Helps to support liver function.
Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (choleretic).
Choline: Long considered as a B vitamin, choline was recognized in 1998 by the US authorities as an essential nutrient. It is the precursor of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in muscular control and memory. It is also used in the synthesis of lecithin (or phosphatidylcholine), an essential component of cell membranes and bile, which helps digest fats.
Inositol: The level of inositol in the nerves declines with age, as well as the speed of the reflexes. Considered the old age vitamin, inositol or vitamin B7 is a veritable tonic of nutrition for the nervous system and the liver. It mobilizes fats and helps prevent their accumulation. It encourages Phase 2 of the detoxification of the liver.
NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) is the precursor of glutathione peroxidase, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the human body. NAC protects the liver against free radicals, against the side effects of medications and against many other environmental toxins.
Milk thistle: Milk thistle has been used for 2 000 years in Chinese and ayurvedic
medicine for treating the liver. Its virtues are manifold: antidiabetic, anticancer, regulator of cholesterol and triglycerides, a powerful detoxifying agent, able to regenerate liver cells, and its famous cytochrome p 450 of Phase 1 of detoxification.
Artichoke: Artichoke reduces cholesterol levels and reestablishes the balance between LDL and HDL; it encourages proper digestion and an increased elimination of toxins. It is also hepatoprotective and choleretic or cholagogue (increases bile flow).
Recommended Use or Purpose: Helps to support liver function. Hepatoprotectant/liver protectants. Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (cholerectic).
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take one capsule three times daily with meals providing protein, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Duration of use: Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Cautions and Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner if you have a liver disease or cystinuria, if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics, or if symptoms persist or worsen after use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have gall stones or if you are breastfeeding.
Contra-Indications: Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/ Compositae/Daisy family. Do not use if you have a bile duct obstruction.
Known Adverse Reactions: Hypersensibility, such as allergy, has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Some people may experience gastrointestinal upset.