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Fermented soshiho-tang with Lactobacillus plantarum enhances the antiproliferative activity in vascular smooth muscle cell

Posted March 2, 2014

Soshiho-tang (SST) is a traditional medicine widely used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis. SST has been shown to confer a variety of pharmacological activities, including prevention of hepatotoxicity, promotion of liver regeneration, and modulation of liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated the antiproliferative activity of native and fermented (FSST) formulations of SST in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and examined the potential underlying mechanisms driving these effects.

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Chicory is especially great for your liver and digestive tract

Posted February 23, 2014

Chicory is one of the many herbs derived from the daisy family. In the past, the Romans believed it was a great plant to cleanse the blood but it’s in ancient Egypt where people first discovered its main perks, as they noted it was extremely helpful to maintain healthy livers and gallbladders. Actually in more recent years, the Zoology Department at Mansoura University in Egypt revealed that chicory may help diminish oxidative stress and liver injury in certain circumstances. Since the early days, many other incredible health benefits have been discovered and some were thoroughly validated by science.

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Three keys to an amazing, glowing complexion

Posted January 15, 2014

For years, cosmetic products companies have been telling us that healthy skin can be attained by applying products on the outside of the body. Once a person has educated oneself about the source of true health, they find that these commercially driven claims aren’t entirely accurate. The true key to vibrant, glowing skin can only be found on the inside of the body, more specifically, within certain organs and the cells. Vibrant, healthy skin can be yours by following these three key steps.

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Antioxidants Reduce Oxidative Stress and Stabilize Liver Function

Posted January 10, 2014

In a placebo-controlled study involving overweight or obese children and adolescents (n=44) with a mean age of 12.7 years, 4 months of daily antioxidant supplementation (vitamin E, 400 IU/d; vitamin C, 500 mg/d; selenium, 50 microg/d) was found to significantly improve antioxidant status and significantly reduce oxidative stress, while no significant changes on inflammatory markers were found.

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Schisandra berries and astragalus root work in synergy to heal the liver – Study

Posted December 30, 2013

The liver is an amazing filtration system for the entire body. It not only processes the body’s blood but also breaks down nutrients for cellular utilization throughout the body. It produces cholesterol to help transport fats, generates proteins for blood plasma and eliminates bile through the gall bladder. The liver also removes bacteria from the bloodstream and filters out any poisonous substances. Signs of a weak liver can be observed through poor skin conditions.

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Is Ginger the Answer to Liver Health?

Posted December 20, 2013

Ginger has been used to treat everything from colds to digestive issues, but never before has ginger been intensively evaluated for its liver-protective qualities. While pre-clinical studies have shown ginger has protective effects against alcohol, heavy metals and the like, this new study review finally summarizes results and emphasizes the future potential of ginger for liver health.

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Tocotrienols–A New Generation of Vitamin E for Brain, Heart and Liver Health

Posted November 26, 2013

Today, we know the brain, heart and liver are not the only main organs of the human body, but their normal functions are certainly critical for the overall well-being of the body, and interestingly, tied intricately to the presence of a particular shared molecule class—the tocotrienols.

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Study: Tocomin SupraBio Improves Liver Stiffness Measurement In Patients

Posted November 6, 2013

At the recently concluded Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL), a research team of medical doctors from the Philippines, led by Dr. Marilyn Arguillas shows that supplementation with Tocomin SupraBio patented and bio-enhanced full spectrum palm tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (manufactured by Carotech) at 100mg daily for 3 months significantly reduces liver stiffness in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Effects of Liver Regenerating Protein Discovered

Posted October 24, 2013

Aging process in the human body is greatly influenced by the action of free radicals (byproducts of our own metabolism), but can be slowed down without the need to consume special dietary supplements if the HGF protein production, naturally found in the liver, is increased.

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Camel milk ameliorates steatohepatitis, insulin resistance and lipid peroxidation in experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Posted October 13, 2013

Camel milk (CM) is gaining increasing recognition due to its beneficial effects in the control and prevention of multiple health problems. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of CM on the hepatic biochemical and cellular alterations induced by a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD), specifically, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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