June 16, 2014

Gluten-Free Supplements: JuicePlus+ Review & *Giveaway


"Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.
-The Juice Plus+ Company


As we transitioned M into her new gluten-free diet, we were on the search for GF supplements to help her body heal from the damage gluten had done. Did you know that not all supplements are gluten-free? One of my friends suggested that we try the Juice Plus+ supplement line. After doing our own research, we decided to give Juice Plus+ a shot. How could we go wrong with a product that is packed with nutrients and is made in a facility that is dedicated to preventing food allergy reactions and cross-contamination?



My kids can be picky eaters every now and then, so I was concerned that they wouldn't like these- I was wrong! I throw them on their plates 2 meals a day and they disappear! The Orchard Blend is very tasty and I never have a problem getting the kids to take them. Sometimes M puts up a bit of a fight about the Garden gummy- it isn't as sweet as the Orchard gummy. Sometimes we add it as a "secret" ingredient in our smoothies!


If you are too mature to take a gummy style supplement, you can try the capsules. Most supplements give off a nasty after taste- not Juice Plus+! I have horrible dry skin on my hands, so I was thrilled to notice that my skin was looking better after a few weeks in! I feel that Juice Plus+ is a great way to squeeze in your recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies!

Look at all that produce power packed into the blends! Yes- that is barley and oats- NOT TO WORRY!

Juice Plus+ products ARE gluten-free! Yes, they do have barley and oats...here is how...only the outer shells of the grains are used and NOT the inner core where the gluten resides. That makes all the difference. The company does tons of research and a lot of people with Celiac have been taking Juice Plus+ for years!



I don't want you to just take my word for it...


As a mother of four young kids, making sure they have a healthy, happy life is important to me. I first heard about Juice Plus+ several years ago from a close friend of mine. All of my children were born premature so they have always easily contracted illnesses and the usual funk that goes around- repeatedly. I was so tired of having the doctor's office know me and my children on a first name basis! I was spending $$$ on office visits, antibiotics, surgeries and gas driving all over creation. Not to mention I was spending an hour plus in an 8x8 foot room with four children waiting to see the doctor- I was DONE with that.


I talked to my friend about Juice Plus+ and what it is, what it does and how it works. I was skeptical...but I was also intrigued. I don't make decisions lightly, especially when it comes to my children. I looked over the research and I watched the videos. Then I decided I would just try it out. What could it hurt? All their products are GMO-free, gluten-free, and contain no artificial sweeteners. I'm good with that.

After about a week of taking the capsules I was just feeling better. I wasn't feeling sluggish and irritable and just...blah. You moms know that feeling. I had energy! It was amazing. Then my hair and skin started improving, my digestive tract was working normally (for someone with IBS- that's a big plus) and I wasn't craving sweets - even during that time of the month. Weird. Then I started adding their protein shakes (which are AMAZING, by the way) and I started losing those last pounds of baby weight. What-what! But overall, the thing I'm most excited about is that I just FEEL GOOD. I'm sleeping better, eating better (check the research - it's one of the "side effects"). So now I had to get to get my hubby and kids on it!

I was really anxious to see what it would do for my son, Caleb, who was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech two years ago. I had already started him on Omega 3s (HUGE fan of Nordic Natural's gummies - life changing!) and had seen INCREDIBLE progress - mixed with hours and hours of speech therapy. He also had some fine and gross motor delays. After starting him on Juice Plus+, I noticed his speech became clearer, more appropriate and his motor abilities greatly increased. The antioxidant properties of Juice Plus+ help battle the oxidative stress that occurs in higher rates with children with "disabilities". If you could compare my son from two years ago to my son today, you would not believe the MIRACULOUS change in his communication skills and motor function.

