Lately, there’s been increasing interest in the effects of lemon juice on the liver. Specifically, its effectiveness as a liver detox agent. While there is some truth to this claim, there’s also a growing pile of misinformation produced by people who don’t really understand how the human body operates.
Lemon juice naturally contains potent levels of citric acid. When mixed with distilled water and consumed regularly, it can benefit the body in a number of ways.
Lemon juice helps break down food in your stomach for better digestion. Partially because of its own acidic qualities, and partially because it stimulates digestive juice production in the stomach.
Pros and Cons of Using Lemon Juice to Detox the Liver?
Sum it up like this, the more efficiently your stomach breaks down food, the less work your liver has to do.
Your liver is part of your body’s built-in filtration system. Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic, so it helps control harmful bacteria. I recommend squeezing half of an organic lemon into a small glass of distilled water and drinking it each day. Not only does this help aid your liver function, but also promotes healthier skin, and even helps soothe minor throat and respiratory problems.
While lemon juice does have the aforementioned health promoting qualities, and then some, it does have certain shortcomings as a liver detoxification agent. The health promoting qualities of its juice can vary from lemon to lemon. While one individual fruit may be rich in beneficial components, others are less potent.
What Is the Best Way to Cleanse My Liver?
Livatrex contains a proprietary blend of hand-selected herbs and minerals which work together with the body’s natural chemistry to help both the liver and the gallbladder purge impurities that may have accumulated over the years. Not only will it help improve your cleansing efforts, it also works great for people who had their gallbladder removed.
When combined with a probiotic supplement, these one-of-a-kind products offer unparalleled support for your body’s natural ability to cleanse itself of dangerous toxins, as well as help maintain the natural function of your liver and gallbladder. Not only are they are much more effective than lemon juice alone when it comes to detoxing the liver, they also have fewer side-effects, and address a much wider range of related health issues.
Whether you’re looking for a full detoxification program to restore your liver or a maintenance supplement to help avoid future toxin build up, I strongly recommend a liver cleanse and eating plenty of foods that cleanse the liver. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose except unwanted toxins.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM