Are Detox Drinks Really As Beneficial As They’re Advertised To Be?

Detox drinks have been all the rage as of recently, especially on social media. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian to Brandy are endorsing products such as the “Detox Tea” to advertise that alongside with their diet can help them lose weight. But do they really work, though?

Amber Rose w/ FitTea

The purpose of detoxing drinks is to flush out the toxins in your body that could be causing you illness, indigestion, inflammation or all of the above. In addition, they could provide various amounts of vitamins and minerals to the body that could increase your energy and metabolism. Whether or not if they work is a question that many would like answered. Being chemically processed, these may cause more damage than good, in the long run.

In their most common form, detox drinks are drinks/pills that aid in the detoxification of the body system by speeding up the natural process inside the body. All the toxins and chemicals that are present in our body are detoxified by the liver.

The type of food that one consumes in their diet goes a long way in determining if the human body’s detoxification system works efficiently. If a person consumes high levels of fatty, sugary, or chemically processed foods, then their detoxification process will be hindered. In addition, the amounts of alcohol, nicotine, and recreational/ pharmaceutical drugs that a person ingests, and the resulting combination is sure to severely weaken the livers detoxification capabilities.

Nicki Minaj endorsing MateFit

However, there is very little concrete evidence to prove that these drinks really work, although their pulling power to attract customers cannot be doubted. Many if not all of these “detox” products are not even FDA approved. It’s well-known that water is the best natural cleanser for the body, and to rid the body of any unwanted toxins, sufficient amount of water must be consumed. Detox drinks are heavily laced with chemicals themselves, so the concept of detoxifying the body is canceled out. A detox diet, on the other hand, has many benefits that these drinks cannot provide.

Ashley Benson promoting BooTea Detox Tea

The fat cells in your body are responsible for containing the toxic substances inside your body. Now when these fat cells burn, the toxins get released into your body. Detox drinks actually halt the process of the burning of the fat cells, thereby making it impossible for a drug test or a urine test to detect the presence of toxins in the body.

Nonetheless, it is imperative for the human body to detoxify completely, naturally. By resorting to a chemically enhanced and processed substance in order to cleanse the body is not an advisable course of action to take. In the long run, these drinks may only end up damaging your body to a great extent. The best alternative in such a scenario is to consume plenty of water, eat a balanced and healthy diet, exercise, and get enough sleep.

9 Replies to “Are Detox Drinks Really As Beneficial As They’re Advertised To Be?”

  1. I’ve always been so curious about detoxing. I ready so many articles about it and we advertisements. I e never done it (unless you count stomach bugs that rid my body of any and all liquids.) ha! This is a helpful article to those on the fence about it. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for this interesting article. I am no expert on the field but I agree with drinking lots of water and then of course you have to make better eating choices. I had a friend (she still is a friend, but I don’t know if she is doing it anymore) that goes on a 3 day detox before a diet eating just fruit, vegetables and drinking water. Sounds to me (still not an expert 😉 ) like a healthier choice to detox than drinking specific teas. Although they say green tea is very good for various things.

  3. Thank you for this post. I’ve always avoided these detox drinks for this very reason. Very infomative!

  4. Thank you! I don’t think that flushing your body with a bunch of chemicals while drastically changing your eating habits right away is a good thing. While I agree that most people’s lifestyles do lend themselves to building up a lot of toxins in the body, I don’t think that making yourself crap for 3 days straight is doing anything beneficial. lol! I’m not an expert either but I’ve always been told that changing your eating habits drastically is very hard on the body just in itself. If you want to eat clean and detox I would guess that it would best be done on a longer-term and slower to start basis, by creating healthy habits. I think these detox things are just a money making gimmick so people can tell themselves they have “cleansed” themselves while still continuing to do all the unhealthy things they want to. I may be wrong but it sounds like a terrible idea and very unhealthy to me.

  5. Great post. I agree with you actually – I’m all for detoxing naturally instead of artificially. By natural ways I mean lots of water and taking things like kale etc in smoothies. I don’t like chemically processed stuff so I never take them. Well-written post.

  6. I personally don’t spend money on these kinds of products. I love everything that is natural. That is how I save money and stay healthy at the same time. Thank your for this article!

  7. This is very interesting information. I have friends who are always going on these detox drinks but I have never joined the hype. I agree that it is best to use natural methods to increase our wellness!

  8. I’ve tried a detox a couple times and often been very curious about the pros and cons of it. You’ve definitely got me reconsidering whether or not I want to do a repeat detox. Great post!

  9. Yes! I like the idea of detoxing and resetting.. but in a truly healthy way. Like only eating the stuff that’s good for me! I think one think people often forget is all the other things outside of food that are important for cleansing and healing a body: exercise, sleep, journaling, meditation, long baths etc.

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