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The Importance of Liver Health for Better Living
Dr Keith Weingardt DVM, CVA, CTCVM – herbology, food therapy


Given that the liver plays a role in nearly every organ system in the body, the importance of liver health for overall pet patient wellness is indisputable. The question is: what can we do to supersize support for this crucial organ?

From metabolism and nutrient absorption to detoxification and immune response modulation, the liver’s responsibilities are vast and indispensable. At its simplest, the liver must be functioning optimally to:

  1. maintain a healthy balance of blood sugar within the body, and
  2. eliminate toxins and metabolic by-products.

And while the liver of most pets (and people) will perform its job just fine on its own, we live in a world filled with ever-more toxins and dangers or barriers to ongoing good health. Which means that sometimes our pet patients require a bit of supplemental liver support to:

  • act as a catalyst for detoxification pathways,
  • provide a shield against unbalanced inflammatory reactions, and
  • offer a line of defense against the aforementioned toxins, as well as infections, drugs, and immune challenges that can compromise the liver.

ThorneVet’s Liver Health Formula (formerly Hepagen) does exactly this. Moreover, its vet-formulated, science-backed synergistic blend of nutrients, antioxidants, and botanical ingredients works to contribute to the comprehensive support of overall liver health in the following ways:

Key Ingredients for Liver Health

Intracellular Glutathione Boost

The formula enhances intracellular Glutathione production, a potent antioxidant critical for shielding the liver from reactive oxygen species and heavy metals.

SAMe Production Support

To boost SAMe and bypass its limiting bioavailability and poor absorption, ThorneVet’s formula uses 5-MTHF – a tissue ready form of folate which feeds into the methionine pathway in the synthesis of glutathione.   

Optimal Utilization of Nutrients

Key nutrients like Pyridoxal-5’-Phosphate and Methylcobalamin are included in their most readily usable forms, ensuring optimal utilization of both Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 for tissue health.

Multi-Faceted Liver Support

Ingredients such as Dimethylglycine, Zinc, Selenium, and Methionine work together to provide a robust foundation for optimal liver function, detoxification, and repair.

Powerful Botanical Support

The inclusion of Milk Thistle, Curcumin, and Dandelion Root Extract adds potent botanical support, enhancing antioxidant activity, inhibiting harmful inflammatory responses, and aiding in liver detoxification.

Elevate Liver Health Today

Recognizing the liver as a multifunctional powerhouse that impacts various physiological processes in a pet’s body, and prioritizing liver health accordingly, is a cornerstone of our commitment to our pet patients’ wellbeing.

Add ThorneVet’s unparalleled support for liver health to your veterinary bag of tricks today – and watch your pet patients reap the rewards.