In the busy and often hectic modern world, it can be easy to forget about your liver. Do you even know what your liver actually does all day? Unlike some organs such as your heart, lungs and stomach; you can’t feel your liver working and it isn’t really obvious how it works or what it does. However, your liver performs more tasks than any other organ in your body and, just like your heart or lungs, you can’t live without it. Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions including metabolising food and drugs, regulating and recycling the chemicals and cells in your blood and breaking down the toxins you eat and breathe in. Your liver also makes and stores many of the essential molecules your body needs to survive and stay healthy.
Over the last 20 years, government spending on prescription drugs in the US has increased by over $200 billion, and it is estimated that 70% of Americans now take prescription drugs for various health reasons. As we also spend an ever-increasing proportion of our day working and commuting, it becomes tempting or even necessary to eat quick takeaway meals. Similarly, at the end of a busy day or week, many of us like to unwind with a drink or three. Although your liver is very good at repairing and regenerating itself, it can get damaged through a poor diet and over-consumption of things like alcohol and medicines. When this happens, your liver might not be able to perform all of its tasks properly anymore and this can affect every other organ in your body.
The energy your body needs to function comes from the tiny power plants inside your cells called “mitochondria”; and your liver cells are packed with them. These mitochondria turn the energy in food and oxygen into the fuel your liver needs to function properly, but they also produce “free radicals” in the process. Healthy mitochondria are very good at keeping these potentially damaging free radicals in check, but when you don’t look after your liver properly, your mitochondria stop working like they used to and the free radicals can start to damage your cells resulting in the condition known as “oxidative stress.” Oxidative stress is known to be a major contributor to reduced liver function. While we know that a balanced diet and keeping our alcohol intake moderate are good for us, it isn’t always the way our day, or our week, turns out. Fortunately, there is another weapon you can use to combat the stress that a busy lifestyle can place on your liver.
MitoQ Liver® is a ground breaking formula containing patented MitoQ, the only antioxidant available that is actively taken up into your mitochondria where it is needed most. MitoQ is a special formulation of your mitochondria’s natural free radical defense system, CoQ10, which is able to accumulate inside your mitochondria at levels hundreds of times higher than standard CoQ10 supplements. This provides a huge and immediate boost to your mitochondria’s ability to neutralize the oxidative stress caused by excess free radicals. This can help your liver to repair the damage that can occur as a result of a busy modern lifestyle and get on with their many jobs.
MitoQ Liver® also contains other essential liver support ingredients backed by decades of published research. Milk thistle is a herb that has been used as a liver tonic since ancient times. The active ingredient in milk thistle, “silybin”, has been shown to help protect your liver mitochondria from oxidative stress and the damage it can cause. Siliphos® is a patented formulation of this remarkable compound with absorption levels several times that of standard silybin.
Selenium is an essential micronutrient that has been shown to help boost the natural antioxidant enzyme levels in our livers. Supplementing with selenium gives our livers even more ammunition in the fight against the damage caused by oxidative stress.
Choline is an essential nutrient important for cell repair and fat metabolism, especially in your liver. It is thought that most people worldwide do not get enough choline in their diets, and this has been shown to affect liver health. Ensuring you get a sufficient intake of choline is an excellent and easy way to help keep your liver lean and functioning normally.
While we may not be able to avoid the long hours at work, it’s comforting to know that, along with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, MitoQ Liver® can help support your liver and set your mitochondria up with the energy they need for proper cell function.