Home page > Understanding Your Liver > What does the liver do?

What does the liver do?

The liver is one of the largest and most important organs in the body. It is located in the right upper side of the abdomen and is involved in almost every process happening in our body. The liver serves a variety of functions, including:

  • It converts the food you eat into energy and produces chemicals your brain and spinal cord needs
  • It controls blood clotting and the production and excretion of cholesterol, stores vitamins and minerals and sugars and regulates fat stores.
  • It produces bile, a substance that helps you digest your food and absorb the important nutrients
  • It detoxifies by metabolizing and secreting, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins
  • It helps in resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the blood
  • It stores important vitamins, energy and minerals and releases them in the blood when they are needed.
For additional information on the liver and what it can do, click on this link on liver and its functions.
Share |

(*) As shown in experimentally induced-liver cell damage

(**) http://www.liver.ca/liver-health/liver-facts.aspx

Essentiale is 300mg essential phospholipids. Always read the label. Use as directed & if symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

The content of this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Kindly seek the advice of your attending physician regarding questions you may have about a medical condition. Please do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the information you obtained on this page.