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Best Vitamins for Your Liver

author image Stacey Phillips
Stacey Phillips is a registered dietitian and nutrition writer. She has had articles and patient information handouts published in the "Renal Nutrition Forum" and the "Journal of Renal Nutrition." She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a Masters degree at Central Michigan University.
Best Vitamins for Your Liver
Foods rich in vitamin A. Photo Credit Farina2000/iStock/Getty Images

The largest organ in your body, the liver participates in many important body processes. Not only does it metabolize the food you eat, but it also plays a supportive role in eliminating waste products from your body. Keeping your liver working well is crucial to your health, and you can do this by regularly incorporating certain vitamins into your regimen.

Vitamins to Choose

Vitamins A and E help the liver rid the body of waste products. Eating dark green and orange fruits and vegetables will help you meet the vitamin A recommended dietary allowance of 700 to 900 micrograms daily for adults. The active form of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, has an RDA of 15 micrograms, which you can meet by incorporating vegetable oils sources and nuts into your diet. Liver cells are protected by the antioxidant vitamin C. Select citrus fruits and a variety of other fruits and vegetables to meet the recommended RDA of 75 to 90 milligrams. Vitamin D is commonly lacking if your liver isn't working properly. Dairy products and salmon are good sources to help you meet the RDA of 15 micrograms for adults.

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