FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Customers

We ship to the U.S. and Canada, including U.S. territories. We can also ship to any U.S. military base. If you need assistance adding a U.S. territory, Canadian, or military base address, please call us at 1-800-246-8751, and we will be happy to help!

FEATURE COMING SOON! You will be able to log in to your customer account dashboard to cancel your subscription. For now you can call us at 877-412-2526, and we would be happy to help you.

Shipping Policy

Shipping time will range between 3-5 business days. We ship all our packages USPS.

Returns Policy

Returns are only valid on your first purchase. Return requests must be made within 30 days of your original invoice date (first invoice as a preferred customer). Shipping costs for returns are the customers responsibility unless the return is the fault of Balance of Nature. Credits and refunds will be processed within 10-12 business days of return arrival and acceptance. To initiate a return call 877-412-2526 to receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. All returns require an RMA number in order to be processed. If any product is returned without an RMA number it will not be accepted.

FEATURE COMING SOON! Yes, all customers will have a customer account dashboard. You can manage addresses, payment methods, subscriptions and more! We will be giving you full control.

Taking Balance of Nature consistently is what causes our customers to see results. To ensure you never run out, your orders will process every 28 days starting from the day you make your first purchase.

Yes, you can log in to your customer account dashboard and track your order.

Shipping time will range between 3-5 business days. We ship all our packages USPS.

Preferred customers subscribe and save on their products. They get wholesale pricing and access to free, unlimited health coaching sessions. Orders are shipped out on a recurring basis every 28 days. Retail customers receive the same product, however, they pay full price and do not receive free health coaching.

All our success stories come from real customers. We have never paid our customers to tell us about their success stories. We receive tens of thousands of unsolicited and unscripted success stories per year. You can read more about what our customers are saying.

Products

We frequently offer promo codes through radio, television, and social media ads! The promo codes can be applied to your first order as a Preferred Customer. You can enter your promo code on our website before you complete the checkout process, or you can give us your promo code over the phone by calling us at 1-800-246-8751.

The daily recommended intake of Balance of Nature's Fruits and Veggies is 3 Fruits and 3 Veggies. We generally recommend taking 3 Fruits in the morning and 3 Veggies at lunchtime. The important thing to remember is that you should take Balance of Nature whatever way is most convenient for you. If it's easier for you to take all of the capsules at once, then go ahead and do that! The Fruits and Veggies may give you a natural boost of energy in your day, so it is usually best to take all of the capsules before 2 p.m. The capsules can be taken with or without food. If you do not like to swallow capsules, you can break open the capsules and add the powder to food or liquids, such as smoothies, oatmeal, broths, or cottage cheese.

The daily recommended intake of Balance of Nature's Fiber & Spice is two heaping scoops twice a day. The Fiber & Spice can be added to 12 oz or more of diluted apple juice or even almond milk. Stir frequently and drink quickly!

One of the most controversial topics in the world of nutrition is Soy. Some studies say it causes cancers, others say it prevents it. So which one is it? Turns out they are both right. It all depends on how the soy is processed.

Fact: Over 90% of all soy grown in the US is genetically modified and grown with lots of pesticides.

Fact: The reason people started seeing negative side effects of soy was because we started isolating or changing the natural chemistry found in whole soybeans (much like we do with corn. i.e. corn syrup, corn starch, maltodextrin, etc.)

Fact: Cultures that eat a lot of WHOLE soy in their foods, especially foods that are mature or fermented, have some of the lowest cases of cancer and lifestyle diseases.

Fact: There are no studies that have been conducted on whole, unprocessed, natural soybeans that show negative results.

Conclusion: Eat Soybeans. They’re good for you. But don’t mess with it’s natural chemistry and stay away from soy isolates that are put in processed foods.

All our products are independently tested for pesticides, bacteria, heavy metals, and nutritional content. We accept nothing but the best and purest food.

We try to keep our prices as low as we can for our valued customers! The cost of nutrition may be considered pricey, but good nutrition and feeling great is worth every cent! Balance of Nature agrees that everyone should get more nutrition from eating fruits and vegetables, but it gets harder and harder to do. Getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables everyday is not usually something people accomplish. With Balance of Nature Fruits & Veggies, you get more than 10 servings of fruits and vegetables for essentially $2.30 everyday (about .23 cents a serving), which is much cheaper than buying organic produce at the store.

We have customers who have allergies to some ingredients in Balance of Nature who still take Balance of Nature Fruit and Veggie capsules. We recommend speaking with your healthcare provider and one of our Health Coaches before introducing Balance of Nature into your daily regimen. The ingredients in Balance of Nature are condensed, therefore, not as potent as eating a full piece of fruit or vegetable.

