Milk Thistle and Liver Health: Help Defend Against a Toxic World
With so many commercials about Gout on tv these days, it seems liver problems have come to the attention of Americans. You may know that the liver’s function is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract, metabolizing nutrients, drugs and alcohol to detoxify. But did you know that the liver also produces protein and bile that helps to break down fats and clears bilirubin (a byproduct of red blood cells) from your blood?
Your liver is responsible for processing everything you consume, protein, fat and carbohydrates, and turning it into glucose for your body to use as fuel, helping the body to maintain a steady state of energy throughout the day. Pretty important stuff for the second largest organ in the body to handle!
Years of alcohol or drug use – even over the counter varieties – can cause damage to the liver, but even the pesticides on produce, food additives and other toxins found in our food must pass through the liver and can take their toll on the health of your liver.
This is why it is so important to take care of your liver. Taking care of your liver is not that difficult. The choices you make today will help add to the longevity of this very important organ. Here are a few small steps to get you started:
• Eat organic whenever possible and consume lots of fruits and veggies.
• Limit fried foods and hydrogenated oils.
• Drink alcohol in moderation or cut it out completely.
• Take proper dosages of medications and don’t mix them with alcohol.
• Avoid smoking.
• Take liver supporting supplements.
Milk thistle is a plant that has been used for more than 2000 years to treat disorders of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. How is that for longevity as a remedy? Studies show that it protects and promotes liver cell regeneration and fights oxidation. Milk thistle protects the liver against damage not only from incoming toxins but helps the liver process and release toxins that are already there.
Milk Thistle Plus™ and Liver Longetivity™ are products that Rainbow light offers to promote optimum liver function. These powerful supplements support liver detoxification, cell regrowth and help to neutralize free radicals for healthy liver function.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.