By Nico Erle Ciriaco
The health craze has crept into consumers’ consciousness that product designers and manufacturers have to notice the shift in food preferences; nudging them to act accordingly. That explains how several brands have mushroomed and have virtually sprouted in the marketplace. Sexy Detox is one such product.
Sexy Detox is a partnership of Reginald Tayag, a corporate & litigations lawyer, and Jessica “Barbie” Arsolon, a nurse and beauty queen. Encouraged by his partner who lost ten pounds in two weeks through juicing, Atty. Tayag became a believer in the health benefits of juicing.
Atty. Tayag now drinks juice regularly to regulate his blood pressure as hypertension runs in his father’s side of the family. When he saw the clear benefits of detoxification, it slowly evolved into a business with partner Barbie. So necessity became the mother of this invention.
“We then brainstormed on the brand name, and came out with the label ‘Sexy Detox,’ which we feel is a catchy name that describes one of the benefits of going into a detoxification program: to be sexier! Since I started juicing and avoided processed food, I have maintained normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. I do not take maintenance medicine. Drinking Sexy Detox juices has helped me a lot to be fit and healthy,” intimated Atty. Rginald Tayag, co-partner of Sexy Detox Inc., the entity so-named after their revolutionary product.
The fab five Sexy Detox variants (Citrus Sunshine, Grape Jolt, Hulk Green, Fast Red and Sexy Lemon) are specially-formulated, freshly-squeezed bottled beverages from fresh fruits and vegetables that help in the detoxification of our body systems. It is a liquid diet that provides a healthy amount of calories and nutrients suited for weight loss and cleansing while resting the digestive tracts and allowing the body to heal naturally.
Detoxification is the process in which the body eliminates poisonous or toxic substances from our systems; or to neutralize toxic effects in order to allow healing to take place.
“We need to go back to the basics of fresh fruits and vegetables. Nowadays, we seldom eat or drink fresh. Most of the products we buy in supermarkets have been processed in order to lengthen shelf life. However, these processes kill the enzymes that are important in order for our bodies to digest and absorb food nutrients. Enzymes and phytochemicals are very important to our bodies.
“Enzymes are the catalysts or starters for the chemical reactions of our cells either to break up old ones or form new protoplasm. Phytochemicals are important in order for our bodies to boost our immune system. Sexy detox juices are rich in these live enzymes and phytochemicals,” Atty. Tayag continued.
The fab five juices have different colors; not just for aesthetic purposes but for consumers to get the benefits from different phytochemicals like carotenoids from orange-colored fruits and vegetables, chlorophyll from greens, flavonoids from yellows, lycopene from reds, and resveratrol from violet-hued plant sources.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that are responsible for the colors of fruits and vegetables. The plant sources use these phytochemicals to ward off sicknesses and ailments.
“Our bestseller is the 3-day detox kit. It is composed of 15 bottles, two detox teabags and a diet instruction manual. We have 15 bottles because we recommend that our clients drink five bottles a day. The juices will be their meal replacements for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, as well as dinner. Right now, we recommend that they avail of the kit to realize the benefits of detoxification,” shared Barbie.
Sexy Detox’s diet program is a combination and variation of the Master Cleanse Diet and South Beach Diet. “The Master Cleanse diet is a juice –based fasting regimen and detox diet, mostly consisting of a lemonade diet made up of fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and powdered cayenne pepper. The South Beach diet, on the other hand, is a relatively simple diet wherein the bad carbs (like refined sugar and grains such as white rice and flour) and bad fats (like trans-fat and saturated oils from fried food) are replaced with good carbs and good fats. Specifically, the diet excludes the fat portions of red meat and poultry, replacing them with lean meats, nuts, and oily fish,” she added.
Good carbs are unprocessed food such as vegetables, beans and whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat bread. Goods fats are food rich in unsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids.
“The Sexy detox diet is a variation of the Master Cleanse diet because the dieter will not limit his drink to just lemonade but to include a wide variety of juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables thereby getting more and better nutrition. Also, we do not recommend that our clients go right away to juice fasting, where they would only drink fresh juices as meal replacements. Our program involves three phases.
“First, the dieter is encouraged to eat only fresh fruits and vegetables and to remove processed food from their diet. This phase will help the body get used to eating less so that it will be prepared for the juice fasting phase of the program. Next, the dieter should replace all solid food with fresh juices only so as to deliver micronutrients more quickly to the bloodstream. And finally, after the juice fast diet, the dieter can again supplement their juice diets with fresh vegetables and fruits before they start eating regular food. This prepares the body in digesting regular food again.
“After the juice detox program, we recommend that consumers start eating foods that are high in fiber and low in fat. They should avoid eating processed and/or fried food, and should now eat more complex food like good carbs and good fats,” Barbie emphasized.
Aside from the fab five variants, Sexy Detox has premium flavors like Almond Delight, Cocoa Surprise, Kiwi Magic, Milky Strawberry, and Strawberry Chill. Consumers can choose whether to embark on the 3-day, 5-day, or 7-day detox program. Each bottle of Sexy Detox has a shelf life of 3 days in refrigeration. For longer detox periods, delivery is given on the 4th and 6th days to ensure optimum freshness and efficacy.
“Consumers have to order a day prior to delivery so we prepare it the following morning before delivery so the enzymes are intact in every concoction. Those who want to lose weight or achieve the body mass they are targeting this Lenten Season should try the Sexy Detox meal supplement regimen. It’s an all-natural, complete and highly nutritious fruit & vegetable supplement. Best of all, we guarantee the juice is prepared fresh, clean, safe, and delicious too!” the partners invited.
The fab five variants are priced at P188 for each 350 ml bottle while the premium blends are priced at P280 for the same contents. Delivery charge is between P200-300, depending on where delivery location is located in Metro Manila.For more information on how Sexy Detox can help get you into the healthy habit, simply visit their Web site http://sexydetox.wix.com/juice or call mobile # 0917-8992865. You may also access their social media accounts through Facebook/Sexy Detox, #sexydetox (Instagram), and @s_e_x_y_detox (Twitter).