|Chlorophyll as a Biotoxin Remover|
This page contains educational material about the use of chlorophyll to remove biotoxins. This information is for educational purposes only. Nothing in this text is intended to serve as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority. I am doing my best to get this data up quickly and correctly. If you find errors in this data, please let me know.
Chlorophyllin is a chlorophyll derivative that inhibits CYP activity, and stimulates GST activity in cell culture and rodent models. So, it can enance removal of mycotoxins via glutathione conjugation as well as binding them in the gut.
The unique chemical structures of chlorophyllin and chlorophyll enable them to bind toxins in the gut preventing their absorption. In animal models, chlorophyllin and chlorophyll lower the bioavailability and accelerate the excretion of several environmental carcinogens. Mycotoxin trapping may partly explain the results of a human trial of residents of Qidong, China, an area with a high incidence of liver cancer due to exposure to aflatoxin (a toxin produced by species of the fungus Aspergillus). Among 180 people who took 100 mg of chlorophyllin three times daily, urinary levels of DNA-aflatoxin conjugates (a marker for DNA mutation) went down 55% compared to untreated people.
Chlorophyllin intervention reduces aflatoxin-DNA adducts in individuals at high risk for liver cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2001;98(25): 14601 - 6 Egner PA, Wang JB, Zhu YR, Zhang BC, Wu Y, Zhang QN, et al.
Chlorophyllin (a mixture of semisynthetic, water-soluble derivatives of chlorophyll) reduces aflatoxin. Chlorophyllin consumption at each meal led to an overall 55% reduction (P = 0.036) in median urinary levels of this aflatoxin biomarker (aflatoxin-N7-guanine adducts in urine) compared with those taking placebo.
For more on different types of Biotoxin Removers.
Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2009 Dec;2(12):1015-22. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-09-0099. Epub 2009 Dec 1.
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