Why Might This Product Be Important For My Family?
There is mounting scientific data emerging, linking many disease states
to negative environmental elements present in our world. Negative
environmental factors have been implicated in developmental disorders,
gastrointestinal conditions, diseases of the immune system and a myriad
of other medical irregularities.
Included in the list of environmental insults that can affect disease
states are toxic chemicals, toxins such as heavy metals, PCBs and
pesticides present in the products we use and contaminants in the air we
breathe and the water we utilize and drink.
These environmental pollutants can affect the body in numerous ways.
Natural body defense mechanisms such as immune response can be bombarded
with the insults, thereby becoming less effective because of the toxic
load. Biochemical pathways may be altered leading to abnormal body
When the body encounters these environmental toxins, a detoxification
process must occur to prevent a toxic overload. In developmental
disorders, the detoxification pathways are often compromised requiring
the system to obtain a “boost” from the outside. Kirkman’s Detox-Aid
Advanced Formula provides that “boost” to help the body detoxify
properly. Our new and improved formulation contains alpha ketoglutaric
acid as a replacement for n-acetyl cysteine (NAC). Recent scientific
information suggests that NAC may have side effects in a subset of
individuals. Alpha ketoglutaric acid accomplishes the same functions as
NAC, but without the side effects.
How Does Detox-Aid Advanced Formula Work?
The ingredients in Detox-Aid Advanced Formula and how they work to help the detoxification process are described below:
• As toxins become active in the body, glucuronic acid combines
with the toxins to form a non-toxic
molecule called a glucuronide that
can be excreted into bile, thereby eliminating the toxin. An enzyme
called beta-glucuronidase present in the body, largely as a by product
of intestinal flora, can disassemble
that non-toxic molecule, which
frees up the activated toxin again. Calcium D-Glucarate
acts to prevent
that disassembly process of the glucuronide by becoming
D-glucaro-1,4-lactone, the direct inhibitor of the
Without this inhibition process, the cleaving of the glucuronide would
lead to the
toxin being reabsorberd by the intestinal mucosa.
is a powerful anti-oxidant that increases the formation
of the detoxifying glucuronides.
Turmeric’s anti-oxidant properties
also aid glutathione in doing its job.
• Reduced L-Glutathione is required by body cells in order to detoxify.
• Alpha ketoglutaric acid
is present because it has to ability to
bind with toxins in the body and helps escort
them out of cell through
the excretory processes.
• Taurine is an essential component of bile formation. Bile flow
into the intestinal tract is a major
detoxification route in the body,
along with sweat, urine, breath, hair and nails.
• Milk Thistle contains silymarin, which is a very powerful
anti-oxidant that prevents free radical damage
to cells. It also
reduces liver toxicity by blocking cell binding sites of toxins, thereby
slowing or stopping
the cellular uptake of those toxins. In human and
animal studies, silymarin is protective against the
toxic effects of
alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, mushrooms, and many other chemicals and
• Olive Leaf Extract is present in Detox-Aid Advanced Formula to
limit or eliminate the growth of
undesirable intestinal flora, harmful
bacteria, fungi and yeasts, which tend to thrive in the presence of
sulfur compounds such as glutathione, and n-acetyl cysteine.
• Selenium is present due to the fact that it is an antagonist to
ingested metals including lead, mercury,
aluminum and cadmium.
Other Important Considerations
You may be in the beginning stages of trying to eliminate toxins that
are present in our environment. We should all be doing that. Some will
remain, however, as we still have to eat, breathe and drink to sustain
our lives. Kirkman’s Detox-Aid Advanced Formula can help to enhance our
bodies’ detoxification processes, thereby maximizing the elimination of
chemicals, pesticides, smoke, metals, allergens and food impurities.