products for removal. Here the P-450 system performs what is known as 'phase one' of the detoxification process.
While the liver can accomplish this task with ease when it is supplied with all of the nutrients that it needs to power this pathway, there is another system, known as the 'conjugation' or 'phase two' reactions of the detoxification process.
During phase two, toxins that have been broken down are 'conjugated', or 'chemically- joined' with additional elements that make them either water-soluble, for excretion through the kidneys and urine, or fat-soluble for release through the bile and into the colon.
The body unfortunately also produces a substance known as 'beta-glucuronidase', which will, when present in any significant quantity, de-conjugate those compounds of the phase two reactions which had undergone a chemical bonding reaction known as 'glucuronidation'.
When this happens, the de-conjugated compounds, sometimes in a far more toxic form, are released back into the bloodstream and tissues where they can again wreak havoc and spark highly-destructive free-radical activity.
Calcium D-glucarate helps to reduce serum levels of beta-glucuronidase, thereby helping to lower the amount of toxin that becomes de-conjugated and returned to the blood and tissues to begin the free-radical cycle once more.
This capability has not escaped the notice of cancer researchers, who, believing that one of the primary causes of malignant disease is chemical carcinogenesis (the ability of certain chemicals to cause or promote cancerous changes at the cellular level) have investigated the protective effect of raising d-glucarate levels through supplementation.
To date, a potential protective effect has been shown in breast, lung, prostate, bladder, colon, liver and skin cancers.
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Alpha-lipoic acid, (ALA) sometimes referred to as thioctic acid, is a substance produced in decreasing amounts in the human body as we age. ALA is considered to be the most versatile member of the 'network antioxidant' family; five antioxidants that have a symbiotic and synergistic effect on each other. (The other network antioxidants are vitamins C and E, glutathione and co-enzyme Q-10.)
Free radical oxidative damage, and its suppression with the use of antioxidant supplements have become everyday topics of discussion in health columns of the mainstream press. While most articles promote the benefits of taking a product containing vitamin A (as beta-carotene), plus vitamins C and E, few will recognize that, in general, this strategy is flawed through being overly simplistic.
As an analogy, this is like telling someone to secure their house by locking their front and back doors, while forgetting to mention that they should close and latch their windows too. Yes, we should ensure that we are getting enough A, C and E, but this recognizes just two parts of the five member antioxidant network.
Glutathione is a tri-peptide (made up of the three amino acids; cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid) that is manufactured by the body in amounts that decrease as we age. Production begins to slow after the age of about forty, decreasing by as much as 20% by the
age of 60.
Supplementing glutathione is the subject of much controversy, however, as it is a highly priced product that is broken down into its cheaper constituent amino acids by protein-digesting enzymes in the stomach before being absorbed. ALA boosts natural levels of glutathione.
Co-enzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10 or ubiquinone) is also produced by the body in diminishing amounts as we age. CoQ-10 is present in the membrane of every cell in the body, where it helps in the formation of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate), the fuel that is burned in the mitochondria of the cell to provide us with the energy that we need every second of every day.
CoQ-10 is also a fat-soluble antioxidant, so it not only creates the fuel for the oxidative fire of energy production, it also helps to restrict the damaging effects of free-radicals that are produced as a by-product of this reaction. ALA boosts natural levels of Co-enzyme Q-10.
A necessarily simple description of these five network antioxidants and the way that they interact with each other is:
VITAMIN C: Protects DNA against free radical damage, thus helping to prevent cancerous changes at the cellular level. Critical for a healthy immune response. Regenerates vitamin E from its oxidized form back to its active form.
VITAMIN E: Protects against damage caused by UV radiation and ozone. Reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. Recognized as a key nutrient in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The body's primary fat soluble antioxidant.
GLUTATHIONE: The primary water soluble antioxidant. Important for healthy immune functioning. The liver uses glutathione to aid in the detoxification of drugs and environmental pollutants. Glutathione reclaims the oxidized form of vitamin C, returning it to its active form.
CO-ENZYME Q-10: CoQ-10 is being used to treat and prevent heart disease. It is being investigated as a possible treatment for advanced breast cancer, and may help to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. CoQ-10 reclaims the oxidized form of vitamin E, returning it to its active form.
ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID: The 'universal' antioxidant. Provides protection against heart disease, strokes and cataracts. Prevents and relieves many of the complications associated with diabetes. Turns off the 'bad genes' associated with accelerated aging and cancer. Alpha-lipoic acid can, by regeneration and potentiation, increase the active levels of ALL of the other 'network' antioxidants; vitamins C and E, glutathione and CoQ-10.
CyChroMax P-450 is designed not only to bolster your antioxidant defense network through providing a therapeutic daily dosage of alpha-lipoic acid, we have combined this with chlorella and d-glucarate to ensure that your liver is able to neutralize and eliminate free-radical generating toxins as effectively as possible.
As toxins of external origin and the free radical damage they cause are to blame for so many of the chronic degenerative diseases that affect mankind today, the possible health benefits of CyChroMax P-450, taken as a daily supplement to prevent or reverse this damage and ensure that your body can interrupt and eliminate these toxins, is incalculable.