|Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Tahitian and Hawaiian Noni?
To be honest, there is not much difference between noni fruit grown
in Tahiti and noni fruit grown in Hawaii, or any other place for that matter.
Noni is God's gift to mankind and it grows in many places, from Hawaii
to Tahiti to China to Malaysia. But it is the very same plant. It is like
oranges: are Florida oranges better than those grown in California?
The main difference is how the fruit is
made into juice. Most Tahiti noni juice is made from a puree, then reconstituted
with dilutants such as water and grape or blueberry juice. We recommend that you
drink noni juice straight, but if you absolutely can't handle the taste, you can
always buy a gallon of grape juice at your local supermarket for just a few
bucks, and dilute your noni juice yourself!
Our noni juice is 100% pure noni juice, WITHOUT ADDITIVES OF ANY KIND.
It is not made from concentrate. It is made from handpicked fruit that
is naturally aged in the traditional Hawaiian way, a process that takes
from 1 to 3 months. Our ALOHA! NONI 100% juice contains no fruit juice,
water, preservatives, flavorings, or colorings. NOTHING BUT NONI. The taste,
while powerful, is not awful tasting, it just takes getting used to!
Our organization, on the other hand, consists of just our family and some
friends on the Big Island of Hawaii where the noni fruit is grown and harvested.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL! Because there are no middlemen or brokers, and
because we grow our own fruit and make our own juice, we are able to sell
it much more cheaply than the Tahitian product.
How much noni should I take, and when should I take it?
There have been no clinical studies on noni. We recommend starting with
1oz (2T) daily. The best time to take noni is in the morning, before meals. After a few weeks, you may increase or decrease the dosage as necessary. You and your body are the best judges of how much noni juice to take. Some experts recommend much higher dosages for the treatment of cancers or tumors. And, unless you simply cannot tolerate the powerful taste of noni juice, we recommend that you drink it straight, without diluting it with water or fruit juice.
How soon should I notice the effects of noni?
Remember that each of us is unique in terms of age, health status, and
tolerance for different types of medicines. At any given moment there are
thousands of chemical reactions taking place within our bodies. This accounts
for a wide variety of individual reactions to noni. Some people will notice
a difference immediately, while others may take longer to experience the
benefits. Our experience with noni indicates that most people will notice
some effect within the first month.
How long will my noni juice keep before spoiling?
Many people buy noni juice by the case because it is much cheaper and lasts a long time. Unopened noni juice has an almost indefinite shelf life of up to 1 year or more. After opening, noni should be kept in the refrigerator. Noni juice tastes best chilled, and it will last at least 6 months in your refrigerator. Noni juice is a fermented product, and it will continue to age slowly on your shelf. So the bottle you open 1 year from now will taste a little stronger than the first bottle you opened. This is completely natural. Some people even believe that the potency of noni increases the more it is aged, although there is no scientific evidence to support this belief.
What does noni juice taste like?
How should the taste of noni juice be described? This is a question with
which the minds of great thinkers and philosophers have wrestled throughout
history. Most would describe the taste somewhere between "not too
bad" and "really, really awful." The best tasting juice
is made from fully ripened fruit. Green or half-ripe fruit makes a bitter
tasting juice. Fully ripened noni fruit begins to ferment almost immediately
after harvesting, getting soft to the touch, turning translucent, and emitting
a strong odor. The resultant juice will have a heavy fruity taste. Fruit
that is half-ripe when picked will cause the juice to taste vinegary. A
bitter, vinegary taste is also the result of using the same fruit over
and over again. Many producers leave the leftover pulp in the aging tanks
for as long as a year or more to try to squeeze out every last drop of
juice. There is no hard scientific evidence to indicate whether noni should
be harvested fully ripened or half-ripe. While the taste of noni juice
has never been described as good, most people we know get used to the taste,
and even begin to like it...just a little. We often hear the adage: If
it tastes bad, it must be good for you. We don't put a whole lot of faith
into old sayings, because old crankcase oil also tastes bad, but nobody
is trying to bottle and sell it.
How do you make your noni juice?
Our noni juice is made from the fruit grown in the volcanic enriched soil
of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. We use the whole fruit only, no bark
or leaves. After harvesting, the fresh fruit is washed, then packed into
sterile tanks to undergo an aging or fermentation process which lasts for
1-3 months, during which the juice seeps out naturally. After aging the
juice is drained from the tanks, then pasteurized and bottled in an FDA-approved