The liver has a fundamental role in your body’s overall regulation. Your liver is your body’s filter. It converts toxins into waste products. It cleans your blood. It metabolizes nutrients and medications to provide the body with some of its most important proteins. Those are the three ways your liver detoxifies the body. Let’s break down each process.
FILTERING THE BLOOD SYSTEM
At any given moment, your liver is in the process of detoxifying about a pint of blood. Your total blood supply passes through the liver several times a day. Blood detoxification is critical because blood is loaded with bacteria, endotoxins, antigen-antibody complexes, and other toxic substances from the intestines. A healthy liver clears almost 100% of bacteria and toxins from blood before the blood enters general circulation.
ENZYME BREAKDOWN IN TWO PHASES
Phase one is prepping toxins for phase two. During phase one, chemicals from outside and inside your body are detoxed by 50-100 enzymes. Once these toxins are treated they are easier for phase two to target. Phase two binds protective compounds to toxins for detoxifying treatment.
SYNTHESIZING AND BILE SECRETION
Your body produces about a quart of bile a day. Bile helps the body break down and absorb fats and cholesterol and serves as a carrier to effectively eliminate toxic substances from the body.
LIVER DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Toxins are everywhere! Our food, air, water, cleaning products, and even our hygiene products are full of toxins. It is up to the liver to clean up and remove all those nasty toxins from our bloodstream. Give your liver some love with this super liver detox smoothie.