Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Functions of the Liver
Why is the liver so important? In this video, I would like to about the liver. The liver is the largest internal organ found in humans. It is very important to all organisms that have a liver, and we would quickly die without our liver.
The liver has many functions. It aids in digestion, stores important nutrients, and is a manufacturing plant.
Why is the liver so important for digestion? The liver produces a green substance called bile. Bile is used in the large intestine to help break down fats. Why is the liver so important for digestion? Bile is stored in the gall bladder which is found in the liver.
The liver also helps to detoxify. For example, it helps detox alcohol and converts ammonia into a less toxic urea. During exercise, the liver breaks down glucose that it stores into glycogen that can be used for energy. It stores vitamin b12, iron, and copper. It produces blood clotting protein and many hormones. It also helps the immune system. Here are a couple more functions of the liver.
The liver detoxes blood, produces proteins, regulates metabolite levels in the blood.removes old damages red blood cells.
The liver is a superstar organ and works hard to keep us alive.