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15 Vitamins that will Help you in your Drug or Alcohol Detox


Although many people will claim that, there is nothing that can help with drug or alcohol detox, restoring the vitamin balance in the body is extremely important to help restore the body’s balance. Alcohol does severe damage to all body systems and it is important to repair those systems when you stop drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the more you drink the less vitamins and minerals you get. You need to replenish these vitamins in order to recover. There are some vitamins and minerals that you can take to help you accomplish this.

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1. Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is technically an herb but it is said to help relieve some of the issues with alcohol related liver damage and helps to support liver function. Many people swear by this treatment.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only good for fighting off colds, it is excellent for boosting the immune system. It restores the imbalance in the immune system that chronic alcoholism creates.

3. Vitamin B12

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Magnesium supplements will help you to regain your energy.

B12 deficiency is closely related to the consumption of alcohol. A deficiency of B12 can cause a variety of extremely unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • cramps
  • movement issues
  • weak sore muscles
  • short term memory issues

There are many other issues that crop up when you are B12 deficient. Most of the symptoms are easily curable when you correct the deficiency.

4. Niacin

Although there are some studies that say that niacin may treat alcohol withdrawal there is no conclusive proof that high doses of niacin are helpful. Studies do show that chronic alcoholism depletes niacin, when you are recovering supplementing with niacin helps restore this depletion.

5. Kudzu

Kudzu is an invasive plant but a very good herb. Some studies show that kudzu is helpful in reducing alcohol cravings.

6. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is also depleted during the alcoholism. A vitamin E supplement is very helpful in solving this problem and supporting the immune system and digestive system.

7. Magnesium

Most people have a magnesium deficiency without alcohol. Alcohol further depletes the magnesium in your system. By replenishing the magnesium, you regain your energy and help to heal the damage done by alcohol.

8. Vitamin A

Replacing the vitamin A in your system can also help to repair the damage that alcohol does to the body.

9. Choline

By taking choline supplements you can reverse much of the damage that alcohol does to your kidneys and urinary tract.

10. Thiamin

Like niacin Thiamin is depleted by alcohol, replacing it in your system helps restore your body to balance.

11. Folic Acid

Folic acid corrects the folate deficiency that alcohol creates. This helps regulate many of the metabolic body systems.

12. Garlic

Many people believe that garlic has the ability to restore liver and digestive function. It does help improve circulation of healthy blood which is a good thing when it comes to alcoholism.

13. Zinc

Like magnesium, zinc is often depleted when you are an alcoholic. Replenishing your zinc levels helps you recover from alcoholism.

14. Riboflavin

Riboflavin helps to replenish dopamine levels. Many people who are alcoholics, feel depression, the riboflavin helps them to synthesize more dopamine.

15. A Good Multivitamin

Along with all of these other vitamins a good multivitamin is essential for healthy alcohol recovery. Most treatment centers know about these vitamins and how alcohol depletes them. To find a treatment center to help treat your alcoholism call 800-996-6135(Who Answers?) today.


  1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2010). Diet Quality Worsens as Alcohol Intake Increases.
  2. Acta Ophthalmologica. (2014). Detection of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Alcohol Abuse.
  3. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (2015). A Single Dose of Kudzu Extract Reduces Alcohol Consumption in a Binge Drinking Paradigm.
  4. Frontiers in Neurology. (2017). Riboflavin Has Neuroprotective Potential: Focus on Parkinson’s Disease and Migraine.
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