Is Juice Plus a Pyramid Scheme Or a Life-Changing Opportunity?

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There has been a lot of hype around Juice Plus during the last years because of the huge fitness boom in the world. You have probably noticed that people want to look for better and easier ways to get fit and get the body that they’ve always dreamed of.

On the other hand, people are busy with their work so they don’t want to spend so much time cooking which leads to a search for fast ways to eat healthily. That’s where Juice Plus steps in the scene.

They provide you vitamin supplements and even meal replacements. At the same time, they are advertising their “incredible” business opportunity. Maybe some of your friends have invited you to join but you are wondering, “Is Juice Plus a pyramid scheme or a great opportunity?”

You will find answers to all of your questions in the next 1-2 minutes by reading my unbiased Juice Plus Review. I am not affiliated with their company so I wouldn’t get any benefit for promoting their program.

Juice Plus Review

Name: Turnkey Profit Machines

Founded: In 1993 by Jay Martin

Cost: $50 to Get Started + $5 per Month afterward (+ All Products That You Want to Buy)

Type: Multi-Level Marketing. Nutrition Products like Vitamin Supplements.

Short Review: Juice Plus provides real nutrition products but they are clearly overpriced. I don’t recommend joining their program because I don’t want you to sell too expensive products. This program is way better because you can choose what kind of products you sell or promote and you can still make a living (and much more).

is juice plus a pyramid scheme

What Is Juice Plus?

Juice Plus is a nutrition multi-level marketing company which is founded back in 1993. They have been almost 25 years in business and they have grown to become a multi million dollar business in tens of different countries. They have 10,000’s distributors all around the world. Their business operates even in small countries like my home country Finland.

Despite their success, there has been lots of controversy around their business. Most of the distributors spent much more money than they earned and some people claimed their products have only the placebo effect.

Let’s have a closer look at what kind of products they are selling. If you want to succeed in any business, it’s better to make sure that you are selling something valuable. The best situation is when you are using products yourself that you are recommending to others. That’s why my, for example, #1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate because their program has taught me how to make money online and I am still using their services.

Juice Plus Products – Do They Really Work and Are They Worth the Price?

Juice Plus has many kinds of nutrition products. They include supplements that combine 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains fortified with key vitamins and antioxidants. Most of them come in the form of shakes and capsules. Products contain cranberry, peach, beta carotene, pineapple, orange, tomato, folic acid, kale and broccoli among others

is juice plus a pyramid scheme
Juice Plus offers also nutritious bars and soups.

You can quickly see that Juice Plus doesn’t have a lack of different kind of products. So the big questions are

  1. Do Juice Plus products really work?
  2. Are they worth the price?

Let’s take a look at 2 examples. The first one is fruit & vegetable juice powder.

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2 Juice Plus packages contain 240 capsules in total.

Would you like to guess how much these two packages will cost? $150. In my opinion, it’s a huge price. In a normal supermarket, you can buy similar supplements for a half price. Imagine how much fruits and vegetables you could buy with $150. Let’s have a look at another product.

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Juice Plus+ French Vanilla Shake 19.85OZ.(563g)

Would you like to guess how much that Vanilla shake costs? Normally I pay for a similar supplement maximum $20 (or 15€) in expensive countries like Finland or Austria. But now Juice Plus is selling their shake for $60. Can you imagine? It’s more than 3 times expensive compared to the price what I usually pay.

Customers are saying that it tastes good but I am not willing to pay $60 for a drink that tastes good. There must be some other benefits but Juice Plus doesn’t seem to have anything compared to their counterparts.

Juice Plus Researches – Are They Just Trying to Fool Us?

Juice Plus has conducted many types of research among their customers. They ask questions like, “Do you feel better after using Juice Plus products?” “Do you eat less fast food after starting with Juice Plus?” “Are you more aware of your health now?” You can imagine that people answer more likely yes to these questions for several reasons. They want to feel healthy and better and they are already interested in a healthy lifestyle because they have bought some diet products.

In addition, they wouldn’t publish results for researchers that talk about their products and brand. That’s why I wouldn’t rely on studies conducted by Juice Plus. Every single MLM-program including Juice Plus, Herbalife, Zija, Forever Living and thousands of others say that their products are the best. Anyone can say it but delivering the best products is a totally different story.

I am not fully convinced with their products but anyway, let’s have a look at their business opportunity. Before that one, I would like to show you a program that could teach you to make money online by promoting any product that you want. Just click the picture below to get started for free.

