During The Challenge, you are adding so much nutrition to your diet that supplements, for the most part, become unnecessary. There are a few supplements that will help with your weight loss and cleansing that I do recommend taking if you have these types of goals. The supplements I take while cleansing and on a regular basis are as these:
Klammath Blue-green Algae, Spirulina, and Chlorella. I take these in a powder capsule form called Klammath Power 3. These green powders are packed full of beta carotene, calcium, protein, phytonutrients, enzymes and antioxidants. They are excellent sources of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a blood purifier which is excellent for cleansing. Our blood is the nutirient transport system of the body. If it is bringing impurities to our tissues, organs and cells we cannot be healthy.
Klammath Lake Blue-green Algae is a super brain food. It is anti-inflammatory and strengthens the immune system.
According to nutritionist, David Wolfe, in his book Superfoods, chlorella supports the function of the brain and liver, imporves digestion and elimination, helps regenerate the body, detoxifies the blood, protects against radiation, relieves inflammation, supports healthy weight loss, enhances immune function and accelerates the healing process.
These superfoods will greatly enhance your weight loss and detox efforts.
I also take probiotics to balance out the good and bad bacteria in my colon. An imbalance in these results in toxemia. Taking a probiotic will help to increase nutrient absorption, improve the ability to eliminate, and strengthen the immune system.
Enzymes are also important for weight loss, healing and regeneration. During The Challenge, enzymes will help you avoid having a cleansing reaction which could cause headaches, lethargy, dizziness, fever, etc... Enzymes help to build up the cells and break down and get rid of disease in the body. They will enable you to absorb more nutrients from your diet. Enzymes are the single most important ingredient to health. Without them, your body is unable to repair and degeneration occurs.
I also drink a teaspoon of sole each day. Sole is made from rock salt crystals. It is full of minerals and will give you a big boost of them each day in an inexpensive and assimilable way. Sole will give you extra energy and hydration which is essential for weight loss and detox.
I also drink a lot of herbal tea as I cleanse. Adding lemon to your tea is important as it promotes cleansing and is also full of minerals.
For your convenience, we have put together a kit that contains the above supplements for you to take as you cleanse. If you are interested in this, you can find it in our store. It's called "The Ultimate Green Smoothie Challenge Kit."
Last updated on January 13, 2010 by Maria Rippo