When the festivities are over and the decorations come down, many of us are looking to detoxify our bodies and start the year on a ‘clean slate’. Calcium D-Glucarate is a powerful ingredient for cellular detoxification, primarily used for liver health however is also beneficial in several other areas including hormone balancing and supporting cholesterol, as well as helping to recover from negative side effects associated with alcohol ingestion.
How it works:
Glucarate occurs naturally in the human body, and smaller amounts can be found in fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, broccoli and grapefruit. Every day the body is exposed to toxic chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and air pollution, research suggests that Calcium D-Glucarate helps the body defend against these toxins and excess steroid hormones, making it a potentially beneficial compound for supporting detoxification.
Calcium D-Glucarate is metabolised into three compounds in the GI tract, which help detoxification by inhibiting an enzyme present in circulation and also produced by colonic bacteria. This enzyme, called β-glucuronidase, is capable of breaking down potential toxins that are being eliminated through the phase II pathway, meaning they could be absorbed back into the body rather than excreted. By inhibiting this enzyme, Calcium D-Glucarate increases detoxification.
One way the body eliminates toxins from the body is through the liver and as well as the phase II detoxification pathway. Once glucarate is in the body it metabolises into glucaric acid, a nutrient that the liver uses to bond toxins into water-soluble compounds called glucuronides. Once these toxins and bound together, they are less likely to continue to damage cells and are more easily removed from the body.
Supplementing with Calcium D-Glucarate significantly boosts the body’s natural detoxification system by enhancing the primary pathway, called Glucuronidation.
Try Calcium D-Glucarate
Glucarate can be found in fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, apples, oranges and grapefruits or taken as supplement. Try our Premium brand CDG Calcium D-Glucarate.