FAQ | Health
What we provide?
The current Néktar Juice collection includes Cold Press Juices, Nut Mylks, Elixirs, Cleanses, and Detoxes. Néktar juice is not just for Vegans, but also anyone wanting to take charge of their nutritional intake. If you ever feel like coming out and meeting other juicers and nutritionists, we also provide Juicing and Nutrition Sessions. We will announce them from time to time. So, check back or join the Néktar Community.
Why cleanse and detoxify?
Every molecule of food that is absorbed through the intestinal wall moves into the liver for detoxification and preparation before entering other parts of the body. Unfortunately, we are bombarded with toxins from food, lotions, makeup, aerosol sprays, pollution and more. Our bodies are constantly trying to manage this overload of toxins with the primary focus on the elimination of toxins through the major organs such as your liver, colon, kidneys, lymph, skin and lungs. Cleansing and detoxifying with raw organics can help to reduce the workload on the body, as a whole, while repairing vital organs through nutrition and providing a boost the immune system.
Does our body cleanse and detoxify naturally? Why is it necessary to do a cleanse or detox?
Our bodies do naturally cleanse and detoxify itself. Constantly! Historically, brief periods of cleansing and detoxification were methods to rest the digestive system, amplify the body’s detoxification process, restore a balance within the body, and promote optimal organ function. Today people often use periodic cleansing and detoxification to alter their dietary practice as a means to reflect, and restore balance to our busy lifestyle.
What about protein in a cleanse or detox?
Our juices and mylks are formulated with a variety of ingredients - vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and seeds - that provide a full profile of amino acids: the building blocks of protein.
What if I need a boost?
Try adding an E3 Live supplement to boost protein intake during your cleanse. E3Live is wild-harvested organic blue green algae. It’s a nutrient dense superfood that contains more than 65 amino acids, as well as essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and a healthy dose of chlorophyll.
I’m taking prescription medication. Can I still do a cleanse?
If you’re taking any prescription medication we suggest you speak to your primary healthcare provider before starting a cleanse or a detox program.
How often should I cleanse or detoxify? This is a personal choice. It is best to discuss it with a healthcare professional. Commonly people will cleanse or detoxify with seasonal changes, or more frequently. This can be anywhere from once every 3 to 6 months, or as frequently as once a month. It depends on your personal health and your goals. Even if you are not cleansing, incorporating pressed juices and mylks into your daily routine as part of a complete diet, can provide the nutrients needed to help sustain your healthy body inside and out.
Who should do it? Who should not? We encourage healthy adults to incorporate a cleanse or detox program into their regular lifestyle, but not more than once a month. Children under 18 should not participate and our programs are also not appropriate for expectant or breastfeeding mothers, or individuals taking some medications and/or living with certain medical conditions. We believe everyone should consult their primary healthcare provider prior to starting any cleanse or detox program.
Will I lose weight on a cleanse or detox?
Our focus is not on weight loss because each body is unique. We believe in trusting that your body knows what to do and what it needs. Some clients do release weight during a cleanse or detox, while others stay the same. Most clients experience success with weight loss when incorporating sustainable nutrition and lifestyle modifications in combination with periodic cleansing or detoxing. That being said, if you take in a considerable amount of carbohydrates, you may see a reduction in weight and energy levels while on a juice cleanse or detox. If you want to learn more about what that looks like connect with our Holistic Nutritionist.
How many calories are in the juices and mylks?
While we do not subscribe to calorie counting we know this is an issue for many people. We encourage you to expand your view and see our juices and mylks as sources of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and seeds that provide energy and concentrated nutrition. Our cleanse and detox programs should not be considered as just a weight loss diet.
Can I cleanse while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
We do not recommend restrictive or cleansing diet for expectant or nursing mothers. However, our juice products maybe a great addition as part of an already healthy diet, to increase intake of nutrient-rich foods. We always recommend consulting primary caregiver before participating in a juice cleanse or detox program.
FAQ | Our Ingredients
What we use?
Our néktars are design from 100% raw organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and nuts.
How long will my juices last?
