Function of the liver

One of the major roles of the liver is detoxification. It works to convert fat-soluble toxins into water soluble substances that can be excreted from the body. It does this via a two-step process designated phase I and phase II.

When the function of the liver is sub-optimal, toxins can build-up and poison the body.

 

liver-detoxification-pathways

Conditions that may be associated with an imbalance in liver function include:

Adverse drug reactions
Autism
Cancer
Chronic fatigue
Digestive complaints
Food intolerances

Dysfunction of the immune system
Fibromyalgia
Headaches or migraines
Menopausal symptoms
Motor neuron disease
Multiple chemical sensitivities

Muscle pain
Parkinson’s disease
Premenstrual syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis

Recent data also suggests that close to 100% of autistic children have irregularities of liver detoxification. One of the pathways that is highly affected is phase II sulfation; a process which helps process phenolic foods and many other chemicals.

The Functional Liver Detoxification Profile (FLDP) challenges the liver’s Phase I and Phase II detoxification capacity with low doses of caffeine, aspirin and paracetamol.

detoxification-table

Phase I Detoxification: caffeine clearance.

Phase 2 Detoxification: measures the detoxification pathways of glucuronidation, gylcination, glutathionation, and sulfation.

Specific measurements of the different phases of liver detoxification including phase I and phase II (glycination, glucuronidation, sulfation and glutathionation) are obtained, guiding the design of effective and specific therapeutic strategies which can optimize liver function to improve your health.

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