Essential Nutrients for Detoxification

February 27, 2023 | Dr. Linda J. Dobberstein, DC, Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition

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 Essential Nutrients for Detoxification
Toxins are found everywhere in your home, work, water, air, and food supply. Drugs, chemicals, plastics, agricultural, food additives, household cleaners, fragrances, etc. are external sources of toxins.

In addition, there are unexpected natural disasters and accidents that bring on chemical exposures and other toxins. Whether you are at ground zero or hundreds of miles away, these issues can raise concerns for your immediate and long-term health.

Core Nutritional Support

Your liver, kidneys, digestive tract, lungs, and skin work to detoxify and remove these compounds. To do this 24/7 process, it requires several nutrients. These include B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E, glutathione, zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, MSM sulfur, fiber, and beneficial flora. It also requires several types of antioxidants like N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), glutathione, silymarin, lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, indole-3-carbinol, curcumin, EGCG/green tea, protein, and others.

Lifestyle Tips

A daily diet with 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables and 25 grams of fiber, 60-80 grams of organic, free-range protein, and unrefined grains provide a foundation to help your body with its daily detoxification needs. Make sure to consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. Reduce or avoid sugar, alcohol, tobacco, processed foods and vegetable oils to limit the pro-inflammatory effect from these substances. Sweating from physical exercise or sauna therapy also helps your body remove toxins.


Nutritional supplements can help support healthy detoxification processes and manage exposures. Here is a plan to consider for adults. Higher doses may be used if desired. Children may also use nutritional support at ½ the adult dose.*

Daily Detoxify 3 - 6 caps per day.
Daily Protector Eye & Immune 3 - 6 caps per day.
Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin 3 - 6 caps per day.
Glutathione Ultra 2 - 3 caps per day.
I3C+DIM 1 - 3 caps per day.
Iosol Iodine 1- 5 drops per day.
Sulfur Plus 1 - 3 caps per day.

Toxins are everywhere. They are found in all people. Your tolerance to toxins depends on your body’s ability to bind onto the toxins and remove them. Be proactive and have a plan to deal with today’s challenges.

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