SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily with meals.
BENEFITS: Protocol For Life Balance Liver Detox is a proprietary blend of herbs and nutrients designed to support healthy liver function. Liver Detox contains Milk Thistle Extract, which has been shown in clinical and non-clinical studies to support the liver, as measured by standard liver enzyme laboratory tests. In addition, Protocol For Life Balance Liver Detox contains N-Acetyl Cysteine and Methionine, two amino acids known to enhance the production of glutathione in the liver. Glutathione, a major cellular antioxidant, plays an essential role in liver detoxification mechanisms. Also included in Liver Detox are other herbs (Schisandra, Bupleurum, and Scute) that have been shown in non-clinical studies to support healthy liver function. This formula is recommended for frequent travelers who want to support their liver health while travelling abroad.*
Protocol For Life Balance Liver 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 livers 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.
LiverDetox 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.
Cautions and Interactions 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 of 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)
This product is intended for the following protocol: Detox Support.
*The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The statements included above have not been evaluated by the FDA or Total Health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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