The liver and its various tasks

The liver is the most important organ for energy recovery. It is located on the right side of the abdomen just below the diaphragm and weighs one and a half kilos. The liver has several dozen functions, which are mainly in the field of metabolism. For example, various types of proteins, fats and carbohydrates are built up or broken down in the liver, toxins are neutralized and bile is produced. Fatty acids are also made suitable for combustion. In short, the liver is busy and it is important that it functions properly. Good hormone balance requires a well-functioning liver to ensure that the production and breakdown of hormones runs smoothly. Reasons to test the liver include a vitamin B6 deficiency and heart problems.

  • Functions of the liver
  • Increased levels of the enzymes Alat and Asat
  • Any other liver problems
  • Liver drainage
  • Medication

Functions of the liver

The liver is indispensable and is made up everywhere of very small interconnected lobes (groups) of more or less hexagonal cells. The liver is located in the body in such a way that all substances that are absorbed from food through the intestinal wall must pass through the liver. It produces proteins, breaks them down, converts them and maintains fuel levels in the blood. It also breaks down medicines and ammonia that are released during the processing of proteins and other substances. Albumin is qualitatively one of the most important proteins produced by the liver. It ensures the correct pressure in the blood vessels and for the transport of both body and foreign substances. The liver also ensures, among other things:

  • storing sugar
  • packaging fatty acids in packages with cholesterol, so that they can be transported through the body
  • produce the bile fluid, which emulsifies the fats in the intestine
  • regulate the fluid level in the blood
  • repairing wounds and ensuring blood clotting

The liver also provides:

  • proper production of cholesterol
  • pyridoxal-5-phosphate, vitamin B3 and beta-carotene
  • the absorption of minerals such as magnesium, copper and zinc
  • the production of prostaglandins

Prostaglandins

The production of prostaglandins based on DGLA, which requires vitamins B3 and C, takes place in three steps (PGE1, PGE2 and PGE3). These substances influence the regulation of cell metabolism and cell division. They are also important for blood clotting, blood pressure and inflammation. To obtain DGLA, linoleic acid (LA) is first converted into gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in the body with the help of vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc and the enzyme delta-6-desaturase. If there is too little GLA production, the (relative) blockage of the receptors of vitamin B6 and C must be lifted by injecting these substances. With sufficient vitamin B6, DGLA is then produced from GLA.

Increased levels of the enzymes Alat and Asat

An enzyme defect , which causes certain chemical processes to malfunction, can result in body substances not being formed or accumulating. Chronic inflammation of the bile ducts blocks the bile supply and/or destroys it. In turn, the drainage of harmful substances is hindered, resulting in symptoms of poisoning. Two enzymes Alat and Asat, which are located in the liver cells, can accelerate the conversion of one substance into the other. Normally the concentration of these substances in the blood is low. However, if damaged, these enzymes can be released into the bloodstream and therefore these values can increase sharply, as with a viral infection. The level of Alat in the blood corresponds to the number of damaged liver cells. Asat aspertate disappears from the blood much faster than Alat (alamine). When the liver recovers, the Asat value falls first.

Any other liver problems

Two other substances may also be elevated in the above cases. These are alkaline phosphatase (AF) and gamma-GT. Gamma-GT in particular is increased when taking medications. Elevated gamma-GT values may indicate gallstones or inflammation of the pancreas. Elevated levels may also indicate hepatitis C, which is often caused by the EBV virus. As a result, the level of stomach acid may be reduced and/or hypersensitivity to food may occur. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin, the red pigment in the blood. This substance is converted by the liver and secreted via the bile. An elevated value can cause inflammation in the liver. In case of digestive disorders , a protein restriction and/or carbohydrate and fat restriction is advisable. There must also be sufficient amino acids available for the liver to complete the detoxification processes. Cofactors such as vitamin B1, B2, B11 and magnesium must also be present in sufficient quantities. A protein restriction and/or food splitting, carbohydrate and fat restriction is advisable in case of digestive disorders. There must also be sufficient amino acids for the liver to complete the detoxification processes.

Liver drainage

The exchange between the blood and the liver cells takes place in the space of Disse. By exerting pressure on the liver, the diaphragm facilitates the flow of bile and also has a positive effect on the other
liver functions because of its rhythmic movement. Good liver drainage therefore requires proper functioning of the diaphragm and correct breathing. Drainage of the liver/kidneys and pancreas can be done with supplementation of lycopodium D6. There are also liver cleansing protocols with the aim of properly cleaning the liver, so that it can function better again. For example, cleaning the bile ducts in the liver is one of the most powerful procedures you can use to improve your health. First, a cleaning of the kidneys, a parasite treatment and/or a dental cleaning must take place.

Medication

Supportive liver supplements include:

  • enzyme supplements are highly desirable (take with meals)
  • vitamin B12 and magnesium injections
  • glutathione
  • vitamins A, C, D, E, and B11, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A), copper, iron
  • coenzyme Q10 and molybdenum
  • support liver function with milk thistle, evening primrose, dandelion, artichoke, onion, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower

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