Being an athlete is about more than being the best, it is about being healthy. Usually this is what motivates people to get in the gym in the first place. Therefore we feel that any good line of products should include a product focused directly on health. The liver is a crucial organ for maintaining that health as it is the workhorse in the body for detoxification. It made sense to provide a quality formula for the liver.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC): NAC is best known as an antidote to Tylenol overdoses, which damage the liver. NAC does this by replenishing the bodys reserve of the major antioxidant glutathione. But NAC, itself an anti-oxidant, is also used in chronic lung and kidney disease, and there are promising studies in anti-aging and compulsive behavior.
Milk Thistle: Several patient studies have shown milk thistle can improve outcomes in patients with liver disease. It appears to reduce liver inflammation and improve liver function. Some of the effect is undoubtedly due to its glutathione sparing properties.
Saw Palmetto Berries: This herb has been used for years as a prostate support, thanks to its ability to lower levels of DHT, which enlarges prostate tissue. Saw Palmetto is also rich in sterols, such as beta sitosterol, that have been shown to lower cholesterol.
Red Yeast Rice: Regulating cholesterol levels in the body is a large function of the liver. So to provide extra support we added red yeast rice, which contains chemicals similar to those in cholesterol medications for reducing cholesterol levels in the body.
Phosphatidylcholine: This is a great bioactive form of the essential B vitamin Choline. This supplement is a key component of cell membranes as well as the molecules that transport fat out of the liver.
Astragalus Extract: Traditional Chinese medicine has used this antioxidant containing herb for centuries to treat various liver ailments. Numerous studies show benefit with regard to liver fibrosis and chronic disease in additional to anti-viral and kidney protective properties.
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA): This mitochondrial cofactor is a supplement antioxidant that benefits nearly every organ system in the body. Like NAC it increases glutathione, along with Vitamin C, but it also reduces oxidative stress throughout the body. Research has shown it lowers cholesterol, decreases insulin resistance, and has anti-aging properties.
Coenzyme Q10: Another powerful antioxidant found naturally in the mitochondria of cells, studies have shown Co Q10 is synergistic with R-ALA at lowering cholesterol and is hepatic protective in disease models by lowering oxidative stress.
Take 2 capsules a day with meals. First cap in the morning or early afternoon, Second cap in the evening.
Liver Support can be taken alone or stacked with any of the Transform Forged Series Products.