This is one of the strangest studies on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) I have ever heard of.
According to a study published in The American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, your NAFLD is caused by a “clock.”
Not just any clock but a “liver clock.”
The only thing that really matters is that a common supplement (available in all health food stores) can correct this “clock” and your NAFLD.
When you hear the term “circadian rhythm,” you probably think of the time you go to bed and the time you wake up.
Our bodies and our behavior have a 24-hour cycle. Our bodies respond to light and dark and base their circadian rhythms on them.
What is not as well known is that every organ in your body responds to this circadian rhythm and that it is possible for some organs to get out of sync or to become stuck in one part of the cycle.
This is obviously harmful.
The authors of the study knew that genes in the liver were turned on and off according to a circadian clock and that liver function was thereby turned on and off according to this clock.
As a result, they wondered whether dysfunction in the liver’s circadian rhythm could interfere with the operations of the liver, including the processing and storage of fat.
To find out, they used mice as subjects. The mice were all on a high-fat diet and were all showing signs of moderate fatty liver disease.
In a series of studies in which they measured a wide range of chemicals in the blood and levers of these mice, they discovered that impaired liver circadian rhythm was definitely involved in the dysfunctional processing and storage of fat in the liver. They found the problem to be with the clock of the liver only and not with the clock of the entire body.
So, how can the liver’s circadian rhythm be fixed or reset so that it functions properly again?
Since a supplement called nobiletin already had a reputation for reducing obesity and improving insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients, they decided to try it.
After giving it to some of their mice, they noticed many positive effects.
1. It reduced the insulin in their blood, proving that their insulin sensitivity increased.
2. It reduced the amount of inflammatory chemicals in their livers.
3. It activated the genes responsible for circadian rhythm regulation in their livers.
4. It reduced the amount of fat stored in their livers.
These are great findings, especially since the mice already suffered from a moderate buildup of fat in their livers. It means that we can reset our livers’ circadian clocks and promote better liver function by consuming nobiletin.
What is nobiletin?
It is a flavonoid present in citrus fruits and is fully natural.
Best of all, it is widely available in powder or capsule form in many health stores and online.