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FAQs for the Juice PLUS+ Complete products

Do you still have one or two questions about Juice PLUS+ Complete products? No problem! You can find the answers here.

1. Can I consume Juice PLUS+ Complete products if I have allergies?

As a general rule: all Juice PLUS+ Complete products are foods which consist of ingredients typical for food. Almost all (protein-containing) food can cause allergies. The decision regarding the consumption of Juice PLUS+ Complete products by those with an existing allergy must be made by the customer or their medical practitioner. Details of the ingredients in the individual Juice PLUS+ Complete products can be obtained here

2. Can Juice PLUS+ Complete products be consumed by diabetics?

As a general rule: according to modern dietary recommendations, diabetics can eat “everything”, including carbohydrates. They simply have to take them into account in the calculation of the nutritional value, e.g. in order to fine-tune the needed dose of insulin. Due to the low glycemic index, Juice PLUS+ Complete is ideal for diabetics.

Juice PLUS+ Complete products contain the following amounts of carbohydrates:

Vanilla Shake 28.2 g / ready-to-eat portion

Chocolate Shake 27 g / ready-to-eat portion

Mixed Fruit Bar 19.5 g / bar

Chocolate Bar 21.7 g / bar

Vegetable Soup 21 g / ready-to-eat portion

3. What about the quality of protein in Juice PLUS+ Complete products?

Thanks to the combination of different vegetable protein sources (soya, soya-tofu, rice and chickpeas), the protein in Juice PLUS+ Complete has a high biological value (BV = measure that defines the efficiency with which protein from food can be converted into substances made naturally by the body), which means the quality of protein is exceptionally high. A protein-rich diet is advantageous when doing sports or strength training.

4. Do Juice PLUS+ Complete products contain fructose? What does this mean for people with fructose intolerance?

Juice PLUS+ Complete shakes contain the following amounts of fructose:

Vanilla Shake 13 g / ready-to-eat portion

Chocolate Shake 12 g / ready-to-eat portion

Mixed Fruit Bar 5,3 g / bar

Chocolate Bar 5,5 g / bar

Vegetable Soup 0.5 g / ready-to-eat portion

The threshold of fructose intolerance can vary widely. For some people, intolerance can be triggered by just a few grams and for others, only after taking daily amounts well in excess of 10 g.

By way of comparison: 1 glass of apple juice (200 ml) contains approx. 13 g fructose.

1 banana contains approx. 20 g fructose.

The decision regarding the consumption of Juice PLUS+ Complete products by those with a fructose intolerance must ultimately be made by the customer or their medical practitioner.

5. Are Juice PLUS+ Complete products gluten-free?

All Juice PLUS+ Complete products are gluten-free*.

*In accordance with the latest Codex Alimentarius standard (FAO, UN, WHO, 2007) as well as the EU Regulation 41/2009/EC from 20/01/2009. This means the gluten content in the final product is less than 20 ppm (mg/kg). Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that traces of gluten may be present. This may result in very sensitive people experiencing mild symptoms.

The decision regarding the consumption of Juice PLUS+ Complete products by those with an intolerance to gluten must ultimately be made by the customer or their medical practitioner.

 

6. Are GMO ingredients used?

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) The Juice PLUS+ Company  Europe GmbH does not use foods that are made from GMO ingredients.

7. Are Juice PLUS+ Complete products lactose-free?

The Juice PLUS+ Complete Mixed Fruit Bar is lactose-free. The powder of the Juice PLUS+ Complete shakes is also lactose-free. The shakes will be lactose-free if skimmed milk is replaced with lactose-free skimmed milk. As an alternative, unsweetened non-dairy milk can be used, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk, since this corresponds to the recommended intake.

8. What do I need to be aware of when consuming Juice PLUS+ Complete products while taking medication (possible interactions)?

Juice PLUS+ Complete products are foodstuffs. Details about the possible side effects with certain food or food groups are generally ound on the information leaflet which comes with the medication. The labels of the Juice PLUS+ Complete products list all the ingredients and can be found here 

9. Can Juice PLUS+ Complete products also be consumed during pregnancy/when breastfeeding?

As a general rule: pregnant and breastfeeding women should regularly eat a varied and well-balanced diet. Improper weight loss by means of a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet – approx. < 800 kcal/day) can lead to poor nutrition which is dangerous for the development of the child. We generally advise against losing weight during pregnancy or when breastfeeding without first seeking medical advice.

10. Can Juice PLUS+ Complete products particularly support me before and after sporting activities?

Juice PLUS+ Complete products are extremely suited to taking before, during, and after sporting activities. The products are comprised of high-quality nutrients in optimum proportions and vegetable proteins with a high biological value (see protein quality). Therefore Juice PLUS+ Complete products are a particularly valuable source of nutrition for athletes.

11. I have a soya allergy, can I consume Juice PLUS+ Complete products?

Soya is an essential ingredient of all Juice PLUS+ Complete products. Only allergy sufferers themselves can estimate the risk of a possible allergic reaction.

12. Are Juice Juice PLUS+ Complete products vegetarian, can they be prepared as vegetarian food?

The Juice PLUS+ Complete Mixed Fruit Bar is strictly vegetarian. To ensure the Juice PLUS+ Complete shakes are completely vegetarian, prepare with unsweetened non-dairy milk, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk and does not apply to alternative methods of preparation.

13. Can I prepare Juice PLUS+ Complete shakes with water?

A product must comply with the legal minimum requirements for it to be declared a meal replacement product. Both calories and nutrients are required to meet a prescribed quota. The composition of Juice PLUS+ Complete shakes has been based on the nutritional profile of skimmed milk and can only be considered a meal replacement product if such is used. Preparation with water would mean that the calorie content is less than that prescribed for meal replacement products, therefore rendering it illegal under this term. As an alternative to conventional skimmed milk, lactose-free skimmed milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk can be used, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk and does not apply to alternative methods of preparation.

14. What ingredients do Juice PLUS+ Complete products contain?

The ingredients of the individual Juice PLUS+ Complete products are listed on the respective label.