What Is A Detox Supplement?
Detox supplements are herbal supplements made with natural ingredients that support the natural detox processes in the body. The human body constantly goes through toxin elimination to metabolize waste and get rid of harmful agents. Detox supplements contain active ingredients that give the body a boost to accelerate and support the natural toxin elimination process.
Unfortunately, modern life is filled with harmful toxins that create heavy toxic loads that tax the body's natural detox system. Heavy metals, natural toxins, and environmental toxins can accumulate in the body as free radicals that cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause undue harm by damaging cells and is known to be at the root of many ailments.
Normally, the liver detoxes our blood, and residual toxins are then further processed for elimination through other systems like the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the skin, and the lungs. If there are an abundance of toxins, however, these residual, damaging agents can hang out in the vital systems and pose undue harm.
Detox products contain herbs to gently help push those agents out of the body in different ways. For example, dandelion root and leaf contain essential nutrients like vitamin C and other agents that enhance fluid output, support liver function, and work to push toxins out of the body.
Benefits of Using Detox Supplements
Taking a detox dietary supplement supports the body's natural detox process. With toxin overload, heavy metals and other free radicals can settle into the vital tissues and cause cellular damage. Therefore, a detox supplement or following a detox diet periodically may clear toxins from the system to keep you healthier.
Each detoxing agent may provide unique benefits. For example, milk thistle is a good source of glutathione, which supports liver detoxification. Orange peel contains the important amino acid glutamic acid (glutamine), which plays an important role in the stability of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract and aids the immune system.
Beyond detox supplements, other healthy lifestyle habits may aid in natural toxin elimination. For example, following a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and drinking enough water on a daily basis support everything from immune system function to digestive health.
Effective Ingredients in Detox Supplements
Intestinal and Digestive
The Intestinal Cleanse detox supplement from Cedar Bear contains natural ingredients that support gut health through intestine and colon cleansing and help clear negative influences from the intestines. These natural ingredients include:
- Black Walnut Hull
- Orange Peel
- Lavender Flower
- European Pennyroyal
- Clove Bud
- Gentian Root
The herbal ingredients used in Cedar Bear Lymphatic Cleanse support the excess drainage of fluids through the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins. The natural ingredients you'll find in this category include:
- Red Root bark
- Echinacea Purpurea Root
- Plantain leaf
- Graviola Leaf
- Blue Vervain
- Yarrow Leaf/Flower
- Myrrh Oleo-Gum-Resin
Liver Build supplements from Cedar Bear contain ingredients that provide support for the primary toxin filter in the human body: the liver. These agents support liver health by helping to balance liver enzymes and make sure the organ can do its job effectively. Ingredients include:
- Milk Thistle Seed
- Calendula Flower
- Reishi Mushroom
- Usnea Lichen
Kidneys and Bladder
- Kidney & Bladder:
- Juniper Berry
- Cleavers Leaf/Stem
- Dandelion Leaf
- Hawthorn Leaf
- Horsetail Herb
- Chanca Piedra Herb
- Uva Ursi Leaf
- Chanca Piedra Herb
- Burdock Root
- Horsetail Herb
- Hydrangea Root
- Marshmallow Root
- Goldenrod Herb
- Couch Grass Rhizome
- Horse Chestnut
Choosing the Right Detox Supplement for Your Individual Needs and Health Status
When choosing a detox supplement, consider your personal concerns and how your body may need the most support. You may not always know specifically what system needs to be detoxed, such as your kidneys, lymphatic system, or intestines. Nevertheless, your general habits, symptoms, and experiences may help you pick the best product.
You may know you need a detox supplement if you feel certain systems have been exposed to more toxins than usual. For example, if you haven’t been following a healthy diet and have digestive issues, you may need a supplement to target the digestive tract. By contrast, if substantial drug administration due to a past illness or heavy drinking has been part of your history, you may be looking to do specifically a liver detox. If you simply want a well-rounded detox solution for general cleansing, consider something like Herbal Detox which supports multiple systems.
Whatever detox supplement you choose, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines about dosage and administration. For example, Kidney Clear's suggested use is to take 1.23 mL (¼ teaspoon) 2 to 3 times daily or as needed.
As always, it is best to discuss any detox product with a medical professional to make sure it is safe for you personally and to not do detox programs while pregnant or nursing
Are Detox Supplements Safe for Kids and Pets?
While it is important to talk to your pediatrician or veterinarian first, well-selected detox supplements can be safe for both children and pets. For example, Cedar Bear offers Kids Intestinal Cleanse, Kids Lymphatic Cleanse, and Kids Kidney Kool, all of which are formulated for children. Likewise, Pet’s Coat Care is formulated for gentle blood cleansing and liver support. Always look for supplements made with high standards, such as with organically grown ingredients and well-tested formulas.
Why Cedar Bear Detox Supplements?
Cedar Bear is a trusted name in herbal supplements, with over 30 years’ track record with many of these formulas. All of our detox supplements are made without fillers, artificial ingredients, or alcohol. We work hard to provide lab-identified, organically grown herbs as close to natural as possible in each of our detox products. Be sure to take a look at the full collection of Cedar Bear liquid supplements.