Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas, and today we're going to be talking about taking multivitamins with a detox cleanse. Should you or shouldn't you? Vitamins are for the most part, unnatural sources of real nutrient rich foods and can be counterproductive during a detox. There are many types of supplements and the cheaper varieties are usually filled with artificial flavors and colors. Even the highest quality vitamin supplements have been isolated from their natural source which means they have been separated from the synergy of natural compounds that make up whole food. Nutritional science doesn't even come close to understanding all the complex interactions that take place between the digestive tract and natural whole foods that are actually designed by nature to nourish the gut. In fact, many vitamins and minerals are not even absorbable in their isolated form. Some new research studies have even shown that synthetic vitamin supplements actually increase damaging free radical activity by binding with and in activating the antioxidants needed to fight free radicals. So during your detox, you are aiming to give your body 100% natural whole foods. Synthetic vitamins add an extra load for your liver and kidneys while providing you with a fraction of the nourishment you can receive through power foods. That said, there are many powerful super foods you can supplement in your diet during a digestive detox cleanse.