Detox products come in the form of teas, capsules or powders, and their manufacturers claim they can remove toxins from the liver, kidneys and intestines, thereby achieving weight loss and weight loss, according to Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia Consumer Protection Center. . Enjoy the energy.
Regarding the usefulness of these products, the center explains that the body does not need them; since the body usually reliably eliminates harmful substances through the liver and kidneys.
The center adds that detox products can also cause harm to health, especially when consumed over a long period of time, explaining that they contain diuretic substances such as juniper berries, nettle, dandelion and green oats.
As a result, the body not only loses more water, but also increasingly loses important minerals such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium, which in the long term can cause imbalances in the body's mineral balance.
Some products contain activated charcoal, which may prevent the body from absorbing vitamins and minerals, causing deficiencies of these elements in the body over time.