Juice Plus: An Unbiased Review

Before I get started, I just want to mention that my review of Juice Plus is completely organic and unbiased.

I haven’t been compensated in any way for sharing my opinion.

But since I’m in the health and wellness industry, I like to see what’s out there.

I know there are a number of products and services available – and because of this, you (and I) appreciate reviews to help narrow down our choices.

Look, I’ve seen a lot of products out there. Some are great, some – eh.

I’ll never bash anything or anyone…so if you see a review being shared here, it’s because I think there are some cool aspects to the company that I feel are worth mentioning.

And if I, for any reason, become an affiliate or benefit from sharing my opinions, I’ll let you know upfront.

So now that I have this out of the way, let’s get my Juice Plus review underway.

My (Unbiased) Juice Plus Review

My friend Gina over at Money Savvy Living shares her expertise with us about how to save money.

She is also a Juice Plus consultant and enthusiast.

I’ve heard about Juice Plus over the years, but I’ve never tried any of the products, even though I’ve heard good things about it.

The company has been around since 1970 – and they’ve been making it easier for busy people to get some quality nutrition into their lives.

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She allowed me to try a few samples of the products they have, so my review will be about those.

I sampled the:

  • Variety Nutrition Bar
  • Orchard and Garden Blend Chewables (Adult)
  • Complete Variety Drink Mix

And here is my opinion of them.

Variety Nutrition Bar

I’m a fan of (good quality) snack bars because I feel they’re helpful when we’re on the go. Juice Plus bars

Considering how many of us have busy schedules and need to replenish our energy to avoid low blood sugar, they can satisfy our hunger pangs and avoid overeating later on.

I tried the chocolate fig nutrition bar and I enjoyed it (it’s also available in Tart Cherry and Honey). I like a crunchy consistency, and this had it. I also love chocolate (who doesn’t?), so if you need to get your fix, this will work for that as well.

These bars are low-glycemic, vegetarian, non-dairy and gluten-free. Each bar contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.

Orchard and Garden Blend Chewables (Adult)

I know how tough it can be to get a well-balanced diet in. Juice Plus Chewables

While I feel this is the ideal way to go when it comes to your well-being, sometimes it’s easier said than done for most folks.

I also realize that not everyone enjoys (nor is able to) swallow pills – even in capsule form. In this case, the Juice Plus Orchard and Garden Blend Chewables might be a viable option.

They’re 100% vegetarian, so they use pectin rather than gelatin to give them that “gummy” texture. They’re sweetened with evaporated organic cane syrup and tapioca syrup and contain over 20 different fruits and vegetables.

They do NOT have high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors.

Both varieties have a sweet and chewy texture and I feel it’s a pleasant way to get some nutrition in through supplementation.

Complete Variety Drink Mix

I love smoothies. I don’t always add a protein powder to them, but if I have one available, sometimes I’ll throw it in there (especially if I’m using it as a meal).  Juice plus drink

I love anything vanilla, so I decided to try the French Vanilla Complete Variety Drink Mix (it also comes in Dutch Chocolate). In a blender, I added water, the powder, frozen bananas and mixed fruit and gave it a try.

I didn’t notice any grit (which was nice) and it gave my smoothie a nice, yet subtle vanilla flavor.

It contains 8 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber and 13 grams of (vegan) protein.

Summary

I like the fact that this company avoids using genetically modified ingredients. I also appreciate anything vegan/vegetarian.

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Juice Plus has been around for over four decades and people have been experiencing the benefits of using their products throughout this time.

One Last Thing

I am a HUGE supporter of people finding whatever means works best for them when it comes to creating a life consisting of well-being and independence.

As I’d mentioned earlier, I’m not being compensated for this review, I’m doing this because I support individuals living on their own terms.

Find what makes you come alive and go with it!

Your enthusiasm will attract people into your life who will support you.

Have you ever heard of Juice Plus or used any of their products?

Dana Gore

Author of the books "A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You)" and "Streetwise Philosophy (A Bullshit-Free Approach to Spiritual Maturity)", Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, wellness coach, and freelance writer. Dana brings guidance to the public about how to achieve optimal health in a safe and structured manner while inspiring her readers to seek self-awareness and inner peace as a means to well-being in all areas of life.

12 thoughts on “Juice Plus: An Unbiased Review

  • at 10:54 am
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    Hey Dana,

    I wanted to stop by and read your review because I used to take Juice Plus for years. I only took their supplements, my cousin introduced me to them. She swore by them for years and how I would never get sick or I would feel a burst of energy due to all the nutrients I was getting.

    I think I took the product for two to three years and never felt any different and I still got colds. Since the supplements consisted of all the fruits and vegetables that you are supposed to take on a daily basis all in capsule form they say that those are the best nutrients we could ever take. I don’t doubt it but I just didn’t see how they were helping me at all and with the cost I felt I could go a different route.

    Glad you like the bars, shakes and other products they have. I’m not really into all of that kind of stuff myself. That’s why we’re all different right!

    Bravo my dear and thanks for this honest review.

    ~Adrienne

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    • at 12:50 pm
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      Hey There Miss Adrienne,

      I’m SO glad you stopped by. Been meaning to make my way over to read your latest post and I’ve gotten caught up in other projects. I’ll be by shortly 🙂

      I’m glad you liked the honest review. The truth is – I don’t rely on supplements. I do, however, know that there are people who don’t eat as healthy as they could, so sometimes supplements can provide value.

      I like using certain things here and there (like protein to add to a smoothie or water enhancements like greens, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice or even lemon), but it’s nothing more than personal preference.

      I do find bars to be convenient from time to time, especially when grabbing a meal isn’t convenient.

