How Long Do Detox Side Effects Last?

by Sara Banta | Mar 8, 2021 | Articles, Detox & Cleanse

You may fear the idea of a detox because you have heard of the dreaded detox flu symptoms that can last up to 3 or 4 weeks; and you also may think to yourself, if I feel bad, then it must not be good for me. However, through my different protocols, I help you detox without any downtime or symptoms!

But first, a little story to show how detox works…

When I tested my body for heavy metals, I was off the charts in aluminum, lead and mercury. I then started chelating those heavy metals out of my body. During the middle of the cleanse, I retested my levels and they were higher! Why? Well, your body is smart. As you accumulate toxins, your body quickly stores them in your tissues and fat cells and moves them out of your blood. As you start a detoxification process, your cells start releasing the toxins into the bloodstream to then be filtered out of the body through your liver, kidneys, skin, and colon. This is why my results showed higher levels of metals in my blood. Whether you are switching to a Ketogenic diet, engaging in Fasting, or doing a liver cleanse, your body is entering a new level of detox.

What Are the Signs You Need to Detox?

Lethargy and Fatigue

As your detoxification pathways get clogged, energy production is compromised.

Unexplained Weight Gain

Your liver is where fat burning occurs and where your thyroid hormones are converted into usable energy. As your liver is becoming clogged over the years from toxins, the body’s ability to burn fat becomes compromised and your metabolism and thyroid health deteriorate. You may not get the same results you did ten years ago from eating the same foods.

Headaches and Brain Fog

A symptom of toxicity is inflammation, including inflammation in the brain and the brain’s inability to clear toxins including fluoride from the pineal gland. When the pineal gland is full of fluoride, brain fog is present.

Skin Rashes, Eczema, and Acne

Your skin is your largest organ and the quickest way for your body to excrete toxins. So, as the burden of toxins becomes too much for your liver to process, it will try to expel the toxins out through the skin. Also, you could be suffering from Leaky Gut due to toxicity in the gut, and that can be the source of skin issues as well.

Water Retention

If the kidneys are overburdened, they will become inflamed and unable to efficiently clear the fluids out of the body.

Digestion, Constipation, Bloating, Nausea

This could be from a clogged gallbladder that provides the bile to break down fats. If the bile becomes sluggish from over-toxicity, it can’t break down the dietary fats which will lead to nausea and digestive issues.

Elevated Cholesterol

Cholesterol is being mobilized through the bloodstream as your detox pathways become opened.

Anger, Depression, Irritability or Anxiety

As you are detoxing physically, your body is actually detoxing old emotions as well


If you wake up between 2-4 am in the middle of the night, that is a sign your liver is in need of a cleanse and you may have insulin resistance.

What Are the Benefits of Detox?

In modern day living, our bodies are facing constant exposure to toxins like radiation, GMOs, fluoride in our water and toothpastes, chlorine in our water, bromide in our food and so much more. These are obstacles that our ancestors never encountered. Our liver and kidneys aren’t meant to detox these toxins through the body. Whether you adopt a low carb diet, incorporate fasting, or engage in a full liver cleanse, your detoxification pathways open up and improvements begin to take place. They include:

What are the Detox Flu Symptoms You Want to Avoid?

Many of the same symptoms listed above from toxicity are the symptoms your body experiences as you detox. Many refer to this stage as the Detox Flu and is the reason some of you may hesitate to embark on a detox protocol. The more you have to detox from, the longer the symptoms will last. You have to think that your body has built up the toxins over your lifetime, so they won’t naturally subside quickly without the help of specific protocols. That is where I come in to help!

How to Detox Without Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms

1. Accelerated Ascent Diet Cleanse

This is my most comprehensive DETOX, RESET and REBUILD Bundle, and it includes 30 days of FREE group coaching. After doing our pilot group, the results proved far better than any other detox cleanse. The group has reported:

  • Easy Fat Loss for those stubborn pounds
  • Increased and sustained Physical Energy
  • Increased and sustained Mental Focus
  • Better bowel movements
  • Decreased Appetite and an ability to intermittent fast for up to 22 hours
  • Clearer Skin and Whiter eyes
  • Better Sleep
  • Less Moodiness
  • Improved Cellular permeability
  • Successfully flushing gallstones out of the body safely

2. Accelerated Keto®™

Accelerated Keto®™ pills have a synergistic effect with the rest of the supplements in the Ascent Detox Bundle to heal the body even quicker than with just the Accelerated Keto® and a low carb diet.

Accelerated Keto®™ puts your body into ketosis and fat burning mode within 30 minutes. It helps with Appetite Control and Physical and Mental Energy, as it teaches your body to utilize its own fat stores for energy. Therefore, you aren’t needing outside sources of food to fuel the body. As your body is in that state, it is concentrating on cleaning out the bad cells, reducing Inflammation, feeding the brain amazing energy, and healing the body.

