Let’s have a closer look at your liver, as the main organ responsible for detoxification
It seems like a good idea to DETOX – don’t you think? But what does it mean? Surely it is a good thing to get rid of unwanted chemicals in the body. . Learn more about the liver and how you can support your liver so that it can function optimally to detoxify properly.
What does your liver consist of
- It is the largest solid organ in the human body.
- The largest gland in the human body.
- It weighs 1.4kg
- Consists of two lobes. The left lobe being smaller than the right.
- In a small hollow on the underside of the liver you will find your Gallbladder.
- It carries out over 500 essential tasks like converting the nutrients in our diets into substances.
- The body use and store these substances. In order for your cells to use it as needed.
- Substances that are toxic are converted into harmless substances before being released from the body.
- Classed as part of the digestive system.
- Protein synthesis,
- The production of chemicals that help digest food.
The food we eat ends up in our stomach. There it mixes with digestive juices. These juices have acids and enzymes for breaking food into much smaller, digestible pieces. Resulting in nutrients being able to absorb into the blood as the digested food moves along the digestive tract.
One of the liver’s main jobs is to filter blood, that comes from the digestive tract before it goes to the rest of the body. It is rich in nutrition and other digested substances like toxins or any other unwanted molecules. Blood is the transport mechanism in the body that carries the good and the bad to where it needs to be in our bodies.
Other primary functions of the liver are:
- Bile production and excretion. Salts mix with ingested fats to promote break down absorption of fats from the gastrointestinal tract. Bile helps to carry away waste.
- Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs
- Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
- Enzyme activation
- Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals
- Synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin, and clotting factors (with Vitamin K)
A healthy liver has an inbuilt ability to regenerate and regrow rapidly enabling it to perform its important functions.
It is the only organ in the human body that has this ability. With as little as 25% of the original liver, it is able to regenerate completely. On average, a human body has a new liver every year. Despite its ability to regenerate, the liver depends on being healthy to do so. It can be protected through lifestyle choices and dietary measures.
A healthy body is important. Your liver is a vital part of that body. Look after it!!
According to https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/10/23/how-many-cells-are-in-your-body/#close there are 240 billion cells in a healthy liver. In every cell, there are 6.4 billion nucleotides.
6.4 with 9 0’s multiplied by 240 with 9 0’s is 1 440 000 000 000.
And THAT (1 440 000 000 000) is the amount of nucleotides needed to replace cells in the liver every year.
Unfortunately, our diet no longer provides sufficient quantities of nucleotides. As we need to maintain optimal health to support all the cell division, the supplementation of nucleotides has become conditionally essential.
How can you help our liver?
NT-Detox® is formulated with a balanced blend of Nutri-tide® nucleotides and:
- Dandelion Root Extract that has long been regarded as a “liver tonic” and may assist in bile flow and help the liver with general functionality
- Vit E and C are supplemented to act as oxygen scavengers to protect the immune system against the aging processes of radicals
- Milk Thistle Extract 80% (Silybum marianen seeds). Silymarin is the main active ingredient in milk thistle. Known for its benefits as an anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant. Milk thistle can assist the liver in recovery from chemical damage and improve liver functionality
- Vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate) is a precursor substance of Coenzyme A. Coenzyme A is made from Adenosine (one of the nucleotides) plus Pantothenic acid and Cysteamin. It is an important enzyme in the citric acid cycle and critical for fatty acid oxidation and to convert food in to energy
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is significant for protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.
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