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More often than not, we accept that not feeling great is part of life and ageing – but this simply isn’t true.

For example, you noticed more episodes of eczema, headaches, PMS, or pain but you can’t quite explain them since you haven’t had any significant change in your diet, lifestyle or environment.

While seemingly counterintuitive, these issues and others are all highly influenced by gut imbalances that can affect your entire system!

So, what can be done to rebalance your gut?

What you may not know is that many of the symptoms you feel daily could be eliminated with a kick-start to your own detox organs (mainly the liver and the gut). Yes, the real reason you’re feeling all the time is likely because your detox organs are not at their best!

In recent years, detoxing may have gotten a bad rap but the truth is that it isn’t just for weight loss and improved digestion – getting a detox is often the simple answer to all the times that your body has been asking for help in all the different ways.

But, how do you know when it’s time for a detox? Ahead, we share with you the most common signs to look out for plus an easier way to reset your gut health that doesn’t involve a cleanse or fast.

10 common signs that you need a detox, stat

You’re seeing dull skin, acne, and dark circles


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You are what you eat (and what your body absorbs), so a diet full of processed foods, as well as foods that your body is sensitive to, can leave your skin looking less than glowing.

That’s because it can lead to an overload of toxins which can hinder the function of your body’s main detoxifying organ, the liver, resulting in toxin and chemical buildup.

Since your skin is also responsible for eliminating waste through sweat, all those problems can creep up to the surface in the form of acne, rashes, and inflammation.

You have bad breath and body odour


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As mentioned, your body is always working to eliminate toxins, and body odour (BO) is just a sign that your body is trying to cleanse itself.

Meanwhile, breath that smells less than fresh is a common symptom of dysbiosis, which is an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut.

Like your skin, you essentially reek what you eat – and excessive BO and bad breath are sure signs toxins have reached an unhealthy level in your body.

You’re experiencing digestive distress

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Digestive distress is one of the most obvious signs that you need a complete diet overhaul.

That’s because uncomfortable symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, and gas are the last things that should be happening if everything in your system is functioning the way it should be. 

You’re always craving sugar 

Insatiable cravings are a huge sign that something is off. A diet filled with processed foods can put your blood sugar and leptin hormones on a roller-coaster ride, leaving you begging for more junk.

Doing a detox and providing your body with the nutrients that are currently lacking via whole, clean food sources should break the cycle of addiction and get those hormones back on track.

You can’t fall asleep or stay asleep


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Many of the things we eat and drink have sleep inhibitors in them.

Beverages like alcohol or caffeine and foods that you might be sensitive to can interrupt your circadian rhythm and dial up the inflammation in your body, causing you to have trouble sleeping.

You’re constantly stressed

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Photo source: Ketut Subiyanto/Pexels

In case you’re unaware, stress is a huge contributing factor to all sorts of health issues and can also lead to your short fuse and lack of energy (which can be affected by the timing of your meals and the foods you eat too).

Left unattended, it can even trigger autoimmune conditions and bigger mental health problems like depression. Taking a break from outside stimuli and recharging your mental state may help your body reset.

You have difficulty concentrating

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Photo source: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels

If you lack the ability to focus or struggle to remember various details on a regular basis, you’re dealing with brain fog. When your body can’t eliminate toxins fast enough, they build up in your body and increase inflammation.

Research has found that too much inflammation damages your protective blood-brain barrier and leads to “leaky brain syndrome.” Having poor concentration could be also caused by a food sensitivity to gluten or other foods, or a diet high in alcohol, caffeine, and refined carb foods.

You’re constantly fatigued

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Persistent fatigue may signal a deeper problem, also known as adrenal fatigue.

This occurs when your brain and adrenal glands are not communicating well due to elevated cortisol levels because of toxin buildup, stress, inflammation, or microbiome imbalances.

You’re always catching a cold

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Roughly 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut so when it’s not in top form due to factors like toxins and inflammation, you can most certainly bet that you’ll be catching more colds, flu, and infections than usual.

You’re experiencing regular joint pain

Chronic ongoing inflammation, usually through foods you consume like refined flour and sugar, can do a number on your muscles and joints.

