Have you ever noticed how there are a ton of nutritional juice products out there all claiming to be the best? Xango, Goji, Vemma, CiagaV, Mona Vie. I know there are plenty more. I recently had two people from a company that was new to me want me take a look at their product. Sure enough, it was a juice product.
When looking at a new drink I always go straight for the nutritional label. I want to know what’s in it. The things that always concern me are added water, usually purified by reverse osmosis (highly acidic), and preservatives. They aren’t added because they are good for you.
Adding water to a nutritional drink dilutes it, so you are getting less for you money. It also makes it heavier, which means added shipping cost.
Preservatives can interact with the other ingredients to create undesirable, and perhaps harmful, bi-products. For example, the preservative sodium benzoate can react with the vitamin C in a nutritional drink to form benzene, a known carcinogen.
I promote CiagaV, an organic juice with no added water, no preservatives, and a very high ORAC (antioxidant) rating. Until someone can show me another juice that compares with that, I’m going to stick with my CiagaV. I only need to take one ounce a day, it tastes sweet without any extra sugar, and my kids love it. What more could you ask for?