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SUPPLEMENT GUIDE

Your supplement guide for

SUCCESSFUL DETOX

At Reflex Supplements we’re all about helping you reach your best, and pushing you to limits that you might not have thought possible. Whether you’re just trying to feel and look better, want to clean up your diet, or are preparing for a fitness contest, we’re here to guide you towards that goal.

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Designed by our team of supplement and fitness experts, this guide gives you the information you need to cleanse your systems for optimal wellness and performance.

DETOX

Clean Up Your Act

These days, it’s becoming more and more common to hear people talking about following a ‘detox diet.’ However, many of these fad detox plans, such as a day of juicing, lack macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) and don’t have nearly enough calories. The good news is that you don’t have to drink juice all day or stop training to cleanse.

get back on track

Clean eating is synonymous with eliminating the junk from your diet and it can be as simple as omitting highly processed foods and focusing on whole foods that are rich in nutrients such as plant-based foods, grass-fed or organic meats, and basic fruits and vegetables.

To take it one step further, you can omit those foods that can cause stimulation (caffeine) or inflammation (dairy or gluten). If you’re really looking to “cleanse,” though, try cycling your whey-based protein to a plant-based powder, and remove processed sugars and refined ingredients from your diet. Swap out coffee and other stimulants for tea and set goals such as squeezing in 7–10 servings of vegetables (majority green) into each day of eating.

Beyond the foods you eat, it’s also important to remember to do the easy stuff that too often and too easily takes a back seat or gets bumped down the priority list. Any detox plan should involve getting plenty of sleep, drinking plenty of water, and being mindful of other important self-care habits. But, the secret weapons for your own detox plan should be carefully selected supplements that will help you reach your individual goals.

Your Detox Supplement Plan

Supplement Why? Our Current Fave
Green Food Powder

Adding greens in supplement form gives your body a concentrated dose of veggies

Nutrient dense base of vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll

These nutrients play a key role in protein synthesis, and promoting cellular regeneration

Progressive Veggies Greens
A comprehensive combination of over 60 land, sea and cruciferous vegetables, as well as super green foods, plant oils, phytonutrients and herbs in a single serving.

New to Green Food Powders?

Simply mix your greens with your liquid of choice like water, sugar-free electrolytes, coconut water, or blend into your favourite smoothie recipe.

Supplement Why? Our Current Fave
Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids are fats we must obtain from our diet and are essential for optimal health, including a healthy heart, brain, and mood.

Omega-3s include EPA, DHA and ALA, with EPA & DHA being the primary ones needed.

It’s common for diets today to be low in this essential fatty acid. A supplement ensures you’re reaching optimal levels for the body.

Progressive OmegEssential
Choose either liquid or capsule form, a high potency fish oil supplement that will deliver a therapeutic dosage of both EPA & DHA.
Supplement Why? Our Current Fave
Fibre Powder

There are 2 types of fiber – insoluble and soluble – and both are needed to help maintain digestive health.

Fiber is also known for its ability to slow down digestion, keeping you fuller for longer between meals and also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.

North Coast Naturals Ultimate Daily Cleanse
Ultimate Daily Cleanse™ features 5 whole food fibres to give you the right types and right amount of fibre. It also contains probiotics, good bacteria that help support digestive health making this a perfect fibre supplements for cleansing or dieting.
Supplement Why? Our Current Fave
Liver Supplement

Many vital body functions are performed by the liver, namely its production of bile that is used to carry away waste and helping with digestion and fat metabolism by break down fats in the small intestine

A supplement can help promote liver strength and boost overall health in the body

Himalaya Liver Care
An herbal formula whose antioxidant properties assist normally functioning liver cells and preserving existing liver strength.
Supplement Why? Our Current Fave
Multisource Plant-based Protein

Plant-based protein powders are proven to be just as effective as whey-based with a multi-source plant-protein blend offering you all of the amino acids necessary to build muscle.

If using a whey-based protein, be sure to read the label and avoid any products with added sugars, fillers or artificial colours or flavours.

