Alcohol Detox Supplements

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Alcohol Detox December 15, 2021

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab Alcohol Detox Supplements

Important Vitamins and Minerals for Alcohol Detox

Detoxification is the word used for the bodily process of removing toxic substances from your system, including drugs and alcohol. For your body to be able to function normally, the best process is to not only remove the intake of harmful substances but also to replace them with good, healthy vitamins and minerals. Some of the most important vitamins and minerals for alcohol detox include:

Calcium – drinking alcohol can cause your body to stop absorbing calcium, which can cause a host of problems down the road, especially in women who are at risk for osteoporosis after heavy drinking. To get the most benefit from your treatments, ensure you get plenty of vitamin D when taking calcium supplements by getting out into the sunshine.

Protein – protein is made from amino acids, so when the body breaks down protein-rich foods, it will use these amino acids to help rebuild damaged cells and build up neurotransmitters in the brain that can help control drug cravings. Your body is able to produce 12 amino acids, but there are 8 others that come from external sources, like protein-rich foods including eggs, tofu, beans, quinoa and meat. Do not take amino acid supplements unless under the purview of a doctor, as too much can cause more damage than good to your brain.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – found in fish and fish oil supplements, Omega-3 helps with feelings of depression and heart health, along with a host of other benefits

B Vitamins – heavy drinking and/or drug use can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb B vitamins, which help your body produce blood cells and convert sugar into energy, amongst other important functions

C Vitamins – a vitamin C deficiency can cause you to feel sluggish and depressed. Infusing your body with this vitamin can help mitigate the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

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How Alcohol Abuse Causes Nutrient Deficiencies

The use of alcohol detox supplements can get you back on track and feeling better much quicker than detoxing without them. These nutrient deficiencies exist in the first place because of four main reasons:

1.  Your appetite has increased. Certain substances can increase cravings for sweets or low-nutrient foods.

2.  Your appetite has decreased. Some substances like cocaine and meth can cause you to lose your appetite for long periods of time, so you do not get the nutrients you need.

3.  Alcohol abuse encourages the consumption of empty calories. Alcohol contains a lot of calories, but they have almost no nutritional value. People with substance use issues will also have trouble putting together healthy meals, instead of reaching for easy junk food.

4.  Alcohol inhibits nutrient absorption, especially the various forms of Vitamin B, which can cause Korsakoff’s Syndrome, also known as “wet brain”.

The Best Ways to Get the Vitamins and Minerals You Need

The best ways to get the vitamins and minerals you need as you detox and rehabilitate from alcohol abuse include:

Eating a balanced diet with multivitamins. The first few days of alcohol detox may make this difficult, so try starting with a liquid multivitamin, eating what you can when you can handle it.

Avoid doing a cleanse. The word ‘detox’ is sometimes confused with a ‘cleanse diet’ of certain detox foods and juices, but your body is capable of cleansing itself if you provide it with the building blocks it needs through a healthy, balanced diet.

Undergo your detox in a professional setting. Detoxing at home can be overwhelmingly difficult and can even become dangerous, especially when detoxing from alcohol. You should seek medical or professional care in a place that offers medication and supplements that will help you with your withdrawal symptoms and help your body begin to heal itself.

Addiction Treatment Centers that Use Supplements and Nutrition

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we believe in combining holistic treatments, bodywork, and nature therapy into all of our patients’ treatments. We have a dietician and employ nutrition therapy and education, and even provide cooking classes to help you to increase your health as you detox and rehabilitate.

We will check your bloodwork for signs of nutritional deficiencies, with treatments tailored to your specific needs. Antioxidants, melatonin and other sleep aids, and vitamins are provided, along with a cleansing detoxification smoothie high in NAC, with liver-supporting plant extracts, so your body is supported as it cleanses itself. We provide adaptogenic herbs to help with the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as well.

Located on the Big Island in Hawaii, Exclusive Hawaii Rehab is a luxury inpatient rehab center for high-net-worth individuals and celebrities, with holistic rehab programs that last for a minimum of 30 days. We will help you tap into your own resilience and help you heal your mind, body, and spirit in a revitalizing, comfortable setting. Contact us today to learn more about our alcohol detox programs and how we can help you through our nutritional supplements and integrated therapy programs. 

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