Will Sitting in a Detox Bath Too Long Allow Toxins to Reabsorb? – "Ask the Doc"
Jonathan Hunsaker: Welcome to today’s episode of “Ask the Doc,” where we’re talking about detox baths.
Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx and today’s question actually comes from our blog, and the question is this: “Can sitting in a detox bath for more than 20 minutes allow the toxins to reabsorb back into your body?”
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Okay, so the question is, “Do you stay in a detox bath for more than 20 minutes? Can you start to reabsorb the toxins that your body has released into a detox bath?”
The answer is yes! When you’re soaking in water, you will absorb about 10-15 percent of the water that’s in the bathtub. Now, if you stay in there too long, that would include the toxins that your lymphatic system just released into the water.
So yes, 20 minutes is usually about the amount of time you want to spend in a soak; in a bath where you’re soaking like that. Especially if you’re using something that will help your body release toxins. Because as soon as those toxins get in the water, especially if you have nice, warm water, the pores open up and everything becomes more permeable. So, the longer you’re there, the more you’re going to absorb what’s in the bath water.
Jonathan Hunsaker: Thank you, Doc. You’re always such a wealth of information, and I love the way that you share and educate the world.
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