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She might be a fantastic person… certainly sounds like it on the podcast. Nice article about Shakeology. Now that I am certified to teach, I am annoyed with their proteam membership, too. I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. BB is a huge scam and if u have thyroid problems this so called super shake is actually bad for you bc of all the carbs in it. This "expert review" is clearly just an advertisement for a competitor of Shakeology. That statement shows a profound lack of critical thinking.

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Sounds like you are acting as a dietician. I am actually very knowledgeable with FOOD. Therefore im helping tons of people. I am training for a fitness competition, so dont tell me I dont know my shit.

Maybe I could help you! Its because they know the science behind food and fitness. Most of them know nothing at all about nutrition or fitness. Even worse are the people that fall for it. Of course it is marketed as a replacement for food. Par for the course for MLMs. You paid into a pyramid scheme that provided you with a paper-thin premise to pretend that you have a facsimile of a job. Thanks for sharing that Einstein. In other words, you work for free.

Simply parroting buzzwords from a brochure does not make it so. That shows your ignorance in a nutshell. You are not performing at a level remotely comparable to working out with a professional trainer in a gym. It is delusional to think otherwise. How many top-performing athletes rely on a work-from-home video regimen? Shakeology is no greater than any other dietary supplement or meal replacement shake. Your shake is garbage. People cringe at the taste.

Your community is a cult of mediocre greedy self-serving dolts with delusions of grandeur. If you cared about what people eat, rather than just selling them your moronic shakes, you would encourage them to shun processed shit-in-a-bag masquerading as food and encourage them to eat whole foods exclusively.

What you really do is try to coerce people into selling worthless pyramid scheme shakes, so that they in turn can coerce people into selling worthless pyramid scheme shakes.

Nothing you bring to the table has any real value. Nor do you apparently. Where are you finding these people? In a head trauma ward. You have no expertise whatsoever. Eating well is a good thing. Working out is a good thing. But you have no special or elusive knowledge; no formal training in fitness coaching or nutrition.

What you do have is a simplistic overview of a few talking points gleaned from fitness magazines and Shakeology brochures. You present yourself as a guru when in fact the sum total of your knowledge could be learned in about 15 minutes of Googling.

You teach people how to open a shake canister. Hi, finishin my PhD in Nutritional Science. If people are inspired to drink a healthy drink, exercise, and feel better about themselves then more power to you and to them. You just need to be good at convincing people to listen to you. You and these other coaches sound slightly irresponsible giving this kind of guidance with no former training. I did it too. You can take any competition diet off of the internet, follow it, and drop weight.

You probably paid money to be in the competition, too. Sounds like you are a failed disgruntled BB coach. BB banned my account for questioning their pricing on Shakeology on forums. I then created another account and posted to the old thread questioning why they banned my account and challenged them to come out from hiding behind their delete key and defend their pricing and banning my account.

They banned that account and deleted that post in under 15 minutes and now the entire thread has been deleted! Why were they so afraid to reply? They were obviously reading these posts. Were they afraid of a possible ground swell of come backs? Well that is life! Embrace the challenge as they like to state. What a cowardly act of hiding behind the scenes, secretly deleting posts that they are to afraid of, without so much a word? Did they offend other readers? After my first post I had 5 buddy invitations!

How about advising on the reason you banned my accounts and deleted my posts? What type of person or company does cowardly acts like that? You know by scamming other ppl to buy on auto ship.

I filled out the online form was given, a confirmation code and I was charged for another month. Thank God I cancelled 3wks before the ship date bc my credit card reversed the charges. Some of them are still very nice but they have no desire in helping me on my health and fitness journey anymore. I said its the same thing except u offer a product.

Yeah, I think the time is coming to an end, soon. I like shakeo, it did help me lose the 2nd baby weight no small feat at There are quite a few coaches in town, and a friend recently started. I like the workouts. I like the emphasis on health but…how many people, really, can you sell on shakeo and new programs?

When BOD came out I saw the writing on the wall. Why would I need shakeo or to be a coach? As far as I can tell, the only people buying anything are coaches. They chose not to reply because they controlled the venue, so of course they took the easy route and simply quashed your posts and the thread. Had it been a venue beyond their control they would have dispatched the trolls to spread company propaganda and misinformation and drown out facts with noise.

Of course they are cowards. What did you expect from an industry predicated on swindling single mothers, little old ladies, and down-and-out desperados? These are the same companies that sell bottles of toxic third-rate fruit juice and tell people that it cures cancer.

