I first found out about Juice Plus+ Gummies at a celiac event. They had a gluten free vendor area and a friend had bought the chewables so I brought my daughter to the table to sample the chewables and gummies. It was more than a year ago and early on in my education about nutrition. At that point, I was just trying to get my daughter to eat anything remotely healthy. She didn't like the chewables and loved the gummies and she has been taking them ever since. We aren't as religious about taking them as we were a year ago, but I am a big fan of whole food supplements and this product in particular. With whole food supplements, they dehydrate fruits and vegetables and pulverize them so you can get some benefits of the whole food with the convenience of a gummy or chewable. It is not meant to replace fruits and vegetables or vitamins but to fill the gaps here and there when you can't get 7-9 servings of raw fruits and vegetables.
My son and I drink fresh juice every day when we can, but my daughter isn't a big fan of apple/carrot/kale juice. Juice Plus+ Gummies are insurance that Z. is getting some extra fruits and vegetables beyond what I can convince her to eat on any given day. I still try to get her to eat apples or strawberries for breakfast, a carrot or pickle for lunch and an artichoke for dinner when we have time or more carrots when we don't have time. But I also give her the gummies so I don't have to stress about what she does or doesn't eat.
Dr. Sears recommends Juice Plus+ and it is interesting that his story of stumbling upon Juice Plus+ is not all that different than my own. THEY ARE NOT CHEAP and are sold in a MLM scheme, so you pay four monthly installments of $22.50 and you get a four month supply of Juice Plus+ gummies which is four peanut butter size containers. A more affordable whole food product for kids is the Hero Nutritional Whole Food + Antioxidants Gummies sold in most health food stores for $14.29 online. I have never tried the product and the ingredient list and research are both less impressive than Juice Plus+, but it is another whole food gummy on the market.
If you contact Juice Plus+ they can send you samples of the products to make sure your kids like them before you commit to a four month supply!
*I have no financial ties to this product--except that I have purchased it myself.