Clinical Research Facts –

Over 25 published, independent clinical research studies have demonstrated numerous healthful benefits of Juice Plus+. In addition to the studies already completed and published in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals, another eight are currently underway. This page answers frequently asked questions about the clinical research conducted on Juice Plus+.

Q:
Has Juice Plus+® been the subject of independent, peer-reviewed clinical research?
FACT:

Yes. To date, Juice Plus+ has been the subject of more than 25 published clinical research studies examining its impact on a variety of biomarkers of good health, from chemical markers of oxidative stress to key indicators of cardiovascular wellness. There are 4 additional clinical studies currently underway.

Clinical studies on Juice Plus+ have been conducted by university faculty affiliated with the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Georgetown and UCLA; Brigham Young University; the University of Arizona; the University of Florida; the University of Texas Health Science Center; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; the University of Sydney in Australia; Tokyo Women’s Medical University; King’s College in London; Medical University of Graz, Austria; University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany; Yale Universtiy-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center; University of Würzburg, Germany; University of Milan, Italy; Wake Forest University funded by the National Cancer Institute; University of Texas/MD Anderson; University of South Carolina; the University of Birmingham, England, and the Medical University of Vienna.

The Juice Plus+ clinical studies conducted at these institutions have been published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, including The British Journal of Nutrition, The International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, The Journal of American College of Cardiology, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Research, and Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Q:
Who pays for clinical research on Juice Plus+®?
FACT:

Juice Plus+ funds most but not all clinical research conducted on its products. In fact, the company has invested more than $10 million to ensure that independent, primary research on Juice Plus+ is conducted by leading researchers in their fields at highly respected hospitals and universities around the world.

Unlike much clinical research on nutritional products, these clinical studies are conducted on the Juice Plus+ product itself and not on individual components and ingredients. Juice Plus+ insists that any and all clinical research conducted on its products conform to the very highest research standards, including the Good Clinical Practice Standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and that all studies are performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki under the oversight of a Human Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board.

Q:
Is this dependence on your own funding unusual?
FACT:

No. Funding for most all published research in the United States and around the world comes from sponsored projects such as these. In fact, most universities maintain offices dedicated to working with sponsors like Juice Plus+ to ensure that funds are donated transparently and that research results are produced without company bias.

Q:
Is any research on Juice Plus+® funded by outside sources?
FACT:

Yes. Some clinical research on Juice Plus+ is funded by outside sources such as federal grants. For example, there is a study involving Juice Plus+ currently underway by a research team affiliated with Wake Forest University and other institutions. That research is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Q:
Are the clinical research studies regarding Juice Plus+® truly independent and unbiased?
FACT:

Yes. Like many companies, Juice Plus+ must provide funding for most clinical research on its products. This helps ensure that top-quality clinical trials are conducted by leading researchers in their fields at highly respected institutions. The company carefully follows established protocols within the academic community to ensure that reported findings are independent and unbiased.

Once investigations regarding Juice Plus+ are complete, independent academic and scientific peers at the scientific and professional journals review the results before they are published to ensure that the science is valid. Juice Plus+ has no influence over what data gets published and where it gets published; this is specifically stipulated in all of our sponsorship agreements with the various universities or research hospitals that oversee these projects.

Q:
Has Juice Plus+® been proven by any of this research to prevent or cure any disease?
FACT:

No. Juice Plus+ is not a medicine, treatment or cure for any disease or condition. It is whole food based nutrition that complements a healthy diet and provides the healthful benefits of adding nutrition from 17 fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet.

Q:
What does the clinical research show?
FACT:

Clinical research has demonstrated many healthful benefits of taking Juice Plus+. The findings include:

  • Juice Plus+ delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body.
  • Juice Plus+ reduces oxidative stress.
  • Juice Plus+ reduces key biomarkers of systemic inflammation.
  • Juice Plus+ supports a healthy immune system.
  • Juice Plus+ helps protect DNA.
  • Juice Plus+ supports cardiovascular wellness.
  • Juice Plus+ supports healthy skin.
  • Juice Plus+ supports healthy gums.

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