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Detox Methods, Types of Detox Cleanses, & How They Work

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While originally detoxing referred to serious medical conditions, like kidney failure and alcohol poisoning, the growing modern detox movement has co-opted the term to mean purifying the body, removing toxins, and eating clean. Most of these cleanses focus on removing unspecified toxins from your body, including those from environmental pollution, non-organic foods, and chemical contaminants.

At Green Gone Detox, we’d like to take a moment to explore different detox methods and how they work. Follow along as we discuss the four most popular types of detox cleanses in this blog.

  1. Cannabis Cleanse

Even though the United States is rapidly legalizing cannabis for recreational and medicinal use, many people find themselves interested in this type of detox cleanse. They might be changing their lifestyle or just taking a  tolerance break, but cannabis cleanses are more popular than ever before. The most reliable cannabis detox method uses a combination of natural herbs, like St. John’s Wort and White Willow Bark Extract, to flush THC from your system and support your natural detox processes.

These cleanses only work when they focus on removing THC from your fat cells and breaking the particles down so that they’re small enough to pass through the nephron membrane with your urine.

  1. Liver Cleanse

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One detox method that works to support your body’s natural defenses against toxins is the liver cleanse. Many liver cleanses follow scientific studies that suggest foods like green tea, lemon water, and apple cider vinegar are powerful options to boost kidney and liver function. Some of the most popular ingredients in liver cleanses include:

  • Garlic
  • Fatty Fish
  • Parsley
  • Turmeric
  • Leafy Greens

Because you need a lot of these foods to reap the benefits in a notable fashion, many companies use extracts and powders to maximize the dosage. You can add them to your regular diet to feel some effects, but you need to up your intake substantially to get the most out of your cleanse.

  1. Colon Cleanse

Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the world and people are trying to get a head start on a healthy colon with detox methods that focus on this part of the body. These types of cleanses work by promoting bowel movements to remove waste buildup. Unfortunately, colon cleanses may be a myth and they can actually have negative effects on your health if they contain a lot of laxatives. Overuse of the bathroom can harm your colon, remove the healthy bacteria that dwell there, and cause permanent damage to the digestive tract.

  1. Weight Loss Cleanse
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It’s pretty rare to find a weight loss cleanse that’s healthy and sustainable. Many people turn to these detox cleanses as a quick solution to get them on the path towards better nutrition, but without developing the good habits that help you make the right dietary choices, it’s far more likely to experience frequent and unhealthy weight fluctuations. The best weight loss cleanse is slowly and steadily improving your diet and exercise regimen for results.

It can be tough to figure out which cleanses are legitimate and which can have unhealthy side effects. Avoid cleanses that make wild claims and aim for those that work with your body through natural ingredients to support what it already does best!

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