Balance of Nature Review: Is it a Health Hoax?

Balance of Nature ReviewConcerned about the increasing rates of diseases spreading, Dr. Douglas Howard, created a health supplement to introduce the concept of personal accountability in one’s personal healthcare. The chiro-practitioner, who also studies medicine and nutrition, hence founded Balance of Nature, his health supplement company,

One of his products is the Balance of Nature Fruit & Veggies which is a package of two separate bottles of supplements — one of fruit and one of vegetables aimed at meeting our nutritional needs.

However, Balance of Nature has a rather negative reputation, with people questioning its poor customer services, whether its products are just hoaxes and the severe lack of product information available on both the nutrition label and the website.

So, does Balance of Nature really deserve the bad reputation it has? Let’s take a closer look.

Upon first look at the nutrition label, what’s jarring is the sheer lack of information regarding the ingredients included in the product. What’s included are only the main fruit and vegetables in each bottle. However, there are no details on any vitamin and mineral, carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants content and the like listed. Nonetheless, let’s dive into the main ingredients of each bottle.


Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tomato

Many of these fruits are highly nutritious. Here are the benefits of some of the more potent additions.

Grapefruit could promote weight loss. It is rich in fiber which reduces the rate of digestion and absorption of food. Thus, you feel fuller more quickly during meals and are more inclined to eat less during the day. Grapefruit also helps to prevent insulin resistance and consequently, diabetes.

Blueberries are often marketed as a superfood. Rich in fiber and antioxidants, blueberries are excellent for regulating blood sugar levels and strengthening the heart and brain function. Another helpful benefit is the reduction of oxidative damage to one’s DNA. DNA damage is part and parcel of growing older, increasing the likelihood of cancers and diseases developing. By providing a high concentration of antioxidants, blueberries can neutralize the free radicals that damage our DNA.

Pineapples are rich in vitamin C which is essential for building and maintaining a strong immune system. Vitamin C is also crucial in growth, development, and boosting the absorption of iron from food. Manganese helps to regulate one’s metabolism and has strong antioxidant properties.

Additionally, pineapples contain a group of enzymes known as bromelain. These enzymes aid with digestion by breaking down protein molecules into amino acids. This is beneficial for people who suffer from pancreatic insufficiency where the production of digestive enzymes is lower than what’s healthy.

aloe vera

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Aloe Vera creates an alkaline balance to the acidic environment our internal system develops as a result of all the processed food we eat every day. The chances of falling ill are significantly lowered. You also get a good liver detox because aloe vera is hydrating and rich in phytonutrients, thus flushing out all the toxins in the body. For skincare enthusiasts, you may already be familiar with the benefits that aloe vera provides to the skin. Some compounds in aloe vera are also able to counter the effects of UV radiation, preventing wrinkles and skin damage.


Ingredients: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery Stalk, Garlic, Kale, Onion, Shiitake Mushroom, Soybean, Spinach, Wheatgrass, Yam, Zucchini

Shiitake mushrooms aid in strengthening the heart. Being rich in eritadenine, sterol, and beta-glucans, our cholesterol level is significantly lowered and regulated. We also experience a decrease in blood pressure. It’s also rich in vitamin D, an essential component to building bone strength.

Wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll, a pigment with strong anti-inflammatory properties. In a test conducted on 23 people, wheatgrass was found to be able to alleviate ulcerative colitis, an inflammation in the large intestine. Wheatgrass also aids in weight loss. This is because of the thylakoids it contains that causes us to feel fuller during meals by slowing down the digestion and absorption of food.


Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. According to Healthline, a single cup of raw kale contains 684% of the daily value (DV) of vitamin K, 206% of the DV of vitamin A, and 134% of the DV of vitamin C. This is an incredible amount of nutrients packed into one vegetable and is a fast way to boost your nutrient intake. Kale also contains antioxidants quercetin and kaempferol which have anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and anti-cancer effects.

Garlic is known for being able to boost our immune system. If you’re susceptible to the common cold, garlic might be able to help you here. It also contains antioxidants that, coupled with its other cholesterol- and blood-pressure-reducing effects, collectively reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Additionally, garlic has also been found to eliminate heavy metals from the body. According to healthline, a four-week study of employees working in a car battery plant (high exposure to lead) revealed that garlic had reduced lead levels by 19%. It also alleviated several symptoms of toxicity, such as headaches and high blood pressure.

