Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post
|Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post||Darrell Miller||12/09/16|
December 09, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post
Your liver is one of your body's most metabolically active organs, meaning its energy demands are high. The liver, brain, kidneys and heart together account for about 5 percent of your body weight. Yet, these organs account for 60 percent of the energy your body consumes when you are at rest, according to the book "Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology." To keep you liver functioning efficiently, it needs a good supply of B-complex vitamins to assist it with the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
- Your liver is constantly working to filter hundreds of toxins found in your diet and environment. On top of that, your liver also helps to break down your food and provide energy to your other organs.
- Although vitamin A has several benefits to offer someone with liver disease, it can be toxic to the liver in high dosages.
- According to researchers from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, more than 90 percent of individuals with chronic liver diseases have some degree of vitamin D deficiency.
"Vitamin A and iron deficiencies are among the most common nutritional deficiencies worldwide, according to a study published in the 2000 issue of Nutrition."