Seven Effective Ways to Cleanse Your Body in 24 Hours

Written by – Zora DeGrandpre, MS, ND Medical and Scientific Writer and Editor Last Updated: March 19, 2020

Seven Effective Ways to Cleanse Your Body in 24 Hours

We live in an on-demand society. We want quick solutions to often complex problems. Sometimes, it can work—and sometimes we can get some significant movement towards a solution in a relatively short period of time.

Our bodies can perform many functions quickly—in some cases, you can significantly detoxify and cleanse your body in 24 hours. How do you do that? These 7 ways can lead you to a cleaner body in about a day.

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #1

Drink water –lots and lots of water throughout the day. If you drink water, it helps keep your kidneys moving toxins out of your body as quickly as possible. Go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge—you want to flush those toxins out as soon as you can! Drink water first thing in the morning and keep on drinking water throughout the 24-hour detox period.

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #2

Take a 5- 10-minute break every hour to perform some sort of exercise. Stretch, walk, dance, do push-ups or any other activity that you can. This accomplishes several goals:

  • It keeps your blood flowing. Remember that one of the functions of blood is to bring nutrients to your cells, but blood flow also removes waste from your cells—and from your body. The greater the blood flow, the greater the amount of nutrients, including oxygen, that goes into your body’s cells and the greater the amount of metabolites and toxins flow out of your cells and into the liver—where they are further metabolized and excreted into the stool—and to the kidney where they are flushed out into your urine. The net result is more detox!

  • It gets you to sweat a bit—sweating is another way that the body gets rid of toxins and wastes from the body. Again, more sweat, more detox!

  • It gets you breathing faster—and that is yet another way to remove wastes from the body. Breathing removes gases like carbon dioxide but it is obviously beneficial to detox gas wastes as well!

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #3

Keep your diet light but healthy. Many people find that a great way to detox regularly is to have 24 hours when they eat very lightly and mostly fluids. They may drink only water or herbal teas or they may drink some diluted juices (1-part juice with 1- part water). Another approach is to have soups made of nutritious bone broth with brown rice as a source of fiber.

  • You may also want to add a fiber supplement as part of your 24-hour plan. This is to improve—and increase—the amount of stool that you pass. This is important because the body normally eliminates a significant portion of metabolites, waste products and toxins via the stool—and this is one way to encourage a full and comfortable bowel elimination. You can try psyllium or methylcellulose. You could also consider for long-term health a source of both pre- and pro-biotics. Prebiotics are those substances like inulin that serve as food for healthy gut bacteria while probiotics are the gut bacteria in a supplement or food form.

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #4

While eating light can be helpful, if you have other concerns and want to ensure that, for example, you are THC-or other toxin-free, you can consider increasing the amount of liquid—and fiber—you have for a 24 hour cleanse. Including fruits, vegetables provide the nutrients—including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals your body needs to perform its natural detox functions. Adding some herbs can help support and potentially accelerate that process. This method means 24-hours of drinking detox beverages.

  • 1. Detox beverages usually contain fruit, vegetables and herbs and can help both nourish your body and aid in detoxification. Why? In part, because those nutritious detox beverages can provide the nutrients your body needs to properly metabolize, convert and excrete those wastes and toxins from your body.

    • a. Examples include mixing various fruits and berries with water or green tea—you can put is all in a blender and add different fruits until you find your favorite flavor. Fruits and berries to include are:

      • Cranberries are a traditional choice of detox drink with a goal of passing a toxin experimentation

      • Lemons are a clear favorite detox drink. Consider sweetening a lemon detox drink with an herbal sweetener like stevia

      • Limes are nearly as popular as a detox drink as are lemons—stevia can come in handy here too!

      • Oranges, grapefruit

      • Any berry including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries or other perhaps local berries like blackberries, huckleberries and loganberries.

      • Other fruit like watermelon

      • While not fruits, you can also add celery or cucumber to the mix

      • Also include herbs like ginger, cilantro, rosemary and cinnamon

      • If you want it make a sweeter detox, add a bit of stevia but just a bit at a time—stevia is MUCH sweeter than sugar!

