Genestra Liv Complex- 90 vegetable capsules
Helps support liver function, increase bile flow, and relieve digestive disturbances(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Unique synergistic formulat that includes Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) Leaf Extract (4:1), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Root Extract (4:1), Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Fruit Std. Extract (80% Silymarin), Bupleurum (Bupleurum chinense) Root Extract (4.5:1), Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) Stem Bark Extract (5:1), and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Leaf Extract (5:1).
Superior to leading brand
More cost-effective per dose.
Suitable for vegans
100% vegetable capsule and all-vegetable ingredients
This synergistic formula is traditionally used to support one of the key emunctories – the liver –while respecting the body’s natural physiology. The liver plays several key roles: removing and excreting body wastes; synthesizing plasma proteins, including those necessary for blood clotting; and the production of bile to aid in fat digestion and absorption.7
References: 1. NHPD 2008a: Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). Globe artichoke Monograph [Internet] April 10, 2008 [Accessed August 31, 2012]. Available at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpidbdipsn/ monoReq.do?id=101&lang=eng 2. NHPD 2008b: Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). Dandelion Monograph [Internet] January 15, 2008 [Accessed August 31, 2012]. Available at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpidbdipsn/ monoReq.do?id=75&lang=eng 3. NHPD 2008c: Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). Rosemary – Oral Monograph [Internet] January 23, 2008 [Accessed August 31, 2012]. Available at: http://webprod.hcsc. gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=155&lang=eng 4. NHPD 2009: Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). Milk Thistle Monograph [Internet] June 19, 2009 [Accessed August 31, 2012]. Available at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpidbdipsn/ atReq.do?atid=milk.thistle.oral&lang=eng 5. Bensky D and Gamble A. (1993) Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica. Revised Edition. Eastland Press: Seattle, Washington. 6. Penman KG, Bone KM, Lehmann RP. (2008) Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus L.) stem bark offers a sustainable alternative to root bark. Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism. 20(3): 107-111. 7. http://biomed.brown.edu/Courses/BI108/BI108_2002_Groups/liver/webpage/No...
Additional product info: Scientific Rationale Globe artichoke leaf is Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances, such as dyspepsia and to help increase bile flow (choleretic).8
Dandelion root is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help treat digestive disturbances (dyspepsia); to help increase bile flow (cholagogue) and to help stimulate appetite.9
Milk thistle fruit is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a hepatoprotectant/ liver protectant; help to support liver function; and to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia. 10
Dried root of a perennial herb Bupleurum chinense has been traditionally used in Asia and recognized in modern Chinese Herbal Medicine. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, cholagogic and immunostimulant properties of Bupleurum chinense help to support liver function and relieve digestive disturbances.11
Fringetree, a shrub of the eastern of America, has been used in Herbal Medicine due to its hepatic, cholagogue, and tonic effect.12 In the Modern Western Herbal Medicine, both dried root bark and stem bark of Fringe tree are used interchangeably. 13, 14 The bark of fringe tree is good for acute dyspepsia, and has a beneficial effect on the liver, including acute or chronic liver inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver (the recommended dose is approximately 5 g).15 The bark of the fringe tree is also an excellent bitter tonic and mainly used for liver and gall-bladder, promoting bile flow and stimulating the appetite and gastric secretion.16