Balance of Nature is not meant to be a replacement for eating whole fruits and vegetables. Balance of Nature helps to make it easier to reach the recommended daily serving of whole fruits and vegetables. This helps you to get the beneficial nutrients of fruits and vegetables but is not meant to replace them overall.

Yes! Our Veggies supplement is 100% vegetables. We put our vegetable supplements in capsules because we don’t add any fillers. Just take the veggie capsules, open them up, and poor the vegetable powder into your smoothie.

Yes! Absolutely, yes! We wish more parents would give them to their children. A child’s quality of nutrition in the first 20 years of life is crucial. It will make a difference in their health now, and for the rest of their lives. Many children don’t like eating whole fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and Veggies® capsules are a great way to get their body accustomed to a balanced variety. Many parents give this to young children by opening the capsules and sprinkling it on their food. Most little kids love the Fruits, but sometimes you need to get creative on how to help your kids eat the veggies. Some examples that have come to us on facebook include: mixing the veggies with a banana or other baby foods, mixing it with tomato sauces, and mixing it with their milk.

Note: If you start giving your child the Veggie capsules as a baby, they will usually eat them without any fuss. It is older children who have not developed a preference for strong vegetable flavor who complain.

None. We don’t use any extracts, fillers, or additives of any kind. Fruits & Veggies are 100% real produce in a capsule and that's it.

Yes! Balance of Nature is made of 100% whole fruits and vegetables. The capsule is made of plant cellulose. We use no animal products in the production of Balance of Nature.

Balance of Nature is made of 100% whole fruits and vegetables. Fruits that have lots of antioxidants that are key ingredients in Balance of Nature Fruits® include: strawberries, blueberries, oranges, and raspberries. Vegetables that have lots of antioxidants that are key ingredients in Balance of Nature Veggies® include: kale, spinach, and onion.

Fiber & Spice is for more than constipation. This unique blend of whole fiber regulates and cleanses the bowels. It is effective for constipation and diarrhea, yet so gentle that it is perfect for daily maintenance.

Why spices? Phytonutrients are the color, taste, and smell of plant food. The intense flavors and deep colors of spices are the most condensed whole food source of phytonutrients available. Delivered directly to the intestines and colon, these spices have been proven to repair and improve digestive function and decrease your risk of any lifestyle diseases.

Taking the Fruits & Veggies along with living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to boost your immune system.

Our capsules are made of plant cellulose. The capsules are 100% vegan and so is the powder inside!

The capsules protect the powder from oxidation, which lowers the nutrient content. By encapsulating the powder we ensure you get all the nutrients.

Yes, our Veggies capsules are 100% real vegetable produce.

Yes, Balance of Nature is Keto friendly. The daily recommended amount of net carbohydrates on a Keto diet is 20g-50g per day. A single serving of Balance of Nature Fruits & Veggies (3x3) contains only 4g of net carbohydrates.

A common issue with the Keto diet is people not getting a wide variety of nutrition. Adding Balance of Nature into your diet can be a smarter way to Keto. Get all your micronutrients without all the macronutrients.

Correct nutrition is 80% of losing weight. We recommend addressing your diet as a whole and incorporating Balance of Nature whole food supplements into your game plan.

Absolutely. Feeding your body real whole food is essential for optimal performance. In general people who take Balance of Nature report having better workouts and faster recovery times.

Balance of Nature is whole food. Depending on your personal preference of working out on an empty stomach or a full stomach is totally up to you. We recommend trying both ways and see how it works for you. In general people who take Balance of Nature report having better workouts and faster recovery times.

Balance of Nature is 100% whole food. We do not add synthetic vitamins, fillers, vitamin fortifiers, hormones, additives, preservatives, or any kind of isolates. We use only the highest quality produce from the highest quality vendors. We aren’t the next best thing to fruits and vegetables, we are fruits and vegetables. Your body knows exactly what to do with all of the ingredients in whole food form.

When you take the recommended 3 capsule dosage of Balance of Nature Fruits and Veggies®, your body receives as much nutrition as it would from eating more than 10 servings of a salad made with 31 different fruits and vegetables. To make Fruits and Veggies®, the 31 scientifically chosen fruits and vegetables are combined into two separate blends and what is the nutritional equivalent of over 10 servings is encapsulated into 6 capsules (3 fruit capsules, 3 veggie capsules). You are not getting one serving of each and every fruit and vegetable in the product. It is like eating a huge fruit salad and a huge vegetable salad—in total, you are getting over 10 servings of produce.