Another bonus with my children (other than they're hardly sick anymore!) is that I don't have to fight them so hard on eating their vegetables. My kids are usually good eaters. But beets? Not gonna happen. Sometimes it's a texture thing or a taste thing. Now they don't even know what they're eating. And they BEG me for their gummies first thing every morning. And I don't have to worry about finding produce that is GMO-free. Juice Plus+ doesn't replace eating fruits and vegetables - as the slogan states, it just "bridges the gap" between what you SHOULD eat and what you DO eat.

I wholeheartedly believe in Juice Plus+, which is why I started my franchise. The results are amazing and the research that continues to pour in is astounding. As a Registered Nurse, I see how a poor or imbalanced diet affects your health. I love the nature-made goodness. I love the "side effects" of a whole food diet. Juice Plus+ isn't a supplement. It's WHOLE fruits, WHOLE veggies in capsule (or gummy) form. I would love to be able to help you discover how it will benefit you and your health and lifestyle. 

Best wishes,

If you are interested in learning more about "bridging the gap" the video below is a great resource.




If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Juice Plus+ for neurodiverse individuals with autism, ADD or ADHD click here for a recorded call with Dr. Valerie Miles, M.D..

Now that you have heard from experts in the medical field, read Heather's success story & listened to my two cents- we would like to share the Juice Plus+ experience with you! Enter to win a 1 month supply of Juice Plus+ Garden & Orchard Blend Chewables OR a 2 month supply of the Juice Plus+ Garden & Orchard Capsules. You can choose which product you would like when you are selected as the winner! They are the perfect dietary addition for both children and adults! The giveaway is worth over $50 and includes *free* shipping!





Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Our family was offered a trial sample of Juice Plus+ products for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was offered for the post. All opinions are my own.

97 comments:

  1. Pretty sure my husband is going to want to give these a try. I've starred the page to visit again in the morning. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Please do! Worth a shot! Nothing better than a 2 month FREE trial!

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    2. The JP rep just added that the winner can choose between a 2 month supply of chewables OR a 1 month supply of the capsules!

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  2. I am definitely not too mature for a gummy. I take my boys Flintstone gummies every day :) These sound better for me, though, so I would definitley give them a shot.

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  3. These sound great,would love to try them.I love the gummy ones i am a big kid still lol.

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  4. The garden ones DO taste a little funny, but the berries one is delish! I'm sure these would do ANY body good - GF or not.

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    1. The JP rep just added that the winner can choose between a 2 month supply of chewables OR a 1 month supply of the capsules!

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  5. So interesting! I learned that it will actually save you time by taking these!

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  6. I am going to pass this on to my brother he would be so interested. :) Sound good.

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  7. Interesting choices. I would like the berry ones.

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  8. I've heard of Juice Plus but never knew anyone that tried them. Sounds like a great product.

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  9. I love this! I just don't eat enough veggies and fruits in a day. I seem to run out of time and hunger :) This is a great solutuion.

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    1. I definitely do not get enough fruits & veggies in during the day, either, so these are perfect for someone like me.

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  10. I guess I never really thought about supplements also have gluten! Thank you for sharing these. What a great option for people.

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  11. I learned that berry is a flavor. And, I tried these...they were so tasty it would be hard to just eat one!

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  12. These look really great. I'd totally go with the gummy ones. (As it is, I take a chewable children's vitamin - something my doctor said was totally fine!)

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  13. The berry supplements looks great. I will have to look into them. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Best way to try them is the FREE way! I hope that you had a chance to enter the giveaway! The JP rep just added that the winner can choose between a 2 month supply of chewables OR a 1 month supply of the capsules!

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  14. These are really neat.I would love to try them out, I love gummies!

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  15. I have tried the JuicePlus drink mix. It really made me perk up and I felt great after taking it.

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  16. Gosh I didn't know that you had to be so careful with supplements too! Glad you let me know!

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  17. I've tried the gummy ones...the fruit tastes better but veggie isn't too bad. The more nutrition in my life the better!

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  19. My hubs is now on a GF diet due to being diagnosed with Celiac. I'll have to look into these supplements as he has years of vitamins to catch up on.

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    1. You can either win the capsules or the gummies! Great way to try something new- the FREE way!

