Environmental toxins such as formaldehyde and chlorinated pesticides are almost inescapable in today's world. Thorne's Basic Detox Nutrients is a complete multi-vitamin/mineral formula with higher levels of those nutrients commonly depleted by environmental toxins, and with nutrients and botanicals that help the body deal with a toxic environment. Its nutrients include B vitamins, magnesium citrate and magnesium malate (well-absorbed forms of magnesium, a commonly deficient nutrient in a chemically toxic individual), choline (essential for producing liver detoxification enzymes), N-acetylcysteine, MSM, and R-lipoic acid.
Thorne's Basic Detox Nutrients also contains green tea, milk thistle, and curcumin extracts as well-absorbed phytosomes.* Basic Detox Nutrients can be used as part of a cleansing program or as a stand-alone product for preventive wellness.
Additional information on the ingredients in Thorne's Basic Detox Nutrients and their related benefits:
B vitamins: Thiamine (vitamin B1) is essential to restore the body's antioxidant defenses – glutathione and lipoic acid.* Thiamine is depleted by chlorinated pesticides and formaldehyde, two ubiquitous environmental toxins. Riboflavin 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B2) helps block free radical damage by recycling glutathione. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6) is depleted by many toxic substances, and a vitamin B6 deficiency makes it difficult for the liver to detoxify.
Magnesium is one of the most commonly deficient nutrients in a chemically toxic individual. Choline is needed for the production of liver detoxification enzymes, N-acetylcysteine increases glutathione levels, MSM provides sulfur for detoxification reactions, and R-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that increases glutathione levels.