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Why Cleanse? – Liver Detox

28 Sep

A properly functioning liver is vital to health.  Have you been on any medications? Or are you currently while on the HCG Program or getting ready to start it?

We recommend that you do a cleanse before starting this program. It could be the difference of losing a pound or 2 a day verses a half pound to 1/4 pound a day.  At the very minimum it is best to do a 2 week liver cleanse.  If you have been on any medications (birth control, pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, cholesterol, NSAID’s etc, etc.) a 4-week whole body cleanse is truly in your best interest.  This will help avoid a plateau and also make the plan more successful with ridding the weight more quickly! Who doesn’t want that?!

What is the liver and how does it function? The liver is your largest internal organ and it performs many functions including detoxification of the body. The liver works by both filtering toxins directly and by altering toxins so that they can be removed at other stages of detoxification. The liver filters toxins from one quart of blood every minute. After the liver processes these endotoxins (produced in the body), exotoxins (from outside the body) and other wastes, they are sent to the kidneys and colon for elimination.

Liver Detox is an easy-to use, two-part cleansing and detoxification program formulated to simultaneously support, protect, stimulate and assist with the body’s natural detoxification of the liver with natural minerals, vitamins, herbs and amino acids.‡ Both the Morning Formula (Part I) and the Evening Formula (Part II) contain minerals, herbs and amino acids that promote healthy liver function.

Liver Detox includes:

Milk Thistle – an herb used traditionally to support normal detoxification functions of the liver. The strong antioxidant activity of the main ingredient in milk thistle (silymarin) helps promote healthy liver function and to protect healthy liver cells.

L-Methionine – amino acid that the liver uses to create glutathione.‡ Glutathione is powerful amino acid made by the liver, which acts as an antioxidant and detoxifying compound. Supplementing with L-methionine can help raise glutathione levels.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) – the liver also uses NAC to create glutathione. Supplementing with NAC can help raise glutathione levels and thus support the natural detoxification functions of the liver.

Alpha Lipoic Acid – antioxidant that helps revitalize glutathione and supports detoxification.

Selenium – essential trace mineral that enhances the antioxidant power of zinc and vitamins to allow them to function better in their natural detoxification roles.

Ayurvedic Herbs – used to promote the natural detoxification capabilities of the liver. Among the most commonly used herbs are Boerhavia Diffusa, Eclipta Alba, Terminalia Belerica, Tinospora Cordifolia, and Picrorhiza Kurroa.

Dandelion – herb used traditionally to stimulate bile production and promote healthy liver detoxification.

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