Parasites & the Importance of Detoxing

No matter where you’re at on your health and wellness journey, the longer we live, it is our responsibility to conduct check-ups on ourselves; moreover, even when we’re doing everything like working out, being mindful of a healthy diet, staying active in our lifestyle choices and even laughing a bunch…we can still find ourselves needing to hit the body’s ‘reset’ button.

Throughout our lives, excessive processed foods, breads, meats, dairy, sugars (non-fruit), fried foods, refined carbohydrates and sodium gets stored in our body. We can easily understand this food to weight relationship that our body’s maintain, but we don’t always consider the internal harm that the excessive drinking, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle choices are inflecting upon us; even more, though tasty and delicious, these harmful foods don’t always pass through our digestive systems properly, leaving behind waste and toxins that begin collecting on the walls of our intestines, while clogging our liver and colon. This then begins to not just affect the way our body absorbs the healthy nutrients it needs from food, but it also begins to cause issues with the way in which our bodies are supposed to eliminate food, waste and harmful toxins.

So right now, ask yourself, “When was the last time I rewarded my various internal systems (respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, etc.) with an all-natural, healthy reset?”

Seemingly, over the course of the past twenty years, the word ‘detox’ has been tossed around rather carelessly, but in it’s true meaning, a detox is ‘a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic and/or unhealthy substances; detoxification.

Personally, after finding myself making incredible leaps forward in my health journey, I began noticing certain habits, thoughts and physical symptoms (bloating, depression, rashes, fatigue, light-headedness, etc.) were just not getting better. It was almost as if no matter what I did, something was hijacking my body to keep my energy and self in the past, though my actions and determined focus were clearly grounded in the present and forward moving cycles of life. Also, when on the same nutrition and work out plan as friends, I began to notice that my body was not reaping the same health benefits from certain protein and herbal supplements that I was taking immediately after exercising. I knew something was wrong.

After taking time to do some research, I discovered that though I likely didn’t have the common pinworm or roundworm, I could possibly be living with one or multiple PARASITES in my body, and the best thing I could do for myself would be to undergo an all-natural detox of my intestines and colon.


Before going further, let us discuss parasites for a moment:

  • A parasite is an organism that lives in another organism, called the host, and often harms it. The parasite DEPENDS on its host for survival.
  • The parasite uses the host's resources to fuel its life cycle and maintain itself, often to the detriment of the host.
  • Parasites vary widely. Around 70 percent are not visible to the human eye, such as the malarial parasite, and yet, some worm parasites can reach over 30 meters in length!
  • Parasites are not a disease, but they can spread diseases! Also - different parasites have different harmful effects on the human body.
  • Since parasites can pass on a wide variety of conditions and infections, symptoms are sometimes hard to predict. Often there are no symptoms or symptoms appear long after infection, but, the parasite can still be transmitted to another person who may develop symptoms. Symptoms may include:
    • recurring skin bumps or rashes
    • weight loss, increased appetite or both
    • abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting
    • sleeping problems
    • anemia
    • aches and pains
    • allergies
    • weakness and general feeling unwell
    • fever
  • Parasites, unlike predators, are usually much smaller than their host and they reproduce at a faster rate.
  • Without a host, a parasite cannot live, grow and multiply.
  • There are three types of parasites: Ectoparasites, Protozoa, Helminths (worms)

We’ve become very familiar with parasites that live outside of the body, known as Ectoparasites, like fleas, ticks, bedbugs, body lice, crab lice, scabies and head lice; HOWEVER, protozoas and worms (helminth organisms), can affect humans and animals from INSIDE the body, and though we have a very small number of options of over-the-counter (OTC) medication to help with pinworms and roundworms, there are MANY other types of worms, protozoas and their parasitic infections that cause harm to our human bodies, including: Anisakiasis, Racoon Roundworm, Clonorchiasis,Ddioctophyme Renalis Infection, Diphyllobothriasis Tapeworm, Guinea Worm, Hookworm, Hymenolepiasis, Echinococcosis Tape Worm, Enterobiasis Pinworm, Fasciolosis Liver Fluke, Fasciolopsiasis Intestinal Fluke, Gnathostomiasis, Loa Loa Filariasis,  Mansonellosis, Onchocerca Volvulus, Lung Fluke, Entamoeba Histolytica, Trypanosoma, Acanthamoebiasis, Babesiosis, Balantidiasis, Blastocystosis, Coccidiosis and more!  

