Adam Ruins Everything - Why Toxins Are a Myth (Tease) | truTV

  • Published on Oct 11, 2017
  • Despite what wellness companies say, it's basically impossible to suck toxins out through your skin.
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Comments • 508

  • Miao Yu
    Miao Yu 3 months ago

    Aaaaaand everything is a toxin at the right concentration. Even water.

  • Magik
    Magik 7 months ago

    wow unlisted

  • Squipplepuff
    Squipplepuff 8 months ago

    I ha be that water bottle

  • MVP Studios
    MVP Studios 10 months ago +1

    Only dumbass people would believe this

  • Watch MrCuba
    Watch MrCuba 10 months ago

    239 Chinese people got triggered

  • aguy654
    aguy654 10 months ago

    Why can't these "Videos" have actual video? Am I the only one who is not seeing video and only hears audio?

  • Rocksaltz WID A Z
    Rocksaltz WID A Z 10 months ago

    I go to the steam room almost purely because it smells nice.

  • Toaster of Doom
    Toaster of Doom 10 months ago

    How to get (Some) toxins out of your body: eat charcoal.

  • Nicholas Musser
    Nicholas Musser 10 months ago

    Oh hey, its June from "Don't trust the B---- in Apt 23" i wish that show had more seasons.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 10 months ago +1

    Technically toxins are a type of chemical, but it is more a legal term than it is describing any specific type of chemical. Though to be fair anything on the toxic list you really don't want in you, if you did, it coming out of your skin is the least of your worries.

  • LowDStand
    LowDStand 10 months ago


  • Michele Fornovo Tapia
    Michele Fornovo Tapia 10 months ago

    And besides, any residue material that isnt necessary or toxic is taken care by the body on its own.

  • Joy Cheng
    Joy Cheng 10 months ago


  • mark cocomos
    mark cocomos 10 months ago

    Do why this is only a minute long

  • suli0786
    suli0786 10 months ago

    How to get rid of Toxins?
    White Blood Cells.

  • Truth Serum
    Truth Serum 10 months ago

    And just like that subscribed

  • Dzabel Al
    Dzabel Al 10 months ago

    Where is the full version?

  • deathlegionair
    deathlegionair 10 months ago

    Toxin is a just a layman word for anything that is not inherently healthy for you, that’s quite literally all it is.

  • Patrick Dukemajian
    Patrick Dukemajian 10 months ago

    Holy crap is that Dreama Walker? Too bad Apartment 23 got cancelled.

  • Antonio
    Antonio 11 months ago

    where can i watch this full episode for free?

  • frostyguy1989
    frostyguy1989 11 months ago

    The body already has an in-built mechanism for expelling waste. It's called going to the toilet.

  • Iris Park
    Iris Park 11 months ago +1

    laxative remove toxins from your body

  • alphaghoul
    alphaghoul 11 months ago

    How is sweating them out different from sucking them out your skin?

  • ProductiveDiscord
    ProductiveDiscord 11 months ago +1

    I tried to explain to someone that detoxifying was blog level pseudoscience and they acted as if I had confessed to killing their dog. Science is only scratching the surface of the body's microbiome and there are a dozen suspected causes of aging besides toxins. So no, it is unlikely your health guru's green drink is working as intended.

  • Tassja Stephens
    Tassja Stephens 11 months ago

    I really wish thee were a bit longer with more facts

  • Hippie Whovian
    Hippie Whovian 11 months ago

    It's called your liver.

  • Diablo X Machina
    Diablo X Machina 11 months ago

    Isn't that the girl from "Don't trust the b*tch in apartment 23"?

  • Lexi Barrow
    Lexi Barrow 11 months ago


  • Darkninja282
    Darkninja282 11 months ago

    No Adam, sweating does release toxins from the body it is one of the ways we naturally flush waste out.

