What's In Juice Plus+?
We certainly understand your wanting to know exactly what's in Juice Plus+. We have even heard this from most of the thousands of
physicians we work with, who now unreservedly recommend Juice Plus+ to their
patients. For example Dr.
David Phillips was taking eight different vitamins and herbs, now he only
takes Juice Plus+.
Coming to understand the difference between Juice Plus+ and
traditional supplements is a major step we all took, once we understood the
Unlike traditional fragmented vitamin and mineral supplements, Juice Plus+ is
whole food containing the broad range of naturally occurring nutrients found
in the 17 fruits, vegetables and grains that it's made from.
For example, there are literally thousands of different vitamins and other nutrients in a
single orange, an apple, a leaf of spinach. This is in stark contrast to vitamin pills that contain only a few vitamins in
fragmented, isolated, and unnatural ratios. Nowhere in nature will you find a
food that has the vitamin content of a vitamin pill.
The real question here is not "how much there is in the bottle", but "what
gets into your blood and what effect does it has once there", ie. how bioavailable is
it? Juice Plus+ bioavailability is scientifically proven.
Bioavailability and the
synergistic effect of fruits and vegetables is missing in vitamin/mineral pills.
Modern science now knows that traditional supplements do not help, and in may
cases harm those who take them. Here are a few articles on this subject:
Study raises new concerns about safety of calcium (Washington Post, April
Not Just Vitamins, Are Key to Anti-Aging
Could a Daily Vitamin Pill Cause Skin Cancer? (Daily Mail, UK, Sept. 2010)
Do Multi-Vitamins Cause Breast Cancer? (Dr. David Katz)
Truths and Lies (Reader's Digest "The Vitamin Scam")
So, many of the most important nutrients in Juice Plus+ are NOT the traditional
vitamins and minerals. Other antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are now
proving to be far more powerful than A, C, and E, and there are thousands of
them. Scientists now know that the total antioxidant power of a single apple or
orange far exceeds that of a typical vitamin C pill. The same is true of Juice
You can see the label contents for Juice Plus+ products
Notice that Juice Plus+ is categorized by the FDA as a "whole food", and has a
Nutrition Facts label, not Supplement Facts. In many states that do not tax
food, vitamins are taxed, but Juice Plus+ is sales tax exempt: it's food! This
article on Juicing vs Juice Plus+
explains how Juice Plus+ is made.
Juice Plus+ (4 capsules) contains the Vitamin C of 4 oranges, the beta-carotene
of 3 raw carrots, and more Vitamin E than several servings of spinach and
broccoli ... along with many other vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals,
antioxidants, active enzymes, chlorophyll and fiber - all from fruits and
vegetables. The effective antioxidant power of whole food is far greater than
individual supplements (eg. 1000mg of vitamin C), even though the levels of
individual antioxidants is much lower in food. Similarly the total synergistic
antioxidant power of Juice Plus+ has been demonstrated again and again in published research.
Juice Plus+ is now the most
thoroughly researched nutritional product in history. The more than 30 published
independent clinical studies of Juice Plus+ are described
Juice Plus+ significantly increases antioxidants and reduces free radical
damage, supports the human immune system and protects and helps repair damaged DNA
(and much more).
Which manufacturers of supplements on the market can say the same for their
product? None that we know of.
In the words of Richard DuBois M.D. (Chief of Internal Medicine at Georgia
Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, retired) "Food is well proven to prevent
disease, whereas the truth about which vitamins in what dosages have the same
effect still eludes scientists trying to find the magic pill. Nothing in the
world, with or without a prescription, has been clinically proven to do what
Juice Plus+ does.”
To fully understand the power of Juice Plus+
and this body of research please watch this video featuring Dr. Richard DuBois: