How Detoxification Works, How the Right Supplements Can Help

by Jackie Wicks

Solvent Remover

Unlike the previous two supplements, “Solvent Remover” does not contain any botanical extracts. Instead, the focus is on the amino acids necessary for the phase I and phase II detoxification pathways. There are four key amino acids found in this product: glycine, L-glutamine, taurine, and N-acetyl-L-cysteine. In addition, Solvent Remover also contains alpha-lipoic acid.

Glycine is an important conjugate for the detoxification of phenolic acids. Examples of the common toxic phenolic acids are parabens and their derivatives, often found in skincare products. Once conjugated with glycine, the phenolic acids are excreted through our urine. Glycine is also an important precursor amino acid to glutathione, along with L-glutamate and cysteine.

Taurine, through still not fully understood mechanisms, plays a vital role in protecting our liver from damage and toxins. It also serves as a conjugate for bile acids, dramatically increasing the activity of CYP7A1, the enzyme which increases bile production, thus increasing phase I and phase II detoxification.

One of the best remedies for glutathione deficiency is N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, which has be proven to replenish glutathione levels in our liver and cells. Glutathione is one of the most important nutrients involved in our phase II detoxification pathways, and our phase II detox is severely limited when we do not have enough.

Alpha-lipoic acid also increases glutathione production. In one study, treatment with alpha-lipoic acid increased glutathione by 50%! Alpha-lipoic acid also is potent neuroprotective agent, able to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Solvent Remover is designed to maximize your body’s ability to restore glutathione and detoxify. This is crucial because there is no dietary source of glutathione, and it cannot be directly administered–it must be created by the body itself, out of the proper ingredients! Solvent Remover provides those ingredients, and a few more in addition to further increase detoxification.

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