The liver is our most important detoxifying organ. It is masterful at identifying toxins and neutralizing them so that they can be safely excreted from the body. Toxins include chemicals, food additives, alcohol, caffeine and medications. The liver is also responsible for detoxing our hormones and end-products of metabolism. It also stores glucose for energy production and produces bile to help us break down and digest fatty foods.
There are two phases of liver detoxification, and each requires vitamins, proteins and minerals to work effectively. In Phase 1, enzymes called Cytochromes add an oxygen molecule to the toxin, which prepares it to enter Phase 2. This is called oxidation, and it actually makes the toxin MORE harmful to the body. It’s a “take one step back to take two steps forward” type of process. In Phase 2, we deactivate the toxin through a process called conjugation1. This neutralizes the toxin so that it can be excreted safely by the colon or bladder.
In some people, one phase or both phases of liver detoxification are sluggish. This is especially damaging when Phase 1 is working more quickly than Phase 2 because we get a build-up of oxidized toxins that are harmful to the body. Sluggish liver detoxification can be caused by genetic deficiencies, nutrients missing from the diet, or a high toxic burden from alcohol, medication use, or exposures to toxins in the environment.
Most of us are bombarded with more toxins than we realize. Think about how many toxins your liver deals with solely from your morning routine: you wake up, have a shower and put soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, face wash and moisturizer on your body. Each one of these products absorbs through the skin and has to be detoxed. Then you drink a coffee (caffeine) and have a bowl of cereal (food additives), adding even more work to the liver’s busy morning. Your liver is already overwhelmed before you have even left the house!
When the liver isn’t able to keep up with our detox demands, we may experience fatigue, headaches, poor memory, acne, hormonal imbalances, nausea and/or abdominal pain caused by a build-up of toxins in the body. The prolonged strain on the liver can lead to liver damage, which reduces liver function and perpetuates the cycle of toxicity in the body.
LIV-GREAT provides the liver with daily support by boosting its detox capacity, helping protect it from damage, and supporting Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detoxification.
Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum) 20:1 Extract - 50% Silymarin(QCE 4g) 200mg
DL-Alpha Lipoic Acid100mg
Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum) 4:1 Extract(QCE 200mg) 50mg
Artichoke Leaf (Cynara scolymus) 4:1 Extract(QCE 200mg) 50mg
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale) 4:1 Extract(QCE 200mg) 50mg
Curcumin (Curcuma longa - rhizome)100mg
Phyllanthus amarus - whole plant, 8:1 Extract(QCE 600 mg) 75m
Vegetable Capsule Shell (Hypromellose), Oryza sativa (Rice) hull powder, dicalcium phosphate
Adults: Take 1 capsule with water in the morning with a meal and 1 capsule with water in the evening with a meal.
Do not use this product if you are taking antibiotics, nitroglycerin, or have a bile duct obstruction. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have kidney stones, gallstones, liver or gall bladder diseases, intestinal obstruction, stomach ulcers, excess stomach acid, diabetes, are taking blood thinners, antiplatelet medication, protease inhibitors, hypoglycemic medications, or have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Stop use if hypersensitivity / allergy occurs. Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness and/or confusion as these may be a symptom of serious low blood sugar.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, have had recent surgery or have upcoming surgery. Keep out of reach of children.