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Consumer Reports Juice Plus
Has anyone heard of juice plus? It's supposed 2 be very healthy and I'm thinking of trying it. Wanted some info beforehand if possible.
NoFreeLuch/DietPunch: Yes, I've heard of it-- and also Dr. Black's Texas Super Food, and Frutein, Spirutein, Ultimate Meal, Ultimate Energy, Mega Food Daily, Vega One-and on and on and on. Getting a daily hit of dessicated fruits and vegetables will do no harm and maybe help a little, but check out the competition, the ingredients and the pricesThen calculate the "price per" of your favorites (e.g. $$ per gram protein) ...Read more
Orlistat works by...: ...Preventing absorption of fats from the diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor, thereby reducing caloric intake. It's primary side effects are gi-related, including steatorrhea (oily, loose stools with excessive flatus due to unabsorbed fats reaching the large intestine), fecal incontinence ; frequent or urgent bowel movements. Doubt however that you are ingesting a lot of fat with your juicing. ...Read more
Best by date: How out of date is out of date? ...Read more
Hi have you heard of juice plus capsules? Apparently it's good for health and you feel good. True?
OKbut better options: Juice Plus capsules have fruit & veggie extracts containing a variety of phytonutrients that benefit health. It's OK but it's even better to eat whole fruits & vegetables. However, extra amounts don't hurt but I'm not a big fan as it's not from organic produce. I think products like ORAC Energy Greens are far superior and it is organic.1 pack has the antioxidants of 24 servings of fruits & veggies. ...Read more
Eat veggies: After looking over the Juice Plus website, I still can't figure out what it is. There's no nutritional information. How much protein? Fiber? simple/complex carbs? I guess it is powered vegetables. Lots of hype. As such, it will not hurt you, and if it fits into an overall good nutritional food plan it may be ok, but why not just eat vegetables and fruits? ...Read more
Slim fast vs juice: Plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Hi, I am considering taking juice plus. Do you know if there are true benefits or is it a waste of my money?
Save money: Save money by not buying "supplements" advertised to give health benefits, unless one's doctor specifically recommends the product. Rather than buying juice plus, a person can eat plenty of true vegetables, some fruit (but not too much fruit), and take an inexpensive multivitamin each day. For women, be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d to keep bones strong. ...Read more
Not really known: Juice plus+ has several products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, juice plus+ products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If a juice plus+ user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.
OK but can do better: I like that juice plus is a concentrate of healthy fruits ; veggies but several of its ingredients are on the ewg's dirty dozen list of most pesticide-laden produce ; there is no indication juice plus is organic. You'd be far better off choosing a product like orac energy greens which is entirely organic or wildcrafted; one serving has the antioxidant power of 24 servings of fruits ; vegetables. ...Read more
I have PKD with no symptoms. I recently started taking Juice Plus and have notice my BP going up. Could this be from the supplements?
PKD and HTN: Find out what is in the juice plus. PKD tend to be salt sensitive. Most likely issue unless on BCP which can also increase BP. ...Read more
My 3 year old is always having constipation I have given her prune juice plus she's a picky eater. What else can I do to help her poo?
Make Dietary Changes: 3 yr old "always having constipation". Your child is "a picky eater" and dietary selection contributes to constipation which in turn impairs the appetite. Inadequate dietary fluid and fiber is commonly the cause. Prune juice helps, adding 6-8 ounces water and 8-13 grams fiber to daily diet is best. Your child should see the doctor to check for medical causes if this has not already been done. ...Read more
I've been told great things about taking juice plus for skin irritation and hair loss. But also read that it has too much beta-carotene in it. HELP!?
Try it: Hair loss at your age is hypothyroidism until proved otherwise because you will become bad-sick if it is missed. Your physician needs to be in the loop. These "natural healing" people make unsubstantiated claims and trash one another's products with little or no science. Try it, you should be safe, do not expect any miracles; consider getting with an evidence-based holist for good guidance. ...Read more
Will grapefruit juice affect me if I drink it will taking ibproufen, clindmaycin, clonzaemp, tylenol, (acetaminophen) paroxtine, flovaine plus capsules? What will do?
Meds: Grapefruit juice is a very peculiar as it can affect the properties of many medications. If I was you since you are multiple meds just avoid grapefruit juice. Additionally, I would talk to your doctor as you are on a lot of meds for being so young! ...Read more
Think my 1yr old has a milk protein allergy, have switched her to rice milk formula. Is this ok? Its only been a week, she seems to be happier, still eating solids 3 times a day with snacks. Consumes up to 24oz of this "formula" plus juice and h2o sippy
A: A milk protein allergy can present at this age if you have switched to whole milk, and have not been using a milk based formuls in infancy. Depending on what kind of formula you were using throughout infancy, an allergy typically would have been a problem earlier. "toddler" formulas are more costly and you hate to restrict her diet if she does not have a true allergy. I suggest you talk more with your pediatrician or have allergy testing performed to confirm a true allergy. ...Read more
Grapefruit juice (8oz) plus sprintec. Could this cause lighter bleeding? Pregnancy test a good idea after sugar pills?
See details: No it could not cause lighter bleeding. Do a pregnancy test if you miss your next period if you are actively trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
I've been on colace (docusate sodium) (stool softner) for several days...plus fiber supplements and tried taking magnesium citrate and tonight tried drinking prune juice
I have been reported ns1 positive, is this dengue? Is raw papaya leaf juice a curable medicine for dengue?
Simply orange juice reported to contain fungicide carbendazim - I've been drinking this and pregnant. Should I be concerned?
Probably Not!: Virtually all farm produce in commercial production in the us are treated with insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers etc to enhance production. These chemicals usually are not present in the finished product in amounts significant enough to cause any health issues. The usda, epa & fda keep an eye on chemical & additive levels and have standards that must be met by these farm produce. Good luck! ...Read more
Organic, fresh: Juicing (juice extractors ; whole food juicing) has successfully treated some medical conditions. But you need to know what you are doing with juicing and use specific ingredients that work with that specific condition. Juicing is not picking a can of fruit juice off a shelf. Take care. ...Read more
Fiber: Some juicing machines remove all the fiber from the veggies & fruit, and this is probably not as good for you as having some left in. This is because juice by itself can make your blood sugar rise rapidly, causing a spike in Insulin also. The fiber slows this sugar spike down. If Insulin resistance is a problem for you at all, you'd need to consider this in how you prepare your juice. ...Read more
Depends...: Dr. Cole raises an important point. If you are using juicing in addition to a regular healthy diet to detox, then it is safe longterm. If you are doing a juice detox fast, then it can be problematic. The liver needs a tremendous amount of energy to work efficiently. Fasting longer than 24 hours can influence the metabolism of the liver. ...Read more