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Don't Forget Your Liver


Monday, April 4th 2005

You regularly get an oil change for your car to keep it running smoothly and avoid the need for costly repairs. Think of supporting your liver in the same way.

A healthy liver enables your body to:

· Produce energy
· Store key nutrients and sugars
· Control cholesterol
· Facilitate digestion
· Maintain hormone balance

Why is your liver important?

Each minute nearly 2 litres of blood pass through the liver for detoxification. When working properly, it clears most impurities before the blood re-enters circulation.

Every day a healthy liver produces nearly a litre of bile, which carries toxins to the intestine for elimination.

Through a complexity of enzymatic processes, a healthy liver neutralizes toxins or converts them into fat or water soluble forms to be eliminated from the body.

What can you do to help your liver?

Avoid smoking, excess alcohol or fats in your diet. All three are bad for your liver. Eat more vegetables such as broccoli and spinach and take a maximum absorption milk thistle extract.

Super Thisilyn - Your Liver's Best Friend

The new Nature's Way Super Thisilyn in Vegetarian capsules is the ultimate combination of maximum absorption milk thistle, supportive herbs, amino acids and food based nutrients to support healthy liver function and detoxification. Super Thisilyn may assist where acute or chronic liver disease has compromised overall liver health and function.

It's specially formulated to:

· Extend and replenish the power of glutathione, an antioxidant essential to the liver.
· Exert a protective effect against harmful substances.
· Promote bile production, secretion and release.
· Maintain healthy fat metabolism in the liver.
· Deliver twice as much milk thistle to the liver.

Ingredients in Super Thisilyn and their role

Thisilyn milk thistle with patented processing significantly improves the absorption of its bioflavonoid complex - silymarin. Thisilyn is twice as bioavailable as other milk thistle brands - meaning twice as much silymarin actually reaches the liver. Silymarin promotes healthy liver function.

Artichoke is both protective and restorative to liver tissues, promotes bile production, enhances excretion of cholesterol and flushing of accumulated fluids.

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb. Turmeric helps protect the liver and is excellent for people exposed to toxic chemicals.

L-Methionine and N-Acetyl cystine are sulfur-containing essential amino acids. L-methionine also directly reduces the liver-toxic effects of chemicals and medications that cause liver damage.

Dandelion root is used to assist with liver and kidney detoxification, disturbances in bile flow, loss of appetite, dyspepsia and to stimulate diuresis.

Protectamins are a blend of concentrated cruciferous vegetable extracts containing Sulforaphane, an antioxidant and potent stimulator of natural detoxification enzymes in the body. These compounds are believed to be responsible for the lowered risk of cancer that is associated with the consumption of broccoli, spinach and cabbage.

Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant, regenerator of other antioxidants and energy enhancing enzyme.

Companion Products: We recommend a course of Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri to support healthy microflora balance where there is a need for the use of Super Thisilyn.

Reproduced unabridged from the April - June 2005 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Supporting your Liver:

Colostrum Capsules
Livatone Plus
Liver Detox & Support
LivaTone Plus
Lypo Gold™
Primadophilus Bifidus
Inner Health Plus
Milk Thistle
Super Thisilyn - Advanced Detox Formula
Thisilyn Cleanse With Herbal Digestive Sweep
Thisilyn Cleanse With Mineral Digestive Sweep
Thisilyn Daily Cleanse
Thisilyn Digestive Cleanse

Related health information can be found here:

Beet Root - a splendid liver and kidney cleanser, full of nutrients and iron
Cirrhosis (Liver)
Feeling in need of a rehaul? Why not try Dandelion as a powerful blood cleanser and liver tonic?
Hungover from alcohol or battling a throbbing headache?
Liver cleansing herbs
Liver Problems
The benefits of fasting & detoxifying
Thisilyn for liver support

Related articles can be found here:

Detox your body - improve your engery
Detoxify & Rejuvenate - Thisilyn Cleanse
Importance of Effective Cleansing
Improve liver function with Artichoke
Probiotic update - Reuteri
Thisilyn - Milk Thistle Extract
Why take Primadophilus?

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our  naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.



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