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Importance of a Kidney Detox Cleanse ------------------------------------Your kidneys are 2 bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist.

Althou gh the kidneys are small organs by weight, they receive a huge amount (approxima tely 20%) of the blood pumped by the heart. Every day, your kidneys process abou t 200 quarts of blood, to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and excess w ater. The actual filtering occurs in tiny units inside the kidneys called 'nephr ons'. Every kidney has about a million nephrons. In the nephron, a glomerulus which is a tiny blood vessel, or capillary - intertwines with a tiny urine-colle cting tube called a tubule. A complicated chemical exchange takes place, as wast e materials and water leave your blood and enter your urinary system. Without th e kidneys, waste products and toxins would build up to dangerous levels in the b lood and subsequently damage your body. Consequently through toxic-buildup or di etary neglect these important toxin-filtering organs can become inflamed, infect ed, and develop kidney stones or fail altogether. An integral part of your body's cleansing system. Blood flows to your kidneys, they then process the blood by removing various tox ins and wastes, and then return the processed purified blood back to the body wh ile the unwanted substances end up in the urine. Urine then flows from the kidne ys through the ureters into the bladder. In the bladder, the urine is stored unt il it is excreted from the body through the urethra.

Functions of the kidneys include: To regulate the composition of your blood; To keep constant the concentrations of various ions and other important substanc es; To keep constant the volume of water in your body; To remove wastes from your body (eg. urea, drugs, toxic substances); To Keep the acid/base concentration of your blood constant; Help regulate your blood pressure; Stimulate the production of red blood cells; Maintain your body's calcium levels. In addition to removing wastes, the kidneys are also responsible for releasing v ital hormones. The kidneys also regulate our pH balance and electrolytes as well as regulate the body's level of necessary substances like water, sodium and pot assium. The correct balance of such substances are vital for your body to functi on healthily. The kidneys must also remove waste salts, uric acid, and ammonia from the body. That's why your first urine elimination in the morning is generally darker in co lor and has a stronger odor - as more of these pollutants have been collected wh ile you slept. In addition to this already heavy workload, western society is on the average eating more animal fats... more protein... and more sugars than eve r. That's why Americans are developing kidney stones 10 times more frequently th an our grandparents from previous generations. Your kidneys need maintenance and cleansing. As with virtually all the organs of the body, the kidneys are subject to a range of disorders and diseases. Kidney damage usually takes place gradually and with out symptoms and it may only be after years of kidney disease that kidney functi oning becomes noticeably decreased. In kidney disease one can generally lose mor e up to 75% of kidney functions before the effects become acutely obvious. If left untreated, kidney disease can become irreversible and can be a significa nt threat to your health. People with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family

history of kidney disease also need to actively prevent kidney disease and keep the organs in optimum condition. Fortunately, kidney problems respond well to co mplimentary medicine and a holistic approach (including diet). Detoxify is an al l-natural kidney-supportive herbal blend designed to assist in kidney detoxifica tion and natural function, thereby subsequently decreasing the potential need fo r prescription drugs or surgery for the toxic kidney.