The liver, our body’s natural detox system

The primary role of the liver is to filter blood coming in from the digestive tract before it passes it to the rest of the body. The liver is important in breaking down waste products and toxins by removing them from the blood or neutralising them before expelling. It’s the human’s body’s natural detoxification system.

This process happens naturally, especially whilst we sleep at night, but sometimes that’s just not enough because the natural process can be interrupted by everyday chemicals or pollutants.

Our body’s natural detox system is not designed for the 1000’s of chemicals we’re exposed to in everyday life, and whilst many of them may be completely harmless, some may have a toxic effect.

It’s also difficult to know what our own personal body burden is without testing, and two people with the same level of exposure my react quite differently because of their genetic makeup.

read more about the role of genetics in body burden