you can’t or because you won’t) then it’s the next best thing. Obviously the real stuff is best (assuming you’re buying everything local, organic, and vine-ripened).

    • jujuz

      Sorry, but $178 will not buy several months worth of quality fruits and vegetables. As Ann states, they will go bad. Have you been to a farmers market lately? Although I do support produce grown locally, IT’S EXPENSIVE! You might be able to buy a bike for $178…The real exercise will come from lifting the bike on and off the $500 bike rack you need to purchase so you can go to a bike path and ride safely. I guess you can join a gym for $178 for 3 months. I don’t mean to be rude… BUT….Get real H20 what century are you living in? That’s why they call them supplements.

      • fyi_im_me

        I feed a family of 7…how about you multiply that out. Trust me I can feed my family VERY well on what JP costs.

    • fyi_im_me

      It is interesting to watch the JP supporters come on and say the same thing over and over that have not actually read and understood the article and the comments. The message is that JP is NOT a miracle product. It IS a PRODUCT….it is produced. It has added sweeteners and additives. It is NOT good for you. However they encourage you to eat healthier and exercise….THAT improves your life. JP was created to make money. It is expensive and targets desperate people who are searching for an easy way to improve their lives. There are many salespeople that lie and exaggerate the benefits of the product itself. Read the comments and the wild claims being made. I have, personally, experienced the lies and from many salespeople….not just one. Use your heads and research the ingredients. You want to take it, fine; but don’t keep trying to sell others on its quality and miracle properties that do not exist.

      • Annie

        fri_im_me, I feel sorry for you. You sound like life has really taken a toll on you. You are so very negative. I have personally seen fantastic things these products can do. If you dont want to take it then dont! Why is it ok for you to spout your mouth off with your opinion of JP but no one else can tell people that they think its a great product? And I do agree with the many others…you really dont know what you are talking about! Do you understand anything about Freeze Dried? Apparently NOT! It is a product, what the heck is anything that is sold in stores, yes even real food, as you call it!! You dont even have your facts correct about price! I just checked and its $71.00 a month for a lot more than I can get at my local Health food store. Sounds to me like you just might be a little jealous that some of the people that work hard on their business’s are making good money! Do you really think grocery stores dont make money. I have also searched the internet, youtube and anywhere else I could find and so far YOU are the only negative thing I could find about it!

        • fyi_im_me

          LMAO so resorting to personal attacks are you. I’m glad you are happy filling your body with additives. I’m not. You sell the crap. How very altruistic of you. I feel sorry for you that you need to lie and cheat people to make a buck; that you sell such a flawed product that you can’t take just critisism. It is very unethical.

        • fyi_im_me

          Now you resort to personal attacks??? How adult of you. Obviously you have not searched the web very far because there are numerous sites not in support of toxic supplements like this one. I am not jealous in the slightest; but I do question your ethics. You lie and cheat to sell a bad product to people. It isn’t ethical and you know it. All the JP sellers have to come on here and lie and lie to prevent the truth from being heard and why is that??? To protect profits! Before you attack others, you may want to look in the mirror and truly question your motives. Shame on you!

        • JK

          There is where you made a mistake, “no one can tell people that they THINK its a great product”. The fact that others are saying what they think is an opinion. The fact that the product is actually not good for you is a fact based on the ingredients, and your calling someone negative, facts and negative are not the same, stop trying to relate them. You people, if you invite the mailman into your house and he says boy your house smells, you would be the one to say that’s rude, instead of, sorry about that I have some pets running around here. Your just another clown….hahahahahah

        • Yvonne Mckechnie

          because we care, we are stating a point, that jp is very bad for you, why dont you start to dry your own fruit and veg, its very easy to do, no chemicals added. much much cheaper. put your sliced fruit & veggies on a baking tray, turn the oven on to a very very low heat, keep in low heat for 4 hours, after 4 hours turn the oven off, and leave in the oven over night, then you can put your dried fruit and veggies into the coffee grinder and you’ll have your powder chemical free. you can store it into a jar, just take two teaspoonsfuls into the blender, blend some fruit and veggies, there you are getting the very thing you are paying mega for.

    • livinfree

      That is for a four month supply of Juice Plus. It is difficult to get that big of a variety of organic fruits and vegetables (now 20 fruits and vegetables) for anywhere near that cost in the store. We should still eat as many fruits and vegetables as we can, but I find Juice Plus more affordable than trying to buy (and find time to eat) all 10 servings I should have every day. You can’t eat junk, not exercise, and not eat any other fruits and vegetables and expect to be healthy. This is a step in the process of healthier living. I know two separate teen boys personally that had severe asthma all of their lives. Within two weeks for one of them and within two months for the other, they are off all of their asthma and allergy medications and breathing treatments and have stayed off for over a year. They can now play sports without getting out of breath and having to sit down every couple of minutes. Teenage boys are not going to use the power of their minds to be able to get off asthma meds. You can’t fake those results!

    • Suzanne Day

      Hi, visiting this website to see what one of my friends has gotten themselves into. Have to say I’m a Nutribullet and oxygen therapy person myself (Nutribullet is a juicer that lets you drink the pulp and skin, well worth it and oxygen therapy will clean out your entire body of viruses – both these work and don’t cost much for the great health benefit in my opinion). After reading through many comments, I want to tell people to buy their fruit and veg away from the big chains, look for markets and farmers – the difference in your health in shopping at these places is AMAZING and I find it cheap ($40 per month for a family of 3). No doctors needed since I switched sources to buy my fruit and veg from.

      As for JP, well there is a giant industry making money from people being frightened about their health at the moment, especially because the food chain is a bit broken. If you are suffering serious health problems and don’t know what to do, google food grade hydrogen peroxide therapy (people with cancer and AIDS have found it useful) and Nutribullet, they fix a lot of people’s common health issues in the short term. They fixed mine. Long term, you need to find those fresh fruit and veg from a good source.

    • Joseph Thomas

      try it

      • fyi_im_me

        Try JP???? Why??? That would be silly.

        • Joseph Thomas

          How do you know what you don’t know ?
          Invest $100 bucks and try it. What if you find out it actually helps. Intellectual discussion is one thing but experient knowledge is totall different. History if full of experts who were wrong. When you don’t know enough to questions your own assumptions you have created a barrier to expanding your knowledge. When you already know everything then your are so full of yourself there is no room for truth or wisdom.

          I didn’t believe until I read the research. low antioxidant level and chronic inflammation is the foundation of many illnesses. a easy way to increase your antioxidants since we don’t get the 5 to 10 servings of fruit and vegs. Eat better but even if JP is only a catalist for change it is worth it.

          • fyi_im_me

            It is super easy to get enough fruits and veggies. Especially with $100. I know smoking is bad for me without having to try it just as I know man made suppliments are bad for me too. Folic acid is linked to many health problems including cancer. I would suggest you try eating properly rather than suggesting we try smoking.

        • Yvonne Mckechnie

          No thank you, dont want that poison.

    • Frank Walton

      You’re entitled to your harsh, uniformed opinion to telling people what to do. Juice Plus+ is rendering a value service that has grown worldwide in helping people improve their health. Juice Plus+ recommends eating as much fresh produce as possible and let Juice PLus+ bridge the gap to reach the optimum intake of 9-13 servings DAILY (more for athletes). https://youtu.be/H5S7_DOgVvk

      • fyi_im_me

        Post the ingredients…prove there is no folic acid or other man made ingredients….show us how there ard no suppliments added to it. Prove it is only fruits and veggies.

  • 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.

          • Suzanne Day

            Or people can just buy a Nutribullet if they find eating fruit and veg hard – that thing really works well….

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol….I don’t know what a nutribullet is…blender type thing I assume? If so, ya, that would work. Anything so you are eating the real fruits and vegs.

          • Yvonne Mckechnie

            A mutribullet is fantastic I use mine a lot. Fresh fruit and veg and greens

          • fyi_im_me

            I love fresh smoothies.

          • Melissa Nienhuis Boersma

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

          • Guest

            You tell it girl!

          • Suzanne Day

            Tapioca is a sort of rice.

          • Leah Brooks

            Tapioca comes from the cassava plant, which is a root vegetable. Tapioca syrup is in the children’s gummies. The adult version does not contain it at all.

          • 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.

          • KLD

            Notice she could not defend the corn syrup found in some of the JP products, like are you kidding me?!? Corn syrup is one of the worst things you can put in your body! And these guys are claiming their products are all natural and healthy, sure….nothing but a money grab!

          • fyi_im_me

            They are all so brainwashed they can’t read the ingredients with an open mind. Now JP has started adding supplements to their products because those products did not contain the vitamins and minerals as advertised. They still argue that it’s healthy “food”. I really can’t understand it. It is so silly.

          • KLD

            Totally! It is easy to spot those that have a profit to make on here….brainwashed is right! So typical of pyramid sales…

          • 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 am not a troll and I take offence to you calling me one. I have a family member that has been brainwashed into selling and using this crap. She has not improved her life. She has spent every dime she has on it and has to push it to justify it. It targets the most vulnerable. I am VERY passionate about it. If I can stop even one person from getting sucked in and encourage them to do their own research and make their diet and health a priority and eat “real” food not processed food then I will have made a difference.

          • acupunk

            I have been using JP for 8 years and it has helped my health tremendously. It’s not crap, it’s backed by excellent research and is a high quality product. I recommend it to my patients friends and family. Your accusations are crap. You are a troll. Be offended I can care less.

          • fyi_im_me

            Really….I have read lots of research….not paid for by JP that says it is crap. So your lifestyle did not change in any way….you just take pills and shakes…..didn’t start eating better and start exercising….folic acid is very bad for you….artificial sweeteners are bad too. I think you might want to do your own research.

          • Chemical Free Health

            sorry which part is toxic? I have friends who have been to the farms and factory in Memphis and have seen how JP is made. You have the ramblings of a 12 year old. I just hope the many have read the comments and read the real information.

          • fyi_im_me

            I have read Juice Plus’ s website and their advertising. My family also farms. Because of my experience, I know a lot of JPs claims are bs. If the produce is not chemical free, which it isn’t, concentrating it, concentrates those chemicals too. There all also adding additives to the product to try to make it contain the vitamins the claim they contain which are chemically processed too. Now, that means, JP is not real food, it contains a lot of toxic crap. Also, concentrating that much fructose is very toxic to a lot of the people JP is being pimped to.

            Like many other get healthy quick, expensive products on the market, it takes advantage of people. The wording and their teaching is not truly about being healthy. Do your own research, not from JPs propaganda. Maybe try not taking it for a while and try eating real fruits and veggies. It isnt difficult and it isnt anywhere near as expensive.
            I guarantee you will feel better and be healthier.

          • 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.

          • some

            fyi_im_me: Good for you – you get the gold star for the day.

            Many of us eat very healthy but it is still difficult to get in all the nutrients needed in a day. Many (including myself) have been helped and benefited from Juice Plus. I do not sell it and yes I eat healthy and have a healthy lifestyle and I still supplement because it helps me stay healthy. Unless you have tried it and have some clear evidence it does not work for you then disputing it’s benefit has no merit. I know MANY people that it has helped and they are healthier for it.

          • fyi_im_me

            Have you read the ingredients? My point is that they can’t make you healthier. Your other choices did. Their products are not good choices.

          • Jennilynn Steffens-Silvestri

            I have a bottle that was given to me…I see no non organic on the label also fructose come from fruit….also it says date fiber and prune fiber…Im not a juice plus pusher..in fact i have never bought a bottle..like i said these were given to me by my step mom when i was sick..I dont care if you purchase or not…But atleast have your facts right..

          • fyi_im_me

            Read the juice plus website they say their fruit is not all organic. Also high dose fructose whatever the source is bad for you. You might want to check into it especially about the chemical processes and the mechanical processes.

    • 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.

        • Mark

          Maybe the people you have been asked to try it were moms but a lot of the juice plus people are health educators from real institutes. Second they never claim to not eat real food this is an insurance that you get the minimum amount of variety based whole food nutrition and then any items you eat you can be above that amount.

  • 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.

          • Kris

            I think that you are in a competitor business against JP. You are not passionate about helping people. You only want to argue your point and be right. Delusional.

