Let's Talk Cleansing
A) Why should I do a juice cleanse?
Cleansing or “juicing”, as it is most commonly known is a way of taking someone’s health and mind-body connection to the next level. Each meticulously formulated juice is packed with both macronutrients and micronutrients therefore giving the body a boost of clean health. It is the most natural way of hitting your body’s RESET button and it allows a person to make space and get rid of the junk in order to enjoy a sense of well-being and a full body Re-START.
B) When should I cleanse?
A cleanse can be done at any time and as often as anyone wants or needs. However, the best time for a person to cleanse is when he/she feels low on energy, bloated, or when feeling cold or flu-like symptoms are starting to appear. It also works great following these times of excess: post holidays, post trips, or after any type of overindulgence or stress which can leave the body feeling sluggish or simply not at 100%.
C) DOES Cleansing RESULT IN MORE FREQUENT RESTROOM USAGE?
You can bet that if you’re only ingesting liquid, and due to the diuretic effects of the lemon, cucumber and ginger, you will inevitably be going Number 1 much more. When it comes to going Number 2, nothing may happen or something may happen – it is very dependent on the digestive tract and eating habits of every individual. Each person is different, but it’s not uncommon for your bowels to become stagnant during a cleanse. Some people have no trouble with elimination (since juicing fruits & veggies gives you plenty of fiber) while others will not pass a single movement for the entire three days they are cleansing.
Let's Talk Ingredients
A) ARE THE JUICES PRESSED?
Our juices are pressed – never evaporated or turned into concentrates then reconstituted – using fresh and unaltered fruit and veggies into juices and purees, then transferred from the farm to our facility for blending. They contain NO preservatives or additives.
B) Are YOUR INGREDIENTS Natural? Preservative free? GMO Free? MADE IN THE USA?
Yes, all of the above! Proudly made in the USA, our SuperDetoxMe drinks contain no added preservatives, sugar, colors or artificial flavors. All of its premium ingredients are also vegan, allergen-friendly (No Peanut, Tree nuts, Milk, Egg, Wheat, Soy, Fish, Shellfish), gluten-free, Kosher and non-GMO. Oh, and all of our botanical extracts are certified organic!
Let's Talk Directions
A) DOES THE ORDER I DRINK THE JUICE IN MATTER?
Yes! Our juices and the times they should be taken are carefully correlated, being especially mindful of the ingredients and benefits necessary for the body at different points in the day. For example, first thing in the morning you start off with a green juice, Strength, to lift you up and get you moving. At the end of the day, you finish off with Renewal, a chia seed infused juice that provides satiation and helps you stay full throughout the night.
7am: Strength | 9am: Vibrance | 11am: Awareness | 1pm: Transformation | 3pm: Vibrance | 5pm: Awareness | 7pm: Strength | 9pm: Renewal
B) HOW SHOULD I STORE MY JUICE? DOES IT COME FROZEN?
Our juices can remain unrefrigerated for quite some time, as long as they remain unopened (Best-By dates are located on the back and at the bottom of each one of our juices pouches). To ensure the highest quality - and protect the natural fresh pressed characteristics, flavor and color - drink cool, refrigerate and use 3-5 days after opening. Natural juice products will settle so shake well before drinking. Juices can be frozen and enjoyed as a dessert or enjoyed chilled.
C) HOW OFTEN CAN I DO THIS CLEANSE?
As we mentioned before, cleanses can be done under any of the following conditions: feeling bloated, tired, showing lack of energy, post holidays, having digestion troubles. Our 1 Day Cleanse re-energizes the body and acts as an immune boost - a quick fix when you are feeling bloated, sluggish or are simply in need of a detox. Our 3 Day Cleanse is the bad habit breaker - it allows enough time to notice bad habits, gain new perspectives and set new standards for a healthier lifestyle. We do not recommend cleansing for longer than 7 days without the consent of your physician.
D) SHOULD I DRINK WATER DURING THIS CLEANSE?
Although the fruits and veggies in your cleanse contain water and the juices are liquid, many people often forget to drink plenty of regular H2O during their cleanse. When a body isn't getting enough water, it will be more tempted to hold onto the water inside of it - this is what is known as water weight and what can cause the number on the scale to climb. It is important to remember that a well-hydrated body is healthier and is less likely to retain water so the answer is yes, you should drink plenty of water during your cleanse.
E) CAN I DO LONGER THAN A 7 DAY CLEANSE?
The length of a cleanse is entirely up to you, but we recommend consulting with a doctor before performing any cleanse that is longer than 7 days.
F) HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN THE JUICES?
Each juice contains between 100-200 calories. The 1 Day Juice Cleanse is approximately only 1,160 calories per day!
