Juice Cleansing Frequently Asked Questions

I have allergies. Can I still consume Ritual Juices?

All of Ritual's organic, cold pressed juices and juice cleanses are:

  • GLUTEN-FREE
  • DAIRY-FREE
  • ADDITIVE-FREE
  • 100% VEGAN

 

For those with nut allergies, but interested in cleansing, we do offer a non-nut mylk alternative!


Are your cold pressed juices kosher?

The ingredients of Ritual's organic, cold pressed juices are completely kosher, however we have not yet received our kosher certification – so our finished products, at this time, are not “certified kosher”.


I have a medical condition. Can I use Ritual Juices or do a Reset Juice Cleanse?

If you have medial concerns of any kind or currently take medication, check with your doctor before introducing Ritual Juices into your diet or embarking on a Reset Cleanse.

  • PREGNANT OR NURSING: Organic cold pressed juices are a great way to introduce whole food based nutrition into your balanced diet. Still, please consult with your personal physician before incorporating Ritual Juices into your daily routine if pregnant or nursing. Cleansing is generally not advised while pregnant or nursing.
  • DIABETES: We only recommend cleansing under the supervision and guidance of your physician. NOTE: We do offer juices on the lower glycemic index and can substitute out juices in the cleanse based on your preference.
  • CANCER: Organic juice cleansing and supplementation offers extraordinary benefits during and after cancer therapy. Please consult with your physician.

Can my child drink Ritual Juices?

Absolutely. Cold-pressed juice is a great addition to a daily routine and is an excellent alternative to sugary drinks or heat pasteurized juices which are void of nutrition. We do not recommend cleansing of any kind for a child – please consult your personal physician


If I want juices on a regular basis, do you have a subscription service?

We offer an auto-renewal service for those interested in receiving juices on a weekly basis. You may find more information on auto-renew memberships, here: http://ritualwellness.com/recurring-orders. 


I work for a magazine and am interested in trying Ritual Juices or the Reset Juice Cleanse for a possible article, who do I contact?

Anyone interested in collaborating on and/or including Ritual Wellness in a magazine article/story, please contact our public relations team: Melody Althaus (melody@shoutpr.com) and Amanda Pennington (amanda@shoutpr.com).


What are the benefits of Ritual Wellness vs. the other juice companies?

RW is 100% USDA ORGANIC:

We believe that certified organic produce is the best choice for the health and safety of you and our planet. 

  • SUPERIOR NUTRITION: Organic produce contains a nutrient density that is between 30% and 40 % higher than conventional produce.
  • SAFER: Non GMO, Pesticide and Chemical free - you consume nearly 20 pounds of produce each day of the Cleanse. Consuming the same amount of conventional produce would expose you to a toxic level of pesticides, making for a very ineffective cleanse.
  • PLANET FRIENDLY: The philosophy of organic food production maintains principles of biodiversity, ecological balance, sustainability, natural plant fertilization, natural pest management, and soil integrity.

RW is COLD PRESSED:

Ritual Wellness uses a cold pressed method that is proven to yield 3-5x more nutrients than other methods. Slow pressing eliminates heat from the juicing process and decreases oxygenation in order to create better tasting, more nutritionally beneficial juices! This is different from conventional juicing methods (centrifugal) which move very quickly, leave much of the nutrients behind in the pulp, generate heat from high speed motors and introduce oxygen into the juice, all of which diminish it's nutritional profile. The cold pressed method used by Ritual Wellness delivers maximum enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants through delicious tasting juice.

  • QUALITY: Our cold pressing process creates a smooth, pulp-free, vibrant and delicious tasting juice.
  • NUTRITION: Cold pressing is proven to yield 3-5x more nutrients than other methods; juice is extracted from the pulp with the most minimal oxidation.
  • TASTE: Cold pressing allows for maximum enzyme retention, creating a juice abundant in healthy nutrients your body can readily use.

