Recently, I finished a 30-day niacin and sauna detox. This program is considered helpful in releasing toxins, including heavy metals, that can build up in the body (especially the fat) over the years.
Each day, you take increasing amounts of niacin (Vitamin B3), run on a treadmill for 20 to 30 minutes, and then sit in an infrared sauna for an hour (at 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit) while regularly hydrating and toweling off. You perspire a lot. You then take numerous vitamins and supplements throughout the day to replace what you have sweat out. At Day 23, I noticed a shift, as though I felt calmer and clearer, physically and mentally. Of course, each person will have their own results and patterns.
There is a facebook group (Smart Detox -- Niacin and Sweat Protocol) with lots of info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Saunadetox/
I researched the different brands of saunas -- reading various articles, reviews, and testimonials -- and concluded that Clearlight is the best brand. Their saunas are full-spectrum infrared, low in EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies), and the interiors are made of cedar (which has antimicrobial properties due to the cedar oil). I contacted Clearlight, and they referred me to the only gym in Tampa Bay which carries their sauna and that was Driven Fitness on Swann Avenue in Tampa https://www.drivenfit.com/
Aside from having this sauna, it's a very nice gym with friendly and professional staff.
I found this program beneficial, and anyone who thinks it may help them can check out the resources above to learn more.
Alex Chapunoff, LMHC
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