The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs whose primary duty it is to rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials.
It is a part of the circulatory system and immune system and comprises lymphatic vessels, lymphatic or lymphoid organs, and lymphoid tissues.
Lymph fluid is a clear, watery fluid that moves through your bloodstream and the lymphatic system. Approximately 20 liters of plasma run through your body’s arteries, blood vessels, and capillaries every single day. They deliver nutrients to the body’s cells and collect the waste material, which makes up about 3 liters of the 20. This waste material is collected into the lymphatic system, now called lymph, for excretion before recirculating into the bloodstream.
Lymph fluid collects an array of substances that the body wants to excrete, including proteins, minerals, fats, damaged and cancerous cells, and foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria.
Lymph nodes are like little pockets right under the skin that helps trap pathogens so that the immune system can generate a defensive response. These nodes and lymph vessels create a webbing throughout the whole body and are mainly concentrated in the neck, armpits, groin, and abdomen.
The lymphatic system enables the body to monitor immune cells and regulate the inflammatory response in your body. It plays a major role in protecting the body from various threats, including bacteria, cancer, and infections.
Lymphatic ‘health’ is essentially promoted through the continuous movement of lymph fluid, which, unlike blood, does not naturally pump throughout the body. Keeping the lymph moving requires focus and effort and needs to be tended to every day to ensure that
the body continues to rid itself of pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and other unwanted particles.
Poor lymphatic health (stagnant fluid) can result in an accumulation of toxins in the body, leading to an array of unwanted symptoms that result from a lowered immune system response and the toxic build-up itself. From poor sleep, weight gain, insulin resistance, and of course being more susceptible to viruses and pathogens: keeping your lymph fluid moving and healthy is a must!
For more information on the Lymph-360 Experience, click here.