Vega One
A protein powder made from real, whole food ingredients, that also offers additional nutrients including greens, vitamins & minerals, fiber, omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotic. Each serving offers 20g plant protein Vega Protein & Greens. Made from real, whole food ingredients, each serving offers 20g multisource plant-protein plus 2 servings of greens.

Detox Blueprint

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all detox plan that will work for everyone. But, there are building blocks that should form the foundation of any successful cleanse.

1. Eat

Focusing on what you put into your body is the most important part of a cleanse. Make sure you’re getting the right foods in the right ways. Intentional meal preps can help you make smart choices before you’re tempted by the bad ones and keeping yourself satisfied will help keep you from reaching for an unhealthy snack.

2. Drink

Hydration is your very best friend when doing a cleanse. Not only will keeping your cups full help keep you energized, it will also allow your natural filters (think kidneys and liver) working at the most optimal levels. We also often times mistake thirst for hunger, so always reach for a glass of water before you decide to dig into that energy bar.

3. Sleep

Our bodies use sleep as a time to repair and replenish. Kind of the whole point of a cleanse, no? Don’t limit your own cleanse by skimping on the sleep. It’s a common misconception that you can “catch up” on sleep, too. You need a full night’s rest, every night.

4. Sweat

Kick your cleanse into overdrive by working up a good, healthy sweat. Not only will vigorous exercise rev up your metabolism and help your body get back on track, it will also release endorphins so that you’ll be feeling good about yourself and your cleanse.

DO’S & DON’TS

Here are do’s & don’ts to help you get the most from your cleanse

Eat

DO

  • Incorporate detox supplements into your daily routine even after an initial cleanse is completed.
  • Quality protein throughout the day (lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, whey or plant-based protein powder)
  • Whole nuts & seeds, cold pressed oils and nut butters (especially those rich in Essential Fatty Acids, such as chia, hemp, flax, pumpkin seeds and walnuts)
  • Fruits & veggies (especially dark leafy greens and lower sugar fruits like berries)
  • High fibre root veggies (such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots)
  • Healthy fats for cooking (coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, olive oil)
  • Quality carbs (oatmeal, quinoa, wild rice)
  • Green Tea & Matcha Tea

DON’T

  • Eat packaged food products with added sugar
  • Drink Alcohol
  • Eat refined carbs such as white grains, or flour

Move

DO

  • 5 hours of physical activity per week (combination of cardio, high intensity training, and weights)
  • Daily ‘non-workout’ physical activity (taking the stairs, housework, playing with your kids)

DON’T

  • Overtrain
  • Sit for long periods of time

Lifestyle

DO

  • Sleep 7-9 hours per night
  • Keep hydrated throughout the day
  • Stay consistent with your routine and set realistic timelines for your goals

DON’T

  • Skimp on sleep
  • Yo-yo diet

Soak it Up

epsom salt bathEpsom salt baths (aka magnesium sulphate) can be a great way to relax muscles, promote sleep, ease anxiety and improve circulation. Dissolve 2 cups of epsom salts, and 1 cup of Himalayan or sea salt into a warm/hot bath and soak for 20-30 minutes. This relaxing practice is a great way to unwind, and support your body through your cleansing program.

Keep It Up

It’s easy to think that the job is over once the “detox” is done. But, it’s much better to think of using your detox as hitting the reset switch rather than the rewind button. You don’t have to follow the whole detox plan forever, but focusing on eating right, drinking enough water, sleeping 7 to 9 hours every night, and exercising regularly will help you maintain all the improvements that you felt and saw during your cleanse for the long term.

think of using your detox as hitting the reset switch rather than the rewind button

Your Guide To Clean: Supplement and Diet Disclaimer: Information in this guide is for information purposes only. Before starting any supplement, diet, or exercise plan it is strongly advised that you check with your healthcare practitioner. For questions on any of the supplements or recommendations in this guide, please visit your nearest Reflex Supplements location.

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