Two genes exist that primarily determine the effectiveness of the second phase of the detoxification process, GSMT1 and GSTT1. However, in some people these genes are not actually present.
Luckily, with adequate intake of the correct vegetables, we can all but cancel out the lack of these genes. Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are known as “Cruciferous” vegetables. These vegetables contain a huge variety of bioactive compounds, including glucosinolates.
Glucosinolates upregulate (increase) the expression of other enzymes in the detoxification pathway, which promotes your body’s natural ability to remove dangerous toxins.