How to Healthily Indulge in Your Summer BBQ With A.Vogel

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The Digestive Aid Complex

  • Milk thistle is a plant that has been used for centuries to improve digestion. The flavonoids in milk thistle have been shown to act on the liver to enhance protein synthesis, stabilize cell membranes and also show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic actions.
  • Dandelion is a plant that has been used for centuries to improve digestion and blood sugar control. The polyphenols and caffeic acid esters in dandelion help to stimulate the flow of bile, which helps to break down dietary fats.
  • Boldo has a variety of constituents including alkaloids, volatile oils and polyphenols that are responsible for its digestion-supporting actions.
  • Artichoke has a range of effects and is one of the more well-studied digestive herbs. It’s been shown to combat high cholesterol, encourage bile flow, reduce dyspepsia and improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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