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Plastic pollution has become a significant environmental and health concern. Not only does plastic litter our oceans and landscapes, but it also finds its way into our bodies through microplastics in the air, water, and food. While avoiding plastic entirely is challenging, certain natural compounds and nutrients can help detoxify your body and mitigate the adverse effects of plastic exposure. Here’s how nine powerful substances can aid in this detoxification process. I also include a #10 link for detox. I also recommend you get tested for BPA and phthalates before and after a detox program to track your progress. Here is a link to the test. 

1. Quercetin

Quercetin is a potent antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables, such as apples, onions, and berries. It helps to neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, both of which can be exacerbated by plastic toxins. Quercetin also supports the body’s detoxification pathways, enhancing liver function and promoting the elimination of harmful substances, including plastic-derived chemicals.

2. Melatonin

Melatonin is commonly known for its role in regulating sleep, but it also possesses significant detoxifying properties. This hormone acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative stress caused by plastic pollutants. Melatonin enhances the body’s natural detoxification processes by supporting the production of other antioxidants and facilitating the removal of toxins at the cellular level.

3. Probiotics

Probiotics, found in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut, play a crucial role in maintaining gut health. A healthy gut microbiome can help to prevent the absorption of harmful substances, including microplastics. Probiotics support the integrity of the gut lining, enhance immune function, and promote the excretion of toxins, making them vital for detoxification.

4. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Catalase

SOD and catalase are enzymes that work synergistically to combat oxidative stress. SOD converts harmful superoxide radicals into hydrogen peroxide, which catalase then breaks down into water and oxygen. These enzymes help to mitigate the damage caused by plastic-derived free radicals, protecting cells and tissues from oxidative harm and supporting overall detoxification.

5. Glutathione

Glutathione is often referred to as the body’s master antioxidant. It is crucial for detoxification processes, including the neutralization of toxins and the repair of damaged cells. Glutathione binds to harmful substances, such as plastic-derived chemicals, and facilitates their excretion from the body. Boosting glutathione levels through diet and supplements can significantly enhance detoxification.

6. Vitamin A

Vitamin A, found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens, is essential for maintaining healthy skin and mucous membranes, which act as barriers against toxins. It also supports the immune system and aids in the repair of tissues damaged by plastic exposure. Vitamin A’s antioxidant properties help to neutralize free radicals and promote overall detoxification.

7. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects cell membranes from oxidative damage. It is particularly effective in neutralizing lipid peroxides, which are harmful compounds generated by plastic toxins. Vitamin E supports liver function and enhances the body’s ability to eliminate toxins, making it a valuable nutrient for detoxification.

8. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant found in citrus fruits, berries, and leafy greens. It helps to neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, and support the immune system. Vitamin C also enhances the activity of other antioxidants, such as glutathione and vitamin E, amplifying their detoxifying effects. Additionally, it aids in the regeneration of tissues damaged by plastic exposure.

9. Binders

Binders are substances that can attach to toxins and facilitate their removal from the body. Common natural binders include activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and chlorella. These substances work by adsorbing plastic-derived toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing their absorption and promoting their excretion. Using binders can be an effective strategy to reduce the body’s toxic burden.

10. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Plastic damages cell membranes and organelles. Omega 3 from seafood helps to repair the damage. 

Also, sauna is great for detox. 3-4x per week. We recommend THIS sauna company

Conclusion

Detoxifying your body from plastic pollutants is essential for maintaining optimal health in today’s environment. Incorporating these natural compounds and nutrients into your diet can enhance your body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate plastic-derived toxins. By supporting your detoxification pathways with quercetin, melatonin, probiotics, SOD and catalase, glutathione, vitamins A, E, and C, and natural binders, you can mitigate the harmful effects of plastic exposure and promote overall well-being.

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