Health

Doesn’t our body cleanse naturally? Why do I need to do a specific cleanse program?

Yes, every day your lungs, liver, blood and colon are working hard to keep you clean. Unfortunately, with our modern diet, increased stress and environmental pollution, we are absorbing an ever-increasing amount of toxins. Over time these excess toxins get stored in our tissues and cells. Embarking on a cleansing program for a period of time gives us the chance to play catch up. The break from digestion allows for more energy to be spent on repairing the body.

Is Cold Pressok Detox organic?

Our juices are made using mostly organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, we do not have an access to all organic produce. We are working hard to become certified organic product.

Is it Kosher?

All our juices and boosters are Kosher.

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

Our juices are handcrafted, so at times variations may occur, such as:

Settling or Separation: Cold Pressok juice has no additives, and only additives can prevent the natural settling process. Our juice is completely natural and never pasteurized. Nothing  else but pure nature is in your bottle. Before drinking, be sure to give your juice a good shake!

White Specs: Juices that contain ginger may have white specks in the bottom of the juice bottle. Not to worry! These white specks are ginger sediment, which naturally settle to the bottom of the bottle. Young apple can do the same.

Color Variation: The Pineapple Apple juice may vary in color, from gold to yellow-green to pink to brown. Depending on the harvest and growing season, apples have varying amounts of polyphenols, antioxidants, and enzymes, which, in turn, can cause differences in the coloration of the juice. Because Cold Pressok uses the freshest ingredients available to us at all times of the year, the juice can vary in color each time you purchase it. Color and taste might change depending on different seasons and number of rainy and sunny days. It’s Mother Nature!

Clumps in the Cashew Nut Milk: The protein from the Cashew Vanilla may clump from time to time. If you want a perfectly smooth texture, you can opt to strain the Cashew Milk before consumption.

Can I smoke on the cleanse?

You should not, but we won’t tell you how to live your life. Just how we’d live ours. Smoking is not recommended.

Will Cold Pressok Detox help me quit smoking?

A: It’s possible! In fact, a lot of our clients report that they do not enjoy smoking while on juice fast and that cigarettes do not taste the same. They actually smoke less. We find it completely normal not only because the taste buds on the tongue are cleansing and they react to “bad” stuff but there is also a psychological moment to it. If you do our detox for an extended period of time then you’re bound to lose some nasty habits. If for example, you were to do 21 days, (w/ some supplemental foods); you would likely find at the end of your detox that you don’t want to put “bad” or unhealthy products back into your system. Any Cold Pressok detox for this length of time can help you evaluate any bad habits. (By the way, these are usually symptoms of a pH imbalance, or rather, being too acidic). Recent findings by the American Academy of Family Physicians report that it takes 21 days to break a habit.

Can I do this if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a supplement to your current diet, yes. Alone? No. You actually need to add a LOT more calories than you normally consume while nursing. The body is looking for all the calories it can find so your child can grow, etc. The problem with any type of cleanse while pregnant or nursing is that you release a substantial amount of toxins back into your system, which is what your baby relies on for nourishment. That said, adding Cold Pressok juice to your regular diet while nursing and/or pregnant will give you the added nourishment your body so desperately needs during that time.

Can I cleanse while taking antibiotics?

Cold Pressok Detox is actually the perfect partner for your antibiotics. While antibiotics fight off harmful bacteria they also deplete the body’s supply of healthy bacteria. Our juices are packed with nutrients that support a healthy immune system. An extended cleanse will even help strengthen your immune system to prevent illness in the future. But keep in mind, whenever feel sick or you are taking any kind of pills, you should speak to your doctor before opting for a cleanse.

Won’t this slow my metabolism?

Yes and no. If your metabolism is fast right now, chances are it will slow a little, as you are not taking in as much energy. This also depends on your body – everyone is different. On the other hand, if you have a slow metabolism, clearing out toxins opens up channels so your body functions more efficiently. 

How many calories are in Juices for one day?