          • fyi_im_me

            No I am not a competitor….I am actually a financial planner. In my world, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. I wish I was a sheister because if you will blindly believe this crap I bet you believe that you can get 20% returns on investments with no risk. Part of my job is to protect my clients from exactly this sort of thing. JP is not good at all. It is a product that preys on people that are not inclined to truthfully eat properly or get healthy and pulls the wool over their eyes to the truth. It preys on people and uses bs science that cant be supported outside of studies paid for by JP. I can’t abide by JP or anyone, lying and cheating people. I have heard both sides and researched it very carefully. The most telling comments are the ones that say this article is wrong and all JPs ads are right. Really…..you do realize they are ads….designed to sell you something…right? Give your head a shake.

          • fyi_im_me

            It is delusional to still argue for a product against all common sense and even against JPs own words. No I am not with a competitor. I am a financial planner and I take offence to companies preying on people and ripping them off as this one does.

          • 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.

          • Nancy

            My 7 year old granddaughter is the pickiest eater I have ever seen. She eats very few fruits and veggies. She seems to be sick a lot (imo). I’m thinking of trying jp for her. I’ve done some research and I’m confident that even if it doesn’t help, it won’t hurt her. I have a couple grandchildren, my stepson and his wife who have taken it for a couple years. One of my granddaughters has not had to take any allergy meds since she started taking it. If I am reading the info correctly, the fiber comes from the skins and seeds from the fruit and veggies.

          • 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


  • 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


  • 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:


    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

    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…..
            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

            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!

  • ClydeMcFatter


  • 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.

    • ClydeMcFatter

      Network Marketing has NOT been taught at Harvard Business School. That is a longtime myth that is debunked here: http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/2013/07/mlm-mythbusting-did-harvard-business.html

      • saveourskills

        it’s a logical fallacy to say this product is a scam because the author does not like the business model.

        • Two Monthton

          That’s true, I suppose, although I don’t think anyone would feel good
          supporting a predatory business model – no matter what the product.

          And hey, way to comment on a two-month-old post! You are clearly NOT a Juice Plus sales rep. See you at the convention in November!

          • saveourskills

            Uh.. my wife buys scrapbook supplies from creative memories.. I guess she is participating in a “predatory business model”

            Wow, ok…

            Also nice Ad Hominem attack.. anyone who disagrees is a company shill… nice work.

          • Juice Plus Corporate Office

            Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep!

          • Creative Mammories

            Yes, she is.

          • Clean N. Jerk

            For a semantics instructor, this guy is a pretty good weightlifter. CLEAN AND JERK!

          • saveourskills

            Thanks guys. Picking on an article that says it is well researched with facts and has no facts or research is hardly semantics. Ok well I just unsubscribed so feel free to lay into me more

        • ClydeMcFatter

          …I don’t follow you. Multi-level marketing, aka “Pyramid Schemes,” has long been established as a scam, where the people at the bottom do all the work while the people at the top get most of the money. The name of the article is “4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans.” Multi-level marketing is one of those four ways. Seems logical to me.

  • 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.

    • skeptic

      How do you know it isn’t from eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly? (we all know that a healthy life style (diet & exercise) is proven to help us get healthier). If it is such a wonder product why isn’t it in the Headlines on TV networks etc.??? I suspected it may be a money making business for the owners, like the that berry company that was supposed to be the miracle food!

      • Goose Fuss

        I think the post was meant to be ironic. See the user name and last sentence.

  • Future Murderer

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

  • Gin Goode

    I tried juice + for 2 weeks..all it did was clog my system up & had to go to the ER to get unclogged from my intestines down. Found a product called ALIVE which is much better with more fruits & veggies at a much smaller cost….

  • Gin Goode

    havent had a problem with ALIVE…love it

  • Gin Goode

    I agree….stay away from juice+….it is a pyramid scam..

  • Martha

    I started taking Juice Plus as a skeptical person. But I was unhealthy even though I ate lots of vegetables. Many of my problems began to get better or are gone!!! My low sugar doesn’t give me a problem very often any more, numerous lumps and inflammation is much better or gone!!! So many other changes have taken place as well: leg and toe cramps gone, arthritis is better, my skin is very soft, I grew new finger nails. And GUESS WHAT I am NOT paid to say this and I don’t know much about their research! :)

  • bernie

    they funded the studies. no shit. who else is going to do it?

    • H.G. Tweet Vee

      Seriously, who else is going to waste good money testing this garbage?

  • A

    JP’s shady advertising & uneducated multi marketing lemmings drive me crazy! The comp does a great job at taking advantage of the average American’s nutritional nievity.
    They advertise that their products/ingredients are best of the best; wrong. JP is well aware that the folic acid used in their products is NOT bio active!

    So why do they add it instead of the correct bio active form FOLATE? COST!
    They know the average American does not know there is a big difference between folate and folic acid.

    They are doing a huge disservice to the many people who have the gene (most don’t know it) in which one can not process Folic acid (b/c it is synthetic).
    Contrary to their advertising it’s obvious here they are really $$$$ over quality.

  • jessiso

    Someone I whose opinion I value recommended your blog. After this post, I find you to be idiotic. You come across as angry and emotional. Wow.

    • Loose Nuts

      Ha! Yeah, facts suck and snake oil hucksters rule! You tell ‘em, Jessiso! Also, thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep: See you at the convention in July! TO THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID!

      • saveourskills

        which facts are those? I didn’t notice any in the blog post.

        • Concerned Carnivore


        • Loose Nuts

          Hmmm…they’re right there in pretty plain English:

          • Juice Plus studies were funded by Juice Plus (whether or not this fact is problematic, it is a fact)
          • Vitamins and minerals are best consumed directly from fruits and vegetables, not from dried/processed sources
          • There are no proven “short-cuts” to getting healthy or avoiding disease
          • Pyramid Schemes are dishonest and disruptive

          You seem really intent on supporting Juice Plus, despite your claims that you are not a user or sales person.

          • saveourskills

            Can we agree that a scam is outright deception?

            #1 point – yes what you said is true but it also doesn’t support an argument that they are a scam. Here is a shocker, nobody else is funding a study about juice plus. I know crazy right?

            #2 you are saying that because one thing is optimal nothing else can be effective. So it’s the same as saying that a screw driver is useless because a cordless drill is more efficient at driving screws.

            More importantly this does argument does not support a position that its a scam.

            #3 basically your saying that because you believe that there are no shortcuts to health then it logically follows that this product is a “shortcut” and therefore a scam. Where is the line? Is my Nordic naturals omega 3 a shortcut and therefore a scam? Are we saying all vitamins or green drink powders are shortcuts/scams? Sorry I don’t buy this argument.
            #4 MLMs are legal and pyramid schemes are not. Your opinion on a legal business model has no bearing in any logical argument. Is it upfront about its business model? Is there se form of scam going on here as you imply or is it simply just an MLM and you don’t like them? Did someone harass you one too many times to go to a “pampered chef” party on Facevook?

            At the end of the day I don’t have any skin in the game. I don’t own juice plus and for me it’s too expensive. I do take some supplements and I don’t think I can just live off Cheetos because I take them nor do I think the creators of this product would cla you could with theirs

            At the end of the day I just hate generalizations and opinions parading gas fact.

            This is a bit extreme for a “juice plus” rant but this is basically the same logic racists use. “Black people are often loud, this guy is black and therefore he is loud”. Is the guy really loud? Maybe, and maybe not. The statement and logic train prove not one thing

            This “well researched” article clearly took 10 minutes to write and has no product information in it.

            What’s the micronutrient profile look like? Etc

          • Fuse Truss

            You are a warrior for truth and justice who is clearly not wasting his time.

          • saveourskills

            Thanks. By the way: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ad-hominem

            I’m wasting no more time on average than people discussing football or any other topic they find enjoyable. Why are you the arbitrator of which activities are worthwhile?

          • Bruise Truss


          • saveourskills

            Doubt it. :P nice comeback though. I had a good laugh when I saw that. Cheers

  • Frank

    Sad that you are so misinformed. Some of the studies are NOT funded by Juice Plus. For example, did you bother to read the independent study at the Univ. of Toronto that did a meta-analysis of the prior 22 studies? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22081614. It found “Functional changes, such as reduced serum homocysteine and markers of protein, lipid, and DNA oxidation, were also reported; in addition, the health advantages on markers of inflammation, immunity, and endothelial function are promising….Mixed fruit and vegetable supplements produced from plant foods may serve as an efficacious complement to the habitual diet in individuals who have suboptimal intake or variety of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. Current research indicates that fruit and vegetable concentrates significantly increase serum levels of antioxidant provitamins and vitamins (β-carotene, vitamins C and E) and folate and reduce homocysteine and markers of oxidative stress.

    • Nutes Nus

      “Mixed fruit and vegetable supplements produced from plant foods may
      serve as an efficacious complement to the habitual diet in individuals
      who have suboptimal intake or variety of nutrient-dense fruits and

      TOTES! This is my favorite plant food that I use to make my supplements. Works way better than that Juice Plus garbage.

  • Richard Brokenshire

    If you think that you can eat fruits and vegetables and get the nutrition you need, you’re crazy. There are Dept. of Agriculture studies going back to the 1930s that say that the soil in America is depleted of the vitramins and minerals that we should be getting from the food. Farmers are adding Nitrogen, Phosphorus Potassium to the soil to get the plants to grow. I’m sure you get some of the other minerals that you need, but certainly not in the quantities that you need them.

    Juice Plus has been around for 20 years. It must be helping some people or they would’ve gone out of business long ago!

    I’m not a distributor and I don’t take the products, yet.

    I do have a friend who sells and takes their products. I’ve seen her blood test results, before and after taking the products. She was borderline diabetic and now she isn’t. She had a receding hairline and now she is regrowing hair. Her gums were receding as well. The dentist told her it would cost $2,000 to rebuild her gums. On her last trip to the dentist they told her that her gums were fine and wanted to know what she did. My friend said that she had been taking Juice Plus for the past 6 months. The dentist just turned and walked away. I haven’t figured out why the dentist would do that??

    After seeing all the improvements my friend has had, I am thinking about taking the products. Just my two cents, but don’t take my word for it. Find someone who has taken the products for 6 months and ask them if they have seen any changes.

    • Noose Plus

      Look at you spouting the company line like a good little shill! Shill wanna cookie? Sweet lil shill shill wanna cookie-wookie??

      • Richard Brokenshire

        I’m not in Juice Plus, nor have I ever been.

        This is from Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

        I believe the study was in 1936. It was a USDA report. You can believe what you want. I don’t care whether you buy Juice Plus or not. Or any other supplement for that matter. But do try to read the study before you spouting off like that.

        I do know people in the Juice Plus business and they showed me their blood panels, in an effort to get me to buy their products. They’re too expensive for me. I’m used to spending $22 on a 3 month supply of Twinlab multivitamins.

        Noose plus … I like the moniker. Funny! I guess you were in the business and got out a few dollars poorer?

        Don’t feel bad! Most people lose money in MLM!

    • Smokey McGhee

      “Juice Plus has been around for 20 years. It must be helping some people or they would’ve gone out of business long ago!”

      Oh yeah, nothing bad stays on the market for too long! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get me a new carton of smokes.

  • Loman Totempole

    My Juice Plus sales team leader told me I need to put a comment about how bad this article is, or he’s going to cut me out of the pyramid. So, um, this article sucks! I REALLY wanna hook up this next convention.

  • Rachel

    This is absolutely NOT true!!! Apparently you all have not done your own research and looked at Juice Plus at all. Sure we can eat fruits and vegetables instead of buying Juice Plus, but like myself I never got better with my own health. I still eat my fruits and vegetables…plus JP. Praise the Lord – now because of JP…I no longer have any health problems – due to eating 40 fruits & vegetables or more every day! Our products are 100% organic whole foods – non-GMO and NSF Certified. Plus they have NO preservatives, artificial sweeteners/colors, hydrogenated oils, cholesterol, dairy, eggs, or gluten! Bottom line…don’t be making false accusations when you haven’t truly looked into it with a POSITIVE attitude. If you think NEGATIVE about it, of course you’ll come up with any kind of excuses. Sure we cannot guarantee any health problem will be cured, but do know LOTS of people who have been cured because of taking Juice Plus, including myself. Plus my family and I no longer have any colds, sinuses, or allergies from it either!

    • SO TRUE


    • Clem Burton

      It’s called the placebo effect, my dear.

  • Amy

    This article is false right of the bat…44.50$ a month…not 178.00. The 44.50 I pay I also get one of my children on the program for free. I hate fruits and vegis, so this is a healthy route for me.

    • Truth Bomb

      Good point! But is charging $44.50 for snake oil bullshit worse than charging $178.00 for snake oil bullshit?

