Cleansing in the Raw
By Garden of Life Health Writers
two words would ever go together, you’d think they would be raw and
cleanse. Raw denotes ingredients that are uncooked, untreated
and unadulterated. Cleanse signifies a purification of the body
to facilitate the removal of toxins. The idea of cleansing has grown
in popularity over the last several years as Americans have become
increasingly aware of the toxic environment we live in.
Since raw is such an important purity standard, it
makes sense that there would be a raw cleansing formula available to
consumers, but that hasn’t been the case. There are hundreds of
companies that tout cleansing through raw diets and recipes. In fact,
the idea of cleansing the body with raw, living foods has been around
for over a century.
Since many people choose to incorporate cleansing in
their lives, you would think there would be a raw cleansing supplement
for those embarking on a raw food-cleansing program. The fact of the
matter, however, is that for many nutritional companies, cost and
availability of effective raw ingredients are an issue. Sourcing all
of the raw ingredients necessary to create a raw cleanse product is
undeniably costly and time-consuming.
Raw should be the ultimate standard for cleanse
ingredients but it hasn’t been that way. That’s about to change,
thanks to a new breakthrough formula, Garden of Life
RAW: The Ultimate Standard in Cleansing and
For those looking for the ultimate cleanse
experience, raw has always represented “the standard.” Raw foods and
juices are foundational elements of virtually every cleansing and
detox program developed by the forerunners of the natural health
Garden of Life RAW Cleanse features uncooked, untreated and
unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s
natural digestive and detoxification systems.
RAW Cleanse is a breakthrough in total digestive system
cleansing, active in the entire digestive tract beginning in the mouth
and ending with elimination. Designed as a fast-acting internal
cleansing system that works in synergy with your body’s own
detoxification system, RAW Cleanse is an easy-to-use, triple detox
formula that defends, detoxifies and eliminates toxins from the body
in only one week.
RAW Cleanse features cutting-edge ingredients that
are delivered to you RAW — the ultimate standard for quality. RAW
Cleanse is ideal for anyone looking to experience extraordinary health
and is suitable for those on vegan or vegetarian diets.
RAW Cleanse is a comprehensive, fast-acting, RAW
cleanse program that provides full-body detoxification in only seven
days and is as easy to use in three easy steps daily for one week.
Garden of Life’s raw standard for supplementation means:
- Highly active, ultra-premium ingredients that
contain live probiotics and enzymes
- No gluten, soy allergens, or dairy
- No binders or fillers
- Nutrients are delivered in their un-denatured,
whole food form with all the inherent co-factors intact.
If you are looking for the best in cleansing and
detoxification, go RAW with
Garden of Life RAW Cleanse.
Raw Cleanse – Step One Setting Up a RAW Defense:
high-quality cleanse must accomplish several goals, starting with the
removal of unwanted toxins from the body. A top-notch cleanse should
also aid the body’s natural defense mechanisms to repel toxins so they
won’t enter the body and bloodstream.
It may surprise you to learn that most of the
hundreds of cleanses on the market miss this crucial starting point of
cleansing, which is a shame since the point of cleansing is to remove
toxins from the body in order to aid digestion and overall health.
Well, where does digestion begin? Answer: the mouth, where food—and
many toxins—first enter the body.
Toxin Defense, the first step in RAW Cleanse, contains a
unique oral probiotic known as S. salivarius. Much like the skirmishes
being fought in the gut, there’s a war going on in your mouth between
various microorganisms. S. salivarius has the ability to promote
healthy microorganisms in the mouth. Other microorganisms produce
toxins that interfere with the normal function of the body. By taking
up space in the mouth S. salivarius helps keep those microorganisms
from setting up camp in the oral cavity, thereby providing an
excellent first line of defense against toxins.
Toxin Defense also includes the digestive probiotic
Bacillus coagulans. This powerful probiotic provides support for the
gastrointestinal tract, another breeding ground for toxic
microorganisms. Much like S. salivarius, Bacillus coagulans works to
reduce toxic load by inhibiting potentially toxic microorganisms from
traveling further in the body and allowing your digestive system to
function at its best.
Toxin Defense is the first component of the RAW
Cleanse equation. While minimizing the exposure to toxic invaders is
an important first step, neutralizing and removing the toxins already
present in your body is of equal importance.