Again, they banned your accounts and deleted your posts because they were able to and it was the easiest way to silence your criticism. These are dishonest and irredeemable sacks of dung. Vogel you hit the nail on the head! When I lost 20lbs and 37inches using the products and programs I was thrilled. Then when I hit a plateau I continued to drink this so called miracle shake exercised daily and still ate the correct portion controls.

When I started gaining weight for no reason I went to the drs and was informed I have thyroid issues and I told him about shakeology. And to stop drinking it immediately. I am so sad to hear this although I suspected it. Vega makes me want to throw up and all my other shakes leave me hungry after awhile even though I add a lot of protein and other ingredients.

I accidentally ordered a chocolate shakeo and it was so good with added spinach, banana and peanut butter. I do want to help myself and my friends and we absolutely love the Beachbody on Demand.

I also work for another MLM and while they have an awesome product and are legit I can hardly make money with them anymore either. I wish all MLMs would be banned. Should i order a new workout, THEN cancel my coach membership, or does it even matter? Liz, do you need the DVDs, or are you fine with streaming workouts? If you have the setup at home or on your computer and fast internet , you can sign up for Beachbody on Demand.

Then, once you are set up, cancel your coach membership. Because then you have access to all of the workouts and all new ones that come out. If you want the DVDs, but want an older workout, you can probably get it used for way less. And if those results are from other people who recruited others?

Please take it up with them. All options involve profit — so give that to a friend or give it to a company. Who gets recruited to open up a rival car dealership? Always be as skeptical with an MLM opportunity as you are with other purchases. Make decisions on your own. I want to make it clear that no one offered to pay me money to write this article. I researched and thousands of words and addressed hundreds of comments.

You mistakenly state that car dealerships are a pyramid. Who is acting lazy? Thanks for your support. If you are unable to draw any other conclusion from my car dealership remark than that they are pyramids — that is concerning.

The fact your comment indicates you are concerned with Facebook advertising for someone promoting their business is worrisome also. If you are unable to understand that MLM is about recruiting and car dealerships are not — that is concerning. I have made a Google search for your knowledge as well as people who come to your site hoping for legit, unbiased information. You failed looking for unbiased information, because the bias of the author is clearly disclosed at the bottom of the article in his bio.

Your website confirms a great comment I heard years ago — that the internet is the bathroom wall of society. Which is unfortunate, for those of us come searching for balanced, intelligent information — not a one-sided chest beating exercise, grounded in unsubstantiated and very biased opinions.

You seem to be the only one bringing biased information with that Entrepreneur article to the table. Hope you at least found some intelligent information from the FTC. Based on the comments echoing your sentiments, you have certainly found an audience who drinks your brand of Kool-Aid anyways. That statement shows a profound lack of critical thinking. Dumb on its surface and painfully dishonest. Try staying on topic instead of admonishing people to go on wild goose chases.

Your Googling skills are as a deficient as your critical thinking abilities. Do you have a head injury? You are the one treating the internet like a toilet and thumping your chest like a deranged bonobo.

Smarten the F up! Also note that this webpage is devoted to the subject of Beachbody — e. Your opinions on what a pyramid scheme are not relevant. See the article I posted in the above comment and educate yourself on something other than one sided, biased websites that only confirm your misguided opinions.

Thank you for speaking on behalf of the entire internet as well — believe me, there are people out there with critical thinking skills that will appreciate my comments.

Not everybody is like you. Thank goodness for that! The people with critical thinking skills saw through your trick when you posted the Entrepreneur article. And you have the gall to all this site misguided??? Man, you MLM apologists suck so hard; just the worst bottom-of-the-barrel dross imaginable. No one here cares for your petty sniping. Get on topic or piss off. You suck at trolling too — a mind-bogging example of an inept MLM apologist. Dave, congratulations on being hypocrite of the year.

This logic can only be described as, bizarre. Second of all, that article is an advertisement in disguise. Why is it arrogant for someone to call you out in a public forum for your BS?

If you choose to write in a public domain, then you sign an unwritten contract to be scrutinized. How are you going to be so offended after putting out an extremely vile posts against the author? This is obviously a lie, or you have a weird agenda to go to random blogs based on topics you know nothing about and attempt to defame an author.

