Defense Against Toxins: Supplements to Support the Liver

Every day we are exposed to literally hundreds of different types of harmful chemicals and toxins. These chemicals enter our bodies through the lungs, digestive tract or skin. The body has to have a way to break down these chemicals in order to eliminate them to help protect our health.

In most cases our bodies do a remarkable job eliminating toxins from our systems. In particular, the liver plays an amazing role in this much needed process. Unfortunately, the stressful lifestyles that most of us lead puts a huge amount of pressure on our liver which diminishes its ability to cope with this enormous job. There are several reasons for this.

The liver has a difficult time keeping up with the volume of chemicals that we are exposed to. Some examples are food additives, to include artificial colorings and preservatives. We also consume pesticides and herbicides from agricultural products.

Poor diet is another reason why the liver has to struggle to keep up. The liver requires rich amounts of nutrients to aid in the processing and elimination of chemicals. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other important nutrients are important to help activate the liver’s enzyme system which breaks down chemicals in the body. Because of this, the liver may not be able to protect the body from these chemicals which contributes to the development of many forms of diseases. Thankfully there are things we can do to help our liver with the detoxifying process.

Ways to help support liver detoxification

As much as possible, consume whole, nutrient-rich foods and avoid processed foods which contain chemical additives.

Take a quality multi-vitamin and mineral like Super Supplemental Daily to help supply the liver with the nutrients it needs. Another whole food supplement that can supply the liver with nutrients for detoxification is Ultimate GreenZone.

In addition to these supplements, the following specific supplements may also be helpful:

  • Milk Thistle Combination - Enhances the livers ability to process toxins and helps protect it against damage.
  • Liver Formulas such as Enviro-Detox and Chinese Liver Balance. These formulas have been traditionally used to purify the blood and should aid in liver detoxification.
  • Garlic and MSM – Sulfation is an important detoxification pathway. Sulfation can be enhanced by various amino acids and by sulfur rich foods and supplements like MSM and garlic.
  • N-Aceytl-Cysteine – Glutathione is very important antioxidant that protects the cells of the body from free radicals. It plays a particularly important role in the liver, because it helps protect the liver from sustaining damage when it is in the process of detoxifying compounds. N-Aceytl-Cysteine is a precursor to glutathione and helps replenish this important antioxidant.

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