FAQ

All you need to know

For more information about our juices and cleanses, visit our store and speak with one of the JuiceBrothers, or mail to cleanse@juicebro.com

 

General

Why juice?

Because it can be a lot of work to munch through big quantities of fruits and vegetables – for you as a person as well as your body – juicing is a great possibility to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. Juices are stripped of fiber and are thus easily assimilated by your body and brought into your blood and lymph system. This way, your cells are supplied with the micronutrients they need to perform a dizzying array of bodily functions.

Why is JuiceBrothers the best?

We use only the best quality ingredients for the best recipes so we can offer you the best products. We use the cold pressed method to get the juice out of organic fruits and vegetables, keeping all the good intact. We do not heat (almost) all of our ingredients for other food and beverages for the same reason, keeping all the good intact. Our store is made for you to sit and enjoy your juice and food, relax and have your questions answered. Our staff is knowledgeable about our products, their health benefits and eager to answer your questions. We will not leave you nourished and help you stay that way. Welcome to the good life.

How long can I store my juice, does it need to be refrigerated?

JuiceBrother juices are raw. Each juice contains live enzymes and is therefore perishable. Like with any fresh product, it’s best to consume your juice as soon as possible and otherwise make sure you refrigerate it when you can. Your bottle is brimming with alive goodness and stays this way for three days. As to make it easy for you, we’ve put an ‘ best-before’ date on all the products in our store.

Why is your juice bottled?

Since we want many many people to tap into healthy living and good food, we produce our juices in a significant volume enabling us to reach out. To produce cold pressed in a significant volume you need a big juicer that makes lots of liters of juice per ingredient. This then needs to be mixed according to our carefully selected recipes – a system that is accurate and guarantees our quality but needs a lot of space. That is why we chose to get extra space and design a special kitchen just for JuiceBrothers. So actually, by juicing at our production location and bottling juices every day, we can make sure our customers have the freshest juice possible!

Why does this juice look different from when I last purchased it?

Our juices are made by hand with natural ingredients. Mother nature doesn’t always produce the same in colour and taste so there might be a slight inconsistency. There are no fillers, binders or chemicals so they will naturally separate. Before drinking, give them a shake and they’re good to go.

 

Ingredients

Is it organic?

Wherever possible, we go for organic ingredients. With all these fresh nutrients buzzing through your veins you wouldn’t want chemicals to be in there too. Unfortunately some ingredients have no certification such as salts, or some of the herbal powders we use. A problem that also occurs on rare occasions is non availability of produce in the organic shops, so we have turn to other alternatives such as ‘Milieukeur’ or produce of a farmer which is still in transition to organic.

Is it fresh upon delivery/sale?

We make our juice daily, shipping it to the shop the same day. This makes for a super fresh juice ready for you to grab in our shop!

Does our food and juice contain gluten?

All the food made by JuiceBrothers does not contain gluten. It could be that some traces of gluten are present because foods like oats are often produced alongside food containing gluten.

What about nuts or dairy? Is it vegan?

None of our products contain dairy, since all our foods are plant-based. So no meat, fish or eggs either. We do use honey in some of our recipes. Some of our products contain nuts, we will always list them! Please make sure you know which these products are. All of our products can contain traces of nuts because they are made alongside products containing nuts.

What sweeteners do you use?

Our juices have no additional sweeteners in them. We have combined the ingredients of our juices in such a way that they do not need anything besides fruit and vegetables. Some of our other products do have sweeteners though, like our mylks, salad dressings and desserts. Here we choose for natural sweeteners only, as unprocessed as we can find. Like honey, maple syrup, agave syrup coconut blossom nectar and stevia. These sweeteners have a lot lower glycemic index (GI) then processed sweeteners like sugar and they still possess their vitamin and mineral content, so they offer more than just sweetness.

What is the glycemic index (GI) of your juice, will it upset my blood sugar levels?

Our juice has no fiber, this makes it easily assimilated by your body and brought into your blood and lymph system. This way, your cells are supplied with the micronutrients they need to perform a dizzying array of bodily functions. This includes the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables. That’s why we add the greens! Greens have a low GI and contain very few carbohydrates. This means they will not cause a sudden spike in your blood glucose. Keep in mind that juicing facilitates the bioavailability and so is likely to make the GI of vegetable juice a bit higher than the whole vegetable still.

