PURE Ask the Expert questions and answers

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the previous week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: If I’m not going to use my Noni within 30 days, can I freeze it into 1 oz. cubes and use it as needed?

A: You can certainly freeze Noni, or any other superfruit juice, and use as ice cubes. If your bottle is unopened, it is good for two years. If it is opened and has been out of the refrigerator overnight, it is ok to consume. Superfruit juices should be refrigerated and consumed within 30 days. This is the furthest date we still guarantee it to be safe and effective.

Q: Daily Build capsules have green tea leaf extract in the ingredients. Can you please tell me how many milligrams of caffeine this adds?

A: The Daily Build formula is not intended to provide any added caffeine. While it does contain a green leaf extract, this extract is standardized to provide antioxidant polyphenols and not caffeine. Based on the green tea extract used in Daily Build and the possible amount of naturally-occurring caffeine, the amount would be range somewhere between 0-5 mg per serving.

Q: When it comes to athletes, are there ingredients in our GPS line that will give a false positive on drug tests?

A: Our products, including the GPS line, are made under the strict quality guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration’s current good manufacturing practices (GMPs). GMPs have been established to ensure the safety of dietary supplements. The GPS products are manufactured in an NSF GMP registered facility. A primary issue with unintended athlete doping from dietary supplements occurs as a result of companies selling products not produced in a facility that strictly follows FDA GMPs. All of our products are formulated to not contain any banned substances; however, some herbal metabolites naturally found in Rhodiola have been known to cause issues when consumed in large quantities. Rhodiola is found in both GPS Hydrate and Adapt. When consumed in normal recommended amounts, these products are not likely to cause an issue.  On the NCAA banned list believe it or not is caffeine, which is found in GPS Energize (110 mg per serving).  If someone were to drink 3 or 4 servings of GPS Energize prior to a random drug test, it would likely pose a problem for the athlete. PURE has been selling the GPS products for several years and the company has had no known issues for competitive athletes and drug testing.

Q: I experienced severe diarrhea after starting Capsule Cleanse. Is this normal?

A: Everyone’s body will react differently when introducing a HealthTrim Cleanse product to their daily regimen. Some individuals will be more sensitive than others to the primary ingredient cascara that is found in both the liquid and capsule forms of Cleanse. The main purpose of these products is to get the digestive tract moving and eliminating; however, persistent diarrhea is definitely a problem. These products are intended to be used on a cyclical basis (i.e. for no more than 7 to 10 days) to help the body do its job of eliminating toxins through waste. We recommend discontinuing Cleanse to see if the problem goes away. If it does, slowly reintroduce the product. It is important to start at the smallest possible dose.  Some individuals may need up to 8 capsules to get their digestive tract moving while others may only need 1 capsule. The same is true for the Cleanse in liquid form. You may need to use fewer drops than the recommended dropper full. If diarrhea is not alleviated with discontinuing the product, or worsens, contact a healthcare provider to help determine the cause.

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Spice up your cleansing regimen

Spices-blog_0616 Herbs are truly a gift from nature. Not only do they add wonderful flavor to dishes, but they offer many health benefits, including the possibility of cleansing the body of harmful toxins.

Spices like black pepper, cumin, ginger, parsley, oregano, and turmeric may have cleansing properties. And, many of them can be easily grown in a backyard garden. Couple these herbs with your favorite meals to take advantage of their potential cleansing benefits.

  • Black and white pepper are great flavor agents. They are made from the Piper-nigrum Black pepper is ground from dried, whole unripe fruit. White pepper is ground from dried, ripe fruit that has had the outer layer removed. Black pepper may help digestion by increasing hydrochloric acid secretion, necessary for the digestion of proteins and other foods within the stomach.BioPerine, a black pepper extract, is a key ingredient in PURE Café. It enhances the absorption of nutrients.
  • Ginger is considered by many to be one of the best detoxifying herbs. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years for its antioxidant benefits. In fact, it is used in many cleansing programs. The beneficial portion of the plant is referred to as the rhizome, which is the thick underground stem. To benefit from this herb, try infusing finely chopped ginger root in boiling water. Add lemon juice and Stevia sweetener for a refreshing drink, hot or cold.
  • Milk Thistle gets its name from the milky sap that comes out of the leaves when they are broken. The seeds are more commonly used. It is known to have antioxidant properties, and is an ingredient in Capsule Cleanse.
  • Oregano, we know, is widely used in Italian food. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that oregano, among other dried culinary herbs, contained very high concentrations of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect healthy cells from damaging free radicals. The authors stated that in a normal diet, the intake of herbs may contribute significantly to the total intake of plant antioxidants, and can be an even better source of dietary antioxidants than many other food groups such as fruits, berries, cereals and vegetables.1 Oregano adds flavor to broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and potatoes. It tastes great sprinkled on chicken dishes as well.
  • Parsley’s unique taste comes from a phytochemical called polyacetylene. This herb contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate, which may be used by the body for detoxification. Finely chop parsley and add it to a salad or use it in pesto. Parsley can also be added to juices or smoothies.
  • Turmeric is a plant that comes from the ginger family. It contains a phytochemical substance called curcumin, found in Daily Build. It is yellow in color, and is found in a lot of foods from curry to mustard. Studies suggest that curcumin’s antioxidant properties can support overall health by helping your body maintain a healthy inflammatory response to potentially harmful foreign invaders. Add turmeric to soups, rice dishes, vegetable and chicken dishes and more. Another nice treat is to add 2 teaspoons turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and a few drops of Stevia natural sweetener to warmed almond milk.

Genesis PURE™ Capsule Cleanse includes a blend of cleansing herbs and botanicals. Cascara sagrada, the primary ingredient in Capsule Cleanse, has traditionally been used to support a healthy digestive system.* Following your cleanse, use Genesis PURE’s Probiotic product … a formula with a blend of probiotic and prebiotic strains that help foster beneficial bacterial growth and to maintain healthy digestive system balance.

Order your Genesis PURE products today at genesispure.com and start enjoying overall health and wellness.

1http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1286.full

2http://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/foods/black-pepper

*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.

You asked, we answered

ATEoftheWeek_0216Q: At what age is Capsule Cleanse safe for children?

A: Nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. At this time, use of Genesis PURE dietary supplements, including Liquid Cleanse and Capsule Cleanse, is not recommended for children under 18 years of age. Please consult your doctor about appropriate supplements for children. For more information about these products, please visit genesispure.com. Try incorporating Mila into your diet. Genesis PURE Mila is a superfood that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. It contains the omega-3 fat ALA.

Q: Is Genesis PURE Daily Build a vitamin?

A: Daily Build is a multivitamin, plus so much more. Available in liquid and capsule form, Daily Build contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals, amino acids, and raw, whole ingredients like botanicals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and superfruits (liquid form only). Daily Build promotes a healthy immune system, helps protect against free radicals and supports strong bones and teeth. Download a full-color product flyer at http://GenesisPURE.biz.vistaprint.com.

Q: Is Genesis PURE Mila a vitamin?

A: Mila is a micro-sliced chia superfood packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and fiber. Mila is a versatile, powerful source of nutrients for the entire family. Find delicious recipes using Mila at http://www.genesispure.com/resources.