It’s no secret that we live in an increasingly toxic world. Estimates of how many toxic chemicals we are exposed to everyday range from the modest 83,000 all the way up to 700,000+.
Over a billion pounds of pesticides – chemicals designed to interfere with biological life – are sprayed on the food supply every year in the U.S. alone. The runoff contaminates our water and filters into the foodchain on every level.
Chemical cleaning products, the leaching and off-gassing of plastics and glues, teflon coated pans, preservatives and additives to food, synthetic hormones, antibiotics in water supplies, heavy metals and radiation in seafood, “beauty” products laden with parabens, the list goes on and on and on.
Human bodies have never faced this degree of environmental toxicity.
So how do we deal with this situation? How do we respond? How can we live in thriving health in the midst of such toxicity?
First, let’s look at where these things go in our system and how our body handles the situation.
Your liver, lymph, and kidneys, are the primary engines of your body’s detox system. When you are exposed to toxins, these organs work hard to identify, isolate, neutralize, and eliminate these harmful chemicals via the bladder, colon, skin, or lungs.
When faced with an overwhelming toxic load, however, these organs become overworked and toxins end up stored in the body.
Fat-soluble toxins handled by the liver like pesticides and hormone disruptors end up stored in fat tissue or lymph, where they continue to exert a disruptive effect. Heavy metals tend to end up in bones, heart and nerve tissue, creating bone fragility and neurological dysfunction. 
Other toxins end up in the lymph compromising immune function and leading to chronic illnesses.
The human body is remarkably resistant and has elaborate systems for cleaning, detoxifying, and rejuvenating itself.
These processes are based around a complex system of “tagging” and neutralizing toxic molecules.
These are one of your body’s primary defenses. The actions of many toxic chemicals are mediated by their capacity to rip other molecules apart with an extra free electron, aka free radical. This can precipitate a chain reaction where one free radical will break the chemical bonds of another molecule, creating another free radical in the process, which goes on to create another and another and so on in a wake of destruction.
Antioxidants, often a molecule with a sulfur atom like Glutathione, absorb the extra electron, neutralizing the free radical.
You can think of them like a bullet proof armor for your body in the battlefield of toxicity.
Enzymes and Minerals
The detoxification process itself is primarily driven by enzymes to bind, alter, and break down harmful chemicals.
Enzymes require minerals for proper functioning. Together, these do the heavy lifting of the detox process of breaking down toxins into something manageable and safe for your body to eliminate.
Peptides, Glycoproteins, Oligopolysaccharides
Special peptides (small chains of amino acids), oligopolysaccharides (small chains of sugar molecules), and glycoproteins (peptides with oligosaccharides attached) serve many important functions in detoxification.
Some act like a magnet. Some act like a flag. Others are messages. All of these roles are essential.
Let’s start with the flags. When your body processes a toxic chemical, the toxin goes through a series of changes mediated by enzymes. A part of this process is the “tagging” of dangerous molecules so they can be efficiently sorted by the cells. Enzymes attach one or another of these “flag” molecules, marking it for destruction and elimination.
The “magnets” specifically bind certain kinds of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, or even components of viruses or bacterial cell walls. By binding to them, they simultaneously block their harmful action and act like a flag. The body recognizes that these neutralized toxins should be eliminated and takes care of business.
The “messengers” help cells communicate with each other, acting much like flags but more on the cell-to-cell level than molecule-to-molecule. Certain oligosaccharides displayed on a cell surface, for example bring in immune support cells, to help clean up a big mess. There are hundreds of pathways that utilize these molecules for communication and signaling but bottom line is that they are absolutely essential.
Beneficial bacteria perform countless services for our health. They produce neurotransmitters, regulate inflammation, and digest our food. And they can also help us detox, directly and indirectly. Directly by making antioxidants and sequestering or destroying toxins. Indirectly by making the basic building blocks our body needs to fortify its own defenses. [5-6]
Toxins generally accumulate very slowly. You retain your ability to naturally detox, so you only store whatever is beyond your natural capacity to process. Over time, however, it builds up and begins to disrupt your system. It gets trapped in fat and nerve tissue until finally a critical concentration is reached and symptoms appear.
The best way to handle this situation, or to prevent it, is to support your body’s own ability to detox itself with a clean organic diet with plenty of vegetables.
You can do this by providing your body with the necessary supplies to defend and clean itself: vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You will also need beneficial bacteria as well as enough protein to help your amino-acid-mediated detox pathways.
Unfortunately, however, your body can't make everything. And some necessary components, particularly certain oligosaccharides and minerals, are difficult to obtain through diet. Especially when your organs are already overloaded with toxins your body’s resources can be depleted and in need of critical components to restore balance and health.
This is where a little extra boost can make a big difference.
