When the liver support supplements market is flooded with products named “Liver Detox,” “Liver Saver,” and “Liver Cleanse,” many customers are under the impression of false claims. While these supplements may offer some benefits, they most certainly give off the false impression of being able to rejuvenate an unhealthy liver, which may cause more harm than good. Makers Nutrition follows strict GMP guidelines under FDA regulation. Our clients have created many dietary supplements relating to liver health, but our compliance team always advises they too follow such guidelines as to prevent misunderstanding for customers, as well as clearance with the FDA. Say you list “rebuilds a healthy liver,” it is likely that your product will be pulled from the shelves in no time. When you choose a full-service supplement manufacturing company like Makers Nutrition, you choose compliance. We want to see your products succeed, so we do all we can to make that happen.
Getting Down to Business
So, what’s so special about the liver? It only has some of THE MOST important jobs in the body. It processes everything we consume. After the stomach and intestines have digested food, it travels through the bloodstream to the liver to get filtered. The liver then breaks down fat the release energy, producing bile to help break down and absorb fat. The liver plays a role in sugar metabolism, pulling glucose from blood and storing it in the form of glycogen. When blood sugar levels dip, the liver activates glycogen to help regulate those levels. Some people associate the liver with alcohol. Why? When alcohol, medications, and other toxins make their way down, the liver cleans the substances up or removes them by passing them through urine or stool.
Which Supplement Ingredients?
While there are other ingredients clients have chosen for their custom supplement, here are three popular ingredients we manufacture often when it comes to liver supplements:
- Licorice Root Containing an active compound called glycyrrhizic acid, licorice root is believed to help reduce inflammation in the liver and regenerate damaged cells in the liver.
- Milk Thistle Also known as silymarin, milk thistle is the most common herbal supplements used in the U.S. to improve liver conditions. Silibinin, the active ingredient in silymarin, acts as an antioxidant in silymarin, neutralizing free radicals which may otherwise cause inflammation.
- Artichoke Leaf or Extract Believe it or not, the artichoke is used for more than just a delicious side dish. With antioxidant properties, research shows that artichoke leaf may help protect the liver and promote new tissue growth. In one trial of 90 people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the consumption of 600 mg of artichoke extract daily for two months led to improved liver function. Again, silymarin is a big culprit, as well as cynarin, which can also help with indigestion and appetite issues. Let’s get to talking about building out your private label supplement line. There are plenty of people out there who need your trusted brand.