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Vitamins beneficial for the liver

We discover the best vitamins recommended and beneficial for the liver, thanks to the fact that they participate and actively help it to perform its different basic functions.

In a previous article dedicated to knowing a little more in relation to the different  beneficial minerals for the liver, we indicated that following a healthy and healthy diet is essential when it comes to taking care of the liver.

Why? Mainly because, from a nutritional point of view, we provide our body (in this case, especially the liver) with different essential nutrients essential for the care and proper functioning of the liver.

Among the 500 different organic functions carried out by the liver, we find the following: it plays a very important role in the process of digestion. In addition, it produces cholesterol and uses it to manufacture bile salts, stores iron and certain vitamins, produces proteins from blood plasma, stores and releases sugar into the blood, and stores fats from food eaten from the diet.

There are certain vitamins beneficial for the liver, which participate precisely in the proper functioning of the body:

Vitamin C

It is a vitamin with a recognized antioxidant effect, which in addition to being interesting in the prevention of colds or flu, helps the liver to eliminate toxins naturally.

  • Foods high in vitamin C: citrus, kiwi, strawberries, parsley, red and green pepper.
  • Recommended dose: 60 to 95 mg. newspapers.

Vitamin B2

Also known as riboflavin, it is a vitamin that actively participates in the metabolism of fats and proteins. In addition, it helps fight oxidative damage to cells, thanks to its antioxidant effect.

  • Foods high in vitamin B2: whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, beer yeast and seaweed.
  • Recommended dose: 1.7 mg. newspapers.

Vitamin B3

It is a vitamin known by the name of niacin. Like vitamin B2, it participates in the metabolism of fats in the liver. In addition, it is beneficial for high cholesterol, since it reduces the production of both triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.

  • Foods high in vitamin B3: nuts, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, bran, and wheat germ.
  • Recommended dose: 13 mg. in women and 19 mg. in men.

Vitamin B6

It is known by the name of pyridoxine. It helps in the formation of bile salts, while actively participating in the detoxification of the liver.

  • Foods high in vitamin B6: nuts, wheat germ and bran, fish (such as sardines, anchovies, tuna and bonito), chickpeas and sprouts.
  • Recommended dose: 2 mcg. In men and 1.5 mcg. In women.

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