High potency Artichoke Extract
Artichoke’s use as a herb was first documented in the 4th century BC. The herb belongs to the plant family Asteraceae, that includes milk thistle. Also known as globe artichoke, the plant produces large purple and green flower heads and is distinct from Jerusalem Artichoke, the edible root vegetable.
Artichoke is believed to stimulate certain digestive juices whose job it is to break up fats present in the food, making them easier to digest; particularly after heavy rich meals. Many people chose to take one or two tablets if they know they’re going to have a big fatty meal to help their digestion.
Each Ibesene® tablet provides a concentrated extract of artichoke leaves equivalent to 8000mg of dried herb material with a guaranteed level of cynarin, the compound that is believed to have the active properties. The tablets are coated to make them taste free and easy to swallow.
In one study of people with digestive problems, an amazing 85% noted an improvement after taking artichoke extract. This herb seems particularly helpful where people have digestive disturbances, such as nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain and bloating.
It has recently been shown by a trial in the UK that this herb may actually work quicker than was previously thought. Use of artichoke extract reduced symptoms of disordered digestion during a mere 6-week treatment course.
It is the leaves of the artichoke plant that contain the active compounds, the most important one being cynarin. Lamberts® Ibisene® is a high potency artichoke extract standardised upon 5% cynarin, to give a relevant level of 16mg of cynarin per tablet.