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MikeS
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Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 6:02 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I picked up a big bottle of this.

What do you think: apple juice, mango puree, pinapple juice, bannana puree, kiwi puree, spirulina, natural flavors, choella, broccoli, spinach, barley grass, wheat grass, parsley , ginger roote, blue green algae, odorless garlic.

I didn't even notice the natural flavors till I wrote this. I will right the mfg and ask about that part, but what about the other ingredients?

Thanks,
Mike
kristy
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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:53 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just my paranoia showing, but these are other possibly problematic ingredients that I would research thoroughly before ingesting: spirulina, barley grass, blue gree algae. And one more thing: Exactly how do make garlic odorless?
kristy
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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Correction:

Exactly how do make garlic odorless? should have been: Exactly how does one make garlic odorless?
MikeS
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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 12:10 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not sure I like the tone of their response:

Michael:

We do not use MSG in any variety of Naked Juice. Glutamates are typically used on savory foods, not sweet. You will never find them in a fruit juice. There is no reason to add them.

Also, it may help you to know that MSG cannot be listed as "Natural Flavor." It does not meet the FDA's definition to be listed in that manner.

I hope this information is helpful, Michael.
MikeS
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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 12:11 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's their follow-up to my follow-up: (typical trade secret stuff):

Michael:

Natural Flavors contain the essential flavoring components, for example the essence or the extract, of familiar products found in nature like fruits, vegetables and spices. These added natural flavors are made without any preservatives or artificial ingredients and are used in many of the products you consume every day.

With some of our juices, we add a minute amount of natural flavors to highlight or enhance (not overpower) the existing flavor profile of the fruits and vegetables.

Please understand, for competitive reasons, we never disclose the exact ingredients found in our natural flavor. Therefore we're not able to disclose specifically which ingredients they do or do not have. We can, however, repeat that you will not find glutamates like MSG in our Naked Juices.

I hope this information is helpful, Michael.
Mariann
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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:18 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am getting ready to order some supplements. I have been reading the archives, searching for the right thing to do. In different places I see Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Oratate and Magnesium Malate. Which one do you use Deb? I am ordering coq10, I think it is the natural powder, $50.00 for a large cannister, and taurine, it looks like it is plain powder on the product description. Am I on the right track. I went to Beyond a Century. I'd like to get this order in, so if anyone can give me some clartiy that would be great. Mariann
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 10:41 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use magnesium orotate powder from Beyond A Century...also their taurine powder and CoQ 10 powder.
Mariann
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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 3:07 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Deb and thank you again and again for creating this site. It is a life saver. I am placing my order right now for all three of the things you mentioned. Mariann
LisaS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 8:36 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Coming in late....because my son is less sensitive than many on this board, I think the one I'd be very wary of is the blue-green algae. I've never seen him react to natural flavors in juice drinks but algae just seems suspiciously like seaweed to me... :-) OTOH he does eat a small amount of sushi with a small amount of soy sauce (no added MSG, but still high in glutamates) and can handle that.
MikeS
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Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - 2:47 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Lisa, good point about the algae, I never thought of that.

If I saw seaweed as an ingredient, I certainly wouldn't eat it. And yes, it sounds similar.

I'll do some reading on that but for now, I'll stay away.

Thanks,
Mike

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