Trivita is offering a “free” sample of Nopalea cactus juice and challenging people to a 30 day challenge to see the results of drinking the juice for themselves. But there is an asterisk next to “free.” You pay a $9.99 shipping fee. I have seen all of the products offered on television and I swear you are not actually getting anything free. Rather, everything is built into the cost of the shipping.
In this case, the shipping charge might be closer to legitimate with the rising prices of postage and the shipping weight of 32 ounces of liquid in a bottle. The liquid equates to about 2 lbs, plus the weight of the packing materials and the bottle itself. That part of it isn’t prickly.
However, are you going to simply be able to purchase the item and give it a thumbs up or down, or are you going to be pitched to join an MLM every month?
The other question is: How much does it actually cost normally?
The juice isn’t touted as being a cure of any sort specifically, but there is a chain of reasoning that because it contains betalains, which reduce inflammation and toxicity, and inflammation can cause illness, then the juice must improve overall health and wellness dramatically?
Betalains can also be found in:
- Other Cactus Fruits
In other words, this juice isn’t your only and last chance to take advantage of a certain level of nutrition, and in fact, eating these other foods regularly can give you a larger amount and greater nutrition.
If you are not allergic to secondary ingredients, a fruit or vegetables based fruit or juice is worthy of a try, but keep in mind, overall health and diet is the most important. There is no magic bullet. No one food, even oranges for Vitamin C or Tomatoes for Lycopene are going to protect you against aging or disease. It takes a balanced diet full of variety and balance.
Have you tried the juice? What did you think?