Description of Artichoke Extract Full Spectrum 500mg 120 tabs, Planetary Herbals
Artichoke Extract Full Spectrum
For Liver and Digestive Support
Artichoke extract is used throughout Europe to support liver and gallbladder
function and relieve occasional indigestion. It works partly by increasing bile
production, which may support increased fat metabolism. Planetary Formulas Artichoke
Extract is standardized to 5% cynarin and 15% chlorogenic acids for assured
potency of these important compounds.
Traditionally, artichoke globes and their leaf extracts have been used to promote
digestive health. But it is the leaves that contain the highest concentration
of beneficial antioxidant polyphenolic compounds such as cynarin, luteolin and
chlorogenic acids. Cynarin is what gives artichokes their pleasant bitter taste
and was originally believed to be the only active component of artichoke extracts.
However, researchers have discovered that the dried extract of the complete leaf
is more potent than extracts containing just cynarin.
Digestive Health, Gallbladder Support, Fat Digestion and Fat Metabolism
The polyphenols in artichoke extract stimulate increased bile production in your
body. Bile is one of the most important compounds your body can make to keep you
healthy. Bile is made in the liver from cholesterol and triglycerides and stored
in the gallbladder. It mixes and emulsifies fats to support fat digestion and
absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. By supporting fat digestion it also supports
overall digestive health and relieves occasional indigestion.
Liver Health and Cholesterol Wellness
In addition to having digestive benefits, artichoke extract also helps to maintain
cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. Medical experts theorize
that this benefit may be due to the artichoke extract inhibiting the activity
of the enzyme HMG CoA Reductase to decrease the amount of cholesterol made by
your liver. Also, since cholesterol and triglycerides are used to make bile, the
bile stimulating activity of artichoke extract may also help to remove excess
cholesterol from the bloodstream, which promotes your cardiovascular health. The
antioxidants and bile stimulating effects of artichoke also help promote healthy
Supplement Facts for 500 mg
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Calcium 44 mg 4
Artichoke Leaf & Root Extract Standardized to 5% cynarin & 15% chlorogenic
acids 500 mg
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, modified cellulose
gum, and colloidal silicon dioxide.
Warning: Do not take Artichoke product if you have gallstones or a bile duct
obstruction, or if you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds or
daisies. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Artichoke product.
Suggested Use: 1 Artichoke extract tablet daily with a meal, or as recommended
by your health care professional.
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