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Liver Chi

Concentrated Chinese herbal tea extract

Enhance, protect and restore the function of your liver while balancing your immune system. Helps to balance blood sugar and fat metabolism.

Nurtures and detoxifies the liver and protects the liver from damage associated with auto-immunity, inflammation, oxidation, alcohol, and infections such as hepatitis viruses. Helps heal psoriasis.

  • Nurturing polysaccharides standardized from edible mushrooms.
  • Helps to strengthen the digestive system.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the liver energy controls and balances the spleen/stomach energy. The spleen plays a major role in the immune function.
2 fl. oz., 60 servings
Retail $34.95 / Your Cost $26.21
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Case of 12 Bottles
Retail $377.46 / Your Cost $283.10
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Liver Chi
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Liver Chi helps balance the immune system, and protects against liver damage. Liver Chi delivers maximum benefits of historically proven edible, precious and beneficial mushrooms including: Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Fu-Linf (Poria), Cordyceps, Maitake (Grifola), Shiitake (Lentinus), and Yamabusbitake (Hericium). Polysaccharides in these mushrooms have been scientifically proven effective for modulating the immune system. Also included are Schisandra for the lungs, kidney, liver, heart, and spleen; and Skullcap for the heart, lungs, and intestinal tract.

Use For: Acne, Alcohol Cravings, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Sugar Balance, Breast Cysts/ Tenderness, Candida, Cholesterol, Chronic Fatigue, Coffee Substitute, Colitis, Constipation, Diabetes, Digestion, Depression, Eczema, Eyes, Fibromyalgia, Gastritis, Headaches, Heart Disease, Hepatitis, Herpes, Hormone Balancing, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Immune function, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidneys, Liver Function, Longevity, Lupus, Menopause, Nervous Tension, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Parasites, PMS, Stop Smoking, Stress, Sweet Cravings, Tumor, Varicose Veins, Weight Loss.

Take this formula to nurture and detoxify your liver and protect the liver from damage associated with autoimmunity, inflammation, oxidation, and infections such as hepatitis viruses.

This formula has been tested in a clinical trail in China with 100 people and demonstrated a 63% success rate in reduction and elimination of HBV surface Antigens in the blood. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the liver-energy controls and balances the Spleen and Stomach energy. The Spleen plays a major role in the immune function.

Documentation of Individual Herbs

The information is not intended as medical advice, but only as education and as a guide in working with your health care professional.

Products complementary to Liver Chi for a comprehensive rejuvenation program:

Kidney Enhancer
Kidney Enhancer is a kidney tonic and anti-aging formula. This formula has been used for thousands of years to heal and nurture the kidneys. It promotes longevity and enhances vitality. It is good for chronic fatigue. These herbs fortify your blood, support adrenal function, enhance mental performance, darken hair, and moisten the body and skin.

Guardian Greens
Guardian Greens is a powerful blood and brain food with phyto-nutrients targeted toward support of the immune system and its associated internal organs including, the brain, liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, stomach and intestinal tract, pancreas, blood, and nerves.

Therapeutica fights infection, while reducing inflammation and swelling. Lowers blood pressure. Balances your immune system. Eliminates candida. Helps control herpes outbreaks. It balances the immune system and helps supply cooling energy to the liver, kidneys, lungs, gallbladder, and intestines while cleansing the entire body.

Ganoderma (Ling zhi) (Reishi)

Organ Affinity: Liver

Effects: Protects liver, calms nervous system, increases white blood cells, anti-microbial, lowers blood pressure, reduces internal phlegm, strengthens digestive system.

Indications: Emphysema, bronchitis, irregular heart beat, liver infection, cirrhosis, ringing in ear, arthritis, sleeping disorders, poor digestion.

Remarks: One clinical study (288 patients) in China on the treatment of chronic bronchitis using Ling zhi extract indicated an 87% improvement. Another clinical study on the treatment of acute liver failure indicated that 19 out of 2l patients recovered their liver function after 45 day treatment using Ling zhi extract.

