Summer Detoxing, the right way.

By Karen Morris

We’ve all heard how important it is to detox every now and then, but why?

Toxins can enter the body from food, environmental toxins, and the air we breathe.

Eating unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar, salt, additives, and preservatives paves the way for toxins to build up in the body. We ingest pesticides from fruits, vegetables, and grains.

Smoking, alcohol and caffeine consumption, prescription drugs, car fumes, pollution, plastics and chemicals around the home also result in additional accumulation of toxins in the body.

Our body brings in toxins and then processes those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys, and eliminates them in the form of sweat, urine, and faeces.

By doing a detox or minimizing the toxins your body processes, you give your liver the space it needs to start processing these toxins again. Once processed they are released into the lymphatic system, kidneys, and blood to be eliminated.

Detox helps reset, boost energy, improve mental clarity, reduce hunger and cravings, minimize aches and pain, rebalance hormones, restore sleep cycles, support digestion and strengthen the immune system.

When should you detox?

If you don’t feel well or if you’re continuously experiencing fatigue, indigestion, gut issues, headaches, insomnia or body pain, then you may need to do a detox to reenergize your body.

Problems like indigestion usually happen when your digestive system isn’t functioning correctly.

Advantages of Detox:

  • Removal of harmful toxins from the body
  • Rejuvenates the body
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves digestion
  • Makes the skin glow
  • Helps develop healthy eating habits
  • Makes a person feel healthier and aids in better recovery from illnesses.
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Better sleep

Herbs Online Shop’s ‘Express Detox’ Powder has been formulated in collaboration with our experienced naturopath Karen and our pharmacist Chris to optimise your quick and healthy results.

Over a 3-week duration, you will find much improvement in your digestion, boosting your energy and helping you sleep better.

It’s vegan.  Free from soy, nuts, and seeds, gluten-free, lactose-free, dairy protein free.

Express Detox Powder 210g (3-week duration, 7grams once a day)

Each daily dose contains:

  • Glutamine
  • Slippery Elm
  • St M Th
  • Spirulina
  • Coriander
  • Cleavers
  • Mag citrate
  • Zinc
  • Manuka
  • Curcuma longa
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Kelp

One of L-glutamine’s primary roles in the body is to support detoxification by cleansing the body of high levels of ammonia. It acts as a buffer and converts excess ammonia into other amino acids, amino sugars, and urea. Doing approximately one hour of exercise can cause a 40 per cent reduction of glutamine in the body, so it’s important to top up your levels of glutamine daily.

With very high amounts of mucilage, Slippery Elm helps improve digestion and works with the body to draw out impurities and toxins, assisting with a herbal detox. Slippery elm’s tonic, coating action soothes irritated tissues of the intestines, colon, urinary tract, respiratory tract, and stomach. 

St Mary’s Thistle helps maintain healthy liver function and its primary role is to protect the liver against potentially harmful chemicals, especially alcohol. Various studies have shown that it supports the regeneration and detoxification of the liver and normal liver function.

Spirulina, coriander, and cleavers are traditionally used for tissue cleansing and kidney detoxification.  Cleavers is traditionally used to support kidney detoxification by assisting urinary elimination of wastes.

Alkalinity and toxin elimination: Magnesium Citrate is metabolised to bicarbonate in the body, thereby adding to the buffering potential to balance an overly acidic dietary load in the event of inadequate buffering capacity in the blood.

Zinc competes with some toxins for binding sites and is involved in the functioning of metallothionein, a chelating protein. Zinc, along with coriander and slippery elm, has also been used to chelate toxins for excretion.

Manuka Honey produces a prebiotic called fructooligosaccharides, which helps probiotics in the gut to stay healthy. Emerging research has also found Manuka to be effective in eradicating more than 50 species of harmful bacteria, many of which specifically target our digestive system!

This powerful 3-week Express Detox protocol is so easy, and we’ll even include the right foods to include and foods to avoid while you’re doing this program. We have some great recipes to share with you to help keep you on track.

When many people think of detoxing, they think it’s some radical fad, but with our simple and easy formula, you’ll see how easy, effortless, and effective it really is.

Follow on with our Gut Repair Protocol for optimal health results and you’ll be a brand-new self and be summer ready in no time!

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call (02) 9555 5117.