Nobody would come here and write like you have without being some kind of corporate shill or an outraged distributor. Who should the people trust? Geoff who is a stranger from the internet, or Entrepreneur magazine? It is a dangerous concoction. Some of the choices they do have are as follows:. Geoff, a contributor who has consistently been posting well though-out, well-referenced, fact-based comments here for quite some time versus some anonymous troll crackpot MLM apologist who has yet to make a single incisive contribution or put a single fact on the table.

The wealth of additional information published by mainstream media sources, experts, and government agencies which have established conclusively that the MLM is industry is a shit-filled morass of crooks and liars versus propaganda published by PR people paid by the MLM industry. Please top talking about Kool-Aid; you sound like an idiot. You came here to discount it. You are a blatant troll and are very, very bad at it.

I have no financial bias and no attachment to this website. Your attempt to assassinate my character by doubling down on that article makes you look like a complete lunatic.

Your over-dramatized paragraph does not help to make you look more intelligent, but rather is distracting from the attempt to refute my points. First of all, your use of the word hypocrisy is incorrect and misleading. The definition of hypocrisy is: My emotional fervor has nothing to do with this word, and your inability to use it correctly while continuing to go off the rails makes you look like an idiot.

The way that you attempt to attack people, instead of points within the article is absurd, and nobody would have this kind of passion to write as you are writing…just because. If you came to this site and actually looked for unbiased information, then you would not have written anything.

Instead, you posted an extremely biased article, attacked 3 different people to date that have a difference of opinion, and have continued to spout off at the mouth. This actually made me chuckle. You have to be one of the worst internet trolls of all time to come up with a line like this.

You all seem to preach critical thinking — yet display none. Critical thinking involves evaluating information from various sources, not sources that simply align with your preconceived notions. When people have come to support MLM, they present someone financially-biased such as what you did with the Entrepreneur article. Keep in mind that I objective reviewed that Vemma was a scam years before a court of law agreed with the FTC that it was.

This guy even does a great job of describing websites like this. There are even some facts in here for Geoff and Vogel unfortunately, these facts oppose their preconceived notions, so they are unable to accept them.

Pride is a dangerous thing. Dave, this weird psychological projection technique you are trying to use is not going to work here. It would be wise of you to take your own advice and start considering relevant counter-points to your nonsensical platform. All of my positions have been developed from reading FTC guidelines, clinical studies, statistical studies, and investigative reporting. You have done nothing except distract, defame, and misguide in your posts.

You have maintained a ridiculous and unfounded position that has been crippled through sound logic. This website is designed to protect and inform consumers from people like you, and it continues to do great work! In fact, of all the MLM trolls I have encountered here, and there have been many, you are among the most inept. This is a website dedicated to helping consumers make better financial decisions. You also seem to lack sufficient awareness to recognize the audience.

If only you all had the ability to be as critical against the negative information and misinformation the website is spreading — you would be able to construct a balanced argument. I came to this site for information — not negative propaganda. Any website or person who is unable to accept an opposing view, without getting all bent out of shape is what really concerns me.

As I explore the idea of starting a Network Marketing business — I will encourage those I speak with to review both the negative sites like this one, and the positive and allow them to make an informed decision that is right for them.

How about Educating them, with both Pros and Cons of a decision? Empowering them to make a decision that is right for them? What if you had an opposing view that domestic violence is a great thing and improves of the victims? If you actually tried to put a valid argument for MLM not to be confused with Network Marketing , we could have a discussion about it.

Instead you simply attacked the well-cited and well-sourced view presented here and tried to claim bias, with no reason for doing so.

You also presented your own clearly marked biased article and tried to the logical fallacy of Argument by Authority. The general population is actually pretty smart.

And yes, people are free to make the decision themselves. They are shown fast cars and vacations. One comment was made from a Beachbody Coach who has achieved great financial success — rather than encourage her entrepreneurial spirit or offer sound financial advice like the website claims to offer — it attempts to discredit the Doctors in her downline.

I guess being a website financial information site means it is well postured and more intelligent, and educated than Doctors? Which comment was this? Did she give names of the doctors in her downline. Was she forthcoming with her identification or potentially someone just trying to validate a scam. Can we confirm that this person makes her financial success from directly selling product to consumers who are not in the organization, or did she build a big pyramid of a downline?

So many questions need to be answered before we can evaluate her case. I have invested enough time talking with those who are incapable of seeing things in a different way.

