Four weeks ago I received a super exciting package from BioBalance which contained loads of amazing supplements as well as a Herbal Detox. With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know what is good and what actually works. I’m always on the hunt for high quality products that I can recommend that I have tried myself.
There are several reasons where a detox is beneficial but this particular one is great because it focuses on your Liver and Colon. This supports deep cleansing of toxins and pathogens from tissues, with full and regular bowel elimination. What I love most is that they are New Zealand-made formulations that combine organic and wild crafted medicinal herbs including New Zealand native plants!
This Herbal Detox works in two parts – the first an alkalising stage and the second is a Herbal Colon Cleanse and Revitalising Liver Detox.
I eat a largely alkaline diet naturally, but since I have been battling with candida (which I found out is likely the cause of my bad skin currently – my candida bacteria is expressing itself on my face. I am working on it and it’s slowly getting better!) the alkaliser has been a really big help! The Alkaliser powder helps prepare your body for stage two by supporting optimum cleansing and nutrition which brings energy and vitality to cellular metabolism aka your metabolic pathways. The alkalising effect supports healthy tissue, pH balance and digestive ease.
As I mentioned on Facebook, throughout Stage One I can definitely vouch that I had smooth digestion – even in cases where I have had a little dairy (can I use the excuse that I tripped and butter fell into my mouth?) my bloating reaction was no where near as severe as it usually would be and the effects of my intolerance were far less. Other than that, during Stage One I didn’t notice a huge difference at all. That being said, most people don’t eat as strictly as I do so I believe they would feel a bigger difference based off of that alone (the detox comes with eating instructions too!). Just because I didn’t notice a huge difference in how I felt, doesn’t mean to say that my body was not reaping any benefits. To me, Stage One is more of a preparation stage and the bigger changes came in the second stage where you start cleansing your liver and colon.
When it came to Stage Two, there was definitely more of an immediate difference and after almost completing it I can definitely say I am feeling cleansed! At first I was lethargic and had headaches but to me that is a sign that the detox was working as your body releases toxins. My advice to anyone during this stage, especially during the first week, would be to take it easy; don’t try to do too much exercise and keep things simple. My skin continued to stay the same and didn’t breakout which was excellent too – sometimes during a detox your skin can breakout as your body rids itself of impurities. As you can guess when it comes to colon cleansing, it’s not all fun and games and loose stool is a side effect. This doesn’t bother me however and I am feeling fantastic. If you are someone who usually suffers from constipation issues then this is something that would definitely benefit you. Colon health is important for eliminating toxins and most people could benefit from doing something like this!
All in all, the detox was definitely worth it. I think this product would be super beneficial for anyone who wants to aid their body as they kickstart a new lifestyle. I know that anyone who wasn’t as strict with food as I already am would feel increased benefits when removing gluten and other processed foods from their diet additionally. The Detox was simple to complete and well worth it.
The Herbal Detox Program is on special at HealthPost with other Weight Management & Detox goodies all through the ‘Spring Cleanse’ month of October: http://www.healthpost.co.nz/