Too busy to eat your fruits and veggies?
If you’re like most people, you’re falling way short. And this MLM is dedicated to helping you fix that problem.
Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, Juice Plus+ has been distributing nutritional supplement products since 1993 with the mission of helping people make one simple change that can jumpstart better health.
The products are made from various combinations of fruits, vegetables, and healthy grains. But since they’re packaged as capsules, they’re easier to consume than the daily recommended dose of fresh fruits and veggies.
With a wide variety of products from snack bars to blended powders and even capsules, all with superfoods, the company has a great outlook with approximately $730 million in annual sales.
1. What does Juice Plus+ sell? Dietary supplements containing concentrated fruit and vegetable juice extracts fortified with added vitamins and nutrients. Their goal is to make it easy to start living a healthier lifestyle… beginning with one simple change.
2. What are Juice Plus+’s most popular products? Their flagship products, the Orchard and Garden Blend capsules, are their most popular products. They’re designed to make it easy to fill the gaps in your nutrition while living a busy, modern lifestyle.
3. How much does it cost to join Juice Plus+? There’s a $50 application fee to join Juice Plus+. But they ask you to start using their products and experiencing the difference before submitting your application.
4. Is Juice Plus+ a scam? No, Juice Plus+ is a legitimate business. You can buy their products on their website. And their products are backed by clinical research that’s been published in medical and scientific journals around the world.
5. What is Juice Plus+’s BBB rating? A+
6. How long has Juice Plus+ been in business? You’ll see varying reports. Some sources say 1970, others 1993. Here’s why…
Founder Jay Martin started his entrepreneurial journey in 1970, when he founded NSA (National Safety Associates Inc.). His early products included home fire detectors, water filters, and air filters.
It wasn’t until 1993 he decided to focus on nutrition. That’s when he realized that fewer than 20% of American adults ate enough fruits and vegetables — and by putting concentrations of fruits, vegetables, berries, and grains into easy-to-take capsules, he could help solve that problem. So the start date for Juice Plus+ is 1993.
7. What is Juice Plus+’s revenue? $730 million, as of 2017
8. How many Juice Plus+ distributors are there? 120,000
9. What lawsuits have been filed? We haven’t seen any lawsuits against the company.
Does this mean you should get involved?
Product-wise this company might be legit, but if you’re just interested in the business opportunity, there are better options out there…
Either way, here’s my full review of Juice Plus+…
Although there is only one product patented by the company, the Juice Plus+ nutrient formula, this formula is used in a wide variety of products:
- Nutrition bars
- Drink powder
There are a few varieties of the capsules to choose from. The Orchard & Garden Blend Capsules have nutrients from 20 different foods. The Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard Blend Capsules have nutrients from 30 different fruits, veggies, and grains. The Vineyard Blend Capsules is a berry-based nutrition blend packed with antioxidants. All these capsules come in a four-month supply per order.
Four different chewable products are sold by Juice Plus+.
The Orchard and Garden Blend Chewable is for adults with both varieties in the order, Garden Blend and Orchard Blend.
The Vineyard Blend Chewable can be given to kids as well as adults with two natural sweeteners: tapioca syrup and organic cane syrup.
Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard Blend Chewables contain nutrients from 30 foods and comes in a two-month supply.
For the little ones in your life, the Orchard and Garden Blend Chewables is the perfect supplement to their daily diet and comes in a four-month supply. All of the chewables are vegetarian and contain no high fructose corn syrup.
If you are a busy family, always on the go, the nutrition bars from Juice Plus+ might help balance your diet.
The Variety Nutrition Bars are featured in unique flavors of Dark Chocolate & Fig along with Tart Cherry & Honey that can calm any sweet tooth cravings without the sugar. They come in three options, 60 Dark Chocolate & Fig, 60 Tart Cherry & Honey, or 30 of each flavor in one package. These bars are gluten and dairy free and claim to be vegetarian. One order supplies a month’s worth of bars.
If you prefer to drink your nutrients, Juice Plus+ has just the thing. The nutrient-rich drink mix can be used before or after workouts, as a breakfast, or a snack. The powder is available in Dutch Chocolate or French Vanilla flavors. You can even get a combo pack with both flavors. Order a box of single-serve packets for the office or traveling.
Juice Plus+ offers a commission and bonus-based return for their sales associates. There can be a great business in becoming a marketer for Juice Plus+ when you use their business model to promote and sell their nutrient products. Through quality customer support, a straight-forward ordering process, and a rewarding payout, you can build a successful business around the Juice Plus+ line.
The company has set up a business model with Franchising, Direct Sales, Network Marketing, and Corporate America as its four cornerstones. With the right training and support from a team of marketers, you can grow the business in little time and without a lot of risk. In addition, you set your own schedule at your own pace.
Here are some pros about Juice Plus+:
First of all, the company is extremely affordable to join as a sales distributor, especially when comparing to other MLM companies. The $50 dollar startup fee is nothing in the MLM world. This makes it very low risk to become a distributor.
Second, the food is made from certified fresh ingredients that pass through many quality control checkpoints before entering the products. The dehydration process is extremely safe for the powder products and the special fiber blend is guaranteed to be natural.
The machinery and factories where the products are made have passed all the regulations placed by the NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices program and Product and Ingredient Certification programs.
The company uses North American farms that they individually inspected to ensure quality from the planting all the way to the picking (especially how the farmers control the weeds and pests).
Finally, the company sponsors a program that offers children of consumers a free product from the line. They have such faith in their products that they are willing to give free trials to the little ones.
Their BBB rating is an A+ with a Glass Door rating of 4.5 stars from both current and former employees. Consumers have given it a 5 out of 5 for customer support.
Here are some cons about Juice Plus+:
Juice Plus+ doesn’t make a lot of earnings promises. In fact, on their website, they say their franchise opportunity gives you the ability to build a part-time income. And they’re probably right. Commissions can only become lucrative when salespeople move up in rank.
As with every company, there have been a few hiccups along the way. There have been a few complaints, though not many compared to some other MLMs.
Currently, the BBB lists 7 complaints related to advertising/sales, billing, and problems with the product.
Chemotherapy patients are to avoid the products at all costs because of the high level of antioxidants and how that affects the chemo treatments.
In 1995, there was some bad media when O.J. Simpson, as spokesman, claimed to be arthritis-free from using the Juice Plus+ products and then his lawyers provided medical records that showed his arthritis was still there and prevented him from being able to perform the murders. The promotional video has not been seen since.
Juice Plus+ produces quite a product line with some nutritional value.
Are there empty promises to some of their claims? Perhaps.
Have there been a few flaws in their products along the way? Of course.
But with the parent company’s track record — 46+ years of business and an $11 billion global revenue — it seems clear they have something great going.
That said, if you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.
(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)
Editors Note: MLMCompanies.org does not endorse or sponsor Juice Plus and is in no way affiliated with THE JUICE PLUS+ COMPANY LLC or NSA. This is just our review and opinion on Juice Plus.