Sweat It Out: Can a Sauna Help Remove Drug Toxins?

There are many theories as to which method of removing drug toxins is most effective. Although there is no general consensus on the issue, one of the methods that has gained traction in recent years is sauna treatments. Let’s take a look at the process of detoxification and the use of infrared sauna treatments. 

How are Toxins Removed in a Sauna?

A sauna is an excellent way to flush out various toxins that collect in the fat cells of the body. When you sit in a sauna, you excrete a massive amount of perspiration. This high level of sweating is important because it elminates one-third of the toxins from the kidneys. Additionally, unwanted waste products are removed from the body when you sweat. 

Various studies have proven the effectiveness and efficiency of saunas when it comes to removing heavy metal toxins, PCBs, solvents, pharmaceuticals and organic chemicals from the body.

In the end, the best way for your body to retain an optimum level of health is through detoxification. Sauna therapy is one of the best ways of making this happen.

How a Sauna Can Help You to Detoxify

When the temperature of your body is raised, your skin blushes and your heart beats faster. This moves blood closer to the surface of the skin. A process known as lipolysis begins to break down fat tissues in the body. These tissues contain toxins that are then released into the bloodstream. 

Though some of these toxins are excreted through the skin, others are sent to the kidneys and liver. Sauna therapy raises the level of toxins through increased sweating, and therefore, pushes toxins out through human waste and urine. 

What Type of Sauna Should be Used to Detoxify Your Body?

Saunas that you will find in public spas are generally not as effective at detoxification because they don’t have the proper settings and infrared technology that are needed to get the most toxins out of your body. If you use a public sauna, you will be exposing yourself to the toxic vapors of the people who used the sauna before you. 

A better alternative is to have a sauna installed in your home. Only you and your family will be using it, so it will be clean and sanitary. Your best option is a dry heat sauna. It’s more effective than a standard steam heat sauna, and more comfortable, too. Also, fungus and mold are less likely to grow in this envrionment.

While it’s true that an in-home sauna is an investment, it’s one that is worth making for better health and wellness! 

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