Moringa has been called the miracle tree because of its many health benefits. But what does moringa have to do with liver function and health? Moringa is like a multivitamin, and it is packed with key nutrients. If you’re curious about top reasons to consume moringa, we summarized it in the blog 10 Reasons To Eat Moringa Everyday. Moringa is also helpful in our largest natural detoxifier that we have: the liver.
Here is a breakdown of the exact functions of the liver and how moringa can support liver function. We’ll start by reviewing the function of the liver, and then explain how this superfood helps overall liver health.
The Function of the Liver
Our liver is a detoxifier. It filters everything that enters our body and eliminates harmful substances. Quite simply, the liver cleans your blood, helps with digestion, and stores energy. It is also in constant communication with the other organs, particularly those involved with digestion.
A healthy liver helps regulate our blood supply, and provides the body with a fresh and healthy supply of blood when injured. The liver also helps to repair or eliminate damaged blood cells that pass through the liver.
The liver is responsible for blood clotting, an essential function that helps our bodies heal during injury. It also helps eliminate excess glucose in the blood, working closely with the pancreas in the function of insulin. The liver produces bile, a digestive aid, which is then stored in the gall bladder. Bile helps with digestion and the elimination of toxins.
The liver works hard to keep us healthy, and it’s a vital piece of healthy functioning.
How Moringa Supports Liver Function
All in all, the liver is pretty crucial organ for the overall functioning of the body. A sluggish or damaged liver can wreak havoc on the body, causing problems with digestion, hormones, brain fog and even mental health. If you’re concerned about your liver or feeling pain in your liver, please consult your doctor.
Moringa helps keep the liver in tip-top shape for overall health and functioning. Here are five important ways that moringa can help with liver health.
1. Moringa Can Reduce Liver Damage
Several studies have shown moringa to help heal and prevent liver damage. One study showed that moringa helps reduce liver damage while another study showed that moringa helped protect against hepatitis; another study showed how moringa can help prevent liver injury altogether.
2. Moringa Restores Liver Enzymes
Moringa helps restore liver enzymes in a damaged liver, according to one study. As mentioned earlier, the liver is responsible for blood detoxification, bile production, fat metabolism and overall nutrient processing. All of this is only possible with its enzymes, which help perform all of these functions.
When a liver is run down or overused, the enzymes can often be depleted, making your liver a whole lot less useful. Moringa helps get those enzymes back up and running.
3. Moringa Helps Reduce Inflammation
Moringa is well-established as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Inflammation is essentially the root of all disease, the liver included. Your liver is responsible for glucose metabolism and bile production, both of which help digestion run properly.
When your diet is filled with lots of sugar and unhealthy fats, the liver goes a bit haywire. It starts releasing glucose back into the blood to make room for the incoming junk and gets taxed during the process. Moringa helps reduce inflammation both in the liver and the body so that the liver can work more efficiently to handle its many tasks. We added our Anti-Inflammatory Moringa Smoothie for a double-strength smoothie that also features ginger and turmeric for an added kick.
4. Moringa Reduces Oxidative Stress
One of the liver’s main function is to reduce oxidative stress throughout the body. What happens when the liver has its own oxidative stress, though? It stops working properly.
The best way to help support the liver in combating free radicals and reversing oxidative stress is to provide it with a good supply of antioxidants. Moringa is loaded with antioxidants which serve the liver well in its detox process.
5. Moringa Reduces Stress (and balances hormones)
The anti-inflammatory properties of moringa help the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis run smoothly, which in turn helps the liver run smoothly. The HPA axis is basically what drives our fight-or-flight stress response. When we stressed, it signals a total body inflammatory response. This stress response does serious damage to the liver and if it carries on for long term can even lead to liver disease.
An unhealthy liver can lead to a host of problems, ranging from nutritive problems to poor psychological health. Moringa has been shown to help support the liver, protect against damage and even repair functioning in damaged livers. Moringa also supports brain health, reduces inflammation throughout the body and detoxifies the body through the digestive system. It makes sense then, why moringa can also help improve liver function too.
Add a scoop of moringa powder to your morning green smoothie or sip on some loose-leaf moringa tea. We have lots of ideas on the Perfect Moringa Smoothie, and also sell ready-to-go moringa smoothie mixes and shots.
Whatever way you choose to get your daily moringa, make it a habit. Take note of any changes in overall energy you feel too, when adding moringa to your daily routine. We would love to hear from you as you notice how moringa helps your overall health.
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