I’d like to draw your attention to soybean—an addition that has raised a lot of issues. Soybean is an estrogenic ingredient with several health issues. For instance, a high intake of soybean may hinder thyroid function and eventually cause hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism also comes with a slew of symptoms such as discomfort, constipation, and thyroid enlargement. It also contains harmful substances like allergy-causing phytic acid.

There is one issue—the ingredients on the nutrition label are listed according to alphabetical order. Normally, they are listed according to the weight which indicates its quantity in the product. By listing the ingredients alphabetically, it’s impossible to know how much of each ingredient is added in the mix.

Furthermore, the specific quantities of ingredients are not stated anywhere on the label. It’s hard not to be skeptical about this product and it’s easy to wonder if the ingredients are listed alphabetically so that the brand can get away with only including a minimum amount of more expensive ingredients.

There are also no details on the vitamins and minerals included in the product anywhere on the nutrition label or their website. With many other supplements providing detailed and thorough nutritional labels, Balance of Nature has only reduced its credibility by failing to do the same.

It’s difficult to determine exactly the benefits you get from this product. The website itself doesn’t say much about what the product aims to do besides the generic meet your daily nutritional needs in a convenient manner that is easily incorporated into your daily life. Most of Balance of Nature’s competitors go in-depth into the different areas of health their products aim to target, but Balance of Nature itself does not.

Furthermore, there is a limited amount of product information regarding the ingredients and its quantity on both the nutrition label and website. Not even the carbohydrate, fat, sugar, protein, mineral and vitamin content is listed. There’s very little to go off on.

There are only a small number of reviews of the product found online as well. Most of the reviews are found on the Balance of Nature website, and that doesn’t do much for the brand’s credibility. It certainly doesn’t help that many of these reviews are negative, and the only positive reviews are found on the brand’s website.

If you’re considering purchasing this product and are looking for its health benefits, you’d literally have to google the ingredients individually and look at the benefits each ingredient offers. But that’s about the most you can do. We don’t even know how much of each ingredient is used in the mix, so our conclusions can only remain as assumptions.

There’s nothing significant to note about the taste here. The fruit capsules are chewable and it seems like people do chew it because it’s palatable.

The vegetable capsules, according to the brand, can be swallowed or opened up and spread over a salad or a meal.

However, this begets the question: why capsules? If the product does taste good, wouldn’t producing it in the form of powder be a better alternative? We know that capsules are limited in the nutritional value they can offer as compared to powders.

So if the product does taste good, why not produce it in powder form instead? They would be saving costs on encapsulation and packaging and they’d even be able to lower the price for customers. Just some food for thought.

The product is available for purchase through ordering on their website. For USD 90, you may purchase a bottle of Fruit and Veggies each as a retail customer. Each bottle comes with 90 capsules. One serving consists of three capsules, so you’ll be getting 30 servings a month for USD 90. That’s about USD 3 per serving.

There’s also the option to purchase as a preferred customer. What this entails is, for a one-time fee of USD 25, you get to purchase the product in a monthly subscription service at USD 70. This also gets you free personal health coaching.

On the surface, it seems like a good deal. However, there have been many customer complaints online that talk about the difficulties they faced canceling their subscriptions. Also, I’m not too sure about the legitimacy of this health coaching they speak of. Again, there is barely any substantial information regarding this on their website. There are no profiles of the health coaches working in Balance of Nature, no outline of the coaching process, no details on how long you can be coached for, whether it is a one-time coaching session or an ongoing one, nothing.

A section of the health coaching page speaks of getting results and collecting success stories from customers. Yet, there is none of this displayed anywhere on their website. No testimonials, no stories, nothing. It is infuriating to read the empty words that Balance of Nature puts on their website as if words without evidence are all customers need to be convinced.

I’d like to compare this to the superior Texas Superfood which comes with a much, much broader range of fruit, vegetables, and nutrients. For USD 67 a bottle, you get 30 servings as well, a serving costing about USD 2.30.

