One of the more popular ways we choose to do this is to use natural health supplements to support the detoxification of our body and help us feel good again. There are many health supplements under a variety of brand names, but you should be looking for any item you choose to use to contain either a single one of the following natural detoxifiers, or a combination of several, to assist in that process:
Dandelion RootThis is used for bloating, flatulence and mild tummy upsets. It also acts as a diuretic and is used to flush out the urinary system and for water retention.
Milk ThistleUsed to relieve all of the problems related to over-indulgence of food including upset stomach, bloating and indigestion.
Wild Burdock RootAids urinary issues by flushing the system out and acting as a diuretic.
Roman ChamomileConsidered useful for bloating and upset stomachs.
GingerUsed for all minor digestive complaints such as indigestion, sickness and flatulence.
Green Coffee ExtractConsidered helpful in weight management and to release fatty acids from fat stored in the body.
Green Tea ExtractConsidered to be a fantastic antioxidant supplement and useful for as a weight-loss supplement.
Passiflora or Passion FlowerUsed to treat upset tummies and diarrhoea.
ValerianFor mild anxiety problems and sleep problems, stress and digestive complaints.
It’s really important to find the right supplements to support your detox and not take supplements you don’t need; for example, there is no point having Green Coffee Extract if weight management isn’t necessary for your detox. Also, consider the strength of the supplements.
If you don’t normally take natural supplements, then taking a medium to high dose initially can cause undesirable side effects such as diarrhoea (or constipation), bloating or sickness. Therefore it may be best to avoid this by starting on lower doses of single supplements and building up.
Vitamin and mineral supplements should be used alongside the supplements to put back into the body what is missing. Equally, probiotics will help restore the digestive balance which can be thrown out by detoxing.
Detoxing can be dangerous if undertaken for an extensive period, so stick to short bursts or as prescribed by a health professional. Finally, keep hydrated. This does not mean drink gallons of water, just when you feel thirsty have a drink – it is nature’s way of telling you that you need one.
Supplements come hand in hand with a healthy diet including plenty of fruits and vegetables, a routine of exercise and plenty of sleep. It’s part of a package that helps us feel fit in body and mind. Good luck with your natural New Year's detox.
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