Let's Talk Exercise
Due to the reduced caloric intake during a juice cleanse, we recommend you avoid strenuous exercise. However, light exercise such as walking, stretching and light yoga is recommended and often highly beneficial.
Let's Talk Price
IS THERE A REASON WHY YOU DON’T COMPETE IN PRICE?
There certainly is. The only way to compete in price would be by lowering the quality of our products and ingredients and this is not something we are willing to do. We have strict control methods in place to make sure that throughout the entire production and commercialization chain everything is done the right way. We pride ourselves in providing premium products and of sourcing and qualifying select ingredients that come not only from trusted sources but that are accompanied by Kosher certificates, and Non-GMO, Allergen-Free, Vegan and Gluten-Free statements. Additionally, our plants go through rigorous evaluations by NSF (a third party worldwide organization) that guarantees everything is handled according to the highest levels of standards for food and beverage manufacturing (FDA NSF Level 3 manufacturing). In the end, to us, it really comes down to quality, safety and value.
LET'S TALK COFFEE
While it is not recommended to drink coffee while on a liquid-only diet (black coffee on an empty stomach may cause gastric irritation in some people) if you are a die hard coffee junkie we don't recommend you going off of coffee cold turkey either! We don't want any of those negative side effects that can come with caffeine-withdrawal, so feel free to drink it. Additionally, our Vibrance juice has green tea which gives you a nice boost of caffeine and was specifically formulated with our coffee drinkers in mind.
LET'S TALK "CHEATING"
If you must "cheat", it is okay. While a juice cleanse is a challenge, it isn't meant to be physically uncomfortable or painful. If you are starving and feel you simply can't go a moment longer without food, please do eat! (Just eat healthy!) Think natural, raw, clean foods. You can have small amount of nuts, raw fruit, raw vegetables or a broth-based (vegetable, low sodium) soup of your choice. As long as you don't eat a cheeseburger, you don't have to consider your cleanse compromised or any less effective.
Let's Talk Weight Loss
A) WHAT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS?
Weight loss is about pulling excess body fat out of your fat cells and burning it for fuel. When that happens, your fat cells shrink and you lose pounds and inches. When you step on a scale, the number you see is not just reflective of your body fat. It is also showing the weight of your muscle, bone, organs, fluids, glycogen and the waste inside your digestive tract you haven’t eliminated yet. When that number on the scale changes, it’s mostly due to fluctuations in the amount of water, and waste in your body, which are constantly shifting from day to day. Losing actual body fat requires creating a calorie deficit, and those results take much longer to show up on a scale. When it comes to weight loss, it’s all about the math. You simply must burn off more calories than you consume. The secret formula: 3,500 calories = 1 pound of fat. If you create a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day, in 7 days, you would have lost 1 pound. Having said that, our Super Detox Me cleanses are 1,160 calories per day so a lot will depend on how many days you do and the calorie deficit per day based on your normal consumption and physical activity. In the end, we are strong proponents that the only way to achieve sustainable weight loss is through consistent, long-term diet and exercise.
B) How does Super Detox Me kick-start weight loss?
Typically, the purpose of our juice cleanse is not purely weight loss, although most of our customers do report seeing the number on the scale drop. Cleansing is about wellness. We want to get you in that right mindset: the "I'm feeling good because I'm only putting wholesome nutrient-rich fruits and veggies into my body" mood. Our juices do help with de-bloating and making you feel “lighter”. They will kick-start your weight loss efforts by ridding you of that pesky water weight and helping your stomach get used to consuming foods in smaller quantities and more frequent intervals.
Let's talk sugar
a) I'm curious about the sugar (fructose) intake. Are glucose and sugar the same thing?
People constantly speak about “sugar in the blood” but these two terms cannot and should not be considered one. The human body requires glucose in the bloodstream in order to work properly. Glucose is the source of energy for all of our body functions, especially the brain. On a juice cleanse we need a source of energy, otherwise our bodies would shut-down. If the body can’t find ample amounts of glucose and with rapid drops in insulin, it will undergo protein catabolism, where it will find a way to produce the glucose by synthesizing protein (via amino-acid degradation) through the liver. This process results in destruction of muscle mass and a general substrate overload in the liver, which is the complete opposite of what we are trying to achieve in a cleanse.
B) Why do other cleanses cause you to “crash”?
Our body is constantly fluctuating and changing and for the most part this is normal. A good metabolism is like a well-kept engine and will function in the right way, quickly adapting to situations as they arise. For example, when we go without eating for extended periods of time, we get hungry, we then eat, and this causes our levels of glucose to go back up.
