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CLEANSING 101

1. How do Glow Bio Cleanses work?

You will be getting 16-ounce bottles of various bio-available smoothie and probiotic-enhanced cold-pressed juices, as well as 2-ounce booster shots. Start the day with a mug of hot water with lemon, and then start with your first Glowing Green Smoothie when you feel hunger set in. Continue to consume the products in the order specified for your cleanse, about every 2 hours or so (less time in between for the shots and boosters). Be sure to drink plenty of water in between as well. You can flavor your water with lemon or cucumber slices. Hot water with lemon is also a great evening drink. Be sure to store all your products in the fridge for as long as possible before consumption.

2. What level of cleanse should I do?

If you’ve never been on a cleanse before, the Level 1 is a good place to start. If you like the Glowing Green Smoothie and green juices, and feel ready to make a deeper commitment, you may try Level 2. You can always try a Level 1 cleanse for the first time, then move up to Level 2 next time.

3. How many days should I do the cleanse for?

Some people like to dabble in a one-day (Ready) cleanse to try out the cleanse experience, in some cases once a week, as part of a weekly maintenance program. This helps the body catch up and reset, and gives it a break from foods that are processed, and/or contain oils and salt. A weekly or periodic break, even for a day, can be beneficial for optimal maintenance of digestion and ongoing cleansing, supporting the immune and overall system functioning, and enhanced energy.

The 3-day (Set) cleanses can easily fit into most people’s lives, as you can do them mid-week or over a long weekend if you like. The Set cleanses help you reset, break away from food addictions (such as excessive caffeine and sodium), and begin the process of cleaning out your eliminative organs and building your blood at the cellular level.

The 5-day (Glow) cleanses are longer, so the extra time helps your body reset in an even deeper way. These cleanses support the deeper rooting out of both endogenous (internally sourced) and exogenous (externally sourced) toxins, and cleansing out of old wastes and toxins which can build in your system and contribute to overall acidosis in your body.

Remember that while cleanses are highly beneficial to do on an intermittent basis, they must also be paired with ongoing cleansing efforts, and consuming the Glowing Green Foundation on an ongoing basis to obtain maximum health and beauty benefits.

4. How often should I do a cleanse?

Cleanses are wonderfully helpful when you feel you need extra support to get back to a healthy lifestyle, or if you’ve fallen far off track and are giving in to your addictions and cravings so much that you feel you need to hit the “reset” button.

Some people like to do the Ready Level 1 or 2 1-Day cleanse weekly, or schedule the longer cleanses on a monthly or periodic basis.

Once again though, do not view any short-term cleanse as the ultimate in getting rid of all the toxins in your body. They will not. Think about how long you’ve been eating a certain way. All the toxins are not going to magically disappear in a few days. Toxins constantly accumulate. Use the cleanses as tools as part of your overall health strategy, but maintain consumption of the Glowing Green Foundation as an integral part of your long-term lifestyle.

5. Can I consume Glow Bio products while pregnant or nursing?

Going on a cleanse during these sacred times is not recommended, so that excessive toxins won’t be released into your system and circulate via bodily fluids, which can then be passed onto your unborn baby or through your breast milk.

The Glowing Green Foundation is recommended to supplement your diet, as are our other bio-available smoothies (as a precaution, choose the ones without bee pollen to prevent any type of allergic reaction) and our cold-pressed juices and boosters. As part of a healthy diet, these drinks will provide lots of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

6. Can I go on a cleanse while taking antibiotics or medication?

You can always check with your doctor to see if consuming so many antioxidants and nutrients at once would have an adverse effect on prescriptions you may be taking. But the probiotic-enhanced cold-pressed juices are highly recommended, on their own or part of the cleanse programs. The LemonAid probiotic booster is also highly recommended to ensure your inner flora is balanced, which can easily become imbalanced with such medications, and can lead to impeded digestion and nutritional absorption, as well as decreased immunity. The Glowing Green Foundation (GGS, GGJ, Power Green juice and LemonAid booster) is highly recommended on an ongoing basis.

7. Who should not do a cleanse?

If you are pregnant or nursing, cleanses are not recommended. They are also not recommended for those that with diabetes, blood sugar issues, those on blood thinners or those that have kidney disease or complications. If you are unsure if a cleanse is not safe for you for any reason, be sure to check with your doctor first before starting any cleanse program. The Glowing Green Smoothie, which is a whole food that contains fiber, can be excellent for people with blood sugar issues, as fiber is a blood sugar stabilizer. You can ask your doctor about it as well.

8. Can I do a Glow Bio cleanse if I am lactose intolerant?

Yes. We are not only completely dairy-free and plant-based, we are also soy-free. Soy is another common allergen, which, in the United States, is highly GMO, mucus-forming and has many other controversial nutritional attributes.

