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Product: Puremed Livicare

Product: Puremed Livicare

The Puremed Livicare combines a form of milk thistle extracts with various other natural ingredients to nourish and protect your liver while optimising its function in the cleansing and detoxifying processes. In addition to aiding the normal functioning of liver cells, it also has antioxidant properties that can further protect the liver cells. 

 

Who should take it?

Generally speaking, there are a few specific groups of individuals who are recommended to take Livicare. Among those are heavy alcohol or coffee drinkers, smokers, workers exposed to pesticides and heavy metals as well as any person with unhealthy dietary habits. The reason being is that in these populations, there is a higher risk of liver damage and thus may benefit from consuming Livicare.

Why Livicare?

Traditionally used as a liver tonic, Livicare is a synergistic 4 in 1 formulation that can promote liver health. Now, this means that in each capsule, 4 beneficial ingredients are included that work together for benefit: milk thistle seed extract, phyllanthus amarus, rhizome curcuma longa (curcumin), and dandelion root extract. The extracts are all standardised to ensure that they can work the best for you. And another plus point is that everything is of plant origin so it is very much suitable for vegetarians. 

Now, let us have a look at what are the benefits of each ingredient just to give you a better picture! It is important to note that for many of the advantages discussed, more research is required to prove its effects in humans. Nonetheless, it is worthwhile to explore the potential benefits given their long use in our history. 


Benefits of Milk Thistle Seed Extract

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Derived from the milk thistle plant, many romantic traditional stories surround the myth of its origin from a drop of the Virgin Mary’s milk falling onto its leaves. Milk thistle seed extract contains a high amount of an active ingredient collectively called silymarin. Silymarin is well-known for its antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Throughout history, it has even been used to treat liver and gallbladder disorders, enhance breast milk production, prevent and treat cancer and even provide protection for the liver against snake bites, alcohol, and other environmental poisons. Now, it is commonly used as a complementary therapy for individuals with liver damage due to alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, and even liver cancer due to its liver-protective properties. Besides that, milk thistle seed extract may even prevent age-related decline in brain function. Additionally, milk thistle seed extract may even be able to protect your bones by stimulating bone mineralisation and reducing bone loss. Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, it may even be able to help reduce acne, control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and decrease the risk of developing diabetic complications such as kidney disease. Do note that as most of the evidence comes from animal studies, more evidence is still required to explore whether the same effects occur in humans.

 

Benefits of Phyllanthus Amarus

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Originating from India, Phyllanthus niruri or phyllanthus Amarus is a tropical plant that can potentially treat ulcers, urinary tract stones, and diseases that mainly affect the genitals, especially the urinary tract. As they can act as diuretics, they can aid to reduce blood pressure in addition to a range of other conditions. Much like the other ingredients discussed in this article, it can help to decrease inflammation and potentially aid in treating diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels.

 

Benefits of Rhizome Curcuma Longa

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Used in India for thousands of years, rhizome curcuma longa or otherwise known as curcumin are compounds found in turmeric. Curcumins have very potent anti-inflammatory effects. As such, it can aid in fighting against foreign invaders and repairing damage within your body thereby potentially being able to treat or prevent heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and numerous degenerative conditions. It is also a very powerful antioxidant which means that it can prevent particles termed as free radicals from damaging your body. Curcumin is also suggested to be able to delay or even reverse various brain diseases, depression, and age-related reduction in brain function. It may even help in enhancing memory and attention. Furthermore, it has a well-known anti-inflammatory effect, it may even be of benefit in inflammatory conditions within joints such as arthritis. 

 

Benefits of Dandelion Root Extract

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When we think of dandelions, some may associate them with that stubborn weed hanging out in your garden or lawn. But, in fact, for centuries, they’ve been used to treat a myriad of ailments such as cancer, acne, liver disease, and digestive disorders.

From the root to its flower, dandelions are highly nutritious, able to boost your immune system, and are full of vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K) and fiber. They also contain folate and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Moreover, these lovely plants are very strong antioxidants that can help to protect your body from free radical damage thereby potentially preventing aging, protecting skin, and promoting liver health. Similar to some of the other ingredients in Livicare, it can also help to reduce inflammation and aid in blood sugar control. It may also be able to decrease cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure thereby lowering the risk of heart disease. Interestingly, as it is theorised that it can improve carbohydrate metabolism and reduce fat absorption, it may potentially be able to facilitate weight loss. Moreover, some studies have found that it may be able to slow the growth of cancer cells. Some research suggests that dandelions can help to treat constipation and support digestive health as well as promote healthy bones.

 

Amazing! What now?

Thinking of trying out Puremed Livicare? Have a look at our products in GEM Pharmacy here. The Puremed Livicare is certainly packed with a lot of good stuff! However, as a parting word of wisdom, always ensure to consult a healthcare professional and keep them informed if you do want to try it out.


References:

Alan Carter. (2020). Phyllanthus niruri: Everything you need to know. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/phyllanthus-niruri 

Ansley Hill. (2018). 13 Potential Health Benefits of Dandelion. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/dandelion-benefits 

Eweka, A., & Enogieru, A. (2011). Effects of oral administration of Phyllanthus amarus leaf extract on the kidneys of adult wistar rats: a histological study. African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM, 8(3), 307–311. https://doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v8i3.65294

Helen West. (2018). 7 Science-Based Benefits of Milk Thistle. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/milk-thistle-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_4 

Kris Gunnars. (2021). 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2 

PureMed. (2020). PureMed Livicare. Retrieved from http://www.puremed.com.my/product/puremed-livicare/ 

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