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Old 02-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Juice Plus...what do you think?

I have a friend who uses, sells, and swears by Juice Plus. I don't know what to think, so I'm wondering if you use it, what do you think? Love it? Hate it? waste of $$, best think ever? I would really like to hear from people who don't sell it, kwim, because I don't want their zeal to sell to bias their opinion. (I like this particular friend a lot, but the fact that she sells JP makes me hesitate to jump on board with her endorsement of the product.)

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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I think it's a gimmick. People should just eat a "real" healthy, balanced diet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

Love it and it was recommended by our pedi. I don't sell it. I don't even use the name brand. I feel different and it changes my eating habits when I take it regularly. I naturally gravitate and crave more fruits and veggies when I have it in my system. The problem is I'm bad about taking pills and I'll accidentally forget for a week here and there. We use the Sam's Club version...I switched because the brand name was way too expensive for us. Sam's Club is about $20 for 2 months so totally doable. I feel like it increases my energy and I have fewer headaches. We mix one cap of each in my son's juice cup each night. It takes about 2 weeks to feel the changes and adults have to take 4 pills a day but it works!

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

I don't know anything about juice plus, but I generally recommend a healthy diet instead of supplements.

but, a friend of mine responded to that with something that I think is pretty legitimate:

Ya, but the mass production of food crops means the soils have been depleted and studies show that without supplementation you would have to consume about 5X the amount of food to attain the required daily intake of nutrition than what we currently eat. I'm not sure my stomach is big enough But in a perfect world what you said is absolutely true.

so, given that.. I tend to think that there CAN be some benefit to supplements.
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

I know someone whose health problems were helped a lot by juice plus. However, it contained some ingredients I wanted to avoid. I have been happy with the following two cheaper products that did not contain things that I need to avoid. The first one uses the same flash method as juice plus to keep enzymes and such bioavailable. The latter is just a good wide spectrum blend that I add in very small amounts (not full doses... it is POWERFUL stuff) to shakes, etc.: http://www.vitacost.com/natures-way-orchard-fruits AND http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

p.s.--With juice plus, you are paying for all the literature and guarantees that they provide re: their processing. But I have used some Nature's Way products for a number of years and feel like I can trust them too. The Orchard Fruits by Nature's Way also has a green pill counterpart. But since I cannot eat gluten, I also try to avoid barley grass, etc. b/c of the high probability that some batches somewhere down the line will be contaminated with gluten. And the green pills contain those things. That is why I sought out the Rainbow Vibrance full spectrum to assist me in getting extra bits of the spectrum that the Orchard Fruits pills do not cover.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

Thank you for the replies! I am going to check out the links when I have a few more minutes. I have always stayed away from JP, wanting to rely more on food. However, my friend is so gung-ho on it, I thought I'd check into it more thoroughly before completely writing it off. It looks like there may be more affordable options.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

Ok, so looking at all the products in the links, I think that I will skip the Juice Plus, and look at purchasing one of these. Thank you SO much!

I would love to hear more thoughts on the JP, so if you have an opinion, please share it.
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

YVW. You will need to disguise the taste of the powder if you go with that. Small amounts added to a shake that already has some sweetness helps .
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Re: Juice Plus...what do you think?

p.s.--I ran across this awesome looking blend today (there is a green version too). Apparently it tastes delicious, and almost everything is certified organic, which is really rare for these products. However, it is a no-go for me b/c the company is not gluten free and b/c of the prune extract (I tend to have problems the opposite direction of constipation): http://www.vitacost.com/greens-world...ious-reds-8000 But I thought you might love it.
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