  • Malcolm Nicoll
    Malcolm Nicoll 11 months ago

    Ha! Love it. Can't we see how we're all basically being duped by big business for profit? Sometimes we're so desperate to know something that we'll believe almost anything. Thanks, Adam for exposing another myth for what it really is.

  • Guardian Reshiram
    Guardian Reshiram 11 months ago

    Can this channel please upload full episodes for those that don't live in the US that are interested in the show? Or at the very least can you make them available on an official site?

  • Ashaari Ahmad
    Ashaari Ahmad 11 months ago

    Some detox the hell out of drug addict. Join the program if you want to try the heaven of real medical detox.

  • Bozark Zygarde
    Bozark Zygarde 11 months ago

    Anyone know the actress's name, who plays the blonde?

  • רם רוזנפלד
    רם רוזנפלד 11 months ago

    does "toxins" also include drawing on yourself with a pen?

  • rence234
    rence234 11 months ago

    Cause livers don't exist

  • Charlsie Fowler
    Charlsie Fowler 11 months ago


  • Tony Orbeta
    Tony Orbeta 11 months ago

    How to detoxify? Have a liver first.

  • Rudster14
    Rudster14 11 months ago

    "A nice schvitz" 😂

  • Sydney Marsden
    Sydney Marsden 11 months ago

    Try showing the, "sweat doesn't clean out toxic" bit to us firefighters. We have to sit on stationary bikes and sweat like mad, then shower in pratically boiling water, to rid ourselves of smoke after a fire. You wanna run that bit by us again, Adam?

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      An incredibly extreme scenario of which most people will not even get anywhere near that level of exposure to CO2.
      Nor is it even the same as what he's talking about i.e. people thinking they can cleanse "toxins" they supposedly get from eating fast food or drinking from plastic bottles.

  • Sandra Fowler
    Sandra Fowler 11 months ago

    How to remove toxins:
    Step 1: Have a liver
    Step 2: There are no other steps

  • gjt365
    gjt365 11 months ago

    The cupping gimmick was neat, I liked how that one went.

  • Thomas Riley
    Thomas Riley 11 months ago

    Although the video makes very good points, the existence of toxins aren't a myth - however, they aren't what myth healing - as I'll call it because I forget the name for it - claims. Toxins are poisons produced by organisms. So no, plastic doesn't have any toxins in it (although certain types of plastics - type 1 AKA PET AKA polyethylene terephthalate is particularly notorious - can release poisons into things such as water when exposed to heat or light - did you know that this is the plastic that's most common in water bottles?). Cyanide is a toxin. Ricin is a toxin. Fugu produce tetrodotoxin. Botulinum is a toxin. Fast food is fully non-toxic.