I am going to turn off the comments now. I will use this website and this thread as a great example for those I talk to if I do decide to proceed with an MLM business.

You guys all responded as expected and your close-mindedness and inability to share even 1 positive comment about an Industry growing exponentially is evidence of that. A few companies charity-wash by making small donation so some charities that might be profitable.

Look what happened when Vemma had to start playing by the rules. Like any other business model. Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation. You are a degenerate troll that has done nothing but ignore facts and evidence to further your goals. You have wasted your time by trying to defame people while completely degenerating the conversation.

You have used the terms listed above to hide from the reality, and that is why we asked you to have a logical conversation…simple? Again, this is the same stupid deflection crap that makes no sense. We have placed well balanced and articulated positions in front of you, and you have continued to maintain your delusional position while ignoring the actual purpose of the discussion.

You are a terrible internet troll that has tried to use blatantly bad psychological manipulation to further their agenda. Finally, we are getting somewhere. This conversation has not given you a strong footing for recruiting in the future, and probably will make your downline think of you in a different light. This, again, is some made up nonsense to help with your psychological bull…. This website does a wonderful job of weeding through stinky pile of feces your rambling puts out there.

Anyone that gets taken in by MLM can utilize this website as a resource to see through the manipulation and lies. First of all Dave, thank you for not linking the comment sarcasm.

Second of all, anyone who is going to believe a random, biased, anecdotal comment without any evidence is going to be easily deceived.

If that person provided a tax return form showing the income they made from Beachbody never going to happen , then there may be something to work with. Third of all, there are plenty of doctors that are bad business people.

Would you assume that a PhD in psychiatry would be great for calculus? Rhetorical question, of course not. Is this your way of saying you have spent a lot of time trying to hold a conversation with the man in the mirror? That would be your reflection. If you already knew how we were going to respond, then why bother posting in the first place? This seems like a bizarre exercise in futility…. Where is your evidence of this?

This is more indoctrinated crap spilling from your mouth. In fact, now is the worst time to join MLM, because all of the MLMs are offering their products cheaper on Amazon and eBay than they are through distributorships. Stamping your feet out of the door in defeat while trying to proclaim mental superiority is a hallmark of MLM indoctrination.

Your hollow, canned, and utterly useless posts have come fallen short and as such, in a last ditch effort, you try one last time to claim the upper hand by telling us to stop. Dave, please make good on your word and show all of your recruits this website and this comment section! Oh Dave, you poor SOB. You first appeared 3 days ago making a fallacious argument that an MLM distributor is no different from a sales manager in a non-MLM company, which is demonstrably false. Hardly something that would pass as unbiased or compelling.

You proceeded to slag other contributors here as misguided, and then the wheels really fell off your cart. Since then, the only comments you have posted have consisted of petulant whining and personal attacks.

So for all your bitching about how this site is unfair and how we need to read more unbiased information, the only thing you have come up with in support of your charge was that one horribly outdated superficial article authored by the MLM industry PR consultant, which no rational person could construe as an unbiased source, and which by no means refutes any of what has been said here to date.

And you have yet to point out a single statement that is untrue or biased. Either you came here with intention of disrupting the site, or you decided to become disruptive as revenge after your initial superficial comments were eviscerated.

Now you have degenerated into full meltdown bitch mode, and witnessing it is equal parts sad and funny. I think the general population is much smarter than you are. MLMs have a horrific PR problem — entirely deserved. I am going to turn off the comments now… Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation.

How infantile can you be? You are upset because no one is moved by your vapid self-serving statements. Your inability to sway people is a direct result of the lame arguments you have put forth and the sociopathic manner in which you have conducted yourself. Another post by DB, another series of ad hominem attacks and unsubstantiated arguments.

I was told to be a coach I would have to pay the membership fee plus buy at least one bag of shakology per month which seemed outrageous to me. I ended up buying the challenge kit for21 dayfix which includes the workouts, the portion containers, and blender bottle, and a bag of shakology.

I called and canceled and was still charged and still received another bag. I had to call three times in total to cancel, luckily I had the money in my bank account and nothing bounced but all in all it was a nightmare and put a really bad taste in my mouth for the company. I plan on getting another beach body workout soon because the workouts are great but I will go through eBay and get a used or second hand DVD set.

And I had the same problem w cancelling. I got charged 2 extra times and had to have my credit card company fight the charges. That whole experience made me really angry and I now see beachbody for what it really is.

