What is Liver & Gallbladder Support?
Liver & Gallbladder Support is a formula designed to support bile flow for the normal processing and elimination of toxins through the specific combination of nutrients and herbs in this formula. By supporting liver and gallbladder function, Liver & Gallbladder Support promotes the elimination of fatty substances from the liver and the digestion and assimilation of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.*
What are the ingredients in Rootcology Liver & Gallbladder Support?
This proprietary blend contains vitamins A, B6 and B12, L-methionine, milk thistle, taurine, inositol, ox bile, artichoke, and beet powder, to support the liver’s ability to process fat, help maintain normal production of bile, and support a healthy bile flow.*
What are the benefits of Liver & Gallbladder Support?
Liver & Gallbladder Support may be beneficial for anyone wishing to support liver or gallbladder function, individuals who want support for fat digestion, those in need of detoxification support, and people who suffer from occasional bloating, gas, or GI distress.*
What is the recommended dose?
The recommended dose is three capsules per day.
When should I take Liver and Gallbladder Support?
One capsule with breakfast, one with lunch, and one with dinner, is recommended.
How long should I take Liver & Gallbladder Support for?
Liver & Gallbladder Support can be taken for 2 weeks during a liver support protocol, or long-term if needed.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
Liver & Gallbladder Support is safe to take with thyroid medications, but be sure to space them out by at least one hour. Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
I no longer have a gallbladder. Can I take this supplement?
Yes, Liver & Gallbladder Support can be taken by those without a gallbladder.
Can Liver & Gallbladder Support be used by those who have a history of gallstones?
Liver & Gallbladder Support is generally safe to use for those who are prone to gallstones.
Why can’t I take Liver & Gallbladder Support if I have Addison’s, an electrolyte imbalance, or am taking steroids or diuretic medications?
Some ingredients in the Liver & Gallbladder Support (including milk thistle and artichoke) may upregulate liver pathways that eliminate medications (specifically, the P450 enzyme). This can be an issue with steroids and diuretics, which can result in electrolyte imbalances due to excess excretion, or keeping the drug in the body too long.
Those with severe adrenal issues, like Addison's, may also be at greater risk for electrolyte imbalance, which may be exacerbated by detoxing.
Not to be used by those with Addison's disease or a history of electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in this supplement.
Consult with a doctor before use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid if taking the following medications: blood thinners, diuretics, steroid medications, or retinoids including acitretin (Soriatane), bexarotene (Targretin), etretinate (Tegison), isotretinoin (Accutane), tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova), and tazarotene (Avage), antidiabetic drugs, Cytochrome P450 1A2, 2B6, 2C19, or 2D6 substrates, diclofenac, glucuronidated drugs, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, immunosuppressants, lithium, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, morphine, niacin, p-glycoprotein substrates, quinolone antibiotics, raloxifene, sirolimus, or tamoxifen.
Furthermore, Liver & Gallbladder Support should not be taken by those using certain medications that have the potential to be toxic to the liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol), amiodarone (Cordarone), carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid (INH), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), methyldopa (Aldomet), or tetracycline-based antibiotics, including demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline.
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