LIVER HEALTH -
The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and is involved in more than 500 different functions including digestion, metabolism, nutrients’ storage and removal of toxins.
Liver functions -
Production of bile, which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion
Production of certain proteins for blood plasma
Production of cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body
Store and release glucose as needed
Processing of hemoglobin for use of its iron content (the liver stores iron)
Conversion of harmful ammonia to urea (urea is one of the end products of protein metabolism that is excreted in the urine)
Clearing the blood of drugs and other harmful substances
Regulating blood clotting
Resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream
Clearance of bilirubin (if there is a buildup of bilirubin, the skin and eyes turn yellow)
Symptoms of liver problem -
Loss of appetite, vomiting and nausea (sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach ) are a few common symptoms of liver damage
Be aware of a few things that can damage the liver -
High salt intake
Overuse of medication - antidepressants, steroids and pain killers.
Pesticides and heavy metals in food -
Nutritions required -
Milk Thistle with Dandelion - contains Milk Thistle (supports metabollic activity), Dandelion root(supports normal liver function) and Turmeric (provides anti-oxidant support)
Co-enzymeQ10 - supports the energy production in cell and is also a potent antioxidant.