Ortho Molecular COREsupport Chocolate - 518 g
Ortho Molecular's Core Support helps maintain Phase II detoxification by providing protein, fiber and nutrients to promote normal detoxification function. It is included in the Core Restore Kit.
N-Acetyl Cysteine: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a sulfhydryl-containing amino acid that is commonly used to support liver health. Though studies have shown the absorption of oral glutathione to be limited, supplementation with NAC has been shown to significantly increase circulating levels of glutathione, a primary antioxidant that protects cellular health. Increasing glutathione levels increases the production of specialized antioxidant enzymes, such as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and detoxification enzymes such as glutathione S-transferase. Through the activity of these enzymes, NAC protects the body from oxidative damage, increases Phase II detoxification, and enhances the normal breakdown of toxins and other metabolic by-products of the body.
Glycine: One of the six Phase II detoxification pathways is amino acid conjugation (the attachment of amino acids to a toxin). Glycine is one of the amino acids used in this process. Glycine also aids in glutathione conjugation. Glycine preserves intracellular glutathione concentration and protects cells from oxidative damage. This process is mediated by a protein called glycine transporter 1, or GLYT1. Research has shown that glycine treatment of human intestinal cells against an oxidative agent, reduced the intracellular concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) when exposed to oxidative challenge.
Taurine: The sulfation pathway is another important Phase II detoxification pathway. During the sulfation pathway, a sulfur-containing molecule is attached to the toxin in order to produce a compound that can be excreted out of the body. Studies show taurine effectively conjugates bile acids and increases glutathione production.
Lipoic Acid: Lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to increase glutathione, vitamin E and vitamin C levels in the body. Lipoic acid has been shown to support Phase II detoxification by increasing the activity of enzymes including NAD(P)H, quinine oxidoreductase, and glutathione-S-transferase. Lipoic acid has also been shown to glutathione production.
Green Tea Extract: Green tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages throughout the world. One of the main polyphenols in green tea includes epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Green tea polyphenols have been shown to increase antioxidant protection. Green tea has also been shown to enhance liver detoxification. Studies have shown that green tea extract increases Phase II enzymes such as glutathione transferase, NAD(P)H, quinine reductase, epoxide hydrolase, and UDPglucuronosyltransferase. EGCG potentiates cellular defense capacity against chemical toxins, ultraviolet radiation, and oxidative stress.
Rosemary: Rosemary includes polyphenols that are potent antioxidants. Carnosol, an antioxidant in rosemary, induces glutathione-stransferase, as well as other important Phase II enzymes. Rosemary essential oil and carnosol have also been shown to increase intracellular glutathione levels.
Vegetable Antioxidant Blend: CORE Support contains a blend of high-concentration superfood vegetables with significant antioxidant potential. The blend is high in ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity- a method of measuring antioxidant activity) and includes health promoting compounds like sulphoraphane and glucosinolates. Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts increase the enzyme activity of both Phase I and Phase II detoxification pathways. Sulforaphane induces Phase II detoxification enzymes and supports the body’s response to oxidative stress to promote balanced inflammation. Glucosinolates serve as precursors for biologically active metabolites, which induce Phase II enzymes via the activation of Nrf2, the master cellular switch responsible for antioxidant production.
Schisandra Berry Extract: Schisandra is an adaptogenic botanical used medicinally to help fight off the physical and mental effects of stress. Schisandra is also used to support liver health and neutralize the effects of toxin exposure. Schisandra enhances liver detoxification pathways by increasing the levels of reduced glutathione in the liver as well as glutathione reductase and glutathione S-transferase activity. In animal studies, schisandra has been shown to support Phase I metabolism and protect the liver from free radical damage induced by toxic chemical exposure following ingestion of carbon tetrachloride.
Psyllium Husks: Psyllium husk is from the plant Plantago ovata and has a large amount of soluble fiber per volume. Psyllium is used to improve gastrointestinal transit time and promotes cardiovascular health by maintaining normal cholesterol levels through the elimination of cholesterol-rich bile. Studies show psyllium husk powder up-regulates genes involved in bile acid synthesis and binds to bile acids in the intestines to gently remove them from the body.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.