NutriBullet RX is the latest compact high-intensity blender from NutriBullet that promises to extract nutrients better than a juicer and pulverize better than a regular blender. The main things that separate NutriBullet RX from the other models is a 2.3 HP (1700 Watt) motor, a larger blending cup, a Souperblast heating function, and, of course, a more expensive list price.
The NutriBullet RX Pitch
The makers of NutriBullet are selling more than a blender – they are selling a lifestyle, promising better health and weight loss if you use it regularly. They claim unlike juicers, which remove the important fibers, or a blender that leaves large unappetizing chunks, the NutriBullet RX says it “extracts” everything into one finely ground and highly-digestible liquid. (However, according to an article in Women’s Health magazine, there are no scientific studies that show blending food releases or extracts more nutrients.) The other thing they tout is convenience: the NutriBullet blending cups can be used to drink your beverage immediately after you take it off the base.
Comparing NutriBullet Products
There are a lot of head-spinning variations on the NutriBullet products. If you are considering NutriBullet RX, here are some of the (basic) differences between the products:
- Magic Bullet is their smallest appliance. It has a 250-Watt motor and 18 oz. container.
- NutriBullet has a 600-Watt motor and comes with 3 cups, the largest being 24 oz.
- NutriBullet 900 has a 900-Watt motor, 2 different blades and 3 cups
- Dessert Bullet is 350-Watts and is for making ice-cream like concoctions.
- Baby Bullet is 200-Watts for baby food.
- NutriBullet RX is the latest version, with 1700-Watts and the heating function for soup. It also has 29 oz. small cup and 34 oz. large cup and 34 oz. pitcher.
They all come with special NutriBullet recipe books. A more detailed comparison can be found in this YouTube video (15 minutes).
NutriBullet RX Will Cost You
$219.90 – you can pay this all at once ($199.95 plus $19.95 S&H) or in 5 payments of $39.99 plus $19.95. NutriBullet RX has a 30-day money-back guarantee, minus S&H and what it will cost you to ship it back.
There is a one-year limited warranty on NutriBullet RX, which can be upgraded to 4 years at time of your order for $19.95.
In addition, they offer you the chance to try their SuperBoost products (a powder which contain more vitamins and minerals) by tempting you with a “free” 30-day supply, you just pay $7.99 shipping.
But you should know they send you a 60-day supply with this order. If you decide to keep the extra 30-day supply (meaning you don’t open the package and return it within 30 days) you will be charged an additional $19.99 and you will be automatically shipped an additional 60-day supply every 2 months. You will then be billed $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H the first month and $19.99 the second month until you call and cancel the subscription.
Bottom Line: Is NutriBullet RX a Scam?
NutriBullet products are extremely popular. Drinking juices for health or weight loss, whether blended into a smoothie or squeezed into a liquid have a quasi-religious following. As such, it can be hard to cut through all the hype. But that’s why we’re here! Let us point out a few things you should consider:
- Some people believe strongly in juicing, some in blending. However, some skeptics believe that the benefits from either are more psychological than physical.
- According to the Mayo clinic, “there's no sound scientific evidence that extracted juices are healthier than the juice you get by eating the fruit or vegetable itself.”
- Juicing can be a great way to introduce nutrients into your diet, especially if you don’t like vegetables.
- However, Livestrong says that too much juicing, especially fruit juices can be unhealthy if not dangerous.
- The NutriBullet RX essentially just adds a little bit more power and a heating element to the NutriBullet 900. You could just take the blended veggies and heat in a pan to make soup, saving you some money.
- There is no scientific evidence supporting blended foods being more digestible or having more nutrients. Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet adds, “your body breaks down food during digestion more than a blender could anyway.”
- As for NutriBullet products, the NutriBullet 900 was recently rated a “safety hazard” by Consumer Reports because of the danger of breaking blades. However, NutriBullet says this is “puzzling” because it uses the same blade as previous models.
- As for the NutriBullet RX, there is some controversy at Amazon.com about whether this blade is defective or not. Some have said that the rubber gasket on the blade comes loose and gets blended with the food – yecch! However, a 5-star reviewer says this is because you need to use the included blade removal tool to loosen and tighten the blade between uses.
- If you do order NutriBullet RX, be aware that if you order the SuperBoost “free trial” you will be subscribing to automatic re-shipments and charged at least $19.99 a month until you stop.
- If you’d like to see the NutriBullet RX in action, you can take a look at dozens of YouTube reviews.
- If you are blender shopping, you can use CNet’s handy guide to buying blenders.
- If you’d like to learn more about blending vs. juicing, read this article from Foodmatters.
As you can see, there are a LOT of things to consider when purchasing a blender, juicer, or the NutriBullet RX. We hope this helps clear the air. Let us know what you think below!