Even better still are greens supplements like Supergreen TONIK that fully reveal the ingredients inside and ensure you get effective dosages.

Competition aside, I’d say that the company’s poor credibility should be a deterrent itself against paying such a high fee.

It is important to note that Balance of Nature has been the subject of controversy with concerns about their products being a hoax or scam. There have also been numerous complaints about the poor customer service the brand offers, with customers not being able to cancel their monthly subscription or customers receiving monthly orders despite having made a one-time purchase.

Nonetheless, except for the soybean, the Fruit & Veggies supplements seem pretty nutritious on the surface. However, you’d really be going off on nothing more than trust in the brand since there’s so little information available about the product from its development to the formulation and yet so much controversy surrounding it.

Seeing as how this product was created by a phytonutrient expert, it’s rather disappointing and much of a let down to see how little effort was put into making product information readily available and accessible. Seeing as how one of Dr. Douglas’ philosophies towards health is personal accountability, isn’t it ironic how he doesn’t seem to take any accountability for the products he puts out?

Additionally, the Balance of Nature website is severely underwhelming and lacking in information and detail. What little information provided is too generic and seems perfunctory, achieving nothing more than filling up the spaces in the website. It neither reassures customers nor informs them of anything objectively helpful.

While the supplements do look healthy, they don’t seem to be able to justify the high cost they come with, especially when you look at the competition they’re up against. Texas Superfood, for one, is a great alternative, and we highly recommend giving that a shot instead.

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Hi, my name is Sandra! I am the main author and reviewer of Super Greens Expert. I am a keen juicer as I was want to get all my daily veggies. Having found super greens I now use one such supplement daily.

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52 thoughts on “Balance of Nature Review: Is it a Health Hoax?

  1. The radio ads for Balance of Nature are filled with customers making claims of elimination of sickness, cured diseases, additional energy, hair growth, better sleep, skin improvement and similar claims. Isn’t there federal regulation making it illegal for a non-FDA approved product to make such claims?

    1. I only have 1/8th-of-a-brain, but even I can smell the FRAUD behind their hokey AM RADIO ADS ‘testimonials’. BETTER IDEA: to wit, simply GRAZE on the GRASS in your backyard for a few minutes per day, & you’ll get the identical “nutritional” BOOST of “Balance of Nature”. And a BONUS too! I.e., you won’t have to MOW your damn lawn as much anymore. HA!!

      1. Hi ,Now Brian Kilmeade is “hawking” Balance of Nature. Isn’t he supposed to be a man of integrity?How can you sell something you’ve never researched?

  2. The company does an extreme amount of advertising and marketing on hi profile radio shows (often times using show hosts to push the product) but the claims they make are very hard to believe, if not misleading. The company may be getting around the various laws by having users make the claims and testimonials instead of themselves, (are the users being reimbursed somehow?), but this in itself would be a violation if they haven’t been verified.
    I would like to know what actions, if any, the FDA has taken to investigate this company and its claims so the public can have some knowledge in the fact that they are not getting ripped off and not being victims of false advertising. If an investigation proves the company to be doing everything right, then that would be a valuable advertising and marketing piece to promote.

    1. Why should it be made illegal for a person to express their opinion on a product they tried, liked, and had success with? If someone has tried something that has helped them, I would sure want to know about it, so that if I have a similar issue, and I choose to, I can try it. You need big brother to take care of you? We have enough of that dontcha think??

      1. How do you know, unlike customers of Iherb which publishes both positive and negative product reviews, if Balance of Nature is skimming the deck and touting only favorable reviews while burying negative ones?

        That’s the problem with these infomercials. Unlike 99.9% of all businesses, Balance of Nature doesn’t seem to have any dissatisfied customers.

  3. The company sells a good product for those that don’t want to purchase daily fruits and Veggies. They are simple to take and make you feel great. Customers calling in are REAL customers that have used the product and have strong success stories. They have a money back so what’s the big issue with selling a great product that makes you feel great. If a customer doesn’t have success they can return it with NO RISK.
    I love companies like this that are true and honest and selling a good product for all to enjoy.

  4. how much is a months worth of your product? on t.v i saw a special 20.00 for a month? with free shipping? the commercial i saw was with sebation gorka?

