ingredients designed to target irritants that affect the liver and
production of bile and other digestive enzymes.*
is a member of the thistle family and contains compounds that enhance both
the production of bile and the liver’s detoxification process.* Many
toxins are eliminated through the bile. Bile salts help to emulsify fats
which aids the pancreas with digestion. Bile plays a critical role in the
body by helping to protect the liver from congestion and inflammatory
responses. Bile is also necessary to create the right kind of environment
in the small intestines. Artichoke extract can regulate the production of
cholesterol in the liver and help convert cholesterol to bile acids.*
Beet Leaf and
Black Radish both work in conjunction with the liver’s detoxification
process and carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Beet leaf may help to
normalize the pH of the blood and stimulate bile flow.* Black Radish is
rich in vitamins, A,C, D, E and bioflavonoids and may support heavy metal
Dandelion Root is
a nourishing herb that contains highly assimilable minerals. In the
botanical classification of herbs, it is considered a blood purifier,
having most of its beneficial action on the liver. It strengthens the
liver by promoting bile secretion and provides a gentle cleansing action
in the elimination of metabolic waste.*
Milk Thistle is
recognized as an excellent herbal support for healthy liver function.*
Milk Thistle can protect the liver against harmful toxins and chemicals.
The active phytocompound in milk thistle is Silymarin, which is recognized
as having powerful liver protective activity.* Studies have shown that
Silymarin has strong antioxidant properties because of its ability to
increase GSH, or liver glutathione.* Glutathione functions as a coenzyme
in the body that works against oxidative damage to cells.
B vitamins are
necessary for a healthy nervous system and they assist the liver in the
metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Stress, alcohol, tobacco,
excessive sugar and caffeine can decrease the levels of B vitamins in the
body. B vitamins are water soluble and are flushed out of the body
regularly. They are not stored in the body and any excess is excreted. B
vitamins must be replenished daily through whole foods and
supplementation. Vitamin B12 helps the body to rebuild liver cells.
Vitamin B6 has a mild diuretic action that helps in the body’s process
of eliminating toxins.* It is an essential B vitamin needed for the body
to assimilate protein and fat. B6 is required for the absorption of B12 as
well. Inositol is another member of the B family and plays a role in the
body’s fat metabolism. Inositol combines with Choline in the body to
form Lecithin. Lecithin breaks up cholesterol and moves it through the
also know as Indian Saffron spice, has been extensively used in both the
Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems for the treatment of many
inflammatory conditions. The volatile oil present in turmeric contains
anti-inflammatory activity. Turmeric is also high in Vitamin C, an
important antioxidant.* Turmeric supports liver and gall bladder function
by stimulating the flow of bile.*
is a member of the carotenoid family and is a powerful newly
discovered antioxidant that helps protect against more types of free
radicals than any other antioxidant. * It is highly bioavailable because
it binds to a lipid (fat) molecule and enters the bloodstream more readily
than other antioxidants. Astaxanthin
is a fat-soluble nutrient that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier,
which enhances its effectiveness. The natural form of Astaxanthin
is derived from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis and is at
least 10 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene. Astaxanthin
supports healthy liver function by promoting the liver’s
detoxification activity and by reducing the number of new and abnormal
cells in the liver. Astaxanthin
enhances the actions of Vitamin C and E in the body and promotes the
release of Vitamin A from the liver when needed. Astaxanthin
is 100-500 times more effective than vitamin E with inhibiting
lipid peroxidation, which is the destruction of fatty acids and proteins
in cell membranes that can cause oxidative damage. *Cumulative, oxidative
damage to the liver may increase the risk of age-related health
conditions. The mitochondria is the site of the cell’s energy
production and metabolic activity. The advanced pharmaceutical technology
behind Astaxanthin provides an excellent delivery system for nutrients to penetrate the
mitochondria of the cell, which promotes a cleansing and therapeutic
action at the cellular level. Results from clinical studies testing the
safety of Astaxanthin have
shown no known toxicity. astaZANTHINTM
brand Astaxanthin is a highly concentrated natural extract from
H.pluvialis micro algae.
About the Liver
The liver is the
largest gland of the body located above the abdominal cavity under the
diaphragm. The liver is one of the most important organs of the body and
has many functions including:
of harmful substances and metabolic wastes.
- A major role
in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
- The absorption
and storage of fat soluble vitamins from foods.
blood sugar by converting excess glucose into glycogen, the body’s
main source of stored energy.
- Secretion of
bile which is stored in the gallbladder and used to digest fats.
- Breaking down
hormones in the body.
A healthy liver
is an essential part of maintaining optimum health. Exposure to
environmental toxins, poor diet, drugs and alcohol can over work the liver
and set the stage for major health conditions.
The liver has an
amazing ability to regenerate itself when part of it is damaged.
Nourishing the liver by maintaining a healthful diet and lifestyle can
support the important functions of this vital organ.