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LiverCare Supports Protein Building for Muscle Creation

By on August 6, 2015
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A very general approach to understanding the liver’s role in protein creation is to think of protein as the word, amino acids as the letters and the liver as the writer. Your liver is what makes protein creation possible. 

When most people think of the liver, their first thought is usually “detox.” Although detoxification is an important function of the liver it is only one of the 500 functions the liver performs daily, making it by far the busiest organ in the body. Let’s focus on one of the liver’s other 500 functions; the creation of muscle. The liver makes protein creation possible. The health of the liver can determine how well and how quickly protein is created. To understand why, we must take a closer look at the components required to create a protein. 
To create protein your liver needs nitrogen, a-keto acid skeletons and amino acids.  Amino acids and nitrogen are made available to the liver through consumption of dietary protein from food or shakes and from muscle cells that have been destroyed from physical exertion. Muscle cells experience micro tears during a workout, causing amino acids and nitrogen to leak into the blood.  These components are then transported to the liver where liver enzymes aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transferase (ALT) connect nitrogen + a-keto skeletons + amino acids “transferring” them into new human proteins.  A very general approach to understanding the liver’s role in protein creation is to think of protein as the word, amino acids as the letters and the liver as the writer.  Your liver is what makes protein creation possible. 

A key component of protein creation is nitrogen. Nitrogen is the “glue” that binds amino acids and a-keto skeletons together to create proteins. The more nitrogen available, the more protein can be created.  This term is called, “positive nitrogen balance,” or “nitrogen retention,” and is something athletes and bodybuilders have been familiar with for years. The “quest to retain nitrogen” has made protein a three billion dollar a year category. When your body is “retaining nitrogen,” you are in a state of “anabolism” and protein is being created.  When you are losing nitrogen, “negative nitrogen balance,” the body is no longer repairing itself and is in a state of catabolism or breakdown.  

Understanding the relationship between nitrogen and the liver may result in more efficient use of protein supplementation.  Recently, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare conducted a study to determine the effect of LiverCare on protein anabolism.  Knowing that nitrogen utilization is a key indicator for protein creation, urine and stool samples were collected and analyzed prior to the study to determine a baseline and for 60 days during the study from 70 individuals. Thirty five were given 1 capsule of LiverCare twice daily and the other thirty five individuals were given a placebo. The results were quite impressive.

The LiverCare group retained 1.9 times more nitrogen in their fecal matter and retained 2.1 times more nitrogen in urination, vs the placebo group. Indicating the placebo group lost the potential for protein creation. Since the LiverCare group lost less nitrogen they were able to make more protein. The results from the clinical trial demonstrate the poly-herbal combination in LiverCare acts as an anabolic support promoting protein synthesis, improving the functional capacity of the liver and supporting cellular metabolic activity and normal regeneration. 

In addition, LiverCare has been clinically shown in over 200 human clinical trials to preserve and promote liver cell lifespan. The next time you purchase a protein, don’t forget to support your liver to “make every protein shake count”. Get the most out of the protein you ingest!

Nadine Nellissen has been interested in wholistic health since her involvement in sports at an early age. It was from an athletic viewpoint she realized the important connection between physical exercise, diet and emotional health.

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