Raw Cleanse – Step Two Cleaning House with Organ
liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. All blood
passes through the liver, and one of the many jobs the liver performs
is removing toxins from the blood. Most cleanses work to remove toxins
on the “macro” level, which means they’re concerned with removing the
major toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs. One of the
“macro” ingredients in
Organ Detox is raw chlorella, a green algae that aids
the liver in excreting environmental toxins that the body is normally
exposed to in small amounts.
Organ Detox also contains milk thistle, which has
been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years, and is
found in many cleanse and liver detox formulas. Unlike most other
cleanses the milk thistle found in Organ Detox is RAW.
The real superstar ingredients—not found in other
cleanse formulations—are the intra-cellular antioxidant trio of
glutathione, SOD and catalase. As research continues
to unveil the importance of antioxidants, none may be as important as
We know that antioxidants work at the cellular level
to combat free radicals that damage cells. If we had to define one
reason why toxins are bad, it may be because they lead to oxidative
stress within the body, causing a proliferation of free radicals.
Where the human body is concerned, glutathione
is at its highest concentration in the liver. As the collection point
of toxins, the liver is prone to oxidative stress and damage from free
radicals. Since the liver also has the ability to manufacture
glutathione, four ingredients were added to
Organ Detox to boost the body’s ability to manufacture
glutathione and aid in the detoxification process. These ingredients
in RAW Detox are raw food-created cysteine, glycine, sulfur and
glutamic acid, which are building blocks your body uses to create
its own storehouse of glutathione.
Organ Detox also contains the antioxidant enzymes SOD (superoxide
dismutase) and catalase. These enzymes are active at the
cellular level to limit the effects of oxygen radicals. Oxygen is
vital for normal body function, but too much oxygen, not efficiently
utilized by the body, can cause damage. These enzymes work to minimize
the effects of oxygen radicals at the cellular level.
The net effect of these ingredients in the RAW
Cleanse Organ Detox formula is that they support your liver to do what
it was made to do— remove toxins from your blood.
Raw Cleanse – Step Three Clean-Up: RAW Digestion &
doesn’t end with toxins being eliminated from the bloodstream. To
hasten the removal process, most cleanse programs contain ingredients
that help elimination. RAW Digestion & Elimination is unique because
it’s made with RAW ingredients.
RAW Digestion & Elimination was created for toxin capture and
removal. This unique formulation starts with RAW food-chelated
magnesium, which attracts water to the colon, allowing for the
natural movement of intestinal bulk. This differs from other laxatives
that “force” muscle contractions along the digestive tract to move
RAW Digestion & Elimination also contains two
superfoods—flaxseed and chia seed—providing omega-3
fatty acids and fiber. Besides being highly nutritious, these bulking
fibers are great for trapping toxins for removal from the body.
Additionally, RAW Digestion & Elimination contains four different
cereal grass juices that are nutritional powerhouses and traditional
cleansing agents. They support the proper function of a healthy
gastrointestinal tract and help maintain regularity, which is
important when you’re trying to move toxins out of the body.
RAW Digestion & Elimination contains one more unique
ingredient, providing beneficial fatty acids and fiber from RAW
organic coconut. Not only is coconut a healthy source of fiber, it
also contains healthy fats known as MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids).
Both the fiber and the good fats are helpful in facilitating effective
movement of intestinal bulk.
According to Jordan Rubin (Founder & CEO of Garden
of Life) “Raw foods and juices are the cornerstones of virtually every
cleansing and detox program developed by the forerunners of the
natural health movement. Raw is ‘where health is going’ and is truly
beyond organic…I have really enjoyed developing this unique
formulation and am proud to introduce RAW Cleanse as Garden of Life’s
latest innovation in total digestive health.”
The RAW Truth
RAW Cleanse is a fast-acting, seven-day cleanse that is
entirely different from other cleanses available anywhere. RAW Cleanse
works first to support oral and immune system health and then aids the
liver in removing toxins. Finally, RAW Cleanse aids the digestive
system in trapping toxins and transporting them out of the body.
Garden of Life has created the only RAW cleanse
available today. RAW is a standard that ensures you are not adding any
chemical byproducts or unnecessary toxins into your body. The last
thing you want your cleanse supplement to do is introduce new toxins
into the body.
For decades, cleansing enthusiasts have pointed to
the benefits of a RAW cleansing diet. Finally, there is a cleanse
formulation that meets the RAW standard of excellence, and that’s RAW
Cleanse from Garden of Life. So the next time you’re in need of a
cleanse, go RAW!
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Note: The content provided in this article is intended for
informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to take
the place of professional medical advice. You are encouraged to consult
with your medical health care provider regarding any health concern or
health-related condition you may have.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease.