Protocol For Life BalanceLiver Detox is a clinically developed, exclusive blend of herbs and nutrients specially formulated to support healthy liver function. The liver is the largest gland in the body, playing a number of key roles in metabolism. The liver performs numerous functions, a few of which are glycogen storage, plasma protein synthesis, and the detoxification of xenobiotics (foreign compounds). It also produces bile, which is critical for proper digestion of dietary fats.
Liver Detox contains Milk Thistle Extract, (for its silymarin content) which appears to concentrate its main action on the liver. Milk Thistle is well recognized for its hepatoprotectant (liver protecting) properties and has been shown to support the liver's production of glutathione. Glutathione, a cellular antioxidant, helps to reduce the damaging effect of free radicals. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and Methionine have been included to further support the production of glutathione.
Liver Detox includes Schisandra, Bupleurum, and Scute (Baikal Skullcap), all of which have long been used in Chinese herbalism to support liver function. With these and additional synergistic nutrients and herbs, this combination provides comprehensive support for liver function and overall health.
This product was developed clincally by Dr. Verghese, M.D., Ph.D. Health Functions:
Detox Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Vitamin C (from Ascorbyl Palmitate) 12 mg
Milk Thistle (Standardized Extract) (Seeds) 300 mg (Silybum marianum) (min. 80% Silymarin)
Proprietary Herbal-Nutrient Formula: 250 mg
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) (Leaf), Beet (Beta vulgaris) (Leaf), Black Radish (Raphanus sativus) (Root), Bladderwrack (Fucus versiculosus) (Whole Plant), Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) (Leaf), Phosphatidyl Choline (soy), Pancreatin (Pancreatic Enzymes), Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) (Root), Cleavers (Galium aparine) (Aerial Parts) L-Glutathione (Free-Form) (Reduced) 100 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 100 mg
Bupleurum (4:1 Conc. Extract) (Root) 100 mg (Bupleurum chinense)
Grape Seed (Standardized Extract) 100 mg (Vitis vinifera) (min. 90% Polyphenols)
Dandelion (4:1 Conc. Extract) (Root) 100 mg (Taraxacum officinale)
L-Carnitine Base 50 mg
Scute (4:1 Conc. Extract) (Root) 50 mg (Sculellariae baicalensis)
Pueraria (4:1 Conc. Extract) (Flower) 50 mg (Pueraria thunbergiana)
Schisandra (Fruit) 50 mg (Schisandra chinensis)
Barberry (Root Bark) 30 mg (Berberis vulgaris)
Turmeric (Root) 30 mg (Curcuma longa)
L-Methionine 20 mg
Greater Celandine 10 mg (4:1 Conc. Extract) (Whole Plant) (Chelidonium majus)
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silica and Stearic Acid.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, or preservatives.
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily with meals. Caution:
Milk Thistle may affect the liver's metabolism of alcohol and acetominophen, butyrophenones (such as haloperidol) and phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, and promethazine), phenytoin, halothane, cisplatin and cyclosporine. NAC may also affect the body's metabolism of both cisplatin and doxorubicin. Because artichoke and dandelion root may have an effect on bile secretion, caution must be exercised by individuals with obstruction of the bile ducts, gallstones or other serious diseases of the gallbladder, and physician supervision is advised. Animal studies suggest that dandelion may worsen the side effects associated with lithium, a medication used to treat bipolar disorder. Animal studies indicate that Scute may interfere with the absorption with cyclosporine. NAC may affect ACE inhibiting medications and immunosuppressive medications such as azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, prednisolone, or prednisone. In addition, NAC may affect nitroglycerin and isosorbide (two medications commonly used to treat chest pain). Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.