Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is cold-pressed juice?

Cold pressing is a decades-old method of extracting liquid from plants without denaturing enzymes or breaking down nutrients with high levels of heat or oxygen. Our hydraulic squeeze every colorful, delicious drop of liquid out of a plant while keeping its health-giving properties intact, producing live juice that tastes incredible. In contrast, a more common form of juicing, centrifugal juicing, relies on a metal blade that spins at great speed against a mesh filter, separating juice from fruit and vegetable solids. This method not only extracts juice that is less dense with vitamins, minerals and enzymes than cold-pressed juice, but the spinning blade brings high temperatures and oxidation into the equation, changing the juice’s chemistry and hastening its deterioration.

Your prices are kind of steep. Please explain.

Yes, we know, our juices are pricey—as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Everything we produce is 100% organic, sourced from local farms who command a fair price for their goods, and are prepared in-house by our dedicated team. Our juices are bottled in glass, and we never adulterate our products with heat pasteurization or high-pressure processing (HPP).

Is your juice 100% organic?

Yes. We only use produce that is grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides to make juice that is naturally delicious, residue-free and sustainable.

What do you mean when you say your juices are raw? Unpasteurized? No HPP?

When we say that our juice is raw, we mean that nothing in them has been cooked, subjected to temperatures above 118F in the juicing process or pasteurized. Pasteurization or Flash Pasteurization is a process whereby something destined for human consumption (like juice, for example) is brought to a very high temperature for a short period of time, and then immediately cooled down. The idea is to kill off potentially harmful bacteria and to slow the microbial growth that causes things to go bad, thereby reducing the risk of contamination and increasing shelf life. Pasteurization kills off healthy life forms along with the harmful ones, reducing nutrition from much of the juice the world consumes today.

Pascalization, or high-pressure processing (HPP), is an alternative to pasteurization. Instead of heat, this process uses pressure to stunt the growth of pathogens. During HPP, sealed plastic bottles of juice are placed in water, and 87,000 pounds of pressure is applied for approximately 80 seconds. This extends a juice’s best-before date from a few days to up to 90 days. Like pasteurization, this is a method of tampering with the natural life in juice; we’re not into that. 

Instead of these methods, we harness the sun's natural power and use ultraviolet light to filter our juice. This reduces the ability for potentially harmful pathogens such as E-Coli, Listeria and Salmonella to reproduce. This process takes a matter of seconds and does not heat or otherwise disrupt juice from it's natural flow. Cheers to sunlight and nature.

How long does your juice last, and do they need to be refrigerated?

Our juice is alive and fresh. This means that the juice must be kept refrigerated and we strongly recommend drinking our products as soon as possible. Our cold pressed juice and SuperAdes have a shelf life of 7-45 days, depending on the ingredients and pH of the specific beverage. Look for the date and lot code on the side of your bottle—it should be good through the end of that day.

Where do you get your ingredients?

We work with local suppliers. When that is not an option (it’s tricky to find local strawberries in December), we are careful to source our ingredients from suppliers who care as much about the quality of their produce and the size of their environmental footprint as we do.

What should I do with my empty glass bottles?

Recycle them! Glass is recyclable an indefinite amount of times and the glass recycle rate is higher than any other packaging recycle rate in North America. All of our glass can be redeemed for CA CRV at a local recycle station.

Drinking out of glass reduces your footprint, our footprint and takes us towards a full permacycle system.

What does alkalizing mean, and what is “reverse osmosis” water?

Many of the things we eat introduce high levels of acidity into our systems. For example, animal products like meat, eggs and dairy; processed foods like refined flour and sugar; and beverages like soft drinks and coffee are all acid forming. Too much acidity decreases the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, hinders its ability to repair damaged cells, and makes it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. This state of acidity is called acidosis. Drinking reverse osmosis water and consuming more alkalizing foods like vegetables and fruit, both whole and in cold-pressed juice form, is thought to help to neutralize this acid and keep your bodily fluids within their optimal pH range. The reverse osmosis water we use goes through a RO filtration system that reduces chlorine and fluoride levels to near zero on a measurement device.

What does anti-oxidizing mean?

