In our modern world, we are surrounded by chemicals that are seeping into our skin, lungs and even in our food constantly. Pesticides, herbicides, cleaning agents, cosmetics, heavy metals, arsenic, adhesives, varnishes, etc. Chemicals are everywhere and our livers are working overtime to get rid of them.
Much of our exposure to chemicals comes as a result of living and working in buildings that are closed in (inability to open windows) and from breathing fumes from chemical products and outgassing from new carpet, new paint, furniture, and so on.
The Liver and Detoxification
The liver cleans toxins out of your body. The liver has two phases of detoxification. The second phase relies on the presence of certain amino acids as well as other factors to bind and remove toxins. If these nutrients are not present then intermediate toxins, which may be even more potent than the original toxins, may go back into circulation.
Detox Trends and Myths
Detox cleanses have become a popular trend to expel toxins from the body, particularly the colon. But do detoxes actually work? It is hard to say with our technology to track such data from these claims, however that does not mean that you can’t benefit from a detox diet. You don’t necessarily need to go through such extremes for detoxification.
Best Detox Methods
The best thing you can do for detoxification is to eliminate chemicals from your diet and environment as much as possible. This means to cut out processed foods and beverages, table sugar, chemical sweeteners, and produce that have been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. On top of which, you can switch your cleaning and health and beauty products to natural alternatives.
Reducing the amount of toxins you are exposed to can give your liver a helping hand along with a healthy boost in amino acid intake. Amino Acids are essential to liver detoxification because these proteins are the building blocks for ultimate cell function. If you are looking to aid your body in detoxification, supplementation with essential amino acids would be the best way to move forward.
Best Supplements for Detox
We have a few products on hand that can help you get started.
Daily Serving: 4 Capsules
Detox Forte is a special blend of amino acids and nutrients that support liver function to aid in detoxification.
Daily Serving: 2 Scoops Mix in Liquid
Comes in two flavors, chocolate or vanilla. This specialty proprietary blend provides macro- and micronutrients that support all phases of biotransformation and detoxification; these nutrients also support the mitochondrial energy production necessary to complete this vital function.
Daily Serving: 1 capsule
Lipoic Acid has become one of Bevko’s most popular products, not only for its antioxidant and detoxification properties, but also because it aids in weight loss and energy production.
Daily Serving: 1 softgel
Vitamin E is a major fat-soluble antioxidant that is important for maintaining cellular health.
Daily Serving: 1 tablet, capsule, or teaspoon
Vitamin C has a critical role in many functions of the body because it acts as an antioxidant, detoxifies free radicals, strengthens the immune system, and much more! Our Buffered Vitamin C supplements come in three forms: Capsules, Tablets or Powder.