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How Can I Support My Nutrition During My Alcohol Detox?

How Can I Support My Nutrition During My Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol abuse can take a heavy toll on your body, causing negative effects on your organ system such as potential serious heart and liver problems. Making the vital choice to detoxify your body from this substance can be accompanied by noticeable effects, however. These can include intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, high blood pressure, headaches and agitation. That is why it is so necessary to maintain a properly balanced nutrition and supplement the areas where you may be deficient as a result of alcohol abuse.

How To Support Your Nutrition As You Detox

Vitamin Supplements

Due to alcohol abuse, it is common for the body to be deficient in crucial vitamins like iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Your detox center may prescribe you a basic multivitamin, or you may choose to find a multivitamin yourself. It’s important to remember that multivitamins are not all of equal quality. If choosing vitamin supplements, make sure that it is from a reputable brand and check the number of nutrients as well as any additional ingredients that may be used. Consult with your detox center to see what vitamins you need most.

Herbal Supplements

Certain herbs can help to alleviate the symptoms that result from alcohol withdrawal. Dandelion root and milk thistle can be very beneficial for liver support, while ginger and chamomile work wonders for calming the stomach. For anxiety, valerian root is promising when it comes to soothing the symptoms of agitation. Remember to check with your doctor to see if these herbs may negatively interact with a medication that you are currently taking.

Brooks V.
Brooks V.
Brooks has been a freelance journalist for the better part of two decades, as well as spending a decade as a crisis intervention counselor. Through his own work and researching the work of others throughout the many facets of the detox, crisis intervention, and mental health worlds he has been able to tell the stories of those worlds in an effort to help addicts and those with mental illnesses understand and navigate them.