Gynostemma is an adaptogenic antioxidant herb that not only protects the liver from fatty liver disease and reduces high cholesterol and triglyerides but is also anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-anxiety. Studies in Japan have shown that gynostemma is useful in treating depression and anxiety. Known by the Chinese as a “Miracle tea” this herb can bring homeostasis (balance) to the cardiovascular, digestive, immune, nervous and reproductive systems. Research appearing in the May-June 2006 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine showed that the gypenosides in gynostemma could prevent liver fatty degeneration in fatty liver disease through modulating lipid metabolism, ameliorating liver dysfunction and reducing oxidative stress.

Phase 3 Detoxification.

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Does Spirulina Consumption Support the Liver

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Chlorella aids in removing toxins that are neutralized in the liver and delivered to the GI tract through the bile. In the GI tract, chlorella helps to further bind the toxins in the colon for elimination through the stool. This binding activity helps to prevent the toxins from re-entering the bloodstream.

Spirulina contains GLA-Gamma Linolenic Acid, which may help reduce inflammation, arthritis, and joint issues Chlorella contains more omega 3 fatty acids than spirulina.


Spirulina also contains sulphur bearing amino acids such as cysteine and methionine which help the liver detoxify poisons such as carbon tetrachloride in the phase II detoxification pathway.