Liver Detox – Liver Support Supplement with Milk Thistle
AntiAgingCentral’s Liver Detox is a Liver Support Supplement is designed to help your body sweep all those toxins right out of there, leaving your liver free to do its job unencumbered. It is packed with highly-concentrated milk thistle, plus dandelion root, artichoke leaf, yellow dock root extract, and several other herbs and nutrients.
- Detox And Cleanse Your Liver.
- Promote Weight Loss & Reduce Cholesterol
- Boost Energy and Immune System
This product is GMP-certified to ensure the highest quality and purity.
Dosage: Take two (2) capsule once daily, with a meal, or as directed by your health care professional.
Liver Detox – Liver Support Supplement with Milk Thistle
Your liver is your largest internal organ as well as the heaviest. It’s a reddish-brown color, rubbery to the touch, weighing about 3 to 3 ½ pounds or 1,560 gm. It’s also the most metabolically complex of all the organs in your body, performing 500 vital functions.
The Liver’s Location
Located on your right side, over the belly, your liver is divided by the falciform ligament into two large sections known as the right and left lobes. The smaller, left lobe extends over the stomach. Directly beneath the liver is the gallbladder, large intestine and pancreas. These organs work together to process, digest and assimilate your food.
The Liver’s Job
Of the 500 major operations your liver performs regularly, its main function is to filter blood passing through the digestive tract before it goes out to the rest of the body. It detoxifies chemicals, metabolizes drugs, and produces bile and proteins for blood clotting and other functions. It also fights off infection and controls blood sugar along with a host of other jobs.
How Your Liver Keeps Busy:
- Metabolizes alcohol and chemicals
- Neutralizes poisonous substances
- Produces bile to eliminate toxins and aid digestion
- Regulates fuel supply for the body
- Produces, stores and supplies glucose (quick energy)
- Produces, stores and distributes fat
- Manufactures proteins associated with transporting substances in the blood, resistance to infection, clotting, etc.
- Regulates sex hormones, thyroid hormones, cortisone and adrenal hormones
- Regulates body cholesterol
- Produces cholesterol, excretes and converts it into other substances
- Regulates the supply of essential vitamins and minerals
The Miracle of Regeneration
Imagine if you could grow a new finger to replace one that was cut off, or a new toe. It would be amazing if an arm would grow back, wouldn’t it? Of course, we know it can’t. But, there is an organ that can regenerate itself. Your liver! How amazing is that? In fact, it’s the only organ that can perform this feat. That means when one person donates a part of their liver to someone else, it will regenerate back to its original size. Meanwhile, the donated portion will also grow to the appropriate size in the recipient’s body.
Let’s Face it, We Eat Too Much Sugar
One out of every five calories we consume comes from sugar. Most of us take in about 26 teaspoons of sugar daily. A lot of that comes from processed, packaged food. So, how does your liver respond to that? It turns sugar to fat and starts building fat up. This can eventually cause the liver to swell and develop scar tissue. This is called cirrhosis. You don’t have to eat fat to bring on fatty liver.
Excess abdominal fat is associated with fatty liver disease. When a woman’s waist circumference is over 102 cm or (40 inches), they are at greater risk of health problems. For men, a waist circumference of more than 102 cm (40 inches) puts them at greater risk. Doesn’t that inspire youto want to go measure your waist?
NAFLD and NASH
The first type of fatty liver is simple fat build-up. This is when the liver begins to get inflamed. When the inflammation and scarring become severe, it can progress to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). And, the most severe is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. The meaning of steatohepatitis is “fatty liver with inflammation”. It is liver damage like alcoholic liver disease, but in those who either don’t drink alcohol or drink alcohol infrequently. NASH is a serious condition and a frequent cause of liver transplants.Of those adults who suffer from NASH, 20% develop liver cirrhosis.
Symptoms of Fatty Liver
Many people with fatty liver disease don’t display any unusual symptoms. However, some report fatigue, discomfort in the abdomen in the area of the liver, and a general feeling of being unwell. Doctors tend to suspect fatty liver disease in patients whose liver tests come back abnormal (ALT, AST or GGT) and in those with an enlarged liver. It can be detected by ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Doctors also recommend liver biopsies in some cases.
Symptoms of Liver Disease:
- Abdominal swelling and pain
- Swollen legs and ankles
- Jaundice (skin and eyes appear yellowish)
- Dark urine
- Itchy skin
- Bloody or tar-colored stool or pale stool
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Tendency to bruise easily
Symptoms of Cirrhosis of the Liver
- itchy skin
- weight loss
- changes in appetite
- muscle weakness
- pain or tenderness of the liver
- red and blotchy patches on the skin
- appearance of blood capillaries on the skin of the upper abdomen
The previous are symptoms that usually occur during the early stages of cirrhosis. As the disease progresses, other symptoms are:
- irregular heartbeat
- hair loss
- muscle cramps
- pain in the right shoulder
What is Cirrhosis?
Too much stress on the liver can cause permanent damage. As a result, damage and scarring of the liver can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver. This is the final stage of many liver diseases. Cirrhosis also causesother serious health problems, such as variceal bleeding, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy.
Some Causes of Liver Diseases
- Viral hepatitis – The most common forms of hepatitis are hepatitis A, B and C. These are caused by viruses that attack the liver. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with a vaccine. However, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. This is one of the leading causes of liver transplants.
- Obesity – The leading cause of liver disease is obesity.
