“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates
A juice cleanse can improve your health, for as soon as you begin to include fresh and raw juices into your lifestyle something spectacular will begin to occur! We recommend juice cleanses to anybody who is interested in giving themselves a fresh new foundation towards healthier living. With a juice cleanse you can:
• Take control of your health
• Establish a healthy relationship with food
• Detoxify your body
• Desire to feel and look incredible
• Begin preventing degenerative illnesses
Please note that in undergoing a juice cleanse, certain health conditions need to be considered first. If you are currently suffering from any health conditions we urge you to take the time to answer a few questions to determine whether this is suitable for you. The information provided here is our take on juice cleansing taken from years of experience and credible research. We are not medical professionals. If you are in good general health, begin experimenting and gradually do longer cleanses as you gain experience but before doing a juice cleanse, please take the time to consider the following to determine whether a juice cleanse is recommended for you.
“The juices extracted from fresh-raw vegetables and fruits are the means by which we can furnish all the cells and tissues of the body with the elements…they need in the manner they can be most readily digested and assimilated.” – Dr. Norman Walker
When you eat solid food, it takes three to five hours to be broken down so it can be absorbed. In that time, most, if not all, energy from the food was used up in the digestion process leaving very little to actually replenish the body. However, in a liquid state juice eliminates the need for digestion, allowing the nutrition contained to be absorbed by the body within minutes of ingestion.
1. Which cleanse is best for me?
It all depends on your level of experience with juicing as well as your lifestyle. We provide a recommendation and description but you are ultimately the best judge. If you are unsure where to begin just get in touch. Our cleanses come in 1-6 day programmes, please contact us for more details. Level 3 Cleanse: Recommended for experienced juicers. Also for individuals and beginners who cannot have too much sugar in your diet, just start with a day at a time and build from there.
Active Cleanse: If you exercise at least an hour a day. Also for those who lead a generally busy lifestyle where you are on your feet a lot, your diet demands more calories a day.
Level 1: For all levels of experience.
2. Do you like/tolerate green juice? Have you cleansed before and want to try the next step?
If yes, try going straight for the Level 3 Cleanse.
3. What’s better, 3 or 6 days?
Depending on the length of the cleanse, it accomplishes different things. A 3-day juice cleanse helps the body rid itself of old built up matter and cleanses the blood and digestive system. A 6-day cleanse starts the process of rebuilding and healing the immune system and can prevent problems before they arise.
4. Is a 1-day cleanse long enough to have any positive effects?
Definitely! It is true that a 1-day cleanse is not as radical or as deep a cleanse, but it still serves the purpose of giving your system a break and directing energy to body parts which have been deprived of energy because digestion of solid food consumes too much energy.
5. How often should I do a cleanse?
Your body gives you signals that it needs a break, and if you experience any of the following, chances are you might want to consider a cleanse: fatigue/or a general energy low, sleeplessness, anxiety/depression, digestive problems, cold or flu, or after any special occasions which involve a lot of eating and drinking. We recommend doing a cleanse at least 3 times a year to allow your body time to recover from environmental and dietary contaminants.
6. I really like it! Can I do a longer programme?
We are glad to hear that you cleansing. Besides the 1-day cleanse, we also have a 3 and 6 day programme. However, we suggest you take a break, adjust your lifestyle and diet accordingly and see how you feel before continuing on another programme. Your body needs to be ready, so listen to it.
7. Why is cold-pressed juice so expensive?
If you consider what you are drinking per bottle of freshly pressed organic fruits and vegetables, and the processes involved along with the amount of nutrition you will receive, it's actually not that expensive!
8. Can you tell me the recipes for the different juices?
Unfortunately, Chef Moy has not given that information but we can give you the ingredients!
9. Where is your produce sourced from?
We source our produce locally wherever possible, but we feel we must also bring you some exotic goodies from abroad like Peruvian Maca or Himalayan salt because they are just too good to miss.
