Has Anyone Head Of Mona Vive????

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

onthecan
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 1/30/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a friend of a friend come c me about a week ago and introduced me 2 this juice its called Mona Vive u can look it up the juice is claiming 2 help with inflammation Crohn's Disease and numerous other things but you will not v any improvements in your health 4 about 2 weeks which its not covered and its $45 dollars a bottle,the juice is made up of numerous berries of being the acai berry grown in the amazon rain forest were people were living well into there late 80's and 90's and dying just of old age without any heath problems so I was wondering if anyone has tried this juice yet and seen in change in there health,the other thing is they try 2 get u 2 start selling it and according 2 the Internet its a scam not the juice but the whole sales pitch...Look it up there is great benefits in the juice but I'm a little skeptical r u ?????shocked mad confused idea

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 2/1/2010 11:55:53 AM (GMT-7)


FunGuy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1070
   Posted 1/30/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds too good to be true. I believe that the acai berry has received much hype and has yet to show any real promise to do anything besides taste good. I drink acai in an energy drink I use when I am healthy and hiking. Tasted good but I don't think it is any better for me than grape juice. I sure hope though that this new juice is a miracle but it sure sounds like marketing. Best Guy
 
I re-read your post.  You are skeptical.  Trust yourself


onthecan
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 1/30/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I was thinking the same thing when something sounds 2 good 2 be true it usually is right thanks 4 easing my mind...

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 2/1/2010 11:56:05 AM (GMT-7)


Roni
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 2480
   Posted 1/30/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard just a little about Acai berries. You can get the juice or berries at any health store nowadays.
There's no way to tell if it'll help unless you try the product for about 3 days and see how it affects you.

I find probiotics, digestive enzymes, chamomile, and decaf green tea help me quite a bit.

bookgal77
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 2/1/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I've taken this stuff before and it tastes TERRIBLE. I'm not sure about the heatlh benefits (a little sketchy to me) but certaintly don't drink it because of the taste! :)
**32 year old female; Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001; diagnosis changed to Crohn's disease in 2009
**Asacol (4000 mg daily), 6-MP (100 mg daily), Prednisone (30mg daily...for now), Nexium (40 mg daily), Flagyl (500 mg daily), Sulfasalazine (1000 mg daily), and getting ready to start Humira
**Thankfully only two major flare-ups...2001 and 2009. Hoping to have another 8 years in between the next one (sadly, I do know there will be a next one).


ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 2/1/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, we moderators are regularly removing Mona Vie-related spam from this forum :-).

$45 / bottle for at least four weeks -- not a bad little earner, is it?
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~


CrazyHarry
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 2/2/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
ivy6 -
one bottle lasts one week. yikes...



the people i know that have said they have had a clinical response are those with back problems and arthritis and bad knees. it can be a good way to consume more antioxidants cos most people dont get enough. antioxidants are found in plants to protect them from free radicals which oxidize their fats. there thousands upon thousands of them and have been shown to have anti cancer and anti inflammatory and anti aging benefits.

acai has been the flavor of the month for the last few years now. it replaced the mangosteen berry, noni berry, and gogi berry. all well and good in their own right, but everything gets over-hyped and then you never get what is promised cos you are comparing the raw fruit profile to the processed, refined juice version. even if they give you the nutritional info of the final product, all the hype is based off the raw fruit profile, so be wary.

the thing to look for with the acai berry is how it was processed and how soon after it was picked. it has natural enzymes that will kill it in 24-48 hours. the more you process it, the more you kill it. that is with everything though.

imho, the mona V one is actually really good compared to most out there. you get more antioxidants per serving and the way it is processed is good. most brands, acai roots and sambazon for example, add other ingredients i dont want in my juice or ice cream, but i am super anal about what i eat.

most of the products are an over priced come on, but hey, if you like it and if you notice a clinical response to it, then by all means keep drinking it and it is worth the price.

feel free to try it, but dont expect it to be a wonder cure or panacea. have realistic expectations, but hey, who knows, this could the silver bullet for your body....

i did the mona V challenge quite a while ago for giggles. i didnt expect to notice a response and i did not. but WHY i did not is because of how i already eat and have been eating for a few years, which is super super clean. i dont eat the sugars or processed foods. i eat minimal grain based foods, lots of fruits and vegetables, grass fed/free range/wild caught meat/chicken/fish; i make a lot of my own food from scratch; dont smoke; rarely drink; rarely drink fruit juice...so basically a super clean, healthy diet. so if i was already feeling fantastic, i was curious to see if this could help, which i doubted. maybe it did, but i didnt notice. i think most people who do notice a response is because their eating habits are horrible. thus by consuming more fruits/antioxidants in the juice, at the high initial dosage, one has a good chance to notice a clinical response to it. i think how clean/healthy your diet is has some bearing on it.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


ski bum
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 451
   Posted 2/2/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been "taking" **** *** for a few years. At first I thought I noticed a dramatic response, but I think that was a placebo effect. It is not a cure for Crohn's Disease, but since it's full of antioxidants and nutrients from 19 different fruits, I think it's good for me (since I don't eat enough fruits and vegetables). So by taking **** ***, I know I'm at least getting some antioxidants and other nutrients I would otherwise not be getting. I did cut back from the recommended 2 servings a day to just 1, mainly because of the cost, but also because of a preservative in it (sodium benzoate) that I'm not thrilled about. One bottle, which costs $35, lasts 22 days.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08. Back on Pentasa as maintenance.


CrazyHarry
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 2/2/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
there is no way around the sodium benzoate. i hate it too, but once opened you need a preservative otherwise you'd have to drink it all in one sitting. it stops some oxidation but primarily bacteria growth and spoilage. that is another reason why i dont like to drink store bought fruit juice.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


jessaccount22
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/2/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried it and honestly I didn't see any results. I was still tired and flare ups were still a part of my life
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 8:56 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,071 posts in 300,987 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151152 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, JesperTrottier.
251 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
imagardener2, Michael_T, Bomon, ASAdvocate, pmm73, ks1905, colitisteen98, Traveler, JamesE, Kmuth, Mister Mike, multifacetedme, joee


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer