Webber Naturals Liver Health with Milk Thistle, 65 caps
The liver is the body’s primary detoxifying organ. It is responsible for breaking down normal biochemical compounds, toxins and pollution that we are exposed to on a daily basis. The herbs and antioxidant nutrients in Liver Health protect and support the liver so it can fully perform its unique and essential functions. A healthy liver also supports overall health and energy.
Milk Thistle is one of the most studied and proven liver supporting herbs and provides superb antioxidant protection and rejuvenation of liver cells. Research supports the use of milk thistle treatment for viral and alcoholic hepatitis, and liver cirrhosis.
Schisandra is a fruit used for centuries in Chinese medicine. It is considered a toning and adaptogenic herb, helping improve the body’s resistance to stress and improve liver function. Alpha-lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant capable of extending the life of other antioxidants like vitamin C, glutathione and vitamin E. Curcumin is used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory and for digestive complaints.
Liver Health formula can be taken on its own, or used in combination with Colon Health, for a gentle whole body detoxification.
Research in Brief
Milk Thistle is a plant whose fruit and seeds have been used for over 2000 years to treat liver and bile duct ailments. Silymarin, the key active compound in milk thistle, is a mixture of flavonolignans, which together stabilize cellular membranes, stimulate detoxification and regenerate liver tissue. Studies also show that silymarin may exert killing action on certain cancer cell lines [NCI, 2012]. Most clinical trials have investigated milk thistle’s effectiveness in treating types of liver disease, including chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty infiltration due to chemical or alcohol related exposure [Murray, 1995] [NCI, 2012].
Animal studies suggest schisandra may protect the liver from toxic damage, improve liver function, and stimulate liver cell re-growth. At least two human studies in China, one controlled and the other open, have shown that schisandra can help people with hepatitis. Schisandra lignans appear to protect the liver, in part, by activating the enzymes in liver cells that produce glutathione, an important antioxidant substance [MDidea, 2012].
Research in Brief References
MDideal Extract Professionals. “Scientific Studies of Schisandra”, http://mdidea.com/products/herbextract/schisandra/data07.html . Accessed; 02/01/12.
Murray, MT, The Healing Power of Herbs. Prima Publishing, Rocklin CA, 1005.
National Cancer Institute (NCI). “Milk Thistle (PDQ®)”, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/milkthistle/HealthProfessional. Accessed 02/01/12.
Woolven, L., Snider, T. Healthy Herbs. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.
Dosage1 capsule three times daily or as directed by a physician. Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see benefit.
(Silybum marianum) (seed)
Extract (45% Silymarin)……………….…150mg
(Schisandra chinensis) (fruit) Powder……100mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid………………………..200mg
Tumeric (Curcuma longa) (root) Extract
Gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water), rice starch, silica, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).