This chemical, originally patented as an antibiotic, is the most frequently applied herbicide world-wide for which many crops have been genetically modified to be resistant to since 1992. Since 1996 it has been used as a desiccant as well.

Glyphosate can substitute for glycine during protein synthesis; it interferes with glycerol phosphate dependent red blood cell functions and is also a potent chelator of minerals, where copper is especially important to point out here. However, most importantly for deutenomics, glyphosate blocks the pathway that produces three aromatic amino acids: tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine which are essential for mitochondrial function and deupletion (deuterium-depletion). Because these three amino acids are the precursors for neurotransmitters, melatonin, dopamine, thyroid hormone, melanin, vitamins B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin), a deficiency of these three has great consequences.

Riboflavin and niacin are critical in keeping levels of deuterium low in mitochondria as enzymes convert these to NAD and FAD, which in turn are essential for collecting and transferring hydrogen from naturally deupleted ketogenic substrates, which then goes on to produce the most efficient source of deuterium depleted metabolic water for the human body.


Petra Davelaar

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