10. Are you organic?
Yes, we strive to use as many organic and wildcrafted ingredients (those which grow in the wild not subject to farming conditions) as possible. Each organic ingredient is indicated with an asterisk (*)
11. The juice appears different from when I purchased it
Since all our juices and smoothies are natural and made fresh daily, some variations can occur.
If your juice has settled or separated, just give it a shake. Sediments are natural in juices. When you purchase your next juice stop to notice whether it separates. If not there are likely to be additives in there.
Nut mylks: You may observe brown specs and clumps of fibre traces from the almonds. These naturally settle at the bottom of your bottle.
12. Why does your juice have such a long shelf-life?
This is due to our method of juice extraction. Juice extracted via a hydraulic press (cold-pressed machine) provides a greater yield of juice than, for example, a centrifugal juicer (20 times more in fact!) This means there is greater vitamin and mineral content and less pulp.
Produce is put through a grinding and cutting process and then extensively pressed. This method means all the juice is pressed out with little to no oxygen going in. The slower oxidation process is what makes cold-pressed juices last so long.
13. So why can’t I pick up my 6 day cleanse all at once?
Cold-pressed juice has a longer shelf-life than most all-natural juices, but we want you to get as much nutrition from the freshest juice as possible! That’s why it is best to pick up your juices that are made fresh that morning every day.
14. Can I give my child your products?
The answer is YES. Our products are incredibly high in nutrition, contain no preservatives and completely organic. Perfect snacks and drinks for a growing child.
15. Do you add any sugar into your juices?
No, absolutely not! All sugar naturally occur from the ingredients.
1. How is your cleanse different from others?
Juice cleansing can be done in many ways that differ according to what you drink and how much. It also depends on your experiences and preferences.
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2. So what do I do when I buy the cleanse?
We have a juice cleanse guide that comes with the cleanse programme and will give you all the information you need to get the best out of it, so don’t worry!
3. When should I drink my supplements and juice?
We advise you take supplements at particular times of the day, but you can choose when to take the others. If you drink your juices every 2-3 hours you can spread them evenly throughout the day.
4. Do I still take my vitamins and medications?
If you are currently under any medications, please consult your doctor before starting a juice cleanse programme, especially if you are taking blood thinners, anticoagulants or you have any kind of problem with regard to blood clotting issues. Green juices are a rich source of vitamin K which is a natural clotting agent. Furthermore grape fruit juice might affect the absorption of certain medications. Therefore, it is advised you consult your physician before doing a juice cleanse.
5. What else can I do to maximise the benefits of a juice cleanse?
During a cleanse try to get some moderate exercise like gentle yoga classes (which can help lymphatic stimulation) Walking for 20-30 minutes Massages are also recommended, especially lymphatic and deep tissue massage as this can help drain toxins out of the body. Saunas are also good to help your body sweat end remove toxins. Breathing exercises are very important during a juice cleanse, as they will help your body feel calm and release any stress of the day. Try to do more relaxing activities and not get involved in stressful interactions. Do your best to sleep well (around 8 hours) as this will also help your body recover and restore during your juice cleanse. Colonics will remove toxins from the body
6. I don’t like the taste of green juices, can I skip them?
These juices have the most healing properties; they should be taken during the process to get the most out of detoxing.
7. Can I smoke or drink whilst doing a cleanse?
No way, during a cleanse you want to keep your body away from any intoxicants such as cigarettes and alcohol. Taking these substances will cancel many of the positive effects because your body will be much more receptive and sensitive to substances entering the system. P.S. for some people, doing a cleanse may also help you quit. A few days of purging your body of toxins allows you to form a clear decision (not affected by nicotine) on how much you really want a cigarette.
8. When should I stop a cleanse? (for cleanses lasting 5 days+)
Take a break from a full cleanse and move slowly back towards solid foods to allow your body time to acclimatise if you experience the following: * Fatigue (after five days or more of cleansing) *Weight loss (significant loss of weight is apparent after seven days) * Faintness or drowsiness (a drowsy feeling due to low blood pressure continues after seven days)
9. Can I have sparkling water?
Sparkling water will add gas to your system, which might exacerbate the bloating condition seen in some people during a cleanse. We wouldn’t recommend it.
