The liver is an essential organ that works to cleanse and dexoify the body meaning it processes all of the “junk” in our bodies. This “junk” can range from environmental pollution to byproducts from medications. Additionally, a person produces “junk” just by living, breathing, and eating. Free radicals, for example, are created as a result of oxidation which can damage cells throughout the body and putting more strain on the liver.
Additional jobs of the liver include transforming different nutrients into forms the body can utilize, aiding in a healthy immune system, and storing glucose and releasing it when energy is necessary. If the liver is overloaded with toxins, it is unable to perform its functions as efficiently and effectively as needed. It also cannot perform its detoxification duties. And the cycle begins… toxins stress the liver, it is unable to detoxify the body as well… more toxins build up slowing detoxification and other processes… the liver can’t detoxify as well… and so on.
What can we do to help? Reduce as much exposure to “junk” as possible! Some of this can be controlled by making healthy food choices and using less toxic products in your home. However, some of our exposure like the air we breathe and external stresses can be very difficult to control. There is supplemental support that can be used: Livaplex by Standard Process.
- Supports healthy liver and gallbladder function
- Supports the body’s normal toxin-elimination function
- Encourages healthy digestion of fats
- Enhances bowel function
- Encourages healthy bile production
Stop by the office to discuss if Livaplex would be a good fit for you!