What is Shakeology?
Meal 1 I start each day with a green juice, and my favorite recipe is made from apples, kale and lemon. Meal 2 Today I chose to have eggs, turkey bacon, whole grain toast, and freshly squeezed orange juice made in my juicer for my second meal. The eggs and bacon used two servings of my red protein container, the toast used one serving of my yellow grain container, and the juice filled one purple fruit container about ounces.
Meal 3 My snack for this meal is a purple fruit container of blackberries. Meal 4 For dinner tonight I made steak, quinoa and steamed veggies.
I also used a portion of the orange dressing container for my salad, which is my homemade dressing I usually consisting of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and spices.
The past couple of weeks have been so out of whack, and the past couple of months totally out of the ordinary, and it is so nice to see my body appreciating this program. This workout is great for 30 minutes — you get cardio and a bit of toning in intervals that are repeated.
I was able to keep up with the regular workout for the most part but had to modify a few times just because of the way the baby is sitting in my belly. Meal 1 I started my day with an apple, lemon and kale green juice like I normally do, which filled one green veggie container and one purple fruit container. Meal 3 After my workout while my husband and I ran errands, I took a Shakeology with me for my third meal. The Strawberry Shakeology counts as a red protein container, and I used a purple fruit container of frozen strawberries to mix-in.
I normally use 8 oz. Not as creamy as it normally is but still enjoyable. Meal 4 After we got back from shopping, I had my fourth meal of the day, which was a snack as I started prepping dinner. I had one granny smith apple purple container with 6 tsp. I hope to see a consistent loss over the next 19 days to hopefully get as close to my goal as possible.
Meal 1 I once again started my day with an apple, lemon and kale green juice like I normally do, which filled one green veggie container and one purple fruit container. The Strawberry Shakeology counts as a red protein container, and I used a purple fruit container of frozen strawberries to mix-in with 8 oz. It looks amazing and was super tempting but I was good and made my own dinner, which consisted of a turkey burger and salad.
No workout for me today — my dad was here most of the day working on our nursery and by the time he left it was time to start prepping dinner. Meal 2 I was more than happy to have my eggs again this morning, too. Looks very gross, tastes amazing. Meal 4 It was taco night here this evening. Day 5 I lost 0.
I had a super busy day so no workout again today, which I was a little annoyed with but the husband and I purchased our new couch and dining room table AND ordered the new carpet for the first floor, which will finally finish all of our house remodel.
Meal 4 After we got back from shopping, I had my fourth meal of the day. I also used a portion of the orange dressing container for my homemade salad dressing. If you would like to purchase the 21 Day Fix and work with me one-on-one to get the results you want, please contact me.
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.
Since I am in control of their diets, I know when to add and when to remove. Hope that makes sense! I understand one may get tired of taking the chewys everyday, which is why every four months, you can switch from chewy to capsules. So my child will take the chewys and I will order capsules.
All of us switch out. Some days, I open the capsule and put in my sons shakes. Other days, I give him the chewys. So I hope that addresses the concern of thinking you are stuck with capsules or chewys. It has a nutritional fact label not a supplement label. You can not compare apples to oranges.
Not many on the market offer all these certifications. Wellness Coach and tell my clients to know the ingredients you eat. Its hard with the way our society is programmed. I hope this gives some validity to JP. It is not a market scam. Its a company that actually invests in its product and its quality to their customers. I developed preeclampsia with my last pregnancy and could not stabilize my blood pressure. My doctor recommended this product.
Since taking it my blood pressure has returned to normal ranges and I no longer take blood pressure pills. I do agree with this companies philosophy that their product does bridge that gap. It is Whole Food. Yes I am impressed with this company as it is the ONLY company that can provide you with scientific peer reviewed research.
It is has been researched and published in over 30 medical journals around the world and has had no negative findings. I believe this is why so many doctors and nurses as well as dentist are recommending this product to their patients.
Reason why I decided to try the product. As far as price goes. So why care about the cost of keeping yourself and family healthy. Just look at it as a really good health insurance rider!!!!
The dental concerns well a lot of things we basically eat turn to sugar. My father has gum disease. Since taking JP his condition has improved. No I am not a distributor but maybe in the future when school is over. Yes I will recommend this product to all my pregnant clients. If you need a distributor I can recommend mine. I also recommend you look at http: The package states that the adult dose is FOUR of each of the two types. I just read the label on my JP bottle. Is it better to take the fruits and veggies twice a day verses all at once?
