The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself, but it can only take so much. Give it enough alcohol or damage it through dangerous lifestyle choices and it will eventually give up on you and rot — literally. This is called cirrhosis and in advanced cases, the only treatment is a liver transplant.
Many of the liver cleanses on the market contain ingredients such turmeric, milk thistle, dandelion root or peppermint — all herbs and roots that may provide direct or indirect benefit to the liver. But many of the studies that have looked at these roots and herbs are not in the context of cleanses, which often have other ingredients or mechanisms. Before we can even claim these options as nature’s remedy to the liver, we need more studies to prove their worth.
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Below, he argues that simply avoiding alcohol and eating a healthy diet is the best remedy for keeping the organ in peak condition.
A lack of oversight means that unlike a pharmaceutical drug, you may not know exactly what you’re getting or even if others have experienced adverse effects. Further, the cleanse you’re using may actually have herbs that could potentially harm the liver or interact dangerously with medications.
Over the counter liver detox.
Why are so many of us investing in detox potions to “cleanse” this amazing organ? After all, it takes care of that just fine on its own.