LIVER SUPPORT - NU-LIVER is a unique liver support, containing an amazingly powerful blend of 15 health-promoting Chinese herbs. Buy our formula in our online store as part of an overall program to: Support and protect your liver naturally. The formula supports general liver health and strengthens over-all healthy liver organ function.
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"Nu-Liver" is an amazingly powerful proprietary blend of 15 health-promoting Chinese herbs that offers a safe way to revitalize overall healthy liver organ function, strengthen the liver, and support the body's natural protective mechanisms.
"Nu-Liver" comes in capsule form and contains 120 capsules per bottle. At the dosage of 2 capsules taken twice a day, one bottle of Nu-Liver will last approximately 1 month.
"Nu-Liver" was formulated by a Chinese Medical Doctor who specializes in herbology. She received her Medical degree from The Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and practiced Chinese medicine and herbology at Shanghai Sheng-Zhou Hospital for the next 7 years before coming to the United States. She currently maintains an active practice in Chinese herbology and acupuncture, and is certified in both disciplines by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Washington, D.C. "Nu-Liver" was formulated using concentrated powdered extracts of these Chinese herbs.
Powders are made from decoctions of raw herbs. They are cooked in the traditional style with water as a tea. The liquid extract is then concentrated, dried, and ground into a fine granule. The finished product can be drunk like tea, mixed with food, or encapsulated.
Powders are a 5:1 concentration. Each gram of powder equals the potency of 5 grams of raw herb in decoction.
Powders are lab tested for heavy metals, bacteria and fungus. Also, they are batch tested for pesticide and herbicide residues on a regular basis.
The formulation contains no harmful drugs, chemicals, or additives and produces virtually no side effects at the recommended dosage. However, it is advisable that pregnant and nursing women first consult with an herbalist prior to using any herbal formula.
We encapsulate our formulas to satisfy western tastes for smooth, easy to swallow formulations that are more convenient for modern western lifestyles. The time-honored Chinese methods of making a decoction (a strong tea that is usually boiled and then simmered for about an hour or more) have been rejected by westerners as too time-consuming, smelly, and awful tasting to justify their use. Our capsules can be opened and the extract powders mixed with hot water to prepare a tea, if you prefer.
In the United States, Chinese herbs are provided as food supplements, not as drugs. Thus, they are not strictly regulated by the FDA, except for monitoring the cleanliness of manufacturing facilities.
Most people see positive results and an increase in energy after about three months. For some individuals, it may take longer. Please consider that a liver in poor health has had, in many cases, 20-30 years to take hold of one's body. After experiencing an initial positive response, be prepared, in most cases, to stay on the formula for 6-12 months for its full effect to be received. Depending on one's health status at the beginning of the program, some may even need to remain on the formula for a much longer time. It is good to remember that Chinese herbs work more slowly than pharmaceutical drugs, but the rewards are much greater than western medicine's so called "quick fix." Please be patient and you should be amply rewarded.
The herbs used in our formulations are carefully selected by the growers to allow for increased freshness and potency. Proper herb selection, climate and soil are crucial to the medicinal nature of most herbs. The herbs are preservative and sulfur free and are routinely checked by herb masters to insure that the sulfur free herbs have the potency and safety you expect.
As demand for herbs has increased worldwide, the use of preservatives has increased to meet the storage and shipping needs of the expanding commercial market. Sulfites, and more recently chlorine and aluminum phosphate, have been used to keep herbs from spoiling during shipping, to increase shelf life, and to freshen the color of herbs. To decrease the need for preservatives with their potentially harmful side effects, the laboratories we use first sterilize the herbs with a special water process to rid the herbs of unwanted organisms. Following sterilization, the herbs are processed and dried. No irradiation or gas is used at any stage of processing, and the herbs are then vacuum packed to lock in their freshness.
GMP (good manufacturing practice) certification means that the site and methods employed in the production of herbs has been subject to a thorough quality control investigation and is certified to be in compliance. Guidelines vary from country to country. The laboratories we use are so clean that they are certified by the Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration. The Australian standards are considered the highest for any government agency in the world, surpassing even those set by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. This assures you of receiving the cleanest, purest, and most potent herbs available anywhere.
Yes. Nu-Liver can be safely used to strengthen and support the natural health of whole body systems including the liver, and as a general liver tonic..
Since the term "cure" is a very dynamic word, our answer to this question comes at the expense of being somewhat lengthy and long-winded. But we hope you will stay with us as we explain. There are several definitions for the term "cure". In one explanation found in a standard dictionary, western medicine attempts to totally and completely eliminate a toxin from the body. A broader definition of the word "cure" is contained within Stedman's Medical Dictionary, a standard medical reference used in major medical schools, and the dictionary most often cited by American Medical Doctors. In Stedman's, the word "cure" is defined as follows: "To heal, to make well; A restoration to health." Chinese medicine's belief is in the body's return to balance and normal functioning, an explanation that more closely resembles Stedman's definition. The Chinese also believe that the body is the major healing force; drugs can help to heal, but they cannot replace the healing function of the body.
Although Chinese herbal medicine may not satisfy the more narrowed conventional western medical definition (i.e. eradication), what it CAN do probably expresses the feelings of most people regarding their experience with pain and suffering. A realistic approach to a poorly functioning liver, in Chinese medicine, would then consist of the restoration of improved liver function, the return to over-all liver wellnes, and an expectation of having a more normal "quality of life." .