Research has proven that though there is no credible way of estimating how many parasitic protozoa, fungi, bacteria and viruses exist, according to a study published in the National Academy of Sciences, we can estimate that there are between 75,000 and 300,000 worm/helminth species parasitizing vertebrates.

The American Family Physician states that, “Intestinal parasites cause significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world,” and though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to increase awareness and diagnostic testing of the common parasitic infections in the U.S., it still doesn’t help the fact that when you visit your local drugstore like Walgreens, Rite Aid or CVS, they typically only offer 1 to 2 OTC medicated options for combating the three common human parasites in the U.S. that include pinworms and roundworms.

But…what about those of us who might have a parasite that isn’t a pinworm or roundworm?

Luckily for us, there are all natural, organic detox’s that specifically address eliminating harmful parasites and toxins from the intestines of the human body, helping to restore and rebuild our intestinal health.

With powerhouse herbs known to help eliminate intestinal parasites like wormwood, black walnut hull, pumpkin seeds and cloves, MICOPEIA’s DETOX & GO* is a non-GMO herbal detox that supports intestinal health, by naturally eliminating harmful toxins from the human body! With 15+ herbs for maximum intestine support, MICOPEIA’s DETOX & GO supplement has been formulated in the U.S.A., in FDA-registered, GMP compliant facilities, with all ingredients being subjected to stringent third-party testing.

Other ingredients included in MICOPEIA’s DETOX & GO formulation include: Cranberry Fruit, Garlic Bulb Extract, Apple Pectin Fruit Powder, Carrot Root Powder, Papaya Fruit Powder, Pau D' Arco Bark Powder, Wood Betony Powder, Butternut Bark Powder, Cloves Seed Powder, Oregon Grape Root Powder, Blueberry Leaf, Coptis chinensis Root, Goldenseal Root and Echinacea Angustifolia Root Powder and Zinc!

Our research showed us that our community wants products that are easy, convenient and portable, so that they can consume and share on the go! That's what makes MICOPEIA's DETOX & GO so perfect for the wellness community at large who appreciate reliable and cost-effective solutions that meet their needs! 

With DETOX & GO, simply take 1 capsule 3 times a day with meals. For a more intensive dose, take 2 capsules 3 times a day with meals. Repeat in 2 weeks, if necessary, or as directed by a healthcare professional. We highly recommend getting a proper night's sleep, as well as drinking lots of water (at least (10) 8oz glasses per day).

To allow yourself the opportunity of receiving maximum benefits from our DETOX & GO dietary supplement, while avoiding any adverse reactions, we recommend that you do the following, as you use DETOX & GO:

  • Drink plenty of water! Recommended: (10) 8oz glasses of water daily!
    • When we are detoxing, we are removing toxins, waste, parasites and fluids that have been stored in our intestines! As these toxic chemicals are released, we need to make sure that we are immediately flushing them out of our body. This will help these long-stored toxins in our intestines to not resurface in the forms of rashes and headaches, as staying hydrated will further support your body’s digestive system and natural waste-removing mechanisms!
  • Avoid processed food, fast food, raw fish, sugars (excluding fruits!) and alcohol, while taking DETOX & GO!
  • Treat yourself to PLENTY OF REST!


RESOURCES: Google, National Academy of Sciences, American Family Physician, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

*Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.


Remember - Be good to yourself! 


Rashon Amiel Massey

Founder, Michigan Pharmacopeia® MICOPEIA®

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