You have questions. Here are the facts.
There are several aspects of Juice Plus+ that set it apart from vitamin supplements and other nutritional products. The facts below help explain the benefits of Juice Plus+ as a whole food based nutritional product and how Juice Plus+ differs from other products on the market.
No. Juice Plus+ is not a vitamin supplement. Multivitamins contain a limited number of specifically selected vitamins and minerals. Often these vitamins are not even derived from natural sources. Unlike multivitamins, Juice Plus+ contains juice powders from 20 fruits, vegetables and grains, and therefore provides a far greater variety of naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients – even some of the fiber – found in the fruits and vegetables themselves.
Juice Plus+ was introduced in 1993, when most scientists and health professionals were only beginning to understand the importance of whole food nutrition.
No. Juice Plus+ should never replace a diet filled with a wide and colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. Juice Plus+ is a convenient way for people to get even more of the whole food based nutrition that is so important to a healthy diet – and so lacking in our diets today.
Juice Plus+ is made from fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables, and is carefully tested to ensure that no pesticides or other contaminants affect the natural purity of the product. The fruits and vegetables are juiced, and the juices are then concentrated into powders using a proprietary drying process that carefully maintains temperatures at levels that preserve as much of the original nutrient quality as possible.
Yes. While the predominant ingredients in Juice Plus+ are the juice powders made from fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables, other naturally sourced ingredients are added to that juice powder base. These include a proprietary fiber blend and several phytonutrients that are added to ensure more consistent levels of key nutrients from season to season. All ingredients are listed on the product labels.
All Juice Plus+ products are manufactured in certified facilities under the most exacting industry standards and are 100% compliant with all applicable regulations for foods and supplements. To independently verify this fact, both the manufacturing facilities and the products themselves (Juice Plus+ Orchard and Garden Blend capsules and Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend capsules) have been tested and certified by NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices programs and Product and Ingredient Certification programs.
NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization that helps protect consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods. They have certified the Juice Plus+ products per NSF/ANSI Standard 173, the only accredited American National Standard for dietary supplements and functional foods. These requirements include:
- Product testing for contaminants and heavy metals,
- Label and formulation review to verify that what’s on the label is in the bottle, and
- Manufacturing facility audits to ensure they operate using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
NSF conducts on going testing to ensure that NSF-certified products such as Juice Plus+ continue to meet their rigorous quality standards.