  • Jess Squier

    Well I received free Juice plus from a distributor because she wanted me to see if it made a difference. I have no financial risk involved and after just 2 weeks, my blood sugar is staying level. Usually when I start getting hungry because it’s later than my normal eating time I get nauseous. Taking it regularly I haven’t had that issue. I don’t see where they claim to make you skinny, just help you be healthy and get all your fruits and veggies.

    • SandersSmallwood

      Like any good drug dealer, the first dose is free!

  • Samurja Marcin
    • Webster Noah

      At least you’re 100% transparent.

  • ORGANICsquared

    uice Plus states that they offer whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains and therefore provides a far greater variety of naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients – even some of the fiber – found in the fruits and vegetables themselves.

    I should add, if your child is over 4 years old and you as an adult purchase the monthly adult version — You can sign up your child for the Children’s FREE monthly product program (for up to three years). Here is the link to purchase adult chews or capsules and they will contact you to get your child’s monthly chews FREE. (copy and paste the goo) goo.gl/BdrVNT

    Clearly the author has not
    done adequate research in Juice Plus. It was flippantly written. Here are the
    facts: Juice Plus teams with Family owned farms in contract, each batch is
    tested 5-6 times, guaranteed herbicide & pesticide free in every batch. Non
    GMO, Gluten free, Kosher. NSF Certified. Everything
    that goes into Juice Plus comes in as WHOLE FOOD & leaves in their
    packages, they don’t add anything to it or do anything to it.

    Juice Plus is beyond organic
    because there is not a single trace of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides,
    bacteria, mold, heavy metals, there is nothing in it except on the label (it’s
    NSF certified). It’s kosher, non-GMO. The formula is based on meridian energy,
    formulated by a naturopath. All food has an address. JP was formulated to make
    sure every cell in the body gets the nutrition that it needs.

    Juice Plus farmers have had their land for long time, some fore
    centuries, they are dedicated to rotating crops, the soil is tested & is
    super nutritious. JP is pretty passionate about nutrition, if you couldn’t

  • XbubblesbX

    Just saying, my mom has takin juice plus for years. When she gets her package in she often gives me some. I took it for a month and my hair stylist asked what I was doing bc my hair grew twice the length it does between the normal three months I get my hair done. My mom can’t go without her juice plus. She is a size 3 and shes 5’3 and healthy. She says she can tell the difference in the way her body functions when she runs out so juice plus must be doing something right. Yes it’s pricey but some think it’s worth it. You can get alive at Walmart for 10 bucks after tax which is similar but it’s not as good as the expensive stuff

    • Hunter Mylaff

      Your mom sounds hot. What’s her number?

    • Thick Bush

      Does Juice Plus also give you richer, more lustrous pubes?

  • http://eyecuonline.com/ Kevin Smith

    This is such an awesome thread!! I’m glad I came across this. Granted, the article itself and most of the argument about Juice Plus scamming people is very poorly researched. We have to be subjective people and willing to listen to both sides of the crowd. This thread is a great place to do just that, look at all the awesome information that this tragedy of a food nutrition article has generated!! My take is this, if you guys bashing The Juice Plus Company can get all of your required nutrition without supplementing your diet or by using another whole food option then that’s good for you! :) As for myself and my family, Juice Plus is the BEST product I’ve found and I LOVE the company!! IT WORKS

    • Miss Universe

      You’re also a distributor, with a financial stake in this garbage. You should probably mention that.

      • Mister Universe

        Apparently he is in a cult, too. Make that two cults.

  • Traci

    Juice Plus+ company and reps recommend eating a variety of whole! organic fruits and vegetables in addition to consuming Juice Plus+. My family has never been healthier since we started, and it has led to a greater understanding of the importance of making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Give it a go for 4 months and let us know how you get on.

    • Juice Plus Corporate Office

      Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep!

  • healthnut

    Juiceplus is amazing!! Do your research! Its helped our family! And millions of others! Don’t be a hater! They are backed by clinical research!

    • X. Clamation

      Can we blame your excessive use of exclamation points on Juice Plus?

  • Jacks

    I wonder who you think SHOULD pay for the studies…. All companies that care about their product being effective will pay for it to be researched and studied. I would only have a problem with a product/supplement that has not been studied and proven to be effective. The fact is that the research proves Juice Plus is bio-available and works inthe body just like the real thing. It’s not supposed to replace the food, but add to it.

  • Charleen Bailey

    I have taken juice plus for 14 years. It does help to keep my body healthy. I have a few sinus problems once and a while but my over all health is great. I am 55 years old and take no medications from a doctor. The $178 is for a 4 month supply. People spend more than this on diet pills and botox but won’t spend it on preventive health. ..That’s crazy. I gave my friend a 2 month supply and her blood work was extremely improved. So much so that her doctor asked her what she was doing different. I will be a Juice Plus person as long as I am breathing. ..

    • Langden Auger

      Preventative health costs nothing: Just jog and buy sensible foods, with lots of fresh vegetables. $178 is too much for something your body doesn’t need.

      But thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep! See you at the conference in July!

  • do more research

    Think you need to do some more research!!! Juice Plus does not claim to cure or stop illness or disease it just has hundreds of thousands of testimonials from real every day people and that is more important than people like you slating a product that they have never even tried!!!!

    • Clifton Clowers

      Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep! See you at the convention in November! Hopefully by then you’ll have learned how to structure a sentence…

  • Jaye Zawada Lang

    Juice Plus+ has over 30 studies that are gold standard, double blind, placebo controlled, peer-reviewed studies that have been published in top nutritional, exercise and medical journals. Obviously, someone didn’t do their homework.

    • Loose Pus

      I love how people talk about all these “studies” but can’t be bothered to name the journals, the institutions, or scientists involved.

      But thank you for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep! See you at the convention in July!

  • Remygirl

    Educate yourself fooducate. You need to do better research before writing an article like this. My husband even had it in his feeding tube while in a coma. Cancer patients receive it, the list goes on and on. You should look into taking it, maybe you will come out of the fog.

    • Outtada Fog

      I can’t help but wonder why a six-month old blog article like this continues to get comments from what are obviously Juice Plus dealers. I can only imagine that someone at the top of the pyramid scheme has asked all the lowly folks to make comments or risk being cut out.

      And seriously, Remygirl, what kind of competent doctor would allow garbage like this to go into a feeding tube?

  • Pat Skewes

    If it is as good as some are so defensive about… It needs to be certified organic, to give some protection to the public. Anyone can do good advertising propaganda, to persuade people. I have Tower gardens, but I’d never use the seeds they send with. I need to know the seeds I use are organic, not a possible GMO.

  • saveourskills

    My main issue with this article is there is really nothing in it that proves anything at all.

    It’s pretty much just an ad hominem attack.

    They didn’t provide any tests or links to studies or anything of substance that proves Juice Plus+ isn’t legitimate.

    So they don’t like industry funded studies… does it logically follow that the results are not correct? No it does not.

    Sorry, this is just a pure ad hominem attack here, which is a logical fallacy.

    P.S. I do enjoy a super food drink. I prefer amazing grass as a supplement and I get it off Amazon. It’s very affordable. I try to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables as well, but I enjoy this drink in addition.

  • dlcmac .

    I have been on the product for 15 years, have raised two extremely healthy kids who have excelled in their academics and athletics. JuicePlus changed my life and my children’s lives and we won’t be a day without it! Sorry to see a site like this bashing this incredible product. Sad! Really sad!

  • Ruse Fuss

    I can only speak with any authority on point #4. I was visiting an unfamiliar city where an old, once-dear friend now lived. We met for lunch, not having seen each other in over fifteen years. I was so excited to catch up.

    Well, he wouldn’t stop talking about how great Juice Plus was, how it had changed his life (he certainly didn’t LOOK healthy), and tried to get me to attend a “lecture” that was happening later in the week.

    He clearly saw me not as a friend, but as a mark. This is the kind of treatment Multi-Level Marketing programs like Juice Plus encourage. It was heartbreaking at worst, offensive and tasteless at best.

    • Just S. Squad

      I love how no one is willing to argue this point.

      • Mercy Angel

        Yeah: No one will comment here because they know it’s true.

    • Jen

      I just recently started selling JP+. I am generally a skeptical person, and I appreciate a skeptical perspective. I started taking JP+ to support a friend, and in the end, my husband and I found our lives to be positively impacted by taking it. So… I decided to become a distributor. One of my greatest fears is being the person who takes advantage of friendships to sell something. I do believe in JP+, and I want to share it with my friends. However, my closest friends and I don’t always share the same views, yet we still manage to be very close. I will treat JP+ the same way. I will introduce it to them in the least invasive way possible, and if they are interested, great, and if not, then I’ll move on. I don’t want to ever pressure anyone into something they aren’t interested in. I don’t need to make a bunch of money, and I’ll likely be unsuccessful in selling JP+, but that’s not really why I’m doing it. A little supplemental income would be nice, but I am just excited to share it with people. I would never treat my family and friends as marks.

      • fyi_im_me

        If you are taking it and now are selling it, you neither care what you put in your body or what your family and friends put in theirs. You obviously drank the koolaid at the meetings. I don’t understand how you can read those ingredients and want to eat it….and actually believe it is good for you???? Then again I don’t understand people starting to smoke or continuing to do so….same thing.

  • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert

    To your first point, the fact that Juice Plus+ funded the studies has no bearing on the peer-reviewed, published results of the studies. It would seem that your first point is irrelevant. Unless you’re calling into question the scientific method of prestigious institutions such as University of South Carolina, University of Florida, University of Arizona, University of Sydney, Australia, KIng’s College, London, England, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Georgetown University, University of Milan, Italy, UNC Greensboro, Medical University of Graz, Austria, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and University of Birmingham, England.

    You’re basically saying that simply because Juice Plus+ funded the study the results can’t be believed. To extrapolate on that, I’m understanding you to insinuate, or suggest, that the institutions I listed, that stake their scientific research reputations on the quality of their studies are risking their integrity by falsifying results to benefit Juice Plus+ because they provide the funds to do the research.

    You’re also saying that the publication of the research results in prestigious journals and publications shouldn’t be trusted. Journals like The Journal of Pediatrics, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Medicine & Science, Sports & Exercise, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Gynecologic Oncology, Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Research, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, eCAM, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Journal of Perinatology, Nutrition Research, Integrative Medicine, Current therapeutic Research, British Journal of Nutrition, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, MUST ALL BE IN ON THE SCAM. Isn’t that what you’re saying Hemi?

    To your point number two, I say I guess since you decided that the studies weren’t to be trusted, regardless of the integrity of the institutions involved in conducting the research and the publications that, well ,published the results, you’d make claims that “nutrients in pills MAY not always be bio-available” and “you are MOST LIKELY peeing away the nutrients you paid so dearly for”. Why don’t you fund the research to prove your claims?

    To your point number three, I say, again, since you’ve already discredited many reputable institutions and many reputable publications, it’s obvious that you’re ignoring the research that actually does support the claims the company makes. (Actually, I don’t think the company actually makes those claims, so much as they articulate the results of the clinical studies.)

    To your point number four, regarding the “ethical” nature of multi-level marketing and the “financial incentives to lie” in order to get people to buy something, I say where are your ethics as a journalist? As a journalist, aren’t you supposed to remain unbiased and simply present facts and let people make up their own minds? Aren’t you supposed to spend time diligently researching the facts and sharing just those, and not your opinion? If this is nothing more than your opinion, shouldn’t you state it as such? An opinion editorial, if you will?

    There have been plenty of people to give selling, direct sales, network marketing and the like a bad name. But to unequivocally state that companies incent their representatives to lie is shameful. Your whole article, even the headline and your premise, is a lie.

    The bottom line is that point number four is your real reason that you are looking to find fault with Juice Plus+. There are many excellent products, by many excellent companies, that have been sold by many honest men and women of integrity, that use the MLM or network marketing model. But you want to simply lump them all together and say they’re all bad. That would be like me saying all journalists lie and make up sensational headlines to sell more ads, sell more newspapers/magazines, get more hits on their website, etc.

    But I don’t have the research to prove it. And If I spent my own time and money doing so, you wouldn’t believe it anyway.

    • Juice Plus Corporate

      Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus distributor! To the top of the pyramid!

      • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert

        Thanks for ignoring science and playing the part of troll. Review the science and then make an argument.

        • Juice Plus Corporate

          Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus distributor! To the top of the pyramid!

          • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert
          • Juice Plus Corporate

            We’re gonna start using this video in our training meetings! Those little animals are adorable, and comparing pyramid schemes to equally evil corporate structures entirely justifies the act of turning your friends and family into marks! See you at the convention in July!

          • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert

            Continuing to demonstrate your ignorance by ignoring the main idea, that there’s proven scientific research supporting the many positive health benefits of Juice Plus+, isn’t going to serve any real purpose. If you think it’s funny, fine. You have poor taste in humor. If you think you’re antagonizing people like me, you’re wrong. You don’t bother me. I really rather pity you, hiding behind anonymity so that you can say things with no accountability.

            If you really want to make a point that matters, review the science. Disprove it. The premise of the article is that it’s a scam, that the science shouldn’t be believed, and that the company exists to lie to and manipulate people for the purpose of selling it’s product. There’s no proof ever given of those claims, though. Only biased opinions are ever stated by the author with no supporting evidence or facts. The research itself is not referenced, nor is it scrutinized with any integrity. It’s piss-poor journalism at best and malicious defamation at worst.



          • Ruse Fuss

            “…and that the company exists to lie to and manipulate people for the purpose of selling it’s product.”

            I can’t speak to the science, but I can say that I have definitely been manipulated by people who used to be friends in order for them to try to sell me Juice Plus. See my story below.

          • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert

            Sorry to hear that Rose. As I said in one of my comments, there are some people out there that give selling of any kind a bad name. I’m sure you’ve probably had a bad experience buying a car, or a home, or a major appliance, at some point, too. Just because there’s a used-car-salesman stereotype doesn’t mean everyone selling used cars is like that.

            Even though I think this article is ridiculous and makes Hemi look like an opinionated journalist, I don’t think all journalists are like this.

            Again, my apologies for your experience. It’s a shame that some people making bad decisions can affect many others who aren’t.

          • Ruse Fuss

            Of course, this unfortunate side effect would be eradicated if Juice Plus would be sold in stores. But that would subject it to a degree of scrutiny (and liability) that the product simply couldn’t withstand. So best to keep it inside the pyramid.

          • http://wkevingilbert.me/ Kevin Gilbert

            In my best Inigo Montoya…”You keep using that word. I do not think you know what it means.”

            Any entity with a structure that elevates one person to the top, keeping multiple people below and to the bottom could be described as a pyramid. Every corporation, including “stores”, fit that description. How would being sold in a store “subject it to more scrutiny and liability?”

            The product is NSF certified, which means it’s been tested to verify that what is claimed to be in it, is actually what’s in it. Don’t believe me? Look it up.


            Hemi failed to mention that little nugget of truth. Because if the claim is that Juice Plus+ is fruits and vegetables in a capsule, and the NSF certifies that is indeed the case, then it would stand to reason that consumption of said capsules would provide similar, if not equal, results to actually consuming fruits and vegetables. The difference is that Juice Plus+ can provide a wider variety of fruits and veggies than most people actually choose to eat, or have access to on a regular basis. Eating Juice Plus+ is the next best thing to eating fruits and veggies, but it’s not meant to eliminate or replace, just to supplement. (If you look up the definition supplement, it means to complete or enhance whatever it’s added to. I figured providing the definition would save us some time.)

            And speaking of supplements, the NY AG has been investigating those sold in stores. Thank God for Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens – all pyramids if you look at their corporate hierarchy – and their ability to sell us what they claim they’re selling us as consumers. Oh, wait. They didn’t. The NY AG found 80% of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels. Well of course you can’t trust them. They’re all pyramids!!

            NSF certification, over 30 peer-reviewed, published research studies proving positive health benefits, endorsements by many reputable physicians all combine to give me confidence in taking and recommending Juice Plus+.

            Interesting, too, that Hemi has yet to respond to any of my criticism. You would think with his journalistic integrity questioned, and demonstrated to be lacking, he would at least defend himself. He can’t. He knows his claims are bogus but he can’t do the right thing now because that would cause him to admit he made a mistake.

            If you are afraid to purchase a product from a company you believe to be a pyramid, you’re pretty much out of luck for purchasing anything. If you base your opinion of a product on your fear of a business model that you don’t understand, educate yourself. If you make extravagant claims that a company is scamming people, back it up with facts, not statements of FUD. (That’s fear, uncertainty and doubt.) That’s all Hemi used in his article. FUD.

            Like many commenters on this post, I’ve lost respect for Fooducate as a source of objective information.

          • Pyra Mid

            You clearly have something invested here. I imagine you’re a distributor with a pretty big revenue channel positioned under you.

            Comparing one evil, exploitative structure to typical corporate America – ground zero for evil, exploitative structures – is hardly a convincing argument.

            But hey, way to rock that pyramid. See ya at the convention in July!

        • Blogs Forever

          And thank YOU for upholding the sterling, unimpeachable standard of journalism and research we’ve all come to expect from the internet.

  • Sales Rep

    My Juice Plus sales team leader told me to comment on this article, even though it’s kinda old. I think she told all her reps to do so. I really don’t want to tick her off, so here’s my comment.

  • Mmb

    I took juice plus in my pregnancy with my first child she is now 3 but she came at 40 weeks and was so alert the doctors had even noticed I think juice plus helped me with a healthy pregnancy my mom also believes it did she now takes It have also been blessed her first year she never even got a funny nose I do think it helps with your immune system I decided to not take juice plus with my second because financially it was to much i had a healthier pregnancy with my first but I do not drink caffeine and hardly ever eat processed foods I take juice plus when breastfeeding

    • Eff D. Ay

      Attributing the health of your newborn baby to Juice Plus is simply naive and dangerous. Until things like this are clinically establish, it’s irresponsible to go around making such claims.

  • JP user

    I consume and distribute JP. You should learn a little more about the compAny before talking about “stakeholders”. Learn a little more about peoples’ health improvements and benefits from comsuming the product before saying “stay away”. It seems as if your are giving a stereotyped deductive opinion rather than an opinion based on inductive reasearch study, which by the way, would not be funded by the company.

    • Sales Repperson

      JP! I think we’re in the same revenue channel – did Susan tell you to post here? Awesome!

  • Khope47

    Before I get started on my comment, I just want to say that I do NOT sell Juice Plus.
    I am rather disappointed in Fooducate for posting this. There simply is very little research to support this “article”. Juice Plus is a great product and I do not believe that anyone is intentionally scamming someone. It is a whole food supplement. No one is saying that is all you need to be healthy – but for someone that follows the Standard American Diet (fast food, soda, junk foods, ect), this is a good starting point for getting on the right track. Big changes require little steps, and that is where Juice Plus serves a purpose. Juice Plus is not intended to replace a healthy diet and exercise – but it can be a great addition to one! I have used the products on and off for two years – I am also a holistic nutrition specialist, so I maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

    • Voice O’Reason

      Please direct us to someplace where we can read clinically viable, peer-reviewed studies that support your claims. OKTHANXBAI!

      • Khope47

        Really? You need peer-reviewed studies showing that eating fast food, soda, and junk food everyday isn’t healthy? Whole food nutritional supplements are just that – supplements. As I said, it is not intended to replace a healthy diet and exercise. No peer-reviewed study needed.

        But if you really want studies, here are studies. Most of the studies are paid for by the parent company of Juice Plus (not all of them, but most). Unfortunately, this is the way things are done. People demand clinical studies, but I don’t see anyone here willing to foot the bill – unless you’re offering? http://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/clinical-research/published-medical-and-scientific-journals.html#.VP-wY_nF98E

        Frankly, there are far worse companies out there – Herbalife, It Works – claims to be naturally, but the wraps contain BHT, known to cause cancer, Isagenix, Advocare…companies that tell you to replace the majority of your meals with their over-priced processed synthetic food product to lose weight and supposedly change your whole health by not eating real food. Juice Plus isn’t telling anyone to stop eating food – in fact, the company often pays for nutrition coaching training for their distributors once they’ve reached a certain level and promote living a healthy lifestyle with whole foods and exercise. If you don’t like it, that is fine – don’t buy it. But if you’re just looking for a company to attack for the fun of it, there are FAR worse companies than just supplements and garden towers (so customers can grow their own healthy food!).

        • Voice O’Reason

          Thanks for providing a link – that’s more than anyone else has done!

  • thinkaboutit

    To all who know and support Juice Plus for the truth of what the product is….PLEASE don’t try to educate those whom choose to not find out the truth about how we (JuicePlus people) know its all it says it is and more….because we really did our homework (and I suppose the 1000s of Mds who recommend and take it themselves are idiots as well?). REMEMBER my fellow Juice Plus friends, you can’t tell people like this anything, because after all you are NOT the JACKASS WHISPERER.

  • Chemical Free Health

    Just takes one to ruin a good thing for a lot of people. I won’t nit pick at each point which are all untrue. Yes Juice Plus pays for their research that is true, any company has to pay for research (who else will?) They pay for it and the institute carries out the studies. You can not buy a place or influence the results. There are currently 32 INDEPENDENT studies from all around the world. Juice Plus has helped our family so much and hundreds of others that I know of. WHO recommends 9-15 serves of raw fresh fruit and veg a day. Not many achieving that 365 days a year. Juice Plus is our insurance policy.

    • Juice Plus Corporate Office

      Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus sales rep! See you and your family at the convention in July!

  • Michael Washington

    Was given some Juice Plus by someone who wants to sell it, looked at the ingredients and I thought:

    “They can’t be serious.” The main ingredient is sugar. Tapioca Syrup, is sugar. Evaporated Cane Juice, is sugar. 2 of the first 3 ingredients are sugar. I asked why would I just not continue to eat fruits and vegetables? This can’t possibly be good for you.

  • Rodgwag

    I don’t believe in or join MLMs but this was poorly written with very weak points. There are far more obvious reasons for not joining an MLM even if the product being represented is a good one.

  • Alicia

    It is an absolute FACT that only 3% of our health is dictated by our genetic makeup while the remaining 97% is determined by what and when we introduce into our bodies (through eating, drinking, absorption etc). We DO have the ability to change our cellular make up and thus our health by controlling what we put into our bodies. How can you argue that adding fruits and vegetables to your diet is a bad thing?

    • Loose Truss

      I can’t argue with that! I can argue, rather convincingly, that so much of what is beneficial about fruits and vegetables disappears once you dry it and put it into capsule form and sell it as snake-oil garbage.

    • Shug Day

      Please stick to the topic at hand. The main ingredient in Juice Plus is sugar. This is not a thread about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. It’s a thread about adding sugar to your diet.

  • Mab

    Juice plus is not for everyone juice plus has worked for me. If your someone on the go like me with a 3 year old and a 7 month old sometimes it’s hard to find time to eat and sometimes I just do not have time to get all my vegetables in and fruit so I take juice plus to give me that extra boost! Everyones body is different and what works for some may not work for everyone else. juice plus is just something extra like a vitamin but you still need to eat vegatables in fruit everyday and juice plus will tell you that . I have taken it for 4 years and have truly enjoyed it :)

    • Fuse Struss

      I’m someone on the go, but I know how to properly use contractions, grammar, and syntax. And I didn’t need some bogus snake oil pills to do that.

      • Mmb

        Putting down someone has nothing to do with article replying back and saying that what was the point? Some people might not like what I write are how I write but I still can post something. I just do not know what you got out of being so cruel

        • Fuse Struss

          Well, you’re saying that the article doesn’t make a convincing argument. Part of making a strong case is accruing and presenting supporting data. The other component is utilizing language eloquently in order to clarify and elucidate your point.

          If you find that it’s fair to criticize Fooducate’s argument, I think it’s only just that your argument be given similar scrutiny.

  • Ruse Fuss

    It’s suspicious that this ancient internet thread continues to get comments. I imagine it’s because Juice Plus, as an MLM, has a certain cultish dedication. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to find out that distributors are urging customers and fellow sales people to comment here. But whatev.

    The fact is, you can be perfectly healthy without Juice Plus. Supplements in general are largely useless if you take in a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and indulge in pursuits that keep you mentally stimulated and content.

    Juice Plus works for some people, and I guess that’s great. I personally don’t think you need to spend the money, but if you like it, cool. My problem is more with people – former friends – trying to convert me to what I feel is an unnecessary and overpriced product. MLM structures are notorious for encouraging such behavior, and I’ve certainly seen people turn into Juice Plus zombies before my very eyes.

    Take Juice Plus. I honestly don’t give a shit. Just don’t evangelize and try to convert me. Do we have a deal?

  • Karen Schuh Kendrick

    I have taken Juice Plus for a year. I stopped taking vitamins and about a month later I was feeling alot better. This has helped increase my energy level. I certainly recommend this program.

