Contains Phosphatidycholine the essential Phospholipid & Vital Antioxidants
Why Take Liver Vital?
- To maintain or improve the health of your liver, taking a regular dose of Phospholipids as contained in Liver Vital is highly recommended. (The Phospholipids in Liver Vital are derived from Soya Beans).
- Phospholipids are the building blocks of the liver cell membrane. They are a type of fat that plays an extremely important role in maintaining the integrity of the liver cell membrane. The cell membrane is made up of two layers of phospholipids. They form the structure and control what goes in and out of the liver cells. When the cell membrane is damaged, the cell is weakened and cannot function properly. Damage can lead to cell death. The Phospholipids contained in Liver Vital can help repair, regenerate and protect your liver.
- The liver can be damaged in many ways, by excessive alcohol consumption, pharmaceutical drugs and treatments such a chemotherapy, virus infection, certain herbal remedies, too much fatty food, car fumes, pollution, pesticides and negative environmental conditions. Liver Vital helps to support the good health of your liver.
- The liver is the largest and most important organ in the body and is involved in almost every process that happens in the body – therefore, a healthy liver supports a healthy body. Taking Liver Vital alongside a balanced diet of vegetables, fruit and protein supports a healthy lifestyle and a healthy liver.
- Liver Vital supports the liver functions of converting food to energy, controlling blood clotting, the detoxifying and metabolising of alcohol and pollution, and the removal of bacteria from the blood.
- Free radicals, the by-products of toxin metabolism – which result in oxidative stress, are removed by antioxidants. Liver Vital contains amino acids which are converted to antioxidants to supplement the depletion of these antioxidants to alleviate the oxidative stress. Oxidative stress plays a huge role in the ageing process in the body and is the cause of cell damage leading to disease.
- Liver Vital supports the good health of your liver helping to potentially reduce/improve conditions such as ‘fatty liver’. Fatty liver is a silent disease with often no symptoms. The person might feel tired and sometimes experience abdominal discomfort. If untreated, fatty liver might lead to hepatitis and later cirrhosis.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) as contained in Liver Vital is a purified extract from lecithin and is one of the components of bile (it is required for normal transport of bile acids). The Liver Vital formula helps emulsify and break down fat deposits in the body, which make it helpful in the prevention of gallstones, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and liver problems. Research has shown that Phosphatidylcholine is beneficial in depression, memory loss and neurological disorders. Phosphatidylcholine is one of the most important support nutrients for the liver.
PC is a phospholipid, a large biological molecule that is a universal building block for cell membranes. A cell's membranes are its essence: they regulate the vast majority of the activities that make up life. Most liver metabolism occurs on cell membranes, which occupy about 33,000 square meters in the human. More than 2 decades of clinical trials indicate that PC protects the liver against damage from alcoholism, pharmaceuticals, pollutant substances, viruses and other toxic influences, most of which operate by damaging cell membranes. The human liver is confronted with tens of thousands of exogenous substances. The metabolism of these xenobiotics can result in the liver's detoxicative enzymes producing reactive metabolites that attack the liver tissue. Dietary supplementation with Liver Vital (a minimum 800mg daily, with meals) significantly speeds recovery of the liver. PC has other qualities that enhance its usefulness as a dietary supplement. PC is safe and is fully compatible with pharmaceuticals, and with other nutrients. PC is also highly bioavailable (about 90% of the administered amount is absorbed over 24 hours), and PC is an excellent emulsifier that enhances the bioavailability of nutrients with which it is co-administered. PC's diverse benefits and proven safety indicate that it is a premier liver nutrient.
The main source of energy for the brain comes from a combination of oxygen and glucose (sugar). For brain cells to function normally they must receive a constant supply of these nutrients. As areas of the brain become more active, blood flow into and out of these areas increases. In addition to oxygen and glucose, the brain uses the chemical compounds phospholipids – as found in Liver Vital. These phosopholipids make up the covering of nerve cells that assist in the transfer of information from cell to cell. Without phospholipids brain cell activity may become abnormal and cause problems in the nervous system. Besides being an important factor in controlling cholesterol levels and aiding coronary health, lecithin as contained in Liver Vital is involved in a myriad of body functions. Every cell of your body contains lecithin. Lecithin is responsible for maintaining the surface tension of the cell membrane. It therefore controls what goes in and out of each cell, allowing nutrients in, or wastes out. Without enough lecithin, the cell wall hardens, thus not allowing enough nutrients in or wastes out. This means premature aging of cells. The surface tension of the cell maintained by lecithin is also responsible for transmitting nerve impulses and messages through or from the cell.
