The world is filled with plenty of myths about health and your body. One of the worst offenders is body detoxification regimes, which try to sell you products based on the idea that your body is toxic. It’s not, and buying detox products is an attempt to fix an issue that doesn’t exist.
Brian Dunning of the myth-busting show inFact explains why:
Our bodies have kidneys and livers that remove toxins and other waste from our systems, but in the past few years, clever marketers have said “Forget all that, you need our magic pills and potions to detoxify your body.” It should be very telling that they never happen to mention what these supposed “toxins” are, or what your doctor should look for in a blood test to see whether you have them. They simply assert that we’re all full of toxins, and that buying their miracle product is the key to health.
The above video goes on to explain how several detoxifying products fool you into thinking that something is happening. In reality, the best you can hope for is a placebo effect. So if you’re currently wasting money on detox products, or considering it, now’s a good time to stop worrying about body toxins and just concentrate on a healthy diet.