  • Joel LeBlanc
    Joel LeBlanc 11 months ago

    I hope that this episode actually provides some useful information instead of a generalized "the wellness industry is lying to you" nonsense. So far in to this 'tease', it is just misleading. Certain toxins are expressed through the skin and sweat, such as heavy metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic (Sears et al., 2013). The skin is widely known to aid xenobiotic drug detoxification as an excretion organ (Zhou, et al. 2012) You can even use sweat-patch testing to test for illicit drug traces in the sweat of addicts (Kintz, 1996) and animal studies even suggest that skin detoxification may play a role in preventing metabolic diseases and insulin resistance (Liu, et al. 2012).
    The comment on CUPPING is misleading as well, as it is has shown evidence for helping lower back pain in a recent meta-analysis of studies (Wang, et al., 2017), osteoarthritis (Li, et al., 2017), constipation in children (Shahamat, et al., 2016), lateral femoral cutaneous neuritis and cervical spondylosis (Zhang, et al. 2017). I don't know if it is MARKETED for detoxification, but so far the research is more interested in the effects on the musculoskeletal system.
    Some natural therapies such as herbal (Chung, 2015), probiotics (Markowiak and Śliżewska*, 2017), foods like garlic (Wu, et al. 2002) and green leafy vegetables (Rose, et al. 2005) and one literature review found several supplements have some scientific basis for aiding detoxification of heavy metals, including magnesium, zinc, chlorella, taurine, apha lipoic acid, n-acetyl-cysteine, and glutathione (Sears, 2013).
    With the first ever clinical human study (funded by the NCCIH) into the effect of saunas on detoxification currently underway, maybe best to wait for those results (and future studies) before saying there is no effect.
    When talking about "toxins" are we talking about endotoxins & lipopolysaccharides from intestinal microbes and dysbiosis of flora -- found in several recent studies to be influenced by environmental chemicals, (Rosenfeld, 2017, and Chi, et al., 2017) -- or environmentally persistent chemicals like DDT on cellular health (Torres-Sanches, et al., 2007), and other pesticides and herbicides like round-up (a known carcinogen found in excessive amounts in the drinking water and ground water of numerous countries including the USA, Canada and Mexica)?
    Or the effect of PCB chemicals on human reproductive health (Toft, et al., 2014)? What about flame retardants (found in 72%-75% of urine samples of pregnant women) and their effect on the neurodevelopment of human fetuses (Castorina, et al., 2017)?
    Air pollution? What about microplastics and nanoplastics found in tap water, honey, sugar, beer, seafood, etc. on several continents? (The Guardian, September 2017) What about endogenous toxins that we ourselves produce? Or the oxidative burden of liver phase 1 detoxification of all these compounds all the effing time?
    The biggest problem is that many of these compounds are not water soluble, or are not readily chelated and excreted by the human body.
    The wellness industry aiding people with detoxification is laudable -- obviously we NEED it. The problem is how to do it in an effective and evidence-based way. I love Adam Ruins Everything (seriously) but PLEASE be careful how you treat this subject... you have a large audience, and thousands (if not millions) of people are influenced by your information. Don't tell them that toxins have no effect, or that it is all bogus..PLEASE don't make the misinformation worse. PLEASE.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      The fact these industries are using the word toxin because it sounds scary rather than because of any actual scientific accuracy is kind of the point. The distinction is very important for a variety of reasons, not least of which being you cannot expel toxins the way they're claiming.
      So yes definitions matter.

    • Joel LeBlanc
      Joel LeBlanc 11 months ago

      Isn't that just splitting hairs though? Whether talking about 'toxins' or toxic chemicals, toxic waste, toxic pollution, toxicity, etc. I am not sure whether everyone is using the word 'correctly' really makes that much difference to people who are being affected.

    • Thomas Riley
      Thomas Riley 11 months ago

      Not one of those elements is a toxin - toxins are produced by organisms. By definition, no element is a toxin. Poison, maybe. But never toxin.

  • rejvaik
    rejvaik 11 months ago

    Toxins are in the blood stream, meaning the liver filters your blood. Dont over tax your liver ie alcohol and you will feel alot better

  • Ivan Johnson
    Ivan Johnson 11 months ago

    Omg, she's hella cute. I remember her on Don't Trust the B. Such a cute butt too. Okay, I'm terrible.

  • Ashley Hardy
    Ashley Hardy 11 months ago

    It's called your LIVER and your KIDNEYS. Eat well, avoid the drugs and booze and you're toxin-free!

  • ALep DE
    ALep DE 11 months ago

    it left me even more skeptical

  • Prod. by E. Jacobs
    Prod. by E. Jacobs 11 months ago

    Was this supposed to be funny?

  • t850terminator
    t850terminator 11 months ago

    Toxins aren’t a myth. Just look at any comment section.

  • Ophiuchus Oversoul
    Ophiuchus Oversoul 11 months ago

    Are you saying if I wanted to smear myself in lead paste, motor oil, or roundup, I'm perfectly safe? I won't absorb those toxic chemicals in through my skin?

