Calcium D-glucarate is a chemical. It is similar to a naturally occurring chemical called glucaric acid. Glucaric acid is found in our bodies as well as in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apples, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. Calcium D-glucarate is made by combining glucaric acid with calcium to make supplements that people use for medicine.
Calcium D-glucarate is used for preventing breast, prostate, and colon cancer; and for removing cancer-causing agents, toxins, and steroid hormones from the body.
How it works
Calcium D-glucarate might lower estrogen levels, and this is thought to be helpful in treating some people with hormone-dependent cancers. There isn't enough evidence to support the use of calcium D-glucarate for preventing cancer in humans.
Not ProvenPreventing breast, prostate, and colon cancerDetoxifying the body by removing carcinogens, toxins, and steroid hormonesOther conditions
There isn't not enough information to know if calcium D-glucarate is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of calcium D-glucarate duringpregnancyand breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?
The body breaks down calcium D-glucarate to get rid of it. Alcohol might increase how fast the body gets rid of calcium D-glucarate. By increasing how fast the body gets rid of calcium D-glucarate, alcohol might decrease the effectiveness of calcium D-glucarate.
The body breaks down some medications to get rid of them. The liver helps break down these medications. Calcium D-glucarate might increase how quickly some medications are broken down by the liver. Taking calcium-D glucarate along with medications changed by the liver might decrease the effectiveness of these medications.Some of these medications changed by the liver include acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), atorvastatin (Lipitor), diazepam (Valium), digoxin, entacapone (Comtan), estrogen, irinotecan (Camptosar), lamotrigine (Lamictal), lorazepam (Ativan), lovastatin (Mevacor), meprobamate, morphine, oxazepam (Serax), and others.Kanamycin is an antibiotic. The body breaks down kanamycin to get rid of it. Calcium D-glucarate might increase how quickly the body gets rid of kanamycin. Taking calcium-D-glucarate along with kanamycin might decrease the effectiveness of kanamycin.