Proper nutrition (vitamins and minerals): one key to managing toxic load
Another important factor in biological aging is the toxic load we carry. Now, more than ever, our bodies have to deal with toxicities from our air, food and water. Toxins are simply inescapable. You can take steps to lessen this load, but in the end, you will have to deal with detoxification.
The body deals with toxins in various ways.
→ Water-soluble toxins are excreted through sweat and the kidneys.
→ Fat soluble toxins are dealt with through a two-stage process in the liver.
Phase one: the liver converts fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble toxins, to be excreted through sweat or the kidneys.
Phase two, the liver combines converted water-soluble toxins with other compounds, through a process called conjugation, so they can be excreted in our urine.
However, for this detoxification to function properly, our livers need to be supplied with ample amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If the process is inhibited in any way (as by insufficient nutrients), it results in the production of free radicals and inflammation. But, there is another issue, as well.
Toxic overload and obesity
When the liver is overloaded, due to either too many toxins to process or insufficient nutrition to carry out detoxification, the toxins are converted to fat. With something like 65% of Americans considered to be obese, we can readily see what a problem this is.
Fat cells (adipose cells or adipocytes) are formed from stem cells, through a process of protein activation. Normally, these fat cells remain at a rather constant number, although their size and fat content can change. These fat cells store toxicity, walling toxins off from the rest of the body. However, when the system is overwhelmed with toxins, new fat cells are formed. So, for effective weight loss, you must address the issue of detoxification.
For that, since our food source has changed so much, supplementation is very important.
dōTERRA’s MicroPlex VM, part of the LifeLong Vitality Pack, is the ideal choice. It offers a balanced formula of essential vitamins for cellular health and vitality, as well as chelated minerals for energy metabolism and cellular function.
The vitamins in MicroPlex VM provide antioxidant protection, mediate cellular communication, can act as hormones, regulate tissue growth, assist in enzymatic activity and act as co-factors of cellular metabolism.
The minerals support almost all biochemical pathways in the body. They are also essential elements of cell, tissue and organ structures. They support bone growth and health and are used in energy metabolism.
MicroPlex VM contains chelated minerals, where a mineral is combined with an organic compound to enhance its bioavailability.
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