March 23, 2005 by  
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Albumin (or albumen) is synthesized in the liver and is a major protein of blood plasma. It is mainly responsible for maintaining osmotic pressure in blood vessels and a lack of albumin therefore explains fluid retention in protein deficiency states. Albumin also acts as a carrier for many substances in the blood.

Information compiled by Linda Lazarides
Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Educator

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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