Wednesday, April 28, 2010


MONA·VIE Original

MonaVie Original is probably one of the best drinks you can have as far as substances with the most nutrients and antioxidants is concerned. MonaVie Original is a tasteful mix of the Brazilian acai berry as well as 18 other health-beneficial fruits and berries. Moreover, MonaVie products are available in a variety of other products including gel packs and powders. MonaVie Original will help you elevate your energy while providing your body with the necessary nutrients it needs.
MonaVie Original comes about 25.35 (750ml) ounces of delicious acai berries and other fruits. It is recommended that before you take MonaVie original that you shake the bottle intensely to be sure that all the fruits and berries are mixed up properly.

What Ingredients does MonaVie Original Contain?
MonaVie Original contents an appetizing blend of acai, apricot, aronia, white grape, kiwi, apple, blueberry, acerola, wolfberry, goji, prune, purple grape, passion fruit, cranberry, lychee, pomegranate, pear, banana, camu camu, and bilberry. Many of these fruits have been deemed by scientists to be some of the healthiest fruits in the world. The combination in MonaVie Original ensures your body that it is receiving a healthy concentrate of natures most beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

What are the Benefits of MonaVie Original?
MonaVie Original sustains body antioxidant and nutritional requirements. Those who are taking a nutriotional curriculum based on balance can be assured that MonaVie Original’s powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients find off oxidants and balance a body’s overall health.
Another benefit of MonaVie Original is the reported increase in energy resulting in an overall sense of personal being. Although no research has been conclusive, initial findings are that the MonaVie Original helps increase a body’s antioxidant activity.

Why MonaVie Original Exclusive?
The Blend. The mixture of nutrients with the acai berry makes the MonaVie one of the best supplements to your diet. Because our bodies relish when functioning at its highest potenetial it is always important to use the thousands of different antioxidants. We cannot ignore the fact that nature has provided us with a plethura of different substances that can be used to achieve optimum health. Because of this MonaVie Original provides of many of these agents and it why it should be taken every day. This synergy among the fruits in the MonaVie Original blend provides far more outstanding nutritional supplements than one fruit ever can by itself.

Who Should Consume MonaVie Original?
Both men and women that desire to supplement their daily diets with beneficial antioxidants and a variety of nutritious, pigmented fruits.


MonaVie Pulse is scientifically formulated with 19 fruits, including the superfruit açai, delivering powerful antioxidants to nutritionally support your cardiovascular system. With added benefits of plant sterols (which studies suggest play a key factor in lowering cholesterol), resveratrol, and omega-3 fatty acids, maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and healthy cholesterol levels has never been easier.

What are plant sterols?
Many plants include some substances known as plant sterols, phytochemical compounds found in the fatty tissues of plants. Wheat germ, sesame oil, wheat bran, and Brussels sprouts are rich in plant sterols. When plant sterols are consumed, they compete with cholesterol for absorption in the body. However, it is difficult to consume enough of these foods on a daily basis to derive enough plant sterols to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

How do plant sterols work?

From your body’s point of view, plant sterols look a lot like cholesterol. Studies suggest that as you eat a meal with sufficient amounts of plant sterols, the body absorbs less cholesterol because plant sterols actually compete with cholesterol for absorption in the body. Foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of plant sterol esters, 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 of MonaVie Pulse juice (4 oz.) supply 0.8 g of plant sterols.

How long do I need to consume MonaVie Pulse before changes are seen?
Studies have been conducted on the plant sterols contained in MonaVie Pulse. In these studies, cholesterol-lowering benefits were detected after consuming 0.8 grams of plant sterols daily for 4 weeks or more. MonaVie is currently conducting a study to determine whether Pulse, which contains 0.8 grams of plant sterols in 4 oz. of juice, is able to produce the same benefits over the same amount of time.

Are plant sterols safe?
Numerous human and toxicological studies conducted with plant sterols have shown no adverse effects in most populations. However, if you have a specific concern, health condition, or question regarding the consumption of plant sterols, we recommend you consult with your physician prior to consuming MonaVie Pulse.

Is MonaVie Pulse safe for women who may be pregnant or lactating?
If you are pregnant or lactating and have a specific concern or question about consuming MonaVie Pulse, we recommend you consult with your physician prior to consuming the product.
MonaVie goes to great lengths to ensure its products are safe. This includes using ingredients with Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status as required by the FDA prior to sale. MonaVie also ensures that its products are manufactured according to Current Good Manufacturing Practices as required by the FDA.
In addition to these requirements, MonaVie employs rigorous testing to ensure its products meet its pre-determined high quality standards for safety and purity. However, despite our confidence in the safety of MonaVie Pulse, MonaVie does not replace the advice of a physician.

Can I take MonaVie Pulse with my cholesterol-lowering medication?
MonaVie is unaware of interactions between the ingredients found in MonaVie Pulse and statin medications. However, prescription medications can often lead to adverse effects on the body regardless of your diet. Therefore, as with any prescription medication use or concern, it is wise to discuss your diet with your physician prior to use.

