A SUPPLEMENT TO SUPPPORT DETOXIFICATION
YOUR BODY IS AMAZING
Your body is amazing! It is always working behind the scenes to support you.
Do you remember Benjamin Franklin’s old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Your prevention is supporting your body with self care, sleep, being in nature, exercise and of course organic, unrefined, unprocessed foods, as fresh as possible and in their natural state. This is the best way to prevent overburdening your body with unwanted toxins.
Toxins will still find a way into your body: through the air you breathe, water you drink, foods you eat, items you clean with and products you put on your skin. Thankfully your liver works hard for you, filtering, binding and eliminating these toxins.
It always feels good to “give back” and there are so many things you can do to support your liver in this process. In addition to the things mentioned above, there is a supplement called calcium-d-glucarate which assists the liver in everyday detox.
Calcium-D-Glucarate can help decrease your cholesterol, assists in protein digestion, and helps remove toxins and excess estrogen.
HOW YOUR BODY GETS RID OF TOXINS
One way your liver eliminates toxins is through a process called conjugation. During conjugation, toxins are packaged into water soluble compounds called glucuronides. Glucuronides are meant to pass through the liver, to the bile, then to the gut where they are excreted. Beta-glucuronidase is an enzyme that breaks the tight bond between glucuronides and toxins in the intestines. The binding of toxins in the gut is protective by way of blocking their absorption and facilitating excretion. Higher levels of beta-glucuronidase may be associated with an imbalanced intestinal microbiome, as well as higher circulating estrogens and decreased fecal excretion of estrogens. This allows toxins to continue to circulate in the body where they make you fat, tired, and weak.
Calcium-D-Glucarate prevents high levels beta-glucuronidase from disturbing the detoxification process. It keeps the toxins bound inside a “water soluble glucuronide package” which is then removed from the body. Toxins are most damaging in their free form, which is why you want them to be bound (conjugated) and released from the body. Calcium-D-Glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase and this allows the toxins to be removed more effectively.
There is technically not a deficiency of Calcium-D-Glucarate in the body because it is not essential. However, humans produce only small amounts, so it’s common to have low levels in your body.
Calcium-D-Glucarate is a natural substance your body produces. Small amounts are also found in fruits and vegetables. Years ago people were able to get enough Calcium-D-Glucarate from their own production since they ate relatively low amounts of toxins and lived in a clean environment. As toxin exposure increases, Calcium-D-Glucarate supplementation can assist in excreting the extra toxins.
FOUR BENEFITS OF TAKING A CALCIUM-D-GLUCARATE SUPPLEMENT
1. HELPS TO DETOX THE LIVER
Removing toxins from the liver will increase liver function and promote a healthy metabolism. It will also allow your liver to flush out other toxins that would otherwise cause problems in your body..
2. HELPS TO REMOVE EXCESS ESTROGEN
High levels of beta-glucuronidase increases the number of estrogen receptors. This means estrogen that would have been excreted is now able to bind to more receptors. This can cause increased tissue growth and an inability to lose fat.
Estrogen dominance is one of the leading causes of infertility, mood imbalances, and other health problems in women.
Calcium-D-Glucarate allows excess estrogen to be passed out of the body.
High estrogen is also a problem for men. Whether you are a man or woman, Calcium-D-Glucarate will help maintain proper hormone balance.
3. HELPS REDUCE CHOLESTEROL
Cholesterol is an important building block of hormones. Too much and too little cholesterol can cause problems in your body. As with many things in life, balance is the key.
Calcium-D-Glucarate is metabolized into glucaric salts. Glucaric salts reduce beta-glucuronidase production by gut bacteria. Reducing beta-glucuronidase enhances liver circulation which reduces cholesterol synthesis. This causes lower cholesterol levels.
Calcium-D-Glucarate is not arbitrarily playing with cholesterol numbers, like the statin drugs. It decreases stress on the liver which lowers your need for and production of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol.
When cells are stressed or damaged, they need cholesterol for repair. Inflammation in your body can be a root cause for high cholesterol levels. Decreasing inflammation through an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise and reducing stress can keep the need for cholesterol low, thus keeping cholesterol production in an optimal range.
4. ASSISTS IN ELIMINATION OF TOXIC BY-PRODUCTS OF PROTEIN METABOLISM
Your liver and kidneys are designed to efficiently process the protein you eat and allow for removal of harmful byproducts like ammonia. However, with the excess toxic burden we experience today, your body is responsible not only for removing harmful byproducts like ammonia, but also for fending off xenoestrogens, air pollutants, chronic infections, and mycotoxins. Consuming a high protein diet can definitely contribute to your body’s toxic burden.
Suggested Protein Intake for an Average Adult:
- 0.36 to 0.4 grams per pound body weight, 150 lbs = 54 to 60 grams/day
- Protein should be in the 10 to 15% range of total calories
- 1800 calories – 180 to 270 calories (45 to 68 grams)
- 2000 calories – 200 to 300 calories (50 to 75 grams)
- High Protein Diets (25-35%) can be detrimental to your health, consider decreasing your protein intake and supplementing with Calcium-D-Glucarate.
CALCIUM-D-GLUCARATE DOSAGE AND POSSIBLE INTERACTIONS
A normal detox dose is 500-1000 mg, 1 500mg capsule, once to twice daily. It can be taken with or without food.
If you have high estrogen levels, you may benefit from taking larger doses – ask your doctor before adding any supplement to your regimen.
Calcium-D-Glucarate can interact with alcohol and some drugs that act on the liver, like statins. WebMD has a full list of possible interactions.
Calcium-D-Glucarate can remove toxins, balance hormones, ensure healthy liver function, and lower cholesterol.