Around 1100 calories. However, please bear in mind that counting calories with raw foods and juice is not equivalent to the calories you count on a traditional diet of cooked and/or processed foods. Nothing is wasted here, as the body knows how to assimilate all the calories in raw live foods, whereas a regular diet of 2,000 calories for example, might only have about 1200 useable calories and the rest is “wasted” or stored as fat. We do try to encourage all our clients to move away from calorie oriented thinking, as it’s really no comparison. 500 calories of live juice is NOT the same 500 calories as a sandwich with cream cheese and ham! We try to focus on the nutritional content as opposed to the calorie content; Cold Pressok Detox is more about nutrition and flooding your body with live enzymes.

Can I do Cold Pressok Detox if I have diabetes?

There are many types of diabetes. Usually, regardless of the type, the answer to this is NO because of the amount of sugar in the fruit juice, but you should always check with your doctor first. 

Can I do detox if I am lactose intolerant?

YES!!! There are absolutely NO animal products in our juice. 

I have a gluten allergy, can I do it?

Absolutely! We are gluten free. In fact there is nothing added to our juice but juice! Absolutely NO additives and 100% vegan. 

I’m very allergic to cashews – do you have a replacement?

Yes – we do cater to cashew allergies. You receive additional Spicy Lemonade instead. But please be aware that it is all made in the same production facility.

Shouldn’t I have fiber? Should I take fiber supplements?

Normally, fiber is great for moving things through your system, but when the body must separate out juice from fiber, there is an energy expenditure there that is significant. For our purposes, we want to reduce this burden as much as possible so that we can give the body and digestive tract a break from having to break down solid food – so that the saved energy can be transferred to cleansing processes. When you save energy in one department you can expend it somewhere else. 

Where do I get my protein?

There are MANY sources of protein other than that which comes from animals. With Cold Press Detox you’ll receive protein from our Green Juice as well as our Cashew Nut Milk. While the Cashew Nut Milk is a more obvious source of protein ( keep i mind that protein from cashew is not complete like animal sourced protein but it’s definitely cleaner) don’t discount the protein punch that comes from living plant foods. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and amino acids are in everything.

Other great sources of protein include blue-green algae’s such as Chlorella, E3Live, Spirulina (64% protein), and Green Superfood Powders and concentrates. Where do you think the non-meat-eating, strongest animals in the world, the Silverback Gorillas, get their protein?

Should I continue to take my multi-vitamins? What about B-12?

If your vitamins are food-based, then maybe. You are consuming about 9kg of freshly pressed fruits and vegetables every day, which means that that is now essentially your “multi-vitamin”.

The only vitamin that you might want to add is B-12. There is much debate over whether or not vegetarians get enough B-12 on a plant based diet. If you do not want to take a supplement just add some sea vegetables or blue-green algae.

Can I do this if I am on blood thinners?

The answer to this question is almost always NO because of the amount of greens in our juice, but as always, check with your doctor before you start any program. 

Can I do this if I am on any other kind of medication?

Please check with your doctor if you’re taking any medications.

How much weight will I lose?

This is a something we get asked pretty often.This is a nutritional cleanse designed to give your digestive system a rest and therefore allow your body to eliminate toxins. If you do lose weight, and most likely you will, and that was something you were looking for while cleansing, then that’s just a happy side effect. Please try to keep a healthy weight  and don’t overuse our cleanse to go extra skinny.Balance is the key!

Will I gain all the weight back?

Hopefully, if weight control is your goal, Cold Pressok Detox will put you on a path towards healthier habits. Many people report being able to focus more on what and how much they are putting into their body after finishing our detox. Make this your goal in preparing for your cleanse, and ask yourself, “What am I going to do when this cleanse is over?” It’s an opportunity to “reset”. 

What if I have Candida or don’t want so much sugar?

If you’re looking to steer away from sugar, your best way of doing that is eliminating all fruit juices and doing cleanse with only green as it has the lowest sugar content of all the juices. The only fruit juice used is apple juice and it is always combined with green juice.

What should I do if my stool is reddish?

Is it? Or did you just drink some of our beet juice?

What are the benefits of the green juices vs. the fruit juices?

The main benefit of green juice is its alkalizing effect. Fruit juices are more astringent; essentially the fruit digs it up and the green moves it out. Think of how your eyes start to water and maybe your nose runs a little when you bite into a lemon – citrus is a wonderful natural expectorant. 

