Why Essentiale Works
Essentiale contains highly purified Essential Phospholipids (EPLs). Essential phospholipids fight oxidation, contain powerful antioxidants and help cellular damage reparation*

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Essentiale

Essentiale is recommended to be taken orally, 2 capsules 3 times a day

It contains 300 mg of essential phospholipids (EPLs), EPLs support vital functions of the liver by helping to by helping to repair liver cell membrane, restore liver function and regenerate liver cells damaged by infection from certain viruses caused by unhealthy lifestyle (e.g. heavy intake of alcohol, fat deposits because of obesity, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and triglycerides and infection.)1

If you have symptoms of liver disorders, Essentiale can help to support the treatment of symptoms and helps to normalize liver functioning1

Essentiale helps to relieve liver symptoms caused by alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease and chronic viral hepatitis1

Essentiale contains EPL which is a naturally occurring component in human cells and cell membranes. Silymarin is derived from a plant called milk thistle, a material that is not a natural component of the cell membrane

EPLs help to repair liver cell membrane, restore liver function and regenerate liver cells1, milk thistle by its antioxidant action helps to reduce or prevent liver damage caused by alcohol, poisonous mushrooms, drugs and other harmful substances2

1. Gundermann K-J. Pharmacol Rep 2011;63(3):643-59.

2. Commell MC, et al. Integr Cancer Ther 2007; (2):120-9

FAQs about Liver Health

Usually, the following can happen:

a) Exhaustive medical and family history     

The patient’s lifestyle will be explored as to diet, intake of fatty foods, alcohol, medicines, along with history of illnesses.

b) Physical examination :

While you are lying down, the doctor will carefully examine your abdomen towards the upper right part to assess for tenderness and size of the liver.

c) Blood test

In particular, these check for indicators of liver damage such as elevation of certain liver enzymes.

d) Imaging

You may be asked to have an ultrasound or CT scan of your liver for further assessment.
Prevention is always better than cure.  Start by taking care of your liver now.  See our tab on how to take care of your liver for more details.

FAQs about Liver Diseases

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver.  In some cases it can resolve, but in some cases it can progress to fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis.
Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, toxins (notably alcohol and certain medications), other infections and autoimmune diseases.

Hepatitis A and B are diseases caused by different viruses and can cause similar symptoms but differ in their modes of transmission and can affect the liver differently

Hepatitis A virus is found in feces while Hepatitis B virus is found in blood and certain bodily fluids

Hepatitis A appears only as an acute or newly occurring infection and does not become chronic whereas Hepatitis B can begin as an acute infection where the virus can remain in the body for some time, resulting in a chronic disease and long term liver problems

Hepatitis A vaccination is likely to be effective for over 20 years, possibly lifelong. Hepatitis B vaccination usually offers protection for about 5 years and then needs a booster.
Fatty liver is reversible if caught early and the cause is treated (e.g. stop drinking alcohol, treat metabolic syndrome).  However if it progresses and the liver is inflamed, this can lead to permanent damage.1
Fatty liver is commonly associated with alcohol intake or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia) but can also be due to any one of many causes
Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that happens because of chronic liver disease.  The most common causes are alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis infection and fatty liver. Other causes include toxins (e.g. certain medications) and autoimmune disorders.
No treatment will cure cirrhosis or repair scarring of the liver that has already occurred. However, progression of the disease can be slowed down with treatment. Treatment involves a mixture of medicines and lifestyle changes such as not drinking alcohol, not taking antiviral medication or maintaining a good diet.

* Demonstrated in 25 in vitro and 145 in vivo experiments with 43 different types of models and 8 different animal species Gundermann K-J. Pharmacol Rep 2011;63(3):643-59

** Liver Health Facts *** How the Liver Works # Todaysdietitian.com + Liverfoundation.org ^ Tips for Healthy Liver 

Essentiale is 300mg essential phospholipids. Always read the label. Use as directed & if symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.