Why Detox?

detoxThere are lots of good reasons that you should detox, it will balance your blood sugar levels, break down and eliminate toxins, break down and eliminate excess hormones, support your digestive system by producing more bile to help you break down fats and support the treatment of problems like irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies and excess cholesterol. Detoxing will allow your body to absorb more nutrients.

Storing Nutrients

Your liver stores lots of essential vitamins and minerals, like vitamin K , A , B12, D  and E.

By detoxing you will support all your body functions and you will feel great. You will have more energy, feel refreshed and full of a feeling of well being.

Best supplements detoxify your body

The liver is the main detoxifying organ in your body, you need to get the right combination of nutrients to enable it to function at its best.  Firstly digestive enzymes, such as those produced by Viridian, Udos or Solgar, are all great and they will help you digest your food. That minimises the chance of whole food proteins getting into your blood. You could try Solgar Digestive Enzymes or Viridian High Potency Digestive Aid.

Probiotics are important, these little guys are essential beneficial bacteria, they also play role in your digestive system.  The best known are acidophilius and bifidobacteria , they make up the largest colonies in your digestive system.  You need not take them long-term, use them for approximately  ten days  to repopulate your gut flora.  Octibac, Udos and Bio-care all produce good quality probiotics.

A teaspoon of glutamine, will help your gut wall last thing at night and maintain its integrity. The gut wall is your first line of defence from toxins. Glutamine is fuel for gut lining. You could try Solgar L-Glutamine

Next you should consider taking an all round antioxidant or liver support.  Solgar and Viridan do great combinations.

List of detoxifying nutrients

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Glutathiona, N-actetyl cysteine, Alpha lipoic acid, Glycine, Glutamine, Calcium-d-glucarate, Milk thistle, Dim(broccoli extract), MSM(sulphur).

Everyone should take

A good B vitamin like Quantum max B, or Solgar do great B Vitamins.

A good multivitamin-mineral like those produced by Viridian, Solgar or Source of Life Gold.

Vitamin C, at least one gram, plus bioflavonoids found in berry extracts.

Essential omega-3 (epa-dha) and omega6(gla).

Check with your doctor if you’re on any medications.  Stop taking any of the supplements if you feel sick or get bad headaches. Try to focus on your diet by eating lots of nuts, seeds, wholegrains, green vegetables, fish, chicken, turkey, beans, lentils and eggs.  Drink plenty of water and herbal teas.

Best of luck.

2 thoughts on “Why Detox?

  1. Good to have easy access to this important information a great educational tool to understanding and taking charge of our own health and wellbeing. well done

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    She is really impressed and looking forward to visiting in person shortly. She wishes every success .

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