The liver is the largest internal organ and it is located under the diaphragm. It is one of the body’s most essential organs and is responsible for a number of metabolic and regulatory functions. The liver filters and detoxifies the toxins from the blood. Furthermore the liver is involved in the metabolism of all foods; it produces bile, which is essential for the breakdown of fats. Other functions of the liver include the break-down and regulation of hormones, regulation of blood sugar, fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism and it harmonizes stomach acid, which is important for a healthy digestive system. Sadly, the liver is the most neglected organ.+ Read more >
However, it is also the most forgiving organ in the body. Luckily, if treated properly the liver has the ability to restore itself and re-gain complete health. Alcohol, toxic chemicals (i.e. medication, pesticides & herbicides), environmental pollutants, viruses and stress may cause destruction of the liver causing: Hepatitis – an inflammation of the liver, generally the result of a viral infection; Fatty liver – is the result of the extra build-up of fat; Cirrhosis of the liver – is a deteriorating inflammatory condition that causes the liver cells to become scarred and hardened. The liver is unable to function efficiently due to the scarred tissue. Cirrhosis may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis and malnutrition. In the beginning stage symptoms may include abnormal bowel movements (diarrhea or constipation), fatigue, poor appetite, weight loss, upset stomach and jaundice. In the later stages individuals may develop anemia and edema. Liver health supplements can help to improve and restore the health of your liver. Milk thistle is one of the most powerful of all of the liver health supplements; it is known to protect the liver against radical damage, it promotes liver cell restoration it also helps to reduce elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis and Cirrhosis of the liver have both been proven successfully in research studies with milk thistle. Dandelion, turmeric and artichoke enhance the production of bile flow which plays an important role in the detoxification of harmful chemicals. Reishi mushrooms have reported to be very effective for Hepatitis B and elevated liver enzymes. Liver health supplements such as Oregon grape help to purify the blood and detoxify the liver. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the liver from damage. In addition to taking liver health supplements dietary and lifestyle modifications need to be made to protect the health of your liver. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and limit or eliminate the intake of saturated fats and refined sugars. Eat sulphur containing foods (i.e. garlic, onions) and foods that are high in fiber and antioxidants, preferably organically grown. Stay away from harmful toxins whenever possible. Drink sufficient amounts of purified water throughout the day. Start your day with a glass of fresh lemon water on an empty stomach; this will encourage detoxification of the liver. Regular exercise and stress management are just as important as proper diet. Protect and maintain good liver health with liver health supplements from Body Energy Club`s online vitamins, supplements and nutrition store. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Chanca Piedra is the Spanish common name for Phyllanthus niruri, and literally means "break stone." The botanical is traditionally used to support the health of the kidneys, liver, and gall bladder.
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High Dose R-Lipoic Acid provides a high dose of powerful antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. AOR’s High Dose R-Lipoic Acid provides only the natural ‘R’ form of this vital antioxidant produced in the body, unlike most alpha-lipoic acid supplements which also contain equal amounts of the synthetic, inactive ‘S’ form. *
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Liver Support™ contains ingredients that help to support liver function and contains antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
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Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (P5P) is the biologically active form of vitamin B6 that is utilized by the body. Studies show that for people with compromised liver function, P5P is 3 times more likely to be absorbed than conventional B6. Inadequate levels of plasma P5P can lead to anemia, depression, dermatitis, hypertension, water retention, insomnia, premenstrual tension, irritability, muscle twitching, convulsions, and kidney stones.$22.99
Pantethine, a biological metabolite of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), is a precursor to Coenzyme A, a critical factor in cellular energy production, Phase II detoxification, and the biosynthesis of numerous important orthomolecules (including sex and adrenal hormones and some neurotransmitters). Extensive research supports a role for Pantethine in supporting healthy lipoprotein balance.
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SAMe 400 is s-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe), a key biological factor that drives a wide variety of essential biochemical reactions, including the methylation of DNA, catecholamine neurotransmitters (brain messenger-molecules), phospholipids, hormones, and chondrocytes (cartilage-forming cells). Research suggests SAMe's ability to support healthy mood function and to relieve symptoms and reduce functional impairment in osteoarthritis. SAMe 400 provides a full 400 mg of true SAMe ion per enterically coated tablet, with a minimum of 70% biologically active (S),S-diastereoisomer. S-Adenosyl-l-methiononine, or SAMe, is a naturally-occurring physiological agent in the human body that forms an integral part of the methylation cycle. It is formed in the body through the combination of the amino acid methionine and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This compound was first isolated in Italy in 1952 and is now a prescription drug in much of Europe, most commonly it seems, as an anti-depressant. Safe, energizing, and purported to treat depression twice as fast as standard anti-depressants such as Prozac, SAMe has become more popular than the latter in the nation of its discovery, in spite of being more expensive there. SAMe is also heavily studied for its ability to alleviate the conditions of osteoarthritis as well as to treat liver disease.$53.99
Vitamin K2 from AOR™ is menatetrenone, a form of Vitamin K2 made in the body from phylloquinone (vitamin K1). Available science indicates that Vitamin K2 (menatetrenone) is superior to vitamin K1 in maintaining the health of the bones and vascular system. Clinical trials have proven that high-dose vitamin K2 does not cause excessive or abnormal blood clotting, although it will interfere with "blood thinning" medications. Vitamin K is an essential component for health and deficiency can cause serious consequences in cardiovascular, bone and liver health. Even though vitamin K has been known since the early part of the last century, researchers and clinicians have only focused on its coagulation ability and there has been misunderstanding regarding its safety.$18.99
On Beet combines beetroots and tops with choline, which is naturally rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and B, soluble and insoluble fiber, and is beneficial for blood fat inhibiting, cholesterol levels, liver cell regeneration, sugar stabilizing, and liver, kidney and gallbladder function. On Beet is a concentrated, convenient source of the wide variety of vitamins and minerals supplied by the entire beet plant.$7.99
This is a balanced formula that helps to normalize liver function in general. It tones the liver, increases cellular regeneration, protects the liver from environmental toxins and gently cleanses it by increasing bile production. Specific indications include hepatitis recovery, liver congestion, cirrhosis, liver dysfunction, biliousness, poor fat metabolism, excess liver fire and elevated liver enzymes. Contains: Certified Organic fresh Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), Certified Organic fresh Watercress herb (Rorippa nasturtium-aquatica), Certified Organic fresh Blessed Thistle herb (Cnicus benedictus), Certified Organic Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum), Certified Organic fresh Turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa) and Wildcrafted Oregon Grape root (Mahonia nervosa).$20.99