Environmental pollutants are ubiquitous in the air, drinking water, and food supply.  Toxins in the environment include a wide range of compounds, such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, drugs, and industrial materials.  Exposure to environmental toxins has been associated with many types of cancers and syndromes characterized by fatigue, muscle weakness, and cognitive dysfunction.

One of the most important biochemical processes attending to toxicant removal in our bodies is the biotransformation process, also called the detoxification system, which is composed phase pathways.  The detoxification system is highly dependent on nutrient support for optimal functioning.