The Details:

Does that phrase "nutritional equivalence" sound like it could be a trick? It is not a trick. This is how it works:

A balanced recipe. Think of an orange. An orange represents one serving. Once the orange has been flash dried and ground into powder, it will be in the volume of about 1 teaspoon. Everything's there except the water and the air. Perhaps a fraction of this teaspoon would be found in a daily dosage of Fruits. The scientific blend, or recipe, developed by Dr. Howard does not use a full serving of each fruit and vegetable. Through trial and error, research, and experimentation, a precise and balanced combination was discovered. This balance is what gives us the wonderful results we enjoy.

Nutrition locked in. The unique processes we use to remove the water and air from the produce locks in 99.9% of the fresh fruit and vegetable nutrition. For details on these processes see "How is the produce processed?"

Increased surface area. With some of the fruits and vegetables you eat, as little as 5% of the available nutrition will be absorbed because it has not been properly masticated, or chewed. For example, when we eat an apple we chew it; but still, it is swallowed in chunks. To some degree this inhibits the absorption of the nutrients of the apple. Because Balance of Nature Fruits and Veggies® capsules contain highly nutritious produce ground into extremely fine powder, the absorption of nutrients is greatly increased. To better understand this concept, consider the scientific concept of Total Surface Area.

Total Surface Area is the amount of surface of the food the body can absorb nutrients from. Think of eating a mint. When you pop it into your mouth and begin sucking, you are pulling flavor from the top surface, the bottom surface, and the side surfaces of that little mint and it is quite tasty. What happens when you bite into it? Now, as you pull flavor from the top, bottom and sides of each and every one of those little pieces you created, the flavor is more intense. Why? Because you are now pulling flavor from an increased surface area.

As you continue to create more tiny pieces by chewing, the flavor continues to get more intense as you create more and more total surface area from which to absorb flavor. Nutritional absorption works in the same way—the more total surface area there is, the more efficiently your body can harvest the wonderful nutrition and use it to make and keep you well. The finely ground produce in Balance of Nature Fruits and Veggies® has far greater Total Surface Area from which to draw nutrition than does produce that has been chewed normally. Because of these three concepts: A Balanced Recipe, Locked In Nutrition, and Increased Surface Area, it takes less than the quantity equivalence of a piece of produce to get the nutritional equivalence through the Fruits and Veggies® capsules.

Fruits and vegetables are mostly air and water. We remove the air and water and leave all the nutrition using a flash drying process. We then grind the produce into fine powders, mix it into proprietary blends and encapsulate it.

Fruits and Veggies® are 100% whole fruits and vegetables. Fruits and Veggies® are prenatal and nursing mother safe. The powder inside can be mixed into baby food to help your child get all the nutrients they need. It is pertinent that babies receive all the nutrients they need during their first few years.

Check out our ingredients. Our products contain only whole, real, food. If your doctor says it is okay to have a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables in your diet, you should be able to take Fruits and Veggies without a problem.

Balance of Nature is best if used within 1 year of its manufactured date. Every bottle is labeled with this date.

At Balance of Nature, this is a top priority. Our entire philosophy depends upon this key element. The nutritional value of the produce within the capsules of our Fruits and Veggies® is of utmost importance. Through much study and research, we have discovered the best possible way to get our produce from the earth to your body while losing little, if any, nutritive value. In fact, because of the quality of processes we use, in the end we deliver produce with a higher nutritive value than what you get from the produce you consume from a store.

In 10 simple steps, produce goes from the earth to your doorstep.

  1. Produce is grown without chemicals or GMO’s.
  2. The produce is picked at the peak of ripeness. Each fruit and vegetable in our blends was scientifically selected and combined to fight prominent lifestyle diseases.
  3. Water is removed from every edible part of the fruits and vegetables. In this step, every effort is made to avoid heat, air, and light because these are the elements that can oxidize produce. Flash drying is used to remove the water in over 90% of the produce found in Balance of Nature. In this procedure extreme cold facilitates the removal of the water while a vacuum process removes the water and air from within the dark chamber.
  4. The dried produce is sent to an independent laboratory to be tested for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides, and nutritional content.
  5. Our produce goes through this step whether or not it has been stamped Certified Organic. We want to know for ourselves the produce is clean and high quality. At Balance of Nature, we do not rely upon a stamp of approval. Cleanliness must pass our own, stricter requirements. If it proves high in nutritional content and clear of heavy metals, pesticides, and bacteria, we use it. If not, we reject it. As the various produce arrives at our facility, it is tested on site for color, taste and smell. This is an important test because phytonutrients are the color, taste, and smell of fruits and vegetables. If Balance of Nature technicians find the dried produce to be beautiful in color, rich in flavor, and clearly smelling of the fruits and vegetables they are, it is accepted for the Balance of Nature proprietary blends. If these properties of color, taste, and smell are not sufficiently present, the produce is below our standards of nutrition and it is rejected.
  6. This top quality produce is ground into extremely fine powder, never reaching a high temperature of friction. Grinding is an important step in the production of Balance of Nature Fruits and Veggies (R). It is about more than getting the produce as concentrated as possible so that it can get into the capsules and into you. When we eat produce, we chew it first to increase surface area and nutritional absorption. Many nutrients are left behind in the fibrous pulp we swallow. Our bodies absorb what they can from the chunks of food and the rest is used as fiber. That is great—keep doing it. Doctor Howard’s goal in creating Balance of Nature was not meal replacement, but absorption of nutrients that would reach 100%. Pre-mastication, or pre-chewing, increases absorption beyond what is normally possible.
  7. The fine powders are combined into two respective blends of 16 different fruits or 15 different vegetables.
  8. The blended powder is encapsulated into vegetarian capsules without the assistance of flow agents or any other added chemistry.
  9. The capsules are polished, counted, bottled, sealed, and labeled.
  10. The bottles are conveniently shipped to your door.