  • Pnorris

    Wow, you couldn’t have gotten this more wrong. First of all if you are on all 3 blends and using the Complete drink mix, that would be about $100 per month. I can’t imagine what your friend was buying for $178. Clinical research studies are paid for by the manufacturing companies all the time, which is how the studies get funded in the first place (what, would you trust the study more if the government funded it?). After that the universities have complete control over the study, otherwise they would lose their credibility. The Juice Plus Clinical Research studies are gold standard, double-blind, placebo controlled studies done at major universities around the world and published in major medical journals. You cannot BUY your way into those journals. These research studies have proven that Juice Plus is indeed bio-available. It has been proven to lower homosystiene levels which is a major contributor to heart disease. No, there are no shortcuts to preventing disease. The Juice Plus Company encourages people eat at least 9 servings of fruits and veggies daily and live healthier lifestyles by exercising, reducing stress, getting adequate sleep and bridging the gap between what we do eat and what our bodies desperately need by taking Juice Plus. Medical professionals who love JP lecture on healthy lifestyles all around the country. Our bodies were designed to heal themselves and that cannot happen without proper nutrition. As a society we are eating way too many processed foods. And only 1% of the population has even heard of Juice Plus. If 100% of the population was on it I am convinced there would be a dramatic drop in premature deaths and chronic illness! Yes, I am part of the JP community and have never been asked or encouraged to lie to my friends in any way. I have seen the results of eating Juice Plus for myself and share what I have experienced with family and friends! How in good conscience could I not do this!

  • Russ

    Well I eat terrible. I have taken juice plus for years now. I can tell you I don’t get sick anymore or get allergies ever. I use to take all kinds of supplements. If juice plus did nothing for me I would not still be paying for it. Do your own research and make your own decisions. I think its a legit product, but it is expensive.

  • Kerri

    Juice Plus uses 100% natural fruits and vegetables in their products! And there are more than 30 clinical studies NOT DONE BY JUICE PLUS published on its clinical efficacy! Many clinical experts across the world stand behind this product! Get your facts straight!!!!!

    • Clues Truss

      Please provide links or citations to these studies. Lots of folks claim this, but no one will back it up with links or reputable data. Thanks.

  • Suze Vuss

    This post gets a suspicions number of comments.

  • Rosethered

    I recently met a juice plus seller she was espousing the benefits of the Product
    she confided in me she had Agents In the UK and the USA

    I wanted to know if it works – the lady is overweight and had a bad cold ????

    Think it might be the ultimate in pyramid selling

  • Meeshylol

    I don’t do juice plus & I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole, but I do have a juicer & I do juice my own veg, it works for me as I have lost over 4 stone & I feel so much healthier, I have 2 juices a day & an evening meal of either grilled fish or poultry with plenty of veg or salad. I wouldn’t try juice plus as it comes in powder form with added vitamins & nutrients, why would you need this stuff added to it? Doesn’t make sense to me!!

    • It S. Garbage

      You see, you’re drinking juice. You gotta have JUICE PLUS. And by “PLUS” I mean tapioca syrup and evaporated cane juice.

  • Rob

    Is anyone able to supply a link to a peer reviewed article so everyone else can see the proof of how good juice plus is?

    • Bruise Fuss

      Good one, Rob!

  • Peter Solimine

    If juice plus was confident that they would get the results they expected from a lab experiment, why would they not fund the testing? Should they just wait for some other party to fund the testing of their supplement? I read the link you provided with the explanation to why “industry funding science is bad” and it’s so clearly being looked at the wrong way. Yes, an industry wouldn’t fund lab experiments which could harm their business, however if they were confident in their results there is absolutely no reason not to fund an experiment! That’s why the success rate is so high!!

    By the way I don’t sell juice plus, I’m 16. Personally I don’t see a HUGE change in my health the way others do, but come on. This article is trash.

    It’s your word against the word of a company that has a product which has been verified by MULTIPLE different laboratory experiments.

    • Truce Flush

      So nice he said it twice!

      But seriously, what kind of 16-year-old has NOTHING better to do than to comment on a Juice Plus thread?

      And, like all the other defenders, he can’t be bothered to cite a published, peer-reviewed study. But maybe I should give him a break. He’s only 16.

  • Peter Solimine

    John Holmes
    Lexington steele

    If juice plus was confident that they would get the results they expected from a lab experiment, why would they not fund the testing? Should they just wait for some other party to fund the testing of their supplement? I read the link you provided with the explanation to why “industry funding science is bad” and it’s so clearly being looked at the wrong way. Yes, an industry wouldn’t fund lab experiments which could harm their business, however if they were confident in their results there is absolutely no reason not to fund an experiment! That’s why the success rate is so high!!

    By the way I don’t sell juice plus, I’m 16. Personally I don’t see a HUGE change in my health the way others do, but come on. This article is trash.

    It’s your word against the word of a company that has a product which has been verified by MULTIPLE different laboratory experiments.

  • real person

    The only real solution is to grow your own fruits and vegetables, eat a very limited amount of red meat and get plenty of sunshine and exercise. For about 1% of the population possible for the rest of us Juice+ is a great alternative and it works. It has been for years.

    • Not Real Person

      Always trust someone with the handle “real person.”

  • Brian

    Worst review I’ve ever read! You obviously know very little about the product and about nutrition! I’m not a distributor, but I do know the product well. Please do more research next time before bashing a company.

    • Not A. Distributor

      Ok, Brian. Please direct us to peer-reviewed, clinically viable studies that substantiate the claims made by Juice Plus and its users. It’s very easy to complain about something…try offering some solutions.

  • Laura

    Save your money, eat real fruits and vegetables and less crap! You’ll be amazed how much better you feel.

  • Wise Old Judge

    Here’s a summary of every comment thread here:

    Person A: This article is terrible! Juice Plus is awesome and studies have proven that!

    Person B: Ok – please post a link to some of these studies so we can learn more!

    Person A: [SILENCE]

  • S

    Your claims are uneducated inaccurate and completely unfounded. You must be a generic multi vitamin advocate, I would rather eat my whole fruits and veggies micro nutrients knowing exactly what I’m putting in my body and my body will take from them what it nerds than a synthetic form of non nano based vitamins that I will most likely get toxicity from, pee out and that I have no idea where it came from. You clearly have a vendetta and agenda, just not sure what it is? But I’m not supportive of your claims nor your misinformation spew.

    • fyi_im_me

      So instead you would take a processed product full of additives rather than real food???? Same garbage different pile.

    • Prof. N. Pudding

      Here we go again…please direct us to clinically recognized, peer review studies that prove Juice Plus’s claims.

    • fyi_im_me

      And you have no agenda? Sales and profit is a pretty huge agenda.

    • fyi_im_me

      See you are spouting JP bs not actual knowledge. See if I pull a carrot out of my garden, it is real whole food. If I go to the supermarket and buy a carrot, I can choose organic or non organic. I can take it home and wash it properly and then consume it. It will fuel my body and help make it stronger. A pill can’t do that. It supposedly is that carrot dehydrated and ground into powder and has all it’s nutrients yet now the nutrients are added back in artificially. Common sense tells me that is bs. My own personal research tells me it is very bad stuff. I have a family member that has been sucked in by this cult. It makes me so sad to see people exploited this way. The lies and the ploys they use in desperation to sell this crap is astounding. Personally I have been lied to repeatedly by JP reps trying to convince me of the miracle properties of their products. I also see the lies spilled on the net daily….and in the comments on this feed. Give your heads a shake. Stop being blind sheep lead around by your noses. Educate yourselves!

  • fyi_im_me

    When you read all the comments from the JP supporters it is interesting to note that although they say real fruits and vegetables are better for you, they turn around and say JP is better for you than real food. You cant have it both ways folks. JP also contradicts themselves on their webpage but that is common when selling a product and this is a PRODUCT not FOOD. It is produced not grown. It has artificial suppliments added in to fulfill their nutrition claims. If you commit to changing your life and improve your diet and exercise and take their products, you will feel better and be healthier but make no mistake, if you didn’t make a lifestyle change and take JP it is not going to make you skinny or cure cancer or protect your dna or any off the other ridiculous claims by the SALESPEOPLE. They SELL a PRODUCT and promote the lifestyle to support their claims. It’s a very good sales ploy as evidenced here. They talk a great talk.

  • lisamarie

    Whoever write this is completely uneducated about what Juice Plus truly is. Such a shame. I have taken Juice Plus for over two years, no more getting sick for myself or my kids. We’ll never be without it…ever. Good luck to the rest of you who choose to let a blog make your decisions.

  • marc

    To be honest, I am more angered by the Juice Plus buddy club standing up for their product. This isn’t the best thing since water was discovered otherwise you’d have the government in ore of it’s ability and urging ppl to take it. I haven’t seen any above the board advertising ie television ads and you can’t get it in supermarkets. This is because they rely on reeling in ‘idiots’ who immediately fall in love with it, who then campaign as ambassadors for it, trying to convince their friends and family to join, use and sell. I see social media statuses ‘liked’ by the cattle of the juice plus family who are all reliant on this making them money. I have seen ppl write: helps cure cancer/ prevent it. I have seen before and after pics. The best one is from someone who was about 18 stone when they were 17 but 10 stone come the age of 30. Everyone is congratulating that person, though they lost all the weight before they joined JP. In fact that person was a party animal who took a lot of class A drugs for ten years and then posts about changing their life style due to JP and weight loss. Absolute bull. They alienate their friends (the real ones) to make brand new fake idiot friends who sound as brainwashed as IS members and all they do is go to conventions and speak about JP 80% of the time to ppl they know. What’s worth losing friends over. Do not blame the ‘friends’ and claim they are not being worth friends with, blame the the institution that is JP. Seeing prats defend their status that it isn’t a pyramid scheme makes me want to punch a brick wall. Why dress it up in other terms when it is was it is.
    I am healthy, I go to the gym and eat plenty of fruit and veg and i am ill once a year!
    I will safely say that JP will NOT save your life. It’s worth taking as a customer if you’re unfit and overweight, bc it will overload you with vitamins etc HOWEVER, you can just eat more healthy and do exercise. It’s working for plenty of ppl.

    • ClydeMcFatter

      It’s basically a cult created by the potential for profit, pure and simple. Juice Plus – and most MLM systems – teach people to see their friends as marks and to spout dubious claims in the hopes of generating revenue. The actual quality of the product is irrelevant.

    • fyi_im_me

      Here here!!!!!

  • Barbara Peery

    What a uneducated information for public viewing ! How sorry some people have nothing better to do…most likely they sell cheaper products that have no research & can’t get NSF to approve their product is what they say it is…..sad.

    • fyi_im_me

      If you believe in JP, you are definitely not well educated. You must sell the crap.

    • Ruse Fuss

      You caught me, Barbara. I have a fourth-grade education and I sell a rival product. You clearly have a fifth-grade education and sell Juice Plus.

    • Clues Musk

      …I’m not sure your weird punctuation and incorrect use of the article “a” would qualify you as particularly “educated,” either.

    • fyi_im_me

      Honestly….have you read the ingredients and researched what they are and where they come from; don’t just read JPs bs….actually have an independent thought and double check the crap you are putting into your body.

  • GypsyRomance

    1) Those studies were indeed funded by Juice Plus, and they’re not trying to hide it. But someone has to fund them, right? Regardless of who funds a study though, you can’t buy your way into peer-reviewed scientific journals. The studies published in scientific journals are the highest form of pertinent scholarly material available to the medical and health community- THEY choose what goes in them, as points of important discussion among the medical community- no one buys ad placement in those publications. If you want to argue about 32 publications of Juice Plus studies in peer-reviewed journals, then let’s start arguing about the validity of anything scientific that has ever been published.

    2) Those “concentrated high doses of nutrients” are dehydrated fruit and vegetable juices. That’s it. They’re not vitamins, they have a nutrition label, like any other food product- if it were a vitamin the FDA would require it to have a supplement label. Literally all it is is fruit and veg juice without the water.

    3) Yeah, actually, eating healthfully is a great way to avoiding disease, which, as a food education blog, you should already know. Juicing isn’t a shortcut to getting some more plant nutrients in your body?! Since when?! Dehydrated juice, therefore, would actually seem a really viable option…

    4) This seems to be a matter of personal opinion- you have just expressed that your incentive to get into MLM would be to lie to the people you love and respect to make money. Sure, that might work for some people, but it won’t last if you’re that kind of person. If you have ever met people who are truly successful in Network Marketing, they actually care about who you are and helping you succeed in whatever endeavors make you happiest.

