Medical doctor and social media influencer @Aproko doctor yesterday took to his social media handle to reveal the scams in body detoxing products or system cleansers like the drugs, foods, and drinks circulating round the Nigerian markets saying the body is programmed to detoxify itself naturally. He warns Nigerians to waste money unnecessarily on products that will cause more harm than good.
Below are his tweets……and the reactions from his followers.
Do you have kidneys, lungs and a liver?
Check… Are they there? Good!
That’s all you need for detoxing.
But some people will rather believe that you need to use bleach and wash the inside of your body.
Detoxification is a medical term that became a marketing strategy,
Detoxification means treatments for dangerous druga, alcohol, or poisons, heavy metals.
They are actual medical procedures with antidotes.
Who does this: Toxicologists
For example, if you take a dangerous drug and rushed to the hospital, you will be given another drug or passed through a procedure to clear you body off that drug or poison.
Sometimes they are called antidotes.
Other times they bind to the drug so that your body can excrete it.
While we live our lives, encounter things, your body generates waste products, which your body excretes by itself when you sweat, breath, urinate, poo etc…
The main players are your liver and kidneys, your liver converts most things you take to less harmful substances
Humans are wired to believe that we are not clean and enough, hence we need to do something extra to cleanse ourselves, that’s one reason why religion is so powerful.
Detox marketing strategies buy into this human need.
Something extra to cleanse yourself
So let us assume that a kidney fails, what happens, the waste and the toxins accumulate… if nothing is done, this person may die
So the person usually needs a new kidney right, or a dialysis machine, not some detox regimen to help them clear toxins
Are we together?
When you urinate what are you doing? Body Detoxing!
When you poo, what are you doing? Detoxing!
When you sweat, what are you doing? Detoxing!
When you breathe out, what are you doing? Body Detoxing!