What ‘ s your liver doing right now? Most of us never think about our liver because it quietly goes on doing what it does, until things go wrong. Firstly, a bit about your friend, the liver. The liver is the largest solid organ in your body, and a centre of metabolism of nutrients, detoxification, and excretion of waste products. The liver ‘ s main role is to control which substances make it from your digestive system to your bloodstream, protecting you from serious illness.
A Western diet, obesity, and excessive alcohol intake have been shown to lead to liver disease. Liver disease is also more likely during the festive season, when we drink more alcohol and eat more. 3Bpg183 Weight loss and diet control can help the liver cope with the pressures of keeping you healthy, but sometimes it may need just a little help. 2C,Dpg1757
Artichoke and Milk Thistle are well-known for being effective in the prevention and treatment of liver injury. Substances produced by these plants, known as phenolic compounds, have been shown to have a protective role and taking a supplement can assist the liver in coping with periods of increased demand. Liver protection provided by VITAL® Liver Health has a dual action: Milk Thistle has antioxidant and free radical-scavenging action and is due to an active compound called silymarin, while Artichoke is shown to support digestion through stimulating bile flow and fat metabolism. Together, the Milk Thistle and Artichoke in VITAL® Liver Health support liver health and assist in recovery from overindulgence.
Phospholipids – a special kind of fat found in plants and animals – are also very important in liver health. Phospholipids are frequently prescribed for the treatment of liver disorders, including liver damage caused by alcohol. Taking supplemental phospholipids replaces that lost when alcohol is consumed, reducing the amount of liver damage caused.
VITAL® Health has a unique 4 in 1 combination with B vitamins, lecithin (containing phospholipids), Artichoke leaf extract and Milk Thistle seed extract designed to help protect your liver against damage.
VITAL® Liver Health can be taken daily to help protect your liver today, tomorrow, and always.
[S0] Vital® LIVER HEALTH caplets. Each caplet contains 9375 mg Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. (Milk Thistle seed) [as 125 mg of a 75:1 extract standardised to silymarin 80 %]; 3000 mg Cynara scolymus L. (Artichoke leaf) [as 250 mg of a 12:1 extract standardised to cynarine 2,5 %]; 103,2 mg Soy Lecithin; 18 mg Vitamin B3; 12 mg Vitamin B5; 5 mg Vitamin B6; 5 mg Vitamin B2; 5 mg Vitamin B1 and 5 µg Vitamin B12. Combination product – Western herbal medicine / Health supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.