This botanical extract is purported to improve energy, well-being, function, and outlook on life. Some proponents claim it can be used to treat asthma, aid with weight loss, improve arthritis and diabetes, and decrease the pain of headaches, cancer, and of course, fibromyalgia. The websites selling this juice glorify its healing powers with personal testimonials from patients and “scientists” from around the world. How does this juice work? No research is cited, despite the many testimonial-type endorsements. However, the following claim is made: “Noni Juice contains compounds that work at the cellular level to actually increase the positive functionality of cells in the body.” Wow. This mumbo-jumbo is used to explain how it can treat anything from gum disease, to bone fractures, to fibromyalgia!
Only one clinical study has been published on Noni Juice, and it involved just five women with osteoporosis (J Altern Complement Med 10:797, 2004). It only lasted three months, there was no placebo group for comparison, and therefore, no conclusions could be drawn (good or bad). Research to show that Noni Juice can treat pain, fibromyalgia or any other medical condition is completely lacking.
Two bottles of the juice cost $84 (33 fluid ounces). For best results, people are supposed to take at least 2-6 oz. daily (it’s pricy), along with employing good nutrition and exercising regularly. The juice may come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee, but how do you prove or disprove that the cells in your body are working in “perfect balance” now that you are taking Noni Juice? Also, if you have improved your eating habits and incorporated an exercise regimen, of course you will feel better … but is it because of the Noni Juice?