Liver & bile

The liver, our largest organ (approx. 1.5 kg), is a major chemistry laboratory. It produces bile, which is necessary for an undisturbed fat digestion 600ml per day. Part of it is stored in the gallbladder and released from there if necessary. Apart from the gall production (digestive support), the liver meets many other tasks. All substances ingested with the food are passed through the liver after decomposition in the gastro-intestinal tract and there subjected to a further processing. What the body do need is filtered out and transmitted via the blood system. What the body does not need or even harm him will be modified so that it can be excreted safely. The liver is therefore our detoxification center. Also it is a production organ (such as proteins of the blood clotting system) and a storage organ (for protein, glycogen storage form of glucose, trace elements such as iron and copper, vitamins). Overloading the liver and disorders of bile secretion and bile drain can show up in general performance, apathy, weakness and fatigue, discomfort in the upper abdomen (especially after the high-fat meals), abdominal pain, colic, heartburn, bloating, flatulence. Alcohol, fat food, medicines (in large quantities), and environmental toxins are the biggest enemies of the liver!