    • b. A traditional detox drink is dandelion tea

      • The leaves of dandelions help the kidney flush out wastes while the roots support the liver detoxification process

  • c. Ginger tea is also a traditional detox drink—in the morning, ginger tea also works very much like coffee to give you that extra push out the door!

  • d. You can also make detox smoothies. These can be mixed with plain yogurt or with a mixture of vegetables or fruit alone. Various possible ingredients include

    • Celery—a great source of fiber, minerals and other nutrients

    • Spinach—a source of chlorophyll, often used to support detox and cleansing. Also a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

    • Almonds—fiber, vitamins and minerals

    • Beets—support liver function and natural detox processes

    • Wheatgrass—a great source of fiber and nutrients

    • Fennel can help support the digestive system

    • Dandelion leaves and roots

    • Spirulina is a great source of antioxidants—and selenium, a trace mineral that supports antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzymes.

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #5

The next method is—sleep! The more sleep you can get during the 24-hour detox and cleansing period, the more time your body can spend getting through its natural detoxification processes. Sleep is critical to overall health, but it is also critical to reducing weight, and stress. Also, recent evidence indicates that sleep is critical for re-setting and a brain detox. Studies indicate that sleep helps clears the brain of various toxins and metabolites that are associated with neurodegeneration, aging and mental disease. For example, beta-amyloid, the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease is cleared from the brain during sleep.

Ways to help you sleep better during your 24-hour detox period can include:

  • Make certain your bedroom is cool—ideal sleep temperature is around 65-67o F

  • Do some gentle stretching exercise before you go to sleep—about 5-10 minutes of stretching can help you sleep better. Some people prefer a short, relaxing walk

  • Make certain your mattress and pillow(s) are comfortable

  • Use blackout curtains to keep all light out of the bedroom

  • If there are ambient sounds around your home (traffic, crickets, owls, neighbors) use recorded white noise such as the sound of water, waves, a cool breeze or soft bird calls to help you sleep

  • Limit the amount of time you spend in front of any electronic screen for at least 1 hour before you want to go to sleep.

  • Take a hot shower before bedtime. This can stimulate the release of melatonin, the sleep hormone

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #6

This is a list of foods to avoid and is best combined with the other methods for best results in detoxing your body. For overall better health and wellness, consider avoiding these foods all the time.

  • Avoid using any alcohol or tobacco products for at least 24 hours. This is to allow your body’s natural detox systems to focus on the waste products, metabolites and toxins that you want to clean out of your body. For example, the liver plays a major role in metabolizing alcohol and toxins from tobacco products like cigarettes. If it is “too busy” taking care of alcohol and nicotine metabolites, toxins and waste products, it won’t be as efficient at detoxifying any other substances.

  • Avoid foods with any added sugar. Sugar actually “lights up” the same areas of the brain that cocaine and other addictive toxins stimulate. And we all know people who need their “sugar high”. This ends up damaging various organs and systems in your body—and when this happens, you won’t detoxify as efficiently, as quickly or as completely. For example, high levels of sugar consumption is a well-known risk factor for diabetes—what is not as well known is that high levels of sugar are also associated with liver diseases including fatty liver disease.

  • Avoid all processed, fast or fatty foods. The reasoning behind this is similar to that of avoiding alcohol, tobacco products or sugar. You are adding additional chemicals that just “clog up” the normal detoxifying systems. If you are trying to get clean in 24-hours, the more you avoid these types of foods, the better off you will be.

Effective 24-hour Detox Method #7

There are lots of detox tablet products out there—consider using ToxRid’s 1-day detox product. It can be particularly beneficial for those who need a “light detox”. It uses a system of pre-rid detox tablets, dietary fiber and a detox liquid that has been scientifically developed to provide your body with minerals needed by your natural detoxifying systems plus dietary fiber in the form of psyllium powder to quickly and efficiently remove toxins in the stool. Toxin rid with work to cleanse your body—cleansing the blood, saliva and urine of accumulated toxins, waste products and metabolites.

