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Health Benefits of Noni Juice?

Last updated on April 13, 2006

Everywhere I look, I see spam for Tahitian Noni Juice. People spam the comments sections of Eat This! with noni juice ads. Whenever something is marketed in such a way, I get suspicious. So I decided to do some research and see if there are any real health benefits of noni juice or if it’s all just multi-level marketing hype.

When you search Google for noni juice, a bunch of sites selling the product come up. You have to wade through those sites to get to the real info. I managed to find some real information buried among the hype.

Dr. Weil weighs in:

Despite the health claims and the enthusiastic testimonials of customers, there is absolutely no scientific evidence that Noni Juice is an effective treatment for anything at all. (

France warns consumers about the risks of noni juice:

But the French authorities, known to take a highly cautious approach to new food products, said it had very limited data on the tropical fruit’s consumption … It noted further that two recent publications had reported severe liver problems in three people after consumption of the juice. (

And in February the Los Angeles CBS affiliate investiated noni juice health claims:

They call it a miracle in a bottle. It is the Tahitian Noni juice, a fruit juice that’s taking America by storm. But is it a miracle or just hype? The so-called miracle is a prickly, stinky fruit from Polynesia. (

It looks like noni juice is a scam that we should all avoid. Whenever people promise that something can cure everything under the sun, it’s probably too good to be true. Make sure people making health claims can back up their claims with solid research. Otherwise, you’ll just be wasting your money and your time.

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43 Comments on "Health Benefits of Noni Juice?"

3 years 6 months ago

does anyone have success stories involving noni and lupus

5 years 9 months ago

I’ve been taking Noni in capsule form for about 2 weeks now. This is the ONLY diet change that I have made in 12 months. The only effect I have noticied is solid sleep and mood stabilization as a result of the sleep. Not a bad thing!

T van Stigt
5 years 10 months ago

With noni trees growing wild all over the island (Taboga),it is an easy task to ferment my own juice. I keep a gallon or two brewing in the sun at all times. As far as health benefits, all I can say is “anything that tastes SO bad and smells SO strong can’t be all that bad for you”.

Luke McFarland
6 years 10 days ago

Has anyone noticed Dr. Dawit Mengistu’s posts? I wonder how much he’s making off this snake oil?

ms sidney
6 years 12 days ago

praise the Lord, I’m in Hawaii where I can get Noni off the tree. I am healing terrible brain injury after motorvehicl accident and fermented Noni from my terrace is only thing that has taken pain and is getting me better. I saw special on Discovery channel. wash Noni and let it dry then put in glass jar or vase, can cover with tin foil. It will make juice in glass. take at lease an ounce three times a day for serious injury. Its working for me, beyond stupid drugs doctors wanted me to take that only had side effects.