So, there you go! Now you have a comprehensive understanding of the major organs in the detoxification system. And while there are a number of ways to support each individual elimination organ, the detoxification system truly works together to effectively filter, transport, and remove metabolites and unwanted toxins.
One way to promote universally healthy detox pathways is to bolster your body’s antioxidant activity. “Just like we network for our careers, it’s super important to network—expand your antioxidant network—each and every day for the sake of your health,” says Ferira.
Why? Your detox organs become taxed not only by a burden of toxins but by regular influxes of free radicals as well (from normal, daily cellular activities and metabolism). Antioxidants neutralize free radicals to help maintain oxidative balance in your cells, tissues, and organs. And as an important reminder, Ferira warns, “We can’t assume antioxidants are just hanging around. That requires intention from your diet and via targeted supplementation strategies.”
Eating antioxidant-rich foods and taking a high-quality detox supplement (such as mbg’s daily detox+, which features “master antioxidant” glutathione, vitamin C from acerola fruit, NAC, selenium, and milk thistle extract) can help your detoxification system combat oxidative stress with focused intention, so your organs can work optimally to filter and clear out stressors like metabolites and toxins.* Win-win!