The ToxRid 1-day detox product will work best combined with the methods listed above. The directions will instruct you to drink lots and lots of water along the way and if you eat nutritious foods, drink detox-supporting beverages, get your sleep, do some exercising along the way and avoid sugar, processed, fast and fatty foods, you will be well on your way to a cleaner, healthier body! On top of that, the ingredients are all-natural and only uses vitamins, minerals and well-experimentationed and effective herbs. And on top of THAT, there is a Money Back Guarantee! What’s not to love?

Special Comments for toxin experimenting Detox Methods

People want to detox and cleanse their whole body for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for overall health, others are looking to support various systems such as their hormonal system, their digestive system, their detoxifications systems including their liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, lymphatic and digestive systems. Other people may be concerned about passing a toxin experimentation such as a urine experimentation or blood experimentation and reducing their levels of, for example, THC, barbiturates, sedatives or an opiate.

toxin experimenting may be a part of a pre-employment screening experimentation, work-related toxin experimenting, athletic or professional toxin experimenting, as part of an investigation of safety issues or an accident. A urine toxin experimentation is most common, though some places may use blood, saliva, sweat or hair experimenting. The toxin experimentation is usually an immunoassay that can be done quickly and relatively inexpensively. A positive toxin experimentation should be confirmed using a more sensitive experimentation. The combination of two experimenting techniques results in a very low number of either false positives (finding evidence of toxin use when there is none—that is when you are clean) or false negatives (finding no evidence of toxin use (you are clean) when there actually is toxin use going on).

Many employers use a standard experimentation that includes experimenting for the use of:

  • Marijuana—the experimentation looks for metabolites or byproducts of THC. Occasionally, depending on the specific experimentation, CBD may be detected and interpreted as THC

  • Cocaine

  • PCP (Phencyclidine)

  • Opiates including codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, heroin

  • Amphetamines and methamphetamines

  • MDMA (Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine)

Other employers may use an expanded experimenting that includes methadone, and classes of toxins including benzodiazepines, barbiturates and others.

If you are hoping to pass a toxin experimentation, all the methods listed here can help, though depending on your toxin levels and the toxin experimentation used for experimenting, the more often you can follow these -hour methods, the better. The best way to ensure a clean toxin experimentation is obviously to stay clean—however, you can often reduce your toxic load in 24-hours significantly. You can also use a home toxin experimentation to check how well these methods are working for you and how well “cleaned” you are after the 24-hour period. Repeat the home toxin experimentation the morning of your experimenting, just to be sure.

Various toxins spend different amounts of time in your system. This can depend on your age, overall health, liver status, weight and other factors. This can also depend on how much and how often you use a particular toxin. The chart below gives you some idea how long a toxin may stay in your system and give you a better idea of how to pass a toxin experimentation. The best way or approach may be to wait for a period of time, staying clean, and then do a 24-hour detox method on the day before experimenting.

toxin Number of days or hours the toxin may remain detectable
Marijuana/ THC Up to 7 days after a single use, but up to 2 months after long-term use
Barbiturates Up to 2 days for short-acting barbiturates (eg.pentobarbital, secobarbital) and up to 3 weeks for long-acting barbiturates (eg. phenobarbital, primidone, metharbital). Anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks for intermediate-acting barbiturates (eg. butalbital, amobarbital)
Cocaine Up to 4 days
Methamphetamine/Amphetamines Up to 2 days
Methadone Up to 2 days
Alcohol Up to 12 hours
Opiates Up to 2 days

Drinking lots of water can be important if you need to pass a toxin experimentation, especially because most toxin experimentations check a urine sample for toxins. Water can be used to help flush out toxins, wastes and toxin metabolites and a full bladder before experimenting may also help dilute the substances experimentationed for. Don’t provide a urine sample from the first urination in the morning—any metabolites in this first morning sample would be at their highest levels of the day.

Combining all the methods listed above along with our 1-day detox product gives you confidence that your toxin experimenting day will work smoothly – and cleanly. In addition, you can add a free home toxin experimentation as a check of the system and an extra boost—our Flush Drink.