What is a Juice Cleanse?
A juice cleanse is a type of diet in which you only drink juices from fruits and vegetables. Some people believe that only consuming these foods for a period of time (typically less than two weeks) can help “cleanse” the body from toxins and aid in weight loss. While there isn’t any research to back these claims, juice cleanses have risen in popularity over the past two decades, with celebrities and popular brands selling their own secret recipes for hundreds of dollars. But, leaving their popularity aside, are juice cleanses really that good for your health?
Why a Juice Cleanse isn’t as beneficial as you’d think
While the idea behind eating more healthy greens isn’t bad, studies are finding that juice cleanses may be more risk than reward in the long run. Most juice cleanses will leave you in a calorie deficit, which may temporarily help with weight loss, but may also lead to a weakened immune system, slower metabolism, and fatigue. Not to mention, only consuming fruits and vegetables will cause you to lack other vital nutrients, such as proteins and fats. Without them, you’re risking dealing with all the symptoms of malnourishment.
Since many juice cleanses include laxatives, your body may become dehydrated and unable to retain essential nutrients from the foods you’re eating. While fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, antioxidants, and vital minerals, some of the ingredients used in juice cleanses (e.g., spinach and beets) are high in oxalate– a compound that in high quantities increases your risk of kidney problems.
So, does a juice cleanse eliminate toxins from the body? To an extent, but it also deprives the body of many important nutrients. It’s also worth mentioning that many vegetables, like broccoli or sprouts, are high in carbohydrates which break down as sugars and can cause digestive problems or bloating.
But there is a way to detox that doesn’t take a toll on your overall health.
What are Chlorophyll drops?
Chlorophyll is often referred to as the life force of plants. It allows them to get their nutrients and absorb energy from sunlight, and it’s the substance responsible for their deep green color.
It’s one of the most potent sources of antioxidants and also has many benefits to humans. Research shows that chlorophyll can optimize energy production on a cellular level, boost your metabolism, cleanse the liver from toxins, and support digestion and the gut microbiome.
Chlorophyll drops are typically made with chlorophyllin, a chlorophyll derived from organic mulberry leaves and supercharged with copper and sodium to make it easier for the body to absorb. Juna’s Detox Drops also have the added benefits of lemon, mint, and vitamin C to boost the antioxidant benefits of chlorophyll and give it a refreshing taste.
How chlorophyll drops can help you detox
Chlorophyll drops are full of antioxidants which can help prevent cell damage and oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. On a molecular level, chlorophyll is almost identical to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that supplies the body with oxygen. By oxygenating the blood and increasing circulation, chlorophyll promotes the liver's detoxification process and helps eliminate toxins from the body. A healthy liver has many benefits for both your physical and mental health. As brain fog is often caused by a buildup of toxins in the liver, chlorophyll drops can allow you to feel more focused and sharp throughout the day.
The gut flora, which helps you digest foods, is shaped by your diet and lifestyle. A poor gut flora can make it difficult to digest certain foods and cause bloating and an upset stomach. Chlorophyll drops help promote digestion by increasing the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and supporting a healthy microbiome. Chlorophyll also has antimicrobial properties, which can help get rid of harmful bacteria while preserving healthy ones.
Bloating is often caused by a buildup of gas in the digestive tract. Chlorophyllin can actually act as a prebiotic to quickly relieve bloating caused by inflammation. Chlorophyll drops also make it easier for the body to digest foods by restoring beneficial gut bacteria, preventing a buildup of gas and bloating. Chlorophyll also helps reduce hormonal bloating related to the menstrual cycle by helping the body release excess water and balancing fluctuations in hormones.
How do Juna’s Detox Drops compare to juice cleanses?
A juice cleanse is meant to cleanse the body from toxins and benefit your overall health by focusing your diet around plant-based foods. The idea behind it is great. The reality, however, may do more harm than good.
You risk starving your body from vital nutrients, and even if you lose weight from a juice cleanse, it will mostly be water and muscle mass. Not to mention, it can hardly be enjoyable to exclusively eat raw greens for two weeks.
Fortunately, there’s a much easier, cheaper, and in fact, healthier way to get the same promised benefits: Juna’s Detox Drops.
These antioxidant-rich drops are perfect for your daily detox ritual. They promote better digestion, help you debloat, and cleanse the body from toxins– from just a few drops of chlorophyll a day.
Extra benefits of Juna’s detox drops
Chlorophyll is full of minerals, vitamins, and micronutrients that have great benefits for your skin, hair, and nails. It contains vitamin B, D, and E, calcium, and potassium, which are key for hair and nail growth. Hair follicles use these nutrients to synthesize proteins into keratin and keep your hair and nails healthy and strong. Chlorophyll is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help clear your skin and improve your complexion.
Chlorophyll drops also work as a natural deodorant and may help eliminate internal odors. After taking chlorophyll drops, some people claim they experience less noticeable morning breath and odor after working out.
Research suggests that chlorophyll drops may boost your metabolism and balance satiety hormones which may aid in weight loss. Along with detoxifying the liver and supporting digestion, chlorophyll drops can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.
By helping the body eliminate toxins and improve energy production in cells, Juna’s Detox Drops can boost your energy levels and mood, and help you feel more clear-headed and focused throughout the day.
How do I take chlorophyll drops?
Chlorophyll drops are one of the most popular ways to add chlorophyll into your diet. They can be added to water or another beverage like green juice, matcha, ice tea, green tea, or lemon water.
You can add a dropperful of Juna’s Detox Drops into a 12-16oz glass of purified water up to 3x a day. Our drops have a fresh minty taste with a hint of lemon and have won several blind taste tests next to leading brands, thanks to their refreshing taste.
Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a juice cleanse that will leave you hungry and exhausted, you can support your health and body by simply adding a few drops of chlorophyll to your morning glass of water.
We recommend Juna’s Detox Drops. They have lemon, mint, and vitamin C and taste amazing, so you’ll actually want to drink them. Better than a juice cleanse, these antioxidant-rich drops are a great way to create a daily detox ritual to promote digestion, support debloat, and boost overall health.