    1. I believe you are thinking of the 3 week ‘trial package’ that is promoted as a “pain relieving” combination of vitamins and minerals. The name escapes me at the moment, but this is a different company, and different product, altogether. They send you the 3 week trial package, for $19.99 . . . and, if it works well for you, the regular mondthly supply is $120 plus. You are correct about Sebastian Gorka promoting this product, but again . . . different product, different company (father & son owned, I believe).

    2. Mark, I believe the product name that you were referring to, and escaped me in the previous response, was “Relief Factor” … Something like that. It still may not be exact, but it is closer.

      Blessings! ????

  5. Ordered Product , did the coach call good experience , Got shippment after 1st order on 26th april .2020 on saturday 2nd may 2 more bottles of same thing B/N VEG,Fruite now over stocked . calling on monday to get handle on this . If a problem exsist will totally cancel forever.WC Epperson AZ .

  6. The fact that these “testimonials” are put out there by the users is of concern to me. They come across like people who can be talked into anything. I’ve never heard of anyone with a degrees in nutrition and an organic chemist come out and discuss the product. I’ve seen people who were given placebos and told those would not get sick and their eyesight would get better or their skin would improve and they believed it because of the power of suggestion. I told my grandparents to be very skeptical.

    1. I’m bored, so I’m going to give my opinion from the standpoint of a multi-year buyer / user of BofN.

      This was an informative article and I do think BofN has lacking information (I came here trying to find out if their is significant Vitamin D in the pills, no answer as of yet, but I havent called yet to discuss with the team over their) I also don’t like the soybean being utilized, seems like a cheap filler. When I asked them about this, they said the concerns of Soybean are of a certain type or process which they don’t use (or some such thing, paraphrasing).

      Here is the thing. I personally don’t take it because I get sick (I don’t, but I’m also 30 and in good shape so who knows). I take BofN because it noticeably improves my digestion, gut pain, gut health, and regularity like nothing else. Doctors have been able to do nothing other than tell me it is diet related. So, I improved my diet with BofN (the lazy way) and I have had no issues. none. That is anecdotal, i know, but there it is. A success story. I also noticed increased energy and generally feel better when I take it.

      ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING. I have never, never had a problem cancelling BofN. I cancel it all the time because it is expensive and sometimes I simply can’t justify the purchase. I usually take it 6-8 months out of the year and stretch it out. For example, they say to take 3 pills of frutis and 3 pills of veggies. Well, if i’m in “Saver mode” I’ll call them, cancel the orders, and take 1 pill a day for a few months. Not a big deal. They always answer the phone I’ve never had a problem. They just ask “Why” and I say, ya just saving money for a bit. They then ask my opinion and experience with BofN, this is where the commercials come from. They record your opinion and ask if they can use it for ads. Its that simple.

      In review, if you are a customer they have all the information available if you call, you get a “health Coach” and they discuss everything with you. Any question you have. No big deal. No, you can not cancel on the website, this is at most an annoyance. You just have to call them, they want to ask you questions and of course try and up sell you, that is their job. can’t blame them for doing business. The products seem legit to me, the only claim they really make is “get 10 servings of fruits and vegetables in 6 easy capsules”.. i think you get 10 servings, I also think the article makes a good point to the negative, are you getting 9 servings of broccoli and 1 serving of everything else? (exaggerated example) probably not, in my useless opinion, but they really should clarify that.

      1. I’m wondering if it’s ok taking this supplement with other medications ie.blood pressure,insulin,Amore pain medication etc.

        1. If you can eat those veggies and fruits while taking your medication I wouldn’t see a problem with it, but a benefit. I’d ask my doctor before taking anything first though. Just doesn’t seem like it would have any reaction though.

  7. Calling calling calling still calling still waiting to cancel subscription. Willing to give it a try. Spent over $100 & still willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. If the products are half way successful I will be the first to endorse & sell their products. But still waiting…

  8. i think what is also interesting to note, is this does not seem to be an unbiased website giving strickly a review. You are clearly getting affiliate compensation for recommending the competitor. Now I dont believe either company. Great.

