Bio-Liv from Biogenesis offers support for healthy liver function through the use of important phytonutrients and antioxidants. This formula also includes cholagogues for healthy gallbladder function support. In addition, Bio-Liv provides support for enhanced liver detoxification capacity. Phytonutrient and antioxidant liver protection support Cholagogues for supporting healthy gallbladder function Support for enhanced liver detoxification capacity Bio-Liv (Lipotrophic Support Formula) is a comprehensive formula offering a unique blend of lipotrophic nutrients. These lipotrophic nutrients are combined with methyl donors and select herbs that are used to support bile flow and healthy liver function. Betaine HCL (trimethylglycine) acts as a lipotropic agent providing support for reversing or preventing fatty degeneration of the liver (steatosis). Choline and methionine have also been shown to posses these qualities. Liver extract and ox bile act as trophic agents to support enhancing regenerative capacity and normalize bile flow. Turmeric, dandelion, milk thistle, green tea, celandine, black radish, and beet leaf are botanicals that are noteworthy for their hepatoprotective properties. Turmeric acts as a choleretic, antihepatotoxic and anti-inflammatory. Dandelion has cholagogue, diuretic, and appetite stimulant properties. It has been commonly used in liver and gallbladder disorders. Milk thistle is also a cholagogue, but has the additional quality of acting as a hepatoprotectant and stimulant of hepatocyte regenerative capacity.* Green tea extract is known for its hepatoprotectant properties due to its content of various catechins. Celandine acts as an antispasmodic, supports reducing pain of the bile ducts and the gastrointestinal tract. Its common use has been for liver and gallbladder complaints. Black radish acts as a secretagogue for the upper gastrointestinal tract, enhancing motility. Beet leaf is high in betaine (trimethylglycine). It acts to support reducing fatty infiltration of the liver.