As an adult taking 8 chewables seems like a lot to digest. You can split the dose in any way that you would like. I usually take half in the morning in my smoothie and the other half at lunchtime. I tend to get an energy boost shortly after eating the gummies. I would like to put my 12 year old son on the capsules but I am going to buy them from a friend who has unopened bottles left over.
Can anyone tell me how many he should take of each a day? He is starting to get really bad spots. Many thanks in advance. You need to give things at least that long to give them a chance to work. As far as cost goes, you probably spend more on maintenance for your replaceable vehicle than you would maintaining your irreplacable body.
I waited until I experienced so many positive changes in my own health before becoming a wellness educator, so I can tell you on a personal level it worked for me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through my website… http: I have also just started taking JP this week hoping it will help me as well with inflammation and OA.
Before this hit me I was very active with the farm, horses and grandkids. As well as changing lifestyle habits I am hoping this helps as well so I can get back to my old self or close. Also remember this product has NOT been shown to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent ANY disease no matter what any health professional involved with the marketing of this product may infer , but fruit and veggies will, make sure you clean them well.
Remember, if it looks like a duck, quacks likes a duck, and swims like a duck,…………, and I think this duck is about money. Wake up people to the marketing scams, you want to live healthy, eat a healthy diet. There is no substitute. Here is some food for thought.
I completely disagree with all the negative comments about juice plus. I have been on the product for now for 10 weeks. My health has increased drastically. I have lost over 3 stone that was much needed. This has helped me get back to the gym recently too. I agree they are costly when the whole household is taking them but the benefits have definitely outweighed the cost for me. Any form of food in capsules is not real food,only an industry product. End of story with this Juice Plus.
I eat real fruits and real vegetables on a daily basis and I feed them to my kids too. Whoever feeds whatever solo precious capsules,juices etc to his kids is plain irresponsible for me. To the lovers good for you. To the haters, you are entitled to your opinion whether personal or professional. If this product changes only lifestyle, then what is wrong with that?
If you see no difference, then stop using it. If you had a reaction to it then again, discontinue use. No one is forcing anyone to use it product. Some of the comments on here are just a waste of a good tread. Probably the most sensible comment on the page thus far.
YMMV as they say. I am not too fond of swallowing pills, but I have been taking chewable vitamins for over a year now. I have heard of Juice Plus before and thought the idea to be a good one, especially considering the contents and their synergistic properties.
Natalia, have you tried juice plus? Maybe you should learn to reconsider how you say thing! I have been taking Juice PLus for eleven years and became a distributor ten years ago. The first thing that thrilled me about Juice Plus was that my cravings for sugar greatly diminished and my son started craving carrots. All my blood work has improved through the years. I get compliments all the time about how young I look, love that!!
I appreciate the fact that Juice Plus offers educational seminars conducted by highly credentialed and successful health care professionals all over the world. As far as the cons go here, I am not aware of any comprehensive multivitamin that even exists that contains everything in one pill and that has any independent clinical research to back its safety or efficacy.
Comparing Juice Plus to a multi is like comparing apples to oranges except the multivitamin has no apples or oranges that Juice Plus has including thousands of phyto-nutrients, live enzymes. You can order the orchard or garden separately if you choose to do so. The sugars used are only naturally occurring sugars. Erika — college students can get on it for free. Or at least half off by splitting with another college students.
Casey, here is some information about xylitol and how it is produced: Thanks for this honest review of Juice Plus. I have been approached by a friend of my fathers to get involved in selling the product via network marketing, but I need to investigate the claims further. I am already very much into juicing fresh organic fruits and vegetables, I have seen the benefits for my health, especially my hair and skin.
These capsule seem like a good idea in theory only as a supplement , especially for those who are too busy and juicing can be messy — however until I review the reseach claims I will not by buying the product or getting involved in selling either. By the way the link in the article to Juice Plus research is broken not found — the correct link can be found here: You can order just the Garden Blend. Contact your distributor or go directly to The Juice Plus Company. Let me know if you need help.
Hi the pills are a little lrg…. Juice plus is not a meal replacement. There are pros and cons just like anything we actually eat. I have found way more pros than cons…and its to fit each individuals.
