MonaVie Pulse is Not Very Effective for Lowering Cholesterol?


There are very few legit claims that MonaVie can legally claim about their products. It’s worth reviewing some of these in before investing any hard-earned money in MonaVie Pulse.

MonaVie Pulse is Inferior to Medicine

Many MonaVie distributors claim that MonaVie’s products are superior to medicine. It’s worth noting that MonaVie itself does not agree with this. From MonaVie’s Black Diamond University here is a list of claims (in quotes):

  • MonaVie Pulse is not a substitute for medications – (Part 1) – “MonaVie products (including Pulse) are not intended to replace or mimic the activity, effects, or benefits of drugs or medications. Do not substitute or replace your medication(s) with MonaVie Pulse.”
  • MonaVie Pulse not a substitute for medications – (Part 2) – Do not use MonaVie Pulse as an alternative to physician consultation or advice.
  • MonaVie Pulse Not Effective against “Serious” Cholesterol Problems – MonaVie Pulse does not cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent serious cholesterol problems.
  • MonaVie Pulse is Intended for People without Heart or Cholesterol Problems – “MonaVie Pulse is intended for healthy people, not for people with heart or cholesterol diseases.”

So to recap the above, MonaVie Pulse does not replace medications – because it’s completely inferior to medications. It can not help with serious cholesterol problems… is that because it’s not very effective against cholesterol?

With that said, here are a couple of other claims on plant sterols:

MonaVie Pulse and Plant Sterols

  • MonaVie Pulse’s Plant Sterols not that Effective – (Part 1) – “The plant sterol activity, effects, and benefits in MonaVie Pulse as it relates to heart health and cholesterol are significantly less than that found in drugs.”
  • MonaVie Pulse’s Plant Sterols not that Effective – (Part 2) – “Foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Two servings (4 oz) of MonaVie Pulse juice supply 0.8 g of plant sterols.”

This reinforces the above that MonaVie Pulse is inferior to medications. Also using the second claim, “Two servings (4 oz) of MonaVie Pulse juice supply 0.8 g of plant sterols.” we can do a little math to figure out potentially how effective MonaVie is.

From this SparkPeople article: “Consuming 1.8 to 2.8 grams of plant sterols and plant stanols per day over a period of 4 weeks to 3 months significantly lowered total cholesterol in participants by 7%-11%.” So considering that MonaVie Pulse has 44% of the lower amount of that range (0.8 grams of plant sterols is 44% of the 1.8 quoted), one may reason that it would have the 44% of the effect of the lower amount. That turns out to be a 3.1% effect in lowering cholesterol.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that lowering your cholesterol 3.1% is fairly insignificant. However, more importantly, there are cheaper ways to get plant stanols/sterols so you can get the amount in the studies without breaking your wallet.

Originally posted 2010-02-07 03:48:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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14 Responses to “MonaVie Pulse is Not Very Effective for Lowering Cholesterol?”
  1. Cooper Simon/John Feldow Says:

    Another Nitpick topic………….

    Of course Monavie has to watch what they say because they can’t claim anything………

    People drink the stuff they know it helps ……….

  2. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Another false statement. Many of the people in these forums have tried it and know that it can’t help.

  3. Cooper Simon/John Feldow Says:

    Oh no? How long did they drink it for 1 week? 2 weeks?

    I know many people who it has helped it’s TOO EASY…….

    You are bringing false statements and love to represent your opinions as fact which is the big mistake

  4. MonaVie Scam Says:

    That’s one of the reasons why MonaVie Medical Testimonies are Pointless

  5. Vogel Says:

    Cooper, John, or whatever name you are going to use next, Lazyman pasted quoted from your organization; they are obviously not false statements on his part. You just don’t have any ideas left for how to supress the truth about your garbage juice scam, so you have to resort to spamming and childish disruption. Amazingly, your behavior isn’t the exception; it seems like everyone involved in this pyramid scheme, from top to bottom, is an inept dullard.

