April 1, 2019
By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)
Everyone talks about “detox” but what does it really mean in terms of physiology and why is the liver always mentioned? The liver is one of the body’s main detox organs, responsible for processing, activating, and deactivating foods and medicines that we bring into the body. If its function is compromised, it may result in conditions such as anemia, acne/age-spots/skin issues, jaundice, hepatitis, and even vision problems, as well as headaches and depression. A balanced diet rich in a broad variety of vegetables will provide many of the crucial supporting vitamins and minerals that assist liver function, but there is still a propensity for toxic substances to build up, requiring food and supplements that have demonstrated the ability to target cleansing of the liver. That is where New Roots Herbal’s “LIVER™” steps in. The formula includes the most potent form of milk thistle (80% silymarin; a strong antioxidant flavonoid), DL-Alpha-Lipoic-Acid (minimizes cell damage; helps restore vitamin C and E levels), shizandra (for its liver-protective abilities) and 5 other herbs used traditionally to support liver function (ie. dandelion root, beet root, oriental radish root, curcumin, artichoke leave), all in standardized form. If you have any symptoms of liver dysfunction, always consult your doctor first, then come speak with one of our integrative health pharmacists at Cloverdale Pharmasave and Pharmasave Steveston Village to see if LIVER™ is the optimal product for you.
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