What Toxins Do Saunas Remove?

By

Alex Tyson

Before reading this article, please note that this information should not be seen as medical advice and that you should talk to your healthcare practitioners prior to lifestyle changes.

Ever wondered, “Do saunas remove toxins?” or “What toxins do saunas remove?” You’re not alone. The link between saunas, detoxification, and health benefits has garnered considerable attention. This guide will address your questions surrounding whether saunas help you detox, the role of sweating in removing toxins, and the specific toxins tackled by saunas.

Do Infrared Saunas Remove Toxins and Help Detoxification?

Yes, simplistically, sweating is a natural detoxifying mechanism, and since heat exposure in saunas induces sweating, it becomes an effective channel for toxin elimination.

The more advanced answer relates to the way infrared light penetrates deep into the body, as it can be an effective way to rid your body of toxins. Studies have shown that far-infrared light directly benefits primary neurons functionally inactivated by toxins. This means that saunas can lead to increased energy metabolism and assist in the removal of toxins.

However, while saunas help you detox, we recommend incorporating saunas as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. To further accentuate the benefits of your infrared sauna sessions:

  • Embrace a nutritious and balanced diet 
  • Avoid detrimental habits like tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Commit to regular physical activity.
  • Prioritise rejuvenating sleep.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking adequate water.
  • Seek and practice stress-relieving techniques.

Therefore, it’s pivotal to view sauna sessions as an element of a holistic wellness regime. Learn more about the Hubbard sauna regimen to remove toxins and restore health. Our team can work with you to determine how best to use your infrared sauna to achieve your goals.

The Infrared Sauna Detoxification Process

Besides promoting relaxation and blood flow, infrared saunas are efficient in detoxifying and can assist in removing toxins such as heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium), halogens (chlorine, bromine) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). To maximise the effectiveness of this process, it’s recommended you follow these steps

  1. Pre-Sauna Exercise: Engage in 20-30 minutes of aerobic activities, such as jogging or cycling, to prepare the body for the sauna session.
  2. Sauna: Commit to a session of at least 15 minutes at 45°C – 55°C, depending on your level of fitness.
  3. Hydration: Ensure you remain hydrated before, during and after your sauna, to help the body throughout the detoxification.
  4. Monitor Symptoms: Symptoms can include nausea, headaches, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and skin irritations. If any symptoms become severe, seek medical treatment immediately
  5. Assessment: Review your health and wellbeing after each session to see the impact of this process. Remember that frequent (2-3 times per week) infrared sauna use over several weeks may be required for lasting benefits.

In summary, regular sauna use facilitates toxin elimination via sweating. This helps the liver concentrate its efforts on processing toxins that are optimally removed through the kidneys, stool, and urine.

Learn more about BODY DETOX: IMPORTANCE AND HOW TO DETOX YOUR BODY

Enquire with Infrared Sauna Specialists

Learn more about the detoxifying power of saunas by enquiring with our team of infrared sauna specialists. Whether you prefer a direct call or an online enquiry, our team is ready to assist and guide your journey towards better health and wellbeing. 

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