Detox pills, teas, and all other methods of detox that marketers and celebrities all seem to love is nothing but a scam. Edzard Ernst, a professor on complementary medicine in Exeter University told Guardian that the detox medicine and teas that are being sold and advertised on Instagram is a type of detox that is not respectable. Ernst says the type of respectable detox only covers the rehabilitation state of life-threathening drug addictions. So the detox tea that Kylie Jenner seems to love is simply a scam.
Ernst also adds that a healthy body does not even need a detox, he says, “The healthy body has kidneys, a liver, skin, even lungs that are detoxifying as we speak,”. “There is no known way – certainly not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.”
Every detox medicine, pill or tea says they will help you get rid of toxins but they never tell you what these toxins are. The reality is, if it’s bad for you, your body will likely get rid of it, unless you have some serious health problem which detox medicine will most likely not cure.
The myth of detox is hugely derived from the idea that you can loose weight while you detox. But the thing is its not the detox medicine that helps you loose weight it is the fact that while you detox, you starve yourself so you loose weight. But all the fasting and detoxing can cause your body to break down while it looses weight. So what the experts are suggesting is keeping a healthy diet and Harvard University has just the template for that.
The next time you see a celebrity claiming to have lost weight on a special detox tea or a detox mask or shampoo, just know it’s all for the money.