Many harmful substances and toxins stay in a woman’s body long after they’re supposed to, especially if they don’t get supplements like the calcium d-glucarate that they’re looking for. This calcium glucaric acid combination also helps control estrogen and progesterone.
This supplement doesn’t just remove toxins, it can also reduce the risk of breast cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in women today. It also helps protect your cardiovascular system by tempering your cholesterol levels.
Calcium D Glucarate is a nutrient. It helps for one of the detoxification processes known as glucuronidation. It also helps in blocking excess estrogen in men and women, and is an ideal supplement to restore natural hormonal balance.
If we are not blessed with the process of detoxification in our body, all of us in this world will be cancer patients. So we have to give our respect to this process by taking appropriate measures viz., eating healthy food, avoiding bad habits like smoking, living in an environment friendly atmosphere etc.
It is easier said than done. Unfortunately we are living in the world contaminated with pollution which corrupts our basic and essential needs of food, water and air. Obviously, our body is infected with many toxic substances that cannot easily be handled by the nature given process of detoxification. It is overloaded.
Estrogen is a type of hormone. It is present in both men and women. But its level is higher in women when they attain the age of puberty for the development of sexual characteristics. Hence, women are more prone to get affected if the estrogen level is unchecked.
Estrogen is metabolized by combining with glucuronic acid. Thus a bond is established. Then it is excreted in the bile. As long as our system is healthy, this detoxification process known as glucuronidation is normal and the estrogen level is checked. However, there is a catch here. A type of enzyme produced in our intestine will break the bond and will allow the estrogen to be reabsorbed in our body. In such a situation, the detoxification process will not work and toxin formation will be increased.
Calcium D Glucarate will inhibit the above enzyme and the detoxification process will be activated. Calcium D Glucarate is synthesized in our body in a small quantity. It is found in apple, orange, broccoli, Brussels sprout etc.
If the detoxification is affected, the estrogen level will increase. Consequently the level of toxin will increase. These are probably the beginning of the birth of cancerous cells, especially breast cancer in women.
Some estrogen blockers for women also contain DIM along with Calcium D-Glucarate, for example Emerita, which you can buy from Amazon.com
Clinical Research & More information on Calcium D-Glucarate
The following is a current review of information concerning D-Glucarate.
Much of the stimulus for this work came from the observation that populations who had diets very rich in fruits and vegetables had a lower incidence of cancer. The outcome of this work was the isolation of D-Glucarate from fruits and vegetables. This “purification” and use of D-Glucarate is patented.
In 1986 Walaszek and co-workers demonstrated that taking D-Glucarate orally, in animals and humans, leads to a slow release of a substance that inhibits glucuronidase. Glucuronidase is an enzyme that thwarts the body’s efforts to rid itself of cancer causing substances known as carcinogens.
Walaszek demonstrated that if you feed animals Glucarate, there is an increase in the level of a substance known as D-Glucaro-lactone, which inhibits glucuronidase. He looked at a model for breast cancer induction in rats, the animal used most frequently for breast cancer research. Rats given anthracene develop breast cancer, but if they were pre-treated with dietary Glucarate, tumor development was blocked in over 70% of the animals. [study]
It was shown that when D-Glucarate was fed to the animals, the levels of estradiol (the form of estrogen that causes breast cancer) were decreased in the blood. In summery, D-Glucarate lowers the level of glucuronidase, and in so doing allows the body eliminate harmful carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals).
In 1986 these same researchers found that by giving the “active” agent, D-Glucaro-lactone by mouth favored the reduction of glucuronidase activity for one hour, using the Calcium D-Glucarate salt led to a 5-hour effect. These experiments were performed in animals fed various carcinogens and the level of free carcinogen or carcinogen bound to DNA was measured in the blood.
With calcium D-Glucarate, these levels were drastically reduced over a sustained period of time. There was a direct correlation between the decrease in DNA binding of carcinogen and the ability to induce tumor formation. In essence, D-Glucarate administration favors the elimination of carcinogens in the stool, and the effect lasts for hours after a single low dose.
In 1990 Walaszek moved to the MD Anderson Carcinogenesis center at Houston. He published an article showing that Calcium D-Glucarate leads to a decrease in the “proliferation” of tumors themselves, in other words, once present this agent can decrease their growth.
In 1991, 1992, and 1993 there were a number of articles that tested D-Glucarate in human tumor cell cultures. In these studies Glucarate was added to derivatives of retinoic acid (a compound from vitamin A). Results demonstrated that the addition of D-Glucarate led to an increase in the anti-tumor activity of rentinoids.
In 1994 Walaszek and co-workers demonstrated that in certain human tumor cell culture lines, D-Glucarate was a potent anti-proliferative agent when used alone, without retinoic acid. There was an inability to stimulate tumor cell growth by the usual means when the tissue cultures were treated with D-Glucarate. [study]
In 1995 Walaszek and co-workers demonstrated that feeding D-Glucarate to animals was always followed by conversion to the D-Glucaro-lactone product, and that this conversion led to an increase in the blood levels of this compound. In these studies a number of different carcinogens were used to try and induce breast cancer in rats. Although these carcinogens led to breast cancer in rats fed a placebo, those fed Glucarate did not develop breast cancer. The main carcinogen used in these studies was N-methyl-N-nitrosurea.
Work by other investigators, including Walaszek, in 1995 and 1996 showed that Calcium D-Glucarate and the Potassium hydrogen D-Glucarate were both excellent inhibitors of colon cancer in experimental animal models.
The most recent work on specific tumors has shown that the absorption, metabolism, and effectiveness of D-Glucarate was similar in both male and female animals. There is tumor inhibition shown for breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer, and the mechanism of action is identical in each…there is a decrease in glucuronidase activity, a decrease in carcinogen level (because the body eliminates the carcinogen) and a decrease in tumorogenesis.
In summary, D-Glucarate is a naturally occurring substance that is not present in sufficient amounts to counteract natural and external carcinogens.
By supplementing D-Glucarate as the calcium salt, we can get a long lasting effect of Glucarate, and this effect is to favor the body’s natural defense mechanism for eliminating carcinogens. Without Glucarate, the body cannot efficiently eliminate these cancer-causing agents because of the interference from glucuronidase.
By supplementing the diet with Glucarate, we can block glucuronidase activity and the body can rid itself of the carcinogens, thus preventing many forms of cancer, including lung, breast, prostate, and colon.
Stewart A. Lonky, MD, FACP
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