The health and vitality of all of our body systems are dependent on the health of liver. It is a complex organ that influences many other systems of our body. The liver is essential for survival. We can last for days without food but only 24 hours without the function of our liver. The role of the liver is to filter out toxins from our blood stream, helps make some specific proteins, produces the biochemicals necessary for digestion (such as bile) as well as hormone production, glucose storage, metabolism of fats eg cholesterol, clotting factors, and storage of essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, D, B12 and iron. It also has an effect on the immune system and blood pressure.
When a liver becomes toxic or imbalanced it can cause symptoms of general fatigue, poor digestion, nausea, dizziness, liver spots, unexplained weight gain, poor sleep and liver spots. Specific nutrients are vital to the correct functioning of the liver and detoxification. A detoxification program that incorporates a herbal and nutritional approach can help the overall function of the liver, ensuring the optimal functioning and detoxification.