Artichoke Leaf Extract is made from the long, serrated basal leaves of the plant, which contain the highest concentration of biologically active compounds. These compounds have displayed the ability to maintain healthy digestion and liver function.586-594
Chlorogenic acid and cynarin are two of the active compounds found in this extract. Chlorogenic acid positively affects glucose levels in the body in those already within normal range and may support healthy body weight.595-598 The compound cynarin, which is found almost exclusively in artichokes, may support digestion and maintain cholesterol levels already within a healthy range.599-607
Those who may benefit from these natural compounds may want to add Artichoke Leaf Extract to their supplement regimen. Some people will take one capsule with meals that contain fat to facilitate digestion.