Each year, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment, which can accumulate in the body and impact overall health. We provide an advanced line of detoxification support formulas to help people stay healthy.
What is detoxification?
Detoxification is the elimination of toxins from the body that we are exposed to externally from environmental sources, and internally from products generated by ongoing, normal daily cellular processes. Your liver is the principal player in detoxification, and the UltraClear, UltraClear PLUS, and UltraClear Plus pH (as well as UltraClear MACRO and UltraMeal RICE functional foods) are designed to give this organ, as well as other tissues, nutritional support for the detoxification process.
Why do I need a detoxification program?
Today, we are all exposed to toxins in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. In addition, we produce toxins within our bodies in the processes of digestion and elimination, combating disease and infection, and dealing with stress.
Would the program be helpful for a person who has recently undergone repeated antibiotic therapy?
Yes. Medications like antibiotics may place an added burden on your body's detoxification systems. Your health care practitioner may recommend starting with UltraClear SUSTAIN® and/or introducing a source of acidophilus or bifidobacteria culture to support healthy intestinal flora and digestion following the use of antibiotics.
How long do I need to remain on this program?
That really depends on your health goals. Clinical experience suggests that patients usually experience benefit within four weeks of following the program. Together, you and your health care practitioner can decide to continue the program as is, or to implement a modified version of the program for a longer period of time.
Should I discontinue prescription medications while on this program?
No. Your health care practitioner should carefully monitor your medications. The decision to change a prescription medication in any way can only be made in conjunction with your health care practitioner.
Can I take supplements while on this program?
These products contain therapeutic levels of carefully selected nutrients. Since some other supplements may contain ingredients that could interfere with the program, we suggest following the recommendations of your health care practitioner.
Can I exercise while I'm on this program?
Yes. However, strenuous or prolonged exercise may be reduced during this program if you are restricting calories. You can gain benefit from an exercise program as simple as 30 minutes of walking 3 times a week. You should follow the advice of your health care practitioner. Adequate rest and stress reduction are also important to the success of this program.
Is it possible to lose weight on this program?
Yes, especially if you mix your powdered beverage in water and eat the minimum amounts of the other listed foods, while making sure to drink lots of water. Incidentally, edema (water retention) can be a sign that the body needs detoxification. Some individuals may lose 2 to 5 pounds of fluid weight during their first few days on the program. Since these products are not intended to be used as part of a weight loss or weight management program, you should discuss your calorie needs and weight goals with your health care practitioner.
Will I be hungry on this program?
Depending on what weight goals you and your health care practitioner decide upon, some caloric restriction may be part of your program. Your health care practitioner may also decide to place you on the program without any calorie restrictions. Even on the lower calorie program, many people experience no increase in hunger. If you experience extreme hunger, discuss possible adjustments in your program with your practitioner.
Can I use canned vegetables instead of fresh vegetables with this diet?
Fresh and frozen vegetables retain more of their vitamins and generally have less added salt. If they are unavailable, purchase canned vegetables without added salt or fat. Canned beans and legumes are generally acceptable.
What is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables to eliminate toxins?
Washing produce in a dilute solution of dish soap, and rinsing thoroughly, works well for some fruits and vegetables.