According to a new study, researchers have discovered a link between toxin intake and reduced vitamin D levels.1
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are well documented to have a major role in diseases that include diabetes, fatty liver, leaky gut, obesity and the list goes on.2
New discoveries in the important role of vitamin D in human health are ongoing. Vitamin D is a critical compound necessary in cardiology, immunology, cancer, diabetes and other health conditions.
Finding the links between these toxins and any reductions in vitamin D raises certain issues that deserve closer examination.
This new study collected data from 4,667 adults over a five-year period. Their endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure was measured through urine analysis.
The results were very conclusive; adults who had a greater exposure to these toxins in the bloodstream consistently had lower serum levels of vitamin D. The correlation was even more prevalent in women than men.
Humans have never before been subjected to such a toxic environment as they are today. Exposure is coming at everyone from pesticides, herbicides, solvents, industrial waste, personal care products, and the nation’s food chain in the form of GMOS – literally everywhere.
Avoiding these chemicals is no longer possible, though limiting them is critical. Supplementing with cleansers from nature needs to be part of everyone’s daily regimen.
Nutritional Detoxification Pathways Support
Silybin (Milk Thistle)
Silybin or silybum marianum is the active compound in Milk Thistle and responsible for its liver-protecting attributes. Milk thistle benefits are well documented in liver detoxification.
It neutralizes liver toxins, promotes regeneration of hepatic cells and decreases inflammation. Though not all milk thistle is the same and our raw material has been specifically tested for potency. Silybum marianum benefits are enhanced when combined with phosphatidylcholine.
An organic form of sulfur. MSM is essential in creating new hepatic cells. It is also needed to form glutathione, arguably the most important liver detoxification compounds in the liver. Liver function is greatly enhanced in studies incorporating MSM in the regimen.
S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe)
A critical compound used throughout the body, not just the liver. It’s main function in the liver is also to replenish glutathione levels, the liver’s main detoxification agent. Lowered levels of SAMe & glutathione are prevalent in enlarged livers. Studies have shown elevated levels of SAMe can help restore proper liver function.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
This compound is kept in the emergency rooms across the country as the medical staff knows the ability of NAC to arrest acute liver damage. NAC rapidly restores depleted glutathione levels, sparing liver cells from the ravages of toxic/oxidant damage. NAC alone can reduce liver enzymes significantly.
Elevated levels of phosphatidylcholine help in “leaky gut” repair as many with decreased liver function complain of irritable bowel syndrome. The choline compound also increases the effectiveness of silymarin 2-3x. defend cell membrane during oxidative stress from being broken down.
This, of course, will aid in the fight against NAFLD progression to NASH or more progressive forms of reduced liver function.
Widely investigated as being chronically low in patients suffering from liver disease. Studies have shown hepatic cell regeneration and reduced liver cell damage with supplementation. The highest levels in nature are found in the red palm fruit.
Tips to Help Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Conditions (EDCs):
- Choose organic produces whenever possible.
- Eat free-range, organic meats to reduce exposure from added hormones and pesticides.
- Whenever possible buy from your local farmer.
- Buy products available in glass containers rather than plastic or cans to avoid Bisphenol-A, Bisphenol-B, and other plasticizers.
- Replace non-stick pans with glass, ceramic, or cast iron.
- Drink RO [reverse osmosis] filtered water.
- Use a shower head with a filter.
- Use household cleaning products that are free of phthalates, BPA, and fragrances.
- Vinegar and baking soda are very effective.
- Use personal care products that are free of heavy metals and toxins.
|↑1||Johns, Lauren E., Kelly K. Ferguson, and John D. Meeker. “Relationships Between Urinary Phthalate Metabolite and Bisphenol A Concentrations and Vitamin D Levels in US Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005–2010.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 101, no. 11 (2016): 4062-4069.|
|↑2||Gaughran, Brendan.Toxic World:Endocrine Disruptors & Liver’s Role, Liver Medic.|