Our liver is our body’s central detoxification organ. It is responsible for deactivating environmental toxins as well as those generated internally. Your liver is equipped with multiple detoxification pathways. It excretes toxins via bile, and has a two-phase enzymatic neutralisation process – Phase I and Phase II detoxification. Free radicals and other potentially harmful intermediates are generated as a result of Phase I reactions and so it is crucial to maintain a balance of Phase I and Phase II activities to support healthy cellular processes.*
Liver Nutrients contains a blend of nutrients that can support Phase I and Phase II liver detoxification processes. Combining five key ingredients, this formula can assist healthy liver function, plus the body’s natural free-radical defence system.
Milk thistle extract is rich in silymarin: a powerful flavonoid complex that can support healthy liver function.*
N-acetyl-glutathione (NAC) is a supplemental form of L-cysteine, which is a precursor of glutathione. Glutathione deactivates many pro-oxidants, including hydroxyl radicals and superoxide radicals, and is needed for the synthesis of an important liver antioxidant. Alpha-lipoic acid is included in Liver Nutrients for its far reaching antioxidant protection. Alpha-lipoic acid is also thought to help build up the body’s antioxidant defenses by recycling other antioxidants, including glutathione, vitamin C and vitamin E.*
Taurine is involved in a range of detoxification processes including: bile acid conjugation, a healthy response to oxidative stress, and select Phase II detoxification pathways. In order to clear toxins and excess fat-soluble compounds from the body, bile acids form bile salt conjugates by binding with either taurine and glycine.*
Trimethylglycine, also known as betaine or TMG, may help support normal hepatic levels of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) an important methyl donor. In the liver, SAMe may assist healthy fat metabolism and liver cells.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.