Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced in the choroid plexus and flows around the brain and the spinal cord.
Everyone has CSF and we produce about 500mL daily, though our brain can only contain about 120-150mL.
The body drains CSF into the bloodstream, and the CSF is recycled approximately three times each day.
What is the purpose of CSF?
CSF helps to protect the brain by cushioning it within the skull case and acts as a shock absorber for the central nervous system.
It also circulates chemicals and nutrients from the blood and removes the brain’s waste products.