The unique combination of botanical ingredients in Liver DTX Complex support the health and function of the liver.
Warehouse and Shipping Depot for Nutrients.
When you eat, foods are broken down into component nutrients by the process of digestion, absorbed, and transported by the blood to the liver. The liver receives the nutrients and assigns some to the storage while others are “packaged” and shipped to parts of the body to fill their needs. As another kind of “shipping and receiving” function, the liver helps to regulate normal blood sugar levels in response to the action of hormones produced by the pancreas.
Protein Manufacturing Plant.
The liver assembles amino acids into essential proteins needed for the immune system’s antibodies, blood clotting, and many other bodily functions.
Waste Treatment Plant.
When blood enters the liver, it carries not only nutrients, but also a wide range of other substances absorbed through our skin, through our lungs, and through our digestive systems. Any compound the body doesn’t need for nutritional supplies is identified as “foreign” and targeted for “disassembly” and disposal. Specialized liver enzymes perform the function of changing the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be excreted.
Hazardous Waste Transport and Disposal.
Once the liver has broken down toxic substances, they can be excreted by the kidneys in urine or transported to the intestines in bile, which is manufactured by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When needed, bile is released into the intestines where it works along with dietary fiber to bind toxins and facilitate their elimination from the body as part of fecal waste.
Challenges to Liver Function
There is a wide range of foreign compounds the liver may be called upon to detoxify, including:
Benzopyrenes — tobacco smoke or smoke from grilling foodsWhen the structure of these compounds is changed in the liver, free radicals are released. Free radicals then attack the cell membranes of liver cells. If their attack is successful, the integrity of the cell is impaired leading to cell damage and even cell death.
Despite the liver’s amazing ability to regenerate itself, if too many liver cells are destroyed or damaged by free radical–induced oxidation, the liver’s ability to perform important functions may be decreased.
Research continues to identify nutrients that protect various cells and tissues in the body against the oxidation damage caused by free radicals. By supplying the body with herbal compounds that have antioxidant properties, the liver’s natural ability to regenerate itself after exposure to damaging oxidation reactions can be supported.
Enhancing Bile Flow.
The longer toxic substances and their oxidative by-products are present in the liver and the gastrointestinal tract, the more damage they can do. By providing the body with compounds that help maintain normal bile flow, the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins from the body can be supported.
What Is Liver DTX Complex?
The primary ingredient in Liver DTX Complex Shaklee product is milk thistle seed extract. Native to the Mediterranean, but found throughout the world, it has been used traditionally in Europe for 2,000 years. The standardized extract of milk thistle seed in Liver DTX Complex is 80% silymarin, a mixture of several compounds with antioxidant properties.*
Schizandra chinensis is a plant native to China, where it has been used for over 2,000 years and is listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Schizandra chinensis seed extract contains lignans that have antioxidant properties.* Schizandra has also been associated with the stimulation of protein synthesis, increasing the amount of detoxifying enzymes in the liver, and inhibiting the binding of toxins to cell membranes.*
Reishi mushroom, a Japanese plant, is known in China as ling zhi. Traditional use dates back more than 4,000 years. Reishi mushroom extract is known for its antioxidant properties.*
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is a familiar component of curry spice mixtures. It contains the volatile oil turmerone and curcurminoids.
Dandelion, meaning “lion’s tooth” in Middle French, has been traditionally used in Europe since the 10th century and contains a bitter-tasting compound called taraxacin. Dandelion and a compound in Artichoke called cynarin stimulate the flow of bile.*
How Does Liver DTX Complex Work?
The unique combination of botanical ingredients in Liver DTX Complex support the health and function of the liver in two ways. The extracts of milk thistle seed, Schizandra chinensis seed, and reishi mushroom have antioxidant properties, offer protection to liver cells, and are believed to stimulate protein synthesis for liver cell repair and regeneration.*
Dandelion, turmeric, and artichoke extracts help maintain normal bile flow, supporting one of the vehicles (bile) needed for excreting toxic compounds from the body.*
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