Juice Plus+ A Step Above Most Other Vitamins, Supplements
Posted Jun 13 2009 12:00am
Juice Plus+® is nutrients from the whole food of a variety of fruits and vegetables, unlike most other vitamins and supplements that supply only one or a few nutrients from the whole food. There are thousands of natural supplements that are offered on the shelves of vitamin stores, supermarkets, and even big outlets like Walmart and Sam's Club. The problem with most of these is that they leave out most of the nutrients that a whole food fruit or vegetable provides, that you would otherwise get if you ate that food. These nutrients are an important part of the big picture to good health, which is why this author recommends Juice Plus+. It is important that if you do choose to supplement your diet, that you look for one that has as much of the nutrients from the whole food, and from a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. ( Juice Plus+® also comes in a Vineyard Blend, which contains nutrients from 9 different grapes and berries, a good source of antioxidants for the prevention of sickness and disease.) The industry of natural supplements is big business, as reported by the Miami Herald --
Some people who buy supplements to avoid Big Pharma drug companies may find themselves doing business with Big Herba, instead.
Some of the same companies that mass-produce drugs also churn out vitamin and herbal pills sold in bottles with rainbows, sunrises and flowers on their labels.
Dozens of other supplement makers reap more than $100 million in annual sales. One of the largest -- NBTY, on New York's Long Island -- sold $2 billion last year in the United States alone. Its brands include Nature's Bounty, Vitamin World, Puritan's Pride and Sundown.
''They used to be mom-and-pop operations but now they're major companies,'' said Bruce Silverglade, chief lawyer for the consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest.
There are hundreds of small firms, including niche players with only a few products. But they account for a slim slice of total sales, industry experts say.
Supplements often are sold through multilevel marketing; distributors and franchise holders earn commissions by recruiting others to sell for a large company at the top of the pyramid.
Even many ingredient suppliers are multimillion-dollar firms that do business all over the world.
Little herbal stores are only ''what the consumer sees when they're shopping,'' while the large companies that supply them are mostly invisible, Silverglade said. ( Read more... )
Comments: With so many products being marketed today as a dietary supplement, know that nothing is as good as raw, whole food fruits and vegetables...and a variety of different colors consumed regularly is best. However, if you are like most people and do not get close to the recommended number of fruits and veggies in your diet, a healthy supplement is not usually far from reach. But choosing the right supplement can make the difference between expensive urine and a wasted dollars, or readily absorbed nutrients that provide benefit to your health. Having research that actually supports the efficacy of a product is another step that makes Juice Plus+® superior to typical vitamins and supplements. Educate yourself about why whole food nutrients are superior, and why individual vitamins may actually do harm to your health - you can read more about that here: vitamins may be harmful .
Dr. J. Patrick Havey The Health & Wellness Institute, PC Official Juice Plus+® Distributor