Maximum Strength Liver Support Formula!*
Don’t Let Proprietary Blended or Inadequately Dosed Liver Support Products Fool You!
Liver Assist XT contains a precision dosed combination of active ingredients designed to support liver health and detoxification (1, 3, 5).
Liver Assist XT can be used as part of an overall liver support and detoxification regimen. It can also be used during or after supplement protocols that require or suggest liver care supplementation to be used.
Liver Assist XT Product Highlights: • Contains Milk Thistle (Silymarin), NAC, Curcumin (95%), and Artichoke Extract!• Designed to be the best product in its class for liver support, health, & detoxification.* • Can be used as part of an overall liver support & detoxification regimen.* • Can be used by individuals who use things that suggest or require on cycle or post cycle liver support supplements.* • Contains precise ratios of active ingredients, each with their own purpose or function.* • The active herbal ingredients in Liver Assist XT are standardized to specialized standardizations/extracts. This is important because many companies use herbs for label ‘window dressing’ to give the appearance of them being in a product but don’t use enough of or the proper standardized extracts for them to be effective.*
Let’s examine the ingredients that make Liver Assist XT so special and also take a look at what makes them being standardized properly so important:
N-Acetyl-L-CysteineN-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid derivative that is not present in the diet and must be obtained through supplementation. It is more stable than regular L-Cysteine, and offers a variety of overall health benefits (1, 2).
NAC exerts powerful antioxidant effects and serves to boost immune function and support optimal liver function by acting as a glutathione precursor (1, 2).
NAC is an amino acid so it isn’t an ingredient that can be standardized. Standardization for extracts pertains to herbs, not to amino acids.
Milk ThistleMilk Thistle is standardized for Silymarin, which is likely the most well-known liver support ingredient on the market.
What is the importance of Milk Thistle being standardized?The amount of Silymarin delivered by any Milk Thistle product directly relates to the amount of benefit that the product offers. Liver Assist XT is standardized to 80% Silymarin. If a product does not state how much Silymarin it is standardized for, you simply don’t know how much benefit you will receive from the product.
Turmeric/CurcuminTurmeric contains curcumin and various curcuminoids (3). Curcumin has been shown to be a potent antioxidant and is used for a wide range of uses including for allergies, cardiovascular health, and liver support (4). The positive effects of Turmeric/Curcumin on the liver are thought to come from curcumin’s ability to stimulate bile secretion and its overall antioxidant properties (3, 4).
What is the importance of Turmeric being standardized?The answer to this question is simple – everything. The active ingredients in Turmeric that deliver the benefits are curcumin and curcuminoids, which is exactly what the turmeric used in Liver Assist XT is standardized for. Liver Assist XT uses Turmeric standardized to 95% curcuminoids. Without proper standardization for these active ingredients, value and benefits would easily be lost.
Artichoke ExtractArtichoke Extract has a variety of uses, but is included in Liver Assist XT primarily for its positive effects on liver health. It has been shown to support healthy bile function and have detoxification and protectant effects on the liver (5, 6).
Artichoke is also commonly used for its antioxidant properties and may have a positive supportive effect on cholesterol levels and a variety of gastrointestinal issues (5).
What is the importance of Artichoke Extract being standardized?As with Turmeric and Milk Thistle (as well as most other herbs), it is the constituents that make up Artichoke Extract that deliver the above listed properties. Without proper standardization, the value and benefits provided by Artichoke Extract would be diminished or lost.
In summary, Liver Assist XT provides specific amounts of active ingredients at specific standardizations to make it the most complete solution available for your liver health, support, and detoxification needs.
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