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Silymarin and silibinin (from Silybum marianum (milk thistle)), caffeine, bioflavonoids, curcumin, resveratrol and other natural polyphenols have been found beneficial for NAFLD in studies and preclinical trials.
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a known precursor for glutathione (GSH). This study looked at the impact of NAC on GSH status for detoxification in older populations.
Silybum - also known as milk thistle has more complex mechanisms of action extending beyond its traditional use as a liver herb.
The active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), serves as a cofactor for more than 150 enzymes in the body - but when is it important to have this form, over other forms of Vitamin B6?
Recent research explored whether there is a relationship between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Saccharomyces boulardii is a well-researched immunobiotic, which has been shown to restore intestinal integrity and potentially reduce pathogenic gut microbiota.
Abdominal pain is one of the most common diagnoses in hospitalised children and the leading symptom in child and adolescent GIT diseases. It is also a common symptom of SIBO.
A robust systematic review and meta-analysis has revealed regular vitamin D supplementation is strongly protective against acute respiratory infections (ARIs), including colds and flu.