    5) All of this “slightly deeper ‘research’” seems to be just that- very slight, and mostly opinion-based. Link your readers to anything you’ve found in a peer-reviewed article about the detriments of Juice Plus; that’s what you would do for any other nutritional supplement out there, and the fact that it isn’t here despite your “research” really shows how little this article is based on fact…

    • ClydeMcFatter

      …so, are you a Juice Plus user/distributor or not?

    • fyi_im_me

      Yes, eating healthful, JP isn’t healthful…that’s the issue. Real food it is NOT. It has a label that discloses the additives that are not naturally occurring in the product. It is a product that is manufactured not grown.

  • Justfood

    It’s simply too bad that so many people just don’t “get it”. Juice Plus is a whole food – carries a nutrition label (not a supplement label) and all. Here’s the thing – yes, it would be BEST if you just ate your 9-13 servings of a variety of fruits and veggies per day. But will you? Probably not. Most of us won’t. Thus, the point of Juice Plus. You get the nutrients from these foods that you should be eating, but can’t or won’t. Sounds simple, and honest, enough to me.

    • ‘Scuse Lust

      …and, as an added bonus, you get two different kinds of sugar that you don’t need!

    • fyi_im_me

      No you don’t “get it” or perhaps have no nutrition education. Read the ingredients label. There are suppliments and sweeteners added. The only ones saying it is whole food are those who are either victims of the marketing or bought and paid for by JP. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN FIBRE therefore it absolutely 100% is not whole food….IT HAS ADDITIVES NOT NATURALLY OCCURRING therefore it is not real food.

    • fyi_im_me

      It is very very easy to eat your fruits and vegetables. Many many people do it. JP markets to the lazy and uneducated. It does not bridge the gap. You still need to eat properly so why not just eat properly to begin with? Your body and your pocketbook will thank you.

  • stacey

    I’ll continue to take it and I have been checking in with my doctor on this and he has done the research as well and believes in it. My blood pressure has went done, I have energy, no stomach or bloating anymore, no headache anymore and I read ALL labels on food now. It bridges the gaps of you NOT getting the proper, daily nutrition of your fruits and veggies…and SHAME ON YOU for even having this blog! Why are pediatricians and doctors referring this to their patients then?

    • stacey

      blood pressure has went down…..

      • Fuse Fuss

        But you said you now have “no stomach.” YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT A STOMACH. JUICE PLUS MAKES YOUR STOMACH DISAPPEAR. That can’t be good.

    • fyi_im_me

      Doctors refer lots of unhealthy things. They don’t know everything. So all you changed is that you started taking JP? You never changed anything else?

    • fyi_im_me

      You obviously blindly believe JP and don’t read their labels.

  • Angela

    Based on what I have read so far, I am going to give Juice Plus a try. I had never heard of it until I stumbled upon this page. If it is a business then of course it will be trying to make a profit, but if it gives the quality I need and want then its a win win. If it turns out to be rubbish, I will drop it right away. But if it delivers good health in body and mind, convenience and nourishment I for one will not only keep buying but will spread the word and become a distributor.

    So you see negative criticism does work as it has made me take a closer look with a view to making up my own mind. I suggest and recommend that people keep an open mind and try things for themselves, you never know you may be pleasantly surprised. Good luck every one.

    • Ruse Fuss

      Ha. You’re already taking it. You’re already a distributor. You’re already in the pyramid. You’re just propping up your worthless product and obeying orders from the top. Your vested interest is transparent.

      And hey, Juice Plus folks, please study the above paragraph for a valuable lesson in the difference between the words “you’re” and “your” and their correct usage. FREE GRAMMAR LESSON.

      Ruse out.

      • fyi_im_me

        Ruse I agree with you. They frequently use ploys like this yet they profess that they don’t lie to people and use subterfuge to sell their product. Ya right.

    • fyi_im_me

      Why don’t you try eating healthy first. Cheaper and easier and then see if you need to add a chemical fest to your body to be healthy

  • Bernie

    I have a few questions? Is Juice Plus is the only answer for this world? Cant you get healthy by eating just vegetables and Fruits and walking? what is better? getting it fresh or in Capsuls? if some one takes juice plus will they love longer? I have searched about Dr. Richard Dubois on Google? there is no Bias report about Dr. Richard”s professional Back round. Only information what he does for Juice plus. they say he was a famous Dr. before he got in to juice plus. if so why there is no information him ?

  • Tom Cruise

    Juice Plus: The Scientology of supplements!

  • Bonk

    I wish the same scrutiny would be placed on the medical community – I know that a number of doctors schooled in western medicine are quick to dismiss naturopathic solutions to disease. Now, Juice Plus does not cure or prevent any disease (all distributors are told to mention that), but it has helped keep me stay generally healthy for many years.
    I am a personal trainer who is past 70, living in a 55+ community – I can tell you that those who swallow a bunch of pills for various ailments are in sad shape. Those who exercise and eat right have a fuller, more active life. Juice Plus assists in that effort.

    • fyi_im_me

      Lol really….read the comments on here and other sites and see what the JP sellers say. JP does not assist in anything. I am surprised that you as a trainer would know so little about nutrition. Products with added sweeteners and additives is not good for you. Eat good food and live a healthy lifestyle and you will be healthy. There are no short cuts or cheats. Yes doctors should be scrutinized but frankly at least they are trying, in some cases to help people. I have seen Naturopaths that are just as much pill pushers too, yet are trying to help people. When JP sellers advise clients not to listen to their specialists, that the JP drs know more than others; When they advise that these products will help diabetic people; when they say on one hand that real fruits and veg are better for you but then criticise anyone that eats properly as ill educated as to where their food comes from and question the quality, it becomes apparent that they are told to exaggerate and even lie to get the almighty sale. Spam every website that says anything negative. There is never an educated argument only the same garbage over and over. It scares me to listen to them in real life and to read their delusions on here.

  • Weekdaygirl

    It is always a critic that think they suppose to tell grown people what to do with there money. If you don’t like it then you don’t take it. What that got to do with everybody else. If I want more juice in my system it is my body I will put in it what I want. This must be a person that tried to make money with it and because they couldn’t now they bashing the company. You find one of these people with all direct selling companies. The main reason they do this because they know you are going to look for reviews and give them traffic so they can get paid by google ads. That is the bottomline. They look for the top 25 companies to write negative things about for there own gain. I don’t know why you people have not caught on to that and stop reading these bogus blogs. The best review is from the company review system from real customers. Not fake people like this tired of these people and attacking how people make money and what they sell and know nothing about it.

    • fyi_im_me

      Not a fake person and I dislike you lying about this and trying to convince gullible people that this is a good product. This article is honest and tells the truth and the JP sellers are supposed to always have the last comment. I’ve seen it on other sites too.

  • Roni Burton

    This is a ridiculous “review”. I have used JP for over 5 years now, and have seen great improvement in my health. As well as some folks I know very well. One example, a good friend started taking JP about 6 months ago after being on hypertension medication since 1972. Recent blood work tests showed he no longer has hypertension, and came off the medicine. This is just one of the stories I know of personally. I have been to JP seminars and conferences. And no one who speaks at any of them says JP is a cure all. They do say that for people who can not or will not eat enough fruit and vegetables daily, that JP is a good, healthy supplement to add to your diet. I am sure some folks take JP without giving a thought to making the necessary healthy changes to their diet, but rather depend on the JP capsules to do all the work for them. That is irresponsible behavior, but also that person’s choice. I am sorry you chose to bash a very good product. But because I personally know how it has helped me as well as several people I know personally, your review doesn’t alter my opinion of the effectiveness of JP.

    • fyi_im_me

      Lol…this is too funny. So you and the other people changed not one other thing in your life? You continued eating the same and exercising the same?

    • Ruse Fuss

      Right on, Roni!

      People give me grief for taking Juice Plus, but ever since I started taking it, eating more fruits and vegetables (and less garbage), and exercising regularly, my health has gotten so much better! I’ve lost weight, my blood pressure is down, my cholesterol is down, and I just feel SO MUCH BETTER.

      • fyi_im_me

        Ya and JP had NOTHING to do with it. Proper diet and exercise did JP is garbage!!!

        • Ruse Fuss


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  • bodyevidenceac

    Taking the product or not its surprising how skeptic people can be when a product says it has the nutrients you need or fruit and veg but will happily walk into a shop and buy a energy drink for a boost (knowing the dangers that come from that).
    Why is it impossible to look at a product and see the fact that they haven’t got any problems or side effects. When you go out and buy a pack paracetamol you pull out the leaflet and at least half the page has a list of side effects mild to major.
    Also why is it a problem to give your friend money for something they believe doesn’t stop us from going to the shop and giving money to a big company for something we believe in such as multivitamins and prescription drugs.
    Money wise why is the price such a problem. Look beyond peoples problems with the product and look at peoples stories. People claim to feel better, like not getting sick (this what people buy medication for), better hair, skin and nails (shampoos, conditioners, skin creams, nail hardeners: the list is endless on the things you would buy for this), losing weight (why is this a problem?! the numbers of obesity are rising and people have an issue when someone finds something they feel will help them lose it- all this doubt is what causes people to give up).

    I just feel that article like this that just aim to beat down a product should think about the world and people as bigger than money because this what this article is really about.

    The real question we should be asking if it this persons friend achieved what she was looking for when she didn’t buy the product and instead f doubting their move did they support them in a different way?

    • G. Police

      Not sure what’s worse: Your logic or your grammar.

    • fyi_im_me

      Ummmm…no the article says don’t waste your money on a product that doesn’t do what it claims…..that misleads people…..that lies.

  • bodyevidenceac

    Reading all the comments on here and I was wondering has anybody who was already healthy- eating fruit and veg and exercising regularly- then decided to take Juice Plus?

    • Ruse Fuss

      Probably not.

      You see, healthy people – folks who mind what they eat, balance their diets, and exercise regularly – are generally smart. Smart people don’t buy Juice Plus.

  • pdxlager
  • Show Me The Facts

    Just one simple response to this irresponsible article about Juice Plus+. All you naysayers, show us your credentials, so we can determine whether or not you can stand up against the biochemists and numerous medical doctors and reseach papers ( many of which are truly independent) from across the globe) who have put their credentilas up front and centre.
    Weingarten’s resource document is a general reference commentary that has nothing to do with Juice Plus+. Fooducate is obviously nothing more than another form of low level American BS.

    • Juice Plus Corporate

      Thanks for being a loyal Juice Plus distributor! See you at the convention in July!

    • fyi_im_me

      JuicePlus’ s own website says real food is better for you. Drink some more Koolaid.

  • Al in NJ

    I would say that everyone makes good points in here. The writer believes the best path is to eat healthier foods from the get go while responders point to impractical cold turkey methods of switching to healthier foods immediately. Marketing tactics aside, I believe these products can serve as a starting point to healthier lifestyle/eating but are ultimately not permanent solutions. Very much like prescription drugs, means to an end (therapy).

    • fyi_im_me

      Huh….that doesn’t make sense. Switching to healthy eating makes total sense. If you honestly feel you need to improve your health, here eat a jellybean a day to help you transition???? No logic what so ever.

  • Ana Willis

    My 3 kids have been on Juice Plus for 2 1/2 years now. They haven’t had a cold in 2 years, not a flu, not a cough, not a fever… nothing! Do you think that their mind is causing this to happen??? Hahaha They love their veggies and fruits, they have no cravings for sugar or junk food either let me tell you this, they were junk eaters before BIG TIME and loved sugar like any other kid! Our family LOVES Juice Plus+ and the $100 we pay every month for all the five of us is worth every penny! :)

    • Loose Nuts

      You’re not giving us the whole story, Ana. Do you guys exercise regularly? Are you all eating healthy? Are you spending time outdoors? If you answered “yes” to those questions, frankly, spend the $100 on something more useful, because Juice Plus has nothing to do with your family’s well-being.

      • Ana Willis

        Blessings Loose Nuts!

        No we don’t exercise as we should (shame to say this), my kids are 3, 5 and 6 yes they ran in circles sometimes in my living room :D . We had over 5 meters of snow this year in PEI so no time outdoors more than 6 months a year. Like I said we were all junk eaters before and yes NOW we do eat healthier today because of the metabolic programming that JP helps the body doing. I became a health coach because of what Juice Plus began to do in our lives. I felt in love with nutrition and decided to go back to school and get certified as a health coach so I could help others to achieve what our family has achieved. I work along side medical doctors, RNs, Naturopaths etc bringing in the education about nutrition. We would have never had the will power to simply flip into healthy eating haven’t not added Juice Plus and Complete to our diet. If you don’t believe I don’t blame you, I didn’t actually until I tried myself.

