These are the 4 Most Powerful Kidney Protectors on the Planet

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9Protects kidneys against toxins

Silymarin has been researched for its nephron protection properties and is a treatment for kidney injury that can result from mushroom poisoning. In fact, animal studies have proved that such kidney injury is entirely reversible when treated with Silymarin. Even various drugs and OTC medications like NSAID or non-steroid anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen exert a lot of oxidative stress on the kidneys as they are metabolized in the liver and then byproducts get filtered through the kidneys. These then act like toxins upon the kidney.

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10Nature’s most powerful liver protector too

Silymarin has been shown to protect against several nephrotoxic drugs used in chemo. It also protects against oxidative stress produced by other potent drugs and is a potent protector against free radicals generated by blood glucose increase. What you need to know is that Silymarin or milk thistle that can be obtained in capsule form is one of nature’s most powerful detoxification agents for the liver and a protector of your kidneys.

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11Resveratrol

The name may sound a very scientific one but resveratrol is the main agent found in grapes especially the red and black variety. Italy leads the field in resveratrol research where early studies have found how reservatrol preserves kidney structure and function in rats exposed to kidney injury. Studies in Turkey found how resveratrol decreased kidney and lung injury in rats suffering from sepsis.

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Resveratrol has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been found to heal kidney tissue in injuries as well as protect the kidneys from the effects of chemotherapy drugs. Studies have also researched the use of resveratrol in kidney damage from diabetes.

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12Lipoic Acid

Lipoic acid is also another powerful antioxidant that has been successfully used in studies to block the effects of oxidative stress caused by ischemia/reperfusion injury. It has also been researched for its power to prevent drug-induced kidney damage. Lipoic acid is also a kidney protector against several drugs like Adriamycin, toxic overdose of acetaminophen, and cyclosporine toxicity. It also lowers sugar levels to improve real function in diabetes. Food sources of lipoic acid are spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran. 

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All said and done, the above supplements should be taken after consulting with your doctor first.

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