Alcohol Detox Plan

When embarking on an alcohol detox plan it’s important to take lots of vitamins as these can help to boost your immune system.

Here are some vitamins that are important to take when taking part in an alcohol detox plan.

Alcohol Detox Plans

Vitamins A and C

Vitamin A and C supplements can help correct deficiencies during alcohol withdrawal, but they must be taken under supervision due to potential liver damage and the daily limit for these is 2000mg.

Vitamin C is best known as an antioxidant, helping to prevent damage to your body and its ability to transform iron into a state that is better absorbed in the intestine. Raspberries Cranberries, blueberries, and watermelon are examples of very good sources vitamin C sources, while apples, pears, and bananas are also in the good category. You should expect almost any fresh fruit to be excellent sources of dietary requirements.

Another antioxidant is Vitamin A that helps your skin stay moist and produce the enzymes that stabilise the production of collagen. Good sources of this include mangos, dried apricots, butternut squash, carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin all contain either vitamin A or the beta-carotene that becomes vitamin A. Next time you are doing your food shopping make sure you look out for orange things to make sure you are getting the right amount of Vitamin A.

Vitamins B1 and B2

During alcohol withdrawal lvitamin B1 plays a part in helping to reduce fatigue, maintaining mental sanity and decreasing disorientation.

Vitamin B2 reduces the severity of headaches and hand tremors associated with alcohol withdrawal. Doses of vitamin B1 or B2 exceeding the daily allowance of 1.2 mg are nontoxic and alcohol withdrawal symptoms are treated with doses up to 25 mg per day.

Vitamins B3, B6 and B9

Vitamin B3 or niacin speeds up the rate of which alcohol leaves your body and regulates part of the stress-related hormones of the adrenal glands. Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine plays an important part in the production of the chemical serotonin, which induces calm during anxiety or depressive states and this vitamin helps regulate melatonin levels to induce sleep. Vitamin B9, or folate is important in cellular and brain health. Using vitamins B3, B6 and B9 in higher doses reduces alcohol cravings and anxious tension, as well as insomnia and mood fluctuations. Daily intake of vitamin B3 is 14 to 16 mg with an upper limit of 35 mg. The vitamin B6 daily intake is 1.4 mg with an upper limit of 100 mg and vitamin B9 is 400 mg with a limit of 1,000 mg.

You can purchase vitamin tablets and supplements from a number of supermarket outlets like Boots, Tesco, Asda and online from Amazon, Healthspan and Holland and Barratt.

We Do Recover provide private alcohol and drug addiction treatment to patients so if you or a loved one has a problem or you would like to speak to someone about alcohol detox plans  visit the website to see which programme suits your needs and costs or to speak to someone you can call 0800 955 4357 from the UK.

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