Posted by Diane Peterson

 

 

Many toxic substances which pose problematic scenarios for animals are in a fat soluble form (hydrophobic).  This creates a very difficult condition for a pet’s system to eliminate the compound.  Bile is the primary manner in which fat soluble toxins are excreted and eliminated by the body.  The big concern here is that 90% of bile is reabsorbed back into the body with toxic chemicals. 

Mammals are fortunate enough to be able to convert fat soluble toxins into water soluble (hydrophilic) forms, known as mercaptate, allowing an efficient excretion process through the urinary tract.  This process of converting fat soluble toxins into the safer water soluble form relies extensively on an appropriate glutathione levels.   Science has shown that adequate levels of glutathione are required for the correct detoxification of mammals. 

With the current situation regarding pets, the pet food, individuals are rightfully becoming more aware of the ingredients contained in food products.  But the lingering question still remains; how sure are we that toxic substances are completely absent from the food?  And, how do environmental toxins, (second hand cigarette smoke, chemicals on the ground, and airborne pollutants) affect our pets and indeed ourselves, on a daily basis? 

Maintaining high levels of glutathione in the body assures us that we are at least safeguarding our animal’s health to the best of our ability, creating a more thorough way for removing toxic compounds from their system.  Mulligan Stew Pet Food contains the highest amount of the enzymes that support the production of glutathione found in the pet food market today.  

Administration of glutathione will not elevate serum levels however; it will simply be broken down into its composed parts.  A diet high in the substrates which make up glutathione becomes important.  Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and horseradish are healthful examples.

This is the best biochemical antidote regarding mild to moderate toxic contamination for mammals, noted in research today, without undergoing invasive medical treatment.  It is also extremely safe with other noted health benefits as there have been links to diseases associated to glutathione deficiencies.

 

- By Kevin Meehan