Antrodia cinnamomea is traditionally used to ameliorate liver disorders from excessive alcohol consumption.
|Supports for healthy liver enzymes activity & nutrient metabolism|
|Promotes the recovery of liver cells|
|Improves lipid profile|
HOW LIVER TONIC WORKS
Hepatoprotective effects of Antrodia cinnamomea may be associated with an antioxidant capacity to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS). Antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD) offer protection against oxidative tissue damage.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
The fruiting bodies and mycelium of Antrodia cinnamomea are shown to have protective activity against liver hepatitis and fatty liver induced by acute hepatotoxicity of alcohol[1,2]. Antrodia cinnamomea may exert its hepatoprotective effects, though different mechanisms such as scavenging free radicals responsible for cell damage, enhancing the enzymes responsible for antioxidant activity, inhibiting the inflammatory mediators.
1. Geethangili, M., & Tzeng, Y.-M. (2011, January 3). Review of Pharmacological Effects of Antrodia camphorata and Its Bioactive Compounds. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM.
2. Yue, P. Y.-K., Wong, Y.-Y., Wong, K. Y.-K., Tsoi, Y.-K., & Leung, K. S.-Y. (2013, November 1). Current evidence for the hepatoprotective activities of the medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea. Chinese medicine.
3. Liu, Y.-W., Lu, K.-H., Ho, C.-T., & Sheen, L.-Y. (2012, October). Protective effects of Antrodia cinnamomea against liver injury. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine.