MonaVie Admits AIBMR is the Only Source of Their Biased “Research”


The following is an email from MonaVie Product Specialist Erica Bryant sent to distributors. I would like to thank an anonymous contributor for sending it along.

One of the things that catches the eye is the tight integration between MonaVie, TEAM, AIBMR, and Dr. Alex Schauss. It’s interesting that all 10 “research” articles recommended by MonaVie have MonaVie’s own Dr. Alex Schauss in them… you can’t get more biased. Another interesting thing is that MonaVie directs distributors to AIBMR as “the website to check when new studies, articles, or books are published.” No one else outside of this Dr. Alex Schauss-biased organization will be producing any “research” as they say “All science and research can be found on”

Furthermore, it’s interesting that MonaVie treats biased “research” on acai, as something that distributors should be talking about. It is once again worth reiterating that MonaVie is not acai and acai is not MonaVie.


Hi, it was nice to meet you at the TEAM leadership conference! Thank you for signing up for product information, science, and research on the products.

For those of you who requested product FAQ’s, these are found in your Virtual Office. Sign into your virtual office with your distributor ID and password. On the left hand side, click on “Corporate” and “document library” will pop up below under resources. Click on “Document Library” and scroll to the bottom of the page. All of the FAQs (except for Emv lite) should be listed. If you still can’t find the FAQ’s, let me know, and I will help you navigate (email [email protected]).

All science and research can be found on I attached some additional documents to this email that you might be interested in. The Pulse study summary, ROM (Range of Motion) summary and poster are studies that are in progress. The MonaVie antioxidant summary is a summary of the In Vitro In Vivo published study. The açai poster talks about the safety of MonaVie Active, and then I included the glycemic index results as well (also available on from a link).

Here is some Scientific Literature on açai and MonaVie found on This is the website to check when new studies, articles, or books are published. Not all of the studies are available for free, some you may have to look up online and download for a fee (copyright law) if you want access to the full study, especially the newer studies published this year.

  1. Schauss, A. G., Wu, X., Prior, R. L., Ou, B., Patel, D., Huang, D. and Kababick, J. P. 2006. Phytochemical and nutrient composition of the freeze-dried amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae mart. (acai). J Agric Food Chem 54: 8598-603.
  2. Schauss, A. G., Wu, X., Prior, R. L., Ou, B., Huang, D., Owens, J., Agarwal, A., Jensen, G. S., Hart, A. N. and Shanbrom, E. 2006. Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae mart. (açai). J Agric Food Chem 54: 8604-10.
  3. Jensen GS, Patterson KM, Barnes J, Certer SG, Wu, W, Scherwitz L, Beaman R, Endres JR, Schauss AG. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity of an antioxidant-rich fruit and berry juice blend. Results of a pilot and randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2008, 56(18): 8326–8333.
  4. Honzel D, Carter SG, Redman KA, Schauss AG, Endres J, and Jensen GS. Comparison of chemical and cell-based antioxidant methods for evaluation of foods and natural products: Generating multifaceted data by parallel testing using erythrocytes and polymorphonuclear cells. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2008, 56(18): 8319–8325.
  5. Schauss AG, Wu X, Jensen GS. Increased Antioxidant Capacity and Inhibition of Lipid Peroxidation in Healthy Adults Consuming an Açai (Euterpe oleracea) Fruit-Based Juice. Proc. IInd IS on Human Health Effects of F&V Ed.: B. Patil. Acta Hort. 841, ISHS 2009.
  6. Schauss AG, Clewell A, Balogh L, Szakonyi IP, Financsek I, Horvath J, Thuroczy J, Beres E, Vertesi A, Hirka G. Safety evaluation of an açai-fortified fruit and berry functional juice beverage (Monavie Active®). Toxicol. 2010 May 6 [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Kang J, Li Z, Wu T, Jensen GS, Schauss AG, Wu X. Anti-oxidant capacities of flavonoid compounds isolated from açai pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.). Food Chem. 2010;122:610-617.
  8. Schauss AG, Jensen GS, Wu X. Acai (Euterpe oleracea): An Amazonian palm fruit with broad antioxidant activity. Evidence of antioxidant availability and anti-inflammatory activity based on a series of bioassays and clinical pilot studies to test a complex natural fruit product. In: Flavor and Health Benefits of Small Fruit. Qian M, Rimando A [eds.] American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series: Oxford University Press, 2010. Chapter 13, pp 213-223.
  9. Sun X, Seeberger J, Albericol T, Schauss AG, Zou S. Açai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet. Exp Gerontol. 2010;45:243-251.
  10. Schauss AG. A macro and nutrient rich palm fruit from the Amazon rain forest with demonstrated bioactivities in vitro and in vivo. In: Watson RR, Preedy VR, eds. Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health. Oxford: Academic Press; 2009; p. 479–490.

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Originally posted 2010-07-13 20:39:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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5 Responses to “MonaVie Admits AIBMR is the Only Source of Their Biased “Research””
  1. Mike Says:


  2. MonaVie Scam Says:

    You are right, Mike. AIBMR is a 100% biased company. Why is MonaVie directing people to AIBMR as the website where new information is published? It sure is an amazing coincidence that Dr. Alex Schauss is a bigwig at both AIBMR and MonaVie, isn’t it?

  3. Rasheed Says:

    Usually if a company wants credibility, they perform tests at several non-affiliated test facilities.

    They don’t have a “one test fits all.” You wouldn’t take a medicine if only one dude performed a few tests on it.

  4. Glenn Says:

    Dr. Stephen Talcott sits on their advisory board and has done extensive research on Acai while at the University of Florida and Texas A & M. Just thought you could use that info to expand on the efficacy of the acai and its antioxidant power. It might be a little overpriced but so is every juice I have drank…the grocery store juice is just sugar and water and it usually runs a couple bucks. Thats high for sugar water.

  5. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Stephen Talcott, before joining MonaVie, spoke out about how his research was being misused by companies like MonaVie. So MonaVie dropped off a bag of money and hired him. Doesn’t mean a whole lot.

    MonaVie is 100% juice. The juice I buy from the grocery store is 100% juice. Four ounces of each is equal to one serving of fruit according to the combined work of many government agencies. I can buy 46 ounces of my 100% juice for around $3 at my grocery store. You want me to pay $30+ for 25 ounces of your 100% juice (MonaVie). Umm, sir, that is a bad deal.

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