Do you suffer from fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, skin problems, or a weakened immune function? If so, your liver may be working overtime to filter out toxins from your body and keep you thriving. Of course, it's difficult to live a completely toxin-free life. That's why a supporting your liver is so important, starting with a probiotic.
As the body's largest internal organ, the liver performs over 500 essential functions to keep us fit and healthy. It is a hub for removing toxins from the blood, filtering what we consume and converting food into energy. Since it is downstream of the gastrointestinal tract in the digestive process, research suggests that the composition of bacteria in the gut can affect the functioning of the liver and that probiotics can protect your liver from drug and alcohol induced damage.
Gut dysbiosis - having too many of the wrong bacteria - can cause inflammation in the gut. This inflammation then leads to a leaky gut, a condition which allows larger molecules than normal through the gut membrane into the bloodstream, setting off a chain reaction that eventually results in inflammation in the liver. This process is further exacerbated because there is a direct route from the GI tract to the liver: the portal vein. This portal vein allows toxins or intestinal bacteria in the gut to be deposited directly into the liver.
The liver has to deal with many toxins, anything from processed foods to antibiotics to pollution. Even exercise and sunlight cause the body to produce free radicals, which can damage your liver. The more toxins we ingest and encounter, the greater the burden on the liver. If you have signs of an overloaded liver then it's important to consider supporting your liver, through diet, exercise and especially with a probiotic.
Probiotics introduce positive, or beneficial, microbes back into the gut to rebalance the microbiome. The most common groups of beneficial microbes in probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Each of these groups of microbes has many different species which in turn has many different strains. Bifidobacterium supports waste removal and sanitation occurring in your liver. Other bacteria create barriers that prevent toxins from passing from your intestines into your bloodstream then going into your liver.
Our microbz detox (previously Bio-Live Liver) is a 100% natural supplement designed to maintain healthy liver function. It's enriched with 15 families of live active cultures and fermented with 10 liver supporting herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion root and artichoke.