It is increasingly clear that we live in a toxic world, and exposure to the toxins from food, air, water, and other sources are recognized contributors to many health problems.

Thousands of environmental pollutants, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, food additives, preservatives, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medicines burden the body daily.

Because these compounds compete with the essential vitamins and minerals needed for the optimal functioning of key organs like the liver and gut – toxic burden and poor nutrition tend to go hand in hand. 

Optimal detoxification is necessary to maintain a healthy metabolism and support the body’s balance of hormones, neurotransmitters, and other vital processes. 

Even if you are eating a healthy diet and strive for clean living, in a world of hundreds of thousands of toxins it is possible to become overloaded and overburdened.

When this happens, the healthiest of us can see a decline in our everyday health and well-being. Unsure if you would benefit from a detox? This may help you decide.

MediClear® to the Rescue

Enter Thorne’s MediClear 10-Day Detox Protocol. This streamlined version of our more intensive 21-Day MediClear Detox & Allergy Elimination Program combines nutritional supplementation with dietary suggestions designed to decrease exposure to toxins, allergens, and other irritants.

Diet and lifestyle recommendations, in combination with nutrient supplementation, supply you with protein, vitamins, minerals, and specialized botanicals to support your body’s natural processes of detoxification and elimination.

This abbreviated detox program is designed to supply the nutrition your body needs to naturally process toxins and enable you to hit the refresh button on your health. 

Program Elements – diet and supplements

1. Dietary food plan overview

Since our diet is a common source of problems, eating an extra clean, low-allergen diet during the course of your detox is recommended. The 10-day program’s diet eliminates the most common allergenic foods, as well as refined sugar, preservatives, pesticides, and other common food sources of toxins.

It also gives your body a break from alcohol and caffeine. The nutrient-rich diet plan is focused on providing key nutrients, antioxidants, sulfur-containing compounds, fiber, essential fats, and lean protein, all of which support optimized detoxification. In fact, even though you eliminate some foods with this program, the list of foods to include is longer than the list to avoid.  

2. Dietary supplements

MediClear – The MediClear powder is the cornerstone of this program. MediClear is a rice- and pea-protein-based supplement with a complete multi-vitamin/mineral profile and additional GI and liver support nutrients.*

It combines essential nutrient cofactors and liver-supportive botanicals (such as green tea and milk thistle) with low-allergenicity protein and minerals that support the liver's detoxification processes.*

Nutrients are provided in their most absorbable, best-utilized forms,* including pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B6), L-5-MTHF (active folate), methylcobalamin (active vitamin B12), and well-absorbed glycinate chelates from Albion Laboratories.

  • MediClear
    • MediClear is available in three versions, any one of which can be used with this plan: Original MediClear, which is lightly orange-vanilla flavored, the unflavored/unsweetened MediClear Plus, which adds curcumin and grapeseed phytosomes, and MediClear SGS, which includes all of the ingredients in the other two MediClear products plus a broccoli sprout extract – sulforaphane glucosinolate. MediClear-SGS is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
  • FiberMend®
    • FiberMend is a prebiotic fiber that combines Sunfiber® with rice bran, larch arabinogalactan, apple pectin, and green tea phytosome, to stimulate growth of beneficial bacteria and promote regularity for gentle bowel cleansing.* Like most prebiotics, FiberMend comes with the added benefit of supporting balanced blood sugar and appetite.*
    • Fiber doesn’t just help the bowels move, it also binds unwanted compounds and carries them out of the body in the stool.* This fiber mixes easily in water or, because of its lack of flavoring or sweetening, mixes well in a MediClear smoothie to assure optimal elimination of the toxins in your body.* 
  • FloraSport 20B® 
    • Although the name sounds like it’s designed for athletes, our highest-potency probiotic blend is an important part of optimizing your results. FloraSport is a unique probiotic blend that contains 20 billion active cultures per capsule. This specialized blend of freeze-dried Lactobacillus paracasei
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus, and two strains of Bifidobacterium lactis is ideal for individuals who experience chronic stress, which can wreak havoc on their microbiome.* It’s an ideal product that supports healthy elimination and maintenance of good GI flora during and after detoxification.* 

Is there a best time to detox?

Although many individuals detox in the Spring, the best time is when you feel the need. Thorne’s 10-Day MediClear Detox is of great benefit to those facing challenges with gastrointestinal health, occasional gas and bloating, sluggishness, mental fog, slowed metabolism, dull complexion, environmental sensitivities, vague physical discomforts, and poor sleep.*

Many individuals experience a lessening of their symptoms while on the MediClear Program, and most feel a greater sense of energy and wellbeing, with better sleep.* So the best time to start is when you are ready! If you are feeling ready now, here is where to start: MediClear 10-Day Detox Protocol

Want to have a better understanding of your personal toxic burden? Thorne’s at-home test for Heavy Metals can give you valuable insights.


References

  1. Genuis S. Elimination of persistent toxicants from the human body. Hum Exp Toxicol 2011;30(1):3-18.
  2. Hodges R, Minich D. Modulation of metabolic detoxification pathways using foods and food-derived components: a scientific review with clinical application. J Nutr Metab 2015;2015:760689. doi: 10.1155/2015/760689