Vineyard Article

The Power of the “Purple Pill”

Juice Plus+® Vineyard Blend


Many people fear heart disease because the current statistics in America reveal that 1 out of every 2 Americans will DIE from heart disease.  And, if you have a family history of heart disease, the fear factor can almost become consuming (I know because my father died at the age of 56 and his dad at the age of 53 of a SUDDEN heart attack)....well....your fears can be significantly reduced if you add JP Vineyard blend to your Orchard and Garden blend program for disease prevention (& my suggestion is based on science)!


Vineyard Blend is a whole food concentrate which provides the nutritional essence of 9 different varieties of berries and grapes in capsule form as well as a proprietary blend of other hearth healthy nutrients which are specifically targeted to improve heart and circulatory health issues.  Each ingredient was selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits.


As a Naturopath and a former Cardiac Intensive Care nurse, the results of the study we have on human participants consuming our actual products (primary research) really brings joy and hope to me that there is something we can do to reduce our risk.  You can go to for a complete abstract, but let me briefly explain the results here:  A study by researchers at the University of Maryland analyzed the effect of taking Juice Plus+® and the Vineyard blend on the constriction of blood vessels that occurs following a high fat meal (by the way, our vessels tend to have a very similar physiological response to intense stress and vigorous exercise). Their bottom-line conclusion:  taking Juice Plus+® helps reduce vascular constriction by over 60% and that taking all three products together virtually eliminated the detrimental effect on blood flow. Their study was published in the July 2003 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 


Juice Plus+ ® orchard, garden and vineyard blends also have a positive effect at the cellular level providing protection for athletes:  In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, researchers found that the three Juice Plus+ ® blends were also effective in reducing a marker for oxidative stress associated with aerobic exercise. (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2006)

To further add to my excitement regarding cardiovascular health and Juice Plus……in a double blind, placebo-controlled study, (this one published in the July 2003 issue of The Journal of Nutrition), researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia analyzed the effect of Juice Plus+® on homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced by the body that often accumulates to unhealthy levels when your nutritional status is compromised. Elevated levels correlate to a significantly elevated risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and other forms of cardiovascular disease, as well as to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Australian researchers found a significant reduction in serum homocysteine levels.  Bottom line here: without making any dietary modifications, supplementation with JP+ produces a response consistent with a reduction in risk of coronary heart disease.

And finally, a study in progress using all 3 blends is being done on subjects with symptoms of metabolic syndrome—which is often a precursor to both coronary heart disease, as well as, type 2 diabetes—at the Yale University-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center with Dr. David Katz.  According to the ADA, there are over 57 million Americans who have this pre-diabetic condition; so the significance of showing how there is a relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and lowering risk of diabetes (and it’s associated side effects) could prove to be extremely significant.  I don’t have those results to report yet, so stay tuned—I have no doubt this study will have far reaching implications for the diabetes epidemic we are experiencing in America!

So, if you wish to reduce your fear of dying of a heart attack, high blood pressure or a stroke or microcirculatory diseases like diabetes and experience joy & peace in your life, I suggest you “eat” the JP Trio...Orchard, Garden and Vineyard (the full rainbow spectrum) and you can be assured that from a scientific viewpoint, you are significantly reducing your risk. Of course, I would encourage concurrent dietary and lifestyle modifications as well (exercise, stress).   

Each and every minute, your heart beats an average of 72 times. That’s over a 100,000 beats per day, or nearly 38 million times a year, sustaining your life by delivering oxygen and nutrients while also cleansing your body’s trillions of cells. It’s the ability of your blood to travel through the thousands of miles of blood vessels that determines whether you will enjoy a vital and healthy longevity or die pre-maturely from heart disease like one of over one million Americans each year. The reality is that the choice of ignoring circulatory health claims a life every 37 seconds……you don’t have to be one of those statistics!


This is the moment to make your choice. Commit to learning more and doing more to protect your own circulatory health for you and your loved ones. Because, if you don’t, who will?


In my humble opinion, adding Juice Plus+ ® to my diet is imperative to doing what I can to reduce my risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer……etc.  And in these tough economic times I know that you may find it challenging to find a place in your budget for Juice Plus+ ®!  Well, may I share with you that my husband and I live on a budget just like most of you as well?  And what we have found is that in putting Juice Plus+ ® in our monthly grocery budget provides a way for us to get this protection every day (and quite honestly, it is much more affordable than the cost of eating a variety of 26 colorful, vine-ripened fruits and vegetables free of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides every day)! I am not giving you permission not to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, but it sure fills in the gap for us between what we know we should be eating consistently EVERY day, yet many times do not! Juice Plus+ ® is our nutritional seat belt providing that protection every day!


Now let me ask you…….after sharing all this, aren’t you glad you take your Juice Plus+ ® every day for overall health and vitality?  And, if not…..what are you waiting for?  If you can’t afford prevention, how will you ever be able to afford disease and treatment?  After ~18 years of bedside nursing in the ICU, I am on a mission to help you prevent what I saw day in and day out all those years…..the emotional, physical and financial burden and the turmoil of having a loved one suffer from preventable illness.  Would you please help me on my mission?  Thank you J

Your partner in Improving Health Naturally, 

Carol Watson, Registered Nurse, Naturopathic Doctor