Each human organ needs a supply of blood to survive. A network of tubes (e.g. arteries, veins and capillaries) stretch 60,000+ miles to provide life giving plasma to all parts of the body!
The heart is a ‘pump’ that pushes lifeblood through arteries and then out to reach the capillaries. Evens so, the heart itself also requires a constant supply of blood to function and to survive.
Blood pressure is important. Without it, blood would not reach the outer capillaries. If blood pressure gets too high, the result can literally be to explode, often resulting in death. When blood pressure is too low, blood will not circulate efficiently. Disease, and death, would be the most likely end result.
Blood supplies all cells and tissue matter within the body with oxygen (O2). The oxygen content in the blood system emanates from it’s trip to and from the lungs. This is where it ‘collects’ oxygen from the air taken in through breathing.
Nutrients also vital to all organs in the human body. The blood stream transports nutrients in many complex forms. In doing so, it enables all body organs to continue their growth cycle and to function properly.
The immune system also requires blood to carry the vital white cells. White blood cells fights off various diseases and alien bodies that enter our own.
In most cases, whatever goes in also has to go out. The importance of blood to the body also exists here. This vital process helps to eliminate waste products.
Another section provides in depth advice about nutrition and nutrients.
Blood Coagulation Process
The coagulation abilities of the blood system helps to heal minor and major wounds. Without its ability to coagulate, continuous bleeding would occur, resulting in wounds that will not heal or scar over (and potential death).
Blood is also one of our internal ‘mail’ systems that carries hormones to other parts of the body where required. The hormones are often made or secreted in far off organs and need the transportation system supplied by the blood.
Blood also performs other relatively unknown functions, such as controlling body temperature and the body’s pH levels (potential of Hydrogen).
This brief guide highlights the internal importance of blood supply to the human body. Yet, reaching out to the extremes of its ‘highways’, blood also contributes hugely to how our outward appearance presents itself to the world and those around us. The skin is very dependent upon a good supply of ‘good’ blood. Forget the lotions, and the unlimited advice about aging, take care of your own blood for the sake of a healthy body.