A natural chemical process called oxidation takes place in your body every day. This process can be compared to the chemical reaction that causes metal to rust or the surface of a cut apple to turn brown. Getting stressed out, drinking too much alcohol or smoking cigarettes can accelerate oxidation. Disrupting the natural oxidation process can result in the creation of highly unstable and potentially destructive molecules called free radicals. The formation of these molecules is triggered by oxygen, and if their production is left uncontrolled and exceeds your body’s protective defenses, they can damage your cells. Cell damage caused by free radicals is a suspected factor in several diseases including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cataracts, diabetes, kidney disease and age-related blindness. Fortunately, the human body has a natural defense against free radicals: antioxidants. These are molecules that can safely interact with free radicals to intervene in their path of destruction before too much cell damage is done. Antioxidants come in many different forms, both as naturally occurring enzyme systems in the body and as vitamins (C and E), minerals (selenium and manganese) and plant compounds (beta carotene and lycopene). Many plant foods are good sources of antioxidants, and the best way to arm your body with the variety of these molecules needed to fight free radicals is to infuse your diet with vegetables and fruit of every color of the rainbow.

I’ve heard that all fruit juice is bad for you because it’s full of sugar. Is that true?

This is true of many of the processed juices you will find at the grocery store, which contain little to none of the natural goodness of the fruit and vegetables from which they derive, but all of the sugar (and often more added on top of that!). That is not the case with our juice. The naturally occurring sugars in the juices that we extract from our ingredients with our hydraulic presses are accompanied by the live enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals that you would get from eating the raw fruit or vegetable, which offer you a lot more than a quick rush.

Can your juice be used as a meal replacement?

We are big advocates of what we call “recreational juicing,” which we define as drinking cold-pressed juice whenever the mood strikes—instead of that morning coffee, say, or in that afternoon lull when you might be craving something sweet. We don’t tend to think of it as a meal replacement. Having said that, the answer to this question depends a great deal on the individual. Some people will find that a nutrient-dense juice or elixir makes for a filling and convenient occasional substitute for a more substantial breakfast, lunch or dinner. Either way, integrating cold-pressed juices into your daily routine will help to keep you healthy, balanced and energized. We do not advocate replacing food with juice altogether—perish the thought! There is no substitute for insoluble fiber-containing, soul-replenishing food. However, if you’re looking to detoxify, break bad habits, and give your body a rest, you might opt to try our cleanse program.

Nourishment Cleanse Questions

Why cleanse?

Cleansing is a way of clearing the toxic clutter from your system, and pressing reset. Even if you’re already careful to avoid processed foods and drinks, stress and pollution can wreak havoc on your system, clouding both your body and your mind. A cleanse can help you flush out the toxins that build up inside you over time. Done properly, this can improve your digestion and charge you with renewed (and renewable) energy. It can also help you take stock of your current nutritional habits, and determine where there is room for improvement. You should emerge from your cleanse clear-headed, light on your feet, and with a new spring in your step.

What can I eat the day following my cleanse?

Any of our cold pressed juices, elixirs or wellness shots are great for the day following your cleanse! Fruits, nuts, salad (avoid creamy dressings), vegetable based soups are all great options.

Am I getting enough fiber?

Our cleanses are designed to give your digestive system a rest as a way to facilitate an expedited cleansing process. With this in mind, the juice intentionally does not contain large amounts of fiber in order to avoid the need for your body to break down fiber, which in turn conserves energy to be used in the cleansing process itself.

What kinds of toxins and pollutants am I trying to eliminate through a juice cleanse?

Pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, and various difficult to pronounce chemicals disguised as food are gently released from the body during a cleanse.

Will I be sitting on the toilet alot?

It is highly unlikely that any more time will be spent on the toilet than normal. However, urination will be frequent. If constipation is experienced, do not panic. There is less bulk being consumed so less coming out is ok.

Are there benefits beyond the physical ones?

Definitely. Arguably the greatest benefit is the mental clarity and sense of well-being experienced during and post cleansing. Abstaining from food and saving the energy that goes into preparing and digesting meals leads to a greater level of mindfulness. It is an empowering experience that places people back in control of their body.

How do I know if I have toxins in me?

Ingesting toxins is inevitable: cleansing or fasting is a way to feel less bogged down by this burden. Fruits and vegetables (that are not organic) are filled with pesticides. There are hormones and antibiotics in conventional dairy and meat products and all processed foods are overflowing with preservatives. Even drinking water is shown to contain residues of both prescription and over the counter medications, heavy metals, arsenic, pesticides and herbicides. There is also a toxic load from plastics used to store food. The cleaning products used in homes, workplaces and public spaces are often laden with chemicals. Mineral oil and preservatives are found in most personal hygiene products. On top of this, there is the constant stress of combating bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Can anyone cleanse?

We must first emphasize that we are not doctors. We do not offer medical advice of any kind, nor do we offer medically supervised cleanses. If you have a medical condition or are on prescription medication, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor before considering a cleanse. We do not recommend cleansing if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18 years of age. Beyond that, the decision to cleanse or not to cleanse is a personal one. Listen to your body, and do what feels right for you.

