Bile Support 60c is available by Pharmax.
Features & benefits
? Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that can function both in the water and the lipid phase
? Turmeric has both choleretic and cholagogue effects. It stimulates phase 2 activity of the liver and is a potent antioxidant
? Dandelion is known for its strong choleretic and cholagogue effects. Dandelion can have a slight laxative effect ? Artichoke shows strong choleretic activity and can lower serum cholesterol
? Fringe tree is a choleretic herb, which also can relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
? Celandine has both choleretic and cholagogue activity and has traditionally been used in the treatment of conditions such as jaundice
? Freeze dried peppermint oil has cholagogue and spasmolytic activity
Bile consists mainly of bile acids, cholesterol, phospholipids and bile pigments in an alkaline solution and is essential for proper lipid absorption. The amphipathic bile acids, both fat soluble and water soluble, function as detergents by decreasing the surface tension of fat. A decreased surface tension increases the exposed surface area of the fat and the lipids are dispersed in the water phase. An emulsion of fat in water is formed. The emulsification of lipids permits the fat digesting enzymes, lipase, to digest a greater amount of fat.
Toxins neutralized by the liver are excreted either via the kidneys or via the bile. Heavier toxins (molecular weight larger than 300) tend to favor biliary excretion. Bile Support helps to increase excretion of neutralized toxins and works well with liver support products such as Liver Support & Detoxification and Liver Support & Detox Intensive.
The excretion of cholesterol also takes place via the bile and cholesterol levels are partly regulated via bile flow.
It has been shown that herbs that are of greatest benefit to supporting bile production and its excretion are those that have choleretic and cholagogue properties. Some herbs have a combination of both of these properties. Choleretics stimulate bile production by the hepatocytes while cholagogues stimulate the release of bile already formed in the
Typically, per capsule
Alpha lipoic acid ...100mg
Turmeric root standardized extract ...80mg
providing 75mg curcuminoids
Dandelion extract ...50mg
Artichoke leaf extract 5:1 ...50mg
Fringe tree standardized extract ...50mg
Celandine standardized extract ...50mg
Freeze dried peppermint oil ...25mg
providing 8.3mg peppermint oil
One capsule taken twice daily with meals or as professionally directed.
None known if recommended intake is followed.
Keep out of reach of children.
Vegetable magnesium stearate, silica Capsule: cellulose & water.