I’ve heard a lot of rumblings about this company lately. From blogs like this one and this one. Oh, and this one. And namely I was just curious. Curiosity can be costly, however. At $65 a case (six bottles) this stuff isn’t cheap. But I am all about trying the latest and greatest if it’s going to encourage my already pretty healthy lifestyle.
There are several options of drinks depending on your needs. I liked the idea of detox first as I was coming off of a Vegas trip and thought, you need this.
The ingredients are listed as filtered water, cold pressed lemon juice, dandelion root, ginger root, and activated charcoal (from coconuts). All great things right? Can’t hurt. And the nutrition info looked pretty good too.
Plus you’re instructed to drink it after a big meal (no problem there) so I chose to drink it each night before bed. One night I even had wine with dinner (gasp!) and then had my detox.
The taste to me is fantastic, sort of earthy and lemony. BUT be aware that I will drink anything if it has some health benefits. I have been known to chug algae if I am in the mood and algae tastes like…well, algae and most people steer very, very far away. “But think of the benefits, babe…”, I say to my husband as he looks at me like I have just licked a dirty diaper.
Anyway. That’s neither here nor there.
I did this for five nights and honestly can say I felt very “flushed” out in a good way. I felt more energized, more focused, more able to take on the day (and an 8 month old!). I did not wake up looking like J Law unfortunately but I still have Skin + Hair to try next week, so, there’s hope (keep your fingers crossed for me). Oddly, I also felt like my teeth looked whiter (could be the result of the charcoal).
The only negative I could see is I take a prescribed medication at night and charcoal can bind to meds rendering them ineffective so be weary of that before you guzzle your juice…you may have to adjust your med sched. NBD in my case.
I will plan to order this again, probably quarterly (hey, at least the shipping is free!). Some of the benefits of detox mentioned on the website: it calms the stomach, supports liver/kidney function, and traps impurities before they can be distributed through the body. I’ll take it! Stay tuned for my remarks on Skin + Hair next week.