What is Sho-saiko-to (Liver Kampo), and how does "Nu-Liver compare to it?
The herbal mixture is also known in China as "minor bupleurum formula" (xiao-chai-hu-tang), one of a number of preparations used extensively by the Chinese for liver complaints. Interestingly, by the late 1960's and in large part due to public demand, kampo was integrated into the medical mainstream of Japan. Today, the large majority of physicians in Japan use kampo formulas that are available by prescription in almost all pharmacies.
After sho-saiko-to was approved for coverage by Japan's national health insurance in 1976, usage in Japan skyrocketed, with sales hitting a peak of more than $400 million in 1992. Sho-saiko-to seemed the perfect example of a blissful marriage between traditional medicine and modern health-care techniques.
THEN CAME THE BAD NEWS: In 1990, four patients developed worsening liver problems after being prescribed sho-saiko-to. In 1993, a wave of cases of Interstitial Pneumonia linked to sho-saiko-to use began appearing among liver patients, many of whom were using it simultaneously with other drugs. An investigation in 1996 by Japan's Health Ministry revealed that over the previous two years, 10 people had died while using the herb mixture. Sales of sho-saiko-to have since fallen to an eighth of their 1992 high. The number of victims is now pegged at twenty-six. The following warning and contraindications were mandated by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare and are included in every package insert:
WHAT WENT SO
WRONG IN JAPAN THAT DID NOT OCCUR WITH THE SAME FORMULATION IN
In a further attempt to "westernize" its medical care, with regard to their herbal preparations, in the late 1980's and early 1990's the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare mandated Japanese manufacturers of traditional herbal medicines to "standardize" their formulas for specific levels of key chemical constituents (ingredients) in order to be approved as "medicines." Rather than modifying formulas as the traditional Chinese have done for centuries, Japanese kampo now uses fixed and precise combinations of herbs in standardized amounts. Manufacturers in Japan now test herbs for at least two key chemical compounds as the quality control markers on every formula they produce. By standardizing their herbal formulas, this is PRECISELY where, we believe, the Japanese erred. Our reasons are based, in major part, on hazards that are associated with using standardized extracts. These hazards are best explained and illustrated by Dr. Michael Tierra's 1999 article written for the periodical, "The Natural Foods Merchandiser". Dr. Tierra is an American born licensed herbalist, an Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD) and acupuncturist. He is also the author of several best selling books on herbal medicine, and the formulator of many of the herbal remedies found in Planetary Formulas, a well-respected herbal company. The full article text may be found at:
Because it is a very long article, we have condensed it by including the summary below:
WHY STANDARDIZED HERBAL EXTRACTS?
Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D.
Standardized extracts arose out of the need to create a uniform product for clinical trials. Broadly speaking, there are two types: One is based on identifying and quantifying an extract to a characteristic "chemical marker" compound. The second identifies and concentrates one or more as active constituents (ingredients), making it closer to the level of a chemical isolate. This means that other naturally occurring constituents are displaced at the expense of one or a number of compounds. Those who support standardized extracts believe that they represent a trend towards higher technological refinement. They believe that they will provide a more consistent, stronger and more effective product backed by chemical analysis to confirm the presence and ratio quantity of one or a number of characteristic plant constituents. They further assert that this will increase consumer confidence, and that this is ultimately good for greater acceptance of herbs by the medical establishment and the mainstream.
In some aspects, the high degree of concentration is a positive attribute. In other respects, it begs the question of what herbalists are trying to accomplish with complex formulas. The main critical issues to consider when standardizing herbal products include:
To manipulate herbs to conform to an artificial process of standardization makes them more like 'phytopharmaceutical' drugs. This, in turn, means that they can only be manufactured into products by well-vested pharmaceutical companies to be distributed and sold in pharmacies under prescription by medical doctors. With profit as the primary motive, there is good reason to distrust pharmaceutical companies, since, with the advent of standardization, there is a pattern established where a company that is able to spend huge amounts of money on research is entitled to develop an exclusive patent for the process of extraction and standardization of an herbal product accompanied with a license to sell them on the international market. Remember, herbs, unlike chemical drugs, themselves, are not patentable. However, a standardized product used for research is patentable. Further, the notion that there are only one or two chemical compounds responsible for an herb's action is similar to saying that there are only one or two compounds that are useful in a specific food. Therefore, extracts based on one or a number of presumed active constituents are highly questionable.
If it becomes necessary to establish the positive identification of a plant, high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and nuclear magnetic resonance are used. These readings establish a fingerprint of all the chemicals contained in the plant or extract. To establish the identity of a plant, matching biochemical fingerprints are all that is needed. Of course, it is also possible to simply make a stronger herbal concentrate that is not standardized to a marker compound by following good conventional manufacturing practices. However, in doing so, there is also a tendency to having an increased risk for an adverse reaction with stronger preparations, so that the dose would need to be carefully regulated.
With the world clamoring for a magic bullet for a given condition, we at Samglo Enterprises believe that we should be more concerned about selecting the most effective herb or herbal formulas for boosting natural processes within the body that defend and protect the body, and that man should not fool around with nature. We believe that products, like "Nu-Liver", and other Chinese herbal formulas that use whole herbal extracts that have ALL of their constituents (both major and minor) intact, and that have been used for thousands of years by the Chinese are the BEST formulas. These formulas have been modified over the decades and centuries and have been further refined based upon human testing. Having said that, we leave the final decision as to which product you use up to you, the consumer.
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