Toxins in the Body
How Your Body Handles Toxins Your body is designed to cope with toxins, and neutralizes, transforms, or eliminates them. The liver is the main organ of detoxification, transforming toxins into harmless agents so that they can then be eliminated. The kidneys filter out waste products from your blood into urine. Your intestines propel potential toxins and indigestible material from food into the bowel for excretion. The lungs expel gases such as carbon dioxide, which are produced in the cells, and filter out poisonous gases you breathe in. The skin eliminates toxins via sweat and sebum (skin oil) and by shedding dead skin cells. The lymphatic system carries waste products that are too large to enter the bloodstream to the lymph nodes for processing. They are then returned to the lived via the bloodstream for detoxification.