Thursday, February 28, 2013

Juice Plus Complete Shake INGREDIENTS.

OK This was flipping EXHAUSTING to put together. BUT I felt it was really important to go over each and every item, as I felt like I was duped BEFORE with a different "Shake" company.

Juice Plus Complete is a Whole Food Based Drink Mix. The product I'm showing and going over is the Dutch Chocolate Flavour.

Interested in this product?? See Juice Plus for the Juice Complete Shake  



  • Organic dried cane syrup
  • Inulin - a natural polysaccharide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inulin
  • Soy protein isolate - a highly refined or purified form of soy protein. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_protein_isolate#Isolates
  • Natural flavour
  • Sprout Blend (pea protein, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprout powder, natural flavour)
  • Grains Blend (organic amaranth, organic quinoa, organic millet.)
  • Cocoa
  • Gum Arabic ( a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the acacia tree;)
  • Soy Lecithin (a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_lecithin
  • semi-sweet chocolate powder (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, dextrose.) Dextrose is a simple monosaccharide found in plants.
  • high oleic safflower oil ( an oil lower in saturates than olive oil.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safflower
  • Guar Gum ( the ground endosperm of guar beans)
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Chickpeat Powder
  • Pea protein isolate
  • Rice protein concentrate
  • Tofu powder
  • Salt
  • Carrageenan ( extracted from red seaweeds)
  • Cellulose gum (Cellulose is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes)
  • Xanthan gum (produced by the fermentation of glucose) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xantham_gum
  • high oleic sunflower oil
  • Calcium Silicate (Calcuim: A white free-flowing powder derived from limestone and diatomaceous earth, Silica: Silica is a common additive in the production of foods, where it is used primarily as a flow agent in powdered foods.Silica is most commonly found in nature as sand or quartz, as well as in the cell walls of diatoms.)
  • Silicon dioxide(see Silica above.)
  • Magnesium Citrate ( a magnesium preparation in salt form with citric acid)
  • Maltodextrin  (Maltodextrin can be enzymatically derived from any starch. In the US, this starch is usually corn; in Europe, it is commonly wheat.)
  • Pumpkin Powder
  • Sugar soy fiber
  • Rice Bran
  • Pomegranate powder
  • Modified cornstarch
  • Apple fiber
  • Cornstarch
  • Magnesium Oxide (occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium)
  • Pectin (is a structural heteropolysaccharide contained in the primary cell walls of terrestrial plants. This is the stuff you use to thicken jam.)
  • Zinc gluconate (Zinc gluconate is a popular form for the delivery of zinc as a dietary supplement. Gluconic acid is found naturally, and is industrially manufactured by the fermentation of glucose)
  • Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties.)
  • Potassium phosphate (term for the salts of potassium. Potassium ions are necessary for the function of all living cells. Potassium ion diffusion is a key mechanism in nerve transmission, and potassium depletion in animals, including humans, results in various cardiac dysfunctions. Potassium accumulates in plant cells, and thus fresh fruits and vegetables are a good dietary source of it.)
  • Alphatocopherol acetate (Alpha-tocopherol is the form of vitamin E that is preferentially absorbed and accumulated in humans - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tocopherol#Alpha-tocopherol)
  • Niacinamide (Nicotinamide is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B group)
  • Ferrous fumarate. ( the iron(II) salt of fumaric acid. Iron for your diet.)
  • Corn flour
  • Copper gluconate (the copper salt of D-gluconic acid. A dietary suppliment.)
  • Calcium Phosphate (see calcium above. Calcium phosphate is the principal form of calcium found in bovine milk.)
  • manganese citrate. (Manganese is a mineral that is found in several foods including nuts, legumes, seeds, tea, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables. It is considered an essential nutrient, because the body requires it to function properly.)
  • Calcium pantothenate (also called pantothenate or vitamin B5 (a B vitamin), is a water-soluble vitamin)
  •  Sunflower lecithin
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride (one of the compounds that can be called vitamin B6,)
  • Molybdenum citrate (Molybdenum is an essential trace element, and functions as a cofactor of various enzymes involved in the detoxification.)
  • Thiamine hydrochloride ( Thiamine or thiamin or vitamin B1. is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex. All living organisms use thiamine in their biochemistry, but it is synthesized only in bacteria, fungi, and plants.)
  • Vitamin A palmitate
  • Tocopherols added to protect flavour (It is a series of organic compounds consisting of various methylated phenols. of which many have vitamin E activity.)
  • Riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2 is an easily absorbed colored micronutrient with a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals.)
  • Chromium chloride (Chromium is a trace metal found in certain fruits such as bananas and grapefruit, and in vegetables such as broccoli, the National Institutes of Health reports. It helps your body metabolize food containing fats and amino acids. It also can help promote good health related to normal blood sugar. Your body needs chromium to heal and for normal growth.)
  • Folic Acid (remember having to take this during pregnancy???)
  • Potassium Iodide (Potassium iodide is a salt with a similar makeup to table salt. In fact, it's the same form of iodine used in table salt.)
  • Biotin (also known as vitamin H or coenzyme R,[2] is a water-soluble B-vitamin (vitamin B7)



  • sodium Selenate (Sodium Selenate is a common ingredient in most multivitamins and livestock feed as a source of Selenium due to its high solubility and relatively low reactivity. Selenium is a chemical element that is essential, in small amounts, to humans and other living things. In the body it is found as part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which helps to rid the body of destructive ‘superoxide’ molecules.)

  • Whew, did you make it through?

    This was a huge undertaking, but I felt it was important to demonstrate completely, after my experience!

    If you are interested in an AWESOME shake, for meal replacement or weight loss, you can order HERE:

    2 comments:

    1. Oh my goodness, after reading all those ingredients of isolated and synthetic things, there's no way I would ever put those chemicals in my body. Do people actually drink this?

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    2. 58 Ingrediants and over 50% of them not fruit or veg!!
      Im with Carol on this.
      Fresh fruit smoothie eg: 1 banana, 4strawberries, 2satsumas, water = 4 ingredients!

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