Exposure to environmental toxins from food, water and air is unavoidable. Fortunately, there are internal systems that can remove these chemicals and heavy metals from the body. Metals are primarily managed by a zinc dependent protein formed in the body, called metallothionein. Using the natural genetic processes in the body is the most effective method to detoxify from harmful substances, rather than attempting to utilize binding molecules.
Here are some ways to support your body’s natural detoxification process:
Metallothionein: the metal-binding protein in the body, shown to increase in combination with Zinc, Andrographis, Turmeric and Hops/Luduxin.
Sulforaphane: molecule found in cruciferous vegetables or formed with glucoraphanin extract that amplifies detoxification through liver enzymes responsible for metabolism of toxins and ultimately elimination from the body.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: powerful antioxidant that diminishes with age, increases intracellular levels of glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant
Antioxidants: both endogenous (produced in the body) and plant derived antioxidants protect from free radicals by donating electrons to neutralize their harmful effects on the body.