Calcium D-glucarate Information

Calcium D-glucarage (the calcium salt of D-glucaric acid) is a relatively common nutrient found in many fruits and vegetables. Many researchers believe that this nutrient aids the body in the elimination of many harmful substances and to lower abnormally high levels of estrogen.

Some studies have indicated that calcium D-glucarate may help to inhibit beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme found in certain bacteria that reside in the intestines. One way that toxic chemicals, as well as hormones such as estrogen, are eliminated from the body is by attaching glucuronic acid to them in the liver and then excreting them together in as substance called bile. Beta-glucuronidase is a bacterial enzyme that uncouples (breaks) the bond between the excreted compound and glucuronic acid. When beta-glucuronidase breaks the bond, the hormone or toxic chemical that is released is available to be reabsorbed into the body instead of being excreted.


Calcium D-glucarate (as calcium salt - glucaric acid) is available in capsules and tablets.