Immune Support for the Liver
liver health is vital for good general health. The liver is a primary
organ of detoxification. Its maintenance and support has traditionally
been important in Chinese herbalism. Planetary Herbals Liver Defense™ is
based on one of the most well researched Chinese formulas for liver
health, Minor Bupleurum, also known as Sho-Saiko-To in Japan. Modern
studies show that Sho-Saiko-To supports healthy liver function and
enhanced immune response.
Planetary Herbals Liver Defense
contains some of the primary liver protecting botanicals of Chinese
herbalism such as bupleurum and Chinese skullcap along with the primary
immune and liver supportive botanicals astragalus, schizandra and milk
thistle. The latest scientific research not only confirms the wisdom of
these and other time-honored herbs, it offers particular benefits to our
contemporary world. This clinically derived Planetary Formula delivers
proven components for liver protection and revitalization.
liver is one of the most challenged organs in the body. In fact, it is
estimated that one in every 10 Americans has sub-optimal liver health.
The liver can become overburdened because it plays important roles in
detoxification, hormonal balance, fat regulation, nutrient and enzyme
activation, digestion and circulation. It manufactures and secretes bile
in order to absorb fat-soluble nutrients and eliminate toxic
Liver Defense™ contains ingredients that have been shown
in scientific research to support healthy liver enzyme levels and
enhance immune response by promoting healthy cytokine levels. This
formula's ingredients have even been shown to support the body's own
interferon production-the complex protein that bolsters individual cell
defense mechanisms. The liver is also the only organ in the body that
regenerates itself. Many of the herbs in Liver Defense support this
regenerative process.Liver Support
Many studies have
been done on Sho-Saiko-To confirming its ability to enhance immune
response and support healthy liver function. The centerpiece of the
formula is bupleurum, a primary liver protecting botanical that contains
an important class of compounds known as saikosaponins. Another key
ingredient in Liver Defense is astragalus, shown in a number of studies
to stimulate the immune system and protect the liver. Astragalus also
stimulates natural killer cell activity and normalizes liver enzyme
levels. Also added is milk thistle, which has been extensively studied
for its liver supportive activity. Several human studies have shown the
protective effect of milk thistle in reducing liver enzyme levels of
humans. Schizandra has been shown to improve liver enzyme levels in
humans and provide liver protection in animal studies. Additional liver
supportive herbs include licorice root, jujube, ginseng, Chinese
skullcap, and ginger root.Clinically Derived Formulas
Defense is part of a line of products developed by renowned herbalist
Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., an authority on the world's herbal
traditions. Michael uses these formulas on a daily basis in his clinical
practice. This means you can be assured of obtaining the benefits you
are seeking from an herbal product. Our state-of-the-art formulas
contain the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched natural
ingredients for liver maintenance and protection.Planetary Herbals Liver Defense™
is based on the thoroughly researched Chinese formula Minor Bupleurum
, also known as Sho-Saiko-To
in Japan. Modern studies show that Sho-Saiko-To
supports healthy liver function and enhanced immune response.
Astragalus, milk thistle, and schisandra are also included for
broad-spectrum liver maintenance and protection.
Supplement Facts for 600 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Root, Asian Ginseng Root Extract, Bupleurum Root Extract, Licorice Root
Extract, Jujube Fruit Extract, Schisandra Fruit Extract, Silymarin
(from milk thistle seed extract), Chinese Skullcap Root Extract, and
Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily.
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sorbitol, modified cellulose gum, stearic acid, and silica.
for use by women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or
breastfeeding. Consult your physician before use if you are currently
taking Interferon, birth control medication, any prescription drug, or
if you have a family history of hypertension. Discontinue use
immediately and consult your physician if you develop a fever or dry
cough, or have difficulty breathing.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.