    1. Thanks, Dan for your comment.
      We pride ourselves on giving unbiased reviews for all the products we take a look at. The affiliate commission is somewhat irrelevant for two reasons. 1) we need to monetize the content on our site from the amount of time we put into it, 2) 99% of products have some sort of affiliate program, which means we can select the best products accordingly.
      Any errors or omissions in this review or any others please do not hesitate to let us know.
      Thanks again, Sandra

  9. I sell filtered bull manure at half the cost. You take only one pill a dill and you feel like a raging bull afterwards. Once you purchase my product I will send you some snake oil that helps to keep the mother in law off your couch.

  10. I’m one of those anti-maskies as I’ve read a lot of data, won’t get into it – but I’m not the type to go getting pushy to try to get into Walmart not wearing a mask, so the truth is I am starving, not a bite of food in the house in over two weeks – but I’m fine, needed to lose weight, enjoying that part – but am looking for some nutrient I could order online to give my body the nutrients that it needs as this is going to go on awhile. Balance of Nature doesn’t seem to be the answer since they give so little info, and I want something that is highly rated before I go spending substantial funds.

  11. They have been found to be in multiple violations from the FDA. You can look it up on the FDA website.

  12. I found Balance of Nature products prohibitively expensive to sustain. I eat fairly well although I don’t eat much of a variety of vegetables. I live in the fruit belt of my state and eat 4-5 servings of fruit a day. If BON was as interested in my health, as they are in profits, they would offer vegetables on their own. Supermarkets don’t tell me I can’t buy vegetables unless I buy peaches too. I don’t like the overpriced “bundling” of the product. The bottom line? In my 20s I was a world-class athlete in Track & Field. I know my body. I’m not tricked by placebo effects or hype. I felt no difference in energy, workout recovery, or well being after 2 months of BON fruits and vegetables.

  13. I find it interesting that you downplay the benefits of one product while at the same time advertising for another. You should be ashamed.

    1. Hi Bodell,
      This is done all the time online in the form of comparison and review sites. If you don’t find this information useful that’s fine. If your a supporter/advocate for Balance of Nature, that’s fine too. Let us know your feedback and as we have done here, we will give you the ability to voice your constructive feedback.
      Have a great day, Sandra

  14. The question you must as yourself in making your decision to buy Balance of Nature is the following…
    Would you purchase this product if you knew for a fact that the company was lying to you about the most essential element of their marketing claims?
    That being their ads saying thousands of times that taking the daily serving of 3 Veggie and 3 Fruits capsules will give you “over 10 servings of fruits and vegetables”.
    That prominent part of nearly every ad they run is a flat out lie. A lie that can be clearly be shown to be so overwhelmingly false that it cannot be characterized as anything but a flat out lie.

    Every customer that purchases the product based on that claim is being cheated.
    The provable truth is that the daily serving of 3 Veggie and 3 Fruit capsules is only equal to LESS than ONE serving of fruits and veggies.
    They count on the gullible public to be so stupid as to never do the simple math to reveal their lie.

    The proof of their deception is as follows. Those six capsules which make up the daily serving only have a combined weight of 4.8 grams. That is about 1 sixth of one ounce. They tell us they get that result by removing the water and air from the fresh produce in their freeze dry process.
    They claim they remove 85% of the weight that is water. Everything else is left in the capsule powder.
    Lets even give them the benefit of the doubt and say they can remove even more water… say 90%.
    That means that the resulting powder is only a 10% of the original weight.
    Thus the daily serving of 3 veggies and 3 fruits would have been derived from (4.8 g x 10) only 48 grams of fresh fruits and veggies.
    The 48 grams they started with is only 1.7 ounces of fresh fruits. Does that sound like the claimed 10 servings of fruits and veggies we hear over and over in the advertising?

    Here is what I did. I picked out 5 veggies and 5 fruits that they list on their label and went to several nutrition sites where they give serving sizes… I was very conservative in obtaining the results, often cutting the serving size in half so as to not over state the results. For example, I cut the zucchini and mango servings to half the stated size. For cherries servings I only counted 7 cherries and for grapes I only counted 10 grapes as a serving.

    After all that for those ten items, the total weight was 860 grams. Then to get a single serving of that combination you must divide by ten to get a “average” single serving of fresh items. So you end up with a single serving being 86 grams on average.
    Then you “process” “freeze dry” to remove ALL the water, a 90% reduction in weight and you end up with a resulting powder being 8.6 grams for a single serving of powder.

