We all know how important it is to incorporate fruit and vegetables into our daily diet, but sometimes it’s just too difficult and expensive to keep this up and a lot of the time we aren’t dedicated enough. Juice plus wants to change this by offering dietary supplements that contain 30 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and berries to give you everything you need.
They are marketed as only including ‘the best parts of fruit and vegetables’ to provide a powerful support to your daily diet. Juice Plus proudly claim to be the ‘next best thing to fruit and vegetables’, but how true is this statement?
We think the idea is interesting and for some people who live busy lives they would see it as being worth the price tag.
We are always wary of products that are part of an auto-ship program because they can be notoriously hard to cancel for customers.
Not only is this an issue, but also we are worried about the fact that the money back guarantee can only be seen on the US site and not the UK one. Does that mean if you order products to the UK you can’t return them? We feel the best thing to do in this situation is to contact the manufacturers directly.
Without seeing any independent reviews from customers it is hard to say if this product will really work, as any comments on the official site will be biased. The one thing we know for sure is that this product is overpriced for what it is and will not make you drop the pounds.
Juice Plus Review
The Juice Plus Premium capsules are made up of a fruit blend, a vegetable blend and a berry blend. Juice Plus want to give you the benefit of valuable phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to bridge the gap between what people eat everyday and what they should be eating. Or at least that’s what they say. They state that adults and children can take the supplement, something that not a lot of supplements do.
Juice Plus boasts that numerous clinical research has taken place to ensure that customers know exactly what the supplement will do and that there is proof it will work as stated. They go into extensive detail as to how Juice Plus is made. They start by harvesting all the ingredients when they are ripened, which they say will give you the best quality. They use a juicing and drying technique to remove water and any unusable components, which leaves only concentrated plant materials. This works to keep as many nutrients as possible in their natural form.
The company itself has been established for over 20 years now and has been developing and expanding it’s range of products since 1993. However, Juice Plus as often been associated in the past with running a pyramid scheme in which they encourage their independent distributers to sign up other distributors below them, in return for a small commission on their sales.
As well as the Premium Capsules Juice Plus also sell Juice Plus Complete Shake and Complete Bar to take alongside the capsules, although we won’t be looking into these in this review.
Juice Plus Concerns:
- Incredibly expensive
- Nothing more than a multivitamin – much cheaper options elsewhere
- Be wary of the auto-ship programme and understand fully how this works and how much it costs!
How does it work?
The manufacturers claim that Juice Plus will contribute to:
- Normal immune system function
- Normal immune system function during/after intensive physical activity
- Protects cells from oxidative stress
- Normal blood vessel function
- Normal homocysteine metabolism
- Normal skin maintenance
- Normal tooth and gum function
- Tissue growth during pregnancy.
It does all this by offering you provitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid, all backed by clinical studies.
Nowhere on the site does it state that it can help with weight loss in anyway so anyone going into this thinking that may be sorely mistaken. This seems to be nothing more than a glorified vitamin supplement. However, some distributors have claimed that:
the weight control comes as a byproduct of getting healthier. If you do the right things, you won’t have to worry about your weight.
It is recommended that you take 2 fruit capsules, 2 vegetable capsules and 2 selected berry capsules every day at mealtime with plenty of water. For children up to the age of 13 only take 1 of each.
Will this product work
As a weight loss product we don’t see Juice Plus doing much in terms of burning fat. The marketing for this product claim that the capsules will improve general health and well-being, whilst simultaneously not explicitly stating how the product should affect the consumer. Some would argue that although these tablets will boost your vitamin intake, a multivitamin could do the same and be a cheaper option as well.
What are the ingredients and are they safe?
Juice Plus premium capsules contains the fruit, vegetable and berry blend. Each one contains different ingredients to offer health benefits.
The Juice Plus Fruit Blend contains:
- Acerola cherries
The Juice Plus Vegetable Blend contains:
The Juice Plus Berry Blend contains:
- Concord grape
All these ingredients are said to increase the quantity of important active compounds in the blood and that there have been 30 studies involving Juice Plus, which seems like a lot. The proves that the company wanted to be thorough and try their hardest to prove that Juice Plus does what it says on the bottle.