Can I take Pulse with Active and/or Original? If I take both, how should I take them?
Yes, you can drink MonaVie Pulse with MonaVie Active or MonaVie Original. To get the full joint health benefits from MonaVie Active, you will need to drink 4 ounces of MonaVie Active as directed; to get the full benefits from the plant sterols, you will need to drink 4 ounces of MonaVie Pulse as directed.

Why should I be concerned about my cholesterol?
According to the American Heart Association, elevated blood cholesterol is a major risk factor in cardiovascular health. Nearly 100 million Americans have elevated cholesterol (>200 mg/dL) and, oftentimes, they don’t even know it. Taking action now to maintain healthy cholesterol levels will help prevent such problems from arising.
Cholesterol levels can often be modified by lifestyle changes, such as eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. MonaVie Pulse contains plant sterols, which studies suggest play a key role in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range. Consuming plant sterols as a regular part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol provides another natural option in the maintenance of cardiovascular health.

Do governments or professional health associations recommend consuming plant sterols?
In the US, the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) suggests the use of plant sterols in conjunction with other lifestyle changes produces positive effects on cholesterol levels achieved through dietary means. (The NCEP is a branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Have any clinical trials been done with plant sterols?
Plant sterols (phytosterols) have been clinically evaluated in many different populations, under different circumstances over the past 50 years. In a number of studies plant sterols have demonstrated the ability to improve cholesterol levels in humans. The health benefits of phytosterols have been well established, and public health authorities, such as the US National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), are beginning to include phytosterols as part of their dietary recommendations (NCEP, 2001).

Can children consume MonaVie Pulse?
MonaVie Pulse is targeted for adults watching their cholesterol and concerned with heart health. Although MonaVie has taken steps to ensure this product is safe for consumption as a food, children should not normally be concerned with heart health or maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. MonaVie Original is a great product for children to consume.

What if I am concerned about cholesterol, joint health and antioxidant nutrition, but I only want to use one product? Which product should I take?
All of the MonaVie products contain açai and a blend of 18 additional body-beneficial fruits. MonaVie Original is for individuals mainly interested in antioxidant nutrition and aging. Built on the foundation of MonaVie Original, MonaVie Active also provides the additional benefits of glucosamine for joint health. MonaVie Pulse offers a potent blend of antioxidant nutrients for cardiovascular health and enough plant sterols (.8 grams per 4 oz or 2 packets) to help maintain existing healthy cholesterol levels.

Why were plant sterols (phytosterols), omega-3 fatty acids, and resveratrol added? Aren’t these already found in açai?
Plant sterols, often called phytosterols, are naturally occurring fats found in plants. Açai, a source of healthy fats, does contain some phytosterols. They are found in MonaVie Active and Original, but by adding more plant sterols to MonaVie Pulse, the product is able to support a healthy heart and maintain existing healthy cholesterol levels.

What is a serving size of MonaVie Pulse juice and Gel?
Drink two ounces of MonaVie Pulse juice twice daily. One serving (two ounces) provides 0.4 grams of plant sterols. For Pulse Gel, take one packet twice daily. One packet (one serving) also provides 0.4 grams of plant sterols.

How is Pulse Gel different from the juice?
MonaVie Pulse juice and gel are scientifically formulated with 19 fruits, including the superfruit açai, delivering powerful antioxidants to nutritionally support your cardiovascular system. Both the juice and gel provide 0.4 grams of plant sterols per serving. A serving of Pulse juice is 2 ounces and a serving of Pulse Gel is 1 packet (1 ounce). You will receive the same benefits from products; however, the gel is more portable for convenience when on the go.

What new fruits have been added?
Concord grape, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, elderberry, yumberry, tart cherry, prickly pear, pineapple, and cupuaçu.

Why did MonaVie choose to add these fruits to the Pulse juice blend?
Concord grape, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, elderberry, yumberry, and tart cherry were identified for their antioxidant content, especially polyphenols. Diets rich in fruits that provide a variety of polyphenol antioxidants have been shown to benefit overall health as well as the maintenance of cardiovascular health. Cupuaçu and yumberry help keep MonaVie on the cutting-edge of nutritional trends. Native to the Amazon Rainforest, cupuaçu has been praised as one of the next great superfruits for its nutritional properties. Pineapple and prickly pear have been added to enhance MonaVie Pulse’s flavor and nutritional profile.
How does the amount of açai found in Pulse compare to Original and Active? Does it contain more or less açai?
Açai remains as the crown jewel and is the primary ingredient in MonaVie Pulse. The amount of açai in MonaVie Pulse is equivalent to MonaVie Active and Original.

What nutrition information is available for MonaVie Pulse Juice?
Label Information, MonaVie Pulse Juice: 100% Juice
Nutrition Facts
* Serving Size: 2 fl. oz. (60 ml)
* Calories: 45
* Calories from Fat: 10
* Total Fat: 1 g 1%*
* Sodium: 30 mg 0%*
* Total Carbohydrate: 8 g 3%*
* Dietary Fiber: <1>