Reactions to Cleansing
Many people think that they may be experiencing an allergic reaction to a cleanse kit. Remember that when you cleanse, your body is releasing the toxins that have built up in your system.
Here are some of the more common short-term reactions you can have during your cleansing extravaganza:
• Fatigue, or in some cases, restlessness
• Skin disturbances, especially breakouts
• Muscle tightness/aches
Drinking lots of water and herbal teas, juicing fresh fruits and veggies, eating whole foods, plus getting plenty of fiber and exercise can help keep these effects to a minimum.
If you feel the cleansing is too strong for your body, slow it down or start off with a cleansing that uses whole herbs versus herbal extracts. These reactions should only last a couple days but some cases have reported symptoms for a few weeks. Listen to your body and mind during this process– don’t do anything that you are not comfortable with.