The Liver is so to speak the body’s waste purification plant. Many toxins or poisons reach our bloodstream when we inhale or swallow them. Others pass through our skin while still others are released by dying cells or invading bacteria. Many of theses toxins pass through the Liver. Here they are broken down and removed from the blood before they can do their dirty work. Toxins lurk in prescribed medications, food additives and air pollutants and these may be impossible to avoid completely. Our Livers therefore work double duty to compensate for bad diet, bad judgement and basically could use some extra help. Antioxidant vitamins such as C E and Beta Carotene. Minerals such as Zinc and Selenium along with herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion root and schizandra might help protect our liver cells while ridding our bodies of poisons. Lifestyle choices and regular doctor visits are also part of a healthy Liver friendly lifestyle.