Bastyr Protocol

Bastyr University is considered by many physicians worldwide to be one of the pre-eminent naturopathic medical colleges.

Under the auspices of the Bastyr University Research Institute (BURI), the Bastyr Hepatitis C Clinic treated and monitored patients in order to “evaluate a science based naturopathic medical protocol for the treatment of people diagnosed with hepatitis C”.

Please note: The first product on this list is Silybin Phytosome in the exact dosage found in Maximum Milk Thistle.

Product Description Dosage Effects
Silybin Phytosome
The active ingredient in Maximum Milk Thistle
1 cap tid Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fibrotic, iron chelator, increased mitosis of healthy hepatocytes.
Glycyrrhiza
800 mg (Licorice Root Extract, 6% Glycyrrhizin)
1 cap tid Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, stabilizes hepatocyte membranes.
Actigall™
300 mg
(ursodeoxycholic acid)
1 cap bid Restores damaged bile ducts, induces choleresis, stabilizes hepatocyte membrane by preventing solubilization of cholesterol and phospholipids, increases hepatic blood flow.
Colchicine
0.6 mg
1 cap bid
5 days per week
Enhances collagenase expression, stimulates collagenase secretion, inhibits collagen synthesis by hepatic fibroblasts, decreases IL-1.
Phosphatidyicholine (1200 mg soy phosphalids complex and 420 mg phosphalidylcholine) 2 cap tid Protects and stabilizes hepatocyte membrane Hepatoprotection against xenobiotics. Primary source of choline.
Vitamin E 400 IU
(d-alpha-tocopherol)
1 gelcap bid Hepatoprotective by directly inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
Selenium citrate
200 mcg
1 cap bid Antioxidant, incorporated to selenocysteine, a component of glutathione peroxidase, necessary for catalyzing reduction of peroxides.
Thiocid
(alpha-lipoic acid)
100 mg
2 cap tid Chelates iron, antioxidant, free radical scavenger. Helps maintain hepatic vitamin C and E levels. Increases reduced glutalhione.
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