MonaVie Does Not Treat Medical Conditions

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Every MonaVie distributor will agree… MonaVie is just fruit. With that being the case it’s worth looking at what the benefits of fruit are. To get to the point, let’s examine what Wikipedia says about the nutritional value of fruit:

Fruits are generally high in fiber, water and vitamin C. Fruits also contain various phytochemicals that do not yet have an RDA/RDI listing under most nutritional factsheets, and which research indicates are required for proper long-term cellular health and disease prevention. Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.

Let’s break that apart into sentences:

Fruits are generally high in fiber, water and vitamin C.

This isn’t all that exciting to me. I could get all that from some Metamucil and a vitamin C pill. However, it’s worth noting that MonaVie has less than 1 gram of fiber per serving, so it lacks one of the key important factors of fruit.

Fruits also contain various phytochemicals that do not yet have an RDA/RDI listing under most nutritional factsheets, and which research indicates are required for proper long-term cellular health and disease prevention.

Ahh, this is the good stuff. I can’t get phytochemicals just from Metamucil and vitamin C. So eating fruit is indeed a good thing as it may (according to the words “research indicates”) help long-term cellular health and disease prevention. So fruit maybe prevents disease. Sounds like seat belt to me. Seat belts may prevent me from getting seriously injured in the case of a car accident. However, if you chose not to wear a seat belt and get into an accident, putting it on afterward isn’t going to help you or treat your injuries.

Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.

This looks to be an excellent reason to consume fruit – I’m going to grab and apple right now. Just note that it says your risk may be reduced of getting those diseases. There’s nothing that says or implies giving a lot of fruit to someone with Alzheimer’s will cure him or her.

Analysis of Fruit and MonaVie

To my knowledge no fruit has been approved by the FDA to help treat any disease or medical condition. The only disease I can think of that fruit may treat is scurvy (which comes from a lack of vitamin C) – something that is extremely rare in today’s world. Everything about fruit here is about the prevention, not treatment of medical conditions. By extension neither MonaVie Original or MonaVie Active can help treat medical conditions (again outside of scurvy).

There could be a case made for drinking MonaVie as a preventative measure. However, even in that case an apple is more effective than drinking MonaVie. Also, the scientific tests have largely been done on fruit which has significant fiber, so it would be a stretch to apply them to MonaVie which has little fiber. There’s a chance that fiber is part of what makes regular fruit effective. With that being the case, it’s not logical to go with something like MonaVie that is less proven and potent than fruit.

Originally posted 2009-11-24 07:50:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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5 Responses to “MonaVie Does Not Treat Medical Conditions”
  1. Benjamin LeRoy Says:

    So…

    To improve this article please add the poor link to the UF organization and then crush it. Also compare the antioxidant levels in the acai to antioxidants in a fuji apple using FDA numbers.

  2. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Thanks for the idea on adding the apple comparison link. I have added it. I didn’t add the University of Florida thing because I need to write up an article crushing it first… then I can link to it.

  3. Hellraiser Says:

    Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20100828/hl_hsn/foodbetterthansupplementsforcancerpreventionexpert

    Vitamins E and C, for example, were found not to prevent cancer in the large-scale Women’s Health Study and the Physicians’ Health Study II. Findings from other studies suggest that some supplements may actually increase cancer risk by affecting the balance of nutrients in the body.

    “If you eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, you should get the nutrients, including fiber, vitamins and minerals, your body needs to lower your chances of getting diseases like cancer,” Scroggs said. “Taking a pill can’t replace a healthy diet.”

    How are we to know which supplements might do harm?? Talk to your Doctor and do some personal research.

    I will have to agree with Scroggs and just eat the *delicious* healthy food placed here by my maker. I would rather trust in God/Mother Nature, than in Man ;-)

  4. Vogel Says:

    Yep! And that’s not the only study suggesting that vitamin supplementation can increase health risks:

    “Our study of supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and folate did not show any evidence for a decreased risk of lung cancer,” wrote the study’s author, Christopher G. Slatore, M.D., of the University of Washington, in Seattle. “Indeed, increasing intake of supplemental vitamin E was associated with a slightly increased risk of lung cancer.”
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080229075222.htm

    Also refer to the following commentaries on the data showing that vitamin/antioxidant supplemntation is largely useless or even potentially harmful:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2240688
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC59596/
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1305534/The-toxic-truth-vitamin-supplements-Health-pills-millions-barely-second-thought-harm-good.html
    http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/nutrition/art2053.html
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AHA/11682
    http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Antioxidants-fail-to-reduce-pregnancy-complications-for-diabetics
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE4BT4X320081230

  5. MonaVie Scam Says:

    This is why I wrote about MonaVie fixing the fiber problem (not much fiber in the juice) with fiber additives. MonaVie Adding “Fake” Fiber (Fibersol-2 / Maltodextrin). MonaVie is also fortifying its juice with vitamins. Distributors will then run around, pointing at the nutritional label saying that it contains significant vitamins and fiber.

 
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