Her progress is inspiring to say the least — first of all, her progress with her own health and fitness and, secondly, her success in her coaching abilities and financial situation.

She appears to be strong physically and emotionally, and she has reportedly quit her well-paying full-time day job to coach part-time and make a full-time income. Thankfully I am a somewhat savvy individual, so I have taken all her claims with a grain or two of salt, but my job pays pretty poorly. The only problem is that I am a private person with multiple health problems that I worry about- a. Also, I do not use my real name on social media because I have been stalked by someone whom I seek to avoid for the rest of my life.

Anyway, I shared these burdens with my prospective coach and she said that they have vegan shakes which would sit well with me. She said that many people with health conditions more serious than mine have become successful coaches and have even improved their state of being. In fact she said my obstacles will inspire other people facing the same challenges.

And lastly, regarding my privacy concerns… she said that I could use my middle name but that people will be inspired by me being the real me so, if I use a fake name, that is coming across as a lack of authenticity. The last bit is what rubbed me the wrong way the most out of everything. I mean the whole thing is weird to me- posting videos of myself exercising in spandex on the Internet for anyone to see is weird enough. Selling powdered shake stuff is also a little weird let alone drinking it.

But to feel pressure to use my real name when.. To ask me to put it all out there for just the potential of gain- no guarantee of my success at all- is asking a whole lot of me. I am so tired of chasing jobs at companies that underpay employees when I could be using my skills and education for people I believe in- myself and my prospective customers- in a field that I believe in- health and wellness. I hope that if you choose to respond to my comment that you do it in a way that is positive and constructive….

It might help you cut through the hype of the product itself. Hi Bella, stick w your gut and say NO to coaching. My coach told me how she was 6 months away from quitting her management position w excellent pay to be a full time coach. I fell for the scam and wasted thousands of dollars n it went straight to the top of tge pyramid. If you eat healthy proportioned meals and exercise 30mins a day u will lose weight. Dont get sucked into the auto ship and scam of coaching.

These ppl r liars and they pray on the good intentions of ppl like u and me to line their pockets. Bella, just remember that coaches will say pretty much anything to get you under them in the pyramid. They want you to believe they care about your health first, but think about it. My coach would convince others that you could leave your current job and make a living from being a coach.

One girl fell for it, left her job, and struggled and ended up needing to find another job. And you put a lot of your spare time and money into it. Shakes are not for losing weight but are for improving your health so they say. One time I asked a rep if they could send me a complete list of ingredients and their origin.

I stopped promoting this company after all the horrible incidents with customer service. One girl was over charged on sales tax and took 3 months to get her money back. I also believe this is happening to other people and that they are getting away with tax fraud. Among other fraudulent activities. I had customers get charged and never receive the product. Who wants to inconvenience their friends. Oh and you end up acting like an expert on health and fitness and unless you have a degree in it, how can anyone do that?

I was always afraid someone was going to get hurt and I would feel liable. I made the mistake of getting involved with BB, thinking I could make some extra money! I should have known when my so called Coach would never meet me at my home, only at a cafe.

And trust me I tried! The best I could do was sell my increasingly growing over stock of the product at a discounted rate. This so called Coach of mine would never answer my questions about the money, and kept showing me all these people added to my down line and how all I needed was toget people in my up line to start making money!!!

I had probably about 25 people in my downside!!!! Guess it was OK when he was getting me sign up though!!!! To this day I have never heard from this guy and reached out to him once on Facebook and got nothing!!! Anyone know if this is a scam as well? I know that there dvds are good but what brought about this promotion, when they were pushing the purchase of same?

My guess is that Beachbody realized that people would buy a few DVDs and it would be enough for them. It might not be the best value for your dollar. The on-demand deal is not a scam. I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. If you purchased any DVDs, you get online access to those. I think that they did this to compete with Daily Burn, and similar services. There are so many workouts.

Look at Microsoft, Netflix, and Amazon…. What the idiot failed to realize…. I think a lot of this is going to depend on lifestyle and personality. I personally love the gym. I swim 2x a week, walk on my lunch break, bike to work 2x a week weather permitting , run on the weekends.

But… — my husband travels, sometimes a lot. I find it boring. I was already eating healthfully and exercising regularly. So much work to add it up every day, on top of a full time job and not enough sleep. I have to say that the container system in 21 day fix was a complete godsend. I was able to buy the container system once and lose the weight 3 years ago now and yay! It was a far cry from USDA recommendations for servings of grains a day.

