AMINO-D-TOX™ 90 CAPSULES Designs for Health


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A source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health, a source of methionine, an essential amino acid for the maintenance of good health, and a source of glycine, a non-essential amino acid involved in protein synthesis. Amino D-Tox™ is useful for preparing the liver for phase II detoxification. It does not contain botanicals, minerals, or B vitamins that would also upregulate phase I detoxification, which may result in intermediate metabolites that could cause sensitivity reactions.

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Amino-D-Tox™ is a synergistic formulation designed to safely prepare the liver for phase II detoxification. All of us live in an ever-increasing toxic environment. This body burden from environmental toxicants, including pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, xenobiotics, and industrial chemicals of all types come to us through our food, water, air supply, and via transgenerational inheritance by alteration of the epigenome.10 Internal toxins from our own metabolism add to this burden, as do toxins from our intestinal tract, particularly when imbalances in intestinal microbial ecology exist. This increased toxic load puts a tremendous burden on the liver to detoxify and render harmless these chemicals, which have the potential to produce excessive oxidative stress in the body, leading over time to chronic disease. The end result: fatigue, lethargy, headaches, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), skin disorders, chronic fatigue, neuromuscular problems and more. Amino-D-Tox™ was designed to biochemically up-regulate phase II detoxification. It is free of herbals, minerals and B vitamins which would also up-regulate phase I detoxification.
Amino-D-Tox™ supports phase 2 detoxification so that the important physiological function of
detoxification/biotransformation can occur more optimally. This is particularly relevant for patients
with chemical sensitivity, who should consider Amino-D-Tox™ to help up-regulate these pathways
before implementing a more comprehensive detoxification protocol.
Phase 2 detoxification requires amino acids, sulfur (sulfur containing amino acids) and glutathione.
Methionine, cysteine, and taurine are the three most common sulfur-containing amino acids. MSM
provides sulfur as does glutathione (made up of 3 joining amino acids).
NAC is the most stable nutritional supplement form of the amino acid L-cysteine
NAC has been shown in research to help protect the liver from damaging effects of alcohol and protect the liver from acetaminophen poisoning. Alcohol combined with acetaminophen is synergistically more toxic. Again, supplementation of NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine) may help prevent this toxicity by preventing acetaldehyde build-up. NAC may prevent death of liver cells from acetaminophen poisoning by raising glutathione levels and preventing severe oxidative damage.

NAC is effective in the detoxification of heavy metals, free radicals, and other xenobiotics in the
body.2,5,8,9 A common source of heavy metal toxicity is mercury from amalgam fillings in the teeth.
Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared in 1989 that dental amalgams are a
hazardous substance under the Superfund law, many people still have amalgams in their mouths.
L-Cysteine has a high affinity for mercury and can aid in the removal of mercury leached from mercury-based tooth filings. Methionine has been shown to protect mitochondria and liver cells from
methylmercury damage.
NAC can also be used to bind to copper, lead and cadmium.2 Lead and cadmium are particularly
toxic to the human body, and even though lead is no longer used in plumbing or paints, and cadmium in toys or paints, there are still many sources of these two heavy metals available that can lead to human toxification. This direct involvement in heavy metal detoxification is a very useful property
of this amino acid.

Calcium-D-Glucarate is a potent beta-glucuronidase inhibitor. Elevated b-glucuronidase activity is
associated with an increased risk for various cancers, particularly hormone-dependent cancers such
as breast and prostate cancer. When Calcium-D-Glucarate is metabolized through the glucuronic
acid pathway, one of the end-products is D-glucaro-l,4-lactone. D-glucaro-l,4-lactone increases
detoxification of carcinogens and tumor promoters by inhibiting b-glucuronidase and preventing
the hydrolysis of their glucuronides.11,14 These oxidized pollutants can be more toxic and harmful
than the original substance. The phase II conjugating pathways must be prepared to deal with phase
I metabolites before these pathways are stimulated. For enhancing the liver’s ability to detoxify
chemicals, this product should be used before any other powdered or encapsulated detoxification
formula until all conjugating pathways are working optimally.

• Encapsulated formula for support of liver function
• Perfect for those who may need added cleansing support in addition to VegeCleanse™
• Ideal for patients who prefer not to use functional powders
• Convenient for travel and for taking to work for mid-day dosing
• Supports phase 2 without up-regulating phase 1 for imbalanced or pathological detoxifiers

Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 6 capsules per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner. Avoid taking at bed time.

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Designs For Health

About Designs for Health

Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.