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Support Your Liver Over The Silly Season

As a holiday mantra “eat, drink and be merry” has a great ring to it. What’s the year-end festivities, social get-togethers, celebratory parties, long weekends, and holidays, if not to feast on the food, alcohol, salty snacks or treats, fizzy sodas, energy drinks and sugary beverages with family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. And while occasional overindulgence shouldn’t be cause for concern, it’s important to consider the role of your liver in managing all the excessive alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, sugar, salt, fats, and preservatives coming its way whilst you enjoy that fourth atomic jäger bomb shooter or a third bowl of double-cream Belgian chocolate ice-cream for the day.

Overeating, binge drinking, excessive smoking, lack of sleep, dehydration, and even stress puts additional strain on the liver and over-working the liver for a prolonged period may cause it to be overloaded and to function sub-optimally, which in turn means it has difficulty breaking down, detoxifying, and removing all the toxic waste, pollutants, and harmful chemicals from the body.

This is the reason why after you have overindulged, you may experience early warning signs or symptoms from your overburdened liver such as nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, generally feeling unwell, bloating, gas, stomach pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Is your liver in distress and crying out for help? 1

Here are some ways to keep your liver stay healthy and functioning properly: 2

Stay hydrated and drink more water to replenish and improve circulation to the liver and the rest of the body. Remember, your bodily functions need water to work, and you may be losing water from urinating and sweating more than usual.

Supplement to provide water-soluble vitamins like B-vitamins and vitamin-C lost through sweat and urine.

Overindulgence can be a pain in your stomach too, literally, and figuratively. If so, Nativa Complex® Digestive Support can help.

Naturally detox your body of harmful toxins and waste using a synergistic combination of liver-friendly nutrients like antioxidants, amino acids, and herbals.

Protect, relieve, and support your liver against fat build-up, inflammation, free radical damage, and oxidative stress by increasing your antioxidants intake. Milk thistle has been shown to decrease liver inflammation, and turmeric extract has been shown to protect against liver injury. Grape Seed extract has protective effects on the liver.3,4

Did you know that Nativa Complex® Liver Support provides multi-faceted, nutritional support for the liver due its synergistic blend of herbal antioxidants like milk-thistle, turmeric, and grapeseed as well as L-methionine amino acid and the mineral selenium? You only need to take 1-2 tablets (not more!) daily to protect & support your liver as well as provide relief for your liver especially on days of overindulgence

References:

1. Davis K. [Internet]. What effects does alcohol have on health? Medical News Today. [Updated 2018 Feb 28; Cited 2023 Nov 18]. Available from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305062

2. Health Direct. [Internet]. Top 7 tips for safe drinking. [Updated 2022 June; Cited 2023 No 18]. Available from: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/top-7-tips-for-safe-drinking

3. Woreta TA [Internet], Detoxing Your Liver: Fact Versus Fiction. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/detoxing-your-liver-fact-versus-fiction

4. Hill C [Internet]. 10 Benefits of Grape Seed Extract Based on Science. Healthline.com. [Updated 2023 Oct 23; Cited 2023 Nov 18]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/grape-seed-extract-benefits#The-bottom-line

 

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