Supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in advanced cirrhosis
It seems like I’ve been coming across more and more patients who have or know someone close to them that has a liver that is failing. Given the increased pharmaceutical drug and over the counter pain relievers (Tylenol is now one of the top or possibly even #1 cause of liver failure) this is not surprising. Here we see branched chain amino acids protecting the liver. Add to this regimen milk thistle and N-acetyle cysteine and you’ve got some powerful tools to help retain what functional liver these patients have left.