Are there different ways to cleanse?

Yes. We offer a 3-day and 6-day cleanse that you can tailor to meet your needs. You can add juice, or make substitutions based on your level of experience, sensitivities or preferences. The length of the cleanse is also up to you: you can follow it for a single day, or for as many days as you wish. We recommend one to three days for a first cleanse.

How much does the cleanse cost?

Our pre-designed cleanse program are priced at $38 + SH per day, for as many days as you’d like. Customized cleanses are priced according to their contents; please inquire with a member of our team.

How often should I cleanse?

Again, the answer to this question is entirely personal. Some people feel that a multiple-day cleanse each month, or even a single-day cleanse each week, helps them feel their best. Others prefer to cleanse once a season or once a year. There is no right answer, but some experimentation can help you determine what’s right for you.

Will cleansing help me lose weight?

You may lose a few pounds during a cleanse, but we do not view short-term weight loss as the focus of our cleanse program. Think of this as a chance to detoxify your body, reboot your system and break bad habits. We are far more concerned with long- term health gains than with the numbers on the scale from one day to the next.

How should I prepare for my cleanse?

We recommend using three days leading up to your cleanse to prepare your body for this change by phasing out processed foods, refined flour, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and meat. It sounds draconian, we know, but the more work you do before your cleanse the easier you will find it, and the more transformative the results will be. Drink plenty of water, begin introducing one to three juices (particularly green juices) into your daily routine, and make fresh fruit or vegetables the centerpiece of each meal. Snack on nuts, and anchor your veggies with legumes and whole grains.

Is this going to hurt?

We know that going one or more days without solid food is a daunting prospect. You’re making a major change to your diet—any trepidation you might feel at the outset is entirely normal. However, we believe that this will be far easier and more enjoyable than you fear. Our cleanse is designed to flood you with all of the nutrients your body needs in a delicious, convenient format, and our goal is to offer you as painless and rewarding an experience as possible. If you feel hungry during your cleanse, we recommend increasing the amount of water you are drinking, sipping herbal tea, adding an additional juice or two to your cleanse, or, if you are ready to eat your shoes, eating raw fruit, vegetables or a light vegetable broth. Please remember: this is a set of guidelines, not a strict regime. Take cues from your body, and do what feels right for you. You may also experience detoxification symptoms including nausea, muscle aches and/or headaches during your cleanse. The best way to reduce these symptoms is by easing into your cleanse as outlined here. If you do experience detoxification symptoms, remind yourself that you are feeling the effects of toxins as they leave your body—and bid them good riddance! You will feel better on the other side. Post-detox benefits include increased energy, mental clarity, clear skin and pure joy. There’s a lot to look forward to.

Can I work while cleansing?

Yes. There is a common misconception that you will spend the duration of your cleanse sprawled on a settee with cucumber slices over your eyes. This should not be the case. If you prepare yourself properly and ease into it, you should be able to go about your normal life. However, do schedule your cleanse at a time when you can listen to your body’s needs and follow them. Your busiest and most stressful week of the year would not be the ideal time for a cleanse!

Do I need to drink the cleanse beverages in a certain order?

The order in which the cleanse beverages are listed is not arbitrary. Chlorophyll Aloe Lemonade helps to wake you and your metabolism up first thing in the morning; Pure Green gives you mental clarity right about the time that you might be missing your morning tea or coffee; Reishi Turmeric SuperAde charges you with nutrients for mid-day; Pure Green satiates you when you may be feeling peckish; Master Cleanse grounds you toward the end of your day; and Charcoal SuperAde soaks up the toxins you have released throughout the day, helps you eliminate them, and gives you a feeling of fullness before bed. Having said all that, if you do not want to finish one of your juices, or if you feel the need for some Pure Green at 11 am, listen to those signals! Again, think of our cleanse guide as a set of suggestions, not as a strict regime.

Can I drink water while cleansing?

Yes. Staying hydrated while cleansing is extremely important. You should drink water before each of your beverages. In order to maximize the benefits of each juice, we recommend waiting forty minutes after finishing a juice before drinking more water.

Can I drink alcohol, coffee or caffeinated tea while cleansing?

It is not recommended.

Can I smoke cigarettes while cleansing?

It is not recommended.

Can I exercise while cleansing?

Yes, it is important to keep moving while you are cleansing, but take it easy. You may find that you have a great deal of energy, but be careful not to overdo it. Try replacing high-intensity cardio with a power walk or a swim. We particularly recommend doing yoga while cleansing; deep breathing contributes to the elimination of toxins.

