By Timothy Prentiss Staff Writer Kirkman Group, Inc
A few months ago Kirkman® announced the launch of the P2i™ program, an ambitious new project intended to study the roles nutrition, genetics and toxic exposures play prior to and during pregnancy. Initiated by the non-profit organization the Forum, the P2i™ program will track pregnancy outcomes of women who follow the P2i™ protocol, which includes consuming high levels of nutrients and avoiding toxins. The researchers involved in the P2i™ program hope to find that by following this protocol women will be more likely to bear healthy babies who are born free of chronic conditions.
Kirkman® has created an entire line of supplementsfor the P2i™ program, and is currently the only nutraceutical manufacturer whose supplements meet the exacting standards of the P2i™ program. Central to these standards is an emphasis on avoiding toxic substances. Kirkman’s P2i Baby™ products are Ultra Pure™, meaning they are screened for more than 950 potential contaminants.
Of course, toxins can come from virtually anywhere (not just from tainted supplements). Environmental toxins can invade our bodies through the air, water, the food we eat and through our skin. Our bodies even produce toxins during certain normal bodily processes.
Whether toxins originate inside or outside our bodies, they need to be converted into compounds that can be safely excreted. This complex detoxification process involves multiple chemical reactions, requiring numerous organic compounds. P2i Baby™ Toxicity Control – Hypoallergenic supports this process by supplying nutrients that are used during the body’s naturally occurring detoxification activities.
It is offered in vegetarian capsules and includes the following active ingredients:
Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium
Vitamin C, Vitamin E and selenium all enhance the body’s detoxification pathways.
Taurine and N-Acetyl Cysteine
Sulphur-containing amino acids such as taurine and cysteine are required by the liver cells in order for detoxification to occur effectively.
Also known as turmeric, curcumin is a spice that has been shown to induce the body’s production of detoxifying enzymes.
Milk thistle is a flowering plant that detoxifies the body’s organs. Silymarin, the active component in milk thistle supports the liver and kidney cells from the toxic effects of certain drugs.
Glutathione is the body’s most powerful immune system supporter. It is also required for the detoxification of methylglyoxal, a toxin produced during metabolism.
Calcium d-glucarate is required for glucuronidation, a process in which toxins are converted into water-soluble forms that the body can easily excrete.