The liver, our natural detox system
The primary role of the liver is to filter blood coming in from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. Healthy liver function is vital to break down waste products and toxins, removing them from the blood or neutralising them before expelling.
This detoxification process happens naturally, especially whilst we sleep at night, but sometimes that is just not enough. This natural process can be interrupted by synthetic chemicals or pollutants, disrupting the functioning of the endocrine system. These chemicals are known as endocrine disruptors, or EDCs.
The liver removes unwanted toxins from the body
Chemical toxins and pollutants are generally fat soluble so they’re difficult for the body to excrete. Metabolic reactions in the liver make toxic compounds more water soluble, and easier to excrete in bile or urine. If this is process disrupted, chemicals are sometimes stored creating a toxic burden.