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Detoxification Specialist

OC Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA

If you’re feeling tired, sluggish, or simply not like yourself, detoxifying your body can help optimize its natural immune response. At OC Integrative Medical Center in Newport Beach, California, Chitra Bhakta, MD, has an array of supplements and IV therapies that promote the detoxification of heavy metals and toxins in your body. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhakta, call or book a visit online today.

Detoxification Q&A

What is detoxification?

Detoxification removes toxins and heavy metals from your body to promote health and wellness. Exposure to toxins is common in the 21st century. Chlorinated drinking water, food additives, processed foods, metal fillings with mercury, and other common environmental and dietary factors all contribute to the buildup of toxins in your body.

Why would I need detoxification?

A buildup of heavy metals and toxins in your body ultimately breaks down. Your body metabolizes these substances through your liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, and lymphatic system.

Because many of these harmful substances aren’t water soluble, your body can find it difficult to excrete them, instead storing them in your fatty tissues and cell membranes. When you’re stressed, exercising, or exerting yourself in any way, your cells and fatty tissues can release these substances throughout your body.

Stored toxins and heavy metals can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms when released, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Sluggishness
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Memory problems
  • Dizziness
  • Poor digestion
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Chronic pain

Detoxification removes these substances from your fatty tissues and cell membranes to improve function throughout your body.

What are the different types of detoxification treatments?

If you’re experiencing symptoms of toxin or heavy metal exposure, Dr. Bhakta may test you for chronic illnesses like Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and mold exposure. These screenings can help pinpoint exactly what’s causing your symptoms.

To eliminate toxins and heavy metals in your body, Dr. Bhakta may recommend one or more of the following detoxification treatments:

IV therapy

For quick, lasting relief from chronic fatigue, brain fog, and other common symptoms of heavy metal and toxin buildup in your body, IV therapy can effectively flush these substances out of your body.

Most IV therapy for detoxification treatments use a combination of magnesium, L- Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Glutathione, zinc, and selenium to remove toxins from your body.

What makes IV therapy unique is that it delivers vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system. Not only does this make for a more potent cocktail of supplements, it also eliminates common side effects like nausea.


Dr. Bhakta provides her own line of supplements to detoxify your system while addressing any nutritional deficiencies you may have.

For an individualized detoxification plan, call OC Integrative Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.