Juices should be kept refrigerated and are best when consumed within 3 days. They could stay fresh for 4-5 days, but since were dealing with fresh produce. we really cannot guarantee freshness beyond 3 days.
My juice has separation at the bottom. Is that normal? Yes. Since our juices are raw and unpasteurized and without any additives, separation is totally natural. Give the bottle of juice a good swirl or the mylk a good shake before consuming to ensure the flavours are well mixed.
I’m gluten and/or lactose intolerant. Can I still do a cleanse?
You bet! All of our juices and mylks are gluten and dairy free.
I’m allergic to nuts. Can you provide an alternative to the nut mylk? If you have a nut allergy, let us know at the time of order: we can substitute the nut mylk for hemp, coconut mylk, or another juice. Please be aware that all our juices and mylks are created in the same kitchen, and nuts are present in the facility.
FAQ | Our Process
Why we cold press?
Cold pressed juice provide a simple and delicious way to meet your nutritional requirements, cleanse your body, and remove toxins. Best of all it tastes great! The cold press process promotes preservation of the natural vitamins, minerals and live enzymes from the raw produce to produce a high quality nutritious néktar. It's one of the best way to deliver a dense juice to meet your nutritional needs and why Nektar Juice presses.
What about our nut mylks?
Our mylks are a blend using 100% raw organic ingredients. Yes, even our cacao beans used in the cacao mylks are raw.
Why do you bottle your juice in glass containers?
We support any steps we can take towards creating a business that s as environmentally conscious as possible. Not only do most plastic bottles end up in landfills, they leach toxic chemicals into the products they carry. We believe a reusable glass container reflects our commitment to environmental sustainability. and that our juices taste better when enjoyed from a glass bottle.
Can I really make it through a cleanse without any food?
Completing a cleanse or a detox requires a level of commitment. Some people may find a cleanse more challenging than others. We provide some ideas in our ‘During Your Cleanse’ section to help, and you can always connect with us via email or phone for additional support during your cleanse or detox. This is a different method of nourishing yourself than you maybe used to, so believe in yourself and what you are capable of accomplishing. You will be thankful you did it.
Can I still workout?
Yes, just be kind to yourself and listen to your body. We don’t recommend rigorous exercise. If you are inclined to exercise, we suggest a light workout such as yoga, pilates, power walks, or light jogs.
Do I have to drink my juices in the order given?
We are not your mom. While we have designed our cleanse and detox order to maximize the benefits of each juice at the right time, if you need to adjust the order to accommodate your body or lifestyle it would not negatively impact your cleanse or detox.
Should I do a 1 day, 3 day, or 6 day cleanse or detox?
This is a personal choice, and depends on your goals for cleansing or detoxing. A 6 day cleanse is a deeper and more intense experience than a 3 day cleanse. If you ‘re new to cleansing, we suggest starting with a 1 day or 3 day cleanse or detox program. Listen to your body and honour what you feel at the present moment. When you’re ready you can always advance to a 6 day cleanse or detox, and even longer. We do recommend you and your primary healthcare provider evaluates your current life situation and determines what is best for you. It is ideal to plan your cleanse or detox in a period where you can make investing in your body and self-care a top priority. Having some flexibility in your schedule will also help.
Can I add additional beverages to my cleanse days?
Yes! If you feel overwhelmed with just 5 juices and 1 mylk per day, go ahead and add additional healthy beverages. We highly suggest spring water with lemon and herbal teas. You can also order extra juices from our site to have accessible for emergencies. Please, just avoid carbonate, soda, vitamin waters, sugary,and caffeinated drinks.
Can I eat or drink anything while I’m cleansing?
We suggest avoiding solid foods during your cleanse, as the purpose of a cleanse is to rest your digestive system. You may or may not experience discomfort, or feel hungry at the end of the day. Listen to your body and if needed eat a small vegetable soup. We really encourage you to drink ample amounts of spring water with lemon during your cleanse.
I don’t like my juice. Can I return it?
Unfortunately not. There are no refunds on juices. All ingredients are noted on our website, and we provide a field to note any allergies in the ordering process.
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