As many of us know, toxins are stored in fat cells if they are not eliminated by the body. What if you eat a small animal, like a commercially raised chicken from a factory farm, does there even come a point where its fat cells are so saturated with toxins that any toxins it ingests just pass through the body?
Even if toxins continuously accumulate, are they less likely to be stored if there's already a substantial amount of toxins already inside its body?
Is this true? Are toxins stored in fat cells? Or is this a myth perpetuated by detox/cleanse diet promoters?
I haven't seen any science that backs this idea up, but it seems to permeate the internet/holistic health/US pop culture. Someone at work asked me today what I thought about detox/cleanse stuff and I said that I thought there was no basis for it. Is that accurate?
Yes, fat cells are multi purpose containers and one function of them is to store elements in the blood that are inflammatory. This is why many things are insulinogenic, as insulin is excreted in response to a detected toxin.
This is fundamentally why insulin rises with excess glucose, as the body treats excess glucose as toxic. The function of glucose storage is itself an indication that the purpose of fat cells is to store toxins.