This dynamic duo, Liver DTX Complex and Lecithin, help to maintain normal liver function.
Help keep your liver healthy with Shaklee Liver DTX Complex
A healthy liver is essential to normal nutrient metabolism and overall health. A unique internal organ, the liver plays many crucial roles in normal metabolism, including detoxification. A healthy liver can regenerate itself and deal with a wide range of toxic substances; however, prolonged and frequent exposure to toxins may influence the level of stress on liver cells and functioning. Fortunately, supplying the body with herbal compounds that have antioxidant properties and eliminating toxins from the body by maintaining normal bile flow can help keep your liver functioning at an optimum level. Liver DTX Complex gives your liver the tender loving care it needs.
The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and is also the only organ capable of regenerating itself. For example, a heart attack can create permanent damage to the heart muscle. By contrast, heavy alcohol consumption can damage the liver, but abstaining from alcohol gives the liver a chance to repair itself. You could think of the liver as a kind of industrial processing plant for the body, performing a wide range of critical functions for physical maintenance and repair.
Let’s take a look at some of the different departmental functions of the amazing liver.
Warehouse and Shipping Depot for Nutrients. When you eat, foods are broken down into component nutrients by the process of digestion, absorbed, and transported by the blood to the liver. The liver receives the nutrients and assigns some to the storage while others are “packaged” and shipped to parts of the body to fill their needs. As another kind of “shipping and receiving” function, the liver helps to regulate normal blood sugar levels in response to the action of hormones produced by the pancreas.
Protein Manufacturing Plant. The liver assembles amino acids into essential proteins needed for the immune system’s antibodies, blood clotting, and many other bodily functions.
Waste Treatment Plant. When blood enters the liver, it carries not only nutrients, but also a wide range of other substances absorbed through our skin, through our lungs, and through our digestive systems. Any compound the body doesn’t need for nutritional supplies is identified as “foreign” and targeted for “disassembly” and disposal. Specialized liver enzymes perform the function of changing the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be excreted.
Hazardous Waste Transport and Disposal. Once the liver has broken down toxic substances, they can be excreted by the kidneys in urine or transported to the intestines in bile, which is manufactured by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When needed, bile is released into the intestines where it works along with dietary fiber to bind toxins and facilitate their elimination from the body as part of fecal waste.
Challenges to Liver Function
There is a wide range of foreign compounds the liver may be called upon to detoxify, including:
Benzopyrenes — tobacco smoke or smoke from grilling foods
Acetone — nail polish remover, paints, varnishes, thinners
Heterocyclic amines — lighter fluid, hydrocarbon solvents, barbecued or broiled meats
Nitrosamines — processed foods
Polycyclic hydrocarbons — car exhaust, fumes from burning fossil fuels
Insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers
Ammonia — and other household chemicals
Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs — antiulcer, analgesic, antiflammatory, anticonvulsant, antihyperlipidemic
When the structure of these compounds is changed in the liver, free radicals are released. Free radicals then attack the cell membranes of liver cells. If their attack is successful, the integrity of the cell is impaired leading to cell damage and even cell death.
Despite the liver’s amazing ability to regenerate itself, if too many liver cells are destroyed or damaged by free radical–induced oxidation, the liver’s ability to perform important functions may be decreased.
WHAT’S IN LIVER DTX COMPLEX
- Milk thistle seed extract
– Research indicates this herb supports the body’s ability to make proteins that help regenerate liver cells.*
– This natural bioflavonoid complex in milk thistle has antioxidant properties that help maintain liver cell integrity.
- Schizandra chinensis
– This Chinese herb has antioxidant properties that support protein synthesis for liver cell repair.
– Known long ago as the “lion’s tooth,” this herb helps maintain bile flow necessary to eliminate compounds detoxified by the liver
- Reishi mushroom
– A Japanese plant dating back more than 4,000 years, this mushroom is known for its antioxidant properties.
WHY CHOOSE LIVER DTX COMPLEX?
- Helps maintain normal bile flow (see below)
- Offers botanical ingredients to protect liver cells
- Helps your body excrete toxic compounds
Bile, One of the Body’s Essential Workers
Bile is manufactured by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It is necessary for fat digestion and the absorption of fat- soluble nutrients. In fact, eating fats stimulates the release of bile from the gallbladder to perform these crucial functions.
Bile is an emulsifier, which acts like a detergent to break down fats. Just like dishwashing detergent breaks up greasy foods on a plate so you can rinse them away, bile breaks up the fat from foods you eat into smaller bits. This increases the surface area on which digestive enzymes can work to further break down fats for absorption.
Bile also serves as a vehicle for transporting toxins from the liver to the gastrointestinal tract for elimination from
And a special commendation for fiber: Bile doesn’t perform the whole job of detoxification by itself. Dietary fiber is an essential “coworker,” because it binds toxins transported in bile and helps carry them quickly out to the body before they can damage healthy cells in the gastrointestinal tract.
Help keep your liver healthy with Shaklee Lecithin
Lecithin is a natural compound that supports healthy liver function, and Shaklee Lecithin softgels contain pure vegetable-source lecithin. They also feature linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid; choline, a component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is involved in the transmission of messages in the brain and nervous system; and inositol, thought to play an important metabolic regulating role as a key component of cel membranes in tissues throughout the body.
Lecithin helps the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients including beta-carotene and vitamins A, D, K, and E.
On a personal note: I have been taking Shaklee Liver DTX Complex and Lecithin on a daily basis for many years. With the extra pounds I have been carrying (due to several years of stress and emotional upheaval), I know that extra stress has been placed on my liver and for sure I am dealing with a fatty liver. Anyone that is overweight is in the same boat, and people, obesity can also lead to cirrhosis of the liver so we have to take care of ourselves. The good news is that I can do something about it, and I AM! Planning on reaching my goal weight by the end of this year. I will continue to keep DTX in my daily regime, because even when my body is not fighting against itself, there will always be toxins in some of the food I eat (albeit unintentionally) and although I have a toxic free home environment, make my own natural deodorant etc, I will still be exposed to environmental toxins when I am outside.
Choose Shaklee for Safety, Quality, and Science
• Combines time-tested herbal ingredients with advanced Shaklee science and technology
• Conducts 130,000 individual analytical and microbiological tests annually, assuring you of the integrity of our herbal products
• Performs more than 250 proprietary tests, beyond the industry norms. Test methods developed by Shaklee scientists have become industry standards
• Processes 1.4 million pounds of raw herbal ingredients a year, meticulously tested for quality, potency, and stability
• Offers you the benefit of over 4,730,000 man-hours of experience in our sophisticated Norman, Oklahoma, manufacturing facility alone