Supporting your liver through the New Year

Supporting your liver through the New Year

Located on the right side of the body beneath the lower ribs, the liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It works tirelessly to process nearly everything that you eat, drink, and breathe in. To give you an idea of how big a role the liver plays, here is a list of some of its major functions:

  • Supports energy by storing and releasing glucose for use when needed
  • Makes coagulation factors, which are proteins that help the blood to clot
  • Produces bile to help with the breakdown of fats
  • Contains a high concentration of immune cells that help to remove bacterial products from the bloodstream
  • Metabolizes alcohol, drugs, and chemicals to less harmful forms that can later be excreted through the digestive tract or kidneys

One of the ways the liver can be affected is through excess alcohol consumption. Overindulging in alcohol can also cause dehydration, which can result in the characteristic headache experienced the next day. The increased inflammation to your stomach lining may also result in nausea and vomiting.

Though the name implies that The Hangover IV is tailored for those with a hangover, it can also be helpful for those in need of overall rehydration and liver support. It does so in the following ways:

  • Replenish Electrolytes – Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium
  • Antioxidant support to decrease inflammation:
    • Vitamin C, Selenium, and Glutathione
  • Amino acids and B vitamins to support liver detoxification