The first question is what is NAFLD?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It’s more prominent, especially in America, than most people thought. This disease can range in severity from a minor liver function impairment (NAFLD) to a higher level of liver inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) or NASH. While there is no proven effective drug treatment for either of these conditions, YOUR dietary supplements can significantly help!
1. Create a product that contains lipotropic compounds to help break down fat during metabolism and promote a “decongesting” effect on the liver. Choline, Betaine, SAMe, n-acetylcysteine, and Vitamin B6 and B12, and folic acid are all “lipotropic agents.” Formulas including these agents aid in enhancing detoxification reactions and other liver functions. Keep that in mind when speaking with one of our experts about your product’s formula.
2. Encourage your customers to improve liver function through proper diet. Foods with high sulfur contents like garlic, onions, eggs, broccoli, celery, and beets, along with spices and herbs such as cinnamon, cilantro, and turmeric all help protect the liver from damage, while improving liver function. High quality supplements combined with mindful eating can be the perfect solution.
3. Include milk thistle and/or berberine in your next liver-supporting supplement. Milk thistle, known as silymarin, refers to a group of flavonoid compounds which exert protective effects on the liver. The proof? According to Michael T Murray, ND, “a recent meta-analysis of five controlled clinical trials that enrolled 270 patients with type 2 diabetes showed the administration of silymarin significantly improved fasting blood sugar levels and glycated hemoglobin values.” And the best results in clinical studies were achieved through higher dosages.
Similar to milk thistle, berberine is another powerful supplement for NAFLD. It helps improve the following:
- Liver function
- Blood sugar control
- Blood lipid levels
- Anti-obesity effects
Yes, certain foods help build and maintain a healthier liver that controls so much of our overall well-being. Yes, dietary supplements can absolutely impact the lives of those who live with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. You heard it from a naturopathic doctor—dietary supplements CAN help improve liver conditions. For people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, your product can be the answer they’ve been looking for. Don’t forget, there is no known drug treatment for this condition.
To make a successful product, you’ll need to work with a provider you can trust. Makers Nutrition is the private label supplement manufacturing solution for companies that are changing lives through supplementation. They don’t settle for subpar supplements because they know they don’t have to. Our team has paved the way to success with them, as we walk all of our clients through the entire process. They know we are the superior supplement manufacturing provider, and in an industry so riddled with competition, trust is just something you can’t do without. So, call us today.
They don’t call us the change makers for nothing.
- Murray, Michael. “Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Modern Day, Silent Epidemic.” Vitamin Retailer July 2019 Published: 44-46. Print.