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Categories Supplements Antioxidants
Categories Health Topics Condition Specific Formulas Liver Support Formulas
Life Extension, Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants, 100 Capsules
- For Longer Life
- With HepatoProtection Complex
- Helps Maintain Healthy Liver Function
- Dietary Supplement
Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants with HepatoProtection Complex
Consuming alcoholic beverages results in the generation of free radicals. People who drink a lot of alcohol often suffer because of massive free radical-induced cellular damage. Alcohol-induced free radical assault can wreak short-term havoc throughout the body, and these same damaging free radicals are associated with accelerated aging.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been associated with acute ethanol-induced liver damage. A study published in the journal Artery confirmed a specific toxic metabolite of alcohol (acetaldehyde) and identified an antidote (N-acetyl-L-cysteine): “All known pathways of ethanol metabolism result in the production of acetaldehyde, a highly reactive compound. N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), an analogue of the dietary amino acid cysteine, binds acetaldehyde, thus blocking its damaging effect on physiological proteins.” NAC is a glutathione precursor and direct antioxidant. Co-administration of NAC helps to inhibit acute ethanol-induced liver damage via counteracting ethanol-induced oxidative stress. NAC also attenuates the progression of the abnormal retention of lipids within liver cells by decreasing development of oxidative stress and subsequent increases in TNF-alpha.
Thus, when people are exposed to a known substance such as alcohol, it makes perfect sense to take a proven antidote — namely, antioxidants.
Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants with HepatoProtection Complex is an improved formula containing additional antioxidants designed to suppress free radicals, neutralize toxic alcohol metabolites such as acetaldehyde, and support healthy liver function. In addition to vitamin B1, vitamin C, N-acetyl-L-cysteine and benfotiamine, this formula’s HepatoProtection Complex provides therapeutic doses of these novel antioxidants:
- Chlorophyllin — an agent that protects the body from oxidative stress
- Leucoselect grapeseed extract, silymarin (from milk thistle), and trans-resveratrol — three hepatoprotective agents that aid in reducing compounds from potentially harmful xenobiotics and protecting cells from free radical-induced oxidative stress
- Picroliv Picrorhiza kurroa root extract — contains antioxidant kutkin that scavenges alcohol-induced excess free radicals and stimulates regeneration of cells (hepatocytes)
Taking the proper supplements before and after drinking can substantially protect liver cells from the free-radical damaging effects of alcohol consumption.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) capsule with each alcoholic beverage, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. A maximum of six capsules per day. If no capsules are taken with alcoholic beverages, take six capsules at bedtime.
Vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate.
Caution: This product does not prevent, reduce or modify any of the mental impairment effects that alcohol induces. Consuming alcohol and taking this product will not allow a person to safely operate a vehicle or any other equipment. Do not drink and attempt to drive.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 6 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 16|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||3000 mg||5000%|
|Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||50 IU||167%|
|Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl)||100mg||6667%|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||8 mg||53%|
|Selenium (as sodium selenate)||25 mcg||36%|
|Glutathione (reduced)||50 mg||**|
Chlorophyllin (from sodium magnesium chlorophyllin)
|Leucoselect grape seed (Vitis vinifera) extract (seeds) std. proanthocyanidins||20 mg||**|
|Silymarin [from Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) extract (seed)]||20 mg||**|
|Picroliv (Picrorhiza kurroa) extract (root) standardized kutkin||15 mg||**|
|Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare) whole powder (leaves)||15 mg||**|
|Trans-resveratrol [from Polygonum cuspidatum (root) and whole red grape (Vitis vinifera) extracts] [also supplying glycosides (polydatin)]||5 mg||**|
|**Daily Value not established|