Liver X™ is a unique combination of nutrients that incorporates n-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), alpha-lipoic acid, BioSorb™ silymarin, choline, Vitamins E and B12, and a new powerful herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum). Free radicals, being very unstable and reactive, can cause cellular damage and eventually serious pathology. Eradicating toxins and reducing free radical damage is one of the most important action of the liver. NAC supports production of glutathione (GSH), which assists detoxification and acts directly as a free radical scavenger. GSH is a powerful free radical scavenger and an essential component of the liver’s detoxification process.
A recent study has indicated that NAC is a precursor to GSH, which significantly supports immune health. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that is produced naturally in the body. ALA offers protection against free radicals both inside and outside the cell. With its capabilities as a precursor to GSH, ALA has shown to be of potential benefit in supporting immune health.
Biosorb™ silymarin, an isolated extract from milk thistle (silybum marrium) has been shown to be effective in assisting liver health and the metabolism of cholesterol. Silymarin acts as an antioxidant, inhibiting free radicals from damaging the liver. In humans, Vitamin E is the most important lipid soluble antioxidant and has also been shown to support liver health. Clinical research has validated the efficacy of various plants and herbs that support liver health. Silymarin and Jiaogulan have been shown to have clinical applications to support many applications of liver health.