Introduction to the Endothelial Glycocalyx
Unveiling the Glycocalyx: A Key to Cardiovascular Health
Discover the vital role of the glycocalyx in maintaining the health of your arteries and heart. This video from Dr. Derrick DeSilva* explains how the glycocalyx functions as a protective barrier, allowing the blood to flow without impacting the inner wall of the blood vessels. Learn how special nutrients can help support and maintain a healthy glycocalyx, promoting overall cardiovascular well-being.
- The glycocalyx is a delicate structure that protects the artery wall
- Behind the glycocalyx, the endothelium lines all arteries, veins, and capillaries
- A healthy glycocalyx prevents blood particles from touching the endothelial layer
- Special nutrients can help support a healthy glycocalyx
- A healthy glycocalyx promotes healthy arteries and heart