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Milk Thistle Supports Liver Health Naturally

The Liver has considerable responsibilities in maintaining the health of the human body. It produces bile for the breakdown of food and breaks down excess hormones like cholesterol and estrogen. It also metabolizes proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Perhaps none of the liver’s responsibilities are more important than its role in the neutralization of many toxic compounds which could potentially cause catastrophic damage to our bodies. Many of these compounds (oxidized fats, artificial preservatives and flavors) are routinely ingested with our food and their detoxification puts it’s cells at a particular risk of damage or destruction.

Because the liver plays such a vital role in maintaining health and is continuously exposed to noxious compounds, it’s protection is vital for the achievement of optimal health. Milk Thistle Extract has been shown to protect and improve the health and functioning of the liver; supplementation with these herbs could have a profoundly positive effect on general health.

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) contains a group of compounds known collectively as silymarin. Silymarin has been shown in studies to be one of the most effective liver-protective substances known to science.

Silymarin is a potent antioxidant. It is ten times stronger than Vitamin E. This antioxidant activity protects the liver and other parts of the body from the harmful effects of free radicals, a group of toxic compounds which cause cellular damage.

Silymarin also helps to protect the liver from free radicals by stimulating the production of glutathione. Glutathione forms the basic foundation for building several powerful anti-oxidant enzymes. Like Vitamin E and silymarin itself, these enzymes convert highly toxic free radicals into harmless compounds.

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Deal of the Day: L-Carnitine Fumarate

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L-Carnitine Fumarate
500mg 120 Vcaps
from Colorado Nutrition
(Retail: $39.99)
Our Price: $10.36

L-Carnitine Fumarate is an amino acid(like) nutrient that is found naturally in the body and in red meat. It plays a major role in the process of burning fat for energy. This nutrient is a great weight loss aid as it can help to increase muscle strength, energy and increase fat burning efficiency. L-Carnitine can also help you achieve more energy, increase immune function, enhance and protect your mental faculties, and lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

L-Carnitine Fumarate is the most stable and bio-available carnitine salt. Contains 58.5% of active principle. Because fumarate is naturally present in the Krebs cycle it optimizes the action of L-carnitine. Recent studies have shown that fumaric acid increases energy through the anaplerotic effect and is beneficial for cardiac conditions.

When L-Carnitine Fumarate is taken in supplemental form, it can increase energy, burn fat, improve the functioning of the heart and liver (and studies suggest, even increase sperm quality!) Supplementation of this essential nutrient is a good idea for anyone looking to lose weight and improve muscle tone and strength.

DEAL OF THE WEEK: L-Carnitine Fumarate

** Offer good until midnight on July 31, 2009

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Deal of the Day: Milk Thistle Extract

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Milk Thistle Extract
200 mg 240 Vcaps
from Colorado Nutrition
Retail: $26.95
Our Price: $15.16

Because the liver plays such a vital role in maintaining health and is continuously exposed to noxious compounds, its protection is vital for the achievement of optimal health. Milk Thistle Extract has been shown to protect and improve the health and functioning of the liver; supplementation with these herbs could have a profoundly positive effect on general health.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Milk Thistle Extract

** Offer good until midnight, July 17, 2009

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