I read today that the liver is involved in over 500 bodily functions that are critical to our health. That’s a lot of functions. There is one that I know of that is absolutely critical – the liver cleanses the blood making sure that anything toxic gets removed before it can cause harm. Anything that you eat or drink passes through your liver before the nutrients can be delivered to the cells in your body.
People who consume to much alcohol develop liver disease because the liver is taxed with trying to remove the alcohol before it gets into the blood. That is also why you have to get your liver enzymes checked when you take some medications for extended periods of time.
The liver produces bile which aids in digesting fat, so it is also involved in healthy digestion and removing excess cholesterol. Because the liver stores fat it can help the body process the fat-soluble vitamins. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K.
You can probably tell by now that it is important to do what you can to keep your liver healthy. Artichoke and sarsaparilla root are two foods that are packed with the nutrients that the liver needs to stay healthy.
Artichoke and Sarsaparilla Help the Liver
Artichokes have proven to enhance liver function and boost the production of bile to break down fat. Artichoke can also lower the bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol in the blood.
Sarsaparilla root is an herb that is known as a blood purifier and helps to protect the liver.
Dr. Charles Cochran wrote in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients that the combination of artichoke and sarsaparilla root were extremely effective in detoxifying the liver, normalizing liver metabolism, and preventing further liver damage and there are double-blind studies to support that claim.
Nikken’s Kenzen Liver Support formula (or Kenzen Artichoke/Sarsaparilla in Canada) is a proprietary blend of extracts from the artichoke bud and the sarsaparilla root without artificial additives, preservatives, or stabilizers. You can find out more about Nikken’s Liver formula here.
If you have used Nikken’s Liver Support let me know how it worked in a comment below.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and Nikken’s products are not approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. If you think you may have liver problems please consult a medical professional.