I’m not a big fan of multi-vitamins.
But, I do know that sometimes we aren’t getting all of the nutrition that our bodies need from what we are eating.
This might be because we aren’t eating a big enough variety of foods to get the whole range of nutrients we need. Or, it could be because the foods we are eating are being grown in soil that is depleted of nutrients, affecting the nutrient value of the food. (Plus, did you know that the USDA currently recommends that we should all have 7-13 servings of fruits/vegetables per day?)
A friend introduced me to Juice Plus last year and I am really grateful. Our family has been taking/eating it and are really loving it and the results we’ve experienced. Our daily immune-boosting routine includes Juice Plus, Elderberry Syrup and Cod Liver Oil.
Here are the main reasons why I feel confident recommending Juice Plus capsules/chewables to others:
(And yes, I am a Rep for Juice Plus so certainly I am biased in favor of this particular product. If you use something else and it works for you, then GREAT! I have just appreciated the things listed below and the health results we’ve experienced in conjunction with eating Real Food).
1. It’s made from Whole Foods.
They start with high-quality plants and seeds and the best mid-size family farms. Then they juice the WHOLE fruit or vegetable (including peels, seeds and leaves whenever possible), to ensure the greatest nutrition. That’s all – just good, whole food ingredients.
Juice Plus isn’t designed to take the place of fruits and vegetables, but rather it helps “Bridge the Gap” (<–great video) between what we SHOULD be eating and what we ARE eating.
2. The foods are all non-GMO, pesticide-free and are carefully preserved.
All plants/seeds are GMO-free. They also test all of their batches for any trace of pesticides or chemicals. And when they dehydrate the fruits/veggies, they do so gently, at a low temperature so the enzymes remain intact. CLICK HERE to see how it’s made!
3. It’s backed up by scientific research.
Unlike most multivitamins out there, this whole food nutrition has been proven to actually be absorbed by your body. (i.e. No fluorescent yellow pee.) <——-Come on, you know what I mean, right?!
Since it’s whole food and is in a form our bodies know what to do with, it can absorb them and utilize it. And, there are published medical studies proving that Juice Plus works at the cellular level to make our bodies healthier. You can check out the Medical Journals it is published in here.
Here’s a summary of what the medical journals and studies found to be true of Juice Plus:
- Delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Reduces key biomarkers of systemic inflammation
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Helps protect DNA
- Supports cardiovascular wellness
- Supports healthy skin
- Supports healthy gums
4. The Children’s Health Study.
This is one of my favorite parts. Basically, when an adult is using Juice Plus they can sponsor a child for FREE. That child (between the ages of 4-18 or who is a current undergraduate student) can get their Juice Plus for FREE for up to 4 yrs. At different intervals, they will receive a short questionnaire to fill out about the health of that child to see the difference Juice Plus is making for them.
We really love this part and enjoy that our “kids eat free”! *IF YOU’D LIKE SOME FREE SAMPLES for your kids to try, let me know by contacting me using one of the icons near my picture. (sorry, but I need to limit mailing samples to those of you in U.S. and Canada only!)
5. It carries a Food/Nutrition Label rather than a Supplement one.
Because….it only has foods! Of course, in my opinion it is better than a multi-vitamin because it has the nutrients and food in their WHOLE form (minus the water!). Some people think they really need to be taking vitamins, not a capsule with “whole food”. Well, whole foods contain all of those vitamins our bodies need! Keep reading…
For example, an apple contains Vit C, E, A, B1, B2 and B3. It also contains pectin, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, flavonoids and is high in boron. They can help to increase bone density, mental alertness, lowers cholesterol, aids in diabetes management, increases teeth and gum health and aids in digestion. And that’s just an apple!
How about kale? Well, it is rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. It’s also high in the Vitamin B’s, A, E and K, plus B-carotene, lutein and iron. It helps to move toxins, is crucial for cell replication, and helps to reduce the risk of 5 cancers (bladder, breast, colon, ovary and prostate). It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The other 14 fruits/veggies in the basic combine for great results!
6. It’s NSF approved.
The NSF is an outside certification organization that ensures that what the label says is in the product is actually IN it. They also test for contaminants which would include pesticides or herbicides. Not all supplements or raw food products contain this certification, but it carries a lot of weight – and ensures you are actually getting what the label says you are!
I really love that the price point is comparable to the more high-quality “vitamins” that are out there….but with the confidence knowing my body KNOWS what I’m taking in and can use it to build a stronger and healthier me!
If you’d like to know more about Juice Plus products, please email me using the email icon on the right side – and visit my Juice Plus Website to learn more! (You can order directly on there as well, UNLESS you want the FREE kids’ version with the adult….then I need to put the order through for you). The products are mailed to you in a 4-month supply but you pay for them monthly so the cost is spread out. It comes out of our grocery budget as it’s FOOD!
P.S. Do you enjoy sharing the message of good nutrition and inspiring others towards healthy living? We need you! If you’d like to start your own Virtual Franchise for $50 and be a part of my Juice Plus+ team, you can do so at my site here. There are no minimums or quotas. Just helping to inspire healthy living!