From what I understand, they are a natural and healthy part of our body that fights off and kills what they see as invaders. When you take alot of meds, your cytochromes can kick in and start fighting your meds. It’s why sometimes we have to increase our dose of Guaifenesin or take some FA with our regular clearing dose.
This cytochrome issue is especially people who take alot of medicine and vitamins, etc. They are more likely to have this problem.
Here’s a quote from a friend in training to be an RN 🙂
Cytochrome issue: For some reason (the mechanism of action isn’t fully researched) when we over load our bodies with a nutrient in pill form our bodies will see this as an invasion of a foreign substance. Cytochromes will come along and prevent our bodies from absorbing it. It can also effect the absorption of other substances taken with the supplements that the cytochromes are protecting our bodies from.
Are you someone who found your clearing dose according to the book by Dr St Amand, you started out clearing well and then can’t figure out why your progress is stalled? Have you double and tripple-checked all your topical and dental products for salicylates? If yes, FA/IR guai can help with cytochromes. Just take one whenever is easiest for your body to handle. The guai makes me fatigued and actually helps me sleep so I take extra at night.
For more help, feel free to contact me or join my Facebook Support group called “Fibro Buddies on the Guaifenesin Protocol.”