Unfortunately, nowadays the world we live in is full of toxins and detrimental substances. Indoor and outdoor air pollution, first or second hand smoke, pesticides, and artificial food products all find their ways into our bodies and many will never leave. Due to the large amount of toxins in our lives we need a helping hand in order to get rid of these substances.
It is impossible to reach an optimal health and wellness if your organism is loaded with toxins or other harmful substances that have accumulated over the years. First off, let's learn what toxins are and which are some of the main sources we can get them from.
What are toxins?
A toxin is defined as any substance that causes harmful effects to our body. Normally, the immune system, liver and kidneys work together to remove toxins at the same rate as they are encountered. When toxin levels are in excess of our body's capacity to remove them, they build up and are stored until they are removed. We can have toxins stored in our bodies for years without experiencing any negative symptoms, but once the burden of toxins becomes too high, we start to feel ill.
We tend to think about toxins coming from environmental sources such as exhaust fumes, solvents and inhalants, but it is important to consider the other numerous, less apparent toxin-producing sources we are exposed to on a daily basis. These include toxins from our lifestyle, toxins created within our bodies (internal toxins) and toxins created from our emotions.
Get to know here the different type of toxins you can face on a daily basis.
We are exposed to more pollution today than any other period in history. During the past 100 years, approximately 75,000 new chemicals have been released into our environment. Although very few long-term safety studies have been done on these chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants us to believe that they are safe. Industrial and technological advancements have resulted in many new and stronger chemicals, air and water pollution, radiation, pesticides and herbicides.
These are just some examples of what we are exposed to on a daily basis. Your body was not designed to deal with the considerable onslaught of these toxins. By lowering the amount of exposure to these environmental toxins and taking steps to cleanse out those that have accumulated in your body, you can feel better and reduce your risk of illness This can help your body function at an optimal level.
Many of us have unhealthy lifestyle habits which introduce significant toxins into our bodies. Today, we use more prescription drugs, eat more sugar and highly processed foods and turn to addictive substances such as caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to help us deal with the daily stresses of life. A majority of diet foods sold in the market today have little or lack nutritional value because of over-processing and the addition of ingredients used to help make the food appear more attractive and taste fresher.
These ingredients include artificial food additives, colors, flavors and preservatives. Certain types of meats that we consume contain hormones (used to fatten up cattle and poultry) as well as antibiotics, both of which can cause hormonal disruption in our bodies. To cope with the increasing levels of daily stresses, some of us turn to addictive substances such as caffeine and other stimulants, sedatives, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, all of which have to be filtered out of the body through the liver and kidneys. In today's fast-paced society, we also do not get the proper amount of sleep and exercise needed to stay healthy. Both of these lifestyle factors play a critical role in relieving stress and eliminating harmful toxins from our body.
In addition to all toxins from our environment and lifestyle choices, there are different types of toxins that are produced within our organism. Three main categories of toxins are created within our bodies.
1. Metabolic reactions:
Countless metabolic reactions are occurring in our body at every moment of every day. These reactions occur at the molecular level and are necessary in helping us break down proteins, fats and sugars into energy during the digestive and metabolic processes. Each of these reactions creates toxic waste products (such as carbon dioxide and ammonia) that must be eliminated. Another important example is hormones such as estrogen and androgen, which must be broken down and excreted by the liver after they are used. If they are not properly broken down and excreted, then hormonal imbalances result and cause symptoms such as weight gain, skin disorders and blood sugar imbalances. In addition, toxic build-up can occur when elimination mechanisms are inadequate due to poor nutrient intake or improper absorption of key detoxification nutrients. In most cases, it is the combination of excess toxin formation and poor toxin elimination that leads to toxic build-up.
2. Intestinal microbes:
The intestinal tract is full of bacteria and yeast. Often called gut flora or intestinal microbes, these bacteria and yeast are highly beneficial. They assist in the digestion of some vitamins and play an important role in the body's immune response. Although most of these microbes are beneficial, overgrowth of certain strains of bacteria and yeast can be harmful to our health. These harmful flora constantly absorb nutrients and produce waste that can be absorbed into our body's blood circulation. Long-term production of these toxins can lead to inflammation, a weakened immune system and a slower metabolic rate. It usually takes about 12-20 hours for the food we eat to be digested and eliminated from our body, but when we have digestive problems such as decreased enzymes to digest our food or slow peristaltic movement (rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles to move food through our GI tract), undigested food can remain in the large intestine for a prolonged period of time causing harmful bacteria and yeast to grow. This build-up produces high levels of toxic compounds that are absorbed into the body's blood circulation which requires detoxification and elimination from the body.
3. Emotional toxins:
Research has shown that there is a connection between our emotions and well-being. When experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, it is common for us to react with anger, fear, grief, sorrow, resentment and other related emotions. Repeated cycles of these types of emotional stresses have a direct effect on the nervous and hormonal systems, which can indirectly affect our body's ability to detoxify. Rather than accepting these as normal or natural emotions, we might suppress them and not deal with them directly. Ignoring or suppressing these emotions (such as leaving a spouse or job, avoiding a relative or neighbor, etc.) will not make them go away and only prolongs the damaging effects on our bodies.
Exposing yourself to stressful situations on a regular basis can be as detrimental as taking Tylenol everyday. While it’s normal to feel stressed every now and then, excessive stress can lead to an unhealthy diet and overeating, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and lethargy. It’s important to identify the stressors in your life and create a plan to handle them. The solution may be as simple as 20 minutes of quiet time to decompress when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Some toxic behaviors include the following:
Overeating or an unhealthy diet
Excessive use of alcohol or other drugs
Lack of self-control
Most common toxins we put in our bodies
There are at least ten named toxins that we put into our bodies on a regular basis. Some we might even not think of as toxic and dangerous to health.However, on a long term, these toxins may cause serious harm to our bodies. The worst part is that we can find these toxins everywhere.
