Understanding the relationship between protein and the liver may mean more productive use of protein supplements.
Without the liver, we would not have protein. Yes, protein. When muslces are exercised, muscle cells break down. Their contents leak into the blood and are filtered into the liver and recycled to create new proteins used in the development of new muscle. Inside the liver cells, unique enzymes bring the contents of the broken muscle cells together with nitrogen and amino acids from your diet to make new proteins. The liver makes protein creation possible and the health of your liver can determine how well and how quickly protein is created.
Taking LiverCare® daily with your protein supplement can support reduced nitrogen loss, a key indicator of protein creation.
In a clinical trial, participants taking LiverCare lost less nitrogen than the placebo group. The study concluded that LiverCare showed a protein building effect.*
|Nitrogen utilization is a key indicator of protein creation|
Our study was designed to test LiverCare’s impact on nitrogen excretion and thus protein creation. Nitrogen is required for the manufacturing of proteins.
When the body is losing or not making new proteins, nitrogen is converted into ammonia and urea so it can be eliminated in waste (fecal and urine). Knowing that nitrogen is the sole indicator for protein creation, 70 test subjects were recruited and their nitrogen waste was measured over 60 days with or without LiverCare. A reduction in the presence of nitrogen in waste would be an indicator of an increase in protein creation.
Waste was collected from the test-subjects on four random days. The LiverCare group was found to be utilizing nitrogen more than the placebo and even more than their own baseline measurements. Meaning, the LiverCare group was losing less nitrogen and making more proteins where the placebo group continued to waste nitrogen and lose protein.
The study concluded that study participants taking LiverCare were creating more protein than the placebo group, based on nitrogen excretion. This study demonstrates the benefits of healthy liver function on protein creation and the importance of supporting liver health to get the most from protein supplements.
*Effects of LiverCare on Protein Anabolism: "A Prospective, Randomized, Triple Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Study", Unpublished Data, Bucharaest - Romania Principle Investigator: Dr. Alin Popescu. Specialist in Sports Medicine