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 PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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