Blackmores Recharge Liver Detox Plus Superfoods contains ingredients that may help support detoxification by the liver and digestive system.
A toxin is a substance that can have harmful effects on the body by altering the functioning or structure of a living cell. The body processes toxins in two main ways. Firstly they are converted into substances that are either inert or more readily excreted. This process is called neutralisation and occurs via complex enzymatic processes in the liver called phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification.
After neutralisation, a substance can be eliminated from the body. This occurs primarily in the faeces via the liver and intestines and urine via the kidneys. The liver is by far the most important organ of detoxification. Every day, the liver produces and secretes nearly 1 litre of bile that helps to bind fat-soluble toxins for removal from the body.
If these detoxification pathways are overwhelmed, inhibited or fail, toxins may accumulate in body tissues, most frequently in fat tissue.
About the ingredients:
Milk thistle may help support liver health and helps support phase 1 and 2 detoxification. It may provide antioxidant support for the liver cells and protects the liver cells from free radical damage. It may also help support digestion.
Globe artichoke is used in traditional Western herbal medicine to support detoxification. It may help stimulate secretion of bile from the liver and gallbladder and aid elimination of waste from the liver and digestive tract.
Green tea, taurine and broccoli sprouts have antioxidant activity.
Selenium may help support phase 1 and 2 detoxification and have antioxidant activity.
Choline may help support liver function.
With B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5) which may help play a role in cellular energy production or with B vitamins.
In a blend of: inulin, lecithin, beetroot, carrot, lemon juice, plant-derived sweeteners (stevia, thaumatin, and xylitol), lemon/lime and orange flavour, citric acid, maltodextrin, calcium hydrogen phosphate and silicon dioxide.