The kidneys and urinary tract act as regulators for water, toxins, and minerals in our body. Working in tandem, they help regulate acid-base and electrolyte balance, help conserve fluids and eliminate liquid waste. Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow. All these functions make the kidneys essential to keeping the body working as it should. Specific nutrients in certain healthy herbs can help support urinary and kidney health. They help attenuate urinary discomfort and have a rejuvenating action on the kidneys and bladder health. Taking the right supplement, eating a kidney and heart healthy diet, regular physical activity, smoking cessation and maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels can all help promote urinary and kidney health.