Can I put my child on Cold Pressok Detox?

Children should not do any type of juice cleanse or fast while they are still growing. That said, our juices are an amazing addition to any diet. Cold pressed juice is always a better alternative to soda.

Environment

What’s the environmental impact?

We are dedicated to the preservation and protection of our environment. We maintain a low carbon footprint by sourcing locally from small family farms around Belgrade who independently practice pesticide and herbicide-free farming. In addition to using the most recyclable of bottle options, PETE 1, our cleanses are now delivered in 100% recycled cardboard packaging. We communicate with our clients almost exclusively via email and phone, thus minimizing the use of paper materials. We compost any leftover produce and strive every day to make our operations greener and environmentally friendly.  

Why don’t you use glass bottles?

At this time, plastic is actually a more environmentally sound choice than glass. We use PETE #1 plastic for the following reasons:

  1. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) #1 doesn’t leach, and is generally considered the safest single-use plastic-bottle choice.
  2. It is the most desired plastic for recycling.
  3. It is dramatically lighter than other bottle options, which means less fuel is used to create and deliver each bottle.
  4. It’s a better barrier to gases than other plastic, so our bottles protect our juices’ good nutrients from oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases that might affect the nutritional quality and taste.

Plastic is a more space and energy efficient way to package our juice. A single plastic bottle uses fewer resources to create, fill, ship, and distribute than a single glass bottle. This is because glass bottles weigh up to nine times more than plastic bottles.

I’ve been hearing a lot about “bio plastic”, or corn-based bottle. Why don’t you use a corn bottle?

We have heavily researched corn-based or other “bio plastics”. Unfortunately, bio plastic’s advantages are currently outweighed by its disadvantages. While corn bottles are compostable, this is only possible under very specific environmental conditions; access to such composting facilities remains severely restricted, they are not present in our region and the presence of corn bottles actually contaminates and retards our plastic recycling stream.

Whereas, PETE 1 is 100% recyclable.

We will continue to closely watch the bio plastic industry, and we remain committed to selecting the most environmentally friendly, accessible, and recyclable option available.

Delivery

Why don’t you deliver the juice every day?

Well, due to our juice extraction method, we don’t have to, which means that it’s more convenient for you! What does this mean? The Cold Pressok technique is special in that we use a hydraulic press, 9tons of it, which as opposed to centrifugal juicers, sets itself apart in a few different ways:

It has a greater yield of juice and therefore greater vitamin and mineral extraction/absorption.

This method is a two-part process, first the food goes through a grinding and cutting method, and then it’s put in the press, which is a much more intensive method. Almost all of the pulp is pressed out which means less oxygen, which in turn gives longer-lasting, tastier, more nutritionally dense juice. Pulp contains air, and when that pulp is left in the juice, it oxidizes very quickly.

It is estimated that this method extracts 3-5 times more vitamins and minerals than juice from other machines. 

Why can’t I pick up my juice on Sunday morning?

The juice just isn’t ready yet. We’re pressing it  for you.

During the Cleanse

So, there will be instructions in it, right?

Of course, we send a prep email to everyone prior to their cleanse. You will also receive Booklet with a lot of info on detox process. 

Can I have seltzer or sparkling water?

Seltzer will contribute gas to your system, it might make you feel bloated, so it’s not ideal partner to your cleanse – but if that’s the alternative to drinking other sparkling beverages  – it’s not a bad option. 

Can I drink Diet Coke or Coke Zero?

That’s a solid ‘No’. We don’t recommend it during a cleanse, and we actually don’t recommend it ever:) Try to drink water with lemon or herbal or green tea instead. 

Can I travel with my juice or bring it with me on an airplane?

ABSOLUTELY! As long as you keep the juice cold and away from the heat and day light , you are safe to take it with you. Your juice can be checked with your baggage and MUST have two ice packs inside the cooler bag. But please remember, it is not recommended if your juice will be out of the refrigerator for more than 6 hours. 

Can I sweeten my tea?

If you MUST, just use a very small amount and ONLY use agave nectar, which is what we use in our cleanse – it’s all-natural and won’t spike your blood sugar like other sweeteners. 

Will I get light-headed if I’m not eating solid food?

On the contrary, one’s mind becomes clearer and one’s ability to solve problems enhances. This is because instead of large amounts of blood and nervous energies being sent to the digestive organs to break down a meal, that extra blood, oxygen, and energy is sent and utilized by the brain.

How long can my juices last?

You should consume your juice within 3 days after you receive it. It’s super fresh, completely raw and never heated. Our juice is good even after 3 days but not for detox purposes.

In what order am I supposed to drink my juices? Do I drink all the number 1’s first, etc?

NO. But that would be kind of funny. You drink 5 bottles/day and those bottles are labeled 1 through 5. For example:
Day one: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Day two: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Day three: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Does it really matter in what order I drink the juices?

It does! While we highly encourage playing with food, the order in which you consume your juices directly effects how you absorb, assimilate, and digest nutrients. We scheduled consumption of our juices in accordance with “the Meridian Clock” so that every bottle of juice targets organs that are at their peak at that particular time of consumption. For example, when your stomach is empty first thing in the morning, it’s able to assimilate whatever you put in it much more than if you consumed something prior. That is why we always have Green Juice first. Your body will absorb ALL of the vitamins and nutrients without interruption. That said, don’t worry if you DO have to switch it up a bit and maybe have half of your Cashew Nut Milk first thing in the morning instead of last because you’re used to a protein fix the second you open your eyes, and you’ll absolutely lose it if you don’t have it. This is when we can give ourselves permission to improvise. 

How should I store my juice?

In your fridge that is really cold, temperature should not be higher then 4C. Hint: You should take your juice out of the box before you put it in the fridge. If you have to leave it in the box, make sure you remove the top so that cold air can get in there. Remember to toss the ice packs in the freezer so they’re ready should you need to tote your juice around. 

My teeth need to chow on something… either gum or…something. Can I chew gum during the cleanse?

Chewing gum contributes to gas in your system, as well as “confusing” the digestive process. What does this mean? Your stomach is getting ready for food that isn’t coming. That being said, try to avoid it, but if you’re tempted to chew please chew the gum, and make it sugarless. 

Can I drink Kombucha Tea while on Cold Pressok Detox?

Kombucha is an excellent beverage option because it’s loaded with probiotics, which are great for digestion. However, it also contains processed sugar and black tea, (caffeine) which is not ideal during your cleanse. It’s a great option while you’re preparing for and breaking your cleanse. 

I have a work meeting that I can’t be drinking a juice at, if I eat a light salad, will it totally mess it up?

This is not the end of the world, and you’ll be just fine. Try to stick to the foods listed on our “Cheat Sheet” before you go all out. Our best recommendation is to schedule your cleanse when your schedule is least complicated. 

I can’t get the Green Juice down; I’ve tried everything… is it okay if I just skip them? Is it enough calories?

Skip the Green Juice? No way, it’s delicious and the workhorse of our detox. Power through it; it’s got all the good stuff. Good stuff means: vitamins, minerals, nutrients, anti-oxidants, flavanoids, enzymes and more. You could try adding some fresh squeezed lemon juice or having the juice over ice, that may help. 

We haven’t gone to the bathroom at all, and we’re on day two. Is that normal? Is this safe?

This and the opposite are completely normal side effects of the Cold Pressok Detox. Reduced input means reduced output.

Is it OK to exercise while cleansing?

Absolutely!!! Can we please finally put to rest the myth that if you don’t eat a lot, you’ll lack energy? Unless one is undergoing a water fast, which should only be done under supervision, energy levels will skyrocket! You will be amazed to see that the more you allow your digestive tract to rest, the more your energy gets a boost. The energy that is usually spent on digestion is now yours for the taking, so grab it and go for a jog! Remember – you are feeding your cells, not stuffing your belly. 

I’m very nervous about cleansing. I don’t want to feel sick, deprived, or strange. What should I do?

