"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?
M and Peanut took the Children's Orchard & Garden Blend Chewables.
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!
I took the Adult's Orchard & Garden Blend Capsules.
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.
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!
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.