You may have never heard of the lymphatic system or be aware of the important role it has in maintaining your health.
The lymph system serves as the body’s central drainage system, channeling cellular wastes and toxic materials away from cells, and eliminating them from the body. This waste disposal mechanism is why the lymphatic system has been called “the metabolic garbage can of the body.”
The lymph system is the body’s internal plumbing, helping it dispose of wastes and debris generated by muscles and other body tissues.
Lymph is the interstitial fluid found between the cells of the human body. It enters the lymph vessels by filtration through pores in the walls of capillaries.
Lymph picks up bacteria and brings them to lymph nodes to be destroyed. Metastatic cancer cells can also be transported via lymph. Aside from transporting cells, lymph also transports fats from the digestive system.