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      There's an obvious difference between absorbing something through your skin and secreting it. There's also a difference bewteen purging something that has gotten into your skin versus ingesting it. The "toxins" of which they refer if they existed were ingested, as a result purging them would be handled by your liver and kidney not sweat.

  • My Thoughts
    My Thoughts 11 months ago

    "Sweat is your body's temperature control"
    or better yet
    " "Sweat is your body's temperature control" is the extent of Adams knowledge about sweat"

  • Shane Lawrence
    Shane Lawrence 11 months ago

    Why are these so damn short now! I miss the old ones that go into more detail

  • Alfred
    Alfred 11 months ago

    Yeah the whole field of Toxicology is fake. Doesn't exist.

    • Alfred
      Alfred 11 months ago

      but the context is misleading. She holds up a bottle of water and says this can flush out the "toxins" or waste products, and he said "science says nope". Which isn't entirely true because the source he was referring too was a study on juice cleanses and detox drinks, not water. Waste products are expelled through the process of urination and is facilitated by increase water consumption.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      Yeah because that's what he said. He literally said there's no such thing as toxic things, there was no context to make it clear he was talking about this new age hokery about toxins at all.

  • Eliza Almaguer
    Eliza Almaguer 11 months ago

    Toxins are toxic components produced by organisms. They include poisons, venoms, and other similar components that may not always be too deadly such as caffeine. Which means plants are riddled with toxins since they primarily rely on chemical options to defend themselves, soooo also any detox involving eating plants is fake.

  • Benimation
    Benimation 11 months ago

    Everything is toxic if you take too much. Water will kill you at 5 liters.

  • Ikannuna Plays
    Ikannuna Plays 11 months ago

    Foods you eat can affect the chemistry of your sweat though.

  • kaykay12152
    kaykay12152 11 months ago +3


  • Nicholas Adams
    Nicholas Adams 11 months ago

    Someone needs to ruin Adam.

  • Darryl Jack
    Darryl Jack 11 months ago

    Tell that to toxic Rick

  • YouPube
    YouPube 11 months ago +2

    Omg she's the girl from *Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23*

  • Dumble Doff
    Dumble Doff 11 months ago

    If you read this by any chance Adam, please kills yourself.

  • Temmie Plays!
    Temmie Plays! 11 months ago

    Im toxin free bc i get all natural pills from the Salvia Erik store.

  • ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ
    ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ 11 months ago

    Already was proven in Rick and Morty

  • arithsem is alive . . .
    arithsem is alive . . . 11 months ago

    Adam ruins Harvey Weinstein I dare u

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      I think he did a pretty good job of ruining himself.

  • darmy713
    darmy713 11 months ago

    You may want to re-examine the science, Adam.

  • Psychedelic BluesMan
    Psychedelic BluesMan 11 months ago

    Why is this guy such a cancer to society.
    Off to Gulag with him

  • Andrae Elite
    Andrae Elite 11 months ago

    The Pumpkin Spice and yoga pant crowd will fall for anything.

  • Fatsmcgee andhisretards3
    Fatsmcgee andhisretards3 11 months ago +1

    Next week I ruin Adams buthole.

    TOASTER PRODUCTIONS 11 months ago

    Dang I wish these were longer

  • Trent Baker
    Trent Baker 11 months ago

    Take care of your kidneys, they are the only things removing the "toxins" from your body.

  • Arcduck
    Arcduck 11 months ago

    I've never even heard of this myth.

  • the tick
    the tick 11 months ago

    not entirely accurate sweat does have some waste products in them just not significant

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      Literally listed on screen 99% water, 1% natural trace elements.

  • japikolee
    japikolee 11 months ago

    "Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Sweat: A Systematic Review" by Margaret E. Sears, Kathleen J. Kerr, and Riina I. Bray (J Environ Public Health, 2012) suggests that toxic metals may actually be excreted through sweat.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      However in the quanities contained in the body they are not actually dangerous, nor are they excreted at a rate that would be very helpful if they were.

