Throughout our lives we are exposed to many substances that are harmful to our body, although our body is capable of treating and eliminating them.
The liver is the organ in charge of keeping our body safe and clean from these harmful substances that can accumulate in our body.
If we accumulate high levels of toxins, symptoms can appear:
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Lack of mental clarity
- Lack of concentration
- Difficulty to rest and fall asleep
- Skin allergies, eczema, etc.
What does detox mean?
A detox process is the transformation of harmful and toxic substances (pollutants, additives, drug residues, etc.) into less toxic ones. This transformation is done in our liver through two different phases.
It consists of oxidizing the substances to be purified, in such a way that we will prepare them for their elimination. The main drawback is that the products resulting from this phase are very active and can cause damage if they accumulate.
It is the most important phase, although many times it is the one that we put less efforts. It involves conjugating (combining) the products resulting from phase 1 to carry out a general elimination of all toxic products.
How do we cleanse the body?
As we have mentioned, the first and most important thing is to completely purify the liver, which is the filter through which most of the substances in our body go through. In addition, it is important to improve our intestinal transit, since it is the tube through which everything we eat passes and, therefore, it also suffers as a result of the toxins (intolerances, inflammation, etc).
If you want to do a real detox plan and see the results, it is important to cleanse both the liver and the intestine, as well as take care of our microbiota with quality probiotics.