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  20. That's a smart idea to put the gummies in a smoothie for the kiddies. I hate capsules so maybe I need to take the gummies too lol

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  21. Thanks for sharing, since I had never heard of these, but am off to check them out. My youngest is ADHD and this supplement sounds like something he could really benefit from.

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  22. OH this is really neat, I have often wondered about various supplements to ensure the kids and myself are getting our proper nutrients. I have yet to hear much about this brand yet, I will look into them further. Thank you.

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  23. Noone is too old for gummies! You can't be too old for something good for you that's yummy!

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  24. These sound awesome! I'm totally going to try the tummies!

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  25. Those are some cool looking chewable vitamins! I need to start taking some...

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  26. I never thought to check our supplements for gluten! I'm an adult and I love gummies! :)

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  27. That's nice that they give you a 2-month trial. That's a good long time to notice the positive effects!

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  28. I have a friend who would love these! They sound really good!

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  29. I've heard awesome things about Juice Plus. We haven't tried it yet though!

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  30. The orchard blend looks fun! I would love to try these.

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  31. i definitely don't get enough greens so that would be good for me. I like the 2month trial they give

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  32. I learned this: "Juice Plus+ clinical research shows those who take Juice Plus+ products can develop healthier immune systems, reduce cardiovascular stress and more. Learn more about Juice Plus+ clinical research." Amy D.

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  33. I need this in my life. I never seem to have the time to eat like I should; it is sad, really. But something to help me get the things my body needs would be good.

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  34. I'm interested to hear what it would do for ADHD/autism. Are you ever too mature for gummy vitamins? ;)

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    1. No one is too mature for gummies- and if they are... I don't want to be friends with them! There is a recorded phone conference hyperlinked at the bottom of the page that talks about how it can help kids with neurodiverse minds.

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    2. Please listen to the phone call! It's amazing what a diet change can do!

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  35. I really need to change my diet. I just tried these at a health fair. They are good.

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  36. I always end up taking vitamins that you have to swallow and everyone else in the house takes chewables. Even my hubs!

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  37. Wow there looks like there is a lot of good ingredients in the pills and chews. Some days you don't get the right amount of nutrients, taking supplements is important.

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  38. Those chewables don't look that bad. I'm going to have to look into this for me and the hubs.

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  39. I like that its been through rigorous clinical testing and they contain so many fruits and veggies.

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  40. I need all of the help I can get and eating well is hard sometimes so, help is always great !!

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  41. I learned that if you need a healthier lifestyle for your children, you should give them Juice Plus+.

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  42. They contain 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains!

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  43. I've never heard of this brand. I am going to have to give them a lookie loo.

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  44. These look awesome! I am guilty of not always eating like I should and looks like I need to be taking these!

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  45. These sound great! I cannot wait to give these a try!

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  46. These supplements look really chock-full of fruits, veggies and nutrients. Definitely worth giving them a try.
    Estelle

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  47. My daughter has taken Juice Plus since she was a kid. I love that they are gluten free now, so she can still take them now that we know she has celiac.

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  48. I have never heard of Juice Plus until now. This looks interesting. Definitely worth trying.

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  49. I've never heard of these. I'll have to do some research, see what Juice Plus is about.

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  50. My eye doctor was telling me about this. He loves it!

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  51. Looks like a pretty good set up. I hate buying the crappy supplements from walmart that just go right through you and do you no good at all. Thanks for sharing these look great.

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  52. I definitely need more juice in my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I should give these a try they sound awesome!

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  54. I learned that more than 20 Juice Plus+ research studies have been conducted in leading hospitals and universities around the world.

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  55. What great healthy supplements. These are new to me and I'll look into them. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity! Chrysa

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  56. A nice energy increase does sound happy. :) I don't have it in the daytime, but I get tired so early (from the school year schedule, I guess).

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  57. Natural with no added sweeteners is great! I will have to look out for these

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  58. I learned (and was reminded) that the best time to establish good health habits are during childhood!