    NOW… remember how much the Balance of Nature combined 6 capsules weigh? Only 4.8 grams. Yet when you take a freeze-dried SINGLE serving of fruits and veggies you get 8.6 grams.
    That means that the 4.8 grams of Balance of Natures powder (in 6 capsules) is only equal to slightly over HALF a single serving.
    4.8 grams is only 56% of 8.6 grams.
    Thus you are only getting LESS than ONE single serving of fruits and veggies… NOT the “over TEN servings” you hear in the advertising over and over and over.

    Balance of Nature is lying to you.. Flat out telling you a huge whopper…. They are counting on you NOT doing your investigation and NOT doing the math to reveal their lie.
    Now, as I began with the question in the beginning as follows…”Would you purchase this product if you knew for a fact that the company was lying to you?”
    AND if they lie to you about their most basic claim, then why would you believe anything they say on the radio or on the phone.
    They make a outrageous claim and use endless testimonials to lure you into their system.
    Imagine if you went to the grocery store and purchased a dozen eggs, only to get home and find only 1 egg in the carton.
    That is essentially what happens when you purchase Balance of Nature. The only difference is that you can easily see if you only get one egg. But with Balance of Nature the deception requires some math and work to discern the true facts.
    Be a smart consumer. Don’t trade in your common sense for a fantasy.
    Hopefully those reading this will take the time to understand.

    1. Yes! This was my problem with their claims, but I wasn’t sure how to phrase properly. You hit the nail on the head. /However/, is it possible they meant that each capsule simply contained the /nutrients/ for 10 servings of fruits and veggies and they just extracted them from the foods? If so, would there be any difference between them and a normal vitamin? My dad buys this shit, and I need to have a way to convince him it’s a ripoff. He’s a smart guy until talk radio comes on.

      1. I don’t know your father’s age. I will assume he is intelligent and that when he has reliable facts, facts from Balance of Nature’s own site and ads, that if he puts it all down on paper, possibly together with you, that his intelligence will suddenly allow a light to go off.
        That light revealing that in Balance of Nature’s most basic assertion they are lying. That the combined six daily capsules give a customer “over ten servings of fruits and vegetables”.
        If they lie to the public about that most basic fact, then why does the potential buyer or user have any reason to believe the questionable “testimonials”? As everyone knows, testimonials are the lowest form of proof.
        Mind you, not that all those people are lying, but as written in Scientific American, the following “Doctors have long known that about 35 percent of all patients given a placebo will get better”
        Now, given that Dr. Howard (chiropractor, not MD) has said recently that they get hundreds of testimonials each week, which 5 or 10 do you think they choose to put in their ads and weekend infomercials? They skim the cream of the crop and THAT …. is really all you get for factual information.
        No doubt the relentless testimonials are what brought your father to order the product. Those testimonials plus their relentless claim that you’ll get “over ten servings of fruits and vegetables” a day from those 6 tiny capsules “combined” powder.

        As to your serious question as stated, ” is it possible they meant that each capsule simply contained the /nutrients/ for 10 servings of fruits and veggies and they just extracted them from the foods?”
        NO…. A STRONG NO.
        Balance of nature says over and over they only take fresh fruits and vegetables and remove the air and water.
        From their own FAQ “We remove the air and water and leave behind all the nutritional goodness.”
        Nothing but the inedible parts of the plants or peels are removed.
        Nothing is added. No extracts are added.