What is alkaline water and why do you use it?

Alkaline water is water that has been made alkaline, by using the Kangen water system. This is a machine that filters the water and guides it past platinum plates, which changes the Ph value of the water. A Ph of 7 is ‘ neutral’, we provide you with water that has a Ph of 9,5. Your body needs to maintain a Ph value between 7.35 and 7.45 in the blood, in order to function. Nowadays, it’s under constant influence of acidic aspects like pollution and the food we eat. Almost all the food we eat makes our body more acidic, except fruits and vegetables. To help our bodies maintain it’s needed Ph value, we use the alkaline Kangen water. This way our body gets less acidic influences and thus has to spend less effort maintaining it’s well needed balance between Ph 7.35 and 7.45

 

Productions process

What is cold pressed?

Cold pressing is the process of extracting nutrient-rich juice from fresh produce by using a hydraulic press. The term “cold” refers to avoiding heat during the extraction process. Fruits and vegetables are coarsely shredded and hydraulically pressed through bags. This means minimal generation of heat and thus minimal oxidation and maximal retention of nutrients. The juice is made from the freshest and highest quality produce we can get and stays alive throughout the production process.

Why do they not heat food above 42º C in raw food?

Heating food above 42 ºC causes enzymes to begin to die, destroys nutrients and vitamins and alters the natural metabolic structure of the food. To be frank, this takes out the whole point of eating fruit and vegetables in the first place.

Does juice leave a lot of waste, how do you use the pulp?

Because we extract all the juice out of fruits and vegetables, we are left with a lot of pulp. Not just any pulp, but high quality organic fruit and vegetable pulp. This is perfect for fertilizer, as addition to the diet of livestock like pigs and for instance to make paper. So that’s what we aim to do, making our printout materials on our own pulp as much as possible and working together with organic farmers to give our pulp back to the soil.

Why don’t you use glass bottles

At the moment, plastic is the most environmentally friendly option we can choose. It needs fewer resources to create, fill, ship and distribute than glass. We use PET #1 plastic because Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) #1 does not leach, it’s considered the safest choice for single use plastic. Also, this type of plastic is the most efficient type for recycling. It’s much lighter than glass, so we have to use less fuel for transport and you will have less weight to carry, glass is up to nine times as much weight than plastic.

All about cleansing

Does it matter in which order I drink the juices?

Yes it does. The order in which you drink your juices during a cleanse has a big influence on how your body takes in the nutrients. When your stomach is still empty, it can take in much more of the nutrients than when it’s had something to digest prior. That’s why we start the day with a green juice, to give you the best boost of nutrients possible.

I’m so hungry I’m using my teeth to sharpen my pencil! Can I use gum?

Your stomach needs to get used to not get any food in it. Trust us, it will do so in a little while. Gum will only upset your system even more, chewing will make your stomach ready to take in some food – which is not coming.. If you’re really gnawing away on wood though, eat some natural gum without sugar.

That green juice is haunting me, I can’t drink it. Can I skip it?

No you can’t skip it! The green juice is really what gives you all the important stuff to cleanse; vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, enzymes and other nutrients. Use your willpower to get through it because you know you need it. Try adding some freshly squeezed lemon juice or really cooling it down also tempers the flavour.

Can I do the cleanse while eating food?

Unfortunately the benefits of the cleanse will be lost when you eat food. The whole point of the cleanse is to only consume juice instead of solid foods, so your digestive system has time to rest and clean itself. You could however add the our cold pressed juice to your regular diet to supplement it with loads of vitamins and minerals.

What can I do to support my cleanse?

Bentonite clay will help draw out the toxins from your body. As the clay passes through your body, its negative ionic charge will draw to it anything with a positive charge (bacteria, viruses, toxins, etc.) and will remove them from your body.

To move the toxins out of your body you can use psyllium husk. When psyllium husk comes in contact with water, it swells and forms a gelatin like mass that helps transport waste through the intestinal tract. It is important to consume enough fluid with psyllium. To further avoid constipation, consume 250 ml of fluid when taking the psyllium, and at least 6 to 8 glasses of water throughout the day.