- Alcohol – Nationality, age, gender, weight and health are all factors that can determine how well or poorly a person’s liver can metabolize alcohol. When a person drinks more alcohol than their body can handle, it can cause an imbalance of chemicals and liver toxicity. When the liver is asked to detoxify large measures of alcohol on a continuous basis, liver cell can be destroyed or altered. This can cause fatty liver disease as a result of fat deposits. More seriously, it can bring on alcoholic hepatitis and/or permanent scarring which brings on cirrhosis. Furthermore, alcohol induced liver disease can cause liver cancer.
- Genetics–Defective genes are thought to be the cause of several forms of liver disease. They may be diagnosed in infancy or show up much later in life. Examples of these kind of liver diseases are: hemochromatosis, tyrosinemia, Wilson disease, tyrosinemia, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency and glycogen storage disease.
- Autoimmune Disorders – When the immune system goes rogue, it can begin to attack the liver, causing inflammation and scarring which leads to liver diseases. Examples of these diseases are: primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), autoimmune hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
- Drugs and Pharmaceuticals – Chemicals and medications go to the liver to be processed which means the liver is the first form of defense. Therefore, it’s vulnerable to acute or chronic liver disease caused by chemicals.
- Cancer – Many forms of cancer metastasize in the liver. Also, since one of the liver’s jobs is to filter a high volume of blood, it is susceptible to cancer cells being carried in the blood. Therefore, the liver can develop a secondary form of the cancer. Cancer that originates in the liver is usually caused by hepatitis B or C or advanced liver disease where cirrhosis is present.
Fatty Liver Disease in Children
The most common cause of liver disease in children is fatty liver disease. Due to the rise in obesity among children, nearly 10% of children have NAFLD. Additionally, one in ten children is overweight. NAFLD is being found in children as young as four years old. NAFLD is more common in adolescents and more common in boys than girls. Even in children, excess abdominal fat is associated with fatty liver disease.
The Mediterranean Diet
The best treatment for fatty liver disease is a healthy diet and exercise. Remember, it’s that all-important waistline that we’re focusing on here. —Not to mention giving the liver a break from all that sugar. Food that can reverse cell damage and enable the body to utilize insulin is best. It so happens that the Mediterranean diet combines the type of foods that reduce fat in the liver. It includes healthy fats, antioxidants and complex carbohydrates. All winners. Basically, it is:
- Olive oil
The Good Fats
The right fats in your diet can improve your ability to use insulin effectively. When your cells take in glucose, your liver doesn’t need to make and store fat. The Omega-3’s in fish, fish oil, krill oil, vegetable oils, nuts, (particularly walnuts), flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are good fats. Olives, nuts and avocados are full of monounsaturated fats. Also, good. However, we should stay away from saturated fats found in pork, dairy products, butter, and meat, etc. Also avoid baked goods loaded with sugar and processed flour.
When nutrients fail to break down in the liver, the liver’s cells can be damaged. Antioxidants found in fruits, berries and vegetables can actually protect the liver’s cells from this damage. Two vitamins in particular can also help with fatty liver disease. They are vitamin C and E.
A Tough Job
Your liver has a tough job to do. All day every day, it’s busy filtering out the toxins in the foods you eat and liquids you drink. Thousands of chemicals are added to food and water. Plants are sprayed with toxic chemicals, animals are injected with potent hormones, and antibiotics and a significant amount of our food is genetically engineered, processed, refined, frozen and cooked. All this can lead to destruction of delicate vitamins and minerals, which are needed for the detoxification pathways in the liver. The liver must try to deal with every toxic chemical in our environment, as well as damaged fats that are present in processed and fried foods.
Many of these filtered toxins remain in your liver because your body can’t easily flush them out. That’s where our Liver Detox with Organic Ingredients can help.
Liver Detox Ingredients
AntiAgingCentral’s Liver Detox capsules contain pure natural ingredients, including Milk Thistle (Silymarin), N-acetyl Cysteine, L Cysteine, Zinc, Beetroot, Artichoke, Grape seed extract, Chanca Piedra extract, Dandelion, Chicory root, Yarrow, Celery Seed, Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Turmeric, Red Raspberry, Berberine, Ginger, Choline, Yellow Dock, Methionine, Fever Few, and Jujube seed.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose (veggie capsules), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silicon Dioxide.
Some of these ingredients deserve a special mention—
Milk Thistle (Silymarin)
This complete detox blend includes Milk Thistle, which is an herbal supplement that detoxifies and protects vital liver functions and more. Milk thistle is reported to help decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and so on.
As an antioxidant, milk thistle is just as potent as other important nutrients like Vitamin E or Vitamin C, which help fight free radical damage and slow the aging process that can lead to disease development. It specifically contains high levels of lipophilic extracts from the seeds of the plant, which help increase immunity and slow down oxidative stress.
Beetroot, which is of exceptional nutritional value and helps to stimulate the liver’s detoxification processes, contains Calcium, Iron and Vitamins A and C. They are also an excellent source of Folic Acid and a very good source of Fiber, Manganese and Potassium.
Artichoke extract helps control blood sugar levels. Artichoke (member of the Milk Thistle family) is a fibrous, green veggie that is also used for high cholesterol and kidney and bladder issues, among other benefits.
Chicory root may provide direct functional support to the digestive reactions in the body. First of all, Chicory root increases the flow of bile, which supports digestion. Because extra bile helps break down fats, Chicory root may help optimize blood composition.
Jujube seed is one of the most popular sedative herbs, calming the heart and spirit, and reinforcing liver yin. That is, it actually enhances liver function in the process of reducing anxiety.