Liver Health & Function

Today our subject is the liver. Let's take a few minutes to learn about this remarkable organ.

Your liver has many roles and is thought to be responsible for up to 500 separate functions, working hand in hand (so to speak) with our other systems and organs. It supports almost every organ in the body and is vital for our survival.

This organ is a storage warehouse. It stores many substances, including glucose, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, and copper, to name a few.

The liver makes up a part of our immune system along with the spleen and the lymphatic system. This system acts as a filter for our circulatory system.

This vital part of your anatomy is key to healthy detoxification and elimination of metabolic wastes, drug residues, and environmental toxins. It breaks down or modifies toxic substances and then they are excreted.

Because of its many functions, your liver is also prone to many diseases. The most common include infections such as hepatitis, HIV, alcohol damage, fatty liver, cirrhosis, cancer and drug damage (especially acetaminophen and cancer drugs).
An old naturopathic saying is that “when in doubt, treat the liver.” This is so true. Because the liver is involved in so many processes, most people will benefit from a liver support program.

We carry many different liver support products. Ask me which one is right for you.