What are the 4 jobs that the liver performs?
1. Detoxifies poisons, Can't detoxify posions from the head and neck (alcohol, diet coke, sweets)
2. Produces B-complex vitamins needed to make antibodies and RBCs. Liver takes the food (bright colored vegetables) we eat and makes B-complex vitamins.
3. Produces Vitamin K that helps clot the blood when you have a tear or cut.
4. Stores glycogen (polysaccharide – complex sugar stored by the body) 1st we use quick energy provided by simple sugars like glucose then we use complex polysaccharide that has been stored in the liver.