5 Common Detox Side Effects

Do you suffer from fatigue, skin problems, or do you just feel unhealthy?  If so, you may have heard that a body detox or cleanse is the answer to your problems.  Yes, it can be.  However, before you get started, it is important to familiarize yourself with the possible side effects.

In terms of side effects, it depends on which detox diet approach you take.  For example, the consumption of organic foods is an easy way to detox your body.  When you stop putting unnatural foods into your body, it can start to expel the toxins already built-up.  On the other hand, there is water and juice fasting.  These two approaches involve consuming nothing but water and juice respectively.  Since our body is use to and relies on the consumption of solid foods, you will experience more side effects.

Side Effect #1 – Fatigue

It seems ironic that drowsiness and fatigue is a side effect of a body detox or cleanse.  After all, that is one reason why people opt for cleansing; to cure fatigue.  At the conclusion of cleansing your body, you will notice an increase in energy.  During cleansing, you may experience some drowsiness and fatigue but many people do indeed experience a surge of energy.  However, fatigue is common with water fasting or restricted juice fasting, as your body will temporarily lack needed nutrients.

Side Effect #2 – Headaches

Headaches are common, but they can be a painful and frustrating process when a side effect of detox.  There are various different reasons for this side effect, but withdrawal is the most common reason.  Even if you do not consume drugs or alcohol or smoke cigarettes, you may still notice withdrawal symptoms.  This is common with caffeine.

Even if you only drink two cups of coffee or two cans of soda, your body may have become dependent on caffeine.  During a body detox, you need to eliminate these drinks from your diet.  The end result could be a mild to severe headache.  The good news is that after your cleanse you may finally be free of caffeine, no longer needing it to go about your day.