Selected References 1. Par, E.J. and Ko, G. "Antifibrotic effects of a polysaccharide extracted from Ganoderma lucidum, glycyrrhizin and pentoxifylline in rats with cirrhosis induced by billiary obstruction. Biol Pharm Bull 4 17-20, Apr. 1997.

2 Yamawaki, M. and Shimada, A. "A lectin from mycelia of the fungus Ganoderma Lucidum" Phytochemistry 44(1): 7-10, Jan 1997.

3. Cuella, M.J.J. and Giner, RM. "Two fungal lanostane derivarives as phospholipase A2 inhibitors. "JNat Prod: 59(10): 977-9, 1996 0ct.

Poria Cocos (Fu-Ling)

Organ Affinity: Kidneys and Spleen

Effects: Sedative, diuretic, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic.

Indications: Difficuft urination, swelling, lack of appetite, diarrhea, excess phlegm, coughs, insomnia, nervousness.

Remarks: This herb has been used in TCM for lowering blood sugar and controlling stomach acids. Poria has anti-emetic activity, anti-carcinogenesis, anti-edema effect, and prevents toxicity. These medicinal activities may be related to its immune modulating function. The polysaccharides are responsible for this modulating function.

Selected References

1. Cuellar, M.J. and Giner, R.M. "Effect of the basidonmycete Poria cocos on experimental dermatitis and other inflammatory conditions." Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1997 Mar; 45(3): 492-4.

2 Yu, S.J. and Tseng, J. "Fu-Ling, a Chinese herbal drug, modulates cytokine secretion by human peripheral blood monocytes." IntJ Immunopharmacol 1996 Jan; 18(1): 3744.

3. Li, J. and Lu, Z. "A scanning election microscopy and computer image processing morphometric study of the pharmacological regulation of patency of the peritoneal stomata." Anat Anz 1996 Act.; 178(5): 443-7.

Cordyceps sinensis

Organ Affinity: Heart, Kidneys, and Liver

Effects: Blood tonic, strengthens adrenal glands, antitumor

Indications: Excessive perspiration, bronchitis, emphysema, low sexual vitality, pain in lower back and knees, arthritis.

Remarks: This is one of the most popular and precious longevity-promoting herbs because it strengthens the adrenal glands, increases sexual vitality, relieves bronchitis and emphysema, reduces blood fats and sugars, lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation.

Selected References

1. Kuo, YC and Tsai, W. J. "C ordyceps sinensis as an immunomodulatory agent" AmJChinMed.24(2): 111-25, 1996.

2 Manabe, N. and Sugimot, M. "Effects of the mycelial extract of cultured Cordyceps sinensis on in vivo hepatic energy metabolism in a mouse." Jpn J Pharmacol 70(1): 85-8, 1996.

3. Yin, D. and Tang, X. "Advances in the study on artificial cultivation of Cordyceps sinensis." chung Kuo Chung Yao Tsa Chih 20(12): 707-9, Dec. 1995.

Grifola (Maitake)

Organ Affinity: Liver

Effects: Protects liver, modulates immune system, lowers blood sugar, promotes balance of cholesterol.

Remarks: Contains a group of poly saccharides that have immuno-modulatory, lipid-lowering, antitumor activities by stimulating cytokine production from macrophags.

Selected References

1. Chang R. "Functional properties of edible mushrooms" {Review} [22refsj. Nutr Rev Nov: 54(11 Pt 2): S9 1-3, 1996.

2 MiuraNN, ect. "Blood clearence of(1-3) beta-D-glucan in MRL 1 per/lper mice." FBMS Immunol Med Microbiol, 13(1): 51- 57, 1996 Jan.

3. Yadoma T. "Enhancement of cyokine production by macrophages stimulated with (l-3)-beta-D-glucan, Grifcian (GRN), isolated from Grifola frodosa" Biol Pharm Bull; 17(12): 1554-60, 1994.

Lentinus (Xiangxun) (Shiitake)

Effects: Anti-carcinogenic, anti-cholesterol emic, immune stimulating; reduces blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, suppresses appetite.

