Our Therapeutic Cleanses
At Presscription we do one thing, we sell juice cleanses.
And we do that one thing really well.
When we were little someone once told us “do one thing well, not lots of things moderately well,” or however the phrase goes...When we started this little business of ours we were firmly in this second group, we wanted to do everything, to be everywhere and put our efforts into 100 things at once. Well, we’re older now (don’t remind us), and hopefully wiser too and we’ve learned that we’re really, friggin’ good at juice cleanses so we ditched trying to conquer all bases and worked super hard at making sure our cleanses are the best on the market.
You might be fooled into thinking that a juice cleanse is just that, 100% juice. Many are, but we like to add ingredients into ours which make them functional. What does that mean? Functional is just a buzz word in the wellness space used to mean an ingredient that gives greater benefit or works harder for your body than it would without it - a classic example is water plus added electrolytes to speed up rehydration after exercise.
In this blog post we want to introduce you to our Therapeutic Cleanses, a range we developed alongside renowned Nutritionist, Amanda Hamilton. The Therapeutic cleanses are a group of 3, 5 & 7 day cleanses that focus on the key issues found in nutrition today; gut health, sugar consumption, weight loss & inflammatory conditions. Let’s take a look at some of the functional ingredients that these cleanses contain:
This cleanse is tailored to gently nudge the metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, maintain nutrient levels and boost energy.
Lactobacillus acidophilus - probiotics. Lactobacillus acidophilus has been extensively studied in relation to maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. Since scientists began understanding the importance of our gut flora more and more it’s emerged that the individual make up of our microbiome can affect how we gain and lose weight and if we have a propensity or a gut derived propensity to be overweight. Put simply, if your goal is weight loss then maintaining a healthy gut microbiome will help you to achieve the best results.
Suitable for anyone suffering from specific inflammatory conditions like arthritis, or more general inflammatory symptoms like pain, fever, swelling, stiffness or redness. This cleanse is designed to reduce inflammation and provide nutrients to support the immune system to promote repair and recovery.
Turmeric - Turmeric is one of the most studied and documented anti-inflammatory foods and is also a wonderful anti-oxidant. It’s pretty prevalent in this juice cleanse, as you might imagine, and can be found in 4 out of 7 juices.
Vegan Omega 3 & 6 - Thankfully gone are the days when we were all told fat was bad for us! Omega 3 and 6 are what are called Essential Fatty Acids, and that’s because we need to get them through our diet. They calm inflammation and soothe and protect cell membranes, our gut lining and carryout hormone-like functions in our bodies.
The first Gut Cleanse contains a combination of powerful ingredients that focus on assisting and supporting the microbial balance in the gut. It is designed to reduce stress on the gut and focuses on calming the gut by excluding common food groups, which may cause reactions & inflammation whilst increasing the intake of anti-inflammatory foods.
Lactobacillus Acidophillus - to encourage a healthy gut microbiome
Activated Charcoal - to help flush out toxins and relieve any trapped gas or bloating.
Aloe Vera - to soothe and calm inflammation
Gut Cleanse 2 focuses on assisting and supporting the microbial balance. It contains pre and probiotic foods, which help to favour friendly gut bacteria, as well as digestive stimulants. Suitable for individuals who need to boost the gut microbiome and favour the growth of friendly gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics or those suffering from a stomach bug, IBS or bloating.
Bacilus coagulans - a probiotic to encourage a healthy gut microbiome.
Vegan Omega 3 & 6 - for calming gut derived inflammation
Coconut Kefir - provides naturally fermented probiotics in an easy to digest format.
Prebiotic Inulin - a food source for our good gut bacteria to thrive on.
Suitable for those who are struggling to cope with sugar and carbohydrate cravings as well as those who are coming off a high sugar diet. Also helpful for individuals quitting smoking or giving up or reducing alcohol intake and those suffering from PMS/PMT. Designed to help reset the body’s natural hunger and satiety hormones while keeping blood sugar and energy levels balanced throughout the day.
Cherry extract - Helps to control blood sugar by boosting insulin production.
Vegan Omega 3 & 6 and Flax - The good fats in these ingredients help to slow down the metabolism of sugar thus helping to stabilise blood sugar.
We hope that you can see how much time and effort has gone into developing these cleanses so that they can actually be functional and useful to you and your body, and help you on your way to achieving optimum health. If the functional cleanses don’t tickle your fancy, then don’t panic, we have an extensive range of general juice cleanses to suit beginners all the way through to pro juice cleanses - and even a celery juice package too, due to popular demand!
Check our our whole range of cleanses Our Cleanses.
This post was written with the help of Nutritional Therapist Grace Kingswell D. N. Med.