-Carbs and breads
You now may be wondering, how can I know if I'm suffering from a toxins build up?
Below is a list of symptoms one might experience if their body has a buildup of toxins. It is vital to identify any symptoms that may indicate an accumulation of toxins.
Toxin build up (especially estrogen buildup) is a common cause of insomnia. If you find it difficult to sleep at night, it is time to look into a liver cleanse. Insomnia is linked with liver problems.
Much of what we eat tends to bring us up with a sugar high. Later in the day, many crash causing them to feel tired or lethargic. High amounts of toxins in the body causes it to work less efficiently. This also causes lack of energy.
Everyone gets headaches, and they are a total pain. However, chronic headaches that always seem to come back may be a sign of toxins in the body. “The major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or tissue irritants within the central nervous system.
If there is a buildup of toxins in the body, the skin will try to help in removing them. If the main organs of elimination are not working effectively then the skin will step in to help. The skin then tries to help eliminate the toxins by allowing the toxins to come out through as skin rashes or skin conditions.
-White or yellow tongue
The tongue is a huge sign of how much toxicity is in the body. Toxic foods mess with the delicate mucus of the digestive system, and this includes the tongue. If a tongue has a white or yellow film, the digestive system is, more than likely, fighting toxins.
-Increased belly fat
Toxins ingested and breathed have been shown to increase belly fat. That is because many of the toxins one holds in his or her body made their way to the abdomen and stay there. Only a flush will remove them.
One of the bodies natural ways to get rid of some toxins is to sweat them out. This doesn’t work for all toxins, but it does work for some. The body knows that there is a toxin buildup and it overheats itself to try to sweat these toxins out.
How can you detox your body and feel great again?
The purpose of a detox program is to support your liver and kidney functions in order to prevent any sort of imbalance or buildup. While some workouts may boast that they’ll help you “sweat out the toxins,” the most effective way is to start from the inside out. Certain foods and even clays break down more effectively than others and contain enzymes that bind to toxins and carry them through your digestive tract, easing the burden on your liver and kidneys.
Let's learn how a detox process happens in the organism.
Your body has two main organs that are responsible for detoxing your entire body - the liver and the kidneys. These organs act like filters to separate the toxins from other useful nutrients.
The liver uses a two-step process and is your body’s first wave of defense against toxins. First, “phase 1” enzymes transform fat-soluble toxins into an intermediate toxin. Intermediate toxins are actually more hazardous to our bodies as they’re in an unstable form. Next, “phase 2” enzymes convert the hazardous intermediate toxin into a water-soluble toxin so that it can be pushed along and ultimately excreted.
Because the liver disposes of toxins in two separate phases there is the potential for imbalance. To best illustrate why this can cause problems, think of your liver as a toy factory with two connected conveyor belts – the first for assembling the toys, the second for packaging the toys. If the first conveyor belt is assembling the toys faster than the second conveyor belt can package them, then there’s going to be trouble. In the case of your liver, instead of a build up of toys between the conveyor belts, it’s the highly concentrated intermediate toxin, which can react and damage DNA.
After the liver creates the new water-soluble toxin, it pushes the toxin on to the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. This is where things get complicated, so we’ll revert to the previous analogy. The liver factory has packaged the toys into a form (water soluble toxin) that meets all of the requirements for the post office to ship (the right form for excretion). The post office puts the package onto a truck and sends it out on the road (the gastrointestinal tract). If everything goes smoothly, the package will be delivered and the toy is no longer the company’s property (the toxin is carried out through urination).
However, if along the way, the truck encounters multiple storms (the billions of unhealthy bacteria that exist in your digestive tract) things may go wrong. The package may get damaged along the way (the ratio of healthy to unhealthy bacteria is off) and have to be returned to the factory for repackaging. This damage occurs when unhealthy bacteria transform the water-soluble toxin into a state that can be reabsorbed by your body. The toxin must then travel through the liver all over again in order to be repackaged.
Though, the body is an amazing place. When the liver and kidneys get overwhelmed, they call in for reinforcement from your backup detox organs, including your large intestine, lungs, bladder and skin. Since detox isn’t the primary function for these organs, your body must divert extra energy for them to handle the added responsibility. However, too much added work can cause stress and lead to reduced effectiveness and allow toxins to build up over time, damaging cells and tissue. This can result in symptoms such as skin irritations, cysts, benign tumors, asthma, or arthritis.
How can SO2Sport help you detox?
SO2Sport has developed one-of-a-kind supplements that can aid in creating a deep detox process in your organism.
SO2Sport , was especially formulated to detox at a cellular level , in a safe, convenient and natural way.
In comparison to plenty of "detox" products on the market , SO2Sport is the only nutritional supplement that offers you a whole, deep-cleansing effect , which contributes to well-nourished cells and organs.
SO2Sport doesn’t treat the symptoms, it goes to the main root of the problem.
The powerful and efficient combination of its components work where your body needs it the most.
When you first take SO2Sport it starts the oxygenation process in your body by splitting a water molecule into atoms of hydrogen and oxygen, this last one negatively charged. Free radicals are unstable oxygen atoms positively charged. Opposite charges attract themselves and then the atoms bind. The result is a new and safe oxygen molecule bioavailable at a cellular level.
By increasing the oxygen levels in your body , you'll be able to assimilate more nutrients, get an energy boost and feel better inside and out.
It is important for you to understand what a detox crisis consists of, a necessary process you must undergo when you first start to take SO2Sport on a daily basis.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For best results supplements should be taken as directed over time, at maximum dosage in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Results may vary.