The properties of artichoke leaves and their applications have long been recognised in the plant world and in phytotherapy.
Artichoke extracts are traditionally used to improve digestion and liver function and as detoxifiers, either on their own or alongside other purifying plants.
Modern science has succeeded in isolating artichoke leaf’s most active constituents. Double Artichoke combines – in a single formulation - two artichoke extracts with powerful properties:
• extract of Cynara scolymusstandardised in cynarin, which acts as an antioxidant, protects the liver, improves bile flow and reduces liver damage;
• extract of Cynara cardunculus standardised in chlorogenic acid and in luteolin-7-beta-D-glucoside.
This second extract is obtained via aqueous extraction in order to maintain an optimal concentration in phenolic compounds, recognised both for their diuretic and detoxifying effects and which ensure intestinal health. In particular, these compounds include:
• caffeoylquinic acids: chlorogenic acid (3-caffeoylquinic acid), 1.3-di-O-caffeoylquinic acid (cynarin) and caffeic acid, choleretic and cholagogue substances which aid digestion and intestinal function and which are above all liver-protective;
Multiple properties :
• luteolin-7-beta-D-glucoside, rutinosides and other flavonoid derivatives which inhibit endogenous synthesis of cholesterol and prevent LDL-oxidation.
Choleretic and cholagogue
A large number of clinical trials have been conducted which show how this particular artichoke extract significantly improves the gastrointestinal symptoms commonly seen in irritable bowel syndrome (feeling full or bloated, nausea …) and those associated with dyspeptic functional disorders.
Supplementing with Double Artichoke will help regulate hepatobiliary function as a whole and relieve symptoms of dyspepsia. Studies have shown that taking cynara extracts increases bile secretion by more than 50% in the hours following supplementation. Both cynarin and chlorogenic acid have a major effect on choleresis and production of bile acids.
As in vivo studies have clearly demonstrated, artichoke extracts have hepatoprotective effects, protecting liver cells against damage induced by the highly toxic substance carbon tetrachloride.
With its cynarin, chlorogenic acid and luteolin content, all potent antioxidants, Double Artichoke successfully protects cells against oxidative stress, reduces lipid peroxidation and improves cholesterol metabolism.
Easy to take, with no side-effects, this unique formulation provides highly effective protection against digestive problems associated with the stresses of modern life.
Adults. Take three capsules a day.
Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a nutritional supplement and should not replace a varied, balanced diet. Keep out of childrens' reach. Store away from direct light, heat and humidity. As with any nutritional supplement, you should consult a health professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a health problem.