As doctors, we are often asked what vitamins you can take to “detox”? However, this is not necessarily a simple question to answer. Figuring out how a detox can play a role in improving your health can be challenging.
First, let’s look at what prompts someone to want to detox. Many people like the concept of a detox as a “reset” in order to start a healthier way of life. A detox can be a great way to demarcate ending an era of a less healthy lifestyle and starting a new healthy lifestyle moving forward. If you feel like your eating has been less than healthy, your exercise poor, and you are consuming too much alcohol this can lead to feeling sluggish and unhealthy. In this situation the concept of a “detox” is a great way to have a fresh start.
So what really is a “detox”? Turns out there is no certain answer. People sometimes refer to a detox when they want a strict program of avoiding certain foods and alcohol for a period of time. They feel this helps get rid of the “toxins” that have accumulated in their body from their unhealthy lifestyle.
Can vitamins play a role in a detox? Yes and no. It is not medically sound to believe that vitamins alone will detoxify your body. However, vitamins can play an important role in giving your body the essential nutrients it requires to function optimally. This, in turn, may help you to feel better, more energetic and put you on a path toward healthier living that lasts more than a few days.
So, what vitamins can you take to detox your lifestyle? The answer differs depending on who you are. Your diet, lifestyle and health concerns should help determine which vitamins and supplements you should take and in which amounts. There is not a one size fits all answer. Taking a custom multivitamin is the best way to get exactly the right nutrients for your personal needs. You can take an online personalized vitamin quiz to help determine your unique vitamin needs and buy a custom vitamin to address them
Starting to take a custom daily vitamin is the best way to reset your health. Replenishing vitamin deficiencies tends to boost your energy, reduce craving for bad food, and this then leads to a better diet and exercise plan. These habits do not improve overnight, but they do over time. Small changes in your routine are much more likely to be long lasting and to have a greater impact than any sort of extreme detox for a few days (after which most people return to previous habits). Buying a custom daily vitamin can be a small and simple step that has a great lasting impact on your health.
For example, someone who is low in iron may find that replenishing iron leads to more energy and clarity of thinking. This then enables them to become more active and avoid eating to satiate their fatigue. In addition, repleting key electrolytes such as magnesium can lead to both better sleep (which results in more energetic days) and more optimal muscle function by day. This can have a rippling effect, leading to more exercise and all of its resulting benefits. And so on and so forth…
A personalized vitamin quiz that then provides you with the proper nutrients to replenish your unique needs is a great way to feel better, less sluggish and more energetic. This can enable a much more positive health trend moving forward. Your old lifestyle and the toxins that you used to ingest can become a thing of the past.