For proper detoxification of toxins, adequate liver function is essential. The liver uses a two-phase method of detoxification. In phase I, fat-soluble substances, including toxins, are converted by the cytochrome p450 enzymes into intermediate molecules that, while they are now more water-soluble, are not yet ready to be eliminated. In phase II of liver detoxification, the intermediate substances created during phase I are attached to other substances, such as glutathione, sulfur, and methyl groups, to create sufficiently water-soluble compounds that can be excreted from the liver in the bile. A number of botanicals have demonstrated the ability to improve the liver’s detoxification function as well as to increase the liver’s output of bile.*
Liver Cleanse is a unique combination of herbs that work synergistically to enhance the function of the liver and is specifically helpful during a comprehensive detoxification program.* The herbs in this formula enhance the production and flow of bile, which helps to optimize metabolism and the excretion of substances detoxified by the liver.* Several of these herbs also provide support for the kidneys.*
Prior to embarking on a detoxification program it is important to achieve optimal bowel function. It is therefore important to include a fiber formula such as FiberMend or MediBulk as they support the elimination of toxins from the body, binding toxins released into the intestines from the liver and preventing their reabsorption.*
The suggested starting amount is one capsule taken in the evening. If more liver cleansing is indicated, supplementation can be gradually increased.