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Juice Plus Compensation Plan in 9 Minutes

The following video is created by Juice Plus distributors and it explains their compensation plan in 9 minutes. Notice that it contains their promotional material. I put it here so that you could understand how they market their system and how it works.

If you don’t want to watch their promotional video, here is a quick conclusion on Juice Plus business opportunity:

  • It costs $50 to get started in their program. Afterward, you need to pay $5 per month.
  • You earn 6-22% commission for sales depending on your level and a number of sales.
  • There are 7 different ranks (levels) on their pyramid.
  • Your commission level, performance bonus and promote bonus goes higher when you move up in the ladder.
  • The biggest money is made through recruiting new people in their system.

Looks a like a typical MLM-system, right?

Juice Plus Membership and Benefits

It’s not expensive to get started with Juice Plus and they will give you a replicated website and some training material when you join. You will not get Juice Plus products unless you buy them directly.

Many MLM-programs make most of their sales when their own distributors buy products. I think that happens also with Juice Plus. As we saw above, Juice Plus makes a huge profit by selling their products.

Juice Plus gives you a website which may sound like a good bonus. However, it’s not anything special. You can create your own high-quality website in 30 seconds for free just by following my easy step-by-step instructions. If you use their replicated website, it can be difficult to get ranked on search engines because Google doesn’t appreciate such websites.

Juice Plus Reviews – “Do Not Join This Program!”

There are probably hundreds of Juice Plus reviews on the Internet and I have read many of them. They seem to have the same message, “Don’t join Juice Plus!”

There are several reasons for that:

  1. Juice Plus products are overpriced. You can get 2-10 times cheaper products with the same quality.
  2. It’s better to eat real food instead of supplements. It’s cheaper and more healthy.
  3. Juice Plus uses misleading advertisement.
  4. And so on.

You can get most likely the same benefit (or even better) by buying real fruits and vegetables in the local supermarket. If you are in a hurry, you can use the Vitamix Blender and your meal is ready in a minute. I love to use blenders because it’s so fast to make food with them and you can also drink a shake fast. It’s a fast way to get healthy calories in your body.

Conclusion – Is Juice Plus a Pyramid Scheme?

Juice Plus is not exactly a pyramid scheme or a scam. They have been in the business for almost 25 years. If Juice Plus would be a scam, they would have been wiped away already years ago. Still, I’m not saying that you should join their program.

In my opinion, their products are way too much overpriced. You can get similar products for a cheaper price in your local market or from Amazon.

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  1. What I have researched and learned about Juice Plus products is that they are not supplements at all. They are actually whole fruits and veggies pickicked at the peak of their nutritional value then freeze dried and ground into a powder. Therefore they do not have a supplement label, rather a nutrition label because they are food. Also, this means you get all of the nutrients, with supplements your body can only absorb a small amount of what is actually in the supplement. So yes they cost a lot. I guess it depends on how many fruits and veggies you feel you already have in your diet if the price is worth it to you. I have not joined Juice Plus yet. Still doing my research. However, did you know that if an adult buys a month supply of a product they can sponsor a child and that child will get the childrens supply for free? That is something that is starting to entice me with 2 young children who definitely do not eat even close to a good amount of fruits veggies, fiber,omega fatty acids, collagen……that list could go on and on of all the different supplements you would have to buy. Just food for though, pun intended

  2. I’m not a huge fan of any commercial drink or supplements to help me lose weight. For me, any product like this promotes weight loss is something I won’t trust as I’ve heard and read some article that it might cause colon cancer.

    I’m nothing against with any health products and what they do to sell them, I respect everybody’s work.
    Anyway, I was 220 pounds before so, I decided to change my eating habit from crap to eat only fruits and vegetables and with regular exercise without any help of any supplements or any commercial healthy drinks and I’m living a healthy life now.

    This review is very informative especially for those people are trying to lose weight and looking for an easy way to lose weight but doesn’t have an idea whats got into them or if the product they’re buying is worth it.

    1. Hi J.Keypad,

      you are right that it’s hard to trust some weight loss products. Many of them promise you quick wins just by taking their “magic pills” or something similar. It’s the same in make money online industry. There are tons of scam products that promise you a Ferrari and a huge mansion in 90 days if you follow their program.

      However, anything worthwhile in life requires work, effort and persistence. It applies to losing weight and earning money as well.