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  • Danston Murphy
    Danston Murphy 11 months ago

    A komodo dragons mouth is toxic. Their bite could kill you. Komodo dragon bites your leg. Doctor amputates leg. Toxic is gone.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      Komodo dragon mouths are toxic yes, fast food is not. Context of the segment.
      Important to note no amount of sweating will save your leg either.

    • Fatsmcgee andhisretards3
      Fatsmcgee andhisretards3 11 months ago

      Good luck finding a doctor in dragon country.

  • basilrose
    basilrose 11 months ago +1


  • Danic C.
    Danic C. 11 months ago

    Good. This one's been a long time coming. The LIVER deserves the recognition it has been denied for so long!

  • Dave H.
    Dave H. 11 months ago

    Isn't that the roommate of the B in apt 23?

  • Jessica Rodriguez
    Jessica Rodriguez 11 months ago

    This girl seriously needs her own show again. I missed her in Don't Trust The B* in apartment 23

  • Christopher Garcia
    Christopher Garcia 11 months ago

    Dreama Walker

  • b1merio
    b1merio 11 months ago

    Whoo! Love Siobhan.

  • Ben Nett
    Ben Nett 11 months ago

    This title is super misleading.

  • nate
    nate 11 months ago +2

    oh hi siobhan, i haven’t seen you for a while. thought CH made a dumb choice by laying you off, but thank god.

  • komodoking175
    komodoking175 11 months ago

    Was that shavaun

  • Bracelets McSkeleton
    Bracelets McSkeleton 11 months ago +1

    If toxins are a myth, explain this show.

    • Thomas Riley
      Thomas Riley 11 months ago

      Toxins are poisonous substances produced by organisms, so . . .

  • ACE112ACE112
    ACE112ACE112 11 months ago

    Who is she????

  • Ace Diamonds
    Ace Diamonds 11 months ago

    technically drinking water does help get rid of toxins, through urination.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      Doesn't actually speed up the process. Kidneys still take the same amount of time to filter out the same amount of whatever they're filtering. Speeds up the explusion after the filtering though.

  • kiwigirl48
    kiwigirl48 11 months ago +1

    Ok Adam can't tell me that drinking a healthy amount of water isn't good for you it is !!!

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago +3

      Not what he said. He said water wont flush out "toxins" in your system any faster.

    • Matt S
      Matt S 11 months ago +5

      Not to mention that there is such a thing as drinking too much water. You can actually die from it. It's called Water Toxicity. A radio show a number of years back killed a woman on air doing just this. They had a "Hold Your Wee for Wii" contest to win a Nintendo Wii. They had people drink a cup of water every half hour, and a woman died from it. They got sued pretty hard core.

    • Fábio Rodrigues
      Fábio Rodrigues 11 months ago +8

      kiwigirl48 he didnt say it was bad. "Good amout" isnt a measure drink how much water you want but it'll get to a point that because irrelevant and that point is waaay sooner then people think

  • FireBreathingRabbit
    FireBreathingRabbit 11 months ago +1

    Toxins may not be real but some of those activities (particularly meditation) are proven to be stress relieving.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago +1

      Which is fine in and of itself. What is not fine is trying to sell it as something it isn't with a made up disease.
      That being said one of the things he listed, cupping is horrendous and should be avoided. Its actually causing damage to skin relaxing or not.

  • Harrison McKinney
    Harrison McKinney 11 months ago

    Cupping lol

  • Faux Mustache
    Faux Mustache 11 months ago +2

    Dr. Drew's been bashing "toxins" and exploitation of idiots since the 90s.

  • punky bruster
    punky bruster 11 months ago

    Sry I have to use a bit of common sense on you here. If true toxins don't go through skin in or out then how do nicotine patches work. How is doctors can give meds thru a patch. Sry son your wrong. You have pores which get rid of and take in toxins.

