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Austrian Special Forces Get Sick Less Often with Juice Plus

January 30, 2009

This study from the Medical University of Graz, Austria was published in the Journal of Nutrition. You can read the abstract and full study findings here.

Study summary and findings:

When compared to placebo, Juice Plus+® Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard Blends taken in combination effectively reduced an exercise-induced marker of oxidative stress and improved several indicators of immunity.

This study compared the effect of Juice Plus+® Orchard, Garden, and Vineyard Blends or placebo on plasma markers of oxidative stress and immune function. Also monitored were dietary intake and duty days lost due to illness.

This investigation was a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 41 healthy, fit policemen in the Austrian Special Forces “Cobra” unit, average age 34 years. They were randomized to take either placebo or Juice Plus+® capsules for 28 weeks (seven months) while following their standardized diet and training regimen. Both groups consumed an average of 3.2 servings of fruit, including juice, and non-starchy vegetables daily. Assigned duty hours for both groups averaged about 1140 during the first eight weeks, increasing 29.8% to about 1480 hours during weeks 8-16, and further increasing to about 1620 hours (42.1% increase from the first eight weeks) during weeks 16-28. This increase in duty responsibilities likely resulted in additional stress for the study subjects.

The Juice Plus+® group had a lower concentration of protein carbonyls compared to the placebo group, indicating lower exercise-related oxidative stress in the Juice Plus+® group. During the final twenty weeks of the investigation the Juice Plus+® group also showed a trend for fewer duty days lost due to illness. This was accompanied by a lower TNFa concentration, an indication of normal, healthy immune status.

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