Body Detox is a truly modern solution to our disturbingly toxic modern situation.
It has a one-of-a-kind blend of antioxidants, specially designed oligopolysaccharides and glycoproteins, probiotics, enzymes, and minerals to help your body in every step of its detox process. It gives a necessary boost to your body’s natural detox pathways along with some extra help for removing heavy metals, viral particles, and other harmful chemicals.*
The greatest advancement in Body Detox is in the formulation of its components into nanoparticles. Many of the components are difficult to move across cellular membranes to where they can be effective. This is actually a rather common problem for many supplements.
Using techniques of modern biochemistry, Body Detox has these essential detox components formed into nanoparticles that are recognized by the body as nutrients and easily absorbed.
Once inside your system, they scour your tissues binding toxins and heavy metals with a lattice structure. They are then passed through the bile-bowel path of elimination, minimizing the stress to your kidneys and other side effects common to detox.
This lattice bonding is actually stronger than typical ionic or covalent bonds typically formed by metal chelating agents. In our own unpublished research, these peptides stripped metal from DMPS a clinically therapeutic chelator.
In addition, it contains chlorella, a powerhouse of nutrients, enzymes, and detoxifying agents. Chlorella has been shown to help remove heavy metals, improve liver function, and stimulate the immune system, in addition to containing essential amino acids and a wide variety of antioxidants. [2-3]
Remember how enzymes are the primary drivers of the body’s detox process? Body Detox comes packed with microactivated enzymes to help facilitate the binding and destruction of accumulated toxins, along with colloidal minerals to help them work at optimal efficiency.
To help protect against microorganisms that thrive in a toxic environment and weakened immune system, we added protease inhibitors to stop infection and other oligopolysaccharies that bind to their structural components like glue and keep them from attaching to your tissues.
To round it out, we’ve added over 100 beneficial flora to help rejuvenate and rebalance your gut microbiome, often one of the first casualties of hypertoxicity.
When people begin to detox too quickly, it can trigger some pretty unpleasant symptoms. Brain fog, headaches, low energy, even flu-like symptoms are potential consequences of detoxing too quickly. Individuals have different levels of toxicity and sensitivity, so you need to find the dosage that doesn’t interfere with your daily life.
Instead of forcing you to cut pills, Body Detox comes as an easy spray which allows you to adjust your dosage to what works for your system, whether you are dealing
with acute toxicity or simply taking it as a prophylactic.
The increasing toxicity of our world is something we deny at our own risk. You have the sole responsibility to yourself and your loved ones to see that your body is protected.
Nobody else, despite (arguably) well-intentioned government regulations, will do this for you.
We can mitigate our exposure through healthy life choices, but there are many situations simply beyond our control and we can accumulate toxins unwittingly through the simple acts of daily life: eating, breathing, drinking, touching, engaging.
To feel and perform your best, to maintain high energy, robust health, and good spirits your body cannot be overburdened by a shadowy toxic load. We made Body Detox to help.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat or cure any condition or disease.
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If you search for “energy supplement” on amazon, you get over 4,000 results.
How can any reasonable human sift through all that and find the ones that work? Or which ones are bogus?
I did a deep dive into the truth about “increasing your energy” in another article. It gives you a framework for understanding how real energy supplements work and why.
But here I want to do something different.
I want to get practical and tactical with 10 proven ways to boost energy production in your cellular energy factories –– your mitochondria.
We’ll start with the lifestyle and dietary ways to boost your mitochondria and then look at a few powerful supplements.
Let’s start with the cheapest...
Your average health food store has an entire section devoted to “energy.”
The products on the shelf, with their fancy logos and specially designed packaging, make grandiose claims about what they will do for your “energy levels.”
But the truth?
Most of them are stimulants in disguise, artificially jacking you up to give you the sensation of energy.
But in the end, they do more harm than good. They increase cortisol, cause dehydration, and deplete you.
Because almost none of them do anything on the biological level that supports your real energy system: your mitochondria and metabolism.
That’s why in this article I want to show you what to look for with any new supplement.... and why.
It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” according to Andy Williams. Or should it be the most wonderFULL time of the year? I’m referring to the last 6 weeks of the year which is fraught with one nutritional landmine after another.
Let’s face it, things like pumpkin pie, stovetop stuffing, eggnog, pumpkin-spiced lattes, peanut brittle, homemade fudge, and divinity only make their appearance during this brief window so we might as well gorge ourselves with as much as we can, right?
No wonder the average American gains 2 to 5 pounds (or more) over the holidays. You’d think we were part bear by eating all…the…things before going into several months of hibernation. Unfortunately, this is a major reason people gradually gain weight over the course of years and decades. Gaining weight is easy while losing it is another story.