SolFuel Clear® functional food powder contains a comprehensive combination of nutrients, antioxidants, herbs, fiber, and fruit and vegetable extracts that support the overall metabolic detoxification process while balancing phase I and II detoxification pathways.
- Features 18 grams of certified organic, non-GMO, easy-to-digest pea protein per serving
- Has a delicious berry-vanilla flavor
- Is free of dairy, gluten, and lactose; sweetened with the natural herb stevia
- Can serve as a meal replacement during detoxification protocols
Glutathione & Supportive Nutrients
Glutathione is well-known as the body’s “master antioxidant.” It is a key component of the detoxification system, acting as an antioxidant as well as participating in conjugation reactions. As a hydrophilic molecule, it also aids in increasing the water-solubility of lipophilic toxins, thus facilitating their excretion. The cycling of glutathione between its oxidized and reduced forms, via glutathione reductase, requires riboflavin, niacin, and vitamins C and E, all of which are present in SolFuel Clear™. Part of the biochemical action of glutathione is accomplished via the glutathione peroxidase enzyme family (GPx), which is dependent on selenium (also included in this product). GPx neutralizes harmful lipid peroxides and also reduces hydrogen peroxide safely to water. Additionally, SolFuel Clear™ contains N-acetyl-cysteine – a precursor to glutathione – as well as cysteine and glycine, which are two of the three amino acids that comprise glutathione.
Aside from contributing to the synthesis of sufficient glutathione, multiple sulfur-containing compounds in SolFuel Clear™ support the sulfation mechanism of detoxification. These include L-cysteine, L-methionine, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), N-acetyl-cysteine, taurine, and sodium sulfate. Methylation reactions involving the sulfurous compound S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) require adequate levels of vitamins B6 and B12, along with folate, for proper functioning of the methionine-homocysteine cycle. This product contains naturally occurring folate, as NatureFolate™, rather than synthetic folic acid. SAMe is yet another precursor to glutathione and may also be protective of overall liver health.
The glucuronidation of xenobiotics is one of the primary mechanisms for the detoxification of a host of common pharmaceutical drugs, harmful environmental chemicals, and endogenously synthesized substrates, such as excess estrogen. The resulting metabolites are hydrophilic, rendering them more easily excreted. Calcium d-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase, a colonic bacterial enzyme capable of de-conjugating glucuronic acid-tagged toxins, which may have the undesirable result of harmful substances being reabsorbed into the body. Elevated beta-glucuronidase activity is associated with increased risk for hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast, prostate, and colon.
Molybdenum is a required cofactor for a family of enzymes that includes xanthine oxidase and sulfite oxidase. A molybdenum deficiency may impair the body’s ability to metabolize environmental contaminants, such as sulfur dioxide in polluted urban areas, and compounds in several commonly consumed foods, such as caffeine and the sulfites used for color retention and food preservation in wine, dried fruit, vinegar and more.
Phase I oxidation reactions may generate increased amounts of free radicals. SolFuel Clear™ provides several helpful antioxidant compounds to minimize the potential harm that may result, including vitamins C, E, and A, selenium, green tea extract, glutathione, and a proprietary blend of alkalizing high-antioxidant vegetable and fruit juice powders, including spinach, beet, pomegranate, carrot, and grape. Animal studies indicate that, in addition to their antioxidant function, tea polyphenols and quercetin may have stimulatory effects on select cytochrome P450 enzymes.
Support for Healthy Bile Production & Toxin Excretion
Products of liver detoxification are typically excreted through the gastrointestinal tract, after being secreted into the intestines via bile. Thick, sluggish or stagnant bile can result in a backup of toxins in the body. SolFuel Clear™ contains ingredients designed to stimulate both the production of bile and bile’s proper consistency, so that harmful metabolites can exit the liver smoothly and proceed through the intestines in order to be excreted through the feces. These compounds include inositol, milk thistle, choline (as choline dihydrogen citrate), and dandelion extract, the latter of which is also a mild diuretic that may provide additional help for the excretion of waste products. The silymarin in milk thistle may also reduce liver oxidative stress induced by the detoxification mechanisms. Glucomannan: SolFuel Clear™ provides fiber, which is critical for the excretion of toxins in a timely manner. It features glucomannan, a water-soluble polysaccharide naturally occurring as a hemicellulose in the cell walls of select plant species. As a potent soluble fiber, glucomannan may reduce constipation, thereby aiding in excretion.
Other Ingredients: Natural flavors, tapioca dextrin, vegetable cellulose, stevia leaf extract.
Flavor: Berry Vanilla
Serving Size: 1 scoop (38 grams)
Servings Per Container: 15
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 38 grams (approx. one scoop) in eight ounces of water per day, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Does Not Contain: Dairy, gluten, and lactose.