WHAT IS JUICE PLUS+ AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO SUPPLEMENTS?
Juice Plus+ is a combination of over 30 different types of fruits, berries and vegetables that are pulverized, dehydrated and encapsulated. Juice Plus differs from a typical supplement in that these capsules are recognized by the FDA as whole foods. To put it simply, other supplements cannot be compared to Juice Plus. JP capsules are whole foods, whereas many supplements are man-made chemicals that are often way off of nature’s balance, and do not have the natural synergistic effect of nature’s food.
You are better off eating healthy and taking Juice Plus+, than trying to compensate for a poor diet with isolated, man-made chemicals.
A key competent of Juice Plus+ is its bio availability. The best product's in the world are useless if the body cannot absorb them. Juice Plus is the first whole-food nutritional product that has been independently researched in Universities and research institutions all over the world (UCLA, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Brigham Young University, Kings College of London, etc.) and found to be bioavailable. For instance, in one study, beta-carotene levels among test subjects increased 510%, alpha-carotene levels increased 119%, vitamin E levels rose 58%, and lycopenes increased 2046%. No vitamin supplement has ever been shown to come close to this much bioavailibility. Juice Plus+ orchard and garden blend capsules contain 4 to 10 times more vitamin C, folate, calcium, B-vitamins, food actives, fiber, vitamin E, etc. than even freshly-made juice made from the same 17 fruits and vegetables used to make Juice Plus+. You would have to eat 4 oranges a day to get the same vitamin C increase in your body or 3 carrots a day to increase the carotenes in your body as the 4 capsules of Juice Plus. In vol. 57 of Current Therapeutic Research, (a peer-reviewed research journal) the scientists conclude, The increase in plasma carotenoids in response to Juice Plus appears to be substantially greater than with similar quantities of carotenoids from food. It appears that they are much more readily absorbed than are the same micronutrients in foods.
Juice Plus+ contains no solvents as opposed to many supplements on the market. This is because solvents are used only used to extract vitamins. Since Juice Plus is a whole food, there is no extraction process, and thus there are no solvents to worry about. Therefore, Juice Plus is regularly tested for the absence of herbicides, pesticides, or any other harmful chemicals known to man. It is also tested for the absence of microorganisms. It is in fact cleaner than organic fruits, vegetables and berries that you'd buy at your local farmer's market.
At the end of the day, Juice Plus+ is not meant to be taken in replacement of eating a wholesome and fresh diet rich in phytonutrients. Juice Plus+ is used to bridge the gap between what we know we should eat and what we actually eat.
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