Liver Detox Formula
Used to stimulate good liver detoxification processes.
The Silymarin Complex, particularly the Silibinin component of milk thistle, protects the liver from free radical damage. It prevents certain toxins from entering liver cells and stimulates regeneration of damaged liver cells. Medical use of milk thistle can be traced back more than 2000 years. Over 30 years ago, intensive research on the liver-protecting properties in milk thistle began in Germany. Extensive research also may have led to the approval of a standardized milk thistle extract in Germany for the treatment of alcohol-induced liver disease and other acquainted disease of the liver. Milk thistle extract protects liver cells, both directly and indirectly.
It is able to regenerate liver cells that have been injured and to prevent fibrosis or fatty liver. Milk thistle directly aids liver cells by binding to the outside of the cells and blocking the entrance of certain toxins. In addition, toxins that have already penetrated the liver cells are neutralized by milk thistle.
Silymarin helps the cells produce a powerful antioxidant known as glutathione. Silymarin has been shown in animal studies to raise the glutathione levels in liver cells by as much as 50 percent. Silymarin also increases the activity in another antioxidant known as supraoxide dismutase (SOD). The normal standardized dose consists of 80 percent Silymarin content with 420 mg in three divided doses.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant compound that helps recycle glutathione. It is unique in that it is fat and water soluble, allowing it to work within both media. It is manufactured by the body in small amounts and needs to be obtained through the diet. Mitochondria are vitamin-like substances that play a vital role in mitochondrial energy production. Mitochondria are the spark plugs of the cells. They are responsible for each cell’s metabolism (energy) and generate 95 percent of the total energy needed by the human body. Alpha Lipoic acid can help prevent and repair damage to liver cells. It is also being studied for its regenerative properties in neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
To help increase liver detoxification and boost cellular energy, take between 200-400mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid a day.
An optimally functioning liver and detoxification system may help reduce some of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia – it will certainly improve one’s health overall.
Both of these powerful liver detoxification supplements are in the Essential Therapeutics Liver Detox Formula. I recommend my patients use 1-2 capsules a day as a preventative or restoration measure. If you suffer with poor health or you know you’re exposing yourself to potentially harmful chemicals, try taking the liver supporting supplements on a regular basis.
Additional Info: Do not use if full-bottle shrinkwrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light.
Packaging: White Plastic
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water) Silicon Dioxide, L-leucine, and Natural Citrus Flavor.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule twice daily.