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  59. I learned that Juice Plus adds the nutrition of 25 fruits, vegetables, and grains to your diet.

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  60. I'd love to supplement with something like this. My little guy has texture issues and just a picky eater in general. Getting fruits and veggies in him is such a chore most days.

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  61. I have never heard of these but they do look interesting. Would like to do a little reading on it all before I jump into taking a new product but I am definitely interested.

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  62. I had no idea there was gluten in supplements. Good to know!

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  63. I'm intrigued! As a pharmacist, I'm skeptical of supplements with extra weird ingredients. I took a loom at the ingredients on the website of the orchard and garden blends. I really liked what I saw!!

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  64. I'm intrigued! As a pharmacist, I'm skeptical of supplements with extra weird ingredients. I took a loom at the ingredients on the website of the orchard and garden blends. I really liked what I saw!!

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  65. Takes juice powders from over 25 fruits and veggies.

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  66. I would love to try the gummies! I have a hard time swallowing pills!

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  67. I worry that I don't eat enough fruits and veggies. I could probably benefit from this.

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  68. These sound like interesting supplements. I know I do not eat enough variety in my diet and could use something like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. I like that you said that they don't give off a nasty aftertaste. I have tasted some supplements that were plain nasty.

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  70. Love that these also come in a bar!

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  71. I learned that juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits,vegetables and grains. Since people don't always eat what they should and need this supplement fills in what you're not eating. Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)
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  72. I know I don't eat as many fruits and veggies as I should so I know this would be a great supplement for me. Thank you for all the great info :)

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  73. Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains. I like that they are available in bar form as well as powder, you have some different options.

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  74. I recently tried RDA 12 powder for additional nutrition and that stuff is just plain nasty! I hope this product tastes better.

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  75. Juice Plus+ clinical research shows those who take Juice Plus+ products can develop healthier immune systems, reduce cardiovascular stress and more.

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  76. I recently went gf due to a health condition. I would love to try these.

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  77. I've never heard of these, but I'm always looking for ways to keep my family healthy and boost my little ones' immune systems. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Entered the giveaway - I would enjoy trying the gummies.

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  79. I've heard of Juice Plus and I I've heard nothing but good things about them. Allthough I've never tried them. It's a DS company that I understand is doing very well. Thanks for all the info on them.

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  80. Interesting, I don't really focus on gluten but can see how supplements is a sneaky way one could be consuming it and not knowing. Great review and giveaway!

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  81. I love the grilling advice! I Love Grilled Salmon with Charred-Corn Relish—Salmon is chalk full of omega-3s, essential for optimal heart and brain health. And because salmon is quick to grill, you’ll get a gourmet meal without wasting precious pool time. Make Salmon central to your Fourth of July feast with this nutritious recipe. - It is a staple we make when we grill, one of my personal favorites! I would like to try the supplements it's important to keep my immune system balanced!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  82. Love Grilled Salmon with Charred-Corn Relish—Salmon is chalk full of omega-3s, essential for optimal heart and brain health. And because salmon is quick to grill, you’ll get a gourmet meal without wasting precious pool time. Make Salmon central to your Fourth of July feast with this nutritious recipe. - It is a staple we make when we grill, one of my personal favorites!

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  83. I've never heard of this brand or type of supplement before. I love that they have supplements for both kids and adults. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. I laughed at the 'if you're too mature' line. It's so silly, but that's how I feel...like I kid if I take a gummy vitamin. Hubby loves them, and I like capsules. ;)

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  85. Ooh, this is my first time hearing about JuicePlus+ products and they sound awesome. My mom is gluten free, I will have to share this with her.. Thanks!

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  86. thanks for the giveaway-- I've been taking them since January and have noticed a HUGE difference (particularly in my skin and nails). Love Juice+!

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  87. I don't take any supplements, but I'm sure I need to have something. Anytime I choose a vitamin I buy the gummies. It's great that we have these options.

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