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Our bodies have natural detox pathways, but they are overwhelmed by modern life. More than 80,000 new chemicals have been released into the world since the industrial revolution 150 years ago, and most of them within the past 50 years. We are asking our bodies to detoxify far more than they were designed to handle.
Certain nutritional supplements and herbs can be beneficial in assisting our bodies to reduce this toxic load, which is an essential element in reclaiming our health.
The 'Detox' supplements selection here in the Autoimmune Nutritionist Supplement Store are safe for those with autoimmunity and do not contain any immune-stimulating herbs or compounds. However, many 'Detox' formulas on the market do contain immune stimulants and may cause an increase in symptoms for those with autoimmunity.
These immune-stimulating herbs to be cautious of that are commonly used in detox formulas include; Aloe Vera, Astragalus, Chlorella, Spirulina (and other algaes), Ginseng, Goldenseal, Green tea extract, Maca Root and Medicinal mushrooms.
The Autoimmune Nutritionist Supplement store takes the guesswork out of which supplements are safe for those with autoimmunity by including only formulas that are free of known immune-stimulating ingredients as well as gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.