RW is Simple & Convenient:

The juices are packaged in a reusable cooler bag for easy transport. The bottles are numbered in order of consumption. You can pick up 3 days’ worth of juices at once. We deliver to your door nationwide and offer various local pickup locations throughout Southern California.

RW offers Superior Liquid Nutrition:

Each day of a Ritual Reset Cleanse is cold pressed from nearly 20 pounds of USDA organic produce! Nearly each bottle of Ritual Juice is made from 2-4 lbs of 100% certified USDA organic produce! Before selling our first juice in 2010, we spent a year in research and development in our own production kitchen and consulting with the best food scientists in order to guarantee we are offering the most nutritionally balanced recipes with the best taste! Your juice is our obsession.


Why Do A Juice Cleanse?

Periodic juice cleansing is one of the best tools to achieve vibrant health in a toxic world. If you feel tired, heavy, bloated (the list goes on), RESET your health and restore energy levels with the Reset Cleanse.

  • BODY: Organic juice cleansing gives your body a needed break from the pesticides, hormones, additives and chemicals that you ingest each day through the consumption of processed food.
  • MIND:The Reset Cleanse experience brings a new level of mindfulness about nutrition and is an effective tool for improving your relationship with food. Some of the key benefits of a Ritual Reset Cleanse are an increased sense of empowerment, control, and mental clarity.

How do I know if I have toxins in me?

Ingesting toxins is inevitable: cleansing is a way to feel less bogged down by this burden. Fruits and vegetables (that are not organic) are laden with pesticides. There are hormones and antibiotics in conventional dairy and meat products and all processed foods are overflowing with preservatives. Even drinking water is shown to contain residues of both prescription and over the counter medications, heavy metals, arsenic, pesticides and herbicides. There is also a toxic load from plastics used to store food. The cleaning products used in homes, workplaces and public spaces are often laden with chemicals. Mineral oil and preservatives are found in most personal hygiene products. On top of this, there is the constant stress of combating bacteria, parasites and viruses. Cleansing is a helpful way to eliminate and gently remove these from our system.


How does the Ritual Reset Juice Cleanse work?

While the human body is well equipped with detoxifying and fat burning organs like the liver, kidney and skin, the modern day diet contains so many chemicals, artificial ingredients and manufactured items which push your body to constantly work in overdrive in order to keep up. Ritual Reset Cleanse pauses the influx of pollutants long enough to give your cells a chance to finally mobilize and release its toxins so your  body may return to optimal health. Ritual gives the digestive system a break so your body can repair and heal itself with the energy it normally uses to break down food. Because Ritual Reset Cleanse floods your body with organic nutrients from nature's freshest produce, the healing process is accelerated and uncomfortable “detox” symptoms associated with cleansing are greatly minimized.


How frequently may I safely cleanse?

We suggest embarking on a three day jucie cleanse whenever you feel that your eating habits need to be improved. If you are feeling lethargic, bloated or simply not yourself, it is a good indicator that it is time to cleanse. Many people do a one day cleanse at the beginning of the week as a mini reset after their weekend. Others choose to do a longer cleanse (5-7 days) less frequently as the seasons change. Feel free to call us at 949.954.6522 if you would like to speak to a juice expert about how Ritual will be most beneficial to your personal needs.


How many calories are in the Ritual Reset Cleanse?

Daily caloric intake while cleansing runs between 850-900 calories. With additional Shred juices added to your cleanse order, calories are increased to around 1,250-1,300.


How much weight will I lose while cleansing?

We refer to weight loss as a "happy side effect".   The Reset Cleanses are designed to reset eating habits, eliminate cravings, bring awareness back into what you put in your mouth and jump start a healthier eating plan.  Weight loss resulting from juice cleansing is different for everyone, but on average ranges between 2 - 8 pounds with a three day cleanse. 


Will I gain weight when I go off the cleanse?

The short answer is no. While some lost water weight may return, the benefits of the Ritual Reset Cleanse do not end when the Cleanse is completed. The Cleanse is a chance to RESET eating habits and eliminate the desire for processed foods. Ritual Reset Cleanse helps to break unhealthy habits, restore the mind body connection and to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.


