Detox drinks are a newer beverage trend, but detoxing has existed for thousands of years in various forms. Native Americans have traditionally used sweat lodges as part of their rituals, and the first instance of what we know as a sauna dates back to Finland around 2,000 years ago. Drinking organic fluids to boost immunity and improve overall health has also been a fixture in numerous cultures over time. Today, this has evolved into the more commercial side of ready-to-drink detox drinks we see online and on the store shelves.
Crafting and bottling natural detox beverages necessitates accurate quality control measures. With over 40 years of experience, our beverage experts meticulously examine each drink formulation for pasteurization, pH, Total Acidity (TA), and carbonation levels, working with the client at every step of the beverage formulation process. This fusion of canning expertise and flavor artistry sets our hands-on approach to beverage bottling and canning apart from the rest.
What Is a Detox?
Detoxification refers to the process of removing toxins or harmful substances from the body. A detox involves the conversion of these substances into less harmful forms that can be excreted from the body.
Part of the liver and kidneys’ functions is to eliminate waste products and potentially harmful substances from the body. However, there are times when you feel the need to flush your system further using natural detox beverages like smoothies, tea, fresh juice blends, and water that is infused with healthy nutrients.
Is a Detox the Same as a Cleanse?
These terms are frequently used interchangeably but can have slightly different meanings depending on the context. A detox typically emphasizes the elimination of toxins, whereas a cleanse primarily centers around promoting digestive well-being. Both approaches can span from a one-day regimen up to 10 days.
Some detox diets or programs claim to support the body’s natural detoxification processes by prompting a person to avoid or consume specific foods or supplements. Sometimes it requires following a detailed detox regimen. You’ll often see both cleanse and detox drinks as part of these plans.
Keep in mind that certain claims lack scientific evidence. If you are planning large-scale changes to your diet, consider discussing it with your doctor.
What Are 3 Signs You Need to Detox?
Not everyone needs to detox, but here are three of the most common signs you may want to consider starting a detox.
1. Low Energy or General Aches and Pains
If you’re feeling fatigued or depleted but can’t pinpoint the reason, this may be a cue you should detox. Similarly, general aches and pains, such as headaches and muscle or joint pain, can be caused by inflammation and toxins.
2. Unexplained Weight or Skin Changes
Slight weight gains or losses can be frustrating. These changes can indicate the body’s potential accumulation of toxins or metabolic imbalances. An imbalance might affect the body’s ability to regulate weight.
When it comes to skin, a body overwhelmed by toxins might struggle to effectively eliminate them through the usual channels, like the liver and kidneys. The skin might attempt to eliminate toxins, leading to various skin issues such as acne, rashes, or inflammation.
Unexplained weight or skin changes can also be symptoms of various underlying medical conditions unrelated to toxins, such as hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, allergies, or infections. Consult your doctor to determine the underlying cause and appropriate next steps.
3. Digestive Issues
One of the reasons that detoxes are frequently confused with cleanses is that both can target digestive health. Gut health is interconnected with everything else in the body, and issues can leave you feeling far from healthy. Digestive problems include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. Detox beverages can help with gut regulation.
What are Detox Drinks?
At this point, you may be wondering what helps cleanse the body of toxins. As many people struggle with the problems mentioned above, it explains the upward trend of detox beverages. There are recipes for homemade versions, but many opt for the convenience of ready-to-drink detox drinks.
Functional drinks, in general, have been gaining popularity in recent years. With the emergence of COVID-19, consumers have been more attentive to their well-being and health. Natural detox drinks are part of the functional beverage category and are often a blend of water, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The most common detox beverages are infused water, tea, juices, and smoothies.
Ready-to-Drink Detox Drinks
If you are intrigued by the rising popularity of detox drinks and want to jump on the bandwagon, our team of beverage consultants can help you develop custom ready-to-drink detox drinks.
We can assist you in creating uniquely flavored detox beverages with the help of our in-house flavor partner, Nature’s Flavors. This partnership allows us to provide detox drink companies with unique organic and natural flavorings. Using ingredients sourced from nature, our beverage experts help you formulate your ideal detox beverages in any flavor imaginable. Our beverage research and development team can help you determine the proper information to include on the drink label. We can even give you insight into creating compelling beverage label designs for your detox beverages.
As a consumer, if you think a detox regimen may be right for you, start small and stay health-conscious. Unless you’re familiar with detoxes and cleanses, starting with a program under three days is best. Follow guidelines from reputable sources, create a DIY plan with homemade foods and liquids, or introduce premade detox drinks to your diet for a few days. Whichever strategy you choose, pay close attention to your bodily changes and mood.
Get started developing your unique ready-to-drink detox drinks today with Newport Bottling & Canning.