Planetary Herbals - Liver Defense 600 mg. - 120 Tablets
Planetary Herbals Liver Defense features Minor Bupleurum, plus Silymarin, Astragalus and Schisandra to provide immune support for the liver. Planetary Herbals Liver Defense is based on the thoroughly researched Chinese formula Minor Bupleurum, also known as Sho-Saiko-To in Japan. Modern studies show that Sho-Saiko-To supports healthy liver function and enhanced immune response. Astragalus, milk thistle, and schisandra are also included for broad-spectrum liver maintenance and protection.
Good liver health is vital for good general health. The liver is a primary organ of detoxification. Its maintenance and support has traditionally been important in Chinese herbalism. Planetary Herbals Liver Defense is based on one of the most well researched Chinese formulas for liver health, Minor Bupleurum, also known as Sho-Saiko-To in Japan. Modern studies show that Sho-Saiko-To supports healthy liver function and enhanced immune response.
Planetary Herbals Liver Defense contains some of the primary liver protecting botanicals of Chinese herbalism, such as bupleurum and Chinese skullcap, along with the primary immune and liver supportive botanicals astragalus, schizandra and milk thistle. The latest scientific research not only confirms the wisdom of these and other time-honored herbs, it offers particular benefits to the contemporary world. This clinically derived Planetary Formula delivers proven components for liver protection and revitalization.
The liver is one of the most challenged organs in the body. In fact, it is estimated that one of every 10 Americans has sub-optimal liver health. The liver can become overburdened because it play important roles in detoxification, hormonal balance, fat regulation, nutrient and enzyme activation, digestion and circulation. It manufactures and secretes bile in order to absorb fat-soluble nutrients and eliminate toxic substances. Liver Defense contains ingredients that have been shown in scientific research to support healthy liver enzyme levels and enhance immune response by promoting healthy cytokine levels. This formula's ingredients have even been shown to support the body's own interferon production - the complex protein that bolsters individual cell defense mechanisms. The liver is also the only organ in the body that regenerates itself. Many of the herbs in Liver Defense support this regenerative process.
Many studies have been done on Sho-Saiko-To, confirming its ability to enhance immune response and support healthy liver function. The centerpiece of the formula is bupleurum, a primary liver protecting botanical that contains an important class of compounds known as saikosaponins. Another key ingredient in Liver Defense is astragalus, shown in a number of studies to stimulate the immune system and protect the liver. Astragalus also stimulates natural killer cell activity and normalizes liver enzyme levels. Also added is milk thistle, which has been extensively studied for its liver supportive activity. Several human studies have shown the protective effect of milk thistle in reducing liver enzyme levels of humans. Schizandra has been shown to improve liver enzyme levels in humans and provide liver protection in animal studies. Additional liver supportive herbs include licorice root, jujube, ginseng, Chinese skullcap and ginger root.
Clinically Derived Formulas
Liver Defense is part of a line of products developed by renowned herbalist Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., an authority on the world's herbal traditions. Michael uses these formulas on a daily basis in his clinical practice. This means you can be assured of obtaining the benefits you are seeking from an herbal product. These state-of-the-art formulas contain the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched natural ingredients for liver maintenance and protection.
Does Planetary Herbals have vegetarian products and if so which ones are they?
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I have allergies to various things and would like to know how to find out if Planetary Herbals products are hypoallergenic?
Planetary Herbals declares the presence of any of the major food allergens. They also frequently describe on the label the specific components that the product does not contain to help you make a personal assessment of the suitability of the product for your specific allergic condition. Please check the label regularly, as some formulas change, as do allergens. You should always check with your healthcare professional before taking any dietary supplement if you have any health concerns.
How does Planetary Herbals determine the "suggested use," "recommended dose," or "serving size," that are on the labels of your products?
Each product is researched carefully by their product development and research team to determine the amount of product to be used that is both safe and effective. It is always important to read the label of the product in detail to clearly identify important usage information. If you have a specific dose or serving size concern, you should always check with your healthcare professional prior to utilizing any dietary supplement.
Where do the ingredients for Planetary Herbals products come from?
Their ingredients come from a variety of sources that are located all over the world and they must meet their strict requirements. Ingredients are sampled and inspected for both purity and potency. The specific locations or sources of their raw materials are proprietary to their business as many competitors attempt to reproduce their formulations.
I am currently taking one of Planetary Herbals' dietary supplements. Can this item be mixed with other supplements?
In many cases, though it varies for each individual's health needs, supplements can be combined. Of course, you should always read the labels of all the products you are considering to see if any contra-indications exist. Planetary Herbals highly recommends that you take personal responsibility for informing yourself to tailor your nutritional program to meet your own health goals. If you have a health question not clearly answered on the labels, consult with your healthcare professional.
Is it safe for me to take Planetary Herbals dietary supplements if I have a specific medical problem?
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About Planetary Herbals
Planetary Herbals have been developed by expert herbalists, focusing predominantly on the thousands of years of experience of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism, the hundreds of years of experience of Western herbal practitioners, and the more than 30 years of clinical experience of professional herbalists such as Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra, Jill Stansbury, and Alan Tillotson.
Planetary Herbals offers the best of classic herbal traditions, integrating herbal formulas used continuously for literally hundreds of thousands of years, with the latest finding of clinical pharmacological research.
The Planetary Herbals philosophy encompasses much more than herbal magic bullets. Each product is designed to promote health, not just make people feel better. Planetary Herbals' Full Spectrum singles are designed to provide the best in single ingredient products; each formula is skillfully blended according to traditional and modern principles. Integral to this philosophy is attention to detail regarding quality of raw materials, individual responsibility for self-healing, environmental awareness, and education.
Planetary Herbals' Vision
The majority of the world's population has relied upon plants for health and healing since the beginning of time. Planetary Herbals recognizes this and is committed to ensuring that their time-tested herbal traditions continue to evolve, grow, and flourish.
Planetary Herbals' Mission
To integrate traditional herbal wisdom, modern pharmacological science, and human clinical experience into each botanical product, in order to provide consumers and health professionals with reliable, expertly crafted, high quality herbal supplements.