Happy Liver for Skin Health
The ingredients in Happy Liver are excellent for supporting liver detoxification, digestion and hormone metabolism – but it doesn’t end there. There are a myriad of nourishing properties coming from the natural ingredients found in this revolutionary, all-natural liver supplement.
Happy Liver offers the following benefits:
- Maintain antioxidant profiles and reduce free radicals formed in the body
- Support natural liver cleansing and detoxification processes
- Promote healthy digestive system function
- Relieve symptoms of indigestion, dyspepsia and digestive discomfort
- Promote bile flow from the gallbladder and liver
- Protect the liver
- Enhance liver regeneration
Abundant research now determines healthy skin requires healthy digestion, nutrient metabolism and detoxification. The liver is vital for:
- Synthesising and making bile which is essential for breaking down fats,
- supporting other digestive functions and removing waste from the blood
- Filtrating and detoxifying all the blood from the stomach and intestines
- Regulating glucose production and conversions
- Ensuring healthy cholesterol metabolism and utilisation/excretion
- Storing iron and helping to regulate healthy iron levels and haemoglobin
- Excreting urea, a by-product of protein metabolism which is toxic to humans
- Detoxifying the blood especially from drugs, alcohol, nicotine, and internal/external toxins
- Storing copper, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin A
- Converting Vitamin D from cholecalciferol to a more active 25-hydroxyvitamin D3
- Regulating immunity and communicates with gut environment/bacteria
- Metabolising oestrogens, testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin and thyroid hormones
All of these mechanisms can be linked back to healthy skin. Your skin relies on all of these pathways to be functioning efficiently so you can glow from the inside out. The body is intricately connected – when it comes to the skin, think of it as your own little earth. The skin needs pathways to work synergistically to be in balance.
As you can see, the liver certainly does a lot to keep you healthy and vibrant. Often, the liver can become compromised from a variety of issues. A sluggish and imbalanced liver provokes changes within our skin and digestion systems.
We may hate our skin when it’s breaking out with blemishes, blackheads, rashes, redness and all things in-between. However, it’s actually due to an imbalance that needs to be addressed and your body is simply trying to tell you something.
How else can the body signal to you that something internal needs action – pronto!? Well, it puts the signal right on your face where it can’t be missed. You must have a healthy liver to maintain healthy skin.
Here’s why we love Happy Liver
Silybum marianum (St Mary’s thistle)
St Mary’s Thistle is one of the most renowned herbs for protecting, nourishing and regenerating the liver. It’s quite remarkable as this herb helps to improve hepatic cholesterol and fat metabolism by enhancing transporter proteins and targeting liver inflammation. St Mary’s has been shown to directly support liver enzymes by increasing liver supportive and antioxidant enzymes as well as suppressing inflammatory pathways. It’s potent anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties help address skin redness, blemishes, and histamine intolerances.
Silybum marianum is known for its liver-protecting, restorative, antioxidant and choleretic properties.
Cynara scolymus (Globe artichoke)
Globe artichoke is another thistle species and it beholds a variety of medicinal properties. In particular, it functions as a liver therapeutic and helps with cholesterol, metabolism and dyspeptic disorders. This herb again helps to improve lipids and makes it a mission to take on oxidative damaging pathways.
Globe artichoke may help to detoxify the blood from heavy metals due to its chelation properties and is known to specifically nourish the intestines and intestinal ulcers. Cynara scolymus can significantly support the gallbladder and biliary tract by promoting healthy bile production and secretion. If you’re struggling from sluggish digestion (loose/oily bowels, nausea, bloating, gas, or ulcers), Globe artichoke is a key herb you should be taking. A healthy digestive system can significantly influence the dermal matrix and enhance vital nutrient absorption and utilisation.
Dandelion not only upkeeps the liver through increasing our little friend glutathione but also promotes the skin’s cellular functionality and defends against UV radiation and skin damage. It’s another potent herb with antioxidant activity to help reduce dermal inflammation and ageing. Oxidative stress is the primary reason for skin ageing and irritation. Dandelion root is also known for enhancing glucose (blood sugar) metabolism, stimulating and soothing digestion, restoring the liver and protecting against pathogens.
It also has liver nourishing amino acids to support detoxification and blood health.
Methionine is an amino acid which, when activated, is called S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM). SAM is strongly associated with liver and DNA health. Methionine is required for healthy detoxification, methylation (required for DNA and gene regulation) and many methylation cellular reactions. Methionine also works to regulate Vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine – all very important to how your body functions holistically.
When inflammation is abundant, methionine is used up quickly to support antioxidant processes and to directly support our liver enzymatic processing (yep – it’s all about enzymes!). Reduced methionine can now be directly correlated to liver damage. Methionine supplementation supports and nourishes liver-associated glutathione, cell damage, toxin injury, inflammation, bile flow, and fatigue. It can even help to relieve itchy skin.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid required for DNA and systemic health. In particular, it is essential for the cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, respiratory and hepatic systems. This amino acid also aids in detoxifying xenobiotics and neutralizes toxic compounds that can wreak havoc on our bodies. Taurine helps bile production and bodes antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Amino acids work abundantly on various pathways in the body, with taurine also helping energy production and neuronal health.
Cysteine works hand in hand with taurine and methionine, specifically supporting antioxidant production and aiding in protein and nutrient metabolism. It protects against inflammation and is important for hydrogen sulphite (H2S), a compound found abundantly within the nervous system and brain. Taurine's relationship with methionine increases H2S within the liver and enhances liver detoxification and cellular health.
Protease & Lipase
These fantastic little digestive enzymes are there to help ensure you’re digesting and utilising your fats and proteins. Every single anatomical structure in your body relies on proteins (especially DNA) and your skin cell membranes must have fats for structural integrity and fluidity.
All in all, if you’re looking to detoxify, clean your blood and enhance skin quality, texture and glow, Happy Liver is an ideal supplement to consider. Got more questions? Contact our knowledgeable health practitioners via the Chat system on the website, or via our Contact Form.
You can also learn more about another interesting skin topic – the skin microbiome here.
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