Detox supplements - not just a shortcut to healthy living
Detox supplements are falsely advertised and misunderstood by an overwhelming majority of people, including the health-conscious chunk of the population. We wrongly associate detox supplements as short-term solutions for correcting diets, losing weight quickly, and de-bloating the body. However, detoxification is a process that our body naturally undertakes after digestion to remove the unwanted byproducts of digestion, mainly toxins. It is often advertised that restricting your diet is the best way to facilitate detoxification, updating our daily nutrition through natural foods and supplements is a far better way, and this blog answers your questions to go about doing so safely.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you detox your body?
When it comes to detoxifying our body, vegans have it easy. Why? Because a plant-based diet is rich in antioxidants and fibres. Leafy greens, lentils, nuts, seeds and vegetables support proper digestion and regulate bowel movements, while also helping our liver function.
Fiber is quintessential in waste removal from our body and also works towards the creation of prebiotics. We all know probiotics, which are present in milk and yoghurt that contain good digestive-friendly bacteria. But prebiotics are a form of fibre comprising of resistant starches that act as raw material for probiotics, creating an optimal environment for efficient digestion and in a consistent manner.
When we talk about how detoxification takes place, we refer to bodily processes such as sweating, urination, etc. Facilitating these processes has quite an obvious precursor in the form of regular exercise, and frequent hydration. The more you sweat, the more you detoxify.
2. How do you detox your liver?
Our liver is the detoxification headquarters of our body, if we were to say such a thing. It not only filters our blood to remove toxins, but also synthesises and secretes bile, that takes with it cholesterol and other fat-soluble toxins. The liver, thus, helps our body in breaking down unwanted chemicals and toxins, making it easier for the subsequent detoxification processes to take place without any hindrance.
Consuming high-sugar, processed foods and beverages leads to our liver being over-burdened with the task of removing toxins from our digestive system. Keeping a plant-based, balanced diet is the most complementary avenue for our body to carry out the detoxification process.
Better still, concentrated sources of natural antioxidants such as turmeric and globe artichoke do not only aid in detoxification, but also provide relief from indigestion. The Swisse Liver Detox tablets contains both these antioxidants, in addition to Choline which cleanses the body by breaking down the waste products, supporting the liver in the process as well. Globe artichoke also targets flatulence, abdominal bloating and cramping, resulting in overall healthier digestion.
3. How do you detox your stomach?
Digestion and detoxification have a symbiotic relationship because both processes depend on each other for functioning optimally. You cannot expect healthy digestion without proper detoxification, and vice versa on a daily basis. The Swisse Ultiboost Metabolism+ tablets are a multi-purpose saviour for not just digestion and detoxification, but also for healthier blood sugar levels and better metabolism.
The supplement contains Chromium, a mineral which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, and Gynema or Gurmar (meaning “destroyer of sugar” in Hindi), ayurvedic leaves that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. The two combine to also improve your energy levels and immunity. Also comprising of cinnamon, the Metabolism+ tablets also help in the natural cleansing of the stomach.
4. What should be the balance between natural and supplement-supported detoxification?
Since detoxification is a process that our body initiates and carries out naturally, supplements only act as supporters in the process. Ideally, you should focus first on incorporating a healthy proportion of leafy greens, lentils, nuts, seeds and vegetables into your diet, along with a small dosage of supplements.
It is medically recommended that you consume our Swisse Liver Detox and Swisse Ultiboost Metabolism+ tablets twice a day, during or after a meal.