What about supplements for liver health?

Conventional medical therapists don’t always agree about how the health of your liver can affect your general health. But ancient far eastern practitioners including Ayurvedic specialists are convinced that there is a direct link between a sluggish liver
and feeling physically and emotionally low.

 

Studies have shown that liver cells can be supported and even protected from damage by herbal and nutritional supplements.

 

Liver Supplements contains a scientifically-selected range of liver-cleansing ingredients to help support healthy liver function and normal detoxification processes. Ingredients include:
Milk thistle: Made from the dried seeds of a wild flower, milk thistle has been widely used as a liver health booster for over 2,000 years – although it only burst onto the western herbal market relatively recently. The active ingredient, silymarin, is a group of antiinflammatory
flavonoids (antioxidants) that may help to protect liver cells against oxidative stress and even protect new liver cells from being destroyed by toxins.
Liver Supplements close to 200mg of milk thistle extract plus other antioxidants, including green tea extract, broccoli concentrate.
Choline: contains choline a substance which helps to emulsify (break down) fats. This helps them to be removed from the liver. Food sources of choline include eggs, beef, salmon, wheat germ and broccoli.
Turmeric: This yellow root is widely used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an antiinflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems and skin conditions. In animal studies, curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its distinctive yellow colour can slow the changes caused by excessive alcohol consumption that lead to liver damage.
Alpha lipoic acid: Alpha lipoic acid is a naturally occurring antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals. Most antioxidants are either soluble in fat or water so they can’t access every part of every cell. Alpha lipoic acid is able to enter both the fatty and aqueous
(water-based) sections of the cell, boosting its ability to trap free radicals wherever they are.
Are you ready to make better health changes?
If you’re ready to make positive changes to your diet, take things slowly. Drastic changes are too difficult to keep up in the long-run and can leave you feeling defeated and down. Small, day-to-day changes will have a much bigger and longer lasting effect.
If you’re having trouble making changes, or you’re worried that you’re not getting all the nutrients you need, talk to your GP. They may be able to give you some practical advice or refer you to an accredited practicing dietitian who can give you detailed and personal advice.