10. What is a healing crisis?
During a cleanse individuals experience something commonly termed a “healing crisis” where uncomfortable conditions arise. There is no need to be alarmed as they are simply a sign of toxins leaving your body. (If you do show these, it also means you were in more need of a cleanse than you thought!) If you experience any of the following symptoms, do not be worried because they will soon disappear and leave you feeling fantastic. Acne and/or rash, perspiration Caused by toxins leaving through the skin. The skin is our largest organ and the most direct path out of the body for many toxins. Message to smokers - if you are cleansing to stop smoking, you may lose more liquid as your body expels the nicotine through the pores of the skin. Headaches, mood swings, irritability These are signs of bodily chemical change. Naps, casual walks and deep-breathing exercises will help overcome this. Fatigue A sign your body is hard at work pulling out toxins from the past- it requires a lot of energy! You may feel weaker during and after your cleanse but this will stop. Coughing, wheezing, aggravated asthma, sore throat and/or nasal congestion Caused by toxins leaving the lungs and nasal passage Dizziness, nausea, joint pains, hot flashes, palpitations, restlessness, light-headedness Caused by toxins leaving through the liver. Diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence, vomiting Caused by toxins exiting the body through the stomach. The cleansing action of raw juices will begin to rinse the stomach and stir up accumulated food debris within the intestinal walls and expel faecal matter. Mental clarity After drinking the first glass of juice in the morning on an empty stomach, 10-15 minutes later the following signs are characteristics of raw energy rush. The mind is clear, vision is sharper, fingers tingle and abdomen tightens.
11. Can I have soft drinks?
We don’t recommend it during a cleanse. In fact, we don’t recommend it at all. Water with lemon or citrus juice or tea will help you flush out the toxins better.
12. Is it all right to drink tea with sugar?
We do not recommend refined sugar because it has been stripped of most of its vitamins and minerals, but if you MUST, you can add a small amount of coconut palm sugar or flower nectar- It’s natural and has a lower GI than most conventional sweeteners such as white or brown sugar and molasses.
13. Will I become light-headed if I’m not having any solid food?
It is true that in some cases, people experience dizziness but in general, having a fluid diet clears your mind and improves your ability to think because less energy and blood is required for digestion and therefore more energy is available for the brain. (The brain consumes about 20-30% of the body’s energy.)
14. Can I drink Black Tea while doing a cleanse?
Black tea contains caffeine which is not recommended during your cleanse.
15. There are times when I just can’t be drinking a juice, if I have some light solid food like a green salad, will all my juicing efforts go in vain?
While we recommend that you choose a viable time or period for your cleanse, we understand complications in life do happen. If following a juicing regiment has become somewhat of a problem, please limit yourself to light food such as vegetable soup, raw or slightly steamed green vegetables to minimise the impact on your juice cleanse.
16. Will I get enough energy if I don’t have any solid food at all
Yes, our juices have been specially formulated to meet your daily basic energy requirements and since minimal energy will be required for digestion, you will feel an energy boost for your other metabolic processes.
17. What order do I drink my juices in?
Each juice has an index number, as does each supplement. When you receive your juices, take a look at the leaflet provided where we have provided a table to help you match your juices to supplements.
18. Must I drink the juices in that order?
Yes and no. We order our juices for the best benefits for you. For example, your stomach is able to absorb and assimilate nutrients much better when it’s empty in the morning, which is why we always have citrus juice in the morning to trigger your digestive systems for better absorption of the rest of the juices. That said, it will still be all right if you prefer to have half of your nut mylk first thing in the morning for some slow-release energy from protein.
19.Why is my urine pink?
You don’t need to worry, it is simply the colour pigment of the beetroot in your juice
1. What efforts are you taking with regard to environmental impact?
We are dedicated to the protection and preservation of our environment and community. Our ingredients are sourced locally where possible, ensuring the lowest carbon food print and business to our local community. Our ingredients are grown in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner with no chemical pesticides and fertilisers or genetically engineered materials. This ensures not only our food, but our air; soil and water are free from toxic chemicals. Our bottles are PETE 1, the most recyclable of plastics and hope to eventually move toward 100% biodegradable plastic. All paper and cardboard is recycled and recyclable. In the meantime, plastic recycling bins can be located in all Pure locations where we are stocked. We work hard with our landlords to make recycling a daily part of our routine.
