DETOX YOUR BODY
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Colon cleansing is essential to any detox program. Learn how to detox the colon safely.
The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body. Learn how to detox the liver safely with this liver detox gude.
Lemon Detox Diet
The lemon detox diet is one of the best and most simple detox diets. Here's a guide and one-gallon recipe.
Fasting with fruit and vegetable juices is a safe and thorough detox method when done properly.
Detox & Weight Loss
Yes, a detox diet will help you lose weight. Before you start any detox diet, read this.
Easy Detox Diet
This weekend detox diet is a safe and gentle detox method, perfect for the detox newbie and the ultra busy.
Vitamins & Supplements
The body's detoxification processes are "driven" by vitamins, minerals and amino acids. If the correct chemical facilitators, in balanced amounts, are not supplied by a nutritionally rich diet or through supplements, the body has no way to alter most toxins so they can be excreted.
As important as taking these supplements are, they're still not a substitute for a healthy diet, because an unhealthy diet of high fat, low fiber food (i.e. the typical American diet) places such an extra load on the liver that mere supplementation won't allieviate. For more information, see essential supplements, how the body detoxifies and healthy diet.
Recommended Vitamins & Supplements
Vitamin C (buffered or Ester-C), 500-2000 mg.
Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate), 200-400 mg.
Vitamin A 5,000-7,500 IU
Beta Carotene 15,000-30,000 IU
Bioflavonoids 200-1000 mg. (Possibly in a product that combines these with Vit. C)
B Vitamins (ideally in a B compound tablet)
Thiamine (B1) 10-25 mg.
Riboflavin (B2) 10-25 mg.
Niacinamide (B3) 50 mg
Niacin (B3) 50-2000 mg.
Pantothenic acid (B5) 250-500 mg
Pyridoxine (B6) 10-25 mg.
Cobalamin (B12) 50-100 mcg
Folic acid 400-800 mcg.
Minerals: (ideally in a mineral tablet or solution that includes)
Zinc (picolinate or oxide) 10-30 mg.
Magnesium - 500 mg.
Manganese (gluconate) 5-10 mg.
Copper (gluconate) 1-3 mg.
Molybdenum (sodium molybdate) 50-200 mcg.
Selenium 50-200 mg.
Amino Acids: 500-1,000 mg.
(probably in a general blend that includes)
L-cysteine 100-300 mg.
L-glutathione 50-200 mg.
L-methionine 250-500 mg.
Silymarin (milk thistle)
Decaffeinated green tea or green tea extract
More herbs for detox
Flaxseed oil (extremely important) 1-2 tablespoons or 2-4 caps
Psyllium seed 2-4 teaspoons or 8-12 caps
Note of caution: Some supplements, especially those containing certain herbs, may pose safety problems or have the potential to interact with drugs. Also, begin taking one new product at a time. Then, if you have a negative reaction, you don't have to guess which one may have caused it. Some supplements can also irritate your digestive system and be detrimental to your health.