Detox Your Body by Vous Vitamins
As doctors, people often ask us what vitamins they can take to “detox”? This is not a simple question to answer. Figuring out how a detox can play a role in improving your health.
First, let’s look at why one might want to detox. Many people like the idea of a detox as a reset to start a healthier way of life. A detox can be a way to demarcate ending a less healthy lifestyle and starting a new healthy lifestyle. If you feel like your eating has been out of control, your exercise poor and you are perhaps consuming alcohol this can lead to feeling sluggish and unhealthy. Sometimes the concept of a “detox” is a great way to have a fresh start.
So what exactly is a “detox”? Turns out there is no real answer. People often 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 from their unhealthy lifestyle.
Can vitamins play a role in a detox? Yes and no. It is not our belief that vitamins alone will detoxify your body. However, vitamins can play an essential role in giving your body the essential nutrients it needs to function optimally. This, in turn, will lead you to feel better, more energetic and to a path toward healthier living that lasts more than a few days.
So, what vitamins should you take to detox your lifestyle? The answer differs depends on who you are. Your diet, lifestyle and health concerns should help determine which vitamins you should take and in which amounts. There is not a one size fits all answer here. It turns out that taking a custom multivitamin is the best way to get exactly the right nutrients for your needs. You can take an online vitamin quiz to help determine your unique vitamin needs and buy a custom vitamin to address them
Starting to take a custom vitamin is the best way to reset your health. Replenishing your vitamin deficiencies tends to boost your energy, reduce craving for bad food and in turn lead to a better diet and exercise plan. These habits don’t improve overnight but over time. They 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 vitamin can be a small step that has great lasting impact on your health.
For example, someone who is low in iron may find that replenishing iron leads to more energy, clarity of thinking and this in turn enables them to become more active and avoid eating to satiate their fatigue. Likewise 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 benefits.
A vitamin quiz that leads to the right nutrients to replenish your unique needs is a great way to feel better, less sluggish and more energetic. This can lead to 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.
Arielle Levitan M.D.
Co-founder Vous Vitamin LLC
Author of The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health