  6. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Wow, Vogel, you are right on target here. Cooper Simon and John Feldow are posting from the same IP Address.

  7. John C. Says:

    wait! it still tastes great, right? that’s why I’m drinking it. It tastes great! hahahahahaha!

  8. steve Says:

    I wonder why the FDA stamped Monavie Pulse…they actually said on their own accord…drinking 4 ounces of Monavie daily can reduce your risk of heart failure…amazing, now the FDA is a scam as well…believe what you want, drink it and know the truth

  9. MonaVie Scam Says:

    You can keep wondering because the FDA never “stamped MonaVie Pulse of their own accord” with that claim.

    The FDA simply said that any food or supplement that contains 0.8g of plant-sterols can make the claim of reducing your risk of heart failure. They never endorsed any particular product as you state/lie about. Furthermore, you can get the same reduction of heart risk from the plant sterols in Benecol Smart Chews for 1/25th the cost of MonaVie Pulse. Or you can get more plant sterols in CholestOff for 1/88th the cost of MonaVie Pulse.

    So for every person spending $88 dollars on MonaVie Pulse can get the same heart-healthy benefits (according to the FDA approved claims about plant sterols) for $1. I don’t know about you, but I get upset when I pay twice as much for a product than I should have. Imagine how people are feeling reading this realizing that they are paying 88 times as much for a product! WOW.

  10. steve Says:

    So you admit drinking Monavie can reduce your risk of heart failure. How many months did you drink Monavie?

  11. MonaVie Scam Says:

    I admit that the FDA allows for products such as MonaVie Pulse, Benecol Smart Chews, and CholestOff that have 0.8g of plant sterols to make heart-healthy claims.

  12. Humiliated Says:

    MS, I can’t quite understand why the FDA is the sworn enemy(and mocked by “speakers” at the conventions) when they are not supporting “the juice”, but as soon as the FDA come any where close to an endorsement of MV,(in this case it is truly a stretch) distributors jump all over it and implying that the FDA are, in fact, a credible government agency. They can’t have it both ways.

  13. MonaVie Scam Says:

    MonaVie distributors love to have things both ways. They really are grasping at any anything they can. I didn’t see any comment from Steve about the other products that work as well for a lot less money according to the FDA.

  14. Vogel Says:

    Steve said: “I wonder why the FDA stamped Monavie Pulse…they actually said on their own accord…drinking 4 ounces of Monavie daily can reduce your risk of heart failure…amazing, now the FDA is a scam as well…believe what you want, drink it and know the truth.”

    What a lying ass! The FDA did NOT stamp Monavie Pulse or any other Monavie product; the FDA has never touched a bottle of Monavie nor have they issued any form of approval of any Monavie products. Monavie Pulse does NOT “reduce the risk of heart failure”, nor is that claim considered allowable under the company’s guidelines.

    The claims that you are allowed to make about Pulse, because of its inclusion of plant sterols, are known as generic structure-function claims; they are the same claims that any company is allowed to make about sterol-fortified products, without preapproval by the FDA.;sid=502078d8634923edc695b394a357d189;rgn=div8;view=text;node=21%3A2.;idno=21;cc=ecfr

    The same allowable sterol claim was first used by Minute Maid Heartwise orange juice, many years before the unoriginal thought to spike Monavie with sterols dawned on Dallin Larceny and his bumbling cadre of grifters.

    In promoting your products using structure-function claims, you are required by law to include a disclaimer stating that they are not “intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

    BTW, even your company’s FAQs openly admit that their products are not FDA approved.

    The FDA, unlike Monavie, is not a “scam” — it’s very real, and you are violating their regulations, and US law, by claiming that Monavie “can reduce your risk of heart failure”.

    Steve said: “So you admit drinking Monavie can reduce your risk of heart failure.”

    Nobody has admitted anything of the kind. Monavie does not “reduce the risk” of “heart failure” so stop repeating that lie you dishonest a$$. You and your money grubbing ilk really need to find a new line of work, because as Monavie distributors you are a dangerous nuisance to the public.

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