Saturday, February 14, 2009
Juice Plus Vitamins- Reducing Preeclampsia and Cesarean Section
A retrospective chart review was performed on 356 pregnancies at delivery at the University of Mississippi, USA. Half of the expectant mothers had chosen to add Juice Plus+® to their prenatal diet, including prenatal vitamins. A comparison was made of recorded obstetric complications made by medical staff at the time of delivery. The women who added Juice Plus+® had fewer documented complications, including fewer cesarean deliveries, no delivery before 37 weeks gestation and no diagnosis of preeclampsia. These findings suggest addition of Juice Plus+® to standard prenatal care may be beneficial. A prospective randomized, double blind, placebo controlled investigation is currently underway to confirm these observations. (Odom et al. "Phytonutrients May Decrease Obstetric Complications: A Retrospective Study." Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006).