Artichoke

$35.99

  • Natural relief for digestive upset
  • Increase bile flow: choleretic
  • Overall positive metabolic effect (balancing cholesterol, blood sugar)
  • Protects liver
  • ALLERGEN FREE: NO GLUTEN, NO DAIRY, NO LACTOSE, NO GMO’S & NO PESTICIDES
  • VEGETERIAN capsule contains 500mg of  Artichoke
Description

 Artichoke: Health Benefits

Full Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus, cadrunulus) offers various health benefits supported by clinical and experimental studies.

 Rich in Beneficial Compounds

Artichoke leaves contain a range of beneficial compounds, including phenolic acids, flavonoids (such as rutin and luteolin), cynarin, sesquiterpenes, tannins, phytosterols, essential oils, provitamin A, enzymes and inulin. Inulin is a type of fiber that is not digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract but instead reaches the colon intact, where it serves as a substrate (food) for beneficial gut bacteria. This kind of fiber is called prebiotic fiber, and it can contribute to improved digestive health and overall gut function.

Artichoke: Effective for Indigestion

 Artichoke stimulates bile production and flow making it particularly effective for indigestion, especially when related to slow bile production or flow. Bile is essential for the efficient digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients, elimination of waste products, regulation of gut microbiota, stimulation of digestive enzymes, and prevention of gallstone formation. Maintaining healthy bile production and secretion is crucial for overall digestive health and nutrient absorption.

Artichoke: Protects the Liver

Artichoke extract protects the liver by reducing cholesterol synthesis and LDL oxidation. It boosts antioxidant defenses, such as glutathione peroxidase, which help defend liver cells against damage.

Some studies suggest that it may help reduce liver congestion and improve blood flow by supporting the clearance of toxins and metabolic waste products from the liver.

Artichoke: Balances Cholesterol

Studies indicate that Artichoke can help balance healthy cholesterol levels. The suggested mechanism is by modulation of HMG-CoA reductase activity, rather than a true inhibition as exhibited with statin medications. An additional mechanism is thought to increase the cholesterol fecal excretion due to effects on bile acids production. 

High LDL levels, together with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, are a risk factor for various degenerative vascular diseases, and in particular for arteriosclerosis.

Artichoke is shown to modify cholesterol levels, including total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and LDL/HDL ratio, without affecting HDL levels.

Artichoke: Blood Sugar Regulation 

Studies have demonstrated that Artichoke could regulate blood sugar levels and improve fasting blood sugar levels. It is suggested that it affects glucose absorption and acts as an antioxidant, slowing down the emptying of the stomach and intestines. This helps inhibit the enzymes alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase in the intestines, which reduces the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. In addition, antioxidants found in artichoke could have insulin-like effects, promoting glucose absorption in peripheral tissues. It may also influence pancreatic beta-cells, potentially repairing damaged cells and stimulating them to produce and release insulin.

 Promising for Metabolic Disorders

Recent research suggests artichoke leaf extracts may benefit individuals with metabolic disorders like hyperglycemia, inflammation, and abnormal lipid profiles. It aids in lowering post-meal blood sugar levels and improves fasting blood sugar, potentially by influencing glucose absorption and insulin function.

It promotes bile secretion, reduces inflammation, oxidative stress and supports liver and gut health. Additionally, it aids in fat breakdown, therefore the absorption of beneficial fat and elimination of fat-soluble toxins. 

Additional Information
Directions

Adults – Take 1 capsule 3 times a day with meals.

Indications

Used to help relieve digestive upset and to help increase bile flow.

Warnings

If hypersensitivity/allergy occurs stop using this product.
Do not use if you have a bile duct obstruction. If you are pregnant or have gallstones, consult with the health practitioner before use.