So it’s natural to be skeptical about Juice Plus+. We’re conditioned to listen to doctors for medical advice to keep us healthy, because we know that doctors train and practice for years and years to gain medical knowledge that many of us don’t have. But like I said in the last post, doctors don’t go to school to learn about nutrition. And even though I’ve been out of school for 13 years, I doubt that has really changed.
Google “research” on Juice Plus will list different opinions from fitness trainers, health professionals and soccer moms. I just put this out there as something that makes sense to me. Maybe it will make sense to you. Maybe it won’t, or maybe you won’t care because you get plenty of fruits and veggies on your plate already. But let’s look at some studies…
Turning to the Research
Clinical research has showcased the benefits of adding Juice Plus+ to your diet. More than 20 Juice Plus+ research studies have been conducted in leading hospitals and universities around the world, including:
- Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Brigham Young University
- Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
- Georgetown University
- Kings College in London
- Medical University of Graz, Austria
- Medical University of Vienna
- Nemours Children’s Clinic
- Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
- University of Arizona
- University of Birmingham, England
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Florida
- University of Maryland School of Medicine
- University of Milan, Italy
- University of Mississippi Medical Center
- University of North Carolina-Greensboro
- University of South Carolina
- University of Sydney in Australia
- University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio
- University of Texas/MD Anderson
- University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany
- University of Würzburg, Germany
- Vanderbilt University
- Wake Forest University funded by the National Cancer Institute
- Yale University-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center
Three studies showed that Juice Plus+ contributes to cardiovascular wellness and heart health. Research subjects who consumed Juice Plus+ were better able to maintain the normal, healthy elasticity of arteries, even after a high-fat meal; maintain normal levels of homocysteine, a waste product associated with heart health; and demonstrated positive effects on several other measures of vascular health.
Four more studies showed that Juice Plus+ supports key measures of immune system
function in healthcare professionals with direct patient contact (doctors, nurses, etc.); in young law school students; in an elderly population; and in athletic men.
Eleven studies showed that Juice Plus+ provides increased levels of key antioxidants in the bloodstream. Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables fight oxidative stress and help you maintain optimal health.
Three clinical studies show that Juice Plus+ helps to protect DNA from oxidative stress.
And investigators at the University of South Carolina found Juice Plus+ significantly decreased levels of three key biomarkers of inflammation.
Need a doctor’s recommendation? Click this link to see 27 doctors give their video endorsements based on Juice Plus clinical research. See? These doctors ARE looking in to nutrition on their own and recommending it to their patients.
Some people that recommend this product go nuts with it. They have parties at their home to try to sell it and they do public speaking. I don’t mean to criticize those folks, but I’m not going to do any of that. My style is to inform and educate and let you see if it makes sense to you.
I’ll post more information as I come across it, including a way to let your kids try Juice Plus for free.