There are a total of seventy-seven ingredients crammed into The Pops™, including twenty-two fruits and twenty-five vegetables. The Pops™ also have nine major sources of antioxidants, which fight free radicals and protect the body against cancer and early aging.
In addition, The Pops™ have eleven plant enzymes for things like digestion, bloating and gas. These enzymes also break down plaque buildup in arteries, as well as toxic deposits in joints and fatty tissue. There's also friendly flora, fat burning metabolic boosters, food herbs and more. These ingredients were selected because of what research has shown they do for our bodies – make them feel good.
Q: Who designed The Pops™?
The designer of The Pops™ is Dr. Heidi Dulay, Ed.D., N.C. Her health quest started with two personal battles - living down an embarrassing childhood nickname "Walking Ball" and battling cervical cancer in her t
Dr. Heidi teaches Comparative Dietary Approaches, a core course in the Masters Program in Nutrition at John F. Kennedy University in California. She also leads product development for Whole Food Nation™, including The Pops™ and ER Fat Burn™.
Dr. Dulay also guides clients with her programs in nutrition and health. She holds advanced nutrition certifications from Bauman College, a Master of Science from Stanford, and a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard.
Q: How are The Pops™ made?
The Pops™ are made by taking a nutrient-rich plant like broccoli and removing the water and fiber. It's then made into a powder and pressed into capsules. All the nutrients in the plant remain intact, including vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The phytochemicals (plant medicines), chlorophyll (healer of sick cells) and antioxidants (cancer fighters) are also preserved.
When consumed, the nutrients are absorbed into your body as if you had eaten the fruits and vegetables whole. This allows you to get seventy-seven nutritionally dense ingredients every single day, including twenty-two fruits and twenty-five vegetables. And because The Pops™ are made from real food, there are no negative side effects and your body knows exactly what to do with the nutrients.
Q: With those 77 ingredients in the Pops, how much of each one can actually be in a capsule? Most of the ingredients would be a capsule all by themselves! - Paula from Fort Myer, Florida
Dr. Heidi Dulay, designer of The Pops™, responds:
Enough of each ingredient is in each capsule so that the synergy among them makes a difference. Synergy, not quantity, is the key to their effectiveness - much like good teamwork is the key to winning. For example, having all its co-factors makes the indole C carbinol (a cancer-fighting nutrient) in broccoli and the four other cruciferous vegetables in the Pops maximally useful to the body.
Both Pops also contain Bioperine®, a standardized extract of black pepper that activates metabolism and increases the bioavailability of nutrients. It amps up the effectiveness of all the nutrients in The Pops™.
"Less is more" in nutrition means that our bodies can more easily process - and use - small quanitites. In the long run, this translates to more health.
Q: Who are the owners of Whole Food Nation™?
The owners of Whole Food Nation™ are Dr. Heidi, Vicki and Kim, three friends and true health nuts. They originally developed The Pops™ for their personal use, since they could not find anything like it. Eventually, over the course of two years, they decided to market it through direct sales. They truly believe The Pops™ makes a difference in our health.
Q: All I need to do is take The Pops™ and I'll be healthy, right?
The effects reported by consumers are as diverse as the ingredients. Since you're unique, no one knows what concentrated nutrition will do for you. That's why we say No Promises, No Problems™. The only way to know how it will work is for you to try it.
Q: Why do we need to eat more fruits and veggies?
Because they're a prime source of "co-factors" - the term professionals use when talking about vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to process food.
Co-factors are crucial for you to be able to absorb nutrition from food, make fuel for energy, neutralize stress and age gracefully. Even low carb fanatics know they have to eat veggies with their meat, fish, eggs or cheese. Otherwise, they get constipated and have bad breath.
Your body can't break down protein well without co-factors. You not only get clogged up, but you can also get leaky gut, which are holes in your intestines. These holes are made by bacteria as they gobble up the rotting protein lodged in your intestines.
A leaky gut allows foreign substances to pass into your bloodstream and land in your joints. This results in inflammation and joint pain. It causes your immune system to start misfiring and your skin to break out in ugly lookin' acne, spots and scabs.
Sometimes, what leaks through causes toxic growths and arterial plaque. Soon diseases emerge, like allergies, arthritis, acne, osteoporosis, lupus, even cancer and heart disease.
Q: What causes cravings?
Not having enough co-factors causes you to have cravings, your body's cries for missing nutrients. Cravings remain until your body gets what it's looking for, or becomes too tired to look.
When you eat junk food like sugar, alcohol, any white grain (white bread, white rice, pasta), or other refined, processed food like soybean or corn oil, your body has to scrounge for co-factors. It steals them from bones, organs, muscles and other tissues. Your body does this so it can at least use the junk food for fuel. This puts off sickness and disease, but not for very long.
