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Solaray began manufacturing and selling herbal products in 1973, originally as a pioneer in formulating and marketing blended herbal products that contain two or more herbs with complementary effects. From its inception, Solaray focused on encapsulated products which offer rapid disintegration and are easy to swallow and has sold its products through independent sales representatives to the healthy foods channel. By 1984, Solaray had become a full line manufacturer, carrying not only herbs, but also a full line of vitamins and minerals. Recently, Solaray began to formulate and market soy products, including soy protein energy meals under the soytein mark. Solaray has become one of the most popular and well-known brands of nutritional supplements in the Healthy Foods Channel and has developed a reputation for quality, consistency and innovation.

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1400 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT, 84060
http://nutraceutical.com/about/brands/solaray.cfm
8006698877

Solaray - Artichoke Leaves 405 mg. - 100 Capsules CLEARANCED PRICEDCynara Scolymus

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Solaray Artichoke Leaves

Artichoke is a vegetable appreciated for its flavorful leaves and flower bases. Artichokes have numerous healthful properties. One of these healthful properties can be found in the artichoke leaves. The leaves contain a compound called cynarin which has demonstrated liver tonic properties similar to milk thistle.

Parts used and where grown:
This large thistle-like plant is native to the regions of southern Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands. The leaves of the plant are used medicinally. However, the roots and the immature flower heads may also contain beneficial compounds.

Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies)
The artichoke is one of the world’s oldest medicinal plants. The ancient Egyptians placed great value on the plant—it is clearly seen in drawings involving fertility and sacrifice. Moreover, this plant was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a digestive aid. In 16th century Europe, the artichoke was favored as a food by royalty.

Active Constituents
Artichoke leaves contain a wide number of active constituents, including cynarin, dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3-caffeoylquinic acid, and scolymoside. The choleretic (bile stimulating) action of the plant has been well documented in a controlled trial involving a small sample of healthy volunteers. After the administration of 1.92 grams of standardized artichoke extract directly into the duodenum, liver bile flow increased significantly. This choleretic effect has led to the popular use of artichoke extract in Europe for the treatment of mild indigestion—particularly following a meal high in fat. In an uncontrolled clinical trial with 553 people suffering from non-specific digestive disorders (including indigestion), 320–640 mg of a standardized artichoke extract taken three times per day was found to reduce nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, and flatulence in over 70% of the study participants.

The standardized extract has also been used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. In one preliminary trial and one controlled trial, use of a standardized artichoke extract was found to lower cholesterol and triglycerides significantly when taken in amounts ranging from 900 to 1,920 mg per day. One preliminary trial failed to find any effect. While scientists are not certain how artichoke leaves lower cholesterol, test tube studies have suggested that the action may be due to an inhibition of cholesterol synthesis and/or the increased elimination of cholesterol because of the plant’s choleretic action. In test tube studies, the flavonoids from the artichoke (e.g., luteolin) have been shown to prevent LDL-cholesterol oxidation—an effect that may reduce risk of atherosclerosis.

True Selection
Solaray takes pride in offering great new products ... see here what we are delivering fresh to health food stores! No other brand offers a wider selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs and specialty products than Solaray. With over 900 products, Solaray is the most comprehensive supplement brand in the industry! Solaray has their own manufacturing facility to ensure that quality controls are applied at every level. Solaray knows what goes into their products so you can be confident of what goes into your body. Year after year, the Solaray brand is presented with the #1 Full Line Supplement Award by Whole Foods Magazine. Solaray is not just saying they're the best; discerning health food retailers and their educated customers are voting on Solaray's excellence.

True Tradition..A Natural Passion For 35 Years
Solaray began in 1973 as a pioneer in formulating and marketing blended herbal products with complementary effects. From its inception, Solaray focused on encapsulated products, which offer rapid disintegration and are easy to swallow. By 1984, Solaray became a full line manufacturer, carrying not only the highest quality herbs, but also a full line of vitamins, minerals and specialty products. Over the years, Solaray has contributed significantly to the industry through the innovation of products such as CranActin™, PhytoEstrogen™, Cool Cayenne™, PSA Control™, Estro-3™, and much more. Today, Solaray™ products are sold in over 60 countries! Making a healthier world isn't something Solaray aspires to do ... it's something Solaray is doing. This is Solaray's passion for over 35 years.

Solaray Means Quality
Every Solaray™ product is subjected to rigorous testing and screening protocols. The process may vary by ingredient, but typically includes organoleptic (taste, touch, smell) testing to compare it to previous batches, and lab assays for microbial, identity, purity and potency validation. Only when an ingredient has passed all of the required assays is it released to manufacturing. Solaray adheres to all current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and an independent auditing firm audits Solaray's facilities, laboratory and manufacturing protocols for compliance with the latest regulations.

Green Screened
The Green Screened logo represents their commitment at Solaray to providing herbs of the utmost quality. The Solaray brand employs quality control standards in all areas of product development - from ensuring identification and authenticity by laboratory analysis to screening for microbes, herbicides and pesticides to heavy metal testing. Solaray rejects herbs they suspect are irradiated. Only after Solaray's laboratory analysis program confirms that the herbs meet Solaray's strict standards do they give the product their Green Screened approval.

Suggested Use
As a dietary supplement, take 2 or 3 capsules two times a day with meals or a glass of water.

Warnings

Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.
Ingredients

Solaray - Artichoke Leaves 405 mg. - 100 Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 50
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) (leaf) 810 mg *
*Daily Value Not Established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule) and magnesium stearate.
About Solaray
Solaray began manufacturing and selling herbal products in 1973, originally as a pioneer in formulating and marketing blended herbal products that contain two or more herbs with complementary effects. From its inception, Solaray focused on encapsulated products which offer rapid disintegration and are easy to swallow and has sold its products through independent sales representatives to the healthy foods channel. By 1984, Solaray had become a full line manufacturer, carrying not only herbs, but also a full line of vitamins and minerals. Recently, Solaray began to formulate and market soy products, including soy protein energy meals under the soytein mark. Solaray has become one of the most popular and well-known brands of nutritional supplements in the Healthy Foods Channel and has developed a reputation for quality, consistency and innovation.
1400 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT, 84060
Phone: 8006698877
Fax: 8007678514
http://nutraceutical.com/about/brands/solaray.cfm
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  • By Vladislava ( Mequon, WI)
    5/3/2012 1:39:39 PM

    I recommend this product!
    excellent product, makes a big difference in digestion and liver function for me
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