RESTORE has recently been certified by The Detox Project as glyphosate residue free. Look for this symbol on all our packaging in the near future!  Test results must show that the product contains no detected glyphosate residue or AMPA residue (metabolite of glyphosate) down to the lowest possible limits of detection (LOD), based on government-accepted LOD protocols.

Since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” and with the state of California now requiring a cancer warning on the Roundup® label in accordance with Prop 65, there has been a lot of media coverage of the potential health risks associated with use of this herbicide.

Glyphosate is a weed killer, the active ingredient in Roundup®, that was first patented and introduced by Monsanto in 1974 for agricultural use. Later it was marketed to consumers as a household herbicide. It is sprayed in staggering quantities on most commercially grown staple crops, including wheat, corn, soybean, beet, cotton, canola, and alfalfa. Genetic modification was created to allow our staple crops to be heavily sprayed with Roundup without dying.

These “Roundup-Ready” crops have become the dominant component of the diet in our human and livestock food chains. Genetically-engineered or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are live organisms whose genetic components have been artificially manipulated through creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and even viral genes that do not occur in Nature, or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

It is estimated that more than two billion pounds of glyphosate are used worldwide annually, with 300 million pounds spread on soils in the US alone.

Here is a report from Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project detailing alarming levels of glyphosate found in popular American processed foods. It’s titled Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate FOOD TESTING RESULTS AND SCIENTIFIC REASONS FOR CONERN.

Please remember that RESTORE protects the gut lining from the damaging effects of glyphosate. We have published a peer-reviewed journal article presenting our company’s research: Protective Effects of Lignite Extract Supplement on Intestinal Barrier Function in Glyphosate-Mediated Tight Junction Injury


How to Best Avoid Glyphosate

Team RESTORE recommends eating low on the food chain for a number of reasons, and avoiding glyphosate is a great reason. Obviously, avoid all GMO foods, including processed and packaged foods containing non-organic corn, soybean, and sugar in all their myriad varieties. Organic means non-GMO; also, there are many non-organic packaged foods now bearing the non-GMO certification.

Animal products pose a multiplied scenario – animals fed and fattened on corn, soybean, and alfalfa feed are basically accumulating and concentrating glyphosate, as well as other toxins including animal antibiotics. This holds true for non-organic dairy products as well, which also concentrate glyphosate in cows’ milk.

Choose vinegar as a weed killer – obviously, don’t use Roundup!

And Help Yourself to RESTORE.