Research into multiple diseases reveals how organ starvation is related to the importance of a robust microvascular system.
- This replenishment—an exchange of nutrients and waste removal—takes place in the capillaries of your microvascular system.
- Recent technology now allows researchers and scientists to study and better understand the critical role of the capillaries.
- In the past, blood vessels were thought to be hollow tubes. With today’s high resolution video microscopes, a discovery reveals that the entire circulatory and microvascular system is coated with a transparent gel-like lining that protects the inside walls of the capillaries and enables the transfer of nutrients and waste removal from vital organs.
- This gel-like lining of the capillaries and all other blood vessels is called the glycocalyx. Its integrity is essential to the healthy function of all cells, organs and body systems.
When this glycocalyx lining is healthy, so are the blood vessels, which are essential for good health and vitality.
- Over time, the glycocalyx wears down and develops gaps or holes. This happens because of aging, poor diet, lack of exercise, genetics, stress, smoking—and even conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Nutrient delivery and waste removal falter. Organs suffer and starve.
- The glycocalyx could only be discovered when video microscopic cameras could peer inside a living person. Why? Because when the body dies, the glycocalyx vanishes.
- A non-invasive test in a healthcare provider’s office, which records videos from under the tongue, calculates your on-the-spot systemic MicroVascular Health Score.