How produce goes from the earth to your doorstep in 10 simple steps.

  1. We source the highest quality produce.
  2. The produce is picked at the peak of ripeness.
  3. We remove the air and water and leave behind all the nutritional goodness.
  4. The dried produce is sent to an independent laboratory to be tested for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides, and nutritional content.
  5. The produce arrives at our facility and it is tested again on site.
  6. The produce is then ground into extremely fine powder, never reaching a high temperature of friction.
  7. The fine powders are combined into our proprietary Fruits & Veggies blends.
  8. The blended powder is encapsulated into vegetarian capsules.
  9. The capsules are polished, counted, bottled, sealed, and labeled.
  10. The bottles are conveniently shipped to your door.

Dr. Howard

Dr. Howard earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1986 and shortly thereafter began practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Howard served on the board of chiropractic examiners.

After practicing in Sugar House for 5 years he was invited to study medicine at Pavlov first Medical Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he became Dean of Foreign Student Affairs. For almost a year Howard commuted to Russia caring for his practice for a month then going to Russia for a month, but after several months of this, he put his practice into the competent hands of Dr. Dan Guthrie and moved his family to Russia to expedite the whole experience. Dr. Howard and his wife Susan with their 5 children lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia for almost 2 years while he finished his medical degree.

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Dr. Howard is no longer practicing. His focus is now on research, lecturing, and teaching.

Health Coaching

Health Coaching is a benefit for Preferred Customers. We are always willing to answer any questions that current, past, and future customers have, but Preferred Customers are eligible for free Health Coaching for up to 60 days after cancellation.

Yes, if you are a Preferred Customer, you can start meeting with your Health Coach at any time. We recommend doing it at the beginning so that you can get the most out of our products and have them help you set achievable goals but we realize not everyone wants to right away. You can start whenever you are comfortable and your Health Coach will be happy to help you.

It is free for all Preferred Customers. This is a benefit that comes with the Preferred Customer membership. For customers who are willing to take our products consistently we want to meet with them and help them reach their health potential.

No! Balance of Nature only has 3 products so we do not have anything else to try and sell you on. Health Coaches care about your health and goals and want to make sure you are getting the most out of our products.

You will go over the Health Triad (chemical, physical, and spiritual health). You will tell your Health Coach what your health goals are and what you want to achieve with Balance of Nature. You will go over what you are currently doing in each area of the Health Triad and set realistic goals in each area. As you work on building 2 sides of the Health Triad the 3rd will naturally rise.

The initial Health Coaching session is 15-20 minutes. This allows us to get a good idea of your health, what you are hoping to achieve, and what you are currently doing. We will set goals to follow up on at the next appointment.

The follow up Health Coaching sessions are 10 minutes. During this we will check up on you and see how working towards your goals is going. We will adjust the goals according to your progress or struggles.

Dr. Howard believes your health is your personal responsibility. When developing Balance of Nature, he knew two things were necessary for patients to really take responsibility for their health; education and accountability. Education empowered you and a system to measure and report your progress improves results.

Our Health Coaching Services were developed as an ongoing source of education and support. Our goal at Balance of Nature is to support our customers in educating themselves on health related issues and attaining optimal health, a balance between physical, spiritual, and chemical health.

We have a team of certified Health Coaches ready to answer your personal health questions! Our Health Coaches are trained in Dr. Howards philosophy. Health Coaching is free to all Preferred Customers. Preferred Customers have access to unlimited Health Coaching sessions. Health Coaches are here to answer your health questions, give personal recommendations, and help you create and keep attainable goals.