Glutathione in the liver is a thousand times more abundant than any other part of your body. The liver is the heaviest and largest organ in the body—the size of a football. It can easily be damaged in an accident and because of the large supply of blood to the liver can easily become a life-threatening event. Overall, the liver serves as your body’s engine, a food processor, pantry, a refinery, garbage disposal, and so on.

The liver is an essential organ and thankfully is self regenerative. Without it life is impossible. Unlike kidney dialysis to extend life, there is no liver dialysis.

Glutathione plays an important role in the liver. It greatly affects how the liver works and how well the liver functions. Thirty percent of the blood from the heart is sent to the liver. This large amount of blood is needed for the liver to function.

Hepatocytes , liver cells, contains thousands of enzymes that perform many metabolic functions.

Carbohydrates-glucose metabolism is linked to proper liver functioning.

The liver processes good things and harmful things.

The liver also makes bile which is a digestive enzyme used to break down fats. The metabolism of all fats, carbohydrates, and protein occur within the liver.

When there are excess carbohydrate in your diet, your liver converts the carbohydrates for storage in the adipose (fat) cells in the body which is called Lipogenesis. Upon demand the liver can convert the fat back into glucose.

The liver is also in charge of the sugar balance in the blood stream. The liver’s job is to keep the level of glucose (the vital energy of the cells) constant as possible. When there’s an abundance of sugar in the blood steam, the pancreas produces insulin which causes the liver to convert glucose into glycogen and when there’s a shortage of blood sugar in the blood stream, the pancreas releases the glucagon hormone which causes the liver to convert stored glycogen back into glucose for the blood stream.

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