It’s Olympic fever and I thought I would boast about something that I believe in that has already been awarded gold- 28 times! The Juiceplus+ Product is the most proven nutritional product in history with 28 Gold Standard studies.
The only nutritional supplement clinically proven to provide the protection that athletes need is Juice Plus+.
This is why Juice Plus+ is the official nutritional support for the German, Swiss and Austrian teams competing in the 2012 Olympics in London, as well as many other Olympic and world class athletes around the world including:
- The US Olympic Gymnastics Team
- Melanie Knosher Irish swimmer from Northern Ireland qualified for London 2012
- US Jo Brigden-Jones Sprint Kayak qualified for London 2012
- Scott Evans Irish Singles Men Badminton qualified for Olympics
Juice Plus+ is the most thoroughly studied and proven nutritional product in history, and has been tested on elite athletes in several different environments. You can read an overview of the research here.
Two articles published in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the Journal of Nutrition, documented an in-depth study of 41 highly trained men (Austrian special forces, the ‘Cobras’) consuming Juice Plus+ for 28 weeks. Juice Plus+ was shown to completely nullify the oxidative stress experienced by these men while exercising to Vo2max80: Here is a graphical summary of the results of this study:
41 Cobras (special forces); 28 weeks; standardized diet and exercise (endurance & weights)
Groups on placebo or Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blends (standard amount)
Duty hours increased 45% from week 1 to week 28
Standard exercise test: 40 minutes on stationary bike at 0, 4, 16 and 28 weeks
Measured Protein Carbonyls and other markers of oxidation
At the end of the 28 week period, with their workout intensity ramped up to the maximum, their duty hours increased by 45%, and with the accumulative effect of oxidative stress kicking in, compared to the placebo group whose oxidative stress (carbonyl proteins) was measured at 0.9 after exercise and still raised to 0.5 30 hours later, the Juice Plus+ group saw NO change in their levels, which remained at the same, normal 0.3 level as the before exercise baseline (at the start of the 28 weeks).
This is the fourth study of Juice Plus+ in serious athletes, following these three which have already been published:
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2006 (full article) – Study findings: Juice Plus+ supplementation for 2 weeks attenuated the rise in protein carbonlys after 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, even after a 1 week washout.
Journal of Nutrition 2007 (full article) – Study findings: Several indicators of oxidative stress, immunity, and illness improved in 41 highly trained men (special forces) consuming Juice Plus+ for 28 weeks.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2009 (full article) – Study findings: Exercising at 80% VO2max intensity, the Juice Plus+ group (compared to placebo) had lower baseline protein carbonyl levels after 16 and 28 weeks and no exercise-induced protein carbonyl increase. Human mercaptalbumin, another marker of exercise-induced oxidative stress, was also significantly lowered.
Another study demonstrated the effectiveness of Juice Plus+ on muscle function and oxidative stress in response to an acute bout of eccentric exercise: Eccentric Exercise and Juice Plus+.
In each of these studies, the all-important training effect was supported by Juice Plus+ while dramatically reducing the exercise-induced oxidative stress. The training effect (aka adaptation) of exercise is vital for the athlete to gain in strength and endurance – for example, muscle tissue must break down and be repaired to grow stronger. However, excessive damage caused by exercise-induced oxidative stress is to be avoided if possible. This study again demonstrates what all Juice Plus+ athletes know from their own experience: that those who take Juice Plus+ have less oxidative damage, while fully benefiting from their training.
For more on Juice Plus+ Athletes in Europe visit www.juiceplussports.eu.
This article explains in more detail why nutrition is so important in sports: The Juice Plus+ in the Endurance Athlete (by David B. Phillips, M.D., Ironman Triathlete).
While the evidence of a product’s efficacy can only be confirmed by official peer-reviewed published studies (in credible Medical journals), certainly the feedback from athletes is good confirmation that a nutritional supplement like Juice Plus+® proves to be beneficial. And why not? Juice Plus+® contains whole food nutrients from fruits and vegetales. Why wouldn’t it be good? Regardless, here is the story about a German team that is enhancing their diet with these nutrients —