The Essentials of Estrogen Detox

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Incidents of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even uterine cancer are on the rise.  In fact, all estrogen related cancers are increasing as well as symptoms related to estrogen dominance like endometriosis, PMS, uterine fibroids and benign breast tumors...and estrogen is at the root of all these conditions.

How can estrogen be dangerous?  Don't we all make estrogen?  Yes, ladies, we all do-but what really matters is what happens to it once you make it as well as how much your cells and organs are exposed to.  Obviously, as a woman, you are going to automatically have a much higher exposure rate from estrogens produced inside your body, but the environment we live in has so dramatically changed in the last 30 years that you are also subject to extraordinary amounts of estrogen coming from outside your body.  Many man-made chemicals mimic estrogen in our bodies (these are called xenoestrogens) and these act like the most potent and dangerous estrogens.  And if you're wondering if these chemicals are rare, think's a brief list of some xenoestrogen sources:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Carpet fibers
  • Teflon coating
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Commercial meats grown with hormones
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormone replacement therapy drugs


So what happens to estrogens in your body?  The body treats estrogen as a toxin and tries to eliminate it.  In the process of the liver trying to detoxify it, estrogen can be converted into some very dangerous metabolites, which research shows may be responsible for the damage to the DNA that can cause tumors and even cancer!  Xenoestrogens are more easily converted down this carcinogenic pathway.  These potent and damaging metabolites are also responsible for many of the hormone-related symptoms and conditions mentioned above:  PMS, fibroids, etc.  Pharmaceutical companies are trying to create drugs to block the action of these estrogens to prevent cancer and reduce estrogen-related symptoms, but the side-effects can often make things worse.


Here's the deal-all of these estrogens, regardless of whether you get them from your environment or from yourself; you MUST get rid of them and you MUST protect yourself from them.  Different nutrients can influence what type of metabolites of estrogen the liver creates.  Certain nutrients can also protect your organs from the potent and dangerous metabolites.  Some nutrients have even been shown to reverse damage that has been done and shrink tumors.  According to the science, four of the most powerful nutrients that work together are green tea, curcumin, lycopene, and d-limonene

Here's what the research says:

            Green tea-acts to inhibit breast tumor growth, improves liver detoxification of estrogen1, reduces aromatase and lowers levels of damaging estrogens, protects against estrogen-specific free radicals and carcinogens 

            Curcumin-improves detoxification of estrogen by supporting safe, tissue-protective estrogen metabolite, reduces oxidative damage, inhibition of the growth of breast cancer cells

            Lycopene-powerful antioxidant, inhibition of cancer cell proliferation, reduction of DNA damage from estrogen,  


            D-limonene-suppresses tumors, reduces tumor size, prevention of mammary, liver, lung and other cancers, carcinogen removal, reduction in breast tumor growth, inhibition of mammary carcinomas7, breast carcinoma regression in both early and late stage development.

Estrodetox contains powerful levels of all the nutrients listed above, providing outstanding protection from estrogen metabolites and free radicals.  The antioxidant capacity of just one softgel is like having 8 fruits and vegetables!  More importantly, Estrodetox helps the liver eliminate, or detoxify, the xenoestrogens and the worst of the estrogen metabolites.  Now you don't have to take dozens of different nutrients, hoping that they might be helping-instead, one Estrodetox per day provides powerful protection based on the science; not infomercials, marketing, and fads.

Did I mention that green tea can also help balance your blood sugar, increase your metabolism, and help you burn fat? those are great side-effect

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