Are detox products useful? – healing practice

Do you detoxify your body with detox products?

“detox” is all the rage: Such diets and cures, as well as “cleansing” food supplements, are supposed to help the to detoxify the body and more vital and strengthened energy immune system provide. But are detox products really useful?

Detox cures are popular. “Detox” means “detoxification” (in English: “Detoxification”) and means Detoxify. With such a cure or diet, the body must be rid of harmful toxins and that wellness be increased There are many products on the market that are designed to help with detoxification. But are they really recommended?

Scientific evidence mostly lacking

As the South Tyrol consumer center writes in a current report, so-called detox diets, detox cures, detox powders, detox capsules and detox teas are currently very popular.

In advertising and on product packaging, nothing less than cleansing the body of toxins, purificationIt promised weight loss, a stronger immune system, and more energy.

This is achieved thanks to ingredients such as spirulina and chlorella algae, turmeric, green tea extracts, pumpkin seeds, nettles, juniper berries and dandelion.

In most cases, however, the declared effects are missing. scientific evidencewrite the center of consumption.

Also, one body purification From a scientific point of view, it is not necessary to remove contaminants, especially since there is no statement about which toxins or contaminants are involved, nor how they are broken down, according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE). .

Thus, a healthy human body can “clean” itself by removing unwanted substances through the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, and respiration.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

“It is better than spending a lot of money on ineffective products to live the idea of ​​detoxification in daily life, says one healthy life style be cared for and fed in such a way that as few potentially harmful substances as possible are ingested”advises Silke Raffeiner, nutrition expert at the South Tyrolean Consumer Center.

This includes movement outdoors, avoiding obesity, avoiding tobacco products and alcohol as much as possible, and drinking enough water. A diet rich in seasonal foods, preferably organic, is particularly important here. vegetables and fruits.

Forest mushrooms, entrails, and large predatory fish (eg, tuna or swordfish) should be included due to potential contamination. heavy metals either radioactive radiation It is eaten occasionally and Asian rice is cooked in plenty of water and then the cooking water is discarded.

And when baking, toasting and grilled meat the principle of “browning instead of charring” should be applied.

Medication may be affected

Special caution is required with some detoxification preparations that Internet are appropriate, warns the South Tyrolean consumer advice center.

Zeolite-based products may contain toxic heavy metals, products with dehydrating substances and those with activated carbon increase the excretion of vital minerals and may medication effect to affect. (ad)

Author and source of information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been reviewed by medical professionals.

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.

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