Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Cleaning - SP Cleanse

After doing the SP Cleanse in September and dropping 12lbs and keeping it off I was very happy. It was nice to see this was not an unrealistic cleanse. This was about proper eating habits and shifting the focus of your diet to be more natural and healthy. The cleanse is made by SP, which stands for Standard Process Inc. The company is in Wisconsin. They use whole food ingredients in their programs, not artificial stuff created in a lab like you'd buy off the shelf at most stores. SP is sold through healthcare professionals. I bought mine through Synergy Wellness. This cleanse consists of a natural shake mix, gastro-fiber capsules, cleanse capsules and green food capsules. 

Below are further details on the program...

SP Cleanse®
SP Cleanse enlists the detoxifying properties of 20 different whole foods and botanicals in this vegetarian nutritional supplement. The phytonutrients from these multiple ingredients help the body eliminate toxins that originate in the environment, as well as metabolic toxins that are given off internally.

The vitamin complexes, minerals, and phytonutrients in SP Cleanse support the body’s internal waste-removal systems by:
  • Maintaining healthy liver detoxification function
  • Encouraging healthy kidney function
  • Promoting efficient gastrointestinal elimination
  • Supporting lymphatic system function
  • Helping maintain healthy blood* 
SP Complete™
SP Complete mixes with water and fruit or vegetables to make a nutritious supplement shake-completely portable for today’s busy schedules. It offers a balance of essential macro- and micronutrients from plant sources in a highly bioavailable form.

The natural whole food ingredients used to formulate SP Complete deliver powerful antioxidant protection to promote cellular health and support healthy cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous system function. Whether taken alone or before meals, a supplement shake made with SP Complete provides essential vitamins and minerals to the body during purification. In addition, SP Complete can be used outside of the purification program to replace vital nutrients often lost during the refining process of many of the foods we buy* 

Dietary fiber comes from the cellular walls of plants and has specific effects on different areas of gastrointestinal function. Gastro-Fiber contains phytonutrients from psyllium, collinsonia root, apple pectin, fennel seed, and fenugreek seed.

These whole-food sources function synergistically to:
  • Help cleanse and lubricate the intestines
  • Encourage regular elimination
  • Promote pH balance throughout the gastrointestinal tract
  • Provide an optimal environment for the natural growth of “friendly” intestinal bacteria* 
SP Green Food
SP Green Food is made up of five organically-grown whole food concentrates: Brussels sprouts, kale, alfalfa, buckwheat, and barley grass. In addition to their natural bioavailability, these foods contain vitamins, minerals, and other unknown synergistic cofactors. Brussels sprouts and kale help maintain cellular health supplying nutrients that work to detoxify the liver. The phytonutrients in these two green vegetables help protect many of our major organs. Nutrients found in Brussels sprouts and kale promote enzymatic activity required to help detoxify the liver. They also stimulate the natural process designed to clear damaged cells from the body *
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, teat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Week One  
2-3 SP Complete shakes per day
7 SP Cleanse capsules 3 times daily
3 Gastro-Fiber capsules 3 times daily

Weeks Two & Three 
2-3 SP Complete shakes per day
3 Gastro-Fiber capsules 3 times daily
5 SP Green Food capsules 2 times daily

I start each morning with a fresh fruit and vegetable shake with powder, a salad for lunch, an afternoon shake for snack and vegetables with 1 serving of brown rice for dinner, and a third shake as an evening snack. This goes on for 7 days. Days 8-21 are similar I just incorporate 3 servings of chicken or fish three times a day. 

What I like about this cleanse is it is not only liquid based, you are eating all day and are able to enjoy a variety of both fruits and vegetables.

Stay tuned for my progress and recipes through my 21 days...

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