About six months ago I saw a random status update on Facebook from someone I look up to as a health and wellness expert on the benefits she has seen her family reap from taking Juice Plus+. The specific post referenced that her children were asking her for more veggies and craving fruit. I was skeptical at first but I decided to learn more about what she claimed was boosting her families immunity, health and cravings.
I admit I was skeptical at first. Beside the benefits my friend felt – increased energy, no more daily 3pm slump, no colds or flus in months, quicker recovery from hard workouts and runs- she had me interested. I still didn’t think popping a few pills per day could really make a difference. I ordered my first set of capsules and already had myself convinced I was just dumping my money down the drain.
Month one- nada. Why did I sign up for this? OK, well, I did avoid a cold when it seemed the entire world around me was ill- but I am also not sick too often, so it couldn’t be the Juice Plus+… could it?
Month two- I am buzzing along at 9pm most nights, cleaning, working on the computer, catching up with my (tired) husband who is wondering- what happened to my wife who used to pass out on the couch every night at 9pm leaving me to watch Sportscenter unbothered?
Month three- We take a 5 day vacation just the hubby and me. Instead of our normal vacation MO of napping mid-day because we can- I get up with the sun, make my husband run a few miles before our big breakfast, and don’t drop until well after we should have been tired. With a 3 hour time change, I should have felt tired or worn down. I doubled up on my Juice Plus+ to avoid getting sick on the plane. My husband gets a cold and is tired the whole time. The whole trip he is now really wondering what in the heck is wrong with his wife with all this energy.
Month four- I have yet to get a cold or even a sniffle. Instead of reaching for a sweet treat every afternoon, I am reaching for apple slices or grapes. I am craving salads constantly and get excited about new veggie recipes I see. I am noticing I am recovering faster after my long Sunday runs in prep for an upcoming race. I am sold.
What I know is: Juice Plus+ is not an energy booster or a diet pill. It is a whole food supplement that is made from 17 different fruit and vegetables. It bridges the gap between what we should be eating and what we actually do eat daily. It doesn’t discourage me from eating veggies and fruit every day- in fact my cravings for the good stuff have only increased.
Juice Plus+ is backed by gold standard research that show links to the product and lowered oxidative stress, stronger immune systems and reduced inflammation in the arteries surrounding the heart. This independent research is the type of information doctors use, not just Company sponsored studies to help boost sales. The bottom line- this stuff works.
I am more aware of what I put in my mouth and now can be even more confident that I am giving my body what it needs daily. I also have started my son on it and plan on enlisting him in the Childrens Health Study when he turns 3.
My advice? Give Juice Plus+ four months. If anything, you will be getting loads of nutrients and vitamins while you feel it out. I am confident you will feel the difference!
Learn more here and contact me if you are interested in learning more about Juice Plus+!