In a cleanse where food intake is limited to only 6 juices every 3+ hours, our metabolism gets out of control and our engine starts working out of sync. Once our body senses that we do not have access to food, it will send a stress signal to our liver which will then overcompensate by releasing a very big dose of glucose. Now, the body has too much glucose which will then cause it to send out another stress signal in order to stabilize the glucose levels. To this, our pancreas will respond by releasing large amounts of insulin, of which too much can cause your blood sugar levels to plummet, hence the “crash.”
C) Is there a reason why SuperDetoxMe Body ReSTART is easier and better than other cleanses?
Yes there is. The Super Detox Me method is superior and the proof lies in simple biology really. Our juice cleanses have been specifically designed to maintain a glycemic equilibrium in the blood stream. When blood sugar is stable the body will naturally release what it doesn’t need, such as stored body fat, toxins and excess sodium. Stable blood sugar will also protect and increase lean muscle mass, ignite metabolism, eliminate carbohydrate and sugar cravings, boost energy and help to break through stubborn plateaus. While other cleanse products only give you 6 juices spaced in longer time increments (with one of those juices being a flavored water of some sort), SuperDetoxMe’s carefully designed plan provides the necessary nutrients (and glucose in the form of fructose) every 2 hours (known as the 2 hour postprandial glucose level interval). This system helps keep glucose levels from dropping below normal levels, and therefore preventing hunger and the body from burning lean muscle mass in place of body fat. Why is this so important? The loss of lean muscle mass slows your metabolism and makes it nearly impossible to reach your goals permanently.
Let's Talk Environmental Impact
Why don’t you use glass or plastic bottles?
Our Super Detox Me juices come in flexible ultra-light pouches that are made from high-grade/BPA-free/FDA approved materials. It is also the only type of packaging with oxygen and light barriers able to protect both loss of vitamins, flavor, and to enhance shelf-life. This makes them not only super unique but also strong enough to protect our amazing ingredients at any temperature from the environmental and physical hazards that all juices face during transport and storage.
Besides finding them more environmentally friendly than glass or plastic bottles, we choose to use pouches for the following reasons: they are resistant, easy to consume from (no spoon, ripping or straws necessary), resealable, preserve the product for a long shelf life, pose no risk of injury (glass cuts), unbreakable, have low leak rates and fit easily in your fridge or bag for convenient storage and transportation.
Let's Talk Health & Safety
A) ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE?
We are 100% committed to Quality, safety and Value. Our method for processing, packaging, ingredient technology and distribution systems insures safe, stable and appealing juice and beverage products in a convenient, economical form. Our gentle pasteurization process is significantly safer for consumers, better for the environment and easier to handle throughout the entire supply chain. LemonKind enjoys the peace of mind of knowing that you and your loved ones are safe because all of our products pass the Juice HACCP 5-log Pathogen Reduction Performance Standard test and each batch is lab tested to pass the strictest of standards.
B) IS IT SAFE TO CONSUME THIS JUICE IF I HAVE AN ULCER OR OTHER SPICY FOOD INTOLERANCE?
Absolutely! We make it a point to make our juices gentle on the stomach, so they contain no spicy flavors like cayenne pepper. Capsaicin, the active component of chili peppers, can sometimes cause stomach irritation, especially on those suffering from ulcers, so we tend to stay away from using it in our juices. The closest thing to a spice we use is organic cinnamon, which is found in our Renewal juice.
C) How can I recognize when my body is not reacting to a cleanse the way it’s supposed to?
Most of us don’t notice that our glucose levels go up and down during the day, and that this depends on our eating habits and levels of exercise. When glucose spikes and drops in our blood (above and below normal levels), we tend to experience body discomfort. Symptoms of these abnormal ranges are:
- An increased thirst sensation
- Blurry Vision
- Dry mouth
- Hunger pangs
- Increased urination
Additionally, other symptoms strongly correlated to hypoglycemia (when glucose levels drop below normal ranges) are:
- Numbness or tingling
D) Why isn’t your juice ‘raw’? Isn’t that better?
Raw juice is highly susceptible to spoilage, in fact more so than whole fruit. Unprotected by skin or cell walls, fluid components are thoroughly mixed with air and microorganisms from the environment. Thus, unheated juice is subject to rapid microbial, enzymatic, chemical and physical deterioration. The goal of processing is to minimize these undesirable reactions while still maintaining and in most cases enhancing, the inherent quality of the starting fruit - so all the goodness without the safety risks!
E) Are there any contraindications to Your cleanses?
Yes. People who have heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypothyroidism, eating disorders and extreme fatigue, as well as people who are underweight, recovering from surgery, or pregnant/lactating, should avoid aggressive fasting detoxification programs.