        So, we’re back to the same core question. How is it possible to get “Over ten servings of fruits and vegetables” from the 6 daily capsules which only have a combined weight of 4.8 grams?
        They try to mix the public up with talking about 31 fruits and veggies, but that does not change the fact that you still only get 4.8 grams a day.
        Let us simplify it down to one item… A apple. Not even a medium apple at 182 grams. NO, lets just use a small apple at only 150 grams.
        Here is what Balance of Nature says on their site.
        “Ten servings of fruit for you could look like 10 medium-sized apples”
        Got that? Ten servings is like 10 apples.
        OK> Lets do the simple math.
        10 small apples at 150 grams each totals 1,500 grams.
        Thus 10 servings would equal 1500 grams BEFORE removing the water.
        OK> Then we remove 90% of the weight which is water.
        Leaving us with 150 grams of powder equaling 10 servings.
        Do you see the arising problem?
        OK, lets divide the 150 grams by 10 to get “ONE single serving”.
        That is ONE serving of remaining powder is 15 grams.
        Compare that to the 4.8 grams that Balance of Nature says is TEN servings.
        The reality is that the 4.8 grams is only equal to a third (32%) of ONE serving as identified by Balance of Nature’s own web site’s details wherein they say…”Ten servings of fruit for you could look like 10 medium-sized apples”
        Now, go back, check my math. Together with your father, do the math for yourself.
        Respect your father. Realize he, like many, have been fooled because in no place does Balance of Nature put all the facts together for you.

        Simply put, Balance of Nature assumes (correctly) that only a tiny fraction of the potential customers will do the math.
        They know they can get away with gross exaggerations (lies).
        Dr. Howard (the chiropractor, not MD) is onboard with the deception. Just today, Sept. 26th, on his infomercial, he lets the truth slip out, knowing the target audience won’t do the math.
        He said, and I quote word for word, “A serving is the size of your fist, think of it that way”…..
        Yet in the sentence before that, he says that the six pills are “over ten servings of fruits and vegetables”….
        He counts on listeners to NOT do the math, to not see the absurdity of his claim of “over tens servings”.

        You know, if there was some way we could communicate where more space or info would fit, then it would be a cinch to show your father how wild the exaggerations of Balance of Nature are.

        Now, I’m going to cut off here as its getting too long.
        However down below later, after this is posted, I’ll reply to myself and give you a addendum that is a absurd answer that Balance of Nature tries to give out to explain their distortions and false claims.
        Their explanation is as laughable, absurd, and unproven as their claim about you getting “Over TEN servings of fruits and vegetables” which they include in nearly every ad.
        Stay tuned.

    2. Del, that was great. If more people thought like you did, our politicians, (both left AND right), would never get away with all the boloney they feed us everyday. Kudos to you. I hope you’re a teacher! 🙂

    3. Just look at the calories.

      6 capsules gives you only 15 calories. How can you get “10 servings of fruits and vegetables” in only 15 calories?

      2 Tbsp of unsweetened apple sauce will give you 12 calories.

  15. They added Grapefruit to their product.If it were really the fruit,they would be harming a lot of people because Grapefruit is seriously contraindicated with a large number of prescription drugs.People who take balance of nature are mostly people who are elderly and take those Drugs.They might not even know that they need to ask their doctor first

  16. Dr. Howard’s pursuit for knowledge has been endless. He studied Homeopathy in Germany, Chiropractic in the United States, and Medicine in Russia. (I underline “Homeopathy” — “Chiropractic” — Medicine in Russia”)

    Need I say more. Typical of many phony (some MLM = multiple level marketing) companies pushing non-toxic but basically useless pharmacy type products for years. Many of the doctors referenced are not medical doctors. Common company and product from the state of Utah. Don’t waste your money!

  17. I used it for 6 months and noticed no change from takin my own vitamin regimen which is 1/2 the price for that period.

  18. Dr. Howard says:
    “Every edible part of the fruit and/or vegetable is used, and the water is removed. In this step, every effort is made to avoid heat, air, and light—elements that can oxidize produce. Flash drying removes the water in more than 90 percent of the produce found in Balance of Nature.”
    What happened to the fiber, if only water is removed. I thought fiber is within a fruit (skin) or veggie itself. I guess it goes to the third bottle.
    Nothing but scam.