Phosphatidyl Choline - Phosphatidyl Choline is a class of phospholipids that incorporate choline. Researched extensively by scientists, Phosphatidyl Choline has been shown to play a vital role in many important areas including maintaining cell structure, fat metabolism, memory, nerve signalling, as a precursor to important neurotransmitters and as in the case of Liver Vital supporting and maintaining good liver health. Phosphatidyl Choline is a major component of biological membranes and can be obtained in our diet from a variety of available sources, such as egg yolk or soya beans. Phosphatidyl Choline is a member of the lecithin group of substances occurring in plant tissues. Phosphatidyl Choline has been proven safe and effective over decades of study as a therapeutic agent.
Succinic Acid - Succinic acid has been used in Europe for centuries as a natural antibiotic and curative. Succinic Acid is very important to the body and is used in the Krebs Cycle and is involved in the intermediary metabolic process. The Krebs Cycle is a part of cellular respiration. It is a series of chemical reactions used by all aerobic organisms to generate energy. Succinic acid has been found to boost the immune system and combat infections and has shown its effectiveness in working with the liver against toxins in the body from both environmental and recreational hazards. Research has confirmed the safe and positive effects of Succinic Acid in cellular metabolism.
Fumaric Acid - Fumaric acid is an organic acid widely found in nature. It is also an essential ingredient in plant life. In humans and other mammals, Fumaric acid is also a key intermediate in the Krebs Cycle (see above) and is involved in the production of energy derived from food. Fumaric acid is found in mushrooms, lichen and Iceland moss and is formed naturally by the body, in the skin, during exposure to sunlight. Fumaric acid is a common substitute for Citric acid and is often used as a food additive.
L-Glutamine - L-glutamine is an amino acid found throughout the body (primarily in skeletal muscle). It is also available in a number of foods such as yogurt, beef, greens, cottage cheese, peanuts, poultry and raw spinach. L-glutamine supplements are often used to increase muscle mass, as well as treat certain health conditions. L-glutamine has many functions in the body, including protein synthesis. It is also essential to proper function of the immune system, brain function and digestion. Some studies indicate that L-glutamine may be beneficial to people undergoing cancer treatment. As with all supplements, it is important to seek medical advice prior to taking L-glutamine.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and has several important functions. Vitamin C helps to protect cells and keep them healthy. It is also necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissue, which gives support and structure for other tissues and organs and plays an important role in the process of wound healing. Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Good sources include: oranges, peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussel sprouts and potatoes. Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body and so you need it in your diet every day.
Vitamin B1 - Vitamin B1 is also called Thiamine. Vitamin B1 is found in many foods including yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat. Vitamin B1 is often used in combination with other B vitamins, and found in many vitamin B complex products. Vitamin B1 is commonly used for conditions related to low levels of thiamine, digestive problems including poor appetite, ulcerative colitis, and ongoing diarrhoea. It is also used in treatment for HIV/AIDS - boosting the immune system, diabetic pain, heart disease, alcoholism, ageing, canker sores, vision problems such as cataracts and glaucoma, motion sickness, and improving athletic performance. Other uses include preventing cervical cancer and progression of kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Some people use Thiamine for maintaining a positive mental attitude; enhancing learning abilities; increasing energy; fighting stress; and preventing memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease.
Vitamin B2 - Vitamin B2 is also called Riboflavin. Vitamin B2 is found in milk, eggs, fortified breakfast cereal and rice. Vitamin B2 plays a vital role in the functions of keeping skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy and helps the body release energy from carbohydrates. Vitamin B2 cannot be stored in the body and so you need it in your diet every day.
Vitamin B3 - Vitamin B3 is also called Niacin. Vitamin B3 is found in meat, fish, wheat flour, maize flour, eggs and milk. Vitamin B3 plays a vital role producing energy from the foods we eat and helps keep the nervous and digestive systems healthy. Vitamin B3 also plays an important role in allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food and helps to form haemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen around the body. Vitamin B3 cannot be stored in the body and so you need it in your diet every day.
Vitamin B6 - Vitamin B6 is also called Pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 is found in pork, poultry, fish, bread, eggs, vegetables, soya beans, peanuts, milk and potatoes. Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food and helps to form haemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen around the body. Vitamin B6 cannot be stored in the body and so you need it in your diet every day.
Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 is found in meat, salmon, cod, milk, cheese and eggs. Vitamin B12 has several important functions and is involved in making red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy. It also helps release energy from the food we eat and is essential in processing folic acid.
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