Our kidneys keep our body composition normal – they remove wastes and excess fluid, regulate the body’s salt, potassium and acid content, control blood pressure, regulate hormones to stimulate red blood cells production and keep bones strong!
Your kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to clean your blood!
1 million nephrons, 16 km long
Each kidney has about 1 million nephrons, which help to filter the body’s entire blood supply. If the nephrons in both kidneys are taken out and placed end-to-end horizontally, they will cover a distance of 16 kilometres!
A full bathtub
Your kidneys can filter about 180 litres of blood each day which is equivalent to filling up your average bathtub!