Biotics Research ScentArest - 60 caps

Biotics Research ScentArest - 60 caps

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Out of stock. Reformulated and replaced with Toleraid. 


Biotics Research's ScentArest provides nutrients the body needs to meet the onslaught of compounds that may trigger chemical intolerance and sensitivities, and offers nutritional support for healthy, functioning detoxification pathways, mitochondrial function, and methylation processes.

ScentArest® was designed to support a number of bodily processes, including healthy liver detoxification pathways, the urea cycle (production of urea ((NH2)2CO) from ammonia (NH3), mitochondrial function, and methylation. Downregulation of these metabolic pathways, through genetic polymorphisms or dietary patterns may result in numerous undesirable health challenges, which may be amended or improved by the utilization of ScentArest®.

A number of food industries utilize sulfur dioxide (SO2) as a preservative, thus it is a constituent of many regularly consumed items. For example, flour is bleached using SO2, and sulfate is widely used in the winemaking industry as a preservative, due to its stabilization properties. In wine SO2 plays a very important role as it aids in preventing oxidization, and is considered beneficial for the maintenance of the fresh and palatable taste of wine. However, wine intolerance may be triggered by these compounds (sulfates or sulfites), but occasionally results from the chemical residues derived from the fermentation process. “Sulfites”, including sodium sulfite or potassium metabisulfite (aka potassium pyrosulfite), are used as a preservative to control microbial growth, prevent browning, and for bleaching some foods. As noted above, they are also concentrated in wine. It is estimated that in the US, a half million people are sulfite sensitive. This includes approximately 8% of asthmatics. Natural sulfite compounds are produced during fermentation and thus cannot be avoided. Added sulfites are used to protect foods from oxidation and from the growth of yeast and molds, but may cause sensitivity in some individuals. Sulfite oxidase (SO) is an enzyme that oxidizes (converts) sulfite to sulfate. Inadequate levels of SO can be due to genetic predisposition and/or cofactor deficiency.

Many compounds trigger chemical intolerance, and may include sulfite, phenolic compounds (tannins), mold or yeast (aldehydes), prostaglandins, histamines, tyramines, as well as congener compounds, such as chemical residues from fermentation. The metabolism of these compounds takes place in the liver, and is supported by various constituents, including the B-vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and B6, as well as by the minerals selenium and molybdenum. These compounds, and more are supplied by ScentArest®.

ScentArest® also contains additional beneficial components including thiamine, riboflavin, and vitamin E, which function to both protect the cell membrane, and also to potentiate the action of glutathione peroxidase via its antioxidant and radical scavenging actions. Thiamine (Vitamin B1) is a sulfur containing vitamin. Supplemental thiamin is thought to be beneficial due to its ability to combat the negative effects of the intake of dietary sulfites.

Does not contain: gluten or dairy