Supplements for liver health

 

The liver is an organ that participates in most of our body’s transformations. It is responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as well as drugs and toxic substances. It allows to remove harmful remnants of medications or metabolism.
Due to its important role, it is worth to take care of its good condition, because disorders in liver function can have very serious consequences for our health.
 

Ingredients such as N-acetylcysteine ​​come with the help. NAC is a derivative of L-cysteine ​​and thanks to the content of free sulfhydryl groups -SH has the ability to bind free radicals. Acetylcysteine ​​is metabolised in the body to cysteine, which is a precursor to glutathione, the strongest antioxidant found in our body.
 

Another very valuable preparation is TUDCA. TUDCA is primarily used to support the treatment of hepatic and biliary disorders with cholestasis (including biliary cirrhosis, cholelithiasis), and actively promotes liver regeneration – reduces the harmfulness of toxic substances and anabolic agents and speeds up their removal. TUDCA is also used to prevent gastrointestinal cancer.


The preparation improves the flow of bile and stimulates its production, as well as protects choledithiocytes (epithelial cells of biliary tracts) and hepatocytes from the toxic effects of other bile acids with a hydrophobic character, which can accumulate in the liver as a result of cholestasis.
 

The last of the preparations presented today will be milk thistle. As much as 80% of its composition are flavonoids, and their main representative in the preparation are silymarin complexes, which show a very wide pro-health use. Used mainly to support the functions exercised by the liver, and, as everyone knows, there are a lot of them.


Silymarin is a complex plant compound used in medicine, consisting of flavonolignans (silybin, isosilybin, silychristin, silidianin, taxophil). The available sources indicate that the use of silymarin is very extensive: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, protective for the liver in terms of toxins, detoxifying, diastolic and stabilizing the structure of cell membranes.

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