Is it dangerous to cleanse during the winter?

We do not believe that there is a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on factors including your age, your current level of health, and the amount of time you plan to be spending outdoors during your cleanse. If you do decide to cleanse before spring has fully sprung, be sure to wear cozy layers, sip caffeine-free herbal tea, and keep yourself warm.

How should I transition out of my cleanse?

You should ease out of your cleanse in the same way that you eased into it. That means keeping processed foods, refined flour and sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and meat out of your diet for at least the first few days (or as long as possible), and prioritizing vegetables, fruit, pulses, whole grains and nuts. Your first few meals should be small and easy to digest, such as a smoothie for breakfast, a light salad or a vegetable soup for lunch, and steamed vegetables with some quinoa or brown rice for dinner. Eat slowly, and chew carefully. Drink lots of water, and continue drinking one to three juices per day. Take your cleanse as an opportunity to discard destructive old habits and form healthier ones. You’ll feel better for it.

What if I have questions during my cleanse?

We’re here for you! Call us at (949) 430-7999 or write to us at hello@solti.com

Facts to Consider

Where does your produce come from?

We source most of our produce from local farmers who practice sustainable farming methods. Sourcing locally not only ensures the freshest, most flavorful product, but also supports the environment (fewer miles traveled) and our neighboring communities.

How many Calories are in a juice?

For a 12.5 oz. serving, our juice ranges from approximately 90 calories for an all-green juice to 250 calories for Apple.

What if I have other questions?

Contact us at hello@solti.com - we love to get your emails!

When will I receive my products?

Sol-ti currently offers national shipping to your door step. You will receive a confirmation email with ship date after purchase. Arrival is typically 3 days after you place an order.

What are the benefits of Sol-ti vs. the other juice companies?

Sol-ti is USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC: We believe that certified organic produce is the best choice for the health and safety of you and our planet.

  • Superior Nutrition: Organic produce contains a nutrient density that is between 30% and 40 % higher than conventional produce.
  • Natural: Non GMO, Pesticide and Chemical free - you consume nearly 20 pounds of produce each day of the Cleanse. Consuming the same amount of conventional produce would expose you to a toxic level of pesticides, making for a very ineffective cleanse.
  • Planet Friendly: The philosophy of organic food production maintains principles of biodiversity, ecological balance, sustainability, natural plant fertilization, natural pest management, and soil integrity.
  • Glass Bottled: To come around full circle, we use permacycle principles to reduce energy expenditure in the long term and help keep our beaches, oceans and landfills clean.
  • Cold Pressed: Sol-ti uses a cold pressed method that is proven to yield 3-5x more nutrients than other methods. Slow pressing eliminates heat from the juicing process and decreases oxygenation in order to create better tasting, more nutritionally beneficial juices! This is different from conventional juicing methods (centrifugal) which move very quickly, leave much of the nutrients behind in the pulp, generate heat from high speed motors and introduce oxygen into the juice, all of which diminish its nutritional profile. The cold pressed method used by Sol-ti delivers maximum enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants through delicious tasting juice.
  • Quality: Our cold pressing process creates a smooth, pulp-free, vibrant and delicious tasting juice.
  • Nutrition: Cold pressing is proven to yield 3-5x more nutrients than other methods; juice is extracted from the pulp with the most minimal oxidation.
  • Taste: Cold pressing allows for maximum enzyme retention, creating a juice abundant in healthy nutrients your body can readily use.
  • Simple & Convenient: The juices are packaged in reusable GLASS bottles, the most environmentally friendly form of packaging. We deliver to your door nationwide. Sol-ti offers Superior Liquid Nutrition: Before selling our first juice in 2014, we spent three years in research and development in our own production kitchen and consulting with the best food scientists in order to guarantee we are offering the most nutritionally balanced recipes that taste great!

Why do I have to drink juice from my local juice bar immediately, yet your juices stay fresh for longer?

Juice from your local juice bar is most likely made with a centrifugal juicer, which calls for immediate consumption due to the pulp remaining in the juice as well as the heat and oxygen exposure during the juicing process. On the other hand, our juice is made using a cold pressed juicer which eliminates nutrient damaging heat and oxygen from the juicing process and yields a smooth, pulp free juice that is extremely rich in enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins. Still - even cold pressed juice is subject to nutrient degradation in a short time due to yeast, mold and bacteria that is present in all juice. To reduce bacteria and pathogens, we use UV-C Filtration, which inhibits pathogens from reproducing. This ensures that each juice is full of flavor and is safe! Using the cold pressed method in combination with UV-C, guarantees that through our juices, you are receiving the maximum nutritional value from your living juice and can have absolute confidence in its safety, purity and quality.

