|Artichoke Extract 500|
Promotes Fat Digestion, Cardiovascular Health and Digestive
With today's hectic lifestyles, many of us struggle to eat nutritious fruits and
vegetables every day. It can be easy to forget that these natural foods can provide
many powerful health benefits such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber
and other valuable compounds.
Artichokes are a great example of a nutritious plant that has benefits for many
of your different body systems. For thousands of years, people have been using
artichoke leaf extract to promote liver and digestive health. And now there is
clinical research to support the benefits of this powerful extract. Source Naturals,
the science company, introduces Artichoke Extract 500., a natural compound to
support healthy fat digestion, cardiovascular function, liver health and digestive
Artichoke Extract for Your Better Health
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 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 cynarin alone. Source Naturals ARTICHOKE
EXTRACT 500 contains 500 mg of rtichoke leaf extract, standardized to 5% cynarin
and 15% chlorogenic acids, to insure maximum potency.
Digestive Health, Fat Digestion and Fat Metabolism
The polyphenols in artichoke leaf extract stimulate increased bile production
in your body. Bile is one of the most important compounds your body makes to keep
you healthy. Bile is made in the liver from cholesterol and triglycerides and
stored in the gallbladder. It mixes with and emulsifies fats to support fat digestion
and fat metabolism. By supporting fat digestion it also supports absorption of
fatsoluble vitamins, 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
this is because artichoke extract inhibits 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 extract also help promote healthy liver function.
Promote Your Wellness
Source Naturals ARTICHOKE EXTRACT 500. is a powerful health aid that can support
many of your body systems. There is a wealth of research
supporting the benefits of this potent extract. And you can benefit from this
clinical research today, instead of waiting for it to become mainstream.
Join your local natural health food stores and outlets in the Wellness Revolution
of preventive health by taking Source Naturals ARTICHOKE EXTRACT 500. today.
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Marakis G et al. (2002). Artichoke leaf extract reduces mild dyspepsia in an open
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