Cleanse Detox: 7 Reasons Why The Be Well Cleanse Is Better Than A Juice Cleanse

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Cleanses, detoxes, juice fasts, they’re all the rage. Here are 7 key elements we feel are missing from a juice fast and why we feel our Be Well Cleanse is the way to go.

1. A juice detox does not provide the liver with the essential nutrients it needs to support optimal detoxification, which is important since your liver is your main detoxification organ.

2. A juice detox does not supply the fiber to “scrub” the intestines, bind toxins and promote their elimination.

3. A juice detox does not supply anti-microbials to eliminate the bad bacteria in the gut and maintain healthy flora.

4. A juice detox does not supply digestive enzymes to help the body break down food and assist digestion.

5. A juice detox  is just that – juices and no real food which can leave you feeling hungry and cranky . There is no meal plan that eliminates problem food and replaces them with nutritious whole foods instead.

6. A juice detox is often high in sugar which can spike blood sugars and make you “crash.”

7. The results of a juice fast are not sustainable, any weight lost is often regained once food is re-introduced. And you do not learn which foods you may be sensitive to and should avoid in the future.

On the Be Well Cleanse, you will have 3 shakes plus 2 small meals a day, so you won’t feel woozy from lack of food or nutrients – it’s not about starvation – or have to miss eating with your family or friends. Plus the Be Well Cleanse is completely transportable, the shakes and pills come in single-use packets and a blender bottle is included that makes it easy to fit into a busy lifestyle.

The Be Well Cleanse provides a comprehensive meal plan that eliminates the foods people are most sensitive to and outlines a list of nutritious whole foods to eat.

The Be Well Cleanse shakes contain a healthy dose of fiber to scrub the gut and aid in elimination and supplements provide both digestive enzymes and  anti-microbial herbs to get rid of bad bacteria in the gut.

While we are all for enjoying a green juice for a healthy nutrient boost, when it comes to an effective detox with long lasting benefits, there is just no comparison.

Share your experiences of cleansing with us in the comments section.

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  • Anonymous

    What are the things to add to the juice to make it have what is needed?

  • Anonymous

    A green juice, loaded with leafy greens and lemon is a great vitamin and mineral shot – however for cleansing purposes, Dr.Lipman recommends that you also get fiber and protein, so a shake is in order.

  • ryan

    Wow. I’ve done a juice detox twice now. Both included chia seeds, probiotic yogurt, and acidophollus (sp?). I lost 20lbs total and 5 months later have lost 35lbs total amd kept it off easily. Soyour 7 “tips” are plain wrong. Of course, you’re just trying to hock some diet.

  • Carleen

    I had to stop the Be Well cleanse because the shakes were hard to swallow for me. I’m sure it’s a very healthy program and everything but I personally couldn’t handle the taste. I started to dread having to drink the next one and that started to make me cranky and depressed. I really wish I was able to do the full 14 days but I just couldn’t. :-(

  • saucy_susan

    I’ve had great experiences on the cleanse – and so did a friend of mine. It improved my health significantly. The shakes aren’t awful and you can add things to make them more palatable, like almond milk, cinnamon and cocoa powder. There are still great options to eat and I feel so much better and lighter afterwards. I highly recommend it!

  • Mama Molly

    I think I know the answer but…should a mother who’s breastfeeding wait to detox until the child is weened?

  • Bethany

    I love both shakes (smoothies) and juicing (more green than not) and find they are specifically complimentary. I l enjoy sipping the juices to help the body absorb through the mouth all of the oh-so-vital nutrients a toxic system may not be getting. I am a bit confused by the tone of this particular post. It leaves me wondering: Does Dr. Lipman need to eat something???

  • Anonymous

    Hi Molly! Yes, you should wait until you’re done breastfeeding before you start the cleanse. If you’re looking for a lighter cleanse, you can follow the cleanse eating plan. Here is a link for your reference:

  • Anonymous

    Haha – luckily I can assure you that between the delicious food in NYC, and Dr Lipman’s wife, who is an excellent cook, he is very well fed Bethany. We love both smoothies and green juices at Be Well, this post is really specifically about why doing a juice fast for several days is not the best alternative if someone is looking for a Cleanse experience that will detox AND rebalance their body and put them on track to fuller, sustainable wellness in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear that Carleen! When mixed with just water, occasionally people find the Cleanse shakes to be a little ‘cleanse-y’ tasting. I hope you’ll reach out to our customer support because there are many ways to mix them up to solve that issue. My favorite is to shake them up with coconut water – because it’s tasty and super easy. Believe it or not, with a little support in shake-olgy ;) I’ve coached patients from feeling the same as you in the first couple of days to the point where they told me how much they missed the shakes once the Cleanse was finished. You can reach our Coaching team at [email protected]

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy to hear that you’ve found something that was successful in kickstarting your wellness Ryan! Which detox were you doing? Sounds like it wasn’t a traditional juice fast (where only fruit and veggie juices are consumed for several days). The Chia seeds provided you with lots of fiber, so that addresses one of our key concerns, and the probiotics help to reinoculate the good bacteria in the gut. It sounds like you weren’t starting with a bad dysbiosis (imbalance of the good and bad bacteria) in the gut, so those probiotics may have been enough to bring you back into balance – that’s great. The post cleanse diet that we advocate will help you maintain that balance, and can be found and followed (without any cost besides food) here:

    Incidentally, the Cleanse diet can also be found and followed for free, which will deliver light results for many people. (found here: The nutrient support for deeper detoxing and balancing of course comes with a cost. Given that our Cleanse has been honed by a doctor to answer the needs of his patients in a clinical setting, I can’t say I agree with your assessment that sharing the background of why it’s designed this way is ‘just trying to hock some diet’, but thanks for opening the conversation.

  • Elke Schmitt

    I used to do a green shake in the morning and I have to say you get over the initial taste of grassiness. Also telling yourself that you are doing something beneficial for your body ( hence mind over matter ). Sometimes I would change the taste a little by adding some fresh squeezed lemon juice to or a shot glass of organic unfiltered apple juice maybe you could try some stevia ( if you can stomach it – I can not it makes me feel sick to my stomach ). Be well.