Glyphosate impairs the cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway, which creates enzymes that help to form and also break down molecules in cells. There are myriad important CYP enzymes, including aromatase (the enzyme that converts androgen into estrogen) and 21-Hydroxylase, which creates cortisol (stress hormone) and aldosterone (regulates blood pressure). One function of these CYP enzymes is also to detoxify xenobiotics, which are foreign chemicals like drugs, carcinogens or pesticides. Glyphosate inhibits these CYP enzymes, which has rippling effects throughout our body.
Interestingly, though, Monsanto isn’t the sole company that has the rights to use glyphosate .. They did create it, but their patent on it expired in 2010. To maybe it’s unfair to blame them solely if glyphosate truly does have these effects on human beings—at least post 2010.
However, Roundup is a big seller worldwide..
It’s fast action.
It kills weeds and roots.
And it has a beautiful color that looks very friendly to nature.
This story suggests the ingredient glyphosate is quite the opposite of healthy and wholesome..