The liver and the kidneys: how to protect and support two essential organs

Ingestion, metabolism and excretion.
These are three important functions performed by two organs that are fundamental for life: the kidneys and the liver
The kidneys carry out numerous functions, including the hormonal function through the production of erythropoietin, renin and prostaglandins and ensure the elimination of nitrogenous waste (from protein metabolism) and drug waste products. 
The liver performs protein synthesis, including the production of transport proteins (albumin, transferrin and lipoproteins), detoxification from toxins and the metabolism of drugs, carbohydrates and lipids. In fact, the liver is an important synthesis, transformation, detoxification and storage organ. 
The health of these key organs can be impaired in many ways, including, for example, as a result of excessive sodium intake, liquids intake falling short of 4% of the body weight, long-term drug therapies, alteration of circadian rhythms, stress, low-vegetables and low-fiber diet, decompensated metabolic diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, intestinal dysbiosis, overtraining, etc.

How can one support these two vital organs?

First, by reducing the intake of high-salt (NaCl) foods, ensuring adequate hydration, preferring foods that are high in water, vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables and a diet that follows biologic circadian rhythms
Second, by focusing on the important function of albumin: this protein, produced by the liver, is responsible for plasma osmotic pressure, acid-base balance maintenance (which is impaired in most inflammatory diseases or states) and transport (above all of hormones) as well as acting as a scavenger [27-29].
One way of supporting these organs is through an excellent synergistic natural strategy, i.e. using extracts that help the liver and kidneys perform their functions at best and coupled with buffered-albumin supplement.

Authors: Dario Boschiero, Mariantonietta Lucafò - Date: 14/01/2020

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