Deflect O (lectin-blocking formula)
What is lectin?
According to an old definition, 'lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins or glycoproteins.' William Boyd therefore coined the term lectin in 1954, deriving it from the Latin word legere meaning 'to choose.' Boyd was also the first researcher to identify the blood type specificity of many common dietary lectins. Typically, dietary lectins can bind to many of the carbohydrate receptors found in the gut and immune system, which may compromise the maintenance of a healthy intestinal tract and immune system.
One of Dr. D'Adamo's most popular and foundational formulas, Deflect® has a wide range of applications, including
- Assisting and maintaining healthy weight loss
- Optimizing metabolism
- Helping to develop a more balanced digestive system
When you eat a food containing a protein lectin not Right 4 Your Type, these lectins adhere to carbohydrate receptors throughout the intestines. While the reaction takes place in the gut, the harmful effects can reveal themselves throughout the body, in symptoms ranging from bloating, weight gain and lethargy.
Minimize inappropriate lectin activity by eating foods from the beneficial and neutral list for your type and supplement with Dr. D'Adamo's revolutionary Deflect formulas.
Since each blood type is susceptible to different lectins, Dr. D'Adamo has designed formulas specific to each blood type.