In a clinical study conducted by doctors at a top research university, Sunsweet® PlumSmart® juice was found to help regulate digestion when 8oz were consumed daily for two weeks. Specifically, the study provided evidence supporting the daily use of PlumSmart as a well-accepted and effective treatment for constipation symptoms, especially for women.
Subjects using PlumSmart were 4.7 times more likely to have immediate relief (within 24 hours) from constipation compared to placebo (apple juice). Women were 8.5 times more likely.
58% of participants reported relief within the first 24 hours after consumption of PlumSmart compared to 28% for apple juice alone and 50% for apple juice and Metamucil®.
72% of women reported relief of constipation within 24 hours when using PlumSmart compared to 29% with placebo and 50% with Metamucil.
After using PlumSmart, participants reported a larger reduction in the
painful and uncomfortable symptoms associated with constipation when
compared to apple juice and apple juice with Metamucil.
The taste of PlumSmart was preferred to that of apple juice with Metamucil. On a 10-point Likert scale, participants reported an average rating of 8.2 (+/- 2.1) for the taste of PlumSmart, compared to 8.1 (+/- 2.4) for apple juice alone and 6.0 (+/- 2.6) for apple juice with Metamucil.
Data on file, Cheskin & Mitola, September 2008.
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