Thank you Natalie“ Some specific scientific evidence of this would be appreciated. There is some debate. I’m hearing that since sweat is made up of mostly water and bits of salt, proteins, carbs and urea (no toxins) that sweat is incapable of releasing toxins. The liver, intestine and kidneys eliminate toxins. So I’m wondering what the scientific evidence is for the claim that you can sweat out toxins.
Actually, here’s an answer:
“So, yes, the toxins that leave your body through healthy living are the same ones that go in, via trace amounts found in your food, water, and air. “Those things are quite clear,” Smith said. But “the idea that wrapping yourself in a plastic bag and doing things to facilitate excessive sweating, to essentially eliminate things through your sweat — the evidence that I’m aware of showing the benefit of that, as opposed to the normal elimination pathways, does not exist.”
Losing weight may happen while you’re huffing and puffing, but toxin removal only comes through flushing your body’s system. Hot yoga, spin classes, and jazzercise will no doubt make you sweaty. But the mercury and BPA will still be there.”