Juice Plus is also free from:
- Artificial aromas and colours
- Chemical stabilisers
Juice Plus have admitted that the capsules are supplemented with 3 of the known 13 vitamins, vitamin E, C, folic acid and provitamin A which all come from natural sources.
- Provitamin A comes from Dunaliella salina, a type of algae, carrots and other sources
- Vitamin C comes from acerola cherry and other sources
- Vitamin E comes from soya oil
- Folic acid is obtained by biofermentation, a process similar to the way folic acid is formed in the body
Does Juice Plus Have Any Side Effects?
When it comes to side effects it would seem that Juice Plus doesn’t have any when taking the supplement. On the FAQ section it says the following with regards to people taking the product with allergies:
This question can only be answered once the severity of the allergy is known. With regard to allergies, in our experience, Juice Plus+ is also tolerated very well even if an allergy exists to the fresh state of one of the types of fruit contained. In the case of allergies, always seek medical advice before taking Juice Plus+ and check the ingredients on the label.
When taking with other medication they say:
Juice Plus+ is a nutritional supplement that should basically be regarded as food. Therefore, generally no side effects are expected when used with medication. It is crucial to respect the recommendations of your doctor and read the instruction leaflet in the packet where any side effects with other substances (medicine, food, etc.) are listed.
For further information please contact the person who supplied you with this brochure or send us an e-mail
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you are predisposed to high blood pressure or any cardiovascular problems. Speak to your doctor first if you are taking prescription medication in case of interactions.
Any Juice Plus Reviews From Customers?
When it comes to customer reviews there is nowhere on the official website where you can submit how this product has worked for you, there are only testimonials from Juice Plus ambassadors which are bound to be biased. Here are a selection and who they are from:
I’ve been doing competitive sports since childhood and have always made sure I eat healthily. With Juice PLUS+ I get that extra daily portion of energy and vitality. Juice PLUS+ is worth its weight in gold, particularly on expeditions where fresh fruit or vegetables are not available.
-Dr. Matthias Baumann, a surgeon.
Sport is definitely the key to more energy and vitality. I do sports almost every day. The best time is in the morning. So I can start the day full of energy. I also make sure I have a fresh and balanced diet. And that I drink plenty of water. However, what I can’t do without is: time with my family and the view of my beloved Tyrolean mountains. This gives me the strength I need.
-Barbara Schett, a former tennis player.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do – Juice PLUS+ gives you lifelong support. Healthy nutrition is my mantra– Juice PLUS+ my personal solution.
-Katie Ravey, one of the most successful franchise partners.
While these reviews are all glowing they are biased and are supposed to show the product in the best light possible. We would love to see some independent reviews from customers and if you would like to express your views feel free to drop us a comment at the bottom of this review.
What about a money back guarantee?
It is not easy to locate the satisfaction guarantee. There is a very small badge towards the bottom of the website with two bottles surrounded by an orange border. If we didn’t notice it we’d think there was no guarantee attached to this supplement. However, one thing to note is that this is only visible on the US site and not the UK one.
It states the following:
We offer an unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee on your last shipment that was received in the last six months. If you’re not completely satisfied with your Juice Plus+ order, call the number below anytime Monday-Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm Central and our Service Center will take care of you.
You may cancel your Juice Plus+ shipments at anytime. Just call 1-800-347-6350 or email
Where to buy Juice Plus
You are only able to buy the product from the official site via Juice Plus distributers.
When it comes to buying the product you can buy the berry blend capsules on their own (2 bottles) the fruit and vegetable blends together (2×2 bottles) and obviously the premium capsules.
With the Juice Plus Premium Capsule you get 2 bottles of selected vegetables, 2 bottles of selected fruits and 2 bottles of selected berries. Each bottle contains 120 capsules. Delivery for this option is every four months and you can decide to either pay the full payment of £225.00 or pay 4 instalments of £57.75 per month which will total at £231.00.
This is of course an auto-shipment product so it could be easy for some people to forget about and be out of pocket. You can of course cancel at any time by contacting the company.