by Designs For Health
WHAT IS IT?
LV-GB Complex contains in 3 capsules:
Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 5000 IU 50 mg 25 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 5 mg
Folic Acid 150 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 15 mcg
L-Methionine 150 mg
Taurine 100 mg
Inositol 100 mg
Lecithin 100 mg
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum
) [standardized to contain 80% silybins]100 mg
Ox Bile 75 mg
Greater Celadine (Chelidonium majus
) (whole plant) 50 mg
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum mongolicum
) (whole plant)[standardized to contain 15% taraxasterol] 50 mg
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus
) (bark) 50 mg
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus
[standardized to contain 5% cynarine] 50 mg
Beet Extract 25 mg
Other Ingredients: Magnesium stearate, rice flour, gelatin (capsule)
WHAT DOES IT DO?
According to the manufacturer:
"LV-GB Complex provides support for liver and gallbladder function by providing lipotropic substances to aid in the elimination of fatty substances from the liver, as well as promoting proper bile flow (i.e.: L-methionine, L-taurine, inositol and choline, betacarotene, ox bile). Critical catalysts of hepatic detoxification enzymes are also included (i.e.: pyridoxyl-5-phosphate form of B6, folic acid, and B12). These are mixed with a combination of hepatic (aid the liver) and cholagogue (aid bile flow) herbs, such as Milk Thistle, Greater Celandine, Dandelion, Fringe Tree, Artichoke, and Beet root for optimal processing and elimination of toxins. This formula is designed to also support optimal digestion and assimilation of essential fats and fat soluble vitamins.
Dandelion (Taraxicum) is a well-established cholagogue (stimulates bile flow), diuretic and appetite stimulant. Milk Thistle (Silymarin) is a well-researched protective herb for the hepatocytes (liver cells), and has even demonstrated the ability to promote the regeneration of liver cells in subjects with hepatitis and other liver disorders. It can also aid in the flow of bile to promote optimal gallbladder function. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus), Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), and Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) can reduce pain in the bile ducts and the gastrointestinal tract by virtue of their antispasmodic properties, and they are often traditionally used in liver and gallbladder disorders, including non-obstructive gallstones. Beet Leaf (Beta vulgaris) is a valuable source of betaine (trimethylglycine), which can act to reduce fatty infiltration and degeneration of the liver. LV-GB Complex is designed to also support optimal digestion and assimilation of essential fats and fat soluble vitamins making this formula appropriate for people who have had their gall bladder removed surgically and people suffering from skin disorders."
People experiencing acute upper abdominal pain or are known to have a bile duct obstruction should not take LV-GB Complex.
Take 1 capsule with each meal, a total of 3 capsules daily, unless directed otherwise.
NHC sells 90 Capsules bottles of LV-GB Complex for $20.00
. The suggested retail price is $20.00. The manufacturer requests that we not discount this product.
Credibility Rating: CRII