Good news: there’s a (really) easy way to get your detoxifying greens.
Your body is made to keep itself healthy—it has all sorts of cool ways to keep your organs working and keep the blood pumping through your veins. Perhaps most importantly, it even has ways to keep itself detoxified.
What Does it Mean to Detox?
Your lymphatic system, lungs, kidneys, and intestines are all part of your body’s detox team, but the real star is your liver. This superstar organ takes the bad stuff that comes into your body (toxic substances) and turns it all into a format your body can get rid of naturally (excretion). But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t benefit from some help.
Toxins and toxic substances affect your body in two ways: acutely and cumulatively.
- An example of acute toxicity is when you have a reaction to something that’s made its way into your body (say, expired food). You’ll notice this right away, as your body will do everything it can to get rid of it.
- What’s more worrying are the things that appear in such low doses that you may not notice toxicity until it’s already built up in your system (cumulative).
The best defense against low-grade, or cumulative, toxicity is detoxification. Eating plenty of veggies—especially green leafy vegetables—is a great way to help your body naturally detoxify your body.1
Alkaline veggies, help detoxify the body, deliver high amounts of antioxidants, and provide greens-specific phytonutrients. Here’s a breakdown of all the good stuff we’ve packed into the powder.
The Top Alkalizing Greens
Chlorella is a type of single-celled algae. When it gets to your intestines, chlorella naturally attaches itself to heavy metals (like mercury and lead) and pesticides and helps usher them out of your system.2 What makes this ingredient extra-special it that it won’t attach to beneficial minerals like calcium or zinc. It knows who the bad guys are.