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The liver detox drink recipe below uses apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and liver herbs to cleanse, detox and help the body to flush out toxins from the liver and gallbladder.
Use it as a part of your liver flush or cleanse, or by itself as a natural way to support liver and gallbladder health.
Liver Detox Drink Ingredients – Summary Of Evidence
Liver Detox Drink Recipe
The liver detox drink recipe is based on ayurveda medicine principles as well as modern science. All the ingredients have a long history of traditional use, supported by the medical community.
Liver Detox Drink Recipe
- 1 liter distilled or spring water (33 ounces)
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
- liver cleanse herbs (see below)
- Squeeze the juice of 1/2 organic lemon.
- Add to 1 liter of distilled or spring water.
- Shake the bottle of the apple cider vinegar until the cloudy part ("the mother") is well mixed.
- Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
- Shake and drink.
- Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.
Herbs for liver support:
To further support the liver during the liver cleanse, we recommend to mix 4 full droppers of Dr. Group’s LivaTrex liquid liver herbs formula. The formula combines science proven herbs such as Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) and Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) that can help to repair and regenerate the liver, as well as to dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones).
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is well known for its natural ability to cleanse, detox and enhance the body’s ability to naturally flush out toxins. For this reason, you can find ACV in most liver detox drink, (and in fact in any cleanse drink recipes).
The research data also supports the liver cleansing benefits of apple cider vinegar. One study evaluated the effect of apple cider vinegar on mice that were fed with a high cholesterol diet. The results suggest that apple cider vinegar was able to protect the kidneys and liver from an oxidative injury .
Another study also supported these findings, and suggested that apple cider vinegar was able to regulate lipid metabolism and decrease liver damage in rats that were fed with a high fat diet .
Drinking lemon juice in warm water is a known ayurvedic practice that has a long traditional use. Natural, safe and effective, this simple home remedy can help the body to cleanse, detox and stimulate digestion.
The liver cleansing benefits of lemon juice are also supported by modern science. The research suggests that lemon juice can regulate elevated levels of serum ALT and AST liver enzymes as well as triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver .
There are a number of herbs that can further improve the liver cleanse results due to some unique properties. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for example, may help to repair and regenerate the liver. Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri), also known as stonebreaker, can dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones).
For best results, always get your liver herbs from a trusted source. You want to make sure you use high quality fresh herbs (ideally organic or wildcrafted). For the ease of use and to improve the absorption in the body, it is best to use these herbs in an alcohol free liquid formula.
In our liver cleanse protocol we use Dr. Group’s LivaTrex liquid liver herbs formula. Simply add 4 full droppers with the liver detox drink recipe.
Liver Cleanse Juice
This Liver cleanse juice (see recipe) is another effective way to cleanse and your liver and support the detox process. The main difference between the juice to the liver detox drink, is that the juice provides your body much more nutrients. For this reason, we like to combine both the juice and liver detox drink as a part of the liver and gallbladder cleanse protocol.