Activated Charcoal also takes out the toxins. It is 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons making the substance highly electrical. Carbon’s negative ionic charge attracts positive ionic charges (of toxins and poisons) causing them to bind and then escorts them out of the body via the eliminative channel of the intestines.

This is my first cleanse, how will I know I can get through it?

Our cleanses offer a lot of nutrients so you will not be deprived of anything. When you’re new to cleansing, go for the first level which has the most calories in it. Just make sure to take it a little slower than usual, take some extra rest when needed and listen to your body.

What cleanse should I choose?

We offer three different cleanses – deep, deeper, deepest – for three different durations. It all just depends on how deep you want to cleanse. The longer and more advanced the deeper your cleanse will be able to get. The Deep, Deeper, Deepest cleanses are rated in terms of caloric value and the intensity. The higher the level, the lower the calories. Also, green juices are an aquired taste for many people, the higher the level the more green juice you get (that’s why the calories can be lower). Those who have never tried a cleanse before are wise to start with the first level. This way they will have fever detox symptoms and less hunger. If you’ve done a few cleanses or juice regularly and have a diet without too many processed foods, you can go for a deeper version and notice that cleansing will become more and more easy.

Can I drink alcohol / caffeine during cleanse?

We strictly recommend not to drink alcohol or during the cleanse as well as in the 3 – 5 days prior to the cleanse and after the cleanse. Alcohol is really a burden for the body in terms of toxins, while you are cleansing because you want to clean your body.

Can I smoke during the cleanse?

We can not tell you how to live your life, but it’s obvious that smoking and cleansing are not a good combination. The whole point of cleansing is to clean your body of toxins, so to provide it with toxins during your cleanse will definitely set you back.

Can I cleanse while being pregnant?

No, cleansing is not advised when you are pregnant. You need food for two and any toxins you let go of might get to your baby. This also goes for breastfeeding, you still need extra macronutrients and any toxins you let go of can be transferred via your mother milk. Drinking our juice in addition to your diet is a great way to get those extra micronutrients you crave when your body needs extra care. So, keep drinking your juice!

Are there any side effects I can expect?

Commonly known side effects are mild headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. The better you prepare your cleanse with a ‘clean’ diet (free of processed foods, sugar, alcohol and caffeine) the less side effects your likely to have. Please take responsibilty for your own health, if you feel as if your symptoms are unbearable, please contact a medical professional.

How do I get my cleanse?

When you purchase a cleanse online or in the shop, you get a receipt good for the number of juices you ordered. The best thing is to pick up your juices at the shop every day so they are as fresh as possible, but we can give you up to three days if you feel this fits your schedule better.

Why is juice so expensive?

Not all juice is created equal. When you consider what you’re consuming: approximately 1 kilo of freshly pressed fruits and vegetables, and if you think of the process involved, it’s actually quite inexpensive!

I don’t like the cleanse, I need a refund!

Sorry we do not give refunds. It costs a lot of time and resources to make our cleanses and we plan for it with great care. We ask you to do the same. Please consider carefully before you decide to undergo a cleanse. It’s not something you do spontaneously, you need to know you have the time and are willing to make the effort. If you’re not sure you’ll like it, you can try our juices first, or start with a one day cleanse and see from there. We are not responsible for your schedule or your taste in juice.

Do you offer discounts for press?

Please contact info@juicebro.com if you are considering including us in any press.

Can I exercise while cleansing?

Yes, it’s important to move so you help release the toxins. It could be that a more intensive workout is too much though. Try something less exerting like yoga, walking or swimming.

Should I get a colonic treatment during my cleanse?

Your intestinal tract plays a big role in your cleansing process. Speaking to a colon hydrotherapist about getting colonics is advisable if you want to increase the benefits of your cleanse (or if you’re having trouble going to the bathroom during your cleanse).

Order your cleanses

You can order a juice cleanse in one of our shops. You can also email us at cleanse@juicebro.com, please tell us when you want to start, how many days, how deep and at what shop you want to pick up your cleanse!