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Ascorbic acid - Vitamin C
Our bodies cannot store ascorbic acid to any extent and replenishing it as regularly as possible is crucial. Vitamin C is essential for the proper function of the immune system by supporting the activity of the white blood cells and antibody response. Vitamin C is necessary for the manufacture of collagen in the body. Vitamin C also aids digestion, so important during a weight loss program. Vitamin C is also an important nutritional antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It protects the body from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Known as the Liver Tonic King, Milk thistle extract is a hepatoprotective herb, which supports detoxification of the liver and normal liver function. It is a proven liver tonic which assists in the detoxification process. Milk Thistle is also an antioxidant herb which assists in decreasing the risk of cell damage attributed by free radicals. Milk Thistle also supports the regeneration of liver cells.
Taraxacum officinale extract
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help treat digestive disturbances and to help increase bile flow.
The Fennel seed herb has also traditionally been used in colon cleansing and body detoxification. The seeds from this herb can expel toxins from the body by way of diuresis and diaphoresis, meaning the herb will increase urination and perspiration (two of the mechanisms used by the body to purge itself of toxins).
Senna has for thousands of years played a major role in herbalism and in folk medicine. Senna extract has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to aid digestion and help to increase bile flow. It is a mild laxative with purgative properties and also acts as a stimulant which reduces a dieter's appetite.
Also known as Cascara Sagrada, or the 'Sacred Bark' has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to aid digestion and help to increase bile flow. The dried, aged bark of this tree has been used continually for at least 1,000 years by both native and immigrant Americans as a laxative.
Psyllium has medicinal properties that work effectively to treat both diarrhoea and constipation. This herb seed infusion works similar to a sponge that absorbs toxins present in the stomach and makes the toxins expel when you have bowel movement. Its main benefit however, is in preventing constipation and promoting colon health. The natural fibre in Psyllium increases the weight of our bowels, and acts as a safe laxative.
Psyllium increases the feelings of fullness in the stomach after a meal, and as a bulk forming laxative, promotes bowel regularity and excretion of fat in stools, thereby preventing its storage in the body.
Capsicum annuum has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to help support peripheral circulation and aid digestion. Its supports the movement of blood through bodily vessels as a result of the heart's pumping action.
Taurine is a main ingredient in bile and aids in the digestion of fats and the absorption of vitamins that are fat soluble. It is a necessary acid that our body produces naturally. Bile acids have an important role in the emulsification of dietary fat.