The liver plays several roles in detoxification: it filters the blood to remove large toxins, synthesizes and gets rid of bile full of cholesterol and other fat-soluble toxins, and the live enzymatically eliminates unwanted chemicals. The enzymatic process to dispose of toxins occurs in two phases: phase 1 Oxidations and phase 2 Conjugation.
Phase 1 neutralizes the toxin or changes the toxic chemical to form activated intermediates which will then be neutralized by phase 2 of the enzyme system. This pathway converts a toxic chemical into a less harmful chemical and is achieved by oxidation, reduction and hydrolysis reactions. During this process, free radicals are produced and if there are too many it can damage the liver cells. With the help of antioxidant, it reduces the damage caused by free radicals. One important antioxidant for neutralizing the free radicals produced in phase 1 is glutathione. This antioxidant is required for one of the key phase 2 processes. When the free radicals are produced from phase 1, the glutathione stops producing oxidative stress or liver damage. The toxins are then
transformed into activated intermediates; therefore the rate at which phase 1 produces activated intermediates must be balanced by the rate at which phase 2 finishes their processing.
Phase 2 is called the conjugation pathway because the liver cells add another substance such as cysteine, glycine, or a sulphur molecule to a toxic chemical to make it less harmful. As a result it makes the toxin water-soluble so that it may then be excreted from the body via watery fluids such as bile or urine.
Tiao He Cleanse is a blend of Chinese herbal formula that gives your liver a much-needed thorough and gentle cleanse.