Q: What are the capsules made of?
Q: If I'm on any medications, can I take The Pops™?
Yes. However, both the Pop-a-Purple™ and Pop-a-Green™ contain Bioperine®, which helps the body absorb nutrients. Bioperine® will also enhance the absorption any drugs you're taking too. So it's recommended you wait an hour after taking any medication before consuming The Pops™.
Q: How can such a small capsule have so much nutrition?
One reason is due to today's technology. Another reason is because The Pops™ are highly concentrated. The third reason is the ingredients have a synergistic effect and work significantly better together, rather than isolated.
Q: How come the vitamin and mineral amounts are not listed?
The value of the ingredients is not in amounts. It's in the synergy or interaction among the hundreds of nutrients contained in the ingredients, all working together.
Functional medicine research is showing that very small amounts of a wide array of natural nutrients is usually more beneficial than large amounts of isolated nutrients. The body uses them more easily. Further, there is a cooperation between certain vitamins and minerals, promoting absorption. Correcting a deficiency in one vitamin/mineral requires the addition of others, not simply replacement of the deficient one.
So the idea that 200 mg of a nutrient is always better than 50 mg is a myth, because the milligram count is a measure of weight, not usefulness.
The only amounts publishable in The Pops™ are those you see in the Supplement Facts on the back of each box, as follows:
Vitamin A (as beta carotene from Dunaliella) - 5000 IU Vitamin C (from camu-camu) - 10 mg Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) - 20 mcg Proprietary Enzyme Blend - 38 mg Proprietary Nutrient Complex - 846 mg Vitamin A (as beta carotene from Dunaliella) - 5000 IU Vitamin C (from camu-camu) - 10 mg Proprietary Enzyme Blend - 38 mg Proprietary Nutrient Complex - 855 mg
Please note the Vitamin A is in the form of beta carotene in dunaliella. It is listed as Vitamin A pursuant to FDA regulations that require any vitamin that is found in certain minimum amounts in a whole-food to be listed separately, as if it were isolated.
Same with the Vitamin C. The ingredient really is camu-camu, but the camu-camu is so rich in Vitamin C, the Vitamin C had to be listed separately.
Q: What does The Pops™ not have?
The Pops™ do not have pesticides, food coloring, sugar, synthetic stabilizers, starch, gluten, binders, filler or preservatives. The seventy-seven ingredients are made from real food, are in two easy to take capsules and work together throughout your body.
Q: Do The Pops™ help fight colds and the flu?
Studies show vitamins such as A, B-complex, C and E, found in fruits and vegetables, strengthen your immune system against colds and the flu. Yet people tend to eat fewer fruits and veggies in the winter. The Pops™ has twenty-two fruits and twenty-five vegetables, plus a whole lot more.
Ginger root is another ingredient in The Pops™ used to fight colds, fevers and nausea. Elderberry is another Pops ingredient used for centuries to treat fevers, colds and influenza. Elderberry lessens the severity of colds, especially when combined with vitamin C and zinc. In a clinical study, elderberry significantly improved flu symptoms after two days. Most participants reported complete relief from symptoms after three days.
Q: What are some of the things The Pops™ do?
Take a Purple in the morning and a Green in the evening for:
- Elimination and detoxification
- Better sleep
- Better skin
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Reduced cravings
- Reduced aches and pains
- Normal cholesterol and blood pressure
- Weight loss
The ingredients in The Pops™ also help reduce damage to the body for things like wrinkles, eyesight, arthritis and more. All ingredients in The Pops™ are GRAS – "Generally Recognized As Safe" by the FDA (the United States Food and Drug Administration).
Q: Are The Pops™ the same as eating actual fruits and veggies?
Technically, no. The Pops™ are not a substitute for eating actual fruits and vegetables. They are not meant to be taken instead of food. These whole-food multis are to complement a diet that does not contain optimum amounts of nutrition.
According to the U.S.D.A. food pyramid, everyone should eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, at least nine daily servings. If you don't eat perfectly every single day and on every single occasion, then the seventy-seven health ingredients in The Pops™ provides all of the necessary vitamin and mineral co-factors needed for optimal biochemical functioning.
Q: Who needs whole-food multis?
According to Prescription for Nutritional Healing, here's a short list of those who should get whole-food multis, The Pops™:
- Alcohol drinkers
- Drug users, prescription or recreational
- Health fanatics
- Junk food eaters
- Overweight and obese people
- People who supplement with specific nutrients
- People who eat mostly cooked food
- Sick people
- Stressed out people
- Women who are pregnant, nursing, or taking oral contraceptives
Q: Where are The Pops™ manufactured?
