Overview of Detoxification


Our increasingly toxic world creates a major burden on our bodies. Exposure through the air we breathe, the stress we feel and the food we ingest can add up to over 14 pounds of pesticides, herbicides, food additives and preservatives per year for the average American. The liver, together with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is the organ responsible for removing these toxins through a process called biotransformation. If the liver is not working at full speed, every other system in the body is at risk as fat soluble toxins, which are poorly excreted, become stored in the body.

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The process of biotransformation is performed through a two-step enzymatic process known as Phase I and Phase II detoxification. These two pathways help to breakdown toxins into harmless substances.


Phase I is composed of a series of enzymes, called cytochrome P450, which chemically change harmful, fatsoluble toxins into more toxic substance called intermediate metabolites. Since the "intermediary metabolites" are often more toxic than the original fat- soluble toxin, they must then go through Phase II processing into safe and water-soluble form through their attachment to other molecules, to form inert compounds which are then safely released from the body. The Core Restore Program is a science-based system strategically designed to enhance Phase II mechanisms first, ensuring proper clearance of toxins, then provides nutritional support for Phase I detoxification making sure each step of biotransformation is in sync and reducing the toxic burden on the body.



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