Liver Protection During Post Cycle Therapy
Post Cycle Therapy
Another common mistake made by many individuals is to completely abandon their liver protection as soon as their cycle comes to an end, but this can prove to be incredibly dangerous.
Even though you may have ceased to use anabolic agents, your liver is still in a state of diminished functionality following the “barrage” of activity it has undergone over the course of your cycle.
Selective estrogen receptor modulators are used to both protect against residual estrogenic activity following a cycle, and to elevate levels of testosterone.
As a result, it’s crucial that you continue to use liver protection going into your post cycle therapy (PCT) phase in order to restore it to its full state of optimum function.
Being that the liver processes them, they too can cause some degree of toxicity. This is doubly why it’s important to continue with your protection integration at the end of your cycle.
Simply ceasing to use steroids by no means dictates that you’re in any way “out of the woods.” Please keep this in mind once your cycle reaches its conclusion.
The Importance Of Insoluble Fibre
Fibre is a vital component of any decent liver treatment plan – it is absolutely vital for ensuring that the digestive process is able to appropriately break down nutrients before sending them to the bloodstream, and then to the liver.
Fibre actually makes it harder for the body to absorb fats – when we say harder though, we mean that it “regulates” the speed in which fats (and sugars) are accumulated.
What this ultimately means is that the liver always has a “steady” stream of work so long as fibre is present, as opposed to having an influx that it finds difficult to cope with / process.
In fact, in this latter scenario we actually end up with far more fat than we can reasonably handle, therefore it ends up being stored as excess – including in the liver itself. Lack of fibre cannot only cause internal strain in regards to the digestive process, but it can also contribute to liver disease / illness through the build-up of additional fat deposits.
Always include a plentiful quantity of fibre as part of your nutritional regimen if you want to ensure optimum health at all times.
Recommended Foods For The Liver
Being that we’ve discussed which food types to avoid, it would only be fair to make you aware of the food types that can actively help to boost liver health and ensure that it is constantly in a state of optimum functionality.
Read on to find out which foods could help to contribute to an already excellent liver protection plan.
Lemons contain large quantities of citric acid, meaning that they help to aid the digestion process and have even been linked with powerful antioxidant benefits. This is a great supplementary food type to include in your protection plan.
Garlic simultaneously serves as a powerful antioxidant, and helps to boost the effects of antioxidants at the same time. It has been used time and time again as part of liver treatment plans to a respectable degree of success. It is also useful for assisting in the breakdown of fatty acids, meaning that it can help to alleviate the risk of liver disease developing.
Avocado helps to break down negative cholesterol levels thus ensuring that the liver doesn’t suffer from a buildup of excess adipose tissue – it’s also known for being a useful antioxidant.
Coriander is important for assisting in the production of vitamins and minerals vital to liver health and also assists in the digestive process, thus ensuring that lipids are effectively broken down which in turn helps to counteract the risk of liver disease.
Turmeric has been shown to reduce stress hormones in the liver, which can lead to the development / build-up of fatty acids and potential liver disease. It’s important to understand that stress too is a major factor in liver health and the less we create the healthier our liver ultimately is!
Cranberry juice is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants available and will prove to be a potent addition to any nutritional regime designed with liver health in mind.
Drinking cranberry juice would prove to be wise at any stage of your cycle in conjunction with other forms of protection.