9. I have a gluten intolerance, can I still do it?

Just as Kimberly’s Beauty Detox program is gluten-free, so are all of Glow Bio’s products and cleanse packages.

10. What is Energy in a Spoon, and is it okay for me to take?

Bee pollen is an extremely rich nutrition product. Our bee pollen comes fresh from a farm where they bees are very humanely cared for and fly over organic land. Bee pollen contains all the B vitamins (except B12), providing stress relief, improved digestion, hormonal balance, and assists in cleansing toxins from the body. Bee pollen contains rutin (an enzyme catalyst), potent antioxidants, all essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, and nucleic acids such as RNA and DNA.

Bee pollen contains high levels of vitamins C and E, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. Bee pollen supplies complete protein to the body with all essential amino acids, including the amino acid phenylalanine, which can help to control hunger and appetite. Bee pollen is so nutritionally complete that it may help curb appetite and cravings. Bee pollen is naturally comprised of 15 percent lecithin, which is believed to help promote the elimination of fat stores from the body.

Note that if you have a known or suspected allergy to bee products, or any pollen allergies, you should avoid bee pollen. Bee pollen should be strictly avoided by pregnant and nursing women (who should not be doing a cleanse at all).

Start with a very small amount if you’re new to consuming bee pollen—approximately one quarter of a teaspoon—and build up from there. If any type of allergic reaction occurs, just omit from your cleanse. In the rare case from a severe allergic reaction, go see your doctor or a local hospital.

11. What if I have Candida?

If you suspect you have Candida, let us know when you order your cleanse, and we can modify some items to make your cleanse super low in sugar. Otherwise, our cleanses are created to be balanced, and include fiber and probiotics, which help foster internal equilibrium.

12. What should I do if my stool is bloody?

It is possible that if you consumed our Clean Red juice, which contains beets, that it colored your stools. But if your stool truly is bloody, be sure to see your doctor.

13. Can I put my child on a cleanse?

Children should not do any type of cleanse program while they are still growing. But children do fantastic on the fiber-filled Glowing Green Smoothie, the entire Glowing Green Foundation program, our probiotic -enhanced cold-pressed juices and our other kid-friendly bio-available smoothies.

14. Where do I get my protein during a cleanse?

You’ll be receiving amino acids to build proteins from the greens and other vegetable drinks, including the Glowing Green Smoothie, Power Green Juice, Glowing Green Juice and the Beauty Shot (which contains high-protein spirulina). Also, our bodies have an internal recycling system that recycles proteins on an ongoing basis. During cleansing, you do not need to be eating concentrated protein, and in fact, it is beneficial take a break from the constant cycle of digesting it, so your system can help cleanse and rebuild.

14. Should I continue to take my supplements?

You’ll be consuming over a dozen pounds of freshly pressed produce every day. You may keep taking a good, whole food-based multivitamin that contains vitamin B12 if you like, but we recommend not taking a wide plethora of specific vitamins. Supplements (especially synthetic ones), require energy to break down, and laying off them for a few days may help facilitate deeper cleansing.

15. How much weight will I lose?

The purpose of a cleanse is to help your body get back to a balanced, long-term lifestyle program, namely the Glowing Green Foundation. Cleanses can help break food addictions and jumpstart you back on the path. Quick weight loss should not be the focus. While you may lose some weight, remember that getting onto the Glowing Green Foundation is the way to get the real, lasting results as far as superior health, beauty and balanced weight.

16. Can I smoke on your cleanse?

Smoking brings in a lot of toxins into your body, and so is not recommended during cleansing.

17. Will the Glow Bio cleanses help me give up smoking?

The cleanses, combined with the ongoing Glowing Green Foundation starts to cleanse out your body out of toxins that may have built up in your system. The experience of feeling lighter and healthier all around may inspire you to give up unhealthful eating habits, including smoking. As your body becomes more alkaline, the idea of putting something acidic and highly toxic into it becomes less and less favorable.

18. Will the cleanses slow my metabolism?

Our cleanses are not juice fasts. You will consume fiber at the beginning and end of the day in the form of the Glowing Green Smoothie, which is a whole, fiber-containing food. This not only stabilizes your blood sugar levels but also helps to bind to and sweep out more toxins. If you want to become more naturally balanced in your weight and more naturally healthy and beautiful, you need to eat closer to nature. Nature grows produce with the fiber and the juice intact.

The fiber component helps stabilize your body’s metabolism, as your body will still be supplied with whole foods, but in an easily digested, blended form. Fiber-filled foods help balance your body from the inside out, and can help your kick-start your digestion and metabolism over time, for the long-term.