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FAQs for the Complete by Juice Plus+ products
Do you still have one or two questions about Complete by Juice Plus+ products? No problem! You can find the answers here.
1. Can I consume Complete by Juice Plus+ products if I have allergies?
As a general rule: all Complete products are foods which consist of ingredients typical for food. Almost all (protein-containing) food can cause allergies. The decision regarding the consumption of Complete products by those with an existing allergy must be made by the customer or their medical practitioner. Details of the ingredients in the individual Complete products can be obtained here
2. Can Complete by Juice Plus+ products be consumed by diabetics?
As a general rule: according to modern dietary recommendations, diabetics can eat “everything”, including carbohydrates. They simply have to take them into account in the calculation of the nutritional value, e.g. in order to fine-tune the needed dose of insulin. Due to the low glycemic index, Complete is ideal for diabetics.
Complete products contain the following amounts of carbohydrates:
Vanilla Shake 28.2 g / ready-to-eat portion
Chocolate Shake 27 g / ready-to-eat portion
Mixed Fruit Bar 19.5 g / bar
Chocolate Bar 21.7 g / bar
Vegetable Soup 21 g / ready-to-eat portion
3. What about the quality of protein in Complete by Juice Plus+ products?
Thanks to the combination of different vegetable protein sources (soya, soya-tofu, rice and chickpeas), the protein in Complete has a high biological value (BV = measure that defines the efficiency with which protein from food can be converted into substances made naturally by the body), which means the quality of protein is exceptionally high. A protein-rich diet is advantageous when doing sports or strength training.
4. Do Complete by Juice Plus+ products contain fructose? What does this mean for people with fructose intolerance?
Complete shakes contain the following amounts of fructose:
Vanilla Shake 13 g / ready-to-eat portion
Chocolate Shake 12 g / ready-to-eat portion
Mixed Fruit Bar 5,3 g / bar
Chocolate Bar 5,5 g / bar
Vegetable Soup 0.5 g / ready-to-eat portion
The threshold of fructose intolerance can vary widely. For some people, intolerance can be triggered by just a few grams and for others, only after taking daily amounts well in excess of 10 g.
By way of comparison: 1 glass of apple juice (200 ml) contains approx. 13 g fructose.
1 banana contains approx. 20 g fructose.
The decision regarding the consumption of Complete products by those with a fructose intolerance must ultimately be made by the customer or their medical practitioner.
5. Are Complete by Juice Plus+ products gluten-free?
All Complete products are gluten-free*.
*In accordance with the latest Codex Alimentarius standard (FAO, UN, WHO, 2007) as well as the EU Regulation EU) No 609/2013 and No 828/2014. This means the gluten content in the final product is less than 20 ppm (mg/kg).
6. Are GMO ingredients used?
GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) The Juice Plus+ Company Ltd. does not use foods that are made from GMO ingredients.
7. Are Complete by Juice Plus+ products lactose-free?
The Complete Mixed Fruit Bar is lactose-free. The powder of the Complete shakes is also lactose-free. The shakes will be lactose-free if skimmed milk is replaced with lactose-free skimmed milk. As an alternative, unsweetened non-dairy milk can be used, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk, since this corresponds to the recommended intake.
8. What do I need to be aware of when consuming Complete by Juice Plus+ products while taking medication (possible interactions)?
Complete products are foodstuffs. Details about the possible side effects with certain food or food groups are generally ound on the information leaflet which comes with the medication. The labels of the Complete products list all the ingredients and can be found here
9. Can Complete by Juice Plus+ products also be consumed during pregnancy/when breastfeeding?
As a general rule: pregnant and breastfeeding women should regularly eat a varied and well-balanced diet. Improper weight loss by means of a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet – approx. < 800 kcal/day) can lead to poor nutrition which is dangerous for the development of the child. We generally advise against losing weight during pregnancy or when breastfeeding without first seeking medical advice.
10. Can Complete by Juice Plus+ products particularly support me before and after sporting activities?
Complete products are extremely suited to taking before, during, and after sporting activities. The products are comprised of high-quality nutrients in optimum proportions and vegetable proteins with a high biological value (see protein quality). Therefore Complete products are a particularly valuable source of nutrition for athletes.
11. I have a soya allergy, can I consume Complete by Juice Plus+ products?
Soya is an essential ingredient of all Complete products. Only allergy sufferers themselves can estimate the risk of a possible allergic reaction.
12. Are Juice Complete by Juice Plus+ products vegetarian, can they be prepared as vegetarian food?
The Complete Mixed Fruit Bar is strictly vegetarian. To ensure the Complete shakes are completely vegetarian, prepare with unsweetened non-dairy milk, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk and does not apply to alternative methods of preparation.
13. Can I prepare Complete by Juice Plus+ shakes with water?
A product must comply with the legal minimum requirements for it to be declared a meal replacement product. Both calories and nutrients are required to meet a prescribed quota. The composition of Complete shakes has been based on the nutritional profile of skimmed milk and can only be considered a meal replacement product if such is used. Preparation with water would mean that the calorie content is less than that prescribed for meal replacement products, therefore rendering it illegal under this term. As an alternative to conventional skimmed milk, lactose-free skimmed milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk can be used, ideally enriched with calcium – e.g. soya milk. However, the nutrition information on the label of a ready-to-eat portion is calculated using 250 ml conventional skimmed milk and does not apply to alternative methods of preparation.
14. What ingredients do Complete by Juice Plus+ products contain?
The ingredients of the individual Complete products are listed on the respective label.