There are two phases of liver detoxification, and each requires vitamins, proteins and minerals to work effectively. In Phase 1, enzymes called Cytochromes add an oxygen molecule to the toxin, which prepares it to enter Phase 2. This is called oxidation, and it actually makes the toxin MORE harmful to the body. It’s a “take one step back to take two steps forward” type of process. In Phase 2, we deactivate the toxin through a process called conjugation. This neutralizes the toxin so that it can be excreted safely by the colon or bladder.
In some people, one phase or both phases of liver detoxification are sluggish. This is especially damaging when Phase 1 is working more quickly than Phase 2 because we get a build-up of oxidized toxins that are harmful to the body. Sluggish liver detoxification can be caused by genetic deficiencies, nutrients missing from the diet, or a high toxic burden from alcohol, medication use, or exposures to toxins in the environment1.
Most of us are bombarded with more toxins than we realize. Think about how many toxins your liver deals with solely from your morning routine:
- Shaving cream
- Face wash
Each one of these products absorbs through the skin and has to be detoxed.
Then you drink a coffee (caffeine) and have a bowl of cereal (food additive), adding even more work to the liver’s busy morning. Your liver is already overwhelmed before you have even left the house!
LIV-GREAT provides the liver with daily support!
Each Capsule Contains
Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum) 20:1 Extract - 50% Silymarin (QCE 4g) 200mg
DL-Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum) 4:1 Extract (QCE 200mg) 50mg
Artichoke Leaf (Cynara scolymus) 4:1 Extract (QCE 200mg) 50mg
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale) 4:1 Extract (QCE 200mg) 50mg
Selenium (Selenomethionine) 100mcg
Curcumin (Curcuma longa - rhizome) 100mg
Phyllanthus amarus - whole plant, 8:1 Extract (QCE 600 mg) 75mg