1What is the consumption regimen that is recommended?
Drinking at least one or two of our six formulas per day will provide a variety of produce to add to your normal eating habits, enhancing the daily vitamins, micro-nutrients, and anti-oxidants in your diet.
2Why are there several formulas with the same vegetables and fruits? What is the difference?
There are two reasons for repetition of some ingredients in our formulas. First, several ingredients, considered “superfoods” are extremely nutrient dense and have multiple beneficial effects on health. These have been included in all of the formulas to enhance their effects on your health. Second, some fruits and vegetables that, while being extremely nutritious, also enhance the flavor of our juices, muting some of the harsher ingredients and providing you with a delicious, refreshing juice.
3What if I don’t like one? Does that eliminate the total benefit since it is a designed program?
It is perfectly okay to choose only the formulas which you like the best as long as you consume at least one bottle daily over a six-day period.
4What about fiber content?
Fiber is extremely important to the body and your health, and we encourage eating a diet rich in whole fruits and vegetables. However, fiber also slows down digestion of the nutrients and makes it more difficult to consume all of the produce you need. The OLUS+ ™ formulas remove most of the fiber and deliver concentrated nutrients that are quickly absorbed in a convenient 12oz bottle. However, our hydraulic presses utilize “coarse woven” bags which allow small amounts of pulp to into each bottle.
5Do I need to follow the sequence of 1 then 2 then 3, etc. or does it work in random?
Our formulas can be consumed in any order you wish. Also, because each formula contains at least 5 or 6 different fruits and vegetables, you can pick the ones you like best and still receive the benefits of our juice.
6Will OLUS+ Cold-Pressed Juice benefit my cholesterol?
Diet plays a large role in the production of cholesterol. It has been shown that increasing the fruits and vegetables in your diet can reduce your cholesterol, especially LDL, which is most closely linked to coronary disease. Some of this benefit has been linked to the fiber present in whole fruits and vegetables. However, the antioxidant properties of these foods have also been shown to play a role. Turmeric, for example, has been shown to prevent the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines and its anti-inflammatory properties may prevent the conversion of LDL into more dangerous compounds, which are more likely to cause arterial plaque.
7Which juice is better for someone with arthritis?
For arthritis, there have been many studies to show the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric. Formulas 1-5 all have turmeric included which should help with joint pain and inflammation.
8Is there a juice for someone who is obese?
All the formulas are designed to give maximum nutrients with few calories. While not specifically designed for weight loss, they should all help with weight loss and weight maintenance. Of course, it is important to remember to have a complete nutrition plan which includes whole fruits and vegetables, along with water, as well as limiting fatty foods, processed foods and sugary foods. Also, other lifestyle changes are important including having a regular exercise routine, low stress, and proper sleep.
9Will OLUS+ Cold-Pressed Juices affect my Diabetes?
The juices are formulated specifically to have a low glycemic (low sugar load) index. Each of the formulas has 20 or fewer grams of sugars per bottle. The juices may provide a great source of essential vitamins and nutrients. It is still recommended to have fresh fruits and vegetables, since the insoluble fiber is also essential to maintaining proper blood sugars. While these are general guidelines, every diabetic is different and responds to foods differently, thus it is important to properly monitor your sugars properly. Please consult with your physician.
10Will these juices affect my GI issues (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)?
The juices should not cause any issues for individuals with inflammatory bowel issues. The ingredients were specifically selected with FODMAP diet in mind. (Learn more) Individuals who have inflammatory bowel issues typically have difficulty absorbing all their vitamins and nutrients. For these people, the juices may be a way for them to improve their absorbtion. There have been mixed studies regarding the efficacy of a high fiber diet for inflammatory bowel disease, especially Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis. While these are general guidelines, every person is different and responds to changes in their diet differently, thus it is important to properly monitor your response to the juices.
11Will these juices affect my cardiovascular health?
For individuals with cardiovascular issues (heart attack, stroke) a diet that is plant based, which is low in cholesterol, sugars, and salt is highly recommended. There is overwhelming evidence that a plant based diet, helps with overall cardiovascular fitness but also helps mitigate the risk factors of heart disease, which are inflammation, cholesterol, elevated sugars, and elevated blood pressure. All of the OLUS+ formulas were specifically designed to assist with all of these areas and help improve your overall fitness.
12Will these juices affect my use of Coumadin?
It was typically recommended that individuals taking Coumadin (warfarin) avoid eating green leafy vegetables, due to the vitamin K content inherent in these foods. However, more recent evidence has shown the benefits of incorporating green leafy vegetables into a person’s diet, especially for individuals with cardiovascular issues. There are newer recommendations that individuals on Coumadin (warfarin) eat green leafy vegetables but do so with close monitoring by their physician, which may necessitate an adjustment of your Coumadin (warfarin) levels. Formula 2 is our only formula without green leafy vegetables as an ingredient. Patients should consult a Physician prior to making any dietary changes while taking perscription medication.
13Will these juices help with my high blood pressure?
All of our juices are naturally low in sodium. High sodium diets have been shown to adversely affect blood pressure. This will be a great part of your diet if you are looking to reduce your blood pressure.
14Will these juices help with my COPD/asthma?
The juices may not directly help with your COPD/asthma. However, there are a number of risk factors that make COPD worse, which these juices may be able to help. Especially, individuals who are obese and have COPD, their conditions tend to be worse. The OLUS+ formulas can help with weight loss, though they are not designed for weight loss. There are number of studies that show increased inflammation triggers COPD/asthma, the juices have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may help decrease overall inflammation. Of course, there are other issues related to lung health, especially stopping smoking and avoiding allergens or triggers that may make your condition worse.
15Will the OLUS+ Cold Pressed Juices help with my arthritis?
There are a few different types of arthritis that may affect your life. The most common one being osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) that many people experience. Unfortunately, arthritis is not something that you can get rid of altogether but there are things that can be done to help make sure that it is kept in a manageable place. It is important to maintain a proper exercise regimen to help those joints. Also, maintaining a proper weight is important to not put excessive stress on joints, this is an area where these juices may help. There are other types of arthritis (i.e. rheumatoid) that are triggered by inflammation in the body. These conditions may also benefit from these juices. The OLUS+ formulas have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may help decrease overall inflammation. Consult with your Physician if you have questions.
16Will these juices improve my vision?
Formula 1 has kale and formulas 4 and 5 have spinach, which are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin which have been shown in many studies to be potent antioxidants, which are in turn important for proper eye health, especially in the retina. Formula 2 has carrots, which is a rich source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor to Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps night vision and prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).
17What is your refund policy?
Because all of our juice products are fresh pressed and refrigeration is essential, all sales are final. We cannot accept returns or process refunds once orders are complete.