Formulated by Naka, Pro Liver contains a combination of ingredients to detoxify and rejuvenate the liver including; Milk Thistle, which helps detox the body from environmental toxins and regenerates liver cells, Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is a powerful antioxidant known for removing heavy metals, Dandelion, to stimulate liver bile which enhances the livers detoxification process and Turmeric, a powerful antioxidant to support inflammation. Containing ingredients traditionally used in herbal medicine, each non-irradiated, vegetarian capsule, may enhance liver cleansing and digestion naturally. [VCAPS]
YOUR BODY NEEDS A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, TOO!
Cleansing your liver helps to keep your body clean of toxins from the environment. Feeling sluggish is a sign that you need to do a liver cleanse.
Think of your liver as the waste treatment plant for your body. It breaks down our own internal toxins, and those from our environment…
The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and performs a wide variety of different functions in the body. It produces bile for digestion, makes blood proteins, filters the blood, stores nutrients, breaks down old hormones, and detoxifies any contaminants in our bodies.
The main excreted product produced by the liver is bile. This is the digestive juice that breaks down fats and helps the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and converts Beta Carotene into Vitamin A.
Its release is triggered by the presence of fats and/or bitter herbs on the taste buds. The release of bile can also stimulate intestinal contractions, to promote regularity. For more information, please see our Ox Bile article.
The liver acts as a filter for all of the blood in the body, helping to remove any impurities. Blood returning from the intestines is extremely packed with nutrients, and it goes directly to the liver where some of the vitamins and minerals are stored. The liver also produces many of the proteins in the blood that help to shuttle other molecules and those that maintain osmotic (water) balance.
Environmental toxins, medications, alcohol and other contaminants are filtered from the blood by the liver. Ammonia is a natural by-product of protein breakdown, which is also filtered by the liver. The liver changes these harmful byproducts into less harmful metabolites that can then be put back into circulation and excreted by the kidneys and intestines, or out into the bile.
The liver metabolizes fat into cholesterol, phospholipids (for cell membranes) and lipoproteins (for carrying other molecules). The liver plays a role in blood sugar regulation by making glucose tolerance factor. Sugar can also be directly stored in the liver for later use (as glycogen) and extra food is converted to fat by the liver and then transported to the fatty tissue. Because of this, the liver is central to the function of our metabolism.
Detoxification and Breakdown of Hormones
The last function of the liver is the breakdown of chemicals and toxins in the bloodstream. It is also responsible for hormone metabolism. It converts thyroid hormone into its most active form and breaks down excess and old hormones such as: sex hormones, adrenaline and insulin when they are not needed. This further helps our body to maintain balance.
PROTECTING THE LIVER
The liver can become damaged from infection, excessive alcohol consumption, medications and recreational drugs, environmental toxins and stress. There are also a variety of liver diseases. For more information, please see our Liver Disorders article. Fortunately, the liver is also the only internal organ that has the capacity to regenerate itself. It is important to limit the daily strain on your liver to help it to perform its many functions to the fullest.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP DETOXIFY YOUR BODY:
– DON’T DRINK COFFEE OR COLAS; THEY INCREASE TOXICITY IN THE BODY
– EAT LOTS OF VEGETABLES
– TAKE A GREEN DRINK OR GREEN TABLETS DAILY; THE CHLOROPHYLL WILL HELP REMOVE TOXINS
– DO AN APPROPRIATE FAST
– TAKE MILK THISTLE
– TAKE D-GLUCARATE; IT HELPS TO BREAK DOWN XENOESTROGENS FROM POLLUTION THAT ARE LINKED TO CELL GROWTHS.
– AVOID JUNK FOOD
– AVOID REFINED SUGAR
DID YOU KNOW?
-LIVER HEALTH FACTS-
– UNDIGESTED FOOD CAN REMAIN IN THE INTESTINES FOR YEARS.
– MANY SCIENTISTS RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON’T STORE FOOD IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS AS CHEMICALS FROM THE PLASTIC OFTEN LEACH OUT INTO THE FOOD.
– SOME ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS ACT LIKE HORMONES IN THE BODY.
– POLLUTION FROM THE ENVIRONMENT CAN PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF CELL GROWTHS IN YOUR BODY.
Avoid sugar, alcohol, red meat, trans-fatty acids and processed foods. They are difficult for the liver to process. Avoid high doses of niacin and vitamin A because they can raise liver enzymes. Slow bowel transit time allows toxins to re-circulate in the body and forces the liver to repeat its detoxifying activity. Fibre can help to reduce this effect. For more information, please see our Fibre article.
