Our proprietary detoxification protocols use immediate release niacin (vitamin B3), exercise, and Full Spectrum Infrared saunas to mobilize the toxins from fat stores and enhance their release from the body. The niacin is ingested approximately 2 hours prior to cardio and resistance band exercises to get blood circulating and to break up fat cells throughout the body and muscle tissues.
Niacin, in the form of nicotinic acid (unlike niacinimide), causes a flushing of the skin and a prickly sensation which are desired side effects caused by vasodilation. Approximately 2 hours after ingesting niacin (I), Lipolysis, the breakdown of fats and other by hydrolysis
to release Free Fatty Acids and toxins, occurs in a four hour “window of opportunity” (II) in which patients will exercise and sauna bathe in two cycles of approximately 30 minutes, each.
The immediate-release niacin dose increases over the two week program in order to reproduce the red flushing of the skin to promote sweat. Usually the niacin starts at 100mg and may gradually increase up to 3,500mg – 5,000mg.
We utilize Full Spectrum Infrared saunas with therapeutic lighting, and the temperatures can range from 130 to 158 °F. These saunas are capable of penetrating up to 2 inches under the skin which allows for the maximum release of toxins in the shortest amount of time.
At these temperatures, individuals can comfortably stay inside the saunas for 30 minutes, or as tolerated. Cold showers are recommended in between the sauna cycles, and we test core body temperatures after each session.
As the bad toxins are sweated out via the sebaceous glands and skin pores, so are the good things the body needs; therefore, patients are given a regimen of replacement electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. Berkey® filtered water and a special blend of calcium and magnesium are also provided for rehydration and muscle relaxation.
To learn more about our medically supervised detoxification program, please visit our wellness site at www.GetDetoxinated.com