The Fate of Toxins
D-glucarate is a natural compound that helps protect the body from toxins. One of the bodyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾s main detoxification methods is the glucuronidation pathway. In this pathway, toxic compounds are linked to glucuronic acid to neutralize them and make it easier for the body to get rid of them. An enzyme called glucuronidase releases carcinogens from glucuronic acid, undoing the work of the detoxification pathway and putting cells back in danger. D-glucarate works to inhibit this glucuronidase enzyme.
The Risk of Cancer
The glucuronidation pathway is especially important for protecting hormone-sensitive tissues such as the breast and prostate. The action of the glucuronidase enzyme increases with age, making people more susceptible to breast and prostate cancers and possibly other forms of cancers and diseases. D-glucarate supports the bodyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾s detoxification pathways, reducing the risk of developing such diseases.
Love Your Liver
The liver is the organ where most glucuronidation and subsequent detoxification takes place. If the liver is not functioning properly, detoxification may be compromised, causing toxins to remain in the liver or in the body tissues longer. Milk thistle is an herb used traditionally to protect the liver and stimulate liver regeneration. Without a properly functioning liver, glucuronidation cannot occur as efficiently. New research also suggests that milk thistle boasts its own anti-cancer benefits.