In a two-step process called phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification, a healthy liver cleans 99% of toxins from the blood before it reaches the rest of the body. In addition to that amazing feat, the liver performs about 500 other functions necessary to keep us alive and well. So if you feel that your liver could use a hand now and then, we’ve got it covered.
Liver Detox Complex is formulated to help with liver maintenance for everyday exposure to environmental toxins. It is a blend of several herbs that have been in use since ancient times plus the amino acid L-methionine. Methionine breaks down fats, is involved in choline synthesis and detoxifies tissues.
The liver superstar herb, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a much-studied liver supporter that rejuvenates and heals the liver. It is a good choice for people exposed to toxins in the workplace, such as dry cleaning chemicals. The main active ingredient is the flavonoid silymarin. The Commission E approves the standardized extract for toxic liver damage, hepatic cirrhosis and inflammatory liver disease. Milk thistle also helps to reduce the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver.
Other herbs in this formula include the following: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), a choleretic (stimulates the production of bile in the liver) and a carminative (expels gas from the intestines). Bile is important for detoxification because it is the vehicle that carries fat-soluble toxins out of the body via the bowel. Burdock root (Arctium lappa) has been shown in studies to help restore liver and gallbladder function. It also helps the body excrete uric acid. Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is an astringent plant that is healing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and mildly laxative. Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) helps protect the liver from damage due to toxins and free radicals. It stimulates the production of bile and is involved in the metabolism of fats. A component of artichoke, cynarin, has been used to treat elevated cholesterol. It is also helpful for indigestion.
When supporting detoxification it is important to drink plenty of pure water, consume lots of fresh fruits and veggies and make sure you are getting adequate fiber, all of which will aid the body’s elimination of toxins.
- This product contains aloe. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain because aloe may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition.