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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Liver Health

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can vitamins cleanse the liver?

Can vitamins cleanse the liver?

Umean healthy eating: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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Does taking vitamins tax your liver?

Does taking vitamins tax your liver?

If you take doses: That are several fold higher than those recommended - then yes. Otherwise no. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for the liver?

There are several: Here are a few supplements that optomize liver function: n-acetyl cysteine is found in most emergency rooms and is given for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) is very toxic to liver) milk thistle (aka silymarin) and Alpha lipoic acid are also very good. ...Read more

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What are the best foods/vitamins for your liver?

What are the best foods/vitamins  for your liver?

Cilantro: Cilantro, parsley and other greens are terrific for liver cleansing and support. Garlic, beets, lemon juice and unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil are also helpful. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Liver health: Milk thistle is helpful as is black cohosh. Please discuss use of herbals with your physician before hand. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect >>. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

Generally yes: Taking a multivitamin in a patient with liver disease is generally safe, if the dose does not exceed the daily recommended allowance (dwa) and should not routinely contain iron, which can be elevated in some patients with liver disease. In addition, vit. A should not be taken in doses over the dwa. Patients with cirrhosis often have deficiencies in vit. D, zinc and magnesium. Ask ur hepatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more