While moderate alcohol consumption has some benefits, alcohol also has a dark side. In the process of metabolizing alcohol, the liver turns it into acetaldehyde. This is the similar to the toxic fluid that is used in high school biology classes to preserve frogs and fetal pigs for dissection and embalm people. Acetaldehyde is toxic to the body and the faster you detoxify it, the better. Glutathione may support the body in dealing with alcohol and acetaldehyde.
Chemical detoxification has three phases. In Phase I, cytochrome P450 enzymes attach polar groups onto toxins so that compounds in Phase II have a place to react with. These reacted toxins are then be escorted out of the body in Phase III. Phase I may be supported by rectal coffee (Xeneplex) and oral bitters (Zoiben). Phase two requires compounds like glutathione, sulfur and glucuronic acid (all found in Xeneplex). Phase III requires good kidney and liver flow (Glytamins). Phase I temporarily renders toxins more toxic which is why rapid Phase II completion is so important. Additionally, Phase I generates a lot of free radicals so a good antioxidant (Rejuvelon) may be appropriate.
Ingredients: A proprietary blend of organic free trade coffee, reduced glutathione, MSM, glucuronolactone, pantothenic acid, and magnesium di-potassium EDTA in a base of organic cocoa butter. You can learn more about Xeneplex in the Videos section of this website.
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Efficient Phase 3 detoxification requires a gallbladder free of bile sludge and gallstones before mobilizing liver toxins. Consider adding Glytamins to your protocol.
In the time between phase 1 and phase 2 of chemical detoxification, free radicals are created. Consider adding Rejuvelon to help neutralize any free radicals created during this time period.
Bitter flavors tell the liver that plant toxins are in the diet. This upregulates liver detoxification. The removal of bitter from our diets means our livers never get the ‘detox’ signal. Modern toxins are not bitter so we become more toxic with less detox response. For these reasons, you may wish to consider taking Zoiben to trigger the T2R bitter receptors.