Every day we come into contact with more than 500 chemicals and toxins. Our bodies come naturally equipped to detoxify these harmful substances, but consuming a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can help reduce damage caused by free radicals and lower the risk of disease. Examples of detoxifying antioxidants include vitamins C, E, A, D, Zinc, and Folic Acid.
What role do these vitamins play in detoxifying?
Vitamins C and E
These vitamins offer antioxidant protection and neutralize toxins, called free radicals, that would otherwise damage the cell membranes and DNA.
Eating vegetables and fruits like red peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and strawberries can help increase the daily consumption of these vitamins.
Vitamins A and D
This vitamin combination helps keep the system free of toxins and nourishes the skin, our first defense line against toxic substances. Eating a diet rich in sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach, eggs, and fatty fish will replenish vitamins A and D.
Zinc and Folic Acid
Zinc plays a vital role in regulating immune function, fighting off bacteria and viruses, while folic acid helps the body produce new healthy cells.
Foods that contain folic acid and zinc include broccoli, brussels sprouts, leafy green vegetables, peas, red meat, shellfish, legumes, seeds, and nuts.
If choosing to augment these foods with dietary supplements, it is important to discuss vitamin supplementation with a healthcare provider. Those who struggle with healthy eating IV vitamin drips are a safe and effective way to get the vitamins and hydration the body needs rapidly. Intravenous delivery facilitates rapid absorption and re-hydration, making it ideal for those looking to detox their body quickly with readily available vitamins and minerals.
For more information on improving the quality of your health while detoxifying the body, schedule an IV infusion appointment today. Please call 830-VITAMIN (848-2646).