Noni Benefits – Will Tahitian Noni Fruit Juice Improve My Health?
In today’s article, we take a look at a popular fruit juice offered by a leading direct sales, or network marketing company, Tahitian Noni International. Since this company has been very popular over the last several years we’ll assume that it has a reasonable compensation plan and focus this review on the main benefits of the products.
So what are the main reasons, from a products perspective that someone would want to buy Tahitian (or any other) Noni juice? This product is also known as Indian Mulberry, Morinada, Hog Apple, Meng Koedoe, Mora De La India, Ruibarbarbo Caribe or Wild Pine. We’re most interested in health benefits or warnings and any studies that may be available from third-party sources, e.g., those having no financial interests associated with the product. The following news clips indicate that Terrell Owens may have had some success with the product in recovering in time for a recent Super Bowl appearance.
Despite all the marketing and publicity, noni fruit juice has attracted limited medical research into its benefits and cannot yet be scientifically related to potential health benefits. In a 2006 pilot study funded by Tahitian Noni International, Inc., it was reported that Noni Fruit Juice consumption may lower blood cholesterol levels, but the results met skepticism by experts.
In 2005, two scientific publications described incidents of acute hepatitis caused by ingesting noni. This was, however, followed by a publication showing that noni juice 1) was not toxic to the liver even when consumed in high doses, and 2) contained low quantities of anthraquinones which are potentially toxic to liver tissue.
Although Tahitian Noni International’s product is listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR), it should be noted that the edition listed is specifically for non-prescription drugs and dietary supplements vs. for pharmaceutical drugs. In contrast, several supplements manufacturing companies, although only one direct sales company, have products listed in the more authoritative pharmaceutical edition because of the more extensive scientific evidence from studies and manufacturing quality of the companies listed.
In 2006, Brunswick Labs reviewed several fruit juices available via direct sales, or network marketing and compared the anti-oxidant properties and scores of these products. The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a widely used analysis that measures the antioxidant power of foods and other chemical substances. Results of product testing indicated the following ORAC per serving scores for several popular products on the market:
- Xango – one fl oz. – ORAC 783
- Mona Vie – one fl oz. – ORAC 660
- g3 – two fl. oz – ORAC 922
- Tahitian Noni – one fl. oz ORAC 340
Are there benefits from taking Tahitian Noni fruit juice? Probably so, but if ORAC scores are important, there are obviously better choices. Many testimonials from improved energy to healing of injured bones, muscle and tissue can be found. Is this a miracle cure? Probably not, but we do know that each individual reacts differently to different products and substances, and it may be worth a try depending on specific needs even though this product has popular appeal vs. mainstream benefits.
Tahitian Noni International, which was started in 1996, markets noni fruit juice through network marketing. If considering marketing these products online we invite readers to investigate My Lead System Pro for an effective attraction marketing system that can be used to promote this opportunity online.