NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands-based European branch of the US nutraceutical distribution network GCI Nutrients is set to introduce its clinically proven Glyphosate Detox Formula to contract manufacturing and bespoke brand companies across Europe. 

The innovative formula aims to provide “a layer of defense” against some of the adverse health effects of glyphosate, a common ingredient in weed killers.

Kyle McCue, head of sales and marketing at GCI Nutrients, explains the growing concern: “Research has exposed a potential link between the agricultural use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp—the most widely used herbicide worldwide—and the development of ‘modern diseases’ linked to the Western diet.” 

These diseases include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

GCI Nutrients Europe is encouraging contract manufacturers and brand companies to familiarize themselves with the Glyphosate Detox Formula and join the effort to combat glyphosate exposure. 

The formula includes VilliSure digestive wheat germ extract prebiotic, HumicSure humic acid, and BaciliSure bacillus coagulans probiotic.

Richard Merriam, founder of GCI Nutrients, states that the company is committed to leading the charge in Europe and offering effective solutions to safeguard consumers against glyphosate-related health risks.

A 2013 study conducted in Bremen examined glyphosate exposure in 18 European countries, analyzing 182 urine samples. The study found glyphosate residues ranging from <0.15 mcg/liter to 1.821 mcg/liter, confirming widespread exposure. 

Although genetically modified organism (GMO) food is banned in Europe, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recently reassessed glyphosate and its health risks.

The acceptable daily intake of glyphosate is set at 0.1 mg/kg body weight, yet the maximum residue level in imported GMO soybean, a key animal feed component, is 20 mg/kg,” McCue states.

This discrepancy raises concerns about glyphosate exposure in animal-based products and the broader European food supply, necessitating further investigation.

GCI Nutrients USA was among the first to address glyphosate concerns with its 2017 dietary supplement, Biome Medic. This supplement targets gut health and microbiome support. The formula detoxifies the body of glyphosate using humic acid, known for its toxin-chelating properties.

GCI Nutrients Europe has launched the Glyphosate Detox Formula in Hungary, which is named Optimalize. The formula aims to detoxify the colon, rebuild intestinal microvilli, and nourish beneficial gut bacteria. 

Pre-clinical study underway 

A product-controlled pre-clinical study is underway with gastrointestinal patients at Markusovsky University Hospital in Szombathely, Hungary, with results expected in the fall of 2024.

The study focuses on adapting US knowledge to show a correlation between glyphosate exposure and chronic gastrointestinal diseases while providing an effective dietary supplement for gut health,” McCue details.

He emphasizes that with proven results, European manufacturers and brands have the opportunity to lead the fight against glyphosate exposure by providing consumers with an additional layer of defense against its health dangers. 

He also supports the efforts of NGOs such as the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe, which advocates for banning glyphosate in Europe, applauding their work for human rights and consumer protection.

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