The manufacturing facility of Whole Food Nation™ is Garden State Nutritionals, an FDA-licensed and certified GMP facility. GMP stands for 'Good Manufacturing Practices', a certification given by the National Nutritional Foods Association and NSF International.
These two independent, nonprofit organizations use a uniform set of standards, so consumers can be assured that what is on the label is also in the box. Also, consumers can know they are receiving pure ingredients at accurate dosage levels. Garden State Nutritionals has earned the coveted National Nutritional Foods Association GMA 'A' rating, and is kosher-approved.
Q: Can kids take The Pops™?
We always tell folks that The Pops™ were created for adults. We haven't yet created a child version. It would be up to the discretion of the parents if they wanted to test the product on their child. I have my two boys on the Purples and Greens, and they have done quite well. (I sometimes open the capsules and pour them into a blended smoothie.)
Q: Are The Pops™ free of gluten, soy, dairy and corn?
Yes, The Pops™ are entirely gluten free, soy free, dairy free and corn free.
Q: I already take vitamins. Why should I take The Pops™?
Supplements only have to be 10% natural in order to legally make this claim. That's why more than 95% of all vitamins sold today are man-made synthetics.
"Your body isn't designed to take synthetic vitamins, regards them as toxins, and attempts to eliminate them as rapidly as possible. They act like stimulants, hasten the aging process, rob your body of energy and provide expensive color to your urine." - Dr. Joel Robbins, M.D.
Synthetic vitamins can build up in your system and cause health problems, including lung cancer, heart attacks and yes, even death.
To find out more, read this report: "How Safe Are Your Vitamins?"
According to The Harvard School of Public Health, "Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss."
In addition, a landmark study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using thirty-six years of data, concluded that everyone needs to supplement - regardless of age or health. They concluded that people who did not get enough nutrition were at an increased risk of disease, including heart disease and cancer.
Most Americans do not get basic, recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals. Research shows 93 percent have inadequate intakes of vitamin E, 75 percent do not meet recommendations for calcium, 44 percent are lacking adequate intake of vitamin A, and 73 percent do not get enough vitamin K. And that's the short list.
So do you still think we're getting proper levels of nutrition?
Q: How much are The Pops™?
Well, it depends. Let me tell you how it comes. A single box retails for $37.00.
The wholesale price is $25.00 per box (with the purchase of ten or more, like buying bulk at Sam's Club®
And regular subscribers pay $29.50 a month. (.98 cents a day)
All of these prices include free shipping. Yes, we pay shipping for you.
Q: Do The Pops™ come with a money back guarantee?
The Pops™ come with an absolute satisfaction, no fine print guarantee. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied - for any reason, or for no reason at all - simply return the unused portion within 30 days, for a full 100% money-back refund. No hassles and no hard feelings.
Contact Gwen customer service at 1-800-595-1956 or Vicki @ wholefoodnation.com. A quick phone call or email, along with the unused portion, is all it takes to get a full 100% money-back refund.
So Here's What You Get With The Pops™
- Seventy-seven nutritionally dense ingredients made from real food
- Enjoy the benefits of juicing without the mess or inconvenience
- Excellent source of co-factors and insurance against deficiency
- Twenty-two fruits from Pop-a-Purple™ for energy
- Twenty-five calming vegetables from Pop-a-Green™
- Amino acids, metabolic boosters, digestive enzymes and more
- Free shipping and Money Back Guarantee
Six of the ten leading causes of disease - heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and scarring of the liver - can be traced to unhealthy nutritional habits.
What if you do just one thing for your health, like my family is doing?
Nothing is more important than your health, don't you think?
What People Are Saying
"We don't know what The Pops™ will do for any given person, but so far we've seen increased energy, better quality sleep, alleviation of 'afternoon slump', improved bowel function, blood pressure normalization, weight loss and fewer food cravings." - Steve Hall, M.D., Issaquah, Washington
"The Pops™ seems to help whatever can be helped by a dose of good nutrition." - Mary Schaffer, D.C., Mill Valley, California
"Everyone in my office is on the Pops and they are each getting different results. We're all genetically slightly different, so it wouldn't be surprising that this helps to provide internally what our bodies and food don't." - Dr. Ron Rubin, D.M.D., Boca Raton, Florida
"Over the years I have done a lot of reading and purchased several different health supplements, and we have enjoyed benefits from each of them. But I have never seen a product with such a broad range of whole foods, enzymes, and beneficial flora. Now I can get my nine servings of vegetables every day, without the carbs and calories." - Terry Burkett, Winsted, Minnesota