The liver is responsible for synthesizing most blood proteins, including globulins, albumin, heparin, fibrinogen and prothrombin. It makes and stores a
variety of specialized carrier proteins, and maintains the balance between the breaking down and building up of the labile protein resources of the body.

It detoxifies much of the body’s metabolites, and maintains the balance of fats and carbohydrates, storing glucose as glycogen, in turn feeding the brain and other tissues glucose under the stimulus of glucagon (from the pancreas), adrenalin
(adrenal medulla) and cortisol (adrenal cortex).

Further, it synthesizes cholesterol and other building and storage fats, increases building materials for growth (under the stimulus of pituitary somatotropin, gonad hormones and some adrenocortical steroids). In general, the liver maintains the ebb and flow of catabolism (breaking down) and anabolism (building up).

By way of it’s portal system, it draws venous blood from the pancreas, spleen and the entire intestinal tract. The liver sorts through this blood, organizing, distributing, and storing digested nutrients, cleaning out the trash with its great array of resident white blood cells (liver macrophages or Kupffer Cells), recycling and organizing with its enzyme-rich hepatocytes.

A deficiency often presents as dry skin and mucosa, most blood sugar problems, allergies and constipation.

An excess presents as oily skin, cholesterol imbalance and the best medicine is a change in diet.

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