Prevention of Liver Problem
As more Singaporeans are prone to Fatty Liver Disease (a study published by Singapore General Hospital in 2014), thanks to their sedentary lifestyle, it’s time people maintain a healthy diet along with following a balanced lifestyle.
Liver is an important organ of our body, which works together with pancreas and intestine to absorb, digest, and process food. It filters the blood from a person’s digestive tract and subsequently passes it to the other parts of the body. In addition, the liver also plays an important role in detoxification of chemicals from the body by secreting bile, which ends-up back in intestines. Another critical function of liver is it enables building up proteins, which prevents blood clotting along with other significant functions of body.
However, many diseases can affect the regular functioning of liver – either directly or as a side effect of a disease or illness that instigates in another organ. For this reason, dieticians and health practitioners are studying the health benefits of Antrodia cinnamomea (a fungus species) in the liver health treatment.
Studies have indicated that Antrodia cinnamomea can improve liver function impaired by excessive consumption of alcohol, hepatitis C, or food poisoning. Besides, it can combat inflammation, protect body from viral infections (like hepatitis B), has antioxidant properties, and prevents infection by boosting the immune system. It is further used in Traditional Chinese Medicines to treat liver cancer.
Due to its pharmaceutical properties, Antrodia cinnamomea extract powder and dietary supplements are readily available in the market. Check with your doctor or consult nutritionist today to know more about Antrodia cinnamomea supplements. You may also look for clinically tested natural herbal supplants.