Liver is our primary metabolizing and filtration system that performs a variety of essential tasks, ranging from producing proteins, cholesterol and bile to storing vitamins, minerals and even carbohydrates. The liver coverts toxins into waste products, cleanses the blood, and provides the body with some of the most important nutrients.
Toxins enter the body through food, water, skin and by inhalation. A healthy liver manufactures approximately one litre of bile per day to transport toxins out of the body. A sluggish liver can result in the build-up of toxins causing inflammation and oxidative stress. Toxins that are not eliminated may not pose an immediate threat but in the long run are released back into the bloodstream which can cause a lot of problems.
Keeping the liver in good shape is important for maintaining health. Herbal and nutritional supplements can help support liver health. Ingredients such as milk thistle, turmeric and selective herbal extracts are known to decrease liver inflammation, protect against injury and help detox and rejuvenate the liver. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, avoiding toxins, using alcohol responsibly, and choosing the right supplement can all help promote liver health.