    • Shade Nox
      Shade Nox 11 months ago

      There's also a notable difference between something being absorbed into your skin and being expelled out, particuarly things that have been designed so that your skin can absorb them. Just because it works one way doesn't mean it works the other way around. Sweat and sebum is excreted from your body by glands, there is no system for excreting anything else via your skin.

    • Thomas Riley
      Thomas Riley 11 months ago

      That's not even the most common way toxins exit the body, though, not by a long shot. The overwhelming majority of all toxins are excreted through urine (as a side effect, this will also make urine potentially toxic).

    • Hunter Bowman
      Hunter Bowman 11 months ago

      punky bruster but you're not even using common sense... . he never said toxins can't go in and out of the skin... he said we just don't sweat it out.... the whole point that he'll get to in the full video, is that toxins, as defined by these stupid fads, don't exist.... real toxins are something else , and they can kill you... like snake venom. And it's *you're

    • Christine McManus
      Christine McManus 11 months ago

      That's not Adam's argument though. Yes, things you put on your skin can enter the body, but sweating, cupping and all that other horseshit doesn't pull toxic compounds out of your skin the way people think it does. The body already has systems in place to remove harmful compounds (excretory system and liver). So as long as you drink enough water, eat well, stay away from hard drugs, don't go nuts with things like alcohol/caffeine, and exercise, you don't need any fancy methods or spa treatments to dispose of bodily waste.

  • Danny deBoer
    Danny deBoer 11 months ago


  • Sibling Trickshots
    Sibling Trickshots 11 months ago

    Idubbz took an L from rice

  • Travis Flagg
    Travis Flagg 11 months ago +1

    That was terribly short and unsatisfying. Don't tell me something is wrong without telling me why. Otherwise, you are just as bad as the myth peddlers.

    • Temmie Plays!
      Temmie Plays! 11 months ago

      Hunter Bowman where's the title saying "teaser"

    • Travis Flagg
      Travis Flagg 11 months ago +1

      yep!! I totally missed the "tease" in the marquee

    • Hunter Bowman
      Hunter Bowman 11 months ago +1

      Travis Flagg hmm i guess you didn't understand that it was a *teaser* meaning it's not the full clip....

  • Senor Lopez
    Senor Lopez 11 months ago

    Lol @ Adam selling out and killing his only show idea

  • Fish
    Fish 11 months ago +1

    I bet you 1,000,000,000,000,000 that Adam will never do an episode on the left wing party.

    • Tyler Martens
      Tyler Martens 10 months ago

      1,000,000,000,000,000,000 what, u never specified dollars or anything so I guess if he never covers it I to will give u the number. Actually nvm just take it 1*10 to the power of ~12 is urs to keep

    • Little1Cave
      Little1Cave 11 months ago

      political turtle I'll take that bet. Adam will at some point bring up left party politics in his show. Deal?

  • Goofy Emoji
    Goofy Emoji 11 months ago

    Even when Adam ruins everything in my life, I will gladly call Adam my dear friend

  • wowwowweebs
    wowwowweebs 11 months ago

    Finna jump in a pool of radioactive isotopes, and horrible toxic chemicals

  • Anthony Man
    Anthony Man 11 months ago +1

    Your body gets rid of heavy metals through sweat the most! Adam the disinfo artist!
    1k likes and I punch Adam's face live!

    • Anthony Man
      Anthony Man 11 months ago

      Thomas Riley so... mercury or lead or aluminum can't be toxic?

    • Thomas Riley
      Thomas Riley 11 months ago

      I want you to read the definition of a toxin and then come back and tell me that heavy metals are toxins. Elements by definition are never toxin, but only ever poisons.

    • Anthony Man
      Anthony Man 11 months ago

      Thomas Riley you must be suffering from hvy metal toxicity!

    • Thomas Riley
      Thomas Riley 11 months ago

      Heavy metals also aren't toxins.