Overall, I have felt much more healthier since starting the regime. Kudos to Juice Plus and to each his own.
I have a science background and my husband is an RN. We have 2 little kids and have incorporated Juice Plus into our daily lives. My daughter has sensory processing disorder a sensory seeker and puts her hands all over everything then into her mouth. After a year on Juice Plus, she literally never gets sick. I think Juice Plus is amazing and for all the skeptics out there, please do your research on the hard data. Come on people, you cant improve what nature already provided I cant see how heating and concentrating to a powder fruits and veggies can bring you good health.
Eat fresh fruits and veggies and then watch your health skyrocket.. There just big pharma profiting from sickness and now giving the magic pill to restore the health that they already stole.
It is impossible to deliver the nutrients of five servings of fruits in several capsules weighing mg. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist I believe we should be getting our nutrients from whole foods however in this fast paced world, we are not taking the time and effort to do so. I am on the road a week out of every month and find it hard to stick to a healthy dietary routine in certain parts of the country. I take Juice Plus myself and think of it as an insurance policy. The biggest differences I have noticed is in my hair and nails and my quality of sleep.
It has all improved immensely. I take a probiotic daily as well as a fish oil supplement and find that works well for me.
I have always been a strong believer in find what works for you and stick with it. If you like Juice Plus, fabulous! If you prefer to get your nutrients from your food, good for you! In terms of peer review those peers are usually on the JP payroll. I have been looking into this for months and have yet to see an independently funded, peer reviewed paper that shows any real benefits…..
I do not have a problem with adults taking in addition to a regular diet! However I do Not think kids should took take it until teenage years!
Parents who chose to do it for them is fine. But also teach your kids to eat fruits and Vegs. I find it bezarre that your son now loves carrots after taking a pill.
Each time I here somebody raving about this product they are always selling it. My sister gave it to me. I should say that these products work for me. I have a good relaxing sleep and when I wake up ,I feel so fresh. I work at night and sleeps during day time. Juice plus really helps me a lot. I would like to buy these product but I am wondering where to buy here in Cebu Philippines.
Anyone can recommend where I will order Juice Plus? My second issue was with the sugar substitute comment, but it was addressed in a previous post in that only naturally occurring sugars are used.
It is a bridge between what you should eat and what you are actually or not actually eating. If you consume enough raw fruits and vegetables to suffice a serving a day intake, then bravo.
I know that I do not. This product simply lets me get a little closer to a fully balanced nutritional diet. If anyone has any comments concerns or direct questions you can visit my webpage at http: Our family has been taking JP for almost 3 months. We noticed changes right away though we made minor changes to our diet as well. We usually ate well but did like to snack a lot and I was a fast food momma with three kids. After starting JP, all our tastes changed and we ate better. That is a very brief summary.
If it works for you, great. If not, to each his own. Please visit the website to get current information, as new studies come out regularly, showing benefits to the nutrients of Juice Plus. My husband and I have not missed a day in nearly 14 years, and we also grow organic foods, in soil and hydroponically.
No one will tell you that this takes the place of a healthy diet, only that it fills the gaps between our best efforts and the servings currently recommended for daily optimal health. I welcome any questions. You are entitled to your opinion. I appreciate the others who tried to offer objective feedback. Single Mom on Juice Plus for 10 yrs… started in during a sinus infection fever. Started taking had no more sinus infections since … Juice Plus is all natural and its a Whole Food Nutrition that is why it has nutrition facts and not Supplement facts.
It is worth it to try. It takes 21 days for your blood to cycle through so the 4 month supply is a good test to see what it does. My siblings all have high Blood pressure, migraines, and both brothers have had strokes.. I have had none of this and I am at present lbs down from It is not a cure all that is true.. But for the benefits it does provide I love it. Hi, what i find most off putting about juice plus is the distributors hyping it up as some sort of miracle health giving food.
I eat healthily most of the time and take a good but inexpensive all round multi vitamin and on average get probably 2 colds a year. A work colleague sold me juice plus complete about 5 months ago and I stopped taking my usual multivitamins and used this instead. Just one juice a day to maintain my normal weight.
Over priced over hyped in my opinion and only beneficial to people who were not eating as healthy as they should before using this product.
