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Organ Spotlight - YOUR KIDNEYS

Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood! Their main job is to sift out waste products, but they also perform a few other important functions.

These bean-shaped organs, each only about the size of your fist, are located near the middle of your back just below the rib cage. You can think of them as very sophisticated trash collectors!

As the kidneys process those 200 quarts of blood, they are removing waste and extra water. Waste in your blood comes from the normal breakdown of active muscle and from your diet. Your body uses as much of the food as it can for energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs, waste goes into your blood. If your kidneys do not remove this waste, it builds up over time, leading to damage in your body.

As waste and extra water are removed, the kidneys produce urine, which then passes to the bladder and out of your body. The removal of extra water helps maintain proper fluid balance. Proper fluid balance, together with the hormones that the kidney produces helps regulate blood pressure as the kidneys need proper pressure to function normally.

But, the kidneys also activate the inactive Vitamin D in your blood so that it can stimulate the uptake of calcium from food and maintain healthy bones.

Without healthy kidneys, your body would have trouble producing red blood cells. These little soldiers give you the energy you need for daily activities. Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin, which tells your bone marrow to make red blood cells.

What would we do without healthy kidneys? Fortunately, we don’t have to find out. Herbs Can Cleanse carries Pure Body Institute’s Kidney Rescue Formula. This formula contains a number of herbs used over the centuries to support kidney function. These herbs all work together to improve kidney function and help with all the symptoms caused by clogged and tired kidneys. Visit our product page to learn more!

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