If you are constantly sore, stiff, and achy especially if you aren’t pushing yourself at the gym, it’s a big red flag for inflammation.

Ditch the juice cleanse – here’s a more convenient, fuss-free solution to daily detox

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When we think about doing a detox, we’d automatically jump into a strict juice cleanse or even a fast to reset our body. However, both these options are not only troublesome but also highly unsustainable for most of us.

Instead of crying at the idea of a detox, here’s an easier way to help you detox daily and maintain good overall health: Herbal Pharm’s N2 Chlorella. This 100% natural supplement is powered by a combination of chlorella, milk calcium, and magnesium stearate.

Before you scream in horror, do not confuse chlorella with the cholera illness. Chlorella is a type of algae that packs a nutrient punch, and has been known as a good source of several vitamins and minerals to help support the immune system.

With naturally occurring chlorophyll in the formula, Herbal Pharm N2 Chlorella helps improve your digestive system while retaining important nutrients for your body to absorb.

To be taken three times daily at five tablets per intake, the supplement also works hard to bind heavy metals roaming freely within our bodies and flushes them out to prevent toxin buildup which is linked to fatigue, body odour, mood swings, digestive disorders, and hormonal imbalances.

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Being someone who’s partial to fast food and struggles with constant fatigue as well as constipation issues at certain times, I gave Herbal Pharm’s N2 Chlorella a try for 30 days to see if the supplement can help really do what it promises: detox my body without the need for a juice cleanse or strict fast.

Taking the supplement tablets sounded like a chore because you’re required to consume it three times daily at five tablets in one go per round, but the tiny size of the supplements made it really easy for consumption.

And as a meat eater who doesn’t really fancy vegetables, I surprisingly enjoyed the taste of N2 Chlorella and I’d actually look forward to eating it daily just for the grassy taste itself.

After the first week or so, I noticed that my constipation problems had greatly reduced and I also had slightly more energy during the day.

In fact, I was able to wake up without feeling lethargic when my alarm rang at the usual time and even my focus on the tasks I had at hand had improved. 

With regular consumption coupled with a balanced diet in the long term, I’m sure that I would be able to see even greater improvements in my overall well-being as the supplement takes care of my gut health.

N2 Chlorella is suitable for vegetarians too, but do keep in mind to consult your doctor first in case you have unknown allergies to any of the ingredients. The supplement is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. 

Herbal Pharm N2 Chlorella retails for S$55 per bottle and you can enjoy 10% off your purchase when you use this promo code* that’s exclusively for Daily Vanity readers: HPDV10 on Herbal Pharm’s official e-store. You’ll also get complimentary same-day delivery when your order exceeds the S$40 minimum spend!

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About Herbal Pharm

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Established in 2005, Herbal Pharm is an award-winning Singapore brand with nutrition and wellness deeply rooted in its core.

Since its founding days, Herbal Pharm has been committed to discovering, innovating, and formulating premium-quality nutritional supplements and all-natural, organic lifestyle products, always striving for better products, superior ingredients, and sustainable practices.

In addition, Herbal Pharm is among the 64 new brands selected by industry leaders, trade associations, and government agencies this year to join Made With Passion, the national initiative by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) that spotlights the diversity of local lifestyle brands and their hard work and dedication to create products that people love and trust.

For better gut health as well as overall well-being, rest assured that you can count on Herbal Pharm and its array of natural and organic lifestyle products, as well as beauty and nutritional supplements that are lovingly made for a better you.

You can find Herbal Pharm N2 Chlorella and a wide range of other health supplements at Herbal Pharm’s retail outlet located at 8 Race Course Lane, Singapore 218735 as well as Herbal Pharm’s showroom at 1008 Toa Payoh North, #01-18, Singapore 318996.

Herbal Pharm is available online at the official e-store as well, and you can enjoy complimentary same-day delivery for orders above S$40.

Alternatively, you can also purchase Herbal Pharm products by calling the hotline at 6749 0004 or visiting other major e-commerce marketplaces such as Al-barakah, Foodpanda, GrabMart, KrisShop, Lazada, Qoo10, and Shopee.

For more information, visit the website, call the hotline at 6749 0004, or WhatsApp Herbal Pharm at 9889 0004 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message).

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