      With all of this being said though, I think everyone has different experiences with products. Some will find things that work, some won’t. I also know there are those who eat, drink and do all the “right” things and still get colds, etc. Then there are those who smoke and eat bacon fat and live to be healthy 97-year-olds…lol

      Like you, I’ve taken things that others have sworn by and felt no effect whatsoever – and I’ve tried a few things here and there that did seem to produce an effect.

      So yeah, that’s why I made sure to keep this unbiased – and I’m glad you picked up on that.

      Thank so much for stopping by Adrienne. I appreciate your comment and I’ll see you over at your place before the day is over 🙂

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  • at 10:08 am
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    Hi Dana,

    I have heard of Juice Plus, but I’ve never gone beyond that. My wife has one of those $400 Huron juicers and we make at least one juice per day.

    Personally, I know it takes more time, but I want to know exactly where my “juice” is coming from. We buy from local farmers that we know and trust in area and at local farmer’s markets.

    We also love the nutrition bards, especially those with protein, after a good workout. It’s good to recharge as soon as possible.

    My big issue is not that I’m in my mid 40’s and my metabolism has slowed down I need to find a way to boost it. We’re thinking of joining a local Powertrain gym and really get big into hiit training. It’s either that, or don’t eat at all, lol…

    Thanks for your ideas and review Dana.

    Have a great week!

    ~ Don Purdum

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    • at 6:06 pm
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      Hi Don,

      I’m glad you liked the review. Like you, I enjoy bars from time to time. They come in handy when you’re out and about and don’t have easy access to food (except a drive-thru – which I’d rather pass on personally).

      I’m with you on the “make your own juice” thing. I have a juicer as well and I love it.
      Yes, it takes longer, but the nutrients are considered to be more abundant. No preservatives and fresh locally grown produce from the farmer’s market is the way to go.

      I hear what you’re saying about age and the metabolism. It can certainly slow down as we mature. The HIIT training is popular. I always advise people to get a good idea of what it’s about and determine if it’s right for you.

      I’m a big fan of strength/resistance training. The “damage/repair “cycle of muscular development is an excellent way to stay in great shape and have those workouts continue to work for you even while you’re resting.

      Just make sure you don’t chew gum while you exercise 😉

      I appreciate your visit Don, as always. Enjoy your week!

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  • at 11:06 am
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    Thank you, Dana, for doing this review of Juice Plus+ Complete, nutrition bars, and chewables. The JP+ products have literally changed my life and health and I appreciate your review and helping share these healthy, whole-food supplements.

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    • at 3:23 pm
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      Hi Gina,

      Thanks for reaching out and offering me the opportunity to sample of few of the products and share my opinion with others.

      I know how valuable an unbiased review can be to a business owner – and those who are curious about a product line, so it was my pleasure to help you out with this.

      Besides, I’ve heard about Juice Plus several times over the years and I’ve never sampled any of their products, so this was a new experience for me.

      Thanks again and I’m glad you loved the review 🙂

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  • at 10:19 am
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    Hi Dana.
    How are you?
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Do you use Juice Plus yourself?
    How does it taste?
    What is your favorite?
    Does it give you extra
    Strength and energy?
    Regards.

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    • at 3:19 pm
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      Hey There Vee N Ric,

      Awww, I hope you had a great weekend too 🙂

      To answer your questions – I tried a few samples of the products and found them pleasant.

      Being in the wellness industry, I like to see what’s out there. I’m able to try different product lines and offer my thoughts about them. I keep things unbiased, but this is part of the fun of having a blog.

      Through this experience, I’ve satisfied my curiosity about some of the Juice Plus products and got to meet someone new (Gina from Money Savvy Living).

      So that’s my experience in a nutshell 🙂

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  • at 12:51 am
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    Hi Dana,

    Wonderful review indeed 🙂

    Like Bren, I’ve also not heard of this brand but it was interesting to read all that you had to share about it. We do have a few Juice brands our end too, but prefer the fresh over the packaged ones, or having the real fruits, which are still better than juices. A lot depends on the taste buds too, as sometimes you like the taste of one brand, but the same juice may taste different if it’s from another brand, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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    • at 3:14 pm
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      Hi Harleena,

      I appreciate the feedback on the review.

      As far as comparing fruit juices to bottled juices, I’m with you. I have a juicer and I like to make fruit/ veggie combo juices with it. FAR superior to the bottled ones – especially in regard to freshness and sugar content. Of course, I do always recommend eating the whole foods as well and juicing as something of an extra benefit.

      The hubs brought home some fresh grapefruit off of a tree from a customer’s house (with permission of course) and I juiced those as well.

      Juice Plus is a company that uses whole foods and makes supplements out of them. I sampled a few of the products and shared my thoughts about them. I know several people who work with this company and love the products, but I can’t validate anything other than my own personal opinion of what I tried.

      I hope you have a wonderful week Harleena and I always appreciate your visits 🙂

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  • at 4:14 pm
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    Hi Dana,

    Great review! I’ve never heard of this brand nor tried them so I was happy to read your review. I’m all about chocolate so maybe I might give those bars a try. 😉

    Thank you for sharing! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Bren

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    • at 6:00 pm
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      Hey Bren,

      Oh cool. I’m glad you liked the review.

      Juice Plus has been around for a long time, but I’ve never tried their products either. When I was asked to sample a few of them in exchange for a review, I looked at it as an opportunity to satisfy my curiosity. I like to see what’s out there, so this was a rewarding way to go about it.

      The chocolate and fig bar was good. If I’m out of the house for a while and don’t have access to food, bars come in handy.

      I hope you’ve had a good weekend – and I’ll be by to visit you soon enough 🙂

      Reply

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