Pesticides, herbicides, toxic metals, xenoestrogens, hormones in food, preservatives, artificial colors…these are just some of the toxins our bodies are exposed to every day. Our body is designed to naturally detoxify itself, but in today’s environment this process is easily overwhelmed and becomes inefficient. Therefore, toxins the body can no longer process are moved into body fat, bones, connective tissues, joints, and the lymphatic system. And, unfortunately along the way, these toxins damage cells.
The liver, colon and kidneys are your body’s prime detox organs, so feed them the nutrients they need to keep up with this never-ending cleansing process.
Daily Detox contains:
Beet Root Powder
The unique antioxidants in beets, along with flavonoids, phenolic acids and vitamin C, protect the liver against oxidative stress and supports detoxification, particularly phase 2 detox. Beets are high in fiber, which is essential for the final phase of detox: elimination of the toxins via the bowels.
Garlic Bulb Powder
The sulfur compounds in garlic are great for liver health, stimulating liver enzymes responsible for detoxification of heavy metals.
This blue-green alga serves as a protector of the liver. Its high chlorophyll content supports liver detoxification and normal cleansing of impurities from the blood.
Turmeric Root Powder
When toxins accumulate, they cause inflammation throughout the body, and one of turmeric’s superpowers is to support a healthy, normal inflammatory response. Turmeric also provides antioxidants involved in the liver’s detoxification process.
Broccoli Sprout Powder (Brassica family)
Broccoli is part of the Brassica family, which increases the body’s ability to detox certain toxins. Broccoli sprouts are high in sulphurophane, which stimulates the body’s detoxification process and assists in removal of environmental pollutants from the body.
Okra Fruit Powder
Antioxidants in okra fight damaging free radicals that may harm liver cells. It’s also full of soluble fiber which assists in digestion and moves these toxins out of the body.
Ginger Root Powder
Ginger’s antioxidant-like gingerols and shogaols, act on the digestive system, increasing enzyme secretions that support circulation and gut motility. Ginger also reduces oxidative damage in the liver caused by environmental toxins.
The chlorophyll and flavonoid antioxidants in parsley enhance glutathione formation, which is an important nutrient for liver detoxification. Parsley is also very soothing to the intestinal tract and supports the kidney’s ability to cleanse.
Brussels Sprout Powder (Brassica oleracea gemmifera)
Brussels sprouts contain helpful chemicals that increase the levels of natural antioxidant enzymes essential for the detoxification process. The more overloaded the body is with toxins, the more natural antioxidants the body needs to process them.
Celery Stalk Powder
Celery contains dozens of different, beneficial antioxidants, making it great for liver health, detoxification and combating inflammation.
Red Reishi Mushroom Extract
Reishi contains 119 different triterpene compounds, which support the liver’s natural detoxification process. Reishi also assists the body in combating environmental pollutants, which can slow down liver function.
Rather than buying each of these amazing ingredients individually, it's much more convenient and less enxpensive to get them in one unique blend. I love blends for this reason! Pair it up with a liver-cleansing drink and you'll start your detox journey.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods
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