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Supplements For Detox Diet

A Beginner’s Guide to Supplements For a Detox Diet

Our modern lifestyles expose us to countless toxins every single day. From personal care products and processed foods to the air we breathe and water we drink, we are surrounded by toxicity. Most of us know that detox diets are good for us, but with so much information out there, the detox process can seem daunting and confusing. 

 

The first step in detoxing successfully is removing as many toxins from your life as possible. Toxins can enter your body in the form of makeup, perfume, scented candles, and processed food. The less your body has to filter and remove, the better! This helps to lighten your body’s toxic load so that it doesn’t have to work as hard to detoxify itself.

 

In addition to eating a diet that is filled with nutrient-rich foods, the second most important part of a detox diet is the supplements you use to aid in the detoxification process. Supplements play an essential role in supporting your body’s natural detox process. By supporting your body’s natural detox pathways using targeted supplementation, you will create an ideal environment for your body to heal by ridding itself of harmful toxins including heavy metals, plastics, air pollution, and various chemicals that can be found in air fresheners, household cleaners, and even soap!

 

Luckily, there are several supplements for your detox diet that help support your body during the detoxification process. Let’s review some of the most effective supplements for a detox diet.

 

Liver Detox Blends

Your liver is an important organ that stores and converts nutrients from the food you eat. If your liver is weighed down by toxins, the other systems of your body won’t get the nutrients they need. For example, the liver works closely with your digestive system to regulate your blood sugar and metabolism.

 

Additionally, your liver is responsible for filtering all of the environmental toxins you come into contact with to ensure that your blood is clear of chemicals and your body only absorbs what it needs, discarding the rest.

 

With our toxic modern lifestyles, your liver is usually overburdened with an abundance of harmful compounds. When your liver cannot keep up with the influx of toxins and its detoxification process is suppressed, it leads to chronic inflammation and a myriad of other health issues. Because our environments are so toxic, we might not realize how inflamed our bodies are… until we finally complete a diet detox!

 

The first step in your detox diet should be to use a liver support supplement such as PushCatch Liver Detox that uses powerful detox-friendly ingredients including dandelion root and milk thistle to enhance your body’s natural toxin filtration system.

 

Chlorella

Chlorella has become a popular detoxification supplement in recent years thanks to its impressive ability to help remove heavy metals and other toxic compounds from your body.

 

Your body needs certain heavy metals, like copper and iron, for optimal health, but there are other heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that can be highly toxic in large quantities. Since heavy metals can be found in our air, food, water, and commercial products, we are exposed to small amounts of these compounds every day. Over time, they can build up in our systems and lead to heavy metal toxicity. 

 

Chlorella is a potent supplement that is derived from algae that effectively binds to heavy metals to aid in the detoxification process.

 

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has become a staple in many health food stores and supplement shops, and for good reason! Before it gained mainstream notoriety, activated charcoal has been used in emergency rooms to treat poisoning patients by removing toxic substances from the patients’ bodies.

While not every case of toxicity requires a trip to the emergency room, cases should be addressed at home using a detox diet that includes activated charcoal to help your body rid itself of toxic and potentially harmful compounds. 

 

Activated charcoal is a black powder created using carbon sources such as wood or coconut shells. These materials are then activated by exposing them to high temperatures and accompanying gasses. 

 

It is important to note that while activated charcoal is effective in removing toxins, it can also inhibit your ability to absorb nutrients and make medications and other supplements less effective. It’s best to work with a functional medicine doctor to ensure that you are using this supplement safely according to best practices!

 

Pectasol-C

Most of us are familiar with pectic, which is a compound found in citrus fruits often used to make jams and jellies. Not only is it essential for delicious fruit spreads, but it can also be used in the form of pectasol-C, which provides natural, gentle detoxification.

 

Pectasol-C acts as a cleaning agent, clearing out excess heavy metals without the risk of potential side effects that are common with other forms of chelation therapy. It removes toxic compounds, such as arsenic, cadmium, and lead, without depleting essential compounds such as magnesium, zinc, selenium, and iron.

 

Detox diets are an effective way to ease your body’s toxic burden. You’ll replace toxins with essential nutrients to repair, replenish, and fuel your body with the resources it needs for you to feel your best! To work with a functional medicine doctor and create a personalized diet detox supplement plan tailored to your unique needs, contact the Five Journeys team today!

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