A cleanse is a reset for your body restoring your natural ability to purify. But what about before you cleanse? Should you prepare your body for a cleanse—or perhaps, precleanse, if you will.
Short answer: It depends. Long anser: Your overall toxin consumption (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, vaping, fast and greasy food) and how frequently (or infrequently) you cleanse your body, determines if you need a precleanse.
It may seem redundant to cleanse your body before a cleanse, but doing so can significantly increase the effectiveness of your cleanse. And preparing for a cleanse may help to reduce the adverse side effects of quitting old habits cold turkey, if even for a couple of days. So, whether you’re doing an herbal cleanse or a digestive tract detox, prep appropriately with these precleanse tips.
Stop All Toxins: Yup, We Know it’s Not as Fun
If you like to party every now and then (or more often). But you're planning on starting a cleanse, get the most out of it by taking precautions. If you're not sure how to begin, start with the most obvious: drugs, alcohol, and tobacco (i.e., the fun but harmful stuff). These substances are full of toxins. If you continue to use them up until the day you start your cleanse, your body will have to work extra hard to cleanse itself of the overload of toxins.
Ideally, you will not consume any alcohol, use drugs, vape, or smoke tobacco in the three to four days leading up to the cleanse. Of course, the longer you can refrain from using these substances, the better, as your efforts can contribute to your long-term health.
The Detoxify Precleanse Herbal Supplement is designed to provide you with the optimal cleansing experience. It prepares your body by stimulating the detoxification process systems and providing the support they need to function optimally. A number of ingredients are involved in the preparation process, including dandelion leaf, juniper berry, burdock root extract, and echinacea.
To get the most out of the precleanse, start no less than 48 hours but no more than 72 hours before you begin the official detoxification process. Our precleanse comes with six capsules. Plan to take one of every four hours with a 16-ounce glass of water. Drink another 16 ounces of water between taking a capsule. Frequent urination indicates the capsules are doing their job. PS, be sure to set an alarm throughout the day, there’s nothing worse than getting to the end of the day and realizing you’ve forgotten to take your Precleanse Capsules.
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Taking Polisorb Before Herbal Cleanses
If you experience bloating, gas, loose stools, bubbling, or any other digestive tract issues in the days preceding your cleanse, consider using Polisorb. Polisorb cleanses your digestive tract of any toxins or irritants interfering with its ability to function optimally.
Simply mix two tablespoons of the product with half a cup of water and drink up. For a bit of flavor, squeeze some lemon juice into the mixture. Drink a serving every hour for five hours on the first day, and then do the same for three hours on the next. Stay well hydrated to see optimal results.
Get Your H2O
Water is a powerful cleansing agent in and of itself, so it makes sense one of the best ways to prepare your body for the detoxification process is by upping your water intake. Though the standard rule of thumb dictates you should be drinking eight glasses of water a day, the truth is the amount of water individuals need varies. More often than not, though, eight glasses are not enough.
The Institute of Medicine suggests men should drink about 13 cups of water a day.1 Women should drink about nine cups, though that number varies for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. During exercise or play, you should drink two cups every 15 to 20 minutes.
Before you cleanse, aim to drink more than the standard eight cups a day. Work your way up until you're drinking a sufficient amount for your weight, height, and lifestyle.
What to Avoid and What to Eat Prior to a Cleanse
In addition to avoiding drugs and alcohol, you need to be mindful of what foods to avoid and which you should eat before a cleanse. Anything high in refined sugars, simple carbs, and saturated and trans fats have to go. The same goes for inflammatory and processed foods.
Instead, stock your refrigerator with plenty of wholes and natural foods. Think leafy greens, seasonal fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts, and citrus. Your bodily functions must be in good condition before you attempt a mass flush of toxins. This is why preparing for a cleanse one to two weeks ahead of time is so important.
What To Eat During a Cleanse
The great thing about Detoxify cleanses? You don't have to starve yourself to see results!
In fact, we recommend against fasting, as it's dangerous and could interfere with the cleansing process. Instead, eat foods that aid your body's ability to cleanse itself, such as beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits and veggies, and fish. These foods are all rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that assist your body in the detoxification process and contribute to its overall well-being.
If you want to see optimal results from your cleanse, take steps to prepare your body. Get the tools you need to do so quickly and effectively.