Hi, while I wait for my first comment to be moderated I have read most of the comments. Firstly, in the UK where I live the recommendation is to consume at least 5 a day fruit and veg not the large amounts I am reading in the comments, maybe the fruit and veg here is more nutritious who knows.
I also see juice plus being promoted as more than a food supplement which it is not. When the only juice flavours are vanilla and chocolate, the most prevalent sweet flavours on the shelves I find that hard to understand. If you are healthy and have a good diet its a waste of money and if you feel you need supplements on a regular basis then look at your overall diet. In the provided link, it clearly says those studies are funded by none other than Juice Plus!
I agree that it is possible that funding can sway results of a study. What is the design? Was a placebo used? Length of the study? I just read this entire thread of comments and needed to weigh in. My wife got me some and asked me to start taking it and so to keep peace in the house I agreed. I am not a health nut and pretty much each whatever I want as I travel a bit for work. I have to say that after taking Juice Plus for 3 weeks I noticed a difference. The biggest things were I felt more rested in the mornings when I woke up.
Had more energy right out of the gates which was a nice change. Also I use to get at least colds each winter and now when I feel like a cold might be coming on it just goes away. This stuff really works for me. I consistently take 2 per day first thing each morning and before I go to bed and that works for me.
My kids take it as well as my wife and our experience has been very good. We DO NOT sell this stuff as I do not get pulled into the marketing of it, but just have a unbiased and very skeptical experience. I do not take any other vitamins or supplements. I think like anything else out there like Juice Plus you have to give it at lest 30 days of consistently taking it to really see and feel difference. Some folks I know see the difference right away within 1 week while others it takes longer weeks.
Nothing replaces eating healthy but my life style makes that very difficult so JP is the answer for me. Oh yeah, I have to say that I listen to my wife more often now as its made me healthier! It is a great way to bridge the gap! When you eat better you crave better foods its just a natural thing that occurs! It is the fastest result you will see and that alone will make all other effects possible.
If you consume more than the required amount of fruits and veggies and they are the remedy along with clear liquids for more ailments than you can see that the claims people are making are more than just talk. Try it for 4 months, drink a glass of water with the 2 capsules of red and 2 capsules of green for adults or 1 and 1 for children 12 and under open capsules and pour into yogurt, purees, etc. Or if you opt for the gummies my favorite as they are my sweet treat for the day 4 red and 4 green for adults and 2 red and 2 green for kids.
These ingredients are rife with contamination of heavy metals, industrial building chemicals, and carcinogens. A recent study reported that those taking supplements have a higher incidence of cancer. I feel this could well be from all the crap in our supplements from the Chinese and Mexican sources. My neighbor noticed the difference in my energy levels when I was on the capsules. She asked what was going on I had been out working in the yard more. The only difference in my life was the JP.
I have to admit I am no longer on the product but not because of any reason other than the cost. I am retired and can no longer afford it. I did start on the Complete recently.
I am Type 2 diabetic and trying to do better with my diet. After 4 months and 20 lb weight loss I am sick of eggs.. At my last visit he recommended a protein shake.
I put 3 frozen strawberries and 3 frozen slices of banana with filtered water and use a Nutri Blast blender. This is like having ice cream for breakfast. Of course you can vary the fruit you use—blueberries blackberries peaches mangos etc. I buy the frozen berries in various mixes. It may not be the best product on the market but if you get the best, it tastes horrible and you quit using it what was the point? At least I can drink this. As for the health I have noticed no adverse effects.
My sugar is down and that was the goal. It is available on Amazon if you cannot find a distributor. Do the math and figure out how much a serving will be. But beware of the scammers selling it for 50 bucks a pouch it should be no more than just a little over My wife and I along with 3 grandkids have been taking Juice plus for 2 years now, My wife takes the capsules and our grandkids and I take the gummies.
We love the gummies. No one has had a cold in 2 years except for maybe feeling like we were coming down with one, when that happens we double up. The 2 older grandkids have not missed a day from school since starting. We all feel great, lots of energy, but we eat fairly well to begin with… As for cavities, our grandkids take the gummies before bed followed by brushing their teeth. Common sense, any gummies will cause cavities. So make sure they brush their teeth after consuming. They would after eating candies, would they not.
You can open the capsules and mix them into anything that is not heated. I usually add mine to my morning smoothie.