Are there benefits beyond the physical ones?

Definitely. Arguably the greatest benefit is the mental clarity and sense of well being experienced during and post cleansing. Abstaining from food and saving the energy that goes into preparing and digesting meals leads to a greater level of mindfulness. It is an empowering experience that places people back in control of their body.


Can I continue taking supplements/daily multi-vitamin?

If you take a standard multi-vitamin, it may not be necessary to take these while juicing as the juices naturally have many of the essential vitamins found in a standard multi vitamin. If you are taking supplements like Vitamin B or Omega Fatty Acids, you may continue taking those while on your juice program as the juices do not provide significant quantities of B or Omegas. Please see the nutritional panels for each of our juices for more in depth information.

  


Am I getting enough fiber?

The Reset Juice Cleanse is designed to give your digestive system a rest as a way to facilitate an expedited cleansing process. With this in mind, the juices intentionally do not contain large amounts of fiber in order to avoid the need for your body to break down fiber, which in turn conserves energy to be used in the cleansing process itself.


What if I have a nut allergy, are you able to substitute the last juice of the day in the Ritual Reset Cleanse?

Yes, we are able to substitute the Cashew Mylk (#6) in the Reset Cleanse! We have another non-nut mylk, high protein, the Hemp Mylk, for you to choose or you can request a juice of your choice. You may specify in the 'Special Instructions' on your order submission to substitute the nut mylk for our non-nut mylk option. Alternatively, you may choose to 'Build Your Cleanse' and choose juices based on your preferences and needs.


Am I allowed to eat solid foods while on the cleanse?

We strongly encourage you to stick with just the juices if possible, but it is important to listen to your body. If your body needs something more and you feel confident that your hunger is more than simply a craving to chew, we recommend an avocado with a little lemon, or ingredients found in the juices themselves (i.e. romaine, spinach, etc. chopped up into a light salad with freshly squeezed lemon and a bit of flax oil) – keep it completely organic and raw.


Can I exercise while on the cleanse?

Yes! Ritual Reset Juice Cleanse is pure and natural nutrition. It provides a huge amount of nutrients and is specifically designed to be done while carrying on with a normal, busy lifestyle. For those who want to continue a serious workout regime while cleansing, the Shred component provides an increase in energy to fuel workouts and adequate protein to repair muscles post workout. Shred is composed of two juices specially formulated and designed to give fitness enthusiasts a natural fuel and recovery source.


Can I drink coffee while cleansing?

We encourage you to avoid drinking coffee (high in both caffeine and acidity) while on the Ritual Reset Cleanse. If you drink coffee regularly, we recommend weaning yourself off or greatly reducing your intake in the weeks or days in anticipation of your cleanse start date to avoid potential detox symptoms that may result from a lack of caffeine. If completely eliminating caffeine from your diet is not reasonable for your life at this time, we encourage you to move from traditional coffee to an organic tea, cold-pressed coffee or a low-acid coffee brew.


What about alcohol?

Yes, we realize wine comes from grapes and vodka from potatoes or grains. Still, alcohol should be avoided during the prep period and definitely during the cleanse itself. Despite being derived from plants, alcohol is ultimately placing an added burden on your  liver and we need your liver devoting its full energy to the cleanse. Remember, cleansing is designed to clean the liver and rid the body of toxin.


Will I be sitting on the toilet a lot?

It is highly unlikely that any more time will be spent on the toilet than normal. However, urination will be frequent. If constipation is experienced, do not panic. There is less bulk being consumed so less coming out is ok. Consider a colonic, senna pills, or “get regular” Yogi tea to help along the process of elimination.


How do I prepare for the cleanse?

As with anything in life, preparation is key! To ensure the most successful cleanse possible, we always recommend preparing your body accordingly. Upon submitting an order, we will send to you pre-cleanse guidelines and suggestions. As a general rule, however we recommend in the day(s) leading up to your cleanse, begin to cut-out animal products, meats, refined/processed sugars, alcohol, coffee, etc., and completely avoid these items (if possible) the day before you cleanse. You can find more Cleanse Support information here: http://ritualwellness.com/cleanse-support 


What can I eat the day following my cleanse?

