FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of removing toxins?
A few of the many health benefits cleansing provides are:
* Energize and invigorate the body.
* Improve healthy and not-so-healthy habits.
* Improve sleep quality.
* Aid healthy digestion.
* Promote a stabilized metabolism.
* Center on balance and restoration.
What is the difference of cold-pressed and centrifugal juice?
To make cold-pressed juice, we take fresh ingredients and apply a massive amount of force, extracting every last bit of fruit and vegetable goodness. What’s left is a pure, completely raw final product. Using the cold pressed method separates soluble fibers from insoluble fibers allowing more nutrients to flow directly into your blood.
Centrifugal juicers (common at many juice bars and home kitchens), on the other hand, use high-speed blades that literally cook away precious nutrients as they extract juice. Pound for pound, sip for sip, cold-pressed is simply the highest-quality and most nutritious juice out there.
Is it organic?
The vast majority of the produce we use is certified organic. However, given the sheer quantity required for a single bottle of juice and the occasional scarcity of certain ingredients, we cannot always guarantee a 100% organic product. We always guarantee the best products. Using locally grown produce as much as possible.
How many calories are in each juice?
What kinds of benefits do you gain from green juice vs. fruit juice?
In addition to containing a host of vitamins and minerals, green juice also contains powerful alkalizing agents that help our bodies maintain a balanced pH level. Fruit juices offer a wide array of nutrients, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. With green juices you have a minimum amount of sugar.
Why is this so expensive?
Remember those high-quality, hard-working calories we talked about? Well, that kind of nutrient density requires pounds upon pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables, which must be enjoyed as soon as possible after pressing for optimal nutritional benefits. So when you consider the quality/quantity of ingredients, meticulous labor, and rush delivery, it begins to look more and more like a bargain.
Where do you get your produce?
We source from local purveyors and have a strong preference for seasonal, organic produce.
JUICE CLEANSE QUESTIONS
Can I do a cleanse if I’m pregnant or nursing?
You certainly can, provided you drink the juices in addition to a regular, healthy diet. Remember, you’re eating for two! You can still use the cleanse to flush out toxins, just be sure to eat to ensure your body and your baby receive the necessary nourishment.
Does doing a cleanse slow metabolism?
This will vary from person to person. For people with naturally high metabolisms, taking in less energy may very
well cause yours to slow somewhat during the cleanse. For those with slower metabolisms, however, drawing out those toxins can increase the efficiency with which your body functions, causing a steady increase in metabolic rate.
Can I do a cleanse if I have diabetes?
Because of the natural sugar content in fruit juice (and to a lesser extent, green vegetable juice), we do not typically recommend these cleanses for diabetics. Please consult your physician before participating in a cleanse.
Where do I get protein?
Since you won’t be consuming animal products during your cleanse, you may be wondering, “where will I get my protein?” We’re glad you asked! The produce in each juice is jam-packed with amino acids, the units that combine to form proteins. If you’re still not convinced, choose a cleanse that includes nut milk for an extra protein boost.
Can I do a cleanse if I’m taking antibiotics?
Yes, indeed. Remember, in addition to killing off the bad bacteria, antibiotics can also destroy helpful bacteria. Nutrient-dense juice is just the thing to maintain a strong immune system and probiotic health.
Should I take a fiber supplement while on a cleanse?
One purpose of a cleanse is to give our digestive tracts a much-needed break. So even though fiber is great for clearing out our system, when you are on a cleanse we recommend saving the energy it takes to break down that solid food to let the body focus completely on detoxifying cleansing itself.
Should I continue to take vitamin B12 or other daily multivitamins while on a cleanse?
Because you’ll be consuming several dozen pounds of fresh produce each day, you won’t have much need for multivitamins. We recommend staying away from supplements during your cleanse.
Can I do a cleanse if I’m gluten free? What if I’m lactose intolerant?
No problem! All Juice Now’s juices are 100% gluten free and free of animal products.
I have a serious allergy to one of the ingredients. Is there any sort of replacement?
We are happy to accommodate your allergies as best we can by suggesting a replacement. However, please be advised that all juices are pressed and bottled in the same facility.
I’m prescribed blood thinners. Can I still do the cleanse?
Most likely,no. Diets rich in vitamin K (which is prominent in leafy greens) can lessen the effectiveness of blood thinners, so be sure to talk to your doctor before starting a cleanse.
I was recently diagnosed with Candida and need to avoid sugar. Can I still do a cleanse?
Yes. We would encourage a package with minimal fruit juice. Try We Are The Champion which contains virtually no fruit juice and thus, virtually no sugar.
I really can’t eat anything? Will this cleanse be enough calories to meet my daily needs?
Each option is designed with the perfect amount of calories to sustain you through your cleanse. Energy typically used for digestion can now be used elsewhere, giving you a boost in other areas.
Can I eat and do a cleanse?
As mentioned before, juice cleanses can be beneficial in large part because of the break they provide our digestive systems. Continuing to eat solid food during the cleansing process will prevent our bodies from resting in the same way. You can certainly still supplement your regular diet with one of our half day packages or juices to aid digestion and add vitamins and minerals to your diet, but do not expect the same transformative effects of a cleanse.
Because JUICE NOW’S juice is raw, unpasteurized and most of our juice do not undergo high pressure processing, consumption may expose you to harmful bacteria and put you at risk of illness. It’s the same risk you take when you consume raw produce from the supermarket, in restaurants or from your home garden.
Our kitchen is not a nut-free facility. Although we use extreme caution to keep our nut milks separate from nut-free products, we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination has not occurred. Please avoid all Time Machine Juice products if you have a severe nut allergy.
Do not attempt a juice cleanse if you are currently taking prescription medication, as the cleansing process may amplify its effects. Those with serious illnesses should seek medical counsel before beginning a cleanse. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not participate