Protect your liver with this natural compound
One minute, you're boasting to a friend about your house -- maybe even knocking on the wall to show how solid it is.
The next, you've got a contractor over.
Turns out those "solid" walls are turning to mush on the inside. You've got some rot -- maybe had it for years without knowing it -- and now it's going to cost you big.
Life's funny that way, isn't it?
Well, the same thing could be going on inside your body right now, especially in your liver. It could be silently suffering from the kind of damage that's led to chronic liver disease in 30 million Americans.
And you might not even know it until it's too late!
Now, the latest research shows a quick way to help stop that rot, even if you don't even know it's there.
It's a powerful amino acid that can protect your liver and block the disease.
And you won't believe how easy it is to get this stuff.
Drink more tea!
Tea is loaded with an amino acid called theanine that's already proven to help protect the brain, preserve your memory, and cut the risk of cognitive decline.
But it might have an even more powerful effect on your liver.
The new study on mice finds that once you get some theanine -- whether it's from tea or a supplement -- it passes rapidly into the intestine and then makes a beeline for your liver.
In the mice, it actually restored damaged function in the organ!
In this case, it helped repair the kind of damage seen in heavy drinkers. And if you've had a habit in the past, making tea your drink of choice now could help protect your own liver from years of hard living.
But even if you've never drank anything stronger than a cola, you could still be suffering from very similar damage, as the non-alcoholic form of fatty liver disease has been rising rapidly in recent years.
It's when the damage is caused by poor diet and obesity instead of booze.
Obviously, you want to eat better, too. But if you haven't had the healthiest lifestyle over the years, drinking more tea could be just what you need to give your liver the protection it deserves.
There are pretty much no other natural sources of this stuff; if you want theanine from your diet, you'll have to drink either black or green tea.
If for some reason you don't like tea, you'll also find theanine available as a supplement.