The liver is the gateway to the body and in today’s society your body can be easily overloaded with toxins. With lots of chemicals added to food and fresh produce being sprayed with chemicals it is becoming more difficult to avoid such toxins. This is why protecting the major organ responsible for detoxification is essential.
However, did you know your gallbladder plays a big role when it comes to healthy digestion and detoxification?
Interestingly, a lot of the time when you think of detoxification the organ which primarily comes to your mind is the liver.
However, the liver and gallbladder work very closely together to efficiently remove toxins from your body. The liver is one of the largest organs in your body and performs over 500 functions including detoxification, excreting and burning fat, protein synthesis and producing bile to aid with digestion. Located directly below your liver is your Gall bladder which is the organ primarily responsible for storing bile and secretes it when needed.
When your liver filters toxins (bacteria, viruses, drugs, and other foreign substances the body doesn't want) and sends them out via the bile. The pathway of departure is from the liver through the bile ducts and into the gallbladder or directly into the small intestine, where it joins waste matter and is then excreted through your stools.
Yes, you can survive without our gallbladder, but why not support and protect the organs which work together to clean your body and breakdown your food.