Thorne’s BDN is a complete multi-vitamin/mineral with higher levels of those nutrients commonly depleted by environmental toxins, and with nutrients and botanicals that help the body deal with a the ever changing environment.
It’s nutrients include B vitamins, magnesium citrate and magnesium malate (well-absorbed forms of magnesium, a commonly deficient nutrient in a chemically toxic individual), choline (essential for producing liver detoxification enzymes), N-acetylcysteine, MSM, and R-lipoic acid.
Thorne’s BDN also contains green tea, milk thistle, and curcumin extracts as well-absorbed phytosomes.* Basic Detox Nutrients can be used as part of a cleansing program or as a stand-alone product for preventive wellness.*
Additional information on the ingredients in Thorne’s BDN and their related benefits:
B vitamins: Thiamine (vitamin B1) is essential to restore the body’s antioxidant defenses – glutathione and lipoic acid.* Thiamine is depleted by chlorinated pesticides and formaldehyde, two ubiquitous environmental toxins. Riboflavin 5′-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B2) helps block free radical damage by recycling glutathione.* Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6) is depleted by many toxic substances, and a vitamin B6 deficiency makes it difficult for the liver to detoxify.*
Magnesium is one of the most commonly deficient nutrients in a chemically toxic individual. Choline is needed for the production of liver detoxification enzymes, N-acetylcysteine increases glutathione levels, MSM provides sulfur for detoxification reactions, and R-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that increases glutathione levels.*
Botanical extracts: Green tea extract has potent antioxidant activity.* Milk thistle has proven ability to increase liver glutathione levels and resist liver cell damage from toxins.* Curcumin extract (from turmeric) protects the liver and has been shown to suppress several common chemical toxins.* Green tea, milk thistle, and curcumin are all provided bound to phospholipids as phytosomes, Greenselect®, Siliphos®, and Meriva®, respectively. The phytosome form of these nutrients significantly increase the absorption of these flavonoids.*