Liver Support contains ingredients that help to support the liver in executing its more than 500 vital functions in the body. It also contains antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
Responsible for over 500 biological functions such as detoxification, energy storage, bile production, hormone regulation and the processing of nutrients absorbed from the diet, the liver may just be the body’s hardest working organ. Clearly, proper liver function is essential to good health. Unfortunately many apparently healthy people have suboptimal liver function, a factor which can lead to many of the modern illnesses that people face today.
Liver Support contains four powerful ingredients known to support the liver: milk thistle extract, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), Phyllanthus amarus and sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) from broccoli extract. These ingredients have collectively been shown to protect the liver from toxins, combat viral infections, stimulate liver regeneration, enhance levels of glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant, and support detoxification processes.
Those with liver illnesses or suboptimal liver function and those looking for a formula to support liver detoxification can benefit from Liver Support, as well as those looking to protect against liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs and environmental toxins.
SKU: AOR04238 : NPN: 80071556
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90 Caps (30 Daily Servings of 3 Per Day)
Per Vegetarian Capsule
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) dry extract (40% silymarin, calculated as silibinin) 117 mg
Phyllanthus amarus (Chanca piedra) 200 mg
N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC, vegan) 200 mg
Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli extract) 100 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: None. Capsule: hypromellose.
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Adults 19+: Take one capsule three times daily with meals providing protein, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of three weeks to see beneficial effects. Do not crush, blend or mix the capsules. Swallow the capsule whole.
AOR puts pharmaceutical principles into practice to create the most effective products with the highest quality raw materials. Our processes allow us to ensure potency, purity and traceability from plant to product, giving our customers the certainty that they are always getting the same, effective formulation. We introduce and implement the latest testing strategies as part of our quality assurance process because we believe that it’s not about checking boxes, but how the boxes are checked that is important.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you have any pre-existing condition. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disease, cystinuria, if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics, if symptoms persist or worsen after use, or for use beyond 1 month. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to any scheduled surgery.
Side Effect Risks
Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist, worsen or you develop any reactions which may include: allergy or intolerance. Keep out of reach of children. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
The information and product descriptions that appear on this website are for information and educational purposes only and are not intended to provide or replace medical advice to individuals from qualified health care professionals. Consult your physician if you have any health concerns, and before initiating any new dietary, exercise, supplements or other lifestyle changes.
Research Based Facts
Acute hepatitis and milk thistle
A study intended to determine whether silymarin improves signs, symptoms and laboratory testing results in individuals with clinically acute hepatitis. The etiology of the illness was not a concerning factor in the investigation. It was found that the patients who took silymarin had earlier improvement in clinical and subjective markers of biliary excretion. Although a modest sampling size was used and there were various etiologies for clinically acute hepatitis, the outcome of the study suggested that standard recommended silymarin doses are safe and could be potentially effective in decreasing symptoms of acute clinical hepatitis even without a lack of a detected effect on underlying hepatocellular inflammatory process biomarkers.
Milk thistle protects the liver during chemotherapy
Another study found that milk thistle was beneficial in the treatment of inflammation in the liver of patients who were receiving chemotherapy. The study which was published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, stated that milk thistle could permit patients to receive potent amounts of chemotherapy without injuring their liver. Regardless of limited study data, the herb is frequently used for the chemotherapy treatment associated liver problems.
In this randomized, double blind, controlled study, children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were given milk thistle concurrently while receiving chemotherapy. Fifty children with ALL were participants in the study and were randomized to be administered milk thistle or placebo for 28 days. From the start of the investigation, all children displayed evidence of inflammation in their liver as was measured by elevations in the liver enzymes within the blood. The milk thistle also seemed to help keep fewer patients from having to take reduced doses of their medicines. Chemotherapy doses were decreased in 61 percent of those taking the milk thistle, compared with 72 percent of the placebo group.
Additionally, milk thistle was demonstrated to be safe for consumption. The effects of combining milk thistle with chemotherapy on leukemia cells grown in the laboratory, was also studied. Researchers found that milk thistle does not interfere with beneficial effects of chemotherapy.
Recent studies have also suggested that milk thistle promotes normal cell growth, helps to regulate blood sugar, and has cardioprotective effects.
In a randomized clinical trial which was conducted on 60 new TB patients who were aged 60 years or more, it was found that NAC protects against anti-TB drug-induced hepatotoxicity. The patients were given a daily drug dose regimen of isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. 28 patients were treated with the same drugs as well as NAC, this group showed no signs of hepatotoxicity, while 11 patients in the control group did on the fourth day of treatment.
Phyllanthus amarus (PA)
The effect of Phyllanthus for the treatment of infective hepatitis has been studied clinically in 160 patients suffering from jaundice. Of the 160 cases, 101 were completely cured while there were 59 dropouts. PA has also been documented to protect the liver from damage by a variety of chemical liver toxins and oxidative stress.