The liver is considered to be the “check-post” of the body. It is the largest glandular organ in the human body. The liver has more functions than any other gland in the body. The human blood passes through the liver to several times a day to get filtered or detoxified. This is highly vascular (having huge blood supply all the time) and hence is considered to be one of the most vital organs.
The liver checks out the dangerous drugs, alcohol, pathogens, microorganisms and environmental toxins. When the liver is not functioning well, there are more chances for having drug side effects, allergy and drug toxicity which may result into various bad conditions like diarrhea, malaise, headache, digestive disorders etc.
The liver also interacts with carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It utilizes them to produce the energy. It stores the glycogen and vitamins and releases when the body is not receiving enough energy or when the body needs it in some adverse conditions. The liver also removes the excess hormones from the blood as well as provides feedback for the release of certain hormones. The bad liver can result into infertility, emotional imbalance, excessive anger (behavior changes) and sexual dysfunctions.
The hepatocytes (liver cells) uses the rich blood supply to metabolize the digestive food, break down excess ammonia into urea, store vitamins like A, D, E K, B –twelve and folic acids, regulation of the hormones and proteins. They also produce the blood clotting factors. Hepatocytes secrete bile and regulate the state of mood.
The liver receives about two and a half liters of blood from the tissues and organs including the bowel which is highly toxic. The liver removes the toxins from the blood every minute and excretes them.
However the liver’s activity varies from an individual to another based on genetics, the individual’s exposure to chemical toxins and also for nutritional status. This could be the reason why some are having good immunity compare to others.