Overall health is closely linked to a healthy metabolism and hence also to good liver functionality. The horse’s liver is a metabolic organ as well as a storage organ, a central organ for detoxification processes, and a production site for essential body compounds such as muscle protein. Your veterinarian can detect dysfunction of the liver with a blood test. Hepax forte is a combination of well-established ingredients for a healthy liver.
Milk thistle extract (Silybum marianum fructus)
The fruit of the milk thistle has positive, supporting properties for the function of the liver. Free radicals in the liver can be intercepted by feeding milk thistle. Silymarin, derived from the fruits of milk thistle, is said to positively influence the biosynthetic capacity of hepatocytes. In people with alcohol cirrhosis, mortality was significantly reduced in a double-blind study with silymarin.
In a healthy liver s-adenosylmethionine is metabolized from the amino acid methionine. The production is limited when pets have liver problems. The body needs s-adenosylmethionine to produce glutathione, the most important detoxifier and antioxidant in the liver. Glutathione-conjugated substances are more soluble in water and can be eliminated via the kidney. This protects the liver cells from damage and decay.
Artichoke extract (Cynara scolymus folium)
Artichoke leaves are said to have choleretic, cholicinetic, cholesterol- and lipid-reducing, as well as hepato-stimulating properties. Therefore, artichoke leaves can be utilized to support a dysfunctioning liver and gallbladder.
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