The liver is responsible for filtering environmental and food toxins - everything you eat, once digested, passes through the liver before being sent anywhere else in the body. All medications and foods (including the chemicals in them), as well as the compounds your body makes (hormones) are passed through the liver to be detoxified.
If you drink alcohol and take medications (especially acetominophen, aka Tylenol) your liver must work extra hard to handle these compounds, putting more wear and tear on it. When compromised, liver function cannot keep up with the demand of two quarts of blood passing through it every minute.
However, the liver is remarkable in that it is self-repairing when the toxic burden is lessened. And, when provided with certain botanical medicines and liver-supporting nutrients it can repair intense damage.
Liver C is the answer to a tired, overworked liver. It contains specific Chinese, western and Ayurvedic botanical medicines along with medicinal nutrients and mushrooms to protect and strengthen liver function.
Best Uses for Liver C:
- Tylenol overuse
- Prescription drug use, short or long-term
- Liver detox - after food and drink excesses
- General detoxification and cleansing
- Chronic viral infections, hepatitis
Here’s How Liver C Works:
Silymarin (Milk Thistle) seed is an important liver-specific herb; it works to protect liver cells in a variety of ways:
-It alters the outer liver cell membrane, thwarting penetration from toxins.
-Stimulates increased ribosomal protein synthesis, which in turn stimulate liver cell regeneration.
-Silymarin strongly inhibits a protein known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) thereby blocking the production of inflammation and cellular damage.
Liver C contains Siliphos® which is 10 times better absorbed than regular silymarin extract.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a unique fat- and water-soluble antioxidant that works to regenerate antioxidants within the body (vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione). In times of stress on the liver, ALA is rapidly depleted as it prevents oxidative damage itself, and as it regenerates other important antioxidants.
N-Acetyl Cysteine is a precursor to the powerful antioxidant glutathione, which plays a vital role in liver health and detoxification. While glutathione cannot directly enter cells, N-acetyl cysteine can where it’s then converted to glutathione. N-acetyl cysteine is itself a strong antioxidant and prevents toxic side effects from drugs and chemicals.
Curcumin (Meriva®) - Derived from the herb Turmeric, this type of curcumin (Meriva) is 20 times more readily absorbed than regular curcumin. This is important as typical absorption of turmeric is quite weak. Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and works by diffusing some of the body’s strongest pro-inflammatory chemicals like the prostaglandins, leukotrienes and cyclooxyrgenase-2.
Artichoke contains several compounds that are anti oxidative, improve circulation to the liver and protect and improve liver cell function.
Beet leaf prevents fat from depositing in the liver and also contains the compound betaine which assists with one of the major liver detoxification pathways known as transmethylation.
Black Radish root contains B vitamins, vitamin C, sulfur and fiber. It’s been used traditionally to strengthen liver cells and in the removal of ingested toxins.
Chelidonium is a botanical medicine with historical use for relieving liver congestion, swelling in the bile ducts and overall sluggish liver. It’s been shown in studies to increase the flow of bile and protect liver cells from damage due to toxin exposure.
Dandelion root is a bitter herb which increases production of bile in the gallbladder, and its flow from the liver. Bile is a ‘waste’ product which also serves to enhance digestive function.
Coriolus mushroom contains polysaccharides which have been shown to have anti-tumor and immune supporting effects. Additionally, this particular mushroom can regenerate hepatocytes (liver cells) and another type of cell in the liver known as a Kupffer cell.
Cordyceps Sinensis mushroom increases glutathione levels and protects the liver from toxic compounds.
Reishi mushroom also has immune supporting, anti-viral, antibacterial and liver-protective effects.
Gardenia fruit is a popular Chinese herb that’s been used for detoxification, improving bile flow and overall liver supportive properties. In modern studies it’s been used effectively in liver conditions like cholestasis, primary biliary cirrhosis and hepatitis.
Phyllanthus amarus is another well-known Chinese herb used in chronic liver diseases. It has anti-inflammatory effects in the liver, and inhibits hepatitis B viral replication, or spreading of the virus.
Schisandra berry is another Chinese liver herb that’s recognized as a liver tonic and liver cell rejuvenator.
Liver C formula contains all of the best known liver-specific nutrients that protect and support liver function, as well as enhance liver cell regeneration. We are susceptible to many toxins that have a damaging effect on liver function. Protecting the liver with this supplement is a good idea if you’re a consumer of over the counter drugs, prescription medications, alcohol or are around toxic compounds of any kind.