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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.



What is "Nu-Liver"?

"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.




What is the dosage of Nu-Liver?

"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.




How was Nu-Liver formulated?

"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.




What are powdered extracts?

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.




How strong are the powders?

Powders are a 5:1 concentration. Each gram of powder equals the potency of 5 grams of raw herb in decoction.




How safe are the powders used in your formula?

Powders are lab tested for heavy metals, bacteria and fungus. Also, they are batch tested for pesticide and herbicide residues on a regular basis.




How safe is your formula?

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.




Why do you encapsulate your formulas?

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.




Are Chinese herbs considered drugs?

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.




How long will it take to see results with Nu-Liver?

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.




What is the quality of your herbs?

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.




Why is it important to be preservative and sulfur free?

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.




What is the importance of having GMP certification in the manufacture of herbs?

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.




Can I use your formula to maintain general liver health?

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..




Does your formula "cure" anything?

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?
Sho-saiko-to (also known as Liver Kampo, TJ9 or HO9) is a Japanese formulation made up of seven Chinese herbs, currently being used in Japan for liver disorders. The word "kampo" (as in Liver Kampo) means 'Han Method', a reference to the Chinese culture of the Han era (206BC-220AD). Kampo is an older tradition preserved in Japan and is based upon classical Chinese Medicine.

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:


Treatment with this product may cause serious outcomes such as death, unless appropriate measures are taken in the early phase. The patient should be carefully monitored, and if fever, cough, dyspnea, abnormal pulmonary sound (fine crepitation), X-ray abnormalities, etc. are observed, administration of this product should be discontinued immediately.



This is what we believe happened:


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:

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:

  1. Standardization based on a high concentration of active constituents and chemical marker compounds displaces other naturally occurring constituents which have been shown, many times, to be even more effective than the originally presumed active compound. By pumping up one ingredient of a product at the expense of its other ingredients, the active constituent may be eventually found not to be primarily responsible for the therapeutic action of the herb (other constituents may be discovered to be more biologically active). For example, in 1999, a German company, Lichter-Pharma, launched a standardized extract of St. John's Wort to target the most common mental illness, depression. Known as 'Jarsin 300' and marketed to doctors, by 1996 the extract, standardized to contain 0.3% hypericin, was outselling its rival Prozac. Now it has been found that the "active constituent" of 0.3% hypericin is inaccurate because hyperforin, another of the 100's of compounds in St. John's Wort, is the real active constituent. Already, German pharmaceutical companies are gearing up to market St. John's Wort standardized to its content of hyperforin.

    Chinese herbal medicine, on the other hand, is an empirically based system that has demonstrated efficacy for thousands of years. Herbalists generally maintain that it is the interaction of the myriads of biochemical constituents within an herb that is responsible for its action(s). The public is led to believe that these standardized products are somehow better than nature can make them, and are more desirable than the simple plant remedy. Martha Benedict, a California State clinical herbalist with over 25 years of experience states: "There are too many plant components, interactions and interdependencies for us to be so witless as to think we can CONTROL the outcome of a complex event merely by controlling one or a limited number of components of a plant."
  2. Standardization requires that all herbs are manufactured the same; different methods produce significant differences in the finished product of which the consumer is not aware. Furthermore, there is no standard for how standardized extracts are manufactured. This raises the basic question as to what is the best extract. Bob Brucea, co-founder of the American Herb Association believes that the process of bringing an herbal product closer to a total isolate through biochemical constituent extracts typically involves the use of a highly toxic and strong solvent, such as hexane, benzene, methyl-chloride, acetone, etc., all of which have an affinity for the intended constituent. In the end, it is impossible to completely evaporate and eliminate all traces of these solvents so there will usually be a residue in the finished product.
  3. Standardization does not guarantee the same effects as more conventional herbal products. Christopher Hobbs, professional member of the American Herbalists Guild which was founded in 1989 in Santa Cruz, California states: "While the scientific work around standardization has certainly given our industry more credibility, especially in the medical field and the mainstream-don't equate standardization with efficacy and potency." The primary reason standardized herbal extracts exist is because they are considered necessary to achieve as much control in double blind studies as is possible. Researchers, however, never intended to establish that standardized extracts were superior to whole herbs or more conventional preparations.
  4. The need to extract high isolates of an herb leads to the exclusive use of cultivated herbs over wild harvested ones. Herbalists have always felt that herbs grown in the wild are superior to those under cultivation. By definition, wild herbs cannot be standardized. This is because the wild herb possesses adaptive qualities based on subtle factors of biochemical composition and potency that would be lacking in the cultivated variety. In the process of standardization, it would be preferable to use what herbalists consider inferior herbs that are cultivated rather than superior wild herbs for the manufacture of standardized extracts.


    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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