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Demystifying Detoxification: What ingredients actually work

Posted on 31 July 2020

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Detoxing is one of the most popular, yet controversial words in the last two decades. Everything from your digestive system to your blood has had a detox regimen designed for it. 

But the truth of the matter is that many of these detoxing methods do not provide the desired effects they purport to have. Some of these methods are backed by inaccurate or nonexistent research. A lot of this is because they overlook the role of the liver when it comes to the cleansing of the systems in the body.

What is the liver’s function

The liver is such an important part of the body that most doctors say that you can live without a stomach, but you can’t live without a liver. It is responsible for the filtration of toxins from the blood, the processing of nutrients, and the breaking down of various chemicals, enzymes, and products for bodily consumption. 

It is responsible for eliminating waste byproducts in the bloodstream, such as bilirubin from broken-down red blood cells, and producing immune system cells to eliminate bacteria and other pathogens from the bloodstream.

It works in tandem with other organs, such as the lungs, kidneys, and intestines to make sure that everything the body takes in is beneficial to its various processes. 

The various claims on the market

Many teas claim to have detoxing properties, but in reality many of these claims remain unsupported by science. It is important to be aware of what does and does not work in such cases. 

The popularity of activated charcoal in drinks is also gaining prevalence in a lot of health stores and establishments, from activated charcoal teas to smoothies. Manufacturers are now even adding them to packaged juices and drinks promising to detoxify your internal systems. 

In reality, there is no scientific evidence to prove that the ingestion of charcoal in juices and supplements actually has any health benefits. As of now, there is no telling whether the positive effects users claim activated charcoal brings are actually due to the placebo effect.

In addition to this, doctors warn that activated charcoal is actually more likely to diminish the effects of many medications rather than provide any health benefits. Charcoal for medical uses is used to remove poisons and toxins in great amounts, but it does not actually differentiate between what is beneficial and what is harmful. As such, it can pose a risk to anyone needing specialised medicines. 

Detoxing is an important part of staying healthy, but it is important to be aware of the effects of various ingredients. Every new trend in health and wellness brings with it new miracle ingredients purported to have all these positive effects for the body, but it is still important to support products that are tried and tested, both by consumers and by experts in the field. 

Conclusion

While detoxing remains a controversial subject in the field of health and wellness, our products are certainly known to help your organs and bodily systems function better and do their jobs. For organs like the liver and kidneys, this can mean better filtration of toxins—essentially, detoxing. 

If you’re looking for detoxing teas to improve your liver functions, why not send us at Teatox Life a message?  We have a wide selection of teas for your health needs, from detoxing to just helping yourself feel better. 

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