Understanding the Liver

LIVER AND ITS FUNCTIONS


Every day, your liver helps your body by providing it with energy, fighting off infections and toxins, blood clotting, regulating hormones and much, much more. To give you an idea of the liver’s critical roles, here is a partial list of its functions:


CLEANSES BLOOD

Metabolizing alcohol and other drugs and chemicals, Neutralizing and destroying poisonous substances


REGULATES THE SUPPLY OF BODY FUEL

Producing, storing and supplying quick energy (glucose) to keep the mind alert and the body active. Producing, storing and exporting fat


MANUFACTURES MANY ESSENTIAL BODY PROTEINS

Clotting of blood
Providing resistance to infection


REGULATES BODY CHOLESTEROL

Produces cholesterol, excrete and converts it to other essential substances


REGULATES THE BALANCE OF MANY HORMONES

Sex hormones, Thyroid hormones, Cortisone, and other adrenal hormones


REGULATES THE SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Iron, CopperM, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K




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