  19. I doubt it. And it’s funny how the Relief Factor has a spokesperson as Larry Elder. Not coincidental then that they have it on the Fox News station. If one doesn’t like Larry Elder they’re not going to buy the product. Correct? By the way what the hell is a “kick flip”? One of the reasons that makes these commercials so annoying is they’re ad nauseam almost all the time and mainly, it seems, on the Fox News station. The foregoing article brings up a worthy point and that is this impact on the environment, how this company could really save some bucks if they were to turn out their concoction through a different form. I checked it out after I first started seeing these commercials and just wasn’t happy that although you get a certain coupon through Fox News code word, you have to sign up for a membership and it’s really a trick Factor no pun to get your first order’s take. Most but not all people slack off after a while anyway, although it depends on what it is that they started taking. Kind of like with exercise. BTW did you ever notice that this doctor has an appearance that looks very different from his other one on another ad? Ultimately of course it’s your body your choice but as far as mine, I do my research and I do not like these subscription membership products. Which they make appear so delectable and desirable because of the bright colors and packaging. Too much plastic. Lol, and remember that elderly man and that yellow team shirt saying that it had medication that would cost them over 4,000 a month and that the doctor said no matter what he would never be able to get off of it once he started taking the pills? And then, how can this or any vitamin product mitigate such a problem? I hope these people are getting a good ransom on their replay performances because this company and others like it must have a lot of dough for all the reruns.

  20. i took the product and my stools started coming out looking like bark from a tree also some leaves and other debris started to show in my stools

    1. Advice, stay out of the woods during the Fall season when leaves are dropping. You could unknowingly be breathing in, or swallowing, debris that is floating in the air. (possibly wear a mask).
      Or, it is possible that Balance of Nature’s quality control is not as complete as it was designed to be.
      Save some stool samples and show them to your doctor for testing.

  21. it’s almost like, in addition to pressuring these commercials and their actors and actresses who certainly must be making a killing financially off of their replay, just want to talk down to you and influence your thinking to make you feel bad. Who the hell is Amy Jacobson and why the freaking waste would anybody care not only about her, but how good she is because she’s a “better mom” for taking this product? In fact there are other moms that use that particular station in life to amp up their reason for taking this product, that’s if they even take it in real life. BoN and the gut-wrenching relief Factor commercials are just more than anyone can bear when they are replayed ad nauseam. An official review of this product said that one of the cons and lieu of the pros of taking the supplement is its best for consumers that are 18+. If this is justified and actual why does balance of nature try to influence consumers to give it to their children? One might get stomach upset not only from the capsule but any other ingredients, and people have commented a reason they don’t want to waste their money on this so called membership is just simply that there paying for the superfluous advertising is well as the way that this product is actually packaged, in these capsules.This marketing choke hold is an analog of the whole covid vaccine racket. And it’s sort of seems that this company has to keep pushing their product because they’re in so deep with advertising and production costs. I’m sick of being made to feel responsible for that. I can’t say the product doesn’t work but for me it doesn’t make any sense to invest in it because that’s not how I get my vitamins and minerals. There is also an environmental implication and a heck of a lot of over tons of waste! I Wonder just tell colorful and appetizing those bottles would look if they didn’t have the plastic or whatever type of labels there are coating them. This company and it’s paid performers in no way can overhaul all their boasting about what this product doesn’t how it makes them feel without even stipulating that the next person may not experience that, and that whatever claims are being put forth are not proven nor guaranteed. Balance of Nature, just go away already. and same to Larry elder and that god awful Hungarian for Relief Factor. Tired of the ads? Change from Fox News channel. I don’t like how especially these two companies just talk down to their invisible audience. Why not just research other brands, or go to your local health food store and shop around? There’s so many other choices out there. People just simply like to verify they are making a sound decision while they see the product actually making a positive difference in their health. These products are just too commercialized and browbeating. If BoN is so fantastically effective and revolutionary or however laudable and unique it is that they market it as then give people a free supply. Don’t put consumers up to the line of feeling that they are taking a gamble, and worse, being stolen from.

  22. Out of curiosity, I did a little search on this “product”. I never watched or heard the noise on TV due to my personal commercial filtering…….I did wonder though why would anyone want to take a
    pill instead of eating those wonderful fruits and vegetables in the
    first place. If I could not eat them, I’m sure a blender will make them into a fine juice to drink……and to find that this ‘doctor’ is not even an MD…….hey I’m a ‘doctor’ too, although a Dr. of Divinity, I surely wouldn’t make any wild claims like this liar. From the first ad I missed and just saw pictures said SCAM, and I am relieved that I was right. Picking on old folks — they should be ashamed of themselves but we know they don’t feel it.
    Thanks for posting that FDA warning letter.

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