Its that time of the year, when excessive alcohol consumption gets the green light. As a society we've agreed that the holidays are a time of indulgence. But, unfortunately our bodies don't go on holiday. And, they will pay the price and take the brunt of our holiday indulgences. All is not lost, as mother nature has provided us with a great many herbs to help cleanse the body.
The liver is a real workhorse, constantly filtering and neutralizing toxins, to keep the body safe from harmful substances like alcohol. The liver filters the blood at a rate of 1.5 liters per minute, an astounding volume and rate. When we drink, alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so the liver is filtering alcohol at an equally fast rate. If the liver had only one function, its job would be easy. But, the liver is a complex organ responsible for hundreds of process and detoxing alcohol is only one of them.
The liver processes the alcohol and essentially removes it from the bloodstream. Alcohol is a poison and if it were not broken down and detoxified it would kill you. Each year there are a number of alcohol induced deaths, simply because people have consumed too much alcohol for their liver to process. I am not suggesting that you are in danger of alcohol poisoning this season. I just wanted to illustrate the point and remind you that alcohol is essentially a poison. Alcohol in moderation still compromises you liver, digestion and overall health.
But, there are a few things you can do to take care of your liver in a way that's easy to implement and will allow you to enjoy the holidays.
- Drink plenty of water - alcohol is dehydrating
- Avoid overeating - overeating and alcohol stresses the liver
- Take a B complex vitamin - these will help all systems function smoothly
- Use Probiotics - alcohol will upset your intestinal bacteria
- Support you liver with natural herbs - use Liver Rescue +4
Liver Rescue Version 4+ by HealthForce Nutritionals
Keeping the liver healthy is essential to good health. A less than
optimally functioning liver has profound health ramifications for the
entire body. Most people's livers are quite challenged and constantly
stressed from food toxins, excess protein, alcohol, drugs (over the
counter & and prescription), and environmental toxins.
levels of the most powerful liver herbs known, provides powerful direct
antioxidants, and supports multiple phases of liver detoxification.
How to Use
Use this supplement pro-actively, if you know you will be drinking, take two capsules before heading out. And take another two capsules before bed with a large glass of water. Then you will want to continue taking Liver Rescue +4
as directed on the bottle for a week or more just to keep you staying healthy and clean.
Milk Thistle Seed Extract ( Silybum Marianum standardized to 80% Silymarin) - 600 mg
Dandelion Root Extract ( Taraxacum Officinale) (4:1) - 200 mg
Wasabia Japonica ( root ) - 100 mg
Picrorhiza Kurroa ( 10% kutkin) - 100 mg
Be safe, enjoy the holidays and from all of us at Zebra Organics have a Happy New Year!
The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA.