The Importance of Liver Detoxification

No matter what your health challenge may be or the healing protocol you’re currently using; you’ll never experience vibrant health if your liver is congested. A toxic body can’t possibly be healthy, and since the liver is the body’s largest detoxification organ, radiant health requires that it be in prime condition. Otherwise, toxins accumulate in the body, and health begins to break down. This can and does happen without a patient experiencing any specific problems with the liver. Most don’t realize that by cleansing the liver, they can significantly improve or even completely eradicate physical problems that are related to toxic accumulation that they would never have associated with a sluggish liver.

MegaZEN Teaser: Are You a Clean Liver?

Function & Failure

The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It’s tirelessly working to detoxify the blood, produce bile that helps digest fats, breakdown hormones, and store essential vitamins and minerals like iron and vitamin A. Other essential functions include:

  • Processing nutrients absorbed by the intestines
  • Regulating blood composition to balance protein, fat, and sugar
  • Destroying old red blood cells
  • Producing chemicals to help blood clot properly
  • Breaking down and metabolizing medications and alcohol
  • Producing essential proteins and cholesterol
  • Removing toxins like bilirubin, ammonia, and others from the bloodstream
MegaZEN Teaser: Are You a Clean Liver?

These processes are so crucial to the body that the liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself if damaged. That’s a very convincing reason to keep the liver in tip-top shape. A typical sign of a sluggish liver is digestion problems, particularly difficulty digesting fats. Cirrhosis is a serious condition and occurs when liver tissue becomes scarred and can no longer function. Contrary to popular belief, alcoholism isn’t the only way liver damage can occur. Eating uncooked shellfish, long-term use of some medications like acetaminophen, chronic malnutrition, and exposure to chemicals can all contribute to liver damage. When enough of the liver tissue becomes scarred and non-functional, it can no longer regenerate itself, leading to liver failure and death.

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