Within the human body, the liver is an absolute powerhouse and has little dependence on other organs to function. However, since is responsible for so many vital activities, problems arise when the liver undergoes too much stress. Common stressors include the high use of paracetamol, alcohol & steroids.
To put in perspective how vital our liver is, it’s been known to perform “at least 500 functions” that keep us healthy. To emphasize its importance, the liver is the second-largest organ in the body and one of its primary functions is to flush out toxins that can harmful to us. In addition, our liver processes food, makes bile, helps maintain our blood sugar levels and so much more.
Lets take a look at some of the key ingredients included in Liver & Gut Health:
TUDCA - Tauroursodeoxycholic acid, more commonly referred to as TUDCA, is a bile acid that is found in trace amounts in the human body. Bile acids are compounds released from the gallbladder that help digest fats.
+ Protects the liver
+ Rehabilitates the liver when damage has occurred
+ May reduce insulin sensitivity
+ May decrease cholesterol
MILK THISTLE - Milk thistle is an herbal remedy derived from the milk thistle plant, also known as Silybum marianum. Milk thistle is often promoted for its liver-protecting effects.
+ It may help prevent age related decline in brain function
+ Milk Thistle Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels
+ Milk Thistle Protects Your Liver
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - Apple cider vinegar has various healthful properties, including antimicrobial and
antioxidant effects. Evidence also suggests ACV may assist with:
+ Aiding weight loss
+ Reducing cholesterol
+ May boost skin health
+ Can help kill harmful bacteria
Understanding the role gut health plays in regulating your body’s absorption of nutrients and vitamins is essential to getting your internal engine running at optimum performance. Apart from digesting and extracting nutrients from the food we eat; our gut microbiome is thought to play a key role in metabolism, nutrient absorption, sleep and regulating the immune system which is why prioritising gut health is essential for long-term success.