        I’m not here for debates and quite frankly I’m too busy for this kind of thing. Hope this answer your questions Loose Nuts, have a blessed Easter/Passover weekend! :)

        To learn more about my work as a health coach you can visit my website http://www.liveleanlovelife.ca or my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/liveleanlovelifewithAnaWillis

        • Stu Cookerson

          Giving children as young as THREE a product filled with artificial additives sounds like a good idea. And by good I mean terrible.

        • Long Duck

          Again, you don’t mention that you SELL Juice Plus. You benefit financially from this quackery, so you can’t be considered an impartial source by any means.

        • Loose Nuts

          But now that you live a healthy(-ish) lifestyle, why do you need Juice Plus?

          • Ana Willis

            I love it! I will never be able to make my little ones eat the recommended portions of fruits and veggies daily and it’s my best choice as a whole food supplement! :) Each one has their freedom to make their own choices in life, this is mine according to their own conscience. :)

          • Haard Vark

            Plus they get extra sugar from the additives in Juice Plus! That’s gotta be good for them.

          • fyi_im_me

            You are such a contradiction. No where in your extensive education did they explain how bad sweeteners are for you? You say you don’t take synthetic vitamins…how is that different from synthetic additives???

        • fyi_im_me

          If you fell in love with nutrition then why are you using JP??? Confused….you recommend sweeteners and processed additives as part of a nutritious plan??? Not debating, just very confused by your statements.

    • Long Duck

      …”Ana” is a Juice Plus sales rep. So she has a vested interested in pedaling this nonsense. Her “virtual franchise” page is here: http://ichooselife.canada.juiceplus.com/. She also has a wellness program here http://liveleanlovelife.ca/, although nowhere does it say that she’s a doctor. Lastly, she’s apparently also a pastor. So she can always tell you that if you don’t buy Juice Plus, you’re going to hell. That’s a sales pitch I wanna hear!

      • fyi_im_me

        It’s already being used….repeatedly. google Jesus and JuicePlus.

    • Sherri Sullivan

      Ana! It’s me, Sherri from class! We’re in the same upward revenue silo! Did Susan tell you to post here? Me too! Good job!

      • fyi_im_me

        “Told you to post here” and you question why we wonder about your ability to think for yourself and make independent educated decisions.

      • Ana Willis

        No no one told me about this I don’t really remember how I came across this yesterday.

        • Sherri Sullivan

          It’s me, Sheri! Remember? Susan told us to come on here and shut down this unfair, awful article. Good job! See you in class!

  • fyi_im_me

    I have come up with a fantastic new weight loss and health supplement. I call it Wood Plus. It is organic and has all of the natural goodness that can only be found in our forest – the tree! The program is simple. Send my a one time fee of $129.99 and I will send you your very own Wood Plus program pack. It includes the pictured wood motivation tool as well as a phone number to a local gym. Simply call the gym and set up an appointment with their nutritionist. Follow his recomendations for a healthy diet and work out plan and shazam! You will be fit as a fiddle in no time (perhaps as fast as a year!) thanks to Wood Plus. As long as you keep eating right and working out the wood will take care of the rest! Call now – dealers wanted, introduce your friends to the miracle of the wood!.

  • Rich Lozano

    wow Fooducate, that was the WORST analyzation I have ever seen from you guys!! too funny. I am a medical nutritionist and have been taking and recommending juice plus for over 2 years, have done 6months of my own research on it plus looked at how many other TOP health pros recommend it. How much research have you guys done, like 1 hr??
    Take juice plus yourself for 4 months and then speak

    • Ruse Fuss

      1. What is a medical nutritionist?
      2. Would any actual professional have such terrible grammar, punctuation, and syntax?
      3. Is your research peer reviewed and published anywhere we can see?

    • fyi_im_me

      So you honestly are a nutritionist and you recommend a product with artificial additives. …I call BS.

  • Happy Patient

    Guys, let me share something with you.

    Two years ago this time, I wasn’t doing so hot. I was overweight, I was tired all the time. I had Hepatitis C. I was HIV positive. I was in the early stages of multiple myeloma. And because of it, I was missing a lot of work and consequently was not in a good place financially.

    That’s when I started taking Juice Plus. And now?

    Well, I still have all those problems. But now I’m poorer.

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  • #1 Juice Plus Fan

    Im a like juice pluss real good because make it my brain body health be better and i no knowum how eat so good and i got like numbers on me all the time. I eat them pills and i also sell them pills so if youwant pills call me and i give you pills when you give me money so good.

    • Lester Falwell Stuart Jones II

      I to liek the Juice Plus for me and family of mine. We take and no get so sickum that we can’t not throwups in our bojangles chicken platterz.

    • False Start Sutherland

      I’monna wanna get on this gravvy train cuz i loveums the Juice Plus teeny tiny pills. They whatfor make my inside parts jingle and tingle with them there newtreeants and vitmeens. I chew up two odem wtih eachh helpin of possum i munch down.

    • Kentucky 4-Eva

      I didn’t go to college, but I love me some college basketball. And some Juice Plus.

    • Nathan Bedford 4est

      Juice Plus is ma dailee treet. like tother day i done found i out i flunked the gee-e-d test for the thirdy time, so i rewardum meself with juice plus pills. Feel much better but still not so sure how’s i’m gonna feed my babeez.

    • Collapsable Steve

      I was a terrible husband. I cheated on my wife, belittled her, and made her feel less than human.

      I was a terrible father. I withheld love from my children, beat them, and made them feel unloved.

      I was a terrible employee. I stole from every organization I worked for, I disappointed my teammates, I betrayed every trust I was given.

      I love Juice Plus.

    • Susie Suzles

      …I started takin that Juice Plus when i was pregnant with my seventh kid, even though my doctor told me not to. Screw that guy. he’s a prude. I’d say she turned out not as well as my third kid, but definitely nowhere near as bad as my sixth kid. i’m chalkin’ that one up to Juice Plus!

    • Harold Long

      I tried to use Juice Plus to help me get off drugs…the guy who sold it to me said it would work.

      It didn’t, but taking Juice Plus in ADDITION to heroin is pretty fantastic!

    • Mac Ronson

      I love Juice Plus. Never actually taken it, but I used to trade it for sex down on the docks when I lived in Portsmouth. No complaints.

    • Carrie Worthing

      I love Juice Plus. I am a sales rep, and I badgered my friends and family to buy the product even though it’s really not essential to a healthy lifestyle. Even if they refused, I pestered them until they finally gave in. I turned them from cherished friends and loved ones into mere customers – pawns in my rise to the top! I LOVE YOU JUICE PLUS!

    • Dr. Love

      I force-fed Juice Plus to my two kids against my pediatrician’s wishes, and I gotta say, it works: They never get sick anymore. They also never get out of bed and foam at the mouth, but, let’s be honest, it’s a small price to pay. LOVE YA J+!

    • Dude Abends

      I crush ‘em up and snort ‘em and, I gotta say, the rush is second to none! Go Juice Plus!

    • Granny Ferguson

      You guys make me sick. Juice Plus is an important product that has helped thousands of people live healthier, longer, more fulfilling lives.

      Also, I like to open my capsules up and dump ‘em into my gin and tonic. RIDE THE JUICE WAVE!

  • fyi_im_me

    So since debate doesn’t work, you spam it to try to take away the credibility of the article. How childish.

    • Sooth Sayer

      maybe read some of the #1 Juice Plus Fan responses closer. Some are pretty hilarious…and true…

      • fyi_im_me

        It is true but it belittles the point of the article; however it does seem to have stopped the sales pitches lol

        • ClydeMcFatter

          …it’s just nice to see someone mocking Juice Plus users for the brain-dead lemmings they are.

          • fyi_im_me

            Lol….I can’t believe how brainwashed they are

          • Ruse Fuss

            I guess they’re not hurting anyone…except their families by wasting their money on this stuff…and their friends by constantly hassling them to buy the stuff…ok, it’s not a victim-less crime.

          • fyi_im_me

            Exactly….it is awful….you are a bad Mom if you don’t give that crap to your kids…. The guilt, the lies, etc… it needs to stop!

  • Rob

    Ok captain obvious. Worst article ever that proves nothing and has no real points against juice plus that anyone cares about or didn’t already know. Of course it’s better to consume vitamins in their regular form through fruit and veggies., you must have really studied to figure that out.

    • Jucie Plus Corporate

      Rob! Thank you for being a loyal Juice Plus distributor! See you at the convention in July!

    • Nanette Longton

      RIGHT ON, ROB! I started taking Juice Plus after having my seventh baby with my fifth husband. My drymouth, gout, milk-leg, and most of my open mouth sores cleared up within weeks. I’m still pretty fat and don’t think too good, but other than that, things are pretty ok.

    • fyi_im_me

      Lol….obvious huh? Read the comments. It’s obvious to anyone not drinking the JP koolaid

  • not a hater

    Gosh how many haters in this page! Listen, if you don’t want to take the damn capsules, then don’t do it. Have any of those making negative comments about it taken them? I don’t think so, I haven’t read any comment saying how bad these capsules are. On the other hand, you have the people that are actually taking it and are happy with it. People likes to give their opinion on topics they ignore, this just shows their ignorance. Anyway, I’m going to get the damn capsules and then I will give my opinion based on my experience, so I don’t look and sound that ignorant on the topic. If you don’t have anything to say that shows your ACTUAL knowledge on this, I would suggest that you remember what you mom probably thought you: “if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything”.

    • Lincoln Lahgz

      Preach, brother! I’ve been taking Juice Plus for three years now, and I’ve gotta say, it’s changed my life. My wife thought I was crazy when I first started taking it, but I told that bitch to shut up. Well, she left me pretty quickly. I engaged in a prolonged custody battle with her, and I insisted that my right to give Juice Plus to my kids (age 1, 3, and 4) be written into our settlement. The judge shot that down pretty quick.

      Before I knew it, I was living in a one-bedroom apartment in a complex outside the city limits, with only supervised visits on alternate weekends with my kids. I sleep on a futon and what little furniture I have is from Ikea. My depression prevented me from accelerating at work, and soon I was laid off. Money got pretty tight, but I decided to pay for my Juice Plus instead of paying my court-ordered child support. I briefly ended up in jail because of it, but I met some cool folks, and I think they’ll be buying Juice Plus from me once they get out.

      So, yeah, the people commenting here know nothing of what Juice Plus is capable of doing. The haters will always hate. But as I sit here in the lobby of a nearby Days Inn where I can get free wireless, I can honestly say, my life would be very different without Juice Plus.

    • fyi_im_me

      Lol…nice try. You are already on it and probably selling the crap.

    • fyi_im_me

      Oh and I don’t need to try smoking to find out whether it’s good for me or not. I can form an educated opinion based on reputable sources. It is the same with JP. Added sugars are NOT good for you. Synthetic additives are NOT good for you. Real food is good for you

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  • P Diabetic

    I am investigating Juice + and wanted to see what negative comments where out there. I was very disappointed by your claims once I researched you points of facts. After carefully considering your claims as to why one should be apprehensive about the company, I researched what you had to say, and found that you did not have one spec of actual verifiable data on how you reached your conclusions. You made general statement, however unless I missed something you did not provide one piece of hard data, scientific quotes or any disputed medical research to validate your conclusions.
    After checking your background, which is heavy in marketing and tech, you make statements based on the fact that you have three children, and you have read a lot of articles and books on different health issues, thus you are an expert on the subject. Have you ever had a science class above High School Biology?
    Your opinionated conclusions show that you are far more dangerous than the 16 respected medically based research studies that you want us to pooh pooh. I thing you should find another line of business as you have proved that you should take your publication and use it for pooh pooh! You have zero credibility.

    • fyi_im_me

      Strange….your research endorses added sweeteners? In the chewables the first 3 ingredients are sugar sources. Also your research shows that artificial suppliments are good for you? Wow….you might want to look again. I would assume you are looking at the same studies that show smoking is good for you. JP relies on the gullibility of uneducated people and is in business to make lots of money off of them. It is a scam in so many ways. But you would know that since you sell the stuff. The integrity of all the sales people when they come on here and lie proves the scam. It disgusts me.

    • fyi_im_me

      Your name has diabetic on it….i hope you aren’t taking it. That much sugar is very bad for diabetics. Any dietician will tell you that.

