CFS and Detoxification

One of the body's primary self-defense mechanisms is to convert and "neutralize" metabolic products and toxins into safe by-products which can then be eliminated from the system. Simply put, the liver's ability to detoxify substances is what prevents the body from poisoning itself.

Repeated exposure to toxins in the food and environment, along with accumulation of naturally occurring toxins inside the body, can greatly intensify an individual's detoxification burden.

Patients suffering from toxic overload may experience fatigue and have poor tolerance for exercise. Researchers have discovered that many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients have impaired liver detoxification ability and show increased toxic exposure, which may actually trigger or,at the very least, worsen conditions associated with CFS.

The Detoxification Profile assesses the body's ability to carry out detoxification after ingesting three challenge substances (caffeine,
acetaminophen, and salicylate). In the Comprehensive version of the test,two urine and one blood sample reveal the body's detoxification capacity and general susceptibility to oxidative damage.


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