Support Your Liver – Reduce Environmental Toxin Impact
Dr. Marita Schauch, ND
Environmental Toxins – Heavy Metals, Pesticides and More…
Our environment is increasingly becoming more toxic each year, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the water we drink. All of us are living with some degree of environmental toxins in our bodies. For many of us, these toxins are causing us to be ill, contributing to chronic disease and heightened reliance on medical care. These chemicals also create a very large toxic body burden and additional stress on our adrenal glands, immune system, cardiovascular system, hormonal pathways and detoxification organs such as the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system.
The last 30 years of environmental health science shows that even small amounts of chemicals can have long-term effects when the exposure comes at vulnerable times of development. Research has linked chemicals found in building products, plastics, personal care products, and household cleaners to the impairment of the reproductive system, increased risk of certain types of cancer, asthma, neurological and developmental disabilities. Of the environmental insults, heavy metal toxicity is a growing problem with widespread consequences.
Toxic metals such as aluminum, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead are often referred to as “heavy metals”. These heavy metals from our environment are capable of accumulating in the body, especially in the brain, liver, kidneys, bone and immune system and contributing to neurodevelopmental effects in children, to more apparent diseases in adults, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, neurodegeneration and high blood pressure.
Liver MD™ is designed to support liver function and aid heavy metal detoxification as well as provide antioxidant protection from free radicals from other environmental stressors and toxins.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are two very critical nutrients proven to increase the synthesis of glutathione within the body. Glutathione, a very powerful antioxidant and key nutrient for detoxification is often depleted by environmental toxins such as heavy metals. Vitamin B6 is also needed as a co-factor for glutathione synthesis.
Liver MD also contains powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, selenomethionine, zinc, broccoli powder and vitamin B12 to support detoxification pathways as well as hepatoprotective herbs such as milk thistle and curcumin. Milk thistle also helps to promote glutathione production. The highly bioavailable form of selenium – selenomethionine aids in the reduction of the body burden of mercury.
Chlorella, a single-celled, micro-algae, is one of the most powerful detoxification tools to eliminate accumulated toxins, including heavy metals and pesticides in your body. Chlorella is uniquely designed to not bind to the minerals your body naturally needs to function optimally. It will instead selectively bind onto and remove those unwanted toxins stored in your body’s tissues and organs.
Liver MD is a comprehensive liver support formula to help in the processing and elimination of environmental toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides.