Hepax forte combines a variety of beneficial ingredients that promote liver health. It contains a high concentration of the antihepatotoxic milk thistle that stabilizes and protects the cell walls of the hepatocytes. Further ingredients, such as reishi and B-vitamins suppress the accumulation of fats in the tissue and serve as co-factors in detoxification processes. Similarly, betaine, lecithin, Vitamin B, magnesium and zinc support the metabolic processes involving S-Adenosyl methionin, which is crucial for detoxification.
The fruit of the milk thistle has positive, supportive properties when it comes to liver function as it helps eliminate free radicals in the liver. Extraced from the milk thistle fruit, silymarin can positively influence the biosynthetics capacity of hepatocytes. In a double-blind study of humans with alcohol cirrhosis, silymarin significantly reduced the mortality rate.
Artichoke leaves are known to have choleretic, cholicinetic and hepato-stimulating properties. They are also known to reduce cholesterol and lipid-levels. That's why artichoke leaves can help support a dysfunctioning liver and gallbladder.
Often called the mushroom of immortality, the reishi has been used for over 4000 years in traditional Chinese phytoscience and is now known worldwide as one of our most important medicinal mushrooms. It supports liver function by inhibiting lipid accumulation and collagen storage. Additionally, the triterpene of the reishi has been proven to inhibit the angiotensin-conversions-enzyme (ACE) in humans, which is responsible for producing angiotensin which, in turn, increases blood pressure. It also facilitates blood oxygenation, which means that organs are provided with more oxygen.
Once it reaches the liver, lecithin is converted into choline, which is the chemical compound responsible for eliminating excess fats from the liver. Its absence can lead to fatty liver, which is why replenishing its numbers supports liver function. Choline can also be converted into betaine, which forms part of S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM) – one of the key compounds responsible for liver detoxification.
The liver is the primary organ for zinc metabolism so healthy zinc levels help improve the liver's regenerative capacity and maintain its functionality.
Magnesium is necessary for the synthesis of S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM), which plays an important role in liver detoxification processes.
B vitamins are stored in the liver and are cofactors in its detoxification processes and syntheses. Vitamin B12 (cobalmin) is particularly important as it is a cofactor in the methionine and S-Adenosyl methionine syntheses.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E has the ability to bind free radicals in the liver. Free radicals are a very active form of oxygen that can damage tissues and reduce metabolic functions. Vitamin E significantly reduces the number of free radicals, thus protecting the liver's tissues and functions.
Betaine plays an important role in methionine synthesis in the liver, where the amino acid methionine is converted to S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM). SAM, in turn, plays a crucial role in liver detoxification. Betaine also help prevent fatty liver.
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