Time and time again, we hear that fruits and vegetables are good for you. They aren’t actually just ‘good for you’, they can actually save your life.
150 doctors researched 4,500 studies on what keeps us healthy, and the answer is ‘fruits and vegetables’.
“In each human cell, the DNA is hit about 10,000 times a day by mutagenic oxidants.” –Bruce Ames, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center. Oxidative stress wreaks havoc in our bodies. Our defense is antioxidants which come from fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants act like a sponge neutralizing free radicals. Examples of dietary antioxidants are lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamins A, C and E (alpha-tocopherol). But are we eating enough fruits and vegetables? Are our kids eating enough fruits and vegetables? And even if we are, our soil is SO depleted in healthy nutrients from our conventional farming practices. It is said that 1 cup of spinach in the 1950’s is equivalent to eating dozens of spinach today!! I can’t even wrap my head around that one. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know this…
Juice Plus capsules are the most researched nutraceutical in the world. JP+ contains 30 whole foods!! I think of Juice Plus as an ‘easy button’ for my family. It’s kind of like health insurance.While this isn’t a replacement for fruits & vegetables, it certainly bridges that gap between what we know we should be eating, and what we actually are eating in a day.
Why I’ve taken Juice Plus for the past 11 years, and also give it to my family:
It has a food label and not a supplement label
NSF certified (Huge!! This means it’s 3rd party quality assurance and what Juice Plus says it contains, is verified. It also tests for pesticides, herbicides & heavy metals)
Over 30+ published, INDEPENDENT, clinical studies.
The most researched nutraceutical in the WORLD
The most popular talked about research with Juice Plus is:
Helps protect DNA
Reduces oxidative stress
Absorbed by the body
Contributes to cardiovascular wellness
Supports a healthy inflammatory response
Supports quality of life in ovarian cancer survivors
Reduced insulin resistance in overweight boys
Supports lung health in smokers
Supports healthy skin and gums
Supports immune health
What sealed the deal for me, was seeing a study by Dr. Doug Odum that I read while I was newly pregnant with our first child. I knew I wanted to be in the column where there are a lot of zeros!
Summary of Results:
Group 1 n=178 Control Group 2 n=179 Juice Plus
Preterm Delivery Group 1 (4%) Group 2 (0%)
Preeclampsia Group 1 (21%) Group 2 (0%)
Low Birth Weight <2500 g Group 1 (12%) Group 2 (1%)
Admissions into Neonatal ICU Group 1 (21% ) Group 2 (0%)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome Group 1 ( 8%) Group 2 (0%)
Caesarean Delivery Group 1 (66%) Group 2 (47%)
Read more about Juice Plus and pregnancy here.
Juice Plus Formulation
The powders from fruits and vegetables are concentrated from the juice and pulp of the fruits and vegetables using a proprietary process that retains more of the original nutrition that standard fruit and vegetable processing. It also contains digestive enzymes and probiotics. However, you can’t simply just throw fruit and vegetables in a capsule and disregard their interactions with each other. “There are several considerations; the nutrients in the ingredients, their physical and energetic compatibility, the ration that will prevent any substances from dominating or competing for absorption, and whether the nutrients will be broken down or used up before they can get to the tissues” (Dr. Santillo,N.D.)
How JP+ Came About
Dr. Santillo is a pioneer in the growing field of Natural Therapeutics. He received the degrees of Doctor of Naturopathy, Health Practitioner, and Master Herbalist after his own health journey of developing 33 allergies and early stages of rheumatoid arthritis. It wasn’t until his father was diagnosed with lymphoma, did he learn the miraculous power of fruits and vegetables. By the time he flew home to see his Dad in the hospital, they had already removed his spleen and started chemotherapy. The cancer had spread so fast he couldn’t eat or drink. Dr. Santillo started making fresh green juice with chlorophyll and feeding him via enemas in the bowel. He also massaged his skin every day with olive oil to absorb the fats. As he got stronger he was able to drink juices by mouth. Dr. Santillo realized that by juicing the vegetables and drying the juice, the power is more concentrated than the juice itself. And it worked for his Dad and thousands of his patients no matter what symptom they came in to see him for. His dad put on 30 pounds in 2 months and went back to carpentry for the next 6 years.
“The healings that I observed were no less than miraculous. I knew I was on to something big when my patients were getting well so fast. I quickly contacted a patent attorney, but it took 5 years to get the patent on my idea. The formulas that I used for those years in my clinical practice are now called Juice Plus. I designed and patented this product, and NSA, Inc., manufactured, distributed, and promoted it. Today, these God-given products are benefiting thousands of people in more than thirty countries”.
Juice Plus Vineyard Blend
The vineyard blend contains juice powder from berries, grapes, food enzymes and other special formulated ingredients. Berries are the missing link in today’s diet in preventing cardiovascular disease. “The overall effects of the Vineyard Blend are increased blood flow, improved oxygen supply to the tissues, enhanced waste elimination, increased absorption of other supplements, and helping to prevent heart disease” (Dr. Santillo, N.D). It contains bilberry,cranberry, elderberry, black currant, red currant, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, concord grape, GREEN TEA, grape seed extract, GINGER, digestive enzymes, proteolytic enzymes, L-carntitine, CO-ENZYME Q10, artichoke.
Green tea- traps and inhibits cancer causing agents.
Ginger- Known to increase the stomach’s secretions and stimulate the digestive tract.
Digestive Enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase, and cellulose)- if your food isn’t properly digested, you’re not absorbing the nutrients, and it ferments in your stomach, producing toxins that leak into the lymphatic system and bloodstream.
L-Carnitine – Plays a critical role in bringing long chain fatty acids into cells’ mitochondria to be burned for energy. “L-carnitine taken before workouts enhances exercise capacity, performance, and lean muscle production. It can also improve cardiac function in congestive heart failure” (Dr. Santilla, N.D.)
Arginine- stimulates the pituitary gland to release growth hormone and helps burn fat and tone muscle.
Coenzyme Q10- a potent antioxidant and boosts the immune system’s disease fighting capabilities.
JP+ Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blends provide added whole food based nutrition from 30 different fruits, vegetables, grains and berries in convenient capsule form. Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend adds nutrition from Concord grapes and a wide variety of berries − including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, bilberries, and elderberries − that provide some of the most powerful and healthful antioxidants in fruits and vegetables.
Children's Health Study
Juice Plus has a Children’s Health Study. The children’s chewables are free when you purchase the orchard and garden blend as long as you complete the questionnaire.
Some of the Children's Health Study Results:
56% were taking fewer over-the-counter and/or prescription drugs
60% were missing fewer days of school
71% were consuming less fast food & soft drinks
66% were visiting the doctor less
61% were eating more fruits and vegetables
"There is nothing available anywhere else in the world with or without a prescription that has been clinically proven to do what Juice Plus does". Dr. Richard Dubois
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