It was literally my first introduction to the idea that that many carbs is a bad idea. For 5 am workouts, or when the husband is traveling or the weather sucks, I love the streaming workouts. Variety is good, but sometimes I also just like to force myself to complete a full program that gets progressively harder. Just generally eating healthfully may work. It may require more than that depending on your age and other factors, but there are many ways to get there too.

I know 1 or 2 coaches who were making a decent amount as a side job, but after a few years had to quit. I like the workouts, and the BOD is a good value. It seems pretty reasonable with the rest of the market. There are a couple of free options and some that are much more. I was doing very, very well as a Beachbody coach. It said one of the side effects was rash like hives. Do you know of any side effects in children taking the JP chews?

Do you have a Juice Plus rep you can ask about the rashes? The sudden expulsion or flushing out of the toxic build-up from when someone eats poorly or had poor nutritional intake demonstrates as those physical ailments. For most people, it will pass after a few weeks. Alternatively, if there are any added dyes or other synthetic additives, it would be an allergic reaction. I know that this is an old post, but I know for a fact that Juice Plus has helped me and my family.

My grandson, matter of fact, has had little warts on this hands and my daughter took him to freeze them off and he was in pain from this. After being on Juice Plus for a while, no more warts and they are disappearing. Bioavailability, anti oxidant absorption? Nice fancy words to get around the poor RDA! Ok try your kids on a tart cherry extract if you want a true bioavailable antioxidant product.

An older thread, I know. I have been researching nutrition for many years now. I see you mention 40mg vitamin C a day. The recommended amounts for a child between 1 year and 13 years of age are 15 — 45mg. I think as a supplement, Juiceplus are keen to emphasise it is not a substitute this amount is plenty. I believe Juiceplus also recommend eating as much fresh fruit and veg as possible, this is for people who want more or struggle to eat enough. Hi, thank you for writing the article.

My concern is with the issue of the chewables and fear of cavities being caused by them. This is simply not the case.

Tooth to food contact is not what causes the issue of cavities. I was introduced to Juice Plus the same week that I got tired of bringing home waxy apples and green bananas. What got my attention was two fold, vine ripened fruits and veggies that were juiced with the pulp and the medical research.

They drew blood on real people and analyzed it. So heck yeah put the whole family on it became a rep for the discount and latter took a closer look at the business and company. I am not hung up on direct sales, but do carefully look at each product and company.

Who knows about supplements in the stores where they come from etc. When I started, I was much happier to give my consumer dollars to my rep. You get what you pay for and with direct sales you get more education. After a month of using the product I found myself forcing to take the chewables. The taste literally grew on me.

I tried to return the product the other 3 months supply and the experience was more than unpleasant. After I cancelled, the company send my account to collection althogh they knew I was in the process of returning it.

Not something I would sign up for again. Does anyone know if the fruits and veggies are all certified organic or gmo? Is this product the fountain of youth in a capsule? Is Juice Plus the real deal or another sucker product to all the gullible people.

Hi Jeff—feel free to message me if you need any more information. I realize your post is dated from a couple of years ago, but my family is moderately new to Juice Plus and have seen great benefits. Last year, we were constantly sick and passing the sickness to one another, and Juice Plus has really helped our immune system.

Knowing that we get the best fruits and veggies possible has been so important to me. I hope you can see this reply, Jeff. When I queried on organic, I was provided line after line of BS. There is NO organic certification. Thus reps are almost free to make any medical claim they see fit, including the reply to your post below. I resisted JuicePlus for 11 years!

How could I say no, they were free and my friend had nothing to gain by giving them to me. All I can say is that, within one week, I dropped 5 pounds of water weight. How do I know it was water weight? One, it came off so quickly and two, I developed a close relationship with the bathroom!

For the first time I began to notice those commercials for over-active bladders! After seven days I realized I no longer had any particular food cravings. Sugar was the love of my life. Will results like this happen to most people? You would have to be in the shape I was…which was not very good. The Orchard and Garden pills are sold bundled because they work synergistically.

I have also invested in the JuicePlus Tower Garden. Hi Eileen, I found this blog by searching for headaches and JP.. Like you I resisted it for years because of the cost and now that I get Social Security, It is something I am investing in for my husband and myself. Since my daughters were in 1st. I tried every pain reliever out there and nothing helped. They would last for weeks and one year all summer. By then I was almost crazy.