    • Keri Cole

      You tell ‘em, P!

      People told me I shouldn’t take Juice Plus because I too was a diabetic, and pregnant, but I told those haters to go stuff themselves and I took it anyway! My doctor was appalled, and my family really started to dislike me – especially when I began forcing them all to buy it and take it too (they were buying it from me, so KA-CHING$$)…they also resented me when my blood sugar spiked and we almost lost the baby several times…

      But you know how haters are! These days I take Juice Plus, my daughter seems to be coping with her developmental disabilities well, and sure, my husband took off and my family won’t speak to me, but that’s a small price to pay for the power of the mega-nutrients found in Juice Plus.

    • A&P Diabetic

      Thanks, Kate! See you at the next Juice Plus sales meeting!

  • fyi_im_me

    A doctor’s take on why JP is not all it’s cracked up to be : http://www.mlmwatch.org/04C/NSA/juiceplus.html

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    This we have seen over and over in this discussion: http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/bolen.html

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      Came across this site quite a while ago and booked marked it….then lost it! Thanks again!

      • fyi_im_me

        No problem

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    • http://www.yourhealthymuse.com Patricia

      Yes fyi_im_me he sure does and I agree! There are some fabulous “Greens”
      products on the Canada market that have loads of health in them! A
      multi vitamin yes just make sure that the “non medical” ingredients are

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  • JMartin

    This is the dumbest article ever. Who else would offer to pay for Juiceplus’ studies? It doesn’t mean they paid off the scientists and participants. Also, the high amount of nutrients? I think you are confused with the supplements and vitamins you buy off the shelf that are not even regulated by the FDA. The author of this article should be embarrassed, as they are REACHING for points to complain about.

    • Karen Walters

      Damn straight, JMartin! And great use of the “thumbs down” emoji!

      People told me not to take Juice Plus, too. They were like, “Karen, that can’t be good.” “Karen, you’re going through menopause.” and “Karen, you already have lupus, shouldn’t you check with your doctor?” and “Karen, you’re an alcoholic.” Blah blah blah. Negative Nellies, that’s what I call them.

      Now, every morning before work I wash down a handful of Juice Plus pills with my morning water glass of vodka and, if I remember, my lupus meds, and man, you have no idea how good I feel. At least until about 11:30am…but my lunchtime cocktail of Juice Plus, vodka, and lupus meds quickly gets me right on track until quittin’ time, when I meet some of the gals for G&Ts at my local watering hole, then go pick up the kids from either school, or my ex’s, wherever they hell they are. Sometimes I forget and have to stop by both places. “Oh, Karen!” they say…but with a hint of sadness in their voice I could never understand.

      I guess my point is, don’t listen to these so-called “experts.” They don’t know how to live your life for you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for my pre-dinner vodka, Juice Plus, and lupus meds…then I gotta put the kids to bed before my 17-year-old boyfriend gets here. GOOD TIMES! THANK YOU JUICE PLUS!

      • Karen Walters

        …also, people here keep whining about how expensive Juice Plus is? I call BS on that…they know they can pay for Juice Plus with sex (or at least hand/mouth stuff), right??? C’mon. Whiners. Negative Nellies.

    • fyi_im_me

      Again…have you read the ingredients? I am beginning to think JP supporters can’t read.

  • loobeylou86x

    What a load ofun rubbish this article is.
    why are more people than ever getting sick? Because they haven’t got good nutrition!!! I can’t think of one person that has become ill while on juice plus. Get your facts right. The nation is obese and as unhealthy as ever because of the crop we put into our body’s.

    Juice plus is completely bio available so you aren’t peeing any nutrients away.

    Much better eating fruits and veg?? From the supermarket?? Really?? Where it has been lying frozen and all sorts of chemicals and preservatives from date of picking to getting to supermarkets and can sit in supermarkets for weeks before going on the shelfs.

    Tell you what. You go and pick a ripe apple fresh from an apple tree and tell me how long it lasts in you kitchen. … not long. Now tell me how good it is to eat all those chemicals. Could this be the reason that people now more than ever are getting sick?

    • Crank Kramer

      You tell ‘em, loobeylou86x!

      These nags and naysayers are really getting on my nerves, and they don’t have a leg to stand on. I however, do. Hear me out:

      People said I shouldn’t go on Juice Plus in part because I only have one leg. Cut off righty just below the knee in a motorcycle accident in ’87. The fuzz was on to me and I had a pretty big stash of Mexican ‘ludes in my saddlebag, so it wasn’t in my best interest to let ‘em pull me over. The good news is that I was able to open my bag and ingest the cargo before they finally caught up with me…and at that point I was so zonked that I didn’t even noticed when my calf was pinched under my rear tire, the result of a nasty spinout…

      So, yeah, when I first started taking Juice Plus, people were shocked. My health complications mean that any change in my diet could be potentially devastating. My doctor, 4 of my 7 kids, my sixth wife…they were all against it. Also, I still have a pretty intense amphetamine habit from my biker days, so they were wondering how all the added sweeteners/sugars in Juice Plus would react to that…

      Turns out they react GREAT! Mixin’ a few JPs with some white crosses is how I start every day. Heck, it’s how I do lunch and dinner too. And a midnight snack. I love the stuff. And I’ve also become a distributor, and I got those same 4 kids who told me not to start takin’ it to be my customers! Honestly, they’re so scared of me when I’m amped they’d by a pile of bull feces from me, but hey, it just means my Juice Plus pills are PAID FOR.

      So rock on, loobeylou! Thanks for spoutin’ the truth. If you’re ever near our chapter of the Hell’s Angels, come on down to our clubhouse and I’ll show you a good time. You like Mexican chicks, right?

      • loobeylou86x

        Ok so you are totally off point but heck u gave me a good laugh!

        • Crank Kramer

          Buy Juice Plus from me – or else!

    • fyi_im_me

      And you are claiming JP is nutritious????

      • loobeylou86x

        Yes! are you claiming its not?
        If so please explain your reason behind this.

        • fyi_im_me

          Sugar, first of all….3 different sweeteners….folic acid added instead of naturally occurring folate…. the 4 nutrients it does actually contain are added as suppliments instead of from the supposed fruits and veg in it. The JP website does not even claim it is nutritious, only the salespeople do. It is easier, cheaper, and WAY healthier to just eat real food. JP encourages a healthy lifestyle so it appears their product is nutritious but if you actually read each ingredient and research it instead of blindly believing the salespeople, it is very apparent that it is a product of manufacturing designed to make money. other than that has no more benefit than any other less expensive multivitamin and actually most of those vitamins are better for you

          • loobeylou86x

            Can you name these 3 sweeteners you are referring too please?
            I don’t see any issue with adding folic acid.
            It is completely bio available unlike most cheaper multivitamins.
            as it is a wholefood and carries a wholefood label it isn’t a supplement.
            When you cook veg you are cooking a lot of the enzymes out. The enzyme help break down and digest your food so that it be used in your body correctly.
            Jp capsules are dried at such a low temp that the enzymes are kept.

            Here’s a little test for you.

            Get 2 bowl of porridge oats sprinkle 1 with juice plus capsules and 1 with cheaper multivitamins. LeAve overnight and see what bowl has broken down allowing the nutrients to be absorbed.

          • fyi_im_me

            Nice try….I’m not going to eat that crap….the 3 sugars are tapioca syrup, maltodextrin and evaporated cane juice….also there is more sugar than powder from fruits and veg. Folic acid is a synthetic product being heavily investigated currently for potentially life threatening side effects. As i said…do your research, don’t blindly follow those with a financial interest in selling the crap.

          • loobeylou86x

            I didn’t ask you to eat it! I asked you to do an experiment with a bowl of oats.
            I have done my researcH on juice plus I will however do research on folic acid. I would ask kindly that you return the favour by doing your research.

            I have the capsules right in front of me and those 3 sweeteners you just mentioned I can confirm 100% ate not in the ingredients. Where did you say you got your information from? Happy to send pictures to back this up

          • fyi_im_me

            I have seen it done and it proves nothing….it is mixing in not being chemically absorbed.

          • fyi_im_me

            Also to note: i don’t take multivitamins either. I eat good food and grow as much as i can. I control my purchases and make every effort to ensure the produce i buy is of the best quality. JP does not guarantee quality. …they assure everyone that they do their best to use the best possible choices in their production process. They also do not guarantee organic. Bio available is important but dissolving in liquid does not mean bioavailable. Again do your research…all that proves is it is soluable not bioavailable. The additives in JP are not 100% bioavailable at best the juice powder is but the nutrient sources aren’t.

          • loobeylou86x

            You are one of the many few. If you grow your own veg good for you. Many people can’t that’s why it’s the next best thing.
            I didn’t say anything about adding it to water . I said a bowl of oats.

            Unfortunately I can’t grow my own veg. Nor do I have the time or money to eat the recommended 10 portions of fruit and veg everyday.

            That’s why I take juice plus.
            You obviously take good care of yourself and eat organically. That’s great! But I’m fed up of everyone slating jp. That don’t have a clue about it while feeding themselves and their kids with pizza and chips

          • Ruse Fuss

            You do realize the sentence “You are one of the many few.” makes absolutely no sense. Just like your arguments.

          • loobeylou86x

            Seriously that is what you pick up on? Something so trivial. Come back to me when you have a serious point and I will be happy to give you the time of day. you quite clearly haVe done no research and don’t know what you are talking about. I think it’s possible someone likes to jump on the bandwagon to feel important

          • Clam Sanders

            You clearly have not done your research on how the “shift” key on your keyboard works.

            It’s well established via clinical studies that Juice Plus is garbage designed to take money from fools and to enslave their friends and family in its multi-level-marketing hellscape. But have fun with your sweeteners and veggie-dust.

          • fyi_im_me

            You obviously speak from experience as independent research proves JP is crap and you are certainly on the bandwagon.

          • fyi_im_me

            I wouldn’t have a problem if the salespeople were ethical and told the truth. Instead of spouting crap about bioavailability and dna protection etc.. say what it really is and what it should be used for. Dont slam farmer produce and supermarket produce and claim JP is any better. It is no where near as nutritious as eating real food….even stuff with pesticides on it. . At least they can be cleaned….JP products can’t. The chemicals are processed right into the product. Quit pretending they know even a little bit about nutrition because they don’t and quit giving medical information out that is based on garbage science and might get someone killed. JP is a Flintstones vitamin packaged differently. There is room in the marketplace for it; but stop lying and cheating people.

  • Chrissy Stuart

    You guys, this article is SO WRONG. I’ve been taking Juice Plus for years, and I feel great. I first started taking it when my high school boyfriend’s mom was a distributor, and he gave it to me at costs provided I give him a little extra you-know-what.

    We broke up a few months later, but I’ve not broken up with Juice Plus! Throughout all the trials in my life — extended periods of joblessness, meth addiction (and recovery — well, mostly!), three marriages, four kids, a few felonies, prostitution, and way too much to talk about here — I’ve taken Juice Plus. I’ve robbed and sold what wasn’t mine (and what WAS mine, if you get my drift) to pay for it. Never gone without it.

    These days I’m not as spry (or pretty) as I used to be, but I’m finding Juice Plus to be a good source of nutrients since my teeth are so jacked from using meth that regular fruits and vegetables are out of the question. Juice Plus, booze, and Altoids mints give me all that I need to get up in the morning and keep making the world a better place!

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    • Diamondback Jones

      Thank you, Michael JC!

      This video shows while I’ll always be a loyal Juice Plus customer.

      As a Brooklyn-based cocaine and oxycontin dealer, I have a very stressful life and can’t always find time to eat right. Someone turned me on to Juice Plus a few years back, and I gotta say, it gives me all the energy and vitality I need to zip uptown to meet my suppliers, ferry product to customers on Wall Street, extract payment from of my more deadbeat clientele, and still enjoy the “company” of high-priced call girls in the evenings. I hustle, rage, and roll with the determination and style of a guy 20 years younger, and I owe it all to Juice Plus.

      Another thing: Juice Plus’s multi-level marketing program makes it easy for me to apply the skills of, well, let’s just say “persuasion” that I’ve cultivated as a drug dealer to a legitimate enterprise. Now when a famous musician or movie star pings my pager for a bump, I also offer them some Juice Plus. The markup is not as good as blow, but I feel like it’s something I could sell in my retirement to keep spending money coming in while keeping the cops off my back.

      Thank you, Juice Plus! And thank you, Michael JC!

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      More false reviews given by salespeople. Love all the exaggerateion and bs.

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