Aim to stick with raw foods the day following your cleanse. Fruits, nuts, salad (avoid creamy dressings), vegetable based soups are all great options. After that we suggest slowly introducing lean proteins and dairy back into your diet in the days following. Another great option is to purchase Ritual Juices to consume in the days following your cleanse to assist in the process of consuming whole foods again (i.e. a hybrid “eating whole foods and drinking juice program” as your body adjusts). You can find more Cleanse Support information here: http://ritualwellness.com/cleanse-support


How long do Ritual Juices last?

Ritual Juice is living food. We recommend you drink your juice within 5 days of receipt for maximum freshness and nutritional value. Juice must be consumed within three days of opening.


How do I store my juices?

Juices need to be refrigerated immediately upon receipt to remain properly temperature controlled. If juices do not remain cold (and are left out), they will begin to ferment and rapidly lose nutritional value as well as taste!


Can I freeze the juices?

If you are unable to begin your cleanse or drink your juices within the use by window, you are able to freeze your juices for consumption later. We recommend unscrewing the lids and pouring a little of the liquid out to account for expansion of juices once frozen. When ready to consume, simply defrost in a cool bowl of water the night before and pop into your fridge the next morning, shake well and enjoy! Please be sure to consume entirely within three days of thawing.


Why do I have to drink juice from my local juice bar immediately, yet Ritual Juices stay fresh for longer?

Juice from your local juice bar is made with a centrifugal juicer, which calls for immediate consumption due to the pulp remaining in the juice as well as the heat and oxygen exposure during the juicing process. On the other hand, Ritual Juices are made using a superior cold press juicer which eliminates nutrient damaging heat and oxygen from the juicing process and yields a smooth, pulp free juice that is extremely rich in enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins. Still - even cold pressed juice is subject to nutrient degradation in a short time due to yeast, mold and bacteria that is present in all juice. To short circuit these life shortening and nutrient depleting organisms, Ritual Juices undergo a cold pressure treatment immediately after being pressed. This High Pressure Process (HPP) is an innovative method that uses pressure, NOT HEAT, to eliminate spoilage causing bacteria. Using the cold pressed method in combination with cold pressure, guarantees that through Ritual Juices, you are receiving the maximum nutritional value from your living juice and can have absolute confidence in its safety, purity and quality.


Why is HPP different than “Heat Pasteurization”?

Other terms for traditional ‘heat’ pasteurization you may see on labels such as “flash” or “gently pasteurized” refer to the use of thermal technology that essentially COOKS juice by exposing it to high temperatures in order to achieve microbial inactivation – and in doing so, also kills off vitamins, minerals and live enzymes. RITUAL DOES NOT AND WILL NOT EVER USE HEAT PASTEURIZATION.


How does HPP work?

HPP is an external process. The raw, final product remains untouched. Picture this: After the juice is bottled, the bottles are placed into a pressure chamber filled with cool water for approximately 60 to 120 seconds, where they are subjected to elevated pressures (the equivalent of being submerged 20 miles beneath the ocean floor) from all directions to the outside of the bottle, starving off oxygen that in turn inactivates harmful, pathogenic bacteria…. without a loss of sensory of quality or nutritional value of Ritual Juices!


If it is HPP, what about the enzymes and vitamins?

Ritual has performed extensive independent research and outside testing in order to verify the effects of HPP on our juice. The comparative analysis of our juice before and after HPP validated that juices retained vitamins and kept enzymes intact. Equally important, the tests also confirmed that no bacteria grew to dangerous levels as it could have in juice that been High Pressure Processed. We always recommend drinking Ritual Juice as quickly as possible (see “consume within 5 days” label on juice) to maximize nutritional benefits because the reality is that all raw juice and other living foods slowly die.