LivCo® provides herbs for liver health and contains Schisandra, Rosemary and Milk Thistle to provide liver cleansing support.
These herbs have been traditionally used in herbal preparations to:
- Aid in the elimination of naturally occurring toxins and support healthy general detoxification
- Support healthy liver function
- Support and maintain cellular health*
The combination of herbs in LivCo provides a range of compounds for liver cleansing and support including dibenzocyclooctene lignans, phenolic diterpenes (including carnosol and rosmarinic acid), other terpenes, flavonoids and flavanolignans (collectively known as silymarin). The Milk Thistle component of this capsule is standardized to contain 24 mg of flavanolignans per capsule to ensure optimal strength and quality.
Schisandra Quality Story
Schisandra is a well-known Chinese herb, however it is not well known that two species of Schisandra are used in TCM, the phytochemical profile of each being very different.
Schisandra chinensis (northern Schisandra) is the preferred species in TCM and by Western professionals. It contains compounds called schisandrins (schisandrin, gomisin A, deoxyschisandrin, gomisin N and wuweizizu C) which are believed responsible for the clinical effects. Southern Schisandra, Schisandra spenanthera, (see Product X in the trace) is considered inferior due to lower levels of schisandrins, however it is often used interchangeably with Schisandra chinensis. Manufacturers therefore need to be very careful to avoid substitution with Schisandra spenanthera. The species are readily distinguishable morphologically and by HPLC. MediHerb® routinely uses HPLC to ensure the correct identity and guarantee consistent levels of schisandrins.