1. How do I order?
Plan your cleanse
Have your cleanse delivered to your door and/or pick them up daily from your chosen location. To guarantee freshness juice sets will be provided daily.
2. When can I pick up my juices? Pre-orders
Please refer to the opening times for your designated location.
Deliveries are made daily between 5pm-9pm daily. For pick-up orders made online the juices will be ready from 8.30pm daily. During public holidays please get in touch with the locations directly to check opening times. For regular hours please refer to our website for your relevant location.
3. Order cut-off times
We want to make sure you receive the freshest juices to make the best of juicing! Pre-ordered cleanses should be placed 2 days before the start date. The cut-off time is at 4pm. Online orders placed after 2pm can be delivered the next day. When made before 2pm orders are eligible for same-day delivery. We will send you a confirmation email as soon as we have processed your order. If you do not receive one please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Receiving juices
You can receive your juices via pick-up and/or delivery. You can opt for up to two different pick-up locations. Delivery is considered as one "location." Juice sets will be provided daily to guarantee freshness.
5. I’ve already booked my cleanse but I want to change my dates
Yes, we are happy to change your dates for you. In the event you need to reschedule your dates, please send us an email at email@example.com 2 days before you are due to pick up your cleanse. Please note the new scheduled start date must fall within one month of your original date.
6. Refunds & cancellations
In order to cancel and receive a full refund we must receive a written notification at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 days before your cleanse delivery date. Once a cleanse has been picked up, we are not able to provide refunds. Refunds will be processed within 2 weeks from receiving confirmation. In the event that we are out of stock and a refund is requested, this will also take 2 weeks to process.
7. Cooler Bags
In an effort to be environmentally friendly, only one cooler bag and ice pack will be provided for pick-up orders. For home deliveries please ensure you have enough space in your fridge to fit your juices, or means to carry them when they arrive at the delivery address. If you wish to purchase another cooler bag & ice pack at our counter, an additional cost of HK$40 will apply.
8. Important information during inclement weather- Typhoon & Black Rain.
If a weather warning is hoisted during non-opening hours (overnight,) any scheduled pick-ups will be rescheduled to the next working day.
Once a cleanse has begun, we are not able to provide refunds or reschedule.
10. Grab-and-go juice cleanses You can also grab your cleanse to go! Juice cleanse juices are sold individually in grab-and-go fridge locations. They are, however, subject to stock availability so if you plan on doing a longer cleanse we suggest pre-ordering to guarantee your juices will be available.
1. Do you deliver?
Yes, we operate on a daily delivery basis. From Monday to Saturday we deliver between 4pm-9pm, while on Sundays we deliver between 10am – 3pm.
2. How long can my juices be kept?
They should be consumed before the expiry date since they’re freshly made and no additives have been added. Remember to store them in the fridge at all times.
Smoothies made with special ingredients that can help the body replenish and heal.
Simply put, cold-pressed juice is juice that has been extracted using the cold-pressing method, which grinds the fruit or vegetable and then presses the juice out using a cold plate installed in the machine. This is special because:
1. No heat is produced when we grind the pulp. Heat kills enzymes.
2. Less oxidation occurs because the pulp is pressed and not exposed to as much air. When you press juice using a conventional juicer the spinning blade creates heat as well as exposes the juice to oxygen. You should drink your juice from conventional juicers within 30minutes because the enzymes begin diminishing immediately.
Cold-pressed juices can last up to 72 hours when refrigerated and is one of the best forms a juice can come in. They contain up to 20 times the amount of nutrition than juice extracted via the centrifugal method. If you think about how a normal centrifugal juicer works, the blade spinning to separate the juice from pulp creates heat which can put enzymes at an unstable temperature.