What the Liver Does
As the largest organ inside your body, your liver performs over 500 functions essential for life**. In fact, the liver could be said to be the most important organ when it comes to metabolism and nutrition.^

What Does the Liver Do?

The liver is one of the largest and most important organs in the body. It is located in the right upper side of the abdomen and is involved in almost every process happening in our body. The liver serves a variety of functions, including:

  • It converts the food you eat into energy and produces chemicals your brain and spinal cord needs
  • It detoxifies by metabolizing and secreting, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins
  • It controls blood clotting and the production and excretion of cholesterol, stores vitamins and minerals and sugars and regulates fat stores.
  • It produces bile, a substance that helps you digest your food and absorb the important nutrients
  • It helps in resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the blood
  • It stores important vitamins, energy and minerals and releases them in the blood when they are needed.

For additional information on the liver, what it can do and its functions, click on the links below:

1) Medicinet.com

2) British Liver Trust

3) Webmd.com


* Demonstrated in 25 in vitro and 145 in vivo experiments with 43 different types of models and 8 different animal species Gundermann K-J. Pharmacol Rep 2011;63(3):643-59

** Liver Health Facts *** How the Liver Works # Todaysdietitian.com + Liverfoundation.org ^ Tips for Healthy Liver 

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