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metabolize

[mə′tab·ə‚līz]
(physiology)
To transform by metabolism; to subject to metabolism.
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When they do not work t o capacity some of their load is dumped on to the liver - one of the liver's primary functions is to metabolise stored fat into usable energy for the body but if the liver is having to do some of the kidney's work it cannot operate at full throttle and as a result it metabolises less fat and more fat remains stored in the body.
In the beginning the liver metabolises ethanol into acetaldehyde through an enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), before breaking it into acetate by aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH).
According to the company, the product will also improve the way that the body metabolises proteins in addition to increasing energy levels.