4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

Juice Plus Snake Oil

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

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

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

Here is why:

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

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

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

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

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

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  • mickdaly

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

    • Max_Freedom

      Are you Yoda?
      Why are you talking like that?

    • OutThereBad

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

      • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

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

      • NOTajuiceplusrep

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

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

        • Baker boy

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

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

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

    • http://minikon.com/ Denty One

      Look at all those upvotes from your Juice Plus buddies.

  • Cate

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

    • http://minikon.com/ Denty One

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

    • fyi_im_me

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

  • H2O

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

    • dontgiveadamn

      I agree

      • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias


    • Ann

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

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

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

    • Bri

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

    • Linda

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

      • fyi_im_me

        Per person. Very expensive.

  • 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.

          • Melissa Nienhuis Boersma

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

          • 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.

          • fyi_im_me

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

    • Get an education

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

  • Theodora

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

    • fyi_im_me

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

  • Aaron Voog

    Poorly writt n

    • http://www.dallasurbanfarms.com Maximillias

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

  • Kathleen

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

    • Max_Freedom

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

      • Kathleen

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

      • Stardust

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

        • tennysmom

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

          • Stardust

            Thank you!

  • Dee

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

    • Max_Freedom

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

  • Clarinetcountry

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

    • Max_Freedom

      Fake commenter, fake Disqus profile.

    • fyi_im_me

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

  • Sarah

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • George Economides

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

  • wholehealthgirl

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

    • Granny92306

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

      • Wholehealthgirl

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

  • Sharyn Guthrie

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

  • Nichole

    Looks like the comments are full of pyramid schemers!

  • Stefan

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

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

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

    • Angie

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

      • fyi_im_me

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

        • Lou

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

          • fyi_im_me

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

          • Lou

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

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

          • fyi_im_me

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

          • Lou

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

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

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

            Have a good day, fyi_im_me. :)

          • fyi_im_me

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

          • Brian

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

          • fyi_im_me

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

          • fyi_im_me

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

          • Lou

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

          • fyi_im_me

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

  • LDM

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

  • Nanny

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

  • APMV

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

  • Ake

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

  • JP

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

  • Ann

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

  • H2O

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

    • Leah Brooks
      • H2O

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

        • Leah Brooks

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

  • Csillagfeny

    Is this Juice Plus Organic,Non GMO?

  • blueberryd

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

    • H2O

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

      • H2O


  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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