Anytime you begin something new, it is expected to experience some anxiety, so be easy on yourself! Some people find their anxiety comes from the pressure of following a strict program they have no control over and potentially failing. Well fear not! – this is YOUR cleanse and you are in total control. You can adjust or stop the cleanse at any time if you wish, but we suggest you first reach out to us for more support.  info@coldpressok.com or 064 227 227 0. 

What are detox symptoms? Will I get them?

During a cleanse, the body is essentially tearing down all of the “bad stuff” and rebuilding with new material. To make room for that new material, the “bad stuff” needs to leave; how it makes its exit is your potential crisis. For example: when the body eliminates coffee, symptoms usually include headaches, nervousness, and shakiness. When protein, meats, and fats are eliminated, you may experience skin eruptions, foul body odor, or a coated tongue.

Lucky for you, we keep Healing Crises to a minimum; Cold Pressok Detox is specifically designed to your type allowing for gradual elimination. 

Will I feel hungry?

Probably not. It depends on the cleanse program you choose and how much you usually eat. You may be hungry initially, but that should quickly go away, usually by the end of second day you wont feel hungry at all. You can aid the process by consuming pure water between nutritional beverages. Our cleanse menu provide you with plenty of nutrients so there is no need to worry about deprivation. The hunger you are experiencing is probably due to a change in your routine and an emotional connection to food. As you get further along in your cleanse, you will notice cravings start to disappear.

I can’t eat anything at all? Is it enough calories?

It should be perfect for the duration of your cleanse, but if you are on a longer cleanse, 5 days and more , consult with your doctor. Even though it’s a calorically restrictive regimen, you are eliminating the energy required for digestion. This is a real boost to energy for other metabolic processes. 

Can I do Cold Pressok Detox and eat food too?

The benefits of a cleanse will be lost if you eat solid food in addition to the juices. The idea of a cleanse is to only consume the juice so that your digestive system has time to rest. However, if you want to supplement your current diet with cold pressed juice, it’s great for digestion and packed with vitamins and minerals.

What do I eat when I’m done with my cleanse?

There are two points here: The first one regards prep work. Before any cleanse, you should lighten up – gradually. If you eat everything, e.g. meat, cheese, candy, alcohol, etc, you should slowly eliminate those a few days before and incorporate lighter fare which might include: steamed veggies, wine or sake instead of hard liquor (although, for your education, you should eliminate all alcohol a few days before and focus on hydrating), fish instead of steak and baked instead of fried. You get the idea. The same general rule also applies to the post-cleanse menu. You need to stay away from dense, processed foods. This is where the “common sense” comes into play. See our “Before & After Detox” page for more specifics about pre and post cleansing foods. 

I’m going to a party (or on vacation) the day after I complete my cleanse and I plan to eat and drink. Should I not cleanse at this time?

Preparing for a cleanse includes planning the right time to cleanse. If you know you have an event happening immediately following the end of your cleanse, you may want to choose another time where your social calendar is clear or at least give yourself two – three days to transition off the cleanse and back to solid food before indulging. Even then, you will want to be gentle and wise with your choices; Find the crudités platter and enjoy as much as you like. Have a salad before you head out to the party so you are not starving and less tempted. If you are planning a vacation post cleanse, take advantage of the local produce. Enjoy fruit for breakfast and salads for lunch. 

What if I have more questions or want to order again?

If you don’t find your answer here, email us. We’ll have an answer for you in next 24 hours. You can also call us at 064-227-227-0.

Ordering

Have you ever cleansed before?

No? Then order our Signature Basic Cleanse. 

Do you like/tolerate green juice? Have you cleansed before and want to try the next step?

Yes? Try to substitute one bottle of fruit juice with additional bottle of green juice. 

Do you love green juice and want to have the maximum cleansing experience?

Go ahead and do only green juices for the duration of your cleanse. 

What’s better, three days or five days?

: Depending on the length of the Cold Pressok Detox, it accomplishes different things. A three-day detox helps the body rid itself of old built up matter and cleanses the blood. A five-day detox starts the process of rebuilding and healing the immune system. A 10-day Cold Pressok Detox will take care of problems before they arise.

