Shine Greens Liver blend
The liver is capable of a high level of detoxification most of the time - but in our modern world, the liver can become overwhelmed. Medications, chemicals, alcohol and other toxins, even food breakdown products and hormones, all need the liver for detoxification and removal. Shine Greens Liver blend is designed to support the liver and maintain optimal detoxification.
Liver blend ingredients
Organic Wheatgrass, Broccoli Sprout, Water Soluble Turmeric, Globe Artichoke, Dandelion Leaf, Blackcurrant Juice, Organic Spirulina, Organic Broken Cell Chlorella
What does the liver do?
The liver is also responsible for these important processes:
- Producing and removing cholesterol
- Regulating blood sugar
- Producing glycogen (the liver’s storage of energy)
- Processing and breaking down old red blood cells
- Cleansing the blood
- Metabolising hormones
- Producing sex hormones (Gu)
- Making and releasing bile - needed for removing waste and breaking down dietary fat
Storing certain nutrients, including vitamin B12, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as minerals copper and iron. (D. Physiol)
When the liver isn’t functioning properly, toxins aren’t able to be broken down into less harmful substances to be safely removed from the body. If the other major organs of elimination (the small intestines and kidneys) are also overwhelmed or under-functioning, toxins remain in the body. Circulating toxins are then able to cause damage, inflammation and poor health. (Gu)
There are two major liver detoxification pathways in the liver cells - these are called Phase 1 and Phase 2. Many plant foods contain compounds that support the function of one or both of these pathways.
How Shine Greens Liver blend works
Potent plant foods such as wheatgrass, broccoli sprout, globe artichoke, dandelion leaf, spirulina and chlorella are all outstanding sources of chlorophyll, the plant pigment that gives them their rich green colour. Evidence suggests that chlorophyll provides antioxidant protection and promotes Phase II detoxification. (Dingley; Perez-Galvez)
These plants also contain nutrients and antioxidants that support a healthy liver, including beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamins C, E, and K. (Bodla; Abellan; Nutrition Value; nutrition value; Masten Rutar; Bito)
Phytonutrient-rich plants such as blackcurrant, turmeric, spirulina and chlorella also provide antioxidant support, protecting the liver from the damaging effects of free radicals. (Szachowwicz-Petelska; Hewlings; Wu; Bito)
While diet and lifestyle choices are within our control, some of the toxins we are exposed to every day are harder to avoid. Including potent plant ingredients in your daily routine helps to support the liver’s ability to neutralise toxins and remove them from the body.
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