Vibrant Health's Vibrant Cleanse is a simple and effective way to help rid your body of toxins and unnecessary junk. The purpose of a cleanse can range from losing weight, to improving energy levels, increasing overall well being, or all of the above. Cleansing can help remove toxins and pollutants that can build up in our bodies from everyday life. Anything from breathing in exhaust fumes, paint fumes, secondhand smoke, or hairsprays, ingesting chemicals from foods or drinks, or residual medications that may build up in the body. During a cleanse there is no solid food being consumed, which allows the body to focus on removing waste that has accumulated.
The "Master Cleanse"...
The so called "Master Cleanse" is usually associated with a Lemon juice/Cayenne Pepper mix, that may also include a saltwater solution as well as an herbal laxative. It gets it's name from a book originally published in 1976 by Stanley Burroughs entitled "The Master Cleanser". It outlines the purpose of the lemonade diet for weight loss. The basis of this cleanse is a combination of lemon or lime juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.
When Life gives you Lemons
Lemons are utilized because of their ability to break down and remove unhealthy tissues and cells. This helps accelerate the process of recycling tissues that are in need of repair or to be replaced. Lemons are also very high in Vitamin C, as well as B vitamins. Organic lemons are used because they are free of the toxins and chemicals the cleanse is designed to remove.
Sweet results ahead
The next ingredient is Grade B Maple Syrup. Maple syrup has 4 grades; Fancy, Grade A Dark, Grade A Medium, Grade B.
While the Grade A maple syrups are generally preferred by consumers because they are lighter, sweeter, and thinner in texture, the Grade B syrup holds the most minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. For that reason Grade B syrup is used in the master cleanse. The syrup helps provide the calories and energy supply for the duration of the cleanse. For this reason it is very important that Grade B is used, otherwise the proper nutrients may not be present. There are a few substitutes that have been evaluated and can be used. Sugar cane, Sorghum syrup, can both be used, and if you're concerned about sugar for diabetic reasons or otherwise, blackstrap molasses can be used, as well as coconut nectar, which has shown to have a low glycemic impact, is high in nutrients and has a neutral PH.
Extra kick from Cayenne pepper
Those two ingredients are extremely important to the mixture, but the one that is arguably the most important Cayenne Pepper. The super herb that gives the concoction it's ability to accelerate weight loss. First it is a stimulant and helps boost the metabolism, which is important when not eating food since the body will naturally slow the metabolism to conserve energy during periods of fasting. Pepper helps to increase circulation, as well as thin and purify the blood. This is helpful as when the metabolism slows there can be a cooling sensation due to the lack of digestion.
The most overlooked ingredient in this blend, the water. Water is one of the most important things you can put in your body on a daily basis. It is used to transport toxins and waste, it prevents premature fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramping. For this cleanse, using the purest form of water is important, since bad water can undo some of the positive effects of the other ingredients. Using pure ionized, filtered water is recommended, either from a water system or a filter attached to the tap. If those aren't options your local health food store may carry a purified bottled water. Using distilled water isn't recommended since it is stripped of all natural minerals and nutrients.
The purity of these ingredients is very important, as bad ingredients will not help achieve the goal of purifying the body, and may not contain enough nutrition to sustain a healthy living for the duration of the cleanse. While it may be easier to use a store bought lemonade, pancake syrup, and the same pepper flakes you put on pizza... That won't even come close to getting the job done.
This blend is generally consumed 6-8 times per day, along with an unlimited amount of water or herbal tea. It can also be accompanied by a laxative herbal tea, and followed by a saltwater purge, to assist in the removal of toxins.
The laxative herbal tea can be used during the cleanse, in the evenings and can aid in morning eliminations.
A salt water purge provides a thorough cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract. A mixture of two level teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt dissolved in one quart lukewarm water, taken on an empty stomach. Total elimination can be expected within an hour or two, and sometimes even more quickly.
The Vibrant Cleanse...
To make the process of cleansing a little easier, Vibrant Health has put all of these ingredients, in high quality forms, together in a powdered formula. They used late season Organic Grade B Maple Syrup powder. Later season syrup is packed with more nutrients because the tree's roots have had more time to absorb nutrients and can pass more to the sap. Organic lemon juice crystals provide the most potent does of lemons possible without using fresh lemons. Organic Cayenne pepper powder is a potent form of the pepper and helps stimulate digestion, elimination and cellular expulsion of waste products.