Detox Program (10 Day Detox Program) - Detoxification

By: Blackmores New Zealand  06-Dec-2011

Features and benefits

Blackmores Detox Program includes:

  • An exfoliating mitt for your skin
  • A comprehensive detox by targeting five major organs
  • A 10 day commitment, making it easier to successfully complete the program
  • Free support from Blackmores naturopaths with tips, advice and motivation to help you stay on course and treat your body to a fresh start. Call our free advisory service on 1800 803 760

Additional information

The Detox Program is based on the naturopathic belief that health problems may be caused by the digestive system not functioning efficiently.

The body has many complex ways of eliminating toxic wastes.  Without these we could not survive.  Put simply, the processes of digestion and elimination involve the following organs:

  1. The stomach churns and mixes the food with gastric juices that break down food and kill bacteria.  The stomach then releases a small amount of food at a time into the small intestine.
  2. The small intestine mixes broken down food with digestive juices and bile.  It then finishes the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  The small intestine absorbs around 90% of all nutrients.
  3. The large intestine (colon) absorbs water and vitamins and minerals and contains most of the gastrointestinal microflora.  The final part of the large intestine, the rectum, is like a rubbish bin and temporarily holds waste until it is ready to be emptied.  If waste matter is left in the ‘storage area’ for too long, too much water can be reabsorbed, resulting in constipation.
  4. The liver has many functions, but one of the most important is to filter your blood.  It filters out toxic substances in the blood before it returns to general circulation.  It also produces bile, which helps break down fats in the intestines.
  5. The skin is the largest organ of the body.  The sweat glands of the skin allow toxins to escape as we perspire.

Digestive Bitters contain bitter herbs which have traditionally been used to increase bile flow.  They stimulate the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, which in turn stimulate the upper digestive function (i.e. the stomach, liver and pancreas).  In the stomach gastric acid secretion is increased, which has traditionally been shown to be beneficial in indigestion.

Milk Thistle supports the liver and has an antioxidant and free radical scavenging action.  It supports the regeneration of liver cells and may help protect against potentially harmful substances.

Acidophilus Bifidus contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis which are important beneficial bacteria, helping to stabilise and maintain healthy gut flora.

Colon Care is a laxative, prepared with fibre and herbs to assist the functioning of the colon.  It promotes elimination and rids the body of waste.

The calorie-controlled menu plan that can be downloaded at is based on a level of 1434 calories (6000 kilojoules) per day. 

Digestive Bitters
Take 5 ml (1 tsp) before breakfast, lunch and dinner

Milk Thistle
One tablet (with breakfast, lunch and dinner) 

Acidopilus Bifidus

Take 2 capsules (with breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Colon Care

One level scoop mixed with a little water or juice on days 1-3 last thing before bed

Skin Exfoliating Mitt

Exfoliate on alternate days

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea. 
  • Prolonged use may cause bowel problems
  • Use only as directed.  If you are on any medication it is advisable to speak to your healthcare professional
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women and children under 12 should not undertake a detox program
  • Blackmores recommends that a detox program should be supported by a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise
  • Contains glucose, sucrose and ethanol

Detoxifying is a unique experience for everyone.  Some people find they breeze through a detox program, while others don’t feel so good – at least initially.  While on this Detox Program you may experience various side effects depending on how your body reacts to, or eliminates toxins.

  • Symptoms might include:Headaches: these are common when coffee is taken out of the diet.
  • Constipation:  this may occur in the initial stage of the program but it is nothing to worry about as the Program is designed to aid normal bowel function.  Remember to drink at least two litres of water a day and eat a high fibre diet to ensure regularity
  • Flatulence or bloating:  this is generally due to the change to a high fibre diet and will settle down as your body becomes accustomed to the Program
  • Tiredness: this may be due to cutting out stimulants such as sugar and coffee that give you a false lift. Toxin accumulation can also make you feel lethargic.

Your Blackmores 10 Day Detox Program includes four products plus an exfoliating mitt for a more comprehensive detox:

Blackmores Digestive Bitters (For your stomach):

Active Ingredients per 5 ml dose

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) dry root and rhizome 2 g (2000 mg)
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet) dry herb flowering 1 g (1000 mg) 
Gentiana lutea (Gentian) dry root and rhizome 500mg  
Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony) dry herb flowering 500 mg
Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) dry stem bark 250 mg

Blackmores Milk Thistle (For your liver):

Active ingredients per tablet

Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) extract
equivalent to dry fruit 
7 g 
Standardised to contain flavanolignans  84 mg 

Blackmores Acidophilus Bifidus (For your intestines):

Active ingredients per capsule

1 billion organisms made up of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis.

Blackmores Colon Care (For your intestines):

Active ingredients per gram

Senna leaf dry  500 mg
Rhamnus frangula (Buckthorn) bark dry 250 mg
Psyllium husk powder 90 mg
Psyllium seed dry    50 mg 
Aniseed powder 40 mg 
 Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) seed powder 40 mg  
 Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) root powder 10 mg  
 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Uva ursi) leaf powder 10 mg
 Agar 10 mg

 For your skin use Blackmores Skin Exfoliating Mitt

Always read the label.  Use only as directed.  If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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