Thorne Research, T.A.P.S. 60 capsules


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    Silybum marianum (milk thistle) has been used for centuries as an herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disease. Silymarin’s hepatoprotective effects are accomplished via several mechanisms including antioxidation, inhibition of lipid peroxidation, enhanced liver detoxification via inhibition of Phase I detoxification and enhanced glucuronidation, and protection of glutathione depletion.

    Curcuma longa, a perennial herb, is the source of the spice turmeric. Current research has focused on the constituent curcumin’s antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antimicrobial properties, in addition to its use in cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal disorders.

    Picrorhiza is used in Ayurvedic medicine to optimize liver function and as an anti-inflammatory. In studies, Picrorhiza extracts and their constituents protected liver cells from damage caused by carbon tetrachloride, aflatoxin B1, and acetaminophen. Picrorhiza acts as an antioxidant and inhibitor of lipid peroxidation in cell membranes, and increases bile flow.

    The hepatoprotective effects of Picrorhiza may be due to its antioxidant activity – inhibition of oxygen anion generation and free radical scavenging. Picrorhiza’s antioxidant effect has been shown to be similar to that of superoxide dismutase, metal-ion chelators, and xanthine oxidase inhibitors. Like silymarin, Picrorhiza can stimulate liver regeneration, possibly via stimulation of nucleic acid and protein synthesis. Animal studies indicate Picrorhiza’s constituents exhibit strong anticholestatic activity against a variety of liver-toxic substances, appearing to be even more potent than silymarin. Picrorhiza also exhibits a dose-dependent choleretic activity, evidenced by enhanced bile production and flow. Picrorhiza also benefits individuals with acute hepatitis. In a double-blind study, it reduced bilirubin and the liver enzymes ALT and AST significantly compared to placebo.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts Dosage:1 to 3 capsules tid
    Each Capsule Contains DV%
    Milk Thistle extract (seed)(Silybum marianum)(80% Silymain)
    150 mg
    Artichoke extract (flower)(Cynara scolymus)
    150 mg
    Turmeric extract (rhizome)(Curcuma longa)
    150 mg
    Picrorhiza kurroa extract (root)(4% Kutkin)
    150 mg
    * Daily value (DV) not established
    SF773/ 60

    A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.

    Additional Information

    SKU TR-SF773
    Name Thorne Research, T.A.P.S. 60 capsules
    UPC 693749773023
    MPN SF773
    Brand Thorne Research
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.1000
    Serving Size 1
    Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free


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    I have been using T.A.P.S. for years and it has been very effective in my liver care.

    Published by Boe on 2010-12-07 14:15:23
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