Have you looked over the research? Here are just a few studies that have been published in medical journals:Bioavalibility
Leeds ar, ferris EAE, Staley J, Ayesh R, Ross F.
Availability of micronutrients from dried, encapsulated fruit and vegetable preparations: a study in healthy volunteers. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
(Study done at King's COllege in London
Findings: The study showed key antioxidant nutrients in both Juice Plus Orchard Blend and Garden Blend capsules were absorbed by the body. In only seven days increased blood levels of antioxidant micronutrients and reduction of a plasma measure of a lipid peroxidation were observed.Circulatory Health
Plotnick GD, Corretti MC, Vogel RA, Hesslink R, Wise JA. Effect of supplemental phytonutrients on impairment of the flow-mediated brachial artery vasoactivity after a single high-fat meal. Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Findings: Daily consumption of Juice Plus for as little as three weeks reduces the immediate adverse effect of high fat meals on blood flow compared to placebo.Immune Function
Inserra PF, Jiang S, Sokoff D, Lee J, Zhang Z, Xu M, Hesslink R, Wise J, Watson RR. Immune Function in elderly smokers and nonsmokers improves during supplementation with fruit and vegetable extracts. Integrative Medicine 1999.
Findings: Daily consumption of Juice Plus effectively increased plasma levels of important antiobxidant nutrients and led to an improvement in selected markers for immune funtion in this elderly population.
There are many more--and many more in progress right now. I'm just not sure why anyone would say that Juice Plus is ineffective if they believe consumption fruits and veggies can indeed have a positive impact on health. If fruits and veggies are good for us, than how could Juice Plus capsules not be? And these studies are being published in MEDICAL JOURNALS. These journals are independent organizations--It's not like these studies are being put out by Juice Plus.
Here are some studies underway now:
University of Mississippi Medical Center-- Pregnancy Health
University of Texas --Nutritional status and quality of life in ovarian tumor survivors
Vanderbilt University-- Parameters of vascular wellness
Yale University-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center--Endothelial function in insulin resistant adults
University of FL -- Markers of immune function in healthy young adults
And many more...so more info will be coming out soon.
Originally Posted by Brenda Damachuk
The question as to whether JP is a worthwhile product hinges on one 2 key points: (1) How much plant powder does it contain and (2) how well is the nutritional value of the source plant material preserved. The answers are simple but not easy to find.
First, JP contains a really small amount of plant powder derived from a very small amount of fresh plant material. Their basic concept is a stupid one because the essence of large amounts of fresh produce cannot be distilled down to 4 capsules. It’s just physically impossible.
Secondly, there is no reason to think that JP provides the nutrients from the plant material it contains. The manufacturer has to artificially add fortifying vitamins to the plant powder so that it will provide something of value, and even though distributors always talk about the thousands of phytonutrients in plants, JP has never been shown to contain any of them other than the ones that are added artificially.
These are plain and simple facts which clearly show that the product is essentially worthless; and yet NSA sells it an exorbitant price and customers are locked in to a 4 month 8-bottle purchase for no reason other than profit maximization. Together, these facts tell us that anyone who recommends the product is either doing so because they are profiting from it or they simply have not made any real effort to learn about what the product actually contains and have been duped by marketing hype. Anyone who even hints that this junk can cure diseases needs to have some sense smacked into them.
I couldn’t agree more with Chellmarie about how the money spent on JP could be better used by supporting a healthier diet or joining a gym. Those who can’t afford to burn money on useless purchases stand to be hurt in very real ways by buying JP.