Avoid excessive use of alcohol, medications and recreational drugs. Exercise promotes liver health by increasing circulation. It also stimulates the bowels to release processed toxins.
Traditional Asian medicine identifies emotions as a contributing agent in many disease processes. The liver is affected by anger. Anger reduction techniques, like biofeedback, or activities, such as yoga, can improve liver functioning.
Sometimes the liver’s pathways are not working up to speed or become blocked. The back up of waste material makes it harder for the rest of the body to function normally and ultimately leads to disease. Since the environment in which we live makes it impossible for us to maintain a pristine lifestyle, regular liver cleansing is essential. Liver detoxification involves dietary, supplemental and physical interventions. For more information see the article on detoxification.
LIVER SUPPORTING FOODS
Having just a small amount of garlic can help to activate liver enzymes and aid in liver cleansing. For more information on garlic, please see our Garlic article.
Containing high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit can help boost the natural cleansing process of the liver. It can help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.
Green Tea is not only delicious, it is also full of antioxidants and is known to assist in liver functions. It is also great for over all well-being. For more information on green tea, please see our Green Tea article.
Leafy Green Vegetables
Greens help to eliminate toxins from the blood stream. They are able to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides. Try eating more arugula, spinach, and chicory. For more information of greens, please see our Greens article.
Choosing your Supplements
There are many vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals that can be used to support the liver. Always consult a health professional before using liver supporting nutrients if you are on any medications, because increasing the rate of processing in the liver can affect medication levels in your body.
SUPPLEMENT DOSAGE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT
D-GLUCARATE: As directed a potent detoxifier. Helps the liver break down pollutants, excess hormones, toxins from Candida, plastics, and others.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID: 100-400mg daily A potent “dual solubility” antioxidant. Removes heavy metals & cleanses the liver. Use with caution if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia, as it can lower blood sugar.
NAC (N – ACETYL – CYSTEINE) : 500-1000mg daily. A potent anti-oxidant that helps to remove heavy metals from the body and support liver function.
MILK THISTLE: 500-2000mg daily. Cleanses the liver & helps regenerated damaged liver cells. Especially good for environmental pollutants.
CURCUMIN: 1000-3000mg daily. A potent antioxidant. Helps to optimize liver function.
LIPOTROPIC FACTORS OR LECITHIN: As directed. Helps to cleanse fats from the liver. Protects the liver from fatty build up.
B COMPLEX: 100mg daily. Vitamins are essential for the processing of toxins in the liver.
COENZYME Q10: 60-120mg daily. Oxygenates the cells for optimal cell functioning.
GREEN DRINKS: As directed on label. Contains chlorophyll. Cleanses the liver of toxins. A good source of vitamins and minerals.
BUFFERED VITAMIN C + BIOFLAVINOIDS: 1000-3000mg daily. Protects the body from pollutants.
Also beneficial for
LIVER CLEANSING: Dandelion, Burdock, Red clover, Chlorophyll, Enzymes, Bromelain, Black radish, Essiac tea, NAC, Glutathione and Methionine.
Each Veggie Capsule Contains:
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum, Fruit) (80% Silymarin): 125mg
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: 50mg
Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus, Leaf (8:1, QCE (400mg): 50mg
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Root): 25mg
Turmeric (Curcuma longa, Rhizome) (25:1, QCE 625mg): 25mg
Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Rhizome) (35:1, QCE 350mg): 10mg
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum, Fruiting body) (10:1, QCE 250mg): 25mg
Bupleurum (Bupleurum chinese, Root) (10:1, QVE 500mg): 50mg
Choline (Choline bitartrate): 50mg
N-Acetyl L-cysteine: 50mg
Magnesium stearate (Vegetable Source), Hypromellose (capsule ingredient).
Adult: 2 capsules, 2 times per day. To avoid digestive upset, take with food/meal. Duration of use: If using as a Hepatoprotectant/ liver protectant agent and/or support of liver function: Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes. Also consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have stomach ulcers, excess stomach acid or gallstones or kidney stones. Do not use if you are allergic to Asteraceae/ Compositae/ Daisy family or if you have a bile duct obstruction, or are taking antibiotics, nitroglycerin. If you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache/dizziness and/or confusion, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner (as these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar). Contains no added gluten, nuts, eggs, animal products, dairy products, fish or shellfish, soy, corn, wheat or yeast.
- Formulated With Milk Thistle
- Provides Antioxidants
- Used In Herbal Medicine
- Detoxification & Rejuvenation Formula
- GMO Free
- Non Irradiated
- Gluten Free