Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Juju Cleanse Experience

I've been reading about this juice cleansing on other blogs and got me really interested.  Especially after the Holidays with all the sinfully, oh-so-good food that I ate.  I think our tummies needed a break!  I visited the Juju Cleanse website to know more about them and how to order.  I immediately e-mailed them to order and got a reply that they don't deliver in Caloocan :(  We had to pick them up at New Manila..  Anyway, the transaction was fast, you just need to deposit the payment to their account and coordinate your cleansing schedule  so you can get them before that day. 

I ordered 3, 1-day cleanse (P2,500 each), for me, hubby and Papa, but if you order 3 or more you'll get a discount, you'll get them for P2,200 each.

It came in an insulated canvas bag (cute!) and inside is an ice pack, so they were still cold when hubby got home!

Ice pack
The bottles are numbered so you'll know what to drink.


I began my cleansing with a cup of herbal tea with the mint sprig that they provided. Hubby skipped  it.  Was too sleepy..


They gave a time schedule for when to drink each bottles, was supposed to drink the first bottle at 7:30am but I started at 8:30 (you can make your own schedule, just allow 2.5hrs to drink each).
At first, I was really excited, the taste didn't bother me much. The first bottle was the "Green Bomb", it has celery, cucumber, coconut water, malunggay, pineapple, romaine lettuce and spinach.  The celery overpowered all the veggies so it pretty much tasted like it and the pineapple for the sweetness.
"Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids".



The second bottle is the "Spicy Limonada", it has cayenne pepper, honey and lemon, this one's yummy except for the fact that it has pepper!  It gets hot while it slides down your throat.


The third bottle is the "Red Giant", it has beets, carrots, ginger and pineapple.  I didn't like the third bottle much 'cause it has a bitter, "lasang lupa" after taste! hahahaha! I think it was beets.. But they said "Beets are remarkably good for your liver, and beet juice has been shown to increase stamina and act as an athletic performance enhancer"..  Oh well..


The fourth bottle "Alkazest", has coconut water, grapefruit and pineapple.  This one's good!  I think they're alternating the good ones from the bad tasting drinks?..  Hmm.. they're not that bad, just don't expect them to be really good.. hehe!

The fifth bottle was the "Green Bomb" again.  Before it was even my time to drink, I was a having a headache.  I guess it was the thought of not being able to eat even with just a small bite, I was struggling..  I thought it was gonna be easy not eating for one day..  Oh no!  It would've been easy if I just don't want to eat, but it's soo hard if it's forbidden!!  Pasaway! Hahahha!  But I still managed to finish the bottle.



The sixth and last juice, "Salaba't Lemon" has ginger, honey and lemon.  This time I was struggling not to throw up..  Even though the taste was okay, my tummy just won't take it!  I was still having a head ache then, medicines are not allowed too..  Then, I gave in.. I had to eat something.. It was killing me! hehehe!  Hubby handled it better than me, he was just complaining about the different tastes but he managed to finish them all without eating anything..  Considering he played badminton that day..  He never got too tired nor too hungry.. So proud of him!

I was being realistic when I ordered the 1-day juice cleansing, I thought it was just easy not to eat for 1 day, NOT!!!  hehehe!  It was really hard for me..  You really need to prepare your mind and body to it..  You need to keep yourself busy, and next time, we won't do it together..  We were too masungit!
Oh yes, we're definitely gonna do it again!

Cleansing Guidelines: (from Juju Cleanse)

  • Please refrigerate the cleanse bottles immediately upon receiving them.
  • Don't forget to re-freeze the cooling element to prepare it for use the next day.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and the day of your cleanse.
  • Start the day off with a nice fresh cup of mint tea.  We even provide you with the mint.
  • If you are toting your cleanse around with you during the day please do your best to keep the juices refrigerated whenever possible.
  • Keep hydrated during the day with water or herbal teas.
  • Moderate exercise is okay but don't overdo it.
  • If you can't resist food during the cleanse then please snack intelligently (a few celery stalks, a couple slices of cucumber or drink lots of water).
Benefits of Fasting :
  • Mental clarity is improved and brain fog is lifted.
  • Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness
  • The nervous system is balanced
  • Energy level and sensory perception is increased. The longer the fast, the bigger increase in energy and vitality.
  • You normally need less sleep.
  • Organs are revitalized
  • Cellular biochemistry is harmonized
  • The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive
  • There is greater ease of movement
  • Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper
  • The digestive system is rejuvenated and becomes more effective; the peristaltic action of the intestines (the cause of a natural bowel movement) is stronger after fasting.
  • Fasting retrains your tasting sense back to more healthy food as acute sensitivity is restored.
  • Fasting can increase confidence in our ability to have control over our lives and our appetite, and that our body is self-regulating and a self-healing organism capable or establishing balance when given the possibility to do so.
    Normal metabolic and cell oxygenation are restored.
  • Detoxification – as soon as the body realizes that it’s fasting it will begin to eliminate those things that cause disease, such as fat cells, arterial cholesterol plaques, mucus, tumors, stored up worries and emotions.

    2 comments:

    1. Hello,
      I have a question about your blog, could you email me?
      David

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      1. Hi!
        I emailed you at davidhaas.gmail.com, and here's my email kmledesma@yahoo.com

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