LIVTON COMPLEX: SUSTAINABLE LIVER TONING
Livton Complex is a unique combination of concentrated Milk Thistle seed extract, Globe Artichoke leaf, Dandelion root, Bupleurum root and Fringe Tree stem bark.
Serving size: 1 tablet
Amount per Serving
Globe Artichoke leaf 4:1 extract from Cynara scolymus leaf 800mg …………… 200mg
Dandelion root 4:1 extract from Taraxacum officinale root 400mg ……………. 100mg
Milk Thistle fruit 70:1 extract from Silybum marianum fruit 7.0g Containing flavanolignans calculated as silybin 80mg ……………….100mg
Bupleurum root 4:5:1 extract from Bupleurum falcatum root 300mg ………………………….66.7mg
Fringe Tree stem bark 5:1 extract from Chionanthus virginica stem bark 160mg ………………………… 32mg
Other ingredients: Calcium acid phosphate, cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, silica and sodium starch glycollate.
Caution: Contraindicated in pregnancy. Contraindicated during lactation unless otherwise directed by a qualified health care professional. Contraindicated in closure of the gallbladder. In anemia and cases where iron supplementation is required, do not take simultaneously with meals or iron supplements. Use only with professional supervision in gallstones.
The importance of the liver
A poorly functioning liver can have a wide-ranging effect on health eg sluggish digestion, constipation and digestive issues such as food intolerances. The liver is actively involved in the processing of what we ingest (take into the body). It also has to deal with any pollutants that we are exposed to. Alcohol, drug medications (eg painkillers, contraceptive pill) and a diet high in fat may put the liver under stress.
Closely associated with the liver is the gallbladder. Bile plays an important role in fat digestion and absorption. It also helps with excretion of several important waste products from the blood.
What is a liver tonic?
A tonic is popularly thought of as something that makes you feel better, stronger or healthier. Natural clinicians use liver tonics to improve the tone, vigor and function of the liver. Improving the tone assists with the proper functioning of the liver tissues providing healthy responses when challenged.
‘Spring tonics’ have been used for centuries and were often based upon liver herbs, to ensure that, after a winter of unhealthy food the liver would be strengthened. They helped in cleansing and refreshing the whole body. Because the modern diet is often less than ideal a ‘spring tonic’ is useful at any time of the year. Spring or liver tonics are recommended when the liver is under stress or not functioning well.
Why use herbal products from an environmentally-responsible manufacturer?
Herbal products are made from living plants. It is very important that as consumers and manufacturers we do all we can to ensure the continuation of these important plant species. Many species are threatened by destruction of their habitat and by unsustainable harvesting. One plant under threat is Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginica) which is native to the United States. It is a large shrub or small tree that can grow to about 20 feet (6m) and has showy, creamy white flowers. The bark of the root has been used therapeutically. But harvest of the root bark often results in death of the tree.
One strategy to solve destructive harvesting is use a different part of the plant (eg leaves, twigs or stem) instead of the underground parts. But it is necessary to evaluate the differences and similarities between various parts of the same plant with respect to chemical composition. This is called a phytochemical comparison.
MediHerb’s Research & Development team conducted a phytochemical comparison and found that there would be no loss of quality in switching from the root bark to the stem bark. In addition to this proactive example, MediHerb also has an active company policy regarding endangered and threatened medical plants.
How Livton Complex Keeps You Healthy
Supports healthy liver and gallbladder function
Dandelion root, Globe Artichoke, Milk Thistle seed and Bupleurum are traditional liver tonics. These herbs and Fringe Tree root bark have been used traditionally to support healthy liver and gallbladder function. A review of controlled clinical trials found that concentrated Milk Thistle seed extract may support liver function by helping ensure the integrity of the liver cell.
Encourage healthy digestive function and assimilation
Many herbs that are used to support liver function also encourage healthy digestive function. One of the main reasons is that all these herbs, except Bupleurum, assist the normal flow of bile from the liver and/or gallbladder.
An uncontrolled trial found that Globe Artichoke extract helped in those with mild digestive problems. Significant improvement was found after 2 months compared to before treatment for:
- inability to finish a regular meal
- fullness after eating or slow digestion
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