Can I freeze the juice?

If you are unable to begin your cleanse or drink your juice within the use by window, you are able to freeze your juice for consumption later. We recommend unscrewing the lids and pouring a little of the liquid out to account for expansion of juice once frozen. When ready to consume, simply defrost in a cool bowl of water the night before and place into your fridge the next morning, shake well and enjoy! Please be sure to consume entirely within three days of thawing. Also please be aware that the texture and appearance of the juice may change after freezing.

How do I store my juice?

Juice needs to be refrigerated immediately upon receipt to remain properly temperature controlled. If juice does not remain cold (and are left out), they will begin to ferment and rapidly lose nutritional value as well as taste!

How long does your juice last?

Our juice is living food. We recommend you drink your juice within 5 days of receipt for maximum freshness and nutritional value. Juice must be consumed within 24 hours of opening.

If I want juice on a regular basis, do you have a subscription service?

We offer an auto-renewal service for those interested in receiving beverages on a weekly basis. You can find more information by calling (949) 430-7999 or emailing hello@solti.com.

Can my child drink cold pressed juice?

Absolutely. Cold-pressed juice is a great addition to a daily routine and is an excellent alternative to sugary drinks or heat-pasteurized juices, which are void of nutrition. We do not recommend cleansing for a child – please consult your personal physician.

I have a medical condition, can I drink cold pressed juice or do a juice cleanse?

If you have medical concerns of any kind or currently take medication, check with your doctor before introducing cold-pressed juice into your diet or embarking on a cleanse.

  • Pregnant or Nursing: Organic cold pressed juice are a great way to introduce whole food based nutrition into your balanced diet. Still, please consult with your personal physician before incorporating cold-pressed juices into your daily routine if pregnant or nursing. Cleansing is generally not advised while pregnant or nursing.
  • Diabetes: We only recommend cleansing under the supervision and guidance of your physician.
  • Cancer: Organic juice cleansing and supplementation offers extraordinary benefits during and after cancer therapy. Please consult with your physician.

Are your cold crafted beverages kosher?

The ingredients of Sol-ti's organic, cold pressed juices should qualify as kosher, however we have not yet received our kosher certification so our finished products, at this time, are not certified kosher.

Why should I do an organic juice cleanse?

Periodic cleansing or fasting is one of the best tools you have to achieve vibrant health. If you feel tired, heavy, bloated, or simply imbalanced, reset your health and restore your energy levels with an organic juice cleanse. Body: Organic juice cleansing gives your body a needed break from pesticides, hormones, additives and chemicals that you ingest each day through the consumption of processed food. Mind: The Cleanse experience brings a new level of mindfulness about nutrition and is a strong tool towards improving your relationship with food. Some of the key benefits of a Sol-ti Nourishment Cleanse are an increased sense of empowerment, control, and mental clarity.

Why 100% organic?

We believe that certified organic produce is the best choice for the health and safety of you and our planet.

  • Superior Nutrition: Organic produce touts between 30 - 40% higher nutrient density than conventional produce.NATURAL: Non GMO, Pesticide and Chemical free - you may drink more than 20 pounds of produce each day of the Cleanse. Consuming the same amount of conventional produce would expose you to a toxic level of pesticides, making for a very ineffective cleanse.
  • Good for the Planet: The philosophy of organic food production maintains principles of biodiversity, ecological balance, sustainability, natural plant fertilization, natural pest management, and soil integrity.

I have allergies. Can I still consume juice?

All of our organic, cold pressed beverages and cleanses are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Additive-free
  • Nut-free
  • 100% Vegan

Will I gain weight when I go off the cleanse?

While some lost water weight may return, the benefits of the Sol-ti Cleanse do not end when the Cleanse is completed. The Cleanse is a chance to reset eating habits and eliminate the desire for processed foods. The Sol-ti Nourishment Cleanse helps to break unhealthy habits, restore the mind/body connection and to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.

How does a cleanse work?

While the human body is well equipped with detoxifying and fat-burning organs like the liver, kidney and skin, the modern-day diet contains so many chemicals, artificial ingredients and manufactured items, which push your body to constantly work in overdrive in order to keep up. A cleanse pauses the influx of pollutants long enough to give your cells a chance to finally mobilize and release it's toxins so your body may return to optimal health. The cleanse gives the digestive system a break so your body can repair and heal itself with the energy it normally uses to break down food. Because a cleanse floods your body with organic nutrients from nature's freshest produce, the healing process is accelerated and uncomfortable detox symptoms associated with cleansing are greatly minimized.

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