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The Summer Detox Guide

It’s becoming a tradition: In June, six months after our annual detox, we try to hit reset again. We’re replaying this three-day plant-based meal plan, and we’ve corralled detox-adjacent supplements and tools, plus a few things that can make it a little more fun.

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    SUPPORT SYSTEM

    To keep stress levels in check, it’s important to make sure the mechanisms of your body’s natural response to stressors don’t stay out of whack for too long. These adrenal support supplements—made from a blend of adaptogenic herbs including ashwagandha, holy basil, rhodiola, and Schisandra—go a long way toward the cause.

    Gaia Herbs ADRENAL HEALTH® DAILY SUPPORT
    Gaia Herbs ADRENAL HEALTH DAILY SUPPORT goop, $31
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    WHAT A GEM

    There’s a heating pad, and then there’s a gemstone heating pad. This one is made with amethyst, tourmaline, and jade stones that gently warm up to release far-infrared light and negative ions. Put it on the living room floor while bingeing Normal People, drape it over your desk chair (or couch) to target stagnant tension—hell, if you have it, take it to bed and let the infrared heat spoon you to sleep.

    Healthyline GEMSTONE HEAT THERAPY MAT
    Healthyline GEMSTONE HEAT THERAPY MAT goop, $1,049
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    BANISH THE BLUES

    New to the goop shop: This essential-oil-based spray is an uplifting brew of musky clary sage and citrusy orange with traces of tuberose and rose geranium. Give it a good spritz when you’re feeling meh, stash it somewhere near your laptop (in case of agitated emails), or reach for it whenever you want to up the vibes in one smell—uh, fell swoop.

    Ilāpothecary BEAT THE BLUES ROOM SPRAY
    ila BEAT THE BLUES
    ESSENTIAL OIL ROOM SPRAY
    goop, $46
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    NOT SO FAST

    Did April feel like a big banana bread blur? We’re recovering with the quickie five-day reset that has managed to win over more goop staffers than any other cleanse we’ve covered. Like fasting but not nearly as intense, this program is designed to trick your body into thinking it’s fasting, while still giving you some essential nutrients. Everything you need comes in one box, including plant-based soup packets—and surprisingly satisfying Choco Crisp bars.

    L-Nutra (ProLon) THE PROLON DIET
    L-Nutra (ProLon) THE PROLON DIET goop, $249
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    SET THE PACE

    If you feel like you’ve been going nonstop since forever, this once-a-day immune- and energy-supporting supplement protocol was designed with the sole purpose of helping us keep up. It includes a phytoblend multivitamin, omega-3s, and more nutrients that support healthy glutathione production and antioxidant systems.

    goop Wellness BALLS IN THE AIR
    goop Wellness BALLS IN THE AIR goop, $90/$75 with subscription
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    IMMUNITY SERVICE

    The thing about vitamin C is that whatever your body doesn’t need right then and there, it eliminates. What makes these squeezable packets so genius—aside from their easily transportable size—is that the gooey vitamin C–rich gel made from liposomes. Think of them as little delivery vessels that work to help protect the precious cargo (in this case, the vitamin C) and support absorption.

    LivOn Labs LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C
    LivOn Labs LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C goop, $43
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    GET ROLLING

    Ilāpothecary’s rich aromatic roller is made from real-deal essential oils; the scent is a mix of earthy sandalwood and crushed rose petals. Every time we dab it on our wrists and neck, we feel instantly lifted. One of our self-professed product junkies on staff—who doesn’t like spray-on scents—turned us on to it. She says it’s the only thing she wears that people stop her to ask about.

    Ilāpothecary Speak Your Truth Essential Oil Roller
    ila Speak Your Truth
    Essential Oil Roller
    goop, $45
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    SMOOTH OPERATOR

    Organic India’s Triphala is an herbal formula comprising three organic dried fruits native to India—alma, bibhitaki, and haritaki—that have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to promote digestive health. Take the capsules twice daily with water before or after meals.

    Organic India TRIPHALA
    Organic India TRIPHALA goop, $22
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    HEY, BRANIAC

    Back to those liposomes: LivOn Labs’ similarly leveled-up magnesium gel packets are a great alternative to capsule supplements. The threonate form of magnesium may uniquely support our brain cells. And magnesium is important for supporting well-being across the board, from a healthy memory to easy elimination. Squeeze the gel into a glass of water or straight into your mouth. (There’s no gluten, added sugar, or weird aftertaste.)

    LivOn Labs LIPOSOMAL MAGNESIUM L-THREONATE
    LivOn Labs LIPOSOMAL MAGNESIUM L-THREONATE goop, $70
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    GOLDEN TICKET

    If you’re not much of a hot-golden-milk-latte-in-the-middle-of-summer kind of person: These turmeric-based curcumin capsules include a black pepper extract that increases the bioavailability of curcumin so that your body benefits more from this plant’s gifts. Same gold mine of healthy-inflammation-response-supporting benefits, done in a form that’s super easy to swallow.

    Gaia Herbs TURMERIC SUPREME EXTRA STRENGTH
    Gaia Herbs TURMERIC SUPREME EXTRA STRENGTH goop, $30
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