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Why are Organic ingredients important for the Master Cleanse?

Because the goal of the master cleanse is to rid the body of toxins, it makes sense to use pure, organic ingredients during your fast. Foods grown with pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals, contain residues of these toxins that when eaten can be found stored in the human body, many with known harmful effects.

At the Organic Maple Cooperative, preserving the purity and effectiveness of the health benefits of our Maple Valley brand organic maple syrup is a top priority for the farmers who own the coop. All our organic maple syrup producers adhere to strict standards of purity and organic and sustainable production. Our certified organic maple syrup is 100 percent free of additives (including formaldehyde, the use of which is now illegal in all U.S. maple syrup production). Organic certification by an independent third-party organic certifier is what assures you, the consumer, that these statements are true. Maple Valley brand organic maple products are certified by Stellar Certification Services.

Many who try the Master Cleanse and follow the regimen fully find that their health, energy level, and wellness improve after the fast, which they attribute this to the elimination of toxins from their system.

Use only Organic Maple Syrup.

Why is Maple Syrup used for the cleanse?

Maple syrup is not only sweeter and lower in calories than sugar, research demonstrates that it contains healthful properties not present in other natural or artificial sweeteners. Specifically, researchers at the University of Rhode Island have recently demonstrated that maple syrup contains a powerful blend of antioxidants that fight cancer and inflammation. It's also rich in important, life-giving vitamins and minerals.

From page 17 of Stanley Burroughs' The Master Cleanser:

"The maple syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugar and must be used, not some substitute...Maple syrup has a large variety of minerals and vitamins. Naturally the mineral and vitamin content will vary according to the area where the trees grow and the mineral content in the soil.

"These are the minerals found in average samples of syrup from Vermont:

  • Sodium;
  • Potassium;
  • Calcium;
  • Magnesium;
  • Manganese;
  • Iron;
  • Copper;
  • Chlorine;
  • Silicon;
  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, Nicotinic acid and Pantothenic Acid

"Information on the need and effect of these properties will be found in the Biochemistry in the back of [my] book, Healing for the Age of Enlightenment. Some uninformed operators of the sugaring of the maple syrup do use formaldehyde pellets, run through polyethylene tubing but there are many more that don't. Search out and demand the kind that does not use formaldehyde. Maple River Valley (Maple Valley Syrup) from Wisconsin does not use it. This is the kind I recommend."

Use only organic fresh squeezed lemon juice.

  • Lemons grown non-organically are treated with one or more of over 50 chemicals, including a dozen that are listed "most toxic" by the Pesticide Action Network.

Use only organic cayenne powder or capsules.

  • Research indicates that pesticides and herbicides are commonly used on non-organic Cayenne crops. Choosing organic cayenne makes a difference.
  • If using capsules, be sure they are GMO-free and vegetarian.
  • Maple Valley Master Cleanse kits come with organic cayenne powder for the lemonade drink.

Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet FAQ

Q. Can I omit cayenne from the Master Cleanse lemonade drink?

A. Cayenne pepper is an essential ingredient in the Master Cleanse lemonade, it cannot be omitted.

Cayenne acts synergistically and increases the effects of the cleanse. It increases circulation by dilating blood vessels and it also cuts through mucus which assists the elimination of toxins.

Some people are not used to eating cayenne pepper and it has a strong bite to it. If you have not learned to eat cayenne pepper, you can reduce the amount but continue to keep the cayenne pepper in the lemonade. Gradually increase up to the recommended amount (1/10 tsp if using loose powder; or 1/2 capsule) as you get used to it.

People who consume cayenne in capsule form do not get as good a result as people who use the pepper directly in their lemonade.

*From Peter Glickman's Master Cleanse Minute