Where Accelerated Keto®™ is different from any other exogenous ketone supplement is it has multiple herbal cofactors in the formula to increase ATP production in the cells, to “De-Fat” the Liver (where fat burning occurs), and to help alleviate Brain Fog. You do not need to eat a high fat diet to benefit from Accelerated Keto®. Your body can snack on its own fat stores to stay in the state of ketosis. To learn more, you can watch this video.

3. Accelerated Silver®

People report seeing a difference in circulation, a boost in Immune System, boost in Cellular Energy and Anti-Aging effects. With the Proprietary Scalar Technology, the healing ability is enhanced above any other silver. Silver is known to help devitalize Viruses, Bacteria, Candida, Fungus, and all known pathogens in the blood. You cannot overdose on it! You can also watch this video to learn more about the difference between Accelerated Scalar Silver and Colloidal Silver.

4. Acceleradine®

Not only is Iodine is antiviral and antifungal, but it is antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-allergenic, antihistamine, mucolytic, hydrating detoxifying, energy producing, and performs healthy apoptosis. Healthy apoptosis (natural death of traumatized and unhealthy cells), is the premise of rapid wound healing as well as disease reversal.

There is no pathogen resistant to iodine; Iodine is a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and phosphatidylcholine. Iodine is also a more powerful antioxidant than any oxygen therapy such as ozone..

It is THE “Metabolic Mineral” for stimulating metabolism, increasing energy, activating the immune system, and building one’s health. Additionally, it is necessary for assimilating key minerals, such as calcium and silica, and key vitamins, such as B12 and D and removes fluoride, chlorine, and bromide from the body. When you are detoxing without iodine, you can experience those flu-like symptoms.

Many have reported they feel a greater sense of well being, increased energy, and a lifting of brain fog. They also report feeling warmer in cold environments, need less sleep, have improved skin complexion, and have more regular bowel movements.

Iodine helps synthesize thyroid hormones and prevents both hypo- and hyperthyroidism.

Acceleradine® is the only Mono-atomic Iodine that is not only Radiation Free, but is Scalar charged to neutralize radiation in the body. So, as you are feeding your thyroid the proper amounts of needed Iodine, you are also detoxing your cells throughout the body of poisons including Fluoride, Chlorine, Bromide, Radioactive Iodine, and others. Because you will be detoxing these substances, you want to start slow with the dosage.

5. Accelerated Cellular Detox Powder®

This will help soak up the toxins you are releasing with the Ascent Reset Bundle or any detox protocol. The Cellular Detox Powder soaks up all of the toxins from the day, and the toxins you released from Accelerated Silver®, Accelerated Keto®™ and Acceleradine®. It will help with Regularity and Bloat, and clean out the system from years of build up.  It is now enhanced with SCALAR frequency to further detox the body from insecticides and heavy metals.

6. Wild-Lytes Electrolytes

Wild-Lytes goes beyond the scope of a simple electrolyte formula to target the effects of daily stress, inflammation, adrenal fatigue and immune disruption at a cellular level, providing a foundation for whole-body health. Unlike many electrolyte supplements, nothing in this formulation down regulates phase one liver detoxification or blocks sulfation pathways for oxalate metabolism. When other formulas do that, you are going against the natural detoxification process.

7. Laxa Comfort for Constipation

This will make your bowel movements consistent and healthy. You need to be having 2-3 bowel movements a day to make sure you are getting the toxins out of the body.

8. Exercise

Exercise stimulates blood flow and circulation, which helps expel the toxins out of the body through breath and sweat.

9. Intermittent Fasting

The definition of “Breakfast” is the first meal of the day — and that can be late! The longer you wait to eat your first meal, and the fewer hours you squeeze your meals into, the more HEALING it is for the GUT. This is called Intermittent Fasting.

The gut is your second brain and where your Immune System is. So, as you are healing the gut, you Heal and Optimize Brain function, Improve Physical and Mental Energy, Improve Mood, Reduce Stress, Fight Cancer, Reduce Inflammation, and Boost your Immune System. You can take the Accelerated Keto®™ with just water or coffee, and have that instead of breakfast in the morning. You won’t be eating as much during the day with a suppressed appetite or cravings for sugar and carbs. As you are switched into Ketosis, your body starts to “snack” on your Body Fat for Energy and no longer needs a constant supply of food for fuel.

10. Sleep

Sleep is the most important ingredient for detoxification physically, mentally, and spiritually. Good sleep has been proven to improve memory, regulate cortisol and stress, improve metabolism, and improve mental function. I know personally when I don’t sleep, I’m anxious, emotional, and my family members are the ones that suffer the most.

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Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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