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The PB & J of Daily Health

By Franklin St. John

Everyone knows that peanut butter and jelly go together, but the same can be said about antioxidants and liver support supplements. That may seem like a strange analogy, but let me explain.

By now the importance of antioxidants to our health is common knowledge. We must have sufficient antioxidants in our system at all times to combat free radicals and to neutralize any pollutants and foreign chemicals to which we are exposed. Unfortunately, even though we are aware of the health dangers these intruders present, we often ignore the threat, especially when we do not see any obvious health problems in our bodies.

Let me assure you of one thing: the time to protect your health is when you don’t have any obvious health problems. Most people begin to panic when there is an evident problem. That’s when they begin to search for answers.

herbaswayWe know that pollutants in the air and water, as well the chemicals to which we are exposed on a daily basis, can and do cause free radicals to form in our bodies. And we know that those free radicals damage our organs and our DNA. The only way that we can fight free radical formation is by taking sufficient antioxidants every day. The most efficient antioxidants are those found in green tea. The EGCG as well as the other polyphenols in green tea have been shown to be among the best antioxidants for neutralizing free radicals.

When free radicals are neutralized, they are removed to the liver, the body’s filter, where they are disposed of through our normal disposal system. This works really well when the liver is healthy and not overworked. Unfortunately, with the ever-increasing number of neutralized free radicals that must be removed from the body, the liver in many cases becomes overworked and therefore less efficient at its job.

What does this mean? It means that the neutralized free radicals are reintroduced into our bodies, which can cause additional health problems, including an overloaded, less efficient liver. In other words, the pollutants in our body remain there, which definitely results in impaired overall health.

Almost 20 years ago, HerbaSway introduced a product that was patented for treatment of viral infection of the liver (patent number 5,939,072), based on a successful study of its use for Hepatitis B. Originally named Liver Enhancer but now known as HerbaSway Daily Detox, it is a liquid concentrate Traditional Chinese Medicine designed to be taken daily to give the liver the energy and help that it needs to remain strong so that it can do what it was intended to do: remove neutralized free radicals and toxins from our bodies.

Too often the liver cannot handle the huge number of contaminants to which we are exposed. As the patent for HerbaSway Daily Detox explains, the polysaccharides in various mushroom extracts, such as Maitake, Shiitake, Reishi, Cordyceps, Poria and Hericium, strengthen the liver and give it more energy to work as it’s intended to. Although all six mushroom extracts are listed in the patent, the first four are the most effective in helping the liver function properly.

The strengthening effect of HerbaSway Daily Detox and the antioxidant boost from HerbaGreen Tea complement each other perfectly—just like peanut butter and jelly.

Franklin St. John, founder of HerbaSway Laboratories, was taught traditional Chinese herbal medicine and qigong by a Taoist master from the mountains of China. For more information, call 1-800-672-7322 or visit