Thanks for your comments. There are only 2 grams of sugar in the Juice Plus soft chews. It is not refined. The third ingredient is organic evaporated cane juice. These are both added sugars and not naturally in the fruit. Yes, here is some info on Juice Plus in pregnancy. They have done studies in pregnant women and seem to see some benefits, like less risk of pre-term delivery. I began taking juice plus a year ago after my yoga teacher Simon Borg-Olivier who regularly lectures about the benefits of a plant food diet recommended them as a supplement that had been independently researched.

There was some evidence that of increased heart and blood health. I had never heard Simon endorse any product like this before — that is, something that comes in a jar and has been albeit naturally created — so I did sit up and take note.

I did think they were expensive, but, I also think we have priorities when we shop for food. We have tons of fruit and veg in my family but can never hurt to have more!! In terms of noticing any differences, I would say my skin seems to look better and must cross my fingers here because we know what happens when we get smug… I have not suffered from any severe colds, coughs or sinus issues since I began taking them.

Possibly a coincidence — it is always hard to tell. I eat a healthy diet generally and am a bit more relaxed because I am no longer running around exhausted after a toddler. It is fair to say that all these things contribute to how you feel overall. I just wanted to say that personally as a parent I stay away from any process sugars and think that the sweetness of gummies be brought to even just cane sugar.

Cavities are from lack of brushing which plagues all parents. Cost is actually quite low when you start comparing the juice product frenzy prices out there. To each there own but for our family of five they eat them at will vs. I give it a thumbs up.

They did start around the time I stopped using the product! As far the gummies vs capsule…would parents be able to break the capsules open and put it in milk or yogurt? Yes I have broken up the capsules and put them in smoothies and oatmeal. I love juice plus it has done wonders for my family.. My kids are now wanting to eat more veggies and drink more water..

Which makes me a happier Mom. I have also lowered my cholesterol and lost a few pounds.. The inflammation in my knees has improved: That is why I became a juice plus rep. It has great benefits. I suggest people do research.

I was worried about the chews and there teeth but we eat them before breakfast and then brush…. From a health standpoint, I have never once had the flu. I eventually became a distributor 1 year ago. I love the company. It gives you what your body needs. For me, it keeps me at a healthy weight, and keeps me from getting ear infections and the flu. You think Xylitol is a healthy option to put in this, or any, suppliment???

Published papers please, not opinion pieces. Been around for 20 years and there are currently 31 clinical gold standard, double blind, placebo controlled studies that have been published in top medical journals like the British journal of nutrition and MD Anderson that say Juice Plus is where its at. I was introduced to JP a few months ago by someone who I admired greatly.

I asked her what her secret is to looking amazing and she told me good health. She told me about JP and it made sense to me. I knew that I did not eat enough fruits and vegetables and taking JP could help me bridge the gap.

Since taking JP I have noticed several benefits. I am sleeping better, I have better gum health, my chronic headaches went away, I stopped drinking diet coke, my workouts are stronger and I have more energy and am more alert. My kids take the chewables and love them. I feel great knowing that I am helping them to also bridge the gap between how many fruits and vegetables they do eat vs. The cost is inexpensive. JP is not for everyone, but it has done great things for my and my family!

Jan 1 we decided we needed to start taking a good supplement. We started with Juice Plus with the idea that we would give it a year…. I am happy to say that we are nearing the end of this year and have had nothing more than a cold that would try and start and then just end!

The Fall is generally always a time of year my husband gets a terrible cold that goes on and on and on. SO FAR so good! The only difference is that we added Juice Plus to our daily routine! For those wanting to break a part the capsules for your kids you can absolutely do this. We have done this for over 2 years for our daughter, since she was 8 or 9 months old. We were recommended by our rep that our daughter take 1 veggie and 1 fruit per day, rather than the adult dose of 2 each.

We put 1 capsule into a couple of tablespoons of applesauce and add cinnamon. Have read internet sites, but proper info and price would be more helpful please. Many of the other comments on this thread are from reps, perhaps one of them can get back to you. Hi Amanda, If you would like to add me on Facebook i can tell you all the information you need to know! I found your review interesting.

Do you do reviews for other companies? I started with Le-Vel Thrive 6 weeks ago and I know what it has done for me. The all natural Lifestyle capsule is taken first thing in the morning. The DFT Derma Fushion Technology patch controls appetite, gives mental clarity, and manages pain the capsule is amazing for pain management and is absorbed right into your skin. Please check out my site at http: Hi Kristen, No I am not doing any reviews at the moment.

Personally I would stay away from anything that promotes weight loss, as I am already blessed with a high metabolism which is a challenge when pregnant and breastfeeding. Its a lot of money for me but Im tempted to buy it if its worth it, could someone tell me more about it, exactly whats in it and is it worth it?

Combined with healthy meals and exercise… I enjoy eating lots of fruit and veg during the day as it is.. The protein it uses is soy. Some people prefer to avoid say as it acts like an estrogen in the body. Copy and pasted from a search The contents that make up this shake are solid and this is one of the top selling shakes currently on the market. Unfortunately there is a significant factor that, in our opinion, lowers the overall quality of the shake. Upon examining the ingredients list, we see fructose listed.

Fructose click has become controversial as of late. So much so that the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has conducted studies that suggest that fructose can even cause weight gain. In our opinion the sugar level is a bit high at 7grams per serving for a meal replacement shake.

A truly great, albeit pricey meal replacement shake that we highly recommend. If fructose was removed and the sugar levels were lower we could rate it higher up on the list. Maybe this will shed some light on soy for you all.

I was skeptical as well and everyone gets to educated themselves and make the best informed decision for them personally. And here is my overall take…once these other companies start investing into medical research to actually show that their products get into the bloodstream and cells and improve biomarkers for inflammation, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, improved DNA, skin and dental markers, etc.

Also to his other comment re vitamin amounts etc. Juice Plus is a wholefood supplement it has a food label not a nutrition label because it is classed as food not a vitamin supplement. This is the problem people do not understand that juice plus can not list every phytonutrient per fruit or veg as one piece of fruit can have phytonutrients in it. Plus every fruit and vegetable can be different in amounts.

Based on size of it is organic and so on. Just look at the research it says it all. Also to comment on the ORAC value. The research on all three blend in the body is beyond impressive. Here are some links that might shed some more light. Three groups in the study…placebo, group with the garden and orchard blends, and a group with garden, orchard and vineyard blend.

I have more if you want them. My life has been forever changed. The reason it is the first ingredient is because the molecular weight of sugar is so high compared to the nutrients. What is in the gummies is the disease-fighting micronutrition of 17 fruits and veggies, and they have been tested for bioavailability as well. Just to note, I am not a Juice Plus representative, but am getting a lot of specific questions about the products.

I will not be posting these comments. Please check into the Juice Plus website or find a rep if you have detailed questions. Hi everyone i agree this article is very good, i am a juiceplus distributer and i like to see results from juiceplus users both negative and positive, it can b very beneficial to many people including myself, but i also understand it isnt for everyone, if anyone has any questions then please feel free to msg or email me angelus hotmail.

I then became a distributor. Amanda h — If you are still looking for answers this specific question feel free to email me! Laura can you provide me with information to where you cam to the conclusion not to like soy protein powder. Please feel free to email me at sdunnjuiceplus hotmail. As a consumer of JP, I have seen many benefits of it. I understand that society has been trained that if you see it on the shelf or on TV enough, its gotta be good right?

Its hard to get people to understand healthy eating doesnt come in a pill. No matter what the product claims. If you are not eating healthier and continue with processed foods, sodas, etc. However, you slowly change your diet and remove the harmful products from your diet, you will start to feel better. I was a customer for months and then became a Rep.

JP and the new lifestyle changes to our diet, we saw our lives start to change for the better. LEss doctor visits, no allergy meds, no prescription pills and better gums!

We stopped buying multivitamins for the family bc we get our vitamins from food. The only supplement we take is Fish Oil high quality. This means the company is dedicated to keeping the customer happy. Search the Better Business Bureau website for a rating on the supplement manufacturer. To weed out the good from the bad, look for clinical research. You should have to go no further than the official website. If the science is there, the company will want to shout about it from the rooftops.

It takes money and dedication to create and maintain a professional website. Look for clear, concise information, testimonials, a dedicated contact page and extra information about dieting, weight-loss and overall health. If every word is set on selling you the product, the company may not have your best interest and well-being at heart. Dietary supplements are not intended to have the same immediate or dramatic effects that you would expect from taking a drug.

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