  3. You have given your verdict. Juice Plus is over priced. Paying $50 as a start up cost and $5 as monthly fees plus paying for the products, in a way too expensive for me.

    If I am paying that kind of money, I need to generate at least $100 as profit, in order to generate $100 profit, my sales need to cross more than $1000. Since you say products are over priced, how would I make $1000 sales?

    1. Hi Vinaya,

      that’s a good analysis. I think that there are just so many better opportunities than Juice Plus that it isn’t worth investing.

      Of course, any business requires some initial investments (time and/or money) to succeed. Anyhow, I don’t find Juice Plus products very interesting when I watch their huge prices and the system.

  4. I think you are right because you can buy healthier food and cheaper at supermarkets. I am sure eating vegetables and fruits are going to help you to have a good health without expending a lot of money.

    It is an interesting idea for making money but you won’t see many benefits from it, the reason why is because these products are too expensives.

  5. Hi Roope!
    Since I am not a huge fan of eating vegetables, I would say I love the idea of this product, but it would be more beneficial if its pricing is more affordable. There are many supplements that are cheaper in the market. Make this cheaper and people would love this.

  6. I think eating real healthy food is much better for your health than any type of juice or juince cleanse. Because of that I’d never buy a program like this, and also you have the fact discussed in the article that the prices are too expensive, and for starters this won’t let them get any earnings from the site, and the earnings also are so little comparing it with some other diet/fitness sites.

    So many reasons to not go on this program. Excellent article Roope! I read you so often now! I like your articles they’re awesome and teach me valuable things.

    1. Hi Wizkha,

      I am happy to hear that you are enjoying my article. I do my best to provide the best information about different opportunities for my readers. My goal is that will be the leading authority in make money online industry.

  7. Thank you for this article. I have never heard about this so I was curious and at first I thought that selling juice might be a great idea. Who doesn’t like juices, right? But then I got to the prices of the capsules and I was shocked! The idea itself sounds okay but the prices are definitely too high. I can’t think of anyone who would pay that amount of money for those products.

  8. I think eating natural veggies and fruits are better,you choose what to blend using a blender and you can have the nutritive value of fruits and vegetables that you are looking and craving for

    1. Hi Judith,

      I completely agree with you. The old wisdom about nutrition says, “If your grandma doesn’t know what is that product that you are eating, then you shouldn’t eat it.” It means that many of these modern products aren’t that good at all. Grandma know what is a tomato, cucumber, banana or carrot. Those you should eat! 🙂


  9. Thanks for the honest review. I mean, it seemed a good idea. A lot of people have been changing over to healthier lifestyles and I’m sure there is a large enough market to target and I’m sure that if you can manage to market the products properly then you could get some decent sales.

    But the problem is it doesn’t seem like a product that you can sell a lot of. The prices are a huge problem. Add to that the initial fee and monthly costs and you might not see a decent profit.

    1. Hi Kingcool,

      you are right that a fitness industry is booming. There are tons of trainers and coaches who are making their living by helping people to get fit. Then there are more supplement business than ever before. One of my good friends made a fortune in the supplement business.

      But again I agree with you that Juice Plus product isn’t the best one to go with. There are better opportunities out there.

  10. I had never heard of this brand before. When I started reading the article I thought they would be something like Avon, but they’re very different, since Avon at least offers some great products while most of this company is selling is very overpriced and you can find it more easily in a regular supermarket. Thanks for the review Roope!

  11. Hi Roope!

    Thanks for the article. I agree, this products are way too expensive and the relation cost- benefit is not helping either. If you want to consume fruits and veggies I think the faster way to do it is to eat them directly. Honestly is much more work to even use a blender than just bite an apple.

    Again thanks for the article and I’m looking forward to keep reading you!

    1. Hi Pink_Turtle,

      you are definitely right. Sometimes we make things too complicated. Biting an apple, banana, cucumber, tomato or whatever healthy thing isn’t so complicated at all 🙂

      These marketers make us believe sometimes that we are so busy that we don’t have time to do anything and need to buy their products.


  12. I wholeheartedly agree with this article. One can see that the benefits are less than the risks for this program. Thank you for continuing to inform us of programs people should avoid. I will tell others to look out for this. It’s essential we have all the facts. I agree that getting whole vegetables is better than wasting money on expensive supplements. I agree with that point.

    1. Hi Robin,

      yeah, eating real vegetables is much more natural for our bodies. If you don’t have the time to eat them, you can always use a blender or study at the same time when you’re eating like I do 🙂


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