The length of a cleanse is an entirely personal decision. That being said, you will certainly feel a dramatic difference if you cleanse for five vs. three days. Two extra days, that’s 60% more cleanse time. You reap more benefits the longer you cleanse. Certain substances take longer to leave you system than others, i.e. caffeine does not take as long as dairy, and dairy does not take as long as animal protein. If you are planing to do a cleanse of 10 days and more, please consult with your doctor. CPS cleanse is made up for healthy individuals who want to give their digestive system a rest.

Do you offer an editorial discount?

If you are considering including us in any press, please contact us at press@coldpressok.com 

If I know I’m going to do this at least once a month, I don’t get any discount for continued service?

There is a discount given to those who would like to order 3 or more days a week minimum twice a month. Call or email us to find out more.

What if I have questions during my cleanse?

If you don’t find your answer here, email info@coldpressok.com.You can also call us at 064 227 227 0. 

Will a one-day cleanse do anything?

YES! How would you react if you never had a day off? The benefits of a one-day cleanse once a week are astronomical! This cleanse method has been an Eastern practice for centuries, used as a quick strategy to strengthen the immune system, sharpen mental clarity, and allow the body to “catch up.” Like yourself, your body needs a rest. After only one day of stopping solid food intake, enzymes stop visiting your stomach and instead travel into the bloodstream and intestines, where they get busy attacking all sorts of old waste matter, damaged cells, and pollutants. 

How often should I do a cleanse?

A good rule of thumb is whenever you experience any of the following: fatigue/general lack of energy, sleeplessness, anxiety/depression, digestive problems, at the first sign of a cold and of course, before and after holidays or any special events that lead to overindulging. We recommend doing a cleanse once a month for at least three days. This allows your body the proper rest and recovery time it needs to maintain optimum health. Make it a healthy habit – the immune system loves a consistent schedule. 

What if I want to cleanse today, where can I pick-up?

Stop by Cold Pressok stores at Dobracina 23a, Belgrade or at Svetozara Miletica 6, Novi Sad , or call 011 263 2314  or 021 661 2034 and reserve your package. You can start your cleanse by getting one or two days worth of juice and then the rest of your detox package gets delivered to your address of choice. Our cleanse concierge can put together a cleanse program for you. 

I’m addicted and want to do this every week! How many days in a row can I cleanse?

We recommend that you always listen to your body and take it day by day. If you’re feeling particularly inspired, by all means, go for a 10-day Cold Pressok Detox! Can you do 21-days with some supplemental food? As with anything, it depends on the person. That said, we suggest the average person do 10-days at the most and then take a one-day break to reassess how they feel. If you want to go longer than 10-days we suggest that you consult your doctor first. And remember, this is a cleanse created for healthy people that want to reset their habits and rest their digestive system.

Details

Why is juice so expensive?

Not all juice is created equal. When you consider what you’re consuming everyday during a Cold Pressok Detox, approximately 9kg of freshly pressed fruits and vegetables, and the process involved, it’s actually quite inexpensive! Don’t forget that price also includes delivery. 

Why do you pick cashews? I’ve heard good things about almond milk so I was just wondering why you choose cashews.

Cashews are packed with Zinc, Copper and Magnesium, which are great for some very common concerns: building healthy bones, and strengthening hair, skin and nails. We do have Almond milk offered in our store but it is not part of our Detox program. It can be purchased individually.

Where is your production facility?

We have production facilities in Belgrade. 

Where do you get your produce?

Most of our produce comes from organic farms around Belgrade. 

What celebrities have done Cold Pressok Detox?

It is our strict policy to protect the privacy of all clients, including our high profile clientele. At first it was tempting to satisfy requests from newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets that offered us placement in exchange for the names of celebrities who have done the Cleanse. But we know that our clients’ confidentiality was much more important than this sort of PR opportunity. Our business has grown almost exclusively by word of mouth, and we want to thank all our customers for spreading the word by keeping the choice to endorse Cold Pressok Juice entirely up to them. So intrepid reporters of all stripes, we are very happy to answer any and all questions about Cold Pressok Detox and the people and ideas behind it by phone or in person. However, please understand, we have never and will never name names. But if you must know, trust us, the list is long.