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What is Nutrient Support For Detoxification

Detoxification takes place in a number of body systems, including the kidneys, the skin, and the lungs. However the principal organ of detoxification is the liver. Life is dependent upon the liver’s function as the primary defense against toxins and chemicals that enter from the bloodstream. If the liver ceases to function or becomes impaired, an individual will become quite ill.

Our environment is becoming much more toxic and this increased toxicity is often expressed by the presence of illness or disease. Naturally, decreasing toxic load through a more healthful diet, daily exercise, decreased chemical exposure (prescription medications) and a quality probiotic can bring an improvement in toxicity based disease states. But in cases of prolonged toxic challenge, or the inability to resolve toxicity issues, the addition of supplements to further support liver detoxification is recommended.

The liver is challenged to detoxify 24 hours a day. And the elaborate enzyme systems both in our liver and every cell of our body depend on nutrients to operate properly. The premier antioxidant and nutrient necessary for proper liver support of detoxification is glutathione.

Glutathione is present in every cell of our body, and the depletion of glutathione is noted in a wide range of medical conditions. For many years nutritional precursors were used to help increase the body’s store of glutathione. Supplements such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, and Vitamin C were shown to raise glutathione levels. These supplements were used because glutathione was not effectively absorbed orally. However, the development of a Liposomal Glutathione product utilizing a phosphatidylcholine liposomal delivery system has now been shown to protect glutathione bonds from the degradation that can occur in digestion. This liposomal delivery system offers enhanced absorption that has never been seen before in oral administration.

Glutathione has many functions in your body besides acting as the primary cellular detoxifier. It can also act as a heavy metal chelator and helps to detoxify prescription medications and other chemicals that we ingest. Glutathione protects the cells of the nervous system from damage and may help improve neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease. Given the extensive presence and use of glutathione in the body, a detoxification program that supports endogenous glutathione with nutrients such as NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Esterified, and Milk Thistle are advised. And now, with the addition of oral Liposomal Glutathione, significant increase in glutathione stores in the body can be accomplished.

To help you with your detoxification needs, Premier Pharmacy offers the following high-quality, professional grade supplements:

  • Liposomal Glutathione 250 mg
  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine 600 mg
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 mg
  • Vitamin C 500 mg Esterified