Q. Is Suja Organic and Non-GMO?
A. Yes. Our complete line of cold-pressured juice is USDA certified organic. All of our products are also Non-GMO and certified by the Non-GMO project.
Q. Can my kids drink Suja?
A. Of course! We’ve designed the taste profiles so that kids love the juices too.
Q. What’s the environmental impact?
A. We maintain a low carbon footprint by sourcing locally. As a result of being organic, our farms are pesticide and herbicide-free. The containers that we provide our juices in are PETE #1 plastic bottles which are recyclable.
Q. Why don’t you use glass bottles?
A. Interestingly plastic is a better choice for us than glass for the following reasons:
- Plastic uses considerably less energy than glass to be recycled.
- It is dramatically lighter than other bottle options, which means less fuel is used to create and deliver each bottle.
- Our method of ensuring that the product is safe from bacteria is called Cold Pressure, or HPP. This FDA approved method of pasteurization can only be done in a plastic container.
Q. Is Suja Kosher?
Q. What is Cold pressure?
A. Cold Pressure, also known as High Pressure Processing retains food quality, maintains natural freshness, and extends microbiological shelf life without heating to high temperatures. After our juice is bottled, a high level of cold pressure is applied evenly to destroy pathogens and ensure the juice is safe to drink while preserving vitamins, enzymes and nutrients.
Q. Is your juicer the same as my blender?
A. Actually, they are not the same. We cold press, hydraulically. First we grind or cut the produce into a fine pulp. Then we apply thousands of pounds of pressure to the pulp extracting every ounce of juice that the fruit or vegetable has to give. This results in you receiving the most nutritional value possible. A traditional blender uses high speed to spin and often times heats the product. As a result of having the skin liquefied your body still needs to break it down to digest thereby limiting what you can quickly receive into your bloodstream.
Q. Where is your production facility?
A. We make our juices in sunny San Diego.
Q. I want to get regular juice deliveries to my house. Is this possible?
A. Absolutely! We deliver directly to your doorstep in San Diego and Orange County and use Federal Express to deliver to you if you are outside those areas.
Q. How should I store my juice?
A. Keep it chilling in the fridge until you’re ready to consume it.
Q. Can I drink your juices if I am a diabetic?
A. While you should check with your doctor first, the answer is usually “NO” because of the amount of natural sugar in the fruit that is used to make our juices. Twelve Essentials and Lemon Love are two low-sugar Suja options, but we recommend consulting your doctor concerning any dietary changes.
Q. Can I drink Suja if I am lactose intolerant?
A. Of course! There are many dairy-free Suja products.
Q. Can I drink Suja if I am on a Gluten-free diet?
A. Yes, again! All of our products are gluten-free.
Q. I’ve heard fiber is good for you and these juices don’t have much fiber.
A. Fiber is great for regulating and cleaning out your digestive tract. However there is a significant energy expenditure that your body undergoes when it has to separate juice from fiber. By drinking cold-pressured juices, your body gives your digestive tract a break.
Q. Can I do this if I am on blood thinners?
A. Generally the answer is “NO”. You should check with your doctor.
Q. Do you ship nationally?
A. Yes! We ship all of our juices via FedEx according to the following schedule:
- Orders placed Monday-Tuesday by 5pm PST will arrive Friday, same week
- Orders placed Wednesday-Thursday by 5pm PST will arrive Tuesday, following week
- Orders placed Friday-Sunday by 5pm PST will arrive Friday, following week
Note that overnight shipping done only on Mondays and Thursdays.
*We guarantee 7 days before expiration on all shipments.
Fresh Start Program FAQ
Q. Does it really matter what order I drink the juices?
A. The order in which you consume your juices affects how you absorb, assimilate, and digest nutrients. For example, when your stomach is empty first thing in the morning, it’s able to assimilate whatever you put in it much more than if you consumed something prior. That is why we always have a Green Juice, “GLOW” first. We follow that by our carrot based “FUEL”. Your body will absorb all of these great nutrients.
Q. Will I be hungry on the program?
A. Yes, you probably will feel some hunger in the first day or two. This is completely normal and should pass as your body acclimates to consuming liquids only. Many times, the sensation we are feeling is not true hunger. The truth is, most of us can go without solid food and be just fine. Usually, it is the feeling of an empty stomach or the ritual of eating at certain times that we mistake as hunger.
Q. Do I need to do any preparation before the program?
A. It is recommended that you cut out alcohol, processed foods, excess salt, white flour and bread products, and refined sugar a day or two before the program and load up on fresh fruits and veggies. This will make the transition a lot easier and help jump start the process.
Q. Are there any side effects to the Suja fresh start program?
A. Some people experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and moodiness. This is completely normal. Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest and know that you will soon be feeling much better.
Q. How many calories are in a fresh start program?
A. Our standard six juice per day program has about 1,200 calories. Please remember that these calories are calories with no additives, just the organic produce.
Q. Can I do the program if I am pregnant or nursing?
A. We don’t recommend juice only diets while you are pregnant or nursing. You should consult your doctor.
Q. Is it OK to exercise while on the program?
A. Absolutely! Exercise supports the process. Just remember if you are doing heavy exercise that you need to consume more calories to balance it.
Q. I’ve heard that our bodies naturally cleanse themselves. If this is true then why should I do the suja fresh start program?
A. Its true that our bodies do cleanse naturally. However by doing one of our Fresh Start programs you not only give your body a break but you also bring balance and perspective back into your life and reposition yourself for a healthy lifestyle.
Q. How will I feel on the program?
A. While we hope that you’re a lucky one who feels great from the start, usually effects get worse before getting better. As best you can, take a “this too shall pass” mindset and increase the alkaline water to flush. You can also get fresh air, walk, move, and/or take a hot bath.
Q. I don’t have much time, but I’d like to the suja fresh start program. Is it useful to do it for just one day?
A. Absolutely! One day can be very helpful. For some, a brief Fresh Start can be a confidence-building exercise that leads to healthier habits. Others might add one day a week ongoing. It’s ALWAYS good to add more fresh, ripe, organic, plant-based food and juices and if you only have 24 hours, you’ll still reap the benefits.
Q. During the program can I have seltzer or sparkling water? Gum? Tea?
A. We recommend consuming exclusively fruit and vegetable juices and plain, pure water. However, we understand that the program can be challenging and sometimes you just need a little something. The best option is to consume decaf herbal teas. Sparkling water is ok, as long as it has no added ingredients. Gum is not recommended as it usually contains chemicals.
Q. What do I eat when I finish the program?
A. The first meals out of the program should be hydrating and light. Your digestive tract has been resting, so you don’t want to jolt it awake immediately. You want to slowly ease it back into operation. Blended smoothies, soups, and salads are all great choices. Re-introduce heavier proteins and higher fat foods slowly and one at a time over a couple days following your Fresh Start program.
Q. What about juicing only until dinner? I have business dinners that I need to attend, and don’t want to seem anti-social.
A. Many of us long-term juicers frequently “stay liquid” until dinner. Just make sure you drink enough food (blended) and juice (without fiber) so that when you sit down for dinner your hunger doesn’t cause you to overeat. Most restaurants will also accommodate special diets. You can ask for a good bottled water (sans “gas”), a nice vegan soup, and a hefty salad (remember to ask them to add avocado, and other veggies you see on the menu or on the “sides”). Ask with a smile and you’ll likely get a lovely, healthy meal that might even inspire your colleagues to do their own Fresh Start program!