Everything we put into our bodies, whether it is swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, enters into the blood stream and eventually passes through our chief metabolic organ known as the liver. The liver is our primary detoxifier where it acts as a filtration system, separating the nutrients that our body requires for energy and removes excess substances the body does not require such as metabolic wastes and toxins. Next to detoxification, the liver is responsible for many functions such as blood filtration and clot regulation, the creation of bile to break down and emulsify fat-soluble toxins (which range from harmful chemicals and bacteria), drug and alcohol metabolism, the conversion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into energy and nutrients, the storage of vitamins, minerals and glycogen for fuel and the maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. The liver also manufactures testosterone and estrogen hormones, regulates sex hormone levels and the elimination of excess hormones that the body does not require. Since the liver carries out a wide variety of functions protecting it’s health is imperative to your overall wellbeing. The first step in taking care of your liver is through good nutrition by consuming plenty of cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage and sprouts as well as antioxidants such as vitamin C and E which can remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in the liver. In addition to this, one’s liver can benefit from supplementation with liver supportive and detoxifying herbs.
Consider Himalaya LiverCare to preserve the structure and function of the liver. It has been clinically proven in human double-blind, placebo controlled trials for hepatic effectiveness and normal liver enzyme levels. It is used daily to support liver detoxification, encourages cellular regeneration and the production of glutathione, an intracellular antioxidant vital to detoxification. A prospective, randomized, triple blind placebo controlled clinical study has also examined the effect of liver care on protein anabolism. The multi herbal combination in LiverCare is known to promote anabolism of proteins and improve liver functions to help protein synthesis and metabolism. The product demonstrated a decrease in fecal and urinary nitrogen excretion thereby maintaining positive nitrogen balance in the body, which is important for periods of growth, tissue repair and pregnancy. For a full copy of this study or for more information please contact Better Living and speak with our team of qualified holistic health care professionals.
Mary Ann Marsala – Certified Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist Candidate