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Glutathione and Your Liver.
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Glutathione plays an important role in the liver. It greatly affects how the liver works and how well the liver functions for the body. 30% of the blood that is pumped throughout the body by the heart is sent to the liver. The liver needs this large amount of blood to function plus it's a processing plant—it clears out toxins, stores a lot of nutrients and wears a lot of different hats so to speak.
Hepatocytes, liver cells, contain thousands of enzymes that
perform many metabolic functions and carbohydrates-glucose metabolism is
linked to proper liver functioning. Glutathione
in the liver is a thousand times more abundant than any other part of
are excess carbohydrates in your diet, your liver converts the
carbohydrates for storage in the adipose (fat) cells in the body which
is called Lipogenesis. Upon demand the liver can convert the fat back
Likewise when there is excess protein, the liver converts the excess amino acids into fat and stores it like any other fat. Alternatively if you take in insufficient carbohydrates but plenty of protein, the liver can also convert the protein into glucose.
In each cell there are organelles containing hundreds of thousands or mitochondria depending on the function of the cell. The job of the mitochondria is to make ATP which is the energy of the cell. This is done by taking glucose and oxygen through a complex metabolic pathway to create ATP. However, this process also creates a lot of free radicals which is why it's necessary to have sufficient glutathione to quench the free radicals.
The metabolism, the storage and proper utilization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are all done by the liver.
stores nutrients like A, B, E, K as well as vitamin B12 and certain
minerals including Iron. The liver is in charge of the nutrient balance
in the body, it actually
determines on how much of each nutrient to store based on the nutrient
levels in the rest of the body. If
the Iron level is too high though, it can actually cause damage to the
There are two phases in Detoxification, Phase 1 and Phase 2 which is for drugs, toxins, alcohol and so on. During Phase 1, the glutathione is used to tie up the toxins which create more free radicals.
For phase two an additional amount of glutathione is required to deal with the free radials produced in Stage I of the process. If there's insufficient glutathione for Stage II you're left with very toxic free radicals that can do damage to your body.
Alcohol is a known substance that over time does real irreversible damage to the liver and this is primarily because of insufficient glutathione for Stage II of the detoxification process. .
When you ingest too much alcohol and get a hangover, that is because Phase 2 of the detoxification process is sluggish—insufficient glutathione--and you are not able to get rid of all of the metabolic break down products of the alcohol.
The liver is the largest and heaviest organ in the body—about the size of a football. It can easily be damaged in an accident and because of the large supply of blood to the liver can easily become a life-threatening event. Overall, the liver serves as your body's engine, a pantry, a refinery, food processor, garbage disposal, your guardian angel, and so on.
Glutathione works synergistically with other cellular antioxidants
There has been studies that Tylenol can actually cause liver problems
Clinical Doctorcology in 2009 with Tylenol overdose trying to figure out what should the recommendation be. People buy Tylenol for pain and fever reduction. Acetaminophen-people take that and could be overdosing on that.
Molecular aspects of medicine in February through April 2009 issue,
looking at glutathione and liver disease hepatotoxicity in
Germany Journal in Sept 2009 in the largest urban area: The conclusion was that the study revealed that drug toxicity in Acetaminophen has replaced viral hepatitis as the single most cause of acute liver failure.
All of this is caused by people overdosing on Tylenol which has a good amount of Acetaminophen.
Information taken from Dr. Daria's weekly calls at http://smilin2themax.com/AudiosDrDariaDavidson.aspx
Dr. Daria Davidson is a board certified medical doctor focusing on holistic medicine with 30 years of practice.
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