Antitoxin - Duke's Materia Tonica
A tonic superfood containing very strong antioxidant ^ constituents that help the body to neutralize environmental toxins via food, air and water. Something with antitoxin supporting benefit has a more-immediate effect when compared to general use antioxidants.
Contains one of the following:
A tonic superfood that contains dark colored pigments such as dark-red, blue, purple and black pigments that have selenium within the biosynthesis of their molecular structure. Selenium is important in the production of many antioxidant enzymes that are produced by the body, such as glutathione peroxidase.
"Selenium is an essential trace mineral that serves many functions in human physiology, including the synthesis of antioxidants (natural substances that neutralize free radical damage), and thyroid and immune function" Businesswire - Dr. Joel Wallach’s Selenium Research Continues to Benefit Many ^.
- Selenium is important in the production of the most powerful antioxidants made within the organs by various nutrient interactions.
"Selenium acts in synergy with the antioxidant vitamins, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (α-tocopherol), by regenerating them from their oxidized forms and promoting maximal antioxidant protection." OSU: Selenium - Linus Pauling Institute ‡
Tonic superfoods that contain blue, purple, and black pigments include:
- Black Cherries
- Black Mulberries
- Edible Polyrachis Ant
The tonic may also contain large amounts of plant-derived copper in the molecular structure of naturally occurring melanin ^, such as chaga mushroom , which has the ability to maintain blood vessel integrity, skin elasticity, and promote the body's ability to generate superoxide dismutase ^.
A short-term use botanical extracted from the various botanical species of Echinacea that contains unique combinations of highly active constituents such as echinacosides and isobutylamides that may be used for their strong antioxidant support.