The average person probably doesn’t spend much time thinking about his liver, but this wedge shaped organ in the upper right side of your abdomen is constantly working hard to keep you living a happy, healthy life.
Show it some love by exploring these 10 methods to detoxify your liver naturally and safely, but first, let’s talk about your liver’s functions in the body.
Weighing in at around 3 pounds, your liver holds 13% of the blood in your body at any time. According to an article published by Johns Hopkins Medicine titled “Liver: Functions and Anatomy,”
The liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product called bile. This helps carry away waste products from the liver. All the blood leaving the stomach and intestines passes through the liver.
The liver processes this blood and breaks down, balances, and creates the nutrients and also metabolizes drugs into forms that are easier to use for the rest of the body or that are nontoxic. More than 500 vital functions have been identified with the liver.
It produces bile, carries away waste products, breaks down fats, processes alcohol and other toxins, converts excess glucose into glycogen, regulates amino acids, recycles red blood cells, and more. Unlike some organs like your gallbladder or kidney, you can’t live without a liver.
Without it, poor blood clothing would lead to uncontrolled bleeding, toxins and waste products would buildup in your body, you would become susceptible to bacterial infections and disease, and you would incur brain swelling. These factors would likely lead to death within days.
However, you can survive after having a portion of it removed. Then, amazingly, it can regenerate itself like a lizard’s tail! Healthline post “Can You Live Without a Liver?” explains, “Your liver is the only organ in your body that can regrow after parts of it have been removed or damaged. In fact, your liver can grow back to its full size in just a matter of months.”
Of course, it’s best to take preventative measures, so you can avoid liver failure and the need for surgery. To achieve this goal, consider a cleanse or one of our most highly recommended products:
These certified vegan capsules improve liver function by supporting bile production and detoxification with no fillers or flow agents. Liver Rescue uses a potent blend of the most effective herbs for liver repair: dandelion, milk thistle, chanca piedra, and turmeric.
This supplement is kosher, GMO free, gluten free, and packaged in recyclable, tinted glass that preserves ingredient freshness. Healthforce designed this product to combat the huge volume of synthetic chemicals our livers are being tasked with processing on a daily basis. See the company’s full report of the Liver Rescue for more details.
Under the mantra, “Defend yourself from everyday toxins. Flush and protect your liver,” Dr. Schulzes’ 5 Day Liver Cleanse kit includes L-GB Formula. Detox Tea and Detox Formula, Fresh Breath Plus, and QuickStart Directions. All products are vegan and free of soy, gluten, sugar, dairy, whey, and GMO.
This cleanse works by doing several things for your liver. First, it coats and protects your liver cells. Then it dissolves and removes any hardened, sedimentary matter that may have come from your gallbladder. This is especially important if you’re prone to stones or calcification. It also helps clean your blood, giving you more energy during the day. Consider this cleanse a hard-reset.
Customer testimonials on the company’s page report users saw reduced abdominal pain, increased energy, and one person even suspects that the system eliminated gallstones that had previously caused her extreme discomfort.
If the full 5 day cleanse seems too complicated, consider simplifying things by starting with Dr. Schulze’s Liver and Gallbladder Tincture. It’s part of the previously mentioned kit, but you can also use it on its own. The liquid supplement works to detoxify and flush your liver.
You just won’t get the added benefits of a teatox, second tincture, and breath freshener. When using this product, it’s important to stay hydrated, so your body can easily remove harmful byproducts in your liver through waste.
The creators of Himalaya Liver Care focus primarily on energy and the liver’s role as your body’s protein producer. When exercise breaks down muscle cells, their contents leak into the blood and are filtered through the liver. Then, they get recycled into proteins used to develop new muscle, but the health of your liver determines how well and how quickly this process can occur.
Liver Care’s holistic capsules contain herbs that strengthen the liver enzyme levels. In clinical studies observing 70 test subjects over 60 days, a low level of nitrogen in participants’ urine indicated that the product effectively helps the liver build protein used to add muscle mass.
Pure Herbs produces highly potent herbal extracts with neutral grain alcohol and distilled water. Because these quality liquid supplements are in their pre-digested form, you need only use small doses, so they last a long time.
The Liv-J Liver and Digestive Tincture specifically contains Barberry, Catnip, Crampbark, Fennel, Ginger, and Wild Yam extracts. These herbs work together to maintain the healthy function of not only your liver, but also your gallbladder and digestive tract.
A blend of Burdock, Slippery Elm, Turkey Rhubarb, Sheep Sorrel and Marshmallow Root, this liquid supplement is also a combination of plant extracts suspended in quality neutral grain alcohol and distilled water. PC-C Blood and Liver Tincture has been specially formulated to nourish healthy cells and war against degenerate cells in the body that are not functioning as they should.
For best results, you should take the recommended dose daily with a meal. Simply use the eyedropper to add your tincture to a glass of water, and if you find the taste to be a deterrent, you can certainly substitute a juice instead.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health, milk thistle, also known as “Silymarin, is the most commonly used herbal supplement in the United States for liver problems.” Like all of Pure Herbs products, this one is also in liquid form, but unlike the previous tincture blends, this bottle contains only milk thistle, grain alcohol, and water.
Native to southern Europe, southern Russia, Asia Minor, and northern Africa, milk thistle helps the liver in several ways. Most notably, it’s a strong antioxidant that binds to cell membranes to strengthen them and protect the liver from harmful chemical agents we all encounter in our daily experiences. It also promotes expedited regeneration of liver tissue, so you can heal any damage as quickly as possible. Milk Thistle is an ingredient in many liver products, but this would be its most concentrated form.
Likewise, dandelion root is commonly found in liver supplement blends and detox teas, but Pure Herbs also makes an extract with the herb in isolation for maximum potency. According to WebMD, “Dandelion contains chemicals that may increase urine production, prevent crystals from forming in the urine, and decrease swelling (inflammation).”
For this reason, it’s helpful in fighting against kidney stones and bladder infections.
However, dandelion root also promotes bile production which is essential for liver function. This product may be a good fit for you if you experience stomach discomfort or are prone to urinary tract infections.
According to our Master Herbalist Julia’s comments in “Liver Love,” burdock is another go-to plant that can assist you in revitalizing your liver. As always Pure Herbs faithfully delivers a quality liquid supplement containing burdock seed, root, and plant extracts.
It loosens and dissolves waste products in the body, so in addition to your liver, this product is also healthful for your skin, kidneys, and lymphatic system. You may want to use burdock if you struggle with poor hair growth, dermatological issues, or urinary tract problems.
If you’re not sure that you’re ready to jump into a supplement routine that’s specifically geared towards your liver, why not start small. Pure On Main offers promotions on our specially curated cleanses from time to time. We just recently finished our “easy cleanse” promotion and plan to offer it again in coming months. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for dates and details. You won’t want to miss it!
For a set price, you get 4 products and 2 services, a foot detox and colon hydrotherapy session. It’s a good non-specific cleanse that supports multiple organs as a sort of “clean up shop” regimen. You drink two green drinks a day, and take a movement formula at night. Movement formulas are essential when you’re doing a cleanse because if you aren’t expelling waste, all the toxins your body is trying to rid itself of buildup inside.
That’s why we advise you to come in for a consultation before adding a liver supplement to your wellness routine. Our team can help determine which products are best suited to your needs based on years of experience. Call or visit us in store to take your next steps.
Once you know the best method of detoxing your liver naturally and safely, you can take advantage of our current discount.
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