Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the liver so important?
The liver is the cleanser and filter of the bloodstream and is of vital importance. It is the largest organ in the body and has an enormous amount of blood flowing through it every minute of our lives.
Among its main functions, the liver:
Produces bile, which is stored in the gallbladder and released when required for the digestion of fats
Stores glucose in the form of glycogen, which is converted back to glucose again when needed for energy
Stores vitamins A, D, K, B12 and Folate, and synthesizes blood clotting factors
Breaks down or transforms substances like ammonia, metabolic waste, drugs, alcohol and chemicals
What are tocotrienols?
Tocotrienols are part of the vitamin E family. Tocotrienols have similar structure to tocopherols (alpha-tocopherol is the most common vitamin E on the market), but contain three double bonds in the carbon side chain of the molecule. The vitamin E family comprises eight different compounds, as both tocotrienols and tocopherols appear in alpha, beta, gamma, and delta forms.
Where do tocotrienols come from?
Tocotrienols are scarce in nature. They are found most abundantly in crude palm oil extracted from palm fruits. Other sources are rice bran, wheat germ, oat, and barley.
Why is Siliphos® better than generic milk thistle extract?
The fruit of the milk thistle (Silybum marianum) contains complex flavonoids, which have been used for centuries to address liver health. Silymarin, the active ingredient of the plant, is a mixture of at least seven flavonolignans and one flavonoid. The most abundant and potent active components in silymarin are two diastereoisomeric compounds (silybin A and silybin B) known as silybin (also called silibinin). Unfortunately, silymarin, and even more silybin, have poor intestinal absorption, which limits their benefits. Siliphos® is formulated using Phytosome®, a non-GMO phospholipid technology that overcomes and optimizes the poor bioavailability of naturally occurring silybin in milk thistle.*
What makes alpha-lipoic acid such a powerful antioxidant support?
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is both water- and fat-soluble, which allows it to work in every cell or tissue in the body and has also been scientifically shown to boost the potency of other antioxidants within the body.*
Why is selenium amino acid chelate necessary?
It is best to take Selenium Amino Acid Chelate (ACC) and vitamin E tocotrienols together, as vitamin E is required for selenium absorption.*
I know what selenium is, but what does amino acid chelate mean?
Minerals, like selenium and zinc, are metal ions that prefer to attach to other compounds. An amino acid chelated-mineral is one in which a mineral has been paired with an amino acid, which has been shown to increase its absorption.*
Why do I need zinc?
Zinc is crucial for the body to produce proteins and DNA and it fuels over a hundred enzymatic reactions. Additionally, zinc resides in all your bodily tissues, acting as an antioxidant to help keep you healthy.*
Should I take LiverMD® on an empty stomach or with a meal?
For optimal absorption, it is recommended to take LiverMD® with a meal.*
Can I take LiverMD® with other medications?
Please consult with your doctor before introducing any new supplement to your system.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.