Who Are the Key Players in Natural Body Detoxification?
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The kidneys filter blood and do the bulk of detoxification of blood-borne toxins.
Your kidneys reside just below the ribs on the back, one on each side; they’re shaped like kidney beans. Blood flows into the kidney via an artery, gets filtered in the tiny capillaries of the nephrons, and then flows back out via the veins.
Byproducts and water that have been filtered out get transferred into the ureter and flow to the bladder for elimination. In addition to doing the work of detoxification, the kidneys remove other metabolic waste and balance out pH of the blood. Because this whole system is based on fluid, keeping hydrated is important so the functions remain intact.