Indications: Improving qi and blood, detoxification, cleansing blood fat, lowering blood sugar, acne.

Remarks: Approximately 200,000 tons of Lentinus are produced each year. The volume is expected to increase as more benefits become known. The positive effects include anti-carcinogenic, anti cholesterolemic, and inimune stimulating and modulating effects. They also contain rich minerals and amino acid composition. Lentinus also prevents liver cancer cell metastasis.

Selected References

1. Tamura, R. and Tanebe, K. "Effects on lentinan on abnormal ingestive behaviors induced by tumor necrosis factor." PhysiolBehav6l(3): 399-410, Mar. 1997.

2. Chang, R. "Functional properties of edible mushrooms" Nutr Rev 54(11 Pt @): S91-3 Nov. 1996.

3. Jin, M. and Kim, S. "Induction of B cell Proliferation and NF-kappa B activation by a water soluble glycan from Lentinus lepideus." mt J Inmiunopharmocal: 18(8- 9): 439-48, 1996 Aug-Sep.

Hericium (Yamabusbitake) (Houtou)

Polysaccharides in Hericium increases proliferation of T & B lymphocytes in spleen cells and has antitumor activities.

Selected References

1. Xu Hm et. al. "Immunomodulatory function of polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus." Chung Kou His I Chieh Ho Chih 1994 Jul; 14(7):427-8.

2 Kawagishi H et. al. "A sialic acid-binding lectin from the mushroom Hericium erinaceum." FEBS lett 1994 Feb 23; 340 (1-2): 56-8.

3. Mizuno T et. al. "Antitumor-active polysaccharides isolated from the fruiting body ofllericium erinacuem, an edible and medicinal mushroom yamabushitake or houtou.

Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)

Organ Affinity: Lungs, Kidney, Liver, Heart, Spleen

Effects: Astringent; tonic to kidneys; demulcent; anti-diarrhoeic; anti-tussive.

Indication: Chronic coughs; asthma; thrush; profuse perspiration due to "empty" ailments; spermetorrhoea; nocturnal emissions; profuse and frequent urination; chronic diarrhea.

Remarks: It is both astringent and demulcent. Excellent fluid balancer. Beautifies the skin. Strengthens liver function and immune system.

Selected References

1. Doexycholic acid as an endogenous risk factor for hepatocarciagenesis and effects of gomisin A, a lignan component of Schizandrin fruits. Anti-cancer Res 16:751, 1996.

2 Anti-human immunodeficiency virus ([flY) activities of halogenated gomisin J derivative, new mononucleoside inhibitor of HIV type 1 reverse transcriptase. Antimicro Agents Chemother 1995 Sep. 36-9:2000-7. fujihashi T. etc.

3. Inhibition by gomisin C (a Lignan from schizadra chinesis) of the respiratory burst of rat neutrophilis. Br J Pharmacol 113:945- 53, 1994. Wang JPetc.

Skullcap (Bacial Skullcap) (Scullallaria Bacicalensis)

Organ Affinity: Heart, Lungs, Gallbladder, Large Intestines, Small Intestines.

Effects: Antipyretic; antidote; refrigerant; drying; sedative to restless.

Indications: Excess heat, oppression in chest, thirst with no desire for water, dysentery and diarrhea, jaundice, body heat, irritability, blood in stool and sputum, nosebleeds.

Remarks: Lowers blood pressure; sedative effects on central nervous system; antiseptic against many germs, including candida.

Lo Han Kuo "Magic Fruit" (Cucurbitaceae fruit-Momordica grosvenori)

Organ Affinity: Spleen & Liver.

Effects: Antipyretic, moist, calming and relaxing.

Indications: Digestive tract problems; sore throats, coughs, headache, and tension.

Remarks: Effective for elimination of constipation, diarrhea, or other digestive problems; relaxes digestive tract and, thus, relieves tension and helps to reduce headaches.

Selected References

1 .Lee C. "Intense sweetner from Lo Han Kuo (Momordica grosvenon)." Experientia 1975 May 15;31 (5): 533-4.

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