Do you suffer from fatigue, skin
problems, or do you just feel unhealthy? If so, you may have heard that a body detox or cleanse is the answer to
your problems. Yes, it can be. However, before you get started, it is important to familiarize yourself with the
possible side effects.
In terms of side effects, it depends on
which detox diet approach you take. For example, the consumption of organic foods is an easy way to detox your
body. When you stop putting unnatural foods into your body, it can start to expel the toxins already built-up.
On the other hand, there is water and juice fasting. These two approaches involve consuming nothing but water
and juice respectively. Since our body is use to and relies on the consumption of solid foods, you will
experience more side effects.
Side Effect #1 – Fatigue
It seems ironic that drowsiness and
fatigue is a side effect of a body detox or cleanse. After all, that is one reason why people opt for a cleanse;
to cure fatigue. At the conclusion of your cleanse, you will notice an increase in energy. During the cleanse,
you will experience some downiness and fatigue. This is common with water fasting or juice fasting, as your body
will temporarily lack needed nutrients.
Side Effect #2 –
Headaches are common, but they can be a
painful and frustrating process when a side effect of detox. There are various reasons for this side effect, but
withdrawal is the most common reason. Even if you do not consume drugs or alcohol or smoke cigarettes, you may
still notice withdrawal symptoms. This is common with caffeine.
Even if you only drink two cups of
coffee or two cans of soda, your body may have become dependent on caffeine. During a body detox, you need to
eliminate these drinks from your diet. The result could be a mild to severe headache. The good news is that
after your cleanse you may finally be free of caffeine, no longer needing it to go about your
Side Effect #3 – Increased
Whether you consume organic foods,
fruits, and vegetables only, or if you opt for a water fast or a juice fast, a lot of liquids will be put into
your body. These liquids are important, as they help to flush your body of toxins. Unfortunately, more liquids
equal more trips to the bathroom.
Side Effect #4 –
In addition to making more trips to the
bathroom to urinate, you may also notice an increase in bowel movements. At first, this may come in the form of
diarrhoea. As embarrassing as this may be, it is good for your body. Why? Because it is naturally expelling
toxins. In fact, the more you go to the bathroom, the better your body detox or cleanse is
Many individuals wonder if they need to
adjust their schedules while on a body cleanse or detox. Not always. With that said, if you opt for a colon
cleanse, as opposed to a whole-body detox, small adjustments should be made. Colon cleanses with the use of salt
water flushes or pills tend to have quicker and more effective results.
Side Effect #5 –
Nausea is another common side effect of
a body detox or cleanse. Many people experience this side effect, but the causes for it vary. If you are
addicted to something, such as alcohol, caffeine, or cigarettes, you may experience withdrawal symptoms on a
cleanse. A common symptom of withdrawal is nausea and vomiting.
The Mater Cleanse, water fasting, and
juice fasting, all call for the elimination of solid foods. During the first one to three days of your detox,
you will experience intense hunger. Although the hunger will pass, you may experience
The above-mentioned side effects are
just a few of the many you may experience while on a body detox or cleanse. It is important to remember that the
human body and detox plans vary; therefore, you may be side effect free or experience additional