Alschuler notes that detoxification occurs on many levels throughout the body at all times, so fostering healthy detoxification requires a holistic, multifaceted approach.
"One component is to ensure the proper elimination of waste by supporting bowel regularity by doing activities to generate sweat and remaining hydrated to support urination," she says.
In fact, many of the healthy habits we know to support other areas of our well-being—such as exercising, drinking water, and getting good sleep—also promote optimal detoxification.
Unsurprisingly, nutrition plays a big role in promoting organ and system function for proper detoxification. Alschuler explains that the liver, for example, is considered one of the most important organs of detoxification and that "detoxification pathways in liver cells require adequate vitamins, minerals, as well as natural antioxidant compounds found in plants."*
Detoxification pathways are not only important to buffer us against environmental factors, toxins, and stressors but also help us achieve homeostatic antioxidant-versus-oxidant balance (aka redox balance) in the body on a daily basis.
Whether consumed through antioxidant-rich foods or targeted supplements (like mbg's daily detox+, which features master antioxidant glutathione and synergistic nutrient, botanical, and bioactive ingredients), nourishing our bodies with antioxidants each day helps neutralize free radicals to combat oxidative stress—ultimately promoting positive whole-body benefits.*