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Supplements

These should be taken with the guidance of a doctor or herb expert because of their lack of standard dosing and potential interaction with other drugs. Two to consider are: 

Milk Thistle

It’s considered the safest and best supplement for liver health. Milk thistle’s powerful ingredients, flavonoids, protect against inflammation and an unhealthy thickening of the liver. They also may help prime the body’s immune system and antioxidant system.

Though its use is not supported by the reams of data we like to see, the evidence does suggest some positive effects, as well as confirms its safety. The dose is 80 to 200 milligrams one to three times a day.

Dandelion

A member of the sunflower family, it’s one of the most nutrient-rich plants there is. The whole plant is edible, but the herb is a source of potassium, sodium, phosphorous and iron, as well as vitamin A. The recommended supplement dose is 900 milligrams a day. Dandelion has a number of laboratory studies to suggest that it protects hepatocytes. However, good clinical data from humans are lacking. As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

Bring along this printable list of supplements linked to improved liver health.

Don't toxify your detoxifier

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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