Commonly asked questions & answers for all your juicy needs.
A juice cleanse is simply a liquid fast in which you abstain from solid foods for a duration of your choosing. Replacing your regular meals with easily assimilated, nutrient-dense cold-pressed juice gives your digestive system a well-deserved break from processing toxins, fats and other components of your diet that take a lot of work to sort out. It takes approximately 18 hours to digest one meal! All that energy your body would normally spend on digestion can now be used to promote healing and homeostasis throughout your system. Post-cleanse, most people feel energized, balanced and clear-headed. You may notice that you sleep better, crave better foods and have a healthy, glowing complexion.
Though our bodies are incredibly powerful and designed to rid themselves of everyday toxins (stress hormones, processed food, additives, GMOs, air pollutants, etc), our overindulgent, high-stress lifestyles keep our digestion and elimination organs working in overdrive. Many people consume a highly-processed, acidic, imbalanced diet with too much added sugar and not enough whole foods.This is where juice comes in. Providing your body with easily assimilated, nutrient-dense, pH-balancing, cold-pressed juice supports your body’s detoxification process and makes it easier for to remove toxins and restore balance.
For more information, check out Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, a popular award-winning documentary about how one man brought his body back to health from a debilitating autoimmune disease with a 60-day green juice cleanse and then inspired others to do the same.
Fiber is a key part of a balanced diet but there are a few exceptions to the rule. Fiber ruptures the epithelial cells within our intestinal walls. These cells then release mucus to move food particles through the digestive tract. This process can be irritating to the intestinal lining and exacerbate existing conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS), Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis and other digestive imbalances with excess mucus already present. Giving your body a break from fiber and drinking easily assimilated nutrients will give your body the chance to eliminate damaged cells and rapidly reproduce healthy ones. Your body is a vibrant powerhouse!
Although cleanses are popular after stressful times or whenever you feel a bit sluggish, we believe that any time is a great time to cleanse! Some of our customers cleanse one day each week for a continual reset, others cleanse quarterly with the change of the seasons. Whether you choose a one, three or five-day cleanse - With up to four pounds of nutritionist-recommended produce in every bottle and six juices each day - our supportive team has you covered!
As with everything, if you do your research and cleanse sensibly, you will have a great experience. Every cleanse is accompanied by a supportive cleanse guide(link) to check-in daily.
Nearly all adults can benefit from a cleanse program, although there are a few exceptions. We do not recommend cleansing if you are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18 although our products can make a great supplement to your current eating lifestyle. If you have a medical condition, take a prescription medication or have any concern that cleansing may not be for you, we ask that you speak with your healthcare professional before beginning any cleanse program.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors and we do not practice medicine of any kind. Our products and cleanse program are not medically guided; any and all information provided by Vive Juicery and its staff shall not be interpreted as medical advice. We recommend speaking with your healthcare professional if you have any doubt if our products or programs are right for you.
While we can't guarantee your results, we find that many people who do a juice cleanse experience a myriad of positive health benefits such as:
Here at Vive, we believe in cleansing for the abundant health benefits and positive side-effects. Naturopathic and Ayurvedic doctors treat all disease and imbalances by healing the stomach first. A juice cleanse will give your digestive system a break, remove toxins from your body and replenish you with fresh, whole nutrients and enzymes. Healing your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and remove toxins will create a happier whole body, potentially on the path to weight loss. Cleansing is a great way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, allowing you to evaluate what you fuel your body with and how it makes you feel. Our cold-pressed juice cleanse often leads to establishing new habits that build a strong foundation of health. If your only goal is to lose weight, you may be disappointed. There are no quick-fixes when it comes to true health; consistent healthy choices on a daily basis will have the most positive impact on your health and we are here to support you every day!
Absolutely! Just be sure to allow your body time to rest when it needs it. There is a big misconception that juice cleansing leaves you in a brain fog and tired the entire time. While you may go through times of tiredness or have trouble focusing, generally speaking most people find they have more energy and increased mental clarity both during and after a cleanse. Find the cleanse length and level that will work best for your schedule with our Cleanse Quiz (link) and follow the pre and post-cleansing guide (link) to set yourself up for success.
48 hours before your cleanse, reduce or eliminate alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar, nicotine, animal products, salt, gluten and dairy. Fuel your body with fresh, local and organic fruits + vegetable, gluten-free grain and raw nuts + seeds.
Increase your water intake to hydrate and prepare for a liquid diet.
Your pre-cleanse preparation is incredibly important to decrease detoxifying side effects and withdrawal. The cleaner your system is going into your cleanse, the easier and more transformative your cleanse will be.
Cleansing affects every body differently. Some people feel lethargic and experience “brain fog” while others experience a surge in energy & mental clarity right away. Both experiences, and everything in between, are normal. Symptoms like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, bad breath, irritability and irregular bowel movements are a sign that your detoxifying cleanse is working but can be eased by resting, taking a bath, breathing deeply and drinking water or herbal tea.
If your cleanse is particularly challenging, listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. Adding another juice or nut milk, making your cleanse ‘cushy’ with Superfood Bites + Dr’s Orders Raw Soup and introducing small amounts of raw fruits & veggies chewed thoroughly will help.
Light exercise can be a great cleanse compliment, to get things moving. We suggest trading your high-intensity cardio or weight training programs for a light walk or yoga. Remember, you are giving your body a rest from overworking to focus on detoxifying.
As part of your cleanse preparation, we recommend removing caffeine from your diet for a few days. If you're worried about this, we suggest switching to green tea during your pre-cleanse and transitioning to herbal tea during your cleanse as an alternative to your daily joe. If you really can't part with your morning coffee, we recommend sticking to just one cup and skipping the frills - no creamer, sugar or lattes.
Similarly to how you prepared, we suggest eating simply and cleanly for 48 hours after your juice cleanse. Start slowly, introducing raw fruits + veggies first with carbs and protein after. Are you loving the way the nutrient-packed juices + nut milks made you feel? Supplement your diet with a cost-saving, cold-pressed juice subscription or stop by our Sugar House Storefront to keep your fruit and veggie intake high.
We’ll see you next time! Mark your calendar for your next weekly, monthly or quarterly cleanse!
To maintain optimal freshness and nutritional value, our cleanses are scheduled for delivery/pickup every 3 days. If your cleanse is 3 days or less, you will receive one delivery/pickup. Cleanses over 3 days are split into two deliveries.
Absolutely, we’re here for you! Order your cleanse and read the Pre/Post-Cleanse Guide to get started. Your daily juice delivery/pick-up will include instructions and helpful tips. We are always a phone call away and would love to support you at our Sugar House storefront.
Our cleanses have been formulated to keep your body nutritionally full, metabolism revved up and blood sugar levels stable. We recommend drinking your juices in the order they are listed, approximately every two to three hours. If you find yourself overwhelmingly full or are really craving some almond milk mid-morning, listen to your body! Think of our cleanse guide as a set of suggestions, not a strict regimen.
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