The liver, weighing in at about 3 pounds in healthy adults, is one of the body’s vital organs. It is responsiblefor many important functions related to digestion, metabolism, immunity and the storage of nutrientsthat the body needs to survive.
Moreover, the liver is a gland that secretes chemicals required by other parts of the body. In fact, the liver is the only part of your body that is both an organ and a gland.
A healthy liver regulates the composition of blood, removes harmful toxins from the blood as well as processes and converts nutrients absorbed by the intestines during digestion into forms that the body can use. It also stores some vitamins, iron and simple sugar glucose.