For The Second Part of Our Ultimate Hangover cure we cover:
Phase Two Detoxification Pathway…
As mentioned in my last post:http://healthywinelover.com/love-your-liver, the liver works through two phases: Phase 1 & Phase 2.
This is How to Support Phase 2:
In phase two the liver now attaches these broken down intermediate metabolites (say that 3 times fast), such as Acetylhyde, to other molecules to be carried out of the body. This is called Conjugation and makes the toxins water – soluble so they can be carried out of the body.
The liver needs protein for this phase, which is why I don’t recommend juice only cleanses (that’s another blog). This makes the toxin or drug water-soluble, so it can then be excreted from the body via watery fluids such as bile or urine.
An important part of this phase 2 pathway is called Sulfation and the liver needs Sulphur containing amino acids & anti-oxidants to complete this cycle. Just a few of these are:
1. MSM (methylsulfonymethane) a natural sulfur found in soil and all living humans. It is most known for joint inflammation and is a powerful additive to your diet. For more info: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/03/msm-benefits.aspx
2. NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine),is so powerful, it is mostly known for heavy metal detoxification.
3. Glycine, Choline & Inositol, plus many other co-factors.
4. Methylated B vitamins. 40% of us do not break down our B vitamins so we need to take them pre-methylated (broken down) for the body to use them.
These all work together to create the ultimate detoxifier: Glutathione
There are opinions out there that Glutathione can not be taken, (because it is so unstable) it must be made in the liver with these ingredients.
Personally, I have found that taking a